Archive for April, 2007

Words of Knowledge : If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand- Daniel Goleman

April 19, 2007

If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far”.
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Daniel Goleman ~

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Open Educational Resource – MIT’s OpenCourseWare

April 19, 2007

You can accomplish anything in the life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit”. – Harry S. Truman

What is MIT OCW?

MIT OCW :

  • Is a publication of MIT course materials
  • Does not require any registration
  • Is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity
  • Does not provide access to MIT faculty

Learn more about MIT OCW… 

MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to put all of the educational materials from MIT’s undergraduate- and graduate-level courses online, free and openly available to anyone, anywhere, by the year 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare can be considered a large-scale, web-based publication of MIT course materials.

MIT OCW is a large-scale, Web-based electronic publishing initiative funded jointly by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon FoundationMIT, and generous support of the Ab Initio software company.

MIT OCW’s goals are to:

  • Provide free, searchable access to MIT’s course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.
  • Extend the reach and impact of MIT OCW and the “opencourseware” concept.

Curriculum Guide – In the interest of improving the MIT OCW user experience, we offer a guide to MIT’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Video Guide – MIT OCW offers access to a small selection of complete video and audio lectures. Read more about our approach to video and audio and see the entire list of complete video or audio series.

Supplementary Resources – MIT OCW offers a collection of additional resources that apply to more than one MIT course, or in some cases, entire MIT departments. Various MIT faculty are openly sharing these resources as a service to MIT OCW users.

Learn More at …. MIT OCW at Wiki. 

Reference: http://ocw.mit.edu 

“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child”. – Gearge Bernard Shaw

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Words of Wisdom : A mind self-controlled is a source of great joy–The Dhammapada

April 13, 2007

The mind is fickle and flighty.
It flies after fancies wherever it likes.
It is difficult indeed to restrain.
But it is a great good to control the mind.
A mind self-controlled is a source of great joy.

~The Dhammapada~

Teenage Vipassana Course Schedule

April 11, 2007

By Vikas Nagpal, from Group of India_Teacher  

Respected Friends,

This mail is to convey the Teenager seven day Vipassana Meditation course schedule for youth in 15 to 19 years age group.

I request all to convey the schedule to interested school/college students, parents,teachers, principals etc.I have also attached a notice for teenager courses. It would be very good if it can be posted in any schools/colleges or other relavent places. Please note that school/colleges will go on vacation in May. Hence the notice should preferably be posted in April itself.

(The notice has also been uploaded in the files section of the yahoo group) Following two seven day teenage courses (15 to 19 years) are scheduled in 2007 in Logicstat meditation centre, Delhi

1) 23 June(Sat) to 1st July (Sun) : For boys

2) 1st Oct (Mon) to 9th Oct (Tue) : For girls

 The schedule (along with children course schedule) is also available at below link
  http://o3.indiatimes.com/vipassana_education_integration

PPT : Vipassana Meditation Teenager Courses  

May all beings be happy !

Thanks and Respect,
Vikas Nagpal
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Vipassana Meditation Teenager Courses (Seven day residential courses)

Following courses are offered during year 2007

1) 23 June (Sat) to 1 July (Sun) : For Boys
            
2) 1 Oct (Mon) to 9 Oct (Tue) : For Girls

The courses are offered at Vipassana Sadhana Sansthan, Delhi near Bhatti Mines, Chhatarpur-Bhatti road. (about 8 km from Chhatarpur temple)

Age group :  15  to 19 years

For registration, please contact  : (011)26452772 ( 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays)Introduction
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Vipassana is an ancient meditation technique of

India, for purification of mind through self-observation. Free from all rites or rituals, it is being practiced today by people of all religious beliefs throughout the world for it gives results here and now : improved concentration, self control, ability to face vicissitudes of life calmly, increased confidence, reduced stress and worry, better performance in studies and sports, better health, etc. For more details, please visit  http://www.vri.dhamma.org  and   http://www.dhamma.orgNotes
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1) All courses are offered free of cost using donations from old meditators                         
2) Kindly pass information to interested school/college students, parents, teachers, principals, etc
3) For persons above 19 years age, ten day residential courses are offered regularly              

Links for more information
1)  Introduction to Vipassana Meditation – http://www.vri.dhamma.org/general/vipintro.html


2)  The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation – http://www.dhamma.org/art.htm
3) Teenager Meditation – http://www.vri.dhamma.org/general/teenindex.html
4) How to apply Vipassana in Student life – http://www.vri.dhamma.org/newsletters/nl0405.html
5) Teenage and Children Course Schedule – http://o3.indiatimes.com/vipassana_education_integration
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Words of Knowledge: This Mind is the matrix of all matter-Max Plank

April 9, 2007

All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.”- Nobel laureate Max Plank

