This pink lake in Mexico is the most beautiful thing you will see today See the pictures!-Autor: VIVIMETALIUN

In the small village of Las Coloradas fishermen, located on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, the color of a pond is inevitably charming. With a striking pink hue the place is straight out of a fairy tale.

The pink color due to the concentration of red plankton and the high amount of brine shrimp, attracts tourists from all over the world who travel to this point to witness the spectacle.

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Buddha-Direct 4387: Right Effort..

Friends:

What is this vitally crucial Right Effort?

That Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbāna, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood,
Right Effort, Right Awareness and Right Concentration.
But what is Right Effort?

The 4-fold Definition of Right Effort:
1: The effort to overcome already present disadvantageous mental states..
2: The effort to prevent future disadvantageous mental states from arising..
3: The effort to begin developing so far absent advantageous mental states..
4: The effort to maintain, and perfect already arisen advantageous mental states..
This is Right Effort!

The 8-fold Characterization of Right Effort:
Striving for replacing wrong view with right view, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong motivation with right motivation, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong speech with right speech, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong action with right action, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong livelihood with right livelihood, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong effort with right effort, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong awareness with right awareness, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong concentration with right concentration, is Right Effort!

The Explanation of the 4 Right Efforts:
The 4 right efforts are 1: Control 2: Overcoming 3: Development 4: Maintenance!
What is the effort of control? When seeing an object with the eye, one neither
grasps after the whole object, nor any of its details, thereby one strives well to
prevent bad, detrimental states, such as longing and frustration, to flood in on one!
One guards and controls the sense of sight, and do similarly with the other senses.
What is the effort of overcoming? One does not accept any lust, hate, or anger,
that has arisen, but leaves it instantly, dispels it, destroys it, and makes it vanish.
What is the effort of development? One develops the enlightenment-factor of
awareness, of investigation, of energy, of joy, of tranquillity, of concentration,
and the enlightenment-factor of equanimity based on solitude, seclusion, and
ceasing, which is leading to maturity, and culminating in spiritual self-surrender.
What is the effort of maintenance? One dominated by desire maintains firmly
in his mind a favourable object of concentration, such as a skeleton, or a corpse
that is full of worms, bluish-black, full of holes, and bloated, while one dominated
by anger maintains firmly in his mind a favourable object of concentration, such
as infinite friendliness, universal pity, mutual joy, or well-balanced equanimity…

Thus knowing right and wrong effort as right and wrong effort, is Right View.
Awareness of presence of right and wrong effort, is Right Awareness.
Right effort has the function of striving, exertion, and endurance…
Keep on keeping on! Never give up! Always come back again!

Further study of Buddhist Right Effort (Sammā-Padhāna):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-vayamo.html
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Avoiding_Effort.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Avoiding_Effort2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_River_of_Energetic_Effort.htm

What is Right Effort?

Have a nice and Noble day.

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ESA Science & Technology: A history of astrometry – Part I

Mapping the sky from ancient to pre-modern times

People began measuring the positions of the stars thousands of years ago and the story of the measurement of stars is a story of some of the most talented and dedicated scientists who have ever lived. As ESA’s Gaia mission ushers in a new era of space-based astrometry, we look at the history of this distinguished discipline, starting with the pioneers who worked before the invention of the telescope.

Archaeological records show that astronomy is one of the first natural sciences developed by early civilisations all over the globe. Ancient astronomers could perform only limited investigations of the sky, using rudimentary aids to the human eye. Even so, humankind had already begun the measurement of the positions of celestial bodies, making astrometry – the science of charting the sky – one of the oldest branches of astronomy.

Stone tablet of Shamash, the Sun-god, from the ancient Babylonian city of Sippar. Credit: © Trustees of the British Museum.
The Moon and comet Hale-Bopp over the Great Pyramids of Giza in 1997. Credit: John Goldsmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: ESA Science & Technology: A history of astrometry – Part IMapping the sky from ancient to pre-modern times

Flip Books by Zero Creativity

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1.Leaf Sillhouette- https://zerocreativity0.wordpress.com/2016/06/03/poetry-flipbook-leaf-silhouette/

  1. Stray Birds- https://www.flipsnack.com/zerocreativity/fotopoetry-issue-2.html

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