Lhag-thong (Tibetan, to see more) or transcendent insight is beyond conceptualised thoughts. It is still a thought at a subtle single pointed level engaged at the sametime in investigative manner.

One can gain knowledge and better understanding of the reality during such meditation. Well, one could gain extremely subtle pliancy of mind-body level that would have its own sensational impact but are supposed to be truly tranquil and balanced.

Lhag-thong is a high level practice and it cannot be achieved with meditation alone, however it is achieved in mediation. It requires years of study under a highly qualified teacher with much reading and practice to achieve such an insight.

Lhag-thong literally means to see “more”, to see “beyond”, “extraordinary”, “highest”, so, not to see just what a mass of mankind sees which live in ignorance, but to see beyond the limits which restrain a vision of developed minds, to see “with a third eye of Knowledge”, which followers of tantric practices center on the forehead of their symbolic gods. Like any other skills, Lhag-thong can be nurtured and improved.

Based on Lhag-Thong one can contemplate Nirvāṇa, Parinirvāṇa, what is between existence and non-existence, Śūnyatā, Pratītyasamutpāda, law which congregates causes and effects, understanding Karma and Vipāka etc. Ultimately Lhag-thong is a practice for realising Śūnyatā which creates a true enlightenment.


The necessity and power of being selfish

If you are not selfish you will not be altruistic, remember. If you are not selfish you will not be unselfish, remember. Only a very deeply selfish person can be unselfish. But this has to be understood because it looks like a paradox.

What is the meaning of being selfish? The first basic thing is to be self-centered. The second basic thing is always to look for one’s blissfulness. If you are self-centered you will be selfish whatsoever you do. You may go and serve people, but you will do it only because you enjoy it, because you love doing it, you feel happy and blissful doing it. You feel yourself doing it. You are not doing any duty; you are not serving humanity. You are not a great martyr; you are not sacrificing. These are all nonsensical terms. You are simply being happy in your own way. It feels good to you: you go to the hospital and serve the ill people there, or you go to the poor and serve them. But you love it. It is how you grow. Deep down you feel blissful and silent, happy about yourself.

A self-centered person is always seeking his happiness. And this is the beauty of it: that the more you seek your happiness, the more you will help others to be happy. Because that is the only way to be happy in the world. If everybody else around you is unhappy, you cannot be happy, because man is not an island. He is part of the vast continent. If you want to be happy you will have to help others who surround you to be happy. Only then – and only then – can you be happy.


Creative leadership

“Most people think that when you take on a big, impossible goal with a team, that you immediately set yourself up for failure. That history will show that every time such a goal is marked in the sky, and a team is assembled, that failure is the common outcome. I, for one, have seen the contrary. That the more aspirational goal you set as a leader, the more likely that it gets done. Because the quality of the goal, determines who will join your team. And it is often the best people in the world that want to take on the most difficult challenges of our times.”

http://creativeleadership.com/2013/02/02/screen-shot-2013-02-02-at-10-50-09-am-png/


feel the thoughts

What a person imagines he hears, and what the speaker has really implied, may be poles apart. Try to feel the thoughts behind the confusion of men’s verbiage.


A process fed by design thinking will feel chaotic to those experiencing it for the first time. But over the life of a project, it invariably comes to make sense and achieves results that differ markedly from the linear, milestone-based processes that define traditional business practices. In any case, predictability leads to boredom and boredom leads to the loss of talented people.
Tim Brown | Change By Design (via amotion)

Meditation

"If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things—that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s a discipline, you have to practice it."


ellyjonez:

“If you went outside at exactly the same time every day and took a picture that included the Sun, how would the Sun appear to move? With great planning and effort, such a series of images can be taken. The figure-8 path the Sun follows over the course of a year is called an analemma. ”

ellyjonez:

If you went outside at exactly the same time every day and took a picture that included the Sun, how would the Sun appear to move? With great planning and effort, such a series of images can be taken. The figure-8 path the Sun follows over the course of a year is called an analemma. ”


知人者智,自知者明。勝人者有力,自勝者強。知足者富。強行者有志。不失其所者久。死而不亡者壽


To understand others is to be intelligent,
To understand yourself is to be enlightened.
To conquer others is to be forceful,
To conquer yourself is to be strong.
To know how to have enough is to be rich.
To powerfully enact is to have your will.
To not lose your place is to last long.
To die but not perish is to have longevity.


The amazing bower bird uses art and architecture to attract mates.

The amazing bower bird uses art and architecture to attract mates.


SOLICITING CRITICISM by Daniel Burka

During the past year, I’ve figured out a few decent techniques to encourage people to give you a critique. This is something I still struggle with so I’d appreciate your ideas as well. A few things that seem to work for me:

ASK FOR JUST ONE THING

If you ask people to tell you ‘anything’ or ‘everything’ that you could improve upon, they’ll usually stumble about and not give you anything useful. But, ask them for the ‘one thing’ you could improve on and they’ll at least wrack their brain to come up with a single criticism. This is much better than getting nothing.

ASK PEOPLE WHO KNOW YOU WELL

The best post-presentation critiques I’ve received have come from a long-time coworker and my father. People who’ve been on the other end of your own stinging criticisms are much more comfortable throwing some back at you. This is great! My dad’s a really nice guy, but he’s both heard me carp at him more than a few times and he’s a seasoned university lecturer. He was kind but blunt with several pieces of good advice.

ASK DRUNK PEOPLE

Seriously. After a workshop at Future of Web Apps in Miami last year, I asked the attendees to give me some honest feedback and got a tepid response. But… that night, a couple of the guys were pretty drunk and (standing a little too close for comfort and with potent whiskey breath) gave me a healthy dose of totally unvarnished advice. That advice, which was to show more examples and to cover less material but in more depth, was fantastic.

ASK GROUPS OF PEOPLE

This seemed counterintuitive to me. I assumed that if you cornered an individual that you could get good one-on-one advice. But, if you can coax just one person in a small group to give you a single piece of advice, the rest sometimes sense blood in the water and will join in too — yay! Once the ice is broken and people see that you actually didn’t rip the critiquer’s head off, it’s much easier for the other people to add their own comments.

BE PERSISTENT

People are eager to please. Heck, that’s why they’re being too nice to you in the first place. If you seem genuinely disappointed that no one is offering you criticism, people sometimes throw you a bone to please you. Like in the previous point, once you’ve broken the ice…

http://www.deltatangobravo.com/page1


“The Universe is Speaking to Us Incessantly. And everything that comes to us is part of its message directed to our soul. So we should also therefore express ourselves from the part of us that is universal, essential and inter-connected to all other beings.” - Pi Villaraza

“The Universe is Speaking to Us Incessantly. And everything that comes to us is part of its message directed to our soul. So we should also therefore express ourselves from the part of us that is universal, essential and inter-connected to all other beings.” - Pi Villaraza


Content shifting

…I am certain people want to shift content from discovery oriented devices (laptop, satellite radio, etc.) to consumption oriented devices (tablet, sonos, etc.), and I am certain that we will see this get easier and easier in the coming years.

—Fred Wilson


Frontiers through the Ages

dbreunig:

  • Water, 1400
  • Land, 1840
  • Gold, 1850
  • Wire, 1880
  • Air, 1900
  • Celluloid, 1920
  • Plastic, 1950
  • Space, 1960
  • Silicon, 1980
  • Networks, 1990
  • Data, 2000

(via feltron)