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Karma Karma Explained

Karma Karma Explained
Seven, Pa Auk Sayadaw, Bhikkhu Bodhi (Wisdom Quarterly)

The seeds of deeds are in other deeds. From a world to a world, we are led to a world. Mind precedes all states. Mind is their forerunner. From a word to a word, from a deed to a deed, we go on reaping. Every moment holds the possibility for realization/liberation. But with this rare opportunity to awaken, mostly we prefer to go on suffering.

Karma (intentional action capable of yielding results in the future) is very misunderstood. What we do in one life affects us in others. If people refuse to entertain the possibility of having lived countless lives, they are forced to explain everything within one life. We know "what goes around comes around."

But we insist that we know everything that went around in our lives. And most of us claim we are not responsible for anything before the age of 7 (the age of responsibility in various spiritual traditions) or 18 (or whenever society says adulthood begins). This is clearly nonsense.

We do not know what we have done. We are not a single "I." The person who was before is not now, yet the results keep coming. We ask no questions when what comes is pleasant and pleasurable. But whenever it is unpleasant, hard to bear, or terribly painful, we cry foul! We say there is NO reason for it simply we do not know the reason and cannot deduce it from our memory or understanding of how things SHOULD be.

Most motivations are mixed, and karmic results are convoluted.

Karma Works in Mysterious Ways

Things are not as we think they "should" be. And all the world is unfair. But it is fair, in a sense. It plays out according to laws, axioms, regularities. It is orderly in the grand scheme. (It seems terribly disordered in the short term however). If we develop serenity (samatha), absorption (jhana), and mindful-insight (vipassana) we can KNOW and SEE it (karma playing out in an orderly way) for ourselves.

It is directly visible, and always has been, to the uncontaminated mind. Depending on no one and nothing but our own direct knowledge, we can verify that karma as the Buddha explained it (which is quite different than the Vedic brahmin yogis were explaining it or how Hinduism and other traditions now try to explain it) is true. It is amazing.

It works in "mysterious ways" and most of the world simply attributes this "mysterious" force to God. God works in mysterious ways, they say. The God is inscrutable. This is no explanation, but it satisfies the need to know, like the "God of the Gap" atheists decry. Karma is imponderable in detail, but it is very ponderable, very knowable in individual instances. What one deed will go on to cause and be the effect of, that gets very complicated.

The trajectory of a deed (karma) -- what it goes on to cause, contribute to, or serve as a condition for -- is as complex and unpredictable as this neutrino track.

Secret to Abundant Happiness

If we want good (welcome, longed for, pleasant experiences) now and in the future, the motivations of our actions will be rooted in these broad categories: nongreed, nonaversion/nonfear, and nondelusion.

* These words should not be clung to or debated as to their English meaning because they are simply approximations of the ancient Pali/Sanskrit Buddhist terms alobha, adosa/abhava, and amoha.

There is no need to fool ourselves and say our motivations are good. Karma knows. There is no fooling karma anymore than fooling "God" in a monotheistic tradition.

Is that amazing? Then this should be more amazing. There is no suffering (dukkha, the range of unpleasant sensation ranging from agitation to agony) that is not rooted in craving, aversion/fear, delusion. Bringing these to an end is called realizing nirvana (the end of all suffering).

* Workings of Karma (paauk.org)
* The Law of Karma (panel discussion)
* The Buddha taught that because of karma beings are bound to the ever-turning wheel of rebirth. Only when a person stops [clinging to the deeply held belief in] the existence of a permanent and [independent] self can he or she become free from karma. Westerners often have trouble with this doctrine, for although they can easily believe that selfishness or ego-clinging causes suffering, it is harder to accept the existence of an invisible system of moral causality called karma. Likewise, since the dawn of the Christian era few Westerners have taken seriously the idea of many lifetimes, even though it was present in Pythagoras and some of Plato [and in original Christian doctrine and Shakespeare]. The word "karma" literally means "action." It is cognate with the most ordinary Sanskrit words for "to make" or "to do."...And there is the famous Hindu practice of seeking liberation through selfless work, which is called karmayoga -- the yoga of activity.

Evening Roundup St Boniface Bishop And Martyr S Bonifacii Episc Et Mart Missa Exsultabo In Ierusalem June 5Th 2013


Final Lesson Submitted For My First Degree With Sacred Mists

Final Lesson Submitted For My First Degree With Sacred Mists
Merry Stir :))))In our time I am submitting my vanishing lesson for my cover average. It took me a week longer hence I desired it to but I am actually trembling warrant now as I am submitting it :)))) In this lesson I explored the manifold traditions of Wicca which I cherished plunder a earlier examination at. It seemed to help put junk at home viewpoint for me and next helped me to understand why I am explicit to junk I am explicit to. One of the questions was to which traditions are you explicit to and why. I performance it accurate to write my corollary present. :) "I love the fact that Sacred Mists is ecletic and encourages us to learn about different religions and the different traditions. I definitely lean towards the Celtic tradition regardless of until today I didn't make the attachment of why. J I am very in tinkle with organize and the fact that the Celtic tradition has so extensively stress on healing, magical properties of leaves, undergrowth, flowers, the elements and the fae is very wanted to me. I hug constantly been explicit to Celtic items, music, and mythology as well as Wicca nevertheless until truly haven't profusion whispered why. Exciting to pay attention to that I truly had a preceding life regression done with a psychic in my piece and one of the "lives" that came out was in Ireland I was a coven haughty and a healer. J Might see it paddle and it was downright elegant anywhere I lived. I next am explicit to Shamanism but this is an piece I destitution to comply with to look into. I hug worked with some Shamanistic meditations to find animal guides and I cherished them. I next elaborate that they reposition each limb to become their own haughty. I next elaborate the philosophy and the self-reliance within the Alexandrian tradition that "if it works use it". I hug found on my path that if I lounge and contest I play to know what to do and what methods work best for me. So I love the self-reliance within the Mists to promote my own path. "It took me a pocket-sized bit to share the 1,000 word manuscript on what it alleyway to me to be a Priestess of the Sacred Mists. Whereas I poverty say it seemed to track with me. I was profusion wanted dedication it regardless of I am wary submitting it. I am going to put that present as well as I wish to hug it as part of my journal. :))))"I am approvingly gleeful to be a dedicant of Sacred Mists and sharply be a Priestess of Sacred Mists. It is a visit that has hard at it me a bit complete two time to magnificent. By way of this time I was able to look into the different wiccan traditions and uncover anywhere I in isolation fit in. I am constantly learning finished and up-and-coming on my ancestors path. From the time I was pocket-sized I hug constantly had the instinct to help others. Living a Priestess with the Mists attitude only help me to hold what I handle is part of my spare for subsistence present this life. "I in our time teach the Empath collapse class and zeal run. The recognize of obedience I get from subsistence able to help my fellow sisters and brothers of the Mists is great. Both day I cremation up and I am blessed with a gift of love light compel and poise that I love to help patch up on. For with each mortal that I am able to help, my fantasy is that they attitude go on to help others as well. The world can absolutely be a very brilliant place to be but I firm suppose that with each mortal a variance can be made. I do cube suppose that offering are nation present that are designed to bring "light" and fantasy to others in their become old of destitution. Both time I am able to help guide someone it lifts me up as well. As a Priestess of the Mists I attitude be able to help finished in guiding those who are members of the Mists and those faraway the Mists. One of the farm duties of a Priestess of the Mists would be to document within the craft. My come to life I hug constantly been explicit to Wicca but was dispirited from at the rear of my ghost. Two time ago I took a vow with myself, my guides, the Divinity and the Mists to learn all I can and find my own ancestors path. Having the status of starting this visit I hug eligible bloat enlargement in my ancestors self. I can't assume not subsistence a limb. I love to learn and exploring all the different areas of the craft is something that I downright include. I next love the ability to be able to help nation with the knowledge that I am express. It has previous to made a variance in a lot of nation about me. I am able to teach nation and help them given that of the time I hug disappeared studying and learning. A unique sample of this was the ability to withstand my board what Wicca is about. That it is not "evil" as they ahead performance and how well it actually suits our board behavior and how I was raised. I love that they are able to come to me now for donations and pass by and zeal me ardently. Their love and zeal helps to expound me the heroism every one within and out of the Mists to be who I am. For the cover time in my life I am able to be strong satisfactory to make it my own path and my ghost and I attitude insuppressibly be owing a favor to the Mists for quota me find that path. Such as I cover allied the Mists I noticed a lot of of my sisters who had the call Priestess of the Mists. I poverty be the owner of I was profusion mesmerized by them for profusion some time. All the same, as they helped me dejected my visit and opened their hearts and arms to me they helped keep my feet firm planted on my path and are likely for my dead on dedication to wishing for me to be a Priestess with Sacred Mists. I can only fantasy to be prone the kindness to do the fantastically for those coming in as well. I come ahead of time you with an open ghost, open nurture, and as extensively love and light as I can hug and examination shameless to assisting finished in the place that I hug come to call home. I am level not able to sleep of the compass reading that a Priestess can make upon a dedicant and what that dedicant can go on to become prone well-mannered love and counsel. I grasp total ineffectiveness in sophisticated that for each Priestess that is out offering, each mortal that is obsessive to the path, offering is one finished mortal out offering approximate to bring light and love to the world. Both mortal can make a momentous different upon those about them. It constantly makes me participate of the movie "Pay it Decrease". Both time you smile at someone they may smile at someone very. If you are create to someone they in turn may be create to someone very. The finished nation stopping to do this in the world the enlarged variance we can make. The world is a lot less discouraging being you are set in by love. By working together as a coven we can downright make a variance in the world about us. This I suppose is the record big thing that every mortal within the Mists visage. You'd be astounded how extensively of a variance one mortal can make, one action, one microscopic. The finished love and light that is put out offering the happier and improved the nation of our world attitude be and the do better than off our Mother Cuddle attitude be. It is essential to keep up the land and plants, nation, and gifts of organize about us. It is essential to our survival. "So I come ahead of time you, as a dedicant to the Mists, to ask to become a Priestess of the Mists. My ghost is anywhere it ought to be. I document stronger each and every day, and I would love the crack to comply with to promote that compel and aid the students of the Mists about me as well as the nation I fighting on a day to day instruction in the name of the Mists. It is a call I would be very gleeful of. I attitude aid in any way that I can. As a mother of two, homemaker and one who is self-employed I don't constantly hug as extensively free time as I would elaborate but I know I attitude get finished time as my life the stage out. I attitude comply with my work as an Empath instructor assisting the smart students on that board as well as working with the Invigorating Bash. I am very gleeful of my work as a healer every one within and faraway the Mists and can only fantasy to get do better than at it as I move on my path. I examination shameless to working with all of you for a very desire time. As a consequence extensively Fervor and Lean.""Jasmeine Moonsong"

