Monday, November 30, 2009
Take a look at what your 50 trillion cells are doing right now.
A STILL MORE GLORIOUS DAWN AWAITS US
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the
LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE WORKING HARD AT REDEMPTION
Green shoots rise from brown fields
Sunday, November 29, 2009
- Loch Kelly
Saturday, November 28, 2009
- J. Krishnamurti
Friday, November 27, 2009
Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself
arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will
smile at the other's welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will
love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give
bread. Give back your heart to itself, whom you ignored for
another, who knows you by heart. Take down the love letters
from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes, peel
your own image from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
am in it, as the butterfly in the light-laden air. Nothing has to come; it is
now. Now is eternity; now is immortal life.
- Richard Jefferies
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Something rare i have found;
Its value none can assess.
It has no colour, it is One,
Indivisible and everlasting -
Untouched by the waves of change,
It fills each and every vessel.
I dwell in it, it dwells in me,
We are One, like water mixed with water.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Experiences of truth have been given different names by different spiritual cultures. Heaven, nirvana, resurrection, enlightenment, satori, samadhi all are names pointing to this supreme, un-nameable, divine beauty, empty of suffering and filled with grace. In any moment, in a split second, there is the possibility of recognizing the boundless, limitless, eternal truth of yourself. Opening to the truth of our own essential being is simply a matter of receiving; but, because of our conditioning, this doesnt seem like a simple matter. We are conditioned to fear the unknown depths of ourselves, suspecting the worst.
Yet, when we are finally willing to face head-on the suspected worst in ourselves, we discover an amazing, unbelievable truth: Opening the mind to what has previously been feared and avoided reveals the capacity to bear and truly embrace discomfort, even pain. And eventually, we discover that whatever we fully embrace reveals the peace that we were seeking through all of our attempts to avoid discomfort. To open your mind to the silence that is the source of your mind is to open to your true self. Conscious silence is already open. You are already open. Allow your mind to stop gathering information, to stop imagining the future, to stop strategizing for survival. Let your mind simply be held by its source. Recognize that the capacity to open to the truth of your being is always here. You are truth already. You are consciousness. Consciousness is spirit. Recognize yourself, and you will see yourself everywhere in every other human being, in every animal, in every plant, in every rock. Until you recognize yourself, you are still figuring out how to find yourself, how to get more of yourself, how to know what is and is not yourself. Truth is already here, regardless of the state of your body, your emotions, your mind, or your circumstances. Stop and see.
~ From The Diamond in Your Pocket by Gangaji.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Happiness to the whole world it can bring
All the four benefits it bestows on you
Rightful living, money, fulfillment of desires and bliss
Are all available in this world itself
~ Viswakarma in Vaastushastra
Vaastu Shastra is the ancient Indian science of architecture, which governs town planning and designing of man-made structures. A part of the Vedas, the word 'Vaastu' in Sanskrit means 'dwelling', and in the modern context it covers all buildings. Vaastu pertains to the physical, psychological and spiritual order of the built environment, in consonance with the cosmic energies. It is a study of planetary influences on buildings and the people who live in them, and aims at providing guidelines for proper construction.
Hindus believe that for peace, happiness, health and wealth one should abide by the guidelines of Vaastu while building a dwelling. It tells us how to avoid diseases, depression and disasters by living in structures, which allow the presence of a positive cosmic field. Since Vedic wisdom is considered to be synonymous with divine knowledge of the cosmic mind obtained by sages in deep states of meditation, Vaastu Shastra or the science of Vaastu is thought to contain the guidelines given by the Supreme Being. Delving into history, we find that Vaastu developed during the period of 6000 BC and 3000 BC (Ferguson, Havell and Cunningham) and was handed over by ancient architects through word of mouth or hand-written monographs.
The principles of Vaastu had been explained in ancient Hindu scriptures like Skanda Purana, Agni Purana, Garuda Purana, Vishnu Purana, Bruhatsamhita, Kasyapa Shilpa, Agama Sastra and Viswakarma Vaastushastra.
The fundamental premise of Vaastu rests on the assumption that the earth is a living organism, out of which other living creatures and organic forms emerge, and so every particle on earth and space possesses 'live energy'. According to Vaastushastra five elements - Earth, Fire, Water, Air or atmosphere and Sky or space - govern the principles of creation. These forces act for or against each other to create harmony and disharmony. It also says that everything on earth - in some form or other - is influenced by the nine planets, and each of these planets guards a direction. So our dwellings are under the influence of the five elements and the nine planets.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
- John Randolph Price
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
It is useless to discuss the peace of the world. What is necessary just now is to create peace in ourselves that we, ourselves, become examples of love, harmony and peace. That is the only way of saving the world and ourselves.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 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
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The Secret Science of Smiling, at www.SmilesBook.com
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
An enlightened relationship is one that is free of conflict and suffering, harmonious, flowing, and based in truth, what is happening in this very moment now. You create enlightened relationships as you become more awake and free within yourself.
What is freedom? It is to be free of all self-images and self-concepts, and to know yourself as pure consciousness, expressing through this body, mind, and personality called “you.” Then you can be with anyone—your lover or spouse, the closest relative, or a total stranger—without feeling any anxiety or fear. You are simply present with them, connecting with them in a warm, open, welcoming, and loving way.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it,
you will discover that for you the world is transformed. The
best of all loves is AGAPE, a selfless love for all your brothers
and sisters on the journey. "
Monday, November 09, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Those who think that God is not outside but only within are as wrong as those who believe that God is not within but only outside. In fact God is both inside and outside, but it is very necessary to begin by believing in that God outside. From our childhood we have learned everything outside. We learn what the eye is by looking at the eyes of others; everything we see in ourselves we have always learned from outside.
So even in order to learn to see God we must begin by seeing God outside: as the Creator, the Judge, the Knower of all things, the forgiver; and when we have understood Him better, the next step is that the God that we have always seen outside we now also find within, and that completes our worship. If we have only found Him outside then we are His worshippers, but we remain separate from him and there is no communion, which is the purpose of life.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Friday, November 06, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Calling us into relationship
Calling us to live in truth
Calling us to be naked
To be who we are
Our unique path
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Major transits like these can give us interesting insights about our future. We take this occasion to examine this upcoming transit with respect to individual Vedic rising signs (also called Ascendants or Lagna) or Moon signs. Please note that the results can range from aggravation to atonement depending on the individual's chart and predictions from your expert astrologers.
Rahu and Ketu can bring positive or negative effects on your life, and this is completely dependent upon their positions in your birth chart! As mentioned, Rahu and Ketu are unique in the sense that they always appear in the chart in a retrograde direction. Both of them contain key clues about your karma from previous lives as well as important issues for you to work on in this one.
Astronomically, Rahu and Ketu are the mysterious unseen points in space causing the eclipses. While they are not technically planets, their influence is so significant that they were given the status of planets by the ancient sages as they can seize hold of our consciousness. In Vedic legend, Rahu and Ketu are each part of a snake that was cut in two. For most of us, no single planet is 100% malefic or 100% beneficial. The effect of this upcoming transit depends on how we respond to both favorable and unfavorable situations as there is always a free will.
Rahu has a positive side and can offer great boons in communication, innovative ideas, new inventions and improved technology. Ketu is sometimes called the saintly planet as Ketu can help push us to be motivated for spiritual liberation. Rahu can help make us extroverted, affirming and ambitious, while Ketu's influence can push us to be more introverted or detached. However, both Rahu and Ketu can have a poisonous side as well and their malefic energies are dreaded as Rahu can trigger out of control behaviors such as addiction, and Ketu can make material comforts evaporate.
Rahu's transits show where someone is likely to expand, become driven, try new things and disperse their energy into materialistic pursuits. Wherever Rahu is in your birth chart is an area you may have avoided in your recent past lives, and it is an area you may have to work on this lifetime. Ketu's transits shows where someone is likely to experience restriction, detachment, completion or focus and deepen their spiritual pursuits. Wherever Ketu is in your birth chart may be a place you have felt more comfortable in past lives and may be where you naturally wish to focus again now. However, you must first deal with the lessons of Rahu before the fruits of Ketu can open.
In general, if either Rahu or Ketu are your current major or minor planetary influences, and you see the predictions below could be difficult for you, we recommend a home remedy of lighting lemon lamps during Rahu periods or anytime on Sundays, Tuesdays or Fridays. You can reduce the malefic effects of any prediction by performing targeted remedies such as homas, poojas or proxy mantra writing. You can also augment benefic effects of any prediction through remedies. A transit period is an excellent time for everyone to send these planetary beings some love and respect!
~ by Nisargadatta Maharaj
-Dattatreya Siva Baba
The planets are real. They are living beings and each brings a different energy to the earth plane every day and every hour of every day. If you knew how to communicate with planets, you could turn them in your favor and dramatically improve the outcome of your activities.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
overtaken by wallops of bliss.
I could save the world
if I wasn’t so intoxicated
with this soul-quenching elixir
that sweeps away all ambitions.
When we receive
the blessing of
the Sat Guru, who
is the river of grace,
we can accomplish
I am nothing,
God does everything.
Remember this always.
This is the door to freedom.
Monday, November 02, 2009
by William Blake
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sun rise
that most of the word has perfected;
for some, it's the moment that's already been,
for others, - the one that's expected.
Yet no sort of magic can kindle anew
a past that is over for ever,
nor summon the future before it is due:
our moment is now - or it's never.
So brief is the moment in which we may live,
and future or past it isn't.
Whoever would know of what life has to give
must gratefully welcome the present.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Shiva is 'Shakti' or power; Shiva is the destroyer, the most powerful of the 3 Godheads of the Hindu Trinity. In temples, Shiva's shrines usually contain a 'lingam', a phallic symbol which represents the energies necessary for life on both the microcosmic and the macrocosmic levels; that is, the world in which we live and the world which constitutes the whole of the universe. The 'lingam' is placed in the center underneath the spire, where it symbolizes the navel of the earth.
Performing Abhishekams to Lord Shiva will help erase your past bad karmas from your karmic sheet. Lord Shiva is said to be very fond of Abhishekams. Abhishekam is the process of bathing the deity. There is a lot of importance attached to abishekam in poojas. It makes the ceremonies many times more effective. A priest may perform an abishekam by simply using holy water or perform elaborately with elements such milk, curds, honey, ghee, sugar, coconut water, holy ash, sandal paste and fruit juice, to overcome your every day problems. Especially effective on the FULL MOON! There are SHIVA temples everywhere --
Day Light Saving Time Ends Aswini Full Moon Nov.1, 2009
Full Moon Aswini Full Moon Nov.1, 2009
Venus Enters Libra Bharani 1st Waning Moon Nov.2, 2009
8 Moon Phases of "Kala Bhairava" Aswini thru Ashlesha 8 nights up to and including 8th Waning Moon From Nov.2 Nov.9, 2009
Venus Enters Libra Bharani 1st Waxing Moon Nov.3, 2009
Veterans Day Uttaraphalguni 11th Waning Moon Nov.11, 2009
Mercury Enters Scorpio Uttaraphalguni 11th Waning Moon Nov.11, 2009
Pradosham Chitra 13th Waning Moon Nov.13, 2009
Mini Sivaratri Swathi 14th Waning Moon Nov.14, 2009
New Moon Vishakha New Moon Nov.15, 2009
Sun Enters Scorpio Vishakha New Moon Nov.16, 2009
Vishnupati (last one of 2009) Anuradha 1st Waxing Moon Nov.16, 2009
Rahu Ketu Transit:
Rahu Enters Sagittarius Anuradha 1st Waxing Moon Nov.17, 2009
Ketu Enters Gemini Anuradha 1st Waxing Moon Nov.17, 2009
Thanksgiving Day (in USA) Uttarabhadrapada 10th Waxing Moon Nov.26, 2009
Venus Enters Scorpio Uttarabhadrapada 10th Waxing Moon Nov.26, 2009
Pradosham Bharani 13th Waxing Moon Nov.29, 2009
Deepam Krittika 14th Waning Moon Nov.30, 2009
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