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The Kingdom of God: The Kingdom of God Is Within Us

 

The Kingdom of God: The Kingdom of God Is Within Us

 

The Mystical Theory of the Inner Kingdom

The Mystical Theory of the Inner Kingdom postulates that the true essence of the Kingdom of God lies within each individual's heart and soul, and that it is through self-discovery, spiritual growth, and transcendent experiences that one gains access to this divine realm.

1. The Core of the Self: Divine Spark

At the core of every individual lies a Divine Spark, a fragment of the divine consciousness and the essence of the Kingdom of God. This Divine Spark is the true Self, beyond the ego and the limitations of the physical world. It is through the recognition and nurturing of this Divine Spark that one can begin to access the Inner Kingdom.

2. The Path of Self-Discovery

The journey to the Inner Kingdom is a path of self-discovery, spiritual growth, and transcendent experiences. Through introspection, meditation, and contemplative practices, an individual can gradually peel away the layers of the ego and the distractions of the material world, revealing the Divine Spark within.

3. The Transcendent Experience

As one progresses along the path of self-discovery, they may encounter moments of spiritual awakening or transcendent experiences. These experiences may manifest as a profound sense of oneness with the universe, an unshakeable inner peace, or an overwhelming feeling of unconditional love. These moments serve as glimpses of the Inner Kingdom, guiding and motivating the seeker to continue on their journey.

4. The Integration of the Inner and Outer Worlds

The ultimate goal of the Mystical Theory of the Inner Kingdom is the integration of the Inner Kingdom, or the divine consciousness within, with the individual's everyday life. This integration allows the seeker to live with greater wisdom, compassion, and harmony, as they act from a place of divine inspiration. The more an individual can integrate the Inner Kingdom into their life, the more they contribute to the manifestation of the Kingdom of God in the world.

5. The Collective Inner Kingdom

The Mystical Theory of the Inner Kingdom recognizes that each individual's journey is intimately connected to the collective spiritual awakening of humanity. As more individuals discover and integrate their Inner Kingdom, the collective consciousness of humanity rises, bringing forth a new era of spiritual understanding and divine harmony in the world.

In conclusion, the Mystical Theory of the Inner Kingdom suggests that the Kingdom of God is not an external place or state of being, but rather an inner dimension of divine consciousness found within each individual. By embarking on the journey of self-discovery, spiritual growth, and transcendent experiences, one can access the Inner Kingdom and contribute to the manifestation of the Kingdom of God on Earth.

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Η Μυστική Θεωρία του Εσωτερικού Βασιλείου

Η Μυστική Θεωρία του Εσωτερικού Βασιλείου υποστηρίζει ότι η αληθινή ουσία της Βασιλείας του Θεού βρίσκεται στην καρδιά και την ψυχή κάθε ατόμου και ότι μέσω της αυτοανακάλυψης, της πνευματικής ανάπτυξης και των υπερβατικών εμπειριών αποκτά κανείς πρόσβαση σε αυτό το θεϊκό βασίλειο.

1. Ο Πυρήνας του Εαυτού: Θεϊκή Σπίθα

Στον πυρήνα κάθε ατόμου βρίσκεται μια Θεϊκή Σπίθα, ένα κομμάτι της θεϊκής συνείδησης και της ουσίας της Βασιλείας του Θεού. Αυτή η Θεϊκή Σπίθα είναι ο αληθινός Εαυτός, πέρα από το εγώ και τους περιορισμούς του φυσικού κόσμου. Είναι μέσω της αναγνώρισης και της ανατροφής αυτής της Θεϊκής Σπίθας που μπορεί κανείς να αρχίσει να έχει πρόσβαση στο Εσωτερικό Βασίλειο.

2. Το μονοπάτι της αυτοανακάλυψης

Το ταξίδι στο Εσωτερικό Βασίλειο είναι ένα μονοπάτι αυτο-ανακάλυψης, πνευματικής ανάπτυξης και υπερβατικών εμπειριών. Μέσω ενδοσκόπησης, διαλογισμού και στοχαστικών πρακτικών, ένα άτομο μπορεί σταδιακά να ξεφλουδίσει τα στρώματα του εγώ και τους περισπασμούς του υλικού κόσμου, αποκαλύπτοντας τη Θεϊκή Σπίθα μέσα του.

