I am an Essene Christian ( read as Esoteric rather then Exoteric) referencing the teachings of Dr Stylianos Atteshlis (aka Daskalos)
Richard Wilhelm’s translation of I CHING Hexagram 50 describes serenity in a way which penetrate deeply into the state called “serenity”. There is a grate deal of “flow” in that state, popular habit to call it “ONE-ness” but to understand what that is requires introspection …leading the knowledge …and then application of knowledge …leading to Wisdom. And true serenity is the star of Wisdom maintained a nurtured.
50 -The Cald...
50 -The Caldron
Fire rises hot and bright from the Wood beneath the sacrificial caldron: The Superior Person positions himself correctly within the flow of Cosmic forces. Supreme Accomplishment.
Your needs are coming into harmony with the requirements of the Cosmos. Blending brilliantly with the Dance of Life, you are becoming an actual element of Cosmic Law.
Your goals will now be realized because you no longer cut against the Cosmic grain; you are no longer swimming against the flow of the Tao.
You are acquiring an intuitive sense of what can and cannot be, and aligning your efforts accordingly.
Those who have taught me to be “more grateful” due to the fact that I have met and share “LIFE” with them have never “left me” in the trustiest meaning of “Life” . They are with me NOW as they will be in future incarnations!
This much and it will be done!
These are the best gifts you can give to people all around you. And tell them with your mind that you Love them. And Love them REALLY, not just say that only…Love especially those whom think them are your enemies.
Our heart should shine ONLY LOVE.
Now I will tell you something else. To love, those who love you, its human, to hate those who love you, it is devilish, but to Love those who do not Love you….This is Divine.
Chose to ...
Chose to Love ALL
DASKALOS 1992 12 15
Any cat, snoozing on a window sill, in the sun shine.
Someone should be quoting Br David here….it may as well be me…….”Stop. Look, Go!
“Waking up and Appreciating”
There are many practices to “improve my capacity” given in the various Spiritual Tradition …..all the truly effective ones,, achieve what the ‘word the day’ points at which is “stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are ”
The last 6 words are most important because it contains a weakness which new age spirituality promotes ( iow sells books etc ). The weakness is, although it leads up the the doo...
The last 6 words are most important because it contains a weakness which new age spirituality promotes ( iow sells books etc ). The weakness is, although it leads up the the doorway of “awakening” it doesn’t step over the threshold. It is missing a most basic requirement vital in any attempts to improve “capacity” of awareness in the lower levels of consciousness.
The requirement is ….FIRST AND FOREMOST…. before entering into any practice is the importance of knowing, beyond any doubt, that you ARE ALREADY fully Present! That state of Being-ness aka stillness/silence is THERE always. The thinker needs to stop trying to be presence and accept what is keeping it active and energized!
The “”pearl worth more then all else” is already there”…as Joshua Emanuel reminded us …… “Be still and know that thou are God”., “I AM I, therefore I AM” ….and many more spiritual slogans all saying the one basic truth ,”You will know the truth and the Truth will set you free.”
With “pure hope, rooted in the heart.”
BR. DAVID STEINDL-RAST
I edited Br David’s ‘Word of the day’ to include just the last words because the ” in the heart” is the, ( always was and always will be) ideal “world” for all of us, no matter what is going on outside of it.
Those parts of the New Testament which were removed by early church “authorities”.
The opportunity to apply the Divine gift of “Observation”.
This is ( now was ) a very interesting question …”What blessings does nature offer my life?”….in that there is no specific definition of the word “nature” . “Nature” can and does include a very VERY diverse field , Human nature, Nature of Death ( see current blog ) etc etc …so just another observation here.
English is so much fun!
Every “just-in-time” moment is when I remember to “just-step out of the notion of – time” meaning focus on the pulse of life, heart beat, and breathe deeply ….and I am good to go again ….”just-in-time” to experience the next moment “in-time” with the ‘flow of the Being-ness’ and I am!
“As a purified self you’ll find the condition for which Christ says, “The mortal will be transmuted into immortal and the changeable will be transmuted into unchanging reality.”
But, this needs the use of the Mind. Reasoning. – there is no excuse not to.
. The Mind is all around us and in us – in the same way as the air we are breathing and living on. We are making bad use of the Holy Mind by enslaving it to satisfy pett...
. The Mind is all around us and in us – in the same way as the air we are breathing and living on. We are making bad use of the Holy Mind by enslaving it to satisfy petty unbridled desires and emotions, serving even passions and weaknesses. We have to make a better use of thinking – of the Mind, – by reasoning. Anybody can do that. Everybody is able to do that. So, there is no excuse.
