Mo’olelo | King David Kalākaua: The Original Most Interesting Man In The World

King David Kalākaua was the last king of Hawaii. But he was much more than that — he was a traveler, a dreamer, a tech nerd. Or maybe he was fond of drinking, reveling and gambling. It depends on who you ask. But one thing he was not: Boring.  […]

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Society | Motivated Reasoning Is Why You Can’t Win an Argument …

Psychologist Leon Festinger observed in 1956 that people are more likely to arrive at conclusions that they want to reach. This might sound obvious, but the lengths our brains will go to believe those conclusions are vast. When we want to believe something, we search for supporting evidence, and if we find even a single piece of pseudo-evidence, then we give ourselves permission to believe — a justification that lets us allow ourselves to stop thinking. This emotion-biased decisionmaking phenomenon is called “motivated reasoning,” and it’s based on the idea that emotions and motives trump facts and evidence.   […]

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Health and Foodstyles | 8 Health Dangers of Canola Oil: Not the Healthy Oil You’ve Been Led to Believe

Canola oil has practically taken over as the food processing industry’s oil of choice. Whether it’s mayonnaise, chips, salad dressings and other snack foods, canola oil is usually the first, second or third ingredient on the list. Unfortunately, the health dangers of canola oil are far beyond what we’ve been led to believe. So if there aren’t any actual health reasons to use it, why would it be so widely utilized throughout the processed food industry? As with most reasons certain ingredients are used over others – the price. Canola oil is extremely inexpensive to grow and harvest. Being a  […]

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Studies Show What Happens to the Human Body When We Walk Barefoot on Earth

If I asked how you were feeling today, would you tell me the truth? That’s okay, you don’t have to – I can probably guess. The truth is, most of us are tired. We are tired, and our muscles ache on a daily basis because of our sedentary lifestyles. Face it, how much time do […]

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Health | Lead Developer of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents, Young Girls- It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

Canadian Concordia University’s kinesiology professor Genevieve Rail was awarded a grant of $270,000 to study the effects of HPV vaccines on the public. HPV stands for human papillomavirus, which was suddenly declared the root cause of cervical cancer over the past decade.  […]

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Daily Words of the Buddha for August 15, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for August 15, 2018 — dhammajīvino — living a life of dhamma

Uttiṭṭhe! Nappamajjeyya!
Dhammaṃ sucaritaṃ care.
Dhammacārī sukhaṃ seti
asmiṃ loke paramhi ca.

Arise! Do not be heedless!
Lead a righteous life.
The righteous live happily
both in this world and the next.

Dhammapada 13.168
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

 

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 14, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for August 14, 2018 — anavajjā — an + avajjā = un + blameable – faultless

Yo mātaraṃ pitaraṃ vā,
jiṇṇakaṃ gatayobbanaṃ —
pahu santo na bharati
taṃ parābhavato mukhaṃ.

Though being well-to-do,
not to support father and mother
who are old and past their youth —
this is a cause of one’s downfall.

Sutta Nipāta 1.98
Everyman’s Ethics: Four Discourses by the Buddha (WH 14), translated by Narada Thera

Card of the Day – 10 of Cups – Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

What will make you happy? This is a much easier week now that all three eclipses are out of the way. Focus is once again turning toward hopes and dreams and all things which can be emotionally fulfilling. The 10 of Cups is our Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! card, and it is amazing what a difference a few days can make. This is also another marriage card, as is the 4 of Wands which just came out two days ago, and I am mentioning this for there shall be one more before the week is done. It doesn’t need to be a marriage between two people, but since the theme is so prominent I felt the need to mention it.

Our last trine with Jupiter and Neptune is drawing near this week, and the feelgood vibe seemse to be spilling over into the rest of the days. Humanity is showing…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for August 13, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for August 13, 2018 — subhāsitā — well-spoken

Kāyena saṃvutā dhīrā,
atho vācāya saṃvutā manasā saṃvutā dhīrā.
Te ve suparisaṃvutā.

The wise are controlled in bodily action,
controlled in speech and controlled in thought.
They are truly well-controlled.

Dhammapada 17.234
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Hauʻōli aloha Pō’akahi

OBON FESTIVAL 2018 — August 13-15, 2018 … according to the *lunar* calendar.  The Obon festival (also known as Bon festival) is an annual Japanese holiday which commemorates and remembers deceased ancestors. It is believed that their spirits return at this time to visit their relatives.  Chochin (paper) lanterns are hung to guide the spirits and Obon dances (bon odori) are performed. Families have reunions and visit the graves of their relatives and make food offerings at altars and temples.  It is observed from the 13th to the 15th day of the 7th month. However, according to the solar calendar the 7th month is July but according to the lunar calendar, the 7th month is August. Obon is therefore celebrated at different times in different regions depending on which calendar is observed.  The official 2018 dates are August 13-15 though it will be celebrated between July 13-15 in some places.

Aloha a me aloha kākahiāka kākou. Kona kupanaha Pō’akahi. Hō’ouna aloha ī nā mea a pau ʻo ōukōu. Loāʻa he nūi lā kākou.

Hello and good morning to you all. It’s a wonderful Monday! Sending aloha to all of you. Have a great day, everyone.

Health | The Surprising Way CBD Affects Your Brain Health

If you look up the health benefits of CBD, you’ll find a very, very long list. People all over the world are using CBD (aka cannabidiol) for a number of conditions, including (but not limited to) anxiety, chronic pain, seizure disorders, arthritis, headaches, PTSD, and even leaky gut and IBS.

Is this compound what our brains have been waiting for?

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