The business of lying…
“Therefore be “unattached”; let things work; let brain centers work; work incessantly, but let not a ripple conquer the mind. Work as if you were a stranger in this land, a sojourner; work incessantly, but do not bind yourselves; bondage is terrible. The world is not our habitation, it is only one of the many stages through which we are passing” Swami Vivikananda
I have been told many times from my teachers my problem was I did not like myself, myself being to them my illusionary image in this illusionary world; Silvia Kusada.
It never felt right while at the same time it was true.
But as for any partial truth, that piece of information halted me.
I always felt trapped by the fact I was recognized and identified with a piece of energy. I had been fighting this ‘Silvia Kusada’, trying to change her or make her disappear. That has been wrong too. As a spectator of a play. It is both wrong to fall into the delusion you can help improving a character or to try to destroy it. It is both ways an identification with a lie.
Today when I look back I see that if my cohorts approach would have been toward me being able to detach from the illusion of an identity/ies, (Note, detachment has no business in any creation or destruction), I would have recognized in that a meaningful step on my path.
The stage where billions of billions of movies are projected, crossing and overlapping is an endless playground.
“The stage where billions of billions of movies are projected, crossing and overlapping is an endless playground.”
Detachment, self remembering has many layers, but none of them are useful until they reach the level of the higher spiritual mind, the one outside the duality and energy form.
A data is of no use, until is understood. Still at that point is of no use until it becomes true for you, and again it is of no use till you able to own it.
These are all steps.
A movie or a play is emotionless, unless we put there emotions to be felt.
And so it is by our self-deception, weakness and delusion that we laugh and cry. We look at the beautiful nature, at life achievements, and we feel happy. But once you know the truth, there is no happiness. Happiness in this illusion is regarded in higher planes as suffering and limitation.
” To this level suicide would be to stay. To forget or compromise their freedom and knowingness of truth.”
And so once your eyes are open the only way to continue to be ‘human’ or spiritually ‘human’ is to lie to yourself.
The strong black energy surrounding this Silvia Kusada’s program has nearly deformed and destroyed her; what the rational mind calls heavy depression is nothing but an awareness of lies. A form of transformation which destroys a non-functioning or deteriorating program. It is the wind of a new illusion slowly supplanting an old weak one.
Depression is just an appearance, as death.
What is suicide? An unaware method to abandon the ‘story’ while you believe your place still on the stage.
Yet, many higher ‘enlighted’ have left the stage, knowing they never had to be there in the first place. They stop creating it and giving it the soundtrack of emotions, the stopped to listening to the sounds.
To such levels of awareness suicide would be to stay. To forget or compromise their freedom and knowingness of truth.
Again, my aim is not to achieve material happiness or to stop suffering… It is truth and truth only at its higher levels.
WHAT IS YOGA? page 259
A NEW MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE by Ouspensky
“The chief principle of Karma-Yoga is non-attachment. A man who follows the methods of Karma-Yoga must practise non-attachment always and in everything, whether to good or to evil, to pleasure or to pain. Non-attachment does not mean indifference. It is a certain kind of separation of self from what happens or from “what a man is doing. It is not coldness, nor is it the desire to shut oneself off from life. It is the recognition and the constant realisation that everything is done according to certain laws and that everything in the world has its own fate.”
KARMA-YOGA teaches right living. Karma-Yoga is the Yoga of activity.
Karma-Yoga teaches the right relation towards people and the right action in the ordinary circumstances of life. Karma-Yoga teaches how to become a Yogi in life without going into the desert or entering a school of Yogis. Karma-Yoga is a necessary supplement to all other Yogas ; only with the help of Karma -Yoga can a man always remember his aim and never lose sight of it. Without Karma-Yoga all other Yogas either give no results or degenerate into something opposite to themselves.
Raja-Yoga and Hatha-Yoga degenerate into a search for external miracles, for the mysterious, for the terrible, that is, into pseudo-occultism. Bhakti-Yoga degenerates into pseudo-mysticism, into superstition, into a personal adoration or into a striving for personal salvation. Jnana-Yoga degenerates into scholasticism or at best into metaphysics.
Karma-Yoga is always connected with the aim of inner development, of inner improvement.
