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Finally, the New Year's Eve is history. The year 2016 is coming with bad and good news for all the world. Waiting for the change of the Chinese Year - which will happen in February - and hoping the Monkey (metal) will not be so tricky, we try to do our best to survive.
Another year, some other hundreads of challenges. Well, wear something red all along this year, be good, and do what is right. Admire what is beautiful, turn your back to gossips and follow your instinct as regards your own behavior and life.
The Monkey occupies the 9th position on the Chinese Zodiac, and possesses a special character: curiosity, mischievousness, and cleverness. Monkeys are the masters of the jokes and even their intentions are always good, the desire to be a prankster has a tendency to create ill will and to hurt feelings.
Famous Monkeys: Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Aniston, Danny De Vito, Don King, Venus Williams, Bob Marley, Daniel Craig, Christina Aguilera, Leonardo Da Vinci, Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Michael Douglas, Kylie Minogue, Mia Farrow, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Elizabeth Taylor, Lisa Marie Presley, Bette Davis…
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!
Chili red peppers have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals. Just 100 g provides (in % of recommended daily allowance) and no cholesterol:
- 240% of vitamin-C (Ascorbic acid)
- 39% of vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
- 32% of vitamin A
- 13% of iron
- 14% of copper
- 7% of potassium
Chili plant is a small, perennial shrub with woody stem, growing up to a meter in height. It is native to Central American region where it employed as one the chief spice ingredients in Mexican cuisine for centuries. Later, it was introduced to the rest of the world by Spanish and Portuguese explorers during the 16th and 17th centuries. Today chili pepper is grown widely in many parts of the world as an important commercial crop.
Cayenne chilies have a strong spicy taste that comes to them from the active alkaloid compounds' capsaicin, capsanthin and capsorubin.
Here you have my plant from different views:
Ardeiul iute roșu are un conținut de vitamine și minerale extraordinar. Doar 100 gr. de ardei roșu iute (în procente) conține următoarele, fără urmă de colesterol:
- 240% vitamina C (acid ascorbic)
- 39% vitamina B6 (pirodoxină)
- 32% vitamina A
- 13% fier
- 14% cupru
- 7% potasiu
Ardeiul iute roșu este mic, perem cu o tulpină lemnoasă care poate crește până la un metru înălțime. Originar din America Centrală, fiind cunoscut ca un ingredient de frunte în bucătăria mexicană, el a fost folosit de secole în această parte a lumii. Ulterior a fost introdus și în restul lumii de spaniolii și portughezii care au colonizat America Centrală în secolele al XVI-lea și al XVII-lea. Astăzi, acest tip de ardei iute este cultivat în mai toate zonele lumii ca o cultură comercială importantă.
Ardeiul iute roșu este un condimet cu gust iute puternic datorită compușilor alkalini capsaicin, capsantin și capsorubin.
Mai sus aveți câteva imagini ale plantei mele crescută în apartament.
Mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल Maṇḍala, 'circle') is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe. The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the general shape of a T. Mandalas often exhibit radial balance.
In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of practitioners and adepts, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation and trance induction.
This mantra is a tribute to Shiva (Mahadeva), the Supreme Destroyer. This mantra is one of the most popular Hindu mantra and the most important in Shaivism.
NA means the three-eyed one
MA is the world
SI stands for Shiva
VA is His revealing grace
YA is the soul
The five elements, too, are embodied in this ancient formula for invocation. NA is earth, MA is water, SI is fire, VA is air, and YA is ether, or Akasa. Click the image below.
Namah Shivaya has such power that the mere intonation of these syllables reaps its own reward in salvaging the soul from bondage of the treacherous instinctive mind and the steel bands of a perfected externalized intellect.
Namah Shivaya quells the instinct, cuts through the steel bands and turns this intellect within and on itself, to face itself and see its ignoance. Click the image below.
Sages declares that mantra is life, that mantra is action, that mantra is love and that the repetition of mantra, japa, bursts forth wisdom from within.
Repeat “Om Namah Shivaya” with the feeling that you are bowing to Shiva - your true inner self. Repeat this mantra with respect. The inner self is the form of God in you. So as you say this mantra, i.e. "I bow to Shiva'; you are actually bowing to God - The great almighty. The repetition of the name of God is equivalent to be merged in his very being. When you repeat God's name in your mouth, in one way, you experience the God itself. Just repeat this mantra with faith and it's powerful phonetic vibrations will start doing miracle for you.
This mantra represents a tribute to Lord Vishnu (Narayana), the Supreme God, in his infinite all pervading form.
