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4. Prefer and Avoid


 

4. Prefer and Avoid

When you have Silence Inside you Hear the Voice of Everything Talking to you... But when you don't "listen" you look outside for knowledge, truth, orientation... But, outside, who can you trust? People are "identified" by what they "really" are, by the goals they set for themselves and their activities. Learn to "discern". Trust Him who is beyond the world, who sets his purpose beyond the world and weighs life with life and does not weigh life with profit and loss... You cannot trust people who have worldly individuality, whose purposes are worldly and seek to gain something, spiritual, psychological, material, whatever.

Learn to Walk the Way even if you "walk" alone. Do not feel sorry for your so-called friends that you leave behind... They are not true friends, if they were true friends they would be here, with you, they would "walk" the Way with you...

To prefer, when you can, quiet places to stay and walk, and not crowded places where the atmosphere is heavy with people's ignorance, their perceptions, their desires, and their "voices".

If you need to work (and everyone needs to work) learn to be honest even if you have losses, because you will always have losses in the unfair world of people ... Follow truth and honesty wherever they lead you.

Walk the Path Gazing at the Sky, Touching the Eternal... do not turn to other purposes and do not delay... the moment is precious because it is the Gate to the Timeless.

Always be honest, to yourself and to everyone. It's better to admit your mistake and correct it than to put on a false face of being perfect to fool yourself and others.

Guard your time as something precious... Don't waste your time communicating with worldly people or in meaningless activities... Better than all these is to be alone and even better to have companions who walk the same path.

To see faults, both yours and others' and to judge fairly. Correct your own mistakes, but never blame anyone... let them find their own balance.

Your health is something precious because it facilitates you in your higher purposes... Health is built with good habits, right food, right work and right use of time.

Don't get attached to anything. So, you will be free from everything, in your decisions and actions... The higher you climb, the less "human" things will bother you... at the Summit there is only Heaven.

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4. Να Προτιμάς και Να αποφεύγεις

 

Όταν έχεις Ησυχία Μέσα σου Ακούς την Φωνή του Παντός να σου Μιλάει… Όταν όμως δεν «ακούς» αναζητάς έξω την γνώση, την αλήθεια, τον προσανατολισμό… Αλλά, έξω, ποιόν μπορείς να εμπιστευτείς; Οι άνθρωποι «αναγνωρίζονται» από αυτό που «είναι» πραγματικά, από τους σκοπούς που θέτουν στον εαυτό τους και τις δραστηριότητές τους. Μάθε να «διακρίνεις». Εμπιστεύσου Αυτόν που είναι πέρα από τον κόσμο, που θέτει τον σκοπό του έξω από τον κόσμο και ζυγίζει την ζωή με την ζωή και δεν ζυγίζει την ζωή με κέρδη και ζημιές… Δεν μπορείς να εμπιστευτείς ανθρώπους που έχουν κοσμική ατομικότητα, που οι σκοποί τους είναι κοσμικοί και επιδιώκουν να κερδίσουν κάτι, πνευματικό, ψυχολογικό, υλικό, οτιδήποτε.

Μάθε να Βαδίζεις την Οδό ακόμα κι αν «βαδίζεις» μόνος σου. Μην λυπάσαι για τους δήθεν φίλους σου που αφήνεις πίσω… Δεν είναι αληθινοί φίλοι, αν ήταν αληθινοί φίλοι θα ήταν εδώ, μαζί σου, θα «βάδιζαν» μαζί σου την Οδό…

Να προτιμάς, όταν μπορείς, τόπους διαμονής και περιπάτου ήσυχους, κι όχι πολυσύχναστους τόπους όπου η ατμόσφαιρα βαραίνει από την άγνοια των ανθρώπων, τις αντιλήψεις τους, τις επιθυμίες τους, και τις «φωνές» τους.

Αν χρειάζεται να εργαστείς (κι όλοι χρειάζεται να εργάζονται) μάθε να είσαι τίμιος κι ας έχεις απώλειες, γιατί πάντα θα έχεις απώλειες στον άδικο κόσμο των ανθρώπων… Να ακολουθείς την αλήθεια και την τιμιότητα όπου κι αν σε οδηγούν.

Βάδιζε την Οδό Ατενίζοντας τον Ουρανό, Αγγίζοντας το Αιώνιο… μην στρέφεσαι σε άλλους σκοπούς και μην καθυστερείς… η στιγμή είναι πολύτιμη γιατί είναι η Πύλη προς το Άχρονο.

Να είσαι πάντα ειλικρινής, στον εαυτό σου και σε όλους. Καλύτερα να αναγνωρίσεις ένα λάθος σου και να το διορθώσεις παρά να δείχνεις το ψεύτικο πρόσωπο του τέλειου για να ξεγελάς τον εαυτό σου και τους άλλους.

Διαφύλαξε τον χρόνο σου σαν κάτι πολύτιμο… Μην σπαταλάς τον χρόνο σου επικοινωνώντας με κοσμικούς ανθρώπους ή σε ανούσιες δραστηριότητες… Από όλα αυτά καλύτερο είναι να είσαι μόνος κι ακόμα καλύτερο να έχεις συντρόφους που βαδίζουν τον ίδιο δρόμο.

Να βλέπεις τα σφάλματα, και τα δικά σου και των άλλων και να κρίνεις δίκαια. Διόρθωσε τα δικά σου σφάλματα, αλλά ποτέ μην κατηγορείς κανέναν… άφησέ τον να βρει μόνος του την ισορροπία του.

Η υγεία σου είναι κάτι πολύτιμο γιατί σε διευκολύνει στους ανώτερους σκοπούς σου… Η υγεία χτίζεται με καλές συνήθειες, σωστή τροφή, σωστή εργασία και σωστή χρήση του χρόνου.

Να μην προσκολλάσαι σε τίποτα. Έτσι θα είσαι ελεύθερος από όλα, στις αποφάσεις και στις δράσεις σου… Όσο πιο ψηλά ανεβαίνεις τόσο λιγότερο θα σε ενοχλούν τα «ανθρώπινα» πράγματα… στην Κορυφή υπάρχει μόνο ο Ουρανός.


 

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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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