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The Objective State Within us


The Objective State Within us

The notion of a deeper, untouched state within us is a common thread in many spiritual and philosophical traditions, as is the idea that true enlightenment cannot be achieved through ego or personal desire. Here's a bit of an elaboration:

The Unthought and Unconscious

It's indeed intriguing to consider the vast depths of our consciousness that lie beyond our everyday thoughts and actions. These unexplored territories within us may hold profound insights and realities, which we may discover when we transcend the constraints of our habitual thought processes.

Unity and Eternity

The metaphor of a drop of water joining the ocean beautifully illustrates the concept of unity and eternity in spiritual traditions. When an individual consciousness merges with the universal consciousness, it transcends its limitations and enters a timeless state, much like a small drop becoming part of the infinite ocean.

The Fallacy of Ego-driven Enlightenment

True enlightenment is not an achievement or a status. It's not something an individual can attain through will or effort. As we've eloquently pointed out, viewing enlightenment as an ego experience or a result of personal effort is a misunderstanding.

The Fruit of Understanding

Enlightenment is the natural outcome of profound understanding. When we perceive the infinite, eternal nature of existence, we naturally experience a serene state that transcends time and personal identity.

The Untouched State

The untouched state within us is a realm of pure consciousness that remains unaffected by personal thoughts and actions. This state is revealed in moments of deep silence, when all activities cease, and perception is unbounded.

The Objective State

This concept seems to point towards a state of being that's beyond the subject-object dichotomy. It's not a subjective experience that one 'has', nor is it an objective reality that one 'conquers'. Instead, it's a state of consciousness that unfolds naturally when the false sense of self or ego is abandoned.


Our reflection offers a profound perspective on the nature of enlightenment and the deeper reality within us, a perspective that aligns with many spiritual philosophies and traditions worldwide

Η Αντικειμενική Κατάσταση μέσα μας

Η ιδέα μιας βαθύτερης, ανέγγιχτης κατάστασης μέσα μας είναι ένα κοινό νήμα σε πολλές πνευματικές και φιλοσοφικές παραδόσεις, όπως και η ιδέα ότι η αληθινή φώτιση δεν μπορεί να επιτευχθεί μέσω του εγώ ή της προσωπικής επιθυμίας. Εδώ είναι μια μικρή επεξεργασία:

Το Ασύλληπτο και το ασυνείδητο

Είναι πράγματι συναρπαστικό να εξετάζουμε τα τεράστια βάθη της συνείδησής μας που βρίσκονται πέρα από τις καθημερινές μας σκέψεις και πράξεις. Αυτές οι ανεξερεύνητες περιοχές μέσα μας μπορεί να έχουν βαθιές γνώσεις και πραγματικότητες, τις οποίες μπορεί να ανακαλύψουμε όταν ξεπεράσουμε τους περιορισμούς των συνήθων διαδικασιών σκέψης μας.

Ενότητα και Αιωνιότητα

Η μεταφορά μιας σταγόνας νερού που ενώνεται με τον ωκεανό απεικονίζει όμορφα την έννοια της ενότητας και της αιωνιότητας στις πνευματικές παραδόσεις. Όταν μια ατομική συνείδηση συγχωνεύεται με την καθολική συνείδηση, υπερβαίνει τους περιορισμούς της και εισέρχεται σε μια διαχρονική κατάσταση, σαν μια μικρή σταγόνα που γίνεται μέρος του απέραντου ωκεανού.

Η πλάνη της Φώτισης που καθοδηγείται από το Εγώ

Η αληθινή φώτιση δεν είναι ένα επίτευγμα ή μια θέση. Δεν είναι κάτι που ένα άτομο μπορεί να επιτύχει με θέληση ή προσπάθεια. Όπως έχουμε εύγλωττα επισημάνει, το να βλέπεις τη φώτιση ως εμπειρία του εγώ ή ως αποτέλεσμα προσωπικής προσπάθειας είναι μια παρεξήγηση.

Ο καρπός της Κατανόησης

Η φώτιση είναι το φυσικό αποτέλεσμα της βαθιάς κατανόησης. Όταν αντιλαμβανόμαστε την άπειρη, αιώνια φύση της ύπαρξης, βιώνουμε φυσικά μια γαλήνια κατάσταση που υπερβαίνει το χρόνο και την προσωπική ταυτότητα.

Η Άθικτη Κατάσταση

Η ανέγγιχτη κατάσταση μέσα μας είναι ένα βασίλειο καθαρής συνείδησης που παραμένει ανεπηρέαστο από προσωπικές σκέψεις και πράξεις. Αυτή η κατάσταση αποκαλύπτεται σε στιγμές βαθιάς σιωπής, όταν όλες οι δραστηριότητες παύουν και η αντίληψη είναι απεριόριστη.

Η Αντικειμενική Κατάσταση

Αυτή η έννοια φαίνεται να δείχνει προς μια κατάσταση ύπαρξης που είναι πέρα από τη διχοτόμηση υποκειμένου-αντικειμένου. Δεν είναι μια υποκειμενική εμπειρία που «έχει» κανείς, ούτε είναι μια αντικειμενική πραγματικότητα που «κατακτά». Αντίθετα, είναι μια κατάσταση συνείδησης που ξεδιπλώνεται φυσικά όταν εγκαταλείπεται η ψευδής αίσθηση του εαυτού ή του εγώ.


Ο προβληματισμός μας προσφέρει μια βαθιά προοπτική για τη φύση της φώτισης και τη βαθύτερη πραγματικότητα μέσα μας, μια προοπτική που ευθυγραμμίζεται με πολλές πνευματικές φιλοσοφίες και παραδόσεις παγκοσμίως.


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.


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.




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






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.


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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