Birth of Post Brexit Britain 2020

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

Great Britain takes on a new Incarnation January 31, 2020 at 11:00 pm GMT as it leaves the European Union after 47 years.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson hails the “dawn of a new era.”

Boris Johnson midwives this New incarnation of Great Britain with All planets Moving Direct, Venus exalted in Pisces conjunct Neptune its Higher Octave. Saturn firmly on its roots and a brand-new revolutionary ultra modern Aquarius chart,

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged the country not to “turn inwards” and instead “build a truly internationalist, diverse and outward-looking Britain”.

Lets see if the astrology chart does in fact bear out this wish. 

The New Revolutionary Britain is an Aquarius Nation! Joining Australia. 

new_great_britain_astrology_chart January 31, 2020. 11:00 pm GMT

The 21st Century Britain is quite a private Nation with its Radical new free thinking hi-tech, SUN its’ identity, in the receptive 4th house of Home, Mum, emotional security…

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Ecology | Bees Absolutely Love Cannabis And It Could Help Restore Their Populations 

The entire world is worried by the alarming decline in bee populations since the 1990s. At the same time, numerous scientists investigate hemp and its potential environmental benefits. Now, researchers have combined these popular issues of modern society in one study: cannabis, and the suffering bee population. The study conducted at Cornell University and published […]

Source: Bees Absolutely Love Cannabis And It Could Help Restore Their Populations – Healthy Food House

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 31, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 31, 2020
pāramī — completeness, perfection, highest state

Sa vedagū,
Vūsitabrahmacariyo,
Lokantagū,
Pāragatoti vuccatī.

One who is a master of knowledge,
Who has lived the holy life,
Is called one gone to the world’s end,
One who has reached the further shore.

Itivuttaka 4.109
The Udāna and the Itivuttaka, trans. John D. Ireland

Energy Update | January 30, 2020

I welcome you today for this energy update, not with more signs of how the Universe is preparing you to Ascend, but to confirm that the Ascension process is in full swing and well underway.

During the 12:12 Stargate which was more pronouncedly open between 12/12/19 through 12/21/19, I began feeling the quickening of Ascension in progress, unlike any other glimpse or preview I had sensed before.

During this actual Ascension, it has a very surreal quality, as if you are walking between worlds. Perhaps it feels like you are already in the afterlife, while story lines of life seem to play out around you. Maybe you are noticing a visceral disinterest with many of the addictive coping mechanisms that were often employed in 3D to numb the pain that you are learning to face, embrace, welcome, and love. Perhaps a mass exodus of friends, family, and partnerships has given way to this multi-dimensional vision quest where, in the absence of relying on others for distraction or the need for constant reassurance or validation, you have been placed in an ‘in-between’ holding pattern where you get to face the sensations, memories, and feelings that cause you to numb your pain or hide your power in the hands of another person’s will.

This holding pattern, which acts as part of the initial big leap in the Ascension already unfolding, gives you an opportunity to transform your relationship with stillness– instead of feeling stuck, disempowered, or afraid of missing out when life stalls to a standstill.

Here you are able to see how cleverly life is helping you transform familial patterns of enmeshment into new realities of empowerment, simply by changing your experience of stillness from the withdrawal of loneliness to the true autonomy and serenity of being one with all.

If this holding pattern energy feels more overwhelming than empowering, do not worry. It signifies a great cellular purge, where much like the pulling of a heavy anchor that allows a ship to set sail along its new and exciting voyage, your cellular body is emptying our reservoirs of outdated memories, limiting beliefs, and energies taken on from others all the way back to time spent in utero. The amount of energetic chord-cutting that has been occurring since the 12:12 Stargate opening truly illustrates how hard the Universe is working on your behalf to lighten the load as you begin quantum leaping from one level of reality to the next.

