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The Unified View of Reality: The Conception of Objective Reality as the Basis of Existence

The Unified View of Reality: The Conception of Objective Reality as the Basis of Existence

OBJECTIVE REALITY Is Oneness that includes everything. It is for granted. It exists independently of Consciousness (common consciousness), before consciousness and after consciousness. OBJECTIVE REALITY It is the Basis, Support and Center of Reference of all existence and all perception. OBJECTIVE REALITY Transcends the narrow limits of the directly-objective (perceived by common consciousness) and spreads out as the Undefinable, the Mystery. The Subject (the ego) emerging within OBJECTIVE REALITY is not independent of its Ground, of the ALL. The perception of the relationship between OBJECT and Subject is not correct. The perception of a separate subject is an illusion…

The Conception of OBJECTIVE REALITY as the Basis of Existence, the Dissolution of the Illusion of the ego, as separate from OBJECTIVE REALITY is TRUTH, it is LIGHT, REDEMPTION, SALVATION. All religions are based on this simple fact, that OBJECTIVE REALITY, is the Base from WHICH the false subject (I, ego) emerges... The dissolution of illusion means the Return to REALITY. So all religions are an approach to REALITY, they are Realization of Truth, Experiencing, Experience. Thus, OBJECTIVE REALITY Is Given, the Approach to REALITY is interfaith . However, the description of this path has particularities, as it is part of the respective cultural environment and uses a specific religious -philosophical language with defined terms. So, the description is relevant.

But since OBJECTIVE REALITY is Given and since we experience it as people with the same nature, in a similar way, there is a need for a correlation, comparison and unification of the various descriptions of Experience. Science of religions is already, for centuries, a recognized science, in England and elsewhere, but not in Hellas (where it is not an autonomous science but is "taught" as a "special course" in theological schools). There is therefore a need for a Unified View, a Religion of Experience, an Objective Religion, which investigates and leads to the ABSOLUTE REALITY, which transcends individual expressions (as manifested in historical religions). Such a view can be established by the Correct, Clear, Determination of OBJECTIVE REALITY and by the investigation of Living, the way of approaching REALITY. There is a need to redefine the issue of human nature (the Relationship between OBJECTIVE REALITY and Subject) and to redefine the terms we use, BEING, IS, Existence, Subject, God, soul, intellect, etc. Operating with perceptions limited to their own symbols is not contributes to building an OBJECTIVE PERCEPTION OF REALITY.

 

H Ενιαία Θεώρηση της Πραγματικότητας: Η Αντίληψη της Αντικειμενικής Πραγματικότητας ως Βάσης της Ύπαρξης

Η ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ Είναι Ενότητα που περιλαμβάνει τα πάντα. Είναι Δεδομένη. Υπάρχει ανεξάρτητα από την Συνείδηση (την κοινή συνείδηση), πριν την συνείδηση και μετά την συνείδηση. Η ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ Είναι η Βάση, το Υποστήριγμα και το Κέντρο Αναφοράς κάθε ύπαρξης και κάθε αντίληψης. Η ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ Υπερβαίνει τα στενά όρια του άμεσα-αντικειμενικού (που αντιλαμβάνεται η κοινή συνείδηση) κι απλώνεται ως το Μη Προσδιορίσιμο, το Μυστήριο. Το Υποκείμενο (το εγώ) που αναδύεται εντός της ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ δεν είναι ανεξάρτητο από την Βάση του, από το ΟΛΟΝ. Η αντίληψη για την σχέση ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΟΥ και Υποκειμένου δεν είναι σωστή. Η αντίληψη ενός ξεχωριστού υποκειμένου είναι ψευδαίσθηση…

Η Σύλληψη της ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ σαν Βάσης της Ύπαρξης, η Διάλυση της ψευδαίσθησης του εγώ, σαν ξεχωριστού από την ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ είναι η ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑ, είναι η ΦΩΤΙΣΗ, η ΛΥΤΡΩΣΗ, η ΣΩΤΗΡΙΑ. Όλες οι θρησκείες βασίζονται σε αυτό το απλό γεγονός, ότι η ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ, Είναι η Βάση από την ΟΠΟΙΑ αναδύεται το ψευδές υποκείμενο(εγώ)… Η διάλυση της ψευδαίσθησης σημαίνει την Επιστροφή στην ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ. Όλες οι θρησκείες λοιπόν είναι προσέγγιση της ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ, είναι Πραγμάτωση της Αλήθειας, Εμπειρία, Βίωμα. Έτσι η ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ Είναι Δεδομένη, η Προσέγγιση της ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ είναι διαθρησκευτική. Η περιγραφή όμως αυτής της πορείας έχει ιδιαιτερότητες, καθώς εντάσσεται στο εκάστοτε πολιτιστικό περιβάλλον και χρησιμοποιεί μία συγκεκριμένη θρησκευτικο-φιλοσοφική γλώσσα με προσδιορισμένους όρους. Η περιγραφή λοιπόν είναι σχετική.

Εφόσον όμως η ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ Είναι Δεδομένη κι εφόσον την Βιώνουμε σαν άνθρωποι με την ίδια φύση, με παρόμοιο τρόπο, υπάρχει ανάγκη μίας συσχέτισης, σύγκρισης και ενοποίησης των διαφόρων περιγραφών της Εμπειρίας. Η Θρησκειολογία είναι ήδη, εδώ και αιώνες, κατοχυρωμένη επιστήμη, στην Αγγλία κι αλλού, όχι όμως στην Ελλάδα (όπου δεν είναι αυτόνομη επιστήμη αλλά «διδάσκεται» σαν «ιδιαίτερο μάθημα» στις θεολογικές σχολές). Υπάρχει λοιπόν ανάγκη μίας Ενιαίας Θεώρησης, μίας Θρησκείας του Βιώματος, μίας Αντικειμενικής Θρησκείας, που διερευνά και οδηγεί στην ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ, που υπερβαίνει τις επιμέρους εκφράσεις (όπως εκδηλώθηκαν στις ιστορικές θρησκείες). Μία τέτοια θεώρηση μπορεί να θεμελιωθεί με τον Ορθό, Σαφή, Προσδιορισμό της ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ και με την διερεύνηση της Βίωσης, του τρόπου προσέγγισης της ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ. Είναι ανάγκη να ξανατοποθετηθεί το θέμα της ανθρώπινης φύσης (της Σχέσης ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ και Υποκειμένου) και να ξαναπροσδιοριστούν οι όροι που χρησιμοποιούμε, ΕΙΝΑΙ, Ύπαρξη, Υποκείμενο, Θεός, ψυχή, νόηση, κλπ. Το να λειτουργούμε με αντιλήψεις περιορισμένες στα δικά τους σύμβολα δεν συμβάλει στην δόμηση ΜΙΑΣ ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΑΝΤΙΛΗΨΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ.

 

 


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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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Κατ’ εξαίρεση, επιτρέπεται η μεμονωμένη αποθήκευση και αντιγραφή τμημάτων του περιεχομένου σε απλό προσωπικό υπολογιστή για αυστηρά προσωπική χρήση (ιδιωτική μελέτη ή έρευνα, εκπαιδευτικούς σκοπούς), χωρίς πρόθεση εμπορικής ή άλλης εκμετάλλευσης και πάντα υπό την προϋπόθεση της αναγραφής της πηγής προέλευσής του, χωρίς αυτό να σημαίνει καθ’ οιονδήποτε τρόπο παραχώρηση δικαιωμάτων πνευματικής ιδιοκτησίας.

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