How toTransform the Individual I Into Nothing
- By Juan Matus (don Juan)
"Many people on the Earth, who become involved
in religion superficially, believe that their
`religious duty' is to weep.
"Yet, spiritual warriors neither weep, nor
complain, nor pity themselves. They see their
own defects and without stopping to fight
get rid of them once and for all!
"When we are concerned only with seeking our
defects and grieving about our imperfections
we miss the opportunity to perform a really
serious work on helping people and developing ourselves.
"We have to be able to take our attention off
the personal `I' and to look at the One Whom
we love! We have to learn to live and to act by
His example and follow His precepts!
"We have to ask Him to help us to understand our
mistakes and to reform yet, we should keep in
mind that the success depends, first of all, on
our own efforts.
"And the main thing we have to change our attitude
toward events which look unfavorable to us. We have
to learn to regard them from His standpoint, i.e.
from the standpoint of the Evolution of the Universal
Consciousness and spiritual growth of individual
consciousnesses on the Path to Him.
" Do you know, for example, how to master the art
of perfect control over matter? It is very simple!
One has to learn to laugh!
"I like to laugh! Do you want Me to tell you about
the laugh of Nagual*?
"Spiritual warriors from the very beginning must
learn the laugh of Nagual: they laugh at their own
vices and thus make them burst like soap-bubbles
vices burst together with the inflated feeling of
"Many people believe that it is weapons that make
man strong. This is wrong! It is laugh that makes
man strong! The laugh of Nagual turns the envelope
of the `I' into nothing. The only thing one has to
add is calm and love and then There is only
infinite, flowing, free consciousness
* Nagual --- Spiritual Warrior/Shaman
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