Monday, May 27, 2013

to love is human ~

To love is human, to care is human, to grieve is human. Each of us grieves at our own tempo, in our own way. There is no proper way to grieve. Some of us do it by storms of tears, some by mountains of work, some by paralyzing inertia. Some flail in it like a raging river. Some cross it like a trackless waste. It can be oceanic, heaving the bereft survivor like great waves that rise, then pass. It can be fine and subtle as the late autumn air, tinged with smoke and ashes. ~ Julia Cameron

Thursday, May 23, 2013

deva premal and miten ...

from mantrapedia

Mantra: Gayatri Mantra

  • Complete Mantra:
    Aum Bhoor Bhuwah Swaha, Tat Savitur Varenyam , Bhargo Devasaya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat
  • Language: Sanskrit
    Source: Rig Veda
  • Translation:
    Aum-  God/Brahma 
    Bhoor - Pranic energy
    Bhuwah - Destroyer of sufferings 
    Swaha -  Happiness bestowing
    Tat - God or Spirit
    Savitur - Bright Sun/God (Savitur is also a deva some call upon using this mantra)
    Varenyam - Greatest
    Bhargo - Destroyer of misdeeds 
    Devasya - Supreme God 
    Dheemahi - Knowledge imparted/understood
    Dhiyo - Intelligence 
    Yo - Who
    Naha - Our
    Prachodayat - Enlightenment
  • More Information:
    This mantra is from the Rigveda which is part of The Vedas)

    This mantra is known to impart wisdom, understanding, and enlightenment
    "The Gayatri Mantra is said to be the oldest and most powerful of mantras, being thousands of years old. It purifies the person chanting it as well as the listener as it creates a tangible sense of well being in whoever comes across it. Translated, it means "May all beings on earth reach enlightenment," but as with all mantras, the meaning of the Sanskrit words isn't as important as the effect the vibrations of the words have on the body and energy centers" - Deva Premal

and the beauty that is left behind ~

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

letting go of aggression ~

When we reach the state of nonaggression, it is not that we cease to perceive anything, but we begin to perceive in a particular way. With the absence of aggression, there is further clarity, because nothing is based on anxiety and nothing is based on ideas or ideals of any kind. Instead, we are beginning to see things without making any demands. We are no longer trying to buy or sell anything to anybody. It is a direct and very personal experience. 

 Chogyam Trungpa ~ “The Process of Perception” in True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art

creations ~

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013