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Metta: The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love

Metta: The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love
The Pali word metta is a multi-significant term meaning loving-kindness, friendliness, goodwill, benevolence, fellowship, amity, concord, inoffensiveness and non-violence. The Pali commentators define metta as the strong wish for the welfare and happiness of others (parahita-parasukha-kamana). Essentially metta is an altruistic attitude of love and friendliness as distinguished from mere amiability based on self-interest. Through metta one refuses to be offensive and renounces bitterness, resentment and animosity of every kind, developing instead a mind of friendliness, accommodativeness and benevolence which seeks the well-being and happiness of others. True metta is devoid of self-interest. Metta makes one a pure font of well-being and safety for others. Metta is the protective and immensely patient attitude of a mother who forbears all difficulties for the sake of her child and ever protects it despite its misbehavior. Indeed, such is the power intrinsic in the Metta Sutta. Related:  ntropeparadigm shift

Mandala – Sacred Geometry in Buddhist Art | Exotic India Perhaps the most admired and discussed symbol of Buddhist religion and art is the mandala, a word which, like guru and yoga, has become part of the English language. Its popularity is underscored by the use of the word mandala as a synonym for sacred space in scholarship world over, and by its presence in English-language dictionaries and encyclopedias. Both broadly define mandalas as geometric designs intended to symbolize the universe, and reference is made to their use in Buddhist and Hindu practices. The mandala idea originated long ago before the idea of history itself. In the earliest level of India or even Indo-European religion, in the Rig Veda and its associated literature, mandala is the term for a chapter, a collection of mantras or verse hymns chanted in Vedic ceremonies, perhaps coming from the sense of round, as in a round of songs. The word mandala itself is derived from the root manda, which means essence, to which the suffix la, meaning container, has been added.

9 Unique Alternative Housing Ideas | The Survival Spot Blog If you are looking for an alternative shelter for your property, there are many options available. I picked some of my favorite alternative housing options for consideration when planning a bug out home, storage unit or improvised shelter. Shipping Containers Shipping containers cost a little bit more than some of the other methods mentioned in this post, however their durability more than makes up for the cost. some amazing homes have been built out of shipping containers. More Straw Bale Building structures using straw bales can be surprisingly affordable, and a lot more comfortable that you might think. (Credit for the last picture) Pallet Home More Earth Berm Earth bag

OUR SPIRITUAL SUN SIRIUS A Leonid Meteor shower around the constellation Canis Major, the big dog, shows the trail of a spectacular fireball meteor appearing to leap from the constellation's brightest star Sirius, near the top right. Photo by Wally Pacholka Brilliantly blazing, the star Sirius, brightest beacon in our night sky, beckons with glimpses of grandeur unimaginable. As we learn more about the nature of our galaxy and especially its magnetic field, we know that streams of energy from stars travel in specific directions, either up or down the galactic arm in which they are embedded. Recent findings reveal we are "downstream" from Sirius in the part of the galactic arm our solar system resides in. Now our sun obviously deserves the title of "light bearer" and "life bringer," as no life could exist in the solar system without its sustaining rays. What does this mean to life on Earth? The concept of Sirius playing a God-like role to our world is not a new one. Earth Changes Liberation

Ōryōki Ōryōki (応量器?, "Just enough"[1]) is a meditative form of eating that originated in Japan that emphasizes mindfulness awareness practice by abiding to a strict order of precise movements. An ōryōki set consists of nested bowls called a jihatsu,[2] usually made of lacquered wood, and utensils all bundled in a cloth.[2] The largest bowl, sometimes called the Buddha Bowl or zuhatsu,[2] symbolizes Buddha's head and his wisdom. The cantaloupe-sized bundle consists of three black plastic nesting bowls, two chopsticks, a wooden spoon, a small rubber spatula, a gray napkin, and a wiping cloth, all of which are wrapped tidily in a gray cloth with a topknot resembling a lotus blossom.[1] This is the formal style of serving and eating meals practiced in Zen temples.[2] Buddhist tradition states that after Huineng received the monk's robe and bowl as evidence of his having received Dharma transmission, the bowl itself was considered a symbol of transmission from teacher to student.[3] References[edit]

Recording Drums Technique : Recording / Mixing The drum kit can be one of the most time-consuming and frustrating of instruments to record, so it's worth taking a structured approach. Hugh Robjohns The phenomenal advances in integrated drum machines and sample-based drum sources controlled by sequencers mean that few of us bother recording real drum kits any more. However, there are still a large number of drummers out there (they haven't all been caught yet!) and some people still like the sound of real drums. Setting Up The Drums The typical drum kit consists of a kick drum, snare, a couple of tom-toms mounted on stalks from the kick drum, a floor tom, a hi-hat, and a couple of cymbals — maybe a crash and a ride. Before the drummer starts to assemble the kit, ask if there are any elements that won't be used in the songs that you will be recording. Before even unfolding the first mic stand, it is absolutely essential that the drum kit sounds good in the studio. Enter The Microphones Miking The Kick Drum

SIRIUS - THE DOG STAR - THE LOST AND MISSING STAR The Dream Connection by Dee Finney updated 12-7-05 More on the Dog Star The Mithras Connection to the Constellation of Taurus Star Watch - (Maps) Hypocephalus - Sons Aumen Israel The Orion Mystery : HEPHAESTIO OF THEBES. Dome of the Dog Star POLLUX (21) Mag 1.2 This star and Castor are known as the Gemini Twins. PROCYON (20) Mag 0.5 A line drawn from Pollux to Sirius passes almost through Procyon, the little dog star, which is located to the SW of Orions belt. REGULUS (26) Mag 1.3 The "pointers" of the Big Dipper lead up to the Pole Star (Polaris) and down to Regulus. RIGEL (11) Mag 0.3 The southeastern most star in Orion This Bright star is located immediately to the east of the belt and equidistant across the belt from Betelgeuse. SIRIUS (18) Mag -1.6 The Dog Star is the brightest star in the sky. Eyptology Revitalized Egyptian (and other) Myths and Beliefs Deciphered Piri Reis Map - Who Drew It? Primary Hill and Rising Sun - Squaring the Circle Star Birth Bardo in the Body of Orion update 12-5-2001 ."

De Drie Buigingen - Stichting Leven in Aandacht Neerbuigen naar de Aarde, ook genoemd het Aanraken van de Aarde, betekent dat we teruggaan naar de Aarde, naar onze wortels, naar onze voorouders, en erkennen dat we niet alleen zijn, maar verbonden met een hele stroom van spirituele voorouders en voorouders van onze familie van bloedverwanten. Wij zijn hun voortzetting en we zetten hen weer voort in toekomstige generaties. We raken de Aarde aan om het idee te laten varen dat we afgescheiden wezens zijn, en te ervaren dat we deel uitmaken van de Aarde en van het leven. Wanneer je de Aarde aanraakt, word je klein met de nederigheid en eenvoud van een jong kind. Wanneer je de Aarde aanraakt, word je groot, als een oude boom die zijn wortels diep in de Aarde laat groeien om te drinken van de bron van al het leven. Wanneer je de Aarde aanraakt, adem je de kracht en stevigheid van de Aarde in, en op je uitademing laat je je pijn, boosheid, haat, angst, gevoelens van minderwaardigheid en diep verdriet los. 1. (drie keer ademen) (allen staan op)

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Home The Reiki Webstore - Reiki Master Manual Table of Contents Reiki Master ManualCP412Table of Contents Sample sections The following are samples of text from various parts of the manual. Western ReikiReiki was introduced to the West by Mrs. Usui/Tibetan ReikiIris Ishikuro was one of Mrs. Reiki Healing ProcessAfter taking a Reiki class or even after a treatment, some people report experiencing physical symptoms such as runny nose, colds, diarrhea, stomach aches, aches and pains in the body including headache, fatigue, etc. Another thing to consider is that if one or more organs have been operating at less than optimal health, the other organs in the body have had to compensate for them. Aura ClearingWe all have dormant abilities inside ourselves waiting to be used. I developed this Aura Clearing technique based on training I received from a Kahuna while living in Hawaii. Usui Reiki SymbolsIt is always important to know what a teacher's information is based on. The Reiki symbols are transcendental in their functioning.