Happy Birthday, Ganesha Ji!!

The most important day of the year to clear obstacles in your life is Ganesha’s birthday. This is a very special time that happens once a year, when Ganesha will take on your karma, and dissolve all obstacles that lie in your future. All rituals and prayers to Ganesha become tremendously magnified during this time, and we have put together 3 packages to help you take advantage of this special power time.

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The elephant head of Ganesha has a tremendous amount of importance because the elephant is associated with Supreme Intelligence. That’s why Ganesha is represented as the Isha, the Lord or the General of the Ganas (Angels).

Ganas are Super-intelligent beings. These are the soldiers in Heaven and they have a tremendous amount of psychic powers. They don’t fight wars like we do with nuclear weapons. They do it with psychically driven weapons.

He is the head of all these soldiers with psychic powers, so you can imagine the kind of intelligence that Ganesha possesses.

The worship of Ganesha represents acquisition of psychic powers and Supreme Intelligence.

Why the elephant head? The elephant is the most intelligent animal according to Indian scriptures and also according to Aristotle. He said that no animal is more intelligent or smarter in wit than the elephant. Aristotle said this long before scientists found out the importance of the elephant brain compared with the human brain like is happening now.

Worshiping Ganesha on his birthday every year has tremendous significance for everyone wanting to develop their intelligence.

Ganesha, Custodian of Intelligence, can give you shortcuts so that you don’t have to grope in the darkness.

That is what Ganesha does.

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Never Underestimate the Power of Divine Archetypes like Ganesha!

Archetypes are able to help us in our day to day life. They have a higher intelligence. They can inform us and warn us of dangers ahead of time and give us a better intelligence. Ancient Scientists of different cultures understood Archetypes and used them in their daily lives.

Obstacles Are Standing Between You & Success

Obstacles are the karmic road blocks we experience in life, interwoven into the very fabric of our destiny. They are responsible for the hardships we face, especially delays, and setbacks, as well as frustration and failure. Ultimately, they block success, both materially and spiritually, and if they are not removed, they make it nearly impossible to reap the fruits of your efforts no matter how hard you try, or how well-intentioned you may be. The Archetype Ganesha, however, has the solution.

The Archetype Ganesha is a universal one that can be found in many cultures all over the world. He is sought by regular people, Mystics, and even by the Gods for his unique ability to both foresee and remove all known and unknown obstacles that lie in the future. Ganesha has the power to take your karma and transform it to ensure an utterly successful and prosperous future. He can give you the ability to enjoy effortless success and unimpeded growth in all areas of your life.

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Daily Words of the Buddha for July 05, 2015

sunset_couple_Taisen LinUdakañhi nayanti nettikā;
usukārā namayanti tejanaṃ;
dāruṃ namayanti tacchakā;
attānaṃ damayanti paṇḍitā.

Irrigators regulate the rivers;
fletchers straighten the arrow shaft;
carpenters shape the wood;
the wise control themselves.
Dhammapada 6.80

The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom,
translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita

 

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 28, 2015

430730_280950681978387_1948318713_nUṭṭhānenappamādena,
saṃyamena damena ca,
dīpaṃ kayirātha medhāvī
yaṃ ogho nābhikīrati.

By effort and heedfulness,
discipline and self-mastery,
let the wise one make for oneself
an island which no flood can overwhelm.

 

Dhammapada 2.25

The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom,
translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ November 02, 2014

Gravity  by  aminsedigManopubbaṅgamā dhammā;
manoseṭṭhā manomayā.
Manasā ce pasannena
bhāsati vā karoti vā,
tato naṃ sukhamanveti
chāyāva anapāyinī.

Mind precedes all things;
mind is their chief, mind is their maker.
If one speaks or does a deed
with a mind that is pure within,
happiness then follows along
like a never departing shadow.

Dhammapada 1.2

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 29, 2014

valley path
Anabhijjhālu vihareyya,
abyāpannena cetasā.
Sato ekaggacittassa,
ajjhattaṃ susamāhito.

Live without covetous greed,
fill your mind with benevolence.
Be mindful and one-pointed,
inwardly stable and concentrated.

