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  • sitting bull 15:06 on 2019-08-25 Permalink | Reply
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    OMG (Om, I, God) – the better half 

    The god-experiment part 2

    In part 1 I told you about the horizontal intellectual axis between
    Atheist / Agnostic <——————– vs —————–> orthodox Believer

    To explore the vertical intuitive Axis (which I will explain at the end),
    I seriously dedicated myself to the nebulous ‘divine’ (for 4 months now and ongoing)
    as described by an Iranian mystic of the 13th century;
    to explore the subject in the most global and versatile way possible:

    1. Putting god to a critical test from an Agnostic point of assuming nothing,
    2. following Gnosticism, which originated in Hellenistic Judaism
    3. inspired by an Islamic account of 9 months divine experience
    4. I used wisdoms I found in the Sikh ‘bible’ Siri Guru Granth Sahib,
    5. which is based on a combination of Hindu yoga techniques, such as prana yoga or Jalandhala Bhanda,
      implements a Bhakti tradition of worshipping the divine,
    6. and comes close to the Christian Jesus prayer,
    7. with a the Buddhist state of mind of non-attachment and exploring the absolute.

    I did this by the means of a yoga-prayer-meditation, called Sodarshan Chakra Kriya.
    Let’s first continue from part 1-3 on our journey through religions.

    4. the Eastern intuitive path

    The reason why ever more Westerners loose their faith in traditional religions and turn towards Eastern wisdoms, is that the Abrahamic religions lost their touch to spirituality and therewith merely offer the comfort of holding on to a straw of hope of being saved out of the misery of their suffering due to ignorance.

    In India there was never a need for such a power struggle, between one or many gods, because from the beginning,
    their broad range of believes, wisdoms and philosophies, allowed for thousands of deities, which do serve as manifestations of individual worship-needs or character trades, whilst above it all an unfathomable abstract higher intelligence called the OM was recognised .
    Since Westerners couldn’t grasp that versatility, the British did put all directions, which did tolerate and embrace each other, into the box of one religion they called Hinduism.

    Meanwhile in China:
    Around the 4th century BC Daoism emerged, which taught Yin & Yang, and with a rich wealth in non-religious understandings of the universe, such as the Tao Te Ching, the fortune telling principles of the universe I Ching (which goes back to 1000 BC), and the medical Texts Neijing and Nanjing which are the foundations of traditional Chinese Medicine.

    So Chinese culture proves that religion is not a necessity for our spiritual evolution.

    5. Mysticism vs faith

    Whilst in mainstream religions, the dogma of faith is usually a prerequisite of any bliss thereafter, the destruction of our intuitive faith, as described beforehand lead to secularisation, and its value being totally turned around:
    Before the Age of Reason, which ironically is called ‘Age of Enlightenment’; intuitive ‘knowledge’ did take predominance over objective rationality. Since then objectivity is taken as a guaranty for truth.

    Whilst this seems to be a progress, it came at a loss of the contact with our subconsciousness with detrimental effects:

    The marginalisation of faith into the realm a subjectivism, which is overwritten by objective science led to a twist of the terminologies “faith” and “knowledge“.
    Everything that we think to know by the means of science requires a believe in machines like micro- and telescopes, which we have to rely on for our knowledge of the micro- and macrocosm.

    You may have just skipped over that sentence, but hold on and think for a second: What do you really KNOW and what do you BELIEVE? You might be surprised.
    Nearly all scientific experiments (the ones which rely on machines), do require our belief in the accuracy of the correct display by those gadgets. So we believe in what our gadgets tell us, but don’t know our gut-feelings anymore.

    The conspiracy theory about a flat-earth is a perfect example of the subconscious fight of scientific knowledge vs own intuition.
    People lost contact with their own sense of reality , but also don’t trust the scientific dogmas anymore. So their egos rather create conspiracies, then admitting to themselves that they are simply lost and have to find new ways to reconnect to their self as well as to conduct science.

    Another example of the loss in intuition is our chronological interpretation of time, which first was propagated on the clocks of church-towers. Whilst the division of time is practical, useful and today essential;
    time, before clocks existed, did hot have today’s quantitative connotation, but was seen for its quality as a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ time and allowed to for the spiritual virtue of being ‘in the here and now’.
    (Astrology, for example, is the science about the quality of time).

    You can make an experiment and listen to contemplative music whilst looking at the time display – and then hide the display and continue listening. You then can sense time differently.
    Here is a suitable song I once composed, which you can use for it:
    (best listen with headphones or base-speakers)
    Whilst it plays, keep moving your mouse over the video, then let go of your mouse and as the timeline disappears keep listening how the music affects you in a non-linear fashion. You can repeat this a few times over the duration of this song.

    The Chinese Buddhist Huangbo Xiang from the 8th century did sum the difference between intellectual and intuitive understanding of ‘the divine’, which he did call ‘the absolute’ up brilliantly:

    The substance of the absolute is inwardly, like wood or stone, in that it is motionless,
    and outwardly like the void, in that, it is without bounds or obstructions.

    It is neither subjective, nor objective, has no specific location, is formless and can not vanish.

    Those who hasten towards it, dare not enter, fearing to hurdle down through the void, with nothing to cling to, or to stay their fall,
    so they look to the brink in retreat.

    This refers to all those who seek such a goal through cognition.

    Thus – those who seek the goal through cognition are the many, [like hair on a cow]
    while those, who obtain intuitive knowledge of the way are the few. [like horns on a bull]


    And finally now I get to let you know how the non-intellectual mystical approach towards god did so far manifest for me:

    In the entire 2.5 hours I sat, on average I usually only managed to fully focus for one tiny minute on this unfathomable abstract of god, which Sikhs call “Waheguru”.

