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Like the lotus: Rising Above

 


Like the lotus: Rising Above

 

The Lotus Theory of Inner Peace and Truth

 

The Lotus Theory proposes that within each individual lies a sacred space, akin to a lotus flower, which serves as a sanctuary from the chaos and distractions of the external world. This space is characterized by eternal silence, endless peace, and infinite bliss, allowing individuals to access their inner truth and wisdom. By embracing the Lotus Theory, one can cultivate a deeper connection with their inner self, leading to a more harmonious and fulfilling life.

The Sacred Space

The sacred space exists within every individual, regardless of their background, beliefs, or experiences. It is an innate part of human nature, a sanctuary that remains untainted by the external world's noise and illusions.

Rising Above

Much like a lotus flower rises above the water, accessing the sacred space involves transcending the distractions and challenges of everyday life. This process requires mindfulness, introspection, and self-awareness, allowing individuals to detach from their thoughts, emotions, and sensory experiences.

Eternal Silence

Within the sacred space, eternal silence reigns supreme. This silence is not merely the absence of sound but represents a state of inner stillness and serenity, free from the mental chatter that often clouds our judgment and perception of reality.

Endless Peace and Infinite Bliss

The sacred space is a sanctuary of endless peace and infinite bliss, where the individual can experience a profound sense of harmony and contentment. This inner peace is not dependent on external circumstances but arises from a deep connection with one's true essence.

The End of Existence and the Discovery of Truth

By accessing the sacred space, individuals can transcend the limitations of their physical existence and enter a state of pure being. In this state, they can access their inner wisdom and uncover the ultimate truth, which lies beyond the illusions and deceptions of the material world.

Cultivating the Lotus Within

To embrace the Lotus Theory and access the sacred space, individuals must engage in regular practices that promote self-awareness, mindfulness, and introspection. These practices may include meditation, yoga, journaling, or any other activities that encourage a deeper connection with one's inner self.

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In conclusion, the Lotus Theory emphasizes the importance of nurturing the sacred space within, transcending the distractions of the external world, and accessing the inner peace, wisdom, and truth that lie at the core of our existence. By cultivating the lotus within, individuals can lead a more harmonious, fulfilling, and enlightened life.

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Σαν τον Λωτό: Να Ανυψώνεσαι

 

 

Η θεωρία του Λωτού της εσωτερικής ειρήνης και αλήθειας

 

Η Θεωρία του Λωτού προτείνει ότι μέσα σε κάθε άτομο βρίσκεται ένας ιερός χώρος, παρόμοιος με ένα άνθος λωτού, που χρησιμεύει ως καταφύγιο από το χάος και τις περισπασμούς του εξωτερικού κόσμου. Αυτός ο χώρος χαρακτηρίζεται από αιώνια σιωπή, ατελείωτη ειρήνη και άπειρη ευδαιμονία, επιτρέποντας στα άτομα να έχουν πρόσβαση στην εσωτερική τους αλήθεια και σοφία. Αγκαλιάζοντας τη Θεωρία του Λωτού, μπορεί κανείς να καλλιεργήσει μια βαθύτερη σύνδεση με τον εσωτερικό του εαυτό, οδηγώντας σε μια πιο αρμονική και πληρέστερη ζωή.

Ο Ιερός Χώρος

Ο ιερός χώρος υπάρχει μέσα σε κάθε άτομο, ανεξάρτητα από το υπόβαθρο, τις πεποιθήσεις ή τις εμπειρίες του. Είναι ένα έμφυτο μέρος της ανθρώπινης φύσης, ένα καταφύγιο που παραμένει αμόλυντο από τον θόρυβο και τις ψευδαισθήσεις του εξωτερικού κόσμου.

Να Ανυψώνεσαι

Όπως ένα λουλούδι λωτού υψώνεται πάνω από το νερό, η πρόσβαση στον ιερό χώρο συνεπάγεται υπέρβαση των περισπασμών και των προκλήσεων της καθημερινής ζωής. Αυτή η διαδικασία απαιτεί επίγνωση, ενδοσκόπηση και αυτογνωσία, επιτρέποντας στα άτομα να αποσπαστούν από τις σκέψεις, τα συναισθήματα και τις αισθητηριακές εμπειρίες τους.

Αιώνια Σιωπή

Μέσα στον ιερό χώρο, κυριαρχεί η αιώνια σιωπή. Αυτή η σιωπή δεν είναι απλώς η απουσία ήχου, αλλά αντιπροσωπεύει μια κατάσταση εσωτερικής ακινησίας και γαλήνης, απαλλαγμένη από τη νοητική φλυαρία που συχνά θολώνει την κρίση και την αντίληψή μας για την πραγματικότητα.

Ατελείωτη ειρήνη και απέραντη ευδαιμονία

Ο ιερός χώρος είναι ένα καταφύγιο ατελείωτης γαλήνης και απέραντης ευδαιμονίας, όπου το άτομο μπορεί να βιώσει μια βαθιά αίσθηση αρμονίας και ικανοποίησης. Αυτή η εσωτερική γαλήνη δεν εξαρτάται από τις εξωτερικές συνθήκες, αλλά προκύπτει από μια βαθιά σύνδεση με την αληθινή ουσία κάποιου.

Το τέλος της ύπαρξης και η ανακάλυψη της αλήθειας

Με την πρόσβαση στον ιερό χώρο, τα άτομα μπορούν να υπερβούν τους περιορισμούς της φυσικής τους ύπαρξης και να εισέλθουν σε μια κατάσταση καθαρής ύπαρξης. Σε αυτή την κατάσταση, μπορούν να έχουν πρόσβαση στην εσωτερική τους σοφία και να αποκαλύψουν την απόλυτη αλήθεια, η οποία βρίσκεται πέρα από τις ψευδαισθήσεις και τις απάτες του υλικού κόσμου.

Καλλιέργεια του λωτού μέσα

Για να αγκαλιάσουν τη Θεωρία του Lotus και να αποκτήσουν πρόσβαση στον ιερό χώρο, τα άτομα πρέπει να συμμετέχουν σε τακτικές πρακτικές που προάγουν την αυτογνωσία, την επίγνωση και την ενδοσκόπηση. Αυτές οι πρακτικές μπορεί να περιλαμβάνουν διαλογισμό, γιόγκα, ημερολόγιο ή οποιεσδήποτε άλλες δραστηριότητες που ενθαρρύνουν μια βαθύτερη σύνδεση με τον εσωτερικό εαυτό του.

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Συμπερασματικά, η Θεωρία του Lotus τονίζει τη σημασία της καλλιέργειας του ιερού χώρου μέσα, της υπέρβασης των περισπασμών του εξωτερικού κόσμου και της πρόσβασης στην εσωτερική ειρήνη, τη σοφία και την αλήθεια που βρίσκονται στον πυρήνα της ύπαρξής μας. Με την καλλιέργεια του λωτού μέσα τους, τα άτομα μπορούν να ζήσουν μια πιο αρμονική, πληρέστερη και φωτισμένη ζωή.


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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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