Daily Archives: June 7, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 06/07/2019

Horoscope ♉:

Social events or group activities could put you in touch with a lot of people, Taurus, both close friends and casual acquaintances. A new person may come into your life who makes a difference for you. Issues may come up that you feel strongly about, and you aren’t likely to hesitate about expressing your opinions. This is fine, as you will be tactful and others will appreciate your sincerity.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Luilak

Today’s Holiday:

Luilak, or Lazybones Day, is a youth festival celebrated in Zaandam, Haarlem, Amsterdam, and other towns in the western Netherlands. The celebration begins at four o’clock in the morning on the Saturday before Pentecost, when groups of young people awaken their neighbors by whistling, banging on pots and pans, and ringing doorbells. Any boys or girls who refuse to get up and join the noisemaking are referred to as Luilak, or “Lazybones.” In Haarlem, Luilak marks the opening of the celebrated Whitsun flower market in the Grote Markt at midnight. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Lena Baker (1901)

Today’s Birthday:
Lena Baker (1901)

Baker was an African-American maid who was executed for murder by the State of Georgia in 1945 for killing her employer, Ernest Knight. The only woman ever executed by electrocution in Georgia, Baker was fully pardoned 60 years after her death. At her trial, she claimed that Knight had imprisoned her and threatened to shoot her if she attempted to leave, so she had taken his gun and shot him in self defense. Her trial was presided over by Judge William “Two Gun” Worrill and lasted how long? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: US Postal Service’s First and Only Delivery of “Missile Mail” (1959)

This Day in History:
US Postal Service’s First and Only Delivery of “Missile Mail” (1959)

In 1959, the US Navy assisted the US Post Office Department—predecessor of today’s US Postal Service—in its search for a faster form of mail transportation. The USPS tried its first and only delivery of “missile mail” when a Navy submarine fired a guided cruise missile containing 3,000 pieces of mail off the Florida coast. Twenty-two minutes later, the missile landed at a naval station in Mayport, Florida. What bold claims did the postmaster general make about missile mail at the time? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Mark Twain

Quote of the Day:
Mark Twain

Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Jacob’s Ladder

Article of the Day:
Jacob’s Ladder

In the Book of Genesis, Jacob, the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the younger twin brother of Esau, convinces Esau to trade him his birthright for a bowl of soup. With his mother’s help, Jacob then receives the blessing that the dying Isaac had intended for his older son. Esau becomes so enraged that Jacob flees to his uncle. On his way, Jacob has a vision of angels ascending and descending a ladder to heaven. In what ways have philosophers and theologians interpreted the meaning of the ladder? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: hold up (one’s) end (of the bargain)

Idiom of the Day:
hold up (one’s) end (of the bargain)

To fulfill or attend to one’s obligation(s) or promise(s) as agreed; to do one’s agreed part in some arrangement. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: verdure

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) The lush appearance of flourishing vegetation.

Synonyms: greenness

Usage: Midsummer eve had come, bringing deep verdure to the forest, and roses in her lap, of a more vivid hue than the tender buds of Spring.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Gas price creeps its way up!

Gas price creeps its way up!

Gas price creeps its way up!

The Best Bodybuilding Workouts Program: Buddhism and Yoga


The Best Bodybuilding Workouts Program: Buddhism and Yoga

Hatha Yoga is enjoying unprecedented growth globally and is being used as a tool for physical fitness, physical therapy, and spiritual development. Modern practice is derived from ancient Tantric exercises, but less well known are the systems of Buddhist Yoga, which share a common lineage with the ancient discipline.

History of Buddhist Yoga
“Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked”
References to Hatha Yoga predate the Buddhist period (6th century B.C.) by many centuries. It was originally developed as an integral part of the Spiritual Path, and as preparation for higher meditative practices. With the birth of Buddha in the 6th Century BC and subsequent popularity of the Buddha’s teachings meditation became one of the main expression of Spiritual Practice along with exercises designed to still the mind towards this state.

More than 500 years after the Buddha’s death, two great centres of Buddhist ideas were established in India. Nalanda became the centre of the Hinayana – Narrow Path Buddhism and Mingar became the centre for Mahayana – Great Path Buddhism.

The Narrow Path Buddhism claimed orthodoxy, whilst the Greater Path adopted a more liberal view of the teachings of the Buddha and also incorporated some practices not directly touched upon by the Buddha during his life. This included some indigenous Tantric practices, including Hatha Yoga Exercises.

“This calm steadiness of the senses is called yoga.
Then one should become watchful, becomes yoga comes and go.”
It is thought that an Indian disciple of the Buddha, Batuo transmitted Zen from India to China in the early 6th century C.E. and most modern Zen lineages trace their past directly to this monk and the Shaolin Monastery where he taught.

According to tradition, it was said he found the monks at Shaolin too weak to make satisfactory progress on their Spiritual Paths. So Batuo secluded himself in a cave for nine years, emerging with a solution (including Yoga) to the health problems of the Shaolin Monks and powerful practises to assist their spiritual development.

These practices became a set of Yogic exercises.
Before the arrival of the Batuo, meditation was the primary method used by Chinese Buddhists for seeking enlightenment. Yoga methods used in India had not been passed to the Chinese Monks
Buddhism, Meditation and Yoga
“Yoga is bodily gospel.”
Early Buddhism incorporated meditation into its practice. In fact the oldest expression of Yoga is found in the early sermons of the Buddha. An innovative teaching of the Buddha was that meditation should be combined with the practice of mindfulness with which Yoga could assist the practitioner to this end.

So the difference between the Buddha’s teaching and the yoga presented in other early Indian texts is striking. Meditation alone is not an end, according to the Buddha, and even the highest meditative state is not liberating.

Instead of attaining a nothingness, the Buddha taught that some sort of mental activity must take place: based on the practice of mindful awareness.
The Yogic thoughts of the Buddha also departed from other traditional thoughts and the essence was that their point of reference became the sage who is liberated in life.





Low Back Pain Exercises


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English Idioms


English idioms

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