Signs that you have completed the chord-cutting process and emptied out the cellular debris of the great purge and are already making your way from 3D timelines into a new 5D reality include the following symptoms:

  • The requirement of more rest than normal, including disruptive sleep patterns, the inability to sleep deeply, along with exhaustion, fatigue, and confusion as to where you are in your path and where things are headed.
  • Heightened sensitivity to triggers, whether in yourself or others, with less drive or desire to be around those whose patterns can be felt in your empathic energy field.
  • Less desire for people, places, or things as a source of greater happiness, which can also include a lack of desire along with fears that you ‘should’ have something to desire. Often the desireless space, although temporary, signifies a shift from identifying with form to being the formless witness experiencing itself in body.
  • Lowered immune system function, such as adrenal fatigue, heightened food allergies, difficulties with digestion, as well as healing common colds or flus at a remarkably slower rate. This is due to the majority of your life force, or chi, being utilized to move you through Ascension, which leaves less energy for other areas to be balanced. The more willing you are to step into the unknown and trust the Ascension process, the less energy is needed to move you into 5D, so other subtle energy bodies can be offered greater support.
  • An absolute resignation with the state of the collective, whether stemming from environmental concerns, the threat of political elitism, or even too much time spent interpreting life through the eyes of conspiracy theories. Such insanity being viewed around you, and acted out by those around you, signifies the detox kickback of those who have spent so much time steeped in 3D belief constructs that they are fighting to stay in 3D, as if Ascension were an unfair eviction instead of an existential rescue mission.
  • A growing awareness of addiction patterning as the source of true human suffering.
  • A deep longing to return home, find your soul tribe, and be done with what appears to be an outdated and dying human paradigm.

As you come to see how many of these symptoms match your experience, it confirms the Ascension already taking place. It is important to note that life on Earth only appears to be the unfolding of Armageddon because the ego structure of the collective is so unaware of the process of spiritual evolution, it can’t help but fixate on all that is threatened to be lost, instead of seeing more open space being created for new spiritually-grounded realities to emerge. Simply put, the difference between Armageddon timelines and Ascension timelines is your level of awareness. And yet, both Ascension and Armageddon timelines are playing out within the same hypersphere of reality that we collectively call Planet Earth.

This also helps you realize those on Armageddon timelines are experiencing the process of Ascension, but from a perspective of fear, lack, and scarcity, instead of an awareness of what is meant to dissolve so a truth greater than personal gains and losses can be received and anchored into form.

There will not be a time where you must part with loved ones on Armageddon timelines in order for you to Ascend. That is a widely-believed spiritual myth. Instead, there will be those in your life experiencing the same shifts you are, but from a space of fear, codependency, enmeshment, addiction, and self-absorption, who can only be supported by the light you shine when you’re leading by example, instead of trying to constantly change people to your liking.

Please remember, it only looks ‘crazy’ to the unconscious patterning that doesn’t know how to surrender, but is being surrendered by a Universe that can only accept the destiny of Earth’s conscious evolution. To assist you further in this initial leap of Ascension, it is a perfect time in your life’s journey to:

  • Surround yourself with those who cherish and respect you, instead of filling your life with people just to have bodies around you. Even if you are the only one able to respect your light, you are far better off filling your time with moments in nature, exercise, creative expression, and deeply-integrative spiritual practices than to fuel patterns of enmeshment or codependency as a way of hiding from feeling so alone.
  • Even if just for a few days at a time, take breaks from chasing news headlines or consuming fear-based “fake news” stories and conspiracy theories. During this time of Ascension, it isn’t a matter of how much you know, but how aligned you are with the highest wisdom you’ve already absorbed. If you sense a fear of being left behind, out of the loop, or a target for unconscious agendas, please know that it is your connection with Source, as the Holy Creator of all things, from one spectrum of consciousness to another that reveals your true sovereign safety, no matter the perceivable threats in view. When in doubt, always remember: a threat is only as daunting and overpowering as your lack of connection to source. Equally so, it is the will of such dark forces to destroy the hiding spots most people live in to establish a connection in consciousness that ushers humanity along into the pre-destined grace and perfection of unity consciousness. Conspiracy theories can be intriguing like a mystery or horror film you can’t help but watch. And yet, no secret or agenda of the shadow can ever prevent or stop consciousness from expanding. This can help you remember your greatest strength, as the light of all, is in your willingness to change for the better and adapt to the contractions and expansions that serve as an energetic launching pad of your highest living potential. If you are always willing to change and aren’t too inconvenienced to adapt, there isn’t a threat or agenda that can reach your light or get anywhere close to you. Because the agenda of darkness is “control so not to be controlled” it wants absolutely nothing to do with someone whose light of adaptability shines so brightly.
  • Love yourself enough to bid farewell to long-standing addictions. Do not use self-love as a permissive way of allowing your ego to run your reality with compulsive choices that only make hungry ghosts more insatiable. Whether your addictive pattern is sugar, alcohol, sex, pornography, regular usage of plant medicine, recreational cannabis, binge watching movies or TV shows, or even too much inner spiritual work done from a fear-based perspective, may this be a time of reclaiming the power of your choice-making to fill your life with activities that empower your light versus entangling your ego through the false promise of instant gratification. It is important to remember, addiction is either: (1) over consumption of an external substance, a person, place, or thing used to numb pain or hide from facing deeper truths, or (2) substances that may not be an over-indulgence but are acted out with regular or reoccurring frequency. At the depths of your soul, you truly know what is and isn’t in your highest alignment to choose. May this auspicious time of quantum leaping be an opportunity to act upon change, instead of merely thinking about the change the Universe is inspiring you to make. No matter how overwhelming it seems, I know you can do this. I so believe in you.

