Astrology

12/27/09  Sunday

Peace!  You feel lazy, happy and stable.  Spend the day eating food you really like.  Donate money to a worthy cause and your feelings of happiness increase.  Your mind is engaged in an interesting process.  You will spend the next three weeks going back over and refining projects and decisions.  It’s difficult to engage in new, forward activity.  Be wary of anything brand new that arises.  It will “come to nothing.’  If you have  planned and prepared to do something, go ahead and do it.  But watch out for something that arises suddenly.  Wait. Stall. In a few weeks’ time the idea will lose allure. Try not to make any major purchases: a house, a car, anything mechanical.  Don’t sign contracts, don’t buy things you expect to work. You could get a lemon.

The daily astrology post affects everyone.  Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently.  Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth.  There are many departments of life.  Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

Discernment and the Spiritual Friend

Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo at KPC Maryland
Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo at KPC Maryland

From a series of tweets:

So many Spiritual teachers today are deeply invested in being a teacher solely out of ego, are only giving and loving when adored.

How sad, like the blind leading the blind over a cliff. If a teacher puts someone down because the person will not follow- watch out.

There you have a demon in disguise, and locked into defending their own ego. What has such a teacher to offer? Nothing. Ego.

Yet we see this all the time. If a teacher has doubts about those that do not automatically fall under their spell they R as dust.

In fact, if a teacher is not completely impartial, where is their realization? Should I have less loving concern for one who will not follow?

That kind of teacher can be bought and paid for and are of absolutely no use. They sell Dharma for power + approval, are addicts themselves.

Wisdom and compassion cannot be bought, faked, created, rented, copied. Only when ego is destroyed is there progress.

Wisdom and compassion are naturally occurring when ego is pacified. Ego is a contrivance, and must be dismantled brick by brick.

Therefore if a teacher is flattering and pumping your ego up, they are buying it, and you. Like a slave you are sold into bondage.

As the ego is puffed up larger and larger, neurosis, fear, hatred greed and ignorance rise up and overcome.  Spirit sickens, dies.

If some “teacher” is buying you with praise and flattery, it will certainly be taken back when you do not agree completely.

Likewise, if a teacher will reflect bad qualities back so they may be purified, is willing to go toe to toe, can then still LOVE,

You can comfortably and with confidence call that one GURU. If they have credentials and compassion, you are truly home.

If you were my own babe at breast, I would not tell you differently, and would always offer the milk of Bodhicitta!

Astrology

12/26/09  Saturday

You may feel frustrated early today, as though your authority is not being respected.  Emotional volatility or touchiness is in the air. Venting your feelings gets you nowhere and communications seem difficult.  But if you keep your long-term goals in mind you can come up with ideas that are exciting, inventive and successful.  You will enjoy interactions with older people.  Call or visit your parents or grandparents!  Any work or job you do today will be fun and have a pleasant result. Beautify things. Women, children and families enjoy each other as the day progresses.

The daily astrology post affects everyone.  Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently.  Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth.  There are many departments of life.  Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

Astrology

12/25/09  Friday

Merry Christmas!  You could learn a secret today or become privy to a long held memory that someone decides to confide to you. Your sense of who you are could be transformed as a result of something you learn. A sense of “death and rebirth” is present.  Think of the mythical phoenix, the bird that is engulfed in flames and arises from the ashes as a rejuvenated being.  This sense of transformation can be yours today.  As something seems to end, be aware that the rebirth is coming soon and be at peace.  Out with the old and in with the new!

The daily astrology post affects everyone.  Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently.  Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth.  There are many departments of life.  Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

Astrology

12/24/09 Thursday

Nothing is more satisfying than the good friends and groups that you meet with today.  You feel fortunate to know such happy and inspiring people.  Contact friends, family and those who have made you feel that you belong.  Set aside grievances and look at the big picture of your life.  Who has mattered to you?  This is a time for both sentiment about the past and planning projects for the future.  Something is leaving and something new is arriving.  Look to the future.

The daily astrology post affects everyone.  Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently.  Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth.  There are many departments of life.  Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

Astrology

12/23/2009 Wednesday

An end to something is very near.  Face facts directly and do what needs to be done, at the same time don’t be demoralized.  A partnership isn’t working out the way you planned.  It’s best to cut your losses.  You may need to go back and re-do something you thought you’d finished. You have a feeling of déjà vu and you are right.  You are getting an unparalleled chance to rectify a mistake or to improve something.  The theme is refining what has been done.  It’s good to work on things, but remember it will be more difficult to engage in a brand new direction.  You feel like a racehorse that is being held back or a leader who has to give a speech twice because the first take didn’t work.  Avoid escapist behavior.  Take a bath or watch a movie instead.

The daily astrology post affects everyone.  Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently.  Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth.  There are many departments of life.  Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

Guru Rinpoche & the Inner Work of Vajrayana

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In Dharma, one of the most important jobs we have is to fight and pacify our inner poisons. They are our inner demons, and that is the work.  At the same time we must enrich and grow our virtue, our good qualities. This is a mirror to the way Guru Padmasambhava entered Tibet.

