About Justin Brown

I'm the CEO and co-founder of Ideapod, a platform for people to connect around ideas. I'm passionate about people thinking for themselves, especially in an age of information overload.

A Zen master explains why it’s useless to try to “silence the mind”

A Zen master explains why it’s useless to try to “silence the mind”

Have you ever tried to “silence the mind” in order to achieve peace and tranquility? It’s very common advice from mindfulness practitioners to quieten the mind and search within for answers. Yet according to the spiritual master Osho, “silencing the mind” ignores the key difference between your mind and consciousness. In fact, he says that […]