About Freedom

In Dharma traditions, freedom often means liberation from the cycle of birth and death (samsara). In Hinduism, it's moksha, achieved through righteousness (Dharma) and knowledge. Buddhism seeks nirvana, freedom from suffering and desire via the Noble Eightfold Path. Jainism aims for moksha through non-attachment and self-discipline. Sikhism views freedom as liberation from ego (haumai) and realization of divine truth through devotion (Naam). Each path emphasizes inner liberation and spiritual enlightenment as ultimate freedom.
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At first, appears to be an enigma. On the one hand, it is highly logical and rational, without any dogmatic beliefs. On the other hand, when we come into contact with its , we find that it includes , doctrines beyond our understanding, and a program of training that emphasizes faith and discourages doubt. Empirical approach vs spiritual viewpoint When we attempt to understand our own bond with the Dhamma, we eventually face .

Chöd practice explained by Tsultrim Allione

practice is a practice developed by a woman teacher named in the 11th century. What is Chöd? Chöd is a confrontation process with and then pushing through it to achieve . In other words, Chöd is a practice of feeding, not fighting, that which assails us. In the practice, you are transforming your into a nectar and then feeding it a series of guests (fears). Who can practice Chöd? The type of person .
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has also termed of becoming or the . The is the which represents the complex pictures of views of the . Buddhists believe that the existence of the cycle of our life, death, rebirth, and seeks to escape together as a whole. According to , the wheel of life is divided into five or six states or , into which a soul .
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Prenatal is a style designed for pregnant women to practice, regardless of their due date. The of , controlled breathing, and mental focus offers a variety of benefits to expectant mothers. This form of yoga can also increase strength and flexibility in the muscles used during childbirth. Prenatal yoga may reduce stress levels and improve sleep patterns during pregnancy. It may also alleviate physical discomforts such as nausea, headaches, and lower back pain. .
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Hand-knotted were specially made in to celebrate the birth of a girl by her mother. According to Researchers, started crossing the home in April 1959, within the wake of the ’s flight into exile and landed mostly in and . Tibet carpets historically were practical, everyday objects, woven locally to be used in homes and where they might over wear out and be discarded. There .

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making is one of the crafts. Those are traditionally made from Highland sheep’s wool called changpen. Tibetan carpets, on were first used for secular, utilitarian purposes, and therefore allowed for a greater range of artistic expression. For hundreds of years, Tibetans have used carpets for decorative and functional purposes, drawing upon geometric patterns, , real and mythical , and imagery to create beautiful, colorful designs and .

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How to draw a Mandala?

Drawing is fun. When you are trying to create something new relax and think echo of your soul and the surroundings. and giving shape to the can be a new experience in your life which can help to explore yourself and find the , colors, and patterns to represent your current state of to your most deeply-desired wish for yourself, for a loved one, or for humanity. You can a mandala .