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My Masters Joke.

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posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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Ongoing re-posting, sorry for flooding the forums today.

-----Begin.

I finally got the big joke. The Masters have each set down systems, which for the most part involve the student undergoing numerous ordeals and deciphering archaic texts in the search for "Occult" wisdom, generally you see the Master standing back with a smile on his face as he truly understands.

For a long time I was much like this, I demented myself with the QBL, Gematra, TM &c to no avail, I devoured the lives and works of Bardon, Levi, Crowley, the Gnostic Christ Jesus and others. In circles I always heard references to a "Grand Joke" or abstract references to "Divine Comedy", and for a long time I became set in my ignorance while trying to figure out what the joke was.

Crowley is especially guilty of deliberately perpetrating this joke, leaving behind an alleged mass of wisdom that he couldn't even decipher for his students to dissect, however the ever devious Crowley knew that he could have expressed the truth in 4 words, there is no system.


The meaning of the joke is stupidly simple but must be understood by each in order to see the irony. The Master truly understands that there is no need for any practice, theory or system in particular; none of them make the slightest bit of difference in the bigger scheme of things. Through his devotion to a particular way the Master has found a method to bring out what was always within him. Through his efforts he has bound the systems philosophy, mythos, spells, prayers to the corresponding needs and desires within himself, and finally he casts off the system retaining the control he gained from the experience.

Now I've understood the joke I too understand why each of the Order finds it amusing. Each will suffer until they realize they don't have to, each drives away the power they seek by chasing it to fulfill mortal, egotistical needs. The every act of seeking on behalf of the student causes him to drive away the very thing he's looking for.

Now I laugh too, not because I enjoy watching people sabotage themselves, but because I like everyone had to go through it for myself and suffer to properly understand it, and I presume like each I felt completley dumbfounded when I got it!

Each Master has only re-discovered the powers they have within them; each has to experience for themselves that there can never be one true name for God, that none can ever rightly claim authority on his behalf, that nobody has the right to sanction an action on his behalf. Each person must think about these things for themselves in order to experience these things for themselves and they must experience them in order to see them and change them.

I too, now stand back and watch. When each is ready they will cast off the system of their own accord, there is no way to rush this process, each must first see their bondage in order to see they're not free. Directly pointing out the chains that bind man to earth (Oh Prometheus!) will only cause the essence, or the soul to constrict and cause the seeker to become even more entangled.

The punch line of the joke is the Master is a single entity, and free of bondage to live in a world of slaves. No one who cannot see the truth will accept it at face value, and they will defend their masters to the death. We can, however, guide them towards experiences which will bring about change, we can give them ideas to think about which will aid them through the experiences which will allow them discover their bondage for their selves.

A free man in a world of slaves is still a slave, and it is mostly the people who accidentally discover a means of liberation from one set of chains who succumb to the bondage of another, thinking that they have risen and escaped. These are the ones who call themselves Master, who leave behind systems, which add more confusion to an already burdened race, the truth is for the most part they too have become slaves ever seeking to increase and maintain their "power".

Each is born with all the wisdom they'll ever need, however each system they learn causes them in some form to forget this and so for the most part each person willingly gives themselves over to a system, acting out of fear of loss is they do not. They invest so much of themselves into it, be it religion, job, status or whatever, the person has invested so much of themselves into these roles that they can no longer detach from them and simply be themselves, their identity/status will have them protect the very system they serve as if it were themselves.

Each declared title is false; it does not give any one way/person advantage or precedence over another. We do not have to accept anything that is against our inherent nature even though at times we must conform in order to maintain peace and not aggravate a tortured race any further. I hope that each of you will take the time to think about this for yourselves and join me in laughter.




posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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'Sorry to hear that it took you so much effort and time.
...So you are a Master yourself now?



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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ONION-PEELINGS

The Universe is the Practical Joke of the General at the Expense of the Particular, quoth FRATER PERDURABO, and laughed.

But those disciples nearest to him wept, seeing the Universal Sorrow.

Those next to them laughed, seeing the Universal Joke.

Below these certain disciples wept.

Then certain laughed.

Others next wept.

Others next laughed.

Next others wept.

Next others laughed.

Last came those that wept because they could not see the Joke, and those that laughed lest they should be thought not to see the Joke, and thought it safe to act like FRATER PERDURABO.

But though FRATER PERDURABO laughed openly, He also at the same time wept secretly; and in Himself He neither laughed nor wept.

Nor did He mean what He said.



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edit on 3-8-2011 by Frater210 because: Thanks To, MisterMonculous.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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It's so simple that it hurts. Is it safe to say that as you learn you create your chains of bondage. Then you have to learn how to break your chains of bondage which in reality is creating new chains of bondage. But you have to learn in order to function in this world. So in essence the only way out is to learn as much as possible then forget as much as possible. So instead of functioning in the system and being trapped. You forget the system but use it as a reference as you go about your daily business.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 12:59 PM
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See for all of his batsh*t insanity there is no doubt that Crowley actually attained. He knew the joke all too well.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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I couldn't have answered your question any better than you did your self. It is wonderful to see so many genuine and intelligent seekers on this website.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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Bruce Lee - the style of no style



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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I wouldn't consider myself one - I'm still very human. But in terms of practice I believe its safe for me to say I've done my fair share now. I guess I'll find out the same way you will - by the fruit I produce, that seems to be the only way to be sure.

I could also be a lunatic - even myself, I'm not quite sure which I am yet.
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posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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Be like water my friend just flow



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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He didn't just know the joke, he was obviously made 'Grand Pomp Joke Meister' by some unknown authority.

Getting the joke is essential for so many reasons. I am so proud of your thread, Imhotepsol.

I am thinking one must be Irish in order to be pre-equipped with the appropriate sensibilities to discover this.






It's so simple that it hurts. Is it safe to say that as you learn you create your chains of bondage. Then you have to learn how to break your chains of bondage which in reality is creating new chains of bondage.


Yes, it is simple....



Look at the size of those chains!

How much 'occult training' does it take for our Lovers to simply reach up and remove the big loops of chain from one another's necks?

Imhotepsol: 1

Those without 'ears to hear and eyes to see': 0



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:09 PM
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Bruce Lee - the style of no style


I would have to say that this is not accurate. Bruce's style was the 'Style of all Styles'. Much like Crowley.

Interesting comparison because they did share a similar methodology. Overfeed until something breaks and change occurs.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by Frater210
He didn't just know the joke, he was obviously made 'Grand Pomp Joke Meister' by some unknown authority.


I am thinking one must be Irish in order to be pre-equipped with the appropriate sensibilities to discover this.




We're not known as the Land of Saints and Scholars for nothing my friend. Personally I attribute a lot of it to our copious alcohol usage.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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No, doubt.

I am American but half Irish (County Cork). Thank God.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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The rebel state or the Peoples Republic of Cork as its called
They're the maddest of the lot of us. They're always trying to have the capital moved down there a long with all of the financial services industry that resides in Dublin. We love them because in them the rebel spirit never died.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:17 PM
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I am the last dragon, I possess the power of the glow...lol, haha. you're right. Laughter can heal many. All the dead animals showed up like the movie, 'The Seventh Sign,' though...I was starting to take my life a little serious. I thank abovetopsecret for keeping everyone informed from the very first omen. It helps alot...to divide life's serious account away from all fiction. To bear witness to the truth of the light of the living god is like observing a priceless painting...but laughter is like a concert that will never have to end, thanks....



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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The rebel state or the Peoples Republic of Cork as its called They're the maddest of the lot of us.


I've been wondering what is wrong with me. I knew that it could not be attributed to my general 'Irishness'



We do seem ready made to get the joke.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:33 PM
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There is so much wisdom in the thread it is truly inspiring! "It is so simple it is difficult."


Here is a short story some of you may enjoy.

A man from the West is seeking enlightenment and hears about a great master in the East, and so he travels to find him. He finds himself wandering through the Himalayas for weeks in search of this master. Tired and on the verge of ceasing his journey he finally stumbles upon this master. The master was sitting quietly on the bank of a small river, staring unflinchingly at some fish swimming back and forth. The man walks up to the master and says, "You must be the master I am searching for!" The master says nothing. The man then continues by saying, "I am searching for enlightenment. Will you please guide me the way?" The master gives a little chuckle, but still says nothing. The man is confused, "I have traveled from a distant land, I have tired my body and risked my life to find you. Please guide me the way." The master begins to laugh fairly loud. "Why are you laughing? This is not a funny matter! Do not waste my time! I am searching for enlightenment, are you a master or not?!" the man spouts out of frustration. The master now erupts into a full belly laugh, he laughs so hard he starts to roll around on the ground as tears fall from his eyes. For over an hour the master laughs like this, in fact, he laughs so hard that he falls into the river and gets swept down stream. Seeing this, the man sits down in confusion and frustration. He sits there on the bank of the river for over six hours, contemplating on what has just happened. He contemplates so hard, and with so much vigor, determined to understand what had just happened, that his mind became tired of thinking and so he let go of thinking all together and just sat there staring at the fish swimming in the river. Then like a flash of lightning, he realized why the master was laughing. He too then erupted into a full out belly laugh.

Peace.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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Sometimes I love to put shackles on.
(only half joking)



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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As do I, if only for the relief of casting them off.



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by Imhotepsol
The every act of seeking on behalf of the student causes him to drive away the very thing he's looking for.



Life is seeking, nothing more.
The Radical Intuitive Understanding of this is Enlightenment,
the Perfection of this is God Realization.

This is the Teaching of Adi Da given in 1971 to the World.
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