It is as it is

You know, if we understand one question rightly, all questions are answered. But we don’t know how to ask the right question. To ask the right question demands a great deal of intelligence and sensitivity. Here is a question, a fundamental question: is life a torture? It is, as it is; and man has lived in this torture centuries upon centuries, from ancient history to the present day, in agony, in despair, in sorrow; and he doesn’t find a way out of it. Therefore he invents gods, churches, all the rituals, and all that nonsense, or he escapes in different ways.

What we are trying to do, during all these discussions and talks here, is to see if we cannot radically bring about a transformation of the mind, not accept things as they are, nor revolt against them. Revolt doesn’t answer a thing. You must understand it, go into it, examine it, give your heart and your mind, with everything that you have, to find out a way of living differently. That depends on you, and not on someone else, because in this there is no teacher, no pupil; there is no leader; there is no guru; there is no Master, no Saviour. You yourself are the teacher and the pupil; you are the Master; you are the guru; you are the leader; you are everything. And to understand is to transform what is.”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
(courtesy of http://underthebluedoor.org)

You will never find your vocation unless you give up illusion

The worst and most paradoxical thing about human nature
is not that man fears unhappiness and death,
but invariably dreads Happiness and Life.

Thomas Ross:
Your words resonate with one of my most treasured Tao passages.
“[The Master] holds nothing back from life; therefore he is ready for death, as a man is ready for sleep after a good day’s work.”

And perhaps even more, you send me again to the Auden passage – “We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die.”

Me:
Isn´t it so? When we really LIVE and hold nothing back from life, doing the best of our ability to fulfill our Real Call, we have enough time and are no longer afraid to die. When we fear life, we are always short of time, and being short of time, means not pursuing our real vocation.

Change is more feared than death…

Accordingly, this passage by Auden is breathtakingly true…”We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die”…

Alas, give us today our daily distortions as Righteousness and Truth scares us…

 

Witness and beware of your inner chaos

Emma:
So how can silence/emptiness/nothing be of benefit? For me it gave me the chance to hear my inner voices more clearly. I would patiently listen to the negative voice within trying to make me feel bad, stupid, guilty for something I had done. Then I chose not to listen to it. If I wasn’t silent enough to really hear and be aware of the inner critic trying to undermine me, I could not have responded to with a more loving, constructive voice. It was just there fueled by others, fear and ignorance. And now it only whispers unconvincingly. The first step in fixing the ‘problem’ was being aware of it. I needed to hear it.

So there in the silence and stillness I found my answers, once I stopped looking so hard. The Masters continue to bring me silence.

Me:
All problems originate from inner imbalance, simply put, problems are energetic disturbances on a very subtle level – a distempered kind of frequencies.

Most people run away from themselves, being totally out of touch with their inner essence, chasing bitterly to fulfill their sense of inner incompleteness outwardly. In plain language, not only that they are not aware of their inner person, but they refuse vehemently to stop and listen to themselves. They don´t know, and don´t want to know what is happening within them inwardly. “If I hide from it, it will surely fade…” – incredibly “astute” philosophy of life…

Not only they don´t fade, but not being witnessed and factually acknowledged, these inner ruthlessly chaotic frequencies become in due time autonomous processes, increasingly taking control of people´s life, totally undermining their mental sanity and health…

So basically the disease of our so-called modern age is the inability and disinterest to look inside, heed and witness the inner chaos.

So there comes the whole significance of Silence. To dare to be silent is the readiness to accept your inner person.
Only in silence one can be aware, distinguish, directly confront and stop the proliferating negativity. It is a hell of a toilsome process…- ask me!…

Only our readiness to be silent is the antidote to these undermining negative voices – as you call them –
voices fueled both by our and others´ fear and ignorance.

So it is: we need to diagnose and acknowledge our inner ailment if we want to recover…If we fail to recognize the problem, stubbornly fleeing and ignoring it, be certain that in due time, the inner disorder will become actual physical disease.

Only when we start being aware, the problems will “whisper unconvincingly”.

To Joakim

A Master doesn´t teach words, but Silence.

What is to come

The new key word for the New Paradigm is Gratitude…

Yes, I feel an immense gratitude for the kind of joy, honesty, mutual interest, responsiveness and supportiveness, inspiration and beauty that are not entirely here, but on the way to manifest.

Master is the one seeing the grand design in the mere seed…

Tao-te Ching

The movement of the Way is a return;
In weakness lies its major usefulness.
From What-is all the world of things was born
But What-is sprang in turn from What-is not.

Lao-tzu