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Breaking the Cultural Trance – Discover Stillness

Breaking the Cultural Trance – Discover Stillness

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Some insight into the quotation “To the mind that is still the whole universe surrenders” (Lao Tzu , Buddha, Chuang Tzu)

Know that deep inside, you have immense power that can, and will, change the world. You are the change..

By stilling the mind (activities or wei;realizing wu-wei) you allow the holographic universe to work,to flow and manifest through you.This give birth to direct vision and action- namely to supernormal or divine powers(siddhis). “Therefore the Master can act without doing anything and teach without saying a word.( Lao Tzu 2)

"The Tao of the saint is work(action) without effort(action)" (Lao Tzu 8). .Wu-wei is not inaction or non-action but a return to the simplicity of formless substance(37). "Empty yourself of everything.Let the mind rest at peace". (Lao Tzu 16)

The same strategy of stilling the mind is described in Patanjali’s Aphorisms (Yoga Sutra ) in the second sutra of the first chapter ( Samadhi Pada) in which yoga is defined as a stilling or calming of the activities or impulses (vrittis) in the mind (yoga chitta vritti nirodha).Yoga(the unified state beyond the duality of subject-object;the holographic state) [is realised by ]nirodha[stilling;cessation]of the vrittis (activities,fluctuations,

modifications,impulses, the thought forms,workings) of the mind (chitta)

When you are surrendering to the universe(Ishvara pranidhana), the universe is surrendering to yo

Cateva clarificari legate de afirmatia :“pentru mintea care e nemiscata intreg universul se preda”. (Lao Tzu , Buddha, Chuang Tzu).Descopera ca in profunzimea fiintei tale se afla punctul fix,axul universului care iti confera puterea imensa de a schimba lumea.Tu esti schimbarea..

Prin calmarea mintii (care este un proces,un trafic de impulsuri,valuri,activitati) trebuie sa intelegem stingerea,oprirea sau golirea (vidarea) mintii de valuri sau de activitati(in lb. chineza:wei;adica sa realizam starea de repaus,de completa relaxare,starea vidata de activitati:in lb. chineza: wu-wei) ceea ce permite universului holografic sa actioneze, sa curga si sa se manifeste prin noi(asta conduce la revenirea la armonie,vindecare).Atunci apare vederea nemijlocita a realitatii (dispare dualitatea subiect obiect si se instaleaza functionarea holografica).Din acest moment incep sa se manifeste puterile supranormale sau capacitatile nemijlocite ori divine(siddhis) de cunoastere si de actiune(universul se preda sau devine plastic).

Intalnim aceeasi strategie a stingerii activitatilor mentale in Aforismele Yoga ale lui Patanjali descrisa in a doua sutra din prima carte(Samadhi Pada).Yoga (starea unificata;in care dispare dualitatea subiect obiect; in care se manifesta functionarea holografica) se realizeaza prin nirodha [ oprire,punere in repaus,calmare,

stingere,racire,golire,vidare] de vrittis(agitatie,vartejuri;impulsuri;fluctuatii;valuri;modificari ,oscilatii,gandurile;emotii) din chitta (minte); Atunci cand ne predam universului(Ishvara pranidhana), universul ni se preda.

Mai jos sunt citate care subliniaza cunoasterea aceleiasi strategii a linistirii mintii pt. cunoasterea scanteii divine si a luminii necreate :Iisus(Matei 23:24-26),David( Psalms 46:10), Upanishade..

Textul in limba romana pt Lao Tzu si Patanjali se afla in cartii publicate de Dan Mirahorian care pot fi solicitate autorului la adresa:danmirahorian@yahoo.com

 

However, a quiet mind is imperative. Saints and sages have long recognized and cherished the value of the quiet mind. From Taoism we learn, "To the mind that is still the whole Universe surrenders."

David, the Psalmist, alluded to the quiet mind as "the secret place of the most high." We discover the truth that sets us free by being still and retreating to the "secret place of the most high."

Jesus said, "Cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter that the outside of them may be clean also" (Matthew 23:24-26). James, brother of Jesus and author of "The Letter of James," said, "Purify your hearts, ye double minded." Jeremiah said, "Wash thine heart from wickedness that thou mayest be saved." "Washing our heart from wickedness" is the same thing as purifying our heart … the same thing as "cleaning the inside of the cup and the platter."

When our heart is pure, we know ourselves. Otherwise, we are under the guidance of the false ego-self that always wants to appear special and important and always brings mental turmoil and suffering.

When we know ourselves, we have peace, joy and happiness. We discover our true self — we purify our heart — by being still and communing — and understanding — with our heart. There is no other way!

Lao Tzu:"Stop thinking, and end your problems."

Lao Tzu:"To die and not be lost, is the real blessing of a long life."

Everything written on these pages can be summarized in one admonition found in Psalms 46:10: "Be still and know that I am God".

Or, following a continuous thread of truth through cultures and time, we read from the Taoist, Lao Zi (Lao Tzu ) and Chuang Tzu (Zhuang Zi): "To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders".

Isa Upanishad –“ The Spirit, without moving, is swifter than the mind; the senses cannot reach him : He is ever beyond them. Standing still, he overtakes those who run. To the ocean of his being, the spirit of life leads the streams of action”.

Katha Upanishad -VI – “When the five senses and the mind are still, (during meditation) and reason itself rests in silence, then begins the Path supreme”

 

Textul in limba romana se afla in cartea publicata de Dan Mirahorian care se afla la adresa:http://www.danmirahorian.ro/tao.html

"To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders."

 

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Taken on January 16, 2008