Meditation turns learned information into experience. At the first level, its goal is to calm the mind and keep it in the same place. It creates a space between the perceiver and the perceived, allowing you to choose roles in the comedies of life and avoid its tragedies.
This defensive distance is most often achieved through awareness of one’s own breathing or concentration on the Buddha’s form — a meditation called “Shamatha” in Sanskrit and “Shine” in Tibetan. Continue reading
Did you have to get up in the middle of the night with an overwhelming desire to eat a cheese sandwich, such as a sausage, a piece of chocolate, or something else?
Every person at least once in his life had an inexplicable craving for any particular product. One of the most popular theories says that this phenomenon is related to the lack of certain substances in the human body, and we want exactly the products that these substances contain.
And how does science explain this phenomenon? Continue reading