I am recognized throughout the world as a leading voice in the development of personal consciousness motivation and spiritual enlightenment. Periodically, I receive interesting questions concerning other philosophies: secular or religious. Here is one that I received from a person in India. My response is such that you may perhaps be threatened, but the reality is just that, the reality…in my view.
Question: Hanshi, please explain to us if the power of the dybbuk and the qui are from beyond this Universe. If so, is the source also outside this Universe? Is the source the same for all the galaxies?
Response: I assume (hate to “assume” anything) that you are thinking of “ki” and “c’hi” or perhaps a malevolent spirit, and so before I address your question, let me begin with a statement. Before I address your question, let me begin with a statement. If I am to teach you how the universe works and what the original intention of creation is…not was, acknowledge the answer that I will present as a possibility.
The reason for the creation of the universe is moot in that it is meaningless to try to determine what may be or may have been in the Creative Power of the Universe or as an aspect of it. Note first that I do not mention Creative Power of the Universe’s mind or any restrictive notion that would suggest any compromising consideration that would further suggest any reason behind the concept of creation. This is all irrespective of scientific research and other man-construed reasons for trying to figure out what all of this is about along with the assumption that it has any bearing on anything at all.
It is also curious to me that many sincere masters misconstrue the meaning of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings by insisting that the Book of the Void be called “ku,” nothing, relative to “mu,” no-thing. This alone causes considerable difficulty in trying to teach the concept of creation and this is where the thrust of all confusion emanates from. “Ku” is incorrect because nothing is still something by definition and, therefore, has a presumed identity that is not acceptable to this enlightened mind. If anything is presumed to have an origination, ex nihilo (something out of nothing), it is essential that a seeker after such knowledge take into consideration universal enigma and personal ego. How do I know this? I know it, having realized the significance of the concept of no-thing.
It all begins with the misguided notion of control. What do you think you mean by “beyond this universe?” You also talk about galaxies as if they are separate entities that may possibly contain forms beyond our own limited perspectives. Whether this is true or not it remains “hidden” (for lack of a better word) from what we consider to be extensions of our own intellect. This leads to the idea of religion that does nothing to enhance our understanding of anything as it may or may not be.
From the above parameters it seems that the lack of ability for the human mind to discern origination is the causality of all the confusion and horror that the world experiences; hence, the invention of concepts that intelligent thought explains as the reasons for “things” that may essentially have no reason to exist outside of the common fear of the unknown.
I will not pick out any particular “ism” to poke fun at or for that matter to celebrate as functional. Living a sedentary life is more in line with sanity than the fear that causes us to look for something that may not be there. And if it is, then it would have probably revealed itself by this time. As well, if this profound knowledge has not been revealed to even the most sublime, with the exception of the likes of Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Allah, whomever, perhaps it doesn’t exist, or even more to the point…there is no point. But, so what! This leads us to the idea of “magic.” Most magic is illusion based on the sensory understanding of things that we assume can or cannot be and then becomes philosophical diversion or rather distraction from being at true inner peace with oneself. I have come to not enjoy witchcraft in any form of ritual to pervade my essence. They all presume to open a path to enlightenment that is a complete waste of time to pursue. Self-Revealization Acceptance cuts through the sophomoric hyperbole and demonstrates for the individual exact perfection based on thought and desire. You want to be enlightened and be able to do “parlor tricks? POOF! You’re enlightened and can now do “parlor tricks,” such as walking on fiery coals, breaking sweats in the middle of a frozen pond, putting your hand through ten boards, etc. I am sure you get the idea. The same applies to wanting someone dead and making someone dead: two completely different things. I like to use the life and death paradigm as it puts things in direct perspective.
Are we having fun yet? The idea here is that humans, in their utter lack of ability to come to terms with the tragedy of their own inconsequence, will always make up things in the attempt of thinking that they actually understand anything. This is also based on misunderstanding our own intellects caused by egotistical thinking. Dybbuks, golems, zombies, etal, are simply devices we use to try to explain what does not have to be explained. Ki, c’hi, soul are devices we use to attain levels of consciousness that we believe will empower us to perform amazing feats. Secret codes, mantras, mandalas, butterflies, peppermints, or whatever anyone would presume to be the “answer” are silly. The reality is that the attitude of living in joy and freedom is overlooked for lack of sensibility and thinking, or worse, believing that someone else knows the answers to the questions that have no answers. As Buddha no doubt said, “Ain’t no thing. Stop playing with your petunias.”
You really want to know where it’s at? Study Self-Revealization Acceptance; it is the key to the universe. You asked…I answered.
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