Daily Words of the Buddha for July 15, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for July 15, 2019 — ṭhiṭika — standing, lasting, enduring; existing, living on

Yesaṃ dhammā asammuṭṭhā
paravādesu na nīyare;
te sambuddhā sammadaññā,
caranti visame samaṃ.

Those to whom the Dhamma is clear
are not led into other doctrines;
perfectly enlightened with perfect knowledge,
they walk evenly over the uneven.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.8
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 14, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for July 14, 2019 — ākāsati — to shine

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

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 11, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for July 11, 2019 — upasama — stillness, calm

Anupubbena medhāvī, thokaṃ thokaṃ, khaṇe khaṇe,
Kammāro rajatasseva,
niddhame malamattano.

One by one, little by little, moment by moment,
a wise one should remove one’s own impurities,
as a smith removes dross from silver.

Dhammapada 18.239
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Energy Update | July 10, 2019

“Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not, with our actions and states of mind matter, because we’re so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being Love is the supreme creative act.”  – Ram Dass

You just entered a new state! In mind, body, and spirit. Something has shifted for you to start recognizing and accepting your miracles and blessings. Accept this new state right now. No matter what’s happening or what you’re going through it’s already done.

Now, elevate your mindset, outlook, and attitude to a new state. Think of your current situation from a different perspective. A positive perspective where it no longer has power over you, but you have power over it and how you see it. You choose how you respond to it. Accept a new state. Don’t think what’s happening is final. You can decide right now that it’s a complete vision, that you are healed, that you are okay, that it has worked out, that it is for all good right now. Claim a new state.

Feel something new within yourself that brings you ease. It’s all just a moment and you are the shinning light guiding the way. You are on an adventure and this is just a reminder to take it easy on yourself. You’re doing all that you can. You have so much strength to keep it all together and still continue to evolve. It’s so admirable. You too need to see it. You need to feel it in this moment that all is okay.

You’ve overcome too much and every single moment you continue to thrive with so much life. You are beyond powerful. You are so special in ways you sometimes forget to see. Your superpowers are your natural abilities. Feel a renewed sense of self where the day to day life empowers you to love, be open, and clear with your spoken words, thoughts, and feelings.

Each time you find yourself getting caught up, say “I welcome a new state of mind!” This automatically lifts you up instead of going into what’s happening. Solutions come through elevation of the mind and declaration of something greater.

Claim that for yourself today.

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 10, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for July 10, 2019 — anārambha — the exertionless

Na tena paṇḍito hoti
yāvatā bahu bhāsati.
Khemī, averī abhayo
‘‘paṇḍito’’ti pavuccati.

One is not wise
because one speaks much.
One who is peaceable, friendly and fearless
is called “wise”.

Dhammapada 19.258
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 09, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for July 9, 2019 — atituṭṭhi — extreme joy

Sukho viveko tuṭṭhassa,
sutadhammassa passato.
Abyāpajjaṃ sukhaṃ loke —
pāṇabhūtesu saṃyamo.

Solitude is happiness for one who is content,
who has heard the Dhamma and clearly sees.
Non-affliction is happiness in the world —
harmlessness towards all living beings.

Udāna 2.11
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 08, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for July 08, 2019 — ajjavatā — straight forwardness, integrity, honesty

Paradukkhūpadhānena,
attano sukhamicchati
verasaṃsaggasaṃsaṭṭho,
verā so na parimuccati.

Entangled by the bonds of hate,
one who seeks one’s own happiness
by inflicting pain on others,
is never delivered from hatred.

Dhammapada 21.291
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Midday Meditation | Gayatri Mantra

https://youtu.be/60FH24ucmsg

MIDDAY MEDITATION (9 mins.) | For divine guidance and support from within … tap into your inner Guru now …

Aum bhur bhuvah svah

tatsaviturvarenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi

dhiyo yo nah prachodayat. Om.

AUM.

In all three worlds – terrestrial, astral,

and celestial – may we meditate upon the splendour of that Divine Sun who illuminates all. May its golden light nourish our understanding and guide us on our journey to its sacred seat.

OM.

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 07, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for July 07, 2019 — aññātar — one who knows, a knower of dhamma

Mattāsukhapariccāgā
passe ce vipulaṃ sukhaṃ,
caje mattāsukhaṃ dhīro,
sampassaṃ vipulaṃ sukhaṃ.

