the salutation to the dawn,
Look to this day for it is
the very life of life,
In it lies all the verities
and realities of existence.
bliss of growth, the
splendour of beauty,
yesterday is but a dream
and tomorrow is
only a vision,
today well spent makes every yesterday
dream of happiness
every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day.
Such is the salutation to the
The concept of
Shambhala is said to have outer, inner, and alternative meanings.
outer meaning understands Shambhala to exist as a physical place, although only
individuals with the appropriate karma can reach it and experience it as such.
The inner and alternative meanings refer to more subtle understandings
of what Shambhala represents in terms of one's own body and mind (inner), and
during meditative practice (alternative).
These two types of symbolic
explanations are generally passed on orally from teacher to
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