If you have come into the observatory taking a detour from the Soul
garden, take a few steps backward and go into the Babylonian bath. Take the time to get yourself rejuvenated and then come back
to the observatory to observe your different states of being.
After bathing in the seven colors, in the Babylonian bath,
the ego’s sheath is almost washed off.
The ego is maimed and maligned and talked about in a derogatory
way and generally referred to in terms that are not uplifting.
But it is this very same ego that we require in order to achieve
our goal. Let us discover
how and why the ego is necessary for goal attainment.
is energy that takes shape in whatever form it can take.
The fact that life does this time and again just means that
it is affirming what we term on planet earth as, “negative.”
It is in such an affirmation that every negation is converted
to a positive. This is
the magic of life. This
is the mantra that the observatory is going to hum throughout the
The ego has a major role to play in such an energy construction process. Ego is the external reflection of everything internal. Beyond that there is nothing else to the ego. But if on the other hand the very same ego or the external self that reflects the internal self or the soul, is subject to the useless energy; the journey towards any lasting construction is marred. How does one not allow the ego not to be subject to such useless energy? Would it not be easy to just have the useful energy around and do away with the useless energy? The answers to these questions, and many more such questions, lies with you. All you have to do is to observe your attitude, which we are going to call action and reaction.
is different from the knowledge that the senses perceive.
It is that knowledge that is derived through a careful study
of the external self’s actions and reactions.
This study leads to eliminating or the addition of certain
beneficial or non-beneficial patterns.
Once you, as an individual, understand that it is your own
self that you are at constant battle against and competition with
–awareness sets in. In
order to attain such a condition of awareness, discipline is necessary.
certain beneficial or non-beneficial patterns. Once you, as an individual, understand that it is your own self that you are at constant battle against and competition with –awareness sets in. In order to attain such a condition of awareness, discipline is necessary.
Timing is knowing exactly when to utilize all of the above mentioned states of being. To wait for something is not a passive state of being. Energy can never be called passive or static. Even if energy appears to be passive, it is live with force. No force can remain dormant. It constantly builds up energy. The longer the wait, the more force the energy builds up. That is how and why patience is such a strong weapon. It holds twice the energy of an act that fetches instant results.
is the sixth state of being.
A condition that is reflective of the harnessing of self-importance,
awareness, discipline, forbearance and timing.
The Will or the soul is then contacted and a pure energy, devoid
of any other thought save that of action, comes into being.
The Will is then worn as a new garment by the entire being
of the individual in the final state of being, called the Attitude.
is the final culmination of all the other six states of being,
(1) Self-importance. (2) Awareness. (3) Discipline. (4) Forbearance.
(5) Timing (6) Will.
you would like to test your self-importance, watch yourself whine
and seek self-pity by imagining to be maimed and tainted by the other
people. Observe how you feel sorry for yourself because of the insinuations
made by people. The next
step would be for you to go even further and make yourself feel even
worse by actually listening or being subjected to such verbal attacks.
Just when you begin to feel that it cannot get any worse than
remind yourself that it is a test and you are a warrior.
warrior has to always observe his actions and reactions. This is the
road to truth. When every
falsehood is taken away leaving you bare-naked, the truth seems enormous
and unpalatable. Such
a condition occurs only when the mind is made to grapple with thoughts
that are alien to its otherwise pre-conditioned existence.
This is the security blanket that the ego covers itself with. When the cover is unveiled, self-importance or the external
sheath is got rid of. With
the exterior discarded, such useless words and abuses or threats are
seen as nothing but that –as useless energy.
for awareness could involve a written test.
The moment your senses are made to react, since you are now
on the path of truth and self-discovery, make a note on paper, your
instant emotion that emerges in such a scenario.
tests need not involve any time consuming activities or acts that
would take you away from your day to life.
In fact it is while you conduct your daily life that the tests
can be taken. If for
example you wish to discipline your mind into a certain pattern of
thought, wean it away from the old pattern through a constant check.
For this kind of a check, you need to constantly remind yourself.
It is only through such constant reminders that the old pattern of
thought is forgotten and the mind becomes a clean slate for
to write on with more interesting colors.
If the mind strays again towards the old thought drag it away.
Remember all thoughts are made of energy.
The energy with which you drag the mind away from the old pattern
of thought is the same energy as the energy that thoughts are made
moment you find your mind getting dragged away by an unnecessary,
useless thought, consciously will yourself to get it back on track.
This process has to be continuous.
for forbearance is test of patience and endurance. Think up of scenarios that would allow you to actively participate
in a result oriented goal. Get
into that scenario and participate in it by putting in your time,
effort and all of your energy or whatever resources you wish to put
in. Next, watch and see
how you react if another participant walks away with his/her result
before you do. The longer
the wait, the more your endurance and patience is built.
Watch yourself finally get your desired object or goal.
Calculate the time. Measure
it against the resource that you utilized in such participation.
You will notice that those who walked away with the result
at an earlier stage than you would not accumulate the interest that
you have with your wait. Energy
would have built itself to a pitch of absolute endurance and such
energy is not subject to a break down.
Destruction of such a goal or object is delayed if not averted.
does not require any tests and checks.
It comes automatically if the above tests are undergone.
The mind acknowledges instantly as to when the time is right
and makes you act at the appropriate moment.
Will is the new garment that you wear after harnessing your energy
from the above tests. Test
this new garment by closing down the department of the mind and employ
the soul in all thought process.
Which only means that you will not have any thinking to do.
Your actions are spontaneous, genuine and stem from the light
of truth. If the actions
are not those that come from the Will and are directed by the mind,
you need to again undergo all of the other five states of being until
you get it right.
for Attitude, the final state of being, is very simply to make yourself
look into the mirror and observe what you reflect in it through your
eyes. Here although the
mirror is used as a symbolic object, observation is not of the physical
body. Your external self
will reflect all of the exercises and tests you put yourself through
in all the other six states of being.
Your movements will become fluid, your speech will become more
measured (not calculated) and your mind will be operated by your soul.
Which then means that your attitude will be that of self-confidence.
A confidence that you are immortal and that nothing will affect
you. A faith in such
a belief would eventually pave the way to such a goal attainment of
physical immortality, because the soul’s role is not doubted.
A confidence that is not superficially draped by the external
self, but a confidence that is reflected by the soul itself, is the
attitude that will be your new garment.
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