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I have gone through a lot this past two and a half years, this year has been the worst. It has been very hard to get back on my feet and get my strength back. I feel like it should have been a year already because it has been so awful. There is nothing worse that not being healthy. I was very healthy my entire life, then two and a half years ago it seems like my body just fell apart. Which leads me to my first thought. I have decided to simplify my life so I can get more rest and start feeling better. I really need to go back to work soon because I need the money, something about eating, roof over my head and things like that. So since I live alone and I do not have any help I have decided to stop doing my blog for now. If I feel up to it later I will come back and start doing this again. It is just too much when there is no one to help out.
My second thought is I am really going to miss all of my friends here in blog world. I have made so many friends over the years. So I may stop by just to say hello and see how everyone is doing. Hopefully I well get better soon and things will change.
Thank you for all your love and support it has been a wonderful journey that I have really enjoyed.
The Tree with the Largest Diameter in the World:
El Arbol del Tule
This tree is an Ahuehuete or Montezuma Cypress growing in Oaxaca, Mexico in the town of Santa Maria del Tule. The trunk of the tree is 33 feet in diameter and has a circumference of 178 feet. Originally thought to be multiple trees that had grown and fused together, DNA tests have shown that it is actually all one tree.
OM MANI PADME HUM ( OM MANI PEME HUNG )
The Jewel in the Lotus – The Mantra of Compassion
This is the highest Mantra for mankind
gifted to us by the thousand Buddhas
out of their compassion
for all sentient beings.
It will protect us from all harm ,
sufferings , ill health , hell regions,
It will purify us and free us from all our negative
emotions of the Mind and speech.
This mantra saves us from the hell regions and
hungry ghosts which we have to encounter during
and after death.
Hence it is beneficial and a most valubale saviour
not only during Life on Earth
but also after Life , when we have to remain
and pass through the six Hell regions in the Bardos.
Each syllable in this six syllable Mantra liberates us
from one realm of suffering out of each of the six realms
of suffering filled existence.
OM liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
bliss and pride in the samsaric realm
of the Gods.
MA liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
jealousy and lust for entertainment in the samsaric realm
NI liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
passion and desire in the samsaric realm
PAD liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
stupidity and prejudice in the samsaric realm
ME liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
poverty and possessiveness in the samsaric realm
of hungry ghosts.
HUM liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
agression and hatred in the samsaric realm
In this way by freeing our consciousness ,
our spirit energy from the neurotic attachments
that our senses are bonded with through
the cravings and aversions constantly
taking place inside of us …
and in this way creating negative karmas
that keep us bound to sufferings
and also creating samsara.
The mantra OM MANI PADME HUM
purifies us at 3 levels -
Mind, Speech and Body
and in this way liberates us
from all our negative karmas.
Within a short time of meditating on this Mantra ,
you will experience the opening and development of your
heart chakra and begin to feel highly kind and compassionate
towards other sentient beings including animals ,
even the tiny helpless ones .
You will develop a magnetic aura around you that will draw
other people towards you , attracting them like a magnet
attracts iron filings and love wll begin to flow in your Life.
Saying this mantra for 21 minutes daily will energise and
develop your Heart Chakra and …..
when the Heart and Mind become united ,
anything is possible.
This Mantra is popularly known as
” The Jewel in the Lotus “or
” The Diamond in the Lotus ”
( “mani” means Diamond , a precious jewel
and Padma means Lotus flower which is the
spiritual symbol of consciousness )
The Jewel refers to the Mind or consciousness and
the Lotus refers to the Heart that is the source of Love energy
The meaning of OM MANI PADME HUM is
“Om , salutations to the Jewel of consciousness (the Mind)
which has reached the Heart’s lotus. ”
A Very Very Important Message Regarding Mantras
Your outer world is governed by
your inner world, so Divine Powers
that are generated inside you ,
now start making all positive events
happen in your life in the outer world.
This inner world is nothing but your
intent which actually you are expressing in
the mantra. So , here ,I wish to make the
most valuable statement about mantras.
If you don’t understand the meaning of
the mantra you are repeating and
what you are saying to the cosmos from
your spirit and subconscious mind,
- if you are not visualising this meaning
of the mantra by feeling the meaning
of the mantra deep within your soul ,
while saying the mantra , then
it is not going to benefit you much .
Most people don’t even understand
what the mantra is all about even
after using it for years , so they do not
progress much , so we encourage you
to understand the explanations we
have given on each mantra and
which Divine Energies it is attracting
and addressing .