Saturday, December 15, 2018

Skillful Grace - A Tara Practice


“Skillful Grace — Tara Practice for our Times” (preface)
by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche



Sublime and noble Lady with your circle,
Lovingly regard me with compassion, free of thought.
Bless me so the aims of all my prayers
Can be fulfilled without obstacles.
May the Buddha’s teachings spread and flourish!
May its holders live in harmony and good health !
May obstacles that threaten them subside!
May their teachings and practice prosper!
May sickness and famine, fighting and strife, all recede!
May spiritual richness increase even further!
May the spiritual rulers’ kingdoms expand!
May every country, near and far, have harmony!
Protect us from untimely death and the sixteen threats,
From menacing dreams and sinister omens,
From the miseries of samsara’s lower realms,
From every peril, now and always!
Increase our life, merit, capacity, experience and realization!
May harmful notions not intrude!
May the twofold awakened mind arise, free of effort!
May our aims be fulfilled in accordance with the Dharma!
From now until supreme enlightenment,
Always guard us with your kindness
Like a mother protects her only child.
May we be indivisible from you.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Take A Walk For Good Health


Walking was actually a prescription for depression and anxiety as well as being out in forests before the time when Pharma started pushing their drugs on people through their doctor agents.  I knew someone in the early 80s who actually got a prescription from her doctor of walking.

Friday, December 7, 2018

True Change In Society - The Wisdom of Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov


"Whatever the failings of a society, it is not advisable to solve them with violence.  Some people may say, ‘But when everything needs to be changed, violence is necessary.’ No, and first of all we must never confuse change with upheaval.  It is never by means of violence that true change can be realized. In fact, it has often been observed that violence always brings about greater evils than those it claims to cure. In truth, making change in society is the responsibility of every one of us.  No matter how highly placed or powerful, no single person can proclaim, ‘From now on there will no longer be any injustice, nor crime, nor poverty, and so on.’ If someone attempts to do so, the results will not be long-lasting.  Whether for good or for evil, no one has ever succeeded in affecting permanent change.  True change can occur only when individuals decide to begin to transform themselves, for then each person becomes a valuable and constructive agent for all."
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Integration Of Human & Soul - A Quotation from M.N. Hopkins

Source of picture:   Pinterest.es
"Integration of human and Soul is the key to a conscious and fulfilling life."

© 2018 M.N. Hopkins

Note: This insight came to mind during a conversation on social media with who I consider two mindful and enlightened souls. It is an original insight and quotation that I have officially published for the first time on my blog today, the 5th of December, 2018.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Leave The World Better When You Depart Than When You Arrived


This was taught to us in primary school.    The opposite view is in effect now.   It's all about me and my feeling and my comfort without any thought of community and people wonder why the world is headed in the direction or better said, the mis-direction that it is.  

One of those rules that is about the survival and continuation of human community. 

Mike

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Preparation of Food - The Wisdom of Omraam Mikheal Aivanhov




Food - what we impart to it with our hands

"One of people’s main concerns nowadays is the quality of their food – they seek to eat healthy food. It is of course highly desirable that food should not be contaminated by fertilizers or pesticides, but it is also important to realize that the food prepared by others is permeated with their emanations which are imparted to all who eat it.

Chefs, caterers, bakers and all those people who prepare food for their families on a daily basis must know this law. With this knowledge they will then get into the habit of touching food, aware that what they are holding in their hands will contribute to building a healthy body for people nearby and far away, those known and unknown to them. This is a huge responsibility and it is therefore worthwhile for them to be in the best inner state when they prepare food, fostering thoughts of good health, peace and light for those who are due to eat it."