“Grate-fulness and respect nurture one another”
Yes, because both are acts of …Acceptance and Appreciation …..
Acceptance of what IS, …..not a judgement or good intentions re-action.
Appreciation for what IS…..because it occurring at the moment ( in the now) giving the opportunity for openness and awareness within the observer.
Those two combined offer the opportunity for …Right action, ( if action is required ) …...
Those two combined offer the opportunity for …Right action, ( if action is required ) …which will occur only from the heart, no where else.
This is a continuation of yesterdays question “When do I feel most generous.” but with opportunities for more diverse approach ..so thanks for the question!
This is a contrary question. Generosity is a spontaneous action. It arrive long before feelings occur.
I can only say that that “feeling” would be when my egoism comes in through the back door of a situation and says something like, “you should give, this or that, to whatever cause… because that would be a good thing to do” . IOW …not a spontaneous action by my heart’s consciousness but one which would make the present-day-personality’s...
I can only say that that “feeling” would be when my egoism comes in through the back door of a situation and says something like, “you should give, this or that, to whatever cause… because that would be a good thing to do” . IOW …not a spontaneous action by my heart’s consciousness but one which would make the present-day-personality’s egoism feel “superior” to others. ( AKA “do goober-ism” )
I will defer to Joshua Emanuel the God-man and his reminding us that …everything material belongs to every other Human being already…..
Simply said, “You cannot give to others that which is already theirs” [ DASKALOS ]
Which is not a very common practice in most western cultures, even though they call themselves “Christian”. But it will come common eventually.
They don’t have any barriers in the way. of the “flow” of consciousness experiencing consciousness. They experience WONDER and JOY as it flows through them therefore there is no doubt and questioning their experiences.
To-day’s ‘Word of the Day’ is definitely directed at conditioned ( “non-children) humans. Children ( provided with a healthy loving environment ) would not be burdened with such a “big question”.
The big que...
The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
Thank You Ed! and to your point re: “craft” I will second it with the “craft of laugher and or humour” because so often, when I detect a humorous situation, I can hear the “others ” be they no longer in physical form (or not the close physical proximity) laughing along. Even stronger than ever.
As I responded above “this is a rather strange question”. But when I saw you response I was indeed “grateful” to the fact that so c...
As I responded above “this is a rather strange question”. But when I saw you response I was indeed “grateful” to the fact that so called “passed” doesn’t mean, annihilation of connected-ness, in any way shape or form.
Yes HelenH, what a difference when the words are spoken and not just ‘word’ on a page of a book or on a computer screen!
Your succinct point on the “feeling” aspect of absorbing information brought recall of similar.
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Confucius
There in is a conflation between “do-ing” and “feeling” . Learning by doing carries the feeling aspect so remembering and eventually potentially understanding. This ties in nicely with the Greece adage, “Where you put your hands ( i...
There in is a conflation between “do-ing” and “feeling” . Learning by doing carries the feeling aspect so remembering and eventually potentially understanding. This ties in nicely with the Greece adage, “Where you put your hands ( ie doing ) is you you are ( and or might become ).
Anyway an interesting correlation for some like me you was one of those ‘dumb kids’ sitting at the back of the class all through school!
Include a couple bowls of chocalate pudding in there Kevin and I am game for your “entertainment” proposal!
You are welcome HelenH. I did check the amazon for this title you re’d, then saw the authors name …and stopped there. Enough said!
Thomas, you are welcome and I wish you safe travels to your mid-west loved ones. Hopefully the roads will be in good condition now.
That quote I used was “borrowed” from the vast amount of knowledge of the Essene Mystic Daskalos,
There are two possible , 1) he had many teachers of eastern ( Hindu ) background come visit him in Cyprus. They wanted to compare their knowledge with his and Daskalos always welcomed them. The. Second possibility is, Essene knowledge ( ...
There are two possible , 1) he had many teachers of eastern ( Hindu ) background come visit him in Cyprus. They wanted to compare their knowledge with his and Daskalos always welcomed them. The. Second possibility is, Essene knowledge ( now called Christianity ) is far older then 2000 years, with roots in Egypt and Greece with many many cross-connection with Eastern development ( think of the Three Magi, three different sources coming together for one event, ) so the metaphor of “tree, root, and serpent” could have all those possibiltles. As you are aware Metaphors give helpful understanding because they use visualization, especially at a time when spoken word was the norm.
Bottom line here, it is very clear that the underlying meaning of the words are that of Matt 6:21 – 23 , which requires much more understand of the nature of Self and Self Consciousness before it catches fire!
Be Well Be Present ( and may the best possible out come for the Cancer challenge be a complete “Yes to what Is” )
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