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Buddha's Wife

Finding meaning in the legend

There are many legends of Buddha’s wife, some close to truth and some completely fabricated. But it’s an accepted fact that he was married and left his life in the palace sometime after his marriage.

This is not mentioned in the Tipiṭaka or Pali canon, the collection of primary Pali language texts which form the doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism. In the Tipitaka she is only ever referred to as Rāhulamātā, that is ‘Rāhula’s mother.’ In the earliest reference to her, she is called Bhaddakaccānā, which may be her real name (Bv.26,15) whereas Yasodharā is an honorific title meaning ‘Fame-bearer’ and became the name of legend. Other than this, there is almost no information

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A Female Buddha

Enlightenment does not discriminate!!

Women can achieve Buddhahood, the story of Yeshe Tsogyal

Yeshe Tsogyal who lived between 757 and 817 was the consort of the great Indian tantric teacher Padmasambhava, the founder-figure of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Nyingma tradition considers her equal in realization to Padmasambhava himself and both the Nyingma and Karma Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism recognize Yeshe Tsogyal as a female Buddha.

The meditational practices related to her stress her enlightened aspect, and are similar in form to tantric deity practices in general. She is sometimes equated with the deities Vajravārāhī, Tārā and Sarasvatī.

The spiritual biography of The Lady Yeshe Tsogyel is an important milestone in Western understanding of the Tantric tradition.

The

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The Women of Persia

Symbols of beauty and resistance

The famous Persian heroine, Apranik,

Under the patriarchy that evolved over the past 6000 years, women around the world have been sidelined from public office and disempowered. Yet without women, men could not survive or even thrive.

Under patriarchy, men have tried to own women and control their lives, yet they have not learned that women cannot be understood, they can only be loved and when they are loved, their joy is transformative and uniting.

Women are related to the Earth, and givers of life. Within Vedanta that inspired Persian life before Islam, men and women stood together, yet under the yoke of Islam, women remain women and carry the spirit of life from

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Skin, Hair & Nails

Healthy Skin requires a healthy body

Neglect may result in your skin looking like a reptiles

How to keep your good looks and prevent sagging, lines and wrinkles.

Our skin from birth is exposed to sun, dirt and grime, and then washed with various combinations of chemicals. It is also susceptible to the process of ageing and after many years can resemble that of a reptile. But there is hope for lovely soft, clear skin, but first lets think about the skin, it’s functions and requirements:

Your Skin is a barrier to keep your insides in, and to keep the outside world out.

The skin is extremely tough and yet sensitive and can heal itself after injury, like the

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Women in the Vedic Field

Creating harmonious social balance

By Gauri Mataji Devi

The Hindu tradition is famous for its consideration and respect for women, manifested not only in the traditional worship of the female forms of Godhead, both benevolent and terrible (saumya and asaumya), but also in the veneration for all women, starting from one’s Mother, as well as for Mother Cow and Mother Earth.

In the Taittiriya Upanisad (1.11.2) teachers recommend the students of Vedic knowledge to first offer homage to mothers as embodiments of God.

A very well-known instruction recommends that all men should see all women as mothers, as manifestations of the one Mother Goddess, the life-giver for all. In the famous song of a devotee’s dedication to

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PMS and You

An Affliction Caused by Malnourishment and Poor Health

From about the the age of about twelve to fifty, women experience their menstrual cycle. In the course of a healthy woman’s life, this cycle rarely causes problems or discomfort. But unfortunately today, many women find the process difficult or even distressing as many physical and emotional symptoms collectively known as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), [premenstrual tension (PMT) or stress (PMS)], appear in the days prior to bleeding.

PMS may include abdominal cramps, constipation, painful joints, backaches, bloating, breast tenderness, craving, moodiness, headaches, migraines, water retention, fatigue, acne, decreased work or social performance, altered libido, anxiety, depression and other symptoms.

PMS is a fact of many women’s lives

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The Woman's Moon

Harmonising the menstrual cycle

The name menstruation comes from the Latin word menses which means “menstrual flow”, it is also the plural of mensis meaning month and is related to the Greek word “mene” meaning moon. This indicates a historical relationship between the lunar and menstrual cycles.

The moon is a symbol for primal female energy as associated with the goddesses of pagan times like Diana the queen of witches, huntress and protector of the wild and free who was worshipped in ancient Rome. Like the Indian Goddess Kali, she is still respected and admired today as a symbol of woman’s prowess and capacity to love and protect. (Details below)

The cycle of the moon takes 29.5 days, close to

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Breast Enhancement Facts

Do your Breasts Measure up?

The average cup size of women’s breasts is a “C” but there is no doubt that women with attractive breasts fare better in life. They are often more confident, admired and successful, and a huge industry has evolved to assist women improve their breasts.

There are a wide range of pills, potions and surgeries to enlarge, reduce, reshape and affect the breasts in many ways helping women become more confident or comfortable with their bodies.

In addition to surgeries that have been around for a long time, nutritional breast enhancement supplements are quickly becoming the most popular choice for women desiring larger, firmer, healthier breasts. Some of them work well for most women and some

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Divine Feminine

The mystical prowess of woman

Image by Goddess Within

Inside each and every single human being, there are two polarities. There is a male and a female polarity. It doesn’t matter which gender you are, you have both male and female energies within your body. These energies are also known as yin (female) and yang (male). However, most of us are completely unaware of how to use these energies. The world is more identified with the masculine energy, and has greatly suppressed the feminine. That is why, the energy of the awakening on this planet, is feminine energy.

Because we have suppressed the feminine over the past several thousand years, this planet has been thrown into

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Girl with a One Track Mind

How To Be Hot When Your Not!

By JacquiB author of A Girl with a One Track Mind – Confessions of the Seductress Next Door

So I am Single. I have been dating since high school and have had a few boyfriends but nothing healthy or long lasting. I have had my heartbroken and honestly, can’t remember breaking any myself. I have met so many men from different backgrounds and different cultures. I rarely have a boyfriend long enough for my friends and family to meet them. Every so often someone gets a glimpse of one of my dates, and this is the only proof that some of them actually exist.

So I have had my heart

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