28 February

indexIn order to develop love ~ universal love, cosmic love, whatever you would like to call it ~ one must accept the whole situation of life as it is, both the light and the dark, the good and the bad. One must open oneself to life, communicate with it.

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, born 28 February 1939, Sun Pisces, Moon Gemini, Buddhist meditation master and holder of both the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. Most unconventional and liberated teacher (died April 4, 1987).

The job of a teacher is to insult you, insult your ego

Too often, people think that solving the world’s problems is based on conquering the earth, rather than touching the earth, touching ground.

Things get very clear when you’re cornered.

When we talk about compassion we talk in terms of being kind. But compassion is not so much being kind; it is being creative to wake a person up.

 

Other celebrities born today:

Dee Brown (February 28, 1908 – December 12, 2002) American novelist and historian,  Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (1970).

Lord Michel de Montaigne (12.2.4) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Taurus, Ascendant in Cancer, French writer, born February 28, 1533 in Chateau de Montaigne (France).

Gioacchino Conti 28 February 1714 in Arpino (Napoli), best known as Gizziello, was an Italian soprano castrato opera singer.

Ryszard Wincenty Berwiński born February 28, 1819 in Poznań, Polish poet

Ernest Renan (12.7.11) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Libra, Ascendant in Aquarius, 28 February 1823 in Tréguier Brittany, French expert of Middle East ancient languages and civilizations, philosopher and writer

Henri Duveyrier (12.10.12) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Capricorn, Ascendant in Pisces, born  February 28, 1840 in Paris,  French explorer of the Sahara

Mario Ancona (12.2.9) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Taurus, Ascendant in Sagittarius, born  February 28, 1860 in Livorno, leading Italian baritone and master of bel canto singing.

Moina Mathers (12.1.2) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Aries, Ascendant in Taurus, born 28 February 1865 in Geneva, Switzerland, was an artist and occultist at the turn of the 20th century.

John Alden Carpenter February 28, 1876 Born in Park Ridge, Illinois, American composer.

Artur Kapp, born February 28, 1878 in Suure-Jaani, Estonia, Estonian composer.

Marcel Pagnol (11.1.6) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Aries, Ascendant in Virgo, born  February 28, 1895 , Aubagne, France,  French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker

Vincente Minnelli (12.12) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Pisces, born February 28, 1903 in Chicago, American stage director and film director,

Zero  Mostel (12.5) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Leo, February 28, 1915 in Brooklyn New York, American actor of stage and screen.

Oliviero Toscani (12.5) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Leo, born February 28, 1942 in  Milan, Italian photographer  best-known worldwide for designing controversial advertising campaigns for Italian brand Benetton.

Brian Jones (12.5) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Leo, born February 28, 1942 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, English musician and a founding member of the Rolling Stones.

John Michael Turturro (12.11) Sun in Pisces Moon in Aquarius (born February 28, 1957) in Brooklyn New York, American actor, writer and director

Wolfgang Doebereiner (12.3.4), February 28, 1928 in Munich, German writer, homoeopathist and astrologer.

Rory Cochrane (12.6) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Virgo, born February 28, 1972) in Syracuse, New York, American actor.

 

ACIM: 59. (41) God goes with me wherever I go. (42) God is my strength. Vision is His gift. (43) God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him. (44) God is the light in which I see. (45) God is the Mind with which I think.

Roman Calendar: Amburbia, procession encircling the city, chanting and offering sacrifices.

Saints: Feria. Abercius, Hilarius, Mar Abba, Oswald of Worcester, Romanus of Condat, Rufinus

Gospel of Thomas: (51) His disciples said to him, “When will the repose of the dead come about, and when will the new world come?”  He said to them, “What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it.”

Concise Epitome: 6.10 The Game of the Sacred Cone was operated with regular matches, involving all the major locations in Handor. (Il Gioco del Sacro Cono era messo in atto con tornei ricorrenti, in cui si commisuravano cerchi rappresentativi di tutti i corpi celesti e pianeti di Handor).