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The Awakening from the Cosmic Dream


 

The Awakening from the Cosmic Dream

 

The Principle of Inherent Completeness

This principle posits that all beings carry within them a complete and perfect understanding of the universe. This understanding is not something that needs to be acquired or earned but is a fundamental part of our existence.

The Illusion of Separation

The illusion of separation refers to our perception of being separate entities existing independently of the rest of the universe. This illusion is a result of our limited physical senses and the way our brains process information. It gives rise to the concept of self, which in turn generates desires, fears, and other forms of suffering.

The Process of Awakening

Awakening refers to the realization of the truth beyond the illusion of separation. It's the process of recognizing our inherent completeness and interconnectedness with the universe. This awakening isn't a linear process or a goal to be achieved. Instead, it's a continuous unfolding of understanding and compassion.

The Dream of Existence

Our everyday experiences, emotions, and thoughts are likened to a dream. Just like a dream, they seem very real and important while we're immersed in them, but from a broader perspective, they're temporary and illusory. Recognizing this is part of the awakening process.

The Shining Truth

Once the illusory nature of the 'dream' is recognized, what remains is the truth – the undistorted, unfiltered experience of existence. This is described as the truth "shining through you". It's not a static state but a dynamic, ongoing experience of reality as it is.

The Non-duality of Existence

In the awakened state, the dichotomies and dualities that seemed so real in the dream state dissolve. Life and death, self and other, pain and pleasure – these are seen as part of a single, interconnected whole. This is the non-dual understanding of existence.

Τhe End of Seeking

With the realization of inherent completeness and the non-dual nature of existence, the need to seek something outside of oneself ends. There's a recognition that everything one needs or seeks is already present within.

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This Theory of Cosmic Consciousness Awakening attempts to encapsulate the profound insight of our true nature. It's important to remember, however, that any attempt to describe or conceptualize this kind of understanding is, in a way, a reduction of it. The truth it points to is something that must be directly experienced, rather than understood intellectually.

Το ξύπνημα από το κοσμικό όνειρο

Η Αρχή της Εγγενούς Πληρότητας

Αυτή η αρχή θέτει ότι όλα τα όντα φέρουν μέσα τους μια πλήρη και τέλεια κατανόηση του σύμπαντος. Αυτή η κατανόηση δεν είναι κάτι που πρέπει να αποκτήσουμε ή να κερδίσουμε, αλλά είναι ένα θεμελιώδες μέρος της ύπαρξής μας.

Η ψευδαίσθηση του χωρισμού

Η ψευδαίσθηση του διαχωρισμού αναφέρεται στην αντίληψή μας ότι είμαστε ξεχωριστές οντότητες που υπάρχουν ανεξάρτητα από το υπόλοιπο σύμπαν. Αυτή η ψευδαίσθηση είναι αποτέλεσμα των περιορισμένων φυσικών μας αισθήσεων και του τρόπου με τον οποίο ο εγκέφαλός μας επεξεργάζεται τις πληροφορίες. Δημιουργεί την έννοια του εαυτού, η οποία με τη σειρά της γεννά επιθυμίες, φόβους και άλλες μορφές οδύνης.

Η διαδικασία της αφύπνισης

Το ξύπνημα αναφέρεται στη συνειδητοποίηση της αλήθειας πέρα από την ψευδαίσθηση του χωρισμού. Είναι η διαδικασία αναγνώρισης της εγγενούς μας πληρότητας και διασύνδεσης με το σύμπαν. Αυτή η αφύπνιση δεν είναι μια γραμμική διαδικασία ή ένας στόχος που πρέπει να επιτευχθεί. Αντίθετα, είναι ένα συνεχές ξετύλιγμα κατανόησης και συμπόνιας.

Το Όνειρο της Ύπαρξης

Οι καθημερινές μας εμπειρίες, συναισθήματα και σκέψεις παρομοιάζονται με όνειρο. Ακριβώς όπως ένα όνειρο, φαίνονται πολύ αληθινά και σημαντικά ενώ είμαστε βυθισμένοι σε αυτά, αλλά από μια ευρύτερη προοπτική, είναι προσωρινά και απατηλά. Η αναγνώριση αυτού είναι μέρος της διαδικασίας αφύπνισης.

Η λαμπερή αλήθεια

Μόλις αναγνωριστεί η απατηλή φύση του «ονείρου», αυτό που μένει είναι η αλήθεια – η ανόθευτη, αφιλτράριστη εμπειρία της ύπαρξης. Αυτό περιγράφεται ως η αλήθεια που «λάμπει μέσα σου». Δεν είναι μια στατική κατάσταση αλλά μια δυναμική, διαρκής εμπειρία της πραγματικότητας όπως είναι.

Η μη δυαδικότητα της Ύπαρξης

Στην κατάσταση αφύπνισης, οι διχογνωμίες και οι δυαδικές σχέσεις που φαινόταν τόσο αληθινές στην ονειρική κατάσταση διαλύονται. Ζωή και θάνατος, εαυτός και άλλος, πόνος και ευχαρίστηση – αυτά θεωρούνται μέρος ενός ενιαίου, αλληλένδετου συνόλου. Αυτή είναι η μη διττή κατανόηση της ύπαρξης.

Το τέλος της αναζήτησης

Με τη συνειδητοποίηση της εγγενούς πληρότητας και της μη διττής φύσης της ύπαρξης, η ανάγκη να αναζητήσει κανείς κάτι έξω από τον εαυτό του τελειώνει. Υπάρχει μια αναγνώριση ότι όλα όσα χρειάζεται ή αναζητά κανείς είναι ήδη παρόντα μέσα.

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Αυτή η Θεωρία της Κοσμικής Συνείδησης επιχειρεί να συμπυκνώσει τη βαθιά ενόραση της αληθινής μας φύσης. Είναι σημαντικό να θυμόμαστε, ωστόσο, ότι οποιαδήποτε προσπάθεια περιγραφής ή εννοιολόγησης αυτού του είδους κατανόησης είναι, κατά κάποιο τρόπο, μια μείωση της. Η αλήθεια που επισημαίνει είναι κάτι που πρέπει να βιωθεί άμεσα, αντί να κατανοηθεί διανοητικά.


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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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