Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching – Chapter 42
His perception. He said, before the coming of life there is just emptiness. It is a void. It is emptiness. It is on the surface. It is a big void. You cannot describe it. But in this big void and there is energy in emanation.
For any energy to be in function you need to have two polarities like Yin and Yang. So he called this energy Tai Chi, the primal energy. So this primal energy is functioning like a light in the void. But whatsoever object that has a psychosomatic potential to be animated into life, once this primal energy touches that object, this primal energy gets infused in, so the animation process begins.
The combination of this primal energy, together with the animation mechanism, is called Essence. It is called essence. You are animated. You are on. You have a light.
And then, subject to the construct of that specific psychosomatic apparatus, it begins because of the genes or the genomes and the design in the genome. They evolve.
Once the animation begins then, with the veiling of the sentience, everything you can see, you can feel, you can sense, they are temporal by nature. It is like the relationship between the mirror and the reflection. It is because of this animation process you are being animated, alive, and whatsoever you can feel and sense is nothing but your own reflection.
The state of Essence, that is the primordial state, the inclusion of this primal energy to the body, the Essence, that is called ONE. In that state, there is no sense of ego. There is no ego. It is just an animation being alive.
But once the animation, once your body sentience begins to evolve and dominate; I feel, I sense, I am. That is the ego. So this one has two dimensions. This ego I. Beneath the water, prior to your sentience, primal energy in animation, the temporal energy or this energy body we call it the astral body. In accord with the hermetic terms. Anything above your sentience is the stage of the mind, the ego-mind.
And the nature of the ego-mind is duality, discrimination. I feel. I sense. I am. So ONE plus TWO equals THREE. With the coming of the THREE, there is a world. This is Lao Tzu’s statement. From ZERO there is ONE. From the coming of ONE spontaneously there is TWO. With the coming of the TWO, TWO plus ONE equals to THREE: trinity.
He said, if you follow the sequence of this evolution, this is exactly what makes you human. However, if you can find a way to reverse engineer yourself, this is the way to your holiness. This is why Prana Dynamics, this is why all the spiritual teachings before they have been documentized into a religion. It is not so difficult as you think it is but I think that if you think about it you are still in the mind. It is exactly the mind that blocks you from it. So you have to learn to take off your mind. You have to learn to release your mind. You have to learn to find a way to disidentify yourself from the mind. It is without fighting against it because the mind can be the worst possible enemy you can possibly have. So release it. Release your identity from it.
But it is easier said than done. If this is the common denominator that blocks people from true understanding, from true seeing, then you have to pay attention to your mind. This is where the difficulty is with the advent of contemporary medical science. You can go to the hospital and ask the doctor to cut off your body. Doctor, please show me my mind. It is impossible. Medical science, at best they can show you the shape and size of your naked heart. They can even show you the picture of your genes. They cannot show you your mind. What is your mind?
Every moment you are using it. Or no, you are being used by it. Every moment. But it is bizarre. People have never been trained or guided to learn to recognize it. You have to learn to recognize your mind. That is the first step. This is the common first step across all spiritual teachings and religions.
Even the Chinese word my mind, if you put them into one word, it says enlightenment. The moment you can see it: enlightenment. But this is where the joke begins. A lot of people are spiritual or they are into religion for this purpose: I want to be enlightened.
Basically in this enlightenment is just the first step. But being able to see and sense your mind you can separate yourself, you can then walk out of the shadow and then you become the seer. You are becoming the observer. You will be an intuitive understanding, a perception like a touch or an epiphany or kisses by the angels. You do not have to say it because then words will begin to become redundant. But it is the beginning of the true journey.
Like Jiddu Krishnamurti already said: “Truth is a pathless land.” The first step, the most important step… He literally spent his lifelong journey trying to convince and explain to people, if you are spiritual, the first step you have to achieve is to separate the observer from the observed. This is the beginning of true spirituality. What does that mean? Walk out of the shadow of your mind.
If you can see in the sentience, once the animation process begins, your essence, energy and spirit in oneness. The essence, energy spirit: this is the trinity of Kung Fu. So energetically, after the infusion of this primal energy in the body, everything is temporal. There is a substratum of our energetics. You are this primal energy in animation. Once this is in animation it is called astral energy.
For any energy to function you have to have two polarities in it. So there is body energy. The passive one, that animates the mechanism of the sentience. And then there is active energy. It then becomes the functionality of your mind. It supports and sustains the functionality of the ego-mind. And to this mental energy; the ancient Chinese people had a specific term for this because actually, when it comes to energy, the pronunciation of energy in Chinese is called Chi. But traditionally this word is referring to body energy because the composition of this energy is very simple; it says rice energy. food energy. Your body energy.
For your mind, there is another character which is also pronounced Chi but it is composed of two parts. It says no flame. It is referring to the mental image.
Nirvana means no more fermentations, energetically. What is being fermented is your mind, your mental energy on flame. So you have to put out the flame so that you can sense the energy. And this energy is just one of the polarities of this astral energy in animation in you.
The mind has flame / no flame. When I am talking about mental energy it is the mental energy without flame, without the ego, without identification and we try to confluence this mind-body energy together in the body, and then we can get closer and trace it back to the source. Where is the source? At best you can trace it back to the astral energy or this energy for conscious presence. The light of the animated.
So leveraging your body sentience together with modulating of your mental focus. It is possible!
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