Daily Words of the Buddha for January 25, 2023

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

Divine Feminine Oracle | Mother Mary – January 22, 2023

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Mother Mary’s message for you

I’m holding your hand, even though you can’t see me. I’m communicating to you via your heart, even if you can’t hear me.I’m never from your side, my child. I am constantly with you offering you compassion, wisdom, and safety. You are mine always. I couldn’t stand being separated from you. Please accept my words of peace and healing right now.

I have always loved you. Even when you were a tiny baby, I was there. I am with you through good times and bad. My love for you never wavers so you are never alone. Have faith that still waters are ahead of you. There is to be no suffering or negativity. I am here for you forever!

What you need to know

Our Lady of Comfort sends you healing angelic energy. She is standing by your side always. If you’ve ever questioned if the Divine is real, if you’ve ever experienced a clear heavenly connection, Our Lady Of Comfort’s oracle verifies it. Beautiful experiences are set to come your way soon. You will be receiving such heavenly gifts that you will feel reborn in many ways.

If you’ve been experiencing the reverse problem, such as finding it difficult tough to feel positivity, pleasure or contentment for a long time, or if you are finding it difficult to practice meditation or communicate with yourself or your spirituality, Our Lady Of Comfort is reassuring you that’s she’s with you and that things will get better.

Prayer for healing

If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic pain, either physical or emotional, and has not found peace, please pray to the heavenly Mother Mary, Our Lady Of Comfort, for spiritual blessings and heavenly comfort. With kindness and tenderness, Our Lady will provide what is most beneficial when the time is right. And, you may absolutely ask for her assistance for yourself and any other people you are concerned about.

When you are ready, say out loud, “I call on the Holy Mother to provide me with heavenly protection, love and healing energy. Bless me with your comfort as I walk through each day with you by my side. I fear nothing because I know I am protected and adored.”

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 20, 2023

Sabbe tasanti daṇḍassa.
Sabbesaṃ jīvitaṃ piyaṃ.
Attānaṃ upamaṃ katvā;
na haneyya na ghātaye.

All tremble at punishment.
Life is dear to all.
Put yourself in the place of others;
kill none nor have another killed.

Dhammapada 10.130
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 14, 2023

Kodhaṃ jahe vippajaheyya mānaṃ,
saṃyojanaṃ sabbamatikkameyya.
Taṃ nāmarūpasmimasajjamānaṃ
akiñcanaṃ nānupatanti dukkhā.

One should give up anger, renounce pride,
and overcome all fetters.
Suffering never befalls one
who clings not to mind and body and is detached.

Dhammapada 17.221
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 09, 2023

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.

Dhammapada 12.160
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Matt Kahn | Do You Ever Feel Invisible?

All too often, being loved bombed with superficial approval is equally as unfulfilling as being on the receiving end of criticism. In either case, it feels as if the experience is more about the other person than having anything to do with you. This can leave you feeling lonely and invisible since the true gift yearning to be received is a reflection of understanding from another person’s viewpoint. In truth, you may seek to know how clearly others understand you in an attempt to have a better understanding of yourself. And so, when someone who doesn’t fully understand themselves seeks to find a greater understanding of self in the misunderstandings being worked out in others, only greater confusion, sadness, and disappointment may be found.

Once you truly understand who you are, why you are here, and exactly all that you came to do within the framework of your individual form, you are able to connect and communicate with others—whether you are seen, heard, valued, overlooked, ignored, or denied. While you may not choose to nurture these types of one-sided connections on a regular basis, when such interactions are meant to occur, you can communicate from a space of sovereignty and safety that frees you from the burden of expectation. This is why you inevitably learn to be the source of your own deepest understandings of self. It occurs by turning attention inward toward the sacred practice of loving self-care. For if you don’t fully understand yourself on the deepest possible level, then perhaps you are the very mystery and adventure you came here to explore.

In this moment and in each breath throughout life, may you deepen your understanding of self as the mystery of existence that all dimensions, time, and space celebrate as the magnificent work of art known as you. When life is more of a mystery to explore and less of a constant point to prove, it is so much easier to be connected and engaged with the sacred truth of reality—revealing itself in you.

I bow to the truth that you are and honor the light you shine—no matter how often or infrequently it enters your awareness. As always, this is only the beginning of life’s most immaculate awakening. Like a gift being opened by the hands of the Cosmos where you are revealed as the present being received.

All for light. All for life.

