Ирхин Валентин Юрьевич
Seed among the Thorns. Modern Gospel of Truth
This book is intended for all who seek the truth and offers a journey over unknown roads through the text of the Bible. During this thrilling and precarious journey the reader touches the deepest questions of human existence (love, death, salvation...). He also makes acquaintance with primary symbols, which enables him to cognize himself and deeply transforms his identity. Apocryphal texts of the Bible tradition, sacred books of the East, antique sources, and poetical works of various ages are widely used as commentaries, and an effective exegesis technique is developed. In the first volume of the book the reader gradually acquires the experience and tools, and covers the initial stage of a difficult path and gets some information about the forthcoming End of the World.
The most important Books of humanity are those that make up the Canon. Main teachers of history are those who have knowledge commanded by the word. They form a continuous line of succession in the tradition of the Sages, spreading sacred Knowledge. The major method of using this priceless treasure for the one's own benefit is Gnosis. What is the Canon? Egyptian pyramid texts, the Bible, the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Sutras ... Who are the Sages? Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Vyasa, Lao Tzu ... These names are known to all, but few read, let alone understand their complex and highly scientific creations. Very few know the gnostic method and possess the technique of working with texts. The basic method of the Gnosis is the interpretation, the transcription of a symbol, translation of metalanguage into common language, understanding the hidden meaning, a direct entry into the mystery, the direct experience of the sacred... - Or, in short, an understanding of the Teaching and finding the Truth.
There are two paths to understanding: "Who understands my teaching becomes a Buddha (an awakened one), who does not understand prays to me" - said the Indian sage Gautama Buddha. The first get everything, the second give a lot, but get very little. The first direction defines the genre of the book. In order to continue the tradition of study of eternal themes that underlie all philosophical and theological systems, this genre is marked by compilers as a modern Gospel of Truth. The known ancient text with the same name, which was established in the second century AD, is attributed to the founder of one of the most famous Gnostic schools - heresiarch Valentinus, or one of his followers. The first lines of the text declares, "joy to those who have received from the Father the gift of knowing the truth through the power of His Word." The term gospel means the good news of salvation. In a more traditional sense of the word, the book includes descriptions of many hitherto unknown aspects of the lives of Christ and other heroes of the spiritual history of mankind. However, we reveal these details not by the way of dubious historical and archaeological research, but by using a rigorous and reliable method - through interpretation of authoritative texts. All of our characters will pass before the eyes of the reader in unexpected guises, as in a magic theater, giving new understanding of already established ideas of right and wrong, harmful and useful, beneficial and dangerous - until you change the polarity, thus revealing the non-dual Truth.
The desire to stand on the top position for the last Gnostic implies a certain "scientific" style and very sophisticated technique of presentation, but the general problem of this book is simple. The ultimate aim of any person, to which he is obliged to go once, is salvation. This simple word hides a lot: life and immortality, freedom and grace, peace and joy. In the East, for full disclosure, various terms: Nirvana, Moksha, Kaivalya, peace with God (see, however, also the Bible - Ps. 84:9, Rom. 5:1) ...
Until I fall under the fence and
The wind will finish off me,
The dream of soon salvation
Burns me as a curse.
The key to this is extremely difficult, but solvable problem is the Truth that is God (Jeremiah 10:10). The happiest person is the opportunity for gaining the ability to love and trust. This acquisition takes the person out of the zone of doubt, misery and confusion. It is a gift of the Spirit. Similarly, the truth has only the one who does have it already, who found her in own person as the supreme gift, it is not transmitted to the ear, in the finished form, from birth or through tradition. To achieve the goal, there is only one way - through the true Self of man, through his personal spiritual growth; this way is recognized in all religions. "I am the way and the truth and the life: no man comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6), "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end" (Revelation 1:8, cf. Isa. 44:6), the Hebrew word Emet (truth) contains the first, middle and last letters of the alphabet.
Nothing can beat the approaching horde of death
But to the truth, immortality is hiding from falsehood in truth ...
One dies from error, immortality is achieved by truth.
"I am That", non-harming, seeking for the truth ...
(Mahabharata. Mokshadharme, Ch. 175)
Thus our task - approving Joy of Life - is more important for each of us than all the social and worldly problems.
Dead is the doctor, and the patient died, and the whole world died.
Only Kabir, devoted to the truth [in the original - Rama, i.e, the Lord] shall not die.
Theme of salvation is always present in our book as hazy bright spot, indicated in various religious traditions as the Kingdom of Heaven, Islands of the Blest, Shambhala, the Pure Land ... In fact, this country is achievable, but one may come there only through a search for the truth, which immediately leads to the transformation of man's destiny.
One Truth, once comprehended by people, is contained in the Word (John 17:17), which was in the beginning and will always exist (John 1:1, Matt. 24:35). God is hidden from the person, but is revealed in His Word. Being heard, it promises freedom from death and eternal life (John 5:24, 8:51). This wealth can be attained by us too, as it belongs to all and is accessible to everyone. One can find the truth in the scriptures (texts), and this goal is becoming more pressing.
How much will it weaken the age of old age, as will be multiplied evil for living. Even further removed truth and lie close.
(3 Esdras 14:16-17)
In last times the world has retained negligible benefit - energy substrate, which determines the ability to exist on.
We take purity, simplicity from the ancient,
Sagas, fairy tales - from the past drag -
Because good is good -
In the past, the future and the present!
The only way to reach out to the good - to go back to the original word in the form as it sounded in ancient times, and through it to get a true and pure understanding. Only then we will have a future, unbroken and desirable.
Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said: "We will not come."
In his search one does not need to be based on logical constructs or precepts of human morality, but has to persevere in the ancient path given in the scriptures. The truth exists, and it is the only means of healing. Going this route will find a healthy mind.
Tathagata has realized by his wisdom a sheer, but hiding, erased, divided, impassable, deserted path, and did the road paved.
(Questions of Milinda)
Why not go that route? People looking for life, truth, and then the path will find a guide and mentor. "Or do you despise His ... great patience and kindness?" And teachers are needed. An ordinary person has no information on how to achieve excellence, his memory does not keep data on the way to freedom. Most skilful narrator does not tell you how to reach Paradise, no woman guarantees happiness for centuries, no doctor will cure the fear of troubles and there is no hero who would protect the assembly of poor people from grief and sin. There are no such secrets in the human tradition, in the scientific literature, in the secret material of wizards and sorcerers. Once they were, but one had lost, and then forgotten. "There is none righteous, all have gone astray ..." That amount of information held by a scientist called erudition and ignorance, because it can not lead to the desired peace and quiet. We have to start all over again - to find a way (out and in). Canon, Sages, Gnosis... call to this. The above words of the prophet Jeremiah refers to those who had not even sought, giving thought to his teachers (theologians, pastors and priests) and go with the crowd, rather than to walk in his own mind (Romans 14:5). For refusal of thinking and personal search, one always has to pay a high price - in this case the own fault cannot be blamed to no one else.
You did run well who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This belief is not of him that calleth you.
One who does not want to follow the path of wisdom and seek the truth, but is on the road of lies, will never find freedom, become master of his fate.
In the scriptures, dictated from above, the whole spiritual experience of the world is contained, from its creation to decay. They have all the instructions, as a person should be born in a new way, to grow up and leave the world without debt. Scripture is given to everyone to dig, search, find and enjoy finding. Of course, recognition and perception of the original text still requires spiritual hearing, attention and intense inner work, otherwise it will remain a dark prophecy or textbook for shy idolaters.
There are speeches - their sense is
Dark or negligible
But without emotion
Listen them is impossible.
How full are their sounds by
Madness of desire!
They are tears of separation,
They are thrill of bye.
Amid the worldly noise to
The word born
Of flame and light;
But in the church, amid the battle,
And where I will be,
Hearing it, I
Will learn everywhere.
The order (destroying you, but still the order) is in the world, otherwise he could not have existed. However, in the manifest form of the world (for example, in the written text of the Bible) a clouded unsaved person sees a lie, because he can only see himself, his false nature. In fact, there is no error in the texts, no wrong. Look for misconceptions, as do the "liberal" minded leaders of modern science, is useless, all misunderstandings and criticisms only mean that there is something serious, not yet understood by us.
Tell them that this is true and that there is nothing false, but firmly and soundly based.
(Shepherd of Hermas)
Our book is not intended to nominate in any way own ideas or promise salvation doctrine of perfection. Everything that is in it - only good wishes to the reader to begin the journey in the ultimate space of his innocent heart (intuition) or severely minted step back-streets of his trained mind (logic). Everyone can freely assign any ideas and tips, in order to have some help from the authors and simplify his life. And concerning the feed material, be sure - no harm, one good (Ephesians 4:28). "All that is sold in the shambles, eat no question" (1 Cor. 10:25).
Who has believed - that gets a present,
To achieve a good end, like in the movies.
The authors are based entirely on primary sources and are not just trying to lower the bar, and this is the "ease" of their labor.
Experienced attraction is calling,
Labour heavier relief.
In a sense, our relationship to Scripture corresponds to the medieval commentary tradition, although during processing of text we are acting in the interests of the reader and feel much less dogmatic conventions. The last clause allows you to open hidden connections and meanings that first seem unexpected and cause protest, but then become clear and obvious.
Seeking new harmonies in the pages of
Tested old books.
Mankind can be divided into two categories. First, an absolute majority, are worldly beings whose behavior is caused by sinful human nature, the children of Adam and Eve lost the path of truth. "Universal" vocabulary (primitive logical reasoning and emotional expression) of the sinners are by a large non-normative, because the norm is the desire for the highest truth and the light. In our world, it was firmly forgotten and ridiculed. The second category of people are devoid of sin righteous who are intermingled with perfection, live in it and own symbolic speech, reflecting the true ultimate reality. Their behavior is indeed correct, and vocabulary is normative: they can speak metalanguage, beyond the limits of the visible world. It is the language of beauty, knowledge of which is attributed to the ancient gods.
Hermes autocrat, living in heart, lunar disk,
Round and square, founder of the words,
Docile to truth, bearing chlamys, wings shoes,
All-sounding language providence, prophet for mortal.
(Greek papyrus., P. By CG Jung)
Understanding metalanguage is a prerequisite in order to proceed to the real spiritual work. This is a kind of alphabet which must learn to come to the main tasks. All the sacred books contain incomprehensible mystery of otherness and are written under the sign of "Top Secret. Burn After Reading your sins." We also do not open all the secrets here, but not so much in the interest of secrecy, how in order to save power (own and of our readers), as well as the number of pages of the book. Seeking transcendental knowledge and ultimate truth in its entirety, we refer to the Large Treatises.
To speak of a real multiply-connected world needs refusal of a linear sequence of presentation and illusory connections of "realistic" literature, actually giving primitive scheme. In this sense, the genre of this book looks like a work of postmodernism, but we put a completely different purpose. The issues are vitally important for every person, and too serious to just play with them (Matt. 12:36, Eph. 5:4-6). Moreover, in the course of such games truth is lost easily and discreetly. At the end of the world, all are starting to make fun of the Divine and to extol their own achievements. A man without reason is a punished people for his end is sad. The best way to strip up consciousness is to let pointless and free to laugh and have fun, fast burning all their advantage. According to modern concepts, the "free" people can afford to look in any gap of the world, to pull for either end, put his hand into an opening, open your mouth for any reason, with impunity, as the last word belongs to him, the crown of creation. Collective fun in the form of satire, when the goats (companions of Bacchus) lead the sheep, is a form of ritual sacrifice (Lev. 16). Unreasonable is like an animal to be slaughtered (Ps. 48:21). "There is no trouble, which would be a fool not call on you."
So, like you, have no faith!
But if we - alas! - Mired in sin,
The gods have punished blindness
Deprive us of the ability to judge
And pushing us to our delusions,
Laughing about how important we are marching
(Shakespeare. Antony and Cleopatra)
Not suffering especial cynicism, our presentation is far from straightforward and sublimely right (moral and ethical, black-and-white) instruction. Firmly to the course following peruse all our books to the end, going into the intricacies of the plot and sorting out the details of the narrative, the reader suddenly finds: a contradiction!
The first time you said that 5 +5 = 10, I believed. When you said again that 2 +8 = 10, I doubted. When you said a third time that 7 +3 = 10, I realized that you are a liar.
In fact, there are no contradictions in the text, as well as in the world, but there is a contradiction in the mind of the reader: the obstacle, doubt, tear in halves - this is dual nature of sinful and imperfect person. A human morality id so flawed that divides the world into good and evil, I want to and can not, give and take, thus depriving him of rest and throwing him in a painful quagmire of opinions on what the authors just speak to the reader: caution!
In the space to throw
Mirrored spheres -
But all intersections
There are no eternal things in the world. That "now" is most needed is extolled, indispensable for the moment thing is praised, to be declared good. It does not matter what name has the thing: the law, grace, dedication, persistence, philokalia, peacefulness, gentleness, purity ... At one time, at a certain stage in history, each of these categories, according to the will of God finishes its life as useless, disappears, goes into oblivion as superfluous and useless, even will be mocked and called a criminal. The Moor has done his work ...
What yesterday still alive, radiant
Spiritual light secret meaning
For us, makes no sense, loses its connection,
As if dropped designation
Sharp and the - and the musical number
Silent. Clutch harmonies
Irrevocably shifted, and the way
Converted into a bitter breakup.
Then it turns out that this "good" thing was just a bait for the gullible, temptation, beautiful promise. Having gone for it will then be charged, suspended and punished. "God sent the adversary to test the righteous..." Again, at the time, on the next round, inexorable fate will extract the light of day something before obscene, that suddenly blooms charming beauty, touches the heart deep, simple and clear, makes clear the minds by the obvious truth and closeness in spirit. Or more simply - written with a capital letter is easily converted into a technical term with a lowercase letter, and what one did not want to think safely registers itself at various altars, even without changing its name. And again, in the next round ...
You can not say "it's worse than that," for all at one time considered to be good.
Requirements of literary style, which we try to comply with the minimum extent, reduce only to ensure that these transitions do not seem to the reader too harsh. Speech, full of hidden meaning, and transcendent language have certain laws, and they need to learn. Exercise in interpretation resembles examples of grammar which was considered the most important science in ancient India. Here one really does not to do with the Aristotelian logic (which, according to the Indians, generally does not apply to spiritual matters) and school mathematics. Instead, the modern reader who does not like to do without analogies may try to use the images of non-Euclidean geometry (as it was trying to do, for example, P. Florensky) or quantum mechanics.
For Western man, a traditional perception of the world is through Judeo-Christian culture of Scripture - the Bible, which is the book of life (Rev. 22:19), which tells unvarnished about all past, present and future human history.
Are here arrived give order that these bodies
High on a stage be placed to the view;
And let me speak to the yet unknowing world
How these things came about: so shall you hear
Of carnal, bloody, and unnatural acts,
Of accidental judgments, casual slaughters,
Of deaths put on by cunning and forced cause,
And, in this upshot, purposes mistook
Fall'n on the inventors' reads: all this can I
In addition to the canon of texts, we are getting to study the Old Testament and New Testament Apocrypha. This group includes the deuterocanonical books of the Septuagint and the Slavonic Bible, Jewish apocrypha (for example, the Book of Enoch), the Qumran texts, later Christian apocryphal sources, the Gnostic Nag Hammadi texts, etc. All these books are directly adjacent to the biblical tradition . Many anonymous quotes from Jewish apocrypha can be found in the sermons of Jesus and other books of the New Testament. Despite the fact that the meaning of the Apocrypha - secret (or renunciation) books, sometimes they make the necessary additions and clarifications of the canon, and, paradoxically, open and full explanations. Especially true, they sound right now, at the turn of the third millennium of the Christian era, when the newly revived apocalyptic mood - as in bad, and in a good way, and value systems are almost lost. In popular culture, and even among the "intellectuals", the living understanding of Scripture has been lost. Often it is perceived with disdain through third parties - through the standard interpretations of already dead - or worse, is known by ear (sometimes literally, from radio and television), in children's narrative. Finding fresh and at the same time true and accurate interpretations - metaphors - is directly related to the issue of salvation and resurrection.
Metaphor [understood as the opposite of the stereotype] decree on imprinted inside, in this instance, the experience of conscious life, which is still one act of life, that is, additional experience of consciousness need to revive ... Metaphor begins where item is removed from the usual connections and nomenclatures ... "Continue to live" means the completion of such acts, which is reviving the dead, which is linked with the living, which is quick now to ... not to continue to crumble parts (like plaster crumbles) to death.
(M. Mamardashvili. Psychological topology of path)
The one who is in the process of interpretation (and - to a lesser extent - the listener) receives a part of a huge energy released by sparks at failure of mystery. The precious grain is extracted from the husks, juice is squeezed from sugar cane. This gift, if it is not spent on the empty enthusiasm, can give a powerful impetus to the growth of understanding and personal advancement on the path of perfection. Interpretation works as right speech - mantra, giving energy that is necessary for the internal working. Properly performing this work can only be based on the recorded and commanded word, because there are taken all the original (in the Orthodox terminology - uncreated divine) energy. The process of transformation of the inner world, strictly speaking, is inseparable from the evolution of the external world. When salving person moves to the level of higher ideas of great stature, his energies are involved in the fate of the entire world. Saints of all religions and Buddhist Arhats (and those and others are often invisible ordinary people living among us) transform in silent practice the world. In addition, they prepare it to the preaching of the word, which sounds like this Christ or Bodhisattva - the promise to save all people. There is nothing above the Word, transforming the world,. This is the Word - the truth, which is extracted from a dead form and lively capital, started in business. Logos appears as the Messiah, the only salvation and cleansing power of this world, which is not to be win by stupidity, gloom and darkness.
Do not waste, O king, the Golden Idols -
The word that is said, will not be changed by gods.
(Epic of Gilgamesh)
The gods themselves follow the Logos - the Word, through the pleroma (the original fullness of life), and can only keep it, but not change. Seek salvation through prayerful worship to idols outside is just get lost in the universal law, get lost in the words without meaning.
Word lives longer than the case,
If by the grace of Graces
Language plagued him from the chest deep.
Source of eternal and beneficial knowledge is the scripture. The word as a meaningful interpretation and presentation of events is more important than all the rituals, liturgical rites and rules. We give just a word, and not the description of external mechanisms of magical salvation. It should, however, be remembered that the initial transfer of a very difficult and ethical issues is going on in oral form - either in the ear from the mouth of a student teacher, or loud preaching to the world (Matt. 10:27). Written teaching is then formed on the basis of words. For example, the oral teachings of the Jews was written in the Talmud in a catastrophic period of Jewish history, after much hesitation: teachers of the law understood that such recording prevents the free development of the tradition. This book can serve as a good tool for self-reader. Those who never met a real teacher and whose heart is closed are not yet ready to accept the material. He did not understand, but, depending on the temperament, experience the feelings of boredom and resentment.
The aim of the work with the canon of a Gnostic, and in general of a reasonable person is to extract hidden meanings inherent in the text, and finding the truth, not the literal and superficial understanding. The sage has always words with deeds, as he searches for the meaning, which is kept a mystery, but is vital. When reading the sacred texts is not necessarily, not useful or even dangerous to delve into the external circumstances of their writing - historical and geographical context, basing thereby on unimportant details. Therefore, we do not attach much importance to the time of writing (fixation) of the texts. Their ideas were contained in a much earlier oral tradition, although with time blurring and degradation of these ideas occurs, accumulated distortions lost accuracy. Secular science is a separate exercise, interesting enough to devote his whole life. However, remaining within it, one can not manage to get anything good for yourself.
Therefore, we did not prevent to study foreign science to those who did not choose the monastic life, but to deal with it the whole life is in no way suggested to anyone, and we forbid to expect from it any exact knowledge of divine things, because of it can not be learn anything reliable about God.
(Gregory Palamas. Triad)
It is hardly necessary to waste precious time (rather than to saving) to clarify the issues and to search, why there are almost no historical evidence of contemporaries of Christ, no tomb of Moses, no archaeological evidence exodus of the Jews out of Egypt were found... All these topics belong to ultimate reality, which is available to personal perception overriding any problems and contradictions of science.
The current direction of piety which rejects historical work is called Gnosticism. This designation is valid to the extent to which the latest piety tends generally to break the link with the historical forces of faith and completely transform into a myth ... Equally true is to call the new piety pure mysticism ...
We will not find out whether the Torah was written by Moses, and the Song of Solomon by Solomon, etc. Maybe may it would be also worth to try to attribute this book to the ancient prophet or apostle. However, compilers resist this temptation to avoid the technical difficulties associated primarily with the problem of style. The book is left without author (although, of course, Author is unavoidable). It sounds a whole set of voices that do not always agree with each other, but try hard to reflect the subtle and multifaceted truth from all sides, not always pleasant. The reader, being not satisfied of all these attempts and thirsty for something good, will have to exert himself the power to enter into an argument, find accurate and correct (middle) position, write in the book the best pages.
We should always keep in mind the distinction of secular and spiritual criteria of truth. Any knowledge is approximate, but it is important for the destruction of current barriers.
Love the truth. Enjoy lies [only] as a medicine.
(Sayings of Sextus)
Using the knowledge the person saves from the swamp of absolute ignorance, but it is the knowledge that is largely false and creates a new obstacle. However, a spike can be pulled out of the wound by another spike, and then both of them can be thrown away. Realizing a lie, including that presented in the book, the reader will be able to solve a very large problem, which was born with him, accompanies him relentlessly, and called delusion of life. From "absolute" point of view we say a lie, so that it is not necessary to believe our words. At the same time, no secular (including theological or theosophical) system of knowledge, irrespective as many as it had promised, or attracted its logic and simplicity, never offers anything better.
- Is it nonsense? - The Queen said, and shook her head. - I've heard such nonsense, close to where it is reasonable, as the Dictionary!
(L. Carroll. Alice in Wonderland)
Ancient authors serving a model for us "composed no fewer stories, which are, however, not without reason, revered as the truth" (Lucian). The most valuable is not what we were told and what did not say, leaving the opportunity to find the hidden by his own efforts, to remove the curse from the treasure and suddenly become rich by knowledge-understanding.
The system moved forward in order.
Swinging signs of fiction.
And every student stealthily
washed by clean tear.
The movement of the book in the grateful readership is a fact, not a wish. System is a chariot, which is our book. She turns in the conditioned and the existing order - nothing new, we did not come up, but made only a few things contained in the words. We should not forget the compassion for those who have still little understood.
wheel of supreme sermon
its progress will be not stopped
by no shramanas or brahman
neither god nor Mara nor Brahma
and no one in the universe.
(Sutra of the wheel is spun sermon)
Both past historical events and transient current situation, which also has a tendency to repeat the well-known stereotypes of the past, are nothing but a distorted reflection of the truth, a hint of it.
What was, what will be, and what is done is that which shall be done: and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there any thing as saying, "See, this is new," but it was already in the ages which were before us.
The world of phenomena is represented by color and shape and other sensations, another world is described words. Listing the processes occurring in the latter, the text provides the description of the elements of the Program of Genesis - Games of Creator, indicates the means of salvation, spiritual weapon possession techniques, etc. But since the other (parallel, invisible, eternal) world differs from this transient world, direct matches between writings and the "real" events are not so numerous. However, this relationship exists, and the primary, dominant in the worlds is the Word. "By the word of the Lord were the heavens made" (Ps. 32:6). When someone interprets, enters the secret to derive meaning, based on the words of Scripture, it does work in both worlds, becoming a member of all the major world events. He quickly reaches the purity and perfection that comes through knowledge, not by works of righteousness and penance. "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). From now on, he is able to make the most important of the miracle - revive dead forms, turn back to life events of beginningless antiquity. But the most important achievement, the highest goal, stated in the scriptures, is freedom, termination of restrictions, breaking causality of fate, the suppression of sin, overcoming suffering. What is interesting is the availability of all of these benefits to anyone. "Who has the plan, reaches ..."
I answered and said a shower! Devour sense and eradicate wisdom. Because you promised to listen, and wished to prophesy, and you're only given the time to live.
(3 books. Ezra 8:4-5)
The main method of understanding for us remains "the study of Scripture," where the key to historical events could be found. If any communications of the text with the life are well observed, the relevant processes are in the world in an active form. Those passages of Scripture, the interpretation of which seems to be difficult or even impossible, refer to another global period.
So, the story which is already fulfilled in the time of Moses, we omit, but consider the spiritual meaning of history by intelligent eyes, for it is constantly repeated in real life and therefore acts with even greater force.
(St. Maximus the Confessor. On various difficult passages of Sacred Scripture, the question XVII)
Although being not easy for "direct" the perception by the modern reader, the Bible remains the most concentrated source of truth, which is always at hand.
To a million pages of suffering
Five pages of bliss,
Abroad - head separation.
A tiny section meetings
Given in fragments. That grief
With applications of explanations
Having no end.
The One, which appeared on a high level, is denoted here as a million, that is a unit with a large number of zeros. Mastered in the Torah (Hebrew Pentateuch) takes on the law and finds the good, the price of which is crossing the line - getting into the otherness, the Exodus, followed by parting with all the hopes. Fragments of heavenly knowledge are given in Scripture by parables and comparisons, which represent transcendental in the final decimal form. The Bible ends with the apocalypse, and the interpretation of it, explaining the suffering and hardships of man, has no longer a reasonable amount. This process can continue indefinitely.
Paying tribute to the religious syncretism, besides Judeo-Christian tradition texts we quote some Eastern (mainly Hindu and Buddhist) texts, which have already quite actively penetrated into the spiritual and cultural life of the current generation.
And slavon women with a white scythe.
Will mix with pure dew,
sayings by Dzonkava
Plucking Kupava petals
(V. Khlebnikov. Ladomir)
In this case, we do not seek to dive into abstract eastern mysticism: just here western approach, clearly focused on the text, has the advantage. In fact, some of the difficulties of spiritual growth are common and inevitable, because the writings of the East say the same as the Bible.
East or West -
Everywhere the same trouble.
Wind chills as well.
[Studios me back.]
However, often these texts allow us to see new faces of the problems that are usually left silent by Western theology and culture. We will try to show this on nontrivial examples, though some of them may seem shocking to the reader. Eastern scriptures are also useful in that they clearly emphasize the inner meaning of the text - the description of the spiritual path of man. In the West, such an understanding, unfortunately, is often lost because of artificially demarcated spheres of religion and everyday life. And if we want to close the gaps of his education and learn to really read the Bible, we can not proceed without serious attention to the art of interpretation. Interpreting thought is a means to go beyond the limitations that come from misunderstanding. Being outside of human wisdom, it at least gives us a chance to move to the next stage.
The interpretation is a science only in the depths of the foundations, and in the applied aspect is always an art.
The reader will see this difficult and unsafe art in action, and learn a thing or two himself. This will leave an indelible mark on his personality, and irritated, skeptical attitude towards authors will be gradually softened, when positive results become obvious.
Now, I serve a different feeling,
Burning thirst different:
Teach Well me, my comrade,
Irenaeus with indignation, but with a certain degree of uncertainty about the Gnostics wrote about Valentinians:
And, I think, there is a reason they do not want to teach it explicitly the all, but teach only those who are able to provide these ordinances for a large fee. These exercises are not similar to those of which our Lord said, "Freely you have received, freely give" (Matthew 10:8): it is opposite the strange, terrible and deep mysteries, which are reached with much difficulty by lovers of lie.
Thus, the distant spiritual outlook remains unclear. However, some temporary consolation doubtless is provided by the practical effectiveness of this book, including the possibility of applications in a normal life, in any secular society.
Wise words to exalt himself, and a man of understanding will like lords.
Wealth, revealed attentive and thoughtful reader, cannot be overestimated.
Who will buy and try,
Will shine in the meeting.
(Questions of Milinda)
One has to pay very little,
No more than five rubles from the snout.
However, the texts themselves are not only inspiring, but also warn of the desire for too wide and uncontrolled spread of knowledge. Buddha uttered aloud the word of truth, if it was helpful and pleasant, but he was silent when it was disastrous.
In the meeting, the board, in public
The scientist did not make a speech abusive.
He knows: sometimes the truth
Is destructive and malicious.
We hope that a sense of proportion does not leave the reader even after intensive study of the book.
Asceticism is harmless, study [of Science] is safe, Vedic injunctions according to each caste are not fatally, the acquisition of wealth by means of effort should not be refused, but, when used with malicious intent, they are disastrous.
(Mahabharata. Adiparva 1)
In any case, we should not doubt that the authors had good intentions too, even though they may sometimes appear in a peculiar manner.
Come to Me, all of you, the stupid, and you will have the gift of understanding, good and valuable. I give you the bishop's clothing woven of all wisdom.
What is a bad death, if not ignorance? What is bad darkness, if not the knowledge of oblivion?
(Teachings of Silvanus, cf. Matt. 11:28-29)
Eastern philosophical tradition distinguishes between unreal being and real non-being (nothingness, see Mahabharata, Adiparva). In terms of the transcendent teaching, the first category includes illusion, frustration, damned emptiness of this world, staying where there is no hope of realization. Joy is ending by sorrow, and the victory is worse than defeat. All sources of knowledge (i.e., all the sacred Scripures), among instructions to begin the way, give the task of understanding the unreality of the world, where there is not things belonging to you and you are not the master of yourself. In what is the point? The answer is unique: to start work on the beneficial personal salvation. This is a unique possibility of human existence (birth), which is achieved with great difficulty. Happiness to those who can use it and who start a process of gaining that ancient, distant dream!
And if someone tries to get back all of a sudden
In Wonderland magic in beautiful good sleep -
Even then, it seems that only appears
Finds in its mysterious and magical country.
All dreams become true in real nothingness. However, you can not get into the ultimate, entering as a thief.
Having come into his garden, gardener, unfortunately,
Saw the prowl in his garden
Three other people's fruit collector:
Sayyid [descendant of Ali], the venerable Sufi and faqih [theologian].
As further Rumi's parable tells. clever gardener gives a lesson and brutally expelled the intruders, climbed into the Garden of Eden. To avoid such troubles, you must first go through the fire of renunciation and recovery of the ineffable, by fanning the spark of God and the execution of all desires in a higher purpose. Desires themselves are not high or low, but, appearing randomly, they hinder the salvation. And when they are ordered, they are horses, carrying a full speed. The transition into the ultimate is through a mirror transformation of consciousness, and this process is not completely painless. Therefore, there should be a new quality, which no one else has in the unreal world - patience: according to the Gospels, patience saves. However, in this unreal world, exhaustion is accepted for patience (not to be confused!).
A: How? Discontent?
What do you want from me?
A: That I make free you until the time go?
I will not hear about that.
