Do not wrong others and you will not be wronged . . . Zulmetmezsiniz ve zulmedilmezsiniz . . . Surah Al-Baqarah 2:279

Do not wrong [others] and you will not be wronged . . . Zulmetmezsiniz ve zulmedilmezsiniz . . . Surah Al-Baqarah [2:279]
// YA BAKİ ENTEL BAKİ

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you’re a vegetarian.

― Dennis Wholey

A bad attitude spoils a good deed just as vinegar spoils honey.
― Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam)

When someone criticizes or disagrees with you, a small ant of hatred and antagonism is born in your heart. If you do not squash that ant at once, it might grow into a snake, or even a dragon.

― Jalal ad-Deen Rumi

Do not wrong [others] and you will not be wronged.
Zulmetmezsiniz ve zulmedilmezsiniz.

― Surah Al-Baqarah [2:279]

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Vietnamese (Lunar) New Year Custom for Westerners

Vietnamese (Lunar) New Year Custom for Westerners
// Additional survival tricks

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

#Lunar New Year, #Tết Nguyên Đán , #Tết Nguyên Tiêu, #Lunar Calendar, #Festival, #activities, #custom, #survival,

Vietnamese (Lunar) New Year Custom for Westerners.

To many Western and Vietnamese people, it is hard to tell when East Asian Lunar New Year (Tết Âm Lịch in Vietnamese) will come. To add to the confusion there are also different New Year days for its neighboring East Asian countries like China, Korea, etc… When the Festival comes they are again surprised at the activities or inactivity! This blog helps them understand the festival and know the custom to plan their activities to avoid any inconvenience.

In short description, the traditional New Year Festival (“Tet” in Vietnamese) is a period of long holidays and prolonged shut downs of normal trading. The details are explained in the following.

1. When is a Vietnamese New Year Day?

The first new Lunar month after Winter Solstice is always named the Final Month (“thang Chạp” in Vietnamese; the name may come (?) from the word “tháng LẬP Đông”). The end of that month is the Lunar New Year. Neighboring Asian countries (China, Korea) all use this rule but the New Year day of each country may differ by one day or sometimes one month due to their different time zones.

All months here denote Lunar months unless otherwise specified. Month are name Month 1 to Final Month and there may be 13 months in a Lunar Year with the Leap Month bearing the name of its preceding Month appended with the word “Leap”.

Note that the Final Month may be either a 12th month or a 13th month when the Lunar year is a leap year.

2. What are the Vietnamese New Year Holidays?

Seafaring Vietnamese people finish their fishing activities before the stormy season (month 7 of Lunar Year). Agricultural Vietnamese people in the countryside finish their harvest before Winter Solstice. So the Final month of a Lunar Year is ready to be a time for preparation or enjoyment of New Year Festival.

The Festival holidays may begin in the Final Month and continue through Month 1, 2, 3, 4 (“thang Gieng, thang 2 3, 4” in Vietnamese), If there is any leap month falling between Month 1 and Month 4 then the holidays also extend that month.

The popular quotes in Vietnamese is “Thang Gieng la thang an choi, thang Hai co bac, thang Ba hoi he”. It means First Month is for Enjoying Good times, Month 2 for Enjoying Gambling, Month 3 for Carnivals, Meetings”

Agricultural people have to come back to their work on Lunar Month 4. Since Lunar Month 2 the sea is calm and the fishermen have started their work. They are most busy when the star Arcturus Bootes is shining. Note that Arcturus Bootes is a star of the night on April 25th.

3. What are the activities in Vietnamese New Year Festivals.

a. Foods and drinks are to be stored up to the brims of containers in each household (a sign of prosperity). They are supposed to be adequate for all food and drinks of the household for more than two months. Tet can also be considered a practice run for survival in disasters, for that Vietnam has had many.

The principle of “just in time” does not apply here. Prices are substantially higher in the month long New Year Festival period.

b. Most trading activities are to cease from New Year Eve to the 10th day of First Month.

