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APRIL 27, 2012

Distinguishing Marks On The Soles Of The Buddha

Posted by Dorothy under Community Interests, Interesting Reads, Philosophyno responses

I have found this information about The Lord Buddha interesting and hope you would too.

There are 108 distinguishing marks on both the soles of Buddha. They represent the 3 worlds. 59 indicating the inanimate world ( Okasaloka ), 21 indicating the animate world ( Sattaloka ) and 28 indicating the world of the conditioned ( Sankharaloka ). The essence here is that the Buddha is greater than all the 3 worlds. These marks became apparent right from the birth of the Buddha when 8 out of the 108 royal astrologers present were asked to comment on them. 7 said that the child would either become the Buddha or the Cakkavati ( Universal Monarch ). Only Sudatta Kondamma, the youngest of them made a single prediction that the royal child was destined to become the Buddha. This is because there was the image of Cakkavatti on the child’s soles and a personage superior to a Cakkavatti could only be a Buddha.

In worshiping the108 distinguishing marks on the soles of the Buddha, one should therefore remember to one’s benefit that the Buddha is endowed with the attributes of :

The Chief Of The World ( Tilokagga )
The One Who Has Reached The End oF The World And All Things Wordle ( Tilokantagu )
The Knower Of The Three Worlds ( Lokavidu )


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APRIL 26, 2012

Pranayama For Motion Sickness

Posted by Dorothy under Community Interests, Interesting Reads, Wellnessno responses

“Motion sickness” as the name says it, means sickness due to movements. The most common occurrences are when one travels in a car, train, aeroplane and boat. It is caused when inconsistent signals are sent by the eyes, body and inner ear to the brain. An imbalance will occur as a result of this confusion.

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For instance, when you are travelling in an aeroplane or a boat, when the aeroplane is going through a turbulence or a boat rocks in a storm, your body feels the movement, but your eyes are looking at things in the plane or boat which are still, will not register such movements. Therefore the signals sent to the brain is inconsistent resulting in dizziness and nausea which often leads to vomiting, perspiration and nervousness. Under normal circumstances, motion sickness stops when the movement stops. If you want your air travel to be as comfortable as possible, consider booking a chartered flight from Jettly.

There are ways to help ease travel sickness and mainly medications are used. Putting medication aside, I have personally found deep breathing pranayama and a stable mind helpful. Deep breathing or the full yogic breathing ensures that the body gets enough oxygen. Other than that, it contributes to calming your mind. In addition to that, think positive and imagine or convince yourself that you are in a stable environment. Avoid moving your head too much and if possible, sit by the window to get some fresh air.

In conclusion, both deep breathing and a stable mind work perfectly well together in ensuring a comfortable travelling experience whatever mode of transport you are in.

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