Aṅguttara Nikāya 4.29

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 22, 2014

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Blue Hyacinth Macaw

Sahassamapi ce vācā anatthapadasaṃhitā
ekaṃ atthapadaṃ seyyo,
yaṃ sutvā upasammati.

Better than a thousand useless words
is one useful word,
hearing which one attains peace.

Dhammapada 8.100

The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom,
translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 19, 2014

archaic wisdomNa paresaṃ vilomāni,
na paresaṃ katākataṃ.
Attanova avekkheyya,
katāni akatāni ca.

Look not to the faults of others,
nor to their omissions and commissions.
But rather look to your own acts,
to what you have done and left undone.

Dhammapada 4.50
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 08, 2014

underwater statuePabbatassa suvaṇṇassa,
jātarūpassa kevalo
dvittāva nālamekassa:
iti vidvā samañcare.

Were there a mountain all made of gold,
doubled that would not be enough
to satisfy a single person:
know this and live accordingly.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.156

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 07, 2014

monkey hi fiveTasseva tena pāpiyo,
yo kuddhaṃ paṭikujjhati.
Kuddhaṃ appaṭikujjhanto,
saṅgāmaṃ jeti dujjayaṃ.

The worse of the two is one,
who, when abused, retaliates.
One who does not retaliate,
wins a battle hard to win.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.188

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

 

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 06, 2014

myanmar-moine-bouddhisteDunniggahassa lahuno,
yatthakāmanipātino.
Cittassa damatho sādhu,
cittaṃ dantaṃ sukhāvahaṃ.

Wonderful it is to train the mind,
so swiftly moving, seizing whatever it wants.
Good is it to have a well-trained mind,
for a well-trained mind brings happiness.

Dhammapada 3.35

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 05, 2014

2 lilypadsAtītaṃ nānvāgameyya,
nappaṭikaṅkhe anāgataṃ;
yadatītaṃ pahīnaṃ taṃ,
appattañca anāgataṃ

The past should not be followed after,
and the future not desired;
what is past is dead and gone,
and the future is yet to come.

Majjhima Nikāya 3.272

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

 

I CHING ~ The Week of October 6, 2014

Guai (Deciding/Parting)

Above:    Dui             Responsive, free, penetration
Below:    Qian/Gan    Enduring Spirit power

The Wisdom:

Breakthrough;
No compromise.
As you part from the past
You are in a time of creative transformation.

 

Your struggle against negativity is ending, and you and your projects are now favored. Resist the temptation to take the path of retribution to what or who has been getting in the way of completion or joy, all the while remembering that teachers come in strange disguises, shapes, and forms. Though it may feel satisfying in the short term to strike out with words or actions against who or what has been holding back your progress, know that what you do now and how you behave is setting the pattern for your personal and our collective future. If you were to respond with spite or negativity, this would reinforce an energetic pattern that would once again make you vulnerable to the very same kind of darkness you are defeating.The decision to part from the past must be resolute, with no doubts and no compromise. If there are a few bad cells left behind after a cancer has been excised, the cancer will come back and grow with the vengeance of a defeated enemy that has found strength in retreat.This is the time to speak from your heart to your tribe and loved ones, letting them know in no uncertain terms that you have decided that you will no longer allow any obstacles to block the way toward the greater good—for you, for the ones you care for and love, and for all of us. It is truly a don’t f— with me time. Take the role of service to this ideal as a Samurai warrior defending his or her enlightened master; in this case the master is you, your beloveds, and your tribe. State your intention and then calmly and dispassionately act on it. By speaking out, you will be garnering strength from the universe and from Spirit. By speaking your truth, the laws of attraction say you will become the attractor. Spirit will be pleased at your resoluteness in this situation, and this signaling will bring immense, clarifying energy to you.

 

Speak and demonstrate in your relationships that you have decided to overcome all obstacles that do not allow love and harmony to flourish. With the intention to love with an open heart, you will find great strength; this will allow you to, at last, love and be loved without the restrictions of ego, judgment or jealousy. This will also eviscerate any notions that you are not good enough or deserving of the love you envision and deserve. With calmness and clear direction, make your plans and execute them. That is what is called for now by the arrival of this hexagram.

