Daily Words of the Buddha for July 10, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for July 10, 2020 — anabhāva — the utter cessation of becoming

Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
sacittapariyodapanaṃ —
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.

To avoid all evil,
to cultivate good,
and to purify one’s mind —
this is the teaching of the Buddhas.

Dhammapada 14.183
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

La’au Lapa’au | Adulteration of English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Essential Oil

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Citation (JAMA style): Bejar E. Adulteration of English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil. Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin. Austin, TX: ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program; 2020.

The main goal of this bulletin is to provide timely information and/or updates on issues of adulteration and mislabeling of essential oil (EO) of English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill) in particular with lavandin (Lavandula × intermedia Emeric ex Loisel, syn. Lavandula angustifolia Mill× Lavandula latifolia Medik.), spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia Medik.), linalool and linalyl acetate- rich EOs, terpenes, and synthetic chemicals.

This bulletin may serve as a guide for quality control personnel, the international herbal products, cosmetic, and essential oil industries, and the extended natural products community in general. It is also intended to present a summary of the scientific data and methods on the occurrence of species substitution, adulteration, the market situation, and economic and…

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La’au Lapa’au | Crafting Herbal Extracts…. – My Herbal Adventures…

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

I shared Anne’s email with you and a bit of her website for she is my herbalist, my go-to for tinctures, extracts, balms, etc. I have complete trust in her expertise, the products she endeavors to create, her passion, and drive. I am honored and pleased to introduce you to Anne, my herbalist, and friend.

By the way, here is the link to Anne’s shop…

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnesBackyardHerbal

by aspiringherbalist

I have now been crafting herbal extracts, mainly; Tinctures, Glycerites, Vinegars & Skincare Oil infusions, for 4 years now. Even though I am no expert and consider myself a novice, I have learned a new lesson every year. As I learn and read and discover new ways of determining how to best create a plant extract that is both effective & well-rounded, I also have to consider its flavor, consistency and taste. I have experimented with different combinations of solvents over the…

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Meditation …

Your body channels messages to you everyday, telling you what it needs and what your mind, heart and soul needs.

If you need to let go of something, it will tell you through pain or any other disharmony. If you need to eat better foods, sleep more or drink more water it will give you clear signs.

If you are holding on to the past, it will let you know. It will signal to you the same thing over and over if you don’t face the root of the discomfort or dis-ease that you are experiencing.

I used to be able to shut down all the signals that my body gave me, overriding them with the will of my mind and thoughts, overlooking the importance of what my body was trying to tell me. To deny your body what it deserves and to deny it the very best of life, is to punish the vessel that is your greatest resource and gift that you have been blessed with in order to live this life fully.

Love yourself enough to listen to your body, to love it and to be One with it.

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 09, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for July 09, 2020
adhivāsa— endurance, forbearance, holding out

Yassa selūpamaṃ cittaṃ, ṭhitaṃ nānupakampati,
virattaṃ rajanīyesu,
kopaneyye na kuppati:
Yassevaṃ bhāvitaṃ cittaṃ,
kuto taṃ dukkhamessatī?

Whose mind is like rock, steady, unmoved,
dispassionate for things that spark passion,
unangered by things that spark anger:
When one’s mind is developed like this,
from where can there come suffering & stress?

Udāna 4.34
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 08, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for July 08, 2020
anāsasāna — an + āsasāna = not + wishing, desiring, longing = not longing after anything

Pāpañce puriso kayirā,
na naṃ kayirā punappunaṃ.
Na tamhi chandaṃ kayirātha,
dukkho pāpassa uccayo.

Should a person commit evil,
let one not do it again and again.
Let one not find pleasure therein,
for painful is the accumulation of evil.

Dhammapada 9.117
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Hau’oli aloha Po’akolu

Aloha a me ka maikāʻi oʻ kā kākahiāka, ī nā mea a pau ʻia ‘ōukōu kanaka a maikāʻi.  Kākou nō ma ka hānā hebedoma hapalua ʻala.  Mālāma nēʻe ‘īmua, hula manāwa ʻua ʻaneane ʻaneʻi. Ī kā maikāʻi oʻ kā lā. Nūi ke aloha.