    First I clinged on focussing on the word “Waheguru”, and after 3 months, when my impatient refusal to focus on this (nearly annoying, because ungraspable) subject slowly dissipated, I started to be immersed in temporary fields of focus,
    and after 4 months I sometimes descended into a state of trance which goes down the rabbit hole in different layers:

    1. Visual:
      Random archetypal images sometimes pop up (something spiritual beginners know from taking hallucinogenic drugs, or non-drug takers know from when not having slept up to the point of being severely over-tired).
      But the difference is that those are the same effects without dissolving my self, meaning that I am not prone to fate, carrying me wherever my subconscious just floats.
    2. Kinaesthetic:
      Deeper is the level in which I sense my electromagnetic energy-field expanding. You can imagine this field like your aura getting bigger. This has some mystical quality beyond intellectual morality. A neutrality which can be described in a dark way like Dracula or the Lord of the Ring at night in a castle surrounded by dragons, or in a light way as the majestetic serenity of huge angels (who often in the bible had to greet people with ‘fear not!’).
    3. Auditory:
      Thinking “Waheguru” for me is usually like hearing it in my brain. Only once within 25 years, I literally heared it out of my belly, meaning that my consciousness was literally centered.
    4. My eyes start to focus automatically towards the tip of the nose, which made me realise that the mention in the description of the Kriya were not meant as an instruction but as a description of the effect it has.
    5. The grainy picture you see when you simply close your eyes also gave a sense of an energy field surrounding me, like being in the midst of the vast universe of stars – at times the part in front of my eyes became brighter, either grey, white or blueish.
    6. Then a state of bliss and majestic serenity, occurs –
      yet again it can be compared to the relaxing aspect of smoking weed, but without that stupefying and numbing part.
      After experiencing it, I understood why highly spiritual evolved people don’t want to destroy that by engaging with others, whether to impress, nor to argue with them.
    7. Once I gave up an issue, to be solved by ‘the divine’. And due to letting this go, and allowing for literal “in-spiration”, this universal energy-field started to flow into instead of out from me and I realised that the expanding of my own aura in the previous points still was attached to an egocentric perspective of the world.
      I then learned why ‘the ego’ is shunned as a hinderance on the spiritual path.
    8. Other effects I felt was for example that my face somehow is much older than my body (and I am talking lifetimes here, not years).
    9. Longterm effects are:
      that over the years it took me to build up this exercise, I seem to have matured by one year within one month, so it corrected many discrepancies in me, which you can see in many people who are partly great and partly like a child.
    10. Overall there comes a deeper intuitive understanding of people which leads in a preventive course-correction before they even realise that I was on the way to annoy them.

    Considering that those were fruits of just having been able to focus for one minute – imagine what can be possible to the ones who manage to focus throughout an entire session!

    The similarity between the drug and the mystical experiences made me aware that (illegal as well as legal) drugs are only needed by the rigid minds who cling to their books and rules.
    Think about it: The word “ad-diction” translates from Latin to “cling onto words”.
    In German addiction means “Sucht“, which translated back into English as “seeking”.
    So addictives actually often are people with a high spiritual potential who simply seek for something, their soul longs for, but society did not offer them yet.

    I got a glimpse that as soon as someone manages to totally open up oneself for all the Qi, Prana, or energy literally miracles may happen.


    However – the difficulty to accomplish that, is that we first have to ridden ourselves from any kind of egotistical self-definition, something I did work on for 25 years and just reach the brink of sensing that there is something beyond.

    And the dilemma is that once we do open ourselves up for the universe,
    all previously hidden worldly entanglements float in first.
    So don’t expect results for quite a while – it could be decades to work through it;

    But then again – at the same time, it only takes a minute of pure focus to really dive into a glimpse of an entire world which can be expected afterwards. The hearing ‘Waheguru’ from my belly was an experience within the very first month after just having accomplished to do the Kriya properly.

    Even though I never had this experience anymore, this glimpse of clarity did show me that I am on the right path, and kept me going for more the remaining time of my life.

    So my conclusion is that you can’t actively force to find god,
    you can only allow the divine to flow right through you.

    Is obvious to us that a group works best, if some small part does not take on a life of its own – whether it is a member of a community or some cells in your body. So the first step to empty oneself for the overall energy flowing in, out and through.
    But that does by no means that you shan’t have the ambitions to be special, because every organ is unique and even must be it.
    To bring this contradiction (of allowing to merge with the absolute versus living out your own life) together,
    think of each organ needing the blood which flows through the entire body, whilst at the same time has to fulfil its own, and only its very own function – not the one of anyone else.

    As promised, I close this article by telling you the difference between the intellectual horizontal,
    and the intuitive vertical axis: If you take the A from ‘Agonisticism’, and the ‘v’ from ‘Believer’ as Arrows, to turn the axis like a dial clockwise, you end up with a new axis, …


    Agnostic <———————- vs ———————-> orthodox Believer

    … a second axis, which is not believers against non-believers anymore, but “experiencers” vs people who in latin are ‘at the word‘ (of their bibles) {as mentioned above = “ad-dicts”}.

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  • sitting bull 2:01 on 2019-08-23 Permalink | Reply
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    OMG (Om, I, God) 

    The god-experiment

    From birth on we are conditioned into belief systems and believe to knowthe ultimate truth“, assuming that all generations beforehand were fools. Yet the fact is that believes did change throughout history, so much even, that they did turn around not only by 180°, but that even multiple times.

    Most humans do get their own beliefs strengthened when being affirmed by others.
    In one way this is good, because fine-tuning ones own beliefs protects us from becoming deranged;
    on the other hand, however, this often leads to believers wanting to strengthen their community by proselytising others, which in the end leads to an ever growing emotional resistance from either members of another faith or atheists.

    This article deals with the horizontal Axis of
    Atheists < ————————- vs ———————> Believers in a personified God

    and therewith is a crossover post of two other series:
    1.) It is part 5 of the series: Keys to understanding the universe and connects straight to part 2: up, down, left and right,
    2.) And it is a continuation on the series about Religion.

    Instead of joining the countless, endless and useless ping-pong games of throwing back and forth individual opinions;
    I decided to approach this subject in a scientific way,
    starting from an agnostic point of not knowing whether god exists, and not accepting the circular reasoning of referring to a single religious book, in order not to favour any direction.

    In this article you will find an intellectual exploration of the evolution of monotheism,
    and in order to look at the issues from all angles,
    and in the next article I will deal with the intuitive part of the divne,
    and will observe the vertical axis between material vs spiritual consciousness .

    It took me an entire year to find an objective approach for this subjective matter.

    1.) the oneness in the womb.

    a.) The internal (esoteric) view correlating to the nervous system

    The history of religion shows that the first indices of religion were burial sites, which are an homage to “mother earth” and the internal self.

    There was Eru, the one are the first words of Tolkien’s the Silmarillion – the book which introduces the entire mythology of the Lord of the Rings.
    In the womb, initially everything is one,
    because there is no separation from the external world and the self.
    Bible: Genesis 1:2: “the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters“.

    “Man was created from clay”

    A shared view amongst Greek, Sumerian, Egyption, Hindu, Norse, Native American, African mythologies and contemporary superhero stories, such as Wonder Woman.

    b.) The external (exoteric) view

    Correlating to amniotic fluid is the scientific theory of the Soviet biologist Alexander Oparin from 1924 who proposed the theory of the primordial chemical carbon- based solution, which was triggered by an external energy source to form life.