These surely are powerful times. Within the present galactic shift to higher frequencies that we are collectively experiencing, all ideas, movements, and philosophies are intensified. With these highly tuned frequencies of the planetary alignment that are accessible to all, you can accomplish incredibly powerful and beautiful things by moving without fear or doubt toward positivity. We have been waiting for this moment and it has arrived, just in the nick of time, to be used by us to achieve momentous goals as we join with one another in community for the greater planetary good.

If, in this time shift, if you were to act from ego and attempt to use this energy blast to assume control or to change or bring injustice to another, you would do great harm—harm to yourself for sure, but you would also do harm to the delicate flowering of a new age that is opening before us. We are moving toward a golden age of the highest and brightest potential humans have ever known. Our individual thoughts and actions are now magnified and reverberate throughout the global cosmic matrix* that has been activated by the recent galactic shift.

You can dance in the dark no longer, nor can you form secret pacts with yourself or others to promote or be of service to greed or personal gain. If you do make a decision or choice in this direction, it will backfire on you, and all that you have manifested thus far will be tainted and toxic; you will be made powerless and go into a deep, dark depression. At this time, negative actions will reverberate through a lifetime—this lifetime and future ones; that is how powerful these times and these energies are. So be cautious and stay awake!

With this breakthrough, you now have renewed strength and a window of opportunity to set things straight, whether in business, love, or on your personal path of spiritual evolution. The way you handle this arriving success and the abundance it brings will set the tone for the future. This is a time to express your resolve and manifest your greatest strength, which is your compassion, kindness, and generosity.

Stand firm now and act decisively; you have the strength to make battles short and focused. Keep your emotions out of it. Know that any retribution will weaken you and rob you of your ability to enjoy and sustain your success. Stay out of others’ business and don’t fall to the level of gossip or disrespect in your triumphs. Do not disparage your opponents in their defeat. Forgive them; they know not what they do. And fully and most importantly, forgive yourself for any part you may have played in the negative actions of the past. In this way you truly leave the past behind.

Be dignified and compassionate as you do the work to leave old, negative habits and patterns behind. It is with these actions that you will rise to new heights of self-love and self-respect. From that pinnacle you will find and attract love and abundance in ways you have desired and have previously held only in your imagination. This is a time of creative transformation, and with intention from your loving heart you will manifest in calmness and with grace. In this way your transformation will, in itself, be without effort. Cool, eh?

Regarding your business and personal relationships, in this coming golden age there are wondrous opportunities that will be coming your way. In your inner journey, what has been holding you back emotionally has been weakened through your diligent work, as, through some fear and trepidation, you have brought your own shadow self into the light. These openings, this breakthrough, is bringing with it great strength to defeat the inner monsters of self-judgment and loathing that have previously held you back.

Take note that Guai comes with a caveat: even in times of enlightenment, darkness, in the form of the ego’s desires, hides just around the corner to tempt you; don’t go for it! As you move forward, do not compromise your beliefs. This would disempower you on your journey toward the resurrection and building of your dreams and plans that previously may have hit a wall of obstruction.

Your intuitive forces are now in their most available light and can be accessed and trusted, as it is you and only you that can bring about the global change we are all envisioning. Speak openly of a new paradigm. Take these coming days to celebrate life and the shift of the ages that is happening now. See it as your personal magic carpet, which will take you to the heights of love, accomplishment, service to others, and shared abundance. Do consider service now—find joy in serving others with whatever you have at hand. In this way you can lift your tribe up into the light you are seeing and feeling now. By empowering others, you are, with pure intention, empowering yourself.

Be of love these days. Smile to others at work, in your community, in class, on the street, as you drive past them on life’s highway. Corny as it may sound, it is the highway of love, this life. We just need to check our ego at the door, clear the way for others, and let it be.

Peace and blessings,

BobbyK    

www.bobbyklein.com

 

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 04, 2014

aloha sunsetUpanīyati jīvitamappamāyu.
Jarūpanītassa na santi tāṇā.
Etaṃ bhayaṃ maraṇe pekkhamāno,
lokāmisaṃ pajahe santipekkho.