While I will be detailing more about the Ascension as it continues to unfold, today’s energy update is not a call to ascend, but to begin re-prioritizing your reality with greater energetic balance and emotional support in honor of the Ascension well under way.

Whether joining the Love Revolution for Total Integration, Project Resolution, attending a live event in-person, or watching via livestream, now is the time to unite as One and shine our light during the most monumental shift in consciousness this world is birthing.

From my heart to yours, we are in this together. No one can or will be left behind. But your participation is essential in order for the most miraculous versions of this Ascension to shift from ideas of Armageddon to a tangibly-lived reality of Heaven on Earth. I want this for you so deeply and with an outstretched hand, I invite you along a glorious path of love, truth, joy, revelation, and expansion.

As the Universe always says to me, “further instructions will follow.”

All for light. All for Life. All for love,

Matt Kahn

Nap Desk That Converts Into Bed And Lets You Sleep At Work – Healthy Food House

That short nap in the afternoon seems to never go out of style! Apparently, people love taking short naps even when at work, so the modern furniture industry has invented some pretty creative ways to enable it. Yet, instead of falling on the desk or stealing several minutes to secretly take a nap, it would […]

Source: Nap Desk That Converts Into Bed And Lets You Sleep At Work – Healthy Food House

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 30, 2020


Attā hi attano nātho,
attā hi attano gati.
Tasmā saṃyamamattānaṃ
assaṃ bhadraṃva vāṇijo.

One is one’s own protector,
one is one’s own refuge.
Therefore, one should control oneself,
even as a trader controls a noble steed.

Dhammapada 25.380
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Ecology | Minnesota Will Pay Homeowners to Replace Lawns with Bee-Friendly Wildflowers, Clover and Native Grasses

Minnesota is asking homeowners to turn their lawns into prairie to help bring back the bees Minnesota just allocated nearly a million dollars in incentives for people to transform their lawns into bee-friendly wildflowers, clover and native grasses. The state is asking citizens to stop spraying herbicide, stop mowing so […]

Source: Minnesota Will Pay Homeowners to Replace Lawns with Bee-Friendly Wildflowers, Clover and Native Grasses

Astrology | Aquarius Season

We are coming close to closing the astrological cycle as the Sun moves into the last air sign and the second last sign overall, Aquarius. Aquarius rules the 11th house which is all about groups, organisations, friends and the collective. It is future thinking, ground breaking and kinda unique. It is all about being that unique spark and through this creating a new world. It is utopian and also very humanitarian. We want to have freedom to seek and enter new grounds and we do not see life only from the perspective of the individual, but also from the perspective of all of mankind. We do not like traditions nor restrictions at this time and we are willing to update and refresh old beliefs. We understand that we as individuals have the capacity to impact the progress of the world and mankind, therefore we do not feel the restriction of being a human, we see that all of us with our uniqueness can create change and make an impact.

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 28, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 28, 2020
patāpa — splendor, majesty

Sukhaṃ yāva jarā sīlaṃ,
sukhā saddhā patiṭṭhitā,
sukho paññāya paṭilābho,
pāpānaṃ akaraṇaṃ sukhaṃ.

Good is virtue until life’s end,
good is faith that is steadfast,
good is the acquisition of wisdom,
and good is the avoidance of evil.

Dhammapada 23.333
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Study Finds Cows Talk, Share Feelings, and are Deserving of Our Compassion – One Green Planet

A new study at the University of Sydney has found that cows tell their feelings through moos. Cows have individual vocal identifiers and change pitch to match their emotions. Cows respond to both positive and negative emotions with their own “voice.”

