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Om Mani Padme Hum

Praise to the Jewel in the Lotus – ॐ मणिपद्मे हूँ

Yeshe Tsogyal

Mantras in another language represent a challenge for many people if they are not clear on the meaning yet arriving at a meaning can be something of a challenge. When I was first introduced to this mantra it was something new age and sweet, and for some people around me who had distanced themselves from Western society, it represented a point of difference and that they were members of the club.

The origins of the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is associated with Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the bodhisattva of compassion.

For many years I had the idea that when reciting this mantra

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A New Paradigm in Law

An ancient rational to be revived

From part one

In part one I have given an overview of how the law has been corrupted to serve the rich and powerful at the expense of not only the people but of continued human existence and life on earth therefore a new paradigm in law is way overdue. I don’t expect these ideas will be a more successful than attempts to save the Amazon rainforest or the Great Barrier Reef yet these ideas must be expressed and perhaps at some point before we go extinct some of the rich and powerful may find their social consciences awakening to the reality that is looking them in the face.

The ultimate prize in

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Learning massage

Bringing out the healer in you

As massage is instinctive, everyone has some basic talent to begin with including hands to touch and a level of sensitivity. But training provides greater context and methodology; this is the why, when and how to achieve specific results.

If you are contemplating learning massage to be of service to others, options are to: have some massages yourself from different therapists to discover what benefits you or what you like the most, and you can talk to therapists about their training and experience. They may give you references.

For many, the idea of learning massage is a romantic idea but it’s not, massage calls for a grounding in reality and setting aside any prudishness

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Tushy Art

The rationality and importance of sensual massage

All massage is sensual and everyone responds differently not only do therapeutic touch, but to the lighter and more deliberately sensual touch. But before we can discuss this, we really need to go back to basics and understand that everything about human relationships and being human are a socio political arrangements without any inherent reality beyond the fact that we exist.

But because we value our existence, it is worthwhile adapting to nature and to each other to ensure our continued existence.

The masculine and feminine relationship is all about reproduction because we can never know the truth of our existence in a single lifetime and over many thousands of years the

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No Underwear

And should it be a problem?

Some people think that going without underwear is a taboo and an act of indecency, however it’s so easy to forget unless underwear it’s a feature of your outfit. Unless one’s skirt is particularly short and you happen to bend over in someone’s view or sit in view with your legs apart, no one is likely to notice and honestly its nice not to have panty lines and sometimes no lines in your skin at the end of the day.

Going braless in some societies can be more problematic if you have bigger boobs or wear revealing tops but society is moving on and going braless is more socially acceptable. My girlfriends thought I

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Going Braless

Moving beyond the bigotry and social injustice

It is rather sad that we live in such a twisted world with different rules for everyone based on their social class. Hollywood and the fashion industry sets a precedent for women to be as daring and minimally clad as possible while the working classes are required to be strapped up and their bodies a tool of industry, not for public display, because that is the role of the glamour model and movie star.

Perhaps this stems from the time when the Romanised version of Christianity became vogue and a tool to help maintain the capitalist empire with privileges for the rich and mundane work for the poor. In terms of wearing

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Health and Becoming Healthy

Knowing and achieving our natural state to enable success

Health is togetherness

This is the story about what ails us, what makes us well and describes what health really is. To know health, we have to know about illness yet strive not so much to be healthy but to live in a manner that is healthy by creating the conditions for health and happiness for all.

Ill health is caused by a lack of education, a lack of knowledge, a lack of access to adequate food, water and shelter perpetrated by another level of ignorance and greed resulting from self centredness and belief. In other words, illness for the most part is caused by our fellow humans who

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New Robe

A Buddhist Life Lesson

There is no doubt that we live in a material world yet we have come to live in a throwaway society that is highly wasteful of resources, this short story speaks to the consciousness and mindfulness about the use of the material things that support our lives.

A disciple of Buddha, said, “Oh Master! I have a request to make.”

Buddha: “What is it; tell me?”

Disciple: “My robe is worn out. It is no longer decent enough to wear.Please, may I have a new one?”

Buddha looked at the disciple’s attire and found that the garment was absolutely in tatters and really needed replacement. So he asked the store-keeper to give a new robe to

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The Mini Skirt

A freedom and celebration of legs

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Way back during the Roman era it was the men who wore miniskirts and because it was colder in Scotland, the Scotsman wore kilts. For the modern woman the age of the miniskirt developed back in the 1950s as a new sense of freedom evolved perhaps echoing the sheer and translucent gowns of the flapper era.

As a baby and as babies still do I was told that when I learned to walk, I had a natural aversion to clothing and mum often told tales of me at bath time running naked and when I learned to dress myself or perhaps I should say and dress myself, I would often

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The Origins of Marriage

How the institution came to be and what is best?

Published 29 Dec 2015 – updated Sept 12 2018

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In Europe before 1100 A.D. people wanting to join together for fun, to raise a family and what might be seen as marriage just got on with it. But with the growth of European civilisation there was a problem surrounding inheritance and being absolutely sure the ‘right’ child was being left the family fortune, because in those days the oldest child or the oldest boy child inherited the family assets.

To resolve this issue, the Catholic church came up with the idea of a church sanctified marriage which coincidently helped to fill their coffers. They also

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