Hello and good morning to all you good people. We are half way through the work week. Keep moving forward, play time is almost here. Have a beautiful day.

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 07, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for July 07, 2020
anasuropa — absence of abruptness

Yo ca vassasataṃ jīve
apassaṃ udayabbayaṃ
ekāhaṃ jīvitaṃ seyyo
passato udayabbayaṃ.

Better it is to live one day
seeing the rise and fall of things
than to live a hundred years
without ever seeing the rise and fall of things.

Dhammapada 8.113
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Energy Update | July 7, 2020

If you knew right now 100% that everything is being aligned, connected, and drawn to you, would you even be worried or even for a second overthinking it? No, you would just trust, believe, and be in an expecting state. You would know that the order you put in with the universe or what you intended is already yours. You would feel like it’s complete. You would be smiling. This is a powerful state to be in. An expectancy state. A trusting state. A state of real strong faith that it’s is already done. Look at your vision as a something being packaged and made its way to you. All the pieces you ordered is all being together. We must start transcending from feeling smallness to owning greatness. You must be assertive with your vision. You must claim it. You manifest because you have already convinced yourself that you deserve greatness. This sense that you are worthy makes it even more fun because it’s an energy state that “you have finally claimed what’s rightfully yours!” So be more confident today knowing that within you, you have eased up, relaxed, and trusted that your wildest dreams is currently being packaged and making its way to you. This will shift how you feel through out the day. This will ignite a familiar power within you that lets you know everything is okay, that you can keep going forward confidently. It’s all about how you trust. It’s all about owning the completion, arrival, and success of your vision now. You are greatness right now. You are successful right now. You are a blessing and a miracle right now. You are complete right now. You are loved and loving right now. It’s already done!

Reiki | 432 Hz | Positive Energy | Miracle Healing Frequency | Manifest Love, Harmony & Raise Positive Vibes

432 Hz music to raise positive vibrations and clear energy for healing and manifestation of harmony & love. Frequency healing music has the potential to cleanse your energy and raise your vibration. Everything is energy/frequency. So When we listen to 432 Hz music, ambient, meditative, healing or regular music, it can put us into a state of harmonic resonance where the body and mind is aligned with a higher frequency, thus then we can attract from that state of frequency and manifest the things we really want in life. Use this for positive energy and/or clearing out old negative energy.

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 04, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for July 04, 2020
janatā — a collection of people (“human-kind”), congregation, gathering; people, folk

Māvamaññetha pāpassa, “Na mantaṃ āgamissati.”
Udabindunipātena, udakumbhopi pūrati.
Bālo pūrati pāpassa, thokaṃ thokampi ācinaṃ.

Think not lightly of evil, saying, “It will not come to me.”
Drop by drop is the water pot filled.
Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little,
fills oneself with evil.

Dhammapada 9.121
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Alchemy | Banana Brandy – Making Ugandan Waragi (Moonshine)

We prepare Ugandan Waragi (War Gin) a distilled spirit of banana wine.

For more info on the distillation process check out our other new video https://youtu.be/RKzL2tM3qBc

Note that in some states it is illegal to distill ethanol unless you obtain a permit.

VICE video link: https://youtu.be/zL3UHF5SlEU

Correction: I made a mistake in the conversion of teaspoons/tablespoons into milliliters. Please use the tsp/tbsp guidelines of the addition of the amylase and the yeast.

Astrology | 4th of July Full Moon Eclipse

Susan Levitt

july 4 fireworks

July 4 2020 at 9:44 pm PDT is a full Moon in Capricorn, with a lunar eclipse at 9:32 pm PDT. This is the third and final eclipse of the summer. Eclipses are an absence of light when the shadow is seen, the time for what is hidden to come to light.

Earth sign Capricorn rules the 10th house of material wealth, career, and status in society. Capricorn Moon is time to focus on practical matters of health, finances, and work. Capricorn also rules societal structures, government, and global wealth.

The eclipsed full Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are all in Capricorn, and all three planets are retrograde adding intensity. So blended together are strongly felt emotional issues with the eclipsed Moon, opportunity for change with Jupiter, structural foundation issues with Saturn, and power and wealth challenges with Pluto.

The eclipsed full Moon is opposite the Sun and Mercury in…

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