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The Difference Between Responding And Reacting

We don’t think much about these two concepts, but the knowledge and the understanding of them could be the secret ingredients to living life in grace’s embrace and they can provide us with that strong foundation of balance and harmony that cannot be easily shaken by neither outer or inner challenges, which we all experience at some point.

I noticed that many of us confuse these two “concepts.”  Perhaps “concepts” is not the best word to use, they are much more than that, they are ways of living. Once implemented, they can shift our reality greatly, but first let us describe these ways of living and the difference between, so they will be better comprehended.

As humans, we have been programmed to react to the outer world. It is that primal instinct, animalistic reaction to our environment, to situations, to people. This reaction to outer circumstances is mental, emotional and even physical. In physiology, it is called the ” fight-or-flight response,” but I humbly beg to change the name slightly and say it’s more like the “fight-or-flight reaction,” because indeed it is a physiological reaction, not a response. It triggers neural reactions, secretions of various hormones and a lot more processes are beginning to take place in our body. Reacting can lead to anxiety, depression, chronic stress, weakened immune system and increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Our body feels like it is being attacked, so it created a very intelligent defense mechanism, that has evolved as necessary and needed throughout centuries of distorted social structures. Today, we are far more advanced than we were even five years ago. We may recognize some primitive behaviour in some, but generally we have evolved and are evolving past those distorted social structures. Defense mechanisms have to evolve too, the walls have to be torn down and as with everything else, this evolution begins through our inner transformation.

On a mental level, our mind reacts to outer circumstances either with dualistic/”positive” or “negative” thoughts, leading to emotional reactions sometimes to those thoughts and perceptions, other times to  experiences and situations.

Emotionally, we react with fear, joy, disappointment, happiness, worry, irritation and so on.

Reaction served us for a long time. Now as we have evolved as a society, the mechanisms that imply reaction can be restructured, transformed into new ones that support harmonious states of being and inevitably a greater peace is to be established in our society. What’s so important to know and understand is that reaction is not natural. It is something we had to implement in our states of being to “survive,” to be able to adapt to a dualistic Earth, where fear has been prevalent for eons.

You may find a better understanding in seeing it as a software that was necessary for the computer to function, but a new one, an updated version of the software has been created and the old one needs to be replaced.

The bridge from reaction to response is being built through awareness.

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Responding to inner or outer experiences implies cultivating a neutral way of seeing what is and becoming masterful and mindful enough to be able choose our response. It is not to be confused with being robotic, emotions always need to be acknowledged and felt, thoughts always need to flow. The ability to respond blossoms from self-observation. Emotions will be felt, thoughts will be thought, experiences will still be experienced, but they will not get reactions from us, we will choose our response consciously. This choice is what makes the difference between response and reaction.

We either respond with love, or react with fear. Is there one way that is better than the other? No. They are simply chosen experiences to be had. At the end of the day, we have to feel into and reflect on which way works best for us and implement it in our every moment. Common sense alone will definitely guide us towards responding with love, instead of reacting with fear, of course, but actually truly implementing it in our daily lives is the real “challenge.” This process requires dedication and persistence. It is never an overnight process and it’s very multi-faceted, but we are being pushed to change our ways, and it is time to do so.

Observe, be present with the situation at hand and choose your response. Repeat. With practice, responding instead of reacting becomes natural and instinctive and it creates a far more harmonious general life experience. That is how powerful and life-changing, these simple shifts in our consciousness can be.

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Quantum Healing – Jimmy Dias And The DNA Activations

The more I learn about the spiritual world the more I realise how important it is to have an open mind and be able to see beyond normal spectrums. It’s also important to be able to see science in a  whole different way.

When talking about quantum healing and understanding about how the human DNA can be unlocked to its full potential, Jimmy Dias has a lot to offer with his expertise and line of services.

For sure combining the world of quantum physics with spiritual healing and using specific codes to activate divine wisdom within your own DNA is a theme that has brought me a lot of curiosity and excitement.

After I experienced those healing sessions with Jimmy and had my whole Golden DNA activation done I was able to understand how constricted we can be by our own old ways of being. Using these techniques can bring a enormous amount of freedom. The light codes used in  the sessions are as if the are alive and talking to you.  It’s like you already knew them and by having them revealed and used throughout your energetic system brings back certain blueprints and cellular memories you weren’t aware of.

Jimmy has been working with such healing techniques for years and nothing better than hearing his journey from himself. Here is a video interview about his path, journey and way of working:

To self empower oneself and take action towards unlocking the power within oneself is a very important step towards self development. You must want that for yourself. Even if you don’t consciously know that you are constantly walking in that direction, your experiences are tailored for it.

In a way we are all going through this process , but some of us decide to speed up the process because they simply choose to and are ready for it.

There is a Free Webinar coming up on the 7th of March and you can sign up here to see Jimmy live .

Also here is a video on the details for the Webinar and what to expect:

If you want to get some free healing,  click here to register into this webinar.

Love and Light,

Sabrina

Introduction To The Native American Teachings

The purpose of this article is to give a general background of knowledge of one of the oldest forms of Spirituality to exist on Earth.
Their beliefs were in existence long before Christianity and served the people who practiced them in good stead through many centuries. Although the main teachings will be from a North American Native point of view, the actual practices and beliefs were commonly held in many indigenous tribal cultures throughout the world including Hawaiian, Celt, South American Natives, Russian Shamanic cultures as well as many other societies like the Australian aboriginal tribes. This would indicate the common thread of belief and spiritual practice among a variety of people whom had no common connection before the advent of the last two centuries advancements of communications and travel.

The advanced teachings of the “Nature Philosophy” were usually taught by the Medicine people to their sons and daughters, or to any young person in the community who showed a deeper awareness of all  life around them and expressed an interest in finding deeper truths of life. If sufficient interest and proficiency was shown, the young man or woman was adopted by the Medicine Teacher and initiated into the teaching  of  the “Natural Way,” which included the arts of healing and special mental training, including what is referred to today as psychic perceptions and to the uninformed that which is called magic.

All of these teachings were given verbally and the student was required to commit them to memory and when the time came for them to assume the role of teacher they passed these teaching on through a rich tradition of oral communication.

“The Indian made an effort to know of spiritual things from his own observations of nature, because all truth can be found in Nature. There is a spiritual beauty in the realization that the world has been deliberately made or created, and is in perfect balance ecologically, and that is not by chance. Lastly, it is based upon spiritual revelation of the truth to the individual. When it happens for you, you then KNOW… and no one else can tell you otherwise
 -ELI Gatoga, Cherokee (1914-1983)

In his observation of Nature, the Indian not only enjoyed the beauty that abounded in his environment, but was also aware of an overlying spiritual feeling that exists throughout all of creation.

Native American cultures were characterized by an intimate relationship with nature. The Great Spirit was perceived as the divine power that created the world. The religious beliefs and practices of the Native Indian tribes included Shamanism, Animism, Totemism, Fetishism and their rituals and ceremonies led by a Shaman, centered around hunting and animals. The creed or doctrine of these belief systems held that intelligent spirits inhabited all natural objects and every object is controlled by its own independent spirit. Spirits inhabit the sky, stars, sun, moon, rivers, lakes, mountains, forests, the animals, insects, fish, stones, flowers and birds.  Animals, refer to Power Animals,  are singled out as powerful manifestations of the supernatural, including those seen in dreams or Vision Quests. Lesser spirits inhabited stones and plants and viewed as ‘spirit helpers.

Here’s one of the philosophy for the Native American:

Philosophy To Myself

” I will think about what kind of person I want to be when I am an Elder.

I will start developing myself now to be this person.

I will walk with the Great Spirit and the grandfathers at my side. I will develop myself to remain positive. I will develop a good mind.

I will examine myself daily to see what I did good and what I need to improve. I will examine my strength and weaknesses, then I will ask the Creator to guide me. I will develop a good mind.

Each day, I will listen to the Creators voice in the wind. I will watch nature and ask to be shown a lesson which will occur on my path.

I will seek out the guiding principles, which guided my ancestors. I will walk in dignity, honor and humility, conducting myself as a warrior.

I will seek the guidance of the Elders so that I may maintain the knowledge of culture, ceremonies, and songs, and so that I may pass these on to the future generations.

I choose to do all these things myself, because no one else can do them for me.

I know I cannot give away what I don’t have, so I will need to walk the talk.

I will think about what kind of person I want to be when I am an Elder.

I will start developing myself now to be this person.

I will walk with the Great Spirit and the grandfathers at my side. I will develop myself to remain positive. I will develop a good mind.

I will examine myself daily to see what I did good and what I need to improve. I will examine my strength and weaknesses, then I will ask the Creator to guide me. I will develop a good mind.

Each day, I will listen to the Creators voice in the wind. I will watch nature and ask to be shown a lesson which will occur on my path.

I will seek out the guiding principles, which guided my ancestors. I will walk in dignity, honor and humility, conducting myself as a warrior.

I will seek the guidance of the Elders so that I may maintain the knowledge of culture, ceremonies, and songs, and so that I may pass these on to the future generations.

I choose to do all these things myself, because no one else can do them for me.

I know I cannot give away what I don’t have, so I will need to walk the talk. ”

The native american teachings show us that nature itself holds tremendous wisdom that can benefit Humanity, if we learn to recognize it.

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Sources: warpaths2peacepipes.com

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Guided Visualization Meditation: Open The Magic Book – It Will Answer Your Questions

This meditation will help you get in touch with your inner wisdom. That inner wisdom can be found in your DNA, heart or it can be shown to you through your spirit guides, higher self etc. At the end of the day, it’s all you. It’s also your responsability to know what to do with the information you are receiving.

Sometimes we can find answers easily, as most of our answers lie within. Sometimes answers don’t come easily and that’s because they are not meant to. Answers are revealed at the right time. If you don’t get the answers to your questions through this meditation, don’t be disappointed. Ask the question, the answer will come at the perfect time for you.

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Navigating Through The September Intensity With Grace

It’s obvious by now that September is quite an intense month. We can all feel it and many talk about it. As usual, during intense moments like these, some people will flip out, some will panic and go into fear, some will be very confused and will be thrown off balance. We all have those moments. Our balance is being challenged, in order to eventually integrate a higher state of balance. It’s all normal, whatever normal is.

I see September’s energy moving in eddies, like a whirl of energy flowing through All and everything, changing things from the most subtle levels. This movement in eddies, this whirl is not to be feared at all, on the contrary. It’s swooping everybody off their feet, cleansing the energies, making room for the Soul Source to merge with our current human beingness, therefore deepening the harmonious balance within. These eddies, they come in gently, but raw, stripping the layers of illusion off. This is truly a time for celebration for many are coming ” home. “

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It might look like the opposite, there won’t be rainbows, butterflies and sunshine all the time, sometimes it’s muddy and cloudy, but there is beauty and blessings hiding in those dark clouds and muddy waters as well, there always is. Reflect upon that for a few moments and see examples in your own life where blessings were expressed, but you could not really see them for what they really are in the moment. And even in those moments, when your sight was clouded by your mind, the feeling in your heart was crystal clear, wasn’t it so ?

You might have not paid too much attention to it though, the mind was too busy judging experiences from a positive and negative dualistic perception and reacting to that judgement with fear and anxiety, but the feeling was still there, waiting for the mind to calm down, in order for you to become aware of it, in order to provide you with the answers of your questions, the wisdom of the heart.

The feeling is neutral, it embraces each experience for what it is. The feeling can see deeper than that experience, it sees through it. It’s transparent, very simple yet so complex. A feeling in one moment can tell you more than ten thousand thoughts and words.

Your feeling is your best navigator, your best guide. In times of great change, we have to take time to sit still in the mind and dig deeper in the feeling, for the truth of the situation we are experiencing. There’s a Universe that lies within each of us, but can only be accessed through the portal of the Heart.

Change is here. Big changes. It’s extremely important to see these changes from the perspective of the higher mind, which is what naturally happens when we walk through the portal of the heart, our thinking patterns align with our heart’s wisdom, they connect and merge/unify. That involves seeing the bigger picture and trust me, I get it, in the moment it’s very damn hard to see the bigger picture, but reminders are everywhere, you are powerful master, creator and creation and support is always given. It’s only a matter of presence/awareness and learning to recognize it. Practice.

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Observe how you respond or react to changes. You can choose to react to them, which implies going into fear, panicking and resisting the changes, unnecessarily causing yourself a great amount of frustration, sadness, irrational thinking patterns and energy blockages or you can choose in every moment to flow through the changes, allow them to occur and adopt a surrendering state of being. With all that being said, bear in mind that all changes, literally all of them, benefit you and your highest good in every moment. All changes, no matter how they look in the moment, bring with them the highest outcome there can be in every moment, chosen and created by you.

The surrendering state I am talking about is not the same as being passive, but the opposite. A true master who is embodying the art of surrendering knows that to surrender is to create and navigate the flow and they know to move with the energies at play. As always, practice makes the master. It is the case of mastering surrendering as well. It involves dissolving the limitations of the “smaller” self, not because there is anything wrong with the small self (ego self), it is an expression of the Soul.  It’s all Soul at the end of the day. From a higher perspective, it is only a matter of choice and what we want to experience, embody and align with.

The small self dissolves and we transcend in the Presence of the Soul. That is because the role of the small self has come to an end. It taught us the things we needed and wanted to learn, we are grateful for the experience of it, but move forward on the path of the Soul. And the next step is expansion through transformation, self-mastery, unification of all we are – fully connecting and embodying our universal and galactic nature and all that really means , however it expresses in everybody’s lives. It is one of the most delightful, soul fulfilling experiences we can have and truly living in the moment, living the ascension, is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

The Gayatri Mantra – Mantra Of Increased Wisdom, Spiritual Growth & Development

Gayatri Mantra (the mother of the vedas), the foremost mantra in hinduism and hindu beliefs, inspires wisdom. Its meaning is that “May the Almighty God illuminate our intellect to lead us along the righteous path”. The mantra is also a prayer to the “giver of light and life” – the sun (savitur).

Oh God! Thou art the Giver of Life,
Remover of pain and sorrow,
The Bestower of happiness,
Oh! Creator of the Universe,
May we receive thy supreme sin-destroying light,
May Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.

Gayatri, the five-faced Goddess, is said to have domain over the five senses or pranas, and protects these five life-forces of those who chant the Gayatri Mantra. In her role as the protector, Gayatri is referred to as Savitri.

Origin of the Gayatri Mantra

The Vedas are widely considered to be the source of all true knowledge, the word “Veda” itself meaning “Knowledge”. Gayatri Devi also gave to mankind the “Gayatri Mantra”, also known as the “Guru Mantra” or the “Savitri Mantra”. It is one of the oldest mantras, and generally thought of as being amongst the highest and most powerful mantras of all. This mantra is therefore often referred to as “the Mother of the Vedas”. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna had proclaimed to Arjuna – “Among all the mantras, I am the Gayatri”.

Chanting of the Gayatri Mantra

The ideal times for chanting the mantra are three times a day – at dawn, mid-day, and at dusk. These times are known as the threesandhyas – morning, mid-day and evening. The maximum benefit of chanting the mantra is said to be obtained by chanting it 108 times. However, one may chant it for 3, 9, or 18 times when pressed for time.

Rishis selected the words of the Gayatri Mantra and arranged them so that they not only convey meaning but also create specific power of righteous wisdom through their utterance. Chanting of Gayatri Mantra removes all obstacles in our path to increased wisdom and spiritual growth and development. The teachings and powers incorporated in the Gayatri Mantra fulfill this purpose. Righteous wisdom starts emerging soon after Jap(recitation) of the Gayatri Mantra is performed.

The syllables of the mantra are said to positively affect all the chakras or energy centres in the human body – hence, proper pronunciation and enunciation are very important. Sathya Sai Babateaches that the Gayatri Mantra “will protect you from harm wherever you are, make your intellect shine, improve your power of speech, and dispel the darkness of ignorance (Dhiyoyonah prachodayaath)”.

Word for Word Meaning of the Gayatri Mantra

The Gayatri Mantra is unique in that it embodies the three concepts of stotra (singing the praise and glory of God), dhyaana (meditation) and praarthana (prayer).

Aum = Brahma ;
bhoor = embodiment of vital spiritual energy(pran) ;
bhuwah = destroyer of sufferings ;
swaha = embodiment of happiness ;
tat = that ;
savitur = bright like sun ;
varenyam = best choicest ;
bhargo = destroyer of sins ;
devasya = divine ;
these first nine words (stotra describe the glory of God
dheemahi = may imbibe ; pertains to meditation
dhiyo = intellect ;
yo = who ;
naha = our ;
prachodayat = may inspire!
“dhiyo yo na prachodayat” is a prayer to God

Significance of Gayatri Mantra as Prayer

The Gayatri Mantra occupies a unique place in that it has both the power of mantra and of prarthana (prayer). A mantra may be articulate or inarticulate, or a combination of them, as with AUM. It has an inherent power, known as “Mantra shakti”, which has a positive influence not due to any philosophical meaning behind the mantra, but simply due to its utterance alone. The Gayatri mantra has both an intrinsic power (ie “mantra shakti”), through its mere utterance alone, and also an instrumental power (ie “prarthana shakti”), which is derived from the understanding of its meaning and philosophical significance. Hence, the repeated and correct chanting of the Gayatri Mantra, with proper understanding of its meaning, is believed to be of the greatest good to the individual. (Details of each syllable can be found in the Gayatri by Words article)

The prayer form of the Gayatri takes various forms. The Gayatri Mantra is also known as the Savitri Mantra, in which form, it is invoked as a salutation to the Sun. The form that can be used to pray to Lord Shiva is called Rudra Gayatri. Similarly, one may sing Ganesha Gayatri for Lord Ganesha,Hanuman Gayatri for Lord Hanuman, and Saraswati Gayatri for Goddess Saraswati.

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Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

The 50 Primary Universal Laws And How To Work With Them

We have all heard about Universal Laws/ Laws of Nature/ Cosmic Laws/ whatever-you-want-to-call-them and the importance and impact they have in our lives, no matter if somebody is “spiritual” or not. What are these “laws”? How many are there? How do they work? Can we use them with good intention to achieve a higher state of Consciousness and Unity? The answer is YES!

A one-hour exploration of the 50 Primary Universal Laws.
The Universe is perfectly balanced by natural and moral laws. When you work with the laws, you can be assured of an eventual positive outcome. When the laws are transgressed, you can be assured of suffering, whose only purpose is to teach you a better way. The awareness of this MP3 is actually a complete metaphysical system. An awareness of these universal laws can be powerful self-help, or the basis of counseling your family, friends or clients.

Consciously Harmonizing With Universal Laws Only Requires 5 Simple and Profoundly Empowering Steps

All that’s required of you is simply a matter of “doing” 5 simple yet extremely powerful and creative steps and Universal Laws take over and provide the rest.

You don’t have to know how Universal Laws work or for that matter even be aware that they exist. They are ALWAYS working every second of every minute of every day whether you are “consciously aware” of it or not. But of course it is much better if you have the knowledge base and the wisdom to use them.

Ok…so what are those 5 steps?

1) Hold a “conscious intention” of the thing desired

2) Focus on it’s “realness” as an already existing fact

3) Think, speak and act as if you already have it

4) Take “inspired action” as the ways and means to make it a “tangible reality” show up.

5) Detach and Allow the perfection and simplicity of the process to provide the “desired outcome.”

Remember to use your Intuition and Discernment and realize what resonates with you as there is no standard formula “one-size-fits-all”.

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Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

George Kleopas

Breaking Through Communication Blockages

Humanity’s biggest problems have their roots in lack of communication. The obvious solution to problems is clearly communication and proper understanding, but how can we communicate when we encounter language barriers ? When words can be so limiting and open to misinterpretation ? When intentions are misperceived ?

Through feeling. Feel the energy behind the words, feel the intentions. You can do that, it’s natural to you. You are all great empaths and telepaths, you just have to get in touch with those aspects of your nature. That’s happening naturally when you are flowing from your heart. Telepathy has been quite misunderstood. While, yes, the mind is a good energy interpreter, most of the time it leaves room for misinterpretation and, if not balanced, the mind distorts the truth. However, the heart is the best interpreter, the ultimate telepath. It always speaks the truth, you just have to learn to listen to it. Easier said than done, I know, but it doesn’t have to be hard either. It’s so simple. It becomes hard when the doubtful mind comes in and ruins the party, but the mind can be tamed.

At the same time, clear communication is an aspect of self-mastery. As humans, we still need words at the moment, languages and everything, we’ve created it that way for a reason. Now, we have to learn to express ourselves with clarity, we have to learn to speak our hearts with honesty and kindness. If it comes from the heart, it can only come out like that anyways. Don’t let words limit you in any way, go beyond that, go deeper. You can feel in the tone of the voice when someone flows from their heart, their intentions, the meaning and the truth. Feel the other person’s feelings. Empathy is such a great gift when used wisely, because feelings leave no room for confusion or misinterpretations.

