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Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:51 pm
by Virgo
So I went for a drive to Farmer's Market earlier to get some pumpkin pie, as I especially like having pie for breakfast, and a bear cub crossed in front of my car from right to left. That is actually an auspicious sign. When a solar animal (bear, dog, etc) crosses in front of you from right to left that is auspicious. When a lunar animal (rabbit, deer, pheasant, etc) crosses in front of you from left to right that is auspicious.

These are not major omens. They usually pertain to an event that will take place later that day.

I learned this from one of my astrology teachers, but if I remember correctly, I think the source is the prashna marga.

Kevin...

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:39 pm
by pemachophel
Kevin,

Does that also mean the opposite, i.e., if one of these animals crosses in front of you the opposite way, that's a bad omen?

In any case, I also love pumpkin pie for breakfast. My wife makes a killer pumpkin pie.

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:09 am
by Virgo
pemachophel wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:39 pm
Kevin,

Does that also mean the opposite, i.e., if one of these animals crosses in front of you the opposite way, that's a bad omen?

In any case, I also love pumpkin pie for breakfast. My wife makes a killer pumpkin pie.
Hi Bob,

You are a very lucky man!

Yes, you are exactly right. Solar animals crossing from left to right, and lunar animals crossing from right to left are inauspicious.

All animals are classified as either solar or lunar. Generally aggressive animals or animals which we may be scared of are solar animals and timid or fearful animals are lunar animals. So cats are lunar, dogs are solar, and so on.

Again, if I remember correctly, this is from prasna marga.

Kevin...

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:08 am
by pemachophel
Kevin,

You may find this interesting. I was with Sangyum Kamala, Chatral Rinpoche's Khandro, the last two weeks. We were at a stupa building and consecration in Iowa. A couple of days ago, we started thinking about leaving, our work nearing completion. The Sangyum said yesterday, Oct. 20, was a bad day to travel. So we pushed back our departure date till today. However, then things changed again and we really wanted to leave yesterday. So I went to the Sangyum to see what wiggle-room there was. Here's a precis of what She said.

Tibetans have lots of nam-tog around these kinds of beliefs. So for them, they are operative. However, we Westerners do not have these nam-tog. So they are inoperative for us. I mentioned that, as a Dorje Gotrab practitioner, the root terma (I believe it's the root terma) says that such practitioners don't have to worry about bad astrological omens. The Sangyum then confirmed that. Further, She said that since I had sung-kor of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and Chatral Rinpoche hanging from the front window of my car as well as the Namchu Wangbang, the Kalachakra design of the 10 vowels, we also didn't need to worry about traveling safely.

We arrived home early this afternoon safe and sound due to the blessings of the Guru and Three Jewels.

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:45 am
by Virgo
Hi Bob, it's very good that you do those practices and keep those objects. Such things can help avert many problems such as ones that could occur from travelling. Interesting story.

Glad to hear you made it home safe and sound. :)

Kevin...

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:40 am
by Sherab Rigdrol
I would give anything to meet Sangyum Kamala. She is simply divine— in all ways. How much longer will she be in the states?

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:27 pm
by Virgo
I am going to pick up another one. You know turmeric is a great spice for baking in to them as it increases agni. Other spices too like nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon are also all good for increasing agni and taste great. I also like to put some honey on top (though this is contraindicated by TM and Ayurved for actually baking) just before I eat the pie which also helps increases agni, the digestive fire.

Kevin...

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:43 am
by Virgo
Virgo wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:27 pm
turmeric is a great spice for baking in to them as it increases agni
Here is a nice little article on the digestion increasing spices.

http://www.ayurvedacollege.com/blog/ayu ... l-benefits

:anjali: Kevin

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:35 pm
by Minobu
MMMMMM Pie for breakfast....gotta try it.
on signs...
recall the Hale Bopp comet.. 1997..

it's said comets are harbingers ....well shortly after that comet was viewed for 18 months ....911 occured which changed the entire world we live in...
Turning the West into an Orwellian nightmare. Yeah yeah I know it's all for our own good .... :thinking:

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:30 pm
by Naawoo
An auspicious sign is what will lead you to bliss, and an ominous sign is what will lead you to evil.
There is nothing originally auspicious or ominous. Everything only follows law of causality.

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:39 pm
by Lhasa
Where in Iowa?
pemachophel wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:08 am
Kevin,

You may find this interesting. I was with Sangyum Kamala, Chatral Rinpoche's Khandro, the last two weeks. We were at a stupa building and consecration in Iowa. A couple of days ago, we started thinking about leaving, our work nearing completion. The Sangyum said yesterday, Oct. 20, was a bad day to travel. So we pushed back our departure date till today. However, then things changed again and we really wanted to leave yesterday. So I went to the Sangyum to see what wiggle-room there was. Here's a precis of what She said.

Tibetans have lots of nam-tog around these kinds of beliefs. So for them, they are operative. However, we Westerners do not have these nam-tog. So they are inoperative for us. I mentioned that, as a Dorje Gotrab practitioner, the root terma (I believe it's the root terma) says that such practitioners don't have to worry about bad astrological omens. The Sangyum then confirmed that. Further, She said that since I had sung-kor of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and Chatral Rinpoche hanging from the front window of my car as well as the Namchu Wangbang, the Kalachakra design of the 10 vowels, we also didn't need to worry about traveling safely.

We arrived home early this afternoon safe and sound due to the blessings of the Guru and Three Jewels.

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:29 pm
by pemachophel
Lhasa,

Phurba Thrinlay Ling in Lansing, Iowa for the building and consecration of Acharya Lama Dawa Chodrak's memorial stupa.

Now back home in Colorado.

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:19 am
by Tenma
pemachophel wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:29 pm
Lhasa,

Phurba Thrinlay Ling in Lansing, Iowa for the building and consecration of Acharya Lama Dawa Chodrak's memorial stupa.

Now back home in Colorado.
How was it?