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If there are obstacles, not 'the infinite

If you can count, not the stars

If you tremble or shake, and not 'a mountain

If increases or decreases, is not 'an ocean

If it passes over the bridges, not 'a river

If you can 'grasp, and not' the rainbow

Here are the parables of the six external perceptions

Milarepa



Intervista al Primo Ministro Tibetano SAMDHONG RINPOCHE

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 intervista al Primo Ministro Tibetano SAMDHONG RIPOCHE
Mar 17, 2008 - 25:40
Realizzata per Radio Oreb intervista al Primo Ministro Tibetano SAMDHONG RIPOCHE per aumentare il confronto inter religioso. un'intervista per conoscere più da vicino la realtà del Tibet, de...

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The Chart for Compassion

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The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.

It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism, or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others - even our enemies - is a denial of our common humanity. We acknowledge that we have failed to live compassionately and that some have even increased the sum of human misery in the name of religion.

We therefore call upon all men and women ~ to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings, even those regarded as enemies.

We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensible to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.

 

Charter of Compassion

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Charter for Compassion, a call to bring the world together…

16 November - The Charter for Compassion - an initiative of Karen Armstrong and the newly created Council of Conciounce - was launched on 12 November 2009. Events and gatherings were organised in different cities around the world to present the Charter. (…) Much of the notion of compassion is embedded in the Earth Charter and more specifically principle 2 of the Earth Charter states: “Care for the community of life with understanding, compassion and love.” Therefore this new Initiative reinforces the work of the Earth Charter Initiative from this particular perspective. “The Charter for Compassion is not simply a statement of principle”, Karen Armstrong explained at the presentation in Washington DC. “It is above all a summons to creative, practical and sustained action to meet the political, moral, religious, social and cultural problems of our time (...) You can endorse the charter or upload your act of compassion on the website: www.charterforcompassion.org (Alide Roerink)

http://www.earthcharterinaction.org/content/articles/382/1/Charter-for-Compassion-a-call-to-bring-the-world-together-/Page1.html

 
 

Soul centered Astrology is an asset!

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The Soul is a unifying, collectivizing energy whose power of attraction and magnetism is Love.  Our task both individually and collectively is tocreate those necessary channels for the Soul's expression in our daily lives.  This is our great challenge, and it is to this process of unfoldment that 'Soul-Centered Astrology' will address itself.As we create the avenues for the outer expression of the inner life, we, in effect, consciously co-create our own destiny.  This type of creative spiritual responsibility is at the center of the current course of human evolution.

In the process of reorienting yourself to these collective changes, you may experience the following:

1. You are consistently seeking those methods of self-improvement which give you a feeling of greater wholeness.

2. You are interested in methods and processes which serve to heal other people from addictive and negative behavior patterns.

3. You are becoming increasingly aware of others outside of your immediate family and social circle.

4. You are finding it often easier to relate with people connected to you through similar ideological or belief systems than through simple biological or other social ties.

5. You are exhausted and undernourished ( either emotionally or mentally ) by those civic, social or spiritual activities which at one time used to be enjoyable, or at least tolerable.  Now, such activities represent a distinct drain on your vitality.

6. You are increasingly more attracted to love and less attracted by desire.  At the very least, you are finding a distinct conflict between the two and are trying somehow to unite them.  This is resulting in a reorientation of your sexual attitudes (it is not just a sympton of growing older-wiser,maybe, but not necessarily older!).

7. You are finding that you are growing increasingly dispassionate, detached, and discriminating. Sometimes this makes you feel guilty, sometimes, fearful of loss.

8. You are definitely searching (and even finding!) a greater purpose for the use of your life energies. Service is becoming a very important factor in your life, and the need to crete a field of service through which you may express yourself is becoming a very dominant theme of your life.

9. You are seeing through and are clearly dissatisfied with the "game structures" of nonregenerative, egocentric habit patterns! You would like to have a clearer understanding of how tobecome more detached from these magnetic traps which block the proper use of your energy. (Understanding the Ray qualities of the planets and the signs will do much to help you sort this one out.)

10. You are sensing, perceiving, and experiencing another aspect of Love in your life-one which has a more impersonal and detached quality to it.  It is very different from the more personal kind of love.  It is unconditionally supportive, demands nothing in return, and may be experienced by you as a "nurturing presence".  You find yourself radiating it, and being drawn to others who also express this non-demanding quality of the heart.  This attraction goes beyond all differences in gender, and in ethnic, religious, and social orientations.

11. You feel a growing need to be part of a group of people who are working toward these same inward and outward goals.

12. Perhaps most important, you are finding that you are becoming increasingly impersonal to all things that are personal, and increasingly personal to all that is impersonal. As the Tibetan Master D.K., would advise at this point: "Ponder on this".

 

If you had a majority of these experiences, then you and I, and all the others reading these words, are kindred spirits. We are, in essence, a seed group working to externalize the new archetypes of human consciousness and relationships for the New Age."    A.Oken

For these people Soul-centred Astrology is an asset!

 

 

Sense of humor -

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                                                                                  SENSE OF HUMOR

May I in all earnest offer to you the paradoxical injunction to work with utter earnestness, and yet at the same time to refuse to work with such earnestness, and not to take yourself so earnestly? Those who stand on the inner side, and study the work of the world aspirants today, see an almost pitiful distress of individual deficiency, a sustained and strenuous effort on their part to "make themselves what they ought to be", and yet at the same time a distressing lack of proportion, and no sense of humor whatsoever.  I urge upon you to cultivate both these qualities.  Do not take yourself so seriously, and you will find that you will release yourself for freer and more potent work.  Take the Plan seriously, and the call to serve, but waste not time in constant self-analysis.

There are two things that every disciple must some day learn, my brother. One is to cultivate the ability to "sit light in the saddle" ( to use an old proverbial injunction ) and the other is to develop a sense of humour, a real ( not forced ) capacity to laugh "at oneself "and "with" the world.  This is one of the compensations which comes to those who can succeed in working in the light upon the mental plane.    The Tibetan Master D.K.

 


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