Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Hundred Character Tablet ~ Lu Tung-Pin

The Hundred Character Tablet To nourish the vital energy, keep watch in silence; In order to subdue the mind, act with non-action. Of movement and stillness, be aware of their origin; There is no work to do, much less someone

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Tonglen

My mother often says to me, with that long-suffering sigh only Irish Mammies can muster, that we cannot compare our pain to anothers. If I say, well, sure look it, others have it worse, she says ”Your own pain is

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Numinous

I’m not going to go into Rudolf Otto’s work here, as I have not studied it. I just like the word he conjured to deal with the ineffable mystery ~ Numinous. ”With all your science can you tell me how

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

Lojong ~ Mind Training Aphorisms

Lojong ~ Mind Training Aphorisms. These set of 59 slogans or aphorisms were developed between the 9th and 12th centuries CE in Tibet. Atisha, the famous Indian Buddhist, is said to have brought them first to Tibet, and written about

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From Master to Disciple ~ Monk Gibbon

FROM DISCIPLE TO MASTER MY life is like a dream, I do not know How it began, nor yet How it will go. Out of the night a bird Has quickly flown Across the lighted room. And now is gone

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Wei Wu Wei

There is no becoming. ALL IS. * It is only the artificial ego that suffers. The man who has transcended his false ‘me’ no longer identifies with his suffering. * There seem to two kinds of searchers: those who seek

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Dorje

Dorje also known as Vajra In the tantric traditions of Buddhism, the vajra is a symbol for the nature of reality, or sunyata, indicating endless creativity, potency, and skillful activity (wiki[pedia) Dorje is the Tibetan word for Vajra or thunderbolt.

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Raga and Dwesha ~ Like and Dislike

Raga and Dwesha   Chapter 2 Sutras 7-8; Patanjali’s Sutras ”Raga is the liking accompanying pleasure. Dwesha is the repulsion accompanying pain.” Yoga itself is concerned with the all encompassing field of consciousness, the radiant space, (the bigger picture). But

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Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm It’s that time of the year. I go cold turkey on the mint and start drinking Lemon Balm tea. I have a nice lemon balm plant that just grows bigger the more you take from it, and basically

Posted in Health and Healing, Uncategorized

Meet Trevor Paglen

Secret prisons, drone bases, surveillance stations, offices where extraordinary rendition is planned: Trevor Paglen takes pictures of the places that the American and British governments don’t want you to know even exist Above our heads more than 200 secret American

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Margot Anand on Sacred Sex

MARGOT ANAND ~ Writings on Sacred Sex.   ‘’When you are in love with someone, you do indeed see them as a divine being. Now, suppose that is what they truly are and that your eyes have by your beloved

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From ‘White Flock’ by Anna Akhmatova

Amazing woman Anna Akhmatova..a conscientious objector to Stalin, loads of her dearest ones died in the gulags Her work was condemned and censored by Stalinist authorities and she is notable for choosing not to emigrate, and remaining in Russia, acting

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A True Account of Talking to the Sun on Fire Island

This one I have pinned over my desk too. I love this poem…Just keep right on doing what you feel inspired to do, regardless 🙂 By Frank O’ Hara. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_O’Hara The Sun woke me this morning loud  and clear, saying

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Shree Yantra

Just hitting the ground in spots with this…. Yantra is a form of a mandala. Mandala in its essence means ”magic circle”.It is a focus of cosmic consciousness..the centre of the Universe while it exists. Everything that exists is thus a

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The Shanti Path ~ Peace Mantra

This is the Sanskrit prayer… Asato maa satgamaya Tamaso maa jyotir gamaya Mrityor maa amritam gamaya Sarveshaam swastir bhavatu Sarveshaam shantir bhavatu Sarveshaam poornam bhavatu Sarveshaam mangalam bhavatu Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor

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Ananda Kanda

http://somathread.ning.com/groups/yoga-and-tantra/chakras/ananda-kanda Just below the Anahata or Heart Chakra, said to be suspended like a pendant, is a space called the ”Ananda Kanda” which means the ”root of bliss”. It is the secret inner altar where the Ishta Devata, or personalized

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Yoga Nidra for Pregnancy

Listen at low volume with earphones to compensate for recording quality..

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Sweat Lodge

http://somathread.ning.com/groups/back-to-eden/forum/sweat-lodge Sweat Lodge.   I am building a sweat lodge with the intention of its being used the day after the next Full Moon, May 15th. This is a record of the building of it, for the purpose of preserving

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A Story Waiting to Pierce You ~ Peter Kingsley

http://somathread.ning.com/groups/the-book-nook/forum/a-story-waiting-to-pierce-you-peter-kingsley I got this book a few weeks ago. It took about an hour or so to read as it is really short, only about 80 pages of large type, and the second half of the book is all the

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The Primeval Code

The Primeval Code. http://somathread.ning.com/groups/back-to-eden/forum/the-primeval-code Dr Guido Ebner and Heinz Schurch working at the Swiss pharmaceutical company (now called ) Novartis did experiments in the late 80’s and early 90’s where they exposed cereal seeds and fish eggs to Electrostatic Fields.

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