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As he guided me in learning the techniques of the Oriental Arts, Sensei gave me many Words of Use. More than forty years have passed since then, and his words continue to reverberate in my being with even more power than at the moment of their utterance. His voice clothed every word in the joy of giving, in fulfilling the sharing of a Knowledge hundreds of thousands of years old: “You will lose everything you do not give, you will be the prisoner of all those you do not detach from, and you will be crushed by your hatred for everything that you don't love. ” Each of his words opened the gates of a universe that was utterly unknown to me. Sometimes I didn't understand, and I felt that Sensei knew I didn't understand. He guided me with Love to sit down and allow Meditation to envelop me, free me from the storms of the mind, and rise in the Peace of my Heart. He guided me to place my mind in Obedience to the Heart. He gave me a Path that I chose to follow, the Path of Inner Discipline.
Sensei gave me much more than a Path to follow; he gave me a series of methods by which much later, I managed to listen to the Whispers of the Surrounding Nature, to listen to and understand the Whispers of the Forest, the Whispers of Beings, the Whispers of the Mountains, of the Waters and the Wind. He guided me on cultivating my Attention and permanently focusing on understanding the Manifest Harmony between the Principle of Dynamic Change and the Universal Order of Being. This Alert Attention Attitude generates and potentiates Conscious Achievements using the Infinite Energy of the Aether. "To know and to be able to keep in this moment and any circumstance this Attitude, it works permanently with you until you realize the Unity between the Vital Energy, Mind, and Body." This is how he gave me in words with meaning, the one who guided me directly for more than ten years and in spirit, my whole life.
One day, after a grueling workout for me at the time, Sensei gave me this saying: “Faith, Trust, and Certainty or total trust in the infinite power of your being are the keys to Great Achievements. You can flirt with the belief that you can accomplish anything, but you will never accomplish anything truly great if you don't start moving in the direction of accomplishment. Then, gradually, if you choose to fulfill your Dream, your faith will turn into trust, and you will begin to move in the direction of accomplishment. You will start thinking about a great project and drawing it. While working on your great Project, you will feed within yourself the seed of certainty, and from the moment that seed will germinate, you will become aware of your true infinite inner power and the fact that you will carry out that Project. The certainty within you will open the Gates of Infinite Powers to you. ”
The story of those who commit is always different from those who tell and listen to the stories of others, of those who waste their time in nothing useless to their evolution. The difference is made by Discipline, the self-discipline of life. This Path of self-discipline has nothing unnatural in it. It is not a self-imposition of a way of life. If so, then it would be a self-aggression that will not only never bring about the fulfillment of a dream but will lead to a state of chronic fatigue, a state of the accelerated loss of Life Energy. Self-discipline is natural and brings us huge benefits and energy boosts that we can't even quantify, only when the impetus comes from our hearts, not our minds. Forced self-discipline, which arises from our mind's values not yet in the Obedience of our Heart, follows, sabotages any energy of accomplishment. The first step on the Path of self-discipline is the loving placement of the mind in the Obedience of the Heart. In this way, we permanently eliminate any kind of self-aggression that our minds can give birth to. Our hearts do not know imposition, coercion, the aggression of any kind because our hearts are just Love, nothing else, just Love. Listening to the messages of our Hearts and understanding them is called Intuition. The purpose of the mind is to follow them strictly, not judge and deny them through thousands of arguments springing from the unnatural values it has been loaded with overtime. The purpose of the mind is to put into practice, to accomplish through its logical power of organization. The mind is a very useful computer. That's it.
Perhaps at first, self-discipline seems to us to be a difficult path, sometimes impossible to follow, because the mind does not give us peace and keeps pushing us with all sorts of useless, unproductive, and incredibly time-consuming curiosities. When you are a child or teenager, it is almost impossible for you to sit and read a book when you hear the noise of those who "hit the ball on the square." It is natural to be like that, and we all have this experience in our "suitcase." Still, suppose we set out to read only a hundred pages each day and only then go out to play, play sports, meet friends. In that case, the joy of what we will do will be much more significant, and we will know inside ourselves that at the same time, we have done something useful for our future, for our evolution. Our satisfaction and the information we will gain from reading will gradually remove from us the impatience to go out with or without any particular purpose. Slowly and with Attention focused on our own life, practicing one technique or another, spending valuable time with ourselves or in the family, we will understand what joys and benefits we can gain by studying, practicing, discussing useful topics, working on our Dream, at the materialization of the Infinite Potential latent in our Interior. We will understand that patience, consistency, and perseverance are helpful attitudes. All these will no longer seem to us something infernally challenging to follow but pleasing to our mind and Heart. This responsible Attitude towards ourselves does not exclude in any way the game, spending a pleasant time with friends, wandering through the places we like and attract.
Inner Discipline will help us in the moments when we will go through something that will have a painful, depressing, demobilizing, oppressive load, an event in our life that will have the load of the feeling of helplessness. Sensei told me quite often that "the purpose of the Oriental Arts is to help you discover and develop an unwavering spirit." He told me countless times to work with myself in this direction, "because if you get caught in the traps of the weakness of any kind, you will find it difficult to free yourself from it and with much suffering." He told me to be constantly prepared for any situation, for any change, because when something unexpected or important or uplifting happens, I will have to keep my perfect calm even in my life. After all, that's the only way I'll be able to be a steadfast spirit indeed. I understood that the Spirit of the Oriental Arts is the guidance to one's being, the knowledge and understanding of one's existence, the knowledge and experience of the Surrounding Nature, and the fulfillment of one's dreams the acquisition of a fulfilled life.
In three situations, this Attitude saved my life. Twice I managed to protect myself from drowning, and once I escaped with a superficial wound from a short burst fired from very close.
The purpose of the Oriental Arts is to acquire Inner Peace; it is the Individual Evolution through Inner Discipline, through the Discipline of mind and body. The goal of the Oriental Arts is to reach the Inner Mastery of Being, and their essence is the Perfection of Manifestation. The great mystery of the Oriental Arts is Love. By practicing them, you understand that the Oriental Arts are a Way by which you come to understand the Perfect Harmony of the Universe and that the Harmony of the Whole is a Manifestation of Love, that the attainment of Inner Peace is a Manifestation of Love and that your purpose is to pass on what you have. received from Sensei and through him, from all his predecessors, from the Sages of Abyssal Antiquity. of
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