Archive for February, 2009

Ave Maria

February 24, 2009

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Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary  O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially …(special intention).

We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever.
Amen.

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Oh Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke your powerful name, the protection of the living and the salvation of the dying. Purest Mary, let your name henceforth be ever on my lips. Delay not, Blessed Lady, to rescue me whenever I call on you. In my temptations, in my needs, I will never cease to call on you, ever repeating your sacred name, Mary, Mary. What a consolation, what sweetness, what confidence fills my soul when I utter your sacred name or even only think of you! I thank the Lord for having given you so sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name. But I will not be content with merely uttering your name. Let my love for you prompt me ever to hail you Mother of Perpetual Help. Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for me, grant me the favor I confidently ask of you.

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Tonanzin (Our Lady of Guadalupe)

February 24, 2009

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Star Nations

February 24, 2009

The Pleiades (Seven Sisters)

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Sirius – In Orion

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Betelgeuse (in Orion)

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Andromeda Galaxy

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Arcturus

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M13 in Sagittarius 

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M101

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Deneb in Cygnus

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Nebula in Cassiopeia

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Galactic Center

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Laxshmi

February 23, 2009

Laxshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth and abundance, and the embodiment of purity beauty and grace. Propitiate Lakshmi for the means of achieving one’s objectives -including prosperity.  

 

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Lord Ganesha

February 23, 2009

Lord Ganesha (Ganapati) is the Remover of Obstacles and is a well loved deity for many regardless of spiritual tradition.  Ganesha is the patron of the arts (including writers and poets) and scientists, and the deva or god of intellect and wisdom. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati. Petition Ganesha before the initiation of new projects for success in ventures.

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Green Tara

February 23, 2009

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Green Tara helps to overcome fear and anxiety, but devotees also believe that she can grant wishes, eliminate suffering of all kinds and bring happiness. She is also known as the buddha of enlightened action.

When called upon, she instantaneously saves us from eight specific calamities:

Lions and pride
Wild Elephants and delusions
Forest Fires and hatred
Snakes and envy
Robbers and fanatical views
Prisons and avarice
Floods and lust
Demons and doubt

Her mantra is : Om Tara Tuttare Ture Soha (108x)

White Tara

February 23, 2009

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Tara of Compassion, long life, healing and serenity.

The myth of the White Tara began when she showed up as the tear of Avalokiteshvara, also known as Chenzering, who the Dali Lama is a reincarnation of. She appeared when Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of all Buddhas, moved into a state of compassion… when his mind and his heart met in wisdom… and the suffering he saw because the the lack of this balance, made him cry. Then he could see Her… or it is said she appeared. For that is who she is, the compassion expressed in that tear. It could be said the tear cleared the eye to see her. She is the expression of compassion. It is time to let the waters flow… let our tears cleanse and nourish… let it dissove fear in all its manifestations especially hatred. When we practice the White Tara mantra visualize fear melting away.

 

The Life of Amma in Words and Pictures

February 23, 2009

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Lord Krishna

February 22, 2009

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(Above: Mata Amritanandamayi in Krishna Bhava)

 

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H.H. 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

February 22, 2009

 

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Orgyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, is the spiritual leader of the Karma Kagyu lineage. He was born in Eastern Tibet on June 25th, 1985.

 

 

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