The 7 major CHAKRAS of the body(7 seals)
Cap Black

United States

#236 Jul 8, 2013
The five elements are jin (metal), mu (wood), shui (water), huo (fire), tu (earth). .the five elements, Metal, Wood, Water, Fire ,Earth corresponding to Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, Saturn.

Capricorn Black

“Thy rod and thy staff ”

Level 6

Since: Aug 11

they comfort me

#237 Jul 8, 2013
http://www.serenapowers.com/chinesepalmistry....

According to traditional Chinese palmistry a man's left hand and a woman's right hand reflect their actions, thoughts, hopes and fortune. This hand shows how we have changed our life through our thoughts, actions and personality. A man's right hand and a woman's left hand shows the influence of the family and inherited characteristics. This hand reflects the qualities we start our life with.

If you possess strong, firm hands that are not too bony, this shows that you can spot a good business venture and have a skill for making money. Longevity is shown by a thick strong hand with a powerful thumb coupled with a strong Earth Line

Capricorn Black

“Thy rod and thy staff ”

Level 6

Since: Aug 11

they comfort me

#238 Jul 8, 2013
"the Way has no front or back, no left or right: all things are mysteriously the same, with no right and no wrong,"-- Teachings of Lao-Tzu
Cap Black

United States

#239 Jul 9, 2013
To the top..
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#240 Jul 10, 2013
Hatha yoga=Ha(sun) Tha(moon) yoga.Unitiing yin/yang energy.sun is the active part in you and the moon is the inactive part in you.The negative is cool, silent, still. The positive is hot, vibrant with energy, active. The sun is the active part in you and the moon is the inactive part in you.Every forty to sixty minutes, your breath changes from one nostril to the other. If you need more heat in the body, or if you suddenly grow angry, your sun breath starts functioning.

"Mitra the spirit of day is the inhaled breath (prana).And "VARUNA" the spirit of the night is the exhaled breath." --the Shankaracarya

Nadi Sodhana-alternate nostril breathing
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#241 Jul 11, 2013
Remember the clear-cut distinction between existence and God. God is a condemnation of our intelligence. It is accepting humiliation, it is accepting that, "We are only puppets; you are the power. Whatever you want to do with us you will do. All that we can do is to pray." It makes you so crippled. The very idea of God is nauseating. But existence has a freshness and a beauty and a truth. Never get mixed up with these two words. One is reality, one is simply fiction."---Osho
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#242 Jul 12, 2013
Astrology in nothing but reality of our life.Sun rises in the 1st house/Aries(early morning 6 am)10th house(12pm-midday) is next landmark in the sun's path followed by 7th house/Libra(6 pm-evening) and 4th house/cancer(12 am-midnight) houses

With this course of sun our life pattern is usually fixed.1st house/Aries=sun rise.7th house Libra=sun setting.
We get up in the morning/sun rising(1st house/Aries), go to our work place(10th/capricorn),come back to our home in the evening(7th/Libra) to the family(mainly spouse) and finally go to sleep(4th/cancer/home).
7th house(marriage house) represents sex, but the happiness derived from sex has to do with the 5th house(children/pleasure/Romanc e/Leo)without romance,or children there isnt much happyness after the sexual act for married people.

moksha houses(4th,8th,12th) mean detatchement/death from this matrix.
Detaching from ourselves to obtain our higher God selves.In the 4th house(home/cancer/moon) when we sleep in the midnight(our soul leaves our body and where ever it goes ,we start dreaming of that place.though our body,brain and heart are always in a state of working and never sleeps therefore we sleep in terms of soul and body detachment)or simply detachment take place which is why its called a moksha house.

In the 8th house(scorpios house) when we encounter long sickness and death ,we immediately shed our ego's or our "I" ,here also detachment/death occurs.This happens because we tend to realize that nothing is in our hand and therefore self realization take place.Fear of Death makes us realize that actually we our souls which changes body just like clothes.Prolonged diseases makes us feel that this body is non-eternal.In the 12th house(pisces) of losses when everything including our existence is lost,Only then ultimate truth of soul and higher god-self comes to our mind.Again when everything of materialistic origin is gone ,then we start detaching ourselves from " I " , hence also called moksha house. The 12th house is also the house of prisons and solitude.Many people become spiritual while in prison because they have nothing else but them selves,and time to think about mistakes.

Paramahansa Yogananda stated that "seclusion is the price of greatness". The twelfth house can teach us the benefit of aloneness, instead of the experience of loneliness.

Capricorn Black

“Thy rod and thy staff ”

Level 6

Since: Aug 11

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#243 Jul 13, 2013
To the top
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#244 Jul 13, 2013
But when I spoke, they knew me not and would say,'Who may this be who thus speaks, a man or a God?' Then having instructed, quickened, and gladdened them with religious discourse, I would vanish away. But they knew me not, even when I vanished away." -Buddah(chapter 61-The Teacher unknown)
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#245 Jul 14, 2013
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#246 Jul 14, 2013
Back bends, especially if supported, allow a sense of lightness into the body. They stimulate the adrenals and massage them into action. Also, the heart and lungs open and take in more oxygen, and help to combat depression.

example
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6am6s0MXw1...
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#247 Jul 14, 2013
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#248 Jul 16, 2013
The moon is in scorpio,the sign that governs the 8th house of spiritual transformation.

"The soul must be wrought with the hard smiting blows of adversity and sorrow. It must be gently moulded by the waters of humility and charity, it must be chased by understanding and patience. These are things which form a shape of harmonious beauty. But other things shape it in ugliness, these are: falsehood and greed, deceit and malice, cruelty and haughtiness, together with other evil qualities.

The just reward of those who follow the path of ease and indolence is condemnation in the recesses of disgrace and shame. There will be sorrowful groans and tear-shedding in the misery of soul loneliness.

Man was raised out of the womb of Earth to rule its surface, but here the existing powers gather into two camps of everlasting hostility. Life opposes death, the champions of light challenge the champions of darkness, Truth confronts falsehood."--Great book of the sons of fire
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#249 Jul 17, 2013
The moon is in scorpio,the sign that governs the 8th house of spiritual transformation.

moksha houses(4th,8th,12th) mean detatchement/death from this matrix.
Detaching from ourselves to obtain our higher God selves.In the 4th house(home/cancer/moon) when we sleep in the midnight(our soul leaves our body and where ever it goes ,we start dreaming of that place.though our body,brain and heart are always in a state of working and never sleeps therefore we sleep in terms of soul and body detachment)or simply detachment take place which is why its called a moksha house.

In the 8th house(scorpios house) when we encounter long sickness and death ,we immediately shed our ego's or our "I" ,here also detachment/death occurs.This happens because we tend to realize that nothing is in our hand and therefore self realization take place.Fear of Death makes us realize that actually we our souls which changes body just like clothes.Prolonged diseases makes us feel that this body is non-eternal.In the 12th house(pisces) of losses when everything including our existence is lost,Only then ultimate truth of soul and higher god-self comes to our mind.Again when everything of materialistic origin is gone ,then we start detaching ourselves from " I " , hence also called moksha house. The 12th house is also the house of prisons and solitude.Many people become spiritual while in prison because they have nothing else but them selves,and time to think about mistakes.

Paramahansa Yogananda stated that "seclusion is the price of greatness". The twelfth house can teach us the benefit of aloneness, instead of the experience of loneliness.
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#250 Jul 17, 2013
My sun and mars are in the 8th house(scorpios house).Those with an 8th house emphasis are forced to one extreme or another,healing of self and others(transforming darkness into light)or self-destruction.

"The soul must be wrought with the hard smiting blows of adversity and sorrow. It must be gently moulded by the waters of humility and charity, it must be chased by understanding and patience. These are things which form a shape of harmonious beauty. But other things shape it in ugliness, these are: falsehood and greed, deceit and malice, cruelty and haughtiness, together with other evil qualities.

The just reward of those who follow the path of ease and indolence is condemnation in the recesses of disgrace and shame. There will be sorrowful groans and tear-shedding in the misery of soul loneliness."--Great book of the sons of fire
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#251 Jul 17, 2013
Scorpio always sees deeper than whats on the surface

"The sense of sight is not inside the eye, not inside form, and not in between.[Therefore] an image depending upon form and eye is false. If the eye does not see itself, how can it see form? Therefore eye and form are without self. The same [is true for the] remaining sense-fields. Eye is empty of its own self [and] of another's self. Form is also empty. Likewise [for the] remaining sense-fields."--Nagarjuna 's Sunyatasaptati
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#252 Jul 17, 2013
Lotus fish pose
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m97qpxaT9F1...

Back bends, especially if supported, allow a sense of lightness into the body. They stimulate the adrenals and massage them into action. Also, the heart and lungs open and take in more oxygen, and help to combat depression.

example
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6am6s0MXw1...

king pigeon pose
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6071rfjtM1...

we originated these practices

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7dsdh6Rz01...
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#253 Jul 17, 2013
"body locks" in Hatha Yoga are called Bandhas which are energy gates/valves or connection points that connect and harmonizes one's vital energy(prana)with the inner constellations (microcosm)the outer constellations(macrocosm).

The three Bandhas to master are:

Mula Bandha(contraction of the perineum)
Uddiyana bandha(the upward flying bridge),contraction of the abdomen into the rib cage
Jalandhara Bandha(named after the Hathi Yogi sage Jalandhari).tucking the chin close to the chest
Maha Bandha combining all three of the above bandhas.

more on bandhas
http://www.rainbowbody.com/asana/bandha.htm
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#254 Jul 17, 2013

"be formless,shapless.. like water

now you put water in a cup,it becomes the cup

you put water in a bottle,it becomes the bottle

you put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot

now water can flow,or it can crash

be water my friend"--Bruce Lee
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#255 Jul 17, 2013
Anything can be converted into a meditation because the whole thing is awareness. And of course, in swordsmanship more awareness is needed than anywhere else because life will be at stake every moment. When fighting with a sword you have to be constantly alert -- a single moment's unconsciousness and you will be gone.

In fact, a real swordsman does not function out of his mind, he cannot function out of his mind -- because mind takes time. It thinks, calculates. And when you are fighting with a sword, where is time? There is no time. If you miss a single fragment of a second in thinking, the other will not miss the opportunity: the other's sword will penetrate into your heart or cut off your head.

So thinking is not possible. One has to function out of no-mind, one has to simply function, because the danger is so much that you cannot afford the luxury of thinking. Thinking needs an easy chair. You just relax in the easy chair and you go off on mind trips. But when you are fighting and life is at stake and the swords are shining in the sun and at any moment a slight unawareness and the other will not lose the opportunity, you will be gone forever, there is no space for thought to appear, one has to function out of no-thought. That's what meditation is all about.

Swordsmanship became one of the UPAYAS, one of the basic methodologies. Because the very thing is so dangerous that it doesn't allow thinking. It can lead you towards a different type of functioning, a different type of reality, a separate reality. You know of only one way to function: to think first and then to function. In swordsmanship, a different-type of existence becomes open to you: you function first and then you think. Thinking is no longer primary, and this is the beauty.. when thinking is not primary, you cannot err."--Osho the zen master

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