Daily Words of the Buddha for January 25, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 25, 2020 karaṇīya — something that should be done

Appamādaratā hotha!
Sacittamanurakkhatha!
Duggā uddharathattānaṃ,
paṅke sannova kuñjaro.

Delight in heedfulness!
Guard well your thoughts!
Draw yourself out of this bog of evil,
even as an elephant draws itself out of the mud.

Dhammapada 23.327
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Hau’ōli aloha Pōʻaōno

Hau’ōli Aloha Pōʻaōno ka pōʻe apau. Nō ko ʻianei manāʻo ʻia ʻōukōu a pau i ka ʻĀiwa lā e hele aku, ʻae hana hou ‘āoʻāo me ko ʻōukōu aloha keiki. Noho maluhīa kōʻu mau makamaka a me ʻŌhana.

Happy aloha Friday everyone. Wishing you all a fantastic day . Go out and create new cherished memories with loved ones. Stay safe my friends and family.

FENG SHUI for 2020 METAL RAT Year

Susan Levitt

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Create good luck in Rat year. No need to get caught in the rat race!
Feng shui is part of Chinese medicine whereby health can be restored and maintained in a balanced and peaceful environment.

2020 and 2021 are Metal years. In feng shui, the element Metal is represented by the clean, pristine environment that shines like real metal. Regardless of the lucky element in your birth chart, everyone benefits by developing the element Metal for the next two years.

Join me for my 2020 Year of the Metal Rat talk!
Sunday January 26, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
East West Bookshop,  324 Castro Street
Mountain View CA
Link to tickets

If there ever was a time to reduce and remove clutter, it’s now. Rat year is an excellent time to organize and clean up, especially your financial records. There’s always a focus on money in a Rat year.

The element…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for January 24, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 24, 2020
jita — conquered, subdued, mastered, victory

Yañca kāmasukhaṃ loke,
yañcidaṃ diviyaṃ sukhaṃ,
taṇhakkhayasukhassete,
kalaṃ nāgghanti soḷasiṃ.

Any sensual bliss in the world,
any heavenly bliss,
isn’t worth one sixteenth-sixteenth
of the bliss of the ending of craving.

Udāna 2.12
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Black cumin seed, a traditional folk remedy, is becoming popular for its health benefits and synergistic effects

Black cumin seed is derived from the Nigella sativa plant, a small flowering shrub native to Eastern Europe, western Asia and the Middle East. While they may not look like much, these tiny black […]

Source: Black cumin seed, a traditional folk remedy, is becoming popular for its health benefits and synergistic effects

Health & Hygiene | Classroom Experiment Shows The Importance Of Hand-Washing — Just In Time For Flu Season 

A child with a cold or flu might not be your worst nightmare, but it is certainly something we all parents try to avoid as temperatures drop. Yet, the good news is that we can prevent getting sick and spreading germs to others, if we adopt some healthy habits, like keeping hands clean. Numerous diseases […]

Source: Classroom Experiment Shows The Importance Of Hand-Washing — Just In Time For Flu Season – Healthy Food House

Health & Healing | Art Therapy Is Finally Being Taken Seriously As A Tool For Boosting Health 

Art gives us a unique opportunity to express ourselves, as it reveals our most intimate emotions, considerations, fears, and dreams, to the rest of the world. Most people find art relaxing, soothing, and inspiring. Yet, it turns out that it can offer us much more than many of us hoped for, as scientists suggest that […]

Source: Art Therapy Is Finally Being Taken Seriously As A Tool For Boosting Health – Healthy Food House

Hauʻōli aloha Pō'alīma

Hauʻōli aloha Pō’alīma i na mea a pau ʻo ʻōukōu. Makōu, ʻūa ‘ōlelo hana pela ke hoike nei i kekāhi lēʻalēʻa. Nanea ko ʻōukōu. Kanalua me kā ‘ōhana a me nā hoa aloha. ʻO kā maluhīa nō me ‘oe.

Happy aloha Friday to all of you! We are done working, so let’s have some fun. Enjoy your weekend with family and friends. Peace be with you.

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 22, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 22, 2020
sacca — real, true

Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
sacittapariyodapanaṃ —
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.

To avoid all evil,
to cultivate good,
and to purify one’s mind —
this is the teaching of the Buddhas.

