Inner growth

The realization beyond understanding

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Q: What is the realization which is beyond understanding?

M: Imagine a dense forest full of tigers and you in a strong steel cage. Knowing that you are well protected by the cage, you watch the tigers fearlessly. Next you find the tigers in the cage and yourself roaming about in the jungle. Last – the cage disappears and you ride the tigers!

Q: Questioner

M: Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

 

The Amen-Ra regimen

A very intriguing and interesting protocol from Dr. Nūn Sava-Siva Amen-Ra

In this video Markus Rothkranz his interviewing him:

 

Quoting directing from Dr. Amen-Ra website

The Amen Protocol is the result of a decade of rigorous research and systematic self-experimentation. The Protocol has a pentavalent nature, consisting of 5 principal parts: (I) a fasting component, (II) a dietetic component, (III) an exercise component, (IV) an informational/educational component, and (V) a psycho-ascetic/meditative component. Essential elements of the Regimen include the following: 

  • A daily, diurnal fast, 23 hours in duration, wherein no calorie-containing foods or beverages are partaken [Incipient Amen Adherents may initially fast for 21 hours/day]
  • An aerobic exercise session executed in the morning; a resistance exercise session executed in the evening
  • A single nocturnal meal not exceeding an hour in duration [for Inveterate Amenites]
  • Intellectual assimilation of the extensive information and practical principles that undergird the Regimen
  • Intervals of Amenistic Meditation interspersed at opportune junctures throughout the day

Defining features of the Amen Diet are the following:

  • Calorically restricted, with a mean caloric content of 1250 [range 1000-1500 kilocalories]
  • Thoroughly vegetal, devoid of meat
  • Low in glycotoxins (i.e. advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) produced by the chemical combination of simple sugars and proteins both inside and outside the body)
  • Antioxidant rich, adequate in essential micronutrients (i.e. minerals and vitamins)
  • Inclusive of select supplemental or nutraceutical agents known to exert inhibitory effects on the aging process and/or age-related diseases

 

Zen is a tool

Zen is a tool, not an identity.

Beware the danger of identification to any belief system, the ego loves it.

Is this affirmation not a lack of respect, towards Zen itself? No, I think it’s not.

If you can’t joke and laugh about Zen … than it’s not Zen at all! : )

So my best appreciations come for something that is not pretending a “forced respect”, something that loves you openly and unconditionally even if you laugh at it.

In Alchemy this is described as the “Law of the Mirror”: 
only giving unconditional love you will receive unconditional love.

This concept is widely know also as the Karma.

And this indeed is generating the higher form of respect, something very powerful:

having the ultimate respect without pretending respect

described in the Tao Te Ching as “Wu Wei” or “acting without acting”.

 

“The Opponent” – Documentary about the research of the self – now available in English

I’m super glad to announce that after a year of work, the Italian documentary “Lo Sfidante” is now available in English as “The Opponent” here:

http://losfidante.marenectaris.net/eng/

Lo Sfidante: go to the official web site of the movie

Many thanks to Giulio Achilli and to all the translators friends in the team to have made this possible 🙂