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Una perla al giorno – Ramana Maharshi


 

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“La felicità è la tua natura. Non è sbagliato desiderarla. Quello che non va è la ricerca fuori quando è dentro. “

Ramana Maharshi

“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”

  Ramana Maharshi

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C’è sempre una via d’uscita – – There is always a way out – Yogananda


– C’è sempre una via d’uscita –

L’ansia non vi aiuta certamente. Non soltanto logora i nervi,
rendendovi irritabili e di cattivo umore, ma sottopone il cuore a una
tensione supplementare. Quando lasciate il lavoro alla fine della
giornata, dimenticatelo; non continuate a pensarci portandolo a casa
con voi. L’ansia annebbia la mente e, quindi, vi impedisce di pensare
con chiarezza. Dovete imparare ad affidarvi di più a Dio. Questa è una
scienza, è una legge divina. C’è sempre una via d’uscita dai vostri
problemi; e se trovate il tempo di pensare chiaramente, di pensare al
modo di liberarvi dalla causa della vostra ansia, invece di continuare
soltanto a preoccuparvene, diventerete un maestro.

Molti vengono da me per parlarmi delle loro angosce. Io li esorto a
sedersi in silenzio, a meditare e a pregare; e, dopo essersi
interiormente rasserenati, a pensare ai vari modi che possono
risolvere o eliminare il problema. Quando la loro mente è serenamente
concentrata su Dio, quando la loro fede in Dio è forte, trovano
finalmente una soluzione. Le vostre difficoltà non si risolveranno né
ignorandole né preoccupandovene. Meditate finché non vi
tranquillizzerete; poi pensate al vostro problema e pregate
profondamente, invocando l’aiuto di Dio. Concentratevi e troverete una
soluzione senza dover subire la terribile tensione suscitata
dall’ansia.

Tratto da: “Il Divino Romanzo” di Yogananda

– There is always a way out –

Anxiety does not help of course. Not only worn nerves,
making you irritable and moody, but subjects the heart to a
additional voltage. When you leave work at the end of
day, forget it, do not keep thinking about bringing home
with you. Anxiety clouds the mind and thus prevents you from thinking
clearly. You have to learn to trust more in God This is a
science, is a divine law. There is always a way out of your
problems, and if you find the time to think clearly, to think
how to get rid of the cause of your anxiety, instead of continuing
only worry about it, you will become a master.

Many people come to me to tell me about their anxieties. I urge them to
sit in silence to meditate and pray, and, after
soothed inwardly, to think about the various ways that can
solve or eliminate the problem. When their minds are peacefully
focused on God when their faith in God is strong, are
finally a solution. Your troubles will not be solved or
ignoring or preoccupandovene. Meditate until you
tranquillizzerete, then think about your problem and pray
deeply, invoking the help of God and you will find a Focus
solution without having to suffer the terrible tension induced
anxiety.

Taken from “The Divine Romance” by Yogananda

Preghiera – Prayer


Preghiera

« Il pregare è nella religione ciò che il pensiero è nella filosofia. Il senso religioso prega come l’organo del pensiero pensa »

Novalis
La preghiera è una delle pratiche comuni a tutte le religioni. Essa consiste nel rivolgersi alla dimensione del sacro con la parola o con il pensiero; gli scopi della preghiera possono essere molteplici: invocare, chiedere un aiuto, lodare, ringraziare, santificare, o esprimere devozione o abbandono. La preghiera è solitamente considerata come il momento in cui l’uomo ‘parla’ al sacro, mentre la fase inversa è la meditazione, durante la quale è il sacro che ‘parla’ all’uomo.
La preghiera può essere personale, oppure liturgica; solitamente questa seconda forma si ritrova come preghiera scritta (o comunque tramandata in qualche modo). Una delle forme di preghiera più diffuse è il canto devozionale.
Secondo la dottrina cattolica, quando l’uomo prega si eleva a Dio in modo cosciente. Il “tappeto di preghiera” è un piccolo tappeto che i musulmani usano per inginocchiarsi durante le preghiere giornaliere.
Forme di preghiera pubblica
Nell’ebraismo sono previsti per gli uomini tre preghiere nei giorni feriali, in ricordo dei sacrifici di animali e vegetali che venivano praticati nel Santuario: l’Arvith, Shachrith e Minchah. Le preghiere sono quattro il sabato e altri giorni particolari (5 volte per Yom Kippur). L’ordine delle preghiere si trova nel Siddur, il tradizionale libro delle preghiere ebraico. Sebbene la preghiera individuale sia valida, pregare con un minyan (numero minimo di dieci maschi adulti) è considerato ideale. Molte sinagoghe hanno un hazzan, cioè un cantore che guida la preghiera della comunità.
Nel Cristianesimo la forma classica e più antica di preghiera pubblica sono le ore canoniche, cioè momenti fissi durante la giornata in cui vengono recitati (o cantati) dei salmi più altre preghiere, dalla bibbia o composte dalle Chiese, oltre a inni e intercessioni. Di origine antichissima (la struttura è stata ereditata dalla preghiera ebraica sinagogale e del Tempio di Gerusalemme), le ore canoniche ebbero particolare rilievo nelle comunità monastiche come ufficio corale.
Nell’Islam la preghiera canonica è chiamata ṣalāt, prescritta 5 volte al giorno, in forma singola o collettiva, anche se sono previste e consigliate altre preghiere volontarie.
Forme di preghiera privata
Nelle devozioni private esistono vari tipi di preghiere, che hanno un unico fine: elevare l’anima a Dio. Elevare l’anima a Dio è infatti la definizione ufficiale della preghiera così come riportato dal Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica.
In realtà, come dice la Bibbia (Sap 1,7 e At 17,28), noi già viviamo ed esistiamo dentro Dio; come pure affermano alcune tradizioni religiose antiche dei popoli asiatici e americani. Essendo però Dio di natura trascendente e spirituale, la sua presenza non appare sempre immediatamente percepibile ed evidente. Ecco perché è necessario elevare l’anima a Dio, cioè compiere un atto di volontà (la volontà è una delle tre potenze dell’anima insieme alla memoria e all’intelletto) che ci rende più attenti, più sensibili, più partecipi di questa presenza che è sempre e ovunque. I modi di muovere la volontà e dunque l’anima a questa consapevolezza e a questa comunione sono molti e diversi. La tradizione cattolica ne enumera svariate decine che sono state ispirate dai santi nel corso dei secoli passati e che hanno trovato una eco più o meno duratura e diffusa, in funzione della semplicità, della praticità e della bellezza delle stesse modalità di preghiera.
Tra le forme private di preghiera più diffuse dalla tradizione cristiana troviamo:
la preghiera biblica (che utilizza direttamente le parole della Sacra Scrittura oppure che parte dalla lettura della Bibbia per poi aprirsi al colloquio personale con Dio, come fa la lectio divina);
il colloquio personale con Dio (che l’uomo può vivere in qualunque tempo e luogo);
il Santo Rosario (una forma devozionale nata nel Medioevo e diffusa oggi in tutti i popoli cattolici);
il culto delle immagini (fondato sul fatto che l’immagine sacra subito richiama alla mente la persona divina rappresentata e diffuso, oltre che nelle chiese, specialmente nei luoghi dove le chiese e i luoghi di culto pubblico sono lontani); tale culto non è accettato dal Protestantesimo;
la via crucis (devozione nata nel Medioevo e diffusa nel XVII secolo da san Leonardo da Porto Maurizio);
la vigilanza (cioè l’atteggiamento interiore dell’uomo che vigila sui suoi pensieri, discernendo quelli buoni da quelli malvagi per coltivare quelli buoni e rinnegare, dissolvere, dimenticare quelli malvagi);
la ripetizione (cioè l’atto della volontà che dà inizio ad un ciclo ripetitivo di brevi invocazioni o preghiere ben conosciute, che l’uomo ripete dentro di sé fino a formare un tappeto morbido e robusto sul quale l’anima si stende e si rilassa per poi entrare nella contemplazione);
la contemplazione (è la forma di preghiera considerata più santa, in quanto comunione stessa con il Santo, essendo stata definita dall’uomo la santità come la natura stessa di Dio; la contemplazione è la presenza viva di Dio nell’uomo che ispira direttamente pensieri, parole, immagini, azioni, per cui nella contemplazione l’uomo vede ciò che Dio vede, sente ciò che Dio sente, fa ciò che Dio fa);
la meditazione (è il fluire o il sorgere di pensieri che vengono suggeriti, stimolati, ispirati dalle fonti più diverse: ricordi, incontri, discorsi, letture, fatti, immagini, simboli, etc. Essendo immenso il bacino di spunti per la meditazione, essa è probabilmente la forma di orazione più praticata di ogni tempo).
Bibliografia
Jörg Zink, Come pregare, Claudiana, Torino 1988.
Giordano Berti, Preghiere di tutto il mondo, Vallardi, Milano 1999.
Gérald Messadié (a cura di), Il piccolo libro delle preghiere, Armenia, Milano 2003.
Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica (di cui la Parte Quarta è interamente dedicata alla preghiera)
Prayer
Prayer is a form of religious practice that seeks to activate a volitional rapport to God or spirit through deliberate practice. Prayer may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words or song. When language is used, prayer may take the form of a hymn, incantation, formal creed, or a spontaneous utterance in the praying person. There are different forms of prayer such as petitionary prayer, prayers of supplication, thanksgiving, and worship/praise. Prayer may be directed towards a deity, spirit, deceased person, or lofty idea, for the purpose of worshipping, requesting guidance, requesting assistance, confessing sins or to express one’s thoughts and emotions. Thus, people pray for many reasons such as personal benefit or for the sake of others.
Most major religions involve prayer in one way or another. Some ritualize the act of prayer, requiring a strict sequence of actions or placing a restriction on who is permitted to pray, while others teach that prayer may be practiced spontaneously by anyone at any time.
Scientific studies regarding the use of prayer have mostly concentrated on its effect on the healing of sick or injured people. The efficacy of petition in prayer for physical healing to a deity has been evaluated in numerous studies, with contradictory results There has been some criticism of the way the studies were conducted
Forms of prayer
Various spiritual traditions offer a wide variety of devotional acts. There are morning and evening prayers, graces said over meals, and reverent physical gestures. Some Christians bow their heads and fold their hands. Some Native Americans regard dancing as a form of prayer. Some Sufis whirl. Hindus chant mantras. Orthodox Jews sway their bodies back and forth[10] and Salah for Muslims (“kneel and prostrate as seen on the right”). Quakers keep silent. Some pray according to standardized rituals and liturgies, while others prefer extemporaneous prayers. Still others combine the two.
These methods show a variety of understandings to prayer, which are led by underlying beliefs.
These beliefs may be that
the finite can communicate with the infinite
the infinite is interested in communicating with the finite
prayer is intended to inculcate certain attitudes in the one who prays, rather than to influence the recipient
prayer is intended to train a person to focus on the recipient through philosophy and intellectual contemplation
prayer is intended to enable a person to gain a direct experience of the recipient
prayer is intended to affect the very fabric of reality as we perceive it
prayer is a catalyst for change in oneself and/or one’s circumstances, or likewise those of third party beneficiaries
the recipient desires and appreciates prayer
or any combination of these.[citation needed]
The act of prayer is attested in written sources as early as 5000 years ago. Some anthropologists, such as Sir Edward Burnett Tylor and Sir James George Frazer, believed that the earliest intelligent modern humans practiced something that we would recognize today as prayer.
Friedrich Heiler is often cited in Christian circles for his systematic Typology of Prayer which lists six types of prayer: primitive, ritual, Greek cultural, philosophical, mystical, and prophetic
The act of worship
Prayer has many different forms. Prayer may be done privately and individually, or it may be done corporately in the presence of fellow believers. Prayer can be incorporated into a daily “thought life”, in which one is in constant communication with a god. Some people pray throughout all that is happening during the day and seek guidance as the day progresses. This is actually regarded as a requirement in several Christian denominations,[15] although enforcement is not possible nor desirable. There can be many different answers to prayer, just as there are many ways to interpret an answer to a question, if there in fact comes an answer.[15] Some may experience audible, physical, or mental epiphanies. If indeed an answer comes, the time and place it comes is considered random. Some outward acts that sometimes accompany prayer are: anointing with oil;[16] ringing a bell;[17] burning incense or paper;[18] lighting a candle or candles;[19] facing a specific direction (i.e. towards Mecca[20] or the East); making the sign of the cross. One less noticeable act related to prayer is fasting.
A variety of body postures may be assumed, often with specific meaning (mainly respect or adoration) associated with them: standing; sitting; kneeling; prostrate on the floor; eyes opened; eyes closed; hands folded or clasped; hands upraised; holding hands with others; a laying on of hands and others. Prayers may be recited from memory, read from a book of prayers, or composed spontaneously as they are prayed. They may be said, chanted, or sung. They may be with musical accompaniment or not. There may be a time of outward silence while prayers are offered mentally. Often, there are prayers to fit specific occasions, such as the blessing of a meal, the birth or death of a loved one, other significant events in the life of a believer, or days of the year that have special religious significance. Details corresponding to specific traditions are outlined below.

