October 2021 moon cycles

The month of October begins on a tense note. This happens especially in the first two weeks of the month as the prevailing energies intensify. The focus, during this month, lies on family, children, home matters, the community and relationships. The ‘mother’ figure plays a central role at this time. Something or someone needs looking [...]

By | 2021-10-03T19:22:08+00:00 October 3rd, 2021|Astrology, Musings of the Day, Numerology, The Moon Cycles|1 Comment

Wonderful, indeed, it is to subdue the mind –

The Dhammapada, (v.35), the sacred text of Buddha’s teachings, says, “Wonderful, indeed, it is to subdue the mind, so difficult to subdue, ever swift and seizing whatever it desires. A tamed mind brings happiness.” (The Dhammapada, (v.35) tr. by Acharya Buddharakkhita) On Quieting the Mind - If one had control over anything, as a human [...]

By | 2021-02-27T04:12:41+00:00 February 27th, 2021|Musings of the Day|0 Comments

Mars & the outer planets- end of August to end September 2020

As the month of August progresses and one moves into September, planet Mars and the outer planets begin to (appear to) slow down and change direction. This creates a period of highly potent energies. Whenever a planet appears to slow down and change direction, the effect of that planet intensifies during that period.  Planet Mars [...]

By | 2020-08-17T06:10:05+00:00 August 17th, 2020|Astrology, Musings of the Day|0 Comments

On Relationship

The writings here reflect the views of some of the prominent teachers and sages of the 20th century and what they had to say on the Individual and its Relationship to the world. The words apparently flow from one to the other of its own accord, as each one speaks to reveal -   [...]

By | 2020-05-29T04:29:51+00:00 May 29th, 2020|Musings of the Day|0 Comments

The Act Of Giving

  'The act of giving' is a way of life, rooted in the ancient traditions. It stems from basic humanitarian values, inherent in every human being. In Buddhism, the act of giving is known as 'Dana', one of its three central practices. It lays emphasis on one's attitude or intent when giving. If done with good [...]

By | 2020-05-24T18:33:58+00:00 May 24th, 2020|Musings of the Day|0 Comments

Meditation with Compassion

Meditation is essential as a way to achieve calmness of the mind.  One day, while listening to a talk given by the Dalai Lama to a small group of people, this is the understanding that transpired - The Dalai Lama speaks of meditation as “shaping of the mind” through the mind itself. This influences the [...]

By | 2020-05-22T02:44:46+00:00 May 21st, 2020|Musings of the Day|2 Comments

The Festival of Vesak

The day Of Vesak is one of the most important Buddhist festivals commemorating the birth of the Buddha. In the year 2020 it falls on the 7th of May. Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima (full moon) or Buddha Jayanti (birthday), is the day of the full moon in the lunar month of Vesakha. (the [...]

By | 2020-04-27T18:47:39+00:00 April 27th, 2020|Musings of the Day, The Moon Cycles|2 Comments