"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."
– J.R.R. Tolkien, from The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954.
Every drop of water, if it could know itself, would know all about the Ocean. But it can not…
Every pebble, if it could know itself, would know everything about the Earth. But it can not…
Each person, if he used the opportunities given to him to know himself, could know everything about Mankind and about the whole Universe. And here is the problem of man and humanity. Frightened by the opportunity given to them and feeling small, insignificant, people choose not to know of themselves too much, afraid of what they might discover. And they use their psyche to not be fully self-aware.
And so they succeed in reassuringly deluding their self daily that they are not deluding themselves all the time.
Man hides and defends heroically from the truth about himself and the world...And he could know it, couldn't he?
Life is neither fair nor unfair. Life is neither good nor bad. These are things invented by us - humans. Life is what it is: why do we want it to be good or bad?
Life is logical. It flows like a calm river on which the boats laden with people drift…
I will give an analogy so that you can understand where crooked concepts of things come from.
For example, I give a man a nut and tell him to do research on it. One will do research on its taste, taste its outer green shell, bite into it, and throw it away as it is bitter and unpleasant, I give the nut to another person, he already quite prudently removes its upper, green shell, but when he tries the second one, he guts his teeth and throws it away too finding it too hard and unpleasant. I give the walnut to a third person: he, however, more prudently removes the uppermost shell, breaks the bony shell with a stone, takes out the nut and eats it.
If we gather these three people and ask them what a walnut is, one will say that the walnut is an astringent, bitter, poisonous fruit: the second - that it is a hard and unpleasant fruit that breaks people's teeth: the third - that it is something tasty and pleasant.
This analogy can also be adapted to our own lack of deeper essence : all things in the world are clothed with shells, and if we do not have enough knowledge, we will not find the essence.
Food is necessary for the body, but food is also necessary for the mind and soul: that is to say, we must eat twice…
And when we say that it is not good for a person to overeat, we understand that the body, mind and soul must be fed equally.
It is a whole triple circle that forms man. That's why all three of those who spoke about the walnut are not smart enough.
The one who ate the nut thinks he is the smartest. But…No!
I give the walnut to a fourth, he takes it, but instead of eating it, he plants it, and after 10-15 years, this one nut produces thousands of walnuts. So we have four categories of people in the world who are wise:
Some say: "The world is shoddy, depraved, not worth living in"
Others say: "Egoism reigns in it, it can't be worse":
Third, "The world is nice and pleasant, happiness and joy:" they are closer to the truth,
And who are the fourth ones?
Those who entered the divinity school and began to learn ie. to plant the good things to do the good deeds. The most excellent concept for man is to know that the earth is a Divine school in which he is placed to learn, to learn to remove the upper and lower shell of the nut, the shells, and not to eat the nut, but to plant it.
And when he learns the properties of all things, he will probably start understand the true meaning of earthly life.
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