Thursday, 31 July 2014

Chökhor Düchen ~ 31st July/1st August 2014

….~ ☸~ First turning of the Wheel of Dharma ~ ☸~….

Karma Multiplied day x 10 million (positive or negative)

☼ On the 4th day of the 6th Tibetan Lunar Month, as a growing sensitive Moon begins to make the lunation's first advantageous sextile aspect to our source of light and life, the radiant Sun, we celebrate ‘The First Turning of the Wheel’ by Lord Buddha with Chökhor Düchen. Chökhor Düchen is one of the years’ most important Buddhist festivals.

Setting the Dharma wheel into motion – after not having taught for seven weeks since his enlightenment – and encouraged by his students, Indra and Brahma, Buddha began with his teaching on ‘The Four Noble Truths’.

Four Noble Truths:
☸ 1. The reality of suffering (Dukka).
☸ 2. The cause of suffering is attachment (to desire, aggression or ignorance (Samudaya)).
☸ 3. The cessation of suffering IS attainable (Niroda).
☸ 4. There is a path to the cessation of suffering (Magga, through the 8-fold path).

Gothama Buddha chose to illuminate his followers upon a waxing moon. The Sun-ruled Lionheart Leo is now in helpful aspect to the purifying Virgo Moon moving into harmonious Libra. With the growing light of this moon we can experience an increase of clarity, intuition, and emotional insight about our self (Leo Sun). Personal courage to reach the equanimous mind is also strengthen and, by extension, our relationships (Libra Moon) can be loving and kind, wanting the best for all beings.

Dedicating all merit and positive actions of body, speech & mind (word, thought and deed) that I/we create today, to heal the suffering, wherever it is found with a blessed Chökhor Düchen May all beings be free from suffering! 

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Many thanks to unknown artist of Buddha’s hands in Dharmacakra mudra _/

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