Path to Enlightenment

6a00d83451c0aa69e20120a7f9bad7970b-320wiContemplation is said to be the start of the path to enlightenment. Often times, contemplation becomes questioning. I know I did not have a clear understanding of the difference between contemplation and questioning.
Contemplation is OBSERVATION, not studying. Study raises Questions that generally arise due to comparative mode of the mind. For example, when I asked “what is the difference between Questioning and Contemplation?”, my teacher said “come here and s&#* my c&*$*”. The aim, in fact, was to try to get me to go “huh?”, as in to get me confused and get me out of the ‘normal’ thought process.
The NORMAL mode is the COMPARATIVE MODE that raises DOUBTs of millions kinds. The key is to NOT ask Questions. When I say don’t ask questions, I am NOT saying STOP INQUIRING, I am saying STOP QUESTIONING; and reason for this is implicit. A Question hanging as a DOUBT is a HEART/SPIRIT KILLER; it’s why some brilliant people never can be happy, because they are constantly fretting about what they DON’T KNOW. That mode of operating, where you need to KNOW everything to be HAPPY is and endless road. A never-ending road is exhausting and fruitless.
In the end I will close with this. If you read the story of the Buddha, he was enlightened the moment he realized that his quest for enlightenment was the final barrier to enlightenment. Then what remains? how to go about this? See the never-ending questions? ūüôā But fortunately this Question has an answer you can put to practise. You DON’T go about anything to GET enlightened because enlightened being IS your nature already. It’s the doubts and the questions that are standing in the way of accepting and IMPLEMENTING THIS ENLIGHTENED SELF.
Remove all the other people’s opinions and awaken the primordial child in you. Be as you were before “they” got to you.
EnlightenMeant Cartoon 2008 C. Pic Michel
Peace
anthony

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Cultural Colonization

east__-__west_648125What we see today in the world and what is called modern civilization and culture is really only the British culture, or the queen’s culture or if you may call it the western European culture.
Collectively, the British and the Spanish empire have systematically waged a silent and covert operation of cultural colonization. Of course they call it modern governance, scientific progress and above all ‘justice’.
Slowly, but steadily this colonization has been successfully wiping out the eastern, African and other indigenous cultures. The culture of harmony, awareness, spirituality and self-realization has been slowly but surely being replaced with the one of external growth based on profit, ego and self-satisfaction.
Rich eastern culture, which is diluted and pretty much non-existent, depended on Living in the now, Valuing rest, being Passive, Contemplative, Accepting what is, Living in nature, Wanting to know meaning, Lapsing into meditation, Focusing on self-abnegation, Learning to do with less, Honoring austerity, Cherishing wisdom of years, Retiring to enjoy the gift of your family, etc.
The western culture, which is predominant in the so-called ‘modern and civilized’ world depends on Living in space, Valuing activity, Assertiveness, Diligence, Seeking change, Wanting to know how it works, Focusing on self-assuredness, Attempting to get some more, Being successful, Honoring achievement, Retiring to enjoy the rewards of your work, etc.
Learning from eminent predecessors how to live a fulfilled life as a human being is the true goal of traditional Eastern education. The root of the Eastern mind is selflessness. On the other hand, the modern Western way of life is based on a subject-object thinking, and making dichotomizing distinctions, hence causing suffering.
We live in a world that is rapidly approaching ONE WORLD culture, which in reality, if you examine closely is the culture based on the British/Spanish ways of thinking.
We are not too far away from ONE world culture, ONE world economy, One world currency, ONE world government and ONE world order.
What a wonderful world!

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peace
anthoniji

We live in a left brain society

We live in a left brain society where intuition has not much value over logical and well thought out process. But the reality is that intuition is correct all the time. Of course this requires one to be completely in touch of his or her higher self and operate from a pure heart. Perhaps pure heart is an obsolete quality in modern times.

We live in a left brain society where ‘out of the box’ thinking is very likely to be ridiculed and disregarded over “tried and true” solution. But the reality is that we as a society are still attempting to fix our crumbling world using the same old ways. What is funny, is that the so called economic, climate and political guru’s are doing this while they expect the result to be different. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.