Delicious taste of sweet fruits of own labor also can not be described by anyone, even those by who have tried them. This bliss is ineffable, words are not enough. In the mind of the average person there is no reference for the correct perception of such states. Therefore, the book is full of hints, innuendo and incomplete. The authors can not perform for readers their personal work. At the same time, referring to the Bible, we can say that all of it will be given to anyone who has desired, will look, will knock.
The real dreams and delusions,
Marvelous are old tales for children -
Beautiful Oriental legend
Of the lake on the hill and in the maelstrom of a hundred cubits.
For a man who started a spiritual path, dreams and delusions come to life and turn into reality, with all its pain (in contrast to most of the world, the suffering of sentient beings are very real). Then beneficent flood washes all the sins of his world, and he has again flourishing lives. Immersing himrself in the true doctrine (and not just in the book), one attains immortality - a victory over fear of life beyond.
The book contains many unpleasant things that offend hearing of readers. To avoid they mistakenly take these things to their account, we introduce the concept of a virtual magic geography: Country of Fools (Foolland). All wrong things, that descend on the heads of fools, now will apply to residents of this unlucky country. The children are in school, but they get not useful knowledge, but stuff that is good for nothing. Old people are always full, but the main food is wood flour, cooked stones and husks of used medicinal plants. Women are marked by grace and beauty, but the local fashion makes them dress up in rags and sackcloth, because men are impotent and all manifestations of beauty are classified as crimes. Fresh air is intentionally filled by odorants and acrid smoke according to standards of the government. Oppressive places in our books are reports from there. Such sad things happen where people compete in trouble and insecurity, despite possessing all the great features. They believe that one person in their country is best than 99 from a nearby undeveloped state and deserve special attention (Luke 15:4-7). The beginning of all troubles for them was the black day when they realized al untruly and vice versa, turning what could be beneficial. This day is the 13th number, Friday. The year of starting the troubles precedes calendar of all other countries. Up to the time of time.
At first contact with the doctrine of salvation, a simple, unconverted person feels uneasy feeling. Vague, anxious anticipation of deception and danger catches up him and requires defense. Reading person feels the bitterness and resentment, a desire to stay away from it all: "Do not unto us right things, speak unto us flattering, prophesy" (Isaiah 30:10). Natural righteousness and self-righteousness often do not allow the person calmly accept the realities of the true meaning of the Bible, which rigidly poses before the man important questions - eternity, freedom, salvation, death, loss of Paradise. They directly face the most painful aspects of life - insecurity and uncertainty, transience and vanity. And this is despite the fact that a person is constantly and quite tangible needs, becomes cheat and sick and even sometimes dies. In terms of the Knower or Judge such issues are control and critical. Without solving them, the man, proudly declaring victory over Destiny, turns out from safety lay into the inoculated and embittered soldier-partisan, not living quietly, and looking for loopholes in close maze of hostile circumstances.
The north wind rain, and the secret language - an angry countenance.
Being the only true guidance for man, the best instruction to achieve a happy fate, the Bible contains both comforting promises and serious accusations and dire threats - respectively for accepting and rejecting.
And people could not recognize the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of folk, because people said aloud, and his voice was heard far away.
Accepting the teaching, in turn, are divided into two groups, which are designated by Buddha as understood and agreed. Although most of our expectations and are sympathetic to understanding, the book is addressed to all. Aristophanes said, "Oh you like it or not, and you will be saved." All that has to happen, will happen despite the best stubbornness of the reader. He just does not know capabilities of the Person interested in his salvation, Who has made for it all and did not regret anything and anyone (John 3:16). Saving technique can be quite unpleasant. For example, Socrates in his time preferred long philosophical discussions with youth, rather than rapid salvation, and received a cup of hemlock.
This is followed by another appeal to think seriously about own behavior.
In Other land of involuntary aurora
Inexperienced in good and evil,
We live in the wild and do not pay tribute
And our shadows roam the earth.
Demand tribute is the will of God that no one died, and all were saved (or rather, have engaged in their own salvation). Those who do not will be saved, will be engaged in a judge by black angels with hooks that will charge the soul.
Ungrateful we call those
Who with sullen discontent pays debt
To generous lender.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
Magnanimous lender is the divine breath that gives life to everyone (in India - Atman). Adam took life in the form in which he wanted, God wants another - better. That avoid sin nature, man must transform it.
Issachar is a strong ass, lying between the channels of water, and he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
The ass got up and went to finally get peace; there is no quiet life to the unsaved. God will pursue him, punish and torture his endless threats and fear, and no one can break this painful process. Ass must do what is required of him, and to pay tribute, using a higher truth to benefit himself. The law is in any person, so every living ass separating channels of water (good and evil). Anyone who examines the highest categores, sits down on this ass and rides him. Only the knowledge and interpretation of the law, understanding the supreme give a chance to get to the coveted Jerusalem. One can safely ship all their hardships and sorrows on strong donkey - he will take the right place.
Although the interpretation of the Bible can not be done without a sense of humor, the humor is often bleak and bitter (the word "tragic" here a few drops out of style, probably related to the ethical constructs of the Greeks, to which, however, the Bible also has a direct relationship).
I'm learning terrible fun here:
'm Sick of the sound of the songs take on,
Which no mother ever
Will crow over the cradle.
However, being understood correctly, the text of Scripture provides just pure and good knowledge.
This sutra, good in the beginning, good in the middle, at the end of the good, is good in the sense, good style, unique, fully finished, exceptionally pure, chaste, and is called great, because it is eternal, like vajra [diamond].
For a man, it is natural to choose from written only what is comforting and reassuring, though such "work" with the text does not lead to good. A parable tells about the player in the bone, which took on a roll winning result, and in case of loss snapped bones and stuffed them into his mouth to hide failure, and did not know what they were smeared with poison. Person electing for himself only comforting and flattering, is like to that player.
Swallow, swallow, cheat, rogue,
But then it will be in difficulty!
Among those listed in the Bible, there is no dark and dangerous things, but there are some people that could use them to their advantage, and there are those that will prepare for the balm of self poison.
What was for one of blessing,
For another brought only grief.
And therefore, not everything is good,
And therefore, not everythingis evil.
This is called freedom of choice. Who can be claimed? Oneself, of course!
Manjushri, those, who considered some sayings Tathagata good, and others poor, abandon the Dharma [teaching, law].
(Sutra of collection of all violations)
As Goethe wrote, wisdom is only in truth. The truth is the final result that comes from wisdom, deeds are an intermediate step that brings the fruit over time. Truth as a goal can help to going to not stray from the straight path. The word Israel (Isra-el) is interpreted as the direct light of the Creator (God); all the cruelties of the Bible come from the straightforwardness that is incompatible with the flexibility of a serpent cast out of paradise. Lies is always curve, snake is straightened only when it is dead. Rider, riding fast on a horse, seeks in his motion a snake (leviathan) in an effort to impress it by spear and straighten. Implementing the truth is possible only through an act of wisdom.
A situation is typical where you can attach to one Bible line several pages of soft and colorful oriental comments that conceptualize it from all sides. As you know, the Eastern Scriptures, probably related to the world of the gods, than face the people and the gods love long conversations, but do not make a clear statement. Clean dish Judeo-Christian tradition, we should rely only on quotations from the Bible, but then the inexperienced reader just did not have enough imagination to believe us. Therefore, we will not impose any restrictions. All surviving sources that tell of the High-lowest, demons, humans, ghosts and the like, should be regarded as true, because the way it is. All other ideas about the nature of Said are doubt, delusion and darkness, as the other can not be. Truth is all-encompassing. Therefore, having a technique of interpretation, one can trace the movement-travelling of an idea through many seemingly unrelated texts, just as you can see the passage of a separate thread for the entire length of the fabric.
Some poets have told this tale, some narrate now, while still others will tell it on the ground. This is great knowledge, approved in the three worlds contained by twice-born in detailed and short form ... Threefold revelation of truth - the Vedas, abstract thinking and knowledge; the law, the good, and love.
(Mahabharata. Adiparva 1)
Chronological conformity and cultural ties between civilizations do not play a significant role - it's about spirituality. Thus, commenting on the Bible, we will refer to a very ancient (e.g., antique) texts. As wrote, for example, St. Justin, the mystery of the ancient Greek Dionysus is the devil's version of Christ's Passion, overheard possessed by Jewish prophets and then to transformed to parody. Of course, the discovery and experience of such links should be deeply personal.
For many centuries ago
Socrates stole a bunch of my thoughts.
(Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)
Many parallels, that is, the similarity of views and stories of the West and the East, may seem to the reader arbitrary, but in essence they are justified. For example, the genre of hortatory and legal books (Nitishastra) is wide-spread in the Indo-buddhistic literature. Indian Panchatantra (five tantras - books of edification) - homily for the servants, the common people, is similar to the Torah. On the other hand, as stated in the form of fables, Panchatantra is aimed to awaken at the most direct way the minds of fools, bypassing the study of the law and grammar. This book came to Europe through the Jewish and Arab scholars, along with the Indian numerals, and old Russian translators thought her instruction in righteousness and attributed to the famous Christian saints.
India eh light Do you hear height
In the Nile eh go down dark caves -
Everywhere you hear in sacred places:
Absurdly to call foolish for the corrections!
Mind children, trust Utterance -
Fool or rather leave out in the cold!
The meaning of the scriptures is unclear and hidden, and it can not be known by the man in the crowd who does not have a purpose. East and West are divided as India and Egypt, the heaven and the underworld of death. Full truth is not needed by anyone - it would break the normal life of the people, and their habitual tortures are beneficial to the gods, who feed the smoke from the ground. Luring people, angels and gods give them roots and currently take tops. Even the elected people (Jews) are engaged in the service of idols, and can not turn to God alone. For one who has the mind of a child, the way to heaven is through great suffering, and it is easier for him to stay on the ground.
But the manners of presentation traditions of the East and the West are different. The East adopted a form of building material, which in some way enriches a person, awakens his interest to high, giving him new powers and capabilities, and at the same time is calming. Indian poetics distinguishes eight to ten moods (rasa), which can cause the hidden meaning of the text. They must be in a good book (of course, along with the basic mood, optional ones are required). Is it love or erotic (crngara), laughter or irony (hasya), compassion (karuna), anger or rage (raudra), courage (vira), fear (bhayanaka), disgust (vibhatsa), surprise or revelation (adbhuta), calm or detachment (canta), tenderness, and kinship (vatsalya). Before reading the primary material of the book, we invite the reader to conduct training and to lose a small gamma. Take an unusual, uncomfortable position, internally stiffened. Below are ten pairs of quotes that relate to the sense with these moods. If successful, the results of the exercises assigned to the executor as the prize money, and if not complete tranquility, really emotional coldness is guaranteed. Citations are given in pairs, so that the reader can choose one of the two. The order does not comply with the above listing.
As the saying of the Vedas state: act, but renounce the fruits of action!
Which, in spite of the ban,
sacrifices duty to short fun.
(Shakespeare. Antony and Cleopatra)
Rich home, good health,
Girlfriend's heart, friendly wife
Dutiful son, useful knowledge -
Are the six blessings in this world.
This physic but prolongs thy sickly days.
Who chooses not the mind as the driver,
tears up actions of his heart.
Reasonable calls it fool,
And the friend meets him like a stranger.
Not because one was tricky -
They kept not out of fear silence,
and to listen to. One who howled
and who roared - he was for them to be void.
I told you in the eye, dude,
The strongest juice'll admit,
So you then ever
Do not link up lovers' eyelids.
(Shakespeare. Midsummer Night's Dream)
And I, weaker vessel,
I make bold to the forbidden path
Of alien, otherworld Elemental,
In an effort to scoop up even a drop?
Have I not to worship the scriptures, being known for their dignity, received as a gift of welcome? On the other hand, how can I to break your orders?
So thinks are tanked. With this we can
Compare even weaving, for example, a machine.
It is difficult to thread management:
Then down, then up warp shuttle
Invisible threads merge in the fabric.
My Wall, Wall, dear Wall
Show me his gap, so I hugged her eyes!
(Shakespeare. Midsummer Night's Dream)
Deprive our eyes
Favorite food - to the cherished night.
(Shakespeare. Midsummer Night's Dream)
At the station, someone suddenly bleak
nodded to someone
Ship, frozen in eternal ice,
Polar bound spaciousness,
Forgotten, where the Strait by which
Sailed he and was in trouble.
And yet that night a friend of mine
Not drained his glass, filled with poison.
Why, why, my spring
I fled from the books to the pub?
I write easily with his hand,
My heart is torn to pieces.
So glorify God in the east, to the islands of the sea - the name of the Lord God of Israel.
Boil all evil poisons
In music, in tradition, in verse.
Hurt the voices and views,
Lunar orb wandering in the clouds.
Wasted no strength in battle
With grief - not cope with grief
Hide weak in spirit
For nothing have sold yourselves, and ye shall be redeemed without money.
In the Western tradition, the Bible is referred to in the dispute by both God and the Devil, which is also taken into account and reflected in the book. The above exercise can be repeated, but with the help of the Bible, based on only two moods: (1) the joy and light (2) depression, hopelessness, and fear. The origin of each of them needs not to be explained. We use such interludes to prepare the dear, but vulnerable reader to possible stress in further work with this book. Repeated heating and cooling of the metal allow remove stresses and reach recrystallization in the best structure.
Harmony of the world forms a large number of levels of consciousness of the infinite number of living beings. Each of the floors of the universe is presented in the text having special tongue (of animals, humans, gods ...). The original texts are written in all languages simultaneously, and one can derive from them languages of individual letters, numbers, words and symbols. Creatures from different worlds are characterized by different time periods, and sometimes one word can be equal to the term of their lives. Therefore, there are different levels of interpretation, from breaking off small trivial pieces to extraction of higher truths. All these treasures are contained even in the most primitive texts. In one drop of water, as in a hologram, a man with a keen eye can see the reflection of the whole world. Useful truth can be extracted in the form of scraps of text, a set of phrases or words. For the interpretation, it is enough to take any translation or profane retelling of the canonical scriptures, containing the highest saving ideas (though simple artistic comment is not suitable for this purpose). What is not a part of the tradition (that connects people with the Ultimate), is usually interpreted on its behalf. These revelations are similar in consonance to the canon, but reliable truth can not be found there. Anyone, who uses personal insight of clouded consciousness, is based only on body language, that is on the earth's truth. The latter is distorted as a result of last fall and lost by Adam in the event of Eden, its properly repair being now almost impossible. Study of sensual experiences is fishing in troubled waters. The most useful way of thinking is the canonical form, which are alone fairly and firmly. Human experience is a form that must be overcome in order to move to a pure state of mind. Although it is sad, it is necessary to base in the arguments on the dusty treatises - scriptures. Internal sources can not be opened unless you turn to external ones.
Besides the original eternal texts, we are resorting to the secular works of varying severity, including those having authors. They can somehow catch the attention of the inexperienced reader and raise him to the height of such a platform, where the "heavy artillery" begins to work, since not all can read the Bible to the mark. It is known, for example, that the works of Homer, Hesiod and Plato are the canonical texts for understanding the religion of ancient Greece. We use also literary texts of following centuries. In fact, none of the writers did not go beyond the canonical Bible stories, but only painted more or less clearly its episodes to the best of his talent, usually without knowing it. For example, Shakespeare, a late prophet recounts all the major events and ethical issues of the Bible in an ironic and critical form, through the innocent, or, conversely, the tragic story of a secular nature. The Bible is called the book of life, the book of people, because all phenomena and the rules of the collective (and personal) unconscious are contained in it as in the handbook. Unlike the latter, the Bible also explains why it happens and how to do otherwise. Not based directly on Scripture, standard books take scenes from the life and perceive reflection of truth through it. The problem is only in the quality and level of reflection of reality, the loss of depth in modern times. However, the hope for a spark of genius of the writers is always present. This especially applies to good poetry, which may go well to the level of prophetic revelation (on the other hand, in the controversy of the St. Fathers who are prone to philosophical approach, a curse is typical: "nonsense of poets"). Philosophers are those who say they are looking for happiness, and poets are those who say they found it, and claim this by their creations.
There are several reasons why we constantly turn to poetry. From a practical point of view, they squeeze information-rise skyscrapers in a small amount. In addition, according to Shakespeare, the poetry makes the food taste better. As Brodsky wrote, poetry gives tremendous acceleration of consciousness, thinking, attitude, which is hard to refuse, having experienced it once. Canons, transmitting the highest ideas, are couched in poetic form, and the oral tradition (especially in the East) was formed usually through poetry.
Wise men spend their time in entertainment, poetry and science;
And the fools spend it on passion, a dream, or a quarrel.
Citing in the book two kinds of knowledge: the poetic and scientific, we tranfer our dear readers in the category of the wise men. Referring to the complex treatises and speaking of wordly matters, we do not disregard the small and exquisite form, which allows to get not only good, but also some pleasant feeling. Fools, who do not even want to open our book, are destined to loose time.
On the poisonous tree of the cycle of birth
there are only two such amrite fetus:
The sweet juice of immortal poetry is the first,
meeting virtuous people is the second.
Anyone who gets in the way of perfection, and comes to the realization of his happy lot, partakes of immortality through the category of poetry, listening the highest truths in poetic form. The most delicate issues come alive only in the poetic part of consciousness, which is itself split into coarse and fine, heavy and light, that is, prose and poetry. Higher ideas are perceived by lyrical, creative thinking, and not by a concrete logic, which still needs to meet with virtuous - authoritative citations driven by us, i.e. the sources of knowledge. The best way to communicate with those who wrote, is the connection the reader with a sense of our quotations cited in both forms.
Poet puts on all the forms.
(Rig Veda 5.81.2)
When God created the world with the Word, He did it in the thinnest and lightest form of poetry. Diversity of God's creation is just a variety of poetic forms, rhythms and sizes. Play and understand all the attributes of God is possible only through the repetition of the same actions and rules. Appeal to poetry allows us to become poets and take the forms, proclaimed by God. Discovering the highest meaning through interpretation, we perform the processes, reverse to poetic creativity, and pass upward to the mysteries beyond.
Harmony, happiness, inspiration (breathing of divine) are the fine states of the soul, subtle and unique, like to illumination by the light of understanding. In such moments, any onerous restrictions of time and earth are removed, and the person begins to see that happiness and unalloyed being do exist. Some persons even realize that happiness is attainable for them, so it's worth to try. Scriptures also argue that it is even necessary to do this by casting off the shackles of the old Adam - iniquity, wickedness, trouble, and call it perfection, nirvana, the grace, the Promised Land, and indicate the path that leads to it. All the poetry - "earth deity dreams" - is about this. Therefore it is possible to believe poets, as in their rebellious souls they have already experienced the finding of Paradise, and its loss, and now sing the eternal desire to return to the Home, in Happy Land.
The priests of the elementary theory,
you expect sermons from a poet:
I say preach for the good of the world -
Not by word boredom, known to all,
But by resounding full-voice sonnet
Not found by anyone yet!
According to Heidegger, poetry is fulfillment of the truth. But, according to the Midrash, to one hundred thousand prophets Holy Spirit gave one book, to the other - two, and to some - only two verses ... In an exact line, the poet can express transcendent content in the form, unknown even to himself. At the time of his creative urge, his highest individual consciousness dissolves in the ocean of altruism. In true poetry, the Transcendent tells, that feels sad in the verse line. To utter inexplicable is possible only at loss of myself, at failure of the evaluating and weighing systems of selfishness. One, who knows that eternity can not remain silent, searches for a place and time where the great Prophet Women heralded her another tale of eternal and immortal in the human world, in the ocean of poetry.
My knowledge is scarce for
Those who are void of understanding -
for those who wander around the dark, -
highlight [the path] by poetry lamp.
But still, not owning this lamp,
I'll talk a little bit - a drop - to feed fools.
We ourselves do not demonstrate literary and poetic (prophetic) creativity: now it is beyond our capabilities. There is no need, since the high-level sources are at hand abound.
I got blessed inheritance -
Wandering dreams of strange singers.
In any case, the conscious awareness provides a lot of advantages, even to the authors of the quoted text.
Every person, citing saying with reference to the name of the person uttering it, promotes universal salvation.
Assuming the reader to be familiar with the basic Bible stories, we do not require a special scholarship in the tradition and practice of religion. Sometimes external (formal) knowledge is even harm: going to memorize passages of a specific theological scheme, the person ceases to strive for truth and begins to rely on comments, approved and recognized in a private human tradition. Knowledge of the sacred language of primary issues (Hebrew, Sanskrit ...) is not too radically for our purposes; besides, many Apocrypha came to us only in the form of Greek, Syrian, Coptic, Old Slavonic, Ethiopian versions, and the original language is often completely unknown. Comprehending thought has no different languages, it uses a meta-language. This allows us to understand the texts in any translation.
A certain nun kept repeating Mahaparinirvana Sutra. Hearing this, the mentor tried to explain it. Then the nun took the book and asked him to explain the meaning of some of the characters. The mentor said: "I am illiterate, but on the sense, please ask."
(Sutra of the platform)
Not the language of the wise man is valuable to God, but the thought.
(Sayings of Sextus)
On St. Paul, the character is sometimes deadly; once Buddha forbade translate his sermons into Sanskrit. Vital importance belongs to the spirit and meaning, and therefore, the search of the ideas embodied in the word of the holy text.
On thoughts, breathing by force,
words are strunged like pearls...
(Lermontov, cf. Proverbs. 8:11)
If there is a true understanding, or at least the pursuit of this understanding, which is supported by techniques mentioned in the same texts, the truth can be found in the translation, avoiding all the inaccuracies and distortions. No snobbery is misplaced.
If Gentile studies the Torah, he is the high priest.
(Talmud, Bava Kama, cf. 1 Pet. 2:9)
Use understandable language will allow us to significantly increase readership, despite the protests of the zealots of academic rigor.
Envy, moving you, finds that I robbed new
And the ancient artists and that I lie in Russian
That in the Roman long ago and in French
Is said more beautiful ...
Of course, the real work with each letter of the text (but not the literalist understanding!) gives deep insight "into every iota and dash" and might lead away (sometimes too away). We will not argue that the magical power of Sanskrit or Hebrew (according to legend, a single parent language of mankind) is high.
What is said in Hebrew, does not have the same strength when it is translated into another language.
(The Book of Sirach. Foreword)
Using Hebrew letters, the righteous rabbis were able to easily create objects, living creatures (Golems) and the worlds. However, techniques such as Kabbalah is actually available and needed not for all: in our world, they can pose a serious harm.
Certainly know that every letter of the Scripture is an idol, and the idol is surely your veil.
This warning was not listen on time even by the best representatives of the Jewish religion. Going the other way, we will use the symbols of letters and numbers only to reasonable (minimally required) limits.
Let my tongue, without further stalling,
interpret the essence of life.
In general, the interpretation is not entertaining exercise in solving crossword and puzzle, that is easily turned into a useless sport. And at the same time it is an exercise in solving puzzles and charades, where an essential factor for success is patience and hard work; this brings the process of gaining knowledge closely to the sport or hunting. Champions do miles - remember Spartacus members.
Once two people put on seed - one has taken it from the mango fruit, and the other mustard seed. After that, they acted in the same way: fertilize and water the ground, protected the germ and cared him unstintingly. However, when the time came to harvest, the results were different: the first got the sweet mangoes, and the second mustard.
The apparent injustice was initially predetermined by sown seeds, the beginning of the case is the most important point to get the desired results. Seed is the idea and the purpose to start spiritual work. While the amount of effort may be the same, crucial for the fruit is pledged intention - to become an athlete (knowledgeable, respected, respectable ...) or indeed to achieve perfection. Only "the wicked flee when no one was chasing" (Prov. 28:1). What is the external difference? Almost imperceptible.
I'll bet that I'm not dead,
And, as a jockey, I assure head
What else can I do joke
On the trotting track.
Do not worry: impatience is a luxury
I gradually increase speed,
By cold step we will come to the track,
I kept my distance.
Being not afraid of obstacles, we turn with a clear mind and sober head to the interpretations. Without succumbing to mad and maintaining the desired level of responsibility and detachment, we will always be safe, and let passive fans and lazy observers clutch their hearts.
A: You see, I have on occasion, and I can make a joke.
B: Oh, yes, you are as wise as the fine.
(Shakespeare. Midsummer Night's Dream)
In the course of the book, we consider the value of certain symbols, most important in the Gnostic work.
In meeting the four major religious needs: food, clothing and shelter and medicine - you have to be careful and check all that you are given before using.
(Jataka of confidence in food)
The four major religious needs are just symbol things that are supporting (the most important in the life) for individuals and groups of people who follow the path of perfection. Monk (practicing any belief system) converts in his work world and brings there good, and in return receives from the world these things in a secret manner. Food is a symbol of saturation by otherwordly knowledge and ideas derived directly from the hidden storage.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Although the spiritual path requires reliance on written tradition, one can not do without food when committing the inner workings on the contemplation, eradication of their sins, etc. Spiritual food strengthens, driving the transcendental forces and supporting them. Shelter is holding the dark time of day (in night, the world of the human soul), when the practice deals with switched off consciousness. Purposeful spiritual work takes place just in the night: the day of the Lord is darkness (Amos 5:20), Eastern ascetics abide in a dark forest, where there are their opponents-demons (e.g, female owls). At this time, they contemplate and study material of dreaming state having a very complicated structure. Medications are the means and good fruits that are consistently extracted by practicioner on his way employing them to change his poor condition, that is, for the healing. They provide superior comfort and make closer to the desired goals - to the spiritual health and perfection, the eating of the heavenly blessings, liberation and peace with God.
All of these issues we will look at, and now let's do detailed interpretation of the clothes symbol. Clothing is the doctrine relied on, a set of saving ideas, which protects and decorates a person on the spiritual path. It is also a set of laws of morality that defines life, destiny and future revival of who holds them.
Judas said to Matthew, "We want to understand the way of clothing, that we be clothed when we abandon the ruined flesh."
The Lord said, "The rulers and officials have clothes provided only for the time that is not stored. But you, as children of the truth, are not in this transient clothing. Rather, I say to you that you will be blessed when you drop them. For this is not a great thing [...] out.
(Dialogue of the Savior. Nag Hammadi, cf. 2 Cor. 5:2-4)
Everyone chooses a style of clothing during his life and on this basis cuts out personal karma for a long time. Rulers and officials are archons, doers of the law who are temporarily dominating in the world, until it collapses. Liberty consists in the rejection of all the rules and rituals, the truth in their destruction.
His disciples said: On what day you appear to us and what day we see you? Jesus said: When you are bare, and not ashamed, and take your clothes, put them under your feet like little children and trample them, then [you see] the son of the one who is alive, and you will not be afraid.
(Gospel of Thomas 42)
Apostles, being unfaithful to their teacher, want to find reward and blessings for their actions after the death of Jesus, though they did not understand his teachings in life and did not take its truths (Mark 16:14). Shame as the beginning of selfish salvation (sinful nature, which was received by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden) must be destroyed and disposed. To do this, one must abandon the "saving" ideas and teachings, all contrived rules and man's traditions, accumulated by people at the crossroads of history. One who goes astray misconceptions and errors is guilty and living in fear only. These errors just need to be corrected, and then any way will be salutary.
All, first removing clothes
And various armor,
Begin as ignorant,
But then there are successes.
Blind, who comes to Jesus, first folds his clothes (Mark 10:50). In the Jataka of dance it is said that one monk tore their clothes, and appeared before the Master naked.
Shoes and clothing is a belief system that is used by the adept, saving yourself from the bad influences of the outside world, a specific and well-defined.
All is for the benefit for one whose mind is pleased with the small:
For the feet, clad in a shoe, the land is covered with skin.
Clothes need to keep warm and protect themselves from the cold, anger and hatred. Having it feels warm and relatively safe. The one who stands in the law, finds robes - beautiful and sparkling, pure and exalted. However, there are dirty, filthy rags (the doctrine of sin), and its role can be performed by monastic chains, mortifying the flesh, or hair-shirt, which brings suffering. There are also symbols of chitinous cover, protective armor of warrior monks, tree bark, which is put on by hermits. One even uses rags, picked up on the trash heap, that is made out of waste products of perishing world. So tells Jataka of signs:
We're monks, detached from all worldly things, and be content with rags, which are either caught in a landfill, where dumped dead or lying in the street, in the garbage pits, bathing places on the highways or elsewhere.
Renounce monks are a collection of the forces of this world, or the people who took the path of renunciation and are content with rags. During the apocalypse (the destruction of the whole world, which is no longer able to exist) all is dumped in dead landfills. Teachings that were used during the entire period of the world, but has not brought salvation, are wearing and deteriorating. However, a group of monks and practitioners, researchers, and spectators are beginning to rethink the basis of saving drills and dress up in old clothes as into new ones, giving them again a sense and power, now for the world's future. Streets are a community of people and nations in the city religions - the gathering of all peoples, where the central themes are addressed and the eternal truths of salvation are declared, which must not be forgotten.
And now - met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: on the street, on the premises, and at every corner she lie in wait.
In this context, a woman is seduction of curious by mystery.
Even during the day you are deposited by ghosts here
And, as in narrow channels smelly mud,
Secrets, secrets crawl in all nooks.
Pit is hell, the underworld of the dead, the zone where stay ancestors. In bathing places (churches, sects, philosophical and mystical schools) one is cleansed in the flow of time-being through some religious teachings that speak of the highest, and rituals. Highway leads the world in the final stage to the last end (Isaiah 35:8).
Jataka of signs also explains the technique of the treatment of clothes.
A Brahmin, full of superstition and prejudice, was on the wrong track and did not understand the essence of the Three Jewels. But once mouse climbed into his chest with clothes and spoiled this.
Clothes can be made from both of useful ideas and truths - pieces of supreme teaching, and from superstition and prejudice, that is, restrictions based on the false human morality that prevent to come to true salvation. Brahman means not only the upper castes, but also symbolized the creator Brahma, head and living principle of the world, who only cares about his needs. Mouse is inhabit of underground burrows, head of ancestors, the king the law of Moses, the judge of the dead kingdom Yama, the keeper of treasures. In an apocalyptic period, death becomes the main character, acquires power in the world and destroys its old clothes, that is, a system of values. One has to do something.
Brahmin thought: "If I leave the clothes, spoiled by the mouse in my house, there will be a great misfortune, for it is as a bad sign, as to see black ear. One can not give it to anyone from children or send servants or employees: for everyone who will wear it, it will bring terrible misfortune to those around. "
Old set of ideas is to be updated by reference to the truth, not the individual, but on a global level. If you do not create a new doctrine for the next period of the world, the world would perish with his lively issue. Servants and employees of God are the Jews, the chosen people, which have to do His will and to solve specific problems. If you open them all the secrets of the Torah and the Old Testament prophecies encrypted, it will lead to the plight for all the surrounding nations, and not to salvation. God loves the world and does not want to give to people a dead doctrine.
For now I'll have to take it to the place of the dead dump. But how can I entrust to servants or employees. After all, they can set their bag for clothes and take her, then it is inevitable misfortune. For now I'll get it all to his son.
Brahman decided to bury and destroy all the teaching in the apocalypse, to get rid of death. However, in this way the whole world would have been buried, being devoid of life-giving ideas. Father instructs the destruction of dead ideas and saving the world to the Son.
At this time, a young man came to the gate, as instructed by his father, he carried on the tip of the stick the very clothes - looking as if dragging a snake caught in the house.
Like Moses, that brought the snake to the cross (Numbers 21:9), the son carried the Old Testament clothes to the apocalypse. At the dump of corpses he met the Buddha - the Enlightened, a teacher and mentor, a preacher at the end of the world, and said to him:
"These clothes are now highly poison. Now I throw the clothes and go to wash from head to toe."
Damaged clothing is a threat to the entire world. Completing their work for God, the son wants to bathe - perform the baptism of the world.
"Well, throw!" - the Teacher said. The young man threw the clothes. A teacher once, in his eyes, picked her, saying: "We'll do it." The young man pleaded with him: "My friend Gotama, it is a bad sign, do not take, do not take it" - but the Teacher was not listening to him, picked up the unfortunate clothes and went to the Bamboo Grove.
Buddha will alter rags, that is dying ideas, update and retell them, give a new life-giving meaning of truth, to provide the basis for their new birth and awakening of the world.
Hearing this, the Brahmin decided: "This garment portends terrible accident, there is no worse signs! Even the ascetic Gotama will inevitably die, if he wears it. Had this trouble, all convict me. It is better to give to Ascetic Gotama a lot of other dresses, let he allowed throw this clothing. "
" My friend Gotama - said the Brahmin - this clothing is damned; if you're going to use it, you will die and destroy the whole community. If so you need to dress the top or bottom clothes, be kind, take all these clothes, and, carry away the one that is picked".
Community are those who perform in this world the processes of purification, being illuminated by faith and listening to the scholars. Brahman offers a new dress to Buddha, but Buddha does not accept the exchange, as he knows: the new clothes that will be given to him, belong to the old world, and on this basis the new world can not exist (Matt. 9:16). The medicine is developed from the venom of death, dangerous and unclean; beautiful lotus grows from the mud. The new belief system must be justified from the roots. Good can be built only on the bad, through the alchemical transformation of mercury and lead into gold.
I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest be rich, and white clothes to wear, and that is not visible to the shame of your nakedness.
Shay dress possibly more expensive,
But austere - rich, but not flashy.
One can not develop such a teaching of one God, which would give protection around the world, enable all living beings to walk on the earth.
Skin is not enough to ensure to close the ground, but you can find the skin to make your own boots.
However, you can do it for a certain type of person, so that they protected their feet, and did not walk on thorns and rocks. Buddha forbade wearing wooden shoes, to do not destroy living beings and do not disturb the peace of the land. However, after seeing the bloody feet of student Sona, who came from a noble family and was subtle, Buddha told him to wear boots with thick soles. Feet mean motor function, based on the ground; they come in contact with the underworld, the zone of the ancestors. When moving through the legs, magical powers are set in motion. Jewish priests, following Moses (Exodus 3:5), conducted worship barefoot, while it was considered shameful for a scholar to walk without shoes.
Jesus, by Jericho, looked, and saw, and here stood a man, and in his hand a drawn sword. Jesus came to him and said to him: our Do you or for our adversaries? He said, 'No, I commander of the army of the Lord, is come [here]. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my Lord unto his servant? The leader of the Lord's host said unto Joshua, Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place on which you stand is holy. Jesus did.
Joshua wore shoes during the war, as a result of which all fighting Jews have died in the desert. In the holy place, we can not show strength and resist God. Being outside the protection, Jesus becomes soft, vulnerable, flexible, careful. It is just now that Christ enters the way of the cross, becoming a martyr. There is also here a severe angel with a drawn sword - a true prophet Muhammad.
Shod feet can not ascend to the height from which you can see the light of the truth, until the pace of the soul is freed from the dead, and the Earth's shell leather enveloping our nature, since we disobeyed the divine command, were naked ... That's what, in my view, the definition of truth is: no misconceptions about Who is.
(St. Gregory of Nyssa. About the life of Moses the Lawgiver)
All the scriptures, especially the texts of the East, are built on certain ethical principles and have their main goal to bring maximum benefit to those who study them. In encrypted form (at the symbolic level) they contain a sequence of actions. First, specify the ultimate goal - the salvation and the truth leading to it. It determines the proposed level of saving or the degree of perfection which is reached by the person that followed this doctrine (entered into its gates). Not every teaching is the latest release of the perfect, as fair warning is done. Often, the aim is just to get to a certain level, the world of the gods (the magical delights) or get freedom in a confined space. Second, the detailed descriptions of each state, where the one will remain who has realized this level (master mystic power, knowledge, freedom, etc.), - the goods have always to demonstrate face. Sub-goals are accepted too, but they are considered only as a temporary accumulation of merit. Third, list of practices, techniques and tools to achieve higher states of teaching, involving the work of both the body and the spirit (penance, yoga, meditation, study of texts). An important condition for correct operation is its ethical and moral justification. One has to understand the tools in order to be able to use them without causing harm to themselves or others. Fourth, the skills are given to work with the purchased tools, that is, weapons are switched on, which are just the means of salvation. These are directed primarily against own sins, vices and imperfections of a person. Fifth, learn to turn off equipment and weapons, because people tend to get involved in their power, or, conversely, fear of weapons so that they can not stop its action - tame a demon created and return it to the place. If this is not done in proper time, you stuck at intermediate levels. All bearing the arms of war, and condemned to die in the desert (Joshua. 5:4). Sixth, the man who has reached a perfect state, should see all the tying factors and be able to go out, without staying, to the next level, not sparing the loss of found strength and happiness.
Before Christ, many of them went. Where they left it - there they could not enter. Where they came from - from there they could not leave. But Christ came. Those who came in - he gave them leave. And those who went - he gave them enter.
(Gospel of Philip 70, cf. Jn. 10:9)
The biggest mistake is to regard a level as a desirable and sufficient to himself. "For a fool ,salvation is shackles," because, freed from the temptations of the world, he finds himself in a new dependence on higher pleasures (intoxicating wine), which is more difficult and dangerous than light mundane crap.
Last their delight is wine:
poisonous, harmful juices,
animal vices feed them...
As for wine, give me avidly to fall
To secret moisture thick dreams
Crave awe flexible visions.
Turning to the books as carriers of absolute knowledge or praying for them, it is easy to lose a sense of purpose in life.
Alas! You deplete your spirit over writings,
Interpreting their lost meaning at random.
Direct and true understanding comes, if we seek the truth, and not to engage in a mechanical interpretation of the texts. Moreover, texts themselves are not a final end for us. All of this are the means to achieve the pure sense (cf. 2 Pet. 3:1), that address many of the serious problems of the reader.
Understand a saying, puzzle over the other [and so with] ten million words - this is not the end. If you really understand what I am saying, precious words and wise sayings will flow from your mouth. Otherwise, what is the use of such things on the Way?
Then - after the new birth (John 3:3) - one will need to come back to life, as do the monks after the shutter, and then it will go in a new capacity. Then, perhaps, it's time for her songs ...
Now again, I'm going
There, to life, to bid, to market
And I will lead the army of songs
With the tide of the market in a duel.
However, it is possible that, even freely looking at the world, we will only reproduce in a sequence of Bible verses. The Orthodox tradition ascribes this ability to illiterate saints. In the story "Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote" JL Borges describes techniques of verbatim recovery of classic novel text, which acquires a new meaning for the author-reader.
And not only one treasure, perhaps,
Bypassing grandchildren, goes great-grandchildren,
Again a bard composes alien song
And utters it as own.
Even if our work will not be understood by contemporaries, who are too busy with their own affairs, it can be useful to future generations. True tradition based on Scripture, is again revived and passed through the Spirit, and not through people.
The reader again began to suspect that we are addicted by useless moralizing.
Ah, what can say to me all of this fraternity,
Words replacing by the concept!
Tell on the soul, about deep heat,
Without even having understood completely,
Outside: abyss of the imagination,
In practice is the destruction of poetry ...
They can not say a word in simplicity - more about
That, well, we feel, they say, we have a ...
(F. Schelling. Epicurean views by Heinz Stubborn)
Atheist propaganda claims that salvation is the usual primitive life in worldly terms. Everything is going well, so that saving is vanity. Why kill the natural life, then to revive it again? Atheists are calling for removal of any "saving" practices, saying that excellence described in old texts is present now as a paradise on earth, and in heaven, it does not exist at all. Then materialism is the most desirable teaching and status, and to moving away from it is not needed.
I undertake convince all now patiently
That it is only the essentially, true,
What one can and feel, and smell,
And, it is not hard to understand these things,
Without repentance, the more killing flesh
In an effort to cleanse.
Such thoughts are sitting in the head of any normal person has not come to the idea of the importance of true knowledge - it seems unnatural to him, just as the Scriptures. For vibrant and healthy person, contact with the ultimate is unusual.
I believed that could gradually
To mock evil, be like God.
Although we do not consider an atheist as an enemy, there is a bit of advice for him. Struggling with religious fanaticism, that person takes correct ethical promises, but modifies them to reject any ideas of salvation and spirituality. All of these views would be fair, if not the existence of fate, cause relationships, death and the Last Judgment. Then one really ought to live and enjoy, not caring about the future.
I expect their Last Judgment many years,
But up to it, I think, anyone hardly will survive.
I am convinced that this world was always existed,
And that it will turn to dust is, in my opinion, nonsense.
However, the sheer joy does not exist in this world. Here, each person experiences fear and anxiety - hopelessness is looming, and the apocalyptic disaster becomes last argument. Therefore, the way to salvation is inevitable, whether they some people want to admit it or not. Life must go on, God loves the world and does everything on His will. Bliss and happiness can only be achieved after the salvation. Mature and sensible man must consciously take care of the future and do what is necessary, extracting useful information from the Scriptures. Word about salvation is not an empty call, but a vital thing.
Sweetness of such judgments is so
What can sting bitter, and all are words are
No more than words, there is no hearing yet
To heal the heart through the ear.
Certainly, knowledge should be a natural process, not only motivated by curiosity. However, even one who has reached a certain holiness (now we do not give its exact definition, but below unexpected things will be told on this issue) have to move somewhere. Pot, when it is made, and accepted a perfect form, remains on the wheel and continues to spin. Also saint continues to live in the world.
Are not you bored
In a cloudy jelly
daily dip eyes becoming corpulent?
Let's - you know -
on the tree of study of good and evil!
(Mayakovsky. Cloud in Trousers)
Being far from calling for nihilism, we often omit ethical and humanistic perspective for brevity (at least explicitly), because it is not the main subject of this book, but at the same time seamlessly fills each phrase, giving a flavor to every thought.
Although the hearing of noble truths is found in other Jatakas, further it will be referred to only in cases where the special praise is paid to the acquisition of the fruit.
(Jataka of constancy)
According to Nietzsche, the trivial Adamian ethics is "too human"; in the eight-fold Patanjali Yoga, spiritual ethics is the first and relatively simple, though a necessary step (yama, niyama, ...). Let's hope that readers have successfully mastered them, try to do it, hope to come to it, or just put it to better times.
Why do you, the devil,
live like a Hottentot,
Do you not know the rules
as live in the opposite way?
This book assumes a constructive outlet for this stage and further personal growth.
My soul, seeking the good,
is not the same today, as yesterday.
Going beyond good and evil does not mean the disappearance of personal and social responsibility - it only takes a different (more appropriate and sophisticated) forms.
- From the moment you left the limits of agreement with other people, you're not ever going to know what is good and what is bad. If you want to be good, then you should be convinced that the world is good. But you and I are not convinced. We live in an age where morality is decomposing or writhing in convulsions. But for the sake of the world, which might yet come, it is necessary to keep yourself clean!
- Do you believe that this somehow will affect it will come or not? - Agatha objected.
- No, unfortunately, I do not believe it. Believe except this: If the people who see it will not do the right thing, then it certainly will not come and one will not be able to stop the decay.
(R. Musil. Man Without Qualities)
We are not particularly frightening, that the book falls into the hands of untrained reader - he just will not comprehend it, though can find a reason for jokes. There are more important concerns.
It is too long to find all the reasons that cause us to be silent about the truth. But among them, there is the following: that those who do not understand the truth, do not become worse by the fact that we were trying to guide those who are able to understand ... What to do? Is it not better still talk about the truth, so that the persons able to listen understand it, rather than to keep quiet about it, so that they both remain in the dark? Then our silence is of hurt even for the most capable, from which, if he had been instructed, many others learned.
(St. Augustine. Permanence gift)
The readers understanding us will under no circumstances be bored and remain without work.
I'm not insulting them by neurasthenia
Do not humiliate by warmth,
Do not get tired of meaningful hints
At the contents of a damn,
But when the bullets hiss around,
When the waves break the board,
I teach them how to be not afraid,
Do not be afraid and do what is necessary.
(Gumilev. My readers)
Anyway, on an ethical level, each will receive his own.
For the pure all things are pure, and are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure, but contaminated by their mind and conscience.
Verily, the people received from the first words of the prophecy: if you feel no shame, then do what you want.
St. Augustine told the same rule, tying him with love, and the only (natural?) restriction is associated with eating apples growing on the tree of life (which is the same, as it gradually becomes clear, the tree of knowledge of good and evil). Those who have not yet gained enough freedom and are not ready for such an attitude will have serious problems with reading.
To mix good and evil
Is in the habit of the laity.
Accordingly, the neck is lowered to the cemetery,
A swan (goose) to the lake.
Unfortunately, the perception by the lay method is usual for many those who consider themselves Orthodox Christians. The person who is looking for bad everywhere (and especially in others), will find it for yourself.
Virtuous man from the village damages morality.
One who repeats heard on the street leaves morality.
(Konfutsiy. Lun Yu)
From the point of view of the Scriptures, human virtue is the "street" doctrine and a primitive superstition. A human morality is the enemy of truth.
According to Eastern tradition, the good and sublime, the only valuable is that can be used as guidance. Really useful is only the gift that will not disappear with time and enables to increase, build and deepen own state of eternity. These imperishable sublime category includes guidance: it is fundamentally different from the empty words and meaningless calls for repentance, fear of God, a new and better life, joy, happiness... On the contrary, the material, designed as a ready sense unit and transferred by a piece as a gift, is considered to be unimportant or even worthless - eventually it crumble and fall apart, like all finite created things. Guidance is a neutral presentation of material in the form of fairy tales, parables, etc., which contains a possibility of to discover by himself new worlds and opportunities to get new energy. A person possesses actually the latter in excess, those who think they are poor people having no good are usual misers who do not want to use their greatest treasure - personal sinfulness. ("What is on your own?" - Asks the Russian mystery about sin; the same idea is told by St. Augustine.) To confess their sins, you have in proper time to discover this treasure and spend money for pleasure.
Grab and eat, grab and drink, for the world we are leaving is like a wedding feast.
Combining business with pleasure, you can turn sins into blessed pure states, into jewelry of future life. For the pure, everything is clean and there is nothing sinful (Romans 14:14). In Buddhism, the sin is fuel - burning them, fire gives lights, warms and even helps to cook the food. There is nothing to spare - when you die, your treasure, consisting of bad savings, will be used by another, and the punishment still will get you.
Of all my treasures I stayed
Only thanks - I give it to you.
(Shakespeare. Richard II)
In the West, people tend to circumcise themselves up to the bones, cut off and someone to transfer their sins to cleanse and weighing on the court, notwithstanding the Gospel warnings (Matthew 5:25-26, John. 5:24). While the bridegroom is with us, you can not post, rater have to feast. When taught, the true instruction should not greedily hoard treasure, and use it immediately destroy wickedness. Thus, evil is not discarded, but is transformed into good; got scared and ran away from evil only increases sins. He that findeth his life shall lose it, and ruined - save it. Taking his soul sinful looses all his savings and achievements without profit, and taking it for what it is, will be easy to live a normal and intensive human life.
And here in my heart
Wander lame days unsteady steps,
And all dead years are covered by snow tufts,
Longing, sadness fruit that thyrants sorrowful spirit
will suddenly take terrible dimensions of immortality.
Scriptures are usually only praised as an idol, but almost no one wants to work with them and apply them to intended purpose - for personal use. To give to someone a proper understanding of the Bible mean to offend him, and in return he will go to reproaches and insults of who reminded him of the unpleasant things about human wickedness and suffering. A human virtue and stupidity tend to take militant forms, protecting himself from the transforming truth.
Drums beat gathering of old insults
Impotent curses, crushed to powder,
Drums beat gathering in our minds.
Few are willing to give up voluntarily their pride, ignorance, selfishness and fear. It is difficult to expect another. To wound care, surgery (i.e. desperate therapist) peels adhering dressing, spreads the wound, removes dirt, washes. All of this is painful and causes violent defensiveness of patient. But the healer is inexorable, he knows how to profit - to prescribe medication, procedures, dressings, which is also accepted without enthusiasm.
Drink snakes by milk is just add the poison to them.
Teach fools - make angry, and not warn.
But the doctor is good. His goal is not to bring new pain to unfortunate person, not to lead him quickly as possible to the grave, not to pull out his money, but improve, fix on his feet, show the path to complete healing.
As well as here, the bitter drug poisons
Are connected with honey from the bitter hive
To cure a persistent ailment destroy.
This drug is similar to my reasoning:
If funny thing is included in the Law,
You can compare it with a sweet medicine.
True Law of Buddha, arguing peace,
Illuminates by its light the people in this world;
In the same manner, if you take the drug, having the unpleasant taste,
You feel fermentation in the body.
Today I explain the meaning of these stories,
To show assertion in peacet.
(Sutra of hundred parables)
The same Sutra describes how the doctor prepared the medication for gastric lavage to the patient, who had indigestion. But he took it and drank the medicine when the doctor had not yet come, and nearly died from the unbearable pain. Doctoe had to give him an emetic, and only then relief came. In short, it is up to the reader. There is a consolation: those who follow the rules of medicine, get a ticket for spa treatment. On his return from the resort., reader-patient is placed on the dispensary registration and is periodic (but not very often) under baseline medical examination. One takes care of him, he is doing well, he is quite healthy and vigorous.
As a frog to the marsh, fish to a brimming lake,
So luck rushes to the decisive man.
We are not tending to offend anyone in vain, but rather, as it possible, try to develop empathy for the plight of the reader who is not yet saved. At the same time we can not too adapt its cultural and religious preferences. In contrast to "Gulliver's Travels", "Gargantua and Pantagruel" and even "The Divine Comedy", it is useless to look in this book for any historical and political realities and allusions, and even more discussion of social issues. Possible publicity of the book hardly worried the authors, and they tend to put such processes take their course. And in fact, in any case, our merit is low - to hit the bell means a revival of ancient truths, which is always contained in the Scriptures.
At the bell, peacefully dozing, a heavy bomb raid,
Broke out, with a bang fragments scattered around from her;
He also started, and to the people the powerful brass sounds
Flowed away, angry buzzing and calling for a fight.
Reader, deafened by strong impressions, will repeatedly ask: "Why are you knocking at my drums?". However, this is the only way the truth of Scripture is taken.
... All taken in pipes, valves closed -
In nights, ones only howl and whine
That it is necessary, necessary to rub salt in the wound:
To better remember - let them hurt!
However, also an opposite reaction to our text would be logical - indifference and deafening silence, which will also lead to serious conclusions and tangible impact on the self-esteem of the modern world.
Bookstores in Stockholm and Lund reported this revelation in vain. Unbelievers a priori found it absurd and tortured theological game, theologians reacted with disdain. In this ecumenical indifference, Runeberg saw almost miraculous confirmation of his ideas. God commanded to be indifference, God did not want the land know His horrifying secret. Runeberg understood that the hour is not yet come.
(JL Borges. Three versions of Judas' betrayal)
Any, including the negative in form, statements in this essay do not actually contain a moral judgment, but are dictated by the inexorable logic equence and by the Scripture.
Promised to me wine downpour.
To be truth, I have
To find fault in this Territory.
(Torhall Hunter, scald)
Generally, personal efforts to save, finding truth are contrary to public desire for social justice and the rule of law. This desire eventually reduces to sense primitivism, not wanting to know anything about spiritual matters.
Let tastes of rich and proud are
Sick of the simple pleasures of the lower classes,
I charm darling more
Then art of imaginary pearl.
Here, of course, we are talking about spiritual wealth, pearls are the highest truth.
"Have you not seen the good society? In this
Book - just black, and fools, and worse than that? "
I've seen the good society. Society is
Called good, if it does not give theme for poetry.
Scripture is the book about human sins and how overcome them; any canon speaks mostly about the negative, pointing to each person to failure of his life. "Pure" can be received only by those who remove own unclean content using the teaching and get a positive result for themselves. Bad consequences of reading come not from the fault of the insidious authors of the book, but because of the own baggage, accumulated by the reader, his passivity, inability to work and earn.
In an environment of universal emptiness,
What meaning are you looking for,
A person who is not ready to look for salvation and freedom, will always view the book only from the point of view of the world and find in it a little good and decent. However, not all is so bad.
We still become wise from year to year -
Crucifix are now needed to ourselves -
They are the wealth of our nation,
Though - a relic of antiquity.
At certain times, smart edifying word, the board is in trouble, is of the greatest value. The meaning of salvation and liberation becomes clear to a person who himself has undergone something, was crushed, deceived and fell. From this point of view, even the historical experience may be helpful.
Generally, the interpretations in this book are given only as a revelation of symbolic material, that is, require a personal response throughout the fragile soul of the reader, and not the secular beliefs. We speak about of the eternal ideas (of course, not discussed by Plato, but from Bible). In this sense, any similarity of names with historical personalities and social institutions should be considered accidental.
Names that are given to things of the earth, are the great fallacy, because they distract the heart from the fact that is firm, to the fact that is no firm ... Also in this way [in words] Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and life, and light, and the resurrection, and the church [and] all the rest - they do not comprehend that is [firm], but realize that is not securely , [except] to know what is firm. [The names that were] heard, there are in the world [to deceive].
(Gospel of Philip 11)
All the names mentioned in the Scriptures, all the people and things in the Bible are symbols of ultimate reality. In Kabbalah, these archetypes are called Partzufim. It is believed that they exist in the spiritual world, and not in our world. For the standard view, these objects are not real, and the biblical description of events is historically unreliable. However, they are very real to those who is enclosed in the ultimate.
Heart of reasonable choices parable, and an attentive ear is the desire of the wise.
To talk about the transcendent is possible only in the form of parables, which are a set of symbols. These symbols are universal to any culture. Often, being very necessary, the help can come to us from a completely unexpected direction, whether East or West.
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Proverbs are the events of the Kingdom of heaven, which are far away, but they reach the human soul in the form of high appeals, celestial sounds and wonderful aromas from beyond. The seeker (gnostic) is a traveler in distant lands, the sky and the water. These countries represent the stages of teaching, a specific belief system, where parts of the One abide. Important historical achievement of the Gnostics was a return from attempts to translate the Scriptures in the philosophical and scientific language, started by the Hellenistic culture, to the original symbolic language of myth, which alone is able to reflect the divine reality in all its depth.
Life and events, which are not certified by ultimate reality, not based on a sacred sign prototype, do not rely on it, do not reflect any celestial affairs and do not recognize themselves in them, are not life and not event at all.
(T. Mann. Joseph and his brothers)
Unfortunately, the whole Western philosophy has taken in the future the path of repression offensive and unpleasant biblical ideas, replacing them with human (rationalistic and humanistic) view. This meant leaving, running away from religion. Eastern philosophy is, despite its flamboyance and illogical character, aims to bring a person to God. The first is called atheism (even with the name of God on the lips).
They: My noble uncle!
He: What will I do I with your apparent humility?
Do not bend knees, bend your pride.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
Second is faith (even with a fairly bold definitions of God).
They: Pluviose is: bitter to life and to people.
In the grim suburbs, deadly cold is
Flowing from his bottomless vessel,
And the inhabitants of the graves are rotting faster.
He: And finally they are completely slackened,
Without saying a greeting. Believe me,
I drew the greetings in their silence;
And in timid modesty diligence
I heard more than a rattle of
Loud-mouthed and arrogant speech.
(Shakespeare. Midsummer Night's Dream)
As already mentioned, as the main arguments we will involve passages of Scripture, including the very well-known, and based on them act freely. This approach, avoiding the useless debate about the views (we just do not have those, and this is why the book does not reflect the views of the authors), has always been accepted in any meaningful debate in both the East and the West. It is the main also in the Gospels, for example, in disputes of Jesus with the Pharisees - the future Talmudists. Unfortunately, it has become fashionable to doubt the authority of Scripture in the last century, when foreign secular arguments appeared. Disputes in this style are long and do not end usefully, because participants did not seek the truth, which is alone.
In dispute fool does not need truth, he needs only a victory.
To express clearly and specifically an idea or turn of thought, one has to speak without allusions, to throw a stone at one bowl of scales, expressing rather sharp things, and the authors do not accept claims about this, except for the truth purpose...
Of course, I exaggerate as I could tell it as exaggeration.
(F. Kafka. Castle)
One should, however, avoid another temptation - deafening unambiguous arguments "from the letter" of the text, which erect new idols. "When a wicked man preaches the true doctrine, it is false." Being similar to ritual incantations, such sermons do not give a true penetration into the sense (wicked man is one who is deprived of this ability), but only show a primitive understanding and the desire to lead and direct. At best, they simply soothe poor sheep from the flock, often after they themselves drove her in fear.
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.
(1 Corinthians 2:4)
We avoid to give indulgences and warranty cards, gift undue hope, underwrite uninsured, assign spiritual retirement and hand mind matriculation. Amen.
Work with Scripture is full of unexpected adventures and dangers.
You tied me to a board and threw into the sea.
And you're talking to me,
"Be careful, do not get wet!"
This is the destiny of the biblical prophet Jonah, who must carry out conflicting instructions of God. Board is the recorded fate, the wooden tablet of the Torah, and the sea is all-known tear reservoir of sorrowful existence. One has to accept with caution the words of others, even the statements of Divine Providence in the scriptures, because in fact the tempter rather than God turns to righteous man.
Do not trust whom you do not believe
and even if you believe, believe slightly!
Credulity is rather risky: remember:
the love to a girlfriend killed a lion.
(Jataka of confidence in food)
Believing promises of others and just trying to save through the words of Scripture, the person gets wet and sinking, and not finding the truth, which is still hidden in these words. Pay particular attention to listen blarney of beautiful but frivolous and unfaithful women-church (apologetic writings of commentators enthusiastically following the religious traditions of various faiths).
Oh the years we waste and the tears we waste
And the work of our head and hand,
Belong to the woman who did not know
(And now we know that she never could know)
And did not understand.
A fool there was and his goods he spent
(Even as you and I!)
Honor and faith and a sure intent
But a fool must follow his natural bent
(And it wasn't the least what the lady meant),
(Even as you and I!)
(R. Kipling/ Vampire)
Not following the rules of prudence, a person can waste all the wealth given to him by faith. Vain are hopes of those who expect easy and pleasant salvation that does not require any spiritual effort.
Some, which reject all work on understanding of Scripture, following just like the surface of the letter of the law, catering more to their pleasure and lust and being disciples of the letter alone, think that promise, as expected, would be in bodily pleasure and luxury.
(Origen. On First Principles)
Following the "natural" course of events, it is very easy to stay a fool.
If you repeat the sutra by mouth and follow it in their actions - this is "the spin of the sutra". However, one whose heart is in error, who merely repeats by mouth, but does not follow this, he is rotated by this sutra.
(Sutra of the platform)
Sutra is the game program that operates throughout this world period. Performing his work, a person weaves his own personal destiny in the overall structure of the world, enters into the program a little snippet that still affects the game as a whole. This fact determines the value of individual human life. Each undergoes various transformations according to the main rule of the game, which is mandatory for both the main Developer and system programmers and reads: "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap" (Galatians 6:7). Sailing in the personal boat (his body) on the river of life, passing rapids, waterfalls and peaceful stretches, the living being is in a constant round of rebirths, winding on a thread (sutra) of life his actions, words and thoughts. At the time of the study and comprehension of the saving teaching of the truth, he acts as the good person, getting through the inner spiritual practice good fruit. In this case, he changes the direction of the events on the contrary one, to the source, and in this way destroys all sins, destroys karma, achieves liberation. If all is reduced only to the external rites and idolatrous victims, then the person can not avoid the hellish fate - the outer darkness, where it will act as a regular draft animals.
Even if a person is constantly repeating the Scripture, but being sloppy, not follows it, he is like a shepherd, counting cows belonging to others. He has nothing to do with holiness.
Even if a person repeats the Scripture a little, but lives by following the Dhamma, free from passion, hatred, and ignorance, having a true knowledge of the free mind, having no attachments in this and in the other world - he is involved in holiness.
Following Scripture means here not following the rules, but understanding. Even in Judaism, which attaches great importance to compliance with the letter of Scripture, the need is recognized to update daily the words of the Torah.
The Holy One, blessed be He, hears the voice of those who study the Torah. And from every word that has been upgraded in the Torah by those who worked on the Torah, He creates the heavens ... From each word of wisdom, firmaments are created, existing before the Ancient of Days in full existence, and He calls them the new heaven (cf. Is. 66:22) ... If the one who does not have his way to the secrets of the Torah, updates words that are not comprehended as clearly as it should be, then ... a wrong man goes to that word... and takes it, and goes in this word deeply into his depths, and creates a firmament of lies.
When a person turning to the text begins to understand and extract its meaning, the past of the universe is destroyed; a new world is built and acquired. The past is the repository of deeds; the present is reading elements of the program and the revival of life, decision on their fate (suppression or maintenance). In other words, life is a carousel, where the future is a process of refining the past into the present. And as the only liberating factor is the Truth, in contact with it (as a result of a personal search) evil is just destroyed and transformed into good. Since there are no individual fates, these transformations in the individual affect the entire world, affecting the fate of all.
Even the best of this kind of people are just a shadow. And the worst are no worse than them if the imagination helps them.
(Shakespeare. Midsummer Night's Dream)
Death (of the past) comes through one man, the acquisition of the future and the life through the resurrection of the man (1 Cor. 15:21). According to oriental ideas, a person is the ideal machine for processing of the past into the future, of emptiness into the fullness. It is easy to see that at one moment the three times - past, present and future - are meeting, which is the trinity of the world. We call this process of recombination of elements as destiny that reflects the work of the causal principle of retribution. Accordingly, there are two kinds of people: one now takes the right decision here and (gets the truth and becomes free), and the other passively floats like a chip in the turbulent flow of life; the first destroys evil accumulations of destiny, the second - accumulates.
You are texts from which lost pages?
The remains of what ruined universe?
The issues under consideration are united by important ethical and technical aspects of the problem of salvation.
In a handful of water, donated by a living creature, there is more water than in the sea. All the seas dry up, when at the end of the eon seven blazing suns ascend, and this achievement has never run dry.
(Sutra of wisdom and folly, cf. Isa. 40:12)
Having mastered the small vehicle, a short interval of the end of the world, a person can achieve great results. General Apocalypse does not hurt to a man - he crosses all the disasters unharmed.
I died, and laughed
Just great was small, little more
Huge world can be reflected and seen in the drop. Mastering any small way, you can see the depth of being. Ancient Egyptians painted the walls inside the pyramids with a small mirror, by which they carried sunbeam in their secret bowels.
Great, no matter how he is great, seems small to insignificant:
In the small mirror even an elephant is less than mirror.
Interpretation or mirror yoga, i.e. a reflection of the ultimate through a revolution of consciousness, enables one see the whole elephant. Elephant is bodhisattva bringing himself as a sacrifice, the sacrificial lamb of the East, the phenomenal world, the symbol of a single extended consciousness, the particles of which are people. On the great elephant Airavata, god Indra rides on the Garden of Eden, eating bliss through secret knowledge.
In the smallest unit, the whole is opened, in its mysterious depths, his captivating and joyful perfection. All expresses the whole, and the whole is just in all, not anywhere near it ... Part that is equal to the whole, the whole being not equal to the part - this is definition of a symbol. The symbol is symbolized, the embodiment is embodied, the name is named - though we can not say vice versa ...
(P. Florensky. Watersheds of thought. Dialectics)
The man is a small part of God, even though he is not He up to the moment of joining.
Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake... I am in my Father, and ye in Me, and I in you.
Man is able to comprehend the supreme - the kingdom of God within us, if we have created via Christ inside ourselves the process of reflection and were able to step through the looking glass.
But in order to have a real effect, and not be a simple exercise, interpretation must penetrate into the soul like a sharp sword. Against the background of the modern secular (infotainment) literature, where an ancient tradition handling the text to a person is almost completely lost, the book may seem, to say the least, unusual. In general, it is forgotten in our society that personal work is always more important to human history than any collective technology. The reader, who has to fill this gap and to try a powerful weapon, suggested to him, will perform a considerable productive work. The actual process of getting rid of habits and ideas owing to "public opinion" is quite difficult.
If you do not do the bottom the upper and the left the right, you will not enter into my kingdom.
(Acts of Philip)
One who is not able to turn (convert), does not enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:3), this has yet to be also for pious Peter (Luke 22:32).
Abba Alon said:
If not, I just turned upside down, I could not to construct a building of my soul.
In this case, revolution of consciousness is the emergence of intention of improving own destiny, the transition from a passive, doomed mood to an active attitude, making all-changing and easy. Scriptures indicate that this process is possible for every, who is seeking and banging. It is only necessary to find the door, the main gate leading to the City of Teaching (Jerusalem, the City of the Sun, the Copper City of 1001 night tales...). Only one who has visited himself tirtha (Krynica) and bathed in the sacred springs, washes away sins (Mahabharata), can change their lives and apply for a higher level of being. The gods will not take someone who has not gone through these steps and not cleaned himself in the sources of Scripture through personal spiritual work. A seeking person needs to go down to the source of death in the labyrinth of truth (one of its models is our book, which represents a dense information network). There, he will get to the Minotaur and neutralize it. This monster is selfishness, the embodiment of hatred and malice, corrupting the man and condemning him to death.
Tell me, dear reader-liar, my brother, my twin,
Did you know this exquisite creature?
The text should be every time re-lived, looked with fresh eyes, and not through the prism of conventional interpretations of religious dogma developed during a long historical process (the "traditions of men"). In practice, dogmatic approach often leads to the loss of the main meaning of events and is not better than the scientific ("critical") one.
If you do focus on the principles set out in the sutras and scriptures, reading them, you will blinders your eyes. However, when the time comes and you can reject the principles, when reading you will find in them confirmation of achieved by you.
One should not be afraid of what we will approach to the interpretation too bold, but rather the opposite - cynically distrustful attitude, which, whatever justified by external piety, indicates a lack of faith.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But the spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
(1 Corinthians 2:14-15)
Interpretation of texts comes from God (Genesis 40:8). They are given by Spirit, breaking down all boundaries, the sin against which is not forgiven.
He who blasphemes against the Father - he will be forgiven, and whoever blasphemes against the Son - he will be forgiven. But he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit - he will not be forgiven either on earth or in heaven.
(Gospel of Thomas 49, cf. Matt. 12:49)
In matters of principle - high seeking - reader never gets our ridicule. In contrast, the choice of his strategy in the study and subsequent active use of the material is again determined by the words by St. Paul:
All that is sold in the shambles, eat, asking no question for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord, and the fullness thereof. If someone calls you from the wrong, and you want to go, all offered to you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. But if anyone says to you is sacrificed to idols - eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake. For the earth is the Lord, and the fullness thereof. Conscience, I say not his, and the other: for why is my liberty to be tried by another man's conscience?
(1 Corinthians 10:25-29)
Of course, one again implies not physical food, but the knowledge and teachings (cf. Heb. 13:9). There are no good or bad means, but there are intentions. Supreme principle of relativity enables one safely take any food and do any business so that they become clean (Romans 14:14, Tit. 1:15). Any effective means must be used when there is a problem to destroy the main enemy - his unhappiness and lack of freedom; in practice the choice often is not too large. True freedom is just to extract a benefit from all.
Bold man creates joy from fierce adversity,
Overcome evil with good is a sure sign of freedom!
(Navoi, cf. Rome. 12:21)
Tibetan treatise Chzhud-shek says: on Earth there is nothing that would not be a medicine. Consciously eating forbidden things, man destroys a sinful nature. Even some of St. Fathers, such as Clement of Alexandria (see "Stromata") and John Chrysostom, declared the resolution to eat the food, "sacrificed to idols", which was given to eleced (strong in faith) believers, the great apostolic secret.
As for food, suffer what you can.
(Didache - Teaching of the 12 Apostles)
Jewish Talmudic wrote that the ignorant have not to eat meat (Tractate Pesachim). Can solve safety issues of concern to many beginners that are still weak in faith.
A doubting if he eats, is condemned because it is not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
The latter interpretation of the concept of sin is, of course, common in Christian literature; it can be found, for example, in works by Kierkegaard, who opposes sin to not human virtues, but the freedom and faith. On the other hand, the "pure goodness" can lead a person to serious troubles and sad result.
So, oft it chances in particular men,
That for some vicious mole of nature in them,
As, in their birth--wherein they are not guilty,
Since nature cannot choose his origin--
By the o'ergrowth of some complexion,
Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason,
Or by some habit that too much o'er-leavens
The form of plausive manners, that these men,
Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect,
Being nature's livery, or fortune's star,--
Their virtues else--be they as pure as grace,
As infinite as man may undergo--
Shall in the general censure take corruption
From that particular fault: the dram of eale
Doth all the noble substance of a doubt
To his own scandal.
Reasonable reader would understand that attempts are precluded to transfer the category of conscience to relations with God, and not the ethical rules in the relationship between people (Job 35:6-8).
Such freedom, but I was raised
In habits exercise safely courtesy.
Some parts of the book may seem uncomfortable and shocking for the faithful readers (we mean, of course, the ideas, not the literary norms). However, just a glance, also many "difficult" passages of the Bible are perceived, where catechisms make a blind eye (dogmatic approaches usually completely ignore 99% of the biblical material, including problems which stay in the full length in our time). It should be remembered that such passages are just the most intimate ones, like the private parts of man: "No one, when he hath lighted a candle, and put it in a secret place" (Luke 11:33). Their meaning is sealed by chastity and conscience, which temporarily play a useful role, but are purely human categories - the result of the fall. Higher truths never change their nature, even being presented in the form of symbols that scare or inject into the shame worldly (i.e., seeing only their domestic value) man. God needs right meaning, not human morality.
After all, God is not ashamed like a man and has no fear like the son of man.
(Testament of Joseph 2.4)
Sacred texts using simultaneously four languages: direct (literal, historical), allegorical-symbolic, didactical-ethical and mystical (spells that set in motion the forces). All in the Scriptures is good and necessary, no matter what language it is told.
And now, to every person who comes to you, and believes you, and listens to your words, and worthy creates mysteries of the world - give them the mysteries of light and do not hide these from them. And to one, who is worthy of the highest mysteries, give them to him. And to one, who is worthy of the low mysteries, give them to him and not hide anything from anyone.
And I say to you, no matter where you saw the people, which are governed by the mystery rules, evil is concluded in this mystery. If the devil inspires that something is too awful to the eye - look. If he says that something is too terrible to hear - listen. And if you imagined that some truth is unbearable - bear it.
We do not hesitate to contact the dark pieces of the text, no matter how wild they may seem at first glance - they all are illuminated by interpretations. We can not leave room for confusion and doubt. Hiding the truth of Scripture can not be justified by the fact that it is not universally accepted, hits somebody's interests and hurts pathological ambition.
On what is hidden, let the rain!
What is not covered, will not fall into the rain.
Therefore, open hidden.
Associated with the deity does not fall into the rain.
(Buddhist canon, cf. Matt. 10:26-27)
If a person is trying to hide his flaw or a defect, some day it will be reason for his trial and an additional source of trouble. Any secret doctrine, not put up to the light, will undergo destruction by the higher powers. Buddha said: I have not concealed the teachings in my hand.
With the increase of faith, all the obstacles are to disappear, but only after overcoming the pangs of conscience and thirst of moral rest as a temptation, they being not destroyed or even suppressed. This form of inner work is called overcoming extremes. On the other hand, indulgence, reckless gambling follow all inclinations and instincts (which flourish and appealingly sound for someone who goes hard to the goal) are also rejected without destroying the source of passion in an individual. "And Geser realized by his golden head that one cannot destroy the foundations of sin" (The Legend of Geser). As a result of this work, the principle is recognized of the "Middle way", "Noble path", Tao, etc., which will be discussed in detail below.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Cleaned person has no longer a conscience (consciousness of sins, Heb. 10:2). In the end, the liberation is achieved only at the cost of sacrifice - the crucifixion of Christ, which is, of course, for each person of the inner meaning.
Trickle, artless blood drops,
From the wounds of my conscience, applied in order to release you,
From my forehead, my face, my lips,
From my chest, from my own, where I was in the hideyhole ...
O foolish heart, when did you stop
Dream and pray answer?
O harsh idea, but when you will get tired
Deny everything and destroy everything?
When does for you glimpse the possibility of reconciliation?
I'm sick, I'm tired ... From unhealed wounds is
Oozing blood and [illegible] cursed doubt!
We add that "the idea... deny everything and destroy everything" is the main enemy of the living, self-destructive source in the man, striving to the last end of all, the Work of Death - extreme of non-existence. Truth is in the middle.
If only I lived a long time in the world,
At the end of days
The temptations of the network would fall
From my miserable conscience.
What a nuisance can be
And unless you want happiness itself,
When unearthly chill is
Already running through my hair?
The eye rests, ear does not hear,
Life is good in secret,
And almost free soul
is irreversibly breathing by the sky.
We know perfectly that a man comes to the way of perfection on time, and we do not intend to force the terms of any cost. However, to go beyond the mundane concerns and face the transcendent ever happens to everyone, and we consciously promote this.
A: Well, what now?
B: It seems that even a drop of conscience remained.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
In our time, as well as in the gospel era, again are the words of Isaiah: "Prepare the way to the Lord." And His coming is not so, as many expected.
Oh, He is not bound by
Your signs and gravity!
He goes in the slightest hole,
Slim as a gymnast ...
Responding to possible accusations and demands to preserve decorum at all costs, we recall the Biblical words:
God is not mocked.
He who burns incense is like the one who blesses an idol.
Or, following the words of Martin Luther, for God sacrilege is sometimes more costly than praise. In our case, a sacrilege is the destruction of the dark cover, consisting of superstitions and stereotypes. The most terrible sacrilege of Bible are said by Job, thirsty of truth, and he is more right than his pious friends. Righteousness is not the exaltation of God, and in the confession of sin through the acquisition of truth:
Let not the sinner say that he did not sin, because the coals of fire are on the head of those who say: I have not sinned against the Lord God and His glory.
(3 Ezra 16:54)
In the end, cover of the truth should be removed (cf. Matt. 10:26).
I am all that was, is and will be. No mortal is to lift the veil that hides me.
(Plato's inscription on the temple Stella)
Simple Gnostic interpretation allows us to see in the writings not ban, but disguised recipe of victory over death. The one who got up and opened the veil, have already taken a step towards the attainment of knowledge, and, in theory, of immortality.
Cover conceals the secret of God's mercy:
It would kill the satisfied hunger of greedy.
Madness of Conception ... Let be young
The world by oblivion and a lie!
(Vyach. Ivanov. Dispute. To reader)
But why the recipe is masked? It's simple - salvation is voluntary. That a person chooses is the highest expression of free will.
Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
(2 Peter 3:9)
Medication works, when it is made on the basis of persistent search.
You have to make the effort. Tathagatas are the only teachers. Those who follow this path and are self-deep, are freed from the bonds of Mara.
Here Mara is death, the Tathagata is good start, the internal driver, intuition. To recover, you also need to take medication regularly.
One can know science and be a fool.
Only that is the wise, who is energetic.
The patient will hardly be cured
Only by the name of drugs.
Words, attributed to the Buddha, speak of the same:
Brothers, I am come not to offer you some kind of dogma, and I'm not asking you to believe in what many others believe. I urge you only to unfettered education; use your own mind, develop it, rather than allow him to become blunt. I implore you - do not be like wild beasts or stupid sheep. I beseech you - be sensible people, tirelessly practicing to master the true knowledge, which defeats suffering.
(Quoted in: N. Rokotova. Foundations of Buddhism)
This passage should be regarded as a variant of the call, a strong attempt to access non-believer, and it may well be regarded as a reference. Linger is not longer possible. It is time to harvest.
It is written: "It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law. (Ps. 118:126)." The days are short, the lender is thronging, the herald calls all the day. And there are few reapers of the field (cf. Matt. 9:37), and they are on the edge of the vineyard.
We're just living in the last days when the veil of the temple is torn (Matthew 27:51), and seals are broken (Daniel 12:4, Revelation. 22:10). This does not mean that people are more intelligent and spiritual - just now we need new, stronger and more bitter (acute) medicine. Of course, a time always comes for a particular individual, but not for all at once.
And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it outside the camp, away from the camp, and called it the tent of meeting, and everyone who sought the Lord would go to the tent of the congregation, which was without the camp.
God will not live in the earthly temple (Isaiah 66:1), but He is not far from each one of us (Acts 17:27, Isa. 55:6). The true temple is not made with hands - it is the man himself (John 2:21), the body and the heart, where God should abide. All that is outside - only idols (2 Cor. 6:16, Revelation. 22:15).
All that is hidden behind the gates of the temple,
that is a mystery - is not Rama.
Fear to follow a difficult and unpleasant truth and its vulgarization - to supposedly ease and accessibility - leads to the disappearance of the truth itself: it dissolves into empty words. How the biblical prophets, then the classics of Marxism aware, religion becomes too often a matter of false comfort.
And they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, "Peace, peace," and there is no peace.
(Jeremiah 8:11, cf. Eze. 13:10-11)
We are acting very differently, simply and unceremoniously.
A: Sir, no matter how laudable frankness,
Now it is rude and inappropriate.
One should apply to the wound plaster
And you only irritate her.
B: It is very good!
C: As a true physician.
Sooner or later, using religion as a cheating consolation fails to satisfy any conscious thinking person that has also a spiritual (or just life) experience.
- You know, - she said - that I grew up in a very religious institutions. As a result, I have a clear tendency ridicule such things, and it becomes just a nasty, when someone starts talking about religious ideals ...
- You know, what does that prove? - said Ulrich. - What a force for good, which, apparently, is somehow built into us, immediately corrodes the wall as soon as it locked up in a solid form, and through the hole immediately flies to evil!
(R. Musil. Man Without Qualities)
When the lie of old catechisms becomes obvious, modern educated people start laughing on the Bible too. However, this "intellectual progress" is already the result of misunderstanding and emerging even deeper ignorance. The only way to solve this problem is not to avoid interpretations that reverses "generally accepted" theological concepts, risking cause criticism from both sides.
Abba Anthony was telling the time will come when all people are mad, and if they see anyone in their right mind, become indignant and say to him: you go crazy- through what he will not be like them.
And you - you're out of your mind, you fool!
Abusing your fever.
By icy stream sermons
You forced the blood rush back from our cheeks.
Made us turn pale with anger.
(Shakespeare. Richard II)
However, their story of that night,
About their joint perverted thoughts
Shows more than about dreams,
And grows into a real thing;
Though it's strange, and wonderful.
(Shakespeare. Midsummer Night's Dream)
The reader that has not yet discovered his faith, is wondering: Why have I to treat high-wordly truths? Why do I need someone else's absurd fantasy, if my world is so simple and clear? Why go into all this mess of information, this nonsense, if I know that these things are not given to me?
You are crazy, who the soul force and limits
Experiences, who is languishing in a sweat all days,
In order to build peace and to find out change of things
Or the reason - he sculpts stupidly peas in a wall.
No, it's not in vain. In fact it is not useless nonsense, ever the need in the higher truths arises for each. If this book is present, it will be possible to look this at the critical moment of life and to reconcile one's position, pull out at least a little thread, including a few thoughts, and to build a chain of own reasoning. One who will be elected and will take the path of freedom, will be able to go through all the law study thorns. Fanatics, who are struggling with the idea of salvation, that like to defend ignorance, stupidity and slavery, also get their own. As well as too trusting and too zealous seekers.
And you, the sick messiah, is rewarding lightly
Your fate to those doctors
Which have just poisoned you.
(Shakespeare. Richard II)
For harvest strange and crazy,
The slaves rebelled under the earth,
To which did you farmer come
To fill barnyard to the brim?
Cut off the sower and Babylon and sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and shall flee every one to his own land.
Although the ideas of canonical texts are nice and high, the process of exposure to them can be very painful, not to mention the subsequent work on himself.
"It is easy to explain by the theory, whom coach
Wisely taught us "- so I was told by a student.
If you make the wooden cross carefully
You can adjust to it the living body to death.
When abstract propositions (truth, spreading on paper) are finally applied directly to our living soul, we inevitably have to repeat the cross way of the Christ, which is so long dreamed by all.
People! Hurry to know what you are living in the world!
The key to this mystery is selling exactly ten pennies.
(Goethe and Schiller)
Our book, as any preach (explicit or implicit, intentional or unintentional), goes beyond the normal human ideas - it will inevitably start talking about the sinful nature of man, sorrow and suffering. Spiritual truths are designed to transform and open mind. This process sharpens all senses and is often very painful. Pain is meant not so much moral as usual, physical, since the latter is inevitably present in this world.
Kabir, reject evil and lies!
Taking from the world only pain,
Thou goest brew life,
mixed with flour and salt.
As for the moral pain, it is, as it will be explained, still surpasses the physical. Dominating for our wise readers, various internal torments elevate them above the others, as they begin to see the finest manifestations of unsatisfactoriness, and the sufferings of the world.
Foolish people think that suffering is only in pain. Indeed, their feelings are perverted. They are likened to the patient which imagines that the sugar is bitter. Feather of coat, down on the hand, is intangible, but getting into the eye, it causes severe pain. Palm is an ignorant man, eye is a wise man. Only a wise man is deeply shocked by spectacle of suffering of the world.
(Madhyamikavritti, cf. Matt. 7:3)
In the world there are hardships, sufferings and misery, and someone is living bearer of these categories. As grief and misfortune he visits all people and hinders those who come to perfection.
It was the king's son named Duttha-kumara, "tainted." By malice and cunning, young prince was similar to the serpent, which was stepped on the tail, and with whoever he was talking, he immediately resorted to insults and beatings. For the palace servants and all the people behind the walls of the palace, prince Duttha was just a speck of dust in the eye, and only his hideous appearance induced such terror, as if the appearance of the demon-pishacha, coming to devour all.
(Jataka of truth)
That who seeks salvation, inevitably comes in the ways of law, as if goes to hell. Work done by him is met with hostility and evil forces and authorities, rulers of the darkness (Eph. 6:12), the prince of this world. Snake of the abyss, which is stepped on the tail, wakes up and comes into this world. He tortures and torments the man as an internal enemy (Satan) which denies God and interferes purification. His authority extends to the servants (the elected people, the Jews), and the rest of the world. When a person takes on his shoulders work for God, he inevitably meets and communicates with this demon that constantly makes sacrifice, gnawing human flesh. In addition to the pain, overcome these difficulties brings happy victory too. There are no heroes without scars, and who does not fall, does not learn to ride a bike.
But the main merit of this book is not in inducing the new bitter-sweet feeling, the feeling of painful electric shock at the moment of insight, and then providing soothing balm to the heart. It notifies the reader that there are means of salvation, and a good outcome is assured. After the Royal Croquet, King whispers: "We forgive you all," despite the resounding promise by the Queen to cut off all the heads (Alice in Wonderland). As stated in the "Roadside Picnic" by the Strugatsky brothers, "the gift of happiness is for all, and no one will remain injured" (the same text, however, explained that everyone gets exactly what he wanted, but in an unexpected form for himself.) Water of life comes for free (Revelation 22:17, Jn. 7:37). But all this is for those who got up and went.
Cowards: deer, crows, if they are inspired by fear of
Resettlement, often die in one's own field.
Blessed is he whose path - to the far distance,
And in the heart - the mother house sorrow.
Despised is homebody that is ready to boast
Rotten water from the well of the fathers.
For the first time Abraham was sent in this journey - the father of the faith and the patriarch of the Jews (Genesis 12:1).
Lend back to Sun, the stomach to the fire,
Give Lord all the heart, and thoughts to future life.
Thoughts are the most powerful act for a person. Clutching the heavy weight and dragging it, you will get just a state of the animal. If you plotted to attain freedom, and began to raise means, this is the best deal. And we must not think of the future life, rather that the situation was not bad now - this is the beginning of salvation. One has not wallow in tears on the knees, but go to a blissful state during this minute, every moment.
We have built a nest carrying the grass in our beaks.
you have feet and hands, why is despondency?
Heavenly world is also built by the word of God, the birds building nests are the angels of heaven. The kingdom of heaven is organized by serious and hard work. If a creature that lives at the bottom is waiting for help from high messengers of heaven, which are designed to carry him to the top by the wings, it's wrong. Not building yourself heavenly paradise inheritance, you will not get there ever. Heavenly treasures are gained first on the Earth, supreme is reproduced at the bottom, a man reaps what he sowed (2 Cor. 9:6). One needs not to be depressed; instead it is better to persistently build the kingdom. "Everything is available for everyone" - from any situation, there is access to the shining world of bliss, and more on this topic can be found in our book. When a man falls into despair because nothing good happens, he must understand that he is guilty himself. He has not yet been heavily involved in what is needed - in own person, forget hid healthy ego.
Let fate alienated from you - that conceived, manage,
Calling to help all forces, all the will of the soul.
Without the efforts nothing is achieved. Goal leads to good results only when there is a solid foundation - the salvation, the aspiration from evil to good. Contrary to the abstract theology, evil, wicked life and sorrow are not ephemeral and obscure mythical category, but real, available to all states. Evil is that poisons the life: disease, insomnia, depression, hypochondria, infidelity of his wife, troubles with children, failure at work, quarreling with neighbors. The most primitive toothache is punishment for one who does not confesses enough his sins (that is does not correct his own mistakes.) You can not talk about supreme as detached from the lower. In listing the categories of good, we do not talk like priests about the high, about God and heaven. In this way, no one will ever go away from evil and reach the good. Good is freedom from fear, pain; health, good humor, material wealth, good children, and if the good is present, all is right naturally.
Great gets up all in hard work,
Worthless blames fate in the slightest trouble.
The one who did not want to go from evil to good, to freedom and joy, is always in poor condition.
Work is decent for me, like for you,
But I like it better, I will work hard willingly,
And you will be forced.
Here again we have a description of who proceeds wisely: he agreed in time to the good, even without paying suffering for it. The others, willingly giving up the joy, will work for incomprehensible and unnecessary result, involuntarily, through deception and punishment. Laws of the world are inevitable - any available material will be used.
"To need" can be difficult as sigh
Healing with the pain.
It is hard to resist Spirit - the truth is strong and invincible. This is and the only consolation and hope.
For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.... He opens the ears of men and seals their instruction ... He is chastened disease on the bed and brutally pain in all his bones - and his life turns away from the bread and his soul dainty food. His flesh is lost, so it is not visible, and his bones that were not seen. And his life is coming to the grave, and his life - to the death ... Here, it's all God's doing two or three times with a man, to bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.
According to Dignaga (founder of Buddhist logic), the process of knowledge is the knowledge of God by man and man by God at the same time, when one is in the other. Interpretation is analogous. As the Buddha said, "I'll give you a comparison, because most reasonable people understand by comparison."
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, came down from heaven, and the Holy Watcher.
Awakened to the truth (Buddha), which dispelled all his afflictions, and won a doubt, now watches, and this is the biblical God.
Awakened is truly empowered with the knowledge of high moral precepts, the ability to deep introversion, the wisdom, the desire to be saved and the ability to explain the path that leads to salvation.
(Jataka of fools)
Awakened is aroused in this world in order to do some work at a certain time - Judgment Day. All of these useful qualities are potential for the reader of this book, and can be extracted and implemented by exploring the authentic biblical material. He will have to know himself - learn his capabilities, as well as touch with the Wisdom - the most vaunted favorite topic of the Old Testament; the rest is clear. Accordingly, if one must, but does not want to know the truth, he will accept grief, illness, misfortune - a cruel surgeon, unforgiving teacher. Repository of these "teachings" is a collection of preaching saints (easily speaking, the church), and patients, of course, take medicine for poison.
If the cold does not penetrate ever our bones, how can we possess a flowering apricot, scenting the whole world?
However, the sequence of pleasant and unpleasant condition can be reversed; perhaps, our readers will experience this option.
So I took the book out of the angel's hand, and ate it and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and when I had eaten it, was bitter in my womb.
Hurtful words of this book, which, like any truth, is not easy to digest, often will lead the reader from a state of sleep rest and habitual complacency to cheerfully attention and cause already lasting keen interest.
Pungent radish ...
And harsh, male
Conversation with a samurai.
Medicines and doctors are needed by people not to please them and to bliss. They only help to get rid of vices that obscure the path to ultimate truth.
I have to give you bitter pills in a sweet shell. The pills are harmless, the poison is in sweets.
(Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)
In general, people tend to see the danger not in the place where it actually is, because the danger does not notify in advance.
" Knowledge wine is sweet, but not all have to drink it.
We pay to teacher by our head for this sweet wine. "
And we are constantly talking about the danger for everyone, at every step, every minute.
Teachers, performing his duty, skillfully combine web.
(Ashvaghosha. Life of the Buddha)
If a teacher is competent and experienced, then dismiss him is more difficult than from the hazard itself. "Therapy is more terrible than disease."
They laugh and cry and ask: do believe them.
And they themselves look upon all with suspicion.
Who is righteous, leads no friendship with them,
As around the ashes of the dead planters goes around them.
So who fits to believe? We, the wise-writers. Because in that case, you will still believe himself ("Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind," Rom. 14:5), and errors are inevitable. The main advantage of wisdom is the ability to correct mistakes. He said: "Life is a mistake ..." To him: "We'll fix". He said: "Why do I need such a fate? .." To him: " We'll fix". He said: "Something must be done ..." To him: "We'll see and fix ..."
You know neither the power nor the family, he does not inspire you to faith? -
Keep distance: these are dangerous beyond measure.
In short, all the above confirms the correctness of the words of the Buddha:
The teacher tells truth to the disciple, but the latter can have it only after its deep and personal understanding.
In any case, the thrill of reading it guaranteed. However, we tried to combine the right rough wine, which merits in the book a special theme, with nourishing milk (Isaiah 55:1, 1 Pet. 2:2, 1 Cor. 3:1-2).
Be so kind as to give me another cup of milk.
Please. When the required milk of celestial cow could not be found, for security of the head and stomach of the reader we had to add water - for example, the philosophical arguments and historical information, ways of making money and cooking recipes. Again, no harm, benefits only.
For as it is hurtful to drink wine or water alone; and as wine mingled with water is pleasant, and delighteth the taste: even so speech finely framed delighteth the ears of them that read the story. And here shall be an end.
(2. Maccabees 15:39, see also Sirach 31:32-35, 1 Tim. 5:23)
Many words have been said about the benefits of knowledge, we say again, it will not be too much.
Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. If then I do not grasp the meaning of what someone is saying, I am a foreigner to the speaker, and the speaker is a foreigner to me.
(1 Corinthians 14:10-11)
Stranger! Come in the good! "I'll take you to the museum - said my sister ..."
We go to the field ... I am in front, of course,
You're behind, as my youth -
And reverent wind of being
Will sing sad and blithely.
What is it, from where come these fascinating sounds? Lure, temptation, or insight, inspiration? Amorous delight, the creative impulse, or the trap and seduction? Salvation or death, joy or dumps? They are one and the same, or Muse is one, and Satan other? The same things are often called by different names, and even more often different things are called by one name. Even though we know all the answers, we will not hang labels of definitions and warn specifically, but give to the reader the privilege to understand essence of phenomena. Suppose that Sharp Reader will make the main work of discernment, and he will have the honor and praise.
Do not separate the sacred from the profane, and do not indicate the difference between clean and unclean, and from my sabbaths they closed their eyes, and I am profaned among them.
As for Me, I'm not saying yes, not saying no, not saying yes and no, not saying yes or no. Better safe than sorry.
It is well known that the main element of any dream is the desire to get the Beautiful Lady - Success, turn to himself the Face of Fortune, become a favorite of Luck, win the Goddess of Happiness. To this end, we help (in a legal way, of course) to our faithful readers, with the participation of the above Dame.
Endless flow of love
Pour into a sieve, it is full.
(Shakespeare. End - crowns the work)
This is interesting. And more?
Even being urged by visitor, she does not agree immediately, because men despise easily accessible. To find out about his desire, she sends to the visitor masseurs, singers, clowns ... And let she, sending first hangers, join in love with that she finds out. Let, under the pretext of fighting roosters, sheep, talking parrots, starlings, views, art [occupation], servant leads the man in her home, or her to him.
Just so, in everyday manner, understanding and Wisdom come to our naive reader, which are desirable: without Wisdom nothing exists either at the top or bottom. Well, the love comes along with it, of course.
The fate leads by black yards
In the secret garden of extraordinary,
Where many limes and roses under the hills
Glow modestly, surrounding the fountain.
Next passage in the Kama Sutra is not less interesting:
She gives to coming a thing as the gift of love, exciting love interest: "Only you yourself and no one else should use it." And if he's happy about it, she sweetens him by conversation and signs of attention.
As convincing looks, this meeting in the Bible:
Say to wisdom: "You are my sister!"
So I came to my garden, my sister, my bride; scored my myrrh with my flavors, eaten my honeycomb with honey, I have drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, friends, drink abundantly, O beloved!
(Song of Songs 5:1)
And where is all this happening? In the Garden of Eden. And where is Eden? The kingdom of God is within us. But do not be distracted, let us continue:
Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my bride! thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck. How fair is thy love, my sister, my bride! about how much your love is better than wine, and of thine ointments than all spices! .. Locked garden - my sister, my bride, a prisoner's well sealed source.
(Song of Solomon 4:9-12)
After we were relieved to learn that the woman is a well, the source of knowledge, things take a long-awaited and very welcome turn:
Drink water from your own cistern, and running out of thine own well. Let [not] bottled [distributed, dispersed] thy fountains on the street, the flow of water - on the area and let them be your own, and not strangers' with thee. Let your fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of your youth.
We call some of the names of our new girlfriend: Eva, wife of our Eden youth, Sophia Wisdom, great prophetess Maria, fickle Fortune, Fabulous Pandora; the goddess of happiness, wealth and beauty Lakshmi (Sri) ...
Casual friend, I am rich enough for two!
Casual friend, tell me where to go?
Lightest, infant gold -
In my hand for the long journey.
Golden paradise apple in his hand - not a bad excuse for a fun trip. We'll go to the water?
In this the palace, Maya the Great Illusion, gave matchless pond where lotus flowers with petals made of Vaidurya stone and stalks of precious stones, where [living] lotuses were and white water lilies and flocks swarmed various waterfowl. It was colorful due to blooming lotus and beautiful turtles and fish. It had a beautiful boat ramp, was stripped of the mud and had high water in all seasons. It was nice in a dress of pearl spray billowing by wind. Coming to him, lined with precious stones and pearls, [visitors], even peering, could not recognize [that the water in it], and suddenly fell into it.
In this passage, an exhaustive description is given of the mystical consciousness - Manas, the energy reservoir of ideas. Starting familiarity with delicate matters of another world, having not yet developed a clear position and not having a mentor, a person falls into a blissful state of new visions in the watery element of purity and freshness that is so dear to the weary traveler.
It is reasonable to explore the ultimate not in rational language, which is capable of producing only a discrete (fractional) a set of truths, but rather a multi-color fabric dreams in continuous (in physical terms - laminar) flow, in the female element. In the East, to describe the way the term Maya (magical reality), not quite accurately translated as illusion.
This is the area of someone's dreams,
These are the ghosts and dreams!
All items of the old prose
Are magically illuminated.
We combine white lily
with a rose, crimson rose,
By a prophetic mystery dream
We gain eternal truth.
(Vladimir Solovyov. Song of Ophites)
From to the technical side, the journey to the ultimate is described in the Indian Upanishads as passing the sequence of four states. This is the waking, dream (continuity of knowledge), deep sleep (absorption) and Turiya - the fourth, the ineffable state, which brings happiness, non-duality and the dissolution of the world. Dream is a form of knowledge of the transcendent, which can not be find by discursive logic. It is given to someone having the perception of a child who believes in a beautiful fairy tale. Baby unalloyed consciousness gives an example of continuous attitude. This is not limited consciousness, flying in the wind, in a cloud of immediacy. Buddhist Jataka describes how enthusiastic child sees colorful murals in the church (on the celestial dome), becoming included in this game. At the time of contemplation of higher truths, yogi becomes a child, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to children (Matthew 19:14).
One afternoon, the Master accompanied by many monks was walking in the mango grove and, passing by beautiful clumps of trees, decided to tell to the monks of his deeds in a previous life, so that he smiled. "Why do you smile, the venerable? - Asked Thera Ananda. - Because, for no reason and without cause, enlightened do not smile." - "Once, Ananda, in the days of King Makhadevy, I have practiced here playfully contemplation and ruled this country", - said the Master, and told about the past.
(Jataka of King Nimi)
Buddha played in the Garden as the kids play, which possess the kingdom of heaven. Truth can only be grasped through the mind of a child, through the children's spontaneity and freedom. Contemplating touches to the ultimate and becomes the king, able to manage all the worlds up to the top. In eastern texts world is seen as a play of God-child. However, engage in something as a child is dangerous: ancient recommended to remove away from children the mirror which allows one to go into the world of dreams. Tasting the delicious berries from a clove tree or seeing a beautiful enchantress, Apsara, youth can not get rid of the appeal - it is beyond its powers.
For in many dreams, as in many words - a lot of fuss.
To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause...
Awakening transforms illusion material into a logical form, which only provides a formal proof for already understood. The introduction of the child to the world of logic breaks the stream of his consciousness, leading to anxiety and raises questions like "how?", "why?".
I KEEP six honest serving-men
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
I give them all a rest.
Neglecting our recommendations will long remain in an undeveloped state, "child in mind," and understanding, that cling to the intermediate and transient is bad, will continue in his development. "Oppressors of my people are the children, and women rule over them" (Isaiah 3:12).
Whoso regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind. The vision of dreams is the resemblance of one thing to another, even as the likeness of a face to a face. Of an unclean thing what can be cleansed? and from that thing which is false what truth can come?
According to Jewish interpretation, Jacob, wrestling with God (Genesis 32), struggled with his counterpart - the guardian angel of Esau, whose face he sees in his sleep as the face of God (Gen. 33:10). Having gained the victory in itself by cost of a broken leg, Jacob calmly talks to his brother awake.
In treasured truth of reflections
All truths of earthly desires,
All our righteous dreams
Are doubled, deepened.
The problem of truth (it is difficult to find it in our world) is associated with the departure into the ultimate. Narcissus looks into the water and can not break away from his reflection. Even the righteous Job could not tear himself away from the mirror of the law, requiring the court with God.
That's a dream coming in bright moment of oblivion -
He will give him in the dead night of epiphanies,
Dressed in bright and winged, clothes
Tearing them on the fly from the fire of hope,
Sent it to hover there, high in the sky is not available,
Chasing gold victory impregnable.
And the dream, rising up, pushed off from the sky,
But did not touched the fixed secret.
Sleep is comprehension of the beyond in a specific belief system. At that moment a man enters new transcendental categories, and new belief system is born in the consciousness. In dream-like conditions. mythical fairy consciousness of the child occurs, and the whole prior world is seen as unreal. Enlightenment-insight is called the dead night - a man is immersed in the darkness of knowledge. Hope is motivator motor force that descends; its dressing is described in detail in the Gnostic Hymn of the Pearl, which we will be dealt below. Heaven and earth are divided by screen protecting the world from God.
A man came to hetaera, but she had a date because of an appointment to another. At night, the man had a dream that enjoys making love to her, and was satisfied with this. The next day he told hetaera his dream, and she demanded a fee. The case had to deal with the judge-bodhisattva. He took money from the man, showed them to hetaera in the mirror and gave them back.
(From the Buddhist Agamas)
Engaging in the practice of meditation and being in dream-like state, a man gets illusory paradise pleasure owing to women-Maya. These treats are always temporary and have no real value. True salvation can be obtained only living in own body on the ground. When a woman is trying to get something for herself in the process, she only sees the mirror image, inversion, negation. Here the mirror is the mind stuff - citta.
The sun rises up, reaches the hummingbird eye in the middle of heaven, and moves backward, reflected in the other half of the sky, in a huge mirror. Therefore my name is the Great Saliva of Deception Mirror! It is we, mirror saliva, create the world. Night, created for women, is a deception. The sun does not reach the night. Only a reflection of it comes there. A woman receives an invention, not the truth. Kukulkan is not sleeping with her, and she just loves his image.
(Miguel Asturias. Kukulcan)
During down way Sophia-Wisdom loses the true light, for which she took its reflection. In order to heal a blind man, Jesus makes the clay with his saliva.
A poor man owes a lot to people and fled into the desert. There he found a chest full of jewels, on which lay a pure mirror. The beggar raised the mirror and, finding in it a man, folded his hands in prayer: "I thought that the empty chest, and it turned out that you're in it, do not be angry with me, sir!"
(Sutra of hundred parables)
God incarnates in the world as being the most impoverished. Only those reach God within who renounced all worldly pleasures and lost the ability to live in this world. When doctrine is formed, the mirror appears through which we study the law. Only someone who has gone in the mirror, and does not see his identity, destroying selfishness, goes to altruism - divine state without borders. A poor man carried out and the outcome and reached through looking glass the state of emptiness, unsupported all truth, why box just seemed empty. But sooner or later, it is clear that the process of meditation is performed by some lively being - I, Purusha, seeing, the bearer of consciousness. Good dreams, dear readers!
You have weird sleep - with open eyes:
You're walking, talking and dreaming -
All at once.
Malicious analytical analysis of this book will quickly trap the authors in the words (Matt. 22:15) and uncover a lot of formal contradictions in the everyday life and "scientific" levels. Reader's mind more than once comes into confusion, meeting in different places of the text remarks that are very difficult to reconcile, "as a man." In fact, in the book there is not a simple logic or standards and schemes - they are basically unable to describe the beyond; understanding the nondual will be able to do this.
We should to drink dry water
Pouring it in a glass without a bottom.
Truth can not be proven, it can only be opened. If it does not come, you can not force it come - your efforts can only open the door for it. To promise easy salvation is not our intention, although we take some attempts. We also do not give clear instructions on how to comprehend the spiritual worlds, as suggested in the theosophical and occult writings, and in this sense we warn the reader of frustration.
If you thought, my love to you died,
So you look for the end where there was no beginning.
Instead, the book offers something more - a fascinating (or addicting) and highly instructive story and journey, with a lot of amazing and unsafe encounters.
I imagined that mankind is the upper, but we're rushing to the mouth.
The flow of water symbolizes the existence of God - the river of time, and the removal of barriers (dams), which is one of the goals of the book, is cleaning (but not necessarily washing) consciousness from the accumulated debris.
Oh, what a storm arose in the shower!
In my dream, on a bleak river
Surly boatman, in verses sung,
I was led to the abode of eternal night.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
What a boatman? I do not know how to swim. And what's the ...
House keeper of Keeper of the Seals, Nu, victorious, said: "Hail, O Great God, sailing in his boat, and take me in his boat. [I was walking in your footsteps,] so let me be steering in your travel and stay among those who belong to you, and who dwells among the stars that will never sit. "
(Papyrus Nu. Chapter on how to enter the boat of Ra)
Convincing explanation, it is possible that it looks convincing. "Let's go, babe, ride ..."
The "carnal filth washing" is inevitably accompanied by overcoming some of the superstitions, both secular and "spiritual", being pleasant and giving easy life.
They drag - who iconostasis
Who cross who icon -
And take quietly away
Faith in the Lord from us
We also contribute to the destruction of the naive and formal faith reader, giving him a certain amount of knowledge. The latter gives him a chance to retain himself and find the true faith of a free man, for which, however, more personal efforts are needed. Needless to say, it's hard work - to write good, useful, interesting book about the sublime. But the old, well-established interests relentlessly encouraged to do this, and the time is appropriate:
Then I, sighing, refer to the Scriptures:
Lord commands pay good for evil,
And by stolen evangelical rag
I cover naked villainy,
Cherishing a diabolical plan, cramps saint.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
We discussed in detail the significance of the symbols of clothing and nudity above.
Even just flipping through the book, the reader will be able to take off or loosen some familiar, but hateful shackles and thus come closer to freedom, to change his life for the better.
Let a wise man come to me, not a liar, not a cheat, but a straightforward person. I instruct him, teach him Dhamma - in such a way that, by practicing the path he taught, he soon will know himself and see himself. So he really comes to the liberation from the bonds - in other words, from the chains of ignorance.
The book is intended not so much to read, how to study, research ourselves - how much we came to understanding the transcendent mysteries. It is a journey inward, on the roads of destiny, nomadic in the fields of knowledge, the work of sowing seeds and harvesting, activities that are long been considered the highest, - the acquisition of truth. Without giving final truth, we argue that it can be found, and look for it is obligatory. Referring directly to the hearts of seekers, the book tends to awaken in them an intuitive insight, lead to the discovery of the inner world, rich, inexhaustible, unique in its beauty and greatness, which is in each one. Saying "The kingdom of heaven is within you", the Bible reveals to us the only opportunity - an opportunity to soothe all the excitement over the acquisition of eternity. Repeating this, Eastern wisdom says "Paradise is close ...". No book provides a complete form of immortality, eternal and ineffable peace. However, the book will indicate where the search for the perfection starts, where the words of the call to awakening sound. And if there is no highest harmony in our hearts, we are just on the doorstep to the Wandering and Achievement, Acquisition and Admiration.
Delphic inscription reads: Know thyself, and thou shalt know the gods and the universe." The Hebrew Pentateuch repeatedly tells the words "Attend to yourself." Old Testament prophets and New Testament says the same.
With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early (Isaiah 26:9)
Hypocrites! The earth and the sky can discern how much time this will not recognize? Why did you and do not judge ourselves, what is right?
On the person you see? Who is confident in himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, so are we Christ.
Examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith; yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? Unless you are not what they should be.
(2 Corinthians 10:7, 13:5)
In knowledge of their inner being - Christ - is the essence of the New Testament sacrament of communion.
But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the cup. For any one who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
(1 Corinthians 11:28-29)
According to the East and the Judeo-Christian apocryphal texts, the great sacrifice of body of Christ-Purusha (the universal man, Adam Kadmon, who was identified with the pre-existing Messiah) has formed the world, split into pearls.
However, Phaedrus, I think that such an interpretation, though being attractive, is the work of man with special abilities: he will work a lot, and good luck - not too ... For this, I have no leisure time at all. And the reason is, my friend, is in this: I can still can not, according to the Delphic inscription, to know himself. And in my opinion, it is ridiculous, not knowing yet that, explore strange.
(Plato, Phaedrus 229-230)
As Buddha taught, in this body, death and having a height no more than fourteen feet, but conscious and endowed with intelligence, is the beginning of the world, its development and its decline, and the way leading to its disappearance (which comes for the enlightened). The body, where the soul, i.e. Christ, lives, is a unique instrument of knowledge, which should be kept clean, and at the same time, the soul itself is an instrument of purification. Discovering yourself, you learn and the beyond. A man can know nothing about the nature of Nirvana and the possibility of immortality, unless he understands himself, having acquired this knowledge by experience. Being acquainted with his inner world, a man learns also the external world - as fused parts of the whole.
Knowing one God, embracing the universe, [man] shall be exempt from all bonds.
(Svetasvatara Upanishad 4.16)
God, found within, and at the same time t spread throughout the world, leads a person to freedom.
You should recognize this creature - and it can be infinite. It is not a man and not a woman, it is not asexual. What bodily [shell] it takes, by this it is guarded.
(Svetasvatara Upanishad 5.9-10)
Manifestation of the creator-demiurge are endless, duality lies in his very basis.
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, should not be condemned with the world.
(1 Corinthians 11:31-32)
Knowing oneself, one becomes inaccessible and is not subject to the High Court. On the contrary, who took the trouble to make it in life, lived in vain, because he will not escape punishment.
And if someone leaves this world without seeing his world, this [world], like the unread Veda or undone deed, does not bring to him a benefit. And even if not awaring of it makes a great and noble deed, it dies in the end.
(Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.4.15)
Only conscious purposeful activity, through wishful thinking to himself, is salvific. Only self-determination on the path of perfection gives some results related to personal salvation. It is useless to be born and to die, if during a short period of time allotted to you, you did not do anything to realize the true right of a person - to go beyond the circle of causality in the phenomenal world and to come to a new level of freedom. Standard charity (external piety and good deeds) does not bring any fruit for eternity.
Not everyone who has everything, will know himself. However, those who do not know themselves will not enjoy what they have. But only those who know themselves will enjoy it.
(Gospel of Philip 105)
If the main goal of self-knowledge is solved, seeker is initiated and finds joy.
Happy are those of the earth-born people who have seen the mystery.
The one who was not involved in them will be forever to death
Have similar shares in gloomy underground kingdom.
(Hymn to Demeter 480-482)
The sacrament is to see during the life all the obstacles of death to win them by own conscious activity, striving for liberation. Initiated is one who has managed to kindle in his heart that spark in the fire of tapas.
Thrice happy are mortals who depart to Hades, having seen these rites, since true life is granted to them; for the rest, all that is there is evil.
Joy is always infinite. Evil coming to replace exists both in the form of life and in the form of death, but always finite and temporary. Without defeating evil through renunciation already in his life, after the death a man faces with a scary, and in the life - with a reward for his deeds. Perfection is to destroy the reasons of evil deeds, to destruct mechanism of accumulation and reproduction of evil. Death, which stops the evil and bad conditions, can be used for good - to defeat it itself.
[Only] the wise men, who see Him in themselves, [destined] eternal happiness, and not other ... Only knowing Him, [person] goes beyond death, there is no way [that would be] to follow.
(Svetasvatara Upanishad 6.12-16)
Anyone who has seen a supreme principle - a manifestation of God, infinite Perfection without beginning, needs no longer confirmation by other authorities. Salvation is once gained personal treasure that no one can steal or take as his share. Buddha does not transfer enlightenment to others, but only points the way to it.
He is who does everything, knows its own power, the wise, the creator of time, endowed with qualities, omniscient, lord of pradhana and conscious being, cause of knots, continuity and liberation in the cycle of life. Being such, He is immortal, endures as a ruler - wise, omnipresent, the keeper of the world, who always owns this world, for there is no other basis of [this] rule.
(Svetasvatara Upanishad 6.16-17)
Upanishads describe in detail the category of a supreme being - the Creator, which needs to be mastered for successful saving practices. However, they do not call to worship Him, that is, to create idols through which a man is seduced and deceives himself, realizing false religious purposes. On the contrary, all the practices are intended to destroy the boundary between the lower and the beyond, and to merge with the supreme. The purpose of yoga is defines as: Jiva should merge with Paramatman, alive being with the Beyond. The mechanism of erasing boundaries lies in the implementation of the principles: Thou art That, I am Brahma (the Creator), etc. All the elaborated system of exercises is given for anyone could attain higher by the inner path during this life, as the outcome of their efforts.
By diligent friction of thinking, [person] sees God like a hidden [fire]. As sesame oil in sesame beans, oil - in the cream, water - in the river and fire - in the piece of wood, so the Atman is comprehended within himself by who looks down on him in truth and asceticism. [He understands] Atman, permeating everything, like oil contained in the cream, - the root of self-knowledge and asceticism. This is the highest Upanishad of Brahman! This is the highest Upanishad of Brahman!
(Svetasvatara Upanishad 1.14-16)
God is not identical to a man, but he is present in a person, as well as throughout the world, and is the root of self-discovery. Yoga is a joint of the living soul, a man's person with the Atman. To start your own salvation, you have to find Him in yourself, but it will be only the beginning of the saving path.
For the LORD will again rejoice about you over you, as he rejoiced over thy fathers, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God, keeping his commandments and his statutes that are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn to the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all your soul. For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off, it is not in heaven, that you can say, "Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it to us, and make us hear it, and we do it? " and beyond the sea, that you can say, "Who shall go over the sea for us and bring it to us, and make us hear it, and we do it?" but very close to you this word: it is in your mouth and in your heart, to execute it.
There is no difference in religion and the teachings of different times and peoples in the question that God reveals to him who loves, listens, and seeks to connect to Him.
For a record before you call heaven and earth to life and death I tell you, the blessing and the curse. Therefore choose life, that you have lived and your offspring, love the Lord thy God, to obey his voice, and to cleave unto him: for in thy life, and the length of thy days, to put you on the ground.
To know yourself is the same as to know God in yourself, because in the other you will not find Him, but you can only come to the opposite - to the idolatry, the dangers of which are discussed in the Bible more than in detail. Well, still more ridiculous is an appeal: "Know the compilers of the book!" or bewilderment: "What have I to know in myself, live as lived, do not muzz. Physician knows me, what is in me. And neighbors know that I am a good person."
Let it not be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of the people, let there be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood, a man who heard the words this curse, bragged to his heart, saying, "I'll be happy, despite the fact that I will walk in the my heart", and lost so fed the hungry.
Here, as likes to tell Kamasutra, verses are given:
He wanted to erase the edge between what he was
And what seemed ...
But could this our readers? Hopefully. You just have to endeavor, because there are no other recommendations with a more strong motive in the scriptures. Salvation is teaching of rational self-interest in the initial stages of the transition to a developed altruism.
If now we rubbed to ourselves in favor -
Become generous to our beauty.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
Buy the truth and do not sell wisdom and teachings [instruction, punishment] and mind.
The main thing is wisdom:
Get wisdom, and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall exalt thee: she shall praise thee, when thou dost embrace her, put it on your head an ornament, will take your crown of glory.
Expending is necessary (these are the laws of the genre), and if not now, then later. If later, then more - penalty percents run over. But what pleases me, that is huge benefit - of spending which is, in general, small.
Both life and wealth of the servants are completely in the hands of the lord.
He wants - all takes away. To argue with him is a sinful thing.
And what for argue: He knows - we do not know. All the more, in a dispute truth is born, but relationship die:
Or you'll be polite to me,
Or I'll drew your screams
In ecstatic roar of the war.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
Some important aspects of the problem of knowledge can be traced back to Goethe aphorisms.
Can we know ourselves? Not by contemplation, but by action. Try to do your duty, and you will know that you have.
Sadly, this idea is false, it relies on an incorrect understanding and offers salvation by affairs only. To do your duty, you must first know what it is. Activities should be based on the newfound truth, and then the path will be error-free. Contemplation is extracting the truth, a necessary first step, and the action - its implementation for own good - is to be followed by the second stage of a two-part journey. To act properly, you need to find untold. Then, despite all the troubles, the result is always good. Goethe mixes these steps to simplify the structure of the way, full of unexpected events and impressions.
Surely, who does not see this black in his early work, during Work of Stone, will not complete magistery; this can not be done without going through the stage of chaos, no matter what other colors he may have seen in the course of work.
(N. Flamel. Hieroglyphic figures)
The path will be successful only if its start was accompanied by a small blackening. This symbolizes communication with woman-wisdom, to find which is absolutely necessary for success.
It is not enough to have knowledge, also apply.
This is the basic principle of any spiritual practice. Unless the theory studied is not set in motion and action, it will not bring good fruits. All theoretical knowledge is required only to use them for own sake. If knowledge was based on flawed or false ideas, the results of the practice will be disastrous and sad. Hence come all the biblical warnings against false prophet preaching. The practitioner must learn to distinguish the true word from the false one, anticipating in advance the consequences of the application of a given doctrine: bitter mustard seeds will not let the sweet fruit. However, such an anticipation can only be given as a gift from above, and sweet fruits are not for everyone. Tortuous path is designed just for the righteous and holy, the end of which is always sad.
The question of the purpose, the question "what for?" - is certainly unscientific. Much further leads us the question " how?"
Then, what for are texts and scriptures? If there is no purpose, all equipment is meaningless. Necessary funds are given by God and always meet that goal, without this the activity becomes mechanical and meaningless, not leading to any result. The question "what for?" puts everything at stake; it determines the benefit of a man.
The correct view of the nature is useful for any practice.
In fact, the right view precedes the true practice and causes it. For any (false) practice, on the contrary, any nonsense will fit.
At higher levels you can not know anything, but you need to do, just like in a game knowledge helps little, but it all comes down to implementation.
Goethe once again to place the practice and denies the existence of truth underlying it. This is the limitations of the man who still does not know the truth, because he has not found it. Faust, Goethe's favorite hero, rewrites the Bible: "In the beginning was the action." However, the expectation is vain that the assistant who appeared out of nowhere and with which you can enter into a contract, will lead to good. Another's mind does not help to get rich; the other can give the method of comprehending the truth, but not the truth itself. Mephistopheles seeks only to get a slave; responsibility for the consequences of a contract will belong to the man himself. In other passage Goethe himself points out the consequences of such behavior:
People who do not have enough for the necessities, are busy with unnecessary.
To obtain a necessary and discard excess, one needs recognition, distinction. God helps only to those who are conscious. The same Goethe, who was trying to deny the truth, admits:
There is nothing worse than active ignorance.
Indian scripture tells how the king of gods Indra and representative of demons (asuras) Virochana come, independently and without knowledge of each other, to Prajapati - the lord of creatures, to get his superior knowledge of the Atman.
Look at yourselves (Atman) in a dish of water, then tell me what you do not understand about the self.' They looked in a dish of water. Prajapati asked them, 'What do you see?' They said, 'Blessed one, we see ourselves in reflection, from hair to nails.' Prajapati said to them, 'Make yourselves smart, well-dressed and elegant, and look in a dish of water.' They made themselves smart, well-dressed and elegant, and looked in a dish of water. Prajapati asked them, 'What do you see?' They said, 'Blessed one, just as we are smart, well-dressed and elegant, so these, blessed one, are smart, well-dressed and elegant.' 'This is the self,' he said. 'This is the immortal, the fearless: this is brahman.' And they left, their hearts at peace. Seeing them, Prajapati said, 'They are leaving without attaining or knowing the self. Those who have this as their inner teaching, whether gods or demons, will be defeated.'
Virocana went to the demons, his heart at peace, and taught them this inner teaching: 'The self must be glorified, the self must be served here. Glorifying and serving the self here, one attains both worlds, this one and that one.' So even here, today, they say of one who does not give, does not have faith, does not sacrifice, 'Alas! He is demonic!' for this inner teaching belongs to the demons. Folk make ready the body of the departed with alms, clothing and adornments, and think that they will win that world by means of this one.
(Chandogya Upanishad 8.8.1-5)
Materialist understanding of the world is only the first step, which is necessary to pass. Indra was not satisfied by the first answer of Prajapati and returned for further search of truth. Indra and Virochana look the dish with a smooth surface, which is a woman; one seeks in her so needed wisdom.
To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy pregnancy; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children and thy desire shall husband, and he shall rule over thee.
And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will greatly multiply your descendants, so that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
Acquisition of knowledge is just the process of pregnancy and childbirth of the women-wisdom. "I will greatly multiply" means the absolute amount of knowledge in the form of individual pieces of information. Bible does not skimp on such promises.
I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land of which I said, I will give unto your seed, and they shall inherit [it] forever.
Higher states of consciousness, attained by intellectual and spiritual exercises, give only finite knowledge, which is only the veils, idols.
And I gave my heart to, to explore and search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of men to be exercised in it ... And I gave my heart to, to know wisdom and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this is - a striving after wind.
As many times warned Solomon, the human wisdom is not to be confused with Wisdom - the wisdom of God.
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
All the clothes will be thrown off (Job 1:20-21, Ecclesiastes. 5:14, 1 Tim. 6:7). In the Eastern tradition namarupa is false names and forms, the illusory body. Essence of mystery practices (where a person passed during life through divine and infernal states) is to understand the inner content and to become an ordinary (but transcending duality) man. This seeker does not need to go any higher or lower path. By itself, the most established in Ancient Greece ritual of Eleusinian Mysteries guarantees the Virocana state only.
Theme of salvation path is presented in the most vivid and colorful form and construed in detail in the eastern Buddhist tradition, although the same conclusions and positions can be dig in all religions. We present here for example a comment by following of the Wheel of Dharma Sutra (but not bowing the pious reader to Buddhism).
There are two extremes, O monks, which should not be followed by the ascetic. One is a tendency to all sorts of desires, vulgar as barn, low, peasant, popular, non-Aryan, senseless. Another is the propensity to exhaust itself, heavy, non-Aryan, senseless.
When a person is saved, he goes to the true reality. Monk (bhikkhu) is not just taking religious vows, but a seeker of truth, this can be any person; ascetic is striving for freedom. His world has the form of two, the pair of opposites. Putting himself to free flow of events and setting no obstacles, a person gets into one extreme - the recognition and satisfaction by all that is going on. In doing so, it is easy to get on the path of temptation and seduction, to enter into a blissful state and be lost there. To think only of low pleasures in the heavenly worlds is simple; proceed following to this recipe is available to anyone and requires no effort. Conversely, bhikkhu who deals infinite mortification, constantly bringing himself to exhaustion, renouncing all the best, gives his blessing God knows whom, and also goes pointless.
But neither the one nor to the other extreme is not a clone true middle road comprehended until the end of the Tathagata, the vision of the giver, the giver of knowledge, to calm, to knowledge, to enlightenment, to the repose of the leads.
Noble middle path that has been recognized by Tathagata is a process that takes place within the seeker. Tathagata is not a supreme being and not an idol, but the man's state. This is a student, seeking for the truth and salvation, coming as it is, without inventing own means of salvation, and not restricting himself by human moral categories. Following the path of liberation, he examines all quickly, pushing the ice of his existence as an icebreaker. Like the legendary worm Shamir of the Jewish tradition, he splits any stones and extracts particles of light for himself. Main way category is that going understands and comprehends all: the truth makes him free. Middle path leads to appease all manifestations of troubles, which are waiting for a man from two sides. Through the union of the two extremes and the way, a trinity is formed.
Basis of existence is composed of three elements: this, an obstacle and that. Depict the non-existence by zero or one. Then we will have to draw the existence by numeral three. So: dividing a single void in three parts, we obtain Trinity of the existence... If the obstruction would disappear, then this and that would be a single and continuous, and cease to exist.
Links (stages) of the path are identified by numeral eight (numerical transformations are important in the path of salvation).
A live for two weeks
Work for eight years,
But I will show, in fact,
What ascetic can do.
The person has also to pull the weight of the "five combustible piles" (skandhas) - the objects of affection, giving fuel for the fire of passion.
But, O monks, there is suffering... what is the addition of the suffering... what is the suppression of the suffering... that's the right path, which leads to the suppression of the suffering...
The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism are related to the basic concept of suffering (dukkha). Suffering is an unsatisfactory state on the way, the enemy, conditions to be overcome. One meets with them not only in the darkened worldly life, but on the spiritual path. World is continuously spinning in the triple sense wheel of permanent birth, development and destruction. All combined things are ceased - the world exists as a complex combination, mosaic, striping of dharmas (laws). Even the terrible apocalypse is a temporal being, the special time zone, which also obeys the laws of combination and termination.
When driving, the chariot wheel is rolling by only one point of the rim, and is resting only on one point; and quite similar, life of a living being lasts only until the thought lasts. As soon as that thought has ceased, one say that the living being has disappeared.
Life is the wheel of being and time, which touches the surface of manifestations by only one point: every moment an infinite number of elements being are composed in a particular combination. The next elusive moment, the wheel is detached from the contact point, the connection is broken, and the same elements produce new combinations. Under these laws the material world and human consciousness, and the world beyond exist; all the more the world of saving person is composite and temporary. Being is a constant process of recombination of states, nothing eternal and infinite exists, but there are rules of recombination. This is the unreality of the world: there are no things that are in the past (these combinations have long decomposed and converted to new), there is no future, because these things do not exist either, and there is not present which is placed between the illusory past and future.
Thus, O monks, a vision of things, being unheard before, opened for me, the wisdom, knowledge, clarity opened.
Those who have known the truth of the way, moved to the beginning of the process of salvation through understanding.
Those who go by middle [way] quickly pass the ocean [of being]. [Those] who go by two [conflicting] ways, will sink in the sea of samsara. Leave duality, stick middle path. The first way [gives] the coolness, the second the heat, both [ways] - the fire [of suffering].
Noble middle path is described many times in the Bible.
Who then could go into the sea to look upon it, and to rule it, if he went not through the narrow, how could he come into the broad? There is also another thing; A city is builded, and set upon a broad field, and is full of all good things: The entrance thereof is narrow, and is set in a dangerous place to fall, like as if there were a fire on the right hand, and on the left a deep water: And one only path between them both, even between the fire and the water, so small that there could but one man go there at once. If this city now were given unto a man for an inheritance, if he never shall pass the danger set before it, how shall he receive this inheritance?
(3(4) Ezra 7:5-9)
Mountains and valleys, water and fire, darkness and light are divided high and low states.
And the sons of Israel, of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on his right and on their left.
Jews (the elected people) are used to move through the energy ocean of this world in the median position between the two extremes.
So Balaam rose in the morning and saddled his donkey and went with the princes of Moab. But God's anger was kindled because he went, and the angel of the Lord took his stand in the way as his adversary. He was riding on a donkey, and his two servants were with him. And the ass saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the road. And the angel of the Lord stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall on one side and the other side wall. Ass saw the angel of the Lord against the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.
The donkey creates obstacle and turns off from the road three times (Numbers 22:33), corresponding to the three stages in the path of the Abrahamic religions. Angel sent by God to the human world, prevents passing the road as the enemy, Satan. Patristic literature does not miss the theme of the middle path with a nontrivial ethics too. Gregory of Nyssa wrote of the "royal road" (Numbers 20:17):
If thin trail is stretched between the two slopes on the edge of the ridge, for someone who goes on it, it is dangerous to swerve to the right or left of the middle, because by step in one way or another, the abyss is waiting for him. And the law wants that going after it did not leave the path, as the Lord says, cramped and narrow (Matt. 7:14), neither left nor right (Deut. 28:14). These words are a lesson to us, indicating that the virtues are in the middle. All the evil is happening or of a lack, or an excess of virtue ... That who lack chastity is disbanded and the one who has it in abundance, is burned in his conscience (1 Tim. 4:2) ... One who performs in this world his life, safely finishes this necessary journey of virtue, if he can stay on this truly great way, the beaten and the gray by virtue, never turning for blemish on the road.
(The life of Moses the Lawgiver)
Modern authoritative theologian Karl Barth speaks of three ways theology: dogmatic, critical and dialectical:
True dialectician knows that this center - living center of any theology - is incomprehensible and is "not visual," and therefore he would not give direct information about the center, because he knows that all of the information, positive or negative - is not really information, but always either dogma or criticism. On this rocky ridge he can just go and if he tries to stop, he would fall - right or left, but surely fall. We can only go on and on - a terrible sight to those who are dizziness, - to go, looking from one side to another, from the statement of denial and negation of the assertion, thus relating them to each other.
To go the way of knowledge, it is necessary to arm by the four noble truths, boldly take risks of faith and not be afraid of doubt. In the words of Zarathustra, "is dangerous to move, it is dangerous to stay on the road, dangerous look back, dangerous shudder and freeze."
Look - here he goes without insurance.
To the right of the slope - will fall, lost!
Just left of the slope - still does not save ...
But it should be, it is very necessary to go through four quarters of the way.
So, relentlessly biting into volumes of the book, hard-working and dedicated reader gradually comes to insight and unspeakable truth.
Buddha said: who sees that all arises, says it all exists, - one extreme, and who sees that everything is destroyed, says it does not exist - the other extreme, the truth is in the middle (Samyutta-Nikaya). In Hinduism, the three views with the three gunas - Rajas (activity, birth, creation), Tamas (inertia, darkness, destruction) and sattva (goodness).
"Going to the road ","going from the road, "
Going middle of the road ","go along the road "-
Under such names for Me
They favor the victim, being spread widely.
"Going to the road" are those who only feel for the way of salvation, hardly choose the means of salvation for themselves (e.g., begin to read spiritual literature, interpret it and talk to others, to resort to rituals). "Going from the road" are atheists, those who do not recognize and reject salvation, at best, assuming sufficient to be good and moral people. They give up the way, or proclaim aloud militant atheism, or move away from saving purpose silently, without even realizing it. "Going in the middle of the road" are those who are faithful to the middle way, comprehend and learn on the way to the goal, consciously extract benefit for themselves. "Going on the road" are fellow travelers who did not take the main ideas of salvation. They proclaim their devotion to higher ideas in words, but have no understanding, acknowledge God, but worship Him in a false, mechanical form or passively await salvation. So the servants and animals carrying the load go on the road. The entire world is living on these four principles (letters of the divine name); these four rivers still flow from the Garden of Eden.
But be aware - exhausting yourself by path
Mixing days and nights because of me,
To my heart you put down roots hard,
And you have nothing to be sick of it.
(Shakespeare. End - crowns the work)
The Old Testament usually speaks about the enforced action. God always separates the Jews from their homes and moves to a new location, in addition enticing unrealistic benefits. They plod on barren desert land as on the path of salvation, whether right or wrong - their patron (God or female Shekinah) will not leave them. One can connect to the highest category, an angel or hypostasis of God and necessarily pass on the road, making no personal conscious choice.
A: Oh heavens! What a cunning
Has brought us here? Or, perhaps, happiness?
F: Both things together: we were driven by
Intrigue, happiness - led here.
Jews express their bitter disappointment, suffering in the desert. They have been deceived as chosen people - their pains last from the beginning of creation to the end of the world, so the promised prosperity and happiness can only be mentioned with bitter irony.
And when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the stream were very many trees on either side. And he said to me: These waters in the eastern side of the earth, come down to the plain and enters the sea, the waters shall be healed. And every living creature, reptile, where will [two] of the jet will be alive, and the fish will be quite a lot, because this water will go there, and the water in the sea shall be healed, and which will include the flow, everything is alive there.
Stream is the way, the river of time, the flow of the world between the two extremes. The river flows toward the east of Eden, comes to the plains, the apocalyptic battle will be where in last times, and then the journey ends. Only those who pass all the triple way of salvation, having undergone division into two parts, and the connection, will find the good and the eternal life.
Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick ... then take another stick ... And join them one to another into one stick, that they are in your hand one. And when you ask your people "do not shew us what thou?" Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel with him, and put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in my hand.
In the Hebrew text, instead of "stick", we read the word tree (the knowledge of good and evil - the split tree of life).
When you make one from the two, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the upper side as the lower side, and when you make male and female one, so the man was not a man and a woman was not a woman, when you make eye instead of an eye, and a hand instead of a hand, and a foot in place foot, an image in place of the image - then you will enter [the kingdom].
(The Gospel of Thomas, 27, cf. Eph. 2:14-16)
Why peace arises before consciousness as a single, permanent? Because the rest is not tearing apart into halves of what is really and what is desirable. This is not splitting apart of the established equilibrium, quiet shelter. Single is not shaking up grains of good and evil in own destiny under the pressure of the wind, meaning the need for change. The goal is to rise above the fractional state in the beginning of the reflection period, and then in the realization stage, to achieve merging of all into one.
Your speech is worth of your great peace of mind! Why be verbose? I was deceived, not understanding you!
So sounds conversation between inside and outside, talking of One and the many. The speech comes from the One that has great peace; verbosity means its fragmentation. Deceived are those who incorrectly perceived the speech.
The man knows God within himself, through his own body. All of the views of the Mosaic law are written in the body of the first man, Adam. They are extremely confusing, and non-freed man easily goes astray. Remaining only in law, in communication with Moses, a person can easily get lost, get entangled by duality horns in the Gnostic blackthorn where God came to Moses.
At the hour when Moses wrote the Torah, he wrote every day deeds. When he reached the statement: "And God said: Let us make man in our image, after our likeness," Moses said: "Lord of the World! I wonder why you give a reason for the fabrications of heretics." He said, "Write it down. Whoever wants to make a mistake, let's be wrong."
(Genesis Rabbah 8.7)
So, without much thought and reflection, there was a preparation of the book, which allows authors to absolve themselves of any responsibility after removing the impurities of doubt and fear. Moses, who was more heroic and tragic figure, described in detail the creation of the world, that is, events that took place in Eden. (Eden is the center for software development in the joint venture "Earth-Sky". In addition to the core, there have been developed also secondary packages: "East-West", "Good-Bad", "Joy-Trouble", and so on, etc.) In fact, the whole process is still going on inside each person.
As if coming to the carnival,
Immediately I picked off the mask...
We do not keep silent about this. Actor and role are the man and the fate, play and scene are life and world, screenwriter and director are the pair of authors of the book. What man sows, that he shall also reap, that writes in his Destiny book as Scenarist, that shall he also reap as an Actor. So he will be evaluated by the audience (see ancestors, deities ...).
And the theater begins with a hanger. Coming into this world naked, we're also going out of him naked (Job 1:21, 1 Tim. 6:7). And the one who went to the last journey on the Path to Eternal Self-Perfection gets leading role in the play "The Battle in the Way."
I call to battle
All devils - but one by one.
A: How is it that they travel? Sedentary life was better for them in the sense of fame, and in terms of revenue.
B: It seems to me that their difficulties stem from the latest innovations.
We explain that the "latest innovations" are the signs of the Day of Judgment, the transformation of the fate of the world in last times. The rest of the leading actors of the troupe is as follows:
He that plays the king shall be welcome; his majesty shall have tribute of me; the adventurous knight shall use his foil and target; the lover shall not sigh gratis; the humourous man shall end his part in peace; the clown shall make those laugh whose lungs are tickled o' the sere; and the lady shall say her mind freely, or the blank verse shall halt for't. What players are they?
Let us unfold the meaning:
King is holder of truth scepter, the anointed sovereign, the symbol of supreme power, the object of worship, the King of Kings.
Knight is on horseback, fighter, conqueror of enemies, the will to win.
Lover is the groom, the priest of love, Tantric, holding a bow with floral arrows Softly singing, Possessing a dream.
Humourous man is a madman, going to the end, not understood, following an unknown idea, a hermit from the barrel.
Clown is "Old fool law" and his followers-comedian performing the rules of moral discipline, obeying ban, ascetics, curbing the flesh.
Lady can be understood in two ways. In the negative sense, this whore, mind whoredom, false wisdom, temptation. On the positive side - Wisdom, Sophia, Bride, Our Lady, Grace.
Blank verse in the positive sense is regal Preacher of purity ("blank"). In the negative - a leper, lurching from one extreme to another.
And if someone does not follow the recommendations in this book, it may happen as ever. The question is not what fate comes, but by which writer it was written and what about. That's right, dear readers, you are already Dear Writers.
Will they say later, if become simple actors - and it is quite possible, if they can not find anything better - that their writers hurt them, forcing them to mock their own heritage?
So let me tell you: you are guilty
That refused from supreme power,
Scepter and throne of your ancestors,
Hanging hereditary duty, their rights
And the burden of fame royal tree
Over his rotten branch.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
Immersing into the biblical events and coming to Eden, one realizes the symbols of the world around and exercises self-knowledge, becoming an active spiritual being.
Both perform actions with its assistance - the one who knows it well, and he who does not know. However, knowledge and ignorance are different. For what is happening with the knowledge, faith, meditation, is more powerful.
(Chandogya Upanishad 1.1.10)
Only the personal conscious way ensures the fullness of salvation, in contrast to the usual mechanical action. Prajna and upaya (wisdom and method of operation) should be properly combined.
Do not judge severely
If we teach heresy!
Looking into a deep,
We get the answer to all.
Inside himself, a man finds nothing but heresy and tangle of contradictions that he has to untangle himself. Seeker finds a true middle path, cutting shabby cloth of ridiculous existence by razor of renunciation. In fact, the term salvation is synonymous with renunciation - of world, affection, lust of destructive and vain being. Detached person continues to live, but by renouncing, no longer lives, but makes some saving practice, penance, exercise in perfection. Existing in the flesh, he died for this world, but was born for another. He's alive, but dead. But alive. He's dead, but alive. But dead. Hindu saying goes: "The world is clothes of God, give up it - you receive it back." We add: receive already the state of purification and novelty, clothing will be washed. The main rule applicable in this process is the denial, inversion, transition beyond, a particle not: do no tie, do not be tempted, do not indulge, do not enjoy, do not try, do not touch ... What exactly "not want" is not mentioned anywhere, it is expected to find themselves in own lives (and in our book). Only the main principle is heralded: "The blessing to renounced from desires" (Buddha), "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him" (1 Jn. 2:15, cf. James. 4 4, Rome. 8:7). Let's confirm this idea by a special case of our simple, honest, open Reader who found a new approach to life following our example:
And because you yourself, sir, would be as old as I am, if you could, like crayfish, to go backwards.
Do not sleep, do not eat, keep thinking day and night
About dead happiness and living afflictions.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
And it is just now that our dear and guided readers understand the degree of responsibility that we take on, participating in the process of Education, Edification, and selfless service. Here is a solid foundation for your peace of mind.
And it does not hurt that the ancient sacred temples
Being staggered, dropped their dome
Something ringing and bright smoldered over us,
And the soul flowered as the dazzling sun.
How long understood our reader took guts on his cover, the book has no place of pettiness and selfishness, malice and stalk, such as:
Keep the imagination, do not rush;
The die - then we deem profits.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
Yes, no one will suggest this:
Healing drink was ready
And we become to heal. Doubled suffering:
And who was recuperating, -
We did not think to ask about that.
In the words of Shakespeare's Polonius, do you mark this, Reynaldo?
"In the beginning was the word", so the world is a phenomenon of literary and linguistic, artistic and tragicomic work. Here, the main rules are grammar and style, the main person is Editor. Then, what from, in this simple vaudeville, are troubles and burdens? Due to the imperfections of language, depravity of style which was used to write the script of our lives. And what from comes imperfect language? From lack of education of the writer, underdevelopment of his literary talent. Has he ever studied? Studied, but not there, not from those, and not that, and the knowledge were given to him methodically illiterate, without a good educational program of the district. And why ... And in Paradise it (district) is busy by own, more important tasks.
Oh, disgusting! This exuberant garden, which breeds
The mere seed; wild and wicked
Dominates in it. To reach this state!
Now, if we have reached an understanding that gaps in education are to be filled, a look at the curriculum of the authors in order to know in advance what the reader is waiting for good things only.
So, today we stretch network.
Since we will be accompanied by success -
Serve Good, encouraging sin.
Help law by lawlessness.
Bed of vice becomes marriage bed.
(Shakespeare. End - crowns the work)
And here is the program:
1. To eradicate evil and bad attitudes from our readers.
2. To prevent the occurrence of bad and dangerous views.
3. To give a new, bright, useful.
4. To develop, strengthen and expand the good that is already present.
5. To familiarize with joy, to carry out training for the development of good humor, ease and freedom. To give the basics of relationships with the opposite sex in order to keep the holiday mood.
The program was developed, improved, fully tested on a group of Stakeholders in a few years and adopted for implementation. Author's assurances of its utility are included. Now, dear students, your task is to use this program, and our task - to help, methodically competently and without a doubt!
Why, what should be the fear?
I do not set my life in a pin's fee;
And for my soul, what can it do to that,
Being a thing immortal as itself?
It waves me forth again: I'll follow it.
And do not frown, this is not good. Retrieved by authors for themselves and others, the result is positive. Or negative? Or positive? This swing is hanging in the heart of the indecisive. But further:
May be the devil: and the devil hath power
To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps
Out of my weakness and my melancholy,
As he is very potent with such spirits,
Abuses me to damn me.
So, we need to have fun. Or do not need to have fun? We have fun. No, we will not have fun. We have fun. Yes. No. Yes.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.
We have fun. Yes.
Nay, do not think I flatter;
For what advancement may I hope from thee
That no revenue hast but thy good spirits,
To feed and clothe thee? Why should the poor be flatter'd?
Carl Jung observed a surprising phenomenon: a person with unsound mind has dreams of neurotic character, which contain fragments of myths and. being told to adequately, represent the alchemical process. Other researchers have noted that the process is going on also for most normal people, sometimes in connection with the events of their lives. It was felt that this process is necessary for all. We say more: the construction or reading of the myth occurs in each person, not just in a dream, but in reality. That's the way of the whole world which is maya (illusion) - Dreams of God.
Who dreamed, blurts in reality.
Couple "in a dream - in reality" forms a dialectic of unconscious (intuition) and discursive logic. Intuition is a woman, or a night, the logic - a man or a day. But at night the male is dominant, and female during the day.
The true symbolism is where a particular presents a general not as universal dream, or a shadow, but as a living revelation of the unknowable.
However, such a revelation is really a dream, or a shadow. Living grasp of the incomprehensible occurs always in dream-like condition. To be acquainted with the Beyond truths is possible only in dream.
And who decides to interpret this dream is the donkey... The human eye has not heard, the ear has not seen, man's hand is not able to eat, the human tongue is not able to comprehend, the human heart is not able to express (1 Cor. 2:9) that it was a dream.
(Shakespeare. Midsummer Night's Dream)
All truth passes through the state of maya, the contemplation of a vision of dreams reality. The first stage of spiritual practices is the dream, the second - Awakening. The woman needed to reach the heavenly world, first results from the rib of Adam in a dream, ephemeral form.
For you would have filled me full with a stream of wisdom plenteous and fair; whereas my own is of a very mean and questionable sort, no better than a dream. But yours is bright and full of promise, and was manifested forth in all the splendour of youth the day before yesterday, in the presence of more than thirty thousand Hellenes.
(Plato. Symposium 176 e)
Moses refers here to the creator of the world - Jesus, who builds and sells pleroma with the help of female wisdom. Thirty thousand Greeks, in whose presence a feast takes place, are is 33,000 Vedic god, thirty pleroma aeons, saints of different religions. View dream means to touch the symbols which take the shape of angels or gods. Each angel represents a separate law.
Despite its unusualness and external illogicality, our construction justified by strict sequence of primary texts and from this point of view, have strongest probative; in addition, we can assure that the selection of quotes is not arbitrary, although not all the criteria are on the surface (some used machinery works silently, but effectively).
Who has not had the experience, he does not know much, but he who wandered, he multiplied the knowledge. I've seen a lot in my wanderings, and I know more than these mean.
A sound framework distinguishes our book from most popular works, and mystical revelations and fantasies on such topics. The reality of the text is no less rich and vibrant, but sometimes leads to harsh and even cruel conclusions.
Readers of this article should also remember that there are just conclusions of Runeberg, but not his dialectical arguments and evidence ... The content is generally not too difficult, although the conclusion is monstrous.
(JL Borges. Three versions of Judas' betrayal)
Of course, we are not going to disclose the details of all the technical arsenal applied, not to deny the reader the opportunity to enjoy the nectar of his discoveries and creative blows-insight. Some categories discussed (e.g., eternal life, grace, oriental terms - moksha, nirvana) can not be interpreted in a rational principle, because their understanding is only based on own hard expressible experience. When our treatment says about supreme matters without reinforcement by texts, knocking from discursive-logic to abstract and poetic language, it is only a modest attempt to expand the vocabulary of the reader. Unfortunately, there is a danger of such vain attempts to overwork him by unnecessary pathos.
And there is no living excitement in the breast,
And there is no fire in the senseless eyes!
In the book, we do not give ourselves up to high delight, because they can quickly form idols in consciousness, and talk only about technical aspects of gaining wealth and attaining salvation as some very real states. To reach the beyond and take a worthy place in it, to become perfect, to know God and to participate in His works are the usual things that can be strictly defined and demonstrated. Texts contain not only descriptions of distant goals, but specific tools to get the desired results too.
Joy last, joy of premonitions,
To know that beyond the death is a world of being.
Dreams of perfection! In dreams and in art
Worshipping, I greet you.
All the efforts of those who seek are, in fact, not in vain. There is joy and true being for those who can get into it. Our promises will last the whole book, even though they may not be clear, and will soon become bothersome. In reality, these are not promises, but calls for the possession of something desirable. Here the reader should expect results from himself. To take, you need to do, "Who will go, he will reach." On the other hand, promising a lot in the beginning, in the subsequent volumes, we will speed up the pace to give more information, and it will gradually become clear that it one could not tell right now about all the things. The advantage of the concrete business book on the spiritual and personal matter is that it, like the fireworker guide, can help fuel the fire for the fireworks.
When the Gnostic, aware of shapeless, hardly expressible images and ideas of higher structures of consciousness, transforms them into words, formulates something, turns his speech to a non-gnostic - preaches, retells, prophesies, he uses techniques of "magnetization", "cohesion". In the first phase, including in the work the archetypes of non-cultivated fields of the audience, the speaker connects the major conceptual blocks by the parable magnet. Parable aggregates and organizes around it chaotically living images of the listener. It is assumed that he does not understand everything, but gradually matures to move on. Almost all canonical texts are built on this principle. So proceeds the chief Gnostic of Bible - God, saying:
You shall bring out your baggage by day in their sight, as baggage for exile, and you shall go out yourself at evening in their sight, as those do who must go into exile (resettlement).
Take the girdle that thou hast got, which is upon thy loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a cleft of the rock.
Through the prophet, God is preparing a resettlement (exodus) for other people in the process of magnetization. Christ points to the way, seed, rock, fire, vineyard, using these symbols as crystallization centers of consciousness of listening. In the second stage, the Gnostic, addressing magnetized consciousness, begins to interpret - atomize, dismember, disaggregate mosaic, created by clutch; large blocks of coupled chaotic ideas (archetypes) are destroyed. After grinding, we have "clean sheet", purified substance - the energy of consciousness, which can be set in motion by the idea of any difficulty. In addition, a clean sheet is a springboard for expansion in the surrounding areas of darkness. This process, which takes place in the mind, has another name - the spread of leprosy (Lev. 13:13), that is, the purification of body image, of a wild set of unconditioned reflexes - the house in which lives substance, turned upwards in its movement. When cleaning of all the territories is complete, the baptism is finished and goes into a different quality - enjoying continuous flow, undeniable peace.
The plan of the tragedy is more important than the individual actions of the characters: Aristotle noted that either may take their place. Therefore, the lines of Bible stories are also fate lines of every person: they draw certain geometrical figures. These figures are some crystal faces, which are clean imageries, symbols, common to all religions. The lines connecting the stars of the sky in the constellation, are drawn by people, and everyone can draw them in own way. However, the world is one, so that in the astrological systems of different eras and nations constellations match. As Buddha told, the names may be different, but the essential form (a numerical expression of the laws) of the same. The heroes of the legends of the West and East have different names, but they are involved in the same process (the Eastern tradition says more about the abstract things, but the names of the parties, i.e., private and human, are more important for the West). That's the way of the harsh and, at the same time, great reality of the Bible - a program through which the world lives. Its implementation is restarted intermittently after a "reset."
Jewish woman, reading the Bible story of Joseph's sell by brothers, wept bitterly regretting him. A year later, when a new cycle of reading the Pentateuch started, she once again came to this chapter and was very angry concerning Joseph, "Fool, serves you right! You knew from last year, which a piece brothers made for you, - what for you again trusted to them?"
The work of the program is just expressed in the eternal alternation of multifaceted symbols of one-being.
In my delirium, I am tormented by one
Infinity of some sharp lines
And continuous bell ringing
As the chimes clinging eternity.
I think that after the death of the so -
With agonizing hope of resurrection
Eyes stare into surrounding darkness
Looking for a long-familiar vision.
But in the primordial mist ocean
No voices, no green grass
But only cubes, diamonds, and angles
And evil, endless ringing.
Gradually introducing basic concepts and symbols, we will move to more complex stories, and they will be spread in waves which seem to never end. All the figures come from a single point - United Center - and then get into it. As in theoretical physics, such pictures-diagrams are constructed according to certain topological laws given by God.
I am mad in the forest of primeval Numbers!
I open my eyes: their miracles are all around!
I close my eyes, they in me!
And round the circle in countless combinations,
They slide into memories.
I'm dying, I'm gone,
Breaking face on the stone rocks.
Sacred madness is the loss of moral categories of our phenomenal world, the acquisition of high hopes, for which the person is ready to sacrifice his life. The eternal law is expressed only by primordial number, it is always in the past, not in the present, it can only be moved closer. The law becomes visible as soon as the person begins contemplation and sees clearly the supreme. Close eyes means to move from the outer to the inner spiritual practices. Countless combinations are numeric circles, complex dynamic archetypes and combined symbols-images, actively turning combinations (in Kabbalah these are Partzufim). Memories are karma, accumulated fate of the world, the storage of unconscious. The mind of man is broken by the tables of the Torah.
Bible characters are living with full life (John 10:10), passing from one book to another. Key scenes are repeated at different turns of the spiral which connects both the motion in a circle and a forward motion; their heroes change the names as the masks that we help them to remove. It seems that the images multiply, but in fact the names alternate to give an impetus to the same event, to allow to see it from different angles. In an instant, the intersection of different times occurs. Plotting curves and broken lines, the trajectories come back to the beginning again and connect with God. Jung noted that the images of dreams of a man are moving in the same spirals.
Back on the escalator
And back on a leash
The trajectory of the loop
Over every such beauty
heights, voids, and sewage.
Conversely, the same names connect person from different "ages" (once again we recall that in fact the biblical reality is timeless). By their common destiny, these characters are merged into one person under the laws of actor play. In fact, Jesus Christ, Joshua, the disciple of Moses, and the high priest Joshua from the Zechariah book are the same person, as well as the patriarch Judah, and Judas Iscariot; Moses' sister Miriam, the mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene ... Evidence van be always found regarding the specific episodes of Scripture.
Consonance of words are not random!
Let sayings far,
In them are unsolved mysteries of
Always living language.
Many-dimensional (multisheet) structure of the world justifies quick flipping of the Bible during interpretation process, and this action may seem feverishly disjointed, like Tarot divination. As explained by Buddha, the nodes on the handkerchief can be unleashed only in reverse order of their knotting. The latter does not coincide with the apparent historical sequence. Any name in the Bible has a unique numeric content and means one who makes some important iterative process, a large stage in the life of mankind.
We sketched picture which may seem pessimistic - too much seems predetermined. However, only the knowledge (understanding of the real situation) allows one to properly raise the question of the right exit and freedom. It gives a huge advantage in this world, and beyond, helping to find the only way that leads to life (Matthew 7:14).
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
(Psalms 1:6, cf. Jer. 32:19)
The same stories in different books of the Bible (or different scriptures) can have different finishes, and to choose the good and correct (1 Thess. 5:21) is in our hands. This is very important: we'll go the chosen path themselves. The text is not just a description of life, but its most important part, the tool of experience. According to M. Mamardashvili, the only way to change a situation - to unravel it in the space of the text. "Dimensionality" of such a space is wider than that of any physical or imaginary world.
When a person suffers, he must understand his actions, and if he did not find in them sin, he can explain the suffering by his poor studying Torah, and if this assumption is not true, then it probably suffering due to love of God.
One may throw accusations of mysticism, but a simple denial of this reality does not go away. Even some academic scientists who try to work hard with the text (for example, the founders of semiotics - the new humanitarian science about the symbols) approach closely to this understanding.
Evaluation of an image, whatever it may be - the most high or low, - can easily turn inside out during the motion (rotation, dance) at different turns of the spiral. For those who know the higher geometry, it can be explained: the left and right are reversed in going non-orientable surface in which the inner and outer side are the same, for example, a MЖbius strip or a Klein bottle. The last area, by the way, was used by Levi-Strauss to describe mythological structures of the world (the body of God). These exercises are very useful for the recovery of consciousness.
Just imagine some wriggle surface and the movement of meaning deciphering - reversing surface. Well, there are such paradoxical figures in geometry. There, they look like a smart play, but in the spiritual life, most incredible of abstract geometry is realized... Only exteriorization of ambition takes us out of this infernal cycle of repetition of malice, hatred, human divisions, etc.
(M. Mamardashvili. Psychological topology of path)
Our flat thinking can catch glimpses of truth in this infernal (i.e. essentially hell) world only coming up to some image from different angles, as to the edges of the crater, or a black hole.
And the Lord said, Behold a place by me, and stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory, I will put thee in a cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed, and I will take away my hand, you shall see my back, and face my not be seen [you].
In addition, as rigorous mathematical theorem prove, approaching to "essential singularity" point, you can get any result ... Indulge in a one-sided interpretation, we are bound to hang out between two extremes - from right to left, to go wobbly gait.
The legs of the lame hang loose: So is a parable in the mouth of fools.
We have to go into higher and lower, fall and get up.
Oh dear friend, dear crutches,
To which paradise you have led lame!
To some extent, all of this is inevitable: cloven hooves, along with the ability to regurgitate the cud is the biblical sign of clean animal, a symbol of the duality, of binary form, the splitting of the original consciousness. Hoofs, animal shoes, provide a firm footing on the ground, i.e. the material, and also the relationship with the ancestors, contact with the underworld.
You may eat any animal with divided hooves and that chews the cud.
But the truth is that the approval process has not yet acquired the purity (purity itself is also just extreme). For the most part is about the same as it was with Buridan ass, which was not able to satisfy their hunger.
Issachar is a strong ass, lying between the channels of water.
Two channels is the division of a unity into two categories: God acts as a law, through the category of commandments and prohibitions, high and low, good and evil. Buridan ass lies, exploring the law and being engaged in theory, but in the end he is not going anywhere to escape and be saved. Nobody gets benefit from this law.
Silly soul is usually reeling from side to side ... and she believes that the truth.
(Teachings of Silvanus. Nag Hammadi)
These are manifestations of human morality and self-righteousness.
The wisdom of the prudent man is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
So is foolish - to lead constantly to confusion and keep in doubt. Good or evil? True or false? What have we to wait, pleasant or serious? But our reader is not such, he is mature and determined, he "shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their hooves in pieces" (Zechariah 11:16). To correctly understand the sentence, let's interpret it, separate into components, merge into the mind wind. Meat is the body, the flesh of the law, a code of regulations, mobile forms of forces, remote living principle of being. Fat is a bull for slaughter, the lamb of sacrifice on the altar of perfect knowledge. Bull is a symbol of the human person, who gives himself to the beyond:
I call a Brahmin who is powerful, like a bull, noble, courageous, victorious, has great wisdom, is free from desires, perfect and enlightened.
Since in this process an old and decrepit is dying and a new one is born for the beyond, there is a phrase in the Bible: "killing an ox is the same as killing a human being" (Isaiah 66:3). The matter is to kill a vicious, imperfect beginning, destroy bonds, remove the restrictions of human morality. Priest of this action and at the same time the victim is the practicing person.
And the inside of the victim and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar is a burnt offering, a sacrifice of a sweet savor unto the Lord.
(Leviticus 1:9, cf. Jn. 13:10, Eph. 5:2)
Tear off the hooves means to eliminate ambiguity of human morality, which is an abomination for God (Luke 16:15), to stop flouncing between good and evil, to destroy mental whoredom between the two extremes. At the same time - be free from family ties by breaking relations with the ancestors. "Whoever does not hate his own father and mother ... can not be my disciple" (Luke 14:26), "Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead" (Matt. 8:22).
In order to understand our book and collect the puzzle, the reader must learn to monitor not only one idea, but go all the roads at once, simultaneously. This is possible for an eagle soaring in height, in another dimension. In the traditional description, the collection of higher truths is presented as heavenly network where each node is a precious crystal; each face reflects the brilliance of all the rest. Separate stone network is the archetype, the myth, the firmware of the world, a set of rules, the deity, complex of ideas and powers. Contemplative person, seeking for higher truths, inevitably falls into the space of the labyrinth without the input and output, which has not a dense body, but only the structure woven of the feelings and ideas. Being seen only by the inner vision after the necessary training, the network is a fatal trap for carried away by higher contemplation, false final stop on the way in a beautiful and bountiful land. But the same network provides the only happy possibility - to overcome the quicksand of endless ideas and find the continuation of the path on the other side. Who has not been there, does not acquire higher knowledge - yet the new world begins with Eden. As the Buddha said, " accept all the bad as counsel to achieve excellence." But the final destination is far away, so you should at least read through this book, which is also based on the principle of the crystal, graph, cell network.
No! .. Once I got out of a lover,
Decent this blessing time,
Then should I become a villain
Cursing the fun of our idle days.
I wove a snare: by skillful interpretation of
Dreams, absurd rumors drunken chatter
I sparked death hatred.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
We add: hatred that is felt by seeking perfection to his dark, oppressive top - sin.
Knowledge gained during the study of a single piece of the world, the world of the beyond, can be also compared with diamond, the crystal, transparent in all directions, solid and indestructible, consistently combining all opposites. But for ambivalent, split human consciousness any phenomenon appears in black and white, the continuity is broken, and the knowledge in the verbal expression takes the discrete fractional form of lies.
What good is it, if you give them "whole"?
The audience pinches it to pieces.
At least, that's how a person perceives the infinite. A tool for eternal understanding things as they are. is to transform the non-dual consciousness is eternal.
By pincers of this wisdom that is
Diamond, he pulls out contradictions of will.
Unravelling loops of all fantasies
He disbanded the network of ignorance,
And who was connected, here it is, without chains.
(Ashvaghosha. Life of the Buddha)
For those who tend to get stuck in a dualistic understanding, the Bible makes a serious warning.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Woe to timid hearts and hands of weak and a sinner, walking in two ways!
Here, of course, the duality of good and evil is meant. True fear of God, which is closely associated with faith and love, just destroys it.
Do not be suspicious of the fear of the Lord and not to start him with a double heart.
The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow; let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread. He will be as a sanctuary, but a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, as a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many among them shall stumble; they shall fall and be broken, be snared and taken.
And do not boggle before your lord,
Otherwise God, the master of all masters,
Will punish you for your duplicity,
Make you kill each other.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
When a simple unsophisticated "man from the crowd" refers to a perfect knowledge - the Word, he is frightened and lost, and just in case prays. Or, conversely, he is inspired, lights up, becomes calm: "I read the book, have become even wiser and now will offer to God reasonable praise and even a bit of praying, bow and light a candle." But so praying and asking for blessings, the person ignores again (very serious) warning of Buddha: "Whoever does not understand my teaching, he is praying for me." Light truth becomes dark ritual, and for easy going and splendor, is lubricated by incense of leaf words:
god is greater than man people will pray to god and he is pleased with him all that god is doing with the man to bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living can not be god for a lie or a true injustice almighty god will not do wickedly, and the almighty pervert judgment and who runs with all the universes because his eyes are upon the ways of man's god is powerful if they obey and serve him shall spend their days in prosperity and their years in pleasures here god exalteth by his power to remember that praise his deeds that people see god's great and we can not know him listen to his voice, and the sound coming from his mouth god thunders wondrously with his voice makes the great things we can not comprehend wonderful is perfect in knowledge neighborhood god awful splendor of the court, he is excellent in power, and in plenty of justice therefore yes awe before him and let people stand in awe these are wise of heart
[When Elihu stopped talking - the Septuagint] the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Words of Elihu, recalling the speech of some Christian preachers contain banal truths and outright blatant flattery before God. In some places they have even a parody character. He who has slightly succeeded in contemplation of transcendent truths, begins with enthusiasm to preach the law. But praise to God and the kingdom of heaven is empty speech. According to the apocryphal "Testament of Job," God condemns Elihu from the clouds, saying that wild animal speaks from his mouth. It is the feminine chatter, words of unwise, which cost nothing. We also note that the "words without meaning," utters not a Gnostic, the exclusive prerogative of the Gnostic is a reasonable speech:
Heart seeketh knowledge mouth of fools feed on folly.
An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies.
Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.
The way of life to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
(Proverbs 15:14, 12:17, 15:21, 15:24)
Some advices from the Bible directly warn from passion by ritual and ceremonial forms of "salvation" (Ecclesiastes 4:17, Ezekiel. 8:6-18, etc.). While laughing at the sacred is, generally speaking, prohibited, to laugh at idols is charged to the credit (Talmud, Megillah). These include all the primitive human ideas about God.
The culmination of the Indian epic Mahabharata is the battle on the field of Kurukshetra (aka Armageddon and also apocalyptic events in the desert during the exodus of the Jews, ended by holocaust), which was the struggle between two sides - black and white, high and low, good and evil. In the end, both sides are destroyed - the Pandavas and the Kauravas. No doubt, our vices should be finished immediately.
After all, who is their leader? He is just, o friends,
Bloody oppressor and murderer.
He appeared and established on the blood.
He did not analyze means, but, reaching
Destroyed all those who had means.
He is fake diamond, whose shine is bright
Only by the sparkle of stolen throne.
From the beginning he was an enemy of God.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
Many teachings and exhortations have sounded from the pages of this book, and more else will sound, "because my words are not exactly a lie: before you is perfect in knowledge" (Job 36:4). Trick is in that to not allow yourself too much and observe safety precautions.
No, one do not confuses our spirit with empty dreams!
After all conscience - nonsense. About her repeat only cowards
Scaring those who are strong and brave.
Fist is our conscience, sword is our law.
Next, in a fight! We can not go back.
When not in heaven - disembark all together in Hell!
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
We will relax later.
Praise be to the Creator and our weapons,
My victorious friends!
Battle is won. bloody dog is hanged.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
Lets' move on.
Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you only? We speak before God in Christ, and all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.
(2 Corinthians 12:19)
We will try to say a word to you - do not be hard for you? However, who can withhold himself from speaking?
The authors' intentions concerning the reader are serious enough, and the initial position is invulnerable (they seem to have lost all sense of modesty, and measures). Either way, the basis for their belief is true Scripture.
A: Is this the way you answer the high priest?
B: If I said something wrong," Jesus replied, "testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?
(John 18:22-23, cf. Acts. 23:2-5)
It is unlikely that our critics can find other designs for discussed problems, as well as worthy arguments, except a vague dissatisfaction and the usual references to the authorities.
And in the boiling pot of former slaughterhouses and troubles
So much food for our little brains!
We assigned our enemies on the role of traitors, cowards, Judas
In the children's game.
Faced with a difficult truths in an unusual form, the readers like children turn to their emotions, and start to get angry, looking for external enemies. By this they only show their unresolved problems. Emotional assessments are bad assistants in the study of Scripture which describes not the persons, but the objective processes. For established themselves in their prejudices, to read the book will be very difficult. They will try to isolate themselves from the truth by wall of ignorance. However, ignorance of the law is no excuse: according to Socrates ignorance is just sin. To feel the reality of the truth of Scripture, it is not necessarily believe in them. Grabbing the hot iron ball, one will burnt harder if he does not know what it is hot (Questions of Milinda).
They will boldly call you disordered curse,
Protecting name of evil quite intact.
More difficult it will be for someone who, being himself defiled and unable to no good works (Titus 1:15), is always looking for an unclean (Romans 14:14). He will find a reason to condemn thoughts expressed here, which will inevitably turn against him (Romans 14:23). Betraying the anathema of the book, some malicious people might think that they successfully escaped the hands of the king's death, offering bribe to this executioner by their pious indignation. In fact, it turns out differently: worshiping sordid idols and attempting to denigrate the noble ideas, they themselves will be blamed for the false words.
The sooth and the truth - your judgments are for us.
However, even becoming the prosecution, the truth is not useless - it will speed up the process of personal maturation. Being a double-edged sword, penetrating into the heart of man (Hebrews 4:12), the word of God should be spoken and can not be left powerless (Luke 1:37, Isa. 55:11). At some point, the reader may get a tough choice (e.g., as suggested by Dostoevsky, between Christ and the Truth).
Behold, this [Christ, the Logos, the Word] is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel and for a sign to be opposed.
The severity of the material and a serious level of tasks suggests that the book is not like not only to some, but to many, and it is not too difficult to predict the full range of individual responses to it, including very angry looks (Proverbs 25:23). Subconscious mechanism involving some protest forms is in the people themselves. The reaction of the public opinion, which is still less interesting, will be the same as in all times.
While in you the flattering color of news will not fade,
People, always to news varnish, will honor us,
And clever will like naked truth force.
Did the color fall? Much of the readers will already award,
What my cheeky mind lechers in you.
The charges against us are often a consequence of hurt pride and a perfectly legitimate desire to protect the natural human right that defines the motives of most people. However, true altruism is not to spread the small goodness in the human world, but offering to God, love for God, obedience to the Supreme. Selfishness is all that is done for himself, when God becomes merely a convenient tool and an element of personal existence. The reader will need some effort to the realization that there are things more important than liberal (or, conversely, dogmatic) values. The inexorable time pushes to this understanding, and loose or firmed in sectarian ideas will have difficulty.
Their anger and rage senile are
Already powerless these days -
So let them now rave
At their own coffin!
If we approach the matter more simply, the answer to the certain level criticism is universal and quite rude:
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
The Fool (aka agnostic, though "believer") will never be clever and he needs we speak plainly about it. For his own good.
Only those are able to find the truth, which are looking for it - that in itself provides an open mind and a willingness to accept. Through the study of the book many can even partake of the fruit of the truth (or bite, as did Adam and Eve in paradise). The acquisition of fruit (Buddhist term) will require more effort. In general, the reader is in any case will have to go through fairly serious challenges, overcoming his ignorance, pride, jealousy and other bad habits.
- You know, you can show idiot to a lot of people.
- Many people would call you an idiot, too. You are probably stalking hidden purpose to send buyers to where your companions sell lamps, or perhaps you do not want me to get lamp.
- I'm worse than you think. Instead of promising you "lamp shop" and promote your bare suggestion that you will find there a solution of your problems, I first check to see if you know how to read. I want to know if you had already come close to such store or lamps were purchased for you otherwise.
Two looked sadly at each other and left.
(Idris Shah. Tales of dervishes)
For those who do not know what they want, our promises may sound rather ambiguous, and they will not receive no external satisfaction in the near future, because they did not satisfy their desires, did not used the work, did not pay attention. So that these are out of luck, they can not do and get. In fact the main problem of the highest semiotics (gnosis) is the organization of a dialogue between two principles: the searching and dark, prospector and gold rock, chipper and wood, water-carrier and river. If there is not dialogue, but our passivity, then we have a cooperation between the two matters - the pursuer and the donkey, the executioner and a thief, the juicer and a lemon.
Embarrassed by strange language,
A muzhik walked being confused,
And rapprochement of progressive with a muzhik
Ended at this stage.
One of them went "home"
Being stirred by conversation,
Another would have walked home,
But his house burned down in the winter.
House, burned-out in the winter, is the image of the root problems solved incorrectly in the main period of life when a choice and a search of saving issue in himself took place. There is no home for someone who does not take care of himself in time. But there was. But burned. The same motif is the most persistent in the Bible: "Repent", "Save yourselves from the wrath of God," etc. And that is most interesting, the scriptures, one and all, argue that each person in his life has a stretch of road where he knowingly and without the interference can do the most important choice. And Buddhism determines all human life as precious, since only a human can realize the perfection, and with no time limit: "A person is never too old for the truth ..." Heaven is for those who built it, in the hell stay those who planned and carried it despite the difficulties. As by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection (1 Cor. 15:21). It is time to think about the people.
I love thou so much, that will not pause
To send thy soul to heaven,
If heaven will accept my gift.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
To solve the problem of gaining freedom, we have to formulate an ethics of its search. Whoever did it, gets also ethics of acquiring knowledge. Mastered the knowledge possesses also practical means. The process of liberation takes place in several stages, the first of which is the morality (in the East - sila-paramita), that is the correct formulation of ideas, awareness of the ethical need for search of salvation. Only then truth is acquired, which is the most dangerous thing, as embodying it a person gets in his hands a powerful weapon, including the possibility of the destruction of the world (and himself).
The result of the spiritual practice depends on true comprehension. The finder of a proper and weighty truth can move far. All is determined by inquirements of a person, by how much he wanted and succeeded. If you agreed to half of the results and small presents of fate, you can not expect from it the best gifts. Stopping the moment like Faust, a person loses the ability to move on. But he still has to go, and better, if in the right and not in the wrong direction. Anyone who is looking for simple pleasures in the beyond, will incline to the mirror waters as Tantal, and his thirst will only intensify, and digestion will disturbed. In our book, everyone will see a part of himself, thus it can serve as an effective tool for self-diagnosis.
Five thousand bhikkhus, Bhikshuni, Upasaka and Upasika rose, bowed to the Buddha and left. Why? The roots of sin in them were deep and complacency big. They thought they had found what they have not found ... With this fault they could not stay in the great assembly. Honored One was silent, did not stop them ...
Buddha said, "Sentient beings present in my assembly have no leaves, there remained only those who are pure and not covered by errors. Shariputra, it is very good that these people full of complacency have gone! Listen, truly I will preach for you."
Addressing the crowd, and even the nearest disciples, who were offended by "strange words," Jesus said, "Will ye also go away?" (John 6:66-67). It will be very difficult to read all volumes of the book up to the end, but this is not required - it is sufficient if the reader will find something useful to him (or in him) and stop in time, reaching the desired personal level in this harsh game. In order to change the man's fate for the better, it is often sufficient to understand only one word.
In a sense, the book could not be not written: the nature of does not like emptiness. Though without great enthusiasm and joy, the authors do their modest debt. However, also not without pleasure.
Son of man, I made you a watchman unto the house of Israel, and thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
But almost criminal,
as a loss of face,
abstaining from speech
for a dumb liar.
Another reason is objective and unbiased approach, strictly scientific method of surveying, and mapping of ideas of the book to the moment.
Again, O Lord, You came among us
For information on the ground - what should become of it.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
Also more personal motives are possible (at least theoretically). Besides the moral obligation, they suggest promising both carrot and stick.
For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me, and woe to me if you do not preach the Gospel!
(1 Corinthians 9:16)
Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;
Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:
Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.
In all ages, the main motive of public-benefit action was intention of all to give the good to all their own, to instruct in a good and lead to a better. Promoting this high concept, no conditionality was taken into account.
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
But happy is he who keeps the law.
A servant will not be corrected by mere words;
For though he understands, he will not respond.
Considering the long history of the matter of overall salvation and numerous unsuccessful attempts by others to complete the work, taking into account that the end is not near, but the time would be, we made one more effort for the sake of the common good.
Do not strain your mind by
Unraveling the mysteries.
I'll tell you myself what happened;
You will soon understand everything. In the meantime,
Surrender to pleasure, experience happiness.
Our first thought when we decided to write this book was, "What for write it? So much has been written. Probably, to write is not needed. Or needed? If the reader will not understand and will not accept, this is wasted labor and travail. Maybe he knows more than we do? No, he does not know, for sure. Just we have to fascinate him by good. Who needs that? Everyone needs, without exception..."
A: I'm all sorrow, there is no more my strength!
Can we leave from here?
B: At the very least, we must agree
That intimate poetry is with them.
Have patience, dear friends, just patience. "That the soul be without knowledge, it is not good" (Proverbs 19:2). Since we know that, we apply directly to the soul, to its dark top. Well, for example, like Freud, who elevated interpretation to the rank of clinical medicine. Meanwhile, a symbolic description of the feminine source is given in the Bible:
Son of man, a riddle, and tell a parable unto the house of Israel. And say, Thus saith the Lord God: A great eagle with great wings, long feathers, fluffy, colorful, came unto Lebanon, and took the top of a cedar ...
I do not know what to say. World is milled.
Eagles get nowhere, sparrows - expanse.
When clowns get out in princes,
Lords have to go into buffoons.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
These examples are given here in order to indicate the variety of techniques of interpretation, the multiplicity of ways of working with texts: by analogy (as often the kings asked Buddhist teachers, "make a comparison"), through the "splitting", an indirect conclusion, "direct entry" (into Pardes of Torah, i.e., in Kabbalistic paradise), and so, what possibly will be said later.
I would present stronger arguments too
Whenever in deference to whom Coy
The boundaries of language I would not bet.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
The Bible gives many examples of how attempts to penetrate and explain, and of refusal of knowledge:
There are three things that are too wonderful for me, and the four I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of the ship in a sea, and the way of a man with a maid.
On the way, we have already pointed out the eagle, serpent is the Son of Man (John 3:14), rock is the stone where the church is built (Matt. 16:18); ship is the ark sailing through the deluge, when there is the washing away of dirt at the end of the world period; union of man and woman in a blissful union is the bridal chamber. Our book tells about all this in the following volumes.
The answer is still a mystery;
It is not the goal, but only laying of
Mighty way ...
It is pity, the book has the potential to be endless.
Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from.
But we are not in a hurry to despair because of someone's individual small failures:
Thank you, fellow citizens, friends:
By unanimous shouts of approval
You give a witnesses, how you are wise.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
Of course, separate attacks, criticism and rebuttal are possible and even inevitable against written by us, and knowing this, we have forgiven all in advance.
God have mercy, no one shouted.
As rocks, as dumb idols,
Stared at each other, being pale.
I began to blame them, asked the mayor,
What means their obstinate silence;
He told me: the people of the speeches, they say, was not used
But accustomed, say, to listen to herald.
I'll ask you to forgive me for
That, being immersed in the prayer vigil,
Have released a friendly call not immediately.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
And the distance between saying and giving ear is to be within reasonable limits.
But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men and needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
King Solomon, speaking about the four things, is repeated by Buddhist Jataka of reed for drinking, which gives a number of indications to the only true solution of very complex problems, as well as useful advice to readers:
We add that in the World Age, which lasts to this day, there are four age-old phenomenon. You ask, "What?" These are: first is a hare on the moon who abides there until the end of World Ages.
The words "World Age" mean that in present, and in the past and in the future world - always - four miraculous events will be. These four faces, which are manifested by Lord, describe a secret of the four-letter name of God (Tetragrammaton). Rabbit-bodhisattva, whose image is on the moon-mirror is Jacob, the Jewish patriarch seeing the mysteries, contemplating the stars. Moon, dressed in white robes is the sky goddess, edifying and revealing secrets. She was worshiped by the ancient Jews, being symbolically Shekinah. Implementing mirrored yoga, the rabbit jumps into the fire and just in this way gets to the moon. Thus, in true self-sacrifice, he achieves his goal - personal perfection.
The second is the fire, which until the end of the Age will not touch the place spared by forest fire, as described in the Jataka of quail.
The main character in the late period of the world is fire, which, being emitted from the third eye of Shiva, destroys and burns the entire world. However, the fire did not affect the quail, who barely stands on two weak legs and is praising by his weakness (cf. 2 Cor. 11:30). The merit of the righteous is that he is not at war with God, but is guarded by Him and thus will never die. To be saved, you must generate the correct thought, go to abdicate, accept and cease all attempts to defeat this fire.
Third is home of potter Ghatikary, over which up no drop of rain will spill to the end of Age.
Being under the rain means to get to trial, that is, to the deluge coming from the top. The Word of God as a punishment falls on the sinner, who dug a deep hole with burning coals for himself. Potter, educational of human lives (Jeremiah 18), is going to judge the world in hell, where the fire never goes out. This is the destiny of Moses in all ages; forced bath is not threatened for him, because he mastered the Law and will no longer condemn God. Once endured, he became untouchable.
And finally - stalks of cane that grows around the lake near Nalakapany that they continue to the end of the Age of hollow inside. Here are the four miracles that have been, are and will be in this World Age.
Life energy is circulating inside the hollow cane stem - Sushumna channel in the spine of the individual. The void in the stem is the Buddhist doctrine of emptiness that was born in ancient Egypt. This is the perfect doctrine of universal and eternal relativity, which, in contrast to the dead words, gives insight of transcendent wisdom (Prajnaparamita). At the same time, emptiness is only one of the transcendental qualities, a tool to describe the properties of God, for Whom nothing is constant and stable, there is no opposition of good and evil.
Before our book, all are equal - erudite scholar, and smart philosopher, and sophisticated theologian, and a simple, uneducated (but reasonable) man. When any experienced and wise seeker of truth comes in contact with it, he will get something important. Even if he was faced with similar ideas a thousand times before, he could not find them for yourself.
In his old age he was known as Elder Losaka Tissa; he was always unlucky, and but little was given to him. The story goes that, no matter how lavish the charity, he never got enough to eat, but only just enough to keep himself alive. A single ladle of rice seemed to fill his alms-bowl to the brim, so that the charitable thought his bowl was full and bestowed the rest of their rice on the next. When rice was being put into his bowl, it is said that the rice in the giver's dish used to vanish away. And so with every kind of food. Even when, as time went by, he had developed Discernment and so won the highest Fruit which is Arahatship, he still got but little.
We discussed the symbol of food, to fill the stomach means to learn the truths and digest the secrets. Begging are earthly people, the poor in spirit who come knocking and looking for insight, turning to the scriptures. In response, something is given, but always - somehow not too much. Just some insight comes from above to the seeker, it almost immediately disappears. Just one hand gives, getting dream of happiness, the other hand takes away, emptying the cup of consciousness. This is the mechanism of false hope from Pandora's box, temptation and seduction. Even when a person takes possession of the law and develops inner vision - the ability to produce the most spiritual sustenance, and then acquires other higher abilities and reaches any selfish ends, including the fruit of arahatship (personal holiness), he can not feed himself. So it was with our reader - all his knowledge, dedication and dreams forever turned to dust. But it lasted only as long as it he did not pick up this book. Generously applying spiritual food without measure (John 3:34), we provide also something different, saying:
"Come, brother Tissa," said Sariputta, "'tis I must stand with the bowl; sit you down and eat. If the bowl left my hand, everything in it would vanish away."
So the venerable Elder Losaka Tissa ate the sweets, whilst the exalted Captain of the Faith stood holding the bowl; and thanks to the latter's merits and efficacy the food did not vanish. So the Elder Losaka Tissa ate as much as he wanted and was satisfied,
By our arguments, methods and sequence of presentation, we help to every intelligent man, opening the book with a good intention, to see the problem in its active form which is the most useful to him in person.
... The people stood in their place. And he read in the book of the law of God distinctly, and connected explanation, and the people understood the reading.
Holding the bowl of consciousness of the reader, we will, as necessary, to pour spiritual knowledge into it, up to his full insight. However, if our readers will again be frivolous to wander at random 'spiritual' literature or seek assistance in various religious organizations and societies, to "lock in" their faith by rituals, all this grace will suddenly end, and a waste of time and effort will start again.
On the other hand, the authors, being experienced in such matters, do not intend to take on too much responsibility.
He lightly scribbled something expected by groundlings [audience orchestra] or Holy Spirit dictated, and making a fortune, threw the pen, almost at random presenting us as inexhaustible pages, and retired...
(JL Borges. Page of Shakespeare)
After becoming acquainted with our work all the burden, both personal and global, will inevitably fall on the shoulders of the reader, even that one, who now holds the book.
Think about whether it is time, my friend, my dear,
Go to meet my speeches,
Do you want the world escaped unexpectedly adversity?
After all, if at the eternal grave
I have to shut up these words,
That judgment day will drag on for years.
In the Day of Judgment, words will be weighed, through which one is both justified and condemned. If readers who have long remained in idleness, take over this weight and start a useful spiritual work, the painful process of judgment of the world may take a very long time. We very much look forward to their new forces, but at the same time provide for any scenarios.
I'll tell you a story with a mystery, and you solve. If you understand it, but will not say a clue, then the great sin will fall on you. Well, if you do not understand, then sin will not be.
(Twenty-five stories by Vetala, cf. Jn. 9:41, 15:22)
Beyond the core, the curious reader may a number of smaller questions to authors on their own position and circumstance. Of course, here too, it was not without some secondary problems that are inevitable in our world.
Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuade me to become a Christian. Paul said, I would to God that you never know how many, not only you, but also all that hear me this day, and altogether such as I am, except these (?) bonds.
(Acts 26:28-29, cf. Phil. 1:13)
Being free, St. Paul "has become all things to all men, that he might by all means save some" (1 Cor. 9:19-22). Comprehensive answer to personal questions usually is not given, so did Christ (Matthew 27:11-14; sense of silence of Jesus at the trial before Pilate will become clear only towards the end of the book). However, we will give one more piece, useful for the self-determination of the reader.
If you say, I am a Jew, no one moves. If you say, I am Roman, no one was worried. If you say, I am Hellene, a barbarian, a slave, a free - no one shudder. If you are [saying]: I am a Christian - [all] shake. If I could [get] a sign that [the Archons (?), i.e., the power of this world] would be unable to bear - a name!
(Gospel of Philip 49)
The apostles themselves, far from being liberated from the power of Caesar, find it difficult to answer the question of who they are. They only list their qualities and conditions and express their intention to become true Christians. Anyway, the name is not just a self-designation, or social status, it implies involvement in the actual processes and active participation.
We present further possible criticism in our address.
You taught me to talk
In your language. Now I know
How to curse, - thanks for that.
Let the plague will carry both of you
And your tongue.
There are good reasons to suspect that the authors did not apply any systematic work and all the more so specific literary tricks, and a book was being written by itself.
In general, it was as if a friend of mine, which I told you, had intended to write something, because he kept a lot of cards and leaflets, probably expecting that in the end they will stick together without much damage ... perhaps expecting that this sketchy information ever shed light on inner workings ... [obscenity]. Of course, if the whole mass of cards and leaflets will connect to something sensible, what did not actually happen, for reasons partly clear from the documents themselves.
(J. Cortazar. Manuel book)
Authors should recognize that this preparatory work, although more intense, actually took place. Then our work was the "organized in best way and elsewhere fixed many times" (Grimmelsgausen. Simplicissimus). Because we do not rely on innocuous secular documents, but, to put it mildly, on serious literature, there is every reason to hope for a happy outcome, rather than just leave the reader in the chaos of construction site. Bonding of material should happen in his mind to give rise to a new organism. In natural-philosophical language, this process corresponds to the creation of the world (planets, stars, the universe, ...), in this case - the personal world, and in modern biology it is described as mitosis, cell division, the implementation of the gene pool.
Who has put wisdom in the heart, or who hath given understanding to the mind? Who can number the clouds by wisdom and keep bottles of heaven, when the dust turns to mud and boulders stick together?
The reader will find in this book vitrified ash - knowledge, survived after previous combustion of the world, i.e. apocalyptic burning of matter by God. They act as the remnants of interpretations, relating to scattered fragments of Scripture. In some ways, a critical approach is right: traces of the hidden meaning are found only in the meticulous reading of the Bible. When, during the study of sacral texts, people record personal discoveries on the paper, they only carry randomly selected commands and their sets from world hard drive to their home computer, basing on their naive notions of space, time and causality. However, they do not know and can not know how to actually the program, that combines these commands, works, though they are actively involved in the work by their own destinies. In order to understand something, we have to interpret (divide in fractions) strongly mixed material, artificially connected by external historical canvas, which by no means exhausts the content. However, we are trying to implement more - to build a new, perform the alchemical process of melting (as history has shown, those who were engaged in Gnosticism, sooner or later come to alchemy to realize their knowledge).
I alloyed ghost of truths in slender nonsense.
Primers are the sparks of understanding, and as a result there occur solid clods, stones (i.e., understood meaning units). Restoration of a new real world from kaleidoscopic fragments requires wandering between apparently unrelated episodes of Bible, between parallel stories, apparently (historically) independent events and destinies of people. For the missing elements we have to turn to other sources. In this way, the ancient and seemingly faded texts are transformed into an active form that is irresistible for any reader. Constructive program described is not brought to an end, and the sense of chaos is inevitable until over-cleaning is funished.
The topological structure of the book is not easy: the presentation is accompanied by a large number of citations that are on the crossroads of different themes and ideas. Some reference sequences of the text fragments, as well as keywords-symbols that represent cross-cutting themes of the book (and are the subject of detailed interpretation), are marked by Italics. At first sight, our method of work includes an element of chance and unpredictability.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
Again, out of place, King and Jack wormed...
Solitaire comes out! Half of cards are again in the rest.
And it lasts many wild years!
(S. Kirsanov. Divination)
However, we must remember that in serious cases nothing happens accidentally. As for it will be at the end, will tell the reader - from personal results, since all said below-above should not leave him on the sidelines as idle observer.
Solitaire ... turned out. Taking off each card, he
Showed very distant after millennium, day ...
The book is not finished, because it is open on all sides. Another model of it is described by Borges in "The Book of Sand" (sand grains are discrete truths that have not melted yet). This is a book with no beginning or end, with an infinite number of pages that can be opened at any place and read each time in new way, and the reps will never be. If there is a cross-cutting theme in our text, it has a tendency to go around and come back (hopefully with some useful results) to the point where the reader began his feat, with a risk of being permanently lost. For completeness of such feelings, it would be useful to remove the numbering of sections and pages of the book, but, for technical reasons, and especially because of the lack of skill, we postponed this improvement until the next, expanded, edition.
And yet, it is enough to be hypocrite and shy, it is time to honestly say that this work is not some popular little book, but a comprehensive treatise, seriously guide in Sacral Semiotics, Tantric Synergetics, Relativity Oculism, Universal History of Secret, Transcendental Gastronomy, Astral Geography and Unlimited Tourism, Blessed Aesthetics, Applied Sex Geology and All-Purity Balneotherapy. Yes! And no questions to ask! And Our Reader, the most intelligent, thoughtful, comprehensive, all-developed and gifted, will find in it (the book) answers to any his questions, interesting and important for all. If one has no questions yet, we just want to help him with the book and, under our support, to further strengthen and develop his talents and, of course, an outstanding diligence. And who did not read our book, then let he be so. Things that are known... Smart people will find something to say about those.
We are making efforts to give, together with the treatment, the antidote to it. Yet the Gnostic character of the book is fraught with danger to stuck in it at the uncritical and dogmatic learning certain "dangerous" ideas, e.g.., scandalous and heretical. These are all no-trivial thoughts from the point of view of the pious, but an inexperienced person who is reliable "protected" from all.
Do not tempt foreign tongues, but try to forget them:
All the same, you do not will manage to bite the glass teeth.
Oh, how painful is flight of another scream -
For the wicked delights, dashing payment guards.
But it does not worth to overestimate this problem: at the vulgar level, all these motives have long been at the hearing, being unconsciously perceived and naively repeated by modern mass culture, which itself is creatively impotent. The best defense here is a conscious attitude; teaching readers to it is also in our mission. As for authors, the time of the wicked delights has long ago and irrevocably gone. At least, in the performance of their work they felt plain tire, rather than addicting and captivating charms and temptations.
And as consciousness manifested,
Steps and voices silenced, as well as
Talks about the mysteries of the different religions,
And worries about payment for line...
To return to the Father, the modern prodigal son can not avoid trials, which began on his way for a long time - after eating the apple and the expulsion from Eden.
My son! If thou come to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for temptation.
No one will enter the kingdom of heaven, which has not passed through the temptation.
(Agrafa - saying by Jesus, not included in the Gospel: by Tertullian. De baptismo)
The implementation of this process will happen easier after reading, and therefore this option is preferred. So we try again to calm the most cautious readers.
No, my timid watcher,
Dear scout! I'm not a demon,
No tempter, by tester,
Whetstone, compasses, lot, plummet. To measure right, to weigh right
I want hearts - and into the viscous look
I dip the eye,
Laying talk as net...
Cutting up live furrow,
From bright stars of my love
In the foreign soul, as in new one,
Sow the seed - the star.
Even falling on good soil, the seeds may not come up immediately, but only ripe painfully, after a long time. But the result is worth of the effort - it will be a spark of pure flame. The Indian Kama Sutra lists 64 forms of knowledge, like 64 hexagrams of the I Ching, and (in some versions) 64 main yoga asanas. Sixth of the knowledge of Kamasutra is unfolding of rice grains and flowers. Rice grains symbolize the souls of ancestors, these are the seeds that go into the earth, the underworld and become the hidden knowledge, which is to germinate. By compiling tracks from the grains, understanding of the underground world knowledge, forming a series of ancestors takes place. Flowers mean heavenly knowledge, which still relies on the ground. White lotus grows from black mud, but is not sullied by it.
O sweet sounds! You call powerfully
Me out of the dust, again in other spheres!
Call those whose souls are not callous,
And I - I hear the news, but I have no faith!
No wonder we are comparing the book with the network (mathematically speaking, with intricate graph). The similarity is not only external, structural, but also functional. Every truth sees the other through a complex system of relationships (as opposed to tree, not only vertical, but also horizontal). The network is thrown far enough into the sea - in the subconscious mind, passing through the weakened logic control of excited and hopeful reader. Jataka of superstitions mentions Brahmin nicknamed the "guess the tissues." Cloth (Latin textum, like text) is a doctrine, a set of ideas and meanings, entangled and intertwined to get the whole veil of maya (illusion), and the Brahmin is Moses, the one who examines the law.
God revealed to Peter in the canvas clean and unclean
Creatures, and my book reveals the same to you.
(Goethe, cf. Acts. 10:10-15)
Canvas, which saw St. Peter, was gray, consisting of interwoven black and white threads. Therefore, we also need to consider the ideas of high and low level, and not be limited by inspired slogans. Network is woven by shuttle fluctuations in different directions. In the maze of right and wrong, good and unwholesome lives and deeds, over the centuries material is accumulated for Judgment, where the network will finally be dissolved.
Temptation [by knowledge?] initially is similar to the web, then it becomes a solid tackle.
At the first contact with the divine one feels only touch of a weightless cobweb, which links to the beyond world; it can caught only angels and butterflies. Then the network is growing and falls into our world.
Seeing this, Simon Peter fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me, Lord! because I am a sinful man. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken was also James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not: from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
Fishes, shining like silver are the souls of the ancestors, the main treasure of the world. As you know, Jesus was able to extract directly coins from fishes (Matt. 17:27), that is the individual fates, separated from the sansara being ocean.
And Anthony fished in triumph
Carrion that weighted
Your clever diver to his hook.
(Shakespeare. Antony and Cleopatra)
The apostles learned from him to catch all the creatures by the law network, up to the highest kings and gods, devastating other worlds, so Peter was enought to horror. Now it was time to move on to communicate with the world of the living.
For among my people are found wicked men: guard, as birders, fall to the ground, put a trap, they catch men.
(Jeremiah 5:26, cf. ABB. 1:15-17, Eze. 13:18)
Christian apostles act not only at sea but also on land. The same mission to capture and save the souls of men is now available for our readers.
What's the buzz, what's the hubbub, Ananda? Did fishermen pulled network?
Effective preaching, which attracted living beings on the path of salvation, has grave consequences for the person who utters it: he will not hear in his address nothing but noisy censure and charges (violation of the customary way of life, causing disease, broken families ...).
Kami faith is captured, but not learned.
Only a dead knowledge can be learned, the letter of the law; preaching true faith gives a continuation of life (John 10:10).
So liars weave a network of hundreds of threads running down from the language, as from the shuttle, and as if the fishermen fish, entwine dupes by them.
(Somadeva. Ocean of Legends)
The authors again can be suspected in some vested interests, although not the most vile, and in an effort to collect tribute from the readers of the book in any form. In fact, only voluntary giving can benefit for both parties.
Rusuy set free ten thousand fishes. They were born in heaven and gave him forty thousand pearls.
Moreover, small mutual gifts should not overshadow the main goal - to achieve the One, that is, the kingdom of heaven.
The man is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea. He pulled it from the sea full of small fish, among them the wise fisherman found [one] more [and] good fish. He threw all the small fish in the sea; he easily chose the large fish. He, who has ears to hear, let him hear!
(The Gospel of Thomas, 8, cf. Matt. 13:45-48)
In any case, the technique of fishing should be used appropriately.
Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope?
Alarmed reader can be comforted by the fact that no one invites him to become a follower of the new religion.
Lord Mahavira said to Gautama:
When the seer sees the Dharma itself, he sees it through a network of words. Guess is a network of words, closing the window. From this indirect observations, sects and systems come. The path proposed to you, Gautama, is the direct path of the seer. Be vigilant and be seer of dharma.
(Uttaradhyayanasutra, Jain religion)
Issues of religion as a social institution are not treated by the possibility, if not required: our matter is personal understanding, based on the eternal texts. As the ancient Romans told, tua res agitur. Thus, the typical reaction to our book, "I am able to understand it, but how will be reading about these passions for others..." - Is in vain, though outwardly is noble feeling. "Let them be for you alone" (Prov. 5:16). The true (spiritual) religion should treat own constructions with a certain sense of critical humor to give a possibility of going beyond itself. By this it differs from the sects, professing strict systems of dogmatic assertions and constraints that are not substantiated by Scripture, but invented by people. Thus, the authors did not intend to hold anyone in the orbit of their interests and ideas, despite possible concerns:
Meanwhile, he spends time in the fables, and
Best juice comes out of our bag into his one.
On the contrary, we want to give to the reader the personal use of the golden key to open new shiny personal horizons.
I am the door: who enters by Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture.
All the ways to freedom will be open in front of him.
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but can not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
On the other hand, those, who are eager to use any means their irrepressible forces, may try to use the book for the foundation of new religious organizations - the potential inherent in it, in principle, is quite good for such mundane purposes.
Am I not God? Light and grace is
All round me! Here with wonderful depth
All the creativity of nature is before me!
A ready-made models and examples for writing liturgy of Your New Temple is more than enough in the book:
Put the whole world on stage,
People and creatures - magnificent series -
And through the earth from heaven to hell
We come again to the fact that even in the church, organized by ourselves for finding peace for the future, there is no such rest. To find it, we have to find the truth, the same truth, which will solve all the issues.
So you, being jealous about spiritual gifts, try to enrich them for the edification of the church. So, speaking in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.
(1 Corinthians 14:12-13)
Inside the church, we gain salvation through the truth for themselves, but for others it is necessary to prepare the way to the beyond through the cross.
We prayed for charter
And just composed his fingers.
The glory to departed God,
Prepare new crosses.
Despite the resistance of the objective reality and the biblical material (see Old Testament), we occasionally try to make turns to optimism and inspire the reader's faith, which would help to continue his hard work.
There in no darkness, no death in this world.
We all are on the seashore,
And I am one of those who choose the network
When there is a shoal of immortality.
Do not assume these calls being insincere; as events unfold we set more ambitious targets, aiming far beyond the beach. Wonderful chariot is capable of flight.
Stretching out the thread, go after the light of air space!
Pay attention to the paths full of light, created by prayer!
Weave without nodes the work of glorifying!
Become Manu, breed divine race!
Tie the leash to the axes, o employing Soma!
When all the threads unite in a single garment, painful contradictions disappear and complete understanding is reached. The one who has found it to be saved. The network will disappear and will become a valuable pearl necklace.
Go looking for her, and she will reveal herself to you. Take hold of her and don't let go. Then you will discover the peace of mind she offers, and she will become your joy. The signs of slavery you wear will become signs of royal majesty. Her chains will be your protection, and you will wear her yoke like a magnificent robe. You will wear Wisdom like a splendid crown.
Mystery of salvation is a crossword puzzle that we have to unravel ourselves, having only sketchy information; the rest is yet to get. One who does not want to start the process of unraveling and spends the time allotted to him, waiting for a magician who will fly to him in the blue helicopter and bring all the answers, would get nothing. One can only sympathize with those who remained in chains of inculcated doctrines, Scripture foretells grief for them.
Education for a crazy is shackles on his feet, and the chains on his right arm.
Lights are rushing to the call, preparing death to us:
These seem resigned wanting carry away in fraud
Likened to heaven holy ambassadors
And their wicked lies are like singing of angels.
The image of the network, draped over the world, is closely linked to the image of God. Indra network consists of precious crystals. As the biblical prophets say, God covers the earth by network and introduces his people there.
Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah ... and stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line of Samaria.
(4 Kings 21:12-13, cf. Lamentations 2:8, Ezek. 40:3, Zech. 2:1)
The Law measures, cuts and divides the world into a thousand pieces-sections. The country, fighting for the rule of law, will itself bound by it as by a network-trap.
Inhaling mold of sects, wandering among the trickiest lines;
Until the honestly prison does not quench,
And invisible worms eat
Ceremonial hall of haughty mind.
Trickiest lines are canons, lineages, from which the network is interwoven. Sects (heresies, divisions) acquire their own traditions and rituals that will soon start to seem eternal - covered by old moldy. Worms are snakes, which are on the head of Medusa the Gorgon (female wisdom). Haughty mind is vainly seeking to use its knowledge of the law in the fight against the Almighty. Gnostics believed that the Old Testament is a network straddled by God.
This God, extending one by one the many networks, ranging them in the field.
(Svetasvatara Upanishad 5.3)
By the way, remember that the "loop and network" is the Christ (Isaiah 8:14-15), i.e. the Word of God, which gives us not only salvation, but many trials and temptations. According to St. Ephrem the Syrian, loop swept Judah's neck when he came out of a network of Christ, which were apostles.
There occurred a chariot, bright, moving at will, drawn by geese and cranes, entwined by mesh with bells and smelling by marvelous aroma.
(Aranyakaparva, Ch. 246)
Network is the pleroma, the fullness of being, bells emit charming and attracting sounds to awaken the faith and begin the process of personal reflection. Ezekiel chariot is pulled by higher ideas - geese, their two wings representing the relative and absolute truth. Generally, birds are information media, inner voices, angels, symbolizing the flight of thought and conducting the interpreting knowledge. As discussed in the poem by Sheikh Attar, thirty birds make up the great bird Simurgh, although without realizing it.
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul. If you found it, then there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
In the Bible (and not only in the Eastern texts) we can find optimistic fragments about going beyond any barriers, which is possible with the proper and reasonable approach:
Keep me from the snares set for me, from the snares of the wicked. But the wicked shall fall into his net, and I will move.
Ahmed Al-Tartushi ("The lamp of the authorities", op. By J.L. Borges) tells this parable:
A prophet once walked near a stretched network. The bird sitting beside said, "Did you meet such a simpleton, like the one that pulled this net to catch me, clearly seeing it?" On the way back the prophet saw that the bird hit in the net, and was surprised. She replied: "When the appointed moment comes, we have already no eyes, no ears."
When the readers understand the connection of the submitted material with their own lives, it will be hard to leave its study.
The prophet is snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred is in the house of his God.
As described in the Jataka about consent, quail-Bodhisattva (caring, loving, compassionate mentor) taught the birds to raise the net and take it from the fowler, consistently flying. Then quails left the network on a bush of thorns, where it was very difficult to get it out, while they themselves were released. But birder, taught by his wife, waited for their quarrel and struck up a network:
Consistently acting, the birds carry the network
But just they quarrel - they all will hang in it.
Only Bodhisattva with his entourage departs in advance from the network.
Blind is the world. Few see here clearly. Like a bird freed from the net, few go to heavens.
It seems we again get too carried away by explanations and warnings. Another methodological tool is offered here by Indian Panchatantra:
Refrain from the unnecessary threats:
Doubly dangerous is warned enemy;
Not wasting words, try
Deal with the enemy unexpectedly.
Interpretation is the revelation of the secrets; the war is finding weaknesses at the level of ideas, prophecy is a threat. When an experienced opponent knows how to defend himself, even experienced enemy does not know how to attack.
When they shall go, I will let down my net upon them, as birds of bring them down, I will chastise them, as their congregation hath heard.
As a result of work of Moses on the interpretation of the Torah law, all the road is littered with quails - used and destroyed truths, celestial bird-messengers.
And the wind picked up from the Lords, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, a day's journey on one side and a day's journey on the other side of the camp, as it were two cubits from the ground.
Novelty, relevance and practical value of the book (the requirements for a thesis for a degree), and the word "modern", rendered in a subtitle, can be once more explained as follows. In the book, the Jewish method pesharim is used - interpretation and disclosure of secrets of biblical fragments by their application to the present situation (in the Qumran texts - to the destiny of the community). Or, more simply:
The book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him, and he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, and sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord.
And he closed the book and gave the attendant, and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, this scripture is fulfilled today in your hearing.
Salvation is "here and now" (John 5:24-25), lost opportunity will no longer be repeated.
From atheism to God is one moment.
From zero to the total is one moment.
Take care of this precious moment:
Life is no less, no more than one moment!
One (single) moment is the Last Judgment, where God is seen as the main actor. At this point, all the forces of the world wake up and complicated transformations occur quickly. Atheism is an attempt to win at this point the state of God through His word, through the law and the tables, to destroy all own obligations, all the hopes and promises. This is the fine line of faith, when it is necessary to do everything. The true believer is ready to make the jump, and therefore remains in that state of atheism, but does not worship idols.
In a time accepted I heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you. Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
(2 Corinthians 6:2)
Year of our Lord is the end of the period of the world, unseen spreading to all people, even though they usually think of it unconsciously, and in different ways. In Judgment Day events take place with tremendous intensity.
Alone the busy day on the battlefield,
And our harvest will be the eternal peace.
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
Judgment is not yet flowing at one moment, but lasts a certain period, when long-tied knots are untied in the correct sequence. People continue to live, but at this time there occur the signs of a gradual loss of old qualities and the emergence of new witness. Into the book of life, deeds are being written that will determine the fate of man in the world to come. However, this serious time is just for a loud call to freedom.
Once a famous rich man fell sick, but none of his friends come to see him. Peoples from entourage told him: "All the people owe a debt to you and fear that being appeared before you, remind you of their duty, and you demand its immediate return." Then the rich man said, heralds, "Go into the city and proclaim everywhere: Such-and-such puts everyone on notice that no one owes to him. Neither now, during his life, nor to his children - after his death."
(Abul-Faradzh. book of entertaining stories, cf. Rome. 13:8)
In the last days all occurs in the form of ghostly unreal events, and people do not believe anything, because at that time transformations of the beyond take place. People participate in them not just by bodies, but by their destinies, which are typically not investigates and not seen. The beyond is the space of fate, of karma savings recorded in the Book. Signs of ongoing intensive processes will be watched by everyone, but only a few will see their sense - who are deliberately included in them from the beginning. All others will only dimly perceive a change of their own destinies as a consequence of common destiny.
You say mysterious and scary.
In your eyes is a threat. How you are pale!
Who sent you? Why are you both here?
(Shakespeare. Richard III)
We answer: archaic form of our calls should not be an aesthetic barrier for the reader. The word which did not come down to the person and not awaken him, is initially dead. Having missed some truth, he loses his life into an equivalent size. Anyone who sees this truth as outdated and useless dooms himself to equal insulation from eternal life. Only that lives who gave the seed of life to the truth in this world. Truth is the most effective amount of technology in the world, its life currency, the best way to become rich.
Our language was heavy coat
And too smelled old.
The Bible contains a program, according to which the weighing of lives and hearts of all beings occurs. Our book is a short reference regarding the last days and offering a simple model of the world during the period of the intermediate state, when the Judgment takes pace the desert (Ezekiel 20:35-38). Although the experienced reader will be inclined to take some of what we said with irony, appeal to him not to lose time sounds more than serious.
As the core, summer dies,
The song is sung, drinking is prohibited.
In the purple chariot
In another edge it goes.
Song is complete contents of the book; as the summer is not easy, but belongs to the Lord, you need to hurry and do not lose rate.
The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
Both Eastern scriptures and prophets of the Bible say that the end of our time is the autumn harvest, ripening seeds for a future world where human responsibility increases many times.
Then saith he to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.
When the harvest turns white (John 4:35), a second stage of the reaction comes: all goes to dead stones, white as leprosy spots (se Old Testament). Now the search for the truth of words is over, everything will be reduced to theorizing philosophies and schools, and then to the earth church. These organizations will only benefit from another's harvest. So it often happened in the past, including the recent.
Give me one summer, o the mighty,
Only one fall to ripe song,
And, by sweet game being filled,
I meekly give in to death.
(Gelderlin. To the park)
World is an endless series of cycles of birth, development and decline. Expected at the end of the world, second coming of Christ is in fact the first coming of the next world period.
Here is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar: two lambs annual [blameless] every day constantly, one lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer in the evening ... and with the same drink offering him a sweet savor, a sacrifice to the Lord. This is a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the Lord.
(Exodus 29:38-42, cf. Eccl. 11:6)
You can, of course, and give cause to go on as usual, lying on the stove like Emelya.
Do not worry, that pit will be
What's the matter science dies:
The field will be plowed itself,
Rye will rise without the plow.
After crossing the desert (the dead zone) pleroma will work again itself, but that will not mean reaching the land promised...
As has often been repeated in New Testament texts, the apocalypse is happening today. In order to know how to save, you need to understand the devastating events actually happening all around us, to know the objective cause of death of the world and to indicate its indirect signs.
But on that day the Lord shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye sons of Israel, shall be gathered one by one.
Jewish people (Israel, the Church), elected by God to do certain things, going into a single beam, like rods, designed to punish.
Without a lord there is no servants, and without servants - no lord.
Their relationship is indissoluble, they are fused together.
To find the force acting in the world, performers are to be linked by mutual responsibility. Hence come the constant fear, anxiety and greed of the biblical Abraham, and all the chosen people. Yet these loyal aides of God enthusiastically say:
The single and peculiar life is bound,
With all the strength and armour of the mind,
To keep itself from noyance; but much more
That spirit upon whose weal depend and rest
The lives of many. The cease of majesty
Dies not alone.
King of Kings, Mighty God dwells among the 12 tribes of Israel (or, equivalently, the 12 apostles of Christ) as the ark. The people exercise community sacrament, receiving from God all his ideas and inspiration. Jews reach full self-denial, having no own destiny, but only realizing the supreme will expression (although, as we shall see, in fact, their fate is a double ...).
By his long intemperance
King destroyed the royal flesh.
How painful it is ... So he took to his bed?
(Shakespeare. Richard III, cf. Rome. 6:6)
Indo-buddhistic views enthusiastically describe the One God (Nirvana, the Body of the Buddha) as an absolute infinite blessing, higher Radiance and Pleasure; in Him there is no suffering, anxiety, illness, fear. But in the end of times biblical God destroys the world, and the whole system of such representations by His anger.
Faith, no; as you may season it in the charge
You must not put another scandal on him,
That he is open to incontinency;
That's not my meaning: but breathe his faults so quaintly
That they may seem the taints of liberty,
The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind,
A savageness in unreclaimed blood,
Of general assault.
Representing God as a state of blissful consciousness, where no idea is prohibited, we give a His naive idol-like description. When someone wants cheap and easy salvation, he thinks about not pure divine state, but the unbridled pleasure of narcotic buzz, and even without hangover. God seems to move freely in space, without beginning, devoid of any restrictions and competitors. No one can tame such a leviathan, everything is possible for him. He extends his qualities and attributes it to all through the lower portions of his Self which are inextricably linked to the world.
The cease of majesty
Dies not alone; but, like a gulf, doth draw
What's near it with it: it is a massy wheel,
Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount,
To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser things
Are mortised and adjoin'd; which, when it falls,
Each small annexment, petty consequence,
Attends the boisterous ruin. Never alone
Did the king sigh, but with a general groan.
Since all fates are merged, parlous state of the Jews (and therefore of the whole world) is the disastrous state of their Lord. God is the soul of the world, filling it (Talmud, Berachot). Every man is a particle of manifested God and is associated with Him in the state of agony and terrible torment. Own Self can be seen as individual or collective, as a person, family or nation.
What time came anyway: good luck, misfortune,
And yet self-preservation is a law of kindness.
Collective salvation will never happen, but in the last times collective extinction will begin. The trouble will be common to all, and everyone should escape from it himself. Anyone who does not wish to be saved and will remain passive, will be digested in this meat grinder as cannon fodder, as a raw material for new worlds. Offer of salvation is addressed to everyone, although it is to be interpreted on different levels.
Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature
That we with wisest sorrow think on him,
Together with remembrance of ourselves.
The deceased is prince of this world, conquering the earth in the last days, but being himself under authority of death law.
And hell is bound by law?
Here's the news! Well! Well, maybe
With you one may enter into a contract?
All go to hell because of the law which exists in the world, not in spite of it. On the other hand, due to the same law every human being can get in the door to improve their lot by turning it to his advantage. Those who apply the law should not enter any contracts with anyone. Warning of possible tragic mistakes, the Bible calls us to life, not to death.
You say, "We have made a covenant with death and an agreement with hell did: when the overflowing scourge passes through, it will not come to us - because we have made lies a haven for themselves and deceit'll cover myself" ... And your covenant with death is collapsing, and your agreement with hell shall not stand. When the overflowing scourge shall pass, you will be trampled.
In the last days, on earth, in the guise of ordinary people there live elected representatives of all kinds, great leaders and patriarchs who have immeasurable power. All souls who lived from the beginning, are now gathered again on the earth, so many nodes are intertwined at one point and each has a unique opportunity that will soon disappear. In the words of the famous theologian, church teacher and heretic Origen, just this world (aeon, age) is the end of the ages. Anyone now is the king of his people, who is at the top of the colossal ancestors' pyramid.
You and your descendants belong to the Father who exists from the beginning; this is from above, from the non-dying Light their souls came. For this reason, the rulers can not come close to them, because the Spirit of Truth is present in them. And all those who come to knowing this, exist immortally among dying humanity.
(Hypostasis of the Archons. Nag Hammadi)
Only that belongs to Father's house and is his offspring, who moved to this sonship state by own, and was not just elected is taken. The evil rulers can not approach him, because he has the Spirit of truth, and owing to knowledge of truth he gains immortality.
Do not give up on my teaching or acquire ignorance, not to mislead their people ... If a few good rules, as you see it, how much better entitled, dominating every meeting and every nation, and in every way you are exalted divine Logos, once you become a master of any force that kills the soul.
(Teachings of Silvanus. Nag Hammadi)
People are all ancestors, the whole race of the man. If the villain appears in the race, the whole race is perished, and when a hero or saint, - the whole race is saved (Exodus 20:5-6). In recent times, when the benefit is almost completely used up, all is reduced to the rest of the world fates, which is written as a personal destiny of one man - the King Messiah. With such a burden he is born, embodying God and being connected with the history of the world by an infinite number of threads (Col. 1:19, 2:9).
I am pointed by dusk
By thousands of binoculars on the axis.
(Boris Pasternak. Hamlet)
Every action of this hero has a great meaning - dealing with his personal salvation, he converts and saves entire world. In this (and not subordination to the inert majority) is the true Christian collegiality and communion sacrament.
All of you, all of you -
you were silent during your long life,
and here you are shouting hundreds of votes
dead, but alive,
in me - the last, the poor,
but having tongue for you,
and every drop of blood
is close to you, hears you:
and now all of you:
cute, silly, touching, intimate,
are blessed by me
for your tacit blessing
(M. Kuzmin. My ancestors)
It is in our watershed and split time, truth is extremely important. Although we predict no signs of external disasters, the possibility of salvation will be lost in the coming century. The truth will be not needed: it will not save the lost and not kill the saved (cf. Rev. 22:11). Active personal relationship, i.e. becoming like Christ, gives us the last chance, and just now.
In our age of desperate doubt
In our age of patient by unbelief
When shadows go thicker
On wild world of the earth, -
Oh, if only in a terrible division,
In which we are destined to live,
There is one more Revelation,
There is a surviving link.
With great mystery of the afterlife,
So we see, believe it -
Departure of the soul, which is like to you,
The outcome from our darkness.
(F. Tyutchev, cf. Jn. 17:11-16)
Citizens of the third millennium, fed up with promises of a better future, can not be satisfied by the seemingly understood historical eschatology concept. It lies in the fact that it proposes to wait in vain unless sometimes God or Christ appears, being called to reconcile and correct all (Matthew 24:23-26). In fact, this appearance can only be the arrival of the Antichrist (1 Jn. 4:3-4). The kingdom of God is in the hearts, the apocalyptic Armageddon battle will take place on the earth unnoticed. However, the person is required to have care in the study of law, and the distinction of time.
With less need of words, it is necessary to hear better
To distinguish in the darkness measured motion of the Moment;
That there are no signs either on earth or in the sky,
That God-Savior did not come down to the people,
But that the silent will take their lot!
Recall here also the words of the prophet, promising, but invoking to the responsibility:
Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
For the appearance of God occurred in the observed (unreal, illusory) world, one first needs to perform the corresponding work with the text, on which our rivers just will flow. Of course, the word "I", seriously spoken by anyone, refers only to God.
The conventional wisdom is that this poetry
is optimistic about the future.
But the Father-mind says:
No need to herald future!
It is just now. This.
Your deepest needs and desires
are happy by energy of the moment
here, in your hand.
Hopefully, in the next verses the reader will find not only a vague image of the authors of the book, but also himself. This will allow him to understand: he also lived and worked not in vain.
Last days of desolation shall come,
Earthly power shall turn suddenly;
Residues of miserable generations will leave
To heat and the sun, to the far south.
And our towers, cities, strongholds
Will suffer from the voice of Doomsday,
Winning light does not shine in the desert,
Trains do not thunder on rails.
But in these last days of desolation
There is - I know! - the brave among people.
He will disturb sleep of proud buildings
Break the silent darkness by the light.
Reading names of mart and sanctuaries
Having learned from the inscriptions the faces,
The stranger will penetrate deep into the stacks,
Open the mysteries of the ancients, our books.
And day and night he will in trouble
Imbibe broadcasting, hidden in the dust,
Search for truth, the dream of God,
And the songs - hymns to earth candy.
Wished friend of unknown centuries!
You're shaking, you're shocked by happened!
Give heed to me, O hear these lines:
I was, I thought, I was like smoke ...
(Bryusov. During Desolation)
Maybe, soon our heroic readers repeat some of the exploits described here (in fact, they are the real authors of the book). Despite the pathetic tone of these lines, one should not go any delight, nor excessive sadness, the reason for which can always to be found in modern social and political situation. Desert, through which the elected go, is not infinite. Many new and good things will still happen in our world, and in this book, and in the following books.
The following volumes of the book:
Seed among the thorns. His day
Being not for everyone, but only for those who find the truth, the book, with the permission of the authors, timely conducts the audience on the road of knowledge of Scriptures to the Temple of Knowing Spirit. Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz (Isaiah 8:3), but you have to be first. The gates are open. The second part of the book gives a brief historical overview of the problem of Gnosticism, after which the reader moves to the full familiarity with the Gnostic interpretation technique, getting a strong belief in the use of knowledge. Further, trying to figure out his relationship with God, the seeking reader comes face to face with the inexorable law and comforting grace. With the use of authoritative texts and painfully visual illustrations, a number of symbols are clarified, which are required for successful gaining perfection, - light and darkness, mirrors, fire, wine... Familiarity with them not only accelerates personal spiritual growth, but also enables to avoid serious mistakes on the path.
The full edition of the book "Seed among the thorns " can be considered a comprehensive guide of NL-programming for all entities of the other world (demons, ancestors, deities, etc.). This is a clear strength of the book, binding and liberating. And therefore it is available to the whole world, and the need for it is obvious, as the urgent need for decent catechism of any school at any level of any specialization.
Seed among the thorns. He who overcomes shall inherit all things
In the third part of the book the reader will learn about the fate of the Jewish people, full of adventures and misfortunes, in particular, about the terrible events in our desert. In addition, he gets an idea about the art of hearing, about biblical yoga and other divine mysteries. He becomes closely acquainted with the patriarch Abraham and is beginning to understand why wealth is so dangerous. Being objective and credible, this information allows the reader to define his religious affiliation and attitude to the problem of personal salvation, and consequently, to take decisive steps in the direction of freedom and happiness.
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