THE YEAR OF THE TIGER
According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2010 is the Year of a Golden Tiger,
which begins on February 14, 2010 and ends on February 2, 2011.
The first day of the lunar New Year 2010 falls on the 14th day of February,
which is Saint Valentine's Day, so it is a day the West celebrates as a lovers' day,
a day of romance. To the Chinese, it is the start of the Golden Tiger Year.
The Tiger is the third sign in the cycle of Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs.
It is a sign of courage. This fearless and fiery fighter is revered by the ancient Chinese
as the sign that wards off the three main disasters of a household: fire, thieves and ghosts.
On New Year's day itself, it is beneficial to celebrate, to be happy, to have smiling faces,
and to refrain from scowling, quarreling, or criticizing anyone.02/14/2010 - 02/02/2011 (Metal) Gen Rinpoche's definition
"The mantra Om Mani Päme Hum is easy to say yet quite powerful, because it contains the essence of the entire teaching.
When you say the first syllable Om it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the practice of generosity,
Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics, and
Ni helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and patience.
Pä, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance,
Me helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and
the final sixth syllable Hum helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.— Gen Rinpoche, Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones
Song: Song Huei Liou/Ya Ging Ging/Sheng Horng/Sheng Yan
Yangjin Lamu央金拉姆 - morning sun 早上的太阳
THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING ME TO SING TO THE INNER AND OUTER SUNRISE THIS MORNING.
IT MOVED ME TO TRANSFORM MY TAI CHI CHI KUNG MOVEMENTS INTO SONGS OF PRAISE FOR THE BELOVED LIGHT WITHIN US ALL.