Source: Study Finds Cows Talk, Share Feelings, and are Deserving of Our Compassion – One Green Planet

Crystal Geyser Pleads Guilty to Dumping Arsenic into California’s Ecosystem for 15 Years

OLANCHA, CA – APRIL 4: The Crystal Geyser water bottling plant along Highway 395 is viewed on April 4, 2017, in Olancha, California. Owens Valley is an arid valley in eastern California, to the east of the Sierra Nevada and west of the White Mountains and Inyo Mountains on the west edge of the Great Basin. The mountain peaks on either side reach above 14,000 feet in elevation, while the floor of the Owens Valley is at 4,000 feet, making the valley one of the deepest in the United States. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

The beverage maker agreed to pay a fine of $5 million after pleading guilty to two felony offenses earlier this month

Source: Crystal Geyser Pleads Guilty to Dumping Arsenic into California’s Ecosystem for 15 Years

All For Love, with Matt Kahn

The Law of Attraction is a collaboration, not a form of control. It is a co-creative dance merging the power of your will with alignments to various timelines of potential that allow the advancement of consciousness, or transformation, to occur. There are many people who have attempted to employ the Law of Attraction, as it has been historically taught, with a mixed bag of results.

The sticking point in the Law of Attraction is nearly identical to the sticking point in the journey of healing.

As someone who has been working in close collaboration with the Universe as a healer for the past 15 years, I have come to see the complexities that exist between someone’s desire to heal and the journey of healing meant to unfold.

Imagine a child has aspirations of becoming a chef. They spent time visualizing their future as a chef with a myriad of awards and restaurants, so much so that they now feel ready to walk into a professional kitchen and create the dishes they’ve dreamed of. Imagine if that child walked into a professional kitchen, having to dodge the traffic of a busy cooking line and, to their frustration, what they imagined would happen when they entered the kitchen has not come to be. It would be easy for this child to conclude that their imagination creates false realities and to give up dreaming entirely. And yet, there’s a voice inside this child that says: “You have made it to the right environment where you are meant to be, but it will take years to help you cultivate the personal maturity, as well as the skills needed, to work in and run a professional kitchen.”

From this moment of insight, the child realizes their desire is what put them on their destined path that will require much training and preparation in order for their dreams to be fulfilled.

This is much the same with implementing the Law of Attraction, or even the endeavor of healing. Your desire for wellness, or helping others– or your desire for any ‘greater’ circumstance, places you on a path where an intricate journey of transformation unfolds. Such a journey involves the Universe helping all of us unravel our core ego structure of unconsciousness, which creates space for the soul to awaken and raise our vibration to a frequency where we can simultaneously exit one timeline while entering another.

Throughout your spiritual journey, the most mature question you can ask yourself is: “How much of me will need to change in order to access the goals in mind?”

Such a question helps you realize that a co-creative partnership with the Universe will be: one part your doing or effort, and another part the Universe ‘undoing the outdated you’ that is ready to fulfill its mission by returning to Source. When focused too much on reaching the endpoint of your goal, instead of embracing the journey of transformation itself, you identify with the very ego structure the Universe is unraveling which creates symptoms such as despair, loneliness, apathy, confusion, boredom, anger, resentment, fear, addictive tendencies, exhaustion and ungroundedness.

Just as a child dreaming of being a chef must go to culinary school to learn and work their way up the rankings in a professional kitchen, each and every spiritual being that yearns to attract greater circumstances or heal themselves (or others) must understand the education process the Universe provides when such a desire to transform arises.

You aren’t going to attract your envisioned reality simply because you desired it.

You will step into a higher dimension of potential because you will have outgrown your old reality by allowing the Universe to help you think, feel, and respond differently to the perceptions in view.

There is a Law of Attraction, but it isn’t a spiritual form of Amazon Prime. Instead, it is a rather clever play on words suggesting: “You are attracted to greater circumstances, not because those circumstances will make you any happier, but because your true happiness is evolving into a higher version of yourself where those new shiny objects are merely symbols for the joy and fulfillment you will feel as a newly-transformed you.”

Will you get what you want? Will it be in this lifetime, or are you merely planting seeds for future incarnations?

Only time will tell. It’s a tricky question for two simultaneous reasons: Your higher self wants to be you at a higher level of consciousness, while your ego yearns to stay at its current level of conditioning but with “better” bells and whistles to be engaged by.