    So human kind’s very first experience which shaped our deep instinct, is that there is a oneness which is larger than our body-self-perception.

    2.) The Sun

    After birth the senses, such as the eyes and ears evolve.

    Genesis 1:3 “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”
    John 1:3 “In the beginning was the Word”

    Two Bible-quotes shared by all 3 abrahamic religions: Jews, Christians, and Muslims

    The first impression usually is the strongest, so it is no surprise that when the first external influence enters our life it replaces our previous but undefined sense of self with an appreciation for the first reference point in our lifes.
    You only can define a size if you have at least two reference points, so whilst life in the womb was totally holistic, now came the time when we started to be able to perceive ourselves.

    Brahma: “let me have a self”

    Hinduism

    The most predominant external energy source to the earth obviously is the sun. This is how the atheistic as well as the religious views come together:

    Ancient enlightened Indians, called Rishis, did since a long time perceive the influence of the sun. When western people still were savages, they already knew that the sun was the source of the light of the moon, and the Sanskrit language already had time units which range from durations as small as the duration of light rays up to the vastness of the age of our universe.

    From there the teachings spread on one hand to Egypt in the form of the Sungod Ra

    Ra – Egyptian Fifth Dynasty (2494 to 2345 BCE) 

    … to the Iranian Zoreaster (also known as Zarathustra) – the founder of Zoroastrianism, a monotheistic religion from the 6th century BCE.

    Fare-e-Kiani is a symbol which represent a guardian angel called Fravashi

    … which obviously has some links to Egyptian symbology

    Around 2000 BC (long before the Christian cross existed), sun crosses emerged in Europe, during the Neolithic to Bronze Age periods.

    In the foremost sun-cross you can see how this evolved into the astrological sun symbol ☉

    Astrology btw is not the superficial future-telling pseudoscience it is made out to be in woman’s magazines, but the reflection of the elaborate ancient greek descriptions of the human personality by the means of deities, such as Mars for warlike energies or Venus for love.

    astrological symbol of the sun ^

    This 3 minute video shows that there was such a vast knowledge about astronomy,
    that many are convinced that higher evolved civilisations were in contact with ours.

    Regardless of whether those were aliens or humans: the existence of so much ancient knowledge does marginalise the version of a unique creator god to a mere option only.

    So how did humankind jump from a profound understanding of the universe to a version of “the one and only” god?

    3. The western personification of god

    The main reason why atheists cringe at the word “god” is because of the attached dogma of one being a ‘sinner’ who only is saved by salvation of a higher authority one has to belief in and be subservient to.
    This dogma, however is by no means as ancient as we are made to believe.

    My personal view is that planet earth, like our body,
    has a conscious and subconscious part,
    the former correlating to the north-west and the latter to the south-east.
    So whilst the East did approach this subject by subscribing to intuitive experiences of wise people;
    in the West, intellectual dogmata became predominant:

    This is maybe why spirituality intuitively was understood in the South-East, whilst in the North-West it had to undergo a myriad of god concepts and misunderstandings.

    The decline of Western strength and intuition

    In the past, westerners also intuitive knew what was right and wrong.
    They feared not to act upon their values, and their faith of the afterlife, which was as strong as knowledge made them not fear of death.

    Old western religions initially had a very good intuition for gender roles, the place of when to use female yin and male yang, and a clear sense for justice.

    Our natural intuition was forcefully replaced by the means of religious wars with the dogma of one personified higher force, designed to cultivate an obedience towards authoritative institutions in order to guarantee devotees.

    Up to this day witchcraft, magic and paganism are shunned by Christianity and Islam, and western spirituality is marginalised into the corner of occultism – a word, which to mainstreamers equals ‘darkness’, whilst the true meaning of the word means ‘hidden’ (as you can see in the medical term ‘occult blood‘.


    The western spiritual traditions and secret orders:

    Since occultism nowadays is marginalised into secrecy,
    here is a 1-paragraph-summary of this incredible vast subject:

    Most Western paths stem from the tradition of the believe in the sun as mentioned above, which was re-cultivated by the pharao Akhenaten – as the name implies “the prayer to the sun (Athon).

    From here many mystery schools, such as the Rosicrucians, the Freemasons, emerged,
    and out of them mixtures, such as the Ordo Templis Orientis arouse,
    which bright spirits, such as Rudolf Steiner, but also dubious ones, such as the black magician Alestair Crowley, or the founder of Scientology Ron Hubbard were members of.
    Helena Blavatski together with Steiner created a synthesis of Eastern and Western knowledge, the Theosophic society.

    My personal experiences:
    The most spiritual orders are A.M.O.R.C and the Servants of the light,
    And people who don’t like orders may read Steiner, who held very unique speeches about spirituality.

    Freemasonry with its men-only-policy is antiquated,
    and it’s old boys network ethically dubious for distorting fair chances for non members by giving theirs significant advantages.
    Crowley (who was very spiritual advanced and versatile) and Hubbard, both unfortunately descended into egotism – Scientology’s book ‘Dianetics‘ is nothing more than a fashionable conglomeration of OTO-knowledge.

    The question now is why and how the occult holistic understanding of a monotheism, directed at the sun was turned towards a personified god.

    The following 25 minute video excerpt explains how mankind’s planetary wisdom was perverted into a humanised version of a creator god:

    Due to our contemporary subscription to merely worldly values, people nowadays are afraid to loose material values, such as their possessions or their body – both values which are limited to this life only.

    The fear of death did evolve into society which at first seems to protect the weak,
    but in the longterm is full of pathological norms which allow for devious but spineless lawyers, politicians, and business people to dominate strong and authentic warriors.

    True male powers, such as a courage to stand up for ones’ opinion today are replaced with cowardice hiding behind political correctness, female virtues such as poise, dignity or serenity are channeled into a destructive feminism, which is more concerned in copying and accusing men, than to shine as a true woman, and our access to god(s) is degraded into empty rituals performed by self-declared authorities.

    To finish part 1, I leave you with a fascinating rarely known Western version of human evolution:

     
  • sitting bull 12:46 on 2019-05-27 Permalink | Reply
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    religion#3 : my trinity against religions 

    Yesterday I listed 3 emotional criticisms which led to me having left the catholic church and today I tell you 3 more cognitive reasons against religions.

    4.) The errors of old books

    The main and most obvious error lies actually in those texts which are taken as the absolute word of god.
    If they are taken at face value for contanining the absolute word of god, then why did god leave humankind in ignorance until then? Were all humans before the book appeared not worthy of receiving god’s word?
    Logic dictates that a believer in one of those religious texts has to dismiss all previous books as erroneous, which then renders the question why only their book is the right one, which then inevitably leads to an elitist attitude – something which usually is contraindicated.

    A display of the ignorance of elitism is the fact that people usually stick to the religion they were born into – they should reconsider if they aren’t willing to convert to another faith, why should others convert to theirs?

    When arguing with any orthodox religious fanatics the main argument which ever comes again is:
    “but in my childhood-(fairy-)tale (which is the only truth) is written…”
    It simply does not make any sense for me why people would be so stupid and stubborn to still believe in some book which is full of errors, inconsistencies. only because they were dogmatised with it as a child.

    The Jewish Torah and parts of the old testament of the Christian bible are identical.
    Both have a protagonist who in countless examples did set up traps to sin for human kind, only to kill millions of them for failing god’s temptations later, whilst it’s antagonist, Satan, however did not kill anyone.
    This list of bible errors shows that it definitely can’t be understood literally, but should be viewed in a spiritual context. The same goes for the Quran and most other religious texts.

    It took me a while to realise what is going on there:

    Religion is actually an issue of our inner child. We were conditioned to fear, love and cherish a certain authority and our inner child holds on to the first concept because we fear that without the continuation of cherishing it we would loose our own innocence. So religious people continue hammering their own conditioning into the next ones in order to ensure the survival of their own innocence.

    The flaw in this logic is that the brotherly love which is preached is violated by trying to force others to adhere to religious people’s own conditioning, merely to ensure its authorisation to what believers belief to be their innocence.

    Tthe irony, however, is that innocence can not be preserved in a glass-jar but has to be reclaimed on a daily basis through ones sincerity and moral integrity.

    5.) an unhealthy encrustation twisting good values into polluted ones

    Since the total dedication to an ancient book (whether it is the Torah, the Quoran, the Bible, or talks from spiritual masters of any direction) are a “frozen in time” approach, they contain many obsolete teachings which were great advice at the time, but in our times are now not only obsolete, but also sometimes even counterproductive. Just to pick out three:

    • The old Testament or Torah approach for “an eye for an eye’ was meant to limit violence to an adequate level (meaning not to kill without a reason),
      but in times where justice is blurred by complexity of justice, political behind-the-scenes-strategies and weapons of mass-destruction, such a philosophy is used to turn the public opinion into a mere justification for violence which drives the spiral of violience higher and higher.
    • The rule for Jews and Muslims not to eat pork was a good protection agains the Trichinosis , which was not known 2000 years ago, but in times of fridges and scientific food-control, is outdated.
    • The advice of the Bible to “be fruitful and multiply” when the world population was only 150-300 million humans small, was great advice to ensure the tribal survial, but in our times of overpopulation, it strongly should be reconsidered whether bringing more humans onto this planet of whom most due to their low-consciousness-behaviour destroy it. Reality meanwhile made a full circle and the only ones who should multiply are the species us humans did endanger.

    6.) The circular reasoning prohibiting a versatility

    I once was invited to watch a very long video in which someone “proofed” that god would exist. The big flaw of that house of cards was that it all started by the assumption that god would exist and then brainwashed people into such a complexity that the producers certainly hoped for the viewer to have lost their own initial train of thought by the end of it.

    In the same way there usually is no way to argue scientifically with creationists, because the entire discussion is founded on the belief they were indoctrinated by their only book and therewith has to take place on their turf, meaning within their mental construct.


    Whenever you find so called “proofs” for miracles or god on the web, enjoy them, but be clear that there a real proof is not a spectacular confirmation of the posters desire for reality to be to their liking.

    I don’t say that god doesn’t exist; but merely define the divine as an all pervading force, something which cannot be imposed on others, but has to be explored over decades within oneself.

    Here is the follow up post about why religions even can turn into a spiritual hinderance.

    article #4: 3 spiritual issues with religion >

     
  • sitting bull 18:15 on 2019-05-26 Permalink | Reply
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    religion#2 three emotional issues with the three Abrahamic religions 

    Regardless of their belief I really do salute people of faith for trying to become the best they can be, especially the many believers who sincerely are out to live the peace and love their books tells them to be.

    Whenever I was traveling in countries whose customs I was not aquanited with, I usually did trust religious people most, because they had ethics, which non-caring atheists simply dismissed.
    So in times of an immature society I do see religions as valuable moral guide rails (as long as it doesn’t backfire into fanatism).

    I also have friends from all kinds of religions and do salute their sincerity – especially when compared with the oblivious majority who merely subscribes to a blind materialism, just to live out their unquenchable egotistical hunger for convenience and pleasure.

    This is why I wondered why in my lifelong sincere search for the divine and many lengthy discussions I developed a love-hate relationship with orthodox religions of all kinds:

    1.) “The fear of god”

    What actually did and subconsciously still does create a great discomfort for me is the religious dogma that god only loves you, once you believe in “him“.
    (The narrow sexual term “him” makes it even worse, because it triggers the negative archetype of a punishing father).

    To me it seems childish, to say “either you are with me, or against me”. Do you really think an almighty god had such huge ego that she cares about what us human microbes think of it ?

    I think the reason why believers do like a regulating authority, is because it doesn’t require a great effort on behalf of the worshipper – all one has to do is to follow a handful of limiting dietary and ethical regulations, put all ones issues into the hands of a “big daddy”, and bliss will be guaranteed.
    The drawback of such an attitude, however is that this locks the believer in a state of infantility which then inhibits a more abstract inner evolution, leading to a blindspot for possibilities to evolve oneself or to evolve one’s self (a concept unknown and even unliked by orthodox believers).

    To be fair – this is not only a problem of religions, but a part of the immaturity of mankind, as you can see on the current global school system, which is not designed to educate ones persona, but to turn us into obedient working machines.
    Nowadays ironically, this consciousness of submissiveness is exploited by unspiritual materialists who believe in the mammon instead of the divine.

    The dogma of fear has nothing to do with love, but imposes a sword of Damocles upon anyone who keeps the mind open for all kinds of reality.

    2. The condescending claim to absoluteness

    Mere faith without spiritual experiences lives on the strength of a community, which is why believers are on a constant mission to increase their circle of like-minded ones, whilst people who “know themselves” as the ancient Greeks propagated, don’t need their false ego’s approval of anyone else.

    To strengthen their comunity the dogma to missionize others turned into a justification for blinker-minded believers in wasting most of their life by standing on corners or trying to convince people – most of whom don’t even want to hear about their own frame of mind.

    Orthodox followers regardless of their religion all in my eyes are equally bad. Fanatics constantly and blindly hammer into everyones brain that whoever they were raised to believe in is the only way”, which is exactly the kind of attitude, which did create the atrocities you can see in the middle east.

    The arrogant attitude of “owning the only truth” (as Christians and Muslims do) or “belonging to the chosen people” (something btw not only Jews, but also Koreans do believe in) is the source of all wars due to a distorted concept of being better than others. This comes from, and dogmatically leads to:

    3.) religious wars and acts of terror

    Whenever people aren’t allowed to evolve upwards, the result usually is that their world becomes so narrow that it starts to attack sidewards:

    Just look at history and you will see that all religions got their hands dirty by slaughtering people from other religions. Up to this date it still is done, only in the disguise of a “war against terror “war for democracy”, whilst on the other hand entire religions are stigmatised to have a justification to invade those countries for oil or other capitalistic endeavours.
    Minorities who don’t have the means of todays expensive warfare, usually resort to terrorism.
    I herewith condemn politicians who are war-mungers as well as terrorists with all my heart alike:

    I have never seen a more blatant hypocrisy and stupidity than aggressive fanatics who claim to follow their book of love and compassion only to then kill or do harm to others!

    Whilst I can understand any politician who was voted into a position of power to have to move out of running wars slowly, this also goes for politicians who did start new wars they claim that they “had to” -> the blood of each death, whether civilian, collateral or soldiers are on your hands! The Nobel-price has been dished out to a bunch of politicians who were leading wars – therefore I don’t take its value seriously anymore.

    Unfortunatly the mass of simple-minded people usually all to quickly resort in a condemnation of the large majority of peaceful members of other religions they were brainwashed to hate by the media (who thrives on creating fearful news).
    This also is a strategic foolishness, because a deep rooted belief will only change through the heart, never by physical or dogmatic force.
    Nationalism as well as religious fanaticism both bear creepy similarities – just listen to the phrases of politicians and religious leaders dished out – they pretty much are the same.


    After a short speech from George Carlin, a really interesting summary of the history of religion including how the church did twist it, can be seen here:

    article #3 : 3 intellectual issues with religion >

     
  • sitting bull 1:01 on 2019-05-05 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , islam, , , semites, teenager   

    religion #0: How I was raised to believe 

    Maybe a good way to start a spiritual autobiography is with god.

    The experience:

    Like most people I grew up being taught by my parents in what to believe, so I took on their faith which in my case was their catholic Christian god.

    Because my grandmother told us that children’s prayer would reach the clouds, I did my best to pray.

    My parents made me an altar-boy (who always forgot to ring the bells in time, who unknowingly did light his own hair with the own confirmation candle, who missed to visit his own house when walking through the celebration of the “three wise Kings” and who made kids involuntary cry when having to play Santa Claus’ helper “Knecht Ruprecht” – because the costume I got was too small for me; so in order to be able to wear the cap sawn on it, I had to walk like a hunchbag all the time.

    In church, I usually could relate best to the sentence at the end of each mess: “thanks to our lord god” ,
    and I also thanked him that this boring event was over.

    It also got on my nerves that the conservative priest did twist our ears when we hadn’t attended Sunday mess (not knowing that we were there on Saturdays), and I disliked that there always were people taller than me blocking my view, so I visualised god mowing them all down to my size.
    Decades later a tiny woman told me that she and her small family was actually always standing behind me and she had cursed me out multiple times for exact the same reason.

    But then again, there was nothing to see anyway, except for an authoritarian god-father figure painted on the wall which for decades did “put the fear of god into me” – a phrase I could not really relate to.

    Such is the fear of god, that one subconsciously feels afraid when not believing in “him”.

    I wondered anyway why god should be male. I think god should be called “it”, because if it is everything why the heck should it be limited to a gender role?
    Yay, hardcore-feminists out there, here is something for you to fight against: go after the Abrahamic version of a macho-god, instead of attacking me for having balls !

    To strengthen my fate, as a gift for my completed A-levels, my parents generously payed for a trip to see the biblical places of Israel, so I went with a religious group for an exchange with Arab Chrisians who lived near a Kibbuz, but that dudb’t go as my parents hoped for, because
    * at the original stations of the cross they sold crowns of thorns for tourists;
    * in Betlehem they told every visitor to crawl into some tiny space where Jesus was supposed to be born, to “kiss it, touch it, make a photo!“,
    * and in the midst of summer they sang “silent night, holy night” whilst the priest entered the church, holding up a plastic Jesus.
    So I pretty much was done with the church, but also
    * the Islamic golden temple was not better, when feeling a vertical hole in a rock in which Mohamed supposedly did put his foot in: I wondered: how could anyone put his foot in there sideways, and why did the imprint remind me more of that of a goat’s foot than a human one? #allFake&greed

    And seeing members of all 3 Abrahamic religions fight amongst each other made me loose faith in all of them alltogether.
    For me the terminology “anti-semitism” for example is already a distorted victim-consciousness, because not only Israelis are semites, but the entire part of north Africa -including exactly those who sarcastically are called “antisemitic“.

    So whenever I had teenager crises I did regret not having anyone to pray to, but at least I was authentic for not using god in an opportunistic way.

    I also found out that Jesus’ birth definitely was not around the year zero, because passages about Herod the (not so) great who supposedly was killing tons of kids in order to also kill Jesus, died 4 years BC (meaning before Christ was even born!).
    The only way you can explain Herod’s “premature killjoy-ejaculation” is by claiming that our calender was arbitrary constructed afterwards.
    But then again – so is the entire bible itself.

    Later I discovered that Christmas was put onto December to override the Germanic winter-solstice Yule-fest, for me this seemed less as a “merry Christmas” than a “maryChristAndMess”.

    Also eastern obviously used to be a spring-pagan festival – with symbols of fertility such as eggs and the rabbit (which – to make matters worse – the bible falsely declares to be a ruminant ^^).

    Ok, I thought, the reason Christians cling onto their Bible,
    is because in the new testament it is stated that no word should be added, nor taken away.
    All good …
    … except for the fact that in the old testament any alteration or addition to the book already was forbidden.
    So logic dictates that the entire new testament is a sin, because it is added when long time ago the Biblepart corresponding to the. Jewish Torah requested nothing to be changed.

    Overall it seemed to me that faith is like the conditioning of small elephant-babies, which are tied to a rope on a peg.

    When they later are grown to be huge they still don’t try to break free from their tiny rope, because they are conditioned that the rope would be unescapable.

    Adyashanti once said that orthodox religions were meant to serve as “welcome mats” to guide us into our own house of self-realisations, but unfortunately most people are stuck worshipping the welcome mat itself, instead of entering the house of their self.

     
  • sitting bull 1:06 on 2018-07-04 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: islam, ismaili, jesus prayer, mantra,   

    What happens when you tune into the divine daily and with dedication ? 

    David Cook did send me an interesting link to an Ismāʿīlī writing, previous unknown to me, and since this goes along with the principle of mantric repetition of gods name found in the Jesus prayer or Sodarshan Chakra Kriya, I would like to share it here .

    Since it describes in detail the distractions on the path and what to expect I took the liberty to reduce it to the mere english for the sake of reading-comfort and splitting it up into commented sections (without abridging it).

    BRAHAM PRAKAASH (DIVINE LIGHT)
    BY PIR SHAMS 

    1 The True Word (Isme Azam) is my Guide.
    The world at large does not have much regard for it. 

    2 Reflect (meditate) upon the True Word and say ‘PirShaah'(name of the Lord) as often as possible, or repeat again and again the words ‘Pir and Lord’ 

    3 At first one should focus on repeated remembrance of this word in one’s own mind and indeed remember the word “PirShaah” day and night. 

    4 If you maintain constant remembrance for at least a period of three months, it becomes the word of “Brahmaa”. 

    What methods or approaches do NOT work :

    5 By taking the name, light of “love” starts shining in one’s mind and deep faith “IMAAN” or contentment arises 

    6 Brother, you may ask, what is this Light of Love? Let me tell you openly the secret. 

    7 There will gush forth waves of love in your mind and the divine nectar will flow freely into your mouth. 

    8 Happiness (or bliss) bubbles and your mind gets enveloped into it. 

    9 When there is such a flow of love, the drinker becomes drunk with love. He becomes “mast” (like mast fakir). 

    10 “Chhakee” means drunk or divinely intoxicated. “Chhakee” gets so drunk with love that he fearlessly recites his experience. This is a sign that he has reached far. In other words he has made progress. 

    11 How can I describe this happiness of Brahmaa? Its importance is beyond words and is indescribable. 

    12 No amount of reading of books can give you the experience of this happiness; also no sermons can describe the experience of this bliss. 

    13 For those who maintain long hair as a sign of asceticism and call themselves God, peace remains elusive. 

    14 Those who apply ashes over their bodies and live ascetic lives outwardly, have not the slightest comprehension of the mysteries of peace. 

    15 The ascetics alluded to in the above two verses are those who have not attained the Path. It is those who have attained the Path who have known real peace. 

    16 Those wanderers, who worship faithfully day and night, will never attain peace. 

    17 If such ascetics do not experience peace while alive, then ask how they will attain it at all. 

    18 Those who bath themselves in the sixty eight sites of pilgrimage, have no knowledge of the peace. 

    19 Those who perform the 6 rites perfectly under threefold oath, even to them this peace remains a mystery. 

    20 Those naked ascetics who live on milk and who are solitary in their outward mode are indeed lonely without this peace! 

    21 The ones, who worship stones and ring bells on stone statues, do not have the experience of this peace even in dreams! 

    22 Those who sing and blow out musical instruments in the process and become engrossed thereby do not have any comprehension of the worth of the peace. 

    23 Those who tie up piles of books and wander around to make show of their knowledge, remain in vain without the peace. 

    24 All the learned come and meet having been puffed up about their knowledge, but they have forgotten or are ignorant about the stations of peace. 

    25 Those who prolong their lives through care and medication do not attain that peace at all. 

    26 Those who are very particular and rigorous about taking medications do not have any understanding of the Path of peace. 

    27 Those who perform many entertaining and attractive plays ostensibly to create peace, end up filling their stomachs (do not attain real peace). 

    28 Those who spread the false mantra (remembrance of words) using talisman etc, remain aloof from real peace. 

    29 Those chiefs of monasteries, who gather people around them and preach them, do not have slightest comprehension of real peace. 

    30 Those perform false yagnas (rituals of sacrifice) of highest order involving huge crowds; do not attain any comprehension of real peace. 

    31 Those who bury their bodies alive have forgotten the path of real peace. 

    32 Those tasteless ones who have forsaken taste and live on mud and tuberous roots have not attained the taste of real peace. 

    33 Those who dig up caves and live therein have not attained real peace. 

    34 Those who perform the feats of remaining afloat in the air and remaining buried underground, are false in relation to real peace. 

    35 Those who visit Kashi and mutilate their bodies with sows, have no recognition of the real peace. 

    36 Those who go to the Himalayas and bury themselves in ice have not buried themselves in real peace. 

    37 Those who burn their bodies alive are remote from the knowledge of real peace. 

    38 Those who wander from place to place aimlessly, remain aloof from real peace. 

    39 Whether you are a renunciant or a worldly person, without the recitation of the word, the real peace is remote. 

    40 I have mentioned about those who have not attained (real peace), now I will explain about those who have attained it. 

    This text gives a much clearer understanding on what to finally expect.
    Whilst Yogi Bhajan did emphasise the spectacular siddhis,
    here is a much more honest and realistic account of what the major reward is:

    Real peace. After all, siddhis (supernatural abilities) are only compensatory side-effects one needs as long as one has not attained real peace, but when someone is content then admiration from others becomes irrelevant.
    So the higher goal is definitely real peace, because with it you also can not enjoy siddhis (just as you can not enjoy any wealth as long as you aren’t truly happy).

    So who attained real peace ?

    41 Shiv Shankar and Sanadik attain real peace; they did not have to endure the cycles thereby. 

    42 Sukhdev and Vyaas attained real peace, they will not have to undergo the eighty four (cycles). 

    43 Dhruv and Pahelaaj attained real peace, they overcame the bondage of eighty four (cycles) thereby. 

    44 Kabir Daas and Guru Ramana(n)da attained real peace and thereby were blissful. 

    45 The pious Pipo and the pious Dhano and Rohidaas attained real peace and thereby were joyful. 

    46 The pious Nama attained real peace through which all his work was successful and fulfilled. 

    47 And Nanak Shah attained peace; he practiced the word with conviction. 

    48 Vishan Surjan and Madhav Daas established their abode in the real peace. 

    49 Dadu, Rajab, Parasa, Gyaani – all of them attained real peace through contemplation and remembrance. 

    50 Ranka, Vankaa, Kaalu & Kumbhaa – they were also sunk in (the ocean of) peace. 

    51 Khetaa Ghattate, Sajanaa, Senaa – they were also engulfed in the real peace. 

    52 The pious Agar Keeljan and Tulsidaas were also enveloped in the real peace. 

    53 Daas Moraar Malukaa Jangee – they also became companions of peace. 

    54 Haridaas and King Bajind thought about that peace and subsequently attained it. 

    55 This peace was attained by Isar Tunber, by virtue of concentration upon the name. 

    56 Those philosophers, who have sought the essence and have gone through the physical requirements and practices, have been fortunate to have attained the peace. 

    57 This peace was attained certainly by Gorakh who attained the Path through understanding the principles and putting them into practice. 

    58 Mystics such as Gopichand and Bharthari had the experience of the real peace. 

    59 Many have been the enlightened ones that have been mentioned and there are also countless others whose names have not been mentioned. 

    60 Through out ages there have been enlightened ones who have attained peace through the practice of the Word. 

    And here the question which we all are longing for but hardly anyone dares to ask in order not to look stupid:  “How long does it take (when FULLY applied)?” 

    4 If you maintain constant remembrance for at least a period of three months, it becomes the word of “Brahmaa”. 

    61 When you have meditated on this one name for six months constantly 

    62 Then one day a miracle occurs and automatically (effortlessly) your mind will be directed towards your naval. 

    63 After being immersed in this name for nine months maintaining the same concentration and enjoying the same bliss….. 

    64 Then in the west the skies get overcast or start glowing and you start seeing a unique or unparalled show (tamaashaa) or light.

    And another question which lingers in our mind but no one dares to ask out of fear of not looking wise and serene: “What kind of fruits are to be expected for all that hard work?” (Both above questions in my eyes are quite legitimate, because we do need motivation from time to time to keep us going).

    65 Without the presence of rain, there is the thundering of the skies and you feel that you are sitting in a balcony without the presence of a palace. 

    66 One experiences rain (rain of pearls) without the presence of the clouds and feels that he/she is living without the presence of his/her body. 

    67 Kehi vidhi karee a(m)bar gaaje, Kahi vidhi kari betthaa chhaaje
    (sorry translation was missing)

    68 By what miracles are the skies thundering and by what miracles one sits in a palace without the presence of a palace? How can rains fall without the clouds, and how can a person remain bodiless? 

    69 There is infinite (limitless) amount of thundering and the mind rides on the ‘Trikuti’ – (the third eye and the junction of the three force channels ‘ingala’, ‘pingla’, and ‘sukhmana’). 

    70 There is dripping of happiness from the nerve (force) channel ‘Sukhamannaa’ and the body-less self sees the ‘Nirinjan’ light. 

    71 You hear a flute (or a trumpet) without the presence of a flute and you hear music without the presence of musicians. [Tur is a windward musical instrument and sounds like a ‘sharnai’..] 

    72 You see the flow of a river without the presence of the river (Ganges), you feel the presence of company without the presence of people. 

    73 Ask, with whom can we discuss the sound of the flute and ask with whom can we discuss the brightness of the sun. 

    74 Ask, with whom we can discuss this Ganges and with whom can we discuss this company. 

    75 Where the unlimited sounds are heard, there is the Flute and where there is abundant light, there is the Sun. 

    76 When the ‘surti'(concentration or awareness) and ‘shabda'(word) meet and become one, one feels that the entire creation is located at the ‘sukhmanaa’ force channnel (Ganges). 

    77 We may be able to discuss about all other issues with others, but about these mysteries nothing can be discussed at all. 

    78 The unbroken word cannot be broken, and day and night it remains in the awareness (and indeed it is felt as well – ajampia jamp). 

    79 The immortal word (ajampia jamp) never dies (can never be forgotten), it remains within awareness (and consciousness). 

    80 jareeyaa – digested sareeyaa –
    When the invincible word is digested through concentration and contemplation, it becomes a comfortable and effortless means towards liberation (mukti). 

    81 This named word (Isme Azam) has no shortcoming, when it becomes one with awareness it becomes the Divine word (or Ajampia Jamp). 

    82 This timeless word is not restricted or time bound, it is day and night within awareness i.e., one is always aware of it. 

    83 The one, who has experienced the word (ajampia jamp) through unbroken awareness, has overcome the (cycles of) rebirth. 

    84 If the indescribable word is expressed through the Path (enlightened action), then indeed this person has tasted the fruits of the awareness (consciousness) of freedom. 

    85 The word (ajampia jamp) will not shake (or be disturbed), the immesurable word cannot be measured. 

    86 Who cannot fathom the limits of the limitless word (ajampia jamp), the end of which will never be attained. 

    87 Where the word (ajampia jamp) resides, there is no earth or sky. 

    88 When the sense of inner calmness is attained as a result of the awareness or consciousness of the word (ajampia jamp), the cycles of birth and death are broken. 

    89 When the force channels inglaa, pinglaa and sukhamanna get activated, it is as a result of the shabda (ajampia jamp). 

    90 If one perceives the word as an aspect of the body, then the oneness of the word and consciousness or awareness is not possible.

    91 The knot between consciousness and the word is as if water from one source mixes with water from another source. 

    92 Even if at one point in time, physical death occurs, the knot between consciousness and the word is not broken i.e., it is a timeless bond. 

    93 The word (ajampia jamp) is indescribable and is formless, and it does not assume any form anymore. 

    94 The one who perceives it as having form does not act (have the correct vision about it), the one who acts (has the correct vision about it) does not perceive it as having form. 

    95 The sound that is heard is of my Creator, who is omnipresent and whose vision encompasses everywhere. 

    96 The Lord is beyond every aspect of creation yet He is attained by a liberated ascetic through correct Path. 

    97 The one who has experienced the formless in form (his worldly existence), has indeed freed himself from the asceticism of many cycles. 

    98 Where there is the drizzling of sweet nector (ameeras, peace), in that peace the Sukhamannaa force channel is activated. 

    99 When consciousness is engulfed in the peace resulting from the activation of Sukhamannaa force channel, the experiencer speaks without fear or doubt. 

    100 Every body knows about the physical miracles but about Divine miracles, nothing is aspired for or felt. 

    It has to be added that clear meditation-time-guidelines or results aren’t possible due to the fact that everyone has a different amount of garbage which has to be resolved. So this process can not be enforced but one can only dedicate oneself as much as possible to the divine path – the more dedicated one is, the shorter the period until rewards come.
    But it takes time to let go of our worldly attachments and resistance to the pain having to face ones own conscience with honesty, so this has to be balanced out carefully.

    101 What kind of fear can an experiencer of Divine miracles have? For without experiencing them nobody can unfold their mysteries. 

    102 Where there is the ocean of intense peace, in there Divinity remains absorbed. 

    103 When this enlightened mind remains its own (not influenced by others) and it maintains its exalted rank (by not straying away from the path), then it will not encounter any problems or difficulties. 

    104 When in its exalted rank it sees its own beauty or grace (and thus is ever contented), this soul has experienced freedom while alive! 

    105 What can I talk about the mysteries of my exalted state, for even talking a bit about it; my mind is overcome by shyness or reserve! 

    106 The one, whose vision is enlightened, has indeed attained diamonds, whereas a blind one has no faith (or is filled with doubts).

    107 Diamonds have been knotted in bundles but the blind are not able to realize their worth! 

    108 Without hearing from elsewhere, I have shown you these (mysteries) having seen (experienced) them (first hand) and have explained different facets of them. 

    109 Whatever stage I have attained, I have related to you. Those that I have not attained; I cannot be certain about (or have faith in them). 

      About the dedication towards the divine —

    110 Those who come back having wandered through the three realms, will not attain freedom without the recitation of the word (Isme azam). 

    111 The word of the Guide (Isme azam) is close and dear to me and it is the boat which will take me across the ocean of materialism. 

    112 If anyone follows our advice, he/she will have recited ‘ Only You are ‘ spontaneously with oneness of mind (or with conviction). 

    113 If you perform “Only You are” day and night, then surely you will cross over the great ocean of material existence (in peace and harmony).

    114 The one who remembers the name of the Lord, such a pious one will attain the Lord. 

    115 Without the remembrance of the word, the entire life is wasted. If remembrance is performed, the body will have produced good fruits. 

    116 Through the remembrance of the word pride is overcome (or pushed aside). The fear of the consequences of the actions from the three time frames (past present and future) is overcome. 

    117 The one who performs remembrance is indeed a leader, though of lowly origin, he becomes the greatest! 

    118 I relate to you about matters pertaining to the four Yugas, i.e., Satya, Treta, Duapur and Kaljug, o my brothers. 

    119 Those who have attained freedom and those who will through remembrance – have all done it and will continue to do it without pride and in humility. 

    120 The name of the Lord is infinite and indescribable; the one who remembers it having discarded slander and backbiting is indeed a saint. 

    121 Ancient sacred vedas, the Quran and the teachings of Naanak have all discussed the Divine mysteries. 

    122 Only the Divine can know its own nature (or mysteries). No one else can know the Divine Plan. 

    123 In a moment He gives birth to the universes and in a moment He pervades it entirely. 

    124 His plan cannot be described – listen o my brother momins (faithful and religious believers). 

    125 (The aspirant) banishes everything else and embeds the name in his own interior (heart). 

    126 At the moment of taking his name, do not think of anything else. 

    127 By taking the name he attains the named (the Lord), and forsaking his ego, he merges into His Noor. 

    128 The person feels him/herself as pervading everywhere, within his/her body and around his/her universe – the entire space is filled with divinity both in a movable and static sense. 

    129 The formless (nirgunn) assumes countless forms, but understand that everything is one essentially. (The entire creation is his manifestation; this becomes a reality after spiritual enlightenment). 

    130 The formless truth appears in a form and the minds (hearts) of the devotees delight in this. (Because it is a means for their salvation) 

    About Indian Yugas: The cycle of thousands or millions of years of 4 ages

    131 Many kalaps and Yugas have passed – in them only those who had remained awake from the sleep of ignorance, were freed. 

    132 How much can we talk about its attributes? No matter how much we talk about it, it will never end. 

    133 In the Satya Jug (the Lord) assumed four forms, four (great) devotees recognized him. 

    134 During that period, Pahelaaj the liberator of five crores, attained the abode of peace, listen o my brother momins. 

    135 In the Treta Jug, He assumed three forms. Harischandra attained the station of peace through truthfulness. 

    136 In the Duaa Pur Jug, the indescribable assumed two forms. The saviors of nine crores, the Pandavs attained the abode of peace. 

    137 In the Kaljug, He assumed the form of Naklanki (Ali). He is the master of all souls. 

    138 The Creator will perform a wonder one day. He will annihilate all evil and sin. 

    139 When the Imam Mehdi (the Saviour) rules the world, the twelve and the countless crores will attain salvation. 

    140 The expressions (or mysteries) of the Formless are difficult to fathom for He himself plays or performs all the wonders. 

    141 Pir Shams the ocean hearted, seeks the ocean and in the guise of a fakir (lowly person) preaches to many. 

    142 He preaches to the audience according to their capacity to understand. 

    143 Gur Shamsh unravels the mysteries and those who are true and genuine serve or worship the Lord (Hazar Imam – as a result). 

    144 In whatever happened in the past, or is happening or will happen – all souls worshipped, worship or will worship the Lord and the Guide (Gurnar – directly or indirectly). 

    145 I have mentioned to you about those who remain with the Lord. 

    146 The ones who seek the Divine through enlightened contemplation (ajampia jaamp), are the ones who enjoy all the mysteries of Aly (Hazar Imam). 

    147 Conviction, certainty, contentment and faith are attained by those who make progress in Divine contemplation. 

    148 The one, who practices the remembrance of the word after deep study and reflection, is the devotee who will attain the abode of paradise. 

    149 The essence or substance of the True Path is explained and told by Shamsh the ocean hearted (generous). 

    150 Pir Shamsh prays that the Guide and the Master (Gur Nar) fulfill the wishes of all of those to whom he unravels the mysteries of attaining the Divine through enlightened contemplation (ajampia jamp) in these verses. 

    Long story short:

    If you aren’t ready to totally surrender yet, don’t beat yourself up, but do it in homeopathic dosages. Better staying on the path as to give it up totally.

    But ultimately at one stage, if you could turn around, then an ultimate bliss will be inevitably gained.
    It’s simply a question about whether you want to pull your karmic plaster off slowly or want to rip it off in one go to get over with the pain of your life in ignorance.

    Hence I would ask anyone to reconsider whether you current comfort zone overrides your spiritual aspirations,
    because according to this document all it takes is to totally tune into the divine
    (as religions call for 1/10th, you could do 1/10th of a day, that would mean for 144min or 2 1/2 hours daily)
    for 9 months and then being blissed with an insightful character that should guide you for the rest of your life.

    Don’t give up, because it sounds undoable – just increase it in your own time – it took me 24 years on and off trying and failing endless times until I just now am able to do it.
    So take it as a background program with guaranteed enlightenment at the end.
    Things are shifting bigtime in my head after only having done it for a few weeks.

     
    • J V Avadhanulu 1:35 on 2018-07-06 Permalink | Reply

      Amazing and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

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      • sitting bull 9:18 on 2018-07-06 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, JV, but large credit goes to you yourself:
        Since you made me aware of the necessity of Bhakti you actually are the one who inspired me to research further into what David did mail me.

        Tell me – does your pranayama also include some mantra or any other way of dedication towards the divine?
        How does Bhakti work out for you ?

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