Words of knowledge: To shift of thinking pattern of mind – Peter Senge

April 8, 2007

To shift of thinking pattern of mind From seeing ourselves as separate from the world to connected to the world, From seeing problems as caused by someone or something “out there” to seeing how our own actions create the problems we experience. ~ Peter Senge~

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Words of Wisdom – The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light – Swami Vivekananda

April 7, 2007

It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. First, believe in this world, that there is meaning behind everything. Everything in the world is good, is holy and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you do not understand it in the right light. Throw the burden on yourselves!.” ~  Swami Vivekananda ~

 

What Leaders Do – Jack Welch (Winning)

April 6, 2007

*    Leaders relentlessly upgrade their team, using every encounter as an opportunity to evaluate, coach and build self-confidence.

*    Leaders make sure people not only see the vision, they live and breathe it.

*    Leaders get into everyone’s skin, exuding positive energy and optimism.

*    Leaders establish trust with candor, transparency, and credit.

*    Leaders have the courage to make unpopular decisions and gut calls.

 *    Leaders probe and push with a curiosity that borders on skepticism, making sure their questions are answered with action.

 *    Leaders inspire risk taking and learning by setting the example.

*    Leaders celebrate.

Ref: Winning by Jack and Suzy Welch

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Words of wisdom : it is perfect when our consciousness realizes all things as spiritually one – Tagore

April 5, 2007

According to the true Indian view, our consciousness of the world, merely as the sum total of things that exist, and as governed by laws, is imperfect. But it is perfect when our consciousness realizes all things as spiritually one with it, and therefore capable of giving us joy. For us the highest purpose of this world is not merely living in it, knowing it and making use of it, but realizing our own selves in it through expansion of sympathy; not alienating ourselves from it and dominating it, but comprehending and uniting it with ourselves in perfect union.~  Guru Dev Ravindra Nath Tagore ~

Pi-Day Reflections on Einstein and Vedanta

April 5, 2007

By Rajiv Bhole

Einstein’s birthday on Pi-Day 3.14, that is, March 14, is truly a cosmic event. Pi is the ratio that is integral to a circle, and Einstein is synonymous to the law of relativity or e=mc2 . Both the circle and the law of relativity are closely linked to ancient rishis and their wisdom for liberation. The rishis were dedicated people experimenting in various ways to understand the law and attain liberation.

A circle symbolises anything that is periodic or cyclic, as in the circle of birth and death. The law of relativity or e=mc2 is a mathematical way of saying that energy e is proportionate to the mass m with the square of the velocity of light c2 as a constant.

Alvares won the Nobel prize for creating a bubble chamber at the University of Berkeley and showing us that mass is constantly being converted to energy and back again 1,023 or c2 times every second, thus physically validating Einstein’s law of relativity. This is Truth at the subtlest level in all physical compounded matter.

The Buddha arrived at the same Truth.He says in the Tipitika that we are made up of tiny particles or kalapas. There being 43,000 such particles in a dust particle under the chariot wheel.In the blink of an eye trillions upon trillions of these kalapas arise and pass away. It was this Truth or law that the rishis and sages of ancient India were trying to discover, so that by following it they would reach their goal, get liberated and be supremely happy.

At the gross level they found that “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. This was the law of karma. We are born rich or poor, healthy or unhealthy because of our actions in previous rounds of birth and death. If we perform wholesome actions we are rewarded; if not, we’re punished, so to speak.

Since we all carry the conditioning or seeds of our past karmas, the rishis started experimenting on how to eradicate them. The body and mind was their laboratory and tool. Diligently sharpening their mind with meditation and searching within their own body they discovered that the root of all our actions lay in our own body. They found that the outer world becomes a reality for us only when it comes in contact with our sense doors. Then in our body starts a flow of aasavas or biochemical flow which produces pleasant or unpleasant sensations all over the body. Being unaware (moha) of them we react with craving (lobha) or aversion (dwesha) to these sensations. This reaction increases the biochemical flow, thus increasing the intensity of our feelings and sensations and causing us to react. Having identified the root of human action, rishi-munis observed sensations without reacting to them with craving or aversion and found themselves getting liberated from seeds of past actions and started feeling subtler sensations till they could feel a free flow of sensations from head to toe.

This was the dharmganga that we have to take a dip in to get liberated. When we eradicate all our past karmas we experience e=mc2 in our body and experience the amrit, deathless state of nirvana where nothing arises or dies.

This science of liberation of ancient
India is called Vipassana available to us even today. May all beings be Happy.

Guest Author :Rajiv Bhole at http://360.yahoo.com/rajiv.behappy 

Pl. check out www.dhamma.org for more on vipassana.

(This article appeared in the Times of India’s “The Speaking Tree” on 26th March 2007: http://epaper.timesofindia.co… )

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