Saturday, September 4, 2010

Peace Course Lessons 2010: Power Bat (Build Awareness Square)

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”
- Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C

These select lessons personally composed are to reinforce the nature of this year's particular theme that has been focused on: Work. The learning of a knowledge of oneself coupled with the natural development of virtue through sincerity must be channeled through Work. That there becomes a Love of Hell as no Hell can be imposed on the true and living; it is merely work that we have developed for ourselves. This Course will never guarantee the success of the engaged student. There are no riches and fame; rather, there is an awareness of what oneself, one's cipher and the talents one may use to create works to share.

These said lessons are to begin to have an awareness of all the work we naturally, must and can be doing and ultimately able to work with the 120 Lessons with greater ease and ultimate usefulness.

POWER BAT (Build Awareness Square)

The core to a knowledge of self is that there really is only Creator and Creation in the Universe. Once this is realized then what is only sharing, the giving and receiving of the fruits of Creation. Even the teacher, naturally poor and righteous is engaged in an overt sharing of forums for the student to draw up their understanding, talents and nature. As Creators then we must become aware of all we do as vital to the development of self. One's square is the surrounding reality of one's awareness of truth that one protects and uses to build and destroy. To develop this powerfully and stand on one's square one must build awareness of one's personal status at all times. With this one may progress powerfully in their endeavors.

1. EAT:
The diet proposed is of the highest refinement and thus able to allow us to project the most power in all our undertakings. Yet, while a vegan/living foods diet is ideal, the nature of awareness is most key. There is nothing that we deliberately take with us and have the most power in deciding how that the food we place in our bodies. We may love our family and even cherish our possessions but none of that is inserted inside our body as much as the food we eat. To begin, we must learn to note the foods we eat, the conditions we dine in, the reasoning behind our eating and how each and every food feels within us. In doing this we may better decide how to use our food as a deliberate energy source and solve countless problems often not attributed to diet yet truly are (i.e. difficulty reading, lethargy, lack of emotional control, lack of desire, etc.)

The P.E.A.C.E. Course may reach a point where you may reach and decide to train martially the art of Shaolin Kung Fu. However, athletic achievement, notoriety and making punks jump up to get beat down is not the heart of the awareness here. It is that our bodies are the outward composition of our thoughts and will only be equipped to do what we train it to do. Just as the mind drives the body, the body well trained inspires the mind, thus the interplay of creation in mind and body of Bian Xing San Bao (Metamorphosis of Three Treasures Kung Fu).
The root of training is to track your exercise, study the many outlets of interest (i.e. sports, martial arts, etc.) and work on scheduling a personal protocol for consistent training.

3. READ:
What are we reading? What are we watching? What do we see more often than not because we are drawn to it? What are we absorbing? The concrete reality of the knowledge of self means that there we are in a society adverse to our growth and development. There can be no such thing as a non-reader for those that understand the nature of war our lives are bred in.
We must begin by learning to choose what we read and make real goals to complete the reading of books, articles and writings. We must then extend this to all that we knowledge.

What do we write? What are we saying? What are our ideas? Who and what do we write for? Writing is a forum of sharing understanding for those who will not always be around. Writings are your sharings absorbed away from you. How developed is our projection of our ideas? It is that the idea is the foundation of the great writer.
We must begin to write our own personal journals and catalog our understanding, increase the amount we write so that just as we speak and/or share writings to the world they are most sincere, willingly useful and best understanding.

The genre of self help literature is vast, designed to accept life as a rat race and then lace the right shoes for the finish. While the sincerity of the student can never be received from a teacher or teaching, the development of virtue can be engaged in to develop an awareness of one's sincerity. That is that no one in this society will judge us wrong for transmuting our greatest energies to think and grow rich and let all those around us sink and we switch. However, when one asks oneself, 'Once I have found my talent and it is able to survive me then what is the nature of truly thriving?'

We must then take note of simply sharing. Are we sharing disingenuously for profit and fame? Are we sharing truth out of anger or resentment? Are we sharing with a hidden agenda to receive something in return? It is difficult to gauge what must become natural. To try to log what one shares is not a technical activity but a personal retrospection. That in this we may actually judge our talents and the worth of what they can one day aid others. This is why the best part is the best part.

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