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The Theory of Self-Existential Harmony

 


The Theory of Self-Existential Harmony

 

Introduction

The Theory of Self-Existential Harmony posits that the pursuit of "True Self" is an intrinsic journey of introspection, self-acceptance, and harmony. It is the idea that we are already our "True Self," and the journey of discovery is not about finding something new, but about realizing and accepting what has always been there.

The Three Tenets

Constant Being

The first tenet of Self-Existential Harmony recognizes the concept of "Constant Being." The True Self is not something to be discovered or found; it's an ever-present existence that's inherently part of us. We don't evolve into our True Self; we unveil it. It is a process of shedding layers of societal conditioning, expectations, and self-imposed limitations to reveal the core that has always been.

The Journey Inward

The second tenet underscores the importance of introspection. The journey to uncovering our True Self is inward, not outward. It's about quiet reflection, deep contemplation, and mindfulness. It's about understanding our thoughts, emotions, and actions, and how they align with our internal values and beliefs. The journey inward is about accepting and embracing our strengths and weaknesses, our triumphs and failures, our hopes and fears.

Harmonious Existence

The third tenet of Self-Existential Harmony is achieving a state of "Harmonious Existence." This is the state of being in which one completely accepts and lives in accordance with their True Self. It is a state of inner peace, balance, and contentment born from the profound understanding and acceptance of one's self. In this state, there is no conflict between one's thoughts, actions, and being. Instead, there is a seamless, harmonious union that radiates outward, influencing every aspect of one's life.

 Practices

To achieve Self-Existential Harmony, practices such as meditation and mindfulness can be beneficial. These techniques help cultivate a deeper understanding of one's thoughts and feelings, promoting a sense of inner peace and unity. Other practices, such as journaling or expressive arts, can also aid in the journey of self-discovery and acceptance.

Conclusion

The Theory of Self-Existential Harmony isn't about searching for a hidden, mystical self. Instead, it's about realizing that the "True Self" is already within us. It's about peeling away the layers of external influence and internal self-doubt to reveal our core being. It's about accepting this being, living in harmony with it, and allowing it to guide our actions and decisions. It is through this process of realization, acceptance, and harmonious living that we can truly experience inner peace and contentment.

Η Θεωρία της Αυθυπαρξιακής Αρμονίας

Εισαγωγή

Η Θεωρία της Αυτο-Υπαρξιακής Αρμονίας θέτει ότι η επιδίωξη του «Αληθινού Εαυτού» είναι ένα εγγενές ταξίδι ενδοσκόπησης, αυτοαποδοχής και αρμονίας. Είναι η ιδέα ότι είμαστε ήδη ο «Αληθινός Εαυτός» μας και το ταξίδι της ανακάλυψης δεν είναι να βρούμε κάτι νέο, αλλά να συνειδητοποιήσουμε και να αποδεχθούμε αυτό που πάντα υπήρχε.

Τα τρία δόγματα

Σταθερό Είναι

Το πρώτο δόγμα της Αυτο-Υπαρξιακής Αρμονίας αναγνωρίζει την έννοια του «Σταθερού Είναι». Ο Αληθινός Εαυτός δεν είναι κάτι που πρέπει να ανακαλυφθεί ή να βρεθεί. είναι μια πανταχού παρούσα ύπαρξη που είναι εγγενώς μέρος μας. Δεν εξελισσόμαστε στον Αληθινό μας Εαυτό. το αποκαλύπτουμε. Είναι μια διαδικασία απόρριψης στρωμάτων κοινωνικής προετοιμασίας, προσδοκιών και περιορισμών που επιβάλλονται από τον εαυτό τους για να αποκαλυφθεί ο πυρήνας που ήταν πάντα.

Το ταξίδι προς τα μέσα

Η δεύτερη αρχή υπογραμμίζει τη σημασία της ενδοσκόπησης. Το ταξίδι προς την αποκάλυψη του Αληθινού Εαυτού μας είναι προς τα μέσα, όχι προς τα έξω. Πρόκειται για ήσυχο προβληματισμό, βαθιά περισυλλογή και επίγνωση. Έχει να κάνει με την κατανόηση των σκέψεων, των συναισθημάτων και των πράξεών μας και πώς ευθυγραμμίζονται με τις εσωτερικές μας αξίες και πεποιθήσεις. Το ταξίδι προς τα μέσα έχει να κάνει με την αποδοχή και την αγκαλιά των δυνατών και των αδυναμιών μας, των θριάμβων και των αποτυχιών μας, των ελπίδων και των φόβων μας.

Αρμονική Ύπαρξη

Το τρίτο δόγμα της Αυτο-Υπαρξιακής Αρμονίας είναι η επίτευξη μιας κατάστασης «Αρμονικής Ύπαρξης». Αυτή είναι η κατάσταση στην οποία κάποιος αποδέχεται πλήρως και ζει σύμφωνα με τον Αληθινό Εαυτό του. Είναι μια κατάσταση εσωτερικής γαλήνης, ισορροπίας και ικανοποίησης που γεννιέται από τη βαθιά κατανόηση και αποδοχή του εαυτού μας. Σε αυτή την κατάσταση, δεν υπάρχει σύγκρουση μεταξύ των σκέψεων, των πράξεων και της ύπαρξης κάποιου. Αντίθετα, υπάρχει μια απρόσκοπτη, αρμονική ένωση που ακτινοβολεί προς τα έξω, επηρεάζοντας κάθε πτυχή της ζωής κάποιου.

Πρακτικές

Για την επίτευξη της Αυτο-Υπαρξιακής Αρμονίας, πρακτικές όπως ο διαλογισμός και η επίγνωση μπορεί να είναι ευεργετικές. Αυτές οι τεχνικές βοηθούν στην καλλιέργεια μιας βαθύτερης κατανόησης των σκέψεων και των συναισθημάτων κάποιου, προάγοντας μια αίσθηση εσωτερικής ειρήνης και ενότητας. Άλλες πρακτικές, όπως το ημερολόγιο ή οι εκφραστικές τέχνες, μπορούν επίσης να βοηθήσουν στο ταξίδι της αυτο-ανακάλυψης και της αποδοχής.

Συμπέρασμα

Η Θεωρία της Αυτο-Υπαρξιακής Αρμονίας δεν αφορά την αναζήτηση ενός κρυμμένου, μυστικιστικού εαυτού. Αντίθετα, είναι να συνειδητοποιήσουμε ότι ο «Αληθινός Εαυτός» βρίσκεται ήδη μέσα μας. Έχει να κάνει με το ξεφλούδισμα των στρωμάτων της εξωτερικής επιρροής και της εσωτερικής αμφιβολίας για τον εαυτό μας για να αποκαλύψουμε τον πυρήνα μας. Έχει να κάνει με το να αποδεχόμαστε αυτό το ον, να ζούμε σε αρμονία με αυτό και να του επιτρέπουμε να καθοδηγεί τις πράξεις και τις αποφάσεις μας. Είναι μέσω αυτής της διαδικασίας συνειδητοποίησης, αποδοχής και αρμονικής διαβίωσης που μπορούμε πραγματικά να βιώσουμε την εσωτερική γαλήνη και ικανοποίηση.


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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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