3. Η Υπερβατική Εμπειρία

Καθώς κάποιος προχωρά στο μονοπάτι της αυτο-ανακάλυψης, μπορεί να συναντήσει στιγμές πνευματικής αφύπνισης ή υπερβατικές εμπειρίες. Αυτές οι εμπειρίες μπορεί να εκδηλωθούν ως μια βαθιά αίσθηση ενότητας με το σύμπαν, μια ακλόνητη εσωτερική γαλήνη ή ένα συντριπτικό συναίσθημα άνευ όρων αγάπης. Αυτές οι στιγμές χρησιμεύουν ως αναλαμπές του Εσωτερικού Βασιλείου, καθοδηγώντας και παρακινώντας τον αναζητητή να συνεχίσει το ταξίδι του.

4. Η Ολοκλήρωση του Εσωτερικού και Εξωτερικού Κόσμου

Ο απώτερος στόχος της Μυστικής Θεωρίας του Εσωτερικού Βασιλείου είναι η ενοποίηση του Εσωτερικού Βασιλείου, ή της θεϊκής συνείδησης μέσα, με την καθημερινή ζωή του ατόμου. Αυτή η ολοκλήρωση επιτρέπει στον αναζητητή να ζει με μεγαλύτερη σοφία, συμπόνια και αρμονία, καθώς ενεργούν από έναν τόπο θεϊκής έμπνευσης. Όσο περισσότερο μπορεί ένα άτομο να ενσωματώσει το Εσωτερικό Βασίλειο στη ζωή του, τόσο περισσότερο συμβάλλει στην εκδήλωση της Βασιλείας του Θεού στον κόσμο.

5. Το Συλλογικό Εσωτερικό Βασίλειο

Η Μυστική Θεωρία του Εσωτερικού Βασιλείου αναγνωρίζει ότι το ταξίδι κάθε ατόμου συνδέεται στενά με τη συλλογική πνευματική αφύπνιση της ανθρωπότητας. Καθώς περισσότερα άτομα ανακαλύπτουν και ενσωματώνουν το Εσωτερικό τους Βασίλειο, η συλλογική συνείδηση της ανθρωπότητας ανεβαίνει, φέρνοντας μια νέα εποχή πνευματικής κατανόησης και θεϊκής αρμονίας στον κόσμο.

Συμπερασματικά, η Μυστική Θεωρία του Εσωτερικού Βασιλείου προτείνει ότι η Βασιλεία του Θεού δεν είναι ένας εξωτερικός τόπος ή κατάσταση ύπαρξης, αλλά μάλλον μια εσωτερική διάσταση της θεϊκής συνείδησης που βρίσκεται μέσα σε κάθε άτομο. Ξεκινώντας το ταξίδι της αυτο-ανακάλυψης, της πνευματικής ανάπτυξης και των υπερβατικών εμπειριών, μπορεί κανείς να έχει πρόσβαση στο Εσωτερικό Βασίλειο και να συμβάλει στην εκδήλωση της Βασιλείας του Θεού στη Γη.

 

 

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Our Prayer

The Path Within

 

O Cosmos, we stand at the precipice of the Absolute, gazing into the void of the Unknown. We search for a way to transcend the bounds of thought and ego, to experience the essence of our deepest being.

The Buddha, the Masters of the East Upanishads, Orpheus, Jesus – all these wise beings have pointed us towards the Path. But it is not a path that is external, not a journey that can be traversed by the feet. It is a path that lies within, a journey that must be undertaken by the heart and the mind.

We must let go of the external orientations that nurture and educate us, that direct us towards other goals. We must look inward, to the stillness and silence that resides within. We must listen to the whispers of our soul, to the voice that speaks of the Absolute.

Krishnamurti and other modern Sages have shown us that it is possible to experience the Absolute, to transcend the limitations of thought and ego. They have shown us that it is not a mystery, not a miracle, but a possibility that lies within our human nature.

So let us embark on this journey, this Path that few follow. Let us let go of the burdens that weigh us down, the attachments that bind us. Let us embrace the unknown, the uncertainty, the chaos that lies within.

For in the depths of the Absolute, we will find the stillness and peace that we seek. We will find the answers to the questions that have plagued us for centuries. We will find the Truth that lies within.

