Astrology

Dreamland!  You’re in it!  This is a great day to go to the movies or watch TV when your work is done; attend parties, socialize, swim, etc.  But the desire to escape is strong, and the constant chatter of the times causes “brain freeze.”  People are forgetting things, walking distractedly into the street and staring in the same direction for lengthy periods of time.  The urge to keep talking is overwhelming, and the discussion has become more heated.  Be aware that people are tired and can’t listen anymore.  Stop talking!  But the talkers can’t stop, alas.  A vow of silence would be good today.  But the fear that the other person would best you if you remain silent haunts you.  So you forget things instead.  What’s good?  Anything that doesn’t involve talking or communicating!  Spend time at home or with family.  Eat a good meal.  Adlai Stevenson said, “In quiet places, reason abounds.”

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!

Heart Advice on Saga Dawa Duchen 2013

The following is a full length video teaching offered by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo on Saga Dawa Duchen 2013. Kunzang Palyul Choling temple is currently closed for public assembly due to required renovations to meet Montgomery County, Maryland Use and Occupancy Codes. Read more about the situation here

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Astrology

Early today a special communication or exchange of information gives you a shot of confidence.  Groups and friends are wonderful.  Thank those who have befriended you and brightened your life with their presence. Pretty much everyone’s a charmer today, except on the topic of finances.  Here, there’s frustration. A last minute angst related to money is aggravating.  Beware of behaving in a demanding manner with others over finances. (Pay up NOW!)  You’ll feel differently tomorrow. What’s good about today is friendship, group functions and a sense of solidarity with your dear ones.  Be on the lookout for people who need a hand, and offer it. Zoroaster said “Doing good to others is not a duty.  It is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness.”  This is possible now.

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

A closed door and an open door appear early today.  Take the open door and don’t look back longingly in the other direction. After that it’s “all systems go”!  Friends appear and machines of all sorts are helpful.  Cars, trains, electricity and computers move you in the right direction. All writing and communication is favorable.  Call or contact people, write books, articles, letters and memoranda.  If you aren’t communicating or listening you’re wasting the good energy. Take classes, attend lectures. Learn. Aristotle said “Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.” Attend friendly functions, spend time with siblings and neighbors.  Buy or lease a car.  Talk to the mailman. Look for people to encourage with friendly comments.

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

A great idea combines with fast action to move through an impasse.  Someone steps forward to offer help in a financial situation.  A quick solution can occur, so be ready to act when the moment appears.  The danger is that talking things over ad infinitum is so much fun that you can’t stop!  Talk trumps action!  Richard Armour said “It’s all right to hold a conversation, but you should let go of it now and then.” Perhaps run around talking to yourself today? Repeat mantra continually?  You can use the current chattiness to charm, convince and persuade others, so use your words carefully.  Walkathons and talkathons for a cause are successful.

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

Zealotry is in the air!  Everyone wants to convert everyone else!  Listen patiently and smile.  It’ll pass. Thomas ‘a Kempis said, “Don’t be angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, because you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.”  Six planets in mutable signs mean everything is changing, changing, changing.  Like the weather in Toledo, if you don’t like someone’s idea just wait, they’ll have a new one in a few minutes! It’s hard to settle on anything today, and life seems to be a moving target.  The nice thing about the energy is that everyone is flexible, willing to adjust to the matters at hand.  Be that way yourself.  The temptation is to go in one of two ways to escape the ever shifting landscape: criticize everything, or get busy with busywork.  Do neither.  Relax and enjoy a nice meal.

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

Inspiration!  Today it arrives in the form of an exciting person or idea.  You can see a big picture where before all you saw was a small picture.  You must debate others to bring your vision into the conversation but don’t be afraid to do so.  Something comes that’s outside of your usual frame of reference.  Accept a new solution to an old problem.  Be sympathetic to people espousing novel ideas. They are opposing “the powers that be” and they’re doing it alone!  Avoid the danger of huddling up with your group and saying, “This is what WE believe.”  A modern day Galileo appears.  Keep your eyes open for new things.   Albert Gyorgyi said, “Discovery consists in seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”  Your dream is still coming true; conversation is still fun, and you must still be deferential to authority figures.

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

Serious matters continue to absorb your attention, and people tell secrets that must not be repeated.  The act of “airing out” inner matters is important now.  Another person can explain away a fear or notion that worries you.  Listen to confidences if people tell them, and be sympathetic.  Something hidden comes to light.  Later in the day a lightness of spirit lifts people out of the doldrums and every word is debated gleefully.  It seems you can see forever.  Prophesies, hunches and intuitions offer a different and exciting picture to the circumstances of your life.  Beverly Sills said, “I’m not happy, I’m cheerful.  There’s a difference.  A happy person has no cares at all.  A cheerful person has cares but has learned how to deal with them.”  Be cheerful today.

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!

Kün-zang La-may Zhal-Lung: Introduction by Sonam T. Kazi

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The following is respectfully quoted from an introduction to Kün-zang La-may Zhal-lung by translator Sonam T. Kazi:

It is a universal truth that it is extremely enjoyable to live in this phenomenal world. Nobody wants to part with worldly pleasure. It is also a universal truth that everything that conditionally exists, sooner or later, must face ultimate destruction. This is not a pessimistic view. It is a fact. As the pleasant dream we have about health, wealth, beauty, fame, love, affection, and so on suddenly begins to fail, our sorrow knows no bounds. It is then that some of us get puzzled and begin to question the true meaning of existence. When death comes nearer, terrified by the unknown changes we will have to face, we try, as a last resort, to seek the help of the gods, goddesses, and the like. But do we have any idea who they are? For, the potentially most useful times in our life are spent fishing, watching television, smoking, drinking, gossiping and so forth. Even the small amount of spiritual practice that we pretentiously do is adulterated with worldly interest.

However, those of us who are aware of this ultimate catastrophe, in time, search for a solution to transcend death. We visit all the available religious camps in the world. Some of us come across the Buddhist teaching called Dzog-ch’en, or Atiyoga, whose superlative virtues excite us so much that we totally forget the proper approach to it. It is logical that, just as a towering building must have an equally sound foundation, success in the ultimate realization through Dzog-ch’en teaching depends entirely on a thorough understanding of the law of karma at the relative level. Kün-zang La-may Zhal-lung explains how to attain the proper balance between the relative and absolute aspects of the practice in very simple language.