Life is swept along, next-to-nothing its span.
For one swept to old age no shelters exist.
Perceiving this danger in death,
one should drop the world’s bait and look for peace.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.100

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

 

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 02, 2014

frau nahKodhaṃ chetvā sukhaṃ seti.
Kodhaṃ chetvā na socati.
Kodhassa visamūlassa, madhuraggassa devate
vadhaṃ ariyā pasaṃsanti,
tañhi chetvā na socatī.

Having killed anger you sleep in ease.
Having killed anger you do not grieve.
The noble ones praise the slaying of anger
— with its honeyed crest & poison root —
for having killed it you do not grieve.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.71

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

 

I Ching ~ The Week of September 29, 2014

WU WANG
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  #25         Wu Wang   Disentangling

 

Above:    Ch’ien       Heaven
Below:    Chen         Thunder
                       
The Wisdom:

Disturbance coming from outside your influence
Be diligent and disentangle yourself and actions
Demonic forces feed on ignorance
Become informed and act swiftly

Look into all your associations and see where you have given up your power to others or have compromised when the benefit would have been to stand firm. This is a partial cause of the disturbance in focus, form and intention. Metaphorically and, in some cases, in reality, you have had difficulty finding a comfortable place or way to sit, stand or sleep. Fidgeting in place for so long has become tiresome and shameful. Your thought processes and actions have been clouded by your desire for a successful outcome. This is futurizing which has led to over-thinking your situation and not living in the present.

By focusing solely on correctness, fame, position, recognition—outcomes of any sort—you are missing the point. It is not that you cannot have all these things—you can, and with attention to movement with and for the greater good, you will. What is problematic is your ego’s projection into the future that will prevent you from tapping into your intuitive clarity and your well-deserved success.

Your call now is to be spontaneous and move with absolute confidence in who you are and what you desire. The beneficial action now is disentangling, releasing, any ties that have bound you to your past influences and to outmoded ways of action and thinking.

The trickster aspect of the ego, would have you look into the future and see the titillating grand and shiny things that represent success. When you think you have figured out the smartest, the most clever and cool ways to move toward your goal this arrogance will lead to a disastrous out come, guaranteed.    The ego will tempt you to move swiftly toward your desires, come hell or high water. It doesn’t work that way.

If you were to continue to move in this manner, you would be disregarding the influence of your spirit helpers who are the bringers of the strength of innocence, and your creative source of the your destined  and created journey. Be cautious not to lose the part of you that is the child of innocence. At this time it will be your saving grace.

Consider the ignored part of your being,
Your inner and sweet child of innocence.
Slow down;
Do not act out of fear
You will scare yourself
Fear will have you looking to the future and trying to plan for every contingency. This would only sap your energy and ultimately prevent you from receiving the love, abundance, and happiness that awaits you.

It is wise to plan and to be thoughtful, but limit your thoughts and plans to the present and in doing so you are making the journey truthful, peaceful, efficient, and more joyful. Your balance along the path is to include being of service to others and to Gaia, our Mother Earth of oceans, deserts, mountains, plains and all her sentient beings. This will allow you to handle whatever surprising events may come your way with a focused clarity that will enable you to act spontaneously and creatively so you will be able to embrace the moment; the magic is in the moment.

In literal translations of the I Ching, this hexagram is defined as “being free of forethought and reflection.” This is good to remember, as it will keep you in the present. Look neither to the past, nor to the future: Be Here Now.

When you are moving toward a goal that will serve the greater good, whether in business, family, community, tribe, relationships, your health,  your journey toward enlightenment, it is important to be clear, dignified and simple while being fully present and in the moment. Live in the moment, this is the only way to become unbound. Walk with like-minded people, fellow pilgrims. Move away from those who suck your energy by raising doubts, fears, or envy.

