Enchanting flowerly creations.

The last Flower Show in town is still leaving its mark in my heart. Once in a  while I find myself browsing the gorgeous shapes and colors which the eyes fell upon months ago.

There is more to see at my Photopoetry blog, with love ‘nd creativity.

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Tao couplets

Usually they stop to the first couplet but here’s the rest, even more beautiful and enduring!

1. It is wisdom to know others;

It is enlightenment to know one’s self.

2. the conqueror of men is powerful;

the master of himself is strong.

3. it is wealth to be content;

it is willful to force one’s way on others.

4. endurance is to keep one’s place;

long life it is to die and not perish.

Accompanied by fabulous sitar from Bangladesh…enjoy it ~

Spirituality: Fav 5 Youtube videos

1. Explanation of our nervous system by Shri Mataj Nirmala Devi.

2. Magic of the gospel choir from South Africa

3. Sufi quotes from Rumi

4. Raga with superbe Shennai ever

5. Sweetness of deities

                                                           …and what are yours?

Enlightened Policy in government

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It is not too difficult today to reach balance. Just following these simple advices from Laotsi – the Chinese primordial master- will make it even simpler. We are reaching a point in society where we dont miss anything material nor spiritual, everything is so clearly disclosed in front of our eyes and the minds work much more open than before (but if you get meditative you go faster) . Now if desires are kept on a low level it will happen something incredible that there are no words to explain it. i dont even know how to write it. But this is the key for any kind of policy today. the only requirements are the right men. They have to be brave and cool; they have to belong to some sort of another race, another kind of personality which is different and it is not really easy to find, but they exist for sure. Because now we have everything and everyOne on this planet. It’s Amazing.

Laotsi’s proposal is really interesting and original, it’s not just something empty or meaningless or old. It’s so modern and can meet a win-to-win elaboration. Very smart application. Very new and so useful.

If those who are excellent find no preferment,

the people will cease to contend for promotion.

If goods that are hard to obtain are not favored,

the people will cease to turn robbers or bandits.

If things much desired are kept under cover,

disturbance will cease in the minds of the people.

The Wise Man’s policy, accordingly,

will be to empty people’s hearts and minds,

to fill their bellies , weaken their ambition,

give them sturdy frames and always so,

to keep them uninformed, without desire,

and knowing ones not venturing to act.

Be still while you work

and keep full control

over all.

Krishna & the Chinese New Year of the Cow

 

Here is a short extract from Bhaja Govindam by poet Adi Shankaracharya. One of the Holy names of Shri Krishna, who has extensive control on the ability of the humankind to be collective, is Govinda.

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Worship Govinda who is supreme bliss, who is the protector of the world, who made his advent in the world as Gopála through his lilá, who is the protector of the race (of Yádavas) and of cows, who made the cowherds happy by lifting up through his lilá the Govardhana mountain were the gopès used to play, whose name “Govinda” is uttered clearly by the cows (or scriptures), who has may names, and who is beyond the reach of the ignorant.
Worship Govinda who is supreme bliss, who was present in each of the different groups of gopis, who appears in different forms, who is one and nondual, whose beautiful form was covered by the dust raised always by the hooves of the cows, whose blissful nature is realized by sraddhá and bhakti, who is unimaginable, whose existence is known to the wise, and whose greatness is like that of the gem cintámaïi

 

 

(Chinese) Song of the Good Man

The good of the Chinese soul is translated with the desire of being together, working together, doing things together, helping each other. Chinese have this gift to teach to all humanity, this should be printed in our cells. They are such a cool example for all of us. A simple folk lyric goes:

da he xiang dong liu wa
big river flow towards east
tian shang de xing xing can bei dou wa
stars in the sky pointing north
shuo zou zan jiu zou a ni you wo you quan dou you a
say go let’s go,you have, I have, all have
lu jian bu ping yi sheng kong wa
something unfair, help each other
gai chu shou shi jiu chu shou wa
if it’s time to help, stretch the hands to help
feng feng huo huo chuang jiu zhou wa
braving travelling around the nation

Developing love is basic reality to educate children

 

I spent more than an hour skyping with Clara and Vicky from England yesterday at my office. These two young girls, we were living together in Italy few years ago when I was nanny and their mother was pregnant of the third child. At office I did not have the microphone so could only write down everything and listening to all they were speaking from the other side. The most beautiful chat: little things: stories, laughs, sending funny emoticons, chewing candies and so on. Just in the middle of the busiest time of my schedule at work. Just at the perfect moment for inundating the heart with something strong and sane.

 

Now the attention towards how the children do spend their time is growing more and more everywhere. They are becoming the centre of our mind. There are plenty of books talking that we have to keep our kids engaged as much as possible to learn, to grow, to absorb in order to develop their skills and talents. This is false actually. I think that orientatively if they can be busy for half of their time with homework and activities they can also do nothing for the other half of the time. I grew up at this way: School, home works and dance class three times a week were all on a fixed schedule for about ten years from 6 to 19. All the left free time was spent to create things with the help of parents or friends. Painting, reading, listening to music, playing an instrument without any instructor, just alone, toys, journals, swimming in the summertime, going for mushrooms, asparaguses or cyclamens and mimosas during spring time, pic-nics, tons of free walks around the town and so on. The love surrounding was soft and spontaneous, just enough to guide explorations and personal growth.  

My birthday parties were memorable, sometimes at the central park among rocks and small animals sometimes at the beach, and aunties, mommies and friends were all enjoying at the same time. It has been going for years like that. There were no scheduled activities and we used to run free in the nature or making a volcano or a castle with the sand. Everything was really simple and familiar, the environment comfy and the people smiling. Love was developing on its own natural way… and still is.

 

Here in Hong Kong my friends-mothers tell that the schools are putting a lot of pressure on the little ones. They have to pass examinations and study hard even at night several times during the week. Plus at least three courses-activities in afternons and/or weekends. I am sure this is not the right path to educate children. I am sure both teachers and educators, parents are lovely and careful. But love and pressure do not combine nicely most of the times, do they? If a child feels he is too often forced to do something, that means he is not comfortable with this rhythm and this situation will be translated sooner or later in another problem. It is obvious. There are other ways to educate which are safer and more adapting to a child inner self. And it is in the inner self where all the talents and the skills already reside! 

Travelling to search for the within mother

How about travelling to search for the self? I find this idea very feminine especially when the woman who is travelling is also seeking for some kind of mother energy inside herself. As reported here for example there was this lady of the so called “beat generation” who travelled half the world and lived all kinds of weird (and also not weird) adventures. The reason?  For she knew about the “cult of the mother” and wanted to understand more about it. She also wrote a book mentioning something like “a snake”. 

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                                                  [painting by N. Roerich]

Well I bet there are plenty of women around the world like her, still today. Searching for the mother within is something truly natural. Most of us women dream to be ourselves, to be free and very feminine, to achieve great powers although many times we dont even know clearly which kind of powers we are desiring. Anyway we try our best. Travelling in order to develop the own femininity is fascinating. Nowadays we are convinced that the more experiences we get the more we grow inside and outside. The more we learn the more we improve. The more we see the more we absorb and the more we absorb the more we become experts and special persons. The mind of a women is the same shape of her heart. It is drenched with love, motherly love. She expects to meet kind people wherever she goes. She is ready to suffer and to smile when she travels with these high intentions. 

Many women today travel alone, others follow their husbands job-routes. Many dont know why they move from one city to another. They still carry some burdens from the last cities and the last years. Others know very well why they move and for which exact reason they are living in this or that place without carrying burdens but livinga nd enjoying the present untill the end. It is an extraordinary adventure which, most ofthe times, people call life.

The seeking lifestyle of the women.

