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Consciously Connected

Published June 15, 2018 by tindertender

There is a wall between you and I … I can hear the muffled sounds of your movement, of your speaking. Some say, “Hold a glass to the wall!”, yet it isn’t so easy … when you can’t see the wall.

Honing the senses is a pretty important feature which should be added to daily practice. Some say “MK Ultra”, some say the “veil” is lifting, some say “mediumship”, or “psychic”, or “sensitive” or “crazy” or “WiFi”. Whatever you want to call it, pay attention, and know you are not alone. Crazy isn’t necessarily the description given it.

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We benefit when we acknowledge the connection between ourselves, the planet, everything, and everyone upon it. When we allow the taught, and forced separation to rule our lives, we find a lot of pain and loneliness and struggle.

Is it possible to learn to embrace association once more? Has this inbred disconnect become too solidified in worldly existence?

Some say if you can count good friends on one hand you are extremely blessed. Was there ever a time when there were many more than one hand can count? A village perhaps, a strong community where each person worked toward the benefit of all others?

When we lift each other, spending time and energy to ensure our sister and brother are upheld … if everyone does this … then we can rest, knowing there are many who do the same for us.

Yes, it once was … are we able to get to this place again?

Today’s world is one of lack. The average family struggles to maintain a roof over their heads and food on the table. Wages are ‘stolen’ in the form of taxes to pay for war, and so many other destructive programs, and then the ones who run these programs turn around and act as though they are actually ‘helping’ people. There is a scheme which creates a world of reliance, dependent on those who form, and then run these systems, paid for by the very same workers who ‘give so generously’ their tax dollars.

We’re being pigeon holed. Separated and weakened in that separation until we cannot manage any longer, then we must ‘rely’ on the powers that be.

People ought to look deeply at this and rather than give their power away, bond with each other and claim it instead, growing it themselves … together, in conscious connected creation.

Greed and need for power must be left behind, otherwise, we’re at the mercy of those who have been siphoning the power from the people for decades … they have too large a head start to compete with. Only in relinquishing the need for power and adopting co-creation and care for each other will we be able to rise … once more.

To An Ending Of Suffering

Published May 9, 2018 by tindertender

The Dalai Lama is believed to be a manifestation/Reincarnation of Avalokiteshvara aka Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are believed to be enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity…

In the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon of enlightened beings, Chenrezig is renowned as the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

Avalokiteshvara aka Chenrezig is the earthly manifestation of the self born, eternal Buddha, Amitabha. He guards this world in the interval between the historical Sakyamuni Buddha, and the next Buddha of the Future Maitreya.

According to legend, Chenrezig made a a vow that he would not rest until he had liberated all the beings in all the realms of suffering. After working diligently at this task for a very long time, he looked out and realized the immense number of miserable beings yet to be saved. Seeing this, he became despondent and his head split into thousands of pieces. Amitabha Buddha put the pieces back together as a body with very many arms and many heads, so that Chenrezig could work with myriad beings all at the same time. Sometimes Chenrezig is visualized with eleven heads, and a thousand arms fanned out around him.

Chenrezig may be the most popular of all Buddhist deities, except for Buddha himself — he is beloved throughout the Buddhist world. He is known by different names in different lands: as Avalokiteshvara in the ancient Sanskrit language of India, as Kuan-yin in China, as Kannon in Japan.

As Chenrezig, he is considered the patron Bodhisattva of Tibet, and his meditation is practiced in all the great lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. The beloved king Songtsen Gampo was believed to be an emanation of Chenrezig, and some of the most respected meditation masters (lamas), like the Dalai Lamas and Karmapas, who are considered living Buddhas, are also believed to be emanations of Chenrezig.

Whenever we are compassionate, or feel love for anyone, or for an animal or some part of the natural world, we experience a taste of our own natural connection with Chenrezig. Although we may not be as consistently compassionate as some of the great meditation masters, Tibetan Buddhists believe that we all share, in our basic nature, unconditional compassion and wisdom that is no different from what we see in Chenrezig and in these lamas.