It helps man not to fall asleep inwardly amidst the entangling influences of life, especially in the midst of the hypnotizing influence of activity.
It makes him remember that nothing external has any significance, that everything must be done without caring about results.
Without Karma-Yoga man becomes absorbed in the nearest, the visible, aims and forgets the chief aim.
Karma-Yoga teaches man to change his fate, to direct it at will.
According to the fundamental idea of Karma-Yoga this is attained only by altering the inner attitude of man towards things and towards his own actions.
The same action can be performed differently, one and the same event can be lived through differently. And if a man alters his attitude towards what happens to him, this will in the course of time inevitably change the character of the events which he encounters on his way.
Karma-Yoga teaches man to understand that when it seems to him that he himself is acting, in reality it is not he who acts, but only a power passing through him. Karma-Yoga asserts that a man is not at all what he thinks himself to be, and teaches man to understand that only in very rare cases does he act of himself and independently, and that in most cases he acts only as a part of one or another great whole. This is the “ occult ” side of Karma-Yoga, the teaching concerning the forces and laws which govern man.
A man who understands the ideas of Karma-Yoga feels all the time that he is but a tiny screw or a tiny wheel in the big machine, and that the success or un-success of what he thinks he is doing depends very little on his own actions.
Acting and feeling in this way, a man can never meet with failure in anything, because the greatest failure, the greatest unsuccess, may further success in his inner work, in his struggle with himself, if he only ﬁnds the right attitude towards this unsuccess.
A life governed by the principles of Karma-Yoga differs greatly from an ordinary life.
In ordinary life, no matter what the conditions may be, the chief aim of man consists in avoiding all unpleasantness, difficulties and discomforts, so far as this is possible.
In a life governed by the principles of Karma-Yoga, a man does not seek to avoid unpleasantnesses or discomforts. On the contrary, he welcomes them, for they afford him a chance of overcoming them.
From the point of view of Karma-Yoga, if life offered no difficulties it would be necessary to create them artificially. And therefore the difficulties which are met with in life are regarded not as something unpleasant which one must try to avoid, but as very useful conditions for the aims of inner work and inner development.
When a man realises this and feels it constantly, life itself becomes his teacher.
The chief principle of Karma-Yoga is non-attachment. A man who follows the methods of Karma-Yoga must practise non-attachment always and in everything, whether to good or to evil, to pleasure or to pain. Non-attachment does not mean indifference.
It is a certain kind of separation of self from what happens or from “what a man is doing. It is not coldness, nor is it the desire to shut oneself off from life. It is the recognition and the constant realisation that everything is done according to certain laws and that everything in the world has its own fate.
From an ordinary point of view the following of the principles of Karma-Yoga appears as fatalism. But it is not fatalism in the sense of the accepting of the exact and unalterable preordination of everything without the possibility of any change whatever. On the contrary, Karma—Yoga teaches how to change the karma–how to influence the karma. But from the point of view of Karma Yoga this influencing is an entirely inner process. Karma-Yoga teaches that a man may change the people and events around him by changing his attitude towards them.
The idea of this is very clear. Every man from his birth is surrounded by a certain karma, by certain people and certain events.
And in accordance with his nature, education, tastes and habits he adopts a certain definite attitude towards things, people and events.
So long as his attitude remains unchanged, people, things and events also remain unchanged, that is, corresponding to his karma. If he is not satisfied with his karma, if he wants something new and unknown he must change his attitude towards what he has and then the new events will come.
Karma-Yoga is the only way possible for people who are tied to life, who are unable to free themselves from the external forms of life, for people who either through their birth or through their own powers and capacities are placed at the head of human communities or groups, for people who are connected with the progress of the life of humanity, for historical personages, for people whose personal life seems to be the expression of the life of an epoch or a nation. These people cannot change themselves visibly; they can change themselves only internally, while externally remaining the same as before, saying the same things, doing the same things, but without attachment, as actors on the stage. Having become such actors in relation to their life, they become Yogi; in the midst of the most varied and intense activity. There can be peace in their soul whatever their troubles may be. Their thought can work without hindrance, independently of anything that may surround it.
Karma-Yoga gives freedom to the prisoner in a gaol and to the king on a throne, if only they can feel that they are actors playing their roles.