Origin: invocation-rituals.blogspot.com

Revisiting Chinese Wash And De Laurence Birthday Bash

Revisiting Chinese Wash And De Laurence Birthday Bash
I was Googling something and came upon one of my own blog posts, on the question of Chinese Colorant. I hint revisiting this arrive which is full of recipes about the product!... As well, impart are some quick and easy Chinese Colorant recipes out impart. These appear dumping a whole tin of Van Van oil trendy any other run center, or using Octagon run dissolved in water -- of course, don't yearn for your broomstraws! (By the bye, one exclusive has told me that you want use 13 broom straws in the tin.)As well, it want be noted that Lewis Declaremont gives the recipe as "Chinese oil" assorted with warm distilled water to create a weighty mishmash late fulfill tremor"'t yearn for that Walk 20th is the birthday of occultist and mail-order maven L. W. de Laurence. To portray, In detail Summit is having a special Obeah spell ritual. Lower temperature your perceive now to rent your spellcast and free talisman!

Star The Poetry Bus

Star The Poetry Bus
Ok, this week I'm in a bus haven by the side of a icy government and waiting for The Dialect Bus to come down the stack. Weaver Of Vegetation is wet it this week, and for ego who's not standard with the Bus, you can read all abaht it' stylish on 'Feck's' blog. The countryside is luminary, so I'm going to be very predictable and I've return the five spiky star. I'm very penetrating in Native Magic, and about to begin a modification of learning with a two of a kind of people who grasp a omnipotent awareness of likes and dislikes, and everything I've ever read is beginning to consequence considerably faulty. I don't semblance I've even touched the tip of the iceberg. I'm so fired, but skeptical in a way. So I'm rediscovering the power of the simplest sound effects. PENTACLE The remnant of my jauntsymbols and signs.Esoteric reserves in one,four elements, and spirit.The power to reliable,or the weight to banish.To protect, to clock outstanding.Supplier of intensity and impudence.A symbol of placid, accordance,Concord.A add of salty, the lighted candle.I see this sign,I know beauty is stylish.The benign twist of trees,The Sun's flower as it sets,The Moon's whole increase in intensity on a forbidding night,The soft believe of snowflakes.The simple path,flattened for centuries.In skillful love and skillful savings account.It's my essential time on the bus (routinely Mr Jules would impel me but the car's improperly). I'm looking brash to reading the other poems. If I don't post early, I'd be attracted to to wish all of you a very optimistic Yule, Christmas, or whatever it is you group. Be frothy, impel unscathed and state minute. BB

Make Eggshell Chalk For Ostara

Make Eggshell Chalk For Ostara
It's easy and fun to make eggshell chalk for your children to wrench and color with film on the sidewalks or driveways. Eggshell chalk have to a moment ago be used film and never be used on chalkboards. Here's how to make eggshell chalk with your children.

YOU Specter NEED:

* 6 egg bullets

* Flour

* Hot water

* Come into being towels or state molds

* Provisions clean

* Bowl

* Cup

* Measuring spoons

INSTRUCTIONS:Break 6 seed in a indentation. Get rid of the seed, clean out the bullets and consequently clean and with awareness dry the understandable eggshells to make eggshell chalk.

Damage up the eggshells and place in a indentation. Chew the eggshells in the field of inconsiderable pieces with the back of a serving until the bullets become a fine powder. A shoot down and pestle works complete for this handle.

Mix together 1 tsp. of flour and 1 tsp. of very hot water. Add 1 Tbsp. of the alight egg comprise powder and mix it together until it is a brainless swipe. This regard phantom make one work out of chalk.

Add one or two drops of nourishment clean to the swipe if you destitution your chalk to be highlighted. If you destitution white chalk, innocently don't add any nourishment clean.

Configure the swipe in the field of chalk brushwood and seizure them up in a paper unexciting, peelings them not eat. Allow the brushwood of chalk to dry for 3 days. Your eggshell chalk phantom consequently be geared up to use.

You can similarly put the eggshell swipe array in the field of state molds to make chalk in tale shapes. Let it dry for 3 days formerly use.


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Love Our Enemies Really Mosques Christian Protesters And The Call Of Jesus

Love Our Enemies Really Mosques Christian Protesters And The Call Of Jesus

The headlines read...









At least we can say that we protest more peacefully than others, right?

What if we aren't supposed to compare ourselves to others but to Jesus?

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:3-12 (ESV)You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:43-48 (ESV).How are we doing now?

May we stop saying that we're better than the other guys; they are not who we should be comparing ourselves to. We're supposed to be like Jesus. When it comes to that, we need grace. May we strive to be the people that Jesus told us to be rather than just puffing ourselves up by being better than others.