Everyone has an opportunity to come back for Family Reunion. People also have a practice for survival without trading.

c. People from distant places may have additional holiday time to travel to their home town. Boat travelers may need encompassing full Moons to travel by rivers, canals to their home places.

d. All houses are to be cleaned up and decorated to celebrate the New Year, this activity commence early and does not end until New Year Eve. Houses and monuments are to be decorated with “cay mai” (Ochna integerrima or Ochna) which are made to blossom flowers on the First day of New Year.

e. Food, preserved food and offerings are to be prepared to Festival days. Vietnamese food for New Year includes “bánh chưng”, “banh dầy”, “bánh tét” (loaf that can only be cut by Splitting its banana leaves wrapping). “xôi vò”, “cơm ruou”, “ruou đế”, “ruou nếp”, “ruou nếp than”. “tôm khô” (dried salted prawns), “khô mực”, “cu kieu ngam dam” (picled leeks in vinegar).

f. Permanent Indoor Altars are to be decorated with white or red lilies (“hoa hụê” in Vietnamese). Incense and candles are to be lighted on altars.

g. On the 23rd of Final Month, people have to make Departure Ceremony for Three Inhouse Monitors from Heaven (“Hai Ong Mot Ba Tao” in Vietnamese). The three Inhouse Monitors from Heaven work similarly to real life Resident In-house Monitoring Agents of Ward Police (Ward Police = “Cong An Phuong” of current Socialist Vietnam; a ward is a subdivision of a district which is, in turn, a subdivision of a town or city).

i. Without the Three In-house Monitors from Heaven all activities in the house are now off-the-records!

j. Good-time boys and good-time girls may do non-rightous things without worrying about having bad records made in Heaven. Some people from Northern Vietnam takes this off-the-record time to do go out eating dogs!

k. Between the 24th and the 29th of Final Month a temporary Altar (“Nieu” in Vietnamese) have to be made and placed on top of an upright long pole for the Deceased Ancestors to reside and enjoy New Year celebration with their living descendants.

l. From Sunset to New Year Commencement at midnight, people have to make Welcome Ceremony for Three New In House Monitors from Heaven (“Hai Ong Mot Ba Tao” in Vietnamese). The three new Monitors have been rotated by Heaven from some other household to ensure equality and impartiality.

m. All good and bad deeds from people in the household are from now recorded by new Three Monitors.

o. Incense and candles are to be lighted on the small Altar in the front yard for the Jade Supreme God of Heaven (“Ong Thien” or “Ngoc Hoang Thuong De”). This altar for the Supreme God does NOT have any statue, drawing and no more than the words “Mon Khau Thien Dia” (The doorway to Heaven and Earth”).

p. Incense and candles are to be lighted on the small Altar on Ground Surface for the local Custodian God of the local Land (“Ong Dia”). People from North Vietnam now have the local Custodian God of the local Land sharing his altar with the White Eyebrowed God (“Than Bach Mi”), the Patron God of Prostitutes.

Note that the White Eyebrowed God (“Than Bach Mi”) is totally different from the God of Lucks (“Than Tai”), who rides a horse and wear an Imperial Administrative Official suite with WINGED Head Wear.

q. Midnight comes.

r. New Year Celebration with fire crackers detonation to scare away the bad spirits.

This is just like scaring away robbers and bandits during any change of guards.

s. People make offerings to their ancestors at the indoor permanent altars for ancestors.

t. People go to Pagodas to break and take home any of their blossoming branches of “mai” (“Hai loc”).

u. First day of New Year for Family reunion. Note that married women are considered family member of their husbands and not of their maiden family.

v. Second day of New Year is for Married Women to come back and reunite to their maiden families WITH their husbands and children.

w. Third day of New Year is for visit to former Teachers and people who brought/made working people to their current status.

x. Fourth day of New Year: People can enjoy their own festival activities.

y. Tenth day of New Year: The temporary Altar (“Nieu” in Vietnamese) have to be dismantled and Deceased Ancestors are sent back to their Heavenly place.

z. First Full Moon of New Year is Hoi Trang Ram in Vietnamese (Carnival of Full Moon, “Tet Nguyen Tieu” in Chinese written literature/history). People go to Pagodas to pray and make offering. Unmarried people go to the Carnivals of First Full Moon to select their matches (as described in “Hát Hội Trăng Rằm” folk song).

aa. New Year Festivals close. People relax to enter Month 2 for leisures.

The popular quotes in Vietnamese is “Thang Gieng la thang an choi, thang Hai co bac, thang Ba hoi he”. It means First Month is for Enjoying Good times, Month 2 for Enjoying Gambling, Month 3 for Carnivals, Meetings”

References.

