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God-Centrism/On the Path to Spiritual Perfection
On the Path to Spiritual Perfection
“God is Spirit” (John 4:24). These are the words of Jesus Christ. This phrase has created the term spirituality.
Reasonable people understand that man can be called spiritual if he or she is fully and successfully striving to cognize God-the-Spirit — through, above all, the fulfillment of His Teachings.
Although there were and are other points of view…
For example, in the Brezhnev’s historical era of our country, the primitive and aggressive journalist of one of the newspapers tried to convince me that spirituality means “going to the movies”… 
In subsequent years, people like her in our country understood by spirituality — “urine therapy” (drinking urine is harmful to mental health), also the performance of certain traditional “religious” ceremonies such as dyeing eggs, jumping over campfires, etc.
Others, thinking, perhaps, that this is the way to please God, mutilate genitalia and “mortify the flesh” in other absurd ways…
In recent years — in an environment of similar stupid people — there was a sect calling itself “Neo-Advaita”. In it, the intellect is declared as an enemy of spirituality — and invented and practiced the special techniques of “modern psychology” for destruction of the ability to think…
Although the truth is that intelligence is necessary and should be developed in every way — and at the same time one should learn to manage it. Recently, it is simple and efficient to carry it out through mastering the art of psychic self-regulation [13 et al.].
Let us understand: God does not need fools! He wants us to become better, developing ourselves in accordance with His Will! This implies, in particular, intellectual improvement!
… The religious-philosophical concept of the Straight Path exists in primary sources [8 et al.]. What does it mean?
Straight Path means, first of all, a clear understanding of the purpose of our spiritual efforts and possession of methods of spiritual work. We discussed this topic in many of our books (see bibliography in the end of the book).
But there are also totally absurd views on this subject! For example, as follows:
There is God — and there is a material world. Each has the right to choose one of these two. How? Best of all — to reject the material world by committing suicide on a background of focusing the mind on God. By this, we use the most simple way and are guaranteed to go to paradise! And for greater guarantee — we should not only commit suicide, but take with us at the same time as many as possible “infidels”, that is, those who do not share this concept…
… But, by killing oneself and others, one does not fall into the coveted paradise! On the contrary, this burdens one’s destiny!
God does not give people the right to kill! Exceptions can only be considered, for example, in cases when we are protecting others and there is no other way to repel criminals…
… Attempts to gain paradise through assassination or through the destruction of mental functions, also through drugs, etc. — these are the consequences of total religious-philosophical ignorance. Such conceptions sometimes are introduced by religious and political leaders: from those, who are called aggressive primitives!
… But the true Straight Path is radically different!
… Any adult reasonable person would have to muse: why God embodies us on the Earth? Is it only to sort then souls into two categories: the souls sent to hell — and soul to live in paradise? If to talk in earnest, this opinion (attributed to God) looks absurd! Why would this be needed for Him? Or He has such humor?
But God’s intention in relation to us, in fact, is quite another!
He sends us on the Earth to develop ourselves here — up to reaching the spiritual Perfection, then to merge with Him — to enrich Him with ourselves!
This is why He created the material world and puts and continues to settle in it souls, blessing them to improve themselves!
It is through the development of souls, having been incarnated in bodies, — He evolves! Therefore, each of us must strive to the Perfection! And those, who do not do it, and, moreover, prevent others, — those are committing so serious sins. And they do not deserve the paradise!
I understand that to perceive the full picture of the Evolution of the Universal Consciousness — on the base of only this article — it is very difficult. But the details on this can be found in the books mentioned at the list of recommended literature.
Now I will note only that the Path of perfecting souls consists of the stages of development. And for each person, it is appropriate to seek to develop oneself consistently. And also — to help others doing the same.
These steps are the following:
1. The study of the theory of spiritual advancement.
2. Cleansing and development of chakras and main meridians, viewing and treatment of bio-energy “cocoons” surrounding our bodies, mastering the functions of dantians and “bubbles of perception” [13,21, et al.].
Start of refinement of consciousness through esthetic methods and control of one’s own thoughts and emotions (that is, excluding coarse and encouragement of subtle ones) ([8,13-25]; see also our films and other illustrative materials).
This is achieved by mastering the initial basics of the art of psychic self-regulation [13, et al.].
3. The development of self-awareness (that is, of the localization of oneself as a soul, consciousness) as a spiritual heart in the chest, and then around the body, and further — away back and forth.
The development of hands of the spiritual heart.
The vast expansion of oneself — as a spiritual heart — in the clean energy space, such as over large bodies of water, etc.
Looking from there — to the direction of the body.
4. Meeting with the Holy Spirits. The development of dialogue with Them. Perception of Them as the very concrete Divine Teachers.
Creating our own Mahadoubles.
Merging with the Holy Spirits.
5. Development of the state of “non-I”. It leads to a loss of a strong self-centeredness, to a possibility to live with a sense of, where it is possible, the preferring of the objective interests of others rather than my own desires, to the life and work for the sake of other beings and for our common Creator.
7. Mastering of Transparent Calm and Divine Fire — on a universal scale.
Substitution of energies and body’s matter with these two states. This gradually leads to capabilities of management of the matter of our bodies and other objects.
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Why is in the spiritual field such a large number of false concepts and methods?
Let us see that, if there is not enough knowledge about the Aim of our spiritual efforts (that is, about God), but there is a strong tendency towards excessive “inventiveness” while the absence of a critical assessment of one’s own “inventions” — then in such a situation easily arise bad fantasies…
Example: There are seven colors of the rainbow, as well as — seven chakras… So, they say, there should be the color gamut to impose on the chakra system… Chakras have to be painted…
As a result… — dramatic consequences for the victims of that imagination…
In fact, all of the chakras should be transparent and white with a golden hue luminosity. And to imprint in them other (coarser) colors — this cripples them for a long time and seriously put obstacles in the way of practitioners in their further advancement.
Or — also the malicious bid to accustom ourselves to the concentration in the crudest and most commonly contaminated head chakra ajna. This “method” not only does not bring the slightest useful fruit, but coarsens consciousness, bringing together with hell. And it also moves away from the real spiritual quest, that is, from the Creator, Who is precisely the Subtlest Consciousness.
“Ajnic” people become “hard to bear” in social communications. They also acquire a tendency to mental disorders.
Ajna chakra is one of the most difficult in the purification and refinement. Therefore, Krishna (through the Bhagavad Gita) offered to make special efforts to align its state on the model of Atmic Energy [8, et al.].
The latter should initially be cognized through communication with the Holy Spirits and through working with the Kundalini .
I also note that Hatha Yoga and other similar practices must not be carried out on the background of “killed” food (that is, with the consumption of animal bodies) because it leads, in particular, not only to the accumulation in the body of rough energies but also intensifies the coarsening of the whole consciousness.
It’s possible to give many more examples of similar damage to people, who are seeking a spiritual Path… They, in particular, are the following:
— deliberate destruction of a night’s sleep,
— setting one’s hopes upon the “protecting magic” that so often leads to the development of rough psychopathology (because concentration of the attention not on God, but on the creatures of hell, and the emotions of mystical fear — namely attract those creatures),
— drinking alcohol, as well as the use of other drugs, — to track the moment of separation of a soul from the body and attempts for self-awareness in the “astral” world (among other disembodied alcoholics and degenerates),
— clumsy attempts of working with the Kundalini — without even realizing that this Atmic Energy is not in the coccyx (as commonly believed) but outside of the material body …
And all this and similar malicious pseudo-spiritual dirt is associated in minds of some people with the word yoga, creating to the true teachings of yoga an appropriate (i.e., negative) attitude!
Often these and similar distortions become popular — because of their extravagance — among young people especially. And some enterprising businessmen are beginning to sell such “methods”, teaching youth for a considerable fee… All those “gurus” act not for God’s sake, also not for the sake of spiritual help to people — but only for their own self-interest.
