Ascended Master Buddha

Take a look at this video on YouTube:


Gautama Buddha[note 3] (c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama,[note 4] Shakyamuni Buddha,[4][note 5] or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic (śramaṇa) and sage,[4] on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.[5] He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE.[6][note 6]

Gautama Buddha
Buddha in Sarnath Museum (Dhammajak Mutra).jpg

A statue of the Buddha from Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India, 4th century CE
Religion Buddhism
Known for Founder of Buddhism
Other names Siddhartha Gautama, Siddhattha Gotama, Shakyamuni
Born c. 563 or c. 480 BCE[1][2]
Lumbini, Shakya Republic (according to Buddhist tradition)[note 1]
Died c. 483 or c. 400 BCE (aged 80)
Kushinagar, Malla Republic (according to Buddhist tradition)[note 2]
Spouse Yasodharā
Senior posting
Predecessor Kassapa Buddha
Successor Maitreya

Buddha as an avatar at Dwaraka Tirumala temple, Andhra Pradesh.

Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the śramaṇa movement[7] common in his region. He later taught throughout other regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kosala.[6][8]

Being No-one, Going No-where

Being No One, Going Nowhere
June 6, 2017 by Steve Beckow

I inadvertently deleted the widget for “Alternative News Sites” and had to reconstruct it.

In the course of it, I visited dozens of sites and was bombarded with news of every kind. Lightworkers are at work in so many fields.

And I get to see that we all make choices. We all specialize. Some are specializing in health; others in politics, ecology, geoengineering, adbusting, media watch, human-rights watch, on and on.

I’m not going to stray from the self-awareness path. It has its drawbacks. It can be lonely. I won’t be part of the buzz in whole areas of life after Ascension, perhaps even after the Reval.

I won’t be flying around on spaceships, attending meetings, or hobbing and nobbing.

Everyone’s deeper character will probably come shining through. I already know with certainty that mine will be monk-like.

Now that I’m situated in Paradise Valley here on the Pacific, a monkish life is where my actions seem to be taking me. I’m happy if I see two people in a day, walk around the park once, and have the rest of the day to myself to read and write.

I hunger for a quiet life. I’ll probably try to hold onto it in every way I can.

Isn’t it funny? Sharing that information was as hard for me as it may be for another to share their sexual orientation.

It’s about as risky as saying to the boss, I’m not interested in advancement and ending your career.

If things get too busy, I get tired. That’s simple resistance to a busy life.

Then I need to rejuvenate myself and pick up the self-awareness thread again. So I specialize in quiet disciplines.

I’m a specialist at feeling down into the heart and tasting bliss. That’s certainly a career-buster.

I’m a specialist at creating a lifestyle that leaves me the time and space to explore bliss, as Archangel Michael has asked me to do.

I can only get as deep as I do in my writing by leading a lifestyle like this.

Archangel Michael and I once had a conversation when it looked like I’d have to close the blog and get a job as a dishwasher.

I said to him that the impact on me, as far as writing was concerned, would be catastrophic. It’d be like a car wreck for me.

And he agreed. This kind of writing has its requirements. It can only be done in a stress-free environment, with the fewest possible attachments. (1)

Just as everyone else who has specialized has had to give up something to do so, so have I.

But bliss is worth it.

As I write this, bliss returns. I am amply repaid.

I see myself having worked over time to create this lifestyle and now I’m beginning to enjoy the rewards of it, which are love, bliss, and peace.

Oh my gosh. I hope I have the courage to post this. It really is akin to telling your boss you have no interest in your “future.” But I don’t.

I’m happy being no one, going nowhere. It’s the state I love.


(1) Stress results in muscle contraction in the body. (That may be part of a fight-or-flight response.) Contraction if repeated or held onto continually results in patterns of muscular tension in the body. These restrict the awareness. It’s as if the body just got denser than it already is. Wilhelm Reich called this “character armoring.”

Obviously I tend to shy away from that which restricts or impedes my awareness. For me that means managing stress becomes a more important issue to me than some.

This was so honest and I related so well, it made me laugh! (Ed.)
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Nan Tien Temple


The Nan Tien Temple just south of Wollongong is a Buddhist  humanist Temple beside the Highway in a commanding very visible position. I was to meet my Brother there and drive into Sydney following him.

Somehow I missed the turnoff and had to double back to Five Islands turnoff. I did manage to find it and then when inside the grounds, had to find Pilgrim Lodge where we were staying the night. I walked to Pilgrim Lodge then they told me to drive through the barrier, which didn’t look wide enough, but on trying it, I found it was. So finally I parked beside the Lotus pond and went into Pilgrim Lodge and waited for my brother to arrive. It was very peaceful after the anxiety of getting there.

We decided to participate in what we could, and went to the Drum a d Bell ceremony which occurs twice a day at sunrise and sunset. The experience of standing in the resonance of the Drum and Bell was uplifting, energising and a great start to our visit.

We visited the museum which has some very unique displays of Buddhist culture and history. The founder of the Temple and of the monastic order, Venerable Master Hsing Yun, is featured telling some of the history which has led to his founding 200 temples and 4 universities. The latest institute built alongside the Temple opens 1sr March 2015.

We took a walk up the hill to the Graitude Bell and rang it in gratitude for our mother who recently passed away.  The sound reverberated around the hills.

Next we went down to the Pagoda which has eight stories and is a resting place for the deceased with a shrine to Ksirigarbha Bodhisathva.

We had a lovely vegetarian dinner in the Dining Hall and in the morning a great breakfast which included Chinese and English components. This was after attending Chanting in the Main Shrine with the 5 Buddhas.

The core ideas of Humanistic Buddhism:

Honour yourfamily and nation

Lead an appropriate Lifestyle

Establish right conditions for life and for people

Maintain a harmonious and joyful mind

I highly  recommend the Pilgrim Lodge as a place to stay It offers a place of peace and tranquility in a highly stressed world.

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Welcome to the Deep

`Welcome to the Deep” is a exhibition at the Queensland Museum which runs until October. Its quite an ambitious project covering many facets of underwater exploration and they have come up with some interesting presentations.

There are items like the entry tunnel which doubles as a projection surface to show scenes underwater. There are giant squids, both preserved and modelled, many interactives like the one to feel the pressure of the deep which goes to one atmosphere, a childrens’ playarea, many hard-hat helmets of different design, and my favorite the Bathysphere which you can enter and hear a description of William Beebe’s first dive to the deep and a modern version.

Having come from a background in Museum exhibition design, at the Australian Museum, I was impressed by the design and the coverage of current issues like acidification of the oceans and mining and geo-engineering. Thumbs up to the Queensland Museum for a great exhibition!