Luminita Saviuc – 25 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Buddha – 7-4-14

 

By Luminita Saviuc

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~ Buddha

There are so many beautiful, powerful and life changing lessons I have learned from studying Buddhism and from reading many of Buddha’s quotes. And today I want to share 25 of these beautiful lessons with you.

Here are 25 Life Changing Lessons from Buddha:

1. Love heals all things.

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” 

2. It’s not what you say but what you do that defines you.

“A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”

“A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.”

3. The secret of good health is to live fully in the NOW.

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

4. Who looks inside awakens.

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

5. Words have the power to both hurt and heal.

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” ~ Buddha

6. Let it go and it will be yours forever.

“You only lose what you cling to.”

7. No one can walk your path for you.

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

8. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

9. Be kind to all.

“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.”

“Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.”

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

10. Don’t believe everything you are told to believe.

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

11. As you THINK so shall you be

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon…. If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”

12. Let go of fear.

“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”

13. The truth has a way of always leaking out.

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

14. Control your mind or it will control you.

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”

15. Doubt separates. Trust unites.

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”

16. Nobody is more deserving of your love than you yourself are.

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

17. Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

18. Spirituality isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”

19. Replace jealousy with admiration.

“Do not be jealous of others’ good qualities, but out of admiration adopt them yourself.”

20. Look for peace within yourself.

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

21. Let go of attachment.

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”

22. Choose your friends wisely.

“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.”

23. There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”

24. Give up labels.

“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”

25. Love. Live. Let go.

“In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?”

About the Author:

When nobody’s watching, I pretend I’m a moon sprite; transcendent, effervescent, ever curious. Yet my birth certificate says I’m a human born in Romania. Oh well.

I’m an enthusiastic student of the arts, economics, psychology and spirituality – and I take great pleasure in shining light on life’s hidden truths, the paradoxes that both stare us in the face and hide from us in unison, as they silently shape our every waking moment.

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Arcturus Ant – The Laws of The Sun – Spiritual Movie

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Awesome anime, represents the light within us all.. has some great spiritual messages.

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:: Multidimensionality::
:: Dark ages, Gold ages ::
:: Golden Teachings ::
:: Earth transformation ::

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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
We invite you to chant for World Peace and Join us in solidarity and Unity by adding your voice here-http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/c…
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OM – The Supreme Word of the Eternal Unity – 2-9-14

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The yoga of works relies on turning all action into a sacrifice. But the esoteric sense of the outward action is based in the Oneness of all existence, where it is the Divine himself that carries out the sacrifice. A famous sloka of the Gita, frequently recited before taking food, conveys the sense of the integration of knowledge, works and devotion through the mystic Unity: “Brahman is the giving, Brahman is the food-offering, by Brahman it is offered into the Brahman fire, Brahman is that which is to be attained by Samadhi in Brahman-action.”

In the yoga of knowledge, the Divine is the knower, the knowledge and the object of knowledge. Knowledge is not intellectual, but experiential. The sacred Mantra carries the sound-body of the Divine and is the essence of knowledge. Sri Aurobindo describes this relationship: “The Mantra of the divine Consciousness brings its light of revelation, the Mantra of the divine Power its will of effectuation, the Mantra of the divine Ananda its equal fulfillment of the spiritual delight of existence. All word and thought are an outflowering of the great OM,–OM, the Word, the Eternal. Manifest in the forms of sensible objects, manifest in that conscious play of creative self-conception of which forms and objects are the figures, manifest behind in the self-gathered superconscient power of the Infinite, OM is the sovereign source, seed, womb of thing and idea, form and name,–it is itself, integrally, the supreme Intangible, the original Unity, the timeless Mystery self-existent above all manifestation in supernal being.”

There is a unification of the yoga of works, the yoga of knowledge and the yoga of devotion in the mystic revelation of OM.

OM has been described and lauded in the Upanishads and there are those who hold that OM is the secret sound of all the collective sounds of the entire Universe.

The Mandukya Upanishad defines it thus: “AUM,–A the spirit of the gross and external, Virat, U the spirit of the subtle and internal, Taijasa, M the spirit of the secret superconscient omnipotence, Prajna, OM the Absolute, Turiya”

Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita, Second Series, Part I, Chapter 6, Works, Devotion and Knowledge, pp. 314-315

and

Sri Aurobindo, Bhagavad Gita and Its Message, page 82, Chapter IV, Sloka 24

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Sanskrit Language – Scientific Ancient Spiritual

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What Vedanta (Hinduism) Teaches – Science Conciousness – Vivekananda

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A small documentary on the teachings of the Vedic ( Hindu ) Dharma and of one of its greatest saints Swami Vivekananda .

Lord Krishna taught sacred scientific technique to realize Immortality – Kriyayoga Meditation

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The form of Krishna, as of the many Masters, Prophets and Incarnations, for whom there really is no living photo present today, have been mostly misrepresented. How they are presented today is rather a symbolic representation.
In this Ascending Dwapara Age, the time period for awakening of knowledge within us, the time has come to gain clarification regarding some misconceptions about the form of our Beloved Lord Krishna:

Following are some with explanations:

1) Gopal does not mean lover and protector of cows alone. That would make many of us better than Krishna. This word has been wrongly interpreted. ‘Go’ refers to the power of senses and ‘pal’ refers to one who protects and preserves the power of senses and therefore has highest control over them to achieve anything.

2) Mahabharat is not the greatest battle without but rather the greatest battle within to overcome one’s enemies of lust, anger, pride,..death… over a hundred of them (the sons of Kaurav). Krishna preached the scientific technique (Kriyayoga Meditation) to overcome these enemies. Krishna did not fight nor lead any war of the type we imagine today.

3) Gopis are not women dancing around Lord Krishna as shown in many photos but rather great followers of the Meditation technique Krishna taught. This following included men as well. Practitioners of the sacred spiritual technique have to keep the practice pure…and therefore are known as Gopis.

When we practice the true worship of God (Kriyayoga Meditation), worshipping God as Infinite, Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent & Immortal Consciousness, we come to understand the symbolic representations.

Krishna and all Prophets, Masters, Ascended Masters, Saints & Sages of All Lands & Ages practised and preached the same Science and demonstrated highest unconditional love for all…Lord Buddha, Guru Nanakji, Jesus Christ, Lahiri Mahasayaji, Mahavir Swamiji, Prophet Mohammed, Paramhansa Yogandandaji, Lord Ram, Sri Yukteshwarji all practised and taught this Science of Immortality, Science of Truth & Non-violence…

The same teachings of the Science of Immortality are presently being taught by Guruji Swami Shree Yogi Satyam at Kriyayoga Research Institute, Allahabad, India & Yog Fellowship Temple, Kitchener, Canada…

As devotees and followers of Lord Krishna or any of the other Great Masters who dedicated their life towards practising and teaching this science, it is the greatest worship on our part to join In the practice of the scientific technique of Kriyayoga and emerge victorious in The Greatest Battle Within, to bring forth our Glorious Shining Self…

God Has Become All, Let Us Realize This…

See Website for practice schedule & more information:
http://www.kriyayogam-yogisatyam.org

With Eternal Love…
God Is With Us Each Moment Blessing Us As Our Existence…

Barbara Ludman – Zen and the art of Ubuntu – 1-6-14

RETREAT TREAT: The Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo was last year named by CNN as one of the world’s top 10 meditation centres

The meditation hall was a sea of saffron. Two dozen men and women wearing orange ponchos had settled themselves on black cushions, preparing to empty their minds – or anyway, to try.

The gong had been struck, signalling the beginning of the practice, when a few tabby cats the size of lion cubs sauntered in, patrolled the ranks of retreatants, then curled up on unoccupied black cushions for meditations of their own.

The resident wildlife joins in at the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal, named last year by CNN as one of the 10 best meditation centres in the world.

It is set in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet, with paths winding through a forest of indigenous trees that attract more than 100 species of birds, including the endangered blue swallow – an achievement that has earned the centre National Heritage status.

Vervet monkeys live in the forest; otters occasionally surface at the dam. When the mist lifts, you can see hill after hill until forever. Standing at the stupa at the edge of the forest on Sunday, you hear church bells and dogs barking in the villages that dot the hills on the other side of the valley.

Durban-based Dutch architect Louis van Loon created the forest and built the centre on 140 acres of derelict farmland bought in 1970. Though some people worry that it is not sufficiently “monastic”, it is not exactly luxurious either – except for the vegetarian food, which is justly famous.

For the accommodation, however, spartan is the word. Most people stay in a rambling residence, with small, basic private rooms and a bath down the hall. Even the en suite rooms and the top-of-the-range chalets are fairly basic.

What’s practised at the BRC is “ubuntu Buddhism”.

“In my understanding,” says Van Loon, “the most fundamental, intuitive principle at work in religion is that nothing in the universe is autonomous; on its own; separate; self-sufficient. Ubuntu indicates this too: the idea that we find ourselves truly in and through others. It is the central theme in the Buddha’s teachings.”

Van Loon’s weekend course in basic Buddhism – the four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path – is accessible and fascinating, and for those who wish to go more deeply into Buddhist philosophy there are more advanced weekend retreats, offered by Van Loon and eminent visiting lecturers. There are also weekends devoted to dealing with stress, beginnings and endings, tai chi and chi kung, living a Zen life in South Africa – and learning drumming, photography, brush-painting and more.

The variety of retreats is created, says Van Loon, to introduce people to the practical application of mindfulness: “Whether that is in waiting for a red traffic light to change, or in pen and ink sketching. The practice of mindfulness meditation creates more openness, clarity and calmness towards things so we can see and deal with them the way things really are, rather than what we want them to be.”

The centre is very laid back, suffused throughout with tolerance. You can attend the weekend programmes, walk in the woods or take a dip in the dam. If you skip a meditation session or a lecture, it’s no big deal.

Van Loon’s tolerance extends to all creatures, not just the paying guests. If the monkeys want to play soccer on the roof of the studio, or cats join the retreatants for meditation, that’s okay.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2014/01/06/take-a-break-zen-and-the-art-of-ubuntu

Master Lao Tzu – Perception of Truth – by Méline Lafont

My sweet friends, this is an excerpt of a reading I did for someone which I wish to share with you all as this part may apply to many of us and can bring clarity.  Thank you to the one I did this reading for, for allowing me to share a small excerpt of her reading.  With gratitude and much Love, Méline ♥

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Master Lao Tzu

 

My fellow traveler of Light, it is with so much power and appreciation for your being that I am bringing you this message. Feel my words flow through you as a gentle breeze and a flow of energy that allows you to pick up the essence of your being. You are Love, for Love is you!

 

In many Earthly incarnations you have been transforming into every way of your being and that brings along a requirement of adaptation every time you do so for your embodiment is one of a vast formation that is not so fluently moving along as it is a stiff energy that needs time to melt, so to speak. As you transform yourself into a deeper Divinity of your being in such trapped light energy that has formed your Earthly creation; the human body, you challenge frequencies and creations that are either soothing or hard for your being.

 

It is merely the perception of it that challenges you through it all, for in true honor and in truth all is just a flow of energy that floats through All That Is, including you! The way things are perceived forms the creations in life and that reflects in your reality. The reason for you feeling stuck in this lifetime has merely to do with the perception of your own truth and the truth of others. Once you see through this all and truly see what’s behind it, you shall acknowledge it to be a simple perception that is therefore not your truth.

 

Perception is what gives so much confusion in lifetimes as what you perceive you take as truth and there are many perceptions, therefore many different truths. What is seen or felt by another you does not have to be your truth or you. And because you also take another one’s truth and perception for your truth and reality, it drives against your own and that makes you feel doubting and feel stuck. You start to think that your feeling and truth is not truth because another one perceives it differently, but in true honesty there is only truth. It is only perceived and experienced in so many different ways and levels.

 

Now you can set aside those perceptions of others, including your own and start to just feel what you are. Feeling does not mean the forming into words what you experience or do, it does not mean to think with the mind or try to grasp all of it. It is a state of being where you are the stillness inside of you and where you can connect, tap into energies and states of being without any word or formation that comes from you. It is pausing the mind and the you in this formation and to just accept, embrace and to enjoy all that is, to surrender and to really BE.

 

It requires a lot of Self Mastery which by the same token means to really be the balance with not too much of this or that. To really express you in all the infinite and in the freedom that you are without any lack of,

control of, limitation from and creation of… It is the way of being where all can be all at once, you can be all at once.

 

Now, do set aside your fears or worries about your Earthly problems, they are not problems but self created distortions that are perceived as problems. You have free will to create and be whatever you wish to be. So set your focus and energy to that what you wish to achieve and be in life and be confident, strong in this so that it will be your reality. Than surrender and go with the flow without any hesitation. Don’t hold on to the feeling of being stuck, as is said before it is only the perception of this that allows you to experience and create just that.

 

What you worry about is what you hold on to and what you hold on to will exactly be that what is brought on your path. Always be positive, be love and be joy! Every now moment is a blessing in life, so embrace it and make it a new one every single time.

 

I am Master Lao Tzu, I embrace you!

 

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Novelty, i Ching, DNA – Terence McKenna

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1998. Terence McKenna talks to John Hazard about Novelty Theory, and elaborates on its core principles involving hyper-complexification and the compression of Time. He holds forth on the correspondences between the structure of the DNA molecule and the Chinese I-Ching, then shows how his notion of an Archaic Revival leads from the theories of mind and the art movements of the early 20th century to the Shaman as the quintessential figure of the 21st century, with psychedelic substances being the bridge between these worldviews.

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Tao Te Ching – Eckhart Tolle

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Laotzu’s Tao – Wu Wei – AudioBook

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Laotzu’s Tao and Wu Wei by Lao Tzu – translated by Dwight Goddard (1861-1939). Interpretation of Wu Wei by Henri Borel (1869-1933), translated by M.E. Reynolds (1872-?)

The classic of the Way and of High Virtue is the Tao Teh Ching. Its author is generally held as a contemporary of Confucius, Lao Tzu, or Laozi. The exact date of the book’s origin is disputed. The book is divided into two parts, the Upper Part and the Lower Part. The Upper Part consists of chapters 1-37, and each chapter begins with the word “Tao,” or the Way. The Lower Part consists of chapters 38-81, and each chapter begins with the words “Shang Teh,” or High Virtue. This 1919 edition names the Lower Part as the Wu Wei, or translated variously as “not doing,” “non-ado,” or “non-assertion.” This edition also contains a history of the book and its author, Lao Tzu, along with a discussion of the Wu Wei. Lao Tzu’s classic has been cherished as suggestions, rather than commandments, for finding one’s path to beauty, goodness, and quality of life through a non-assertive understanding of the Way.
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Our Level of Consciousness Determines Our Personal Reality – The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

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Part 42 – Chapter 2, Stanza 17. http://www.crystalclarity.com/product… The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda as remembered by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda. This book shares the profound insights of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, as remembered by one of his few remaining direct disciples, Swami Kriyananda.

This revelation of India’s best-loved scripture approaches it from an entirely fresh perspective, showing its deep allegorical meaning and also its down-to-earth practicality. The themes presented are universal: how to achieve victory in life in union with the divine; how to prepare for life’s “final exam,” death, and what happens afterward; how to triumph over all pain and suffering.

Swami Kriyananda worked with Paramhansa Yogananda in 1950 while the Master completed his commentary of the Bhagavad Gita. At that time Yogananda commissioned him to disseminate his teachings world-wide. Kriyananda has in his lifetime lectured, taught, and written over one hundred books based on Yogananda’s teachings.

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita is available from Crystal Clarity Publishers.

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Attracting Chi – Feng Shui Music, Midori – Bird Songs

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Attract and strengthen positive energy, balance your yin yang forces with sights and sounds of nature and relaxing music. Title Attracting Chi from album Feng Shui Music by Midori