Selacia – Spirit Library – Tap New Energies at Wesak – 4-30-14

What does this mean for you as a divine changemaker? In this article, I will explain the background of how this year’s Wesak can be a vital catalyst for your next steps and enlightenment. For context, too, I give a brief summary of the energy passageway you have been navigating for the past several weeks.

Readjustments after April’s Energy Passageway

As you process the roller coaster ride of this past month, you may be feeling mixed emotions about the next steps. On the one hand, you likely have some new insights about yourself and what has been keeping you in limbo. At the very least, insights have been coming to you on the inner planes and in your dreams – even if some of them are not yet tangible.

Over the next few days, you probably will be more inspired and driven to act on these insights. You may even feel in a hurry to do so!

At the same time, since energetic repercussions of the grand cross and eclipses will take time to unfold, a little voice within may be telling you to tread with caution. Given this, consider taking one step at a time. You want to allow for the natural readjustment process after an energy passageway like the one you just experienced. Do not underestimate the importance of divine timing and the need to balance after big energy shifts.

Much more is going on within you – and in your energy field that can begin attracting new opportunities – than you can possibly imagine! There are subtle shifts still unfolding at a deep level inside of you. As these begin to surface and become available for tangible transformation, you may be pleasantly surprised at your new levels of energy and enthusiasm. Indeed, you will need those expanded levels in place to accomplish cherished goals and your growing plate of projects.

New Energies at Wesak

Wesak, an annual celebration of enlightenment, is your opportunity each year to connect with an expanded level of spiritual fuel made available when masters like the Buddha and Kuan Yin interact with humanity on more tangible levels. The purpose is more than celebrating these ascended beings – it is the acceleration of your own enlightenment potential.

Beings like the Buddha did not put themselves on pedestals or create religions. Their lives were meant to be an example to the everyday person. Within everyone at a DNA level is the seed of enlightenment. Stages of that enlightenment will vary from person to person – in a process that unfolds over lifetimes on Earth. At Wesak, beings like Buddha shower great blessings upon humanity – helping those who are ready to progress to the next stages of the path of awakening. It’s not about religion – enlightenment is a spiritual unfolding.

Wesak celebrations – like the May 10 global meditation with The Council of 12 – are your opportunity to put yourself amidst these beings already enlightened and to have memorable experiences with them.

More than any year to date, this year’s Wesak has a flavor of quantum. The masters are helping humanity this Wesak season by providing a bridge to the higher-dimensional energies of quantum. This bridge has been there in other Wesak seasons, but with humanity’s awakening unfolding to a new place an expanded level of help is available.

Mastery of Quantum Energy

This has particular relevance for you at Wesak because you are wired to lead humanity’s dance into quantum. To lead, you must master the new quantum reality – this mastery occurs in a process over time. You are knee deep in that process right now!

Since you have the same linear conditioning the rest of humanity has, some days it may feel like quite a stretch.  Black-and-white thinking, ingrained within you as a child, can cause you to doubt your progress simply because you often have no linear markers of what is evolving behind the scenes. The good news is that your wise higher self knew what these times would entail, preparing you for a series of wake-up calls to remember your divine changemaker role.

Divine changemakers are encoded at a DNA level to develop mastery of quantum energies and quantum perspectives. What this means for you is that you are a pioneer during these pivotal years, as humanity moves out of ages-old linear thinking and conditioning. This is a messy and often confusing process, especially because quantum perspectives are so novel and so confronting to a society entrenched in a dysfunctional status quo.

Being a Pioneer

Pioneers naturally experience things first. When you get nervous or uncertain about your pioneer role, remember the gifts that come with laying the foundation for a more enlightened world.

Each time you stretch beyond your comfort zone to meet a challenge seemingly too big to face, you enlarge your view and your ability to tap the more quantum energies. Each small step helps you to build confidence to travel the uncharted territories. Each tiny win helps you to build perseverance.

From these developing energies, your frequency shifts higher and higher. Each higher octave connects you more tangibly with spirit, with your divine purpose, and with the wisdom of enlightened masters who set the template for your enlightenment. From this, miracles can occur.

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo – Secret of the Lotus Sutra

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Our World is at Tipping Point
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Establishment of the Legitimate Teaching for the Protection of the Country— Rissho Ankoku Ron —
The Three calamities and seven disasters are now occurring in Japan expressed in the
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Why has this terrible earthquake and Tsunami and nuclear meltdown happened in Japan ?
I pray that all conflict between the SGI and Nichiren Shoshu will end and peace will prevail be between the SGI and the Priesthood
I pray that division and antagonism will be ended, Harmony will prevail and resolution will occur
The Protective forces of the Universe cannot evidently protect those who hold grudges against each other

Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo

Let us establish peace in the land and secure peace and harmony in our own individual lives
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Rebalancing – The 12th Road – 2-22-14

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With one foot firmly placed in the new, we are now in a place of rebalancing where we are being presented with opportunities to strengthen our core selves. There are complex energies out there right now, where we can be floating around in exuberant joy one moment and thrown into chaos the next, where we are continually being tested by Mercury Retrograde induced mix-ups and delays and prompted to remain strong in our inner Light as we come up against the increasingly uncomfortable darkness that still lingers on. But we have cosmic support in all that we do and all comes to manifest exactly as we need it if only we let go of control and allow ourselves to be guided to receive. I have experienced this in my recent 1500km move from southern Victoria to northern NSW and while relocating during Mercury Retrograde is no smooth ride (I still have internet delays), all has unfolded with an ease that has exceeded my expectations. But with so much action happening between the cosmic heavyweights of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto, the astrological climate is set to remain intense. The first 6 months of 2014 were always going to be about restructuring the balance in our lives but the tension that comes through wanting to move forward and feeling restricted can easily send us off kilter. But even if we only we take one small step at a time, with each step we can ask ourselves, does this strengthen my inner balance? This will be even more so during March-May as Mars turns retrograde for a long 3 month period and the clash of the Pluto/Uranus Square builds in mid-April. We are certainly in the energy of new world, where everything that no longer resonates is slowly falling away or falling apart. But in this quest for greater happiness, we are all being guided within. We are the source of our own happiness. It does not come from anywhere else but is always there within ourselves. I feel like I’ve reached a plateau in my own path, a kind of resting place between the old and the new. While I catch my breath and give myself time to rebalance, I am being mindful to slow down and breathe, to be grateful for all that has appeared along the way and to be strong in my faith and belief that my inner Light will continue to guide me towards wherever my path in the new world will take me.

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Medicine Buddha Mantra 藥師佛心咒

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Medicine Buddha ( Bhaisajyaguru ) 藥師佛
– Role in Tibetan Buddhism
The practice of Medicine Buddha, the Supreme Healer (or Sangay Menla in Tibetan) is not only a very powerful method for healing and increasing healing powers both for oneself and others, but also for overcoming the inner sickness of attachment, hatred, and ignorance, thus to meditate on the Medicine Buddha can help decrease physical and mental illness and suffering.

The Medicine Buddha mantra is held to be extremely powerful for healing of physical illnesses and purification of negative karma. One form of practice based on the Medicine Buddha is done when one is stricken by disease. The patient is to recite the long Medicine Buddha mantra 108 times over a glass of water. The water is now believed to be blessed by the power of the mantra and the blessing of the Medicine Buddha himself, and the patient is to drink the water. This practice is then repeated each day until the illness is cured.

Mantra:
Tayata Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha BeKanze Radza Samudgate Soha

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The Dhammapada – AudioBook – Teachings of The Buddha

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The Dhammapada by Unknown, Translated by F. Max Mueller – FULL AudioBook
The Dhammapada is is a Buddhist scripture, containing 423 verses in 26 categories. According to tradition, these are verses spoken by the Buddha on various occasions, most of which deal with ethics. It is is considered one of the most important pieces of Theravada literature. Despite this, the Dhammapada is read by many Mahayana Buddhists and remains a very popular text across all schools of Buddhism. (Summary from Wikipedia.org)
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The Buddha Boy Abridged

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The Story of Kuan Yin – The Sutra – The Golden Rule

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The Great Compassion

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The Buddha’s great compassion

After attainment of the full Enlightenment as a Buddha, he could have found happiness without having to worry about teaching, and lived comfortably. However, for the entire period of forty-five Vassa (years), inasmuch as he had to impart his noble Teachings day and night without rest, he had to undergo a lot of physical hardship and strain. This benevolent performance with relentless effort was done simply because of his Universal Love and Great Compassion for all beings who are drifting along endlessly in the miserable whirlpool of Samsara.

All beings, no matter in whatever existence they may be, wish to escape from the sufferings of old age, sickness and death which are bound to be met as living beings. Nevertheless against their own wish, they are going through miserable conditions of life existence continuously through old, sick and eventually meeting with death. That is the reason why as a Buddha, he had taught his Dhamma knowing fully well that there was no Saviour other than him to save all living beings with his Great Compassion without regard to his discomforts and weariness. This also stands witness to the extent how he had to undergo miseries without having opportunity to gain happiness for, being deterred by his unparalleled Karuna.

This Karuna is extremely noble and gentle. It is usual for a virtuous man to have compassion and sympathy for a person who is in trouble. On the other hand, he who has no feeling of sympathy towards others in dire distress is not a man of virtue but of vice. That is why this karuna dhamma – “sevitabba, bhavittabba dhamma ” – ought to be resorted to, developed and depended upon by each and everybody who is noble. Ordinarily, even without practising bhavana, one should have a feeling of sympathy towards a pitiable person, if seen or found. Every time feeling of compassion arises, it would amount to developing merits.

If desirous of developing through bhavana, the method to be applied is similar to that of developing metta bhavana. It should not be developed beginning from those who are near and dear to one who is developing, at the initial stage. Neither should it be developed starting from the most beloved person. Nor should it be developed beginning from a neutral person or from a person who is hostile, or rather, an enemy. It is because one who is dear to you will remain as a dear and affectionate person, and hence, no compassion is called for. Similarly, the most beloved person, etc., will continue to remain as the most beloved ones and so on. As a matter of fact no feeling of compassion needs be invoked. In the case of a person of opposite sex, since lust is likely to occur, one should avoid developing karuna towards him or her at the very initial stage. Also in respect of a person who is dead and gone, no karuna should be developed as it is uncalled for. Such being the case, the question arises as to who, should be the first towards whom karuna is to be developed.

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Nichiren Buddhist, Tina Turner – Buddhism & Spirituality – Chanting & Gongyo

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Tina Turner Speaks about Practicing Buddhism and Chants a Prayer – Beyond Children 2011 now available

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo – Daimoku – Gohonzon – Lotus Flower

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Wikipedia  –  Nam(u) Myoho Renge Kyo

am Myōhō Renge Kyō (南無妙法蓮華經, also Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō); (English: To Honour/devote oneself to the Wonderful Law of the Lotus Sutra)[1][2] or Glory to the Sutra of the Lotus of the Supreme Law[3]) is a mantra that is chanted as the central practice of all forms of Nichiren Buddhism. The mantra is referred to as daimoku (題目[3]?) or, in honorific form, o-daimoku (お題目) and was first revealed by the Japanese Buddhist teacher Nichiren on the 28th day of the fourth lunar month of 1253 CE at Seichō-ji (also called Kiyosumi-dera) near Kominato in current-day Chiba, Japan.[4] The practice of chanting the daimoku is called shōdai (唱題). The purpose of chanting daimoku is to attain perfect and complete awakening (enlightenment).

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Meaning

As Nichiren explained the mantra in his Ongi Kuden (御義口傳), a transcription of his lectures on the Lotus Sutra, Nam(u) (南無) is a transliteration into Japanese of the Sanskritnamas“, and Myōhō Renge Kyō is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese title of the Lotus Sutra, in the translation by Kumārajīva (hence, Daimoku, which is a Japanese word meaning ‘title’).

Nam(u) is used in Buddhism as a prefix expressing the taking of refuge in a Buddha or similar object of veneration. In Nam(u) Myōhō Renge Kyō, it represents devotion or conviction in the Mystic Law of Life as expounded in the Lotus Sutra, not merely as one of many scriptures, but as the ultimate teaching of Buddhism, particularly with regard to Nichiren’s interpretation.[citation needed] The use of Nam vs. Namu is, amongst traditional Nichiren schools, a linguistic but not necessarily a dogmatic issue,[5] since u is devoiced in many varieties of Japanese.[citation needed]

The Lotus Sutra is held by Nichiren Buddhists, as well as practitioners of the Chinese Tiantai (T’ien-t’ai) and corresponding Japanese Tendai sects, to be the culmination of Shakyamuni Buddha‘s 50 years of teaching. However, followers of Nichiren Buddhism consider Myōhō Renge Kyō to be the name of the ultimate law permeating the universe, and the human being is at one, fundamentally with this Law and can manifest realization, or Buddha Wisdom (attain Buddhahood), through Buddhist Practice.

Broken down, Nam(u) Myōhō Renge Kyō consists of:

  • Nam(u) (南無) from the Sanskrit namas meaning ‘devotion to’
  • Myō (妙) meaning ‘strange’, ‘mystery’, ‘miracle’, cleverness’
  • (法) meaning ‘law’, ‘principle’, ‘doctrine’
    • Myōhō (妙法) meaning ‘supreme (marvelous) law of Buddha’[3]
  • Ren (蓮) meaning ‘lotus’
  • Ge (華) meaning ‘flower’
  • Kyō (経) meaning ‘sutra’ or ‘teaching’

The seven characters na-mu-myō-hō-ren-ge-kyō are written down the centre of the Gohonzon, the mandala venerated by most Nichiren Buddhists. (The veneration towards the mandala should be understood as the veneration for what it represents: the Buddha Nature inherent to our life).

Precise interpretations of Nam(u)-Myōhō-Renge-Kyō, how it is pronounced, and its position in Buddhist practice differ slightly among the numerous schools and sub-sects of Nichiren Buddhism, but “I take refuge in (devote or submit myself to) the Wonderful Law of the Lotus Flower Sutra” might serve as a universal translation.

Soka Gakkai teaching

In Soka Gakkai, the (O)daimoku is the first of the Three Great Secret Dharmas (Laws) (三大秘法) (J. sandai-hihō) revealed by Nichiren. The other two being the Gohonzon, and the Kaidan (Precept Platform).[6]

Prajna Paramita Mantra – Buddhist Chants – Praise of the Sacred Feminine

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rom the album, ‘Dakini – Buddhist Chants in Praise of the Sacred Feminine’, this is IndiaJiva and Ayya Yeshe performing the Prajna Paramita Mantra, the Mantra of the Perfection of Wisdom. Video edited and produced by Vicki Hansen. To purchase the album, go to http://www.medicinemusic.com.au
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Robert Thurman – What Meditation Really Is

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Jesus & Buddha

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If Jesus and Buddha were to meet, they would recognize one another as fellow prophets because they were teaching the same truths.
Both stayed in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights and were tempted by evil, Jesus by Satan and Buddha by the demon Mara and his daughters.
Jesus’s original teachings promoted peace and turning the other cheek, passive resistance rather than armed insurrection. Marcus Borg, a Christian and Jesus scholar, focuses on this basic aspect of Christianity by selecting a range of quotations from the Gospels and pairing them with parallel sayings by the Buddha. For example, whereas Jesus said, ‘Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of God,’ Buddha said, ‘Let us live most happily, possessing nothing; let us feed on joy, like the radiant gods.’ It is surprising, to a reader familiar only with the Bible, to find how similar the words of the two religious leaders actually are.
When we compare two ancient spiritual traditions like Buddhism and Christianity, what we see is a striking similarity between the narratives of the founding masters: in the case of Christianity, Jesus Christ, and in the case of Buddhism, the Buddha. I see a very important parallel: in the very lives of the [founders] the essence of their teachings is demonstrated. For example… the essence of the Buddha’s teaching is embodied in the Four Noble Truths: the truth of suffering, the truth of the origin of suffering, the truth of the cessation of suffering, and the truth of the path leading to this cessation. These Four Noble Truths are very explicitly and clearly exemplified in the life of… the Buddha himself. I feel [it] is the same with the life of Christ. If you look at the life of Jesus, you will see all the essential practices and teachings of Christianity exemplified. And in the lives of both Jesus Christ and the Buddha, it is only through hardship, dedication and commitment, and by standing firm on one’s principles that one can grow spiritually and attain liberation. That seems to be a central and common message.
Apart from that, there are few similarities, apart from living a simple life.
Buddha searched for the way. Jesus said “I am the Way”
Buddha searched for the truth. Jesus said “I am the Truth”.
Buddha searched for a reason for living. Jesus said “I am the Life. No one comes to the Father, except by way of me.” JOhn 14:6

Both claim royal descent;
Celestial bodiest announced the birth of both;
Both were tempted by the devil;
Both experienced supernatural events after the devil left;
Both were said to know the thoughts of others;
Both helaed blind men and claimed that the affliction was due to a previous sin;
Both required desciples to renounce worldly possessions;
Both had a disciple who walked on water.

♥♫.• ཨ ♥¯`♥❥ DIVINE FEMININE ♥ ARYA TARA

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♥♫.• ཨ ཨ ཨ ♥¯`♥❥ DIVINE FEMININE ♥ ARYA TARA
“All beings, desperate orphans lost in samsara wilderness from the lack of faith are nurtured and enlivened by the vast panacea of the milk of your unconditioned love. You prayed and praye3d to emanate in countless feminine manifestations to create Triple Gems appearances for all beings , leading them to pure lands beautified with unfading trees of turquoise leaves. Wisdom mother of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, great Liberator Arya Tara …” Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche in Offering praise from the White Sail: Crossing the waves of the ocean Mind to the serene Continent of Triple Gems.
OM SVASTI In Spring 2000 HH Thinley Norbu Rinpoche (1931-2011) asked me to follow Yeshe Tshogyal and Mandarava, to nourish all pitiful (and all fortunate ) beings . May by Rinpoche´s sublime aspiration we all A-bide with immeasurable Buddhas. Visual Dharma — spiritual Guidance in 3rd millennium DIVINE FEMININE is a Praise to female qualities of Wisdom, represented by Wisdom Dakini like Mandarava and celebrated on each 25th lunar day every month and on every 8th lunar day, dedicated to Medicine Buddhas and Arya Tara. As it is said in the hidden Treasure Equalising of Buddhahood : Perfect Buddhas arise from A. Therefore we see Rainbow spheres /Thigle with A shining in this Visual Dharma. Source of all feminine manifestations of Sambhogakaya & Nirmanakaya is Dharmakaya Buddha Samantabhadri , Diamond Light shining in the sacred symbol A. When we remember the Sound of A within ourselves we turn our awareness inward and rest in Natural Sound of Dharmata (Chönyid kyi rangdra(, hearable in the Rainbow sphere with A in ourselves. In this way we can continue on the Path of Liberation Ati Yoga Dzogpa Chenpo.

Discovering Buddhism – Mind and its Potential

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Examine the mind and how it creates happiness and suffering. Learn to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes to create a positive and joyous mind!

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