Tuesday, 14 November 2017

THE FOURTH STAGE


The Second Stage is, like the caterpillar's.  Eating. Eating. Physical and mental food. To make the body healthy and strong and the mind well-informed and ready for


The Third Stage. Digestion. With the body healthy and the mind fully fed (no more experience or information needed), so that the simple but profound Truth about everything dawns in


The Fourth Stage. The tentacle AWAKES!


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

STAGE ONE: EGG (NOT BIOLOGICAL)


BUT SIMILAR to the first stage Lepidoptera insects go through. Appearing out of not-knowing-where-from as an
                                           egg,

and on its way, through a complicated metamorphosis, to its unimaginable DESTINY:
                                 a BUTTERFLY!         

AND MAN? Appearing out of not-knowing-where-from as an 
egg,

and on its way, through a complicated metamorphosis,
  to its unimaginable DESTINY as
 ?

                                                                                         NO!



Saturday, 12 August 2017

THE FOUR STAGES OF MAN


Shakespeare’s version, the Seven Ages of Man, is the biological version of the Stages of Man,


        A Man's Life
        decaying 
        in Seven Ages.
        A story of flesh and bones.

        Dressed up,
        playing
        imaginary roles,
        on imaginary stages.

        It never gets beyond
        epitaphs on tombstones.




PRELUDE TO NEXT PROJECT

Prelude:


      SEVEN AGES OF MAN

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

Monologue from William Shakespeare's As You Like It, spoken by the melancholy Jaques in Act II Scene VII.
He died aged 52 following a drinking binge, but he got no further than his destination, a tombstone in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-on-Avon, which sums up the short-sightedness of his life’s achievements.

Good friend, for Jesus' sake forebeare
To digg the dust enclosed heare;
Bleste be the man that spares thes stones,
And curst be he that moves my bones.
 

NEW PROJECT: THE FOUR STAGES OF MAN




Wednesday, 2 August 2017

EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOUR

   
  It matters not how strait the gate, 
  How charged with punishments the scroll,

  I am the master of my fate, 
  I am the captain of my soul. 

As with so many things, it is the ego that gets in the way of exemplary behaviour. Non-exemplary behaviour involves putting oneself first without having a good reason to do so. This can be wilful - people stealing or deliberately choosing the biggest portion. Or it can be unconscious or unintentional - people being loud without consideration for others on the train.

It is the tentacle not realising it is part of the Centre. If one is aware of the connection, then exemplary behaviour is automatic - it doesn’t require deliberation, just as the different parts of the body automatically work together for the common good.


The KARMA PROJECT showed it can be done. Take over the causes and the effects take care of themselves (Diet and lose weight?)
The current PROJECT, EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOUR, shows what should be done in order to be happy and help others be happy.
The next project indicates the route to humanity's destiny.      -Gnome

PRELUDE TO NEXT PROJECT: SEVEN AGES OF MAN 


Saturday, 3 June 2017

KARMA


If you have been clearing your In-tray, you are ready to take advantage of the New Project.  If you haven’t been clearing your In-tray, the New Project is waiting to take advantage of you!


New Project: KARMA 

(probably the most important project we have ever had...)


Project Comment:

If you have made good use of this project, you are in a position to take advantage of the follow-up project.
You can take advantage of the Causal aspect of Karma instead of being eternally (yes eternally) shunted along by the Effect aspect.

If you haven’t, if another project has just slid across the face of your computer, then you have slipped further back down the Snakes and Ladders board which is Life, through the intestines of another short snake.
The lower rows of the Snakes and Ladders board (from which you have emerged) are not places to linger in. They are generally engulfed in Thīna-Middha, Sloth and Torpor, and are very difficult to get out of.

If you make it a genuine new start, you get the best of the past as a bonus. A win/win opportunity.



New Project: EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOUR




Tuesday, 11 April 2017

UPDATE!

Unfinished business from the Past creates the Future and leaves no room for the Present. Hören Sie gut zu, Mr. Eckhart?





Monday, 20 March 2017

WHAT IS CONSCIENCE? CONSCIENCE IS UNFINISHED BUSINESS


CONSCIENCE = UNFINISHED BUSINESS


PROJECT COMMENT


CONSCIENCE: Con = together, in common.  SCIENCE = knowing, knowledge. Therefore, Knowledge in Common, COMMON KNOWLEDGE. From deep down inside. Not superficial individual or group knowledge. Compare Common-sense.

Most knowledge is concerned with My/Our best interests. I /WE WANT IT.
Real COMMON KNOWLEDGE is concerned with RIGHT and WRONG.   IT’S NOT YOURS.

So where does the UNFINISHED BUSINESS come in?

KNOW is a SENSE. Just as SEE is a sense. Senses are activated when there is a relevant OBJECT.
What do you see? I see a tree. If there were no tree, you wouldn’t see it.
What do you know? What are you conscious of? Unfinished business. If there were no unfinished business, you wouldn't know/be conscious of it.

Unfinished business?
What you have started and not finished.
Uncompleted cycles.
What others have started, which it is your responsibility to finish.
Things you have done, which you shouldn’t have done (started), and not put right (finished).
Things you have not done, which you should have done and not put right (by doing them).

If you see a tree and close your eyes, you will say you don’t see it. But don’t say it isn’t there. With your eyes closed, you are likely to walk into it.
If there is unfinished business (an acorn that you planted?) and you close your inner seeing eye, you can say you don’t see it. But don’t say it isn’t there. 

        It is easier to chop down
an acorn
than an oak. 

The branch you bang
your head on
is an acorn
that you missed.   


(Don’t put it off too long or the tree might become old enough and big enough to fall on top of you!) 


Unfinished business from the Past creates the Future and leaves no room for the Present.  Hören Sie gut zu, Mr. Eckhart?

 

NEW PROJECT:  UPDATE!