Daily Words of the Buddha for June 28, 2020

Carañce nādhigaccheyya
seyyaṃ sadisamattano,
ekacariyaṃ daḷhaṃ kayirā;
natthi bāle sahāyatā.

Should a seeker not find
a companion who is better or equal,
let one resolutely pursue a solitary course;
there is no fellowship with the fool.

Dhammapada 5.61
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Astrology | June 27, 2020 – Mars in Aries

Mars is the planet the rules Aries and + was the traditional ruler of Scorpio and is the planet of determination, aggression, war. In Roman mythology, ars was the God of War Aries represents new beginnings and is the sign that starts the spring.

Mars being in its home sign will boost our physical energy and heighten our drive, ambition and also for some of us, aggression.

Mars represents the yang, masculine force, so in Aries this can trigger this aspect of ourselves. We also need to be mindful that we are in a retrograde phase with many planets, so some energy will be slowing us down as well.

Mars in Aries energy is great for starting a new workout and exercise practice as well as moving forward with our intentions and goals. However we need to mindful of how we do this and not let our Ego be the driving force. Mars and Aries are about our identity and our physical form, so we can easily get caught up in our own needs and instincts.

Practice mindful movement, be aware of your energy and how you go about achieving your goals.

Hau’ōli aloha Pō’aōno

Aloha Kākahiāka a me Hau’ōli Aloha Pō’aōno a pau. Kā hopena pule, ‘ua ʻaneʻi pela ke hoike nei i kekāhi leʻaleʻa i loko ō kā lā me kā ‘ōhana a me nā hōa aloha. Ō kā maluhia nō me ʻoe.

Good morning and happy aloha Saturday, everyone. The weekend is here so lets have some fun in the sun with family and friends. Peace be with you.

La’au Lapa’au | What Is Bulbine?

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Bulbine frutescensB. latifolia (syn. B. natalensis), and B. narcissifolia
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae (syn. Asphodelaceae)

INTRODUCTION

Bulbine species are geophytic (plants that have a subterranean storage organ known as a corm), aloe-like succulent perennials with rosettes of fleshy leaves. The amount of water stored above ground (succulence) in Bulbine species, however, may be more important for survival than the amount stored in the corm (geophytism).1 The Bulbine genus includes approximately 78 species2 with a highly disjunct distribution,1 occurring almost entirely in southern Africa,1,2 but with six species in Australia.3 This article concerns the most widely used African species: B. latifolia (syn. B. natalensis), known as broad-leaved bulbine,4 and as rooiwortel (“red root”) in Afrikaans due to its red-orange corm5B. frutescens, known as stalk-bulbine,6 burn jelly plant, cat’s tail, and snake flower7; and B. narcissifolia

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Meditation Moments

”Every day you look into a mirror to observe your face and body, because you want to look your best before others. Is it not even more important to look daily into the inner mirror of introspection, self-analysis, to insure the proper visage of that which is behind the superficial appearance?

All outer attractiveness derives from the divinity of the indwelling soul. And as even a little scar on the face spoils its beauty, so are there psychological disfigurements of anger, fear, hatred, jealousy, worry from the uncertainties of mortal existence, which mar the reflection of the soul. If every day you strive to free yourself from these defacements, the beauty of your inner being will shine forth.

Human troubles are threefold: those that afflict the physical body, those that attack the mind, and those that occlude the soul. Disease, old age, and death are the difficulties of the body.

Psychological maladies invade through sorrow, fear, anger, unfulfilled desires, discontentment, hate, any fever of nervous excitation or mental cancer of emotional obsession.
And the soul sickness of ignorance, which is the most injurious of all, is the underlying condition that makes possible all other troubles.

Try constantly to improve yourself. Seek out good company, company that reminds you of God and of the noble things in life. Be conscious every day of how you are going to change your bad habits; how you are going to schedule your day; how you are going to hold your calmness.

Start the morning in meditation and praying deeply to God; and after you have meditated, ask God to guide your life and all your noble efforts.

Determine to be better in every way that day. If you start in the morning and keep on working at trying to hold on to your calmness, or trying to put into effect some good habit that you want to acquire, thinking of God all the time, then when night comes you can go to sleep knowing that you have put the day to good use. You will know you are making progress.”

– Paramahansa Yogananda

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.

OM MANI PADME  HUM at least…

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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