Art and Science of Happiness

The Dalai Lama instructs us in The Art of Happiness (1998) kindness, compassion, and love for all beings is key to overcoming the inevitable pain and suffering of life. Conversely, hatred, anger, selfishness, greed, and violence has and always will destroy human beings. The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Buddhism, provides the reader with simple truisms to live spiritually per the Law of One even in violent times.

Spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional well-being remain the spinal cord of character education. Inspiration can come from within one’s self and from instruction. Buddha instructed thru the word, spiritual organizations, and truth in action. As the Hermetists and Jung the alchemist would say: “We perceive the workman thru the works.” Whatever you do reflects who you are.

Internal truth is not simply what one perceives but what one knows. Truth is what works and it is sustainable. Truth is pragmatic. The ancient spiritual currency was once quality of consciousness. The modern emphasis has instead valued quantity. We are producing junk that does not last. This is not craftsmanship. This is greed. Nature is the great text of the Divine Law and we must experience and respect it. Behind each art and science are universal laws awaiting our discovery. In “The Setting-Up of Mindfulness,” Buddha called for self-knowledge of one’s body, senses, feelings, and thoughts.” Without awareness of the holistic nature of life, we are fragmented.

Wise teachers and students live on sincere love of truth. Students become disciples and then initiates to mystery schools when they have learned to unify science and spirituality. Mystery schools, academies, temples, and communities have long disseminated the arcana of spiritual arts and sciences to students of great character and attainment. The purpose of all knowledge is perfection of the soul. A symposium needs but two (2) souls to guide dialogue toward healing and transformation.

Wise students prepare their souls to receive knowledge. They build their own capacity to know. Unshakable integrity is paramount. Discrimination, application, patience, moderation, detachment, and relaxation are values that come from the soul not possessions. The soul feeds the heart and mind. “Beautiful language” of the soul “has a ministry to perform.” There is no greater language than that of the universal field of spirituality and the Law of One.

As Buddhists teach, we must thru the deep spherical breathing in of prana break thru the illusion of separateness. Chinese medical doctors call this cleansing the eight (8) electrical circuits. Creating such a unified field of spirituality creates the vehicle of ascension to activate emotional healing. The Hindu siddhis (power) teach deep breathing is the way to manifest psychic power. But, it is love which is the co-requisite for healing yourself and others. Tikkun olam (Hebrew): “Heal yourself and the world.” Open your heart and lovingly connect thru meditation with the Earth, Heavens, the unified field of spirituality, and the Law of One. Even scientifically trained National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts recognize the unified field of spirituality and the Law of One are the foundation stones of the New Age.

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