Self-knowledge cannot be attained without meeting our Self through others . . . >>

He who sees himself in all beings,
And all beings in him,
attains the highest Brahman
not by any other means.

Kaivalya Upanishad

We cannot know ourselves and become mature human – conscious individuals – without experiencing and recognizing the (our) Self in other people. By the Self we mean the Spirit that makes us human and connect us all. Other people can bring the worst and the best out of us and make us improve ourselves through self-insight and -discipline. The process of individuation and spiritual development always include love for the good, kindness and an eye for the beauty in others-their general humaneness. This love for the human being always includes care and worry for the well-being of one’s fellow man. By that the Atman of oneself in the other.

Meet the others–care for others -the Atman in oneself

This only in life that is lived in heartfelt way.

Ezekiel 26: 36 (580 BCE) A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Path of the Good to become a true fully mature human being -in the action of life when full soul is allowed to express itself.

A path of not only attaining realized knowledge but at same time building a personality that has a sound higher Eros–capacity of love truth and the good–who is ethically mature-has wisdom of life and can make choices to the best end for humanity. We can attain an idea of the nature of the ideal spiritualized human in the description below of the nature of the Bodhisattva:

A bodhisattva is a central figure in Mahayana Buddhism, representing an individual who aspires to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. The term “bodhisattva” is derived from two Sanskrit words: “bodhi,” meaning enlightenment, and “sattva,” meaning being or existence. Here is a detailed description of a bodhisattva:

Aspiration for Enlightenment: A bodhisattva is driven by a deep and unwavering aspiration to attain complete enlightenment, known as Buddhahood, in order to liberate all sentient beings from suffering. This aspiration arises from compassion, recognizing the interconnectedness of all beings and their inherent potential for awakening.

Compassionate Action: Bodhisattvas actively engage in compassionate actions to alleviate the suffering of others. They dedicate their lives to helping and serving beings in various ways, such as teaching the Dharma (Buddhist teachings), providing material assistance, offering guidance, and inspiring others with their virtuous conduct.

Six Perfections (Paramitas): Bodhisattvas cultivate and practice six virtues known as the Six Perfections to progress on the path to enlightenment. These virtues are generosity (dana), ethical conduct (sila), patience (kshanti), effort (virya), concentration (dhyana), and wisdom (prajna). By developing these qualities, they purify their minds and accumulate merit.

Transcending the Self: Bodhisattvas work towards transcending self-centeredness and egoistic attachments. They develop the understanding of the emptiness of self and phenomena, realizing the interconnected and interdependent nature of all things. This realization fosters a compassionate and selfless approach to life and a deep understanding of the ultimate nature of reality.

Skillful Means: Bodhisattvas employ skillful means (upaya) to adapt their teachings and methods according to the needs and capacities of beings. They employ various expedient means, such as using parables, employing different meditation techniques, or employing compassionate yet skillful actions, to guide beings on the path to awakening.

Vows and Commitments: Bodhisattvas often take formal vows and commitments to affirm their dedication to the path of enlightenment and the welfare of all beings. These vows typically include the aspiration to attain Buddhahood, to not abandon any sentient being until all beings are liberated, and to continuously cultivate the virtues necessary for the path.

Gradual Path to Buddhahood: Bodhisattvas embark on a gradual path towards Buddhahood, progressing through various stages and levels of spiritual development. These stages include the Ten Bhumis or grounds, each characterized by specific qualities and realizations. Bodhisattvas traverse these grounds through the accumulation of merit, wisdom, and compassionate actions.

Bodhisattva Ideal: The bodhisattva ideal is an embodiment of compassion, wisdom, and selflessness. Bodhisattvas serve as role models and sources of inspiration for all Buddhists, exemplifying the potential for individuals to awaken and dedicate themselves to the welfare of all beings.

It is important to note that the concept of a bodhisattva is central to Mahayana Buddhism, particularly in traditions such as Pure Land, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism. The figure of the bodhisattva represents the ideal of selfless compassion and dedication to the liberation and well-being of all sentient beings.

Giving the spirit of Christ – or the innate Buddha spirit- or the Man of Light–or the Anthropos (manifested Holy Spirit within) -a body in life

Matthew 25 : 35 -36

”For I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me to drink .” — I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.

These lines relate to giving the spiritual Christ (the seed of the messianic spirit within) , the Homo Altus -the greater potential human within us – a realization and body in life, by way of deep heartfelt engagement with others.

No spiritual light–revealing the truth of human nature and life can be attained without having brought out the best of human nature into life.

It is the Spirit of love and life — the Feminine partner of the creative Divine –the Sophia – the Shekhina, that will unify the old testament and the new testament and make these complementaries. And this will bring the written general moral laws of Mozes alongside the personally realized innate (messianic) spirit of righteousness.  

Galatians 2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God. For if righteousness comes through the law, Christ died for nothing

In the new testament the path to a higher state of humanness–through the realization of the messianic Spirit, by love and truth, is exampled and personified by the earthly man Jesus. In the male figure of Jesus Christ, earthly biological man and Christ as the spirit of love and truth, the two wings of the whole making (Holy) Spirit have come together.

The gift of spiritual enlightenment follows an act of grace in response to the personal effort–to allow the Spirit of love and truth to grow in and to be transformed by it.

In words of Krishna:

”I moksha (enlighten with the truth of life) you, because you showed love , for I am love.”

With these words a degree of mutual assimilation and integration is confirmed. A degree of incarnation of the divine whole-making spirit in biological man

— love for love’s sake only – this pure spirit will force to truth and light —

Vivekananda — Atman is in all, hence there are no casts

[ in development…

Samson’s riddle -power and greed

Consciousness – Conscience

The spirit of Good as Spiritual guide-to full spiritualization–becoming human

[[    Detachment not without attachment

We need life-physical reality -in order to become -vessels for spirit-having a perfected soul-

Meditation -yoga-unhealthy obsession with one-self-when —enlightenment for one-self.–Detach -attach (predominantly by bring ethical order and the good into the world -care for—Ganges—get dirty get clean—purification not solely ego-effort –only through ingrowing spirit-get to now Spirit through meeting oneself in others (care for the atman in others-equals care for one’s own atman)—What is love without attachment? Just an attachment that-enjoying to be with ten other-feeling to be a complement—not a completion; leaves the other free—no power-possession.

Jainism – Buddhism- Karma yoga -releasing the Atman -Fort of Brahma-Hinduism

Prep Ego — limited — live by spirit–desire –the good — detach attach — observe karma yoga– only little ability -just a decent preparation — to allow ingrowing vbpl — get purified — be transformed by VBPL–HS -sensitivity –VBPL — conflict –observe mine Thine–add a new dharma–duty to O–be (come) a hanuman–fully human—make sound connection to innate spirit–by instinct and conscious-awareness

Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu), representing the compassion of all buddhas.

Love-Care-Deed–Krishna–Ethical order–Dharma–the Good brings Christ

The Bodhisattva Kannon–

Quan-Yin —Guānyīn is a translation from the Sanskrit Avalokitasvara, the name of the Mahāyāna bodhisattva.

Guanyin -wikipedia

In Chinese mythology Guanyin is the goddess of mercy and considered to be the physical embodiment of compassion. She is an all-seeing, all-hearing being who is called upon by worshipers in times of uncertainty, despair, and fear. A Ming official from the 14th century composed the following poem to praise the goddess:

Guānshìyīn, literally “who perceives the world’s lamentations”—wherein lok was read as simultaneously meaning both “to look” and “world” –Androgynous–Spirit of the Good