When Guru entered Tibet he was met with Demons and local demi-gods. The Bon religion existed there and these demons were associated.  Guru Rinpoche defeated all of them with debate and miraculous powers, including flying above them. He won over some demons and made them holy protectors. Those unwilling to be oath bound were destroyed.

Then Guru Padmasambhava could enter Tibet. There he gathered translators and worked.  Guru Rinpoche translated Dharma from Sanskrit to Tibetan. Due to His power, purity and virtue Tibet became a great land of Dharma.

We must do the same thing in our own minds. Conquer our own demons and make the way for Dharma to take root. Then move forward and develop.

So Dharma is not a bland tutti-frutti faith and path. Vajrayana is meant to change one’s habits, non-virtues, so it is powerful. It can cut!

Vajrayana is potent, and should not be mixed with anything else. It cannot be changed or it loses its potency. And I can tell you it is not for the weak. It requires self-honesty and pure intention. It requires us to abandon the mentality of materialism and ordinary view.

Self-honesty can be brutal. Ask ANY recovering alcoholic. We are all addicts to samsara. We like the hit, the buzz, all of it.  So there is real inner work to be done. Can’t just sit and contrive “blissing out”- anyone can do that. The idea is this IS relative reality.

We ARE experiencing old age, sickness and death. So there MUST be a remedy SO POWERFUL to awaken us to Buddhahood! It ain’t Kansas anymore.

Spiritually we must break lifetimes of habit and confusion! That takes work, a dedicated life.  That is why Guru Padmasambava said Vajrayana is the right way for THIS time called Kaliyuga, the time of degeneration. And Enlightenment is more easily gained. As samsara is thick, so is the door of Liberation more firmly opened to those who work it.

This is the essence of THIS method. If you were my very own babe I would not, could not tell you different. This is the wisdom and clarity of the great Bodhicitta, the milk of awakening. From the very heart of Dharma, the Precious Guru, it is offered to you.

Om AH HUNG BENZAR GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG! Samaya EH MA HO.

Astrology

12/22/2009 Tuesday

You may need to tend to serious or boring business today.  You’d rather stay in the light mood you’ve enjoyed recently, but today you need to work hard and keep your nose to the grindstone.  Finish up a job you’ve put off, wrap up your Christmas shopping.  You may need to face an unfortunate reality in the next three days.  Something you hoped to accomplish may not turn out as well as you wanted.  Help someone who has no capability of repaying you or helping you in return.  You can pay off a karmic debt today and only realize later that it has happened.  Groups keep on inspiring you but don’t use them to avoid your responsibilities. Work hard now and have fun later.

The daily astrology post affects everyone.  Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently.  Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth.  There are many departments of life.  Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

Advice for the Vajrayana Practitioner

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When following the path of Vajrayana, there are steps one must take just as they are. They are the technology, or method.

Method must be accomplished as taught in each Lineage. If you mix it up, or combine with other methods there will be no result.

Some people sample Buddhism and mix it up with Hinduism, New Ageism, shamanism, etc. all are fine but Vajrayana should NEVER be mixed.

Vajrayana Masters say this constantly. If mixed with other views purity and potency are watered down, so no benefit. Samaya is ruined.

Practitioners are constantly warned to follow step by step until true realization. If one simply dabbles, Vajrayana is not for you.

Each step is practiced until accomplished for the benefit of sentient beings- it is said one is of benefit when enlightened.

Many people through ordinary human kindness can be helpful; but not like a Buddha, Supreme Guide.

Until one reaches tenth Bhumi level, one can still fall to the lower realms, revolving in confusion and lost in delusion, how sad.

To say Enlightenment is not possible, or is irrelevant is false Dharma. Even if one means well, this is spiraling downward.

Please abandon such wrong view and wrong activity, you are harming others! This is not kind. Not what Buddha taught.

Guru Rinpoche the peerless Vajra Master taught like this; that with intense practice one can attain realization in this life. EMAHO!

NEVER abandon that promise made by Guru Padmasambava at the very cost of your life! It is the great hope of humankind.

These are the sacred unalterable truths of Dharma, of Tantric Buddhism, and if polluted, are polluted for all

This is why Lineage is essential; to hold and confer the Dharma in pure succession, untainted, from a pure Lineage Master!

Following the path of Vajrayana purely, one will never be duped, or confused, the way is as straight as an arrow!

May pure Dharma, even in these dark times always be available to the sea of beings as vast as the sky! May we never abandon Bodhicitta!

Astrology

12/21/2009  Monday

This is a major day for art and creativity.  You are emotionally happy and expansive. You feel inclusive as opposed to restrictive toward others.  Make a new friend.  Call someone.  Initiate something new today.  Spirituality, creativity and love align on this day.  Any creations have a special magic.  You look at what you have done and are surprised by its beauty.  Men or authority figures turn serious later in the day, and they start wondering how they will be remembered after they’re gone.  You may need to encourage someone who is focusing on one mistake in the past as opposed to a lifetime of good effort.  If that person is you, take the same advice.  See the big picture and be happy.

The daily astrology post affects everyone.  Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently.  Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth.  There are many departments of life.  Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

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