Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Our Discovery, Pretty Much

Lots of humans enjoy meditating.  We cats, of course, invented it.

Basic Feline Meditation Posture

You're Doing It Wrong, Buddha

Focus Your Attention

We have a new book trailer about meditation.  If you've never read Alan Watts, you're missing the spiritual boat.  Or maybe the peace train.

MPL Book Trailer #181
Still the Mind: An Introduction to Meditation, by Alan Watts

We made a book trailer for another of Alan Watts' classic books.

MPL Book Trailer #158
This Is It, by Alan Watts

My Library has loads of books, audio CDs, and DVDs about meditation.  They are available to check-out in our Evergreen Indiana online catalog, if you have an E.I. library card.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  Indian vedics (and, later, Indian and Tibetan Buddhists) shifted into cosmic consciousness by chanting mantras.  The sounds focused concentration and attention, as well as controlled breathing, during meditation.  An especially effective mantra was the Sanskrit "Om Mani Padme Hum," which is a prayer for compassion to the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (Sanskrit for "Lord who looks down"), an embodiment of the compassion of all Buddhas.  The Moody Blues were obviously intrigued by Eastern mysticism, religion, and philosophy.  Mike Pinder's "Om" completed the group's ground-breaking conceptual album, In Search of the Lost Chord (1968).  Here is a video of The Moody Blues performing the song live on the BBC2 television program Colour Me Pop (1968).  Pinder left the band in the late 1970s.  He is best known today for his audio recordings of children's stories.

P.P.S.  "One Step Into the Light" was another Mike Pinder masterpiece, which appeared on the Moody Blues LP Octave (1978).  Pinder's best tunes were about spiritual pursuits.

1 comment:

  1. Humans could totally take meditation lessons from us kitties!


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