Daily Words of the Buddha for April 23, 2021

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Attanā hi kataṃ pāpaṃ, attanā saṃkilissati;
attanā akataṃ pāpaṃ, attanāva visujjhati.
Suddhī asuddhi paccattaṃ:
nāñño aññaṃ visodhaye.

By doing evil, one defiles oneself;
by avoiding evil, one purifies oneself.
Purity and impurity depend upon oneself:
no one can purify another.

Dhammapada 12.165
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Sedona, Arizona, Imagined landscapes of Max Ernst

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

Sedona Arizona, Vortex red rocks,Tara GreeneSedona, Arizona, Tara Greene October 2019 Photo by Iala Jaggs

One of my favourite artists is surrealist Max Ernst. Max Ernst lived in Sedona Arizona in the 1940’s after dreaming of its surreal red rock landscape since he was a boy in Germany. Sedona called me to live there too. It is my spiritual home. I have always loved art. I told my mother when I was nine years old that I was going to be an artist. I loved to draw and write poems, I was taking dance lessons all the time since I was five years old. I sang and did pantomime shows.

I knew that being an artist gave me a license to be free.  I went to a Technical high school to major in Art. It was very rigorous, all afternoon was life drawing, photography, commercial arts, ceramics, interior design, marketing, we had to go to…

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Chauvin-Floyd Case and the centaur Nessus

Cristina Laird's Astrology

Tuesday, April 20th, a jury found a white cop “guilty of murder” for killing George Floyd, an African-American citizen, after a 17-year-old recorded a live video of the murder that occurred on May 25, 2020. Watching the video is a painful experience that fills us with rage, impotence and sadness. Among all the injustices that occur in the world every second, it seemed to confront us with an uncomfortable and very concrete reality: the abuse of some people representing the institutions that supposedly are there to protect us, and of course, the humanity of it all. The verdict affects many people around the world as it provokes a feeling of “at last.” When the Sun entered the sign of Taurus to join Mercury, Venus, and Uranus in the sign of the Bull, something provokes the feeling that perhaps this brings the possibility of a change (Uranus), a small step toward…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for April 22, 2021

Pāli Word a Day for April 22, 2021 — titikkhati — to bear, endure, stand

Dānañca, peyyavajjañca,
atthacariyā ca yā idha,
samānattatā ca dhammesu,
tattha tattha yathārahaṃ;
ete kho saṅgahā loke
rathassāṇīva yāyato.

Generosity, kind words,
doing a good turn for others,
and treating all people alike:
these bonds of sympathy are to the world
what the linchpin is to the chariot wheel.

Jātaka 20
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika