Foodstyles | Fish Dish

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I have to give a huge shout out to a couple of friends on this killer recipe – to Tony, who inspired me with his fish dish (which has ALL of the things – snapper, shrimp and crab), and to Carolyn, the super awesome fisher-woman who recently gifted me what I believe to be ALL of the rockfish in the ocean that day.  But, she knows that no fish goes to waste on my watch.  Thanks fish fairy!  Hope you like the fish dish!

Fish Dish

4 cups rice pilaf (I usually make my own but Rice a Roni or even Spanish rice is fine – just make sure it has flavor – plain white rice won’t do)
Fish filet, skinned (today I’m using rockfish but anything will do)
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced bell pepper (any color)
3 ears fresh corn, cut from the cob
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Literature | The Two Parrots

Occultosophia.

He received a gift, when a little boy. Two little parrots, male and female. Perhaps to distract the young boy from a distant, cold mother, and a friendly step-father whom did not share any affection in-between each other. The mother wanted a father for the boy, so she married again after the boy’s father left her when the boy was three years of age. The boy oft stared at the parrots, and invented conversations they had in-between each other.

Brutus, the male parrot was grey-blue-yellowish, the damsel parrot, Caecilia was nearly all yellow with hints of blue.

Brutus thus said: Caecilia, don’t you think that his mother should not be coldly silent, when she wants to punish the boy, is it not too cruel?

Caecilia: Ah, ah, but she lost her own love a long time ago, she hated the little boy, because she sees his father in him.

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September Brings Clarity To Your Situation

Mental, spiritual, physical and emotional clarity all balance our being to become more aligned to our path and helps us go forward with our intentions and soul’s calling. This is the path of observing, without becoming. Of course, initially, it is natural to shift our balance and react on any of the above levels and situations and events in the human experience. This is a part of the human experience and this lifetime. How we move on from the initial reaction is what we can consciously choose, from the perspective of the observer and the seer.

To study thyself, is to study life and all of the Universe. When you realize that all that is happening around you is part of a grander plan, you can surrender to your path, not becoming one with changes and shifts that occur at all times. It is like observing the whole ocean and being aware that every ripple and wave is a part of a greater whole that makes up All. Thereby we move from duality to non-duality.

Daily Words of the Buddha for September 01, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for September 01, 2020
karaṇīya — something that should be done

Idha tappati, pecca tappati,
pāpakārī ubhayattha tappati.
“Pāpaṃ me katan”ti tappati,
bhiyyo tappati, duggatiṃ gato.

Idha nandati, pecca nandati,
katapuñño ubhayattha nandati.
“Puññaṃ me katan”ti nandati,
bhiyyo nandati, suggatiṃ gato.

Agony now, agony hereafter,
the wrong-doer suffers agony in both worlds.
Agonized now by the knowledge that one has done wrong,
one suffers more agony, gone to a state of woe.
Rejoicing now, rejoicing hereafter,
the doer of wholesome actions rejoices in both worlds.
Rejoicing now in the knowledge that one has acted rightly,
one rejoices more, gone to a state of bliss.

Dhammapada 1.17, 1.18
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Metaphysics | THESMOPHORIA SPIRITUALITY, by Erwin Rimban

PART TWO: THE THESMOPHORIA CONSTITUTION

I am a Sophian soul, manifesting as a human being. I am currently a citizen of the Multiverse. I am a disciple of the symmetry of Ultimate Reality. Consequently, I have the rights and privileges of a cosmic being and a citizen of the manifolds of the Cosmos, fully recognizing the diversity, multiplicity and infinity of the Cosmic Ensemble, and its capacity to express and evolve all forms of Life.  […]

Source: THESMOPHORIA SPIRITUALITY

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 31, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for August 31, 2020
jita — conquered, subdued, mastered, victory

Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā,
manoseṭṭhā manomayā.
Manasā ce paduṭṭhena
bhāsati vā karoti vā,
tato naṃ dukkhamanveti
cakkaṃva vahato padaṃ.

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

Mind precedes all phenomena,
mind matters most, everything is mind-made.
If with an impure mind
one performs any action of speech or body,
then suffering will follow that person
as the cartwheel follows the foot of the draught animal.
Mind precedes all phenomena,
mind matters most, everything is mind-made.
If with a pure mind
one performs any action of speech or body,
then happiness will follow that person
as a shadow that never departs.

Dhammapada 1.1, 1.2
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 29, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for August 29, 2020
sacca — real, true

Tumhehi kiccamātappaṃ;
Akkhātāro Tathāgatā.
Paṭipannā pamokkhanti
jhāyino mārabandhanā.

You have to do your own work;
Enlightened Ones will only show the way.
Those who practise meditation
will free themselves from the chains of death.

Dhammapada 20.276
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Astrology | Grounding with Grand Earth Trine today

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

Capricorn Moon energies today with a Grand Earth Trine

Friday is Venus’s day today

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lovely energy tomorrow  

and power spot on Sunday

I’m leading a retreat this weekend

will add short videos as I can

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Daily Words of the Buddha for August 28, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for August 28, 2020 — pamāda — carelessness, negligence, indolence, remissness

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 August 27, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for August 27, 2020
paricāraṇā — care, attention, looking after; pleasure, feasting, satisfaction

Gahakāraka, diṭṭhosi!
Puna gehaṃ na kāhasi.
Sabbā te phāsukā bhaggā gahakūṭaṃ visaṅkhataṃ.
Visaṅkhāragataṃ cittaṃ;
taṇhānaṃ khayamajjhagā.

O house-builder, you are seen!
You will not build this house again.
For your rafters are broken and your ridgepole shattered.
My mind has reached the Unconditioned;
I have attained the destruction of craving.

Dhammapada 11.154
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

What a difference, fine energy today

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

After the heavy MARS-SATURN square August 24
the energy shifts completely today. What a difference a day makes!

For the next few days August 25-August 29 there are some major harmonious aspects.

August 25 as Moon shifts to Sagittarius our mood is upbeat optimistic, honest, adventurous, good-humoured. We need space, Social Distancing, works well under a Sagittarius Moon ruled by expansive JUPITER.

VENUS in CANCER opposite JUPITER in CAPRICORN @ 17+ degrees

August 25 one of the finest days of the year as love and feel good solid vibes balance each other out.

VENUS the planet who is the Goddess of love, beauty, harmony, women, and creativity opposite JUPITER the expansive feel good, upbeat planet brings goodness, and blessings to women, relationships and points out the need to nurture yourself especially in your home and with your tummy.

This is a very fertile bountiful energy for women trying to get…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for August 26, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for August 26, 2020
dhaja — a flag, banner; mark, emblem, sign, symbol

Māvoca pharusaṃ kañci,
vuttā paṭivadeyyu taṃ.
Dukkhā hi sārambhakathā,
paṭidaṇḍā phuseyyu taṃ.

Speak not harshly to anyone,
for those thus spoken to might retort.
Indeed, angry speech hurts,
and retaliation may overtake you.

Dhammapada 10.133
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Hau’ōli aloha Pō’akōlu

Aloha a me maikāʻi ʻō kākahiāka, ʻī nā mea a pau ʻia ʻōukōu kānāka a maikāʻi.  Kākōu nō ma kā hānā hebedoma hapalua ʻala.  Mālāma nēʻe ʻīmua, hula manāwa ʻūa ʻaneane ʻaneʻi. Ī kā maikāʻi ʻo kā lā. Nūi ke aloha.

Hello and good morning to all you good people.  We are half way through the work week.  Keep moving forward, play time is almost here.  Have a beautiful day.