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Sunday, 19 May, 2024

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The Shadow World


 

The Shadow World

 

There is ONE EVER PRESENT SUBSTANCE, Without Attributes. And Within This Essence Exist (as Activities) all the Experiences of existence.

What emerges first is the Perception of Activity, of Differentiation. As Perception Reflects the Immobility of Substance, it Perceives Substance. It is Self-Awareness.

When Perception apprehends Differentiation the phenomena of existence emerge. While all these are only activities, phenomena, as Perception is absorbed in the phenomena, it ceases to see them as mere activities of Essence, transitory phenomena, and experiences them as absolute separate realities.

When Perception Perceives Reality Directly, without processing, Perceives the Oneness of Existence, Experiences the Light Aspect of Existence, "Dwells" in the Heavenly Regions.

When Perception is not limited to what happens, but edits, corrects, completes, makes a picture of Reality in the mental field. It constructs a mental core of being in the mental field and builds around it an ego, composed of temporary characteristics, a personality. It "dwells" in the three lower worlds, as mind, soul, or embodied entity, depending on the purity of its being.

If earth-embodied beings remembered their course in existence, in successive lives, and their return again and again to the material world, where they are bound by desire, they would become confused, or go mad. Fortunately, nothing remains of the temporary personalities. Nature always works in a wise way.

And so, beings come to earth, ignorant of the Essence in which they Exist, ignorant of what they really are, ignorant of the existence of the higher worlds they cross to reach earth, and to which they periodically retire to come again to earth.

The World of Shadow, of Mind, of Soul, of Matter, is at the lowest levels of existence. And of all these worlds, the world of matter is the darkest

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In the Shadow World and the darkest place, people build civilizations, empires, conquer the universe… only they don't see that they are in the dark place.

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It is certain that in the millions of galaxies spread out in the universe there are beings with much (much) higher intelligence than that of the people of the earth, who have developed true civilizations, and where far more important events than those that occur on earth are happening...

Foolish earthlings, being essentially isolated on their planet, and having no information from the outer universe, believe (due to lack of intelligence and imagination) that they are unique in the universe, that the earth is the center of the universe, and that Whatever God Exists is dealing only with them down here and their insignificant planet. They boast of the underdeveloped culture of garbage they have created, of the philosophy of stupidity, of the politics of violence, of the justice of contention, of the art of chatter, and they don't see their own crap because they have no measure of comparison with other civilizations in the universe …

But those who know, and have a measure of comparison, with the countless civilizations that have developed in the universe, cannot but have an "understanding" of the stupidity of people.

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If the world of the earth and the human species were something important, and if the civilization of men was not a civilization of barbarism, perhaps it would be worth, while to deal with the earth and human societies. But in the end, it's not worth it... So, all that's left is to simply talk about the Truth... and those who can will understand.

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Only Those Who Live the Truth, Are Truth, and Have the Right to Speak About the Truth. Only the Righteous have the Right to Speak for the Right. Only real people have the Right to say "we are people".

Ο Κόσμος της Σκιάς

 

Υπάρχει ΜΙΑ ΠΑΝΤΑΧΟΥ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ ΟΥΣΙΑ, Χωρίς Ιδιότητες. Κι Εντός Αυτής της Ουσίας Υφίστανται (σαν Δραστηριότητες) όλες οι Εμπειρίες της ύπαρξης.

Αυτό που Αναδύεται πρώτα είναι η Αντίληψη της Δραστηριότητας, της Διαφοροποίησης. Όσο η Αντίληψη Αντανακλά την Ακινησία της Ουσίας, Αντιλαμβάνεται την Ουσία. Είναι Αυτοσυνειδησία.

 Όταν η Αντίληψη συλλαμβάνει την Διαφοροποίηση αναδύονται τα φαινόμενα της ύπαρξης. Ενώ, όλα αυτά, είναι μονάχα δραστηριότητες, φαινόμενα, καθώς η Αντίληψη απορροφιέται  στα φαινόμενα, σταματά να τα βλέπει σαν απλές δραστηριότητες της Ουσίας, παροδικά φαινόμενα, και τα βιώνει σαν απόλυτες ξεχωριστές πραγματικότητες.

Όταν η Αντίληψη Αντιλαμβάνεται Άμεσα την Πραγματικότητα, χωρίς επεξεργασία,  Αντιλαμβάνεται την Ενότητα της Ύπαρξης, Βιώνει την Φωτεινή Όψη της Ύπαρξης, «Κατοικεί» στις Ουράνιες Περιοχές.

