Objectively, this Blog is driven from an only purpose, written on the right side above the page: the “Awakening to your true Nature”. So, it’s driven with what is just the Real Aim of Self development- the development of what represents what we really are (Self), and his development-namely the development of all the expression of what we really are in order to become more effective and integrated in a more sober and “real” life. And, all this without following any specific method purposed from the many “Schools”, Centers, Ashrams and so on with all their points of views and convictions, closed in a sort of elitist physical detachment from the world, but rather following a system that could be integrated in our everyday life, that could allow us to live our life “on this planet”, between normal people, without appearing particular, strange, unique. Through just being what we are, as we are, depending from our possibilities.
Nothing more, nothing less.
It’s my opinion and “belief”, but also a belief of some people who accepted to collaborate with me in the Work to Awakening, that what this World needs are not new philosophies, but rather a new practical approach; so people who able to have respect don’t have a supreme respect to all and everything, but without the necessity of idolatrizing anything in particular. People with a developed Being, a “Heart”, an expanded Consciousness in all the possible means of this term. People who deleted every kind of dichotomy, the absurd division between “We” and “Them”, between the “Spiritual” and the “Material” points of view. A life free from any kind of conditionings or dogmas; a life experienced in a full state of emancipation: this is our purpose.
How to achieve this, is our problem, such as is a problem of everyone who accepts this sort of challenge.
In the last period, I received many emails in which people asked to me why I am not speaking more about Gurdjieff and the Fourth Way System? Why I don’t cite more something about “Belzebub’s Tales to his Grandson” or Ouspensky’s “In Search for the Miraculous”? What I think about this or that Gurdjieff or Fourth Way Center? For the reason that I don’t consider respectful copy and paste on many emails the same answer, I would like to share, here on this topic the answer to these questions.
The reason is simple: even if many of these groups could seem singular, interesting and fascinating in the eyes of a researcher as I am, not only I don’t belong to any group related with the Gurdjieff’s Work, but also I don’t belong to any institutionalized Group, “School”, Center and so on. This does not mean that I consider such groups “wrong”, everyone does what he wish or feels to do. Simply, it’s not more our interest (I speak, here in name of the “members” of the non-formal group of research which with I collaborate). The only aim of this Blog and the aim of the group of people with which I share the same interest is to awaken, and this result is not a prerogative of only a determined group (such as many even consider that), nor exists only a way to awaken. Also, some associate the name of the Blog, Sarmoung, to the Gurdjieff’s Work, but the choice of such name have other reasons of personal value.
We are not “specialists” of some particular path, discipline or method. Our only wish is to become specialists in awakening, and it’s which we are working on.
So, we are not followers of Gurdjieff, Buddhism, Krishnamurti or any other teacher, individual or method mentioned on this Blog. We speak about every valuable part of a method or teaching, ancient and not ancient, driven from five “simple” rules:
1. If something functions for you, then use it!
2. Never speak about something that is not part of your experience, and if you do it, then make it clear that is not a your experience;
3. Respect all the sincere Paths and the people who follow them, but keep mind and heart that the key for an answer does not belong to a particular “School”- those who make such statement lie on themselves and the others;
4. Experience, this is the Key for Knowing;
5. Act consciously, this is the Key for “doing”;
6. Research does not mean expecting some answers, but rather find them, and then verify;
7. Be compassionate and respectful, as best as you can, towards all the living beings and yourself;
It’s not a close group of people, everyone who has a sincere interest in what we do can collaborate with us, and everyone (independently from the gender, age, religion, culture) is welcome.