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The Power of a Bodhisattva

The Power of a Bodhisattva

An excerpt from a teaching called How to Pray by Being by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

I once asked His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, “What is a bodhisattva? What is a Buddha?” And he said, “It’s like this. Ordinary practitioner can practice their whole life and accomplish something. Perhaps they will accomplish a very auspicious rebirth […]

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Astrology for 7/5/2015

7/5/2015 Sunday by Norma

Men, pull in and hibernate today! Home is best and incomprehensible messes appear out in the world. Go out if you must but keep your eyes open for hidden forces. Watch movies, engage in creative or musical activities. It’s a wonderful day for artistry of all sorts. A bad dream or […]

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Self-absorption Leads to Unhappiness

Self-absorption Leads to Unhappiness

An excerpt from a teaching called How to Pray by Being by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

The Buddhist path is not a selfish trip. It’s not a self-absorbed trip. In fact, as Buddhist practitioners, we strive to become less and less self-absorbed. Being self-absorbed is the exact opposite of prayer–180 degrees away from it. But […]

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Astrology for 7/4/2015

7/4/2015 Saturday by Norma

Although it’s a day filled with emotional intensity, the best bet is using your rational mind to handle what comes. Opposition is rampant and it’s imperative to consider both sides of every activity: doing something for yourself versus something for the group; staying home versus making a public appearance; eating alone […]

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Astrology

A difference of opinion appears with someone you care for.  That you care is what creates the problem.  Financial matters are tricky, and affection is not a reason to let yourself get scalped by a bad deal. Back off on fundraising today, it goes awry and can result in hurt feelings.  An authority figure is full of power and ideas and this person has the ability to stabilize a situation that has become wobbly.  Something is being steadily re-built, and this is where true progress lies.  Imagine a bombed-out city under re-construction or a dilapidated house in the process of renovation.  Something that has died is being reborn, brought back to life.  This includes structures and, ahem, people.  If you have let yourself slip, now is the time for rehabilitation!  Remember, fixing things from the past is the theme these days.  Avoid those who think repair is impossible, they are obstructing progress.   Samuel Johnson said, “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”

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