All my love, Matt

Divine Feminine Oracle | Mother Mary – January 8, 2023

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Credits: “Mother Mary Oracle” | Author: Alana Fairchild | Artwork: Shiloh Sophia McCloud | Publisher: Blue Angel Publishing

“Our Lady of Soul Birth”

Mother Mary’s message for you

Although you may have sometimes felt that you are alone, this has never been so, my dear one. We have never been separated – not for a minute. When you are happy, I am happy. When you cry tears of sadness, so too do I weep. Throughout your journey I have held you in my loving arms. Have faith that nothing can ever change this. You are safe with me always!

I accept you for everything that you are, my child. You can be yourself with me because I am your mother and I know who you are. When you are unhappy within yourself, it makes me unhappy too. Similarly, when you love yourself I feel so happy! So, just love yourself, love the world and continue to love me. You are the light that this planet needs to thrive. Always remember this!

What you need to know

The journey of the soul is never simple or easy. As well as the good times, there are also the not-so-great ones to deal with. However, for all the grief, upset, shame and guilt, there is always that flip side. Pure joy, happiness and laughter make you the wonderful being you are. You are the sum of all your experiences so you should honour both these and yourself.

You see, it is only through being whole that we are capable of allowing the divine to manifest through us. So, to fully live, it’s crucial to open up your heart and your soul to Mother Mary and to all the blessed miracles she wishes to bestow upon you. Have faith that through this you will become an instrument of her grace!

Prayer for healing

Close your eyes as you imagine that you are brimming full of the golden light of Mother Mary. You can feel pure happiness and joy enveloping you. You are both laughing together as you enjoy every precious moment! This is truly blissful.

When you are ready, say the following, “Beautiful Mother, burning bright with your heavenly goodness, we are both one together! Be with me throughout everything that I do. Provide me with everything I need to become the best me I can be. I ask for you to always provide my soul with your nourishing love and light!”

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 08, 2023


Mettañca sabbalokasmi,
mānasaṃ bhāvaye aparimāṇaṃ:
Uddhaṃ adho ca tiriyañca,
asambādhaṃ averamasapattaṃ.

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

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 07, 2023

Attānaṃ ce tathā kayirā;
yathāññamanusāsati,
sudanto vata dametha.
Attā hi kira duddamo.

One should do what one teaches others to do;
if one would train others,
one should be well controlled oneself.
Difficult, indeed, is self-control.

Dhammapada 12.159
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 06, 2023

Kalyāṇamitto yo bhikkhu, sappatisso sagāravo;
Karaṃ mittānaṃ vacanaṃ, sampajāno patissato;
Pāpuṇe anupubbena, sabbasaṃyojanakkhayaṃ.

When a bhikkhu has good friends, and is reverential and respectful;
Doing what one’s friends advise, clearly comprehending and mindful;
One may progressively attain the destruction of all fetters.

Itivuttaka 1.17
The Udāna and the Itivuttaka, trans. John D. Ireland

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 26, 2022

Sace bhāyatha dukkhassa, sace vo dukkhamappiyaṃ,
mākattha pāpakaṃ kammaṃ, āvi vā yadi vā raho.
Sace ca pāpakaṃ kammaṃ, karissatha karotha vā,
Na vo dukkhā pamutyatthi:
upeccapi palāyataṃ.

If you fear pain, if you dislike pain,
don’t do an evil deed in open or secret.
If you’re doing or will do an evil deed,
you won’t escape pain:
it will catch you even as you run away.

Udāna 5.44
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 21, 2022

Abhittharetha kalyāṇe;
pāpā cittaṃ nivāraye.
Dandhañhi karoto puññaṃ,
pāpasmiṃ ramatī mano.

Hasten to do good;
restrain your mind from evil.
One who is slow in doing good,
that one’s mind delights in evil.

Dhammapada 9.116
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Holiday Eats | Chef John’s Top 10 Holiday Cookie Recipes

Hello Food Wishers! Chef John’s Corporate Overlords here with Chef John’s Top 10 best holiday cookie recipes! Get nostalgic with Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies or Classic Peanut Butter Cookies. Spice things up with Easy Gingersnap Cookies, Pfeffernüsse, or Gingerbread Biscotti. With holiday cookie exchanges in full swing, you’ll stand out with Gingerbread Whoopie Pies. Whether you want to go classic or be adventurous, Chef John has the perfect holiday cookie recipe for you!

