Gate 44 of Alertness, coming to meet
Gate 44, Line 4 Honesty, The refusal to engage in hypocritical interaction.
Exalted: Indifference at its most logical and cutting. The indifference possible when guided by the instinctive memory.
Detriment: The Sun in detriment, that in extreme situations, in cases of self-sustainment, will expect assistance from forces it has totally rejected. Here the honesty is the genuine need. The sacrifice of indifference for survival.
Back to the Truth : 5000 Years of Advaita
By (author) Waite Dennis
Advaita is a spiritual philosophy based on the Upanishads, older than most other religious systems we know about but also the most logical and scientific in its approach. The literal meaning is “Not two”. There is only one truth – but, it has to be said, there are many teachers. So how is a “seeker” to choose between them? This book is a systematic treatment of Advaita which demystifies it, differentiating between approaches and teachers, enabling you to decide which approach is most suitable for you. It compares the scriptures of traditional Advaita with the words of contemporary sages and neo-Advaita. Should we ignore the mind? Is the world real? Is there anything we can do to become “enlightened”? These questions and many more are addressed, with explanations given in their own words from those who discovered the truth. This is a massively comprehensive, definitive work.
Reviews and extracts here: http://www.advaita.org.uk/
Sjef Romijn talks with Fabrice Mars
Sjef: I want to make an analogy for people starting in Human Design. When I started in Human Design, that first day that I heard my Type, my Reflector Type, I also got this information about my Variables. So my PHS and all that.
Fabrice: Are you serious?
Sjef: The first day, and, it took me 5 years before I was actually ready to, to know about it, to work with it. Right? And I see many people, that are more interested in knowing about their PHS and this and that, than to use their Strategy & Authority, than to apply Human Design.
It’s this, this race for information. Right?
And I’ve made an analogy to, to give an example why I think it’s ‘wrong’, I mean, I’m not sure how to put it, but…
-When you learn how to drive a car, when you learn the rules of the road, you don’t need to know about the driveshaft-joints. It’s irrelevant. You don’t need to know it.
When you become a garagist maybe you need to know about it, but if you’re just starting to take your lessons with driving a car, or a motorbike, or… this information is not helping you.
It is distracting you from Living Your Design, because you go… ‘oh I’m Color 2, I’m Tone this’
What is the relevance? There is -no- relevance.
Some people, they use this information very quick and they use it correctly. Other people, 16 years into Human Design, they never touch it, it is correct for them not to touch it.
What is correct for you? And you can only find out what is correct for you: Strategy & Authority. Not, chasing information, and then, you know, wearing it ‘oh I am Color 2 and Tone so-and-so’
No, doesn’t work … like that
The true story of when the Boston Globe’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up of the massive scandal of child molestation at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.
62. Moon of Enlightenment (Godo no tsuki)
Hotei, the god of happiness, demonstrates the Zen Buddhist wisdom: “All instruction is but a finger pointing to the moon; and those whose gaze is fixed upon the pointer will never see beyond. Even let him catch sight of the moon, and still he cannot see its beauty.” (published April 1888)
From: John Stevenson: Yoshitoshi’s One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, Hotei Publishing, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2001, ISBN 90-74822-42-8
No -direct- Inner Authority
“if such a thing is true, the mechanical absolutes of the Maya do not hold up”
Over the years there were a few discussions (on FaceBook) about Inner Authority and particularly for Mental Projectors and Reflectors not having any at all. For many new Reflectors that started looking into the studies and materials this came up as odd or incomprehensible. Knowing without being able to formulate well, that something inside does make decisions. In other groups or places some of the exchanges about this topic became quite heated and lots of stuff was thrown in the mix, including some very off-topic personal issues by several supposedly professional people into Human Design.
One part of the argument was, that Ra never said such a thing, and that those people, or Types simply had -no- Inner Authority, and several people believing this to be true supported this.
And then it turned into not having any ‘consistent’ inner authority, which is ludicrous considering -how- the process operates itself to -get to- the inner authority might be inconsistent, but the result does not need to be consistent or not consistent, it is a non argument, irrelevant.
Of course there is the mention of the eBook by Dharmen and Leela ‘Your Own Authority – A Beginner’s Guide to Human Design’ (which is available since April 2012 at Jovian Archive and IHDS and on their own page here) where the differentiation is made between Center based Inner Authority, and Process based Inner Authority. Considering the emotional wave of the Solar Plexus defined people, not being consistent either. The process itself is not consistent, not clearly determined, defined, can’t put a clock on it. But the result, for however much clarity is actually possible, is consistent. An answer will come, yes or no.
Another part of the argument was, that both Mental Projectors and Reflectors and also a few people observing them wondered, but what then, does make decisions? There has to be something that makes decisions for ones self, and why would this not be named Inner Authority? A more logic approach to this question I find.