Friday, October 5, 2012
After forty years of venturing no farther than low Earth orbit, NASA may have decided to establish a manned outpost at a greater distance than humanity has ever traveled before. According to documents seen by the Orlando Sentinel, NASA has chosen a proposal to build a space station beyond the Moon that will act as a “gateway spacecraft” to explore the Moon, the asteroids and eventually as a staging post to launch a manned mission to Mars.
EKANTA! - THE PRACTICE OF SOLITUDE!
(By Om Swami)
The Sanskrit term for solitude is ekānta. It is the hallmark of a person who has turned inward — their love for solitude. An unmistakable sign of a restless mind is its inability to embrace solitude. For the quiescent mind nothing is as profound as solitude and for the restless, nothing is more terrifying. There are only two types of people who are comfortable in solitude: the lazy and the yogi. By solitude, I do not mean that you live in a remote place but have access to TV, books, internet and the rest of it.