We live in a left brain society where ranked authority structure is preferred over collegial authority structures. This results in different levels of society, one deeming better than the other or one living a life style more comfortable than the others. It seems to me that human animals operating from the ego have a primitive need for a superiority complex.

We live in a left brain society where emotions are not given much importance except in a personal/home situation. Many times even that is dwindling away. We are taught to put our emotions aside and get to work, while the truth is that working off of emotion will lead to a positive result as long as the emotions are positive.

We live in a left brain society where everything is required to be planned and structured rather than being fluid and spontaneous.

We live in a left brain society where we are taught to looks at differences rather than looking at similarities, hence we are divided based on religion, color, class, nationality, looks, choices, preferences, etc, etc; the list is long.

Not that operating from left brain is bad, but what is bad is discarding or reducing the usage of right brain. A balance is needed in the society, a balance that is nonexistent today. Human’s inharmonious way of living with rest of nature is a great example of its unbalance.

Hope very soon we learn to operate from balance, or even let the right brain lead the left brain, and once again humanity can transform from human animals to human beings.

peace
anthoniji

Be and Let it Be

Nature, extending all¬† the way to The Universe, works in harmony by default. All we have to do is ‘Be and let it be’. Look all around you. The plants, the animals, the minerals, the seasons, etc. The seasons for example, they change, cyclically and harmoniously, providing evolution and changing all its subjects. Everything flows, evolves, merges, separates, into and out of each other constantly. The universe works in harmony by default and it provides for all its creation.

Instead of being in harmony with nature, the human race decided to follow it’s mind.

In following it’s mind humanity has succumbed to the trap of fear created by its own mind. Operating from that trap, it feels the need to take self-initiated actions to take care of itself. In this state humans feel the delusion of separation. Based on it’s learned behaviors and thinking patterns, it feels a compulsion to protect itself, and it’s own interests. This is so because the mind operates in the world of time.

Time has a beginning and an end, hence fear creeps into our mind as our mind pretends to believe that things can remain the same, to it’s liking, forever. But the truth is that change is the only thing that is constant and everything else keeps changing. Based on the ‘lack of comprehension’ of the mind, humanity believes that it needs to take care of itself, provide for itself, and it is not able to see and comprehend the flow of¬† ‘harmonious happenings’.

Nature, extending all¬† the way to The Universe, works in harmony by default and it provides for all its creation. All we have to do is ‘Be and let it be’.

Be and let it be is being. The human ‘beings’ that we are. It is a concept that is not understood by our mind. We will have to look towards the owner of that mind for comprehension and realization. The owner of the mind who is behind, the I Am behind ‘I am John Doe’, the I like behind ‘I like surfing’, the I behind the action. The I Am who is experiencing the happenings of the world, the body and the mind. The I Am who is supposed to use the mind as a tool.

Nature, extending all¬† the way to The Universe, works in harmony by default and it provides for all its creation. All we have to do is ‘Be and let it be’.

 

peace

anthoniji

We allow, hence it happens

In the medieval times, there once was a king who hearing that the prince of a neighboring territory was advancing upon his capital to lay siege to it, held a council, calling all the people for advice as to how to defend the country from the enemy.
The engineers advised the building of a high earthen mound with a huge trench all around the capital; The carpenters proposed the construction of a wooden wall; The shoe-makers suggested that the same wall be built of leather, for ‘there is nothing like leather’ they said. But the blacksmiths shouted out that they were all wrong and that the wall should be built of iron. And then came the lawyers with the argument that the best way to defend the state was to tell the enemy in a legal way that they were in the wrong and out of court in attempting to confiscate another’s property. Finally came the priests, who laughed them all to scorn, saying, ‘You are all talking like lunatics! First of all the gods must be propitiated with sacrifices, and then only can we be invincible.’

Instead of defending their kingdom they argued and fought among themselves. Meanwhile the enemy advanced, stormed and sacked the city.

Even so are men (as in humanity).

Upon reading this story, one question comes to mind. Aren’t we the same today?

We propose, suggest, shout out, argue with, laugh at or scorn at the ‘matter-of-fact’ while the ‘matter-of-fact’ takes its course of action and we face its consequences. We keep proposing, suggesting, shouting out, arguing, laughing at, or disdaining the ‘matter-of-fact’ while the ‘matter-of-fact’ takes its course of action and we keep facing the consequences.

We have allowed the government to be contaminated by the politicians, who are busy running their own agenda. We have allowed the politician to run the government when it really should be run by men of wisdom who understand the true meaning of service.

We have allowed our community (as humanity) to be contaminated by the deceiving, who are busy running their own agenda. We have allowed the deceivers to run our community (as earth-ians) when it really should be run by men of wisdom who understand oneness.

We have allowed our spirituality to be contaminated by the ignorant, who are busy running their own agenda. We have allowed the ignorant to run our spirits when it really should be run by men of wisdom who have higher knowledge.

We have allowed our ecological system to be contaminated by the greedy, who are busy running their own agenda. We have allowed the greedy to run our ecological system when it really should be run by men of wisdom who understand and respect the symbiotic system.

We have allowed our cultural system to be contaminated by the manipulators, who are busy running their own agenda. We have allowed the manipulators to run our cultural system when it really should be run by men of wisdom who operate from their heart center.

We have allowed our history to be contaminated by the liars, who are busy running their own agenda. We have allowed the liars to teach us history when it really should be taught by men of wisdom who know the true lineage of humanity.

We have allowed the financial system to be contaminated by the hoard, who are busy running their own agenda. We have allowed the hoard to run the financial system when it really should be run by men of wisdom who understand energy and its flow.

We have allowed our mind to be contaminated by misinformation. We have allowed our emotions to be controlled by the external world. We have allowed our body to be affected by external stimulus.

We have allowed negative aspects of humanity to run our world, our home, our mother Earth.

Why are we allowing this? Why are we allowing these ‘matter-of-facts’ to take their course of action and then face their consequences?

It is time to stop letting the unworthy run our world. It is time to rise and shine as humanity in its true spirit. It is time to clean up the mess and look forward towards a future that may be filled with lots of hardship, but it is the one that paves way to the golden age. Many of us will depart this physical world by choice or by force. Some of us will have to remain in the physical world under all conditions and circumstances to ensure the continuation of humanity in its physical form.

peace & Love
anthoniji


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The Word

Imagine a vehicle that has three master controls, being operated by three drivers. All three controls are equally important for the vehicle to travel successfully. All three drivers have to perform their part of the operation in perfect synergy to navigate the chosen path successfully. At the end of the journey, the drivers leave the vehicle behind and continue on with their mission.

The three drivers, Spirit, Ego & Creation. The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit. The son should always listen ¬†to the father. Jesus said, “My father’s will is my will”. Your spirit’s will should be your ego’s will. The son will be¬†ridiculed¬†and must die to full fill the father’s will. But the experience of creation has to be experienced. Hence the son needs to rise again to form the perfect union of The Trinity.

There is a holy trinity with in each of us. The Trinity comes from one ultimate source.

THE WORD. 

 

Connect to you Spirit. Let your ego feed from your higher self. experience and manifest Creation.

Peace

Life is not about winning or loosing

A wise old lady said, “Golf is not a game you play to win or loose. Golf is a game you play. Just play and enjoy.”

Life is too…..
[b]Life is about living. Moment by moment.[/b]
Life is not about winning or loosing.

One needs a car to travel aroung and function. Which means one needs to be incontrol of the vehicle. I am sure nobody would like the vehicle to take control of the driver.

Same is the ego. We need the ego to function in the material/physical world. Unfortunately, most of us let our ego take control and we live out life under its influence.

Ego wants to win. Ego wants to be the center of attention. Ego is self-centered. Ego hallucinates that everything is depended on itself in the world. Our insecurity, our anger, our hatred, our need for revenge, our fear, our dependence on wall street, our belief on the politicians, our action, our pride, our self-promotion, our lust, our greed, (the list goes on) all come out of the ego.

Ego is like fire. a good servant but a very poor master.

Ego keeps us lingering the past or worrying about the future.

Past is history, future is mistery, present is a gift, enjoy it.

The only way to enjoy a moment is to live the moment.

Little drops of moments make a mighty life.