We might have trouble believing that we are no different than Chenrezig — but learning about the nature of compassion, and learning about Chenrezig, repeating his mantra Om Mani Padme Hum and imagining that we would like to be like Chenrezig, pretending that we really are just like Chenrezig, we actually can become aware of increasing compassion in our lives, and ultimately, the lamas tell us, awaken as completely wise and compassionate buddhas.

Avalokiteshvara Mantra Long Version;
Namo Ratna Trayaya,
Namo Arya Jnana
Sagara, Vairochana,
Byuhara Jara Tathagataya,
Arahate, Samyaksam Buddhaya,
Namo Sarwa Tathagate Bhyay,
Arhata Bhyah,
Samyaksam Buddhe Bhyah,
Namo Arya Avalokite
shoraya Bodhisattvaya,
Maha Sattvaya,
Maha Karunikaya,
Tadyata, Om Dara Dara,
Diri Diri, Duru Duru
Itte We, Itte Chale Chale,
Purachale Purachale,
Kusume Kusuma Wa Re,
Ili Milli, Chiti Jvalam, Apanaye Shoha

Translation:
Homage to the Three Jewels,
Homage to the Ocean of that Superior,
Exalted Transcendental Wisdom,
The Appointed King, Vairocana,
The Tathagata, the Arhat,
the Pure and Complete Buddha,
Homage to All the Tathagatas, the Arhats,
the Pure and Complete Buddhas,
Homage to the Supreme Avalokiteshvara,
the Bodhisattva, the Great Being,
that Great Compassion,
Thus, Om, Apprehending the Deity of Sound,
Apprehending the Deity of Form,
Apprehending the Deity of Sign,
and the Surrounding Entourage.

* Please note this is the long version, the more commonly known Avalokiteshvara Chenrezig Mantra is the short verison which is known as ” Om Mani Padme Hum”

Mantra of Avalokiteshvara by
Margot Reisinger, Lama Tenzin Sangpo

On the meaning of:
OM MANI PADME HUM The jewel is in the lotus or praise to the jewel in the lotus by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso The Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet It is very good to recite the mantra OM MANI PADME HUM, but while you are doing it, you should be thinking on its meaning, for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast.

The first, OM, is composed of three pure letters, A, U, and M. These symbolize the practitioner’s impure body, speech, and mind; they also symbolize the pure exalted body, speech and mind of a Buddha. Can impure body, speech and mind be transformed into pure body, speech and mind, or are they entirely separate? All Buddhas are cases of being who were like ourselves and then in dependence on the path became enlightened; Buddhism does not assert that there is anyone who from the beginning is free from faults and possesses all good qualities. The development of pure body, speech, and mind comes from gradually leaving the impure states and their being transformed into the pure. How is this done? The path is indicated by the next four syllables.

MANI, meaning jewel, symbolizes the factor of method- the altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassion, and love. Just as a jewel is capable of removing poverty, so the altruistic mind of enlightenment is capable of removing the poverty, or difficulties, of cyclic existence and of solitary peace. Similarly, just as a jewel fulfills the wishes of sentient beings, so the altruistic intention to become enlightened fulfills the wishes of sentient beings.

The two syllables, PADME, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom. Just as a lotus grows forth from mud but is not sullied by the faults of mud, so wisdom is capable of putting you in a situation of non- contradiction where as there would be contradiction if you did not have wisdom. There is wisdom realizing impermanence, wisdom realizing that persons are empty of self-sufficient or substantial existence, wisdom that realizes the emptiness of duality (that is to say, of difference of entity between subject and object), and wisdom that realizes the emptiness of inherent existence. Though there are may different types of wisdom, the main of all these is the wisdom realizing emptiness.

Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable, HUM, which indicates indivisibility. According to the sutra system, this indivisibility of method and wisdom refers to one consciousness in which there is a full form of both wisdom affected by method and method affected by wisdom. In the mantra, or tantra vehicle, it refers to one conciousness in which there is the full form of both wisdom and method as one undifferentiable entity. In terms of the seed syllables of the five conqueror Buddhas, HUM is the is the seed syllable of Akshobhya- the immovable, the unfluctuating, that which cannot be disturbed by anything.

Thus the six syllables, OM MANI PADME HUM, mean that in dependence on the practice which is in indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech and mind into the pure body, speech, and mind of a Buddha. It is said that you should not seek for Buddhahood outside of yourself; the substances for the achievement of Buddhahood are within.

