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Ultimate Reality is our Eternal Self

 


The Transcendental Consciousness

Consider the concept of ultimate reality as the cradle of our eternal self. This is our foundational existence, untethered from the constraints of the temporal, physical world. It is a realm of existence that transcends the transient nature of our earthly lives and the constraints of our sensory perceptions and thought processes.

The Eternal Self

The eternal self is the omnipresent entity that exists irrespective of our consciousness or physical being. It continues to exist even when we are lost in the labyrinth of our thoughts, entangled in the web of our senses, or adrift in the worldly pursuits.

The Transcendence of Perception

Perception, in this theory, is the process of organising and interpreting sensory information, which in turn forms our understanding of world around us. The ultimate reality, however, exists beyond this framework of perception. It is not the associations or thoughts themselves but the underlying reality that transcends perception.

The Concept of Absolute Darkness

This is the realm that truly encapsulates the ultimate reality. It is not the absence of light but the absence of perception, where the eternal self exists in its truest form. It is the realm that transcends all actions and sensory perceptions, a space that is beyond the scope of comprehension of our conscious minds.

Life Detachment

This is the state of enlightenment where one detaches oneself from the transient nature of life. It is not about abandoning life but accepting it in its purest form without being overly concerned about its continuation. This state of existence allows us to live life in the present moment, fully embracing the here and now.

The Ultimate Reality

This is the sum total of all these concepts. It is the realm of the eternal self, beyond perception, in the absolute darkness, detached from life but fully embracing it. It is the ultimate truth and the ultimate existence, beyond and yet encompassing all that there is. It's not the actor but the stage itself where the drama of life unfolds.

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Ultimately, the ultimate reality is not just what we perceive or think, but a deeper, more profound level of existence that is eternal, transcendent, and infinitely more real than our limited, earthly lives. It is this reality that forms the cradle of our eternal self, and it is towards this reality that we must strive to evolve.

 Η Υπερβατική Συνείδηση

Θεωρήστε την έννοια της απόλυτης πραγματικότητας ως το λίκνο του αιώνιου εαυτού μας. Αυτή είναι η θεμελιώδης ύπαρξή μας, αδέσμευτη από τους περιορισμούς του χρονικού, φυσικού κόσμου. Είναι ένα βασίλειο ύπαρξης που υπερβαίνει την παροδική φύση της επίγειας ζωής μας και τους περιορισμούς των αισθητηριακών μας αντιλήψεων και των διαδικασιών σκέψης.

Ο Αιώνιος Εαυτός

Ο αιώνιος εαυτός είναι η πανταχού παρούσα οντότητα που υπάρχει ανεξάρτητα από τη συνείδησή μας ή τη φυσική μας ύπαρξη. Συνεχίζει να υπάρχει ακόμα κι όταν είμαστε χαμένοι στο λαβύρινθο των σκέψεών μας, μπλεγμένοι στον ιστό των αισθήσεών μας ή παρασυρόμενοι στις εγκόσμιες αναζητήσεις.

Η υπέρβαση της αντίληψης

Η αντίληψη, σε αυτή τη θεωρία, είναι η διαδικασία οργάνωσης και ερμηνείας των αισθητηριακών πληροφοριών, η οποία με τη σειρά της διαμορφώνει την κατανόησή μας για τον κόσμο γύρω μας. Η απόλυτη πραγματικότητα, ωστόσο, υπάρχει πέρα από αυτό το πλαίσιο αντίληψης. Δεν είναι οι ίδιοι οι συνειρμοί ή οι σκέψεις, αλλά η υποκείμενη πραγματικότητα που υπερβαίνει την αντίληψη.

Η Έννοια του Απόλυτου Σκότους

Αυτό είναι το βασίλειο που πραγματικά περικλείει την απόλυτη πραγματικότητα. Δεν είναι η απουσία φωτός αλλά η απουσία αντίληψης, όπου ο αιώνιος εαυτός υπάρχει στην πιο αληθινή του μορφή. Είναι το βασίλειο που υπερβαίνει όλες τις πράξεις και τις αισθητηριακές αντιλήψεις, ένας χώρος που είναι πέρα από το πεδίο κατανόησης του συνειδητού μας μυαλού.

Αποκόλληση Ζωής

Αυτή είναι η κατάσταση της φώτισης όπου κάποιος αποσπάται από την παροδική φύση της ζωής. Δεν πρόκειται για την εγκατάλειψη της ζωής αλλά για την αποδοχή της στην πιο αγνή της μορφή χωρίς να ανησυχείς υπερβολικά για τη συνέχισή της. Αυτή η κατάσταση ύπαρξης μας επιτρέπει να ζούμε τη ζωή στην παρούσα στιγμή, αγκαλιάζοντας πλήρως το εδώ και τώρα.

Η απόλυτη πραγματικότητα

Αυτό είναι το άθροισμα όλων αυτών των εννοιών. Είναι το βασίλειο του αιώνιου εαυτού, πέρα από την αντίληψη, στο απόλυτο σκοτάδι, αποκομμένο από τη ζωή αλλά που το αγκαλιάζει πλήρως. Είναι η υπέρτατη αλήθεια και η απόλυτη ύπαρξη, πέρα και όμως περικλείει όλα όσα υπάρχουν. Δεν είναι ο ηθοποιός αλλά η ίδια η σκηνή όπου εκτυλίσσεται το δράμα της ζωής.

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Τελικά, η τελική πραγματικότητα δεν είναι μόνο αυτό που αντιλαμβανόμαστε ή σκεφτόμαστε, αλλά ένα βαθύτερο, πιο βαθύ επίπεδο ύπαρξης που είναι αιώνιο, υπερβατικό και απείρως πιο αληθινό από τις περιορισμένες, επίγειες ζωές μας. Αυτή η πραγματικότητα είναι που αποτελεί το λίκνο του αιώνιου εαυτού μας, και προς αυτήν την πραγματικότητα πρέπει να προσπαθήσουμε να εξελιχθούμε.


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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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