[1]. tonytran2015, When-is-lunar-new-year-khi-nao-la-tet-am-lich , posted on 2018 January 1st.

[2]. tonytran2015, Simple-determination-of-east-asia-lunisolar-new-year , posted on 2017 January 19th.

[3]. http://www.bbc.com/vietnamese/vietnam/story/2006/07/printable/060704_lichvietnam.shtml

[4]. https://m.thanhnien.vn/van-hoa/vi-sao-nam-nay-viet-nam-an-tet-truoc-trung-quoc-mot-ngay-317188.html

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Ma Fille Cadette by L. Martel by //swo8

Ma Fille Cadette by L. Martel
// swo8

This is a 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas called Ma Fille Cadette. I Can’t remember when painted it but it was a while ago

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Saving my Place

Saving my Place
// Souldier Girl

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Why don’t you ever listen

When I shout?

With both

Palms out

No one came

So

I saved

Myself

🖤

I have learned to stand when all I wanted was to fall. I have learned the intense pain of growth.

When I did not think I could make it alone, I dug in with claws like shovels.

I forged new roots and though I still often tumble… my heart knows the fears I have conquered.

And each day, fast or slow, I continue to move forward..

Our stories, our healing, our falling, our growing

Our individual rocks

Continuing to form our unique foundations.

❤all my love and gratitude to each one of you❤

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Hera, de blogs y premios LIX, Imari Blossom

Hera, de blogs y premios LIX, Imari Blossom
// bell@espíritu

En la boda de Peleo y Tetis, progenitores del héroe griego Aquiles cuya ascendencia materna inmortal no le evitaría la muerte, hubo una diosa excluída de las invitaciones: la temperamental Eris o Discordia. La manzana de oro que habría de arrojar entre las invitadas con la consigna de entregarla a la más hermosa provocó el resultado deseado, ya que tanto Hera como Afrodita y la sabia Atenea pretendieron tomar el obsequio por derecho propio.

Para evitar el conflicto Zeus envió a Hermes en busca de Paris, el príncipe troyano que se había criado entre pastores, ajeno a las pasiones mundanas. Hera le ofreció poder sobre hombres y ejércitos; Atenea, la de los ojos glaucos, el acceso a las fuentes de la sabiduría; Afrodita se limitó a enseñarle a Helena, la bellísima esposa del rey de Esparta: la elección de Paris condujo a la muerte a los héroes de la época y determinó la destrucción de Troya.

En las mitologías griega y romana Hera o Juno es una diosa poderosa aunque consorte, ya que reina sobre el Olimpo por matrimonio con Zeus, empedernido seductor de humanas e inmortales. Pero en las cosmovisiones previas Hera, diosa ancestral de Creta, es nada menos que la Reina del Cielo cuyo nombre significa Nuestra Señora, quien cultivaba los frutos sagrados de la manzana y la granada y suministraba la ambrosía o manjar de los dioses. El manzano, flanqueado por dos serpientes, se encontraba en los jardines del Oeste donde se ponía el sol, simbolo de poder e inmortalidad.

Si bien el mito posterior reduce a Hera al rol de esposa celosa, siempre pendiente de los devaneos de su marido, protectora acérrima del hogar y del matrimonio, dichas características se corresponden con el paulatino apogeo del patriarcado y la subordinación de las deidades femeninas al nuevo orden que había llegado para instalarse. Así, el rol de Hera como Triple Diosa reconocida en sus facetas de Doncella (Hera Partenón), Adulta (Hera Teleia) y Sabia (Hera Theira) se corresponde con su tótem pájaro: el pavo real, símbolo de su poder y plenitud y del don de la observación, una de sus características principales junto con el color azul debido a su atributo de Reina de los Cielos. No parece difícil imaginar el culto que rendían las mujeres a esta Hera preclásica, soberana de sí misma y del orbe entero.

Hera es quizás la diosa más representativa de la construcción del orden social que representó el patriarcado, ya que perdió toda autonomía y realeza en pos de un matrimonio que debía sostenerse aún a costa de los sinsabores de la cotidianeidad. Recuperar a Hera como Diosa Triple implica hacerse cargo de la responsabilidad que trae aparejado el ejercicio del poder así como sostener relaciones basadas en el afecto mutuo, que en modo alguno incluyen la falta de respeto y la subordinación.

La fotografía fue tomada por Juan en los Museos Vaticanos.

