Acquire Power Through Self-Development. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing ways to acquire power through self-development. It is the natural right of every human being to be happy to escape all the miseries of life. Happiness is a normal condition, as genuine as the landscapes and the seasons. It is unnatural to suffer, and it is only because of our ignorance that we suffer. Happiness is the product of wisdom. To attain perfect wisdom, fully comprehend the purpose of life, and fully realize the relationship of human beings to each other is to end all suffering to escape every ill and evil that afflicts us. Perfect wisdom is unshadowed joy.
Acquire Power Through Self-Development
Why Do We Suffer In Life?
Because in the scheme of nature, we are being forced forward in evolution. We lack the spiritual illumination that alone can light the way and enable us to move safely among the obstacles that lie before us. Usually, we do not even see or suspect the presence of trouble until it suddenly leaps upon us like a concealed tiger. One day our family circle will be complete and happy.
Death has gone a week later, and joy is replaced with agony. Today we have a friend. Tomorrow he will be an enemy, and we do not know why. A little while ago, we had wealth and all material luxuries. There was a sudden change, and now we have only poverty and misery, and yet we seek in vain a reason why this should be.
There was a time when we had health and strength, but they departed, and no reason appeared. Aside from these greater tragedies of life, innumerable things of lesser consequence continually bring us little miseries and minor heartaches. We most earnestly desire to avoid them, but we never see them until they strike us, until, in the darkness of our ignorance, we blunder upon them.
We lack the spiritual illumination that will enable us to look far and wide, finding the hidden causes of human suffering and revealing how they may be avoided. If we can but reach illumination, the evolutionary journey can be made both comfortably and swiftly. It is as though we must pass through a long, dark room filled with furniture promiscuously scattered about. Our progress would be slow and painful in the darkness, and our bruises would be many. But if we could press a button that would turn on the electric light, we could make the same journey quickly, safely, and comfortably.
Old Method Of Education
The old method of education was to store the mind with as many facts, or supposed facts, as could be accumulated and to give a particular exterior polish to the personality. The theory was that when a man was born. He was a complete human being and that all that could be done for him was to load him up with information that would be used with more or less skill, according to the native ability he happened to be born with.
The theosophical idea is that the physical man. All that constitutes his life in the physical world is a partial expression of the self. That is the ego of each; there is practically unlimited power and wisdom. These may be brought through into the face in the physical world as the physical body and its invisible counterparts. Together constitute the complex vehicle of the ego’s manifestation and are evolved and adapted to the purpose. And in the exact proportion that conscious effort is given to such self-development, will spiritual illumination be achieved and wisdom attained.
Why Does Death Bring Misery?
Chiefly because it separates us from those, we love. The only other reason why death brings grief or fear is that we do not understand it and comprehend the part it plays in human evolution. But the moment our ignorance gives way to comprehension, such fear vanishes, and a serene happiness takes place.
Why Do We Have Enemies From Whose Words Or Acts We Suffer?
Because in our limited physical consciousness. We do not perceive the unity of all life and realize that our wrong thinking and doing must react upon us through other people. A situation from which there is no possible escape except through ceasing to think evil. Then patiently awaiting the time when the causes we have already generated are fully exhausted. When spiritual illumination comes, and we no longer stumble in the night of ignorance, the last enemy will disappear, and we shall make no more.
Why Do People Suffer From Poverty And Disease?
Only because of the blundering ignorance that makes their existence possible for us. And because we do not comprehend their meaning and their lessons, nor know the attitude to assume toward them. Had we but the wisdom to understand why they come to people, why they are necessary factors in their evolution, they would trouble us no longer. When nature’s lesson is fully learned, these mute teachers will vanish.
And so it is with all forms of suffering we experience. They are reactions from our ignorant blunderings and instructors that point out the better way. When we have comprehended the lessons they teach, they are no longer necessary and disappear. It is not by the outward acquirement of facts that men become wise and great. It is by developing the soul from within until it illuminates the brain with that flood of light called genius.
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