Sunday, December 23, 2007

Fasting calendar - 2008

Ekadashi, Amavasya and Purima for the timezone Amsterdam (CET) - 2008

dateeventstartend
Jan 3 (Thu)Ekadashi01/03 02:5201/04 03:38
Jan 7 (Mon)Amavasya01/06 23:2601/08 12:27
Jan 17 (Thu)Ekadashi01/17 00:4201/18 10:21
Jan 21 (Mon)Purnima01/21 16:1001/22 14:39
Feb 1 (Fri)Ekadashi01/31 23:1302/02 13:07
Feb 6 (Wed)Amavasya02/06 04:3002/07 04:37
Feb 16 (Sat)Ekadashi02/16 11:0302/17 08:58
Feb 20 (Wed)Purnima02/20 04:3202/21 03:52
Mar 3 (Mon)Ekadashi03/02 17:4003/03 18:45
Mar 7 (Fri)Amavasya03/06 18:5703/07 18:01
Mar 17 (Mon)Ekadashi03/16 23:1903/17 19:59
Mar 21 (Fri)Purnima03/20 17:5303/21 18:23
Apr 1 (Tue)Ekadashi04/01 09:2104/02 09:23
Apr 5 (Sat)Amavasya04/05 06:2904/06 04:46
Apr 15 (Tue)Ekadashi04/15 08:2204/16 07:41
Apr 19 (Sat)Purnima04/19 08:4104/20 10:00
May 1 (Thu)Ekadashi04/30 22:1605/01 20:54
May 4 (Sun)Amavasya05/04 15:3905/05 13:26
May 14 (Wed)Ekadashi05/13 20:0505/14 20:23
May 19 (Mon)Purnima05/19 01:3005/20 01:30
May 30 (Fri)Ekadashi05/30 07:4405/31 05:56
Jun 3 (Tue)Amavasya06/02 23:1106/03 19:42
Jun 13 (Fri)Ekadashi06/13 09:0006/14 10:16
Jun 17 (Tue)Purnima06/17 15:4506/18 17:45
Jun 28 (Sat)Ekadashi06/28 15:4106/29 13:25
Jul 2 (Wed)Amavasya07/03 06:0207/03 03:40
Jul 13 (Sun)Ekadashi07/12 23:1507/14 01:30
Jul 17 (Thu)Purnima07/17 06:5607/18 08:24
Jul 27 (Sun)Ekadashi07/26 22:4607/27 20:16
Jul 31 (Thu)Amavasya07/31 13:1508/01 11:17
Aug 12 (Tue)Ekadashi08/11 20:1408/12 22:16
Aug 15 (Fri)Purnima08/15 02:4008/16 03:17
Aug 26 (Tue)Ekadashi08/26 11:3008/27 09:09
Aug 30 (Sat)Amavasya08/29 22:1108/30 20:36
Sep 10 (Wed)Ekadashi09/10 06:5209/11 08:26
Sep 14 (Sun)Purnima09/14 10:2109/15 10:00
Sep 24 (Wed)Ekadashi09/24 14:1809/25 12:22
Sep 28 (Sun)Amavasya09/28 08:4209/29 08:22
Oct 9 (Thu)Ekadashi10/08 22:4610/09 23:31
Oct 13 (Mon)Purnima10/12 22:3210/13 23:31
Oct 23 (Thu)Ekadashi10/23 00:2910/23 23:17
Oct 28 (Tue)Amavasya10/27 22:2610/28 23:12
Nov 8 (Sat)Ekadashi11/08 13:5411/09 13:35
Nov 12 (Wed)Purnima11/12 09:5811/13 08:01
Nov 22 (Sat)Ekadashi11/22 14:0611/23 13:01
Nov 26 (Wed)Amavasya11/26 15:1311/27 14:54
Dec 8 (Mon)Ekadashi12/08 03:4312/09 02:22
Dec 11 (Thu)Purnima12/10 20:5012/12 18:33
Dec 22 (Mon)Ekadashi12/22 04:2812/23 05:22
Dec 26 (Fri)Amavasya12/26 10:2512/27 12:35

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Mirabile Futurum


Audio vocem de mirabili futuro,
Matutinam vocem, rore humidam.
Audio vocem, et pericula ventura
Turbant mentem, sicut puero cuidam.