Pre-Christian Europe

Etruscan, Greek, and Roman paganism
In the pre-Christian religions of Greeks and Romans (Ancient Greek religion, Roman religion), ceremonial prayer was highly formulaic and ritualized.[21][22] The Iguvine Tables contain a supplication that can be translated, “If anything was said improperly, if anything was done improperly, let it be as if it were done correctly.”
The formalism and formulaic nature of these prayers led them to be written down in language that may have only been partially understood by the writer, and our texts of these prayers may in fact be garbled. Prayers in Etruscan were used in the Roman world by augurs and other oracles long after Etruscan became a dead language. The Carmen Arvale and the Carmen Saliare are two specimens of partially preserved prayers that seem to have been unintelligible to their scribes, and whose language is full of archaisms and difficult passages.
Roman prayers and sacrifices were often envisioned as legal bargains between deity and worshipper. The Roman principle was expressed as do ut des: “I give, so that you may give.” Cato the Elder’s treatise on agriculture contains many examples of preserved traditional prayers; in one, a farmer addresses the unknown deity of a possibly sacred grove, and sacrifices a pig in order to placate the god or goddess of the place and beseech his or her permission to cut down some trees from the grove
Germanic paganism
An amount of accounts of prayers to the gods in Germanic paganism survived the process of Christianization, though only a single prayer has survived without the interjection of Christian references. This prayer is recorded in stanzas 2 and 3 of the poem Sigrdrífumál, compiled in the 13th century Poetic Edda from earlier traditional sources, where the valkyrie Sigrdrífa prays to the gods and the earth after being woken by the hero Sigurd.
A prayer to the bigger god Odin is mentioned in chapter 2 of the Völsunga saga where King Rerir prays for a child. His prayer is answered by Frigg, wife of Odin, who sends him an apple, which is dropped on his lap by Frigg’s servant in the form of a crow while Rerir is sitting on a mound. Rerir’s wife eats the apple and is then pregnant with the hero Völsung. In stanza 9 of the poem Oddrúnargrátr, a prayer is made to “kind wights, Frigg and Freyja, and many gods,” although since the poem is often considered one of the youngest poems in the Poetic Edda, the passage has been the matter of some debate.[26]
In chapter 21 of Jómsvíkinga saga, wishing to turn the tide of the Battle of Hjörungavágr, Haakon Sigurdsson eventually finds his prayers answered by the goddesses Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr and Irpa (the first of the two described as Haakon’s patron goddess) who appear in the battle, kill many of the opposing fleet, and cause the remnants of their forces to flee. However, this depiction of a pagan prayer has been criticized as inaccurate due to the description of Haakon dropping to his knees.
The 11th century manuscript for the Anglo-Saxon charm Æcerbot presents what is thought to be an originally pagan prayer for the fertility of the speaker’s crops and land, though Christianization is apparent throughout the charm.[28] The 8th century Wessobrunn Prayer has been proposed as a Christianized pagan prayer and compared to the pagan Völuspá[29] and the Merseburg Incantations, the latter recorded in the 9th or 10th century but of much older traditional origins
Abrahamic religions
Bible
In the common Bible of the Abrahamic religions, various forms of prayer appear; the most common forms being petition, thanksgiving, and worship. The longest book in the Bible is the Book of Psalms, 150 religious songs which are often regarded as prayers. Other well-known Biblical prayers include the Song of Moses (Exodus 15:1-18), the Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1-10), and the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55). But perhaps the best-known prayer in the Christian Bible is the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9–13; Luke 11:2-4).
See also: Tanakh, New Testament, Prayer in the Hebrew Bible, and Prayer in the New Testament
Judaism
Jews pray three times a day, with lengthier prayers on special days, such as the Shabbat and Jewish holidays. The siddur is the prayerbook used by Jews all over the world, containing a set order of daily prayers. Jewish prayer is usually described as having two aspects: kavanah (intention) and keva (the ritualistic, structured elements).
The most important Jewish prayers are the Shema Yisrael (“Hear O Israel”) and the Amidah (“the standing prayer”).
Communal prayer is preferred over solitary prayer, and a quorum of 10 adult males (a minyan) is considered by Orthodox Judaism a prerequisite for several communal prayers.
Rationalist approach to prayer
In this view, ultimate goal of prayer is to help train a person to focus on divinity through philosophy and intellectual contemplation. This approach was taken by Maimonides and the other medieval rationalists. One example of this approach to prayer is noted by Rabbi Steven Weil, who was appointed the Orthodox Union’s Executive-Vice President in 2009. He notes that the word “prayer” is a derivative of the Latin “precari”, which means “to beg”. The Hebrew equivalent “tefilah”, however, along with its root “pelel” or its reflexive “l’hitpallel”, means the act of self-analysis or self-evaluation. This approach is sometimes described as the person praying having a dialogue or conversation with God.
Educational approach to prayer
In this view, prayer is not a conversation. Rather, it is meant to inculcate certain attitudes in the one who prays, but not to influence. This has been the approach of Rabbenu Bachya, Yehuda Halevy, Joseph Albo, Samson Raphael Hirsch, and Joseph Dov Soloveitchik. This view is expressed by Rabbi Nosson Scherman in the overview to the Artscroll Siddur (p. XIII); note that Scherman goes on to also affirm the Kabbalistic view (see below).
Kabbalistic approach to prayer
Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) uses a series of kavanot, directions of intent, to specify the path the prayer ascends in the dialog with God, to increase its chances of being answered favorably. Kabbalists ascribe a higher meaning to the purpose of prayer, which is no less than affecting the very fabric of reality itself, restructuring and repairing the universe in a real fashion. In this view, every word of every prayer, and indeed, even every letter of every word, has a precise meaning and a precise effect. Prayers thus literally affect the mystical forces of the universe, and repair the fabric of creation.
Among Jews, this approach has been taken by the Chassidei Ashkenaz (German pietists of the Middle-Ages), the Arizal’s Kabbalist tradition, Ramchal, most of Hassidism, the Vilna Gaon, and Jacob Emden.
Christianity
Main articles: Prayer in Christianity and Christian worship
Christian prayers are quite varied. They can be completely spontaneous, or read entirely from a text, like the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. Probably the most common and universal prayer among Christians is the Lord’s Prayer, which according to the gospel accounts is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray. Some Protestant denominations choose not to recite the Lord’s Prayer or other rote prayers.
Christians generally pray to God or to the Father. Some Christians (e.g., Catholics, Orthodox) will also ask the righteous in heaven and “in Christ,” such as Virgin Mary or other saints to intercede by praying on their behalf (intercession of saints). Formulaic closures include “through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, through all the ages of ages,” and “in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
It is customary among Protestants to end prayers with “In Jesus’ name, Amen” or “In the name of Christ, Amen”[34] However, the most commonly used closure in Christianity is simply “Amen” (from a Hebrew adverb used as a statement of affirmation or agreement, usually translated as so be it).
There is also the form of prayer called hesychast which is a repetitious type of prayer for the purpose of meditation. In the Western or Latin Rite of Catholic Church, probably the most common is the Rosary; In the Eastern Church (the Eastern rites of the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church), the Jesus Prayer.
Roman Catholic tradition includes specific prayers and devotions as acts of reparation which do not involve a petition for a living or deceased beneficiary, but aim to repair the sins of others, e.g. for the repair of the sin of blasphemy performed by others
Pentecostalism
In Pentecostal congregations, prayer is often done by speaking in a foreign tongue, a practice now known as glossolalia.[36] Practitioners of Pentecostal glossolalia may claim that the languages they speak in prayer are real foreign languages, and that the ability to speak those languages spontaneously is a gift of the Holy Spirit;[37][38] however, many people outside the movement have offered alternative views. George Barton Cutten suggested that glossolalia was a sign of mental illness.[39] Felicitas Goodman suggested that tongue speakers were under a form of hypnosis.[40] Others suggest that it is a learned behaviour. Some of these views have allegedly been refuted
Christian Science
Christian Science teaches that prayer is a spiritualization of thought or an understanding of God and of the nature of the underlying spiritual creation. Adherents believe that this can result in healing, by bringing spiritual reality (the “Kingdom of Heaven” in Biblical terms) into clearer focus in the human scene. The world as it appears to the senses is regarded as a distorted version of the world of spiritual ideas. Prayer can heal the distortion. Christian Scientists believe that prayer does not change the spiritual creation but gives a clearer view of it, and the result appears in the human scene as healing: the human picture adjusts to coincide more nearly with the divine reality. Christian Scientists do not practice intercessory prayer as it is commonly understood, and they generally avoid combining prayer with medical treatment in the belief that the two practices tend to work against each other. (However, the choice of healing method is regarded as a matter for the individual, and the Christian Science Church exerts no pressure on members to avoid medical treatment if they wish to avail of it as an alternative to Christian Science healing.) Prayer works through love: the recognition of God’s creation as spiritual, intact, and inherently lovable

Prevalence of prayer for health

Some modalities of alternative medicine employ prayer. A survey released in May 2004 by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health in the United States, found that in 2002, 43% of Americans pray for their own health, 24% pray for others’ health, and 10% participate in a prayer group for their own healt
Islam
Muslims pray a ritualistic prayer called salah or salat in Arabic, facing the Kaaba in Mecca, five times a day. The command to pray is in the Quran in several chapters. The prophet Muhammed showed each Muslim the true method of offering prayers thus the same method is observed till date. There is the “call for prayer” (adhan or azaan), where the muezzin calls for all the followers to stand together for the prayer. The prayer consists of standing, by mentioning -àllàh o -àqbàr (God is great) followed by recitation of the first chapter of the Quran. After the person bends and praises god, then prostrates and again praises god. The prayer ends with the following words “peace and blessings be upon you”. During the prayer a Muslim cannot talk or do anything else besides praying. Once the prayer is complete one can offer voluntary prayers or supplicate -àllàh for his needs. There are also many standard duas or supplications, also in Arabic, to be recited at various times, e.g. for one’s parents, after salah, before eating. Muslims may also say dua in their own words and languages for any issue they wish to communicate with God in the hope that God will answer their prayers.[20] Certain Shia fiqhs pray 3 times a day.
Bahá’í
Main article: Prayer in the Bahá’í Faith
Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and `Abdu’l-Bahá have revealed many prayers for general use, and some for specific occasions, including for unity, detachment, spiritual upliftment, and healing among others. Bahá’ís are also required to recite each day one of three obligatory prayers revealed by Bahá’u’lláh. The believers have been enjoined to face in the direction of the Qiblih when reciting their Obligatory Prayer. The longest obligatory prayer may be recited at any time during the day; another, of medium length, is recited once in the morning, once at midday, and once in the evening; and the shortest can be recited anytime between noon and sunset. Bahá’ís also read from and meditate on the scriptures every morning and evening.
Eastern religions
In contrast with Western religion, Eastern religion for the most part discards worship and places devotional emphasis on the practice of meditation alongside scriptural study. Consequently, prayer is seen as a form of meditation or an adjunct practice to meditation
Buddhism
n certain Buddhist sects, prayer accompanies meditation. Buddhism for the most part sees prayer as a secondary, supportive practice to meditation and scriptural study. Gautama Buddha claimed that human beings possess the capacity and potential to be liberated, or enlightened, through contemplation, leading to insight. Prayer is seen mainly as a powerful psycho-physical practice that can enhance meditation.[48]
In the earliest Buddhist tradition, the Theravada, and in the later Mahayana tradition of Zen (or Chán), prayer plays only an ancillary role. It is largely a ritual expression of wishes for success in the practice and in helping all beings.[49][50][51][52]
The skillful means (Sanskrit: upaya) of the transfer of merit (Sanskrit: parinamana) is an evocation and prayer. Moreover, indeterminate buddhas are available for intercession as they reside in awoken-fields (Sanskrit: buddha-kshetra).
The nirmanakaya of a awoken-field is what is generally known and understood as mandala. The opening and closing of the ring (Sanskrit: mandala) is an active prayer. An active prayer is a mindful activity, an activity in which mindfulness is not just cultivated but is.[53] A common prayer is “May the merit of my practice, adorn Buddhas’ Pure Lands, requite the fourfold kindness from above, and relieve the suffering of the three life-journeys below. Universally wishing sentient beings, Friends, foes, and karmic creditors, all to activate the bodhi mind, and all to be reborn in the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss.” (願以此功德 莊嚴佛淨土 上報四重恩 下濟三途苦 普願諸眾生 冤親諸債主 悉發菩提心 同生極樂國)[54]
The Generation Stage (Sanskrit: utpatti-krama) of Vajrayana involves prayer elements.[55]
The Tibetan Buddhism tradition emphasizes an instructive and devotional relationship to a guru; this may involve devotional practices known as guru yoga which are congruent with prayer. It also appears that Tibetan Buddhism posits the existence of various deities, but the peak view of the tradition is that the deities or yidam are no more existent or real than the continuity (Sanskrit: santana; refer mindstream) of the practitioner, environment and activity. But how practitioners engage yidam or tutelary deities will depend upon the level or more appropriately yana at which they are practicing. At one level, one may pray to a deity for protection or assistance, taking a more subordinate role. At another level, one may invoke the deity, on a more equal footing. And at a higher level one may deliberately cultivate the idea that one has become the deity, whilst remaining aware that its ultimate nature is shunyata. The views of the more esoteric yana are impenetrable for those without direct experience and empowerment.
Pure Land Buddhism emphasizes the recitation by devotees of prayer-like mantras, a practice often called Nembutsu.[56]:190 On one level it is said that reciting these mantras can ensure rebirth into a sambhogakaya land (Sanskrit: buddha-kshetra) after bodily dissolution, a sheer ball spontaneously co-emergent to a buddha’s enlightened intention. According to Shinran, the founder of the Pure Land Buddhism tradition that is most prevalent in the US[56]:193[57] “for the long haul nothing is as efficacious as the Nembutsu.”[56]:197[58] On another, the practice is a form of meditation aimed at achieving realization.[citation needed]
But beyond all these practices the Buddha emphasized the primacy of individual practice and experience. He said that supplication to gods or deities was not necessary. Nevertheless, today many lay people in East Asian countries pray to the Buddha in ways that resemble Western prayer—asking for intervention and offering devotion.
Hinduism
Hinduism has incorporated many kinds of prayer (Sanskrit: prārthanā), from fire-based rituals to philosophical musings. While chanting involves ‘by dictum’ recitation of timeless verses or verses with timings and notations, dhyanam involves deep meditation (however short or long) on the preferred deity/God. Again the object to which prayers are offered could be a persons referred as devtas, trinity or incarnation of either devtas or trinity or simply plain formless meditation as practiced by the ancient sages. All of these are directed to fulfilling personal needs or deep spiritual enlightenment. Ritual invocation was part and parcel of the Vedic religion and as such permeated their sacred texts. Indeed, the highest sacred texts of the Hindus, the Vedas, are a large collection of mantras and prayer rituals. Classical Hinduism came to focus on extolling a single supreme force, Brahman, that is made manifest in several lower forms as the familiar gods of the Hindu pantheon[dubious – discuss]. Hindus in India have numerous devotional movements. Hindus may pray to the highest absolute God Brahman, or more commonly to Its three manifestations namely creator god called Brahma, preserver god called Vishnu and destroyer god (so that the creation cycle can start afresh) Shiva, and at the next level to Vishnu’s avatars (earthly appearances) Rama and Krishna or to many other male or female deities. Typically, Hindus pray with their hands (the palms) joined together in pranam. The hand gesture is similar to the popular Indian greeting namaste.
Jainism
Although Jains believe that no spirit or divine being can assist them on their path, they do hold some influence, and on special occasions, Jains will pray for right knowledge to the twenty-four Tirthankaras (saintly teachers) or sometimes to Hindu deities such as Ganesha.
Shinto
The practices involved in Shinto prayer are heavily influenced by Buddhism; Japanese Buddhism has also been strongly influenced by Shinto in turn. The most common and basic form of devotion involves throwing a coin, or several, into a collection box, ringing a bell, clapping one’s hands, and contemplating one’s wish or prayer silently. The bell and hand clapping are meant to wake up or attract the attention of the kami of the shrine, so that one’s prayer may be heard.
Shinto prayers quite frequently consist of wishes or favors asked of the kami, rather than lengthy praises or devotions. Unlike in certain other faiths, it is not considered irregular or inappropriate to ask favors of the kami in this way, and indeed many shrines are associated with particular favors, such as success on exams.
In addition, one may write one’s wish on a small wooden tablet, called an ema, and leave it hanging at the shrine, where the kami can read it. If the wish is granted, one may return to the shrine to leave another ema as an act of thanksgiving.
Sikhism
The Ardās (Punjabi: ਅਰਦਾਸ) is a Sikh prayer that is done before performing or after undertaking any significant task; after reciting the daily Banis (prayers); or completion of a service like the Paath (scripture reading/recitation), kirtan (hymn-singing) program or any other religious program. In Sikhism, these prayers are also said before and after eating. The prayer is a plea to God to support and help the devotee with whatever he or she is about to undertake or has done.
The Ardas is usually always done standing up with folded hands. The beginning of the Ardas is strictly set by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. When it comes to conclusion of this prayer, the devotee uses word like “Waheguru please bless me in the task that I am about to undertake” when starting a new task or “Akal Purakh, having completed the hymn-singing, we ask for your continued blessings so that we can continue with your memory and remember you at all times”, etc. The word “Ardās” is derived from Persian word ‘Arazdashat’, meaning a request, supplication, prayer, petition or an address to a superior authority.
Ardās is a unique prayer based on the fact that it is one of the few well-known prayers in the Sikh religion that was not written in its entirety by the Gurus. The Ardās cannot be found within the pages of the Guru Granth Sahib because it is a continually changing devotional text that has evolved over time in order for it to encompass the feats, accomplishments, and feelings of all generations of Sikhs within its lines. Taking the various derivation of the word Ardās into account, the basic purpose of this prayer is an appeal to Waheguru for his protection and care, as well as being a plea for the welfare and prosperity of all mankind, and a means for the Sikhs to thank Waheguru for all that he has done
Taoism
Prayer in Taoism is less common than Fulu, which is the drawing and writing of supernatural talismans
Animism
Although prayer in its literal sense is not used in animism, communication with the spirit world is vital to the animist way of life. This is usually accomplished through a shaman who, through a trance, gains access to the spirit world and then shows the spirits’ thoughts to the people. Other ways to receive messages from the spirits include using astrology or contemplating fortune tellers and healers. The native religions in some parts of North, East and South Asia, America, Africa, and Oceania are often animistic.
America
The Aztec religion was not strictly animist. It had an ever increasing pantheon of deities, and the shamans performed ritual prayer to these deities in their respective temples. These shamans made petitions to the proper deities in exchange for a sacrifice offering: food, flowers, effigies, and animals, usually quail. But the larger the thing required from the God the larger the sacrifice had to be, and for the most important rites one would offer one’s own blood; by cutting his ears, arms, tongue, thighs, chest or genitals, and often a human life; either warrior, slave, or even self-sacrifice.[63]
The Pueblo Indians are known to have used prayer sticks, that is, sticks with feathers attached as supplicatory offerings. The Hopi Indians used prayer sticks as well, but they attached to it a small bag of sacred meat
Australia
In Australia, prayers to the “Great Wit” are performed by the “clever wapmen” and “clever women”, or kadji. These Aboriginal shamans use maban or mabain, the material that is believed to give them their purported magical powers
Neopaganism
Adherents to forms of modern Neopaganism pray to various gods. The most commonly worshiped and prayed to gods are those of Pre-Christian Europe, such as Celtic, Norse, or Graeco-Roman gods. Prayer can vary from sect to sect, and with some (such as Wicca) prayer may also be associated with ritual magick.
Theurgy and Western Esotericism
Practitioners of theurgy and western esotericism may practice a form of ritual which utilizes both pre-sanctioned prayers and names of God, and prayers “from the heart” that, when combined, allows the participant to ascend spiritually, and in some instances, induce a trance in which God or other spiritual beings may be realized. Very similar to hermetic qabala, and orthodox qabala, it is believed that prayer can influence both the physical and non-physical worlds. The use of ritualistic signs and names are believed to be archetypes in which the subconscious may take form as the Inner God, or another spiritual being, and the “prayer from the heart” to be that spiritual force speaking through the participant.
Meher Baba
The Indian spiritual teacher Meher Baba emphasized both the beauty of prayer as praise and the power of prayer as petition:
“The ideal prayer to the Lord is nothing more than spontaneous praise of His being. You praise Him, not in the spirit of bargain but in the spirit of self-forgetful appreciation of what He really is. You praise Him because He is praiseworthy. Your praise is a spontaneous appreciative response to his true being, as infinite light, infinite power and infinite bliss.”[66]
“Through repeated sincere prayers it is possible to effect an exit from the otherwise inexorable working out of the law of karma. The forgiveness asked from God evokes from Him His inscrutable grace, which alone can give new direction to the inexorable karmic determination
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preghiera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer

Una perla al giorno – Theragatha


 

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Alzati, svegliati, Kâtiyâna,
siediti a gambe incrociate.
Non esser preda della sonnolenza:
sta’ sveglio e serbati vigile.
Rampollo di una stirpe distratta,
non permettere che il Re della Morte
con un un semplice trucco
ti sopraffaccia nell’autoindulgenza.

Theragatha, 411
Get up, wake up, Kâtiyâna,
sit cross-legged.
Do not be a prey of sleepiness:
is’ laid up awake and alert.
Scion of a race distracted,
not to allow the King of Death
with a simple trick
nell’autoindulgenza overwhelm you.

Theragatha, 411

Buona ricerca – Good search



Buona ricerca
Quando tu vuoi cercare la Verità, non restare nel chiasso, essa svanirebbe.
Tu immergiti nel silenzio, dove nulla distrae il tuo ascolto, tu non fare vagare la mente da una immagine ad una altra. Tu semplicemente ascolta dentro di te cosa dice il tuo cuore.

Tu non ti aggrappare ad una aspettativa, tu non ti gonfiare di orgoglio credendo di avere realizzato un traguardo solo per avere sperimentato una piccola Siddhi ( potere esteriore che nasce da una piccola realizzazione interiore di noi stessi), non è questo il motivo della ricerca, tu vai avanti sicuro e non perdere mai la tua volontà e la fiducia in te stesso.
Un giorno, dopo avere attraversato il deserto, quando tu guarderai alle tue spalle ti accorgerai di come tu sia stato capace di camminare a lungo e di come la forza sia sempre stata in te, come la speranza sia stata la tua lampada nel buio della notte.
Tu ti accorgerai che in te hai già tutto e che non sei mai stato solo: l’amore è la più grande potenza che sa condurre oltre ogni difficoltà, tu ama e dimentica il sudore e la fatica, tu ama e saprai sempre trovare
la strada giusta che ti impedisce di perderti nelle tenebre.

01.01.2009 Poetyca

Good search

When you want to search for the truth, do not stay in the noise, itwould vanish.
You immerse yourself in the silence, where nothing distracts yourlistening, you do not mind wander from one image to another. Yousimply listen in to what you said in your heart.
You do not cling to an expectation, you do not swell with pridethinking of having achieved a goal only to have experienced a smallSiddhi (external power that comes from a small inner realizzaziione of ourselves), this is not the reason for the research, sure you go onand never lose your will and trust in yourself.
One day, after crossing the desert when you will look behind youyou’ll see how you were able to walk and how long the power hasalways been in you, that hope has been your lamp in the darkness of the night .
You realize that you already have everything that you’ve never beenjust that: love is the greatest power that knows how to carry overevery difficulty, you love and forget the sweat and toil, you’ll always know you love and find
the right way that prevents you from getting lost in the darkness.

01.01.2009 Poetyca

Bruce Cockburn playlist


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Bruce Cockburn (Ottawa, 27 maggio 1945) è un cantautore canadese.

Il suo stile, con il personalissimo modo di suonare la chitarra, fonde generi come pop, folk, rock, reggae e jazz. Le liriche sono ispirate dalla sua visione umanistica e metafisica della vita vicina all’etica cristiana. 

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Cockburn

Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC (/ˈkbərn/; born May 27, 1945)[1] is a Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter whose career spans over 40 years. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad range of topics that reveal a passion for human rights, politics and spirituality.

In 2014, he released his memoirs, Rumours of Glory: A Memoir.[2]  

Cockburn was born in 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and spent some of his early years on a farm outside Pembroke, Ontario. He has stated in interviews that his first guitar was one he found around 1959 in his grandmother’s attic, which he adorned with golden stars and used to play along to radio hits.[3] Cockburn attended Nepean High School, where his 1964 yearbook photo states his desire “to become a musician”.[4]He attended Berklee School of Music in Boston for three semesters in the mid-1960s. In 1966 he joined an Ottawa band called The Children, which lasted for about a year. In the spring of 1967 he joined the final lineup of The Esquires. He moved to Toronto that summer to form The Flying Circus with former Bobby Kris & The Imperials members Marty Fisher and Gordon MacBain and ex-Tripp member Neil Lillie. The group recorded some material in late 1967 (which remains unreleased) before changing its name to Olivus in the spring of 1968, by which time Lillie (who changed his name to Neil Merryweather) had been replaced by Dennis Pendrith from Livingstone’s Journey. Olivus opened for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream in April 1968. That summer Cockburn broke up the band with the intention of going solo, but ended up in the band 3’s a Crowd with David Wiffen, Colleen Peterson, and Richard Patterson, who had been a co-member of The Children. Cockburn left 3’s a Crowd in the spring of 1969 to pursue a solo career.

Cockburn’s first solo appearance was at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1967, and in 1969 he was a headliner. In 1970 he released his self-titled, solo album. Cockburn’s guitar work and songwriting won him an enthusiastic following. His early work featured rural and nautical imagery and Biblical metaphors. Raised as an agnostic, early in his career he became a Christian.[5] Many of his albums from the 1970s refer to Christianity, which in turn informs his concerns for human rights and environmentalism. His references to Christianity include the Grail imagery of 20th-century Christian poet Charles Williams and the ideas of theologian Harvey Cox.[6]

In 1970 Cockburn became partners with Bernie Finkelstein in the music publishing firm Golden Mountain Music.[7]

While Cockburn had been popular in Canada for years, he did not have a big impact in the United States until 1979, with the release of the album Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws. “Wondering Where the Lions Are“, the first single from that album, reached No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US in June 1980, and earned Cockburn an appearance on NBC‘s hit TV show Saturday Night Live.

Cockburn was married from 1969 to 1980 and has a daughter from that marriage.[citation needed] He wrote the song “Little Seahorse”, released on In the Falling Dark, in late 1975 about the time when his daughter wasin utero.[citation needed]

Through the 1980s Cockburn’s songwriting became increasingly urban, global and political as he became more involved with progressive causes. His political concerns were first hinted at on the albums: Humans,Inner City Front and The Trouble with Normal. They became more evident in 1984, with his second US radio hit, “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” (No. 88 in the US) from the Stealing Fire album. He had written the song a year earlier, after visiting Guatemalan refugee camps in Mexico that were attacked by Guatemalan military helicopters. His political activism continues to the present. Cockburn has travelled to countries such as Mozambique and Iraq, played benefit concerts, and written songs on a variety of subjects ranging from the International Monetary Fund to land mines. His internationalist bent is reflected in the many world musicinfluences in his music, including reggae and Latin music.

In 1991 Intrepid Records released Kick at the Darkness, a tribute album to Cockburn whose title comes from a phrase in his song “Lovers in a Dangerous Time“. It features the Barenaked Ladies‘ cover of that song, which became their first Top 40 hit and an element in their early success. This lyric was also referenced by U2 in their song “God Part II” from their album Rattle and Hum.

In the early 1990s, Cockburn teamed with T-Bone Burnett for two albums, Nothing but a Burning Light and Dart to the Heart. The latter included a song, “Closer to the Light”, inspired by the death of songwriter Mark Heard, a close friend of Cockburn and Burnett. Cockburn frequently refers to Heard as his favourite songwriter and he was one of many artists who paid tribute to Heard on an album and video titled Strong Hand of Love.

In 1998 Cockburn travelled with filmmaker Robert Lang to Mali, West Africa, where he jammed with Grammy Award-winning blues musician Ali Farka Toure and kora master Toumani Diabate. The month-long journey was documented in the film River of Sand, which won the Regard Canadien award for best documentary at the Vues d’Afrique Film Festival in Montreal. It was also invited for competition at the International Festival of Environmental Films in Paris.[8]

Some of Cockburn’s previously published material had been collected in several albums: Resume, Mummy Dust, and Waiting for a Miracle. His first greatest hits collection was Anything Anytime Anywhere: Singles 1979–2002, released in 2002.

In January 2003 Cockburn finished recording his 21st album, You’ve Never Seen Everything, which features contributions from Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Sam Phillips, Sarah Harmer, Hugh Marsh, Jonell Mosser, Larry Taylor and Steven Hodges. (Taylor and Hodges, formerly of Canned Heat who performed at Monterey and Woodstock in the 1960s, may be known best for their work with Tom Waits).

Cockburn performed a set at the Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario, on July 2, 2005. Speechless, an instrumental compilation of new and previously released material, was released on October 24, 2005. His 22nd album, Life Short Call Now, was released on July 18, 2006.

Canadian senator and retired general Roméo Dallaire, who is active in humanitarian fundraising and promoting awareness, appeared on stage at the University of Victoria with Cockburn. The October 4, 2008, concert was held to aid the plight of child soldiers.[9]

In 2009 Cockburn travelled to Afghanistan to visit his brother, Capt. John Cockburn, and to play a concert for Canadian troops. He performed his 1984 song “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” and was temporarily awarded an actual rocket launcher by the military. Cockburn has stated that, while unsure of the original Invasion of Afghanistan, he supported Canada’s role there.[10]

Cockburn released his studio album Small Source of Comfort in 2011. “Lois on the Autobahn”, a cheerful and experiential instrumental recalling “Rouler sa bosse” from Salt, Sun and Time is a tribute to Cockburn’s mother, Lois, who succumbed to cancer in 2010.[citation needed]

Cockburn married his longtime girlfriend M.J. Hannett shortly after the birth of his second daughter, Iona (b. November 2011) in 2011.[11][12] As of 2014, the family lives in the San Francisco area, where Cockburn is writing his memoirs up to 2004.[13]

A documentary film, Bruce Cockburn Pacing the Cage,[14][15] was released in 2013 on television and a brief theatrical showing; directed by Joel Goldberg, gave a rare look into Cockburn’s music, life and politics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Cockburn

La ricerca del vero – The search for truth


La ricerca del vero
In tanti anni, in tanti intrecci di storie, di risorse umane e di maturata esperienza, posso dire solo che ringrazio tutte le difficoltà maturate nel rapporto con gli altri.
Non ho la pretesa di ritenermi nel ” giusto o nel vero”, da ricercatrice posso solo dire di sperimentare giorno per giorno, di avere gioia nella scoperta e nella sperimentazione, senza meta o verità da indicare, tutto è talmente sottile che davvero le parole sarebbero solo una prigione.

Come diceva Lao – tzu nel Tao:
” Qualsiasi cosa si possa esprimere con le parole non è vera, il Tao può essere comunicato
solo da essere ad essere. Solo attraverso la presenza del Maestro,
la Verità può essere colta solo nel silenzio.”

A che servono allora le costruzioni mentali, l’aggrapparsi a parole, ad una babele di impressioni,
i giochi a rimpiattino per dimostrare quello che non è dimostrabile ma occorre di una apertura del Cuore
che non tutti sono disposti ad avere?

Abbandonare la mente per vivere la non – mente incute troppa paura
Una cosa che ho imparato è la responsabilità personale, come a volte sia io stessa la fonte di illusioni o di aspettative.
Quando ci si aspetta che gli altri siano come noi crediamo o ci attacchiamo alla nostra immagine, è palese la delusione.

