Category Archives: The Mind

Nine Steps to Rediscovering The Buddha In You

We are all born as Buddhas – enlightened beings. But the illusion of the world confuses our feeble minds and we forget who we really are. Or what we really are: Natural.

the path of consciousness

The ancients discovered this truth and wrote about it at great lengths. Except the secrets are hidden in symbolism. Only by decoding the symbolism and practicing the advice therein, will you rediscover your Buddha nature. Continue reading Nine Steps to Rediscovering The Buddha In You

The Symbolic Meaning of the Adityas God, Aryaman

In the Rig Vedas, Aryaman is named as one of the 33 important gods. On that basis alone, it is worth looking into the esoteric symbolism surrounding the ancient deity to determine what lessons modern man can learn from ancient civilisations.

Finding balance in life

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The Symbolic Meaning of Mitra-Varuna in Hindu Mythology

Several weeks ago, I published an article that presented evidence the ancient Sanskrit writers of India understood consciousness and the psychology of humans, thousands of years before Sigmund Freud established his id-ego-superego thesis of psychoanalysis.

Varuna is Jung's shadow self

In the legends of Mitra-Varuna, we find even more evidence that mankind understood the sub-conscious mind thousands of years Before Christ. The Mitra-Varuna connection in the Rig Veda explains Carl Jung’s theory of the shadow self. Continue reading The Symbolic Meaning of Mitra-Varuna in Hindu Mythology

The Symbolic Meaning of the Hindu God Indra

In ancient Vedic literature, Lord Indra is depicted as a war god, a destructive force that yields a powerful weapon in the form of the vajra. However, as we shall see, Indra is not so much a god of waging battles, but is the aspect of our nature that enables us to summon courage and confidence.

Indra on Airavata
Image credit: Ankur P

In the Rig Veda, the earliest Hindu texts, Indra was regarded as one of the most powerful Gods. Although he has retained his tag as a Supreme god in modern Hinduism, the evaluation of his role in the development of consciousness has taken a back seat to the Trimurti. Continue reading The Symbolic Meaning of the Hindu God Indra

New Study Claims That Meditating Is Good For The Gut

Ha! This Is Not New…

You sometimes have to wonder whether medical researchers in western democracies are taking the piss. Other times you have to wake up to the harsh cold reality that, yes they are!

in your head

In April this year, neurologist, Suzanne O’Sullivan won the Wellcome book prize for her research exploring the connection between body and mind. Continue reading New Study Claims That Meditating Is Good For The Gut

Neurosplasticity: Is It Time To Change Your Mind?

Did you know it’s possible to change your mind?

You’re probably thinking, “Yes, my girlfriend does it all the time just to confuse me.” Haha, yes, but that’s not what I mean. I am talking about changing habitual patterns of thinking so that you react differently to situations.

You can learn how to stay in control of your emotions!

The expanded mind of the cosmos

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