Acceptance and The Law of Seven


The Buddha And Vajrapani, Gandhara 2nd Century

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The “suffering” produced from what in the Fourth Way (but also I use for simplifying the understanding of what I am writing) is known as the Law of Seven, is not limited in the impossibility of accomplish something, this is only a part of such Law. Usually, this Law is seen as something negative, but could be something Natural be “negative”? Many people mark this negativity, but this is a sort of absurdity,   because it’s the same that to “accuse” the Law of Gravity (another Law that influences our Planet,so our lives) as something negative, because it does not allow us to jump aloft as much as we wish.
The problem does not lie in those Laws, (indeed, if they would not exist, nothing would exist nor function well in this Universe), but in the impossibility of humans to recognize and understand them to sink their way of life so that they could use them, not suffer their consequences.
So, as Gautama ha Gautama Śākyamuni (Buddha) used to say, these Laws produce suffering because of human’s ignorance, not because of their nature.
Indeed, this Law represents a concept of “Cyclicity”, namely nothing is permanent. If this impermanence would not exist, the life would be impossible. Everything that has a beginning is designed to come at his end, there is nothing eternal. And, here we come to the topic of this post: impermanence. The Law of Seven represents the main principle who seems to be unacceptable to the most of the humans.
It seems that we are unable to accept that people and situations changes constantly, “harming” the illusory safeness we have built in our lives. A job begins and is designed to end; the same for a relationship- before or later it will end, at least, even if it lasts for all life, someone of the partners will die first, is not it? Even our lives will end one day. Our minds are unable to accept that, and this produces suffering in our lives. We would like that the things seem always the same.
We are so attached to everything we have and to everything we wish to have. We live in a constant state of attachment, or if you prefer this term, identification. This is what produces our ignorance:identifications with all and everything existing and not existing. So, to accept, or better saying to live consciously, this Law of “Cyclicity”, so to use her and not suffer her consequences, we have to develop the skill of “letting go” all on which we are attached.
It’s obvious that, if I am not attached to nothing, all my sufferings, worries, anxieties, problems fears, will vanish such as snow under the first rays of the vernal sun. Ponder about this: it’s a very important point to realize.
It would be enough to put in practice this percept, the acceptance, the non attachment, to eliminate from our lives all our sufferings. “Simple, but not easy”, as use to say Jon Kabat Zinn, but this does not mean also impossible.
What remains to determine, now, is if nothing all is impermanent in our lives, then why we can’t persuade ourselves that nothing is immutable? How can our mind creates such illusion?
We have to understand that our life, such as we live it ordinarily, is similar to a movie. We live in  an irreversible process, but in our minds we memorize “snapshots” of  persons, happenings, situations, static and unchangeable frames; and we consider these frames the representation of a reality in which all is immutable, still. But it’s only an illusion, that the Consciousness and Understanding of the of the true, dynamic nature of reality, erases inexorably. The only problem, then is to be able to accept this Law, accept the reality in her constant transformation, mutation, change and, consequently, in the absence of unchangeable safeness. Our childlike personality and our “logical” mind are unable to accept this, because the “facts”, so what they perceive is something different. The only way to escape this trap is to make something really unchangeable, stable in ourselves, able to surf on the waves of immutability instead of being sweeped from them. And here, a Inner Development is of help, to change our undeveloped and fragmented personality, always identified with the frames of our remembering, with one different, more developed, more flexible, more stable, a stable, self sufficient “I”, independent from the outside, from what is in constant changing. And, changing is not a negative thing, indeed, all those who are involved in a work centered in Inner Development, have to understand this as this. How could we have a possibility, even a minimal possibility for a development, so a transformation, a changing, if all is designed to remain irreversible unchangeable?
This is the Power of the Law of Seven, or Law of Cyclicity that has to be seen not only as an obstacle to overcome (such as it has to be in some field of our inner work), but also as a herald of a possibility for a further development. Indeed, if nothing is permanent, so unchangeable, then all is possible to be changed. Even ourselves.

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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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