Astrology

Construction matters keep getting derailed.  Any work done in or on a house or structure is frustrating, due to the changeable circumstances. Plus everyone has become chatty.  One call to check a detail can turn into half an hour and you have more calls to make!  Talking is an escape from the volatility of the times, and the news is extremely interesting.  A fall from grace can occur, yet the person can be reinstated if adjustments are made.  Be very slow to rejoice if someone departs, they’ll be back!  Benjamin Disraeli said, “What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.”  A stroke of good fortune comes through a man or powerful person.  Happiness is found at work, at home, and in close emotional relationships.

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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A tricky, perilous energy is still circling the neighborhood, so pay close attention to your surroundings.  A blast of energy is possible, an explosion of some sort.  It’s so unexpected all you can do is duck.  Emotional volatility is a problem, along with crashes and unexpected events of all sorts.  A conversation with a woman or sensitive person calms your mind.  Everyone needs pacifying, and food plus emotional nurturing is appropriate for everyone.  Take turns comforting each other.  William Shakespeare said, “When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”  People are behaving foolishly, don’t join them. Nevertheless work is rewarded, and sticking to the details of any situation is very successful and fun.  Organization accomplishes what emotion can’t today. (If you can’t contain your emotions, organize your desk!)

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!

Biography of Migyur Dorje

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The following is respectfully quoted from “Biography of Migyur Dorje” published by Palyul Jangchub Darjeling Center

History of Mugsang Monastery

The Great Compassionate Teacher, Shakyamuni Buddha, prophesied that teachings would spread to the Land of Snow. As per his prediction, during the reign of twenty-seventh Tibetan King, Lha Tho Ri Nyentsen, Buddhadharma first originated in Tibet. Five generations later, the thirty-third Dharma King Songtsen Gampo established Lord Buddha’s doctrine. Five reigns later in the ninth century, the Great Three-Abbot Santaraksita, Guru Padmasambhava, and King Trisong Deutsun who were bonded together by their past aspiration prayer, met together that led to the widespread flourishment of the whole sutra and tantra teachings in Tibet. This unique tradition that possesses six distinct qualities, flourished in entire Tibet which later came to be known as the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Subsequently, the six main monasteries of Dorje Drag, Mindroling, Shechen, Dzogchen, Kathok and Palyul were preserving the Nyingma tradition.

Kere Chogkyong Dampa first established the Palyul Monastery in the year 890, and widely spread the teachings of Mdo-sGyu-Sems (Sutra of Gathered Intentions, Peaceful Illusory Net, and Mental Classes). In 1664, Dharma King of Dege constructed the main temple with statues inside. Under the guidance of Rigzin Migyur Dorje and Serlo Tonpa Gyaltsen, the king conferred the responsibility of looking after the monastery and became the first throneholder. He widely propagated the entire Kama and Terma teachings through study and practice. The unique tradition of Palyul monastery was preserved by the later throne holders, namely Pama Lhundrub Gyamtso, Drubwang Palchen Duspa Tsal and Karma Thegchong Nyingpo. The eleventh throneholder is the present Drubwang Pedma Norbu Rinpoche, Jigme Thubten Shedrub Choekyi Drayang Palzangpo.

Out of several branch monasteries of Palyul Namgyal Jangchub Choeling, the brief history one of the most sacred monastery, Mugsang Thubten Sangngag Choeling is being mentioned here.

Terton Migyur Dorje

In Pedma Kathang action,
“In the white cave with the leaping lion appearance, the treasure lies.
When it’s auspicious sign to reveal occurs
Terton Migyur Dorje will come to reveal
A hundred such treasures in Eastern Tibet.”

Ratna Lingpa prophesied,

“During the time of Terton Choy Yang Dorjr, Migyur Dorje will come,
And discover a hundred treasures in Kham”

In the prophecy of Terton Guru Kyngdrak,

“In a place close to Nabuszin, in Do Kham,
The holder of the name ‘Dorje’ will find the treasure.”

As Guru Rinpoche and several Tertons prophesied, in the early hours of the seventh day of the tenth month in the Wood Female Bird year of the tenth Rabjung (16th century, 1585 AD) Migyur Dorje was born to father Gonpo Tseten and mother Sonam Tsonyi with miraculous birth signs. The patriarchal lineage of Ratna Lingpa’s father went back in an unbroken line, all the way to the Dharma King Trisong Deutsen.

