Ljóđ Inkans


Í vor kom út bókin Ljóđ Inkans eftir síđasta keisara Inkanna, Atahuallpa.
Menningarsjóđur Lífspekifélagsins hafđi umsjón međ útgáfunni. Ljóđ ţessi höfđu veriđ geymd í gullskreyttu skríni í 400 ár norđarlega í Argentínu. Ţau eru upphaflega rituđ á quechua, máli Inkanna. Til ađstođar viđ ţýđingu ljóđanna yfir á spćnsku, Poemas de Atahuallpa, var höfđinginn Tupac Rimachi. Mörgum árum síđar ţýddi danskur skólastjóri ljóđin yfir á dönsku. Er hann síđan gaf Úlfi Ragnarssyni, lćkni, ljóđin í jólagjöf 1983 varđ Úlfur svo hrifinn af ţeim ađ hann réđst ekki ađeins í ađ ţýđa ţau, heldur málađi einnig einstaklega fagrar vatnslitamyndir innblásnar af sumum ljóđanna. Ljóđ ţessi eru einstök ađ frumleika og allri gerđ og ađeins til á máli Inkanna, spćnsku, dönsku og íslensku. Hönnun myndanna var í höndum Godds (Guđmundar Odds Magnússonar). Bókin verđur til sölu í Bókaţjónustu félagsins.


Krishnamurti on what meditation is

 

[J. Krishnamurti had the following dialogue with students at one of his schools in India.]

[Krishnamurti:] Do you know anything about meditation?

Student: No, Sir.

Krishnamurti: But the older people do not know either. They sit in a corner, close their eyes and concentrate, like school boys trying to concentrate on a book. That is not meditation. Meditation is something extraordinary, if you know how to do it. I am going to talk a little about it. First of all, sit very quietly; do not force yourself to sit quietly, but sit or lie down quietly without force of any kind. Do you understand? Then watch your thinking. Watch what you are thinking about. You find you are thinking about your shoes, your saris, what you are going to say, the bird outside to which you listen; follow such thoughts and enquire why each thought arises.

Do not try to change your thinking. See why certain thoughts arise in your mind so that you begin to understand the meaning of every thought and feeling without any enforcement. And when a thought arises, do not condemn it, do not say it is right, it is wrong, it is good, it is bad. Just watch it, so that you begin to have a perception, a consciousness which is active in seeing every kind of thought, every kind of feeling. You will know every hidden secret thought, every hidden motive, every feeling, without distortion, without saying it is right, wrong, good or bad. When you look, when you go into thought very very deeply, your mind becomes extraordinarily subtle, alive. No part of the mind is asleep. The mind is completely awake.

That is merely the foundation. Then your mind is very quiet. Your whole being becomes very still. Then go through that stillness, deeper, further – that whole process is meditation. Meditation is not to sit in a corner repeating a lot of words; or to think of a picture and go into some wild, ecstatic imaginings.

To understand the whole process of your thinking and feeling is to be free from all thought, to be free from all feeling so that your mind, your whole being becomes very quite. And that is also part of life and with that quietness, you can look at the tree, you can look at people, you can look at the sky and the stars. That is the beauty of life.

 


Ćviminningar Halldórs Haraldssonar

 

Ćviminningar Halldórs Haraldssonar


Í byrjun október munu koma út ćviminningar Halldórs Haralssonar, píanóleikara, undir heitinu, Ţá er ástćđa til ađ hlćja. Ekki vildi Halldór skrifa ţćr sjálfur, en var til í ađ svara spurningum. Spyrjandi og höfundur bókarinnar er Jónas Sen, píanóleikari og tónskáld. Auk tónlistarferils síns hefur Halldór veriđ virkur í Lífspekifleaginu síđan 1960, haldiđ fjölmörg erindi, skrifađ greinar í Ganglera, setiđ í stjórn félagsins og veriđ forseti ţess í átta ár. Jónas spyr Halldór ađ sjálfsögđu út í feril hans á tónlistarsviđinu en einnig um áhuga hans á andlegum málum. Ţađ er heilmikill húmor í bókinni, sagt frá prakkarstrikum ćskuáranna, en einnig allýtarlega fariđ inn á sviđ andans, kynni Halldórs ţar af merku fólki o.fl. Bókinni fylgir geisladiskur međ leik Halldórs. Á félagsfundi föstudaginn 3. nóvember munu ţeir Halldór og Jónas spjalla saman og kynna bókina, sem verđur til sölu í Bókaţjónustunni.


