Right Action: The “Triads”#2: the Quality of an Action


SierpinskiTri2In the previous post, we mentioned different qualities of action and different types of Triads.  We also gave some general examples in order to give an idea of what we are speaking.

Let’s see a bit more in depth,  the quality of action which makes the difference between the Triads which may be used.

In order to create an oil painting, an artist has to produce an “effort” at every moment so that the idea could “materialize” on canvas: the preparation of the tools – the colors, the brushes, the spatula… and each brush stroke must be applied with a certain “effort” that is needed to “create” something; no Triad passes to another one without effort. At the end of these efforts, if the artist  perseveres and does not desist, the painting will be completed.

But, if the same artist wishes to destroy this painting, the only thing he’d have to do will be to take a knife and cut the canvas, or take a lit match, put it in contact with the canvas and burn the painting, which will vanish in a moment.

The two actions are different, that’s obvious, and they need different kinds of Triads. Indeed, we can’t create a painting with the same effort and dynamics needed to destroy it; in the second case, the Triad passes automatically to another one without efforts: what is needed is just to take a knife and cut the canvas, or take a match, perform the simple effort of lighting it, and burn the painting.

So, in these simple examples, we can see that there are different qualities of action, particular for the aim one wishes to reach. In these examples, the processes have been simplified, because not every action is the same and many actions have several steps that have to be accomplished. Often, every step also requires a specific Triad: the result is that an action could require several Triads to achieve a determined goal.

What has also to be noticed is that the act of destroying the painting is mechanical, and automatic and needs only energy and a little effort, while “creating” a painting, something more is necessary – a determined knowing and imagination intended as creativity.

There are actions that are unconscious and mechanical and they need just one Triad; other actions need several different triads, and here we enter into the field of conscious, intentional actions which have to do with a conscious, non-identified work, or at least an activity that has its own peculiarities, which can’t be imitated by others, such as the artistic creativity.

The efforts of remembering and not identifying ourselves, belong to conscious actions. Indeed, the quality of a blind effort – such as the effort to light a match- will be useless in remembering ourselves. Indeed, in this case we need to use a Triad related to the physical action, but we have also to introduce the effort of being aware and link together awareness with the bodily sensations so that we can build a “gateway” – ” a bridge” towards another triad – a different type of action with its own qualities, and so on…

Since there are many people  interested in photography, we’ll give a simple example concerning this field: the act of learning to photograph needs a specific Triad: first of all, the capacity of observing, second, the capacity to remember and, as the third element of the Triad, a technical knowledge.

With a digital camera, anyone is able to snap a photograph and have a photo: we choose an object, direct the camera towards it and click the button: we have the exact reproduction of what was in front of the lens. The goal is achieved. This can be done by anyone.

But this is not the same if we wish to express something through photography:  the first element of the Triad is observing, and will be of utmost importance – framing of the subject, the angle and the cut.  Remembering, the second element of the Triad – the evocation of what we wish to express, will also be important ; then, the focusing, the use of the flash or the tripod etc… will also be all-important (technical competency).

A NOTE: since this writer is not a photographer, he apologizes to those photographers who will eventually read this text and notice the superficiality in the above explanation.

Another example is the physical- motoric coordination needed in a sport or dance: of course, we’ll need another type of Triad which will be rhythm – kinesthesia – technique; in music, the Triad will be listening – musicality – “sight reading” (reading of the musical notes).

We can make dozens of examples, but these are enough for now, in order to understand that for a specific action, is needed a specific Triad.

To be continued…..

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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