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Commitment: From "The Way of The Bodhisattva" by Shantideva

Commitment: From “The Way of The Bodhisattva” by Shantideva

The following is respectfully quoted from “The Way of the Bodhisattva” by Shantideva as translated by the Padmakara Translation Group and published by Shambhala:


1. With joy I celebrate The virtue that relieves all beings From the sorrows of the states of loss, And places those who languish in the realms of bliss.


Astrology for 3/26/2015

3/26/2015 Thursday by Norma

Have fun talking or driving around early in the day because nothing significant happens until later on, when the energy changes and emotional or familial matters come to the forefront. You must be quite careful to neither give nor take offense today. Remember the big picture, think of what you are […]

Let's Get Practical

Let’s Get Practical

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo offered during a “Good Heart Retreat”

How can we possibly move in the direction of encouraging spiritual centers, churches, whatever, to take responsibility for the community around them without prejudice and without distinction? Let’s say, as Buddhists, we would be interested in […]

Astrology for 3/25/2015

3/25/2015 Wednesday by Norma

A brilliant idea expressed by a brilliant person opens a door in your mind. Good information is everywhere provided you stop talking long enough to hear it. Walk, run, drive, work on machines and stay active all day for good results. In the afternoon something creates confusion. Avoid murky situations and […]

Astrology for 3/16/2015

3/16/2015 Monday by Norma

A friend stabilizes the situation, giving an intellectual explanation for what is transpiring. Events are happening so rapidly that you may not fully understand that a change has occurred and life is moving in a different direction. Speed is a factor now. If you are lying in bed or relaxing in […]

Astrology for 3/15/2015

3/15/2015 Sunday by Norma

People are out of tune with themselves and others, so tread carefully today. Hard-charging people and issues are problematical, but soft, sensitive people and actions are sublime. The quieter you are, the more carefully you phrase your questions, the better things go. Medical matters go well provided you rest, which is […]

Astrology for 3/14/2015

3/14/2015 Saturday

An authority figure makes a request, one that engenders serious thought regarding next step in a venture. What are you going to do now, is the question. Take it easy, is the answer. After a good deal of zipping around, you’re tired and need to relax but don’t sit down just yet- there […]

Astrology for 3/13/2015

3/13/2015 Friday by Norma

Men pull inward and women are out there doing the can-can today; men want to meditate and women want to skydive. The two sexes can’t agree on anything, so agree to disagree for now. A wonderful event brings great happiness today. An exuberant energy is all pervasive, leading to the conviction […]

Astrology for 3/12/2015

3/12/2015 Thursday by Norma

Big breakthrough day! A force that has dominated the scene through strength and subterfuge is being overcome by a more powerful factor. No single component has individual strength, but the combination of participants is a winner. A group together with a leader has the upper hand, yes! A solid understanding of […]

Astrology for 3/11/2015

3/11/2015 Wednesday by Norma

A group cannot make up its mind which way to go early in the day. Try not to let others waste your time. It’s best to postpone conversations with old friends who want to talk for hours, you are too busy. Be as kind and polite as possible, as the Scorpio […]

Astrology for 3/10/2015

3/10/2015 Tuesday by Norma

Overdoing is a definite possibility today as is gridlock. Things move so fast they seem stuck, and everyone has an opinion they won’t relinquish. Wait out the moment of stuck-ness and avoid debate about who’s right: nobody is. The energy changes and an important, humble man or authority figure gently provides […]

Astrology for 3/9/2015

3/9/2015 Monday by Norma

A sensitive moment of insight resolves an issue involving a purchase or new direction. Act decisively and privately, there’s no need to inform everyone of what you are doing. Confidence (you’ve got it!) inspires sudden action that is successful and a game-changer. Things associated with mechanical matters move along nicely; machines […]

Astrology for 3/8/2015

3/8/2015 Sunday by Norma

A difference of opinion occurs early today, leaving hurt feelings and indecision in its wake. Do not take action to rectify the situation as things will definitely change during the course of the day, and larger issue will eclipse this one. Silas Byrne said, “It’s like in a monster movie where […]

Astrology for 3/7/2015

3/7/2015 Saturday by Norma

A partner wants to do one thing and you want to do something else. One side is stronger and more persuasive than the other and will prevail with the agenda. Go along graciously. Avoid the temptation to be pout-y and indecisive, instead count your blessings: someone wants to be with you! […]

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