R.: Mirabile futurum, ne esto mihi durum,
Ne esto mihi durum, ne esto durum.
Origine ex pura ad optimum futurum,
Ad optimum futurum iam nunc egressus sum.

Audio vocem de mirabili futuro,
Illa vocat me in loca divina.
Audio vocem semper interrogaturam:
Quid iam fecerim pro die crastina?

Iuro me futurum bonum atque castum
Nec amicum relicturum miserum.
Audio vocem et festino hoc vocatu
Via aspera ad illud futurum.


Friday, November 30, 2007

KY meditation to prevent aging

What It Will Do for You

To brighten your auric light, have a radiant face and prevent yourself from aging, practice this meditation.

How to Do It

Sit straight in easy pose. Chant the Mul Mantra, inhaling completely before each phrase:

EK ONG KAR; SAT NAAM; KARTA POORKH (let the whole breath go through the nose); NIR BHAO; NIR VAIR; AKAL MOORT; AJOONEE; SAIBHUNG; GUR PRASAAD; JAP (let the whole breath go through the nose); AAD SASHSHHH (releases breath with a hiss); JUGAAD SACHSHHH (releases breath with a hiss); HAI BHEE SACHSHHH (releases breath with a hiss); NAANAK HOSEE BHEE SACHSHHH (releases breath with a hiss).

Each time you inhale you must do so to your maximum capacity and each phrase must use the entire breath. On words like AKAAL MOORT, where the sound isn't really extended, release the breath through the mouth with a light "uhh..." sound. On KARTA POORKH and JAP, release the breath through the nose. This is the whole secret: the last 4 phrases are ended with the breath released through the mouth like the sound of a hissing snake.

Chant for a minimum of 11 minutes a day for 40 days. Since each person has a different lung capacity, this meditation should be done individually instead of in a group.

Note: This is one of five meditations given specifically “to prepare for the gray period of the planet and to bring mental balance.”

taught September 29' 1975, source survival kit

Monday, November 19, 2007

Kino

Глупое, не смешное кино.

Что бы она не сказала
Что бы я не ответил ей
Времени осталось мало
Время говорит "скорей!" (скорей...)
И что бы потом ни случилось
Все вроде бы предрешено
Как повороты сюжета
В глупом, не смешном кино

И что бы она не скрывала
И какой бы я ни был гад
Ей хочется остаться рядом
Я кажется этому рад
Мне слова ничего не откроют
Все сказано уже давно
Все это реплики главных героев
В глупом, не смешном кино

Сигаретного дыма змейка
И опять барахлит телефон
Или кончается батарейка
Поговорим потом
И куда подевалось - не знаю я
Не отправленное письмо
Потерянной страничка сценария
В глупом, не смешном кино

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Um Pincelada

Um Pincelada - Muśnięcie Pędzlem

Gerlflo di ta mszu ja
Ge tkmiansa gi perczo ran
Gemowa di ta pasan
Esso dan e tri szte san

Ele mransa bi ni fansja
E fantasija dakel Mensa
Heszja hosa sa
Ba konsola nia frekesa

Ele mransa bi ni fansja
E fantasija dakel Mensa
Heszja hosa sa
Ba konsola nia frekesa

Munta mu da
Ma nia sztaria ta taa. x 3

Ele mransa bi ni fansja
E fantasija dakel Mensa
Heszja hosa sa
Ba konsola nia frekesa

Munta mu da
Ma nia sztaria ta taa. x 7

Ten schnący róży kwiat,
Obłoki, co gonią wiatr,
I nowy wciąż dziecka płacz.
I tęsknota i smutek.

To wspomnienie mego dzieciństwa
I obietnica tego stołu
Co dźwiga sytości dar,
Ale głodu nie oszuka.

Zmienia się świat,
A historia ma trwa.

Zmienia się świat,
A historia ma trwa.

autor słów utworu: Nieznany
kompozytor: Cesaria Evora i Dorota Miśkiewicz


Monday, November 12, 2007

Thai weekend

Green curry shrimps with rice, fruit, and Tom Yam Kung



Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Mere Guru Dev

Krishna Das' soulful and moving Mere Guru Dev has this : " Whatever I have, you have given me, and I dedicate it all to you ". ( Mere Gurudev, charanon par sumana shraddha ke arpita hai
Tere hee dena hai jo hai. Wahi tujha ko samarapita hai ).

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Seven steps to happiness

This time I met Karta in Karlsruhe - it's about 5 hour drive from Eindhoven. Not a big deal if you're about to meet the master.
The subject of the workshop was - "7 Steps to happiness".
According to Karta and Yogi Bhajan:
"Commitment leads to Character
Character leads to Dignity
Dignity leads to Divinity
Divinity leads to Grace
Grace leads to Power of Sacrifice
Power to Sacrifice leads to Happiness".
Happiness comes only when your tolerance becomes so wide that... like an ocean... your kindness and compassion becomes so practical that it cannot shake itself, and with all that you live in gratitude of the totality of God.

Some people have made religion as a joke. "Holier than thou." They play a worst part of the best of the situation. Without kindness, life is empty. Without compassion life has no direction. Once somebody asked me, "What is the direction in life?" I said, "Be compassionate." (Person yells): "Easier to say than do!" I said, "It is easy to yell and scream. On one hand you are asking. On other hand I am telling. Why we are fighting?" (Person again yells): "I cannot be compassionate. I get angry!" I said, "Don't." Person said, "But I DO!" I said, "You have three rights to get angry. 1. On yourself; 2. you get angry with one you love; 3. you get angry when you have to mature your own immaturity. These are three rules for which a person can use anger." Person said, "So I love you." I said, "Okay." Person said, "I am angry at you." I said, "That's fine. That's reasonable." Person said, "But I cannot be compassionate." I said, "At least start. Be kind." "How I can be
kind?" I said, "You say, 'Please tell me. My mind is going to go spin. And I cannot control myself. I am out of control. Is there any way?'" She said, "All right." I said, "It is very simple. The day that you give one tenth of your time, 24 hours, 2-1/2 hours, you give to your mind, you fight with it, it takes 2-1/2 hours of direct combat with the mind to calm it down for the rest of the time, then prosperity is granted, doesn't matter which state of mind you are."

We had covered steps 1 and 2 and this is supposed to be enough for the current incarnation :-)
The exercises were simple but tough, sitting with your arms risen up above your head for 31 minutes is not so easy, but the feeling of being blessed that you get in the end is worth the effort.
I'm looking forward to meet Karta in the future and meanwhile will be practicing as usual.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

KY meditation when you don't know what to do

What It Will Do for You

When you don’t know what to do, try this meditation. It is very simple, but very powerful if done correctly. It coordinates both areas of the brain, gives you powerful insight and coordinates the mystery of spiritual phenomena into the mastery of the three bodies (physical, mental and spiritual). Though it looks simple, it solves many complications. It is sometimes called gyan mudra kriya.

How to Do It
Sit straight, crosslegged or in a chair. Relax the arms down by the side of the body. Bend the elbows and raise the hands up and in until they meet at the level of the chest. The fingers of each hand are extended and joined in a relaxed way. Cross the hands with both palms facing toward the chest. One palm rests in the other and the thumbs are crossed. The fingers point up at a comfortable angle. (The position of left and right hand is interchangeable for this exercise.)
Look at the third eye, then bring the eyes to the tip of the nose.
  1. Inhale through the nose, then exhale through the nose.
  2. Now, inhale through the mouth, and exhale through the mouth.
  3. Next, inhale through the nose, and exhale through the mouth.
  4. Finally, inhale through the mouth, and exhale through the nose.
Continue this sequence. All breaths should be deep, complete, and powerful. When breathing through the mouth, purse the lips almost as if to whistle.
Start practicing this kriya for 11 minutes and gradually increase the time to a half hour.

taught March 2' 1979, source survival kit