In Search for the Awakeness:”Love those who I Love”


Yuzen, a buddhist monk from the Sōtō Zen sect ...

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The path towards self awareness is all but a simple and cosy way; it requires one thing above all the other: an adamant will focused on realizing our True Nature and in finding the Truth.
But how to apply a will if we miss the object able apply it? How to apply a will without an individuality? In absence of an individuality, every effort, every good intention are useless. Even following a Path towards self- development results impossible without an individuality. At least a glimpse of individuality.
During years and years of apprenticeship, I’ve learned that often the pupil’s “failure” does not depend only from a lack of will, dedication, or because he refuses the steps of the Path.
When someone does not reach any result, generally is not the problem in the system- path he follows. Every True path is infallible: the Zen Path, the Buddhist Path, the Gurdjieff’ Path, a true Yoga Path… they are all infallible in their essence. What one requires is to follow carefully the steps to achieve a certain result. But, if who follows such Path does not cultivate his mind, his heart, his body, his integrity and, what’s most important, hasn’t any reason or purpose to follow it, then, even the greater Path becomes fallible.
When the pupil loses his glimpse of individuality, or if he hasn’t a glimpse individuality- individuality not intended as an amalgam of egoist needs and desires, but as the reflection of his True Nature- then the Way loses his meaning and becomes an empty sequence of useless acts- a formality.
Only the inner nature of an act gives him a deeper meaning and strength, and it’s only in his deeper essence that a practice allows the expression of our Essence.
Even the emotive devotion to a Teacher must not be the first pupil’s reason to practice; such attachment has to be replaced to the service towards his love, not to his person.
Once, my mentor said to me:”It’s useless to love me, this can’t bring anything effective, only blind devotion and attachment. Instead of this, Love those who I Love”
Understanding these words required many years, but finally I understood their meaning- his Love was dedicated to the whole world. Now I understand his behavior towards myself, even if I was young and needed his help, to push me away, far from him, towards an individuality free from his figure, his name, his Self, and rather apply all my effort to focus myself on my inner work and research.
“You can do this by yourself. Indeed, it’s the only way” often used to say
Once, I remember I have asked to him if it’s possible to help the others to build an individuality.
“Remember this,” he said, “only if you take care of the Self  of those who surround you. This is the only way to allow him the possibility, once acquired an individuality, to follow a Path”

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About mr Sarmoung

Andrea Dandolo je pisac i istražitelj razvoja svijesti i duhovnosti uključen u razotkrivanje drevnih učenja s ciljem olakšavanja unutarnjeg razvoja ljudskih bića. Jedan od načina kojima se time bavi je i kroz blog koji je preveden na engleski, španjolski i od nedavno hrvatski. Od rane mladosti je u svijetu duhovnosti i rada na sebi sudjelujući u radu grupa koje potječu direktno od Gurdjieffa, tj koje su bile vođene od strane samog Gurdjieffa U skladu sa drevnim znanjima, naglašava razvoj svjesnosti kao primarno sredstvo za psihološku transformaciju i duhovnu osvještenost individualaca. Karakteristike sistema koji predlaže su jednostavan jezik i moderni prijevod drevnih učenja kao i njihove praktične primjene u svakodnevnome životu. Njegov blog čitaju ljudi iz svih krajeva svijeta. Samorazvoj je ne religiozni i ne dogmatski put; sastoji se primarno od naprednog dostizanja viših stanja svijesti, p prisustva i konačno od ostvarivanja svoje prave intimne prirode, koja je poznata u mnogim tradicijama pod imenima poput esencija, duša, biće. Kroz takav razvoj individualna osoba ulazi u nove dimenzije svijesti koje mu omogućuju da vidi stvarnost sakrivenu iza iluzija. To mu omogućuje kreiranje osobnosti neovisne i otporne na vanjske situacije i vanjska uvjetovanja. Posljedice takvog razvoja su oštra inteligencija, izvanredni kreativni kapaciteti, ravnoteža i smirenost u svakoj situaciji i stabilno stanje višeg stanja svijesti koje je poznato u drevnim tradicijama pod nazivom “buđenje”.
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