How do we achieve world peace? Is it even possible? Yes, it is.
The director of the film Road to Peace, Leon Stuparich, has this message and will explain more during the interview:
"The Dalai Lama is a remarkable philosopher who reminds us that love, compassion and kindness are vital to creating a peaceful world and a happy life. The message of peace is universal and in many ways, it's timeless. From the Vedic Brahman 5000 years ago, to Buddha 2500 years ago - to Jesus, Ghandi, Martin Luther King,
I made the film with the intention for it to be relevant for 50-100 years. Something that goes beyond the current desire in media to produce something that's timely. I didn't want this film to get old, or to date. It is now serving as a kind of time capsule of the Dalai Lama, so that when is no longer here, people can watch the film and understand who is, what his message is about and why he is some important to so many people.
In my experience one person can and does make a difference, if your motivation is to make the world a better place, then simply by thinking it, you’ve already instigated positive change. But put some action and determination behind your intention and you’ve already made a massive impact. I believe every person has that potential. And if more people started to act, or simply tried to improve their personal world, then very quickly we would see a large change across society.
Road to Peace is a Call to Action. A reminder of Ghandi’s legendary invitation “To Be the Change You Want to See in the World”. An appeal for each and every one of us to step up, become an agent for change and join the global conversation."
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The show covers a range of topics related to the creation process, from becoming aware of your destiny, through shaping your thoughts and actions, to learning the wisdom from your experiences and practising forgiveness.
Here is the link to the recorded show on Youtube.
Meditation is a means of resolving your own issues. God does not take responsibility for your decisions, but rather equips you to make better decisions.
Here are guidelines on how to meditate.
Should your eyes be open or closed? How must you sit? How must you breathe?
You don't need to be an expert to experience the calm, relaxing state of meditation.
Just follow these basic steps and you will be off to a good start.
Samyag Tapa is Sanskrit for "austerity in right perspective and direction".
The objective of austerity is to reach
I have recently discovered meditation and have been meditating for twenty minutes daily for the past two months. I have already experienced some wonderful benefits, for example an increase in my confidence and realizing that I was going to do something wrong before I did it.
I have tried very hard to reach the deep meditative stage where I can directly connect with God and get answers to my questions. At the moment I am going through a lot of changes in terms of my career, and I am really worried about making wrong decisions. I feel that no matter how hard I try to connect to God to get help with these decisions, He is just not there.
What is the process for connecting to God? I am worried that I have selected the wrong career and want God's opinion before it is too late.
Why do bad things happen to good people? Because those things are neither bad nor good, and we are neither good nor bad. Because we are here to grow.
First choose to explore a different dimension, and then the knowledge and experiences will come to you.
Life is a rollercoaster at the best of times. When times are good, we feel the elation and fun of being here, and we want to share our joy with the world. When times are bad, either we do not want to face anyone, or nobody wants to face our misery.
Where do we find our solace and peace during the bad times? And why do we only seek solace during the bad times?
I grew up in a culture where I was taught that during the worst of times, I can find solace in the church. When I hit my first adult crisis, I went to the church and found an empty, cold building. I went to the people of the church, but they chose to avoid me. I became an outcast because I was getting a divorce. I then went to the church minister for the solace that I so desperately needed, but the reception – and the judgment - was cold and hostile.
That was not solace. I kept searching.
There was a time when 'meditation or no meditation?' was a serious issue for me. I come from a Protestant background where in my (admittedly biased) view prayer was a practice of reciting long-winded and important-sounding words. I struggled for years with the concept of prayer. It did not make sense to me that in church other people should pray on my behalf - but then I thought that was just me being the rebel again, and I kept quiet about it.
Outside of church I read books about prayer, and the prayers of other people. Still, I had this feeling that something was missing. Eventually I gave up on figuring out what prayer is about and just got on with life.
Of course I had conversations in my mind with God, but none of the books that I read described these conversations as prayer. The conversations were also quite one-sided, because I told God