My Path

joejo's picture

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

Three ingredients of my path are:-

First --- A restlessness or movement without a direction.

Second --- Desire to live but not to accumulate experience or seek any particular experience.

Third --- To know without accumulating knowledge.

Step one --- Negate --- Do not seek fulfillment. Let the discontent be and not seek satisfaction.

Step two --- Affirm --- The principal of Life.

Step three -- Reconcile --- Any contradiction.

mariposa's picture

A few comments

I hope that the "ingredients" you mention are not part of your path, but of your observation or present state as it is in your mind.

Now it's time to let go of your desire to know. What is there to know if you don't accumulate it?

Principal of life? what principal of life can be? let go of this too.

And lastly, you cannot reconcile contradictions. Our mind's core belief is that reality must be consistent, logic cannot cope with contradictions. Knowing this, let the contradictions be, don't try to force them into some sort of artificial reconciliation that by definition and nature is invalid.

mariposa | Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:28
joejo's picture

Life is Energy

ONE Life expresses as a movement of energy. My motto is that life is a journey and one must need live it fully. So the end is in the means and hence ingredients.

Energy is movement and the only problem are the obstructions to this movement or flow.

In classical tradition their are mainly three forces of Maya (the power of creation) which cause obstruction. These are the three Gunas or forces of Tamas (Inertia), Rajas (Passion derived from root to mean pathos) and Sattva (knowledge).

First Energy --- Sybolised as snake in many traditions whose root is discontent or a yearning and we are so scared (fear) of it that we run to illusionary or false fulfillment. The fear needs to be negated and use this energy to ascend by becoming fuel for seeking without the trap of stopping at a false points. Story of woodcutter as told by Ramakrishna Paramhansa may be looked for as illustration.

Second Energy --- Symbolised by Tiger (on which resides the Devi, Hindu Goddess) the very fountain of Compassion if tackled properly.

The Gospel of Thomas:-

7. Jesus said, "Lucky is the lion that the human will eat, so that the lion becomes human. And foul is the human that the lion will eat, and the lion still will become human."

This energy is the root of desire and is dualistic. Yet if one allows the churning (refer churning of ocean in Hindu mythology by devtas or good and danavs or bad) one gets ambrosia. One needs to Affirm this Principal.

Third Energy --- Symbolised by eagle or the mythical bird Garuda. This is knowledge which is both the cause of fall (refer Genesis 3) and the redeemer, Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom. One needs to use this energy to resolve (reconcile) contradictions for conflicts bread further conflicts and are a tremendous waste of energy.

One only needs to embrace life fully and be vulnerable to it rather than escape in a spiritual illusion.

joejo | Sun, 03/23/2014 - 13:37