Friday, March 6, 2015

How To Weather The Seasonal Storms of Parenthood




The other day I woke up as mom to a beautiful, emotional, erratic tween girl, and a tenderhearted, curious, hilarious seven year old boy. They have each been living in my home since their births, but somehow, things have changed—and in a sneaky, overnight kind of way.

Just a few months ago, my husband and I were enjoying a very satisfying parental moment as we observed our children making good choices and treating people with love. The sails of our parenting vessel were at full mast and we were cruising along with the wind at our backs. I guess we were asleep when a storm blew in! All of a sudden, I found myself throwing sideways glances at my husband as if to telepathically communicate... [read more]

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  1. [Shurangama Sutra]
    [The Diamond Sutra]
    [The Heart Sutra]

    ~oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ~

    /Six samsara /
    /Cause and effect/
    /Engages in introspection sees the nature/
    /Do not beg abhiññā/

    Ksitigarbha
    Maitreya
    Akșayamati
    Samantabhadra
    Mañjuśrī

    Avalokiteśvara
    Mahāsthāmaprāpta
    Amitābha

    "Bhaiṣajyaguru
    The Twelve Vows of the Medicine Buddha upon attaining Enlightenment, according to the Medicine Buddha Sutra are:
    To illuminate countless realms with his radiance, enabling anyone to become a Buddha just like him.
    To awaken the minds of sentient beings through his light of lapis lazuli.
    To provide the sentient beings with whatever material needs they require.
    To correct heretical views and inspire beings toward the path of the Bodhisattva.
    To help beings follow the Moral Precepts, even if they failed before.
    To heal beings born with deformities, illness or other physical sufferings.
    To help relieve the destitute and the sick.
    To help women who wish to be reborn as men achieve their desired rebirth.
    To help heal mental afflictions and delusions.
    To help the oppressed be free from suffering.
    To relieve those who suffer from terrible hunger and thirst.
    To help clothe those who are destitute and suffering from cold and mosquitoes."

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