If by renouncing a lesser happiness
one may realize a greater happiness,
let the wise one renounce the lesser,
having regard for the greater.

Dhammapada 21.290
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 06, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for July 06, 2019 — sukhādhivahaṃ — brings happiness, bliss

Yogā ve jāyatī bhūri,
ayogā bhūrisaṅkhayo.
Etaṃ dvedhāpathaṃ ñatvā bhavāya vibhavāya ca,
tathāttānaṃ niveseyya yathā bhūri pavaḍḍhati.

Wisdom springs from meditation;
without meditation wisdom wanes.
Having known these two paths of progress and decline,
let one so conduct oneself that one’s wisdom may increase.

Dhammapada 20.282
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 03, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for July 03, 2019 — tejin — having light or splendour, shining forth, glorious

Sabbadā sīlasampanno,
paññavā susamāhito;
ajjhattacintī satimā,
oghaṃ tarati duttaraṃ.

In every virtue all-accomplished,
with wisdom full and mind composed,
looking within and ever mindful–
thus one crosses the raging flood.

Sutta Nipāta 1.176
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 02, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for July 02, 2019 — titikkhati — to bear, endure, stand

Paṇḍito sīlasampanno
jalaṃ aggīva bhāsati;
bhoge saṃharamānassa
bhamarasseva irīyato.

One who is virtuous and wise
shines forth like a blazing fire;
like a bee collecting nectar
one acquires wealth by harming none.

Dīgha Nikāya 3.265
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Buddhism | What Is Sunyata As It Relates To Samsara and Nirvana?

“Whatever can be conceptualized is therefore relative, and whatever is relative is Sunya, empty. Since absolute inconceivable truth is also Sunya, Sunyata or the void is shared by both Samsara and Nirvana. Ultimately, Nirvana truly realized is Samsara properly understood.”  — Nagarjuna

Read article here:  http://the-wanderling.com/sunyata.html

Morning Meditation | Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo:  Kundalini Meditation To Bless Yourself

Join us for this powerful Kundalini Yoga Meditation to Bless Yourself using the Mantra “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo” ( I bow to the subtle Divine teacher within).

“It is the first human right and duty to bless the Self and to bless all.” — Yogi Bhajan.

Purifying oneself is an ancient technology. The indigenous people of the world have practiced some kind of purifying ceremonies for centuries. It enabled them to bless themselves and then tend to others healing.
It can be a challenge as teachers or students to bless ourselves first. But in order to be able to bless and pray effectively for others we must clear our own duality first.
How can we be a channel for the Infinite if we cannot clear ourselves first?
We must dig deep in order to clear our own shadows so that the light of consciousness can be ignited within us. We practice seeing The Divine in others, but most important is starting with ourselves.
It can be awkward for us to do this for ourselves. What were we taught as children? Is there a lack of self esteem that does not allow oneself to bless oneself?
It is good to remember that in blessing ourselves, we learn to bless everyone.

Link to track – http://tinyurl.com/k2rhpc5
Website: http://www.aykanna.com/

Daily Words of the Buddha for July 01, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for July 01, 2019 — tiṇṇa — one who has reached the other shore (fig.), gone through, overcome, one who has attained nibbāna

Sabbhireva samāsetha,
sabbhi kubbetha santhavaṃ.
Sataṃ saddhammamaññāya
paññā labbhati nāññato.

Consort only with the good,
come together with the good.
To learn the teaching of the good
gives wisdom like nothing else can.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.31
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

The Buddhic Mind

“I open my heart and send forth my energy of love and understanding to everyone who has made me suffer, to those who have destroyed much of my life and the lives of those I love. I know now that these people have themselves undergone a lot of suffering and that their hearts are overloaded with pain, anger, and hatred. I pray that they can be transformed to experience the joy of living, so that they will not continue to make themselves and others suffer. I see their suffering and do not want to hold any feelings of hatred or anger in myself toward them. I do not want them to suffer. I channel my energy of love and understanding to them and ask all my ancestors to help them.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 30, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for June 30, 2019 — accantapariyosāna — the absolute end

Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā;
manoseṭṭhā manomayā.
Manasā ce pasannena
bhāsati vā karoti vā,
tato naṃ sukhamanveti
chāyāva anapāyinī.

Mind precedes all things;
mind is their chief, mind is their maker.
If one speaks or does a deed
with a mind that is pure within,
happiness then follows along
like a never departing shadow.

Dhammapada 1.2
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 29, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for June 29, 2019 — anārambha — an + ārambha = the exertionless, that which is without moil and toil

Sududdasaṃ sunipuṇaṃ,
yatthakāmanipātinaṃ;
cittaṃ rakkhetha medhāvī,
cittaṃ guttaṃ sukhāvahaṃ.

Difficult to detect and very subtle,
the mind seizes whatever it wants;
so let a wise one guard one’s mind,
for a guarded mind brings happiness.

Dhammapada 3.36
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 22, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for June 22, 2019 — patāpa — splendor, majesty

Yathāpi pabbato selo,
acalo suppatiṭṭhito,
evaṃ mohakkhayā bhikkhu,
pabbatova na vedhatī.

Just as a mountain of rock,
is unwavering, well-settled,
so the monk whose delusion is ended,
like a mountain, is undisturbed.

Udāna 3.24
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 19, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for June 19, 2019 — karaṇīya — something that should be done

Sahassamapi ce vācā anatthapadasaṃhitā
ekaṃ atthapadaṃ seyyo,
yaṃ sutvā upasammati.

Better than a thousand useless words
is one useful word,
hearing which one attains peace.

Dhammapada 8.100
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 18, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for June 18, 2019 — jita — conquered, subdued, mastered, victory

Sabbadānaṃ dhammadānaṃ jināti;
sabbarasaṃ dhammaraso jināti;
sabbaratiṃ dhammarati jināti;
taṇhakkhayo sabbadukkhaṃ jināti.

The gift of Dhamma triumphs over all other gifts;
the taste of Dhamma triumphs over all other tastes;
the happiness of Dhamma triumphs over all other pleasures;
the eradication of craving triumphs over all suffering.

Dhammapada 24.354
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 17, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for June 17, 2019 — anoma — not inferior, superior, perfect, supreme

Sabbe saṅkhārā aniccā.
Yadā paññāya passati,
atha nibbindati dukkhe;
esa maggo visuddhiyā.

Impermanent are all compounded things.
When one perceives this with true insight,
then one becomes detached from suffering;
this is the path of purification.

Dhammapada 20.277
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

RUMInations …

I am dust particles in sunlight.
I am the round sun.
To the bits of dust I say, Stay.
To the sun, Keep moving.
I am morning mist, and the breathing of evening.
I am wind in the top of a grove, and surf on the cliff.
Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,
I am also the coral reef they founder on.
I am a tree with a trained parrot in its branches.
Silence, thought, and voice.
The musical air coming through a flute,
a spark of a stone, a flickering in metal.
Both candle and the moth crazy around it.
Rose, and the nightingale lost in the fragrance.
I am all orders of being, the circling galaxy,
the evolutionary intelligence, the lift,
and the falling away. What is, and what isn’t.
You who know Jelaluddin, You the one in all,
say who I am. Say I am You.
– Rumi

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 16, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for June 16, 2019 — sacca — real, true

Na paresaṃ vilomāni,
na paresaṃ katākataṃ.
Attanova avekkheyya,
katāni akatāni ca.

Look not to the faults of others,
nor to their omissions and commissions.
But rather look to your own acts,
to what you have done and left undone.

Dhammapada 4.50
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 15, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for June 15, 2019 — pamāda — carelessness, negligence, indolence, remissness

Puññameva so sikkheyya
āyataggaṃ sukhudrayaṃ.
Dānañca samacariyañca,
mettacittañca bhāvaye.

Train yourself in doing good
that lasts and brings happiness.
Cultivate generosity, the life of peace,
and a mind of boundless love.

Itivuttaka 1.22
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 13, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for June 13, 2019 — dhaja — a flag, banner; mark, emblem, sign, symbol

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

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 12, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for June 12, 2019 — dhaja — a flag, banner; mark, emblem, sign, symbol

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

Daily Words of the Buddha For June 11, 2019

Pāli Word of the Day For June 11, 2019 — nāyaka — a leader, guide, lord, mostly as epithet of buddha (lokanāyaka “lord of the world”)

Dhammena saṃharitvāna,
uṭṭhānādhigataṃ dhanaṃ,
tappeti annapānena
sammā satte vanibbake.

With one’s wealth collected justly,
won through one’s own efforts,
one shares both food and drink
with beings who are in need.

Itivuttaka 3.75
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika