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Takween

More on Takween, and on the idea of cosmifying.

 

Our thoughts live within our mind.

Our emotions live within our body.

Our consciousness, for starters isn’t ours, its universal.

We are within consciousness, and it is infinite. This is the most powerful truth I ever came to realize.

So consciousness/awareness is beyond our bodies and minds, and it is infinite. At the moment, we are veiled from this fact, for a good reason too. If the door were to open, we won't handle it. That’s why we have different ways of oneness; they set us up for the unveiling and experience of truth.

 

Zen, Yoga and Sufism are all one and the same, they work on controlling the mind. When the mind is under control, we begin to access higher states of consciousness.

 

I can understand how this might sound mystical. But know this, mysticism is human nature. We live in a time where this knowledge of oneness isn’t so common, but this knowledge should be common, it's a big part of who we are. Over the past 5000 years, humans of different religious and philosophical traditions have preached this idea of oneness, but they usually kept the mystical side of the practice hidden for reasons related to that day and age. That’s why this knowledge is labeled as esoteric.

 

Esoteric: intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.

 

In this age of information, I don’t think the word esoteric applies anymore. By a couple of clicks on a keyboard, you can now buy books people only dreamed of reading centuries ago. The knowledge is out there and is accessible to everyone, all it takes is the will, heart and intellect to seek, and finally realize. Notice the word realize here, you realize what has always been there, you’re not discovering anything new.

So my friend, what I’m trying to do here is simply make you aware of truths that existed since the beginning of mankind, and I’d like to offer you ways that will help you discover who you really are.

Feb 28, 2018.

Ego & Higher Self

What is the ego? What is the higher self?

 

The simplest way of answering that is the ego is the incomplete aspect of our being. That incompleteness manifests as desire, and so we seek externally hoping to find ever-lasting internal peace. We must recognize that insecurity, anger, sadness and all other grim feelings are associated with the ego. When the ego does not get what it desires, we become uneasy, dis-ease kicks in.

 

Also, ego dwells within the world of duality. Duality being the absence of Oneness. So we measure our life in opposites. Today, we're either happy or sad, it was a good day or bad day, and naturally there’s always this desire to drift towards the bright side of life. Life though, as we know, isn’t as bright as we’d like it to be. We always have these grand expectations of what it should be, ego projections, but reality kicks in and we end up bummed out. This tension of opposites is where we spend most of our lives, and that’s the ego monkeying around. Expectations, and lack of presence, fuel the ego. 

 

The higher self on the other hand is the complete aspect of our being, a dimension where we seek nothing, we are whole as is, and bliss is our natural state of being (bliss being a passive state and not an active one). We simply accept things as they are, and we go with the flow. The simple things in life, satisfy our souls. 

 

We’re a mix of both, but mostly ego at this stage. A wise person becomes conscious of his ego, and works on containing it, so that eventually, the higher self takes center stage.

March 2, 2018.

The rain is everywhere

I read this a few days ago and it stuck with me. Zen masters are wonderful human beings. 

 

When my master and I were walking in the rain, he would say, "Do not walk so fast, the rain is everywhere. - S. Suzuki

Powerful Zen words.

The rain, is life, and all the hardship it throws at us.

The Zen master said, don't walk so fast. Meaning, don't react, take it easy, breath, and mindfully respond. Reaction is ego, response is the higher self. There is depth in responding. To respond, one must be grounded. 

The rain is everywhere. Indeed it is, and it wont stop, it'll keep coming. That said, we become better at living life, we master it rather than fall into its silly traps. 

 

Traps and mental conditioning work hand in hand. In meditation, we transcend these traps, these mental constructs, and live free. 

March 12, 2018.

I read this a few days ago and it stuck with me. Zen masters are wonderful human beings. 

 

When my master and I were walking in the rain, he would say, "Do not walk so fast, the rain is everywhere. - S. Suzuki

Powerful Zen words.

The rain, is life, and all the hardship it throws at us.

The Zen master said, don't walk so fast. Meaning, don't react, take it easy, breath, and mindfully respond. Reaction is ego, response is the higher self. There is depth in responding. To respond, one must be grounded. 

The rain is everywhere. Indeed it is, and it wont stop, it'll keep coming. That said, we become better at living life, we master it rather than fall into its silly traps. 

 

Traps and mental conditioning work hand in hand. In meditation, we transcend these traps, these mental constructs, and live free. 

March 12, 2018.

The Bhagavad Gita

“For the senses wander, and when one lets the mind follow them, it carries wisdom away like a windblown ship on the waters.” The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita was written sometime around the 5th century BCE, easily one of the greatest books I ever read, the wisdom in there is unparalleled.

The book is a dialogue between Arjuna (a warrior), and Krishna (a hindu deity). Arjuna, being an ordinary man, is naturally attached to his senses, and due to that attachment, he dwells within the constraints of his mind, he's caught up, and life is a tension of opposites.

Krishna, wanting peace for Arjuna, advises him to become more mindful of his senses, to detach, and ascend towards his higher self.

So, senses = desire, and if we're always caught up in desire, wisdom is blown away like a ship on water.

Now to avoid sailing too far, we journey inwards and explore the roots of our desires, and by doing that, we begin to better manage and control our appetite. This process eventually creates space within, this space creates clarity, and with this clarity we find peace. 

Journeying inwards and finding peace, this is Yoga. 

March 18, 2018.