Daily Words of the Buddha for October 31, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for October 31, 2020 -=- kasī — ploughing, cultivation of the soil

Uddhaṃ, tiriyaṃ apācinaṃ,
yāvatā jagato gati
samavekkhitā va dhammānaṃ
khandhānaṃ udayabbayaṃ.

Above, across or back again,
wherever one goes in the world
let one carefully scrutinise
the rise and fall of compounded things.

Itivuttaka 4.111
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Marine Ecology | Hawaiian Group Breaks World Record with Biggest Ocean Plastic Cleanup Ever

The Ocean Voyages Institute just removed over 100 tons of plastic waste from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch The Hawaiian non-profit Ocean Voyages Institute just broke the world record for the largest open-ocean clean-up in history. The crew removed over 100 tons (200,000 pounds) of plastic on a 48-day voyage […]

Source: Hawaiian Group Breaks World Record with Biggest Ocean Plastic Cleanup Ever

Ghouls, spirits, Halloween Astrology

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

Fixed Star Algol, at 26 degrees 10 minutes TAURUS has the rep for being the baddest star in the sky from a latter Greek patriarchal mythology.

Al Ghoul is the Arabic root word for this star which is also the etymology for ghouls or spirits, and spooky things, perfect for Halloween season. Also it’s the root word for alcohol/spirits. Devout muslims are forbidden to drink Alcohol.

Medusa was once a beautiful and fierce Amazon warrior goddess from Libya who wore her hair in dreadlocks which were seen as snakes. She was mythologized as a hideous powerful feared monster needing to be defeated by the patriarchs. She was slain by Perseus who used a mirror to avoid looking into her deadly eyes which could turn any man to stone. Clearly a symbol of men’s fear of powerful women and a brainwashing story about the defeat of independent strong women.

Saturn in…

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Activities and Applications of Emerging Herbal Preparations

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“Nutraceutical” is an umbrella term, often used interchangeably with “functional food”. Nutraceuticals are foods, food ingredients, or dietary supplements (DSs) with benefits beyond basic nutrition. They include functional and fortified foods, fiber products, herbs that are not primarily medicinal, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Regulated differently in different countries, they have varying routes to approval and histories of use. In traditional medical systems, foods are often used medicinally, and medicinal herbs or vegetables are often used in foods. There is an overall lack of regulation globally. Often, there is conflicting evidence for claimed benefits of nutraceuticals, with a paucity of clinical trials. Sales of botanicals vary from annually depending on many factors. Some may have new reports of efficacy; for others, popularity has other roots. Sales data, lacking for many areas, are unreliable where available due to varying definitions and range of outlets.

Extracts from a 2018 report list 2017’s…

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Medicinal Plant Research Experts Publish Extensive Review on Adaptogens

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On October 25, 2020, the scientific journal Medicinal Research Reviews published a review entitled “Evolution of the adaptogenic concept from traditional use to medical systems: Pharmacology of stress‐ and aging‐related diseases.”1 This paper, written by 11 medicinal plant experts, comes at a time when herbal adaptogens are becoming more widely used by proactive health consumers to deal with increasing mental and physical stress.

The concept of adaptogenic herbs was established in the years after World War II in Russia, but has gained acceptance around the world as evidenced by the market success of many adaptogens such as ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng), eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus), and rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea).

The publication is 74-pages long and cites 628 references. Adaptogens are introduced by providing definitions from various authors over 60 years. This is an important aspect of the paper, since…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for October 27, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for October 27, 2020 – aññātāvin — one who has complete insight

Pabbatassa suvaṇṇassa,
jātarūpassa kevalo
dvittāva nālamekassa:
iti vidvā samañcare.

Were there a mountain all made of gold,
doubled that would not be enough
to satisfy a single person:
know this and live accordingly.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.156
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Theosophy | Finding Enlightenment in Times of Darkness – The Theosophical Society

As human beings, we all experience times of darkness. These times can be initiated by something external to us such as the death of a loved one, a pandemic, or a natural disaster. Times of darkness can also originate internally, brought about through life events like experiencing a milestone birthday, or feeling that life has lost its meaning. These experiences, whether externally or internally initiated, can leave us suffering intense pain as well as feeling overwhelmed and lost. However, it is possible to reach toward enlightenment during times of darkness, thus alleviating these feelings. In this talk, we will explore, not only times of darkness, but enlightenment, its meaning, how we may strive toward it. Presented on October 22, 2020.

Daily Words of the Buddha for October 26, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for October 26, 2020 – ajjavatā — straight forwardness, up-rightness

Tasseva tena pāpiyo,
yo kuddhaṃ paṭikujjhati.
Kuddhaṃ appaṭikujjhanto,
saṅgāmaṃ jeti dujjayaṃ.

The worse of the two is one,
who, when abused, retaliates.
One who does not retaliate,
wins a battle hard to win.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.188
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha for October 23, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for October 23, 2020
kalyāṇamitta — a good friend; a person of wholesome qualities who is a good friend esp. in helping one progress spiritually by his/her example and advice

Upanīyati jīvitamappamāyu.
Jarūpanītassa na santi tāṇā.
Etaṃ bhayaṃ maraṇe pekkhamāno,
lokāmisaṃ pajahe santipekkho.

Life is swept along, next-to-nothing its span.
For one swept to old age no shelters exist.
Perceiving this danger in death,
one should drop the world’s bait and look for peace.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.100
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Hau’ōli Aloha Pō’alima

Hau’ōli aloha Pō’alima a pau. Kā hopena pūle, ‘ūa ʻanēʻi pela ke hoike nei ī kekāhi lēʻalēʻa ī loko ʻo kā lā me kā ‘ōhana a me nā hōa aloha. Loāʻa he nūi lā. ‘O kā maluhīa nō me ‘oe.

Happy aloha Friday everyone. The weekend is here so lets have some fun in the sun with family and friends. Have a great day. Peace be with you.

Arts & Culture | The Power of Poetry, with William Sieghart, Jeanette Winterson and Helena Bonham Carter

The Power of Poetry, with William Sieghart, Jeanette Winterson and Helena Bonham Carter

For 15 years, the power of the spoken word has been at the heart of Intelligence Squared’s mission. Argument and debate, we believe, can move, persuade and create real change. Now, in these anxious and divided times, we held a special event that celebrated the positive, transformative force of another kind of spoken word – poetry. William Sieghart told the extraordinary story of his bestselling book, The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul. This is no conventional collection but one created from Sieghart’s own, personal experience of prescribing real poems to real people in need. Every poem is matched to a specific condition: fear of the unknown, unrequited love, stagnation, purposelessness, convalescence, oppression.

Joining him in conversation were novelist and poetry devotee Jeanette Winterson. Together they explored poetry’s uncanny ability to calm, console and, above all, connect us to the minds and feelings of others. Finding the right poem at the right moment is not just a problem shared, Sieghart says, but a problem transformed. It is ‘to discover a powerful sense of complicity, and that precious realisation: I’m not the only one who feels like this.’ It is to forge a connection with ‘this stranger who understands – and what results is a sort of peace.’ Bringing the poems to dramatic life were a cast of star actors including Helena Bonham Carter, Sue Perkins, Jason Isaacs and Tom Burke.

Paradigm Shift | On Authenticity, with Matt Kahn

Authenticity is the new awake. It is not an awake spirit in the absence of body or world, but our willingness to integrate our awakening spirit into the body and express our uniqueness fully in the world. When authentic, we are able to experience an entire spectrum of personal expression, whether labeled as good, bad, or otherwise, from the perspective of our inherently liberated all loving intelligence. In authenticity, we welcome life with enthusiasm, while remaining open to the miraculous gifts that each moment provides. As authenticity dawns, we come to see how our most limiting experiences are not based on outcome, but how we respond within and throughout to the circumstances at hand.

When authentic, the worst feelings are not the end result of misfortune, but moments when our most vulnerable responses were left unrecognized or under appreciated. We don’t have to like our experiences to be authentic. We just have to be honest about how things feel. As the heartfelt honesty and courage of true authenticity awakens, we come to see how all things are healed by time, instead of through the instance of your will. From this space, the human experience can be celebrated as the perfection of spirit expressed through the glory of individuality that honors the desire of Truth to know itself in infinite ways.

– Matt Kahn

Daily Words of the Buddha for October 22, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for October 22, 2020
kalyāṇaputhujjana — a person of good habits etc who has not yet attained sotāpatti,
but is aiming at such attainments

Icchāya bajjhatī loko.
Icchāvinayāya muccati.
Icchāya vippahānena
sabbaṃ chindati bandhanaṃ.

With desire the world is tied down.
With the subduing of desire it’s freed.
With the abandoning of desire
all bonds are cut through.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.69
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Energy Update | October 20, 2020

It’s time for you to start seeing things happen. It’s time to start receiving. You had enough lessons. You did the work. You overcame so much. You believed even when it was hard to. You never gave up. You pushed through it all. You’ve been patient long enough. You’ve remained strong through many trails and challenges. Nothing broke you. You still here standing strong. It’s your turn. It’s your time. Something you’ve been working on is finally about to pay off. Never worry, stress, or overthink how everything you’re trying to manifest or waiting to receive will happen for you. Just believe that it will. Believe in it.

Now it’s your turn to start receiving blessings and it is about to happen for you. Things are getting more clear. The answers you need are arriving. The universe is getting ready to make a delivery in your life. In the meantime, celebrate and smile like you’ve already received everything you have been asking for.
There’s great power in believing what you can envision in your mind, not really in what’s happening in front of you. Everything that can happen for you, starts with a single thought. You have to believe in it till it shows up. The more you believe in that thought, the more you will feel it. The more you feel it, the quicker it will manifest it into your reality. You should trust in the greater power that’s constantly aligning everything for you through your visions and inner state of being. Choose to connect with your higher power to guide you through this process of change and receiving.

You will grow stronger everyday, because you trust the energy that sustains you. How can you not trust the source that powers all of life so precisely without a single error? Don’t let fear, negativity, and lower vibrational energy steal your shine. Noticing blessings is just a matter of perspective. See the light in every situation. See what’s moving everything and what’s giving it so much life. Connect with it. Connect with your spirit during this time of great transformations. You’re about to receive in a major way!

Our Story | Gods’ Creation Of Five Different Human Races – Ages Of Man On The Earth And The End Of The World | Ancient Pages

There are many ancient myths and legend about the creation of different human races in ancient times. In Greek mythology, it is described how each human race created by the gods was less advanced than the previous one.

Source: Gods’ Creation Of Five Different Human Races – Ages Of Man On The Earth And The End Of The World | Ancient Pages