“To the Kabbalist, the whole universe is a network of meaningful connections. The seemingly coincidental is as full of meaning as anything else. To begin thinking like a Kabbalist, you must regard everything as being just as important as everything else. All that seems ‘accidental,’ ‘meaningless,’ ‘chaotic,’ ‘weird,’ ‘nonsensical,’ et cetera is as significant as what seems lawful, orderly, and comprehensible.”
Those who are in earnest do not die, those who are thoughtless are as if dead already.
No one saves us but ourselves,
No one can and no one may.
We ourselves must walk the path
Buddhas merely teach the way.
By ourselves is evil done,
By ourselves we pain endure,
By ourselves we cease from wrong,
By ourselves become we pure.
In your spiritual aesthetic journey, you may have seen people wearing what appears to be henna tattoos that are pure black instead of the typical auburn brown shade. This most likely was done using Jagua fruit extract; Jagua fruit extract is the ONLY thing that can safely produce jet-black mehndi tattoos. Black temporary tattoo products that contain PPD are not safe and should never be used.
The tradition of using Jagua fruit to make beautiful, intricate temp tattoos was invented by the indigenous peoples of South America. It resembles and is applied in a similar way to Mehndi, the henna-based body art of India.
Jagua art lasts for several weeks on the skin. It is considered safe for most people; the only persons who should avoid it are those who have allergies to fruit, especially berries, because those people may experience severe contact dermatitis after application. Everyone who tries it should apply a small test patch somewhere on the arm, to be certain there are no allergies involved.
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One way to create a peaceful atmosphere is to have a set of traditionally-styled prayer flags.
These flags were originally created in India and then became a part of the religion/cultural system called “Bon” in Tibet.
They are categorized as “Lung Ta” and “Darchor”; horizontal and vertical flags.
These flags are now associated with Buddhism and are meant to promote peace and wisdom. The colors of the flags also represent different elements. They are printed with mantras that are meant to sanctify the area around them as they fade in the sunlight.
The flags should be disposed of by burning when they are faded and should not be worn, nor should they be placed onto the ground.
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Did you know that you can watch live ceremonies & meditation sessions at Buddhist and Hindu temples all over the world? The Facebook Live Map allows you to do this easily and it costs absolutely nothing! There isn’t any catch. Just log into Facebook and open this link to display the Live Map. You can use your mouse to zoom in and out with the scroll wheel and select which stream you want to watch. Streams with a larger audience have larger dots representing them on the map.
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