Όταν η Αντίληψη δεν περιορίζεται σε αυτό που συμβαίνει, αλλά επεξεργάζεται, διορθώνει, συμπληρώνει, φτιάχνει μια εικόνα της Πραγματικότητας στο νοητικό πεδίο. Δομεί ένα νοητικό πυρήνα ύπαρξης στο νοητικό πεδίο και χτίζει γύρω του ένα εγώ, που συντίθεται από προσωρινά χαρακτηριστικά, μια προσωπικότητα. «Κατοικεί» στους τρεις κατώτερους κόσμους, σαν νους, ψυχή, ή ενσωματωμένη οντότητα, ανάλογα την καθαρότητα της ύπαρξής του.

Αν τα όντα που ενσωματώνονται στη γη θυμούνταν την πορεία τους στην ύπαρξη, στις διαδοχικές ζωές, και την επάνοδό τους ξανά και ξανά στον υλικό κόσμο, όπου τα δένει η επιθυμία, θα πάθαιναν σύγχυση, ή θα τρελαίνονταν. Ευτυχώς δεν μένει τίποτα από τις προσωρινές προσωπικότητες. Η Φύση λειτουργεί πάντα με σοφό τρόπο.

Κι έτσι έρχονται τα όντα στη γη, αγνοώντας την Ουσία μέσα στην Οποία Υπάρχουν, αγνοώντας τι είναι πραγματικά, αγνοώντας την ύπαρξη των ανώτερων κόσμων που διασχίζουν για να φτάσουν στη γη, και στους οποίους αποσσύρονται  περιοδικά για να ξαναέρθουν πάλι στην γη.

Ο Κόσμος της Σκιάς, του Νου, της Ψυχής, της Ύλης, είναι στις χαμηλότερες βαθμίδες της ύπαρξης. Κι από όλους αυτούς τους κόσμους, ο κόσμος της ύλης είναι ο πιο σκοτεινός

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Στον Κόσμο της Σκιάς και στο πιο σκοτεινό μέρος, οι άνθρωποι χτίζουν πολιτισμούς, αυτοκρατορίες, κατακτούν το σύμπαν… μόνο που δεν βλέπουν ότι βρίσκονται στο σκοτεινό μέρος.

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Είναι σίγουρο ότι στα εκατομμύρια γαλαξίες που απλώνονται στο σύμπαν υπάρχουν όντα με πολύ (πολύ) υψηλότερη νοημοσύνη από αυτή των ανθρώπων της γης, που έχουν αναπτύξει αληθινούς πολιτισμούς, κι όπου συμβαίνουν πολύ σημαντικότερα γεγονότα από αυτά που συμβαίνουν στη γη…

Οι ανόητοι γήινοι, επειδή είναι ουσιαστικά απομονωμένοι στον πλανήτη τους, και δεν έχουν πληροφορίες από το εξώτερο σύμπαν, πιστεύουν (λόγω έλλειψης νοημοσύνης και φαντασίας) ότι είναι μοναδικοί στο σύμπαν, ότι η γη είναι το κέντρο του σύμπαντος κι ότι ό Όποιος Θεός Υπάρχει ασχολείται μόνο με αυτούς εδώ κάτω και τον ασήμαντο πλανήτη τους. Καμαρώνουν για τον υπανάπτυκτο πολιτισμό της σαβούρας που δημιούργησαν, για την φιλοσοφία της ηλιθιότητας, για την πολιτική της βίας, για την δικαιοσύνη της διαμάχης, για την τέχνη της φλυαρίας, και δεν βλέπουν τα χάλια τους επειδή δεν έχουν μέτρο σύγκρισης με άλλους πολιτισμούς στο σύμπαν…

Αυτοί όμως που γνωρίζουν, κι έχουν μέτρο σύγκρισης, με τους αμέτρητους πολιτισμούς που έχουν αναπτυχθεί στο σύμπαν, δεν μπορούν παρά να έχουν «κατανόηση» για την ανοησία των ανθρώπων.

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Αν ο κόσμος της γης και το ανθρώπινο είδος ήταν κάτι σημαντικό, κι αν ο πολιτισμός των ανθρώπων δεν ήταν πολιτισμός της βαρβαρότητας, ίσως άξιζε να ασχοληθούμε με την γη και τις ανθρώπινες κοινωνίες. Τελικά όμως δεν αξίζει τον κόπο… Έτσι το μόνο που μένει είναι απλά να μιλήσουμε για την Αλήθεια… κι όσοι μπορούν θα καταλάβουν.

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Μονάχα Όσοι Ζουν την Αλήθεια, Είναι Αλήθεια, κι έχουν Δικαίωμα να Μιλούν για την Αλήθεια. Μονάχα οι Δίκαιοι έχουν Δικαίωμα να Μιλούν για το Δίκαιο. Μονάχα οι αληθινοί άνθρωποι έχουν Δικαίωμα να λένε «είμαστε άνθρωποι».

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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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