As Maitreya says in his SUBLIME CONTINUUM OF GREAT VEHICLE (UTTARA TANTRA) all beings naturally have the Buddha nature in their own continuum. We have within us the seed of purity, the essence of a One Gone Thus (TATHAGATAGARBHA), that is to be transformed and full developed into Buddhahood.

(From a lecture given by His Holiness The Dalai Lama of Tibet at the Kalmuck Mongolian Buddhist Center, New Jersey.) Transcribed by Ngawang Tashi (Tsawa), Drepung Loseling, MUNGOD, INDIA

There Is Honor In Turning Away

Published May 1, 2018 by tindertender

They’ve killed in your honor!” he shouted. “No … they killed because they thought it would bring them honor” is the response.

Free Society

People of the world once knew how to help each other, they were quite good at it. A darkness was made to cloud their minds and they forgot that they even wanted to.

Over time they have been taught they were flying solo, that they were in lack, that they had to fight for what little scraps they could muster. They were instilled with a fear that others might take from them, and some do. All of this anger and fear and pain and theft and harm stems from the cloud placed over the mind, the ‘veil’ if you will.

This current situation has been carefully orchestrated and fed by those who wish destruction. They cannot stand to see people banding together as a unit, for they become very strong when they do. When I say ‘strong’ I do not mean in a warring manner. I mean in their ability to gather resources, in their capacity to combine ideas and their willingness to labor together to see these ideas become reality which benefits all.

When backs are turned on the illusion which has been constructed and energies are spent in growing capacities to care for each other, the power behind destruction lessens, war fades, and harmony grows. It’s a choice people must make. To remain in this illusion which says ‘we need them’ and their gifts, or walk away, and create, and gift each other as we have capacity to.

The shift needed in order to sustain life will come from the masses, those talked of as ‘needless feeders’, the ‘disposables’, the ‘meek’ … these are the ones who will have claim in the world, these are the ones who ultimately will bind to, and heal, the earth.

Many of my writings are verbalized as though ‘I know’ personally of what must be done. Rather, these are inspired writings, as much a message for me as they are for you. I only hope you gain as much from them as I do.

Turning Tides

Published March 11, 2018 by tindertender

One of the most disabling circumstances for humanity is, it has been stripped of the capacity to trust. Many, if not all of us, have had our trust abused. At first we believe it’s a solitary situation, so we continue to wear our hearts on sleeve. Then, it happens again. Now naivety is dissolved, and it becomes harder to have faith in the goodness of people, yet we do, again, believe and hope with faith.

Heartbreak after heartbreak, damage untold … causes friendships to be rare, any type of relationship becomes most difficult to build. This circumstance causes anger, pain, despair even.

I look at women, on women’s day, and I see them opening to each other, even though trust is difficult, still they try. It seems many women have moved beyond the thought of another woman taking their man, or whatever. The courage shown and lived is extremely powerful.

Women have decided on a large scale that we need each other if we are to heal ourselves, and the damage in the world. This union of spirit is the only way out of this mess.

There are many men who stand by woman’s side not as an authority, but as a partner, friend, and co-creator of that which is good, blessing us, and the world with their wider vision.

Seeing young people stepping into adulthood with eyes wide open, strong, and only slightly damaged dna is exciting! They are showing grit and integrity which has been lacking for some time.

As I attempt to turn back my own dna damage, I continue to watch the scene, hope is growing once more, for the future.

Sacred Union

Published March 9, 2018 by tindertender

sacred union
Our responsibility is to be open and direct. What is the best approach? Me and you, you and they, they and me.

~ Trust your intuition
~ Don’t be fooled by the mirage
~ Don’t be swayed by shortcuts and flattery

Sacred Union: friendships, family, romance ~ embrace the beauty of these things yet do not hold too tight. Allowing freedom to be who and what we are, all parties, shows a consideration and respect for person-hood that can never be faked. I personally do my best to enter these relationships with honor, and leave them if there is none.

Observe, deduce, respond ~ stay or move on … lessons will await us wherever we choose to be. They are all blessings, even though some of them appear to be otherwise.

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