Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
~ by Douglas Harding www.Headless.org
Thursday, October 29, 2009
A sannyasin of great spiritual attainment came to the outskirts of a village in India. He was camped under a tree for the night when suddenly a villager came running to him, screaming, The stone! The stone! Give me the precious stone! Which stone? asked the sannyasin. Last night, Lord Siva appeared before me in a dream, said the villager, and told me that if I went to the outskirts of the village at nightfall, I would find a sannyasin who would give me a stone which would make me rich for the rest of my life. The sannyasin rummaged through his knapsack and took out a stone. Probably he talked about this, he said, extending the stone to the villager. I found it lying on the path in the forest a few days ago. Take it, I give it to you, offered the sannyasin with all simplicity. The villager looked at the stone in amazement it was an enormous diamond. He took the diamond and went away quickly. All that night he tossed in his bed and could not sleep. The next day at dawn he woke up the sannyasin, returned the gem and asked, Give me the inner wealth which has made it possible for you to part with this diamond so easily. Indian village tale.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
-- Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Old habits of mind
Want to box and label
What is seen,
All things, all experience,
In the known world.
But a new wind
Blows through the mind
Not looking for refuge from life.
Seeing beyond itself
Into the alive world
Of happenings and presences,
Mysterious and unfathomable.
So far beyond thought
That mind lies down
In the deepest bow possible
Dumbfounded and reverent.
Then rising again,
From its bow
In hopeful adoration
Only wanting to serve
What it doesnt understand.
~ by Alice Gardner
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Truth is the fundamental basis of everything. Where there is Sathya (truth), there is Dharma (righteousness). Where there are Sathya and Dharma, there is Santhi (peace). Where there is peace, there is love. Where there is love, evil qualities like anger, hatred, jealousy and conceit cannot exist there. Where there is love, there cannot be any unrest. A person who has love in him will remain unharmed in the face of all dangers.
- Sathya Sai Baba
Friday, October 23, 2009
An old brahmin priest spoke with his Lord Siva about heaven and hell (which is called Narakaloka in Sanskrit and differs from other hells in not being eternal, but a temporary state of souls between births). The Lord said to the aging pandit, “Come, I will show you hell.” They entered a room where a group of people sat around a huge pot of wonderful smelling vegetable curry. Everyone was famished, desperate and starving. Each held a spoon that reached the pot, but each spoon had a handle so much longer than their arm that it could not be used to get the stew into their own mouths. The suffering was terrible. “Come, now I will show you heaven,” Siva said after a while. They entered another room, identical to the first the pot of luscious curry, the group of people, the same long-handled spoons. But everyone was happy and well-nourished. “I don’t understand,” said the Brahmin. “Why are they happy here when they were miserable in the other room where everything was exactly the same?” Lord Siva smiled, “Ah, it is simple,” He said. “Here they have learned to feed each other.”
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Nor the most intelligent
But the ones most responsive to change
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Only the wise know this mind, this mind called dharma-nature, this mind called liberation. Its names vary but not its essence. The mind's capacity is limitless, and its manifestations are inexhaustible. Your nature is essentially pure. Your real body is basically pure. Is has no sensation, no hunger or thirst, no good or bad.
~ by Bodhidharma: the first patriarch of Zen (translation by Red Pine).
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
At the same time, Sun, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter are also debilitated.
So there will be five planets in their debilitation signs at the same time!
I have never seen this in the past 22 years of studying Vedic astrology, and I do not think this is an ideal time.
(Debilitated planets lack the power to protect and promote their own significations.)
The only good news is that there are no close afflictions going on at this time with Rahu and Ketu.
Either way, I think it would be prudent to exercise a lot of care extra and patience on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week.
Monday, October 19, 2009
By a keen study of human life, man will find that as a rule, when he claims that he loves, in reality he loves himself, he loves his own benefit in life, he loves another for the help that other gives, for his goodness, for his kindness, for his service, but in all this he surely loves himself, and it is for himself all the while he thinks he loves another.
It is a very high stage in the path of love when man really learns to love another with a love that asks no return, when he does not seek love for the sake of love in return, then love becomes pure, the lover gives, and gives and gives, but even that is not the purpose of life, it is still greater. The Perfect One who is the source and origin of the whole creation, is the Perfection of Beauty. All beauty on earth or in heaven belongs to Him, and the purpose of the creation of every soul is to progress in the path of love until the soul arrives at a stage where it may find the Perfection of Beauty.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Saturday, October 17, 2009
(Oct. 18, at 11:04 AM in Gujarat) and the energetics will imply:
"Development, Gradual Progress".
Friday, October 16, 2009
The debilitation of the Sun denotes that the Sun loses its power as it travels into the sign Libra. The Sun gets debilitated when he moves to the constellation of Libra on October 17th. This happens to be a Saturday and the same day the Moon merges with Sun forming New Moon. The day lord is Saturn. This will effect personal and collective economy, and how it specifically effects you will depend on your natal SUN position. I can tall you so much more; time to get a birth chart erected and interpreted! Check my wwwsite: www.ompalace.com under Personal Support for details.
race, Deepawali is perceived as the battle of light against
darkness - a tiny lamp's determination to illuminate the earth
and the sky setting them free from the all-enshrouding darkness.
Deepawali celebrates this victory of the tiny lamp, its humble
effort to fight out the gigantic darkness. People see in the
effort of the tiny lamp their own effort to wade across the ocean
of adversities, and this sense fills them with renewed confidence
and fresh vigour for the days to come.
Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The flame of a lamp banishes darkness. Baba has discussed how the fire element always has a continuous upward movement. The simple act of lighting a lamp encourage us toaspire for great heights in life by destroying the negative forces within ourselves. The purifying energies of fire can lead us toward Truth. The sages have therefore acclaimed the lamp of wisdom as the flame that "leads men to higher states.
The human condition should be governed by sacred qualities
This calls for the purity of body, mind, and speech!
If the darkness of ignorance is to be dispelled, a person needs a container, oil, wick and a matchbox corresponding to what an external lamp needs. For people, the heart is the container. The mind is the wick. Love is the oil and vairagya, sacrifice is the matchbox. When all four of these are united, the Divine flame of the Spirit radiates good fortune upon us all. During Diwali, we are reminded that this Light of Knowledge shines and dispels the darkness of ignorance forever.
Diwali is an excellent time to begin the following in your life:
Consciously work to discard old prejudices.
Adopt habits of love and mutual respect for all.
Transform old enemies into friends.
Shower understanding and compassion everywhere you go.
This is the power of Diwali! As external lamps ignite, so does our inner joy and happiness. It is Astroveds aim to augment the energy of this time 10,000-fold so that you can reap the benefits of this sacred day all year round.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Love is given to inspire divine love in the heart of man, and all the beauty that man sees on earth is beauty created by the power of love, and by the power of love he learns to recognize it as a reflection of the beauty of heaven. Thus may earth become heaven, and heaven and earth one single vision of the glory of God.
TORONTO, CANADA, October 10, 2009: The Canadian parliament celebrated Diwali this week with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other top leaders lighting the traditional lamps. They were among the 450 dignitaries to attend the festivities Thursday night.
High commissioner Shashisekar Gavai of India and Hindu envoys from Pakistan and Malaysia were also among those who attended the evening gala. After lighting the traditional lamp, Prime Minister Harper said the growing Indo Canadian community is at the forefront of Canadas quest to build an even better country for generations to come. Since 1998, Diwali on Parliament Hill (the seat of the House of Commons) has grown in significance and stature, and today can truly be considered as Canadas National Diwali Festival, said Deepak Obhrai, who is parliamentary secretary to the foreign minister.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
May All my speech and idle talk be mantra
All actions of my hands be mudra
May all eating and drinking be the offering of oblations unto Thee
All laying down prostrations before Thee
May all pleasures be as dedicating my entire self unto Thee
May everything I do be taken as Thy worship
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
The greatest lesson of mysticism is to know all, gain all, attain all things and be silent. The more the disciple gains, the more humble he becomes, and when any person makes this gain a means of proving himself in any way superior to others, it is a proof that he does not really possess it. He may have a spark within himself, but the torch is not yet lighted. There is a saying among the Hindus that the tree that bears much fruit bows low.
Friday, October 09, 2009
Do ponder the potentially serious consequences of the 4 major planets Jupiter, Sun, Venus and Mars going into debilitation this month. Debilitation is a measure of discovering the strength of the planets in your chart. While in its sign of debilitation, a planet is considered weak. It causes stresses, sorrow, unhappy events, mental turbulence, unfavorable events and misery. A debilitated planet can trouble you by way of enemies, poverty, and unhappiness and so on.
Planet in Debilitation Dates
Mars in Cancer October 4th, 2009 - May 30th, 2010
Jupiter in Capricorn now - December 19th, 2009
Venus in Virgo October 9th - November 3rd, 2009
Sun in Libra October 17th - November 16th, 2009
~ by Erwin Schroedinger
In your path there is no thorn or weed, but yourself.
You asked: shall I reach the Beloved or not?
Between you and the Beloved there is nobody, but yourself.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
a way to catch up with the future
just a break, so there is no break
a hop along chaos to regular rhymes
the bardo for defining rules of life
yet to fast again
authority is based on fraud.
- Kenneth Rexroth,
TORONTO, CANADA, : The new game Yoga for Wii incorporates specialized hatha yoga routines for health.
In designing Yoga for Wii, we wanted to make sure that players are walking away with not only a great workout for the body but also for the mind, says Markus Reutner, Marketing manager JoWood Productions. We have done extensive research about yoga and the way it can affect different pains and incorporated that into Yoga for Wii.
Players are able to participate in routines that target a specific ailment or pain. For instance, a back pain routine would consist of related poses - the cobra, locust and corpse - all of which help strengthen back muscles.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. Whatever the substance you are addicted to -- alcohol, food, legal or illegal drugs, or a person -- you are using something or somebody to cover up your pain.
That is why, after the initial euphoria has passed, there is so much unhappiness, so much pain in intimate relationships. They do not cause pain and unhappiness. They bring out the pain and unhappiness that is already in you. Every addiction does that. Every addiction reaches a point where it does not work for you anymore, and then you feel the pain more intensely than ever.
This is one reason why most people are always trying to escape from the present moment and are seeking some kind of salvation in the future. The first thing that they might encounter if they focused their attention on the Now is their own pain, and this is what they fear.
If they only knew how easy it is to access in the Now the power of presence that dissolves the past and its pain, the reality that dissolves the illusion. If they only knew how close they are to their own reality, how close to God.
The pain-body, which is the dark shadow cast by the ego, is actually afraid of the light of your consciousness. It is afraid of being found out. Its survival depends on your unconscious identification with it, as well as on your unconscious fear of facing the pain that lives in you. But if you don't face it, if you don't bring the light of your consciousness into the pain, you will be forced to relive it again and again.
The pain-body may seem to you like a dangerous monster that you cannot bear to look at, but I assure you that it is an insubstantial phantom that cannot prevail against the power of your presence.
~ by Eckhart Tolle
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
5 major Planetary debilitations (planets without dignity and strength to empower our lives and direction).
We will all feel this. Jupiter is debilitated until December 19th. Mars is debilitated October 4th ~ May 26th.
Venus is debilitated October 9th ~ November 2nd. Sun is debilitated October 17th ~ November 16th.
Debilitated planets lack the power to protect and promote their significations. As per Professor V.K. Choudhry
(INDIA), Things are likely to improve to a good extent once the persisting transit afflictions are over towards
the end of the year. Until then, everyone please be extra careful and patient. In my tradition it is recommended
to do charity, partake in pujas, practise upayas (as per your individual chart) and fast on Tuesday (for MARS) as
he will be the weakest of the pantheon.
Good time to have your natal chart or transits done! Check my wwwsite under PERSONAL SUPPORT, www.ompalace.ca
Sunday, October 04, 2009
He who is addicted to vice is its captive;
He who acquaints himself with vice is the pupil of vice;
He who learns his lesson from vice, who passes through it and rises above it, is master and conqueror.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
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~ Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa
Friday, October 02, 2009
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can."
Thursday, October 01, 2009
In the same way, love is the one principle that is the basis of all religious and public life. All codes and principles are just elaborations of this one principle. Therefore, to live a good life, do not hate anyone. Do not envy the good fortune of others. See good, do good, be good.
blessings of OM GURU OM
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