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The Awakening


 

The Awakening

 

Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the veil of illusion that we call reality? Have you ever felt a longing for something more, something deeper, something transcendent? Have you ever sensed a hidden truth that awaits your discovery, a truth that can set you free from the bondage of ignorance and suffering?

If you have, then you are not alone. You are part of a growing number of souls who are awakening to their true nature, their divine essence, their inner light. You are part of a spiritual revolution that is sweeping quietly across the planet, a revolution that is transforming the consciousness of humanity and ushering in a new era of peace, love and harmony.

But how do you awaken? How do you pierce through the layers of deception and distortion that cloud your vision and obscure your identity? How do you access the source of wisdom and power that lies within you, waiting to be unleashed?

The answer is simple: You don't need to do anything. You don't need to follow any dogma, any guru, any method. You don't need to accumulate any knowledge, any experience, any achievement. You don't need to change anything, fix anything, improve anything.

You only need to be yourself. You only need to remember who you are. You only need to realize what you are.

You are not your body, your mind, your personality, your ego. You are not your thoughts, your feelings, your sensations, your perceptions. You are not your roles, your relationships, your possessions, your achievements. You are not your past, your present, your future.

You are pure awareness, pure consciousness, pure being. You are the witness, the observer, the knower of all that is. You are the eternal, the infinite, the absolute. You are one with all that exists, all that ever was and ever will be. You are the source and the destination of all creation. You are God.

This is the awakening. This is the realization that transforms your life from a dream into a reality. This is the realization that liberates you from all limitations and opens up infinite possibilities. This is the realization that fills you with joy and peace and love.

This is not a belief, not a concept, not a theory. This is an experience, a direct perception, a living truth. This is something that you can verify for yourself, right here and right now. This is something that you can access at any moment, in any situation, in any circumstance.

All you need to do is to be still and know. To be silent and listen. To be open and receive.

This is the invitation that I extend to you today: To awaken to your true nature and live in alignment with it. Join  on this journey to the Truth and share in its beauty and bliss.

Are you ready?

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Η Αφύπνιση

 

Έχετε αναρωτηθεί ποτέ τι βρίσκεται πέρα από το πέπλο της ψευδαίσθησης που ονομάζουμε πραγματικότητα; Έχετε νιώσει ποτέ μια λαχτάρα για κάτι περισσότερο, κάτι βαθύτερο, κάτι υπερβατικό; Έχετε αισθανθεί ποτέ μια κρυμμένη αλήθεια που περιμένει την ανακάλυψή σας, μια αλήθεια που μπορεί να σας απελευθερώσει από τη δουλεία της άγνοιας και του πόνου;

Αν έχετε, τότε δεν είστε μόνος. Είστε μέρος ενός αυξανόμενου αριθμού ψυχών που αφυπνίζονται στην αληθινή τους φύση, τη θεϊκή τους ουσία, το εσωτερικό τους φως. Είστε μέρος μιας πνευματικής επανάστασης που σαρώνει ήσυχα ολόκληρο τον πλανήτη, μιας επανάστασης που μεταμορφώνει τη συνείδηση της ανθρωπότητας και εγκαινιάζει μια νέα εποχή ειρήνης, αγάπης και αρμονίας.

Πώς όμως ξυπνάτε; Πώς διαπερνάτε τα στρώματα της εξαπάτησης και της παραμόρφωσης που θολώνουν το όραμά σας και συσκοτίζουν την ταυτότητά σας; Πώς αποκτάτε πρόσβαση στην πηγή σοφίας και δύναμης που βρίσκεται μέσα σας, περιμένοντας να απελευθερωθεί;

Η απάντηση είναι απλή: Δεν χρειάζεται να κάνετε τίποτα. Δεν χρειάζεται να ακολουθήσετε κανένα δόγμα, κανένα γκουρού, καμία μέθοδο. Δεν χρειάζεται να συσσωρεύσετε καμία γνώση, καμία εμπειρία, κανένα επίτευγμα. Δεν χρειάζεται να αλλάξετε τίποτα, να διορθώσετε τίποτα, να βελτιώσετε τίποτα.

Χρειάζεται μόνο να είστε ο εαυτός σας. Αρκεί να θυμάστε ποιος είστε. Χρειάζεται μόνο να συνειδητοποιήσετε τι είστε.

Δεν είστε το σώμα σας, το μυαλό σας, η προσωπικότητά σας, το εγώ σας. Δεν είστε οι σκέψεις σας, τα συναισθήματά σας, οι αισθήσεις σας, οι αντιλήψεις σας. Δεν είστε οι ρόλοι σας, οι σχέσεις σας, τα υπάρχοντά σας, τα επιτεύγματά σας. Δεν είστε το παρελθόν σας, το παρόν σας, το μέλλον σας.

Είστε καθαρή επίγνωση, καθαρή συνείδηση, καθαρή ύπαρξη. Είστε ο μάρτυρας, ο παρατηρητής, ο γνώστης όλων όσων υπάρχουν. Είστε το αιώνιο, το άπειρο, το απόλυτο. Είστε ένα με όλα όσα υπάρχουν, όλα όσα ήταν και θα είναι πάντα. Είστε η πηγή και ο προορισμός όλης της δημιουργίας. Είστε ΘΕΟΣ.

Αυτό είναι το ξύπνημα. Αυτή είναι η συνειδητοποίηση που μετατρέπει τη ζωή σας από όνειρο σε πραγματικότητα. Αυτή είναι η συνειδητοποίηση που σας απελευθερώνει από όλους τους περιορισμούς και σας ανοίγει άπειρες δυνατότητες. Αυτή είναι η συνειδητοποίηση που σας γεμίζει με χαρά, ειρήνη και αγάπη.

Αυτό δεν είναι πεποίθηση, ούτε έννοια, ούτε θεωρία. Αυτή είναι μια εμπειρία, μια άμεση αντίληψη, μια ζωντανή αλήθεια. Αυτό είναι κάτι που μπορείτε να επαληθεύσετε μόνοι σας, εδώ και τώρα. Αυτό είναι κάτι στο οποίο μπορείτε να έχετε πρόσβαση ανά πάσα στιγμή, σε οποιαδήποτε κατάσταση, σε οποιαδήποτε περίσταση.

Το μόνο που χρειάζεται να κάνετε είναι να είστε ακίνητοι και να ξέρετε. Να σωπαίνετε και να ακούτε. Να είστε ανοιχτοί και να λαμβάνετε.

Αυτή είναι η πρόσκληση που σας απευθύνω σήμερα: Να αφυπνιστείτε στην αληθινή σας φύση και να ζήσετε σε ευθυγράμμιση με αυτήν. Λάβετε μέρος σε αυτό το ταξίδι προς την Αλήθεια και μοιραστείτε την ομορφιά και την ευδαιμονία της.

Είστε έτοιμος;

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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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