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In the ancient world, the labyrinth was used to describe what in our modern times we refer to as a maze. A maze is not the same as a labyrinth.

A maze can be frustrating, frightening, and challenging because of many confusing paths and dead ends, purposely obscuring the route to the finish. A lot of us have this idea that life is like a maze, where we make mistakes and fix them, where we make wrong choices somewhere along the way, where we could get lost entirely. We all live in the maze we call life! Perhaps you are also looking for that one Path, a Path to guide your existence to its ultimate, true Goal.

In the maze of life, many people have reached a dead-end with regards to everything material life has to offer, and many are now looking for something completely different, completely liberating. Labyrinths symbolize the journey of life from birth to spiritual awakening. Lao Tzu spoke of “Tao”, the Buddha spoke of the “eightfold way”, the Bible speaks of the “narrow Path”, and Jesus

This video will approach meditation and spiritual enlightenment from the perspective of a Gnostic Spiritual School.

One of the pillars of the gnostic teaching is, that of all living creatures on earth only we as human beings are twofold namely mortal as to the personality but immortal as to the truly spiritual being dormant in each human being. This spiritual being, this Other-one-in-us, is imprisoned within our hearts waiting to be released. It speaks to us; it urges us to seek for truth.

It is the task of the mortal human being to learn to recognize this inner voice and to allow it to grow and mature.

Now that we find ourselves today in extraordinarily challenging and changing situations, many are those who are reflecting on issues such as health society harmony and non-conflict. We need to understand that our true task as human beings is not the development of the earthly self but the awakening and the unfolding of our Divine Self in the practice of daily life. In other words, we nee

 

Life is changing, and changing fast. 
Your life is being impacted by massive waves of change. 
We are all being pushed to a clear limit which requires from us a fundamentally different state of consciousness that must be conquered by each one of us through an inner self-revolution. 
Only then we can become true agents of change in this world. 
In this video we discuss this process of an inner self-revolution.

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The word Gnosis comes from the Greek and means light of knowledge. The knowledge and belief the Gnostics attach to and what spiritual path they follow is generally little known. Gnostics are mostly associated with early Christianity in European intellectual history. However, there were and are Gnostics at all times. For gnosis - the knowledge of God - was and is a force that can communicate directly to every human being, regardless of religious systems and traditions. But what does it mean to experience Gnosis internally? In order to find that out, one must turn to the source from which gnosis springs.

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In every human being, there is a longing for freedom. But what does it mean to be free? Even if you can do what you want, you can experience a lack of freedom because you experience the limits of yourself and those of the world. Then you can become aware that there must be more to life. There are fundamental impediments that prevent us from penetrating into a higher world with such absolute values as freedom, love and unity. This can lead to the feeling as ascribed in chapter 20 of the Tao Te Ching: ‘The multitude rejoice and are glad. (…) I am like a new-born babe who has not yet smiled.’

Freedom must be chosen in relation to the true purpose of life. How can we rise above the astral laws that keep the personality in captivity and thus prevent the manifestion of true freedom? How can we totally break loose from the wheel of birth and death, so as originally divine beings we break through to a reality beyond the prison of our senses? This question has only one answer, which has t

 

 

 

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THE PHILOSOPHY OF DISCRIMINATION

Krishna to Arjuna:

O Arjuna! The mind of him, who is trying to conquer it, is forcibly carried away in spite of
his efforts, by his tumultuous senses. 

Restraining them all, let him meditate steadfastly on Me; for who thus conquers his senses achieves perfection.

When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them; attraction
develops into desire, and desire breeds anger.

Anger induces delusion; delusion, loss of memory; through loss of memory, reason is
shattered; and loss of reason leads to destruction.

But the self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace.

Having attained Peace, he becomes free from misery; for when the mind gains peace, right
discrimination follows.

Right discrimination is not for him who cannot concentrate. Without concentration, there
cannot be meditation; he who cannot Meditate must not expect peace; and without peace, how can anyone expect happiness?

As a ship at sea is tossed by the tempest, so the reason is carried away by the mind when
preyed upon by straying senses.

Therefore, O Might-in-Arms, he who keeps his senses detached from their objects – take it that his reason is purified.

The saint is awake when the world sleeps, and he ignores that for which the world lives.

He attains Peace, into whom desires flow as rivers into the ocean, which though brimming
with water remains ever the same; not he whom desire carries away.

He attains Peace who, giving up desire, moves through the world without aspiration,
possessing nothing which he can call his own, and free from pride.

O Arjuna! This is the state of the Self, the Supreme Spirit, to which if a man once attain, it shall never be taken from him.

Even at the time of leaving the body, he will remain firmly enthroned there, and will become one with the Eternal.”

From Bhagavad Gita, chapter 2

 

 

 

 

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