Star of the Mother of the World

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Toward that seven-starred constellation known as the Seven Sisters, the Seven Elders or the Great Bear, the consciousness of humanity has at all times been directed. The Scriptures extol this celestial sign and Buddhism’s sacred Trepitaka dedicates an imposing hymn to it. Ancient Magi and Egyptians carved it upon the stones. And the black faith of Shaman of the wild taiga paid their obeisance to it.
     To another of heaven’s miracles, the constellation of Orion, which the wisuom of astronomers has named the “Three Magi,” were dedicated the ancient temples of mystery in Central Asia.
     As a pair of iridescent wings, these two constellations are spread out across the firmament. Between them, darting headlong toward earth, is the Star of the Morning, resplendent abode of the Mother of the World. By its dominating light, by its unprecedented approach, it foretells the new era of humanity.
     The dates, recorded eons since, are being fulfilled in the starry runes. The predictions of the Egyptian Heiro-phants are being invested with reality before our eyes. Verily, this is a time of wonder for its witnesses. Likewise predestined and also descending over humanity is that satellite of the Mother of the World—Beauty, the living raiment. As a garment of purification must the sign of Beauty glorify each hearth.
     Simplicity—Beauty—Fearlessness: so it is ordained! Fearlessness is our guide. Beauty is the ray of comprehension and upliftment. Simplicity is the sesame to the gates of the coming mystery. And not the menial simplicity of hypocrisy, but the great simplicity of attainment encircled in the folds of love. Simplicity which unlocks the most sacred and mysterious gates to him who brings his torch of sincerity and incessant labor. Not the Beauty of conventionality and deceit, which harbors the worm of decadence, but that Beauty of the spirit of truth which annihilates all prejudices. Beauty alight with the true freedom and attainment and glorious with the miracle of flowers and of sounds. Not the Fearlessness of artifice, but the Fearlessness which knows the unsounded depths of creation and discriminates between self-confidence in action and the presumption of conceit. Fearlessness which possesses the sword of courage and which smites down vulgarity in all its forms even though it be adorned in riches.

words and painting by N. Roerich

Four fields (out of thousands) related to Heart

 PHYSIOGNOMY 

The heart is a muscular organ responsible for pumping blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions, or a similar structure in the annelids, mollusks, and arthropods. The term cardiac (as in cardiology) means “related to the heart” and comes from the Greek καρδία, kardia, for “heart.” The heart is composed of cardiac muscle, an involuntary muscle tissue which is found only within this organ. The average human heart beating at 72 BPM, will beat approximately 2.5 billion times during a lifetime spanning 66 years. [wikipedia]

CREATION 

The very first part of the human body to be created in the foetus is the heart, which is part of the anahata chakra. This is one of man’s vital organ, but does he know that the cardiac muscle harbours the Spirit within him? Beyond the physical nature of the heart lies the original source of man which is neither physical nor mental, but divine. Thus the fact that the heart is the first thing to appear in the formation of the foetus serves as a reminder to man of his true essence, the Spirit. All aspects of creation converge towards the heart because it is its nucleus. The chakras are directly connected to it. It is the body’s engine, from which the energy circulates to all the other parts; the love and joy which is able to generate are the qualities of this chakra. [The light of Koran, Flore Descieux

PHOTOGRAPHY

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kiwi.jpg flickr

POETRY

There is an eternal lovefall
in our heart
Mother, You are!
Our vibrations
are like precious rays
which bright
whenever we get togheter
Mother, that light You are!
Mother
You gave us the opportunity
to express our Self
sourrounded by your greatness
and blessings…
Please make us like mirrors
of innocent love
where everybody
can reflect the divine qualities
that You gave us
since ever in our lives.
And now.
[radha so, 2004]

The cute aspect of speaking in Chinese

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If one day you may decide you want to do something cute for a long term then please take Chinese language classes. This language has strong sweet connotations and they can even be absorbed in the character and attitude! Learning Chinese is good because:

  • It makes you smile
  • It transmits a real sense of purity to yourself
  • It makes you talking with a sort of a new voice
  • It allows you to go back to childish verbalizations but seriously and in the present

A wonderful lyric about the powers of the big mother earth:

dang wo men tang zai da di

xiang tou shen zai shou hu

huo de zi jiao hou chong sheng

qi fa nei zai di guang