Because the unconsciousness of ego contains the largest amount of emotional density carried in your energy field, the Universe, en route to helping you transform, must do everything in its power to unravel your ego to create space for a higher consciousness to emerge. As your ego is unraveled, if viewing from that vantage point of conditioning, your experience will seem like: the Universe is ignoring me, I am alone, nothing seems to change, everyone is against me or never giving the way I do, life is unfair—or how come other people have the opportunities that I deserve? Such examples highlight the pattern of victimhood being unraveled in your ego, which is always sent from the Universe as a gift to receive and never a punishment of any kind. This is a very deep and meaningful process—and it’s no one’s fault.

Transformation is a vision quest,
not a list of demands to fulfill.

All too often the Universe will help you outgrow the need for the things you desire from your conditioning, to make room for the worthiness to have what you purely desire, while equally recognizing it’s not about the things you desired but rather the level of consciousness required to have those things.

I say all this as someone who is quite skilled at activating the Law of Attraction. On many occasions, I am able to manifest things instantly. In other instances it takes hours, days, or months, depending upon the current trajectory of my expanding consciousness. When someone comes to an event, retreat, or participates in programs like Angel Academy and Total Integration, I am working directly with the Akashic Records to determine how much can be transformed when in my presence and what I need to do to activate this healing. I will ask, “Can I move them into a new timeline?” If yes, whatever needs to be done will instantly occur to facilitate such change. Often times I hear, “They need a greater percentage of their ego integrated in preparation for such an advancement.” So I ask, “What percentage of ego can I help release in accordance with their Akashic Record?” Once I receive the answer, the very experience one has is exactly the medicine needed to move them forward in evolution.

When a person (or group) is ready for such a transformation, there are limitless tools and capacity a truly aligned healer can implement.

The Universe will help me search for access points into parallel dimensions where healing has already occurred. The Universe will grant me the power to shape shift subtle energy bodies into radical states of wellness. The Universe will grant me the permission and capacity to rewire the subconscious and clear out cellular debris to inspire the remission of illness, the discovery of emotional freedom, transcendent bliss, and even moments of heavenly revelation. Not because I decided so, but because the Universe let me know what that person (or group) was ready to receive.

On a personal level, I want to radically shift each person’s circumstances in the blink of an eye. And yet, there is a system and protocol that I must follow and it’s the exact same framework being taught to you as your journey advances.

We’re all working with divine timing, not our personal will’s timing—for ourselves, and those we’re wanting to help/support.

Since the primary focus of the Universe is the integration of ego, the ego often lets go in moments of defeat, disappointment, or disillusionment. If you are identifying with ego, you will be experiencing such a crucial moment of defeat to clear out more conditioning, while erroneously believing it’s another sign that you aren’t worthy of the change you envision.

As you align with the healers and wayshowers who also act as loving companions throughout your journey, as well as educators of a new spiritual paradigm, you will come to see life is not about what you have or don’t have — financially, physically, emotionally or even spiritually. It’s a matter of embracing your current circumstances as the most fertile soil through which your awakened consciousness can blossom.

While the ego asks, “How can I make this different?”, the soul inquires, “How is this a perfect set-up to help me mature, grow, and expand?”

Having the power to always make things the way you want them would surely snuff out the greater gift of complexity throughout life’s journey. At a certain point in your evolution, you will realize that everything takes time on this planet because that’s what you incarnated to experience. Each of us came to Earth to manifest at a much slower speed than in Heaven, so we can get up close and personal with the inner workings of the Universe and get to know the journey of our growth at each vibrational level from start to finish.

With greater love for yourself and others, you can slow the pace of your ambitions to explore each facet of your reality from a more mature standpoint.

Just as a child envisioning being a chef might dream of running their first restaurant as a refuge from the slow agonizing pace of learning in culinary school, the wisdom of life reminds the child, “If you think culinary school is challenging, you have no idea what awaits you in a professional kitchen. Only by thriving in school may you succeed in the areas such schooling prepared you for.”

There is a reason you have what you have. There is a reason you don’t have what you don’t. It’s not a punishment or a sign that you are out of alignment. It is merely another stage of cosmic preparation, where the Universe is more interested in helping you embody your spiritual mastery than stalling your evolution with the brand new ‘objects’ only your ego insists will make you more joyful, happy, nourished, and fulfilled.

Yes. It is time to AWAKEN.

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 27, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 27, 2020
muditā — sympathetic or vicarious joy

Sace labhetha nipakaṃ sahāyaṃ
saddhiṃ caraṃ sādhuvihāridhīraṃ,
abhibhuyya sabbāni parissayāni,
careyya tenattamano satīmā.

If for company you find a wise and prudent friend
who leads a good life,
you should, overcoming all impediments,
keep their company joyously and mindfully.

Dhammapada 23.328
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Energy Update | January 27, 2020

You WILL experience your dreams as a reality for you. It is a must. It’s already done.

You now must begin to own your manifestation as yours! Doesn’t that feel good? Act on it. Be consistent. Make that choice. Move into it. You are being supported by the universe in every way.

All your thoughts matter. All your ideas and visions will thrive. You will start to be more conscious of noticing what you think and speak happening.

Sometimes, it might be seeing something you were thinking about everywhere or even noticing what you talk about happen. You recognizing this pattern is already helping you shift.

You’re having many realizations. You’re starting to see not only know but to actually see how powerful your thoughts are. It’s not about reading about it, but experiencing it for yourself so nobody can ever tell you what’s possible for you.

You truly are magical and now more than ever it’s time for you to own it. It’s time to shine your light and make it happen. Whatever that’s been calling you in your soul, follow through with it.

This is also a time to take that leap of faith. Don’t even think about how and what’s next. Follow your gut/intuition. You have all the answers within you and I believe this is a great year for you. Keep your mindset on your vision. Keep believing in yourself. Remember why you even wanted all of this. Remember why you even started.

It’s time for you see how powerful you are.

The conditions and challenges in front of you are from the past. You have a chance to think new thoughts so you can reshape it all. Spend time imagining the possibilities and make changes in your habits. Celebrate your blessings now and be happy with yourself today.

Melchizedek | Elementals Evocation

As we cycle through the elements of

Earth Air Fire Water and Aether …

Spirit, the place where all elements come together …

Where our connection to Divinity

Flows through our connection with Breath …

To Wisdom,

To Inspiration:

Take a breath with me and

Let’s celebrate the Elements

Today, and every day …

We welcome you

Air, that’s in our Breath;

Fire, that sparks our synapses;

Water, and all the fluids of our body;

Earth, that is our skeleton and muscle,

And Spirit, that inspires us to Create

And to be in relationship with the whole Universe:

Holy Mother in whom we live, move and have our Being,

From you all things emerge,

And unto you all things return.

Open our hearts this blessed Day.

Touch our bodies and our minds.

Walk with us through the Gates of

Power, Shadow and Starlight …

Of Fire meeting Earth;

The Wind on the Ocean

And the sweet kiss of Life.

Blessed be our Journey.

May the blessings of all the World be upon you

The inspiration of all the Elements

May they flow through you

With each and every breath …

Blessings of the Divine Mother!

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(c) Victoria Generao

Recitation on MP3 here:

https://c2lo.reverbnation.com/audio_player/download_song_direct/14988172/5ef95c10de66e138c90b9eef990102d4

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 26, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 26, 2020 — parama — the ultimate

Yo ca dhammamabhiññāya
dhammamaññāya paṇḍito,
rahadova nivāte ca
anejo vūpasammati.

Thoroughly understanding the Dhamma
and freed from longing through insight,
the wise one rid of all desire
is calm as a pool unstirred by wind.

Itivuttaka 3.92
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Lifestyles | In Japan, Less is More

Recently, I spent several weeks travelling around Japan, experiencing firsthand the Japanese people’s respect for authority, reverence for nature, and kind consideration of other fellow beings, which was truly edifying. While I was certainly impressed by the graciousness of the Japanese, what fascinated me the most is their practice of the Zen Buddhist philosophy, “less … Continue reading “In Japan, Less is More”

Source: In Japan, Less is More – The Statesman

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 25, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 25, 2020 karaṇīya — something that should be done

Appamādaratā hotha!
Sacittamanurakkhatha!
Duggā uddharathattānaṃ,
paṅke sannova kuñjaro.

Delight in heedfulness!
Guard well your thoughts!
Draw yourself out of this bog of evil,
even as an elephant draws itself out of the mud.

Dhammapada 23.327
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita