compassion and kindness

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So much compassion speaks out of this man:

 

Mr Rogers PBS

My Comment: What would our world be like if we could all speak from this place of understanding and speak is such a gentle way? Continue reading

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un-struck – anahata

Anahata

Anahata by Aspen Moon Art

More on the topic of violence:

A beautiful reciprocity became clear to me today: the heart chakra in Sanskrit is called “anahata”, which is often translated as unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten. For me the term “unstruck” has always resonated, since it correlates with ‘the sound of one hand clapping’ – or Silence and Spaciousness, meaning the sound was created without using a strike or a pluck or any other kind of disturbance that normally creates sound waves in air. Anahata Nad refers to the Vedic concept of unstruck sound, or the sound of the celestial realm. Anahata is usually associated with a calm serene sound, without disturbance or dissonance.

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the big bang is happening now

Immortal Knight - By Freydoon Rassouli:

Immortal Knight – By Freydoon Rassouli

So caught up as we are in activities that make up our everyday life we seldom find the space or the interest to take in more deeply the basic fact of eternity. When I ask myself what it is I am doing that will still be present in 200 years, or 2000 or 2 million, then I gain a new perspective on my position in existence. Some of the ancient human cultures on this planet have included contemplation on time in their scriptures. Here is an example from the Indian Veden: Continue reading

fifteen minutes of 24 hours – Anandamayi Ma

 

" God gives us 24 hours a day , can't we give Him fifteen minutes of quiet meditation ?" Sri Anandamayi Ma:

 

“God gives us 24 hours a day, can’t we give Him fifteen minutes of quiet meditation ?”

Sri Anandamayi Ma

 

Anandamayi Ma – excerpt from the biography by Richard Lannoy

“Throughout Indian history, this pattern of instruction ensured the transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next. In the case of Anandamayi who did not herself have a Guru, but was self-initiated, the traditional model of the teacher and the taught has, in certain respects, taken on new life, but in other equally important respects she radically departed from tradition.

“Her role as a revered Brahmin divine was by no means orthodox since this was a departure from the traditional status parameters of the married woman; further, for some 50 years as a widow and thus a member of the lowliest rank of Indian society, she was at the same time one of the most sought after of all spiritual teachers. Continue reading

the ultimate dimension – Thich Nhat Hanh Part II

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Thich Nhat Hanh Calligraphy

My comments:

This is part two of two. The modern Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh expounds in a concise and everyday manner a basic understanding of Buddha’s teachings. This second part focuses on the second and third of the three Dharma Seals that the Buddha passed on to us: the teaching of no-self and nirvana. Thay gives us simple examples of how to practice these in our daily life. He makes it clear how understanding and practicing these basic teachings of the Buddha gives us a basis for clarity and a way of living with strong ethics. I find this essay so timely for each of us to support us in being part of the new earth that is emerging now. Enjoy part two!

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THE PRACTICE OF LOOKING DEEPLY

No Self

Impermanence is looking at reality from the point of view of time. No self is looking at reality from the point of view of space. They are two sides of reality. No self is a manifestation of impermanence, and impermanence is a manifestation of no self. If things are impermanent, they are without a separate self. If things are without a separate self, they are impermanent.

Impermanence means being transformed at every moment. This is reality. And since there is nothing unchanging, how can there be a permanent self, a separate self? When we say “self,” we mean something that is always itself, unchanging day after day. But nothing is like that. Our body is impermanent, our emotions are impermanent and our perceptions are impermanent. Our anger, our sadness, our love, our hatred and our consciousness are also impermanent. So what permanent thing is there that we can call a self? Continue reading

the ultimate dimension – Thich Nhat Hanh Part I

original calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh:

My comments: This is the first part of two. The modern Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh expounds in a concise and everyday manner a basic understanding of Buddha’s teachings. This first part focuses on the first of the three Dharma Seals that the Buddha passed on to us: the teaching of impermanence. Thay gives us simple examples of how to practice this in our daily life. He makes it clear how understanding and practicing impermanence gives us a basis for clarity and a way of living with strong ethics. I find this essay so timely for each of us to support us in being part of the new earth that is emerging now. Enjoy part one!

THE PRACTICE OF LOOKING DEEPLY

“All authentic practices of the Buddha carry within themselves three essential teachings called the Dharma Seals. These three teachings of the Buddha are impermanence, no self and nirvana. Just as all important legal documents have the mark or signature of a witness, all genuine practices of the Buddha bear the mark of these three teachings.

“If we look into the first Dharma Seal, impermanence, we see that it doesn’t just mean that everything changes. By looking into the nature of things, we can see that nothing remains the same for even two consecutive moments. Because nothing remains unchanged from moment to moment, it therefore has no fixed identity or permanent self. So in the teaching of impermanence we always see the lack of an unchanging self. We call this “no self” It is because things are always transforming and have no self that freedom is possible. Continue reading

our new simple gospel

Tiana’s wisdom!

3 minutes to uplift your Heart!

This video was posted on Cherish Sherry’s Facebook page an September 21, 2015 and I am so happy to see that (at the time of this writing) it had 11,421,892 Views, 2,560 people liked this and 537 made wonderful comments!

Here is the story in her Mom’s words:

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Our Connection with Mother Nature

Telepathy — Our New Paradigm Communication

Re-posted from newearthparadigm.wordpress.com

Anna Breytenbach, a very talented animal communicator, is remarkable in several aspects. Of course it is very wonderful to be able to communicate with our animal companions on this planet so as to be better able to meet our common challenges or for us to assist animals in human environments that are in distress. I see the great significance of this kind of direct connection with the animal world also, as Anna and others in the video mention, in that more and more humans are beginning to acknowledge that the Natural world is actually our home. I know that I am feeling greatly nourished on the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual levels of my being since my direct, visceral connection to Nature began to intensify over the course of the last year. I am sure you will enjoy this video!
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Sovereignty

I was listening to the OPAL Tour (One People Absent Limits) conference in Panama City, Florida and this description by Sacha Stone (The New Earth Project) of our process to sovereignty struck me as very clear and therefore I am sharing it here with you:

Sacha Stone: “We need to address the question of sovereignty and of stepping outside of all of that imposed jurisdiction, because that’s been the problem.  So when we simply hit that trigger internally, all of us, and go: “hang on – back the hell up! Continue reading