Health | Day 5 of Tai Chi routine for Health, Vitality and Flexibility

Master Song, (English Name: Zak) an authentic and professional Kung-Fu/Wushu Master, a genuine elite trainer & coach from Shaolin, China. He has been training, performing and teaching Kung-Fu/Wushu for 25 years and specialises in Traditional Shaolin Kung-Fu, Contemporary Wushu, Sanda (Kick Boxing), Qigong & Tai Chi.

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 13, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for August 13, 2020
nibbhaya —  free from fear or danger, fearless, unafraid

Tañca kammaṃ kataṃ sādhu,
yaṃ katvā nānutappati,
yassa patīto sumano,
vipākaṃ paṭisevati.

Well done is that action of doing
which one repents not later,
and the fruit of which,
one reaps with delight and happiness.

Dhammapada 5.68
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Hau’ōli aloha Pō’ahā

Maikā’i kākahiāka ʻi nā mea a pau ʻia ʻōukōu maikāʻi pōe kānāka. Kona kupanaha Pō’ahā. E aloha ʻōukōu makemake e ʻike ʻi loko ʻo ke ʻāʻo nei. ʻI kā pōmaikā’i ʻo kā lā. ‘Ō kā maluhīa nō me ‘oe.

Good morning to all you beautiful people. It’s wonderful Thursday. Be the aloha you wish to see in the world. Have a blessed day. Peace be with you.

Musings …

Farewell Letter
by Gabriel Garcia Márquez

‘If for a while God forgot that I’m a puppet and gave me a piece of life, probably I wouldn’t say everything that I think, but definitively I would think everything that I say.

I would give more value to things not because of what they cost but because of what they mean.
I would sleep less and dream more. I understand that for each minute that we close our eyes, we lose sixty seconds of light.

I would walk when the others stopped, I would wake up when the others slept, I would listen when the others spoke, and how much I would enjoy a chocolate ice-cream!

If God gave me a piece of life I would dress simply, I would lie on the sun, “showing” not only my body but my soul. My God, if I had a heart, I would write my hate on the ice and I would wait for the sun to rise.

My God, if I had a piece of life… I won’t let a single day pass without saying people I love how much I love them. I would convince every single women and men that they are my favorites and I would live in love with love
I would prove people how wrong they are to think that they stop falling in love when they get older, without knowing that they get older when they stop falling in love!

To a kid… I would give him wings, but I let him alone to learn how to fly. To the elder I would teach them that death does not arrive with being old but with forgetting.

There are so many things I have learned from you, people… I have learned that everybody wants to live in the pick of the mountain without knowing that the true happiness lays in the way ‘you get into it’. I have learned that when a new born grasp his father’s fist for the first time, he caught him forever.

I have learned that a man has only the right to look down to another when he has to help him to stand up. There are so many things I have been able to learn from you, but actually they won’t be that worth, because when they keep me into this suitcase, unhappily I will be dying. Always say what you feel and do what you think.

If I knew today as the last time I’m gonna see you sleep, I would hug you so strong and I would pray the lord to be able to be the guardian of your soul. If I knew this is the last time I’m gonna see you going out through that door, I would give you a hug, a kiss and I would call you again to give you more. If I knew this was the last time I am gonna hear your voice, I would record each one of your words to be able to hear them forever. If I knew these were the last moments I see you I would tell you “I love you” and I wouldn’t assume, stupidly, that you already know it.

There is always a tomorrow and life gives us the opportunity to do things right, but in case I’m wrong and today is the only thing we have left, I would like to tell you how much I love you, and that I’m never going to forget you.
Nobody has for sure a tomorrow, young or old.

Today can be the last time you see the ones you love. So… don’t wait more, do it today, because if tomorrow never comes, you will for sure regret the day you didn’t take time for a smile, a hug, a kiss, and that you were so occupied to give them their last wish. Keep the ones you love near you, tell them in their ear how much you love them and treat them good. Take time to tell them ‘I’m sorry’, ‘forgive me’, ‘please’, ‘thank you’, and all the love words you know.

Nobody will remember you for your secret thoughts. Ask God for the strength and the wisdom to express them. Show your friends how important they are for you.’

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 12, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for August 12, 2020
cariya — conduct, behavior, state of, life

Yāvajīvampi ce bālo, paṇḍitaṃ payirupāsati,
Na so dhammaṃ vijānāti
dabbī sūparasaṃ yathā.

Though all one’s life a fool associates with a wise person,
one no more comprehends the Truth
than a spoon tastes the flavor of the soup.

Dhammapada 5.64
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Hau’ōli aloha Pō’akōlu

Aloha a me ka maikāʻi ‘o kā kākahiāka, ī nā mea a pau ʻia ‘ōukōu kanaka a maikāʻi.  Kākou nō ma kā hānā hebedoma hapalua ʻāla.  Mālāma nēʻe īmua, hula manāwa ʻūa ʻāneane ʻāneʻi. Ī kā maikāʻi ‘o 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.

Paradigm Shift | Must Listen: The Secret Covenant – The Cabal’s Master Plan

The SECRET COVENANT message is so powerful we were called to release this section in full, narrated by Chris P. and deliver it to the world. We are at a critical turning point in history and 👉 only 87 days away from the most important election of all time. TIME is of the ESSENCE. We kindly ask that you share this video everywhere, and to everyone. Thank you. GODSPEED!

Astronomy | Dwarf planet Ceres is an ‘ocean world’ with sea water beneath surface, mission finds

Mosaic image using false color to highlight the recently exposed brine, or salty liquids, that were pushed up from a deep reservoir under the crust of the dwarf planet Ceres. Photograph: Nasa/Reuters

Ceres, believed to be a barren space rock, has an ‘extensive reservoir’ of brine beneath its surface, images show

Source: Dwarf planet Ceres is an ‘ocean world’ with sea water beneath surface, mission finds

Astrology | Mind blowing week ahead Horoscopes

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

Mount Redoubt Eruption R. Clucas/ Public domainMount Redoubt Eruption R. Clucas/ Public domain

WOW what a week, Expect your mind to be blown. You thought 2020 was intense anyways. This week amps it up.

Mercury in LEO squares almost Retrograde URANUS in TAURUS. Taking risks with “Out there” thinking gets rewards. Reinvent your speech inflections, Uplevel communications skills, strategize like a Queen or King. Hot new hookups on the net.

This is a Scorpio themed and FIXED ENERGY top-up week
MARS in ARIES and PLUTO square off,this is intense and dangerous
Sun inconjuncts JUPITER, NEPTUNE in PISCES and PLUTO many potholes.
URANUS turns RETROGRADE The revolution is back to the drawing board for the rest of 2020.
MERCURY squares URANUS, inconjuncts JUPITER, NEPTUNE and PLUTO. Communication and language are being reinvented. 
VENUS squares CHIRON, childhood wounds need to be addressed and dressed.

Glue your hats/wigs to your head this week with superglue as MARS, Lilith and…

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Education | WALSH: Teachers Openly Fret That Parents Might Hear Them Brainwashing Children, Call Parents ‘Dangerous’

In one of the creepiest yet most revealing Twitter threads ever to be posted on the platform, a teacher recently fretted out loud that virtual classes might allow parents to hear him brainwashing their kids. Matthew R. Kay, an educator and author of a book on “how to lead meaningful race conversations in the classroom,” […]

Source: WALSH: Teachers Openly Fret That Parents Might Hear Them Brainwashing Children, Call Parents ‘Dangerous’

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 11, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for August 11, 2020
pāvaka — pure, bright, clear, shining

Uṭṭhānenappamādena,
saṃyamena damena ca,
dīpaṃ kayirātha medhāvī
yaṃ ogho nābhikīrati.

By effort and heedfulness,
discipline and self-mastery,
let the wise one make for oneself
an island which no flood can overwhelm.

Dhammapada 2.25
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 10, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for August 10, 2020 — upekkhā — equanimity, evenness of mind, a state of inner equipoise that cannot be upset by gain and loss, honor and dishonor, praise and blame, pleasure and pain

Sabhaggato vā parisaggato vā
ekassa veko na musā bhaṇeyya.
Na bhāṇaye bhaṇataṃ nānujaññā.
Sabbaṃ abhūtaṃ parivajjayeyya.

Having entered a royal court or a company of people
one should not speak lies.
One should not speak lies (oneself) nor incite others to do so.
One should completely avoid falsehood.

Sutta Nipāta 2.399
The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipāta, translated by John D. Ireland

Health & Wellness | Morning Tai Chi Routine – This Week’s Focus: Session 1

Let’s begin this last quarter of 2020 with a new daily Tai Chi routine.
 
Master Song, (English Name: Zak) an authentic and professional Kung-Fu/Wushu Master, a genuine elite trainer & coach from Shaolin, China. He has been training, performing and teaching Kung-Fu/Wushu for 25 years and specialises in Traditional Shaolin Kung-Fu, Contemporary Wushu, Sanda (Kick Boxing), Qigong & Tai Chi.
Each day this week, focus on Session 1’s concepts and techniques. Next week, we move on to Session 2.

Astrology | The Lion’s Gate – August 8, 2020

TODAY IS THE DAY! THE PORTAL IS OPEN!
Every year on the 8th day of the 8th month of the year (August 8th), there is a cosmic alignment called “the Lions Gateway”. The Lions Gate is a time of increased cosmic energy flowing between the physical and spiritual realms.

It’s called the Lions Gate, or Lions Gateway because it occurs in the astrological sign of Leo (the Lion). Leo as a Zodiac Sign is associated with the heart center and represents the individualized expression of the Divine.

This gateway is marked by an alignment between the Earth, the star Sirius and the Galactic Center.

The star Sirius lines up directly with the pyramids of Giza, and from our perspective on Earth it appears that Sirius (the brightest star we can see) comes closer to the Earth.

When this alignment happens, there is an intense surge of light which awakens DNA, activates the human energy field, and transmits high vibrational frequencies and codes of awakening.

Light codes of ascension, mastery, and evolution from Sirius pour towards Earth as well, aligning yet another level of activation and opportunity for progression on the ascension path.

The Lions gateway creates an incredible period of accelerated ascension… This year, it’s supercharged…!

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 07, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for August 07, 2020
nissanga — [nis+sanga] unattached, unobstructed, disinterested, unselfish

Uṭṭhānavato satīmato
sucikammassa nisammakārino,
saññatassa dhammajīvino, appamattassa yasobhivaḍḍhati.

Ever grows the glory of one
who is energetic, mindful and pure in conduct,
discerning and self-controlled, righteous and heedful.

Dhammapada 2.24
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 06, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for August 06, 2020
sūcaka — an informer, slanderer

Te jhāyino sātatikā, niccaṃ daḷhaparakkamā,
phusanti dhīrā nibbānaṃ, yogakkhemaṃ anuttaraṃ.

The wise ones, ever meditative and steadfastly persevering,
alone experience Nibbana, the incomparable freedom from bondage.

Dhammapada 2.23
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Hauʻōli Aloha Pō’ahā

baby-honuAloha kākahiaka kākou a Hauʻoli Aloha Po’aha. Ō ka maluhīa no me ʻoe.
Good morning to you all and a Happy Aloha Thursday. Peace be with you.

Aloha Kakahiaka Kakou a me Hauʻoli aloha Pōʻaha. Mai poina e hōʻolōʻihi i kāu aloha i nā mea a pau. ʻŌ kā maluhīa nō me ʻoe.


Good Morning Everyone and Happy aloha Thursday. Don’t forget to pass your aloha to all. Peace be with you.

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 05, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for August 05, 2020
anoma — [an+oma] not inferior, superior, perfect, supreme

Appamādo amatapadaṃ.
Pamādo maccuno padaṃ.
Appamattā na mīyanti.
Ye pamattā yathā matā.

Heedfulness is the path to the Deathless.
Heedlessness is the path to death.
The heedful die not.
The heedless are as if dead already.

Dhammapada 2.21
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita