The Route to Life By Wiese,Christain

   

"He who sees that all actions are performed by nature alone and thus  that self is not the doer,that man sees truly." (Lord Krishna Bhagavad Gita)

There was once a Holy man who sat at a river bank.A passerby observed how he lifted a drowning scorpion out of the water,but before he could place it safely on land,the scorpion  stung him.In pain,the Holy man instinctively dropped the scorpion back into the water only to rescue it again.The passerby watched that strange occurance in amazement and then asked the Holy man why he always rescues the scorpion despite knowing that it will always sting him. In response the Holy man shrugged his shoulders and said: "it is the nature of the scorpion to sting and in my nature to save creatures in distress."

The journey of the way is a spiritual path to freedom,it is however not exactly the freedom itself that our psychological pioneers had in mind ,but it is a break with and from the matrix.We share the same mission as thf psychologist though and sometimes we equally use the same tools.We become conscious of our biases and conditioning,our limitations and temptations,our drives,fears and underfying beliefs.The spiritual path is about waking up to what is especially the secret agenda that drives us and those of others.

The psychologist hopes that the enlightened individual gets his/her autonomy back and is in charge of his/her destiny.We spiritual travellers in contract say that once the conditioning of the past is let go of, a higher force is opened up for that individual that permeates everything.

The 19th century Indian mystic Sri Ramakrishna advised the simple thus:'not this,not that'strategy,by saying 'NO' to everything that is not of GOD in our daily interaction,we invite GOD into our life thereby.

The 13th century German mystic,Meister Eckhart informs that: we can become empty like a vessel and can thereby allow GOD into our life.Many route lead to our eternal home.It is just a matter of  choosing what works best for you as an individual.We are able to reach the freedom of the way by choosing love every step of the way.We learn to say 'NO' to our ego,and 'YES' to love in whatever we do.This is effectively the way Yeshua(known to many as Jesus Christ)travelled.

We can equally follow the way of karma, the pathway adviced by the Bhagavad Gita. We are admonishee to embrace our life's mission with passion and purpose. unwinding the karmic bonds of the past ones, a step at a time, we can equally combine both approaches and become light workers. By serving others, we thereby become free. The story of the scorpion and the "Holy man" leaves us dissatisfied though. Perphaps, it is the work of a philosopher and not a spiritual sage. For to get stuck or stung in a meaningless loop is hardly the working of the way of life. Who knows what went wrong, maybe the passer-by didn't realise that he could have been of help. Maybe the Holy man wrongly identified with his spiritual super-ego. He wanted to be so Holy that he failed to read the signs that it is ok to let that dam scorpion drown after his second or third rescue attempt. Sri Ramakrishna once told one of his disciples to kill a cock-roach in order to teach him that death is equally of God.

It is worthy of note to learn that when we get tired of lifes endless ups and downs, we start looking for spirituality. Our search for the way can be pictured as the decision to drive to a nearby facility to get a car wash. During the course of driving, we may take a wrong turn here or there if we don't know exactly where the facility is situated but we will eventually get there. At the car wash, we drive up to the ramp. There's a little steering involved a little adjustment, a little back and forth. This stage can be compared to the tune of Awakening when we already see the way, but are misled by our mistaken notion of spirituality. Then comes the click and the light embraces up into itself and from here on the way takes over. We consciously hand the reigns to a higher force in charge to make the neccessary cleansing of karmic bonds and misunderstood drives.

At the end of the process, the prior slave to his/her passion who had hitherto struggled to become free is safely in God's arms again and only peace pervades him/her.

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