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Sunday, 19 May, 2024

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

How we communicate with God: The True Divine Communion


 

How we communicate with God: The True Divine Communion

As far as I perceive (with whatever little powers of understanding I have) GOD is a Living Presence that Embraces All and on Whom (Presence) Rests Everything, every being, every living presence. GOD Reveals Himself Within us as an Omnipresence that Embraces us, Transcends us and Spreads Without Limits... He is revealed when we abandon the divisive thinking and all the activities that "distance" us...

GOD is not outside of us, "opposite" us, an "object" - this is only a mental conception, an image of our thought... This is not the way to "Find" GOD.

So, if we feel "like this" the Presence of GOD, as This Living Power that Surrounds us, Supports us and Leads us to Completion... then what is the problem?

It is simply a matter of choice whether we will turn to GOD or whether we will turn to "other activities".

It is not possible on the one hand to want to approach GOD and on the other hand to be consumed in vain activities.

We must face the problem with absolute honesty and without evasion. Let's see what we really want. It is not possible to Ascend to GOD, to the Holy Space of Reality where THERE IS ONLY GOD, where there is no ego, selfish activity and on the other hand we want to "preserve" the ego.

Isn't it written? He who wants to save his life IN GOD will lose it on the "earth"... and he who will save his life in the "world" will lose it before GOD.

If We Approach GOD Simply, Humbly, With Sincerity, everything falls into Order, the Way Opens, and Eternity Spreads before us. If we want to Find GOD through the ego - while maintaining our ego - we will not get far, because whatever we find will be nothing more than a "projection" of our thinking, our desires, our imagination.

When we Approach God truly, as the Living Presence that Surrounds us, Embraces us, Now, Here, then there is TRUE DIVINE COMMUNION, Living Communication, LOVE, that unites All, REAL CONTACT WITH GOD, TRUE EXPERIENCE OF GOD... then All the Prayers, even the "sigh of the soul" that says "My God", dissolve into SILENCE... We need not say anything, we need not do anything, WE ARE ONE WITH THE BELOVED FATHER... every thought, every word, is unnecessary noise. …

There is no "Way" to GOD, no spiritual efforts, techniques, nothing... all is unnecessary. ONLY LOVE IS NEEDED... It is LOVE that Bridges, that Unites, that Communicates... THERE IS NOTHING BUT LOVE...

Πώς επικοινωνούμε με τον Θεό: Η Αληθινή Θεία Κοινωνία

Από όσο αντιλαμβάνομαι (με τις όποιες μικρές δυνάμεις κατανόησης έχω) ο ΘΕΟΣ Είναι Ζωντανή Παρουσία που τα Αγκαλιάζει Όλα και στην Οποία (Παρουσία) Στηρίζονται Όλα, κάθε ον, κάθε ζωντανή παρουσία. Ο ΘΕΟΣ Αποκαλύπτεται Μέσα μας σαν Πανταχού Παρουσία που μας Αγκαλιάζει, μας Υπερβαίνει κι Απλώνεται Χωρίς Όρια… Αποκαλύπτεται όταν εγκαταλείπουμε την διαχωριστική σκέψη κι όλες τις δραστηριότητες που μας «απομακρύνουν»…

Ο ΘΕΟΣ Δεν Είναι έξω από εμάς, «απέναντί» μας, ένα «αντικείμενο» - αυτό είναι μόνον νοητική σύλληψη, ένα είδωλο της σκέψης μας… Δεν είναι αυτός ο δρόμος να «Βρούμε» τον ΘΕΟ.

Αν λοιπόν νοιώθουμε «έτσι» την Παρουσία του ΘΕΟΥ, σαν Αυτή την Ζωντανή Δύναμη που μας Περιβάλει, μας Στηρίζει και μας Οδηγεί στην Ολοκλήρωση… τότε ποιο είναι το πρόβλημα;

Είναι απλά θέμα επιλογής αν θα Στραφούμε στον ΘΕΟ ή αν θα στραφούμε σε «άλλες δραστηριότητες».

Δεν είναι δυνατόν από την μια να θέλουμε να Προσεγγίσουμε τον ΘΕΟ κι από την άλλη μεριά να καταναλωνόμαστε σε μάταιες δραστηριότητες.

Πρέπει να σταθούμε απέναντι στο πρόβλημα με απόλυτη ειλικρίνεια και χωρίς υπεκφυγές. Να δούμε τι θέλουμε πραγματικά. Δεν γίνεται να Ανυψωθούμε στο ΘΕΟ, στον Ιερό Χώρο της Πραγματικότητας όπου ΥΠΑΡΧΕΙ ΜΟΝΟΝ ΘΕΟΣ, όπου δεν υπάρχει εγώ, εγωιστική δραστηριότητα κι από την άλλη να θέλουμε να «διατηρήσουμε» το εγώ.

Τάχα δεν είναι γραμμένο; Αυτός που θέλει να σώσει την ζωή του Μέσα στον ΘΕΟ θα την χάσει στη «γη»… κι αυτός που θα σώσει την ζωή του στο «κόσμο» θα την χάσει μπροστά στο ΘΕΟ.

Αν Προσεγγίζουμε τον ΘΕΟ Απλά, Ταπεινά, με Ειλικρίνεια, όλα μπαίνουν σε Τάξη, ο Δρόμος Ανοίγει, κι η Αιωνιότητα Απλώνεται μπροστά μας. Αν θέλουμε να Βρούμε τον ΘΕΟ μέσα από το εγώ - διατηρώντας το εγώ μας – δεν θα φτάσουμε μακριά, γιατί ό,τι κι αν βρούμε δεν θα είναι παρά μια «προβολή» της σκέψης μας, των επιθυμιών μας, της φαντασίας μας.

Όταν Προσεγγίζουμε τον Θεό πραγματικά, σαν την Ζωντανή Παρουσία που μας Περιβάλει, μας Αγκαλιάζει, Τώρα, Εδώ, τότε υπάρχει ΑΛΗΘΙΝΗ ΘΕΙΑ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ, Ζωντανή Επικοινωνία, ΑΓΑΠΗ, που τα Ενώνει Όλα, ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΕΠΑΦΗ ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΘΕΟ, ΑΛΗΘΙΝΗ ΕΜΠΕΙΡΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ… τότε Όλες οι Προσευχές,  ακόμη κι ο «αναστεναγμός της ψυχής» που λέει «Θεέ μου», διαλύονται στην ΣΙΩΠΗ… Δεν χρειάζεται να πούμε τίποτα, δεν χρειάζεται να κάνουμε τίποτα, ΕΙΜΑΣΤΕ ΕΝΑ ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΟ ΠΑΤΕΡΑ… κάθε σκέψη, κάθε λέξη, είναι περιττή φασαρία…

Δεν Υπάρχει «Δρόμος» προς τον ΘΕΟ, δεν υπάρχουν πνευματικές προσπάθειες, τεχνικές, τίποτα… όλα είναι περιττά. ΧΡΕΙΑΖΕΤΑΙ ΜΟΝΟ ΑΓΑΠΗ… Είναι η ΑΓΑΠΗ που Γεφυρώνει, που Ενώνει, που Κοινωνεί… ΔΕΝ ΥΠΑΡΧΕΙ ΤΙΠΟΤΑ ΑΛΛΟ ΑΠΟ ΑΓΑΠΗ…


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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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