Astrology

4/17/2010     Saturday

Chatterbox!  Gift of gab!  You can actually say THE THING that seals the deal today, so don’t hold back on the conversation or phone call.  Speak your piece, and what you wish for could just be achieved.  Athletic activity is favored as is anything requiring dexterity, strength and speed.  Write the letter or email; call the person.  You could receive news or information that settles something in your mind.  Listen to new ideas.  Be open-minded.  Max Ehrmann says, “Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull & ignorant.  They too have their story.”  Good advice for 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!

Calling to His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

His Holiness Penor Rinpoche and Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo at KPC-MD

“As human beings who live for about 80yrs, we have been sleeping for about 40 of those years. Of the 40 years awake we spend most time on worldly activity where we accumulate the five poisons of the afflicted mind. There are very few who spend any time at all on Dharma Practice. Even if we spend 5 out of the 40 years on practice we still have not done a good practice. But whatever benefits we have in life and whatever positive things happen are all really based on that practice” From Kyabje His Holinesss Penor Rinpoche

When, I ask, will such a Lama as His Holiness Penor Rinpoche come again? Whose life given to purity, every word the nectar of Bodhicitta- when?  Tsawei Lama!

No one can substitute, no one else can speak to my heart, no one else opens my eyes, empowers my speech, matures my mind. Tsawei Lama-Return!

Kyabje His Holiness Penor Rinpoche is Buddha. Since his Parinirvana I feel even closer to him. Calling from afar, he answers, he is here he is BUDDHA!

Wow. I’m crying, deer are gathering in the field, a powerful storm is coming, and Kyabje His Holiness Penor Rinpoche appears, I am not alone. E ma ho.

Om Ah Hung Vajra Guru Pema Siddhi Hung!

Astrology

4/16/2010     Friday

Charming speech!  Lovely conversations!  Words make you happy and yours can please others.  You can mediate between two seemingly irreconcilable viewpoints and bring peace and harmony.  You are serious when necessary and light and goofy when appropriate.  Hard work is favorable, and enjoyable artistic pursuits are likely to be successful.  You can do no wrong, provided you recognize each situation for what it is…serious or goofy.  If you mix up the two, trouble can ensue.   You know what your goals are, right?  Remind yourself what they are, and be careful not to engage in behavior that undercuts them.

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!

Palyul Clear Light

Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso

The following is an excerpt of a teaching by Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso published in Palyul Clear Light

Afflictive emotions don’t arise anywhere but within yourself. The important practice is to not look outside at the external condition.  The moment anything becomes a condition for your afflictive emotions you have to look into your mind. Mostly our five senses are faced outward.  We think, “This person said this certain word and it affected me and THAT is why I’m angry.”  Our minds always try to blame.

So it is important to look into your own mind.  To watch your thoughts is the key point for your practice. If you really want Dharma, this is key.  But if you want to just have fun with Dharma then you don’t necessarily have to worry about it, you can just be angry. It’s fine unless you are really thinking, “How can I do real Dharma practice?”   Then truly you must work with your mind.  There are a few who work with mind.  For them the most important thing is to work with their minds and not fall into any afflictive emotions. When you have control over your mind, you don’t necessarily neeed to verbalize something negative. You can practice to govern your speech. This is the gift of mind.

Great thanks to Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso.  May His Holiness Penor Rinpoche return swiftly!

Tsawei Lama Kye Ho

From a Teaching by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

All the practices and precepts of the dharma are really very vast, but what we really need is devotion and inclination toward practice, pure perception especially relating with the guru as the essence of all the buddhas, and generation of compassion and loving-kindness toward all sentient beings. These are the heart essence practices of the dharma.

If you don’t have devotion or faith, it is an obstruction for you to really enter the dharma. If you don’t have the pure perception of your lama as the essence of all the buddhas, you cannot do the supplications and it will be very difficult to introduce you to the true nature of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection. If you don’t have compassion and loving-kindness towards others like a mother for her only child, you do not have the very root of the dharma and you cannot achieve anything.

From the beginning, no one has accomplished anything without these, but those who think properly and carry through the practice in this way can get accomplished with everything.

If we don’t have devotion for the dharma, it does not really affect the dharma itself. It only affects us, such that we cannot get the benefit. It is through your devotion and inclination that you can have the benefit of purifying your obscurations and your karmas. And if you do not generate compassion for all sentient beings, that is the very opposite of dharma, so there is no way you can accomplish anything.

Also, the lama does not gain or lose anything by whether or not you pray with devotion to him as the essence of all the buddhas. But if you have very strong devotion and faith in the lama, then even if a lama is very ordinary you can receive the actual blessings through that.

For example, some of you might know the story of the relics born out of the dog’s tooth. It was not that the dog’s tooth had any special blessing, but rather that the old mother had been praying and supplicating to the tooth, and thinking that it really was the Buddha’s tooth. That is why it yielded such relics. This is why devotion or faith is so important. If you don’t have devotion, then even if the real Buddha appeared in front of you, you could not receive any blessing.

Astrology

4/15/2010     Thursday

The day begins with a bang!  Irritated at first, you proceed to engage in excellent communication during the course of the day.  Important conversations move your interests forward.  You are able to connect with the right people and state your position in an intelligent and convincing manner.  Dealings with governmental bodies or people in control go well.  Your projects are reasonable and in tune with the times.  Goethe said, “Only begin and then the mind grows heated; only begin and the task will be completed.”  How about you?

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

4/14/2010     Wednesday

New Beginnings!  You zip ahead with energy, imagination and inspiration.  You are still on a tightrope, a yin and yang balancing act between caution and the urge to “break out,” but keep your eye on both sides of the equation.  It’s just like a teeter-totter, don’t let the fat guy sit on one end. Keep both sides evenly balanced and you move through things  successfully.  If a surprise strikes, factor the information into the equation and keep moving ahead.  Heady times, these, and a bit nerve-wracking.

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!

Please Pray for Tex Gabriel

Here is some awful news. Our beloved Tex Gabriel has Creutzfeldt-Jacob desise. Only 2wks-2mos to live. That’s human form of Mad Cow desease.

To never work with or hear Tex Gabriel play guitar again seems unbearable. That kind and gentle man just slipping away from us.

Tex reminds us that Life is too short. What a terrible thing to waste our lives on BS and hate. Let’s live love and life well, little time-

Please #Pray for Tex Gabriel, a light, an enormous talent, a great heart, not with us much longer. #stopthehate #bringthelove #feedthepoor

I wish for and pray that you all have every blessing. Health, happiness, love, prosperity, peace. #stopthehate #bringthelove #feedthepoor

from a series of Tweets

Letting Go of Hate

Why do people “like” to hate? What is the engine, the mechanism that drives hate? I think it is fear. Fear of loss; mostly fear of failure.

Most haters are terrified to let go of their rage. They think without it they will lose all: or cease to be. Could not be more wrong!

Letting go of hate is Liberating! One can actually regain emotional control and win their life back. There’s room for #love. #stopthehate

I cannot imagine hating and raging like that or why one would want to. They are already in hell: death will be hard. The hells open-

Even now the hells open. Because hate is hell on earth here and now. #stopthehate #bringthelove #feedthepoor #animalrescue.

Astrology

4/13/2010     Tuesday

If you want to be creative or receive medical treatment today, take time to listen to someone who is slow and hard to listen to.  That person is giving you accurate information. Be sure you have understood correctly, follow directions specifically, and an excellent outcome is possible.  You feel emotionally stimulated, or else you deal with a woman or child who acts this way.  Your feelings receive a “jump start” today.  Be sure to thank the person who gets you moving again.

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!