Quando ci si aspetta di conoscere la Verità essa ci sfugge.
Dopo un paio di esperienze disastrose non ho però smesso di credere negli altri, nella loro buonafede e a volte incapacità di vedere oltre alcuni aspetti. Non si tratta di reale ottusità o colpa ma di non avere ancora maturato delle esperienze.
Vorrei riportare il pensiero di oggi di Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov come spunto di riflessione:
“Delle entità invisibili accompagnano l’essere umano lungo tutta
la sua vita. Le entità luminose, benefiche, gli preparano il
cammino ovunque debba recarsi, mentre le entità tenebrose,
malefiche, si oppongono a tutto ciò che di utile e costruttivo
egli desidera intraprendere e lo spingono verso strade senza
uscita.
Quando un re si mette in viaggio, è preceduto da servitori che
preparano il suo arrivo: quando giunge, tutto è pronto, perché
si tratta del re. Ma chi si preoccupa di organizzare gli
spostamenti di un mendicante?… Lo stesso vale per la vita
interiore: colui che è re o principe trova inevitabilmente la
via spianata davanti a sé e una quantità di persone ad
accoglierlo, mentre il mendicante – che simbolicamente è un
essere povero di virtù – non sarà ben accolto da nessuna parte.
Il segreto della vera vita, dunque, è cercare di diventare re di
se stessi, un re che domini i propri pensieri, i propri
sentimenti e le proprie azioni. Chi è realmente padrone del
proprio regno è sempre preceduto da esseri che preparano per lui
le migliori condizioni.”

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Vorrei però aggiungere anche una riflessione su quello che spesso si compie nel portare in forma sbagliata delle energie sull’immagine di sè e qui mi viene in aiuto un piccolo aneddoto:
Un ricercatore andò da Lieh – zu e disse: ” Ho rinunciato ad ogni cosa, prendimi con te, ora io sono pronto e capace di illuminarmi!”.
Lieh zu lo guardo con amorevolezza e risposte: ” Ora sii gentile e rinuncia anche a questo! Solo allora potrai venire a stare con me!” .
Il ricercatore esterefatto replicò :” Ma io ho rinunciato a tutto!”
E Lieh – zu ” Ma non c’è bisogno che ti aggrappi anche a questo!”

La sensazione di non avere desideri, di avere raggiunto uno scopo, di essere arrrivati e di non avere alcun difetto è una ” sostituzione ” o un nuovo inganno della mente che senza identificazione non saprebbe accettare il vuoto.
Il giovane non era realmente pronto a capire, non aveva davvero fatto esperienza.
Lieh – zu rispose: ” Allora lascia anche questo ( attaccamento), perchè te lo porti dietro? ”
Il giovane naturalmente non capiva e rispose: ” Ma io non possiedo proprio nulla, io non mi sono portato dietro nulla, io ho rinunciato a tutto!”.
Pazientemente Lieh – zu che aveva chiaramente visto la situazione replicò” ” Allora non aggrapparti neppure a questo!”.

Il dialogo tra queste due persone sarebbe infinito e in fondo su due diversi piani,come si potrebbe credere che ci possa essere comprensione e costruttività?
Spesso mi capita di osservare, di tentare la comunicazione ma non sempre è facile allora che senso avrebbe ” portarmi dietro ” l’intenzione di convincere di qualcosa? Spesso sono io stessa che ho bisogno di osservare mentre assimilo esperienze, per comprendere quale lezione devo imparare, di quale atteggiamento posso benissimo fare a meno, per avere un bagaglio leggero.
Preferisco sorridere con compassione, nel rispetto della libera scelta di altri e concentrarmi sul mio percorso, per continuare a vivere in armonia.

21/04/2009 Poetyca

The search for truth

In many years, so many intertwining stories, human resources and gained experience, I can only say that I thank all the difficulties gained in relationships with others.
I do not pretend to consider them in “right or true, researchers can only say to try each day to have joy in the discovery and testing, without a goal or truth to show, everything is so thin that the very words would only a prison.

In the words of Lao – tzu in the Tao:
“Anything you can put into words is not true, the Tao can be communicated
only be to be. Only through the presence of the Master,
Truth can be grasped only in silence. ”

What are the mental constructions, then, cling to the words, a babel of impressions,
and mouse games to prove that is not certified but should be an opening of the Heart
that not everyone is willing to have?

Leaving the mind to live not – mind strikes too afraid
One thing I learned is personal responsibility, as is sometimes the source of myself illusions or expectations.
When you expect others to be like us or believe we attach to our image, it is clear disappointment.

When you expect to know the truth it escapes us.
After a couple of disastrous experiences I still have not stopped believing in others, in good faith and sometimes their inability to see beyond a few aspects. This is not real or gross stupidity but have not yet gained the experience.
I would like to bring the thought of today Omraam Mikhael Aïvanhov as food for thought:
“Of the invisible entities accompany humans throughout
his life. Entities bright beneficial to prepare the
path must go everywhere, while the dark entity,
evil, oppose all that useful and constructive
and he wishes to push the roads without
output.
When a king is a journey, is preceded by servants
preparing for his arrival: when it comes, everything is ready, because
it is the king. But who cares to organize
movements of a beggar? … The same goes for life
inner man who is king or prince is inevitably
leveled off in front of him and a lot of people to
welcome, while the beggar – which is a symbolically
virtue of being poor – will not be welcomed anywhere.
The secret of true life, then, is trying to become king of
themselves, a king who control their thoughts, their
feelings and actions. Who really is owner of
his kingdom is always preceded by beings who are preparing for him
the best conditions. ”

Omraam Mikhael Aïvanhov
But let me add a reflection on what often is accomplished in bringing in the wrong form of energy self-image and here I will help a little anecdote:
A researcher went to Lieh – zu and said: “I have renounced everything, take me now I’m ready and able to enlighten me.”
Lieh zu watch it with kindness and answers: “Now be good and also rejects this! Only then can you come and stay with me!” .
The researcher esterefatti replied: “But I gave up everything!”
It Lieh – zu “But you do not need to cling even to this!”

The feeling of not have desires to have reached an end, to be arrrivati and have no defect is a “replacement” or a new trick of the mind that no identification would be unable to accept the void.
The young man was not really ready to understand, had not really experienced.
Lieh – zu replied: “Then leave this (attack), because you take it back?”
The young man obviously did not understand and replied: “But I have nothing, I have not brought anything back, I have given up everything.”
Patiently Lieh – zu that had clearly seen the situation said “Then do not cling even to this.”

The dialogue between these two people would be infinite and bottom on two different planes, as one might think that there can be understanding and constructive?
I often observe, groped communication is not always easy, but then what would “take back” the intention to convince of anything? They are often myself I need to watch while assimilate experiences, to understand what lessons I learn, what attitude can well do without, to have a light background.
I prefer to smile with compassion, respecting the free will of others and focus on my path, to continue to live in harmony.

21/04/2009 Poetyca

Neil Young – The Needle & The Damage Done


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Neil Percival Young (Toronto, 12 novembre 1945) è un cantautore e chitarrista canadese.

Dopo aver debuttato giovanissimo con la storica formazione dei Buffalo Springfield e aver raggiunto il successo nel supergruppo Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,[1] Neil si è imposto come uno dei più carismatici e influenti cantautori degli anni settanta,[2] contribuendo a ridefinire la figura del songwriter con album come After the Gold Rush e il vendutissimo Harvest.[3]

Artista solitario e tormentato,[3] capace di passare con disinvoltura dalla quiete della ballata acustica alla brutalità della cavalcata rock, per l’approccio spesso volutamente “grezzo” che contraddistingue tanto i suoi dischi quanto i suoi concerti è stato considerato da alcuni un precursore del punk,[3] mentre la ruvida passione delle sue performance ha spinto tanto la critica quanto gli appassionati e gli stessi musicisti ad acclamarlo negli anni novanta padrino del grunge.[3][4] È stato inoltre un personaggio determinante per l’evoluzione di generi come l’alternative country[5] e l’alternative rock in generale.[6]

Tratti inconfondibili del suo stile sono la voce acuta e nasale, la chitarra “sporca” e cacofonica, i testi introspettivi e malinconici (specie nella cosiddetta Trilogia del dolore,[7] culminata nell’album Tonight’s the Night,[8] da molti ritenuto il primo concept album della storia del rock a misurarsi con temi quali il dolore e la perdita) nonché l’immancabile camicia di flanella, divenuta negli anni un autentico status symbol alternativo.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young

Neil Percival Young, OC OM[4][5] (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He began performing in a group covering Shadowsinstrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield together with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. He released his first album in 1968 and has since forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, spanning over 45 years and 35 studio albums, with a continuous and uncompromising exploration of musical styles.[6] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as “one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers”.[7] He was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.[8]

Young’s music is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics[9][10][11] and characteristic alto or high tenor singing voice.[12][13] Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica, his idiosyncratic electric and clawhammer acoustic guitar playing are the defining characteristics of a varyingly ragged and melodic sound.

While Young has experimented with differing music styles throughout a varied career, including swing and electronic music, most of his best known work is either acousticfolk-rock and country rock or electric, amplified hard rock (most often in collaboration with the band Crazy Horse). Musical styles such as alternative rock and grunge also adopted elements from Young. His influence has caused some to dub him the “Godfather of Grunge“.[14]

Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979),Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He has also contributed to the soundtracks of films including Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man(1995).

Young is an environmentalist[15] and outspoken advocate for the welfare of small farmers, having co-founded in 1985 the benefit concert Farm Aid. He is currently working on a documentary about electric car technology, tentatively titled LincVolt. The project involves his 1959 Lincoln Continental converted to hybrid technology as an environmentalist statement.[16][17] In 1986, Young helped found The Bridge School,[18] an educational organization for children with severe verbal and physical disabilities, and its annual supporting Bridge School Benefit concerts, together with his ex-wife Pegi Young (née Morton). Young has three children: sons Zeke (born during his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress) and Ben, who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and daughter Amber Jean who, like Young, has epilepsy. Young lives on his ranch in La Honda, California.[19] Although he has lived in northern California since the 1970s and sings as frequently about U.S. themes and subjects as he does about his native country, he has retained his Canadian citizenship.[20] On July 14, 2006, Young was awarded the Order of Manitoba,[5] and on December 30, 2009, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[4]

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Una perla al giorno – Majjhima-Nikâya


 mandala3

Abbandonato il pettegolezzo,
si astiene dal pettegolezzo;
parla al momento giusto, parla dei fatti,
parla di ciò che è buono,
parla del Dhamma e della disciplina;
al momento giusto proferisce parole
che vale la pena di ricordare,
ragionevoli, moderate e benefiche.

Majjhima-Nikâya
Abandoned gossip,
abstains from gossip;
speaks at the right time, speaks of the facts,
talk about what is good,
speaks of the Dhamma and discipline;
at the right time utters words
it is worth remembering,
reasonable, moderate and beneficial.

Majjhima-Nikâya

Sensibilità e poesia – Sensitivity and Poetry


Sensibilità e Poesia

L’immaginazione costruisce scene oniriche e le rende reali, la sensibilità riesce a cogliere e osservare quello che non tutti percepiscono. Poesia è emozionarsi di quel che esiste e di quel che si crea dal nulla. Per me non avrebbe senso tenere racchiuso in sé l’universo poetico, le sue sfumature e quanto la sensibilità riesca a donare, trovo appagamento nel rendere partecipi gli altri di quanto scrivo, affinché possano specchiare quelle emozioni universali che trovano riconoscimento in chi non sarebbe capace di trovare il modo di dar loro voce. Leggere e trovare in uno scritto parte del proprio vissuto ha una capacità catartica tale da farlo sentire parte di noi stessi. La mancata ricerca di confronto costruttivo, l’arroccarsi su una posizione in atteggiamento di difesa e chiusura nei confronti degli altri, un voler innalzare barriere contro chi cerca di porgere un suggerimento costruttivo sarebbe un atteggiamento che non simbolizzerebbe il dono di sé. Chi trae il meglio dalle proprie esperienze emotive amplificandone le sensazioni diventa persona sensibile capace di umiltà e rispetto degli altri. Il poeta è colui che ascolta il vibrare di foglie nella brezza e il palpitare di emozioni nell’anima, precursore e dotato di una vista oltre le apparenze, è a volte inquieto e alla ricerca di un vivere ideale che non sempre trova realizzazione nell’ambiente circostante, questo è il dare voce all’anima e a volte indicazione di un essenzialità capace di ricercare i veri valori della vita, ben lontani dall’amore per il possesso delle cose.

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Sensitivity and Poetry

Imagination builds dreamlike scenes and makes them real, sensitivity manages to grasp and observe what not everyone perceives. Poetry is getting excited about what exists and what is created from nothing. It would not make sense to me to keep the poetic universe, its nuances and how much sensitivity it can give, enclosed in finding others satisfaction with what I write, so that they can mirror those universal emotions that find recognition in those who would not be able to find ways to give them a voice. Reading and finding part of one’s experience in writing has a cathartic capacity that makes it feel part of ourselves. Failure to seek constructive confrontation, to perch on a position in an attitude of defense and closure towards others, a desire to raise barriers against those who seek to offer a constructive suggestion would be an attitude that would not symbolize self-giving. Those who make the best of their emotional experiences by amplifying their sensations become a sensitive person capable of humility and respect for others. The poet is the one who listens to the vibrating of leaves in the breeze and the throbbing of emotions in the soul, precursor and endowed with a view beyond appearances, is sometimes restless and looking for an ideal life that does not always find realization in the environment surrounding, this is giving voice to the soul and sometimes indication of an essentiality capable of seeking the true values of life, far from the love of possessing things.

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Tim Buckley Anthology


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Timothy Charles Buckley III nacque a Washington, figlio di Elaine, un’italoamericana, e di Tim Charles Buckley Jr., un pluridecorato della seconda guerra mondiale con origini irlandesi. Trascorse l’infanzia ad Amsterdam, cittadina industriale dello Stato di New York, dove ebbe i primi contatti con la musica: la madre era una fan di Miles Davis e il padre della musica country. Nel 1956 la famiglia si trasferì a Bell Gardens in California.[6]

A tredici anni imparò a suonare il banjo e con il compagno di scuola Dan Gordon formò un gruppo ispirato al The Kingston Trio. Entrò nella squadra di football americanodella scuola, dove coprì il ruolo di quarterback. Durante uno scontro di gioco si ruppe le prime due dita della mano sinistra. Non riottenne mai l’uso completo delle dita, tanto che non poté più suonare il barré e ciò lo costrinse a usare accordi estesi. Durante il periodo delle scuole superiori conobbe Larry Beckett, autore della maggior parte dei testi dei suoi primi brani, e Jim Fiedler. Il 25 ottobre del 1965, a diciannove anni, sposò la compagna di scuola Mary Guibert, dalla quale, un anno più tardi, ebbe un figlio, Jeff Buckley, nato il 17 novembre 1966. Anche egli, negli anni novanta, sarebbe divenuto un musicista.

Finita la scuola iniziò a esibirsi in diversi club di Los Angeles. In uno di questi spettacoli venne notato da Jac Holzman, proprietario della Elektra Records, che lo mise sotto contratto, permettendogli di pubblicare nel dicembre del 1966 il suo primo LP, l’omonimo Tim Buckley. In supporto al disco cominciò un lungo tour negli Stati Uniti, durante il quale partecipò anche allo show televisivo di Johnny Carson.[7]

Nel 1967, ancora per l’Elektra, pubblicò Goodbye and Hello, disco fortemente influenzato dal folk rock di Bob Dylan e dal rock psichedelico in auge in quegli anni. L’album è considerato dalla critica il primo dei suoi capolavori.[8] I brani I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain e Once I Was verranno reinterpretati dal figlio Jeff durante il concerto in memoria del padre, tenutosi a New York il 26 aprile del 1991. Un altro brano, Morning Glory, verrà reinterpretato dalla band britannica This Mortal Coil nell’album del 1986 Filigree & Shadow. Anche a questo disco fece seguito un lungo tour, che giunse anche in Europa, dove si esibì per lo show radiofonico di John Peel.

Nel 1969 uscì il terzo album, Happy Sad, influenzato questa volta più dal jazz, in particolare da Miles Davis, con brani più dilatati rispetto al disco precedente. Anche questo lavoro è ben valutato dalla critica, nonostante lo scarso successo di vendite.[9]

Nello stesso anno rescisse il contratto con l’Elektra, passando alla Straight Records di Frank Zappa e del produttore Herb Cohen. Per questa etichetta pubblicò Blue Afternoon (1969). Nel 1970 uscì per l’Elektra l’album Lorca, che venne registrato contemporaneamente a Blue Afternoon.[10] Proprio Lorca è generalmente considerato dalla critica come l’album di passaggio fra il “periodo folk” di Goodbye and Hello e Happy Sad a quello “psichedelico” del successivo Starsailor.[11]

Nel 1970 realizzò e diede alle stampe Starsailor, disco più vicino alla sperimentazione, considerato da molti critici il suo massimo capolavoro e indubbiamente uno dei più ardui esperimenti sul canto mai realizzati.[12]In questo album è presente il brano Song to the Siren, probabilmente il più famoso di Buckley, la cui reinterpretazione della band inglese This Mortal Coil sull’album It’ll End in Tears del 1984 riscuoterà notevole successo. Il brano verrà inoltre reinterpretato nel 2002 da Robert Plant sul suo album Dreamland, nel 2009 da John Frusciante su The Empyrean e nel 2010 da Sinéad O’Connor.

In seguito allo scarso successo commerciale dei suoi dischi, dopo la pubblicazione di Starsailor Buckley sospese temporaneamente l’attività musicale, cadendo preda della depressione e sviluppando una dipendenza per l’alcool e le droghe. Inoltre, si dedica ad altre attività, come il cinema, scrivendo sceneggiature e recitando nel film mai uscito Why?, di Victor Stoloff.[13]

Nel 1972 vi fu il ritorno sulle scene con l’album Greetings from L.A., che virò il suono verso il funk,[14] a cui fecero seguito nel 1973 Sefronia e nel 1974 Look at the Fool, due album considerati dalla critica come il punto più basso della sua produzione.[15][16]

Tim Buckley morì la sera del 29 giugno 1975 a Santa Monica, in California, per overdose di eroina e alcool.[17]

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Buckley

 

Tim Buckley was born in Washington, D.C. on St. Valentine’s Day, to Elaine (née Scalia), an Italian American, and Timothy Charles Buckley Jr., a highly decoratedWorld War II veteran who was the son of Irish immigrants from Cork. He spent his early childhood in Amsterdam, New York, an industrial city approximately 40 miles northwest of Albany; at five years old he began listening to his mother’s progressive jazz recordings, particularly Miles Davis.

Buckley’s musical life began in earnest after his family moved to Bell Gardens in southern California in 1956. His grandmother introduced him to the work of Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, his mother to Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland and his father to the country music of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.[1] When the folk music revolution came around in the early 1960s, Buckley taught himself the banjo at age 13, and with several friends formed a folk group inspired by the Kingston Trio that played local high school events.[2]

During his initial high school years, Buckley was a popular and engaged student; he was elected to numerous offices, played on the baseball team and quarterbacked the football team.[3] During a football game he broke the first two fingers on his left hand, permanently damaging them. He later said that the injury prevented him from playing barre chords. This disability may have led to his use of extended chords, many of which don’t require barres.[4]

Buckley attended Loara High School in Anaheim, California,[5] which left him disillusioned. He quit football and cut classes regularly, focusing most of his attention on music instead. He befriended Larry Beckett, his future lyricist, and Jim Fielder, a bass player with whom he formed two separate musical groups, The Bohemians, who initially played popular music,[6] and The Harlequin 3, a folk group which regularly incorporatedspoken word and beat poetry into their gigs.[1]

In 1965, during French class, Buckley met Mary Guibert, one grade his junior. Their relationship inspired some of Buckley’s music, and provided him time away from his turbulent home life. His father had become unstable, angry and occasionally violent in his later years. He had suffered a serious head injury during the war; that, along with a severe work-related injury, was said to have affected his mental balance.[7]

Buckley and Guibert married on October 25, 1965, as Guibert believed she was pregnant.[3] The marriage angered Mary’s father and he did not attend the wedding; Buckley’s father attended, but joked to the priest, “I give it six months”. Shortly after the wedding Mary realized that she was not pregnant after all.

The marriage was tumultuous, and Buckley quickly moved out, but Mary soon became pregnant. After several months, Buckley found himself neither willing nor able to cope with marriage and impending fatherhood. From then on he and Mary only saw each other sporadically. They divorced in October 1966, about a month before their son Jeffrey Scott was born.[8]

By then, he and lyricist/friend Beckett had written dozens of songs; several were to appear on Tim’s debut album, Tim Buckley. “Buzzin’ Fly”, was also written during this period, and was featured on Happy Sad, his 1969 LP.[8]

Buckley’s ill-conceived college career at Fullerton College lasted only two weeks in 1965;[2][3] Buckley dropped out and dedicated himself fully to his music and to playing L.A. folk clubs. During the summer of 1965 he played regularly at a club co-founded by Dan Gordon. Later in the year he played various Orange County coffeehouses, such as the White Room in Buena Park, and the Monday night hootenannies at the famed Los Angeles Troubadour.[9] That year Cheetah Magazine deemed Buckley an up-and-comer, one of “The Orange County Three”, along with Steve Noonan and Jackson Browne.[1]

In February 1966, following a gig at L.A.’s It’s Boss, The Mothers of Invention‘s drummer Jimmy Carl Black recommended Buckley to Mothers manager, Herb Cohen. Cohen saw potential in Tim[2] and landed him an extended gig at the Nite Owl Cafe in Greenwich Village. Buckley’s new girlfriend, Jainie Goldstein, drove him cross-country to New York in her VW bug.[7] While living in the Bowery with Jainie, Buckley ran into Lee Underwood, and asked him to play guitar for him. From there, they became lifelong friends and collaborators.

Under Cohen’s management, Buckley recorded a six song demo acetate disc, which he sent to Elektra records owner Jac Holzman,[1][6] who offered him a recording contract.

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Un abbraccio al mondo – An embrace to world



Un abbraccio al mondo
In tutti noi una risorsa,
la fonte ricca di beni:

Cuore forte nell’amorevolezza
senza giudizio alcuno.

Fermo esempio di equidistanza,
dove non si sceglie ma si esperisce
la compassione per tutti gli esseri.

A volte è il silenzioso rumore
di una lacrima che solca il viso,
solo perchè le braccia sono corte
per un abbraccio al mondo.

25.03.2009 Poetyca

An embrace to world

In all of us a resource,
the rich source of goods:

Heart strong in love
without any trial.

firm example of equidistance,
do not choose where it carries
compassion for all beings.

Sometimes it’s the quiet noise
a tear that solca face,
just because your arms are short
for a hug in the world.

25.03.2009 Poetyca

Quando apriamo gli occhi alla realtà, al suo significato più profondo, siamo capaci di accogliere ma anche di dare.
Nel dialogo e nella presenza incondizionata è l’opportunità di offrirsi e di accogliere quanto si manifesti negli altri.

In richiamo
Sospeso in un solo respiro
è quel senso di evanescenza,
dove tutto è richiamo,
indicazione di un meraviglioso attimo
che vissuto – qui ed ora – ripete
l’armonia di gesti e di ricerca viva.

14.08.2008 Poetyca
In tutti noi una traccia sottile della quale cogliere che il dualismo non è Amore e non si sposa con la negazione di quella scintilla meravigliosa
che spinge verso gli altri con gentilezza e compassione perchè intersiamo e non potremmo pensare che le risorse che riusciamo a maturare attraverso il nostro percorso interiore, la capacità di superare nodi e tensioni restino come un ” bottino” del quale conservare solo per noi stessi il merito e la sostanza.

Ogni cosa che siamo capaci di essere, dopo aver aperto la strada alla consapevolezza è un dono ricevuto, sempre per causa di altri ( anche e sopratutto in situazioni problematiche) e come altri ci hannno permesso di vincere una battaglia con noi stessi, attaverso il canovaccio della vita, così anche noi nel nostro essere in ricerca possiamo essere causa per altri di chiarificazione e maturazione. Non è la rabbia o l’attaccamento, la confusione e le illusioni a farci da viatico ma l’apertura amorevole verso noi stessi e verso gli altri. Una delle immagini fondamentali che vorremmo avere presente è che coloro che ci appaiono come ” nemici ” o ostili, sono specchio di una parte di noi che va attraversata e risolta, solo con pazienza ed amore possiamo apprendere cosa queste persone ci stiano indicando con il loro tormento e la loro inquietudine e possiamo adoperarci per essere attenti a non dare ” risposta” con il medesimo atteggiamento. Solo l’amore scaccia le ombre.
Un abbraccio dal cuore
Poetyca

When we open our eyes to reality, it is a deeper way
we can accept but also to give.

In dialogue and unconditional presence is the opportunity to offer and
to accept as it occurs in others.

In reference
Suspended in one breath
is that sense of evanescence,
where everything is decoy,
indication of a wonderful second
who lived – here and now – repeat
the harmony of gestures and research alive.

14.08.2008 Poetyca
In all of us a thin track which does not grasp the duality
Love is not married and the negation of that wonderful spark
pushing towards others with kindness and compassion because cross
and we could not believe that the resources we can to mature through
our path interior nodes and the ability to overcome tensions
remain as a “booty” of which only keep for ourselves the
merit and substance.

Everything that we can be, having pioneered
awareness is a gift, again because of other (and also
especially in problem situations) and how others will permit hannno
to win a battle with ourselves, the canvas of attaverso
life, we too in our research can be cause
for more clarification and maturation. It is not anger or
attachment, confusion and delusions to be our food for the journey but
opening loving towards ourselves and towards others. One of
Images fundamental to have in mind is that those who
appear as enemies or hostile, are a mirror of us who
goes through and resolved, only with patience and love we can learn
What these people are giving us with their anguish and their
concern and we strive to be careful not to give “
response “with the same attitude. Only love dispels the shadows.

A hug from the heart
Poetyca

Ariel il messaggero degli alberi – Ariel the messenger of the trees


Ariel il messaggero degli alberi

“In passato tutta la vita si fondava sugli alberi. I loro fiori ci abbellivano,i frutti ci sfamavano,le foglie e le fibre ci vestivano e ci davano riparo. Noi ci nascondevamo tra i rami per proteggerci dagli animali selvatici. Il legno ci scaldava, o utilizzavamo per fare i bastoni che ci sorreggevano nella vecchiaia e armi per difenderci. Eravamo molto legati agli alberi. Oggi,circondati da macchine sofisticate e computer ad alte prestazioni nei nostri uffici ultra moderni, è facile per noi dimenticare il legame con la natura.”
XIV Dalai Lama
Ariel lesse questa frase prima di chiudere il libro che aveva comprato una settimana prima presso una grande libreria del centro. Aveva fretta e doveva prepararsi per la serata alla festa di un amico. Aveva scelto accuratamente il libro e per essere sicuro ne aveva acquistato due copie, una per sé e una per il suo amico, nel caso non fosse del tutto convinto del contenuto avrebbe fatto in tempo per cambiare, ma si riteneva soddisfatto da quanto letto e non era necessario scegliere un diverso libro per la festa di laurea in scienza politiche di Alessio.
Naturalmente insieme al libro avrebbe ben figurato con il set di penne stilografiche e il navigatore satellitare che quella sera avrebbe regalato ad Alessio. Infatti era in programma per l’Estate successiva un viaggio insieme in Brasile e i due ragazzi non vedevano l’ora di andare nelle zone rurali e di incontrare i nativi del luogo, in particolare era nel loro programma una settimana nella foresta per studiare usi e costumi delle popolazione e per apprendere alcune arcane scienze che in Occidente erano state sin troppo edulcorate attraverso alcuni libri che erano stati a lungo il best seller nelle vetrine della grande libreria del centro ma che, in realtà, nulla spiegavano circa alcuni particolari fenomeni che sia in Ariel che in Alessio si erano presentati in forma del tutto spontanea.
Quello da un paio di anni sembrava essere nelle capacità dei due ragazzi era il contatto particolare con le piante, ne avvertivano l’aura e quelle energie sottili erano in grado di far cogliere lo stato di salute delle piante, questo aveva spinto i due ragazzi ad assolvere molte pratiche burocratiche al fine di entrare in possesso di alcuni terreni agricoli ed impiantare delle specie rare di piante e di curare la loro crescita in forma del tutto biologica senza uso di concimi o di antiparassitari di origine chimica.
Ogni cosa era coordinata e messa in pratica attraverso una forma di istinto e di ascolto profondo e sembrava fossero le piante stesse a “ suggerire” cosa fosse necessario. Il loro piccolo Paradiso era diventato in poco tempo un luogo di armonia e di serenità, dove molti erano i volontari e i braccianti regolarmente registrati che offrivano assistenza per la parte più pratica del lavoro.
Persino un comitato scientifico era giunto dagli Stati Uniti per cercare di misurare i campi elettrici e le emissioni di energia delle piante , sembrava infatti che vi fosse una sorta di presenza di “ endorfine” e che nell’insieme il solo sostare poco più di trenta minuti nei pressi della cooperativa agricola favoriva sensazioni piacevoli alle persone, non solo ogni cosa era studiata per non utilizzare generatori di corrente inquinanti e per favorire ogni processo naturale, un fenomeno che avrebbe condotto a studi sull’energia alternativa da impiegare insieme a quella eolica. Tutto funzionava sfruttando il vento, il sole e un grande mulino faceva muovere in canali appositi l’acqua per irrigare le piante favorendo un’autonomia di circa dieci giorni senza fare la fatica di abbeverare manualmente le piante.
Questo progetto era nato da profonde intuizioni da parte dei due ragazzi che, malgrado questo sogno, mai avevano smesso di studiare e di seguire il senso pratico della vita. Il prodotto finale consistente in prodotti ortofrutticoli di prima qualità veniva venduto e con parte del ricavato si era pensato di aiutare popolazioni lontane e in difficoltà.
La festa venne organizzata nel patio e in giardino dove alcuni tavoli ben decorati con fiori freschi facevano la loro bella figura. Gli invitati arrivarono e l’atmosfera familiare e serena faceva da contorno perché tutti si sentissero a proprio agio, alcuni amici che non avevano creduto troppo nel loro progetto e che negli ultimi tempi si erano allontanati, erano quella sera tra gli invitati e naturalmente la tavola venne imbandita con diverse pietanze vegetariane, nulla infatti sarebbe stato usato sacrificando degli animali, anzi in una zona poco distante dalla grande casa di pietra erano stati curati degli animali scampati all’abbandono da parte di proprietari senza rispetto e ora scorazzavano felici su una vasta area, era personale cura di Ariel e di Alessio visitarli ogni giorno e molte tempo era speso in coccole.
Quella sera anche gli orgogliosi genitori di Alessio erano presenti, commossi da quel luogo e dalla capacità imprenditoriale del loro figlio, mai infatti avrebbero pensato, con le grandi difficoltà che quest’epoca comporta di poter vedere assicurato al proprio figlio un futuro così intelligente e capace di salvaguardare la salute e l’ambiente, quel loro sacrificio in sostegno del figlio, insieme ai genitori di Ariel era davvero valso permettendo di fare di quel progetto una realtà della quale essere orgogliosi.
I due ragazzi erano davvero persone in gamba e la loro attività era stata in principio ostacolata da persone che non ne capivano la portata ma ora, finalmente, avevano tutte le carte in regola per fare della loro scelta di “ tornare alla terra” uno dei migliori esempi per coloro che oramai stanchi di competizioni, veleni e recessioni, insieme alla corsa al potere erano stressati e logorati, perdendo soprattutto identità a causa delle maschere che la società vuole fare indossare a chi “ entra nella corsa”.
Ma da qualche tempo il livello di cultura medio, le incompetenze e la corruzione in diversi settori aveva resto i cittadini scontenti ed incapaci di una pur minima iniziativa. Era davvero una grande soddisfazione vedere dei ragazzi impegnati anche socialmente, capaci di affidarsi alla capacità intuitiva nel rispetto della natura, doti che sembravano essere sopite da lungo tempo.
La serata fu molto piacevole e Alessio ricevette molti doni, in particolare il libro di Arie fu per lui un gradito regalo, aveva sentito parlare di Dharma e di compassione e lo trovava essere un percorso naturale in lui, ma in fondo anche Ariel ara un ragazzo compassionevole, capace di essere profondamente attento al sentimenti , davvero lui era un grande amico, un compagno d’infanzia che aveva sempre ceduto alla compassione e mai aveva alimentato contrapposizioni o attaccamento.
Avere affrontato con lui quell’avventura tra piante e animali, con il fine di offrire alle persone svantaggiate un particolare contributo, soprattutto per il mercato equo solidale era a suo avviso la scelta migliore che si potesse fare e andare a visitare personalmente quei lontani luoghi, avere l’occasione di abbracciare i bambini e di fare parte della loro vita per alcuni giorni era la cosa più bella che potesse capitare loro, in particolare avrebbero riprodotto il modello di azienda agricola presso quelle popolazioni, per evitare loro un aggravio di spese in modo che una economia naturale potesse allentare il peso delle spese e li avrebbe resi indipendenti. In quel momento non ricordava chi avesse detto “ Se vuoi aiutare qualcuno a mangiare, non dare il pesce ma insegna a pescare”, quello era il loro intento perché alcune aziende agricola non fossero oppresse dalle grandi Lobby e non dovessero trovarsi a comprare semi transgenici e sterili, questo era una vera follia per paesi poveri, il loro contributo avrebbe permesso di offrire come una sorta di “ banca delle sementi” solo prodotti di ottima qualità e a prezzo di favore, dove non ci sarebbe stata la necessità di comprare ancora perché quanto offerto era produttivo e non sterile.
Trascorsi alcuni mesi tutto era pronto per il viaggio in Brasile, sia i documenti che il carico di sementi ed i bagagli, questo sarebbe stato uno dei momenti più importanti per la loro vita ed anche sul loro sito web era stato annunciato come da lì a pochi giorni sarebbero partiti, per l’estate avevano avuto alcune prenotazioni nella loro azienda per alcuni matrimoni ed anche un paio di negozi avevano ordinato le loro marmellate le i biscotti che “ Mamma Lina” preparava magnificamente, parte del ricavato era già destinato per aiutare le popolazioni in Brasile. Ogni cosa era davvero fonte di serenità e di fermento per le emozioni che li avrebbero attesi.
Lo spostamento dall’aeroporto all’albergo avvenne senza troppi scossoni, sia Alessio che Ariel erano stravolti per il lungo viaggio e una camera li attendeva, ci sarebbe voluta una bella doccia e poi direttamente una dormita, il fuso orario si faceva sentire e l’indomani mattina dovevano essere pronti per spostarsi nella zona interna al confine con la foresta, un viaggio non facile li attendeva ma non si sarebbero certo scoraggiati perché i loro intenti erano la forza motrice che li spingeva ad avventurarsi in zone impervie e in situazioni imprevedibili.
La notte fu agitata a causa delle zanzare e del caldo ma soprattutto Ariel il mattino dopo raccontò di un sogno, forse una visione dove entrambi erano stati catturati da persone che volevano impedire loro di aiutare le popolazioni, alcuni interessi economici avrebbero spinto alcuni nativi a svendere le proprie origini e la foresta era in pericolo. Malgrado queste sensazioni forti di pericolo sia Ariel che Alessio decisero di non farsi suggestionare, in qualche modo, il loro intento era di aiutare, qualunque cosa fosse accaduta.
Al mattino il bagaglio fu pronto, anche una scorta di viveri venne sistemata nella jeep e soprattutto acqua e medicine che sarebbero potute servire per i bambini e per gli anziani.
Il viaggio si protrasse per tre lunghi giorni, le jeep puntavano a nord e la strada era molto sconnessa, a tratti ampie pianure assolate mostravano il luogo dove intere porzioni di foresta era stata deforestata e, incredibile, vi erano persino delle discariche di immondizia, uno spettacolo inaspettato, come era possibile la produzione di quella immondizia e di materiale ingombrante in una zona tanto povera?
Cosa stava accadendo? La guida disse che grossi camion la notte andavano a scaricare e che coprivano la targa, non si sapeva da dove provenissero e al mattino non vi era traccia, solo nuovi cumoli di immondizia e molti animali erano morti, altri si erano spostati. Ma chi era tanto incosciente da non tutelare questo polmone verde per il mondo intero?
Forse Alessio e Ariel avevano alti ideali ma non avevano fatto i conti con la cruda realtà che solo andando di persona presso quelle popolazioni avrebbero potuto costatare.
Chi era tanto cieco, per una manciata di soldi, da attentare la vita dell’intero pianeta?
Finalmente il viaggio ebbe fine e toccarono l’ambita meta, una sgranchita alle gambe, un sopralluogo ai posti che avevano solo visto sulla cartina e un po’ di tempo per acclimatarsi, ora molto lavoro li attendeva, soprattutto erano attesi da un’altra guida e da un facilitatore culturale che li avrebbe aiutati a comprendere usi e costumi dei nativi.
Era quasi l’ora del tramonto quando giunsero di fronte ad una grande capanna posta al centro di una serie di altre sette capanne che ospitavano altre famiglie e una piccola scuola, un dispensario e una foresteria.
Vennero accolti da un anziano che con un gesto e un’espressione gutturale fu felice di accoglierli, quando la guida disse chi erano il vecchio si aprì ad un ampio sorriso sdentato e offrì del latte di cocco in una tazza di legno.
Alessio e Ariel erano stralunati ma felici, con calma e attenzione, che mostrasse di essere in ascolto, fecero scaricare le medicine, i viveri e alcuni doni per la collettività, infatti erano stati avvisati che il capo tribù mai avrebbe accettato doni personali ma solo quanto potesse essere gradito e di uso comune per tutti.
Un nugolo di bambini, sorridenti e timidi si avvicinarono e salutarono nella lingua dei visitatori i quali restarono stupiti, il vecchio saggio sorrise ed indicò il loro maestro della piccola scuola per fare capire che se i bambini sapevano quella lingua era per merito suo.
Dopo i primi momenti di timidezza i bambini furono pronti a mostrare la loro grande curiosità per quei gradi pacchi che venivano scaricati dalle due jeep di supporto a quella che aveva accompagnato Alessio e Ariel. Venne mostrata ai nuovi ospiti la foresterie e i “ confort” che avrebbero avuto: un ventilatore molto vecchio ma funzionante e delle zanzariere avviluppate intorno ai loro letti.
Non era molto importante come era strutturata la loro temporanea dimora, era molto più importante, il mattino seguente, poter parlare di come organizzare un miglioramento alle risorse di quella popolazione perché “ imparassero a pescare”. Il mattino dopo era stato progettata anche una visita alla porzione di foresta che i nativi occupavano da millenni perché i nuovi visitatori prendessero confidenza con il territorio e soprattutto con il clima. Ci sarebbe stata una visita anche al fiume e al “ grande albero” che da sempre era stato il “ consigliere” del capo villaggio, un privilegio che non a tutti era concesso ma il vecchio saggio aveva percepito in Ariel la sua particolare sensibilità con le piante e mai gli era accaduto di trovare un occidentale così aperto alla natura vegetale, era allora importante che si potesse avere questo contatto, utile soprattutto a Ariel come “ messaggero” del mondo occidentale.
Una nuova notte trascorse ed ancora una volte fu agitata, questa volta non avevano alcuna responsabilità le zanzare ma Ariel percepiva quei luoghi come molto familiari, come se appartenesse a quel territorio e si fosse allontanato da tempo, come un ritorno a casa, ma non sapeva ben focalizzare quella sensazione, mai infatti era stato prima di allora in quei luoghi.
Il mattino seguente il capo tribù raccontò una storia che riguardava una ragazza forse una leggenda che da alcuni anni si raccontava presso un villaggio vicino:
Una ragazza era stata rapita da un villaggio del quale non si conosceva il nome da un “ uomo bianco” che l’aveva portata con sé strappandola alla sua gente, il fratello della ragazza, aveva promesso che l’avrebbe cercata per riportarla indietro, ma il tempo passava e non gli fu possibile trovarla con grande dispiacere di tutto il villaggio che la aveva vista crescere , il fratello morì e non si seppe più nulla della ragazza. Una storia che forse faceva capire come la presenza dell’uomo bianco avesse spesso invaso e saccheggiato tutto a quella povera gente del tutto inerme e pacifica che conoscenza erbe e piante per curare e non sapeva offendere o aggredire era del tutto impotente alla sete di potere che come un’ombra si stagliava sulle mire di chi voleva quei territori per tagliare alberi e per svendere i terreni per farne allevamenti di mucche.
Ariel a sentire quella storia si sentì turbato, era come se quella storia per una strana ragione lo riguardasse e provò una profonda compassione per quella ragazza, strappata dalla sua terra, dal villaggio, per andare a vivere chissà dove, se per ipotesi avesse dovuto vivere in Occidente, come si sarebbe adattata?
Davvero una tragedia ed una perdita di valori atavici scolpiti del cuore di quella gente che sarebbero stati inquinati da una corsa alle apparenze, al possesso e al vuoto di valori, in fondo per quanto quel villaggio potesse apparire piccolo, insignificante, povero di tutto, sia i bambini che gli adulti emanavano una forza vibrante, una luce d’amore che mai nella sua vita aveva incontrato, erano persona spontanee, pronte ad abbracciare, ad aiutarsi l’un l’altro e la collaborazione e la condivisione erano del tutto spontanei, non aveva infatti osservato alcun gesto di stizza o di competizione ma tutti erano come un gruppo affiatato che si prodigava al benessere di tutti. I bambini non appartenevano ad una sola famiglia ma spesso si mangiava tutti insieme e si esercitava una comune attenzione alla protezione della prole e alla costruzione di case o locali comuni. Alessio al sentire queste spiegazioni da parte del facilitatore rimase pensieroso per un attimo pensando a come nelle grande metropoli dell’Occidente accadesse l’esatto contrario, dove la competizione e la superficialità distruggono il dialogo sincero e la manifestazione dei sentimenti.
La sere di fronte al fuoco arrivò in fretta, tutto il giorno fu dedicato alla spiegazione di come Alessio e Ariel organizzassero il loro progetto e come le strutture permettessero l’uso di energia naturale, in particolare fu importante dare disposizioni, per quel tipo di terreno ad alcuni adulti del luogo su come costruire il mulino e i canali dell’acqua condotta dal vicino fiume per evitare viaggio con i secchi e permettere una irrigazione automatica delle culture, venne anche dato inizio alla costruzione di un magazzino per conservare le sementi e vennero collocati due generatori di energia eolica vicino alla foresteria e vicino alla piccola scuola per poter usufruire di energia pulita.
Nelle prime ore del pomeriggio in programma era stata preparata la visita alla zona sacra dove solo in capo villaggio e Ariel si sarebbero avvicinato al “ grande albero”, l’ispiratore delle visioni e il protettore del villaggio. Presso i nativi infatti, non solo la foresta era considerata sacra perché fonte di vita, con le piogge e le erbe mediche ma in particolare il saggio era in grado di percepire l’albero a capo della intera foresta che con la sua saggezza e presenza governava il regno vegetale, permetteva alle piante di rigenerarsi, di produrre i frutti seguendo le stagioni e di cadere nel grande sonno quando era finito il loro tempo di vita.
Lungo il cammino, circa otto kilomentri a piedi presso un altipiano, il capo villaggio aiutato dal facilitatore fece capire a Ariel come il grande albero fosse preoccupato per l’ecosistema e come molti fratelli siano stati abbattuti, che era necessario proteggere la foresta, il rispetto da parte dell’Uomo di ogni albero anche nei grandi centri urbani perché possa svolgere il proprio compito di fornire umidità ed ossigeno per la vita di tutto il pianeta. Ariel era stupito di come il vecchio saggio parlasse di inquinamento e centri urbani, cosa che non pensava potesse conoscere in quell’angolo remoto di mondo, allora si azzardò a chiedere come sapesse di inquinamento, di ossigeno e di cose lontane, il vecchio fece un largo sorriso e disse – me io non so nulla, mai ho visto qualcosa di lontano da questo luogo- è il Maestro albero che mi racconta tutto, lui ascolta il vento o gli uccelli migratori, io ascolto lui ed imparo davvero molte cose. Forse tu, caro ragazzo, non sai che siamo tutti interconnessi? Che ogni cosa è legata e si supporta a vicenda?
Ariel aveva in mente le parole del libro:
“In passato tutta la vita si fondava sugli alberi. I loro fiori ci abbellivano,i frutti ci sfamavano,le foglie e le fibre ci vestivano e ci davano riparo. Noi ci nascondevamo tra i rami per proteggerci dagli animali selvatici. Il legno ci scaldava, o utilizzavamo per fare i bastoni che ci sorreggevano nella vecchiaia e armi per difenderci. Eravamo molto legati agli alberi. Oggi,circondati da macchine sofisticate e computer ad alte prestazioni nei nostri uffici ultra moderni, è facile per noi dimenticare il legame con la natura.”
XIV Dalai Lama
Sorrise pensando che quel vecchio non aveva bisogno di leggere un libro ma davvero viveva quella dimensione e che gli alberi sono sempre stati una presenza importante nella vita umana ma che tutti si è diventati ciechi ed incapaci di capire.
Con passi lenti si avvicinarono ad un enorme albero, Ariel avvertì una potente energia, molto più pulita di quelle delle piante nella sua cooperativa, in realtà tutto il luogo emanava una forte energia di compassione e di bellezza, sembrava che tutta l’energia primordiale del mondo provenisse da quel luogo e pensò come fosse fortunato il capo villaggio ad avere quel privilegio di vivere quello spazio, sino a quando gli fosse consentito, gli venne in mente il suo brutto sogno e i pericoli che quella gente pacifica attraversavano per la sola ragione che essi vivono quel luogo da sempre.
Che senso avrebbe annullare ogni cosa per il potere o il denaro, inquinando o devastando senza ritegno, possibile non potesse esserci una soluzione?
Un fremere di foglie sembrava avere ascoltato i suoi pensieri, il capo villaggio disse al facilitatore che il Maestro albero era felice di incontrare Ariel e che finalmente era arrivato.
Finalmente? Era così atteso? Ma questa volta il Maestro albero parlò direttamente dentro di lui e anche il capo villaggio poté capire perché si trattava della lingua delle visioni, dove non si hanno parole e meccanismi mentali ma un sentire diretto.
La visione apparve, in un luogo del mondo era nato un bambino, un essere di luce, ricco di compassione che avrebbe avuto a cuore le sorti del pianeta, avrebbe aiutato la gente in difficoltà.
Il Maestro albero disse che la crisi, lo scossone era inevitabile per spezzare la vecchia guardia ed anche se molti fratelli alberi erano stati sacrificati, anche se la terra era avvelenata, questa non sarebbe stata la fine definitiva, che tutto deve trovare la collaborazione di tutti, che non si devono sfruttare risorse inquinanti.
Ariel era scosso nel profondo, toccato, incapace di parlare ma aveva recepito a fondo il messaggio, aveva capito che la collaborazione, lo sforzo di tutti, la pulizia morale sarebbero state la “ culla “ per quel bambino, per quella era in arrivo della quale tutti noi siamo responsabili.
Quando Ariel ritornò al villaggio sembrava emanare luce, era vibrante e anche Alessio si accorse di questo, con un filo di voce, temendo di disturbare, chiese all’amico cosa fosse accaduto, ma non servì parlare, Ariel prese le mani di Alessio e la visione venne trasferita a lui.
Ebbero la certezza di avere scelto la strada giusta nella propria vita e di essere messaggeri di amore.
12.07.2010 © Poetyca
Ariel the messenger of the trees

In the past life was based on trees. Their flowers there
embellished, we fed the fruits, leaves and fibers we dress and we
gave shelter. We hid among the branches to protect us from
wildlife. The wood we warmed, or used to make
ci sticks holding up in old age and weapons to defend ourselves.
We were tied to trees. Today, surrounded by sophisticated machines
and high performance computers in our ultra modern offices, is
easy for us to forget the connection with nature. “

Dalai Lama
Ariel read this sentence before closing the book he had bought
a week before at a major library in the center. Hurry and
was to prepare for the evening at a friend’s party. Chose
the book carefully and be sure it had bought two copies,
one for himself and for his friend, if not entirely convinced
content would have had time to change, but it was believed
satisfied by the bed and it was not necessary to choose a different
free for the feast of science degree in political Alessio.

Of course with the book was well illustrated with a set of pens
fountain and a navigation system that evening would
given to Alexis. In fact it was scheduled for next summer a
travel together in Brazil and the two boys could not wait to go
in rural areas and meet the natives, in particular was
into their programs a week in the forest to study customs
of people and learn some arcane science in the West
were all too sweeten through some books that were
Long the best seller in the windows of the great library of the center but
that, in reality, nothing explained about some particular phenomena that
is that Ariel Alexis were presented in a completely
spontaneous.

What a couple of years seemed to be in the ability of two boys
was the particular contact with plants, I felt the aura and those
subtle energies were able to capture the health status of
plants that had pushed the two boys to perform many practices
bureaucracy in order to get hold of some farmland and
planting of rare species of plants and care for their growth
form entirely without the use of organic fertilizers or pesticides
chemical origin.

Everything was coordinated and implemented through a form of
instinct and deep listening and seemed to be the plants themselves ”
suggest “what was needed. Their little paradise had become
soon a place of harmony and serenity, where there were many
volunteers and laborers regularly registered offering assistance
to the more practical work.

Even a scientific committee had come from the United States to seek
to measure electric fields and power plant emissions,
it appeared that there was a sort of presence of “endorphins” and that
throughout the stand only a little over thirty minutes near
agricultural cooperative favored pleasant feelings to people, not only
everything was designed to not use power generators
pollution and to encourage every natural process, a phenomenon that would
studies led to alternative energy to be used together with the
wind. Everything worked using the wind, sun and a large mill
did move in the appropriate channels the water to irrigate plants
promoting a range of about ten days without the trouble of
Manually watering the plants.

This project was born of profound insights by two guys
that despite this dream, never ceased to study and follow
the practical sense of life. The final product consists of products
top quality fruit was sold and the proceeds
was designed to help people in remote and difficult.

The festival was organized on the patio and garden tables where some very
decorated with fresh flowers made them look good. Guests
arrived and the family atmosphere was serene and surround it
everyone feel at ease, some friends who had not believed
too in their project and had recently moved,
were among the guests that evening and of course the table was
laid with several vegetarian dishes, it was nothing
sacrificing of animals used, even in an area not far from
large stone house had been treated animals survived
abandoned by owners no respect and now roamed
happy over a wide area, was personal care of Ariel and Alexis
visit every day and many time was spent on pampering.

That night also the proud parents of Alexis were present,
moved from that place and the entrepreneurial skills of their son,
never thought it would, with great difficulty this time
means assured of being able to see their child as a future
intelligent and capable of safeguarding health and the environment, that their
sacrifice in support of the child, with parents of Ariel was
really worth it possible to make this project a reality
which to be proud of.

The two boys were really good people and their activity was
at first hampered by people who did not understand the scale but now
finally had all it takes to make their choice
“back to earth” one of the best examples for those who now
tired of competitions, poisons and recessions, with the race
power were stressed and worn out, especially losing identity because
masks that society wants to wear on those who “enters
race.

But recently the level of culture medium, incompetence and
corruption in different sectors had other disgruntled citizens and
unable to even a small initiative. It was really great
satisfaction to see children engaged socially capable of
rely on intuition to respect nature, qualities that
appeared to be dormant for a long time.

The evening was very pleasant and Alessio received many gifts,
Arie particular book was a welcome gift for him, he heard
about Dharma and compassion, which she found a path
natural in him, but they were also an altar boy Ariel compassionate
able to be deeply attentive to the feelings, he really was a
great friend, a childhood friend who had always yielded to
compassion and never had fueled opposition or attachment.

Have discussed with him the adventure between plants and animals with the
order to give the disadvantaged a particular contribution,
especially for the fair trade market was in its view, the choice
best we could do and to visit personally those
distant places, have the opportunity to embrace the children and make
part of their lives for a few days was the best thing that could
happen to them, in particular-The specimen holding
farm at those people for them avoid additional cost
so that a natural economy could ease the burden of costs and
would make them independent. At that moment he remembered those who had
said “If you help someone to eat the fish but not to teach
to fish, that was their intent because some farms do not
were oppressed by the big lobby and should not be buying
transgenic seeds and sterile, this was a madness for poor countries
their contribution would be allowed to offer as a “bank
seed “only products of excellent quality and favorable price, where
there would be no need to buy again because the
offered was not productive and sterile.

After some months, everything was ready for the trip to Brazil, both
documents that the load of seed and storage, this would be a
the most important moments in their lives and also on their website
was announced as a few days would leave for
Summer had some reservations in their company for some
weddings and a couple of stores had ordered their jams
the cookies that “Mamma Lina” magnificently prepared, the
proceeds was intended to help people in Brazil. Every
What was really a source of serenity and emotional turmoil for them
would have expected.

Moving from the airport to happen without too many shocks,
is that Ariel Alexis were twisted along for the ride and a room
waiting for them, it would take a shower and then a direct
sleep, time zone and the next morning was felt had
be ready to move to the area inside the edge of the forest,
a challenging journey awaited them but you would certainly have discouraged
because their intent was the driving force that pushes them to
venturing into inaccessible areas and in unpredictable situations.

The night was restless because of the mosquitoes and heat but also
Ariel the next morning told of a dream, perhaps a vision where
both were caught by people who wanted to prevent them
assist populations, economic interests have led some
some natives to sell off their roots and the forest was in danger.
Despite these strong feelings of danger that is Ariel Alexis
decided not to influence in some way, their intent was
to help, whatever happened.

In the morning the bag was ready, even a supply of food was
placed in the jeep and especially water and medicine that could have
serve children and the elderly.

The journey lasted for three long days, the jeep and pointed to the north
the road was very bumpy at times showed large sunny plains
the place where portions of the forest was deforested and
unbelievable, there were even the garbage dumps, a
show unexpected, as it was possible to produce the
garbage and bulky material in an area so poor?

What was happening? The guide said that big trucks on the night were
download and covering the plate, no one knew where they came from
In the morning there was no evidence, only new mounds of dirt and many
animals were killed, others were moved. But who was so
irresponsible not to protect this green lung for the whole world?

Perhaps Alexis and Ariel had high ideals but had not reckoned
with the harsh reality that only by going in person to those people
could ascertain.

Who was so blind, for a handful of money, by undermining the life
the entire planet?

Finally the journey ended and touched the coveted goal, a limbered
legs, a visit to the places they had only seen on the map
and a little ‘time to acclimatise, now a lot of work waiting for them,
especially were expected to be another guide and a facilitator cultural
that would help them understand and customs of the natives.

It was almost sunset when they came across a large
hut in the center of a series of seven huts
other families and housed a small school, a dispensary and a
guesthouse.

They were greeted by an elderly man who with a gesture and expression guttural
were happy to welcome them, when the guide said those were the old man
opened a wide toothless smile and offered the coconut milk in a cup
wood.

Alexis and Ariel were dazed but happy, calmly and carefully, which
showed to be listening, they download the medicines, food and
some gifts to the community, it had been advised that the Chief
tribes have never accepted personal gifts but what could be
acceptable and common for all.

A swarm of children, smiling and shy approached and greeted
in the language of the visitors who were amazed, the wise old man
smiled and pointed to the small school for their teacher to understand
that if children knew that language was because of him.

After the first moments of shyness, the children were ready to show
their curiosity for those packages that were downloaded by degrees
two jeeps of support that had accompanied Alexis and Ariel.
Was shown to the guests the new guesthouses and “comfort” that would
had: a very old but working fan and mosquito nets
wrapped around their beds.

It was not very important as it was structured their temporary residence,
was much more important the next morning to talk about how
better organize the resources of that population because ”
learn to fish. ” The next morning was also designed
visit to the portion of forest that occupied the natives for millennia
that new visitors become familiar with the area and
especially with the climate. There was a visit to river and
“Big tree” that had always been the “Board” of Chapter
village, not a privilege that was granted to all but the old
essay had received in Ariel with his particular sensitivity
plants and never had happened to find a way open to Western
vegetable nature, was so important that we could have this
contact, especially useful to Ariel as a “messenger” of the world
West.

A new night passed and once again was upset this time
had no responsibility but the mosquitoes Ariel those perceived
places such as very familiar, as if it belonged to that territory and
was removed by time, like a homecoming, but did not know well
focus on that feeling, it never was before then
those places.

The next morning the tribal chief told a story about a
girl perhaps a legend that some years it was said at a
Village near

A girl was kidnapped from a village which was not known
the name of a “white man” who had brought with him tearing
his people, the girl’s brother, had promised that he would
sought to bring her back, but time passed and he was not
You can find it with great regret of the whole village that the
He had seen her grow, the brother died and no one knew anything about
girl. A story that was perhaps understand how the human presence
White had often invaded and plundered all that poor people
completely unarmed and peaceful knowledge that herbs and plants to treat and not
could offend or attack was totally helpless to the thirst for power
that as a shadow loomed over ambitions of those who wanted these territories
to cut trees and sell off land to make farms
cows.

Ariel felt shocked to hear that story, it was as if the story
for some strange reason it felt a deep concern and compassion
for that girl, torn from their land, from the village to go
to live somewhere, if assumptions were to live in the West
adapted as he would?

Truly a tragedy and a loss of ancestral values carved heart
of those people that were polluted by a race
appearance to the possession and lack of values, in the end as that
village might appear small, insignificant, poor in everything, whether
children and adults gave off a vibrant force, a light of love
that never in his life he had met were spontaneous person, ready
to embrace, to help each other and collaboration and
sharing were completely spontaneous, but they had not observed any
gesture of anger or competition but all were a close group
who lavished the welfare of all. Children do not belong to
but one family often ate together and practiced a
Joint attention to the protection of children and building homes
or local municipalities. Alessio to hear these explanations from the
facilitator remained thoughtful for a moment thinking about how great the
metropolis of the West the opposite happen, where
competition and destroy the superficiality and sincere dialogue
expression of feelings.

The evening before the fire arrived quickly throughout the day was dedicated
explanation as to how Alexis and Ariel organize their project
and how the structures would allow the use of natural energy in
was particularly important to give instructions for that type of land to
some adult site how to build the mill and channels
conduct water from the nearby river to avoid traveling with the buckets and
allow an automatic irrigation of cultures, was also given
starting the construction of a warehouse to store seeds and
were placed two wind generators near the guesthouse
and near the small school to take advantage of clean energy.

In the early hours of the afternoon program was prepared to visit
the sacred zone where only the village chief and Ariel would
approached the “big tree”, the inspiration of the visions and
protecting the village. In fact, the natives, not only the forest
was considered sacred because the source of life, with the rains and herbs
medical, but especially the paper was able to perceive the tree
head of the entire forest with his wisdom and presence governed the
plant kingdom, allows plants to regenerate to produce the
fruits according to season and fall asleep when he was in great
over their lifetimes.

Along the way, about eight kilometers away on foot at a plateau, the
village head helped by the facilitator made it clear to Ariel as
large tree was concerned about the ecosystem and how many brothers
been killed, it was necessary to protect the forest,
Man of compliance by each tree even in large urban centers
it can do its task of providing moisture and oxygen
for the life of the planet. Ariel was amazed at how the old
essay talking about pollution and urban centers, which is not thought
could meet in that corner of the remote world, then ventured to
ask how he knew of pollution, oxygen and distant objects, the
old smiled broadly and said – I do not know anything about me, I have never seen
something away from this place-is the master tree that tells me
all, he hears the wind or migrating birds, I listen to him and
really learned a lot. Perhaps you, dear boy, you do not know that we
all interconnected? That everything is connected and support each other?

Ariel had in mind the words of the book:
“In the past life was based on trees. Their flowers there
embellished, we fed the fruits, leaves and fibers we dress and we
gave shelter. We hid among the branches to protect us from
wildlife. The wood we warmed, or used to make
sticks to sustain us in old age and weapons to defend ourselves.
We were tied to trees. Today, surrounded by sophisticated machines
and high performance computers in our ultra modern offices, is
easy for us to forget the connection with nature. “

Dalai Lama
He smiled thinking about that old did not need to read a book
but that size really lived and that the trees were always
an important presence in human life but all is now
blind and unable to understand.

With slow steps came to a huge tree, Ariel felt a
powerful energy, much cleaner than plants in its
Cooperative, in fact all over the place gave off a strong energy
compassion and beauty, it seemed that all the energy of the primordial
world came from that place and thought how lucky was the head
village to have the privilege of living space that, until
he had allowed, he remembered his nightmare and dangers
that people peacefully through for the sole reason that they
live in that place forever.

What sense would cancel everything for power or money,
polluting or destroying without restraint, there could be a possible
solution?

A shudder of leaves seemed to have heard his thoughts, his head
village told the facilitator that the tree was happy to Master
meet Ariel and who had finally arrived.

Finally? It was so long awaited? But this time the tree spoke to Master
directly into him and even the village chief could understand why
it was the language of vision, where there are no words
mental mechanisms, but a direct feel.

The vision appeared in a place the world was born a child, be
light, full of compassion that would care about the fate of
planet, would help people in distress.