But right — to live and act just the opposite: by following God’s interest, taking active part (sometimes self-sacrificing) in His Evolutionary Process.
And He is always active in helping all those, who sincerely and selflessly serve Him, to satisfy their desire to get closer to Him.
In particular, He has led by the Straight Path of cognition of Him — the author of this book, who was able to ascend to the higher stages of spiritual growth.
Now — from the achieved positions — it is easy to see and distinguish between true and false trends in spiritual search and spiritual knowledge.
… Now it’s appropriate to ask the question to the author: how can we determine between new for us methods — whether they are true or not?
The first thing, I can suggest, is to consider the relevance of the proposed training — to the adducted above sequence of steps of the spiritual ascent.
For example, if a teacher does not take into account the ethical component of work and the necessity of following the Path of refinement of consciousness, if also there is no emphasis on the development of the spiritual heart, if the instructor systematically commits ethical lapses, if he or she does not understand the place of his/her proposed program in the general scheme of spiritual development — then I can advise to go away from this pseudo-guru.
In particular, I offer to determine the compliance of the proposed program to the ideas of the Hesychasm.
The essence of Hesychasm can be described as follows: aspiration to the cognition of the Creator, which can become effective only on the background of inner peace. This peace can be found due to development of the spiritual heart. (More on this — in our books and films).
The term Hesychasm is of Greek origin: hesychia — means an inner silence.
Hesychasm — as a Christian branch — existed in Eastern Europe.
But to develop effective methods of the namely modern Hesychasm and explain its methodology in a popular scientific language — God has entrusted to us: Russian experts in the field of spiritual knowledge.
I also note that throughout history of mankind on the Earth, God approached the worthy spiritual seekers — regardless of their nationality, place of residence, and the local culture — to the same knowledge, including the specific methods of the self-improving. (More about this can be read, including, in the book ).
At the present time, God asks to provide with this Knowledge the population of all countries of the Earth.
… But sometimes someone asks: why do you not publish a detailed sequence of not only primary, but also the higher techniques of self-improvement?
But this should not be done. The reason is that all people are quite different. And to read more about the application to them of the higher methods — it would be not useful for most of them: they — like little children — will not be able to properly dispose of such information.
And we must understand that souls differ not only in age and, consequently, the intellectual capabilities. But, more than that, because everyone, living in the material world, has accumulated certain virtues and vices — and it has become the quality of each soul. There are, in particular, hopeless degenerates — candidates for the destruction in hell. There is also supremely advanced souls, but these people usually do not remember, how they themselves were mastering the spiritual Path — and so they do not know how to help worthy incarnate souls…
For the same reason, do not seek to create large groups for studies on the mastering of high and especially the higher levels of perfection: a large number worthy of such assistance — at a particular time and in a particular place — never will be. Trying to “drag” onto the spiritual heights those, who are not intellectually and ethically mature, — this is nothing more than causing harm.
There is an optimal order for presenting the spiritual knowledge: those, who wish this, are provided with general information about the situation in which they reside, having been incarnated on the Earth, and what they can do in this situation. Plus — general “milestones” on the Path with warnings about possible errors. But the moving speed — it is determined by each person for oneself: according to their own needs.
A good illustration of this is presented in the book , where the author critically talks about how her basic vital interests changed: the stage of love for cats, then it was replaced by love for houseplants…, but for God… so long there was no place in her life…
But significant success on the spiritual Path can be achieved only when the focus will be — naturally, not forced and not “for the company” — entirely devoted to only one Aim: fully realizing the love for God. Such love is composed of a sincere desire for cognizing the main Beloved, for merging with Him and serving Him. But up to such a state the soul must grow in its development.
Therefore, I can advise the following: study the relevant literature and other useful materials, build for yourselves plans to work on, strive to implement them every day! Also unite in spiritual advancement with other seekers! Working together — it is always more effective!
And what is the most important — we must always listen to the instructions of God: He is the Main Teacher for all people, for each of us!