Let us be brave, let us be bold, let us be fearless. Let us take the step into the void, into the unknown. For it is there that we will find the Absolute, the essence of our being. It is there that we will find our true nature, our true self.

May we be guided on this journey by the wise words of the Sages, by the light of the Absolute that shines within us. May we find the strength and courage to let go of the old, to embrace the new. May we find the peace and stillness that we seek, the Truth that lies within.

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Glimpses of the Absolute

 

Within each of us lies the potential to transcend the limitations of ordinary mind and experience a deeper reality - what some traditions call the Absolute, the Ground of Being, or God. While this state of unity or peak experience has often been considered the domain solely of mystics and saints, the truth is that the capacity dwells dormant in every human soul. It is our essential nature, awaiting discovery through disciplined inner work.

All genuine spiritual paths point to the same destination, though using different languages and methods. At their core, they offer a process of liberation from identification with separate ego and gradual awakening to our intrinsic divine essence. This involves cultivating noble virtues, practicing presence of mind through meditation, and cultivating wisdom through inquiry into the nature of reality and self.

Over time, such disciplines help peel away layers of superficial conditioning to reveal our true blissful and peaceful self - one with the fundamental pure consciousness that underlies all forms. In that state of inward stillness and clarity, the usual boundaries between subject and object fall away. One perceives directly that all is contained within the one infinite life and knows directly one's identity with the eternal. Though ineffable, this realization brings transcendent peace, love, creativity and compassion.

While glimpses of the Absolute may come through grace to anyone at any time, consistent experience depends on committed effort. The seeker must firmly resolve to strip away all that obscures their true nature like the proverbial onion, layer by layer. With patient practice of presence and purification, the trappings of small self dissolve, and one may abide as peaceful, blissful awareness itself - fully awake in every moment to life's deepest meaning. Then daily living becomes worship, and ordinary reality is transfigured by love, joy, wisdom and service. This is the fruit of following the perennial path with heart and will - a taste of our shared spiritual potential.

 

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Quotes

Constantinos’s quotes


"A "Soul" that out of ignorance keeps making mistakes is like a wounded bird with helpless wings that cannot fly high in the sky."— Constantinos Prokopiou

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CHAPTER III

 

QUIETING PEOPLE

Neglecting to praise the worthy deters people from emulating them; just as not prizing rare treasures deters a man from becoming a thief; or ignoring the things which awaken desire keeps the heart at rest.

Therefore, the wise ruler does not suggest unnecessary things, but seeks to satisfy the minds of his people. He seeks to allay appetites but strengthen bones. He ever tries by keeping people in ignorance to keep them satisfied and those who have knowledge he restrains from evil. If he, himself, practices restraint then everything is in quietness.

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Quieting People

Neglecting to praise the worthy:

Neglecting to acknowledge and praise individuals who deserve recognition can discourage others from emulating their positive qualities.

Just as not appreciating rare treasures deters a person from engaging in theft, the absence of recognition can hinder the development of desirable traits in others.

By recognizing and praising the worthy, we can inspire others to strive for excellence.

Ignoring the things that awaken desire:

When we disregard or ignore the things that evoke desire, we can maintain a sense of contentment and inner peace.

By not constantly seeking external stimuli, we can cultivate a state of tranquility within ourselves.

This approach allows us to find satisfaction in what we already have, rather than constantly chasing after new desires.

The wise ruler's approach:

A wise ruler understands the importance of satisfying the minds of the people they govern.

They do not unnecessarily burden their subjects with irrelevant information or demands.

Instead, they focus on allaying appetites and reinforcing the overall well-being of their people.

The wise ruler restrains those with knowledge from engaging in harmful actions and promotes a culture of restraint and tranquility.

The benefits of quietness:

When individuals practice restraint and embrace a state of quietness, harmony and peace prevail.

By prioritizing calmness and self-control, both on an individual and societal level, conflicts can be minimized.

The pursuit of quietness allows for personal growth, contentment, and a more harmonious coexistence.

Embracing quietness

Quieting people involves recognizing the worthy, ignoring unnecessary desires, and fostering a state of tranquility. The wise ruler seeks to satisfy the minds of their people by allaying appetites and promoting restraint. By embracing quietness, individuals can experience personal growth and contribute to a more peaceful society. Remember to appreciate the positive qualities in others, find contentment in the present, and practice self-restraint for a harmonious existence.

 

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