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One does not even need to go into the details of the suffering around the Corona virus to know that what the world needs right now is healing energy not the destructive energy of fear, ignorance and suffering.
If the news is disturbing you, or if you’re struggling with an ailment or are taking care of a loved one who is ill, the Medicine Buddha Mantra brings peace at a deep level. It can be chanted by anyone, healthy or otherwise and is believed to raise the purifying vibrations on this planet. Tibetan doctors believe if this mantra is recited 108 times by the patient into his glass of water, the water becomes charged by the Medicine Buddha and can be repeated till healing occurs.
“To the Bhagawan with equal compassion for all
Whose name when just heard dispels lower realms’ suffering
Dispeller of disease and the three poisons
I prostrate to Medicine Buddha Lapis Light.”
Tayata Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha Bekanze Radza Samudgate Soha
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During my morning meditations ill be this Medicine Mantra will be chanted for the next 40 days along with Reiki healing. If you’d like your name or a your loved ones name to be included for healing energies please leave a message on Whatsapp 9810138315. All fees will be donated to the cause of India’s street children and the rehabilitation and rescue of street animals and wildlife.
“The patient is to recite the long Medicine Buddha mantra 108 times over a glass of water. The water is now believed to be blessed by the power of the mantra and the blessing of the Medicine Buddha himself, and the patient is to drink the water. This practice is then repeated each day until the illness is cured.”
Everything we need to know has already been shared to us.
In the present moment.
Every thought or feeling we have is already expressing itself.
This is the point in time that can never be relived. Replayed. Followed up on.
The present moment is all there is. To live in.
Until the next present moment.
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Nothing is mine.
No one belongs to me.
Not even my body.
Nor my mind.
Nor my thoughts.
Nor my actions.
The Past is over.
The Future who knows.
All I have is now
To serve without expectation
An ancient Sanksrit verse meaning “this is not mine” Nothing on this earth can be taken with us, nothing of Earth really belongs with us. When we have to go we leave it all behind.”Idam Namam” means to choose to live a dharmic life, in service of mankind, without expectation. The past is gone and the future is still unknown.
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Pay it forward. Think about all the people who helped you when you needed a hand. The Airlines Security Guard who held your squirming toddler while you stowed away the stroller. The Lady who gave you a hand when you slipped in the pond. The Teacher who tied your shoe laces after you scraped your knee. People who encouraged you and helped you back up and accepted you as you are.
Sometimes we can’t pay their kindness back to them. But we can acknowledge what they have done for us and pay the kindness forward. To someone who may need it. With a compliment. A helping hand. A kind word. A little support.
Who in turn may pay it forward too.
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This morning I came across this 2017 photograph online which moved me to tears. Of a man who wanted to jump off a bridge in London. He was talked down by absolute strangers who proceeded to hold him for 2 hours until help arrived. They huddled close to him and reminded him how precious Life is, how valuable he was to this Planet and to not give up.
Look at the arms of the people. Someone holding his leg. Someone giving him a hug. Another man whispering words of strength and courage in his ear. And another hand holding on to his belt. Acts of compassion in a time when the world needs it so bad. Those people were not random strangers, they were angels of compassion. People who know the power of kindness and compassion can save lives.
Sometimes I have to go searching for positive energy and beauty in a world that can sometimes feel and look so ugly.
Sometimes Mother Nature sends me a visitor or shows me a glimpse of her simplicity and her breathtaking beauty.
Reminding me that though it doesn’t seem quite obvious there IS transformation and regeneration taking place. There is still hope for this planet.
Time to trust the process by learning from Nature.
Everything is exactly where it needs to be.
Everything is happening just the way it’s meant to be.
And there is still beauty in this world. Thank God!
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A man who had recently opened a shop had a large notice overhead which read FRESH FISH SOLD HERE. Along came a friend and said, “Why have you got ‘HERE’ on the board?” So he cut out the word ‘HERE’. Then another friend came along and said, “‘SOLD’? Of course it is sold. You are not giving it away, are you?” So out came the word ‘SOLD’.
A third came along and said, “‘FRESH FISH’? It has to be fresh. Who will buy stale fish from you? Cut out the word FRESH.”
The shopkeeper obliged. Now only the word ‘FISH’ remained on the board when a fourth man arrived and said, “‘FISH’? Fancy having that up! You can smell it a mile away.” The shopkeeper erased this last word on the board.
A fifth man arrived and said, “What’s the idea of hanging a blank board over the shop?” The shopkeeper removed the board.
A sixth man came on the scene and said, “You have opened such a big shop. Can’t you hang a board on it with a notice saying, ‘FRESH FISH SOLD HERE?’”
Now if you go on listening to people you will become more and more confused; that’s how you have become confused. Your confusion is this: that you have been listening to many kinds of people and they are all giving different advice. And I am not saying that they are not well-wishers; they are well-wishers, but not very conscious well-wishers, otherwise they would not give you advice. They would give you an insight, not advice. They would not tell you what to do and what not to do. They would help you to become more aware so that you can see yourself what has to be done and what has not to be done.
Osho, The Guest – Talks on Kabir, Ch 5, Q 6
All the greatest minds that have walked on Earth have told us our ego is our biggest enemy.
It is something that is there in every human being. For some of us it’s more, for some of it’s less.
We’ve been taught that in love there is no ego.
We’ve been told about the male ego.
We’ve experienced our own ego clashes.
We’ve all been slapped by Ego’s heavy hand.
It’s the slap that makes us human.
And we deserve it when we’ve made a mistake, or acted selfishly or insensitively. That’s what makes us human. That’s when we make mistakes. That’s when we realise we are all the same, full of flaws and full of gifts. But if we want to be better human beings then maybe it’s time to learn from the ancient and the wise.
“Can you dissolve your ego? Can you abandon the idea of self and other? Can you relinquish the notions of male and female, short and long, life and death? Can you let go of all these dualities and embrace the Tao without skepticism or panic? If so, you can reach the heart of the Integral Oneness.” – Laotze
Bejan Daruwala. Charismatic. Unforgettable. Articulate. Devoted to Ganesha. Profoundly Knowledgeable. With an air of cuteness around him. I remember buying his Annual Astrological Forecast booklets in 1998 and then getting hooked into his deep intuitive insights about planets, transits and personality traits. Who inspired us all in his own unique way. And charmed us with his aura.
In 2004 I had the honour of working alongside him digitally on Times Astrospeak. It was such an honour to be featured on the same page as the man who was awarded “Astrologer of the Millenium” He was my “online neighbour” and a great one too. He inspired me to keep learning. And he showed me that an Astrological Reading does not have to be sombre or scary, he made his querent feel completely at ease and made them laugh with his unique wit and charm. And boy was he accurate.
Look what I found in one of his earlier forecasts for my sunsign.
“Living Life to the Fullest. You will go for a ride and an adventurous trip.”
Thank you Bejan Daruwalla. May the Gods give you eternal peace and happiness.
Mita Bhan. 2020