Patience

Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.

– Shams Tabrizi

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Vibrations..

The purpose of mantras are to create vibrations of inner peace and self-regard and attention towards the heart.

How do these vibration actually in a physical sense have any effect on our cells, organs and inner energy?

Take a look at this interesting video;

Mantra

A mantra is a sacred utterance, a sound that generates a vibration that arouses a spiritual or mysterious awe-inspiring that can be perceived by our inner eye or the sixth sense and describes us the presence or realisation of a divinity.

The word mantra is etymologically related to the word manthra in the avestic language meaning “sounds whose vibrations have an inspiring effect on the mind”. 

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Om mani padme hum

Om – sacred syllable

Mani – “jewel” or “bead”

Padme – lotus flower

Hum – spirit of enlightenment

 

 

 

Less Egoistical, more Altruistic

In order to be less egoistical, one has to control his/her reptilian brain and to neutralize the animal and egoistical drives. This process frives us to become a “better” person: less wild and more human. Less egoistical and more altruistic. Less materialistic and more spiritual.

This transformation is called the “Essential Evolution”. This is so to say an inner evolution/transformation which focuse on the process of soul-making and away from all the appearances.

The prophet Mani

The prophet Mani, an Arsacid Persian by birth,was born 216 AD in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and was the prophet and the founder of Manichaeism. Mani  claimed to be the Paraclete of the Truth, and the continuation of the teachings of Jesus.
Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness. Through an ongoing process which takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of matter, through spiritual evolution and returned to the world of light, from where it originates. Manichaeism claimed to present the complete version of teachings that were corrupted and misinterpreted by the followers of its predecessors Adam, Zoroaster, Buddha and Jesus.
Manichaeism was quickly successful and spread far through the Aramaic-Syriac speaking regions. It thrived between the third and seventh centuries or the age of spirituality and at its height was one of the most widespread religions in the world. Manichaean churches and scriptures existed as far east as China and as far west as the Roman Empire.
Manichaeism was the main rival to the religion of Christianity and survived longer in the east than in the west. It appears to have finally faded away after the 14th century in southern China during the Ming Dynasty. While most of Manichaeism’s original writings have been lost, numerous translations and fragmentary texts have survived.

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Patterns of black and white, where a significant trait of the Manichean temples. – Santa Maria Novella Financed by the most important Florentine families.

 

 

The study of the self

All spiritual teachings such as gnosticism, buddhism and Sufism share an equal foundation, that is the development and evolution of our substance, the core of the human beings.

How?

By the study of the self.

How?

Through meditation, self-awareness, and mantras or rythms leading to vibrations, we as human beings are able to close our thinking processes and instead be more in the presence and in touch with our inner substance.

The study is not easy as so many distractions exist and results are not easily maintained, leading to the lack of discipline. However, there is a teaching or a path and it is this path that interconnects the prophets or masters of this school of the study of the self.

As the process occurs the disciple transforms from its egoistic drives, and the drives of the primitive brain, the paleocortex  towards intellectual drives, conducted by the neocortex. The disciple hence acts according to logic and reason. As the development continues the disciple acts according to the attributes of the core, substance or essence which is caracterized by love, compassion and chivalry.

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God’s Articulate Finger Michelangelo

 

 

Say I am You

The true nature of human beings is the same. The true nature of all living beings is love and compassion. We are all bound to one another and share an equal responsibility in our freedom and happiness.

Say, I Am You

I am dust particles in sunlight.
I am the round sun.

To the bits of dust I say, Stay.
To the sun, Keep moving.

I am morning mist,
and the breathing of evening.

I am wind in the top of a grove,
and surf on the cliff.

Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,
I am also the coral reef they founder on.

I am a tree with a trained parrot in its branches.
Silence, thought, and voice.

The musical air coming through a flute,
a spark of stone, a flickering in metal.

Both candle and the moth crazy around it.
Rose, and the nightingale lost in the fragrance.

I am all orders of being, the circling galaxy,
the evolutionary intelligence, the lift, and the falling away.

What is, and what isn’t.

You who know, Jelaluddin,
You the one in all, say who I am.
Say I am you.

-Rumi

Intelligence of the heart

Our thoughts and feelings influence the chemistry that regulates much of our health — how we feel, for better or worse. Our thoughts, feelings, emotions and attitudes are just frequencies that we can learn to change — once we put our heart into our intention.

Heart Intelligence provides practices to replace fear with the attitude of intelligent concern (managed concern) which leaves us in charge and more attuned to intuitive direction.

It is through deepening our heart intelligence, coherence and connection that humanity will be able to shift from separation to cooperation resulting in higher solutions to our personal and global problems.

 

Source:https://www.heartmath.com/howard/

Unity and globalization

Which way do we have to take to attain unity? Contradiction and antagonism, or comprehension and friendship?

According to Shah Nematollah Vali, a sufi master, antagonism causes chaos and destruction; while evolution is dues to a harmonious functioning of the organs and the intern elements of a system, The less the contradiction is within a system, the more the capacity for evolution of this system.

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Source:Seyed Nourodin Shah Nematollah Vali & Qawwali, par Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh, 2003

Balance..

Maintaining balance in life is essential to achieve happiness as any extreme tendencies leads to attachment.

By striving towards balance we can be sure that we are acting out of love and not out of selfish behaviour.

“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”
– Rumi