ॐ Mantras That Move You

Do not love half lovers

Do not entertain half friends

Do not indulge in works of the half talented

Do not live half a life

and do not die a half death

If you choose silence, then be silent

When you speak, do so until you are finished

Do not silence yourself to say something

And do not speak to be silent

If you accept, then express it bluntly

Do not mask it

If you refuse then be clear about it

for an ambiguous refusal is but a weak acceptance

Do not accept half a solution

Do not believe half truths

Do not dream half a dream

Do not fantasize about half hopes

Half a drink will not quench your thirst

Half a meal will not satiate your hunger

Half the way will get you no where

Half an idea will bear you no results

Your other half is not the one you love

It is you in another time yet in the same space

It is you when you are not

Half a life is a life you didn’t live,

A word you have not said

A smile you postponed

A love you have not had

A friendship you did not know

To reach and not arrive

Work and not work

Attend only to be absent

What makes you a stranger to them closest to you

and they strangers to you

The half is a mere moment of inability

but you are able for you are not half a being

You are a whole that exists to live a life

not half a life. ~Khalil Gibran

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@NightHawk999

Learned this Green Tara practice at my Thangka retreat this week. It worked for me last night.

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@_Barry. I have long felt a connection to Tara, so thanks for sharing this practice! I will try it!

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@fenwizard

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Total home runs my friend!

Thank you so much for sharing these.

Going to try the Tara visualization tonight and this week.

Your last suggestion on saturday of doing the mantra before bed I think helped produce a LD.

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Jai Uttal and friends doing the Hare Krishna Mantra. And here’s the story behind this:

"When I reflect upon the beautiful and very dear friends who have passed beyond this temporal plane of material existence, several names regularly float to the top of my vast and churning inner ocean. Invariably one name in particular seems to most often make its way to the top of this ancient list of loss and tears.

The first time I met Shyam Das he knocked on the door of my little cottage in West Berkeley, California, introduced himself, came in and asked for chai and said he wouldn’t leave until we sang kirtan together. I’d never met or heard of him before!!! As you might guess, I was a little taken aback, but I made chai and we talked for a while and then I took him to my little garage turned temple and we sang for what felt like hours. And, from that moment, Shyam became one of my closest friends. When he relocated to the Woodstock area we stayed in constant touch, sending each other spontaneous devotional poems in the style of the medieval Indian lovelorn mystics who wept burning tears calling for their beloved.

When Shyam Das died in India in 2013 my heart broke! A friend called me to tell me the news and I immediately broke into deep and wracking tears. All the spiritual texts give us beautiful hints of what happens after death, but I haven’t read or seen anything that prepares us for the horrible sense of loss that we experience when a loved one dies, especially when that death is sudden and unexpected.
But, to this day, Shyam Das so often calls me to remember him. “Sing with me right now, Jai Gopal”, he says! And of course, I heed that call. And with that remembrance comes pain as well as sweetness - the two sides of Bhakti. The longing and the presence.

I wrote this melody for the Maha Mantra several years ago purely as a dedication to my dear brother, and named it ‘Holy Madman: In Remembrance of Shyam Das’. We released it with no fanfare or promotion, thinking that whoever was meant to hear it would indeed hear it.

The song was so precious to me that I never performed it live. Not once! Until April 13th at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley when I had a very strong inner call to share it. I performed it with the most lovely and gentle band of my dreams. Brianna Prajna Vieira sang and played harmonium; Jahnavi Harrison sang and played violin; Jason ‘JJ’ Jones played upright bass and sang; and I pulled out my fretless banjo and sang. The vibe was simply heavenly, blissful! And I felt Shyam Das sitting beside me, singing along!

I don’t often release live recordings, but, after JJ mixed the track, we all felt that it was important to offer it to you all. Our world is in such a time of chaos and suffering. Let’s share our love, prayers and songs far and wide."

Jai Uttal - fretless banjo & lead vocal.
Brianna Prajna Vieira - harmonium & vocal.
Jahnavi Harrison - violin & vocal.
Jason Jones - upright bass & vocal.

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Fivefold teaching of Dawa Gyaltsen:

Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

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Tibetan Sound Healing - Part 1: Introduction

@Dream_Hacker you are fucking AWESOME!!!

Thank you Brother for these wisdom videos, they are major blessings!!!

Did you read TWR’s book on Sound Healing?

I did not know how to pronounce HUNG until watching his heart chankra video (part 4)

Tibetan Sound Healing - Part 2: A

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Tibetan Sound Healing - Part 3: OM

:pray:

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Tibetan Sound Healing - Part 4: HUNG

Total Grand Slam
:green_heart:

:pray:

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Thank you for the kind words :). No, I haven’t watched those yet. Information overload. And I’m trying to remain true to the TYoDaS daily practices. But I am trimming down the “to watch” list by focusing on TWR first :).

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