“Those who have wished men to believe in them are absurd.”
Don’t believe me!
If you have the courage to embark on your own independent and self-reliant study and work using your own personally discovered methods, I shall be satisfied.
No tongue or pen can you have trust in, as these are the destroyers of the true experience of life.
My life is my gospel.
THERE are seven keys to the great gate,
Being eight in one and one in eight.
First, let the body of thee be still,
Bound by the cerements of will,
Corpse-rigid; thus thou mayst abort
The fidget-babes that tease the thought.
Next, let the breath-rhythm be low,
Easy, regular, and slow;
So that thy being be in tune
With the great sea's Pacific swoon.
Third, let thy life be pure and calm,
Swayed softly as a windless palm.
Fourth, let the will-to-live be bound
To the one love of the profound.
Fifth, let the thought, divinely free
From sense, observe its entity.
Watch every thought that springs; enhance
Hour after hour thy vigilance!
Intense and keen, turned inward, miss
No atom of analysis!
Sixth, on one thought securely pinned
Still every whisper of the wind!
So like a flame straight and unstirred
Burn up thy being in one word!
Next, still that ecstasy, prolong
Thy meditation steep and strong,
Slaying even God, should He distract
Thy attention from the chosen act!
Last, all these things in one o'erpowered,
Time that the midnight blossom flowered!
The oneness is. Yet even in this,
My son, thou shall not do amiss
If thou restrain the expression, shoot
Thy glance to rapture's darkling root,
Discarding name, form, sight, and stress
Even of this high consciousness;
Pierce to the heart! I leave thee here:
Thou art the Master. I revere
Thy radiance that rolls afar,
O Brother of the Silver Star!
We should then not accuse one another or try to dissuade each other through any rhetoric, instead let all investigate in perfect freedom from bias the phonomena which occurred to the great teachers and leaders of Humanity.
We owe everything to the voices within and Nature without.
We should explore and turn all over and even come to kill and integrate our gods and their totems.
And eat of their flesh and speak their words.
For we bring the ancient and dead to life in us.
We are the Speakers for the Dead.
Buddha was the only teacher with no dogma of the great religions.
So I have chosen the Way of no faith as my companion in life and acceptance of all appearances as illusory, but not illusions.
All the great self help schemes from history have some commonality. They recommend virtue as a foundation, solitude, absence of excitement, moderate diet, a practice like prayer or meditation.
The last three conditions encourage the fourth.
What is our prayer or meditation but a restraining of the mind to a single act or state or thought.
I experience random thoughts now only rarely where once they raged like a storm.
I can speak from experience that the trance state is one that allows reprogramming of the mind-body connection and the voice can manifest from this state.
Life itself becomes an act of single focus and thus meditation and acting spontaneously allows the best possible outcomes to manifest.
This state only manifests from a well trained mind.