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When the cows come home | 1843
“In the beginning we talked about changing the world,” says the younger Laguzzi. “Now we understand that the world is where you live. We’re just trying to change the garden in front of us.”
1843  farming  italy  why  interest  living  farmer-ness  mindful  change  piedmont  slow  food  slowfood 
24 days ago by bekishore
Truths - Siddha Performance
Then what should you do with your life:

See. Create. Then see. Then create. The seeing is for Understanding. The creating is for immersion.
death  birth  living  why  goal  love  samsara  life  disenchantment  prescription  prescriptions  ohoh  ouch  oops  raq  faq  q  pessimism  pessimistic  optimism  optimistic  social  socialization  wheel  karmatruth  truths  kapil  gupta  siddha  performance  00  000  2018-07-20  0 
july 2018 by bekishore
Forty-Five Things I Learned in the Gulag
Shalamov claimed not to have learned anything in Kolyma, except how to wheel a loaded barrow
amortization  coward  why  living  life 
july 2018 by bekishore
A Quiet Conversation With A Young Prince - Siddha Performance
Me: Your suffering does not come from conquest. Your suffering comes from the significance that you attach to it.

You: Do you not believe conquest to be significant?

Me: Tell me, young prince. If you do not conquer, will you one day die?

You: Yes.

Me: If you succeed in conquering, will you one day die?

You: Yes.

Me: Then how can there be any significance?

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Me: My dear prince, the bliss is in the conquering. Suffering is in the “having conquered.”

You: No significance.

Me: Indeed, young prince . . . Indeed.
significant  life  goal  success  failure  living  quiet  conversation  young  price  siddha  performance  kapil  gupta  conquest  adventure  courage  die  death  learn  learning  suffer  suffering  advice  truth 
july 2018 by bekishore
Achieve This. And You Will Become God - Siddha Performance
It is like the cartoon of the man who has destroyed his entire house after numerous failed attempts at swatting a fly.

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Why do those who achieve it, achieve it?

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I will Not enter down the road of modeling the behaviors of successful people. For success is a product of non-negotiable visions more than it is a product of behaviors.

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Thought-Freedom is not freedom of thought. It is the freedom to think only when you want to think. And the ability to have Silence of Mind when you are not thinking.

Thought-Freedom is to have Silence as your default state. And thinking as a voluntary and utilitarian act.

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When you need the car, you drive it. When you don’t need it, it doesn’t drive keep driving around the block. It sits quiet and still in the garage.

If you were to live in Thought-Freedom, you would have thoughts Only when you wanted to have them. Thought would become utilitarian. It would be a tool. And thus you would only Think when you needed to think. Thus you would have all the great thoughts and ideas, without the noise.

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There are great ideas coming at you every minute. But you only hear them once in a blue moon. And this is because they are drowned out by the mental chatter. The noise. The constant stream of involuntary thought. The tape-recorder.

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It has been said, “All of man’s ills arise from his inability to be still.”

But what has not been said is, “The inability to sit still is the result of the greatest disease of mankind: Involuntary Thought.”

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Put succinctly, if you train yourself to achieve Thought-Freedom, you become a living, breathing God.

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What I’ve given you in this discourse is the actual fine print underlying Enlightenment, Moksha, Nirvana, Samadhi, Freedom, Peace, Bliss, and Liberation.

Become trained to do this, and you get all of the above for free.

Simply put . . . This is the only thing we must achieve. For upon achieving this one thing, all needs, desires, pains, and miseries vanish.

And one becomes a living god.

Namaste.
888  @  moksha  panacea  car  driving  analogy  cartoon  vision  thought  thought-freedom  mind  freedom  wish  hope  neutral  impetus  motivation  sell  adorn  fact  silence  siddha  performance  kapil  gupta  god  howto  how2  how  to  become  q  raq  faq  meditation  question  answer  path  journey  now  fail  failure  success  000  000000  000000000  living  0 
july 2018 by bekishore
The Place You So Desperately Want To Go - Siddha Performance
I will only say this, and I will say it with softness in my voice and sincerity in my heart:

What If There Was A Way Out Of All This?

Not happiness. Not meditation. Not mindfulness. Not positive thinking. Not yoga. Not retreats. Not motivation. Not prayer. Not incense. Not gratitude. Not anything that the feel-good, cosmetic, trite, insincere, derivative, impotent, and unoriginal society has told you.

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If life has taught me anything, it is that there are no coincidences.

There is a cosmic and universal reason that I’ve spoken these words.

And more importantly, there is a cosmic and universal reason that of the 7.5 Billion people on Earth, I just happened to be speaking these words to YOU.
000  000000  000000000  whatif  way  path  journey  joke  cosmic  coincidence  serendipity  belief  doubt  unless  siddha  performance  kapil  gupta  misery  happiness  vision  goal  purpose  life  living  death  mind  fear  0 
july 2018 by bekishore
Welcome To Siddha Performance - Siddha Performance
Human beings have been told a great truth. But with a terrible omission.

They have been told that the mind is the most powerful tool in the world.

But what they have not been told is that in order to Use this tool, they must first become separate from it.

The mind stands as a veil between man and his true life.

It stands as a barrier between man and his otherworldly capabilities.

And this is precisely because man lives enslaved to the mind. As such, man has become a tool for the mind.

This one truth is the source of ALL of man’s miseries, distractions, vices, habits, conflicts, and mediocrities.

Once we learn what the mind fundamentally is, we learn to distance ourself from it. And in doing so, we gain instant CLARITY.

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The world is awash in “instructions” and “prescriptions.” I have no use for such things.

For if you tell a man “how” to do something, he will forever be subservient to the How. And never to The Thing.

“Instruction” does not create knowledge. It creates dependency.

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And the holy grail of human existence, human performance, and human perfection: The State of No-Mind.
no-mind  atmamun  nomind  mind  holy  grail  why  exist  human  existence  performance  state  living  god  perfect  perfection  pinnacle  truth  nba  kiv  siddha  kapil  gupta  man  clarity  tool  powerful  0 
june 2018 by bekishore
Life is Short
If you ask yourself what you spend your time on that's bullshit, you probably already know the answer. Unnecessary meetings, pointless disputes, bureaucracy, posturing, dealing with other people's mistakes, traffic jams, addictive but unrewarding pastimes.
death  die  matter  people  life  short  paul  graham  bullshit  bs  2018-04-25  2018-04  2018  time  attention  focus  seek  seeking  seeker  why  living  0 
april 2018 by bekishore
Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living – Brain Pickings
The 7 Lessons: Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind. Do nothing out of guilt, or for prestige, status, money or approval alone. Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words. Build pockets of stillness into your life. Maya Angelou famously said, ‘When people tell you who they are, believe them’. But even more importantly, when people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them. Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity. As Annie Dillard memorably put it, “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Debbie Millman captures our modern predicament beautifully: “Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.”
brainpickings  7  seven  things  years  learned  birthday  happy  reading  writing  living  lessons  life  lesson  list  2017-04-15  2017-04-16  2017-04-17 
april 2017 by bekishore
The Page 99 Test: William B. Irvine's "A Guide to the Good Life"
Sometimes the world gives us advance notice that we are about to do something for the last time
book  excerpt  william  irvine  guide  good  life  page  99  test  stoic  last  time  sometimes  kiv  saturday  sunday  am  pm  death  living  0 
december 2016 by bekishore
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