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One morning, a blood vessel in Jill Bolte Taylor's brain exploded. As a brain scientist, she realized she had a ringside seat to her own stroke. She watched as her brain functions shut down one by one: motion, speech, memory, self-awareness ... Amazed to find herself alive, Taylor spent eight years recovering her ability to think, walk and talk. She has become a spokesperson for stroke recovery and for the possibility of coming back from brain injury stronger than before. In her case, although the stroke damaged the left side of her brain, her recovery unleashed a torrent of creative energy from her right. From her home base in Indiana, she now travels the country on behalf of the Harvard Brain Bank as the "Singin' Scientist."
Jill Bolte explains so amazingly the state of Nirvana in scientific terms the state which ancient Indians tried to explain in various books such as the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Brahma sutras etc. - The concept of Advaita philosophy. "Becoming one with the Infinite Spirit (the whole cosmic energy)" that is referred in all the great vedanta books as the Brahman (the one infinite spirit) - the way to knowledge and peace !! Never miss a chance to watch this video, for this contains a very detailed abstract of how we humans with body and mind is connected to the one spirit and continue to live as individuals. Certainly Jill is gifted to have had such an experience and its very heart touching when she relays her story.
Originally posted by mortje
Just to respond to your question.
Ever thought of the people in warzones, without food, without housing etc.
They don't even have time to think about stuff like that...be happy that you can.