— Eckhart Tolle (via childrenofthetao)
Om mani padme hum
also known as the mantra of compassion
Om (ohm)- Om is the sound or “vibration” of the universe. This sound is the most important of all; but in the context of chanting and mantras, it is meant destroy attachments to egoand establish generosity.
Ma (mah)- Removes the attachment to jealousyand establishes ethics.
Ni (nee)- Removes the attachment to desireand establishes patience.
Pad (pahd)- Removes the attachment to prejudice and establishes perseverance.
Me (meh)- Removes the attachment topossessivenessand establishes concentration.
Hum (hum)- Removes the attachment to hatredand establishes wisdom.
A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms, in his case Marasmius oreades. The body of this fungus, its mycelium, is underground. It grows outward in a circle. As it grows, the mycelium uses up all of the nutrients in the soil, starving the grass. This is the reason a fairy ring has dead grass over the growing edge of the mycelium. Umbrella-shaped fruiting bodies, called mushrooms, spring up from just behind the outer edge of the mycelium.
— Richard Feynman