When he was still very young, Guru Loden Chokset appeared to him and taught him all aspects of reading and writing. His personal protecting deity Shenpa Marnak predicted that he would meet with the consort appeared to him in a vision and told him that the time was near when he should find a teacher, and so in the Wood Male Horse year, he met Raga Ahse. As Raga Ahse meditated on what the previous life of Migyur Dorje was, spontaneously this came to his mind,

“In a cave called Kula Sangwe Yang Phug,
He will get the siddhis of the Great Compassionate One.”

And pondering on these two sentences, he came to the conclusion that Migyur Dorje was the reincarnation of Wangdak Gyatso. When Raga Ahse was giving the empowerment of The Condensed Secret Teachings of the Wrathful and Peaceful Deities to Migyur Dorje, the flower that Migyur Dorje threw into the mandala always fell to the center and east and never to any other direction. The center being Migyur and the east being Dorje, he was given the name Migyur Dorje.

In the Wood Sheep year when Migyur Dorje was eleven years old, he and his teacher Raga Ahse entered a very strict retreat which none was allowed to enter or visit. During this retreat, he studied the common five major and minor sciences and received the uncommon empowerments, oral transmissions and secret instructions.

He spent the rest Ahse wrote a biography on him.

Quoted from his biography,

“If condensed, from the age of eleven,
Until twenty-three, the age he passed away,
He spent half of his life in retreat.”

Astrology

If you go shopping you’ll be overcharged!  Financial matters seem to be a mess today, so step back and spend time with friends or groups.  An attitude of inflexibility is prevalent.  If you butt heads with someone, back down.  But you don’t want to!  Pride is again causing trouble.  If you have offended someone, apologize promptly. People are remembering everything these days, so don’t assume they’ll forget.  In fact it’s a great time to go back and apologize for eating somebody else’s Twinkie when you were seven years old, if you did.  Apologize for anything else you’ve done.  You’ll understand why later. Joseph Conrad said, “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”  If you’ve been wicked, ‘fess up.  Things dramatically improve as the day progresses.  Work is fun and rewarding today, and health matters are excellent.

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!

Our Best Hope

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The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “This Time is Radical”

When we practice meditating on emptiness and non-duality, we think we should come out of that feeling oh so peaceful, like milk. And then after that, we should be so peaceful. And I think, “Right on. Whatever.”  Mostly, I think, let’s gather together and be of benefit. I think that’s the most important thing.

At this time, there are people who have come in contact with Dharma. From this time forward, there are those who have the karma to practice but will not have the opportunity because the darkness is getting thicker.For them, we will record mantra and we will send it out to the world. And if it can wake them up, it will wake them up and they will come. And if you don’t know that His Holiness gave his blessing to this, then I’ll tell you that he has.

His Holiness is interested in this. He doesn’t care what it sounds like. He’s not a big rock and roll fan. Not into Hip Hop. Wouldn’t know 80s music from Sub Dub. Just doesn’t know. But His Holiness said, ‘We’ve got to get it out and we’ve got to get it out now.’  And so for me in my practice and in my activity, and that includes the music, we have two streams going here. I’m going to go up to New York and record with John Ward on Monday; and then we have another stream that is in the studio. We are going to do more and more and more and more until everyone who can hears it, and they will come. I find that there is no way to reach out to them because they have, through the thickness and the darkness and the delusion, become too dense to hear. But my determination, our determination, is to call to them so loudly and so clearly in their language, which is today’s language, that they can’t resist us. And they will come. And with every effort that we make, we will continue to practice and pray. And I believe that because of that, they will come in droves.

So I wanted to tell you that. Not because I wanted to put out energy before its time or to brag or anything like that. It’s not like that really. I’m not ambitious in that way. I’m only ambitious in one way, and that is, get it out. Sound the call. So while it’s so dark they can’t see, still maybe they can hear.