Bhagavata Purana declares Narayana as Para Brahman (Supreme Lord) who creates unlimited universes and enters each one of them as Lord of Universe.
This mantra of Vishnu (also known as Narayana) is chanted to invoke His all pervading powers of mercty and goodness. It is through His grace that righteousness is able to prevail.
Repetition of this mantra confers infinite love, prosperity, power, glory, wisdom, and total liberation. It gives the ability to dissolve obstacles resulting from egoism and ignorance. It is a mantra of peace, bringing balance to an off-centered world. Click the image below.
Tribute to Lord Ganesha (Ganapathy), this mantra is an embodiment of wisdom and bliss.
Ganesha is Vighneshvara, the Lord of Obstacles, both of a material and spiritual order. He is regarded as a remover of obstacles, though traditionally he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked. Click the image below.
Lord Ganesha represents OM or the Pranava. That is why all mantras start with OM, a tribute to the Lord of new beginnings. Chant this when starting a new task to ensure that it is free of any hindrances. Click the image below.
Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha, this mantra is said to destroy karmas that obstruct any task from getting accomplished. Whenever things don’t seem to be moving forward or there is no progress in spite of best effort, simply chant this mantra and bust all the obstructions in your path. Click the images below.
Le mantra AUM (OM) - Un des mantras les plus connus et les plus utilisés est AUM (souvent écrit OM). Pour les hindous, c’est le son universel qui contient en lui la vibration de l’Univers et dont la répétition nous met en harmonie avec la conscience universelle. Les quatre éléments du symbole sanskrit de AUM (ci‑bas) nous donnent beaucoup d’informations sur sa signification et son importance :
- corps, esprit et âme,
- être, faire et avoir
- passé, présent et futur
- ce que l’on veut, ce qui est et ce qui n’est pas, etc.
2. Le point de concentration unique sur la conscience universelle (Bindhu);
3. Le voile de l’ignorance (Maya); et
4. La vibration du son qui fera dissoudre ce voile pour permettre d’accéder à la conscience universelle.
OM is the eternal sound of the Universe, the sound of deep meditation.
OM (AUM) is made of 3 sub-sounds:
- A for the state of wakefulness, where our sense organs are active.
- U for the dream state, in which inward experiences are available.
- M for deep sleep, when the mind is without desire.
OM is considered to have great healing powers. Regular OM chanting can help you overcome depression, loneliness, insomnia (sleep disorders) and stress. It could also help you quit bad habits like smoking, drugs or alcoholism by strengthening your mind.
OM harmonizes the physical forces with the emotional forces and with the intellectual forces and you begin to feel like a complete being – mentally and physically.
Mantra OM (sau AUM) reprezintă una din cele mai cunoscute şi uzitate mantre incantate de hinduşi, reprezentând sunetul universal care conţine vibraţia Universului şi care, prin repetare, armonizează spiritul omului cu conştiinţa universală.Cele patru elemente ale scrierii în sanscrită a simbolului AUM (fotografia 2) ne explică importanţa şi semnificaţia acestuia:
1. Uniunea diferitelor tipuri de trinitate (cuvântul yoga semnifică în sine Uniunea)
- corp, spirit şi dorinţă
- a fi, a face şi a avea
- trecutul, prezentul şi viitorul
- ce ne dorim, ceea ce este şi ceea ce nu există etc.
2. Punctul unic de concentrare asupra conştiinţei universale (Bindhu)
3. Vibraţia sunetului care face posibil accesul la conştiinţa universală
OM reprezintă sunetul etern al Universului, sunetul meditaţiei profunde.
OM (AUM) cuprinde trei sub-sunete distincte:
- A reprezintă starea de conştienţă, când organele noastre sunt active.
- U reprezintă starea de adormire, cea din timpul somnului, în care experienţele noastre subconştiente există
- M reprezintă starea somnului profund (cea de inconştienţă) când mintea nu mai are nici o dorinţă
Se consideră că incantaţia OM are puteri curative nemărginite. Incantaţia zilnică poate vindeca depresia, singurătatea, insomnia (tulburările de somn) şi stressul. Poate ajuta chiar la eradicarea unor dependenţe cum ar fi fumatul, băutura, consumul de droguri şi poate duce la întărirea facultăţilor mintale.
OM armonizează forţele fizice cu cele emoţionale şi cu cele intelectuale, iar după incantaţii repetate, omul începe să se simtă ca un om împlinit – atât mental cât şi fizic.