Daily Words of the Buddha for October 21, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for October 21, 2019 — ālokite — looking straight ahead

Na tena ariyo hoti yena pāṇāni hiṃsati.
Ahiṃsā sabbapāṇānaṃ
“ariyo”ti pavuccati.

One is not noble who injures living beings.
One is called “noble” because
one is harmless towards all living beings.

Dhammapada 19.270
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

October Herb of the Month, Safflower

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Safflower, Carthamus tinctorius

Did You Know?

• Safflower produces a thistle-like flower ranging in color from yellow to dark red.
• It is one of the oldest cultivated plants, originally grown to use the flowers as coloring agents for food,
cosmetics, and textiles.
• Safflower garlands were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb (around 1323 BCE).
• The pigment from the flower petals is known as carthamin and was used to dye Egyptian textiles dating back to the 12th dynasty.
• As a food additive, carthamin is known as Natural Red 26.
• The flower petals have been substituted for saffron since they do produce a similar color and flavor.
• Commercial production of safflower is primarily for oil pressed from the seeds. By-products of this process create livestock meal and are used in making soap.
• A small amount of commercially grown safflower is for birdseed.
• There are two types of safflower…

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Pohaku La’au | Largest Specimen of Tanzanite in the World!

Tanzanite is the blue/violet variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminium hydroxyl Sorosilicate) belonging to the epidote group. It was discovered by a Tanzanian Jumanne Mhero Ngoma in the Mererani Hills of Manyara Region in Northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro.  […]

Read more at https://www.geologyin.com/2015/12/the-largest-tanzanite-crystal-ever.html#TJldIQh3eLzmbfHX.99

Am I deserving of love?

Who decides what you
deserve? Who judges and decides what anyone deserves? What does it
mean to deserve something?

To deserve must mean to have earned it. Everyone will have different expectations of who you should be. Everyone will judge you differently, depending on their own rules and their own fears. This means it is literally impossible to live up to any ideal in order to deserve something, for instance love. Others judgments are useless and meaningless. You are the one who judges what you deserve. You might feel like others judge you, but as the creator of your reality, you are the one who allows or resists what is coming to you. You allow in some of your creations, watching the manifestation of them, and you resist other things. Others may judge you, but they cannot control what manifests into your reality. Only you can create in your life…

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Aloha Spirit | How To Become A Warrior, by Jeff Foster

HOW I BECAME A WARRIOR~~

Once, I ran from fear
so fear controlled me.
Until I learned to hold fear like a newborn.
Listen to it, but not give in.
Honour it, but not worship it.
Fear could not stop me anymore.
I walked with courage into the storm.
I still have fear,
but it does not have me.

Once, I was ashamed of who I was.
I invited shame into my heart.
I let it burn.
It told me, “I am only trying
to protect your vulnerability”.
I thanked shame dearly,
and stepped into life anyway,
unashamed, with shame as a lover.

Once, I had great sadness
buried deep inside.
I invited it to come out and play.
I wept oceans. My tear ducts ran dry.
And I found joy right there.
Right at the core of my sorrow.
It was heartbreak that taught me how to love.

Once, I had anxiety.
A mind that wouldn’t stop.
Thoughts that wouldn’t be silent.
So I stopped trying to silence them.
And I dropped out of the mind,
and into the Earth.
Into the mud.
Where I was held strong
like a tree, unshakeable, safe.

Once, anger burned in the depths.
I called anger into the light of myself.
I felt its shocking power.
I let my heart pound and my blood boil.
Listened to it, finally.
And it screamed, “Respect yourself fiercely now!”.
“Speak your truth with passion!”.
“Say no when you mean no!”.
“Walk your path with courage!”.
“Let no one speak for you!”
Anger became an honest friend.
A truthful guide.
A beautiful wild child.

Once, loneliness cut deep.
I tried to distract and numb myself.
Ran to people and places and things.
Even pretended I was “happy”.
But soon I could not run anymore.
And I tumbled into the heart of loneliness.
And I died and was reborn
into an exquisite solitude and stillness.
That connected me to all things.
So I was not lonely, but alone with All Life.
My heart One with all other hearts.

Once, I ran from difficult feelings.
Now, they are my advisors, confidants, friends,
and they all have a home in me,
and they all belong and have dignity.
I am sensitive, soft, fragile,
my arms wrapped around all my inner children.
And in my sensitivity, power.
In my fragility, an unshakeable Presence.

In the depths of my wounds,
in what I had named “darkness”,
I found a blazing Light
that guides me now in battle.

I became a warrior
when I turned towards myself.

And started listening.~

~Jeff Foster

New Moon October 2019 – Shock Treatment – Astrology King

The New Moon on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 4° Scorpio is opposite Uranus. This makes the new moon October 2019 astrology shocking, unpredicatle and erratic. It will make people restless, impulsive and even crazy. Uranus joins a star that amplifies the spontaneous nature of this planet. It portends accidents, fire, war, and earthquakes. So […]

Source: New Moon October 2019 – Shock Treatment – Astrology King

The Sky This Week October 18 to 27

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

Mercury reaches greatest elongation at midnight EDT on October19th. The mercurial messenger and Trickster, the most intimate planet to the sun stands 25° East of the Sun. Mercury will soon turn Retrograde on October 31.

Venus is also now barely visible and Mercury and Venus are cheek to cheek.

1024px-Cardiff_castle_-_Turm_3_Venus Wolfgang Sauber[CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5DThe Orionids meteor showers peak on the morning of the 22nd. If you are in Dark Sky place look up.

Planet Uranus which orbits at a 90-degree angle on October 27/28
Uranus reaches opposition to the SUN making it highly visibility tonight. It’s exact at 4 a.m. EDT on the 28th.

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Source: The Sky This Week from October 18 to 27

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Daily Words of the Buddha for October 19, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for October 19, 2019 — ñāyassa — of the truth, path of truth, right way

Evaṃ bho purisa jānāhi:
pāpadhammā asaññatā.
Mā taṃ lobho adhammo ca
ciraṃ dukkhāya randhayuṃ.

Know this, O good one:
evil things are difficult to control.
Let not greed and wickedness
drag you to protracted misery.

Dhammapada 18.248
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

REIKI | Reiki and the Law of Attraction – LIVE FaceBook Broadcast – October 18, 2019

I’m broadcasting live on Friday, October 18, 2019, at 9am MST on Law of Attraction Secrets FaceBook group …

ALOHA!  I’M LANA .. JOIN ME FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019, AT 9:00 AM MST … AND BRING A PEN AND PAPER WITH YOU SO I CAN SHOW YOU ANOTHER LOA SECRET!

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Daily Words of the Buddha for October 18, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for October 18, 2019 — tarati — to cross [a river], to surmount, overcome [the great flood of life, desire, ignorance], to get to the other side, to cross over, as in crossing the ocean of suffering

Yo pāṇamatipāteti, musāvādañca bhāsati,
loke adinnamādiyati,
paradārañca gacchati,
surāmerayapānañca yo naro anuyuñjati —
idhevameso lokasmiṃ, mūlaṃ khaṇati attano.

One who destroys life, utters lies,
takes what is not given,
goes to another man’s wife,
and is addicted to intoxicating drinks —
such a man digs up one’s own root even in this world.

Dhammapada 18.246, 18.247
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita