If any person were to say that the Buddha is now coming or going, or sitting up or lying down — they would not have understood the principle I’ve been teaching. Why? Because the true Buddha is never coming from anywhere or going anywhere.
~ The Diamond Sutra
attano ahitāni ca.
Yaṃ ve hitañca sādhuñca,
taṃ ve paramadukkaraṃ.
Easy to do are things
that are bad and harmful to oneself.
But exceedingly difficult to do
are things that are good and beneficial.
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita
Aloha kākahiāka a me hau’ōli lā Lā’pule. Ī lā hōʻokamahāʻo nōu ‘ōukōu. Ō kā maluhia nō me ‘oe.
Good morning and Hello Sunday! Everyone have a wonderful day. Peace be with you.
The theory or model of Multiple Intelligences has made significant headway in the academic community since its inception. But there has been a gap in the literature with regards […]
Burning Frankincense in the form of incense has been a big part of religious and other cultural ceremonies for a millennium. The resin from the Boswellia tree also known as Frankincense or olibanum is believed to be an aroma that will help your soul reach spiritual exaltation. […]
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The world is waiting with bated breath for the historical birth of the Royal Baby of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan which is expected at the end of April or the beginning of May.
I am going to predict when I sense the new American Royal baby will be born using astrology and my intuition.
The Prince and the Duchess have decided to keep news of the birth public which is entirely their decision to make. Despite the huge public interest in them and everything Duchess Meghan wears, does,or doesn’t do they are not in direct line to the Throne and have much more leeway. They are not celebrities.
Duchess Meghan is a California girl and a thoroughly modern millennial. She has been imbued with yoga since she was a child by her yoga instructor mother Doria Ragland. Duchess Meghan has been embracing a more holistic, organic lifestyle incorporating modern…
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HAppy Easter and Passover
The Big Pink Full Moon April 19 which is also a Blue Moon reminds me of that famous The Band album was recorded in the Saugerties in upstate New York in 1967-1968.Some of the Bands most famous songs came from their debut album Like The Weight. Bob dylan also recorded his Basement tapes with the band here in 1967
After the Full Moon,Moon enters Scorpio on Good Friday @ 5:41 am PDT/ 8:41 am EDT/ 12:41 am GMT.
The emotionally intense sign of power, control, secrets, our psychological shadows, soul, death and rebirth fits in with the symbolism of Easter perfectly.
Moon opposes Uranus
Expect expect major emotional quakes. Moods will be very up and down and chaotic.
Moon Quincunx’s Mercury and Chiron in Aries. There will be hurting words. Be careful not to lash out in anger especially with …
Mercury conjunct Chiron in…
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Happy Saturday! The word of the day is conflict…so, I have a question for you? How are you dealing with yesterday’s Full Moon which occurred at 29° Libra? Bear in mind the Moon is now in intense Scorpio. Do you have a tendency to engage in every argument which comes your way? Or, do you do your best to avoid conflicts and find some sort of means to keep the peace and promote togetherness in your world? Today the Sun moves into Taurus, leaving Aries where it was exalted, and Venus leaves its comfy place in Pisces to move into Aries. The rose-colored glasses come off, and blunt words and actions may show themselves before the end of the day. Like I said…conflict.
Not all conflict is in your outer world. I would venture that while events surrounding you may be more visible to the naked eye, the real conflicts…
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Even though the word “saimin” is derived from the Chinese, this noodle soup dish evolved in Hawaii during the sugar plantation days. Today, most local restaurants have saimin on their menus. People from outside of Hawaii do not know the word ”saimin”. And it’s not to be confused with ramen from Japan. The noodles are different. It’s definitely made in Hawaii.
… Balance is the naked truth of nature and this quote holds true especially in case of breath. As the great yogis say, we are the breath we inhale & exhale, the fine line between how much to hold in and how much to let go, creates the necessary ‘equilibrium’. […]
Attā hi attano nātho;
ko hi nātho paro siyā?
Attanā hi sudantena,
nāthaṃ labhati dullabhaṃ.
One truly is the protector of oneself;
who else could the protector be?
With oneself fully controlled,
one gains a mastery that is hard to gain.
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita
Tantra and Supernatural Power
Anand Marg_The Path of Bliss
The science of spirituality developed out of human beings’ innate desire to unravel the mystery of creation. Humans began to search for the secret causes underlying both the dreadful and the beautiful aspects of nature. They looked around them at the rivers and streams, the far-flung mountain ranges, the flashes of lightning; they heard the thunder; they listened to the roaring of ferocious animals – and they began to plumb the depths of these mysteries. These endeavours to get at the hidden truth of everything are what is known as Tantra. Since these endeavours were carried on at different times, in different places, and by different groups of individuals, we find some differences in methodology among the various schools of Tantra.
Tantra originated in [South] Asia, and its propounders were the Austrics, [the Dravidians,] and the Mongolians.(1) Among these peoples, the Dravidians and the Mongolians were more developed, the Austrics less. The practitioners of the more-developed Tantra would look upon things from a broad point of view, renouncing all narrow thinking. They would always strive hard to advance the welfare of the masses. Through such selfless service, they would overcome the fetters of the mind, such as hatred and shame. The practitioners of the less-developed Tantra would behave in just the opposite way. They would indulge in casteism; in expressions of untouchability; and in expressions of hatred and envy in relation to other groups.
The overcoming of material bondages signifies the greatest human progress. The word tantra signifies that one “frees oneself from the bondages of crudity;” therefore Tantra is considered the best kind of spiritual practice. Lord Sadáshiva was the first propounder of this Tantra. He developed certain fixed rules, and thereby ensured all-round progress in the different aspects of human life. He brought about a perfect system, reviewing and coordinating all branches of Tantra. He researched and proved the efficacy of both the [external] and the [internal] aspects of Tantra.(2) The [external] aspect of Tantra consisted of sádhaná with skulls, in cemeteries. The [internal] aspect of Tantra consisted of the practice of yoga. [It is ultimately] through [internal] Tantra that human beings can reach the heights of spiritual success.
Human beings can never win liberation by flattering Prakrti. An entity which is flattered becomes proud. Human beings must not become the slaves of matter. If sádhakas will worship Puruśa and ignore Prakrti, they will find that Prakrti will automatically begin to flatter them.There is no such thing as “supernatural” in this world. All sorts of powers lie dormant in human beings. Sometimes we get glimpses of these latent powers. In a more-developed terminology, these glimpses will be called “intellect” or “intuition”. Human beings can develop that which they have glimpsed, eventually attaining extraordinary powers. In the eyes of ordinary people, these powers appear to be supernatural, but actually they are natural. But it is a fact that ordinary persons cannot do these extraordinary things, and that is why they look upon these powers as supernatural.
Tantra is a source of such extraordinary powers. Within a short period, all the páshas and ripus [fetters and enemies] which bind the mind become broken. As long as the mind is in bondage, it tends to move towards crude material objects; that is, the mind remains inextricably associated with matter. But once the bondages become snapped through the practice of Tantra, the mind becomes detached from those crude objects. This implies the elevation of human beings, because [it is through detachment that] physical, psychic, and spiritual progress becomes possible. Humans are predominantly-mental beings, and sometimes [certain of them] develop extraordinary intellect; because of their greater concentration of mind, their societies consider them to be a superior type of person.
When we talk about the ripus [enemies] of the mind, we mean only the [internal, or, innate] enemies.(3) For a human being to bring the ripus under perfect control signifies an important victory. Those persons who can do so attain greater control over the forces of matter, and can perform feats that in the eyes of the common masses betoken some kind of supernatural power.
In Tantra the endeavour to establish control over matter or over external forces is called avidyá sádhaná. And the practice which leads to self-realization is called vidyá sádhaná. And that branch of Tantra which is neither vidyá sádhaná nor avidyá sádhaná is called upavidyá sádhaná. Only vidyá sádhaná contributes to the welfare of humanity; the other two practices are merely a waste of time. Márańa, uccát́ana, sammohan, váshiikárańa, etc., come within the definition of avidyá sádhaná. The practice of avidyá leads to degradation. Sadáshiva, the original propounder of Tantra, collected and systematized all the branches of Tantra, but He did not encourage the practice of avidyá, because it is an inferior order of sádhaná. When people practise sádhaná in order to attain “supernatural” powers, their mental objects ultimately become crude, for after attaining such powers, they utilize them for self-aggrandizement or for revenge.
Vidyá sádhaná was almost extinct for the last 1200 years. And there are now only a handful of real Avidyá Tantrics left – the rest are charlatans and hypocrites. After death, these people will be reborn as worms and insects.
Human beings practise sádhaná in order to become one with Brahma, not to become ghosts or ghouls. To become one with Brahma, they must practise Vidyá Tantra, and not Avidyá Tantra. Of course through either kind of sádhaná, sádhakas gain freedom from the páshas and ripus. But the difference between the two sádhanás is that the practitioners of Vidyá Tantra channelize their spiritual powers towards the attainment of Paramátmá, whereas the practitioners of Avidyá Tantra utilize their acquired powers for mundane benefits. Through Vidyá Tantra one “binds” [wins] Paramátmá, while through Avidyá Tantra one binds [dominates] living beings. Vidyá Tantrics accept Paramátmá as their object of supreme adoration, and in order to become one with Him, they channelize all the powers they have acquired towards Him.
