Vedanta & Tantra – Two Ways of Oneness ~ Igor Kufayev

Dialogues and Reflections on the ways of seeing reality as viewed from two perspectives derived from Vedantic and Tantric traditions. Questions and Answers during the gathering in Sonoma County CA, March 23rd, 2014

Is it Nature’s plan for man to suffer? Explained by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Is it Nature’s plan for man to suffer? Explained by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Reporter: Throughout history, man has gone through periods of misery and then joy, misery and then joy. And I was wondering whether it was part of Nature’s plan that man should be miserable at times?

Maharishi: No, it is not the part of Nature; it is the part of our unnatural behavior. Nature has not designed this beautiful, perfect human nervous system to remain in agony. But if we eat something very hard, if we eat sand, and then the stomach will do quite a lot of revolting. And then the whole thing, hrrr. So there are certain things which are meant to be eaten, and other things are not for us to eat. They may be for horses to eat, for other animals to eat, but not for man. So each nervous system has its own function to perform. The human nervous system has the function to perform, and in performing, he has to enjoy the waves of happiness–great happiness, great joy, and great love. All of this is for man. But when we put some hard things, indigestible things, some poisons in our body, we strain our system of perception by extraordinary, loaded experiences. Then the system begins to break; and that is what we say, stressed. And these stresses cause abnormal behavior. And it is abnormality that comes to us as suffering. And abnormality is not designed or intended by Nature. Not knowing how to behave with this most precious and delicate machine, we start to misbehave with it.

New Seeds For Earth: Poems 2013 by Kingsley L. Dennis

New Seeds For Earth is the author’s first new collection of poetry in five years. In those intervening years the author wrote almost no new poetry, focusing instead upon his research publications and books. In 2013 a new seed of inspiration bloomed – and produced this book you now hold in your hands. Thirty-seven nameless poems – and twelve beautiful original colour photographs – bring to life the author’s internal world as he tries to reach out to those ‘almost imperceptible spaces of humanity.’ As the author writes in one of his poems – And like a lemon grove of softened beds, of indistinct smells, I feel the flow of the thousands of decisions that have finally brought me here to this moment.

Kingsley Dennis, PhD, is a sociologist, researcher, and writer. He is the author of ‘Dawn of the Akashic Age’ (2013 – co-written with Ervin Laszlo); ‘Breaking the Spell'(2013); ‘New Revolutions for a Small Planet’ (2012); ‘The Struggle for Your Mind: Conscious Evolution & The Battle to Control How We Think’ (2012); and ‘New Consciousness for a New World’ (2011). He is also the co-editor of ‘The New Science & Spirituality Reader'(2012).He is also the co-author, with Prof. John Urry, of ‘After the Car’ (Polity, 2009), which examines post-peak oil societies and mobility.

Kingsley worked in the Sociology Dept. at Lancaster University, UK, and is now a visiting fellow at the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster Uni.

Kingsley is the author of numerous articles on global technologies, new media communications, modern lifestyles, well-being, science & spirituality, and conscious evolution. As well as the academic life Kingsley has also lived and worked for many years overseas, including five years in Turkey. He currently lives in Andalusia in Spain and is working on new book material. He continues to research, write, travel, and live a balanced lifestyle.

He can be contacted at his personal website:

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Polishing the Bridge: Self-Awareness for Inner Growth

Kingsley L. Dennis in conversation with Beyond the Ordinary radio – discussing about not taking things personally; self-awareness; inner growth; self-realization; and how to have fun.

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