Úrval úr Ganglera

 

Tímaritiđ Gangleri hefur komiđ samfellt út síđan 1926.
Hér birtist í bók valdar greinar úr fyrstu 50 árgöngunum.
Bókin er 306 blađsíđur og kostar kr. 2900.
Hún er til sölu hjá Lífspekifélaginu.

 


Ćđsti Drúidi heimsins kemur í heimsókn og flytur erindi um sín frćđi

 

Ţann 1. september kl. 20 verđur einstakur fyrirlestur í húsi Lífspekifélagsins.

Ćđsti Drúidi heimsins kemur í heimsókn og flytur erindi um sín frćđi. Hann heitir Philip Carr-Gomm.

Erindiđ er flutt á ensku og nefnist:

'Singer, Shaman, Sage: The Magic & Mystery Of Druidry'.

The ways of the Druids are seeing an unprecedented revival around the world. Why is this? The image of an ancient Druid suggests the archetypal wise person – a forest sage steeped in knowledge of the Old Ways. Even the etymology of the word Druid points to wisdom – with the first syllable – Dru – coming from the Proto-Indo-European root meaning tree, especially the oak, and the Id syllable coming from the term ‘wid’, meaning to know or to see, from which we derive the word wisdom. So the idea of wisdom is embedded in the very word and in the image we hold of the druid. Druidry is a spiritual way and practice that speaks to three of our greatest yearnings: to be fully creative in our lives, to commune deeply with the world of Nature, and to gain access to a source of profound wisdom.

Each of these yearnings comes from a different aspect of the Soul, and we can personify these as the Singer, the Shaman and the Sage - three streams that flow into one pool. In Druidry, Bardic teachings help to nurture the singer, the artist or storyteller within us – the creative self. Within the Bardic stream, wisdom is cultivated through poetry and story. And contemporary Druids, drawing on the insights of Psychology, add to their appreciation of story in general, and the old myths in particular, an understanding of the value of coming to know the story of their own lives and of those around them.

Ovate teachings help to foster the shaman, the lover of Nature, the healer within us. Within the Ovate stream – where Divination and healing is studied, wisdom is found within Nature Herself, and through bodies of lore, folklore, that have been passed down to us today: stone-lore, star-, animal-, bird-, plant-, tree-, herb-, weather-, seasonal-lore.

Within the Druid stream, wisdom is found in the study of the Ethics & Philosophy of Druidry, and in its application in Rites of Passage, Ritual and Initiation.The Druid teachings help to develop our inner wisdom – the sage who dwells within each of us.

Druid ideas and practices can be of real value to someone living in the modern world. Druidry is is an approach that is designed to help us feel grounded and rooted in our depths. It is light on dogma and philosophy and heavy on soil, rain, fire and wind; Druidry seeks not to command or dominate the elements, but to venerate and learn from these forces which we have threatened so severely.

The revival of interest in Druidry points to the growing awareness of the necessity to combine our spirituality with a reverence and care for the earth. It is undeniable that there is a renaissance of interest in these natural religions throughout the world. This imbalance has resulted in a disturbed relationship to the planet herself, and the renaissance can be seen as the manifestation of human and divine concern that this relationship be made harmonious for the health and well-being of the earth and all life upon it. Rather than seeing the revival of interest in earth religions as regressive – harking back to primitive times – the upsurge of interest demonstrates quite the opposite trend – one of progression, in which we meet the old wisdom at a new turn of the spiral, and see that we need its sense of the sacredness of all life if we are to survive as a species and planet.