The ego, the critic, the inner judge, will try to sneak in while you are traveling on your path and tell you that you need to be reasonable, clever, suspicious, and, above all, to look good in others’ eyes. It would have you create imaginary problems that would cause you to incorrectly evaluate the situation before you. The crux of the idea behind this hexagram is to remain aware and fully present.

Consciously let go of trying to get approval from others. This is only the ego trying to interfere and keep you from fully appreciating the beauty and the myriad gifts of life. As you slow down, and allow the inner innocent child to appreciate the beauty all around you, there will emerge a strength that you have not known before. It will be a strength wrought not from pain or angst, but from peace, laughter, and joy.

Take note, by combining your journey with rest and fun in proper measure, you will keep a clear mind that will be ready to handle the good, the bad, and the ugly with equanimity and poise.

The journey is not as treacherous as it might sometimes seem. Listen to your intuition, which will be revealed magically when you respect the importance of rest, meditation and play, in this way you show the ultimate respect and honor to yourself. Be love….be your authentic self.

BobbyK    

 

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ September 28, 2014

star_TheSriyantraverypotentforattractingallSuddhasatvicqualitiesintoyourlifeYo na hanti na ghāteti,
na jināti na jāpaye,
mettaṃso sabbabhūtānaṃ,
veraṃ tassa na kenacī.

One who does not strike nor makes others strike,
who robs not nor makes others rob,
sharing love with all that live,
finds enmity with none.

Itivuttaka 1.27

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ September 27, 2014

little gold heartAnatthajanano doso,
doso cittappakopano;
bhayamantarato jātaṃ
taṃ jano nāvabujjhati.

Hate brings great misfortune,
hate churns up and harms the mind;
this fearful danger deep within
most people do not understand.

Itivuttaka 3.88

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

 

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ September 25, 2014

2mice“Yathā ahaṃ tathā ete;
yathā ete tathā ahaṃ.”
Attānaṃ upamaṃ katvā,
na haneyya na ghātaye.

“As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I.”
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

 

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ September 23, 2014

double rainbow farmSabbā āsattiyo chetvā,
vineyya hadaye daraṃ,
upasanto sukhaṃ seti,
santiṃ pappuyya cetasā.

With all one’s attachments cut,
with the heart’s pining subdued,
calm and serene and happy is one,
for one has attained peace of mind.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.242

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ September 22, 2014

ed5ac46f58e2a232632f1646bb9339a8Sukhā virāgatā loke
kāmānaṃ samatikkamo
asmimānassa yo vinayo
etaṃ ve paramaṃ sukhaṃ.

Freedom from lust is happiness in the world,
the going beyond all sensual desires.
But the crushing out of the conceit “I am”–
this is the highest happiness.

Udāna 2.11

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

 

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ September 20, 2014

Misty Forest, Basque Country, Spain
Misty Forest … Basque Country ~ Spain

Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
sacittapariyodapanaṃ –
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.

Abstain from all unwholesome deeds,
perform wholesome ones,
purify your mind –
this is the teaching of the Buddhas.

Dhammapada 14.183
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Rumi ~ My Soul Is From Elsewhere

This is a deeply reflective poem by Rumi (1207-1273) exploring the deep self of what some call the “soul”.

Above and Below was shot by Stefan Werc for the Bagong Silang documentary directed by Zena Merton and produced by Giselle Santos.

Setting: Navotas Cemetery, Manila, The Philippines.
Manila is one of the most overpopulated places on Earth.
There are over 2000 families living above the dead in the Navotas Cemetery. Babies are born and the dead are buried in the same place.
Life goes on.

“All day I think about it, then at night I say it.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing?
I have no idea.
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that,
And I intend to end up there.

This drunkenness began in some other tavern.
When I get back around to that place,
I’ll be completely sober. Meanwhile,
I’m like a bird from another continent, sitting in this aviary.
The day is coming when I fly off,
But who is it now in my ear who hears my voice?
Who says words with my mouth?

Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.
I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.

This poetry. I never know what I’m going to say.
I don’t plan it.
When I’m outside the saying of it, I get very quiet and rarely speak at all.

We have a huge barrel of wine, but no cups.
That’s fine with us. Every morning
We glow and in the evening we glow again.”

– Rumi