Master tree said that the crisis, the shock was inevitable
break the old guard, and although many trees were brothers
sacrificed, even if the land was poisoned, it was not
the definitive end that everything must be cooperation of all
that we should not exploit resources pollutants.

Ariel was deeply shocked, touched, unable to speak but had
transposed to end the message, he realized that collaboration, the
efforts of all, the moral cleanliness were the “cradle” for that
child, for that was on the way which we are all
responsible.

When Ariel returned to the village seemed to emanate light, it was vibrant and
Alessio also noticed that, with a whisper, fearing
disturbed, asked his friend what had happened, but it was talking
Ariel took her hands and the vision of Alexei was transferred to him.

They had the certainty of having chosen the right path in life and
to be messengers of love.

12.07.2010 © Poetyca

Una Perla al giorno – Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi


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La forza di un ciclone può sradicare alberi
e far crollare edifici,
ma per quanto impetuoso possa essere,
esso non può far nulla ad un umile filo d’erba.
Questa è la grandezza dell’umiltà, figli miei.

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

 

The strength of a hurricane can uproot trees
and bring down buildings,
but what can be impetuous,
it can not do anything to a humble blade of grass.
This is the greatness of humility, my children.

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Nello specchio – In the mirror


Nello specchio

Dentro questo specchio
io posso vedere me stesso:
luci ed ombre
ed una mano che accompagna
nel percorso della vita
una nebbia che si allontana
e mostra con chiarezza
il mio volto

Dentro questo specchio
guardo nel profondo degli occhi
e non ho paura di essere
quello che io sono
nell’abbraccio della vita
e della tua presenza

20.06.2009 Poetyca

In the mirror

Inside this mirror
I can see myself:
lights and shadows
and a hand that accompanies
in the path of life
a mist that recedes
and clearly shows
my face

Inside this mirror
I look deep into the eyes
and I’m not afraid of being
what I am
in the embrace of life
and your presence

20.06.2009 Poetyca

Siamo – We are


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Siamo

Siamo tutti bimbi, relegati in un angolo.
Siamo tutti in attesa di una voce,
di un richiamo o di qualcuno
che con un sorriso ci stringa la mano.

Siamo adulti che non ricordano più
il sapore di un dolce antico
il suono di una canzoncina
il cuore che era in attesa di una carezza.

Oggi fuggiamo, rincorriamo il futuro
e dimentichiamo la nostra antica storia
raccolta in un sacchetto di carta,
abbandonato su di una panchina
dove non andiamo a giocare più.

Ci manca la presenza amica,
le voci in cortile e gli attimi eterni
quando si giocava tutti insieme.
Senza vere sconfitte e con il coraggio
che usciva dalle tasche con la fionda
o con quegli occhi sognanti
che sapevano sempre sperare.

Siamo bambini silenti
che non raccontano più
storie fantastiche e ricchi momenti
perchè sembrerebbe ridicolo
in un mondo che non ci lascia giocare.

© Poetyca

We are

We are all children, relegated to a corner.
We are all waiting for a voice,
of a recall or someone
who squeezes our hand with a smile.
We are adults who no longer remember
the taste of an ancient dessert
the sound of a song
the heart that was waiting for a caress.
Today we flee, we chase the future
and we forget our ancient history
collected in a paper bag,
abandoned on a bench
where we don’t go to play anymore.
We miss the friendly presence,
the voices in the courtyard and the eternal moments
when we all played together.
Without real defeats and with courage
that came out of the pockets with the sling
or with those dreamy eyes
who always knew how to hope.
We are silent children
that no longer tell
fantastic stories and rich moments
because it would seem ridiculous
in a world that doesn’t let us play.

© Poetyca

John Martyn – Solid Air – 1973 (Full Album) (432 Hz)


John Martyn, nome d’arte di Iain David McGeachy (New Malden, 11 settembre 1948 – Kingston upon Thames, 29 gennaio 2009), è stato un cantautore e chitarrista scozzese.

Spaziava dal folk al blues al jazz e il suo stile era caratterizzato dall’uso della voce come strumento musicale

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Martyn

John Martyn, OBE (11 September 1948 – 29 January 2009), born as Iain David McGeachy, was a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. Over a 40-year career, he released 21 studio albums, working with artists such as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and Phil Collins. He was described by The Times as “an electrifying guitarist and singer whose music blurred the boundaries between folk, jazz, rock and blues”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Martyn

Willy DeVille


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Willy DeVille nasce come William Borsay a Stamford, nel Connecticut (assumerà il nome di Willy DeVille nel 1975). Sua nonna materna era un’irochese; inoltre, è di discendenza basca e irlandese. Per dirla con le sue parole, “Un po’ di questo e un po’ di quello; un vero cane randagio”[2] Lascia la scuola al suo decimo anno di studi [3]e inizia a frequentare il Lower East Side e il West Village, a Manhattan. “Sembrava che non facessi altro che girare senza meta. Volevo suonare, ma non mi sembrava di trovare l’ambiente giusto. C’erano parecchie band di rock psichedelico, ma non erano fatte per me”[4] In questo periodo, gli interessi di DeVille erano indirizzati principalmente verso il blues, e in particolar modo verso John P. Hammond, Muddy Waters e John Lee Hooker.[5][6]

DeVille lascia allora la sua band “Billy and the Kids” e prova a raggiungere Londra, in cerca di musicisti con le sue stesse idee, ma non riesce a trovarne. Torna quindi a New York, dopo due anni di assenza.[7] La sua band successiva, i “Royal Pythons” (“una gang trasformata in gruppo musicale”[8]) rimase un altro tentativo senza successo.

Dopo alcuni pellegrinaggi si ferma a San Francisco, dove forma un gruppo con il bassista Ruben Siguenza e il batterista Tom “Manfred” Allen. Il gruppo suona sotto i nomi di “Billy DeSade & the Marquis” e “The Lazy Eights” prima di trovare il nome “Mink DeVille”. Dopo un po’ di tempo DeVille porta la band a New York, dove viene assunto il chitarrista Louis X. Erlanger, le cui abilità nel campo degli arrangiamenti aiutano ulteriormente il processo di perfezionamento del sound del gruppo. Nel 1981, quando esce il quarto album dei “Mink DeVille”, Coup de Grâce, tutti i componenti originali del gruppo, escludendo Willy, se ne sono già andati. Nel 1987 DeVille inizia a registrare sotto il proprio nome.

DeVille ha recitato in due film negli anni ottanta, rivestendo prima il ruolo di un truffatore in “Va Banque” (1986) e poi di una guardia del corpo in “Homeboy“, nel 1988. Nel corso della sua vita ha sofferto a lungo di dipendenza da droga, cosa che ha danneggiato seriamente la sua carriera. Possedeva abitazioni a New Orleans e nel Mississippi.

Una sua canzone, Demasiado corazón, è stata scelta come sigla della trasmissione televisiva italiana Zelig.

Il suo gruppo, inoltre, ha suonato a lungo al CBGB, lo storico nightclub newyorkese in cui ebbe origine il punk rock intorno agli anni settanta. A New Orleans, luogo in cui si trasferì nel 1988, diede un contributo importante al tentativo di dare nuova importanza al R&B locale. I suoi testi profondi e i legami con i ritmi tipici della musica latina hanno portato alla definizione di un nuovo genere di musica, chiamata Ispanico-americana.[9] Ha raggiunto la notorietà in Europa, mentre non fu particolarmente conosciuto negli Stati Uniti.

Nel 1994 è ospite musicale in una puntata della trasmissione satirica Tunnel con Serena Dandini (dove poco tempo prima lo avevano preceduto i Nirvana) ed esegue Cadillac Walk, prestandosi poi per qualche istante ai siparietti scherzosi di Corrado Guzzanti, Adolfo Margiotta, Maurizio Crozza e Carla Signoris.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willy_DeVille

Willy DeVille (August 25, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American singer and songwriter. During his thirty-five-year career, first with his band Mink DeVille (1974–1986) and later on his own, Deville created original songs rooted in traditional American musical styles. He worked with collaborators from across the spectrum of contemporary music, including Jack Nitzsche, Doc Pomus, Dr. John, Mark Knopfler, Allen Toussaint, and Eddie Bo. Latin rhythms, blues riffs, doo-wop, Cajun music, strains of Frenchcabaret, and echoes of early-1960s uptown soul can be heard in DeVille’s work.

Mink DeVille was a house band at CBGB, the historic New York City nightclub where punk rock was born in the mid-1970s. DeVille helped redefine the Brill Building sound. In 1987 his song “Storybook Love” was nominated for an Academy Award. After his move to New Orleans in 1988, he helped spark the roots revival of classic New Orleans R&B. His soulful lyrics and explorations in Latin rhythms and sounds helped define a new musical style sometimes called “Spanish-Americana”.[1]

DeVille died of pancreatic cancer on August 6, 2009 in a New York hospital. He was 58 years old.[2][3][4] Although his commercial success waxed and waned over the years, his legacy as a songwriter has influenced many other musicians such as Mark Knopfler and Peter Wolf.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willy_DeVille

Una perla al giorno – Santa Teresa di Lisieux


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Non lasciare che alcuno ti disturbi,
non lasciare che nulla ti spaventi.
Ogni cosa passa eccetto Dio.
Santa Teresa di Lisieux
Do not let anyone disturb you,
let nothing frighten you.
Everything passes except God.
            St. Therese of Lisieux

U2 The Best of 1980-1990: New Year’s Day



Gli U2 sono un gruppo musicale irlandese formatosi a Dublino nel 1976. Il gruppo è composto da Paul David Hewson in arte Bono (cantante), David Howell Evans in arte The Edge (chitarrista), Adam Clayton (bassista) e Larry Mullen Jr. (batterista).

Nella loro carriera hanno venduto 150 milioni di dischi[7] e ricevuto il maggior numero di Grammy Awards per un gruppo, con 22 premi[8].

Nel 2005, appena raggiunto il termine minimo dei 25 anni di carriera, sono stati introdotti nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Fin dagli esordi, gli U2 si sono occupati della questione irlandese e del rispetto per i diritti civili, improntando su questi temi anche buona parte della loro attività artistica. Inoltre gli U2 sono tra i pochi gruppi internazionali a potersi vantare di aver sempre mantenuto la propria formazione originale.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion). U2’s early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group’s musical pursuits, they have maintained a sound built on melodic instrumentals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns.

The band formed at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album Boy. By the mid-1980s, U2 had become a top international act. They were more successful as a touring act than they were at selling records until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree which, according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band’s stature “from heroes to superstars”.[1] Reacting to musical stagnation and criticism of their earnest image and musical direction in the late-1980s, U2 reinvented themselves with their 1991 album, Achtung Baby, and the accompanying Zoo TV Tour; they integrated dance, industrial, and alternative rock influences into their sound, and embraced a more ironic and self-deprecating image. They embraced similar experimentation for the remainder of the 1990s with varying levels of success. U2 regained critical and commercial favour in the 2000s with the records All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000) and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004), which established a more conventional, mainstream sound for the group. Their U2 360° Tour from 2009–2011 was the highest-attended and highest-grossing concert tour in history.

U2 have released 13 studio albums and are one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 170 million records worldwide.[2] They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band; and, in 2005, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 in its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, and labelled them the “Biggest Band in the World”.[3] Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes, including Amnesty International, the ONE/DATA campaigns, Product Red, and The Edge’s Music Rising.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2

Bon Jovi – Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection (Full Album) Qk.


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I Bon Jovi sono un gruppo glam metal e hard rock statunitense, formatosi nel 1983 a Sayreville, New Jersey. La band è attualmente costituita da Jon Bon Jovi (voce),David Bryan (tastiere) e Tico Torres (batteria).

La formazione originaria comprendeva anche Alec John Such (basso), il quale ha lasciato la band nel 1994 in seguito a dei problemi personali e Richie Sambora(chitarra), che ha abbandonato il gruppo nel 2014 dopo essersi assentato per buona parte del Because We Can – The Tour nel 2013.

I Bon Jovi sono tra i più importanti gruppi della scena rock moderna e contemporanea, hanno contribuito alla nascita ed allo sviluppo del movimento Hair metal, emerso negli anni ottanta, i quali vennero subito ritenuti i leader indiscussi e ancora oggi molti li ritengono gli innovatori e i maggiori esponenti. Vengono ricordati per alcuni classici del rock, alcuni considerati dei veri e propri inni generazionali: Livin’ on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name, Wanted Dead or Alive, Bad Medicine, Keep the Faith, Bed of Roses, Always, e It’s My Life.

Nel corso della loro carriera, i Bon Jovi hanno pubblicato un totale di tredici album in studio e hanno venduto oltre 135 milioni di dischi in tutto il mondo. Inoltre, hanno effettuato più di 2.700 concerti in oltre 50 paesi per più di 35 milioni di fan[6], e sono stati introdotti nella UK Music Hall of Fame nel 2006. Il gruppo è stato anche onorato con un “Award of Merit” (“Premio di merito”) agli American Music Awards del 2004[7], mentre Jon Bon Jovi e Richie Sambora, come autori, sono stati introdotti nellaSongwriters Hall of Fame nel 2009[8]. Inoltre Jon Bon Jovi e Richie Sambora sono stati gli ispiratori del programma televisivo MTV Unplugged.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Jovi

Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), pianist and keyboard player David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band’s lineup has remained mostly static during its history, with the only exceptions being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald, and the departure of longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora in 2013 In 1986, Bon Jovi achieved widespread global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet. The band’s fourth album, New Jersey was equally successful in 1988. After touring and recording non-stop during the late 1980s, the band went on hiatus following the New Jersey Tour in 1990, during which time Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora both released successful solo albums. In 1992, the band returned with the album Keep the Faith. Their 2000 single “It’s My Life”, which followed a second hiatus, successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. Bon Jovi have been known to use different styles in their music, which has included country for their 2007 album Lost Highway. On March 12, 2013, Bon Jovi released their 12th studio album, What About Now.

Thus far, Bon Jovi has released 12 studio albums, plus two compilations and two live albums. They are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. The band was also honored with the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004, and as songwriters and collaborators, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Jovi

 

Una perla al giorno – Sri Ramana


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Nel centro della grotta del cuore
l puro Brahman solo risplende
direttamente nella forma dell’Io come ” io-io”.
Entra nel cuore con mente ricercante,
e dissolvendo (l’ego) mediante il controllo del respiro,
dimora nell’Io.

Sri Ramana

In the center of the cave of the heart
the pure Brahman alone shines
directly in the form of the ego as “I-I”.
Enters the heart with mind researching,
and dissolving (the ego) through breath control,
dwelling in the ego.

                               Sri Ramana

Una perla al giorno – Ajahn Chah


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La gente vuole andare al nibbana
ma quando dite loro non c’è nulla,
cominciano ad avere dei ripensamenti.

Ajahn Chah

People want to go to nibbana
but when you tell them there is nothing there,
they begin to have second thoughts.

 Ajahn Chah

Una perla al giorno – Thich Nhat Hanh


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“In qualsiasi momento, avete una scelta,
  che vi porta più vicino
al vostro spirito o lontano da esso. “

  Thich Nhat Hanh

 “At any moment, you have a choice,
 that either leads you closer
to your spirit or further away from it.”

 Thich Nhat Hanh