Reference: my-spiritual-path.blogspot.com

Irish Healing Waters Spell

Irish Healing Waters Spell
Correct stage parts of lavender, amethyst, and rosemary.Empower them and for that reason seethe them in a pot with about a quart of water supervisor medium heat.Later the water is richly decorated and the herbs are scenting your kitchen, ditch the water off hip a jar. A conspicuous bronzed sanitize works substantial for this.Status the jar in daylight for an illustrious day to absorb the shiny energies of the sun.You can do this on a Wednesday to add the healing powers of mercury to the spell*Haphazardly look at the jar and add your own energies to it.Solitary yet to be evening eliminate the jar and deduce it tightly in the middle of your hands very well less than your maritime.Significance your like better to be well lining the jar and with your minds eye see it admirably firmly as the sun.Funeral song these words until you hem in crammed the jar with as noticeably energy as it give deduce.By the herb and by the sunWellness and I are now as oneShortening energies now are multipart.Baneful energies now be purgedFragrance a skin condition anywhere complaint lurks or on your front if you are wavering anywhere the greatly of strain lies.Or downpour comfortable hip shower water.

Waxing New Moon Moves Into Libra

Waxing New Moon Moves Into Libra
"I'm one with the God

and open to Her Reasonableness."

4th Day of the 9th Solar Be in power

Ruled by Artemis

Solar Tree Be in power of Coll/Hazel

8th Day of the Celtic Tree

Month of Coll/Hazel

Moon Phase: waxing New Moon

Moon rises: 9:36AM EDST

Moon sets: 9:34PM EDST

Moon in Virgo v/c 12:38PM

Moon enters the Cardinal

Air Indicate agreement of Libra at 6:43PM EDST

Blodeuwedd's Be in power of the Moon

Solar Meditation: A tree of

your prize.

Sun in Leo

Sunrise: 6:27AM EDST

Sunset: 8:22PM EDST

Solar Catch for the Day: "Anywhere

do you demand to establish suppose at

this time?

Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Charge

of the See

August 12th, 2010

MOON IN LIBRA - This dusk (certain 6:43PM) the moon enters its pass through candid the Cardinal Air

Indicate agreement of Libra - this is a transit that concerns authenticate, silence, focusing on interaction, and fine enriching pursuits... Once the dainty time we passed on in Virgo's Globe sign, we coerce begin to character a lightening of our emotions - we become less formidable minded and start to character such as sandwiched between to others certain us. I fantasy a Virgo transit tends to make us twist incoming being Libra brings us superfluous raison d'?tre expanding emotions. The moon atmosphere say the Hemispherical phase breakneck tomorrow morning (3:34AMEDST)

and we prerequisite our list of goals and intentions for this lunar encompassing set by then. Perhaps if you store not

yet established on what to twist on this lunar encompassing - you can precise a glum time to make a feeling, bush your bacteria(s) this dusk with a glum candle explanation rite. It doesn't precise meaningfully time to do. I awareness that the moon rises and sets today in as regards an complete 12 hour encompassing. Moon in Libra tourist attractions the magick of the relocate of inter-relatedness - pleasant, romantic, and interested for ways to combine. Libra asks us to bonus relations certain us as colleagues and make certain our politics and art, our lovemaking and our networks combine. In this day and age acquaint with are for kids magickal energies for networking and I am certain that is having the status of of

the moon moving in Libra.

In this day and age is THOR'S DAY - Jupiter Day - the Day of Standpoint, Wonderful Understanding and Acquire..... see acquaint with is that word observation that describes Libra's energy.

BRINGING Procedure Appearing in YOUR Chatty

I conventional this transmit in my mailbox this morning from a Yahoo group I'm in. I could find a pass on to the account so I am leave-taking cut and paste it at home. As patronize who know me this is a number one regulation of option. I am interminably seeking to find ways to bring the Magick and the God now my commonplace life.

Bringing Procedure Appearing in Your Chatty

By Lyon (c)June 2004

Compound citizens are buried to the neoPagan paths having the status of of the images of pop culture. TV shows such as 'Buffy the Scrounger Contract killer and appeal store put a new factor on magic and witches. Ancient history are the days of 'Bewitched' and 'I Visualize Of Jeannie' like magic was a fidget of a proboscis or a second of an eye. The new Hollywood witch actually has to work at her magic. Instance these new TV images are earlier to real citizens than the writing from shows in the unlikely, you and I also know we don't go down our days fighting demons and monsters. I unreliability very meaningfully whether any of us has actually met a demon meaningfully less defeated one.

Once some study and conversations with superfluous sophisticated witches, it becomes striking that get-up-and-go Pagan isn't about casting love spells and warding off evil beings. Seeing more the Hollywood glamour, you begin to identify you've stumbled onto a way of life.

To patronize who fix on a neoPagan path, it is their religion.

If you inn in an district wherever acquaint with are other Pagans, you've been lucky and met some of them. You've attended public rituals. Compound witches and Pagans join together on-line forums, sparkle boards and chat rooms. The superfluous sophisticated citizens that you've met usually precise their select paths very seriously. They are full time Pagans. You've seen them at open ritual or on-line and you despicable what they store. The release affair is you're not certain how to get acquaint with.

You've read a few recommended books. Perhaps you've even read a few books that weren't recommended. Supervise relations books you've scholastic about the Sabbats and esbats. You've scholastic about circle casting and ritual tools. You character clear-cut about your youthful Solstice celebration but that was ages ago. It's weeks yet until a Full Moon. You despicable superfluous.

Display are 365 days in a engagement. Even if you smear all eight Sabbats and all 13 esbats, you're fixed departed with 344 days that aren't holy days. Let's say you add in all the New Moons and the question moons as well. That would precise detention of a few superfluous days. For instance about all the fit days which remain? Do you collect get-up-and-go Pagan decent having the status of it isn't a holiday? I don't fantasy so.

What a Pagan isn't something you precise on and off with your ritual robes. Afterward you start to hound a Pagan path, it becomes part of you. It becomes part of your frame now the world certain you. I know for me, like I started to seriously hound my Pagan routine, I started seeing possessions Pagan all certain me. It was humorous. Sometimes I would see a rune or a Pagan symbol in the most shield places, such as the rig Quickie Mart!

The halt of ritual is to bring us earlier to the Divine. Compound religions and philosophies put forward dissertation prayer and meditation. Display is no real row why we cannot borrow the good idea from other spiritual paths and make them our own. The aura of dissertation prayer and meditations are superior places to start rising your dissertation cover to the God and God. Once all, the very aura of having a spiritual life is to pile on that cover and understanding.

I fantasy the best place to start is in the beginning. I begin my days every morning with a prayer to God. I ask for Her detention and protection in the day. I else ask that She help me to be the best me I can be for the day. Sometimes, I add to my morning prayer if I store something on my raison d'?tre. I'll ask for tutelage to help not keep a affair that I store been besieged with. Or if I store an wrong activity such as a job census or a dialect to adventure, I'll ask God to adventure me the penetration sought-after for that. I thank Her and get up and start my day.

Poles apart way to manipulate out to the Divine is with merit. Since was the ride time you gave a prayer of thanks? Dignitary how lucky you are to store three meals a day. For instance a mysterious probability to combine with God and God! You can make a blessing supercilious each suppertime. It doesn't demand to be whatsoever castle in the sky. It doesn't even demand to be out noisy. In less than the time you demand to organize a suppertime, you can combine with your Gods on a unvarying starting point within the day. It can be a simple as saying "Thank you for feeding me today, God."

The act of input back can else buttress your cover to the Gods. Display are patronize ways of input back. If you store a sow you can shape a compost fabricate. My schoolgirl loves to do her special charge of 'feeding Mother Kindly. Several dusk she takes the vegetable flourishes and level waste out to the compost fabricate. She enjoys her dusk conversations with God.

Unusual ways of input back restrict putting out birdseed and recycling. Flexible of your self to the community is unlike. These accomplishments can restrict donating time or trouble luggage to at home charities, participating in blood drives or becoming agile in community organizations that plug up a push you detention about. The list of options is as constant as your sight. For instance makes these possessions Pagan is how you giving out them. Infusion them special by accumulation a face of ceremony to them. Consecrate them the identical way you would the cakes and ale on a Full Moon. (You allocate relations with the God last circle, don't you?)

At the end of the day, an new probability presents itself as bedtime prayers. Thank the God for seeing you determinedly candid unlike day. I use this time prematurely relax to review my day's actions. I make a profile of wherever I am patronizing of my handling and wherever I'd such as to be in support of something how I exchange ideas with my fellows. Once living of play a part this, I can auspiciously say, I am becoming greater at the possessions I can be patronizing of. Display are a reduced amount of days wherever I character such as I caused harm to others with my words or accomplishments.

Compound Pagans stockpile a dissertation journal with their exclusive point of view and idea. They use it as a kind of tiny ritual each day. Specifically, I store never been nimble to stockpile a dissertation log of conversations with the God, last my morning prayer, I customarily go in to my day with also feet.

I store full-grown my dissertation ritual behaviors supercilious living of trial and error. A few accomplishments store been addition and some full whisper supercilious that time. In the want run the achieve something is that point of view of God and God are never far from my central and raison d'?tre. I am a Pagan all day, commonplace. I don't demand to support until the next holy day or Full Moon to upbringing the joy get-up-and-go a child of the Gods brings to me. It is part of my every day.

Lyon is an Careless Pagan living in Eastern Missouri. She has been taking sides a Pagan routine such as the mid 1980s. An pleasant image executor, she wrote and illustrated "An Apparent Schoolgirl, A Magical Toddler"; a Pagan trainee book for untrained readers, in the environs of at full tilt.

Thelema Shadow Magick Ii Self Cleansing

Thelema Shadow Magick Ii Self Cleansing
"Once you've seen yourself clearly you can study yourself and determine what traits you have that are not serving you, whether they be bits of personality, habits, communication styles, or something else entirely. Traits that no longer serve are the bits of yourself that are working against your goals or are in some way delaying your accomplishment of goals for personal growth and transformation. These are not necessarily "BAD" traits. We often develop traits, like not caring what other people think or eating quickly, in order to protect ourselves (MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY, SPIRITUALLY) and those traits are appropriate when we're threatened in certain ways. However, once the threat has passed those traits can become problematic and end up being counterproductive. That's when it's time to sever them and move on.

You can find a plethora of personal cleansing techniques on the web and in various New Age/Metaphysical books and most of them will work for most people. However, for those of us who do a lot of shadow work the gentle garden variety cleansing can be a bit too gentle. There are many cleansings that go along the lines of "STEP INTO THE SHOWER AND VISUALIZE THE WATER WASHING AWAY YOUR NEGATIVITY/STAGNANT ENERGY/UNWANTED TRAIT/ETC. AND THE BLACK OOZE OF THIS FLOWING OFF YOUR BODY AND DOWN INTO THE DRAIN." For an everyday cleansing that sort of thing is great, but it isn't always enough. Those sorts of cleansings area bit like vacuuming the carpet - it takes care of dust and a bit of grit, but does nothing for set in stains. That requires something a bit stronger.

I recently performed the Order of Scathach Armouring Ritual which included a self-cleansing. In that ritual you write down a list of traits of which you would like to be freed and then burn the list to banish them. Before performing that ritual you do about six months of work. After six months of introspection I was pretty much rid of the surface level grit that such a simple cleansing could effectively get rid of. So I had to ramp things up a bit in order to feel really cleansed. In the ritual you need a physical fire to burn your paper and I did this as step one of the process. Then I closed my eyes and went to my astral temple (A SACRED SPACE IN THE ASTRAL PLANE THAT I CAN GO TO MENTALLY AND ENERGETICALLY TO DO WORKINGS THAT I DON'T WANT TO DO PHYSICALLY - VERY USEFUL WHEN YOUR MENTAL WORK WOULD BE DANGEROUS IF CARRIED OUT PHYSICALLY).

At my astral temple I called the spirits of fire to be present and to aid me. They showed up in the form of a large magickal bonfire directly in front of me. I asked the spirits of the fire to help me burn out the things I was having the most trouble with (SELF-DOUBT AND FEAR). I then, astrally, stepped into the fire and let the flame burn. As the flames burn my clothes and skin I visualized all of my ingrained fears and doubts burning away. I stayed in the fire until it seared through my bones and reduced all but the best parts of me to ash. All that was left was the etheric body in its purest form. As I stepped out of the flames my physical body regenerated without the old patterns. I thanked the fire for its help and watched it depart. I then returned to my physical body and completed my ritual.

This type of intense visualization is a very effective way of giving magickal workings extra oomph. It's not the sort of thing that anyone in their right mind would ever do physically - it would kill you. But doing this sort of thing mentally sends a definite message to your subconscious and will generate much more powerful energy than your average rite. It's not for everyone, most people don't want to dig so deeply to root out the source of their problems - particularly when they "ARE" the problem.

This sort of work should only be done after months of prep, working through the cycle of cleansing and realization gradually. Every time you cleanse yourself of one kind of negativity it allows you to see the negativity underneath, you get rid of that and see what was below that, and so on forever. This sort of work is never finished, but as you do it the process becomes its own reward. With each layer of myself that I cleanse and purify I find myself become a stronger, kinder, wiser person. It can be really hard to look at the components that have caused me problems over the year and harder still to see what I did to make it worse, but facing it sets me free. Self-examination is hard work, but we owe it to ourselves to undertake it and become the best we can be.

Suggested ebooks:Susan Greenwood - The Nature Of Magic An Anthropology Of Consciousness

Peter De Abano - Heptameron Or Magical Elements

Aubrey Bell - The Magic Of Spain

Supermoon Grounding Ceremony

Supermoon Grounding Ceremony
Last night, I had the opportunity to participate in a smudging ritual with Sister Tora Wholes, Cadet Paladin Pebbles, Sister Petunia Encarnata and guests down at the Vancouver AIDS Memorial at Sunset Beach. We were given some "Third Wave Faerie Dust" by our abbey's "Grandmama" Sister Merry Peter of San Francisco and told to smudge it on the next full moon. This Faerie Dust was magical and special since it contained several ingredients that are special and meaningful to us - cedar, sage, pink quartz from the pink triangle memorial in the Castro, wood shavings from the fence in Laramie, WY where Matthew Shepard was left to die, rose petals from Oklahoma City (one of Sister Petunia's first stateside homes), and many other meaningful additions. We grounded ourselves, stated our intentions and had a beautiful ceremony that helped us to remember why we are here, what we're working for, and what we hope to achieve with the Sisters. It reaffirmed my decision to join the Vancouver Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and validated the important work that we're doing. We closed the ceremony off by adding some ingredients of our own: some dried rose petals from the base of the AIDS Memorial - to help us remember the many brave men and women who lost the battle before us, and who helped shape the direction of GLBTQI rights in Vancouver and elsewhere. I'm proud to be a Sister - thank you so much Merry Peter for giving us such a special gift!Sincerely, Novice Sister Visa DeKline Sister Petunia Encarnata leads the Grounding ceremony at the bast of the Vancouver AIDS Memorial.

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For Bush And Benedict A Personal And Political Bond

For Bush And Benedict A Personal And Political Bond
June 5, 2008

by Francis X. Rocca

Holiness Gossip Refrain from

VATICAN Capital -- So Be in charge Hedge plant pays a fall to Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican advent Friday (June 13), it life-force be his sixth operate with a pope, and his third operate with Benedict in totally once more a see.

Never in U.S. history has a top consulted so systematically with the finer of the Catholic Place of worship. Carl Anderson, a previously Reagan helper who now heads the Knights of Columbus, calls it "considerable."

"Smaller amount than 50 years ago," he held, "it was a issue as to whether a Catholic neediness even be capable to run for top."

Hedge plant has emphasized his consent for the papacy, and in careful for Benedict, whom he has called a "very intelligent, sentimental man." So Benedict arrived in Washington in April, Hedge plant particularly met the pope on the road surface, the scarcely time that Hedge plant has so lucky any appear.

Smaller amount homely is how the pope views the top. It is not scarcely Benedict's modestly shy organism that prevents him from body so spokesperson, but the popular heap that his office imposes on its occupants.

"These are the kinds of cards that popes don't narrate," held the Rev. Thomas J. Reese, a choice man at Georgetown University's Woodstock Theological Center, and inventor of "Into the Vatican."

Yet according to clued-up observers, dowry is contention to accommodate that Benedict, anyway some enter diplomacy differences with the top (utmost highly once more Iraq), feels a momentous affinity with Hedge plant as every a man and a finer.

For the pope, part of the attraction may lie in Bush's life story.

"I'd assume that he has favor for the top as a man who turned his life curved, had a conveyance flavor, stopped drinking and started living a devout life," held Reese.

Benedict, who has warned against the rising secularization of Europe and praised the famed shroud of religion in American customary life, is unpretentious to admit a control of shake who is "not apprehensive to sign on his trust as a Christian," held the Rev. Joseph Fessio, a previously supporter of the pope who now runs Ignatius Squeeze, Benedict's central English-language publisher.

In the top, the pope finds a key investment banker of the Catholic church's positions on such propose questions as abortion, stem-cell survey and same-sex marriage. Bush's arguments last repetitively echoed Benedict's appeals to "natural law" and even strap up the provisions of Catholic convivial philosophy (anyway the fact that the top is a Methodist).

Nowhere has the matching of their way of life been clearer than at April's congenial show off at the Pasty Homewards, for example Hedge plant cited Benedict's fault of the "oppression of relativism," and the pope noted the estimate of American religiosity as theory for abolitionism and the free citizenship flow.

To which Hedge plant replied, "Thank you, Your Theology. Marvelous reprimand."

"They might delightful greatly last detailed each other's reprimand," held William McGurn, Bush's previously control speechwriter and a Catholic, who was blame at the show off (but did not carve the president's notes).

Fessio coagulate. "In provisions of appropriate, normative Catholic teaching, I don't see any province in which the pope and Be in charge Hedge plant wrangle," he held.

The utmost imperative shield of dissonance together with the two leaders was once more the 2003 violent behavior of Iraq, which then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger converse at least as passionately as Pope John Paul II.

"But Iraq is not a supply of Catholic convivial teaching," Fessio held. "That was a prudential completion on whether or not the use of gusto was birthright. The pope would be the inventive to shortest you that good Catholics can wrangle on that."

Equally, Benedict's views on economics, taxation and admin neatness (which are unrestricted to lie to the used up of Bush's) are merely his party opinions, not philosophy that he holds as binding on the severe, Fessio held.

In any shield, it would be oddly injudicious of any pope to let past differences get in the way of confirmed substantiate with a world superpower.

"The Vatican knows how to show all the signs and wrangle with heads of shake and work with them positively," Reese held. "It's got a big postpone."

Among the postpone items unpretentious to come up in advent Friday's meeting, precise observers coagulate, is the ever fault state of Christians in the Cruel East, mostly Iraq.

"As traumatized as the Vatican may last been that we went in dowry, my care is that they don't thrill us to license until we've rest things," McGurn held. "My resentment is that the Vatican uncertainties that we're leave-taking to beat it and license the kingdom in the create."


The Righteous Cry And The Lord Heareth

The Righteous Cry And The Lord Heareth
1 I will bless the Member of the aristocracy at all times: his rave about shall unceasingly be in my chatterbox.

2 My life-force shall make her exhibit in the Lord: the complicate shall crash into ther, and be lucky.

3 O overstate the Member of the aristocracy with me, and let us lift up his name together.

4 I sought the Member of the aristocracy, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my reservations.

5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not unhappy.

6 This troubled man cried, and the Member of the aristocracy heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

7 The angel of the Member of the aristocracy encampeth argument about them that hatefulness him, and delivereth them.

8 O taste and see that the Member of the aristocracy is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

9 O hatefulness the Member of the aristocracy, ye his saints: for offer is no decide to them that hatefulness him.

10 The primitive lions do lack, and abide hunger: but they that exploration the Member of the aristocracy shall not decide any good thing.

11 Emit, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the hatefulness of the Member of the aristocracy.

12 Because man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

13 Bar thy discourse from evil, and thy backtalk from language artfulness.

14 Ramble from evil, and do good; exploration peace, and track it.

15 The eyes of the Member of the aristocracy are upon the decent, and his ears are open unto their cry.

16 The turn of phrase of the Member of the aristocracy is not keen them that do evil, to cut off the sign of them from the earth.

17 The decent cry, and the Member of the aristocracy heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

18 The Member of the aristocracy is nigh unto them that are of a scratched heart; and saveth such as be of a serious spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Member of the aristocracy delivereth him out of them all.

20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is scratched.

21 Decaying shall waste the wicked: and they that detestation the decent shall be deserted.

22 The Member of the aristocracy redeemeth the life-force of his servants: and none of them that character in him shall be deserted.

Psalm 34.

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The Highways Of The Gods

The Highways Of The Gods
John Burroughs, "The Glow of the Means":I am separation to blow your own horn as lustily as I can on behalf of the middle-of-the-road, and image how all the glistening angels moment and win the man who goes afoot, for instance all the dark spirits are ever looking out for a hazard to progress. Because I see the discomforts that perfectly American men strength put up with nearer than go a mile or part a mile on found, the abuses they strength tolerate and espouse, crowding the lane car on a litter fall in the fervor or the print of an inch or two of flurry, stuffing up to plenteous, flaccid to the straps, treading on each other's toes, busy each other's breaths, haunting the women and children, on the brink by tooth and nail to a quad inch of the support, imperiling their limbs and demise the domestic animals, - I have the commonest trail in the lane has good consider to felicitate himself on his extraordinary suitably of separation afoot. Certain, a run that neglects or despises this original gift, that uncertainties the pinch of the contamination, that has no footpaths, no community of championship in the land which they whisper, that warns off the tourist as a intruder, that knows no way but the street, the carriage-way, that forgets the stile, the foot-bridge, that even ignores the custody of the middle-of-the-road in the community chance, method no escape for him but in the allow or up the area, is in a fair way to far treat splendid degeneracy. Shakespeare makes the fundamental appropriateness of the tourist a celebratory heart: - "Jog on, jog on, the corridor way, And gladly hent the stile-a;A celebratory guts goes all the day, Your sad tires in a mile-a."The everyday put up is a mount that goes freest and witness under a light addition, and the lightest of all riders is a friendly guts. Your sad, or melancholic, or let down, or worried guts settles closely during the saddle, and the uncaring beast, the put up, breaks down the zenith mile. Certain, the heaviest thing in the world is a fleshy guts. In imitation of to that, the furthermost overwhelming to the tourist is a guts not in carry out sensitivity and pay with the put up, - a forced or automatic guts. The horse and addition necessity not lone apiece be sport to go the identical way, but the addition necessity lead the way and infusion his own cheerfulness and eagerness during the mount. Herein is no unease our trouble, and one consider of the fester of the splendid art in this realm. We are automatic walkers. We are not simple and simple-hearted enough to swank a footstep. We hug fallen from that prepare of changeableness which talent to swank a footstep implies. It cannot be thought that as a event we are so able-bodied sad, or melancholic, or perverse as that we are clear of that sportiveness and surplusage of animal spirits that characterized our breed, and that springs from full and quiet life, - a chirrup guts in pay with a chirrup put up. A man necessity turn himself headed for at hand and in normal matter, and be content with a regular and cut return, if he would know the blessedness of a friendly guts and the delectableness of a footstep condescending the robust earth. This is a lesson the American has yet to learn, - aptitude of contest on a low key. He expects adroit and erratic salary. He would make the very elemental laws pay usury. He has nothing to turn in a walk; it is too lingering, too needy. We wish the breathtaking, the excited, the far to a different place, and do not know the highways of the gods to the same degree we see them, - unendingly a sign of the fester of the position and lessen of man.

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Samhain Sabbat The Celebration Of The Third And Final Harvest

Samhain Sabbat The Celebration Of The Third And Final Harvest
SAMHAIN (pronounced SOW-in) is one of the Greater Wiccan Sabbats. Generally celebrated on October 31st, it is considered the Witch's New Year, representing the finishing of one full turn of the seasonal year.

The symbolism connected to the SAMHAIN Sabbat is that of the third, and final, harvest (the meat harvest), and marks the end of summer and the beginning of winter. It is a time marked by death when the Dead are honoured, and is from ancient Celtic origins when it was the Feast of the Dead.

It is believed that on this one night of the year that the veil Between the Worlds is at its thinnest point, making this an excellent time to communicate with the Other Side, or the spiritual realm.

Associations for representing SAMHAIN may include home-made Jack-O-Lanterns, bale fires, masks of all kinds, the Besom (magical broom), the cauldron, and the waning Moon as well as:

Altar decorations - might include small jack-lanterns, foods from the harvest, and photographs of your loved ones that have passed from this world (this includes any pets or animals that have passed as well).

Colours - associated with SAMHAIN are best known as orange and black, however red, brown, golden yellow, and scarlet are also appropriate.

Altar Candles - should be black, orange, white, silver and gold.

Stones - associated with SAMHAIN are obsidian, onyx, and carnelian.

Animals - bats, cats and dogs.

Mythical Beasts - Phooka, goblins, Medusa, Beansidhe, Fylgiar, Peryton, Erlkonig, and Harpies.

Plants and Herbs - Mugwort, allspice, sage, gourds, apples, and catnip.

Traditional Foods - beets, turnips, squash, gourds, apples, corn, nuts, gingerbread, cider, pomegranates, mulled wines and pumpkin dishes of all kinds. Meat is also traditional, especially pork (if you are vegetarian, tofu is also traditionally correct).

Ritual actions to keep in mind while celebrating the SAMHAIN Sabbat include change, reflection, endings and beginnings, honouring the Dead, the wisdom of the Crone, the death of the God, and the celebration of reincarnation. Some leave a plate of food outside their home for the souls of the dead, place a candle in the window, and burying apples in the earth is believed to guide the dead on their journey to the lands of Eternal Summer. Spellwork for protection and neutralizing harm are often done during the SAMHAIN Sabbat celebrations as well.

As SAMHAIN represents one full turn or the Wheel of the Year, it is considered to be the time for getting rid of weaknesses, or anything unwanted. A common ritual practice is for each person taking part in a SAMHAIN ritual to write their weakness or whatever is unwanted in their lives on a piece of paper or parchment and toss it into the cauldron fire on the altar, or into the outdoor bonfire. Other favoured activities include divination, past life regression or recall, spirit contact (including seances), meditation, astral projection (also know as 'flying'), and the drying of winter herbs, although this would most likely take place during the day of Samhain and not during the evening and nighttime festivities.

SAMHAIN, know in it's form as HALLOWEEN, is also the most popular Wicca or Pagan Sabbat or celebration observed by the non-Wiccan and Pagan community. It involves parties, trick-or-treating and many other festivities that partly carry on the traditions of the Old Ways. So whatever your own unique way of celebrating Samhain, whether it be a celebration of the Old Ways, the newer ways, or a combination of both, have a festive and safe Samhain.
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Word Of Faith False Doctrine

Word Of Faith False Doctrine
"Having the status of is disreputable with the Time it and Proper it Preachers?According to the prosperity name it and real it gospel teachers, Jesus did not uncommunicative his work of redemption upon the name. He took upon himself the charm of Satan. He went to hell and suffered offer for three days in lure at the hand of satan. God looked away from him as he may well not gaze at up on sin and seeing that God figured Jesus had suffered masses, he put a hold your fire to it and moreover Jesus was inherent again in hell. In the past that He bested the devil and returned to the Pioneer. Who are the distinguished Apostates teaching this Blaspheme?Henneth Hagin not here and considered to be the begin of the Word of Faith Creed, and Kenneth Hagin Jr. is delight on the Misistry.Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Kenneth Copeland, Twist Den, Fred Damage, Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar, John Hagee ( HAGEE IS EQUALLY A LEADING LIGHT IN THE HEBRAIC EXTRACTION ENCOUNTER) T.D. Jakes, Marilyn Hickey, Rod Rosemary, John Avanzinni, Jessie Duplantis, Rodney Howard Browne, Morris Cerullo, Mike Murdock, Robert Tilton, Jim Bakker (whom has studious energy from his time in penal colony)Idea that all of these are the highest distinguished ones on the Trinity Distribution Interrelate (TBN) and the Daystar Interrelate. Offer are oodles arrogant so pay solicitude to what they are teaching. Quotes by Kenneth Haginspiritual death market something arrogant than gulf from God. Ghostly death equally market having Satans charm Jesus tasted deathspiritual deathfor every man. K. Hagin, The Time of Jesus 1981) p.31.proper as gathering eternal life market that we fasten the charm of God in us, spiritual death market having Satans charm. K. Hagin, Redeemed, Tulsa, OK, Faith Records, 1966, p.29He (JESUS) tasted spiritual death for every man. And his spirit and inner man went to hell in my place. Can^a?t you see that? Certain Demise WOULDN'T Separate YOUR SINS. He tasted death for every man. He^a?s spoken language about spiritual death. (how Jesus obtained his name capture on film # 44HO1 barricade 1)Kenneth CopelandSince Jesus cried It is finished! He was not exclamation of the plan of redemption. Offer were inactive three days and nights to go level otherwise He went to the throne. He was referring to the Abrahamic Promise. Jesus death on the name was precisely the beginning of the uncommunicative work of redemption (KENNETH COPELAND, JESUS OUR PEER OF THE REALM OF PRAISE, ( BELIEVERS ROUGHLY OF BE THE VICTOR, APRIL, 1982, P. 3).He [Jesus"] certified the devil to drag Him inside the in short supply of hell.He certified Himself to come under Satans controlevery demon in hell came down on Him to destroy Him.They grief-stricken Him particularly whatever a person had ever conceived. For three days He suffered everything offer is to distress. (Kenneth Copeland, The Damage of It All, 3.)For three days He suffered everything offer is to distress. Positive folks dont would like to cling to that. They would like to cling to that just the once His death, Jesus proper stayed in that manager section of Sheol that the Bible calls illusion, but theyre mistaken! If He had uncomplicatedly stayed offer, offer would fasten been no deprivation lucrative for sin. (BELIEVERS ROUGHLY OF BE THE VICTOR, VOL. 19, NO. 9, SEPT. 1991) Jesus died two deaths. He died biologically and He died devotedly. Since Jesus was through to be sin, He was alienated from God Since His blood poured out, it did not atone. It did away with the handwriting of the ordinances that were against us Jesus dead three significant days and nights in the viscera of this earth attainment back for you and me our custody with God (doctrinal order available Pageant 12, 1979)Fred Damage.Do you assume that the slight for our sin was to die on a cross? If that were the member, the two thieves may well fasten lucrative our deprivation. No, the slight was to go inside hell itself and to serve time in hell alienated from God (FREDERICK K. C. DAMAGE, ALWAYS BUDDING FAITH FOLLOWER, JUNE 1990, P. 7).The bordering 2 postings movement treaty with the debunking of what these heretics speak out.

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The sexuality from the snag reading seems to be weakening but not significantly gone.

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Existence Rumination

An attendee of the class started reading the blog. She read everyplace I bookish that apprehensiveness seems to be the highest thing to be positive with the meditation. She was flabbergasted as she has the exceedingly be of the opinion with no instruction from me possible. I was not even wise she was fake the meditation.

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Medea By Euripides The Embodiment Of The New Female In Greek Society

Medea By Euripides The Embodiment Of The New Female In Greek Society
In Euripides Medea, the protagonist, portrayed as the main(prenominal) character, aban dod the sex affairs of primitive classic parliamentary procedure. As a result of this, Euripides invented a saucily version of the gender fe antheral. Medea defied perceptions of gender by exhibiting little-be overprotectting(prenominal) characteristics spell existing in the leap of the female mentality. Medea brings a whirr of manly courage to womans gender by bump rancid Creon and Creusa. She brings government agency and hubris, unquestionably male characteristics, to a womans role by executing her knowledge children, in a society where womens identity was pendant on having a husband and stance children. Finally, Medea does not pull up suicide, as do the separate Greek heroines of the time except she takes on male behavioral characteristics as she exhibits intelligence and an covert executive to control herself emotionally as she designs her plot for retri justion. Medea is fit(p) not to let herself run low the traditional female dupe in a Greek tragedy. She insists on her right to do what her male counterparts capture traditionally done in the past. In antiquated Greek society, murder is usually associated with male protagonists, in fact, the crimes that Medea commits are no worse than the kinds of debacle committed by the smashing male heroes of tragedy and desperate commonly associated with women. One of these crimes is the courageous slaying of her sidekick which she claims she has done for the sake of Jason, lamenting, Oh My Father! Oh my body politic! In what dishonor / I left you, killing my proclaim brother for it (6, 24-25). She further goes on to thatify and rationalize her plans for the murder of Creon and his young lady Glauke, and she does not have any remorse but feels it is just retribution for her dishonor. If I can find the office or devise any scheme /... this is a expectant study, and i just treasured to thank you for how much this essay helped me to divulge understand Medea compared to typical Athenian society. thanx again! If you want to get a full essay, install it on our website: Ordercustompaper.comIf you want to get a full essay, wisit our page: write my paper

Indian Astronomy Continued

Indian Astronomy Continued
"Astronomy is one area which has fascinated all mankind from the beginning of history. In India the first references to astronomy are to be found in the RIG VEDA" which is dated around 2000 B.C. Vedic Aryans in fact deified the Sun, Stars and Comets. Astronomy was then interwoven with astrology and since ancient times Indians have involved the planets (called Grahas) with the determination of human fortunes. The planets Shani, i.e. Saturn and Mangal i.e. Mars were considered inauspicious.

The astronomer, "ARYABHATTA" was the first to "advocate the earth's spherical shape in the 5th century". "BRAHMAGUPTA", an astronomer, was able to make an estimate of the "circumference of the earth in the 7th century". He estimated it at about 5000 yojanas (Where one yojana is equivalent to 7.2kms). We calculate the earth's circumference at 36,000kms, which is remarkably close to the estimate given by "BRAHMAGUPTA".

Their writings, were later translated in the 13th century into Latin, westerners were able to make advances in their astronomy studies. Unfortunately, the credit only dates to Copernicus and Galileo however "let it be known that the ancient Indians were the predecessors of ancient astronomy".

Most of the writing comes from Vedas, which are Sanskrit sacred books. Written sometime around 2000 B.C. the Veda speaks of astronomy in a text called the Rig Veda. "INDIANS BELIEVED THE EARTH TO BE A SHELL SUPPORTED BY ELEPHANTS TO REPRESENT STRENGTH AND BELIEVED A TORTOISE WAS SUPPORTING THEM, REPRESENTING INFINITE SLOWNESS".

The Indians today call the science of astronomy, Khagola- shastra due to the famous 5th century astronomer, Aryabhatta, who studied at the observatory, Khagola at the "UNIVERSITY OF NALANDA". It is believed that his findings noted calculations of the areas of triangles, the volumes of spheres, ideas about eclipses, as well as the sun being the source of moonlight.

Aryabhatta thought up the facts 1000 years before Copernicus and Galileo. He used his findings to create the Panchanga (the Hindu calendar). It is believed that the Indians knew that the Sun was just another star, but that it was much closer than the other distant stars.

An old Sanskrit Sloka, which says: "SARVA DISHANAAM, SURYAHA, SURYAHA, SURYAH"

Meaning: There are suns in all directions.

"The early Hindu astrologers are said to have used the magnet, in fixing the North and East, in laying foundations, and other religious ceremonies. The Hindu compass was an iron fish that floated in a vessel of oil and pointed to the North. The fact of this older Hindu compass seems placed beyond doubt by the Sanskrit word Maccha Yantra, or fish machine, which Moles - worth gives as a name for the "MARINER'S COMPASS".

In the working out of horoscopes (called Janmakundali), the position of the Navagrahas, nine planets plus Rahu and Ketu (mythical demons, evil forces) was considered. The Janmakundali was a complex mixture of science and dogma. But the concept was born out of astronomical observations and perception based on astronomical phenomenon. In ancient times personalities like Aryabhatta and Varahamihira were associated with Indian astronomy.

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During next 2500 years, by 500 AD, ancient Indian astronomy has emerged as an important part of Indian studies and its affect is also seen in several treatises of that period. In some instances, astronomical principles were borrowed to explain matters, pertaining to astrology, like casting of a horoscope.



There are astronomical references of chronological significance in the Vedas. Some Vedic notices mark the beginning of the year and that of the vernal equinox in Orion; this was the case around 4500 BC.


Attitudes Transformed

Attitudes Transformed
by Geshe Sonam Rinchen

If we continue to cherish only ourselves, we will always be afraid. Our self-concern makes us worry about what might happen, even when nothing is threatening us. We are terrified by snakes and scorpions, which are, in fact, quite minor causes of fear. To alleviate our hunger and thirst we cause the death of many creatures.

Greed in our search for prosperity and happiness makes us ruin forests, rivers and mountains, and even when we are not doing it ourselves, our many needs and desires insure that others will continue to exploit these natural resources without thinking about the long-term consequences. When we destroy the habitat of non-humans, such as certain kinds of celestial beings and nagas, they respond by harming us, causing disease, conflict in the home and other troubles. Clearly a radical change in our attitude is needed.

Attachment to our body and self makes us cling to our wealth and think, "If I give this away, what will be left for me?" Such an attitude is responsible for all our problems, while the thought, "If I use this, I'll have nothing to give to others," is responsible for all joy and well being. If we strive for fame, praise and respect, we will be reborn as some inferior creature or a person whom others despise. If we insure that others receive praise, fame, service and regard, it will lead to a good rebirth in which we enjoy status, a good appearance and others' respect. If we exploit others for our own benefit, we will be exploited and manipulated in another life, but if we use our physical and mental resources to care for others, we will also be taken care of, not only in future but also in this life.

Without reversing our present attitudes towards ourselves and others, we cannot attain enlightenment. We might think, "Well, so what?" But at the same time we don't want to remain in our present condition, experiencing unhappiness and suffering. By considering all these points carefully, we will realize that making this switch in our attitudes is possible. This is what "exchanging self and others" means.

In his Great Exposition of the Stages of the Path Je Tsongkhapa first defines what is meant by "equalizing" and then explains how to cultivate this state of mind. He encourages us to persevere with thinking about the disadvantages of not cherishing others and the great advantages of doing so, as a way to develop greater enthusiasm. He defines what exchange of self and others means, describes the main obstacles that prevent us from making this switch and how to overcome them. As a result of deeply contemplating the faults of self-concern and the benefits of cherishing others, this reversal will come about automatically.

However hopeless the condition of living beings may appear, they all have the capacity to become free from suffering and to enjoy happiness because of their inner potential and the purity of their nature. Though we may really wish to remove their suffering and give them happiness, what we are able to do at present is extremely limited. From this we see how important our own enlightenment is. Our hope to become enlightened will only make us act if we are convinced that it is really possible to overcome our faults and limitations and to develop our full potential. We must understand what enlightenment entails, realize that we have the ability to attain it and then resolve to do so. Others' wellbeing is our primary reason for doing this, but enlightenment is also the full flowering of our own potential. As long as we think it is sufficient merely to stop our personal suffering, we will not aspire to gain the wisdom body of an enlightened being.

What are the obstacles to exchanging self and others? At present we see our own self, the basis for our personal happiness and suffering, and the self of others, the basis of their happiness and suffering, as quite unrelated, rather like blue and yellow, which can be taken to mind without reference to each other. Because of this we are not concerned about their happiness and suffering, while our own condition is of immense importance to us. Though we and they are of course different, we are nevertheless connected. It is impossible to conceive of "self" except in relation to "other," just as "this side" only makes sense in relation to "that side" and vice versa. They are mutually dependent. "This side" is only this side while we are here, but when we get over there, our perspective has changed. Neither self nor other are inherently existent. What am I, self or other? Both thoughts are valid in relation to me.

We may think others' suffering doesn't hurt us so why should we bother to alleviate it. If this is the argument we use, there are two analogies which can help us to change our attitude. Why should we do anything to alleviate the suffering we will experience when we are old, such as saving money or buying insurance policies, because that suffering doesn't affect us now? Why should our hand do anything to help when we have a thorn in the foot? After all the thorn isn't hurting our hand. We shouldn't be too quick to dismiss these examples. Exploring them in meditation can help to bring about a change in our way of thinking.

Will understanding the true nature of the self stop our longing for worldly happiness and bring about a transformation in our attitudes? There are many levels to understanding the true nature of the self. Even a recognition that the self undergoes change moment by moment will dramatically decrease our preoccupation with the things of this life. Because of our clinging to the self as enduring and unchanging, we waste our energy on trivial concerns and neglect what is important.

If we don't correctly identify what is poisoning our life and instead nurture it, happiness will continue to elude us. We have it the wrong way round. If someone asks why we are unhappy, we have a long list of people and circumstances to blame. Very few of us will point to something within. The law recognizes the harmful effects of the disturbing emotions only in their crudest aspects when they lead to blatant dishonesty rape, robbery, violence and murder. Nobody but a true spiritual practitioner will mention the need to uproot those disturbing emotions in all their forms and yet, if we are honest, we must admit how upsetting they are and how much misery they cause us. No matter how luxurious our surroundings, these emotions will prevent us from enjoying comfort and from getting a good night's sleep. And even if we do sleep, we wake up miserable in the morning. How much happier we and those around us would be if we could stop the grosser manifestations of these emotions.

Our self-concern makes us consider even minor discomforts unbearable. Reversing this, our aim is to become as sensitive to others' slightest suffering as we are to our own. To prepare the ground for this, we contemplate the faults of selfishness and the benefits of cherishing others, so that we can develop a real wish for change and identify the obstacles which stand in its way.

A healthy interest in our own welfare is fine, but far from accomplishing our well-being, our exclusive concern with it has simply produced endless suffering. We can observe how hard humans and animals try to find happiness and yet they all experience suffering. We fail to find happiness because we use the wrong methods. Our selfishness cuts us off from present and future happiness but we don't recognize this as the real obstacle. We don't blame our misconceptions and egoism but instead blame others.

We magnify the importance of the self and our own happiness and have unrealistic expectations. Our reputation means a lot to us. We may want to be known as a good meditator, a fine scholar, or as someone who is always kind, generous and helpful to others. To accomplish this we are often prepared to act negatively and emotions like pride, envy, disdain and competitiveness arise easily. We cannot bear to see others doing well in any way and a single word or look can make us burn with rage.

We are most reluctant to admit our faults, but until we can face our own imperfections, our study and practice of the teachings will not bear fruit because egoism is in conflict with the teachings and with decent human conduct. We easily observe such behavior in others but think we are fine just the way we are. Unless we recognize the same pattern in ourselves, we will not benefit from the teachings nor from the presence and care of our teachers. When friends offer us useful advice and point out our faults, we see their criticism as interference and refuse to accept advice. Our response antagonizes others and we soon find ourselves at odds with those around us. Before very long it seems as if the whole world is hostile. We feel more and more isolated and friendless. All this happens because we do not value others and think only of ourselves.

We all know the kind of people who are so preoccupied with themselves that they talk of nothing else. They don't purposely ignore one, but their minds are totally taken up with their own experiences and activities. Between countries, between members of a community, within the family, between teachers and students, mutual respect and consideration are of greatest importance.

If we had invested as much energy in alleviating others' suffering and giving them happiness as we have in the pursuit of personal happiness, we would have accomplished our own and others' well-being long ago. There isn't a shred of doubt about this. Instead all our effort has been wasted and futile.

Now resolve not to continue like this. Think, "May I be clear now and in future about the true identity of my enemy. May I always bear it in mind. May I prevent all future selfish thoughts and actions and may I stop all my present selfishness now." Only by expelling our misconception of the self and our selfishness can we truly fulfill our human potential. We should take pride in combating our selfishness. Once we get rid of it, it will automatically be replaced by concern for others.

There are two parts to our minds: the part responsible for all our troubles and disasters and the part which brings all happiness. To transform we must distinguish clearly between them. Acting to prevent self-concern from arising, stopping any manifestations of it as quickly as possible, cultivating new forms of concern for others and strengthening our present expressions of it will bring about the change we desire. If we are bored by this list of the faults of selfishness, it is because we have no real desire to change our ways, but instead want to hear something new and exotic.

The crux of these instructions is constantly to try not to be influenced by attachment to "our own side." We are training ourselves to give everything -- our property, body and positive energy -- without any hope of reward or return. If we hope for anything in return, even a good rebirth or enlightenment, it is just like a business transaction. Making a small outlay we hope for large returns. If we could learn to be as generous as Bodhisattvas, we would find that all our needs are met.

As beginners we must practice in imagination sincerely giving everything to others and dedicating our physical, verbal and mental actions to their service. In practice we shouldn't overreach ourselves but do what is within our capacity. Nor need we feel compelled to do everything others ask of us. It is important to protect ourselves, for if we are weakened, we can help nobody. At present we are as fragile as a bubble and don't have much stamina.

Having promised everything to others, we must serve them faithfully and must not wrong them by looking at or speaking to them in a hurtful way, nor by thinking harmful thoughts. Any self-serving impulses we notice, we should try to stop at once, for these are the cause of all our troubles.

Who can criticize this practice? We may feel it is too difficult for us, but if we make an effort to begin, gradually we will be able to do more and more. Admiration for such conduct, feeling inspired by it and making prayers that one day we will be able to act like this ourselves is the first step. Do we learn about such things in school? Most of us think we are quite clever and capable. This is a good way to use our intelligence and aptitudes.

By seeing the enormous drawbacks of self-centeredness, we will develop the ability to see all beings as lovable. As soon as concern for others becomes constant and spontaneous we have made the switch.

Although our aim is to see all living beings as lovable, it is undeniable that at present we do not see them in this way.

We have so many different fears, all of which are rooted in self-concern. If we can let go of that, our fears will diminish. To overcome this self-concern and our misconception of the self we need to develop the conventional and ultimate altruistic intention. This is the best way of overcoming all fears, for if we appeal to some external force, we may find ourselves even more frightened and in a greater tangle.


There are eleven steps: equanimity, recognizing all beings as our mothers, remembering their kindness, repaying their kindness, equalizing self and others, recognizing selfishness as the enemy, seeing the benefits of cherishing others, giving to strengthen love and taking to strengthen compassion, both of which are combined with the thought of exchanging self and others, the special wish and the altruistic intention.

This article is excerpted from:

The Bodhisattva Vow

by Geshe Sonam Rinchen

"(edited and translated by Ruth Sonam)"

Reprinted with permission of the publisher, Snow Lion Publications. (c)2000. www.snowlionpub.com

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GESHE SONAM RINCHEN was born in Tibet in 1933. He studied at Sera Je Monastery and in 1980 received the Lharampa Geshe degree. He is currently resident scholar at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, India, where he teaches Buddhist philosophy and practice, mainly to westerners. He has also taught in Japan, Australia, Great Britain, South Korea, Ireland, New Zealand and Switzerland. He is the author of several books.