From a medical point of view also, Tantra sádhaná has its usefulness. In ancient times there were Vedic experts in áyurveda.(4) But as they were not Tantrics, they were handicapped in fully utilizing their medical knowledge to cure patients. Because of their prejudices – their hatred of certain groups, their belief in untouchability, their casteism, etc. – they would hesitate to touch the bodies of their patients; whereas the Tantric doctors, because of their control over [such enemies and fetters as] hatred, fear and shame, could render medical service in a proper way. The practices of dissection and surgery rested mainly in the hands of Tantric doctors.
July 1960, Muzaffarpur
Shrii shrii anandmurti ji
Universal Spiritual Master
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“We suppress our authenticity because we want to avoid the pain of not being loved. By suppressing our authenticity, we create suffering for ourselves. Then we get into situations in life, and relationships, which are not authentic, for the sake of attachment. Now, it’s inevitable, almost inevitable in many situations, that if a person moved towards authenticity, it’s going to create the pain of maybe losing or threatening an attachment. They are going to have to be able to handle that pain. If they can’t handle that pain, they are going to stay suppressing their authenticity, which means they are going to create more suffering for themselves. So there is no painless authenticity.”
~ Gabor Maté
“Oh man , know thyself and you will know the gods and the
universe”. Experience of Death is in dying, experience of Rebirth is in the Philosophical Resurrection. To know immortality is to first know mortality and in the alchemical process the resurrecting white will never appear without first the putrefying black. In the alchemical process, death always must be initiated first before immortality can be realized. To dare to die and give up one’s life (worldly ego) is to gain one’s life (spiritual self). It is from the SEPULCHER that we CARRY WITH US that the stone must be rolled away from in order for the spirit to break its chains and escape its Saturnal Dungeon to ascend to Heaven. This is in our power to achieve as mortals and then we will realize, as the Corpus Hermeticum states, that “a man is a mortal god, and a Celestial god is an immortal man”. Happy Easter to All.”
Everything will come to you at the perfect time.
-The Zen Mind 2019
Full Moon blessings, everyone! Today is the second of two Libra Full Moons, this one occurring at 29 , bringing to culmination issues regarding relationships and matters of justice. 29 is a karmic degree, as is our Judgement card a card of karma. This is a powerful, potent moment, a turning point, if you will, and it is important to note, most of you will actually be spending your day under a Scorpio Moon. Just like the Phoenix, under the Scorpio Moon, the Judgement card is indicative of a rebirth, a rising up, very appropriate for this holiest of days, Good Friday.
With the Judgement card, we very often see a separation of good and evil. There may be those who feel as though they are being raised up, and there may be those who feel as though the rug has just been pulled from under them. As I said…
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mānasaṃ bhāvaye aparimāṇaṃ:
Uddhaṃ adho ca tiriyañca,
With good will for the entire cosmos,
cultivate a limitless heart:
Above, below, & all around,
unobstructed, without hostility or hate.
Sutta Nipāta 1.150
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Aloha kākahiaka a me Hau’ōli aloha Pō’alīma kākou. Aloha ke lā me aloha ʻole kōu pūʻuwai. Ō kā maluhia no me ʻoe.
Good morning and a Happy Aloha Friday to you all. Greet the day with love in your heart. Peace be with you!
432 Hz. The magic number everybody is talking about. It is said to be the natural frequency of the universe, to have cosmic healing powers and to attract masses of audience to our music.
(AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a downtown Honolulu restaurant and a Native Hawaiian-operated restaurant in Anchorage, among others. […]
While millions practice yoga daily because they claim to experience tangible health benefits from it, skeptic holdouts claim only scientific evidence can separate out the placebo effect from reality. So, what does the Science say?
This full moon incense recipe makes an easy DIY pagan craft to honor the Esbat and bring the energy of the Goddess into your ritual space.
— Read on moodymoons.com/2018/08/25/full-moon-incense-recipe-diy-paganism-witchcraft/
And away we go! Today is the first full day of Mercury in Aries, and, with the Sun at the tail-end of this fiery sign, the time is here to spring into action!. With the 8 of Wands, rapid developments can occur on multiple fronts, and news and information may be coming at you from all directions. The energy may feel like a slingshot which has been released, propelling you forward quickly.
There is a Full Moon in the works, and it will peak tomorrow at 29° Libra. Remember, that your words can pierce like arrows, and with this Aries energy pushing you, you do not want to say something that you may later wish you could take back. Arguments can occur under such a karmic Full Moon with the 8 of Wands present, so again, be careful what you say, or how you react. I go into greater detail…
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