Monday, September 15, 2008

Go .. Goa..


There is no end to fun, adventure and thrill on Anjuna. Once there leave your inhibitions and get into the party mood. It’s difficult to say what the main attraction of this beach is, the beach parties, walking through the beach on moonlit night or the ever so famous Flea market. On the way from Arambol, we will pay a visit

At Calangute, its heavens. Just let your hair down and experience the magic spell drown you in the calm serene solitudes. It’s another world. While some laze around, others can get adventurous with water sports. In the evening we have Funny time here in this, if time permits, we go for a cruise compel in the night.

Baga Beach, Mapusa

Well, there is not much of sightseeing’s options available on this small beach. Yet it is popular among tourists. Though the beach doesn't boasts of any big time adventures yet whatever little it does offer is quite sought after. We will make our trip on Sunday..
The scenery here is unspoiled. The land and sea meet here in a picture perfect manner. White waves rush towards the brown sand to sweep the feet marks. Unlike other beaches, Baga beach is free from any hustle bustle.

Candolim Beach

The beach in itself is very calm and peaceful; at times tourists come here from Rajneesh Ashram in Pune to take a break. What adds to the scenic beauty of the sand and sea are the scrub covered dunes at the back of the beach quite popular with tourists. (For Sunday, if possible..)

In Calangute, for morning I prefer any restaurant and for the noon, Plantain Leaf or Meat & Loaf, and in the evening Green Bar n restaurant.
In Anjuna , I would Prefer Amigo / Olive's Garden.

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Third Eye.

The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a metaphysical and esoteric concept referring in part to the ajna (brow) chakra in certain Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. It is also spoken of as the gate that leads within to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness.

In the Hindu & Buddhist Stream:

In the Indian tradition, it is referred to as the jnana-chaksu, the eye of knowledge, which is the seat of the 'teacher inside' or antar-guru. The third eye is the ajna chakra (sixth chakra) also known as brow centre. This is commonly denoted in Indian and East Asian iconography with a dot, eye or mark on the forehead of deities or enlightened beings, such as Shiva, the Buddha, or any number of yogis, sages and bodhisattvas. This symbol is called the "Third Eye" or "Eye of Wisdom", or, in Buddhism, the urna. In Hinduism, it is believed that the opening of Shiva's third eye causes the eventual destruction of the universe.

In Taoism …

In Taoism and many traditional Chinese religious sects such as "chan", "third eye training" involves focusing attention on the point between the eyebrows with the eyes closed in various qigong (Breathing exercises like pranayama & vipasana) postures.

In Science.

The third eye is in fact the partially dormant pineal gland, which resides between the two hemispheres of the brain.

A popular chakra model
Sahasrara chakra of consciousness
Ajna Chakra of envisioning (Third eye)
Vishuddha Chakra related to communication (Throat)
Anahata Chakra related to complex emotions (Heart)
Manipura Chakra related to transition of base to complex energy (related with adrenal glands & Pancreas)
Swadhistana Chakra related to swing moods & sexuality.
Muladhara Chakra related to human potentiality.

In Hinduism, Lord Shiva has got a third eye, and the rest is known.

In Greek mythology, Zeus, the sky god, believed to be having a third eye.

It is believed that the Dalai Lama’s have a third eye, (Dalai Lama is not a name, and it’s a post. The first Dalai Lama is Gendun Drup). More about Dalai Lama’s and the present Lama, and his Himalayan connections in the next post.

Until then.. What else (?)…

Love all.