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Vedic Rashi (Zodiac) Mudra – Bija & Mantras

Mesha (Aries)

Mesha seed mantra :    ॐ ऎं क्लीं सौः Om Aing Kleeng Sauh

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Left hand hold little finger and ring finger into palm. Bring right hand to the left and place little finger and the ring finger over the top of the left as below. Index & Middle fingers joined – with those on the left hand slightly below that of the right. Thumbs touching index fingers.

Mesha mantra : ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं लक्ष्मी नारायणाभ्यां नमः – Om Hirng Shring Lakshmi Narayanabhyam Namah – Mesha is associated with the Head and the colour blood red. The direction of East and the element of Fire, and the dosha of Pitta. The animal symbol is the Ram. The planet is Mars- and the energy is masculine. The Rashi tree for Aries is Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus Santalinus/ रक्तचंदन).

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Vrishaba (Taurus)

Vrishaba seed mantra : ॐ ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं – Om Hreeng Kleeng Shreeng Vrishaba

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Take ring and middle finger from both hands and weave them between one another. Then index fingers, little fingers and thumbs from each hand touching each-other.

Vrishaba mantra : ॐ गोपालाय उत्तरध्वजाय नमः – Om Gopalay Utterdhvajay Namah – Vrishaba is associated with the face and throat and the colour white. The direction is South and the element is Earth. The dosha is Vata and is associated with feminine energy. The planetary association is Venus. Animal symbol is the Bull. The Rashi tree for Taurus is Indian Devil tree, Blackboard tree (Alstonia Scolaris/ सप्तपर्णी).

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Mithuna (Gemini)

Mithuna seed mantra : ॐ श्रीं ऎं सौः – Om Shreeng Aing Sauh

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Join the two hands- threading/ weaving the fingers in between one another. Hands facing downward.

Mithuna mantra : ॐ क्लीं कृष्णाय नमः – Om Kling Krishnay Namah – Mithuna is associated with the shoulders and arms, and the colour green. The direction is West and the element Air. The Dosha is mixed and the gender masculine. The planetary association is Mercury and the animal symbol is a Man with a mace or a woman with a lute. The Rashi tree for Gemini is Pala-Indigo tree (Wrightia Tinctoria/ काळा-कुडा).

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Karka (Cancer)

Karka seed mantra : ॐ ऎं क्लीं श्रीं – Om Aing Kleeng Shreeng Karka

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Right hand over the left hand, and join the thumbs together.

Karka mantra : ॐ हिरण्यगर्भाय अव्यक्तरुपिणे नमः – Om Hiranya Garbhay Avyaktrupine Namah – associated with the Chest, and a pale red colour. The direction is North with the element of Water. Dosha is Kapha and with the feminine. The planetary association is with the Moon. The animal symbol is the crab. The Rashi tree for Cancer is Palash (Butea Monosperma/ पळस).

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Simha (Leo)

Simha seed mantra : ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं सौः – Om Hreeng Shreeng Sauh

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Hands touching both ears with the thumbs. Eyes looking upwards.

Simha mantra : ॐ क्लीं ब्रह्मणे जगदाधाराय नमः – Om Cling Brhmne Jagadadharay Namah – associated with the upper abdomen and the colour white. The direction is East with the element of Fire. The Dosha is Pitta with masculine energy. The planetary association is with the Sun. The animal symbol is the Lion. The Rashi tree for Leo is Indian Jujube, Indian Plum (Ziziphus Mauritiana/ बोर).

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Kanya (Virgo)

Kanya seed mantra : ॐ श्रीं ऎं सौः – Om Shreeng Aing Sauh Kanya

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Right hand ring finger merge with left hand middle finger, and clamp down tightly with left hand index finger. Then keep the left hand ring finger behind the right hand middle finger – then again clamp this down tightly with right hand index finger. Now join the little fingers together, the middle fingers and the thumbs together straight.

Kanya mantra : ॐ नमः पीं पीताम्बराय नमः – Om Namah ping Pitambray Namah – associated with the mid abdomen and the hands and with a varigated colour . The direction is South with the element of Earth. The Dosha is Vata and the energy feminine. Planetary association is Mercury, and animal symbol is virgin in a boat with grain and a light. The Rashi tree for Virgo is Mango (Mangifera Indica/ आंबा).

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Tula (Libra)

Tula seed mantra : ॐ ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं – Om Hreeng Kleeng Shreeng Thula

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Right palm over the left hand.

Tula mantra : ॐ तत्वनिरञ्जनाय नमः – Om Tatvaniraqjnay Namah – associated with the lower abdomen and the colour black. The direction is West and the element Air. The dosha is mixed with a masculine energy. Planet association is Venus, symbol is man in a marketplace with scales. The Rashi tree for Libra is Indian Medler (Mimusops Elengi/ बकुळ).

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Vrishchika (Scorpio)

Vrishchika seed mantra : ॐ ऎं क्लीं सौः – Om Aing Kleeng Sauh

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Join the two hands with fingers alternate interlocking, then close keeping both thumbs upright.

Vrishchika mantra : ॐ नारायणाय सुरसिंघाय नमः – Om Narayanay Sursingay Namah – associated with the genitals and anus and the colour reddish-brown. The direction is North with the element of water. Dosha is Kapha with feminine energy. Planet association is Mars, and symbol is the Scorpion. The Rashi tree for Scorpio is Indian Catechu (Acacia Catechu/ खैर).

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Dhanus (Sagittarius)

Dhanus seed mantra : ॐ ह्रीं क्लीं सौः – Om Hreeng Kleeng Sauh

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Join and interlock the fingers of both hands, index fingers joined and straight pointing forward, downward 45 degrees. Right thumb over crossing over the left. The right thumb should lock down at the base of the left thumb.

Dhanus mantra : ॐ श्रीं देवकृष्णाय उर्ध्वदन्ताय नमः – Om Shring Devkrishnay Urdhwadantay Namah – associated with the hips and thighs and the colour Tawny. The direction is East and the element is Fire. Dosha is Pitta with Masculine energy. Planet association is Jupiter. Symbol is the Centaur. The Rashi tree for Sagittarius is Peepal (Ficus Religiosa/ पिंपळ).

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Makara (Capricorn)

Makara seed mantra : ॐ ऎं क्लीं ह्रीं श्रीं सौः – Om Aing Kleeng Hreeng Shreeng Sauh

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Right hand over left hand, right hand little finger under left thumb. Right hand thumb over left little finger.

Makara mantra : ॐ श्रीं वत्सलाय नमः – Om Shring Watsalay Namah – associated with the knees and varying colours. The direction is South and the element is Earth. Dosha is Vata with Feminine energy. Planet association is Saturn and symbol is the Crocodile. The Rashi tree for Capricorn is Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Sissoo/ शिसम).

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Kumba (Aquarius)

Kumba seed mantra : ॐ ह्रीं ऎं क्लीं श्रीं – Om Hreeng Kleeng Sauh

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Join hands as if in prayer, and thumbs press down on the middle of little fingers.

Kumba mantra : ॐ श्रीं उपेन्द्राय अच्युताय नमः – Om Shring UpendrayAchyutay Namah – associated with the calves and the colour of deep brown. Direction is West and the element is Air. Dosha is mixed with Masculine energy. Planet association is Saturn and symbol is a man with a pot. The Rashi tree for Aquarius is Indian Mesquite (Prosopis Cineraria/ शमी.

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Meena (Pisces)

Meena seed mantra : ॐ ह्रीं क्लीं सौः – Om Hreeng Kleeng Sauh

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Join little fingers with their thumbs, then place the index fingers over the thumbs. Then join middle and ring fingers from the two hands together. Apply some pressure with them so they straighten.

Meena mantra : ॐ आं क्लीं उध्दृताय नमः – Om Aang Cling Udhdritay Namah – associated with the feet and the direction of North. The element is Water and the Dosha Kapha. Planet association is Jupiter with Feminine energy. The symbol is two fish. The Rashi tree for Pisces is Banyan tree (Ficus Benghalensis/ वड).

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The 100 Most Useful but totally useless Inventions that should have been invented already but yet never will #1

Each week we will be bringing you a fresh invention that’s never been invented, yet should have been, but never will as its a dumb idea yet uniquely brilliant in its scope and efficacy. In no order of importance whatsoever we begin with :

#1 : ”The AI (artful intelligence) Dome Home Mosquito force shield”

Welcome to the ideal deterrent for unwanted flying visitors of the biting, itching and beastly kind….We bring you the AI Dome Home Shield. An intellectual force field shield that detects incoming mosquitoes and denies access to the home. It will even cover the home and garden respecting your boundaries in a non-triggering kind of way. Fully customisable and programmable, its data set is capable of letting multiple species that are friendly and good in to the garden, but saying no to the little biting itching blighters that peruse the home seeking to feast on your sanguine flow uninvited. Say no to the sleepless knights of violence, say hello to being able to use your garden past 6pm once again.

We also offer fully operational colour choices to go with your palette scheme, match your front door or dress, and cushions and we give the bonus free extra of the random mantra selector, that will utter a sacred tome with every denial so there are no hard feelings.

So choose your colour to suit your personality- your shield can be fluorescent pink or totally see through, comes with a two week lifetime guarantee and batteries not included under any circumstances at all. Program accepts all presently known species of flying brethren, and has our specially adapted deep learning curve technology to learn better than you ever will whats right for you in your sacred place of residence. Grab yours today don’t delay !

The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo – English Version

ཕྱག་འཚལ་བ་དང་མཆོད་ཅིང་བཤགས་པ་དང་། །

chaktsalwa dang chö ching shakpa dang

What little virtue I have gathered through my homage,

རྗེས་སུ་ཡི་རང་བསྐུལ་ཞིང་གསོལ་བ་ཡི། །

jesu yi rang kul shying solwa yi

Through offering, confession, and rejoicing,

དགེ་བ་ཅུང་ཟད་བདག་གིས་ཅི་བསགས་པ། །

gewa chungzé dak gi chi sakpa

Through exhortation and prayer—all of it

ཐམས་ཅད་བདག་གིས་བྱང་ཆུབ་ཕྱིར་བསྔོའོ། །

tamché dak gi changchub chir ngo o

I dedicate to the enlightenment of all beings!

Linga Mudra

There often seems to be a lack of energetic practises aimed at men online so here for the men (and women too) are two mudra beneficial for men’s sexual health, empowerment and general wellbeing. These two Linga mudra can help alleviate sexual issues and also just to promote general sexual health for men. Also very good for strengthening the immune system and fighting coughs and colds. You shouldn’t do it too often as it works with fire element and too much of any one element is not balanced. Breathe in the energy through the secret chakra up the spine to the crown and down again towards the sacred area. Hands should be at the abdomen. Visualise the strength and solidity and purification. If you want to make sound with it too – wonderful activate the intentions and be free with yourself let go of any stagnant or restrictive energy and feelings. 
The second mudra combines the feminine with the masculine- the shiva linga mudra.


Shiva linga mudra is a Sanskrit term for a hand gesture that is a representation of the form of Shiva lingam worshiped in Hindu temples. Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction. Linga is derived from li, meaning “to dissolve,” and gam, meaning “to move on”; and mudra means “sign,” “energetic seal” or “gesture.”

This mudra increases heat in the body so this mudra is to be performed only for 15 minutes or less. But when there is congestion and cold you can continue this mudra for 30 minutes twice a day . Drink plenty of water and discontinue once any symptoms have been alleviated- and of course always talk to your doctor for any genuine health concerns- this practise is to complement not subvert professional medical advice. When in doubt contact your doctor first always.

Linga mudra is formed by interlocking the palms but keeping the left thumb erect pointing upward.

In Praise of the Speech of Manjushri by Je Tsongkhapa

A recitation from the forest of Tsongkhapa’s devotional poetry. Often known as a scholar here in these writings we can see a very human, emotionally expressive delight in the path of awakening. A sense of wonder at what he finds and shows his love for, and his sense of discovery. There is a strong feeling of reverence for the divine in all things and the rich wonder of life’s beautiful flourishing through all levels of reality. The name Manjushri means “Gently Auspicious One.” He is also known as Manjughosha, or “Gentle Voiced One.”

This video is dedicated to the benefit of all beings, and its posting and recitation merely an act of devotional inspiration to the power of sacred sound, speech and writing.