I want you to know that when people hear me doing this, they won’t know that His Holiness wants me to do it. They’ll think, ‘What is this?  A tulku?  A reincarnate lama from a throne singing whatever? Blues or hip-hop or whatever?’  But if you listen to it, there’s mantra in it, and there’s Dharma in it, and it’s real. And so I say to you that I have permission, first of all, and I have the heart for it, second of all. God, I hope I have the voice for it. I feel that this is a time of either despondency or empowerment. You are either getting left behind or you’re climbing onboard now. Things are going to get really exciting around here really fast. So I want you to keep your heart practice, and never be swayed by anything you see, no matter what you see. Even if someone says, ‘Well, why is a Dharma teacher making this music?’  Then you can repeat the teaching, “All sounds are the Dharma.”  Learn it. Learn it well and speak it, because that is the truth.

The other thing that His Holiness said is that the Dharma can’t be broken. You can’t break it. You can’t break something that is not of this world. The meaning of that is that in whatever context we can put the Dharma out to sentient beings, so long as it is with good motivation and completely respectful, it will manage. It will do its job. The way it works, as I’ve instructed you before, is that the very vibration, the very sound of Dharma, which is why you have to speak the mantra out loud, the very sound of it reverberates and corresponds with the winds, channels, and fluids within your deepest nature. So if one hears mantra, or sees some connection with the Dharma, even though they may be ordinary and kind of down in the dust and living a very secular, commercial, ordinary life, the power of mantra is such that boom!  they can wake up. It is an ancient resonance that comes to them and they change quickly because of that. I see that happening. And I see that in this time, that’s our best hope. It’s our best hope.

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Astrology

Ignore a first assertive impulse, someone is being childish and it will pass.  However, a second wave of energy involving water, lightning, machines, and unexpected events is serious.  Pay attention.  Emotional volatility is drawing people and groups into perilous activity.  Continue with your work and follow your hunches and you’ll be fine.  Avoid people who try to whip you into an emotional frenzy – those people are here now.  Pride is the enemy.  Sir Francis Bacon said, “If you look sharply and attentively, you shall see fortune; for though she be blind, she is not invisible.”  It is extremely important to keep your wits about you today, since others won’t.  The best energy involves doing favors, wonderful employees and excellent work.  Small favors reap huge results.  Pick up somebody’s paper, offer a napkin and you’ve made a friend for life.  God is in the details 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!

Wisdom on Social Media

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The following are excerpts from teachings offered by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo on Facebook and twitter:

Jetsunma’s Tweet: We have all types of karma. We have killed – ever killed a mosquito?

Facebook User: Are you saying that killing a mosquito is wrong?

Jetsunma’s response: Killing is always wrong but cannot always be avoided.

Facebook User: Why is killing a mosquito wrong? Does it have a soul? I understand the part about killing being wrong and that it cannot always be avoided.

Jetsunma’s response: We don’t think of “souls” in Buddhism. We feel that all sentient beings have the same primordial nature – all sentient beings are made of the same stuff.

A twitter teaching from the same day:

As I get older I have come to realize how precious life is and how little we do to live long. We don’t think of kindness or charity or that other sentient beings are suffering just like yoy and I. How sad! We don’t understand the connection at all. We think things just happen to us. Ha! Like we had nothing to do with this at all. Good grief!

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A burst of surprising activity generates a backlash, so be absolutely certain that you are committed to what you propose. Impulsive behavior is on the upswing, yours and everybody’s.  If you are serious about taking action and if you’re willing to pay the price, carry on.  Just know what you’re getting into – the danger is real and it involves becoming trapped, unable to escape.  William Shakespeare said, “Fortune brings in some boats that are not steer’d.”  Thought and careful evaluation is needed now.  Someone won’t back down out of pride, and that person is in trouble.  What’s good about today?  Work is fun, home and family are supportive and food is your best friend!

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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Decorum is important today.  You will be required to observe rules that seem stodgy and out of touch, but follow them.  If you hold an inflated sense of yourself, you’ll be deflated today!  Avoid at all costs the urge to show people how important you are.  It’s a good idea to embed yourself in your group.  If you proudly offer your work to your boss, flaws will be noted.  Stay low today!  Wolfgang von Goethe said, “The deed is everything, the glory nothing.”  Once you’ve concealed yourself, it’s a great day.  A debt is paid off, and something you’ve worked for is here.  Your ship comes in.

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!