Divine Feminine | Mother Mary Oracle – December 13, 2022

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Credits: “Mother Mary Oracle” | Author: Alana Fairchild | Artwork: Shiloh Sophia McCloud | Publisher: Blue Angel Publishing

Mother Mary’s message for you

You’re struggling, my precious child. It is possible that the world around you is mirroring the conflict that’s going on. You need to understand that there are contrasting points of view that need to find a way to live peacefully beside each another. So, do not punish yourself for anything. The fact that these problems have reached a head has nothing to do with anything you have done.

 

My child, you are making excellent headway in everything you set out to do. Trust that I will protect you and see you through this. I will make sure that you find a way for everyone to successfully collaborate with one another as I bring complete happiness into all areas of life. Know that your search for serenity will soon be over!

What you need to know

In life, there are just so many options. With this in mind, it is logical to expect that some judgements will be easy, whereas others will need a lot of effort. So, in order to succeed, you need to make good choices that benefit your own learning and expansion.

 

It is conceivable that you are now dealing with conflicting thoughts, wants, ambitions or objectives. Just take comfort in the fact that this confusion will not last for long. Please just make sure you remember that Our Lady is here to show you that there are other options.

Prayer for healing

“Mother Mary, once I take the step that I’m about to, I have trust that there are fresh adventures that are waiting for me. Because I am unable to make these decisions by myself, I humbly wish to seek your advice and assistance in determining what course of action is appropriate for me to take.”

“Please provide me the ability to think clearly and to make sound decisions no matter what situation I find myself in. I put my faith in you and trust that you will shed some light on the path that lies in front of me. You have always been the divine hand that has guided me through the night.”

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 13, 2022

Aññā hi lābhūpanisā,
aññā nibbānagāminī.
Evametaṃ abhiññāya,
bhikkhu buddhassa sāvako,
sakkāraṃ nābhinandeyya,
vivekamanubrūhaye.

One is the quest for worldly gain,
and quite another is the path to Nibbana.
Clearly understanding this,
let not the monk, the disciple of the Buddha,
be carried away by worldly acclaim,
but develop detachment instead.

Dhammapada 5.75
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Crows are self-aware just like us, says new study

Crows have their own version of the human cerebral cortex.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Crows and the rest of the corvid family keep turning out to be smarter and smarter.
  • New research observes them thinking about what they’ve just seen and associating it with an appropriate response.
  • A corvid’s pallium is packed with more neurons than a great ape’s.  […]

Source: Crows are self-aware just like us, says new study

Divine Feminine | Mother Mary Oracle – December 11, 2022

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Credits: “Mother Mary Oracle” | Author: Alana Fairchild | Artwork: Shiloh Sophia McCloud | Publisher: Blue Angel Publishing

Mother Mary’s message for you

I promise you a new beginning. Whatever you let go of will serve as divine nourishment for the growth of your new existence. As long as you put your faith in me, I will lead you to your heart’s desire. I will give you a new beginning. Your holy heart’s spark is to be ignited by me, so that you can light up the world with your love and light.

 

In spite of how everything may seem at the moment, a new chapter is about to begin. You’ve crossed a line. You’re letting go of the past, which might be unsettling. It’s time to get rid of anything that doesn’t serve you anymore, and yes, that includes certain people.

What you need to know

Embrace the chaos and allow everything to unfold as it pleases. Let go of your feelings. Take as long as you require to look after your health and well-being. Additionally, find friends who understand and appreciate you. There will come a moment when you will be able to make informed decisions, but right now is not that time. Just trust in the process.

 

Whether you’ve been putting off starting a new endeavour or even a new romance, it will soon be the perfect moment to get things moving. That which you wish for will come to pass if you set your mind to it and are prepared to let nature take its course. There is a seed of that thought in your mind that is ready to sprout. The next stage is to put this concept into action and attain its full potential.

Prayer for healing

Simply commit yourself totally to letting your prosperity flow through you by taking small and steady steps in the direction of achieving your desired results while trusting that you will be successful. Keep your mind pure and centred on the best possible outcome for everyone concerned. Only fear can hold you back.

 

When you’re ready, say the following, “My Divine Mother, I humbly ask you to help me now. Direct me through my intuition as I use my  former triumphs as a source of motivation and inspiration and put the past firmly behind me.”

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 11, 2022

Tañca kammaṃ kataṃ sādhu,
yaṃ katvā nānutappati,
yassa patīto sumano,
vipākaṃ paṭisevati.

Well done is that action of doing
which one repents not later,
and the fruit of which,
one reaps with delight and happiness.

Dhammapada 5.68
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 09, 2022

Uṭṭhānenappamādena,
saṃyamena damena ca,
dīpaṃ kayirātha medhāvī
yaṃ ogho nābhikīrati.

By effort and heedfulness,
discipline and self-mastery,
let the wise one make for oneself
an island which no flood can overwhelm.

Dhammapada 2.25
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 08, 2022

Sabhaggato vā parisaggato vā
ekassa veko na musā bhaṇeyya.
Na bhāṇaye bhaṇataṃ nānujaññā.
Sabbaṃ abhūtaṃ parivajjayeyya.

Having entered a royal court or a company of people
one should not speak lies.
One should not speak lies (oneself) nor incite others to do so.
One should completely avoid falsehood.

Sutta Nipāta 2.399
The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipāta, translated by John D. Ireland

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 07, 2022

Saddhīdha vittaṃ purisassa seṭṭhaṃ
Dhammo suciṇṇo sukhamāvahāti.
Saccaṃ have sādutaraṃ rasānaṃ.
Paññājīviṃ jīvitamāhu seṭṭhaṃ.

Conviction is a person’s highest wealth.
Dhamma, when well-practiced, brings bliss.
Truth is the highest of tastes.
Living with discernment, one’s life is called best.

Sutta Nipāta 1.184
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 06, 2022


Sukhakāmāni bhūtāni
yo daṇḍena vihiṃsati,
attano sukhamesāno,
pecca so na labhate sukhaṃ.

Sukhakāmāni bhūtāni
yo daṇḍena na hiṃsati,
attano sukhamesāno,
pecca so labhate sukhaṃ.

Whoever takes a stick
to beings desiring ease,
when one is looking for ease,
will meet with no ease after death.

Whoever doesn’t take a stick
to beings desiring ease,
when one is looking for ease,
will meet with ease after death.

Udāna 2.13
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 05, 2022

Uṭṭhānavato satīmato
sucikammassa nisammakārino,
saññatassa dhammajīvino, appamattassa yasobhivaḍḍhati.

Ever grows the glory of one
who is energetic, mindful and pure in conduct,
discerning and self-controlled, righteous and heedful.

Dhammapada 2.24
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 04, 2022

Te jhāyino sātatikā, niccaṃ daḷhaparakkamā,
phusanti dhīrā nibbānaṃ, yogakkhemaṃ anuttaraṃ.

The wise ones, ever meditative and steadfastly persevering,
alone experience Nibbana, the incomparable freedom from bondage.

Dhammapada 2.23
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 03, 2022


Appamādo amatapadaṃ.
Pamādo maccuno padaṃ.
Appamattā na mīyanti.
Ye pamattā yathā matā.

Heedfulness is the path to the Deathless.
Heedlessness is the path to death.
The heedful die not.
The heedless are as if dead already.

Dhammapada 2.21
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 02, 2022


Uṭṭhahatha! nisīdatha!
Daḷhaṃ sikkhatha santiyā.
Mā vo pamatte viññāya,
maccurājā amohayittha vasānuge.

Rouse yourself! Sit up!
Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.
Do not let the king of death, seeing you are careless,
lead you astray and dominate you.

Sutta Nipāta 2.334
The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipāta, translated by John D. Ireland

Daily Words of the Buddha for November 25, 2022

Idha socati pecca socati;
pāpakārī ubhayattha socati.
So socati so vihaññati,
disvā kammakiliṭṭhamattano.

The evil-doer grieves here and hereafter;
one grieves in both the worlds.
One laments and is afflicted,
recollecting one’s own impure deeds.

Dhammapada 1.15
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

The Void Moon time is about 2 hours in duration; Another trine between planets – Venus and Chiron; On the 27th, Mercury is pulled off balance by that quincunx to Uranus; The last Void Moon these days is over 11 hours long – stay grounded as it drags on!

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Source: The Void Moon time is about 2 hours in duration; Another trine between planets – Venus and Chiron; On the 27th, Mercury is pulled off balance by that quincunx to Uranus; The last Void Moon these days is over 11 hours long – stay grounded as it drags on!

Health | The Cause of Alzheimer’s Could Be Coming From Inside Your Mouth

It’s not just a disease.

In recent years, a growing number of scientific studies have backed an alarming hypothesis: Alzheimer’s disease isn’t just a disease, it’s an infection.

While the exact mechanisms of this infection are something researchers are still trying to isolate, numerous studies suggest the deadly spread of Alzheimer’s goes way beyond what we used to think.  […]

Source: The Cause of Alzheimer’s Could Be Coming From Inside Your Mouth