The Heart of The Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

A Narration of the Heart of the Perfection Wisdom Sutra in English with the tone of the planet Saturn. – For the benefit of all sentient beings Its Sanskrit title, Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya, can be translated as “The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom”. “Form is empty. Emptiness is form. Emptiness is not other than form; form is also not other than emptiness’. There may be some errors in certain words being pronounced- but the power of the Sutra speaks for itself, and the purpose of this video is purely to share and make available to others the teaching of this sacred text in an audio format.

TADYATHA [OM] GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA

Awen – The Mind Orchestra

This is the Druid chant of the Awen set to a background of the sacred 528 Hz frequency. This music is intended as healing and shamanic medicine and less for entertainment. This music uses a five octave pentagon- five octaves for five elements within and without. This music uses Pythagorean intervals and the centaur microtonal tuning to help create healing and harmony. It has been recorded in the forest, in caves and by springs. Another essence of this music is like the wellspring of transformation. So this track is about finding the Awen (flowing inspiration) like a spring, then using it to transform your body, your speech and your mind.

This track is not just for the Pagan community, but for the transformation and harmony of all. The opening of the heart, the expansion and nourishing, the completion and birthing. So it is ideal for meditation, contemplation and finding inspiration and shamanic journeying.In this music you will hear the rush of wind, the flowing of springs, the call of birds and the sacred grove.

This music has been composed, recorded and created during meditation and journeying to help facilitate transformation for the listener.

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Awen artwork by Ksenisa Tselmin
Awen artwork by Ksenia Tselmin

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”the act of reciting mantras transcends external sounds and words. It is more like listening to a subtle inner sound that has always inhabited our nervous system.”

Lama Yeshe 1975

The Canticle of the Serene Heart

Our latest release The Canticle of the Serene Heart on Jamendo is an improvised vocal sound healing meditation to assist and promote harmony and a peaceful heart.

The Canticle of the Serene Heart

Recorded in the forest with a iPhone, this track is composed of multiple vocal improvisations around eachother, layered at times randomly. Intentionality plays a key role if not the most critical when it comes to sacred sound- so the sounds have come together for the purpose of assisting/ fascilitating the listeners journey into a deepening flowering of the heart. The clean clear nature of the mind.

I like recording this way, out in nature no equipment and expensive plugins and hardware, just a phone and cheap mic and the imagination. So in the track you will hear rain, wind and streams and oceans and leaves blowing in the winds- I did not try to edit them out. This track is inspired by my Druidic work with the forest and nature and the elements in general. I was lucky enough to have animals guest on the track too – many birds and other beauties 🙂

hope you enjoy 🌀💜

Om Ma Tri Mu Ye Sa Le Du

This track is a sound healing meditation using a 5 octave pentagon of the Earth Day tone of 194.18hz. 5 octaves for 5 elements. This track is especially created to facilitate the listeners journey into connection with the earth, with the elements, and to bring forth the harmony of grounded connection to mother earth both within ourselves and the universe of all sentient beings.

Also used accompanying the earth day tone- we have the seed syllable mantra for earth being chanted alongside the Matri or Great Heart Mantra. Out of elements, the divine loving mother of wisdom arisen from the silence, gives birth to the child of absolute compassion and loving kindness. Through the dynamic practise of the blossoming of self-arising awareness we allow the transformation of the heart and the listening ear. Om Ma Tri Mu Ye Sa Le Du is the Mantra of Compassion within the Tibetan Bon Tradition.

Here you can download and listen for free : 

https://www.jamendo.com/artist/358362/the-mind-orchestra

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https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/themindorchestra9

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A brief understanding of the mantra given by :
Kalden Yungdrung

Of the 3 kayas, it represents the Sambhogakaya, or subtle form body of the Buddha. There are 8 seed syllables within the mantra.

OM 
represents Tonpa Shenrab, the founder of Bön.

There are 5 parts to the Bonpo OM, along with 5 related symbolisms:

– The central white A represents the wisdom of emptiness and the embodiment of the dharmakaya.
– The naro (yellow gull-like figure) represents the mirror-like wisdom and the embodiment of the sambhogakaya.
– The red crescent moon symbol represents the discriminating wisdom and the embodiment of the nirmanakaya.
– The green round symbol at the top represents the wisdom of equanimity and the essential embodiment.
– The little blue AH below the main A represents the all-accomplishing wisdom and the ultimate embodiment.

Each part of the OM is drawn in one of the colors that represent the 5 elements. In its totality, the OM represents the 5 universal qualities. In Buddhism and Hinduism the syllable OM is used, but it is not drawn with all five parts, nor is it understood to have this meaning.

The red MA
represents Sherap Chamma, the loving mother who is the counterpart to Tonpa Shenrab. MA also symbolizes clarity, and OM emptiness. Or OM can represent method and MA wisdom. From the union of these 2 seeds emanate the guide Buddhas of the 6 realms of existence, which follow as the next 6 seed syllables of the mantra:

TRI 
represents Mucho Demdrug, the guide Buddha of the hell realm that is associated with the color indigo. Anger and causing harm to others leads to rebirth or experience of the hell realms. Mucho Demdrug brings us the antidote of complete and unconditional love.

MU 
represents Sangva Nangring, the guide Buddha of the hungry ghost realm. The primary cause of rebirth in the hungry ghost realm is greed, or lack of generosity to those who are in much greater need than oneself, or stinginess towards the dharma. It is said that the body if of a hungry ghost has a mouth the size of a seed, a throat the width of a hair, a stomach the size of the ocean, and legs like blades of grass. These beings have enormous need, but are unable to satiate their endless desires. This image should be understood as a metaphor of the way we relate to our own existence. Sangva Nangring offers the antidote of total generosity.

YE
is related to Tisang Rangzhi, the guide Buddha of the animal realm and the color green. The primary cause to be born in the animal realm is said to be ignorance. The suffering of animals is related to their inability to verbally communicate. Tisang Rangzhi brings the antidote of self-arising wisdom.

SA
represents Dagin Donpung, the guide Buddha of the human realm, and is related to the color yellow. It is said that the primary cause to be born in the human realm is jealousy. Jealousy can be related to wealth, clothing, or relationship, but at its core is the inability to accept what other people enjoy. Dagin Donpung brings the antidote of complete openness.

The blue LE
represents Chegyal Parti, the guide Buddha of the demi-god realm. The primary cause to be born in this realm of strife is pride. This can be pride of what you have, or pride in not having a quality or object. The main suffering of this realm is continual war, but through Chegyal Parti the antidote of peacefulness may relieve that suffering.

The white DU
represents Yeshen Tshugphud, the guide Buddha of the god realm. The god realm can also be said to be associated with pride. Legend has it that there is a great tree that has its roots in the demi-god realm, but the fruits of the tree fall in the god realm. The demi-gods are constantly challenging the gods to war in order to gain the fruits of this wonderful tree. But the demi-gods always lose the battle, for the gods are quite difficult to kill. Yeshen Tshugphud brings the antidote of absolute compassion.

Seen in this light, and understanding these meanings, reciting this mantra is a way of helping all the beings of the 6 realms of existence. Reciting this mantra invokes the guide Buddhas of the 6 realms and their sources, Tonpa Shenrab and Sherap Chamma. Through their enlightened power, our negative emotions are dissolved and all the positive, pure, and virtuous qualities of love, generosity, wisdom, openness, peacefulness, and compassion are invoked in us. Reciting this mantra helps us to connect with and reinforce those qualities within ourselves. It is not necessary to know all the legends of the various realms to gain benefit from this great mantra, but it is important to make a connection within ourselves to the virtuous qualities held by these seed syllables and come to embody those qualities.

Cold & Cough Medicine Recipe

I’d like to share this simple but tasty and effective remedy for colds, coughs and general respiratory complaints and issues. I found it best to use fresh ingredients, preferably hand picked but bought and/or dried will work well also.

Ingredients :

• one handful of fresh Elderflowers

• a sprig of Rosemary

• a sprig of Thyme

• two or three tablespoons of lemon juice

• one tablespoon of honey

How to Make :

You simply add the elderflowers with as little stalk as possible to your cup. Crush and break up the Rosemary & Thyme and add that in. Add the Lemon juice and Honey to taste and pour over boiled water that’s cooled for maybe five minutes. I find it best to not add water that’s just boiled as the intense heat will affect the medicines within. Stir well to dissolve the honey and mix the ingredients and enjoy.