De blogs y premios LIX

Hace unos días, mientras leía el siempre interesante blog Poetas Nuevos, me encontré con una entrada del pasado año en la que su creador nominaba a mi hogar virtual al premio Original Blog Post Award. Luego del tardío reconocimiento en la página pertinente corresponde cumplimentar debidamente las reglas de la nominación, así que vaya mi agradecimiento al autor de Poetas Nuevos, incluyendo en esta entrada su fotografía identificatoria (con el permiso pertinente) habida cuenta que el premio no cuenta con logotipo propio.

Las reglas incluyen además nominar 11 blogs o sus múltiplos (22, 33, etc.), informar a los respectivos ganadores y responder a la pregunta: por qué escribes?, así que aquí las cumplo, en ese orden:

1) Miss Winter: relatos sentidos para repasar, ya que hace tiempo que no escribe.

2) Saiba Mais Consultoria: para las personas amantes de los cosméticos.

3) Whitney ibe Blog: estilo de vida.

4) El eco de tus palabras: muy interesantes reflexiones sobre espiritualidad.

5) Percepción de mujer: un lugar puro sentimiento.

6) Aventuras por el mundo: un compatriota desde Villa Carlos Paz.

7) Brithing the world: o la expansión de la mente.

8) Allgork: Alondra desde Puerto Rico.

9) GirlandWorld: moda y tendencia desde la India.

10) Eta SriLanka: mercados y negocios.

11) Como ser poeta sin morir: poesía a diario.

Gracias a todos por su participación en la blogósfera.

En cuanto a la pregunta, ya la he respondido en otras oportunidades y hoy ratifico dichas respuestas: por el placer de escribir, ni más ni menos.

Imari Blossom

En el año 1985, cuando los aldehídos reinaban en el universo de las fragancias debido a su condición de materia de síntesis que tornó posible obtener resultados más acentuados y estructurados respecto de los que hasta ese momento se conocían, Avon presentó Imari, un floral intenso con un potente corazón de ylang-ylang y lirio de los valles. La fragancia fue relanzada en 2015; mientras tanto, se sucedieron algunos flankers con recepción diversa.

Imari Blossom se lanzó en 2013 y, pese a que no he probado en mi piel el original, no hay que tener demasiada imaginación olfativa para colegir que poco tiene que ver con aquel floral aldehídico: aquí la nota de salida remite a la manzana, el corazón es de iris y la nota de fondo despliega una calidez amaderada.

Imari Blossom es un eau de toilette y, como tal, estela y longevidad son mesuradas, pero resulta una compañía amable para el uso diario en situaciones distendidas. Una caminata aeróbica o un paseo matutino relajado son algunos ejemplos en los que la conjunción de manzana e iris despliega su relativo potencial.

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Happy Flight with WordPress

Happy Flight with WordPress
// Samina’s Forum for police support

Dear bloggers and friends–I got this message from WordPress on February 9, 2018. It made me realize how quickly time flies and another year goes by. I have much to thank for. Thanks to all my blogger friends who have made my flight a happy one. A million thanks to you all. You are fabulous.

anniversary-2x

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

©Samina Iqbal. 2018


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Forgiveness

When u forgive and forgive and forgive…some people think that u accept their errors and wrong doings..

They think that you r a weak person and that you will accept what they do and repeat their errors again…

The only thing u can do with those people is to forgive but stop dealing or being with them..

Let them go out of ur life…relationships were made for making us happy…such kind of people make our life sad and melancholic…

God says in Al Shoorah Surah

(From koraan;moslem holy book)
وَجَزَاءُ سَيِّئَةٍ سَيِّئَةٌ مِّثْلُهَا ۖ فَمَنْ عَفَا وَأَصْلَحَ فَأَجْرُهُ عَلَى اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ

And the retribution for an evil act is an evil one like it, but whoever pardons and makes reconciliation – his reward is [due] from God. Indeed, He does not like wrongdoers.

Best wishes.

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Forgiveness
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Beyond Repair – The Lonely Author

Beyond Repair

broken-woman

Beyond Repair

Unloved.

Neglected.

Mistreated.

With love I recovered

all of her broken pieces.

With kisses I attempted

to heal her wounds.

But

trust never appeared,

her tears never ended.

How could I have known

she was broken

beyond repair.

Image borrowed from Google Images

Beyond Repair
// The Lonely Author

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