Daily Words of the Buddha for June 22, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for June 22, 2020
amosadhamma — that which doesn’t have a false nature, true, unerring, unfailing

Kāyamuniṃ vācāmuniṃ,
manomunimanāsavaṃ,
muniṃ moneyyasampannaṃ.
Āhu ninhātapāpakaṃ.

Silent in body, silent in speech,
silent in mind, without defilement,
blessed with silence is the sage.
One is truly washed of evil.

Itivuttaka 3.67
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Astrology | Rare Cancer Solar Eclipse June 20/21

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

Cancer “World Point ” Annular Solar Eclipse is exact June 20/21 @11:41 pm PDT/ JUNE 21 @ 2:41 am EDT/ 6:41 am GMT. The Solstice and equinoxes are one of the 4 major “World Points” which marks the ingress of every season.

The 0 degrees Point of Cardinal Cancer marks the beginning of SUMMER in the Northern Hemisphere at the SUMMER SOLSTICE. The only other time an annular solar eclipse coincides with the June Solstice in this Century is on June 21, 2039. This is a rare synchronicity. 

If your birthday is June 19-22 you will be affected the most as well as anyone born in the last day of SAGITTARIUS first day of CAPRICORN and the last day of PISCES first day of ARIES and the last day of VIRGO first day of LIBRA. 

 All SOLAR ECLIPSES focus on outward visible, conscious expression. A Solar Eclipse occurs only on…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for June 21, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for June 21, 2020
niraggaḷa — unobstructed, free

Manopakopaṃ rakkheyya;
manasā saṃvuto siyā.
Manoduccaritaṃ hitvā,
manasā sucaritaṃ care.

Let one guard oneself against irritability in thought;
let one be controlled in mind.
Abandoning mental misconduct,
let one practice good conduct in thought.

Dhammapada 17.233
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Astrology | One Hundred Million times Lucky Solar eclipse

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

According to Tibetan Buddhists, you can get ONE HUNDRED MILLION TIMES the Good Karma during solar eclipses from saying specific mantras and following certain precepts. Seven million times good karma on a lunar eclipse.  

You don’t have to be a strict Tibetan Buddhist to get 100 million times the benefits on this auspicious day.

SOLAR ECLIPSES are NOT Times to do MAGIC especially Black Magix hexes or CURSES as they will come back at you 100,000,000 times. 

The actual partial solar eclipse is June 20 @ 11:41 pm PDT/ June 21 @ 2:41 am EDT/ 6:41 am GMT

check the eclipse calculator in your location 

I believe that you can still get great luck if your intent is pure and prayers are offered with a sincere heart. Repeat the main mantra and meditate for as long as you can. Every hour adds up.

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Daily Words of the Buddha for June 20, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for June 20, 2020
upasama — still, calm, quiet

Vacīpakopaṃ rakkheyya;
vācāya saṃvuto siyā.
Vacīduccaritaṃ hitvā,
vācāya sucaritaṃ care.

Let one guard oneself against irritability in speech;
let one be controlled in speech.
Abandoning verbal misconduct,
let one practice good conduct in speech.

Dhammapada 17.232
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Photographer Captures A Once-In-A-Lifetime Shot Of A ‘Horizontal Rainbow’ That Filled The Whole Sky

Sancta Rosa

Image credits: Cessna Kutz

Fire rainbows aren’t actually rainbows and they have nothing to do with fire, either. Technically known as circumhorizontal arcs, these optical phenomena occur when the sun is higher than 58° in the sky. The other ingredient forming these arcs are cirrus clouds, which are thin, feathery clouds occurring at higher altitudes. The temperature where these clouds exist is low; therefore, they are made of hexagonal ice crystals. When optimally aligned, these crystals act as a prism and that results in refraction that is reminiscent of a rainbow.

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Spirituality | Master Shi Heng Yi – 5 hindrances to self-mastery 

Meet Shaolin Master Shi Heng Yi in his serene talk about self-discovery. Learn why rainfall is an essential part of each flowering. And every small step – part of the journey to the highest peek. The hindrances along the way to self-discovery and personal growth are easy to overcome. Learn how from his talk. For more than 30 years, Master Shi Heng Yi has been studying and practicing the interaction between mind and body. His strength is the ability to smoothly combine this knowledge with physical exercises and to practice Martial art –Kung Fu and Qi Gong. He has an academic background but he prefers to live at the Shaolin Temple Europe, Monastery located in Otterberg, Germany. Since 2010 he has been taking care of the settlement and he personifies the sustainable development and spreading the Shaolin culture and philosophy. As a contemporary monk, Master Yi holds a smartphone in the folds of his clothes as he sees no contradiction between living together with ancient knowledge and high technology. “The universal law of being successful and happy at the same time means finding the balance”, says master Yi. And as for flying – yes, he really can do it! He only needs a stick and a little space. We expect him to fly-in and share about the Shaolin way at TEDxVitosha 2020.

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 18, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for June 18, 2020

nirupatāpa — untroubled, without vexation

Kāyappakopaṃ rakkheyya;
kāyena saṃvuto siyā.
Kāyaduccaritaṃ hitvā,
kāyena sucaritaṃ care.

Let one guard oneself against irritability in bodily action;
let one be controlled in deed.
Abandoning bodily misconduct,
let one practice good conduct in deed.

Dhammapada 17.231
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Hau’ōli lā Pō’ahā

Aloha e Hau’ōli lā Pō’ahā. Mai hō’oni ī kā wai lana mālie. Ō kā maluhia nō me ‘oe.

Greetings and Happy Thursday. “Do Not Disturb the Water That is Tranquil.” Peace be with you.

When you find yourself not enjoying the peace and quiet of a supposed relaxing day, remind yourself not to interrupt your own peaceful thoughts. It’s not always easy but it sure makes for a refreshed soul when life starts back up again. 

Astrology | 2020 Solstice Eclipse begins Water Horse Month

Susan Levitt

water horse pic

June 20 2020 at 11:41 pm PDT is a new Moon eclipse in Water sign Cancer. Cancer rules the 4th house of home, family, and nurturing. Many people are staying home due to Covid-19, so continue to create a home sanctuary and take care of self and others.

This new Moon eclipse occurs on Summer Solstice, the start of summer and the longest day in the northern hemisphere. Plus this new Moon eclipse begins Water Horse month. Fiery Horse is strong and brave, and is one of the power animals of the Chinese zodiac. The Water Horse is more sensitive and sentimental than other Horses, but like all Horses they prize freedom and independence.

So during Water Horse lunar month, people do not want to be told what to do. They could be ruled be their feelings (Water), impulses, and subjective interpretation of facts. There’s plenty of Water to be…

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La’au Lapa’au | Herbal Companies Brace for Supply Chain Impacts of COVID-19

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

This article reports on market conditions as of mid-April 2020 for herbal ingredients and products. Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs {CBCOH} is not recommending any of the mentioned botanical ingredients as remedies to prevent or treat coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19).

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, a global pandemic. By the end of March, about one-third of the world’s population was under some form of quarantine or public lockdown, and the virus has prompted a tsunami of disruptions to the global economy.1

The pandemic has had ripple effects across every economic sector, as companies and workers have halted travel and adapted to the new reality of “nonessential” business closures, supply chain interruptions, and nationwide stay-at-home orders. It is an unprecedented event for most people and has the potential to forever change life and business.

For the herbal products…

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La’au Lapa’au | Food as Medicine: Moringa (Moringa oleifera, Moringaceae)

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Moringa oleifera is one of the 12 known Moringa species in the horseradish tree family (Moringaceae) that flourish in drier parts of the world.1 Nine species occur in eastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and Somalia, of which eight moringa flowersare endemic to Africa, and three species occur in India.1,2 Belonging to the Brassicales order, this plant family is distantly related to cruciferous vegetables like arugula (Eruca vesicaria ssp. sativa, Brassicaceae) and broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica, Brassicaceae) and contains many of the same nutrients and sulfurous phytochemicals.1,3 Moringa species grow as stout-stemmed trees or shrubs. Some species are known as bottle trees and have a large root system that enhances water storage and aids the trees’ survival during periods of drought.1 Members of the Moringa genus have corky gray bark and distinct bi- or tri-pinnately compound leaves that have conspicuous swellings, or pulvini, at…

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Astrology | Mercury Retrograde Emotional reset

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

June 17 astrology aspects today  with the moon in Bullish Taurus

Mercury turns retrograde in PDT tonight at 14+ CANCER on SIRIUS and U.S. SUN

June 18th at 12:59 am EDT until July 12.

Expect the usual Mercury Retrograde snafus but this time its expressed through Cancerian themes, women, emotions, your tummy, your mom, your emotional needs, intuition and dreams and what makes you feel safe emotionally.

Its time for an emotional review, a rewind of your childhood issues and cleansing cleansing cleansing.

If you’re born at mid-degree of ARIES, LIBRA and CAPRICORN you will experience this Retrograde the most. Cleanse your emotions, diet and home.

It’s an emotional re-set, revolution, review, reflection. What with the BLACK LIVES MATTER and revolution against status quo and police being racist. We need to find an emotionally stable place to look at what needs to go and what people need to feel emotionally…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for June 17, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for June 17, 2020

sītibhāva — cold, cool + condition, nature, becoming = to become cooled, calm, tranquillized

Diso disaṃ yaṃ taṃ kayirā,
verī vā pana verinaṃ;
micchāpaṇihitaṃ cittaṃ
pāpiyo naṃ tato kare.

Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy,
or a foe to a foe,
the ill-directed mind
can do to you even worse.

Udāna 4.33
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Hauʻōli aloha Pō’akōlu

Maikāʻi kākahiāka a pau a me hauʻōli aloha Pō’akōlu. ‘Ōla ī kā makana ma Ke ʻĀkūa. Nā kōu Pō’akōlu, ʻāe hō’omanā’o e hā’awi mai ke ʻĀkūa i ke aloha nō ka mea, a pau ʻia ʻōukou mea. ʻŌ kā maluhīa nō me ‘oe.
 
Good Morning, everyone, and Happy aloha Wednesday. Life is a gift from God. Enjoy your Wednesday and remember to give God thanks for all you have. Peace be with you.

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 16, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for June 16, 2020
bhūmi — ground, earth, region

Yadūnakaṃ taṃ saṇati,
yaṃ pūraṃ santameva taṃ.
Aḍḍhakumbhūpamo bālo,
rahado pūrova paṇḍito.

Things that are empty make a noise,
the full is always quiet.
The fool is like a half-filled pot,
the wise one is like a deep still pool.

Sutta Nipāta 3.726
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

La’au Lapa’au | NAHA | Fennel: A Versatile Powerhouse of Nutrition 

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Fennel: A Versatile Powerhouse of Nutrition 
By Marie Olson, RWP, NTP, CA 

Fennel is an interesting and versatile plant. It has several uses culinarily, and also provides benefits herbally and aromatically.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a perennial herb that is highly aromatic. It has been described as having the flavor of black licorice, or anise (Pimpinella anisum), but many find it to be much milder, which makes it suitable for a variety of applications. There are three different plant parts that are used in cooking: The seeds, the stalk/bulb, and the fronds.

Edible Parts of Fennel

The fronds resemble dill (Anethum graveolens) in both appearance and flavor. That makes sense, since both fennel and dill are from the Apiaceae family, which includes celery (Apium graveolens), parsley (Petroselinum sativum), and coriander (Coriandrum sativum). It is also a relative of anise (Pimpinella anisum), which it resembles both physically and aromatically. The fronds are often used as a garnish…

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La’au Lapa’au | NAHA | Herbal Salves for Aromatherapy

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Herbal Salves for Aromatherapy

By Anna Pageau, NAHA Certified Professional Aromatherapist®

What is a salve? A salve as defined by dictionary.com is “a medicinal ointment for healing or relieving wounds and sores.”1 Many over-the-counter remedies are salves such as Neosporin®. Lip balms are also a form of salve, so a salve doesnt have to be medicinal, just nourishing to the skin. Salves in general are a simple formula with just a few ingredients. They generally include an oil and a wax to create a semi-solid material. Today people use the terms lotion bars or balms to also describe salves.

These oil-rich salves are used to nourish and protect skin. They lock moisture in, keeping skin soft and smooth throughout the seasons. Salves can be made as thick as a bar of soap. A salve will remain in a solid state…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for June 15, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for June 15, 2020
bujjhati — to be awake, to be enlightened, to perceive, to know, recognise, understand

Anupubbena medhāvī, thokaṃ thokaṃ, khaṇe khaṇe,
Kammāro rajatasseva,
niddhame malamattano

One by one, little by little, moment by moment,
a wise one should remove one’s own impurities,
as a smith removes dross from silver.

Dhammapada 18.239
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Spiritual Radio | Coming up 2020/06/15 Sticky Attitudes, Practical Magic – Lanakila on Tarot Joy 

Float away in Calm – 2 Meditations from Sultry Voiced Lanakila. Sticky Attitude?  You NEED Practical Magic. Join Us.

Ann Marie’s Velvet voiced guest, Rev. Dr. Victoria Lanakila is going to blow you away with 2 sultry Meditations on Sticky Attitudes, Practical Magic. Fetch your dancing shawl, belly dancing bells as the music is hot!

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La’au Lapa’au | Boswellia Extract May Be Beneficial for Reducing Inflammation and Pain in Patients Newly Diagnosed with Knee Osteoarthritis

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common age-related disorder associated with chronic inflammation, joint pain, decreased mobility, and negative impact on quality of life. OA of the knee is the most common form of arthritis. Acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the primary medications used for symptoms related to OA of the knee. These pharmacological interventions often lead to gastrointestinal, renal, and cardiovascular risk. Gum resin extracted from boswellia (Boswellia serrata, Burseraceae) has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat chronic inflammatory diseases, including OA. Studies have shown boswellia extract to be beneficial for treating age-related inflammatory disorders. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study, Boswellin (Sabinsa Corporation; East Windsor, New Jersey) was evaluated for its efficacy and safety in treating OA of the knee and to determine the interactions of b-boswellic acid with progression of OA of the knee.

Male and female patients between the ages of 35 and…

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