Want Spiritual Power? Rely on Je Tsongkhapa!

Because Je Tsongkhapa is the embodiment of all Buddhas’ wisdom, compassion and spiritual power at once, by relying on him we can attain these good qualities.

Je Tsongkhapa empowerment leaflet, ed.

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Blessings of Spiritual Power

Bodhisattva Vajrapani

Je Tsongkhapa is an emanation of Buddha Vajrapani, whose function is to destroy the negative minds of living beings by bestowing power on their body, speech and mind.
Liberated from the oppressive weight of negativity, we are free to power on with our lives, and reach the desired goal.

Asking for help from the holy beings is like opening the shutters on a sunny day, and letting the sun in. The sun’s always shining, all we have to do it let it in.
Buddha’s blessings are the same.
They’re always blessing the minds of living beings, it’s their job. By opening up to these blessings, we can transform our mind, and therefore our world.

Like this:
Manjushri mantras are good for dispelling mental cloudiness: Clearing the Confusion with Buddha’s Blessings
Lama Yeshe: benefits of relying on Lama Tsongkhapa

Kadampa Life: What are Blessings? As Shantideva says in the beginning of Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Buddha’s blessings are like lightning during a dark night, quickly illuminating the environment and so forth. Similarly, Buddha’s blessings suddenly illuminate our mind with positivity, peace, and calm. At that time we are happy.

Credits:
Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment notes from Gen Chönden’s empowerment teachings 20th April 2013, via Aileen Glen.
Ref: Heart Jewel, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Original flyer by Becky Maybury

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Thatcher’s funeral? Fight a selfish society with Random Acts of Kindness!

Reply with the Light that drives away Dark

Today is Margaret Thatcher’s £10m funeral

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Amidst tight security, her corpse is getting a regal send-off, with full military honours.
Apparently the funeral procession is gong to ‘bring London to a standstill‘. Though wether that’ll be because of people mourning Britain’s only female prime minister; or folk celebrating the death of a tyrant remains to be seen.

I think Charlie Brooker sums up how she appeared to many folk.
She seemed to display such cold disregard for those crushed by the wheels of her personal brand of progress, it was hard to believe she fully understood what human beings are, let alone cared about them.”

THE WIZARD OF OZ

 I grew up in the Thatcher era, I think in a working class family? (Hard to define these days) And it’s hard to think of Thatcher without some kind of anger creeping in there.
Never a good idea, or a train of thought you’d want to follow; any kind of anger won’t help in any situation.
A £10,000,000 funeral does seem like like a sick joke though. After all, in her time as the UK’s prime minister, Thatcher is credited with reviving Britain’s ailing economy, while doubling the childhood-poverty rate. Thatcher’s ‘Victorian values‘ were very much skewed towards the evils of capitalism (which doesn’t have to be evil at all.)

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Squirrel kiss

“Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty” Anne Herbert

practice Random Acts of Kindness instead!

So how wonderful to click onto Facebook this morning, and find several invites to a “Random act of kindness Wednesday 17th April 2013- a reaction in unity” event.

Helping others just for the sheer joy of it, seems a brilliant way to offset Margaret Thatcher’s view that a selfish society is a successful one.

* Does that depend on your view of ‘success’? Can money really bring happiness? (Answers on the back of a postcard please, or below will do ;~)

A Random Act of Kindness is doing something selfless that helps or cheers someone else up. That someone can be a person (including animals) you know or a random stranger.

Doesn’t matter! The aim is to benefit somebody else, just because you can. It’s amazing just how happy that makes everybody involves feel 🙂

It feels like the perfect response. 

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light drives out darkness

Like this:

Mock the Week: Anti-Thatcher video-clip
The Guardian Video: A
nti Thatcher protest at funeral

The Happy Kadampa: Gloating about Margaret Thatcher’s death gets us nowhere
“Thatcher’s final years appears to have lacked love, she wasn’t close to her children and the best relationships in her life appear to have been with her staff. Thanks to dementia, she had to be reminded of and therefore mourned her husband’s death on a daily basis.
She died in the Ritz, a cause of resentment for many, but it’s a death that reminded me of Geshe-la’s haunting words a few years ago during a teaching on lower rebirth: “Imagine you fell asleep in a luxury hotel room, and during the night you naturally died, and woke up in a place completely pervaded by fire.
I keep being reminded of this section, when I read spiteful comments online. Really, she’s deserving of our prayers, not venom.

Sunrise video: Random Acts of Kindness
:’) Buzzfeed: Small, Meaningful Acts of Kindness 

Please share ~ as The Laughing Yogi* said of something completely different,

“I like to see this as cause for hope & optimism in this topsyturvy world of ours…..we represent (and strengthen) the forces of light, lightness, connection, compassion, and let’s hold that frequency in the face of current horridnesses?”