Dhammapada 14.183
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

A.I. | Bongo the robot dog: Like a real dog but quieter, cleaner and cheaper

Japan is the only country in the world in which pets outnumber children. Kids and pets are closely linked in Japan: as the number of newborns shrinks, the number of cats and dogs is rising. Not that you’d know it walking the streets of Tokyo. Despite the rising number of […]

Source: Bongo the robot dog: Like a real dog but quieter, cleaner and cheaper

Health | Brain organoids may shed light on seizures in Angelman syndrome | Spectrum | Autism Research News

The mutation that causes Angelman syndrome makes neurons hyperexcitable, which may explain the frequent seizures that most people with the syndrome have.  […]

Source: Brain organoids may shed light on seizures in Angelman syndrome | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Connecting Reiki with medicine | Full Circle Fund Therapies Charity | St George’s Hospital

Full Circle Fund Therapies introduces Connecting Reiki with Medicine, aiming to lead to well-designed studies researching Reiki in a clinical setting […]

Source: Connecting Reiki with medicine | Full Circle Fund Therapies Charity | St George’s Hospital

REIKI is slowly being integrated into Mainstream allopathic medical settings … all the more reason that you keep abreast of our unique Reiki skillset. You never know where this 2020 decade will take you from here! Download this academic paper and read all about our future with Reiki:

http://www.rcpaconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/W51_Garver_-Reiki-In-Hospitals.pdf

Musings …

✨✨✨✨Vertical connection✨✨✨✨

The way to pursue being a witness to the light is to live today. The hopes for tomorrow, the regrets or memories of yesterday, aid in many things but do not aid in bearing witness to the love and the light within. By the time the impulse has reached the manifested expression it no longer bears witness to truth but to the judgment of the individual who is editing the self. Therefore, go ahead and edit the self, for such is the way of service to others. But allow the self to heal from these expressions by spending time and attention just letting go of and releasing the pains and joys alike to the infinite One. These are the harvests that the Creator desires. These are the expressions of love that the Creator appreciates. Just as you are, you are loved, and this is the thing of the moment, for each moment, each instant is as that point from which a universe of possibility depends. Each moment is a moment of choice. Each moment is an opportunity for witness. Each moment is infinite.

— Q’uo, The Law Of One

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | A Single Dose of Psilocybin Mushrooms Can Reduce Anxiety for Nearly Five Years

A 2016 study found that a single dose of shrooms can significantly reduce cancer patients’ fear of death, and a new follow-up study has found that these benefits can last for years.

Source: A Single Dose of Psilocybin Mushrooms Can Reduce Anxiety for Nearly Five Years

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 21, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 21, 2020
pamāda — carelessness, negligence, indolence, remissness

Yassa selūpamaṃ cittaṃ, ṭhitaṃ nānupakampati,
virattaṃ rajanīyesu,
kopaneyye na kuppati:
Yassevaṃ bhāvitaṃ cittaṃ,
kuto taṃ dukkhamessatī?

Whose mind is like rock, steady, unmoved,
dispassionate for things that spark passion,
unangered by things that spark anger:
When one’s mind is developed like this,
from where can there come suffering & stress?

Udāna 4.34
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Allopathic Medicine | This Artificial Kidney Could Eliminate The Need For Kidney Dialysis 

It is of utmost importance to take proper care of the kidneys, as they act as powerful chemical factories in our body. These organs perform vital roles, including regulating and filtering minerals from the blood, maintaining overall fluid balance, filtering waste materials, and producing hormones needed for the production of red blood cells, a stable […]

Source: This Artificial Kidney Could Eliminate The Need For Kidney Dialysis – Healthy Food House

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 18, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 18, 2020
pamodati — to rejoice, enjoy, to be delighted, to be glad or satisfied

Yo ca vassasataṃ jīve
dussīlo asamāhito
ekāhaṃ jīvitaṃ seyyo
sīlavantassa jhāyino.

Better it is to live
one day virtuous and meditative
than to live a hundred years
immoral and uncontrolled.

Dhammapada 8.110
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 17, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 17, 2020 — saddhā — faith, confidence

Apādakehi me mettaṃ,
mettaṃ dvipādakehi me;
catuppadehi me mettaṃ,
mettaṃ bahuppadehi me.

I have love for the footless,
for the bipeds too I have love;
I have love for those with four feet,
for the many-footed I have love.

Aṅguttara Nikāya 4.67
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 16, 2020

Yo sahassaṃ sahassena
saṅgāme mānuse jine,
ekañca jeyyamattānaṃ
sa ve saṅgāmajuttamo.

Though one may conquer
a thousand times a thousand people in battle,
yet one indeed is the noblest victor
who conquers oneself.

Dhammapada 10.103
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita