A growing number of individuals and communities, seeking to establish a meaningful life, neither subscribe to one or another major or minor religion, nor necessarily assert the inherent meaninglessness of life; rather, believing in "something" that is "beyond" that sensed by the physical senses, to a greater or lesser degree of formulation relative to this, and as influenced to a certain degree by a number of factors, the search brings an encounter with various traditions and interpretations, ideas, expressions and experiences.
Archive for April 24th, 2012
Oh Vajraholder, we prostrate at your lotus feet
OM AH VAJRAPANI HUM HUM PHAT! (pronounced 'PAI')
Recite this mantra to dispel obstacles to our practice, and other unfavourable conditions.
How cool is this? Duncan Maybury wandered around on Saturday with a camera, and this is some of what he saw through it...
My new yoga newsletter had a little piece about how
To Open Up Your Heart, so with a few additions, this is it!
Your hands form the symbol of the pure Lotus mudra to help open up your
heart, to receive ever more fully.
Start with your hands in a lotus bud position, in front of the heart, all
Everyone, no matter how poor, can give something. We can give a loving thought, a sweet word, a radiant smile, a moving song, a helping hand any of which may bring comfort to a broken heart. more than money, the world needs love and sympathy. ~ J. P. Vaswani.
More unseasonal weather today. With visitors arriving one would prefer things to be different. But then again, one nearly always prefers things to be other than they are, and this attitude can mean that we miss the opportunities in what is actually here:
When we explore this mind-state of dukkha, we find that it is created by a deep aversion to being with How It Is right now.
“Reality is what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is what we believe.
What we believe is based upon our perceptions.
What we perceive depends upon what we look for.
What we look for depends upon what we think.
What we think depends upon what we perceive.
What we perceive determines what we believe.
What we believe determines what we take to be true.
In our life there are certain principles that when recognized and understood, help us have a more harmonious relationship with the universe and makes our quality of life better. Here are those principles:
1. You get what you give
If you want to have good relations with other people, treat them in a good way. Love people, do good, give gifts.
Out of my deeper heart a bird rose and flew skywards.
Higher and higher did it rise, yet larger and larger did it grow.
At first it was but like a swallow, then a lark, then an eagle, then as a vast spring cloud, and then it filled the starry heavens.
Out of my heart a bird flew skywards. And it waxed larger as it grew.