Together we all will raise the consciousness of the world.
We can’t help but.

Pay Attention to Peace

Attention focuses the mind on an object, or a particular part of it. Depending on what we fix upon, this can lead to an agitated or peaceful mind.


  We can experience trains of thought that go to bleak, unwelcoming states, with thundery skies,
bringing no good results.

Or our train of thought could be taking us to a heavenly place with blue skies and sunshine; where we feel at peace with the world, among pleasant people,
going somewhere beneficial

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Like my spiritual guide, Geshe Kelsang says, “We always have choice”. We can change trains and their destinations any time we choose. 



 

ڿڰۣHappy Buddha’s Enlightenment Day! ¨*•.¸¸.

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* Just been along to Kadampa Life’s FB page to post this, and came across Luna’s article on Buddha’s enlightenment. It includes this quote:

“With our thoughts, we create our world.
We can choose how we think. We may think our thoughts rule us, but that is only if we are not exerting control over our own mind. We can learn to think big, enlightened thoughts instead of small, selfish ones. We can ignore the inappropriate attention that leads to all our baseless, disturbing delusions; and choose to think realistic things that will liberate and enlighten us. With our thoughts, we create our world, to summarize what Buddha taught us. We are what we think…. Buddha’s Enlightenment Day is a good time to remember all this and renew our intention to follow in kind Buddha Shakyamuni’s footsteps by developing compassion and wisdom.”

What is Buddha’s enlightenment? Kadampa Life
mmmm 🙂 love synchronicity.

Like this:
We always have choice in life ~ we bring to ourselves what we focus on: Our Energy Follows Our Attention

Credits:
ASCII train by dynoguru
Tumblr Screenshots via Babydoll1976 and Dancing Dakini

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Imagine Peace, and it will Happen

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Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they will be called children of God.

Matthew 5:9

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Blessed be the children,

for they are the peacemakers of the future.

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Imagine Peace

Child’s sign:

“When the power of love

overcomes the love of power,

the world will know peace.”

Sri Ghose

“Reality calls for change

The fruit of awareness is already ripe

And the door can never be closed again.”

Written by a young Tich Nhat Hanh in war torn Vietnam.

Film trailer: Planting Seeds: The Power of Mindfulness
Tich Nhat Hanh’s students discuss the magic of mindfulness.

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B4 PEACE logo

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Related Posts:
Pam Tanzey: Peace Picnic (Doggy Cartoon Credit :~ )
Heartflow 2013: How To Live Like A Dog

The most effective way to teach a child something is to break down your lesson into the smallest pieces possible. RARASAUR: Peace, Vignettes, and Metaphor Fails
Bloggers for Peace: Monthly Peace Challenge

Stories for Kids:
Fish of Gold: How The Giraffe Got His Neck
Inspire the Idea: Bartie’s Tail

Click on the above links for yet more links on Children + Peace!

 “I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside”

See also:
Bloggers for Peace on Twitter: #B4Peace
Cosmic Loti: Dream a Better World
Dream lands and the waking world are experientially the same. That’s why they both feel equally real, and why we can influence them far more than we give ourselves credit for. We can literally dream a better world for us all.

Click on Images to make  biG / for source.

PostScript:
I won the challenge as well 🙂 along with a few of the guys mentioned up there.
It was a veritable challenge, but so much fun to do.
Big hugs all the brilliant people out there in cyberspace who support us Bloggers for Peace.

Click here for all the other winners of the ‘Publish a post on how to teach children about peace‘ challenge. Well worth checking out.

Jas

The Precariat Class of Samara

Precariat?! Merge precarious with proletariat and you get the Precariat Class

Japanese freeters

Freeters in Japan

The UK suddenly has a precariat class.
We’re not alone of course, the precariat class has been emerging in advanced societies for years now.

But the UK’s traditional class structure is so out of date, it’s been re-jigged to make it more accurate. This involves making up names for the seven classes of people created. Naming something brings it into existence. Imagine the shock of thousands of folk suddenly finding out that this is who they really are:
Class Test

* “I’m middle class. I was so surprised, I nearly dropped my focaccia.”
* “Bow, peasants… I’ve just found out I’m in the Elite group in Britain’s new class system”
* “Broke and cultured?! Just found out I’m in the Technical Middle Class group in Britain’s new class system. ”
* “I’m a disabled Precariat, which means I have a condition of existence without predictability or security. Lucky me!”

via #WhatsYourClass on Twitter

You get the picture.

Valmont & TourvelleWe’ve now got seven classes instead of the original three, (upper, middle and working); with the privileged Elite sitting upon its massive wealth at the top. (Although if they’ve any sense, they’ll be re-distributing it to benefit others ~ which is karmically how they got that wealth to begin with.)

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