Sjá nánar:

http://www.philipcarr-gomm.com/about/interviews/

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The Dalai Lama reveals the perfect morning routine to brighten your day

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” – The Dalai Lama

 


Osho reveals the “trick”ť to meditation – and why most of us get it wrong

 

Have you ever meditated before?

If you have, you probably began by “repeating a mantra” or “focusing on your breath”.

While these meditation practices are commonly taught in the western world, it’s not “true meditation”, according to spiritual guru Osho.

 

In fact, he says that these practices are affecting our ability to achieve true peace and enlightenment.

Why we’re getting meditation wrong

Many people approached Osho and ask him how to meditate. However, he says you don’t need to ask this question. Here’s why:

“When people come to me and they ask, ‘How to meditate?’ I tell them, ‘There is no need to ask how to meditate, just ask how to remain unoccupied. Meditation happens spontaneously. Just ask how to remain unoccupied, that’s all. That’s the whole trick of meditation – how to remain unoccupied. Then you cannot do anything. The meditation will flower.”

Osho says that by making meditation a “doing” activity (like focusing on the breath), you are finding another excuse to simply remain “outside yourself”:

“When you are not doing anything the energy moves towards the center, it settles down towards the center. When you are doing something the energy moves out. Doing is a way of moving out. Non-doing is a way of moving in. Occupation is an escape. You can read the Bible, you can make it an occupation. There is no difference between religious occupation and secular occupation: all occupations are occupations, and they help you to cling outside your being. They are excuses to remain outside…

“Man is ignorant and blind, and he wants to remain ignorant and blind, because to come inwards looks like entering a chaos. And it is so; inside you have created a chaos. You have to encounter it and go through it. Courage is needed – courage to be oneself, and courage to move inwards. I have not come across a greater courage than that – the courage to be meditative.”

So, what is “true” meditation?

According to Osho, true meditation is simply doing nothing, accepting yourself, and being in relaxed state of consciousness:

“Meditation is just being delighted in your own presence; meditation is a delight in your own being. It is very simple – a totally relaxed state of consciousness where you are not doing anything. The moment doing enters you become tense; anxiety enters immediately. How to do? What to do? How to succeed? How not to fail? You have already moved into the future.

“If you are contemplating, what can you contemplate? How can you contemplate the unknown? How can you contemplate the unknowable? You can contemplate only the known. You can chew it again and again, but it is the known. If you know something about Jesus, you can think again and again; if you know something about Krishna, you can think again and again. You can go on modifying, changing, decorating – but it is not going to lead you towards the unknown. And “God” is the unknown.

“Meditation is just to be, not doing anything – no action, no thought, no emotion. You just are. And it is a sheer delight. From where does this delight come when you are not doing anything? It comes from nowhere, or, it comes from everywhere. It is uncaused, because the existence is made of the stuff called joy. It needs no cause, no reason. If you are unhappy you have a reason to be unhappy; if you are happy you are simply happy – there is no reason for it. Your mind tries to find a reason because it cannot believe in the uncaused, because it cannot control the uncaused – with the uncaused the mind simply becomes impotent. So the mind goes on finding some reason or other. But I would like to tell you that whenever you are happy, you are happy for no reason at all, whenever you are unhappy, you have some reason to be unhappy – because happiness is just the stuff you are made of. It is your very being, it is your innermost core. Joy is your innermost core.”

So, how are we supposed to “meditate?”

Osho says that to practice meditation, you need to practice being a “watcher” of the mind:

“Watch your mind. Don’t do anything – no repetition of mantra, no repetition of the name of god – just watch whatever the mind is doing. Don’t disturb it, don’t prevent it, don’t repress it; don’t do anything at all on your part. You just be a watcher, and the miracle of watching is meditation. As you watch, slowly mind becomes empty of thoughts; but you are not falling asleep, you are becoming more alert, more aware.

“As the mind becomes completely empty, your whole energy becomes aflame of awakening. This flame is the result of meditation. So you can say meditation is another name of watching, witnessing, observing – without any judgment, without any evaluation. Just by watching, you immediately get out of the mind.”


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