SOS – Save Our Souls
Matter is subject to the law of change. Without change, life would be deadly dull. The physical body is transient. When a person is identified with the body and sensual perception alone, fear arises. We then start imagining things we do not want and then fight against them. It is not the change that hurts us so much, but the resistance and holding on to the illusion.
All material things are limited and can therefore only give us limited and conditional joy. Striving for objects makes us restless and never lets us find peace. It is like holding a carrot in front of a donkey’s mouth. The donkey is constantly trying to reach for the carrot. We too try endlessly to follow our ideas of joy, but we can never reach it. And when we reach it, we realize after a short time that it was only temporary. In the end only despair is all that remains.
The physical human body is limited, small and fragile. When we are in danger, we instinctively try to protect and preserve it. Traditional martial arts is the very art that deals with this issue.
Consciousness, however, is not made up of physical matter. It does not find itself in space and time. Therefore, it cannot be destroyed by something that exists in space and time and is made out of matter. When we can acknowledge ourselves as pure consciousness and impeccable intelligence, we become fearless, timeless and indestructible.
The fall of mankind begins when it can no longer recognize its divine origin. Our consciousness, intelligence, vital energy, power of thought, perception, senses, bodily functions, cells, molecules, atoms – everything works completely automatically and by nature. It is a perfect divine order. Everything functions perfectly and seamlessly until we humans start to disturb it with our beliefs, convictions, ideas, expectations and thoughts.
It is therefore our greatest responsibility to consciously cultivate our thoughts, words and action. All suffering and all pain is created by the illusion of lack of love and recognition. As long as we seek these in the outside, we cannot find them within.
Our values define our notions, and our notions colors our thoughts. As we think we feel and as we feel we think. With our thoughts and feelings, we form the world. Therefore, choose carefully and wisely your values.-Richard Kleinert August 2020
The true nature of a human being is created from truth, compassion and forbearance. Just as water is wet naturally, so life is joy by nature. When we let go of striving and start cultivating our character, we will find our way back to what’s true, back to our origin.
Just as it is on the inside, so too is it on the outside; autoimmune diseases arise when our immune system – our defence system – cannot distinguish good from bad. If we humans can no longer distinguish good from evil, then our soul is in grave danger.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts--Buddha