Saturday, 16 May 2020

I Ching Reading 3 Nourishment



 Theme

The Tao tells us in this reading that nourishment and care must be adhered to for ourselves and others.

Reading of the I Ching Chinese Book of Change by Gerard Menzel

See wildlotus-arts.blogspot.com.au

This is No 3 in a the series plotting the path of our world struggling under the pandemic Covid 19.

The Book gives us answers ti the tasks ahead in order to balance movement and stillness, action inaction, via the forces of Yin and Yang.

 In this Hexagram Nourishment the book talks about leadership, how society should care for its members, the need for leadership and superior quality people who are selfless, the need for correct thought and poise before action. Correct timing. If you like the readings you can show your appreciation at the contribution tag above right.

I hope this reading is helpful in some small way.

I you would like to know more about the I Ching book I suggest these authors.

Alan Watts
Thomas Cleary
Alan Blofield
Arthur Waley






Saturday, 11 April 2020

I Ching reading April 2020 The Pandemic outlook


I Ching reading on the world 

Pandemic situation April 2020








The I Ching is a Chines oracle which can help one find clarity in times of uncertainty or when one needs to decision make.

Here is the first reading in a series I intend to put up for listening.


More on the I Ching Alan Watts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwSYbZoa4mk

Readings

For I 'Ching readings call 61 407734479 or email gmenzel@hotmail.com




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Reading 2 Pi Union







Thursday, 2 April 2020



 Hari Krishna Hari Rama



Krishna is the embodiment of love. Sing this ancient mantra to find the spiritual centre of your human heart. Sing to the one creation, the one that gives unconditionally and takes in the same breath. Krishna's message is: Sri Bhagavat Gita Verse 25 This Self is said to be unmanifested, unthinkable and unchangeable. Therefore knowing this to be such, thou should not grieve.


Verse 32 I am the full grown world destroying Time, now engaged in destroying the worlds. Even without thee none of the hostile warriors shall live.



Verse 19 He whose undertakings are all devoid of desires (selfish) and purposes and whose actions have been burnt by the fire of knowledge,... him the wise call a sage



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Meditation 


We are starting a meditation together with Gerard connecting on Zoom.

Find details in the coming days on my blog wildlotus-healing.blogspot.com.au and wildlotus-arts.blogspot.com.au.

We look at the mind body and spiritual aspects to the ancient study of Dharana meaning concentration according to Patanjali. But meditation is even more than this. 

See Patanjali Yoga sutras
Dharana is the sixth of the Eight Limbs of Yoga as described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. It refers to concentration of the mind. Practicing dharana involves fixing the mind on a particular object — either external (such as an image or deity) or internal (such as a chakra).
Dharana is a Sanskrit word which means "concentration." 

The 7th stage is Nirvana or enlightenment ; liberation from all earthly attachments.



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April 17.30 Monday Wednesday Friday Length 40min.








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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Krishna in St Petersburg

I was in St Petersburg in late 2016 when walking along a canal towards the local tourist market and my friend and I stumbled upon a satsang in the snow.

Yes it was quite unexpected, some Hari Krishna devotees in a bliss filled chant dancing and singing outside a big hall.



Sometimes the most unexpected events stumble across you when your on the road. As you can see in the video these devotees were in ecstatic joy.

This was the true spirit of satsang. To achieve such joy of spirit one must let go of the ego and embrace the feelings of joy that flow within as the chant envelopes your consciousness.

We in the west are sometimes not ready due to self consciousness to do this.




Thursday, 17 October 2019

Lao Thai Peace Bridge Nong Khai




Peace Bridge


I crossed the bridge in July 2019 One of the shortest international crossings in my life.

It was maybe 10min at most but nice crossing the Mekong that way.

On the Lao side in typical Lao fashion there was no customs officials in the offices at work, no transport to Vientiane, so a local customs official took me by motorcycle back to the road bridge customs point  at the end of the bridge to pass through customs.

There one can take a local bus to Vientiane for next to nothing.

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Railway
A metre-gauge rail track from Nong Khai station runs along the centre of the bridge. Road traffic is stopped when a train is crossing.

On March 20, 2004, an agreement between the Thai and Lao governments was signed to extend the railway to Thanaleng Railway Station in Laos, about 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from the bridge. This will be the first railway link to Laos (but not the first railway, as a short portage line once existed). The Thai government agreed to finance the line through a combination of grant and loan.[3] Construction formally began on January 19, 2007.[4] Test trains began running on July 4, 2008.[3] Formal inauguration occurred on March 5, 2009.[5]
Reference Wikipedia

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Golteik Bridge Lassio Train line Myanmar





Built in the 1800's the Golteik Bridge is a majestic engineering feat of brilliance.

Bombed by the Japanese in WW2 it was repaired and is up and working to this day.


The train leaves from Mandalay before dawn (4am)goes through Pye O Lwin, Hsiepaw, to Lassio

See the man in seat 61 for the full timetable: man in seat 61