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Friday, December 10, 2010

Elevated Actions

The more we link our intellect with the father and divinise the soul the more chance we have of world service. Also the more the very subtle forms of Maya challenge the soul, like ego of the intellect ,"I" and "mine". So there are two sides too the story until we reach that perfect stage of being incoporeal, viceless and egoless.For example in our meditation we should consider ourselves dead whilst alive too this old world, the ancient masters would practice this, so why not us in our meditations, not just pretty little titilating visualization but the ultimate thing, like this world is but a grave yard, or all I see with these physical eyes is dead. Heres an excerpt from the Way of the Samurai ". Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day, when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears, and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one's master. And every day, without fail, one should consider himself as dead. This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai." If we want too truly change our attitudes we should at times think like this balanced with more amiable visualizations of course.