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The Ultimate Reality: The True Objective Nature of Man

The Ultimate Reality: The True Objective Nature of Man

ACTUAL REALITY (the Absolute Reality) and not simply "what we perceive as reality", can be neither subjective perception only, nor objective reality only:

1) It cannot be a subjective perception only because that perception can (possibly) be an arbitrary construction that does not correspond to "things" and secondly excludes other subjects from experiencing it.

2) It cannot be an objective reality alone, (independent of the subject), because if there is no subject to experience it, it has no meaning (whether it exists or not).

ULTIMATE REALITY Is What the Subject, (any subject), Perceives, based on some fixed things (data, activities, perceptions), when it transcends all "subjective" elements, thus experiencing only its OBJECTIVE NATURE. ACTUAL REALITY, that is, is experienced by the Subject as a personal experience, but when it transcends itself, it becomes Objective Perception: that is, it is both subjective perception and objective reality at the same time. This is One Condition experienced by all subjects, but it is Common, i.e. Objective, i.e. True. This is where all subjects merge into OBJECTIVE REALITY.

The ULTIMATE REALITY that the Subject finds in its Depth, when it transcends its Self, as the "Inner Being" is COMMON to all subjects. All Is One, All merges into It. It is the One that Encompasses all. 

ULTIMATE REALITY is the Principle, the Basis of everything, the Foundation of all subjective perceptions and all objective states. This is where personal existence comes from, the subject who thinks it is detached from the All, and this is also where the activity that creates the supposedly objective worlds comes from. But at the same time UTMOST REALITY is the Common Ground that all subjects can experience as their TRUE OBJECTIVE NATURE.

The Subject can experience This ULTIMATE REALITY only by transcending itself. Therefore "I am god" is a foolish conceit. Besides, to consider Reality as something outside oneself, opposite, as an object, "God is Truth", elevating an idea to reality and this is stupid idolatry.

This ULTIMATE REALITY which the Subject finds, within himself, as the BASE OF ALL, is That which men call God. God, therefore, as Reality, is the Existence from the Subject of COMMON REALITY. It is neither pure subject, nor pure objective reality. In other words, GOD IS THE LAST STEP IN THE SUBJECT'S EVOLUTION TO OBJECTIVE REALITY.

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Η Έσχατη Πραγματικότητα: Η Αληθινή Αντικειμενική Φύση του Ανθρώπου

Η ΕΣΧΑΤΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ (η Απόλυτη Πραγματικότητα) κι όχι απλά «αυτό που αντιλαμβανόμαστε σαν πραγματικότητα», δεν μπορεί να είναι ούτε υποκειμενική αντίληψη μόνο, ούτε αντικειμενική πραγματικότητα μόνο:

1) Δεν μπορεί να είναι μία υποκειμενική αντίληψη μόνο γιατί αυτή η αντίληψη μπορεί (πιθανόν) να είναι μία αυθαίρετη κατασκευή που δεν ανταποκρίνεται στα «πράγματα» και δεύτερον αποκλείει τα άλλα υποκείμενα να την βιώσουν.

2) Δεν μπορεί να είναι μία αντικειμενική πραγματικότητα μόνο, (ανεξάρτητη του υποκειμένου), γιατί αν δεν υπάρχει υποκείμενο να την βιώσει δεν έχει νόημα (είτε υπάρχει, είτε όχι).

Η ΕΣΧΑΤΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ Είναι Αυτό που το Υποκείμενο,  (κάθε υποκείμενο), Αντιλαμβάνεται, βασιζόμενο σε κάποια σταθερά πράγματα (δεδομένα, δραστηριότητες, αντιλήψεις), όταν ξεπερνά όλα τα «υποκειμενικά» στοιχεία, βιώνοντας έτσι μονάχα την ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΗ του. Η ΕΣΧΑΤΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ, δηλαδή, βιώνεται από το Υποκείμενο σαν προσωπική εμπειρία αλλά όταν υπερβαίνει τον εαυτό του γίνεται Αντικειμενική Αντίληψη: Είναι δηλαδή και υποκειμενική αντίληψη και αντικειμενική πραγματικότητα ταυτόχρονα. Αυτή είναι Μία Κατάσταση που βιώνουν όλα τα υποκείμενα, αλλά είναι Κοινή, δηλαδή Αντικειμενική, δηλαδή Αληθινή. Εδώ συγχωνεύονται όλα τα υποκείμενα μέσα στην ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ.

Η ΕΣΧΑΤΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ που βρίσκει το Υποκείμενο στο Βάθος του, όταν υπερβαίνει τον εαυτό του, σαν το «Εσώτερο Είναι» είναι ΚΟΙΝΗ για όλα τα υποκείμενα. Όλα Είναι Ένα, Όλα συγχωνεύονται σε Αυτό. Είναι το Όλον που Περικλείνει τα πάντα.

Η ΕΣΧΑΤΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ είναι η Αρχή, η Βάση των πάντων, το Θεμέλιο όλων των υποκειμενικών αντιλήψεων και όλων των αντικειμενικών καταστάσεων. Από εδώ πηγάζει η προσωπική ύπαρξη, το υποκείμενο που νομίζει ότι αποσπάται από το Όλον, κι από εδώ πηγάζει επίσης η δραστηριότητα που δημιουργεί τους δήθεν αντικειμενικούς κόσμους. Ταυτόχρονα όμως η ΕΣΧΑΤΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ είναι η Κοινή Βάση που μπορούν να βιώσουν όλα τα υποκείμενα σαν την ΑΛΗΘΙΝΗ ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΗ τους.

Το Υποκείμενο μπορεί να βιώσει Αυτήν την ΕΣΧΑΤΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ μόνο ξεπερνώντας τον εαυτό του. Συνεπώς το «εγώ είμαι θεός» είναι ηλίθια έπαρση. Εξάλλου το να θεωρεί την Πραγματικότητα σαν κάτι έξω από τον εαυτό του, απέναντι, σαν αντικείμενο, το «ο Θεός είναι Αλήθεια», ανυψώνοντας μία ιδέα σε πραγματικότητα κι αυτή είναι ηλίθια ειδωλολατρία.

Αυτή η ΕΣΧΑΤΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ που βρίσκει το Υποκείμενο, μέσα του, σαν ΒΑΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΠΑΝΤΩΝ, είναι Αυτό που οι άνθρωποι ονομάζουν Θεό. Ο Θεός λοιπόν σαν Πραγματικότητα, είναι η Βίωση από το Υποκείμενο της ΚΟΙΝΗΣ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ. Δεν είναι ούτε σκέτο το υποκείμενο, ούτε σκέτη μία αντικειμενική πραγματικότητα. Με άλλα λόγια Ο ΘΕΟΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ Η ΕΧΑΤΗ ΒΑΘΜΙΔΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΞΕΛΙΞΗ ΤΟΥ ΥΠΟΚΕΙΜΕΝΟΥ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΗΝ ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ.


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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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