Can you see Truth when you focus the mind?
‘Objects for Scholars’ is a disused Tibetan practice I discovered whilst living in a Tibetan Monastery. For me it’s the pursuit of SEEING THE TRUTH through the mind’s focus by ‘entering into the moment’ or by ‘being in the heat of battle’, or ‘being in the Zone’ . For me it is easier to enter the moment after the development touch reflex, muscle memory physical skills in ACTION. F1 racing drivers often talk about it. It’s easier for ‘action-types’ than meditation alone…
Not everyone will see the Truth before death, but perhaps those who by grace receive a calling to it.
Seeing the Truth brings super-sharp focus as we are enabled to cut through the veil of ignorance that we are all presently walled behind.
That’s the boundary between mankind and Truth that Jesus tore apart by His death and resurrection.
Practicing with the right motivation helps prepare for the moment of Truth itself.
We develop ‘Spiritual’ focus through the evermore refined and perfected movements of the body only IF we put our self or ego aside.
Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV) Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
When the focus is on hitting the target, clipping the apex of a bend, walking in dangerous territory or dealing with an attacker without involving your ego you are able to meet the demands appropriately. Your Spirit is coming alive through ALL your heightened senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch and mental focus; and doing the work for you. You are becoming aware of life beyond the fleshly self alone.
When you stop thinking, you hit the bullseye and wonder what happened. You try to do it again but can’t until you stop trying to solve all those required parameters for yourself and you manage to put yourself aside and allow the spirit to do it for you and suddenly the arrow thwacks into the center again. This comes with a very blissful and addictive ‘Quickening of Spirit’ sensation. You start searching for the missing formula to make it happen again: the solution, but it cannot be found, it comes only when you manage to put your self aside and let the advanced focus of the Spirit within do it for you. This is our meditation in action.
In the case of archery, it must be done without sights as they remove too many of those position-focus parameters and would userp and cheat the process.
We learn that the self and ego is the obstructing factor in appropriately completing ANY task or challenge whether in combat or outside of it. With ego and self-centeredness over other we are unable to see clearly what’s really going on around us and operate effectively. We are a half-warrior, a mere piece of meat barrier, or ‘dead meat‘. Without meaning to we can end up hurting those we love. We cannot identify those who wish to cause us harm and avoid them and also miss daily opportunities to help others or bring joy to others. From God’s perspective we are a waste of space.
But without ego our God-given and God-breathed Spirit comes alive within us and we start to see what appears to be a completely New World. We are no longer ‘dead meat’ but brought alive in the Spirit. It is not a new world, but the veil of ignorance causing blindness has been torn. It is was simply previously obscured to us due to projections coming from our own unique sense of developed self in life and the reflection back off of the appearing phenomena that we saw and which we thought had its own substantial inherent meaning outside of our own projecting self. But now we see that this was wrong and ignorant view.
We must avoid ego, self-centredness, the ‘yeast’ or puffing up of self in anger, lust or pride that would lead to loss and destruction.
Near death experience
Despite all my years of extreme training and studying, the full revelation of the Holy Spirit of Truth is ONLY empowered by Jesus Christ’s Holy Spirit in my experience at the razor’s edge of life and death as I only saw fully in the Spirit after kneeling to Him.
Hebrew 4:12 (NIV) ‘For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit…’
The development of a very particular set of SKILLS is strictly for the purposes of revealing our quickening Holy Spirit, the MASTER within; the source, the True nature.
Just as every Sovereign State has the right to defend itself, so also does every individual and family. Since the Tibetans did not know how to apply ‘Objects for Scholars’, or rather chose not to develop a National defence, when the time came they had no answer in place to being annexed and destroyed as a Nation. The bodies of monks were piled high is mass graves after the slaughter.
What is the destiny of True Christians who know the Truth when the principalities and rulers of this world infringe on our beliefs and freedoms and instead protect the interests of those who follow the Satanic forces and the anti-Christ (means anti son-of-God) in their abominable perversions of truth and justice such as organised paedophile rings, child prostitution and human trafficking?
What is the fate of mankind on earth? Is there some evil power waiting in the darkness, hiding just there in the clouds waiting for the time to devour us if we don’t do the right thing by God in our world to our planet?
Learn to come alive in the Spirit of God by grace, mercy but also by humbling ourselves and doing the right thing.
In this way our True Spirit can be revealed as we ‘come to our senses’ and come alive to God through them.