Supposedly the Buddha has said:
“My teaching is a raft whereon men may reach the far shore The sad fact is that so many mistake the raft for the shore”
But what I see often with people dabbling with Human Design and in the HD FaceBook groups is people bitching about that raft, thinking they can take a bus instead, or get a canoe. Get a ride with someone else instead.
And then others ask if there are accommodations on the raft, with sheets and bedding, what time is lunch actually? Wanting the day to day program, stating ahead that they’re not going to do the 2 o-clock meditations ever, ow and probably skip that other class too cause someone else did it and they did not like it.
Then there are those that seek discounts for the crossing without ever knowing the initial price.
Others complain about not being able to swim, or only seek to go when the weather is fine and they have a few free holi-days.
And thus they never reach that far shore, never get to experience what life is going to be like after. Seeing the raft, or teaching as a means to not go, to not ‘get their feet wet’ as a hurdle, when the raft is only just a means to get somewhere else.
It is not about the raft at all. It is not about all these Outer Circumstances.
Gate 33 of privacy, retreat. Active withdrawal and the transformation of a weak position into a strength
Gate 34 Line 4 Dignity. A lack of turmoil in retreat
Exalted: The underlying faith in resurrection that turns retreat into an opportunity for renewal and regeneration. The healthy retreat for regeneration.
Detriment: Without the guiding light of resurrection, the inevitable dissolution that leads to degeneration. Forced to retreat, and unable to see its regenerative qualities.