Words are powerful, they are energy, so take responsability for the energy you are putting out there. Be mindful of the way you are expressing yourself and the way you respond to others. Don’t let relationships go to waste because of misinterpretations or misperceptions. In all cases – speak your heart – . Practice compassionate speaking and listening. The more loving the words are, the better and easier they will be received. Don’t worry about how others are going to interpret and react or think and never take things personally. People’s reactions and ways of thinking are strictly related to them and have nothing to do with you (and  vice versa). Be compassionate, respond with kindness and love. This is alchemical, it breaks patterns and shifts the energy. Being an observer of yourself is essential, as always. Choose your words.. responsibly.

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Andrew Martin: Letting It Be Vs. Letting It Go

In this video, Andrew Martin, an amazing intuitive energy healer/reader is sharing with us the wisdom gathered from his personal experiences related to radical changes that he’s been through in his life.  He’s a good example of having the courage to take quantum leaps, even when the odds don’t seem to be in your favour.

Trusting and having faith that all goes as “planned” and in alignment with each person’s highest good is necessary to have in these situations. It’s important to connect within, because within we have the knowing, the guidance and all we need to navigate through these changes with ease. It is a place of surrender to what is, of allowing life to take its natural course, instead of trying to control situations and outcomes. Andrew Martin is teaching us just that, in a grounded and humorous way, as always.

” www.thelightedones.com – Andrew Martin is an Intuitive, Energy Healer and Spiritual Rebel in Seattle, Wa. Contact me for readings and healings. It’s not always easy facing the truth of who we are. Especially when we’ve spent a lot of time, money, and energy to pretend we’re someone else.
Self discovery is always liberating. I’ve never meet anyone who regrets doing the inner work necessary to uncover a life that feels authentic and true. I am here to help you begin the journey to creating the life you want and it all starts with you getting real. ” – Andrew

Thank you for watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Om Mani Padme Hum – The Most Beneficial Mantra

“Om Mani Padme Hum” first known description of the mantra appears in the Karandavyuha Sutra (佛說大乘莊嚴寶王經/ The Buddha Teaches the Sutra of Mahayana King’s Sublime Treasure), which is part of certain Mahayana canons such as the Tibetan’s. It was stated inside the sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha said, “This is the most beneficial mantra, even I made this aspiration to all the million Buddhas and subsequently received this teaching from the Buddha Amitabha.” This text is first dated to around the late 4th century CE to the early 5th century CE.

“The Powers of the Six Syllables”
The six syllables perfect the Six Paramitas of the Bodhisattvas.
Gen Rinpoche, in his commentary on the Meaning of said:
“The mantra Om Mani Pädme Hum is easy to say yet quite powerful,
because it contains the essence of the entire teaching. When you say
the first syllable :

“Om” it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the
practice of generosity,
“Ma” helps perfect the practice of pure ethics, and
“Ni” helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and patience.
“Päd”, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance,
“Me” helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and the final sixth syllable “Hum” helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.

So in this way recitation of the mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom. The path of these six perfections is the path walked by all the Buddhas of the three times. What could then be more meaningful than to say the mantra and accomplish the six perfections?”

The six syllables purify the six realms of existence in suffering.
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The Kālāma Sutta, also known as the Kālām Sutta;
Sanskrit: Kālāma Sūtra;
Burmese: Kalama thoke or Kethamotti thoke
Thai: Kalama Sut, or KesamuttiSutta;
Pāli: Kesamuttisuttaṃ,
is a discourse of the Buddha contained in the Aṅguttara Nikaya of the Tipiṭaka.

The Buddha himself left us with completely different criteria for determining what is and what not real Buddhism from those of any religion is. If we accept Buddha’s words about his philosophy, it’s obviously won’t do to just look at history, even the most ancient strata.

“Kālāma Sūtra”
Rely not on the teacher, but on the teaching.
Rely not on the words of the teaching, but on the spirit of the words.
Rely not on theory, but on experience.

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe anything because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything because it is written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.

But after observation and analysis,
when you find that anything agrees with reason
and is conducive to the good and the benefit of one and all,
then accept it and live up to it ~

The sutta starts off by describing how the Buddha passes through the village of Kesaputta and is greeted by its inhabitants, a clan called the Kalamas. They ask for his advice: they say that many wandering holy men and ascetics pass through, expounding their teachings and criticizing the teachings of others. So whose teachings should they follow? He delivers in response a sermon that serves as an entry point to the Buddhadhamma for those unconvinced by mere spectacular revelation.

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie