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THE ‘EIGHTFOLD PATH’ ‘Cosmic Laws’

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THE ‘EIGHTFOLD PATH’ SUMMARY

‘Cosmic Laws’

(1988 Expanded Revision 1: by A.I. Revision 2: 2014)

Allan Ivarsson comments… I read the brief version of the ‘Eightfold Path’ in a ‘Preface to Philosophy’ book in 1973 and decided that this overview of wisdom needed to be upgraded to a higher understanding in 1988. Thus, rewriting it, I expanded the foundation of ‘Cosmic Law’ presenting more insight to understand its wisdom and power.

The eight principles of cosmic truth are guiding ‘Cosmic Laws’

  1. Right Understanding.
  2. Right Mindness.
  3. Right Speech.
  4. Right Action.
  5. Right Living.
  6. Right Effort.
  7. Right Attentiveness.
  8. Right Concentration.
  1. Now right understanding and right mindness as dual principles do lead to the path of higher wisdom.
  2. Now right speech, right action, and right living, as threefold principles do lead to the way of infinite decency.
  3. Now right effort, right attentiveness, and right concentration, as threefold principles do lead to the experience of cosmic consciousness.

The ‘Eightfold Path’ is the golden ‘Middle Path’ which Gautama Buddha learnt was the way to discernment. This is the way to Nirvana, threefold…

  1. Free from spiritual pain and torture is this karmic path of enlightenment.
  2. Free from spiritual groaning and suffering is this karmic path of expansion.
  3. Free from spiritual tension and conflict is this karmic path of guiding perfection.

The ‘Eightfold Path’ unfolds the highest level of purity opening our eyes to extended insight. The ‘Eightfold Path’ is a path of ideals true to reality. Like all stars of revelation, when you use these ideals as guidance to practical application, you do strengthen wisdom, decency and consciousness. Through such growing awareness, you shall be lead to your destiny. From here this present, through to infinity, you shall experience a gradual diminishing end to spiritual suffering, until such pain exists no more.

Here then exists within you, your immortal spirit. Expand your senses past the level of all that is known to date. Seek revelation past all current comprehension, for the supreme goal of a good life, a way of truth is founded upon this simple self-realisation. Encourage children from good wholesome families to go forth into the universe and give encouragement unto all those children of homeless origins, so that humanity may collectively recognise the revelations as they unfold. In this sense, all of us adults are also children of the universe, consciousness and revelation.

Thou must know that no one shall have copyright over the revelations, and the way of open communication is the wiser way. Whosoever challenges this eternal cosmic law will by their negative nature perish in spirit. Copyright to truth can only be retained in the originality of threefold layout for form, design, and presentation by author. Only fiction can claim true copyright. Fact belongs to the universe for use by every succeeding generation. This cosmic reality is also equally relevant to all philosophical claimed fact, theory and opinion, deemed as true or not by belief.

Along the ‘Eightfold Path’ we must come to recognise…

  1. What is wholesome?
  2. What is true?
  3. What is valued?

Such inspired self-realisation will enable us to open our minds and expand ourselves through the three dimensions of higher consciousness, inner, outer and middle path cosmic consciousness.

Though assassins may come…do not surrender to their evil. Follow the way, the truth, and the life of the ‘Eightfold Path.’ Examine now the eight principles of cosmic truth, which is collective strength of good order and direction.

THE ‘EIGHTFOLD PATH’ EXPANDED

 

One…

What is Right Understanding?

Right understanding is a constant expanding process, which knows no limits. It comes through right spiritual feeling that which is inspired by calm inner peace and carespirit. Right understanding recognises that the extinction of mind-felt suffering can only come through the power within the soul. In other words, extinction of self-felt suffering can only come through the spirit within the mind. This is the first step to right understanding.

Right understanding recognises what is karmicly wholesome and what is consequently unwholesome. Karmicly wholesome creates threefold… love, freedom and peace. Karmicly unwholesome creates threefold… hate, oppression and violence.

The way of karmicly wholesome serves God.

The way of karmicly unwholesome serves Satan.

Karmic wholesome thoughts and actions are always good, order and direction, the way of enhancement. Karmic unwholesome thoughts and actions are always spiritualistic airpower tortuously allergic negativism, the way of degeneration.

There are three causes of karma. They are…

  1. Body Action.
  2. Soul Action.
  3. Spirit Action.

In other words, …

  1. Physical Action.
  2. Mind Action.
  3. Heart Action.

Now these three causes of karma have a state of choice.

They can be either light action or dark action, that is, good action or evil action.

Right karma is wholesome.

Wrong karma is unwholesome.

Now what is valued body action?

Good body action…

  1. Abstains from killing.
  2. Abstains from stealing.
  3. Abstains from sexual force.

Evil body action…

Evil body action…

  1. Murders.
  2. Steals.
  3. Rapes.

Now what is valued soul action?

Good soul action…

  1. Abstains from deceit.
  2. Abstains from idle gossip.
  3. Abstains from vicious criticism.

Evil soul action…

  1. Lies.
  2. Malevolents.
  3. Persecutes.

Now what is valued spirit action?

Good spirit action…

  1. Feels absence of ill will.
  2. Feels absence of covetousness.
  3. Feels absence of conflict.

Evil spirit action…

  1. Feels vindictive.
  2. Feels greed.
  3. Feels sadistic.

Now the guiding light of good body action and good soul action is good spirit action.

Now good spirit action…

  1. Feels absence of ill will by feeling the joy of giving and sharing love.
  2. Feels absence of covetousness by feeling the joy of giving and sharing freedom.
  3. Feels absence of conflict by feeling the joy of giving and sharing peace.

Now of these three causes of karma… body action and soul action are of finite karma in duality of choice… i.e. light or dark. Whilst spirit action is of infinite karma in duality of choice… i.e. light or dark.

Spirit action commences with finite transition, which unfolds into infinite eternity.

  1. Finite being limited existence and measure.
  2. Transition being growth passing from one level to another level.
  1. Infinite being endless existence and measure.
  2. Eternity being present time forever.

Recognition of this reality is the beginning of right understanding.

The extinction of suffering comes only by using the three C’s…calm, control and carespirit. This technique leads to the way, truth and life of wholesome karma which unfolds ‘GODABSS.’

Now ‘Godabss’ means…

Good Order Direct

Action

Body Soul Spirit

Through right understanding you begin to receive the power of enlightenment. In this expansive state of spiritual feeling you are entering the stream of nirvana. As your consciousness unfolds so too shall your right understanding increase until you reach a point of spiritual awareness where self recognises that there is no turning back.

Through right understanding you shall recognise that which is worthy and that which is unworthy.

# Wholesome karma is worthy.

# Unwholesome karma is unworthy.

Now one might be tempted to believe that enlightened messengers are of total truth… that is, they are of perfect state or they are supreme souls or supreme spirits… one might think they are saviours or prophets or manifestations of God.

But I say unto you… beware of such erroneous thinking. Errors of this magnitude will lead you into backslide down into darkness. Your quest for the way, truth, and life of good, order and direction shall reverse itself into the eternal trap of spiritualistic airpower tortuously allergic negativism.

Right understanding recognises these ‘enlightened messengers’ as simply being ‘teachers’ who were also human of weakness, fragility and emotional error. But despite their human traits they saw opportunity…

‘They asked for it,

‘They sought it,

‘They received it.’

Because of their spiritual quest, they rose above themselves into a higher state of consciousness. Many of their finite actions are in error. But their infinite revelations are near perfect in wholesomeness, truthfulness, and valueness. Right karma expands total spirit, which rises beyond the limitations of finite existence. Karmic spirit is always of the future, which is felt, sensed and remembered in the constant state of the present.

Right understanding… recognises those things, which are karmicly good that which leads to eternal love, freedom, and peace. This concludes the first basic principle of the Eightfold path… the power of right understanding. Quiddity shall expand.

The essential cosmic nature of all true existence shall expand forever.

 

Two…

What is right mindness?

Now right mindness is synonymous of right soulness. Right mindness uses good soul thought and action. Right mindness is right soulness is right selfness is right to truth so…

Now what is valued mindness?

Good mindness…

  1. Abstains from deceit.
  2. Abstains from idle gossip.
  3. Abstains from vicious criticism.

Now right mindness has its own duality. Right mindness is of two levels…

  1. Mundane right mindness. (Ordinary commonplace thought)
  2. Ultramundane right mindness. (Extending beyond ordinary thought)

Right mindness through individual application is of finite good, order and direction, which unfold a soul of worldliness. This is called mundane right mindness. In this moment of expanding reality ‘Mundane right mindness opens the doorway to Nirvana. By entering the stream of right soul action… good spirit action realises quiddity… the essence of that which is. Such transitional expansion leads to the worldly state of infinite right mindness, which is called ‘Ultramundane right mindness.’

Now the dual principles of right understanding and right mindness constitute the result of ‘Right Wisdom.’ Now the development of right wisdom is also dependent upon the individual practice of…

  1. Right Understanding. (1st Eightfold step)
  2. Right Effort. (6th Eightfold step)
  3. Right Attentiveness. (7th Eightfold step)

At this point it should be noted: the ‘Eightfold Path’ is linked. All aspects are dependent and interdependent upon the principles of each other. This concludes the second basic principle of the Eightfold path…the power of right mindness. Quiddity shall expand.

The essence of all that it is returns unto itself.

 

Three…

What is Right Speech?

Right speech uses right nice nature language to express threefold right feelings, right sensations, and right memories. All such response comes from the motivational fields of right inspiration, right needs and right convictions. Now like right mindness, right speech uses good soul thoughts and action.

Now what is valued right speech?

Good speech…

  1. Abstains from deceit.
  2. Abstains from idle gossip.
  3. Abstains from vicious criticism.

Thus, it can be seen that right speech comes from right mindness which comes from right understanding. Right speech…

  1. Tells the truth.
  2. Retains confident silence.
  3. Praises all that is good.

Right speech encourages unity, which strengthens the joy of love, freedom and peace. This concludes the third basic principle of the Eightfold path…the power of right speech. Quiddity shall expand.

Valued good communication expands the essence of cosmic consciousness.

 

Four…

 What is Right Action?

Right action uses good soul thoughts and good body action, backed by true feeling of caring compassion, sensitivity, courage, love, respect, loyalty, honesty, kindness, consideration, courtesy and integrity. Such essence expands the way of all that is wholesome.

Now what is valued right action?

Good action…

  1. Abstains from killing.
  2. Abstains from stealing.
  3. Abstains from sexual force.

Thus, it can be seen that right action comes from right speech which comes from right mindness which comes from right understanding.

Right action opposes…

  1. Murderers.
  2. Thieves.
  3. Rapists.

Right action encourages kindness, which strengthens the joy of love, freedom, and peace. This concludes the fourth basic principle of the Eightfold path…the power of right action. Quiddity shall expand.

The essence of all good action expands harmony throughout the Cosmos.

 

Five…

What is Right Living?

Right living is using right speech and right action. But right living also uses right spirit action.

Now what is valued right living?

Good right living…

  1. Feels absence of ill will.
  2. Feels absence of covetousness.
  3. Feels absence of conflict.

Thus, it can be seen that right living comes from right action which comes from right speech which comes from right mindness which comes from right understanding.

Right living rejects…

  1. Feelings of vindictiveness.
  2. Feelings of greed.
  3. Feelings of violence.

Right living encourages goodwill, which strengthens the joy of love, freedom, and peace. Now the threefold principles of right speech, right action and right living constitute the result of ‘Right Decency.’

Now the development of ‘Right Decency,’ is also dependent upon the individual practice of…

  1. Right Understanding. (1st Eightfold step)
  2. Right Effort. (6th Eightfold step)
  3. Right Concentration. (8th Eightfold step)

Thus, it can be seen the ‘Eightfold Path’ is linked. All aspects are dependent and interdependent upon the principle of each other. These interrelated steps of cosmic consciousness unfold a technique of acquiring wisdom, which defines the true nature of decency that which is right by higher spiritual feeling measured by carespirit, which leads to the right result. This concludes the fifth basic principle of the Eightfold path…the power of right living. Quiddity shall expand.

The essence of right living preserves environment in concordance with the Universe.

 

Six…

What is Right Effort?

 

Right effort requires commitment, vision, pragmatism, self-discipline and diligence.

Now what is valued right effort?

Good right effort is…

Right effort of four aspects, which is duality of duality of duality, threefold duality, that which is mixed and matched in living thought and action. Such dualities are…

  1. The Effort to Avoid.
  2. The Effort to Develop.
  3. The Effort to Overcome.
  4. The Effort to Maintain.

First step of two kinds is…the effort to avoid and the effort to overcome. These principles are the duality of the second step. Second step of two kinds is…the effort to develop and the effort to maintain. These principles are the duality of the first step. Now these four principles can be defined as ‘applied right effort.’

The effort to avoid uses ‘right understanding’ and ‘right mindness,’ to prevent evils arising within one’s own karmic state. Thoughts of evil touch all of us sometime during our life; but good people use right understanding and right mindness and do reject such thoughts thus using the automatic conscious effort to avoid and overcome such evil instantaneous reflections. Good people win over negative thoughts, because their higher cosmic conviction, that is, their belief in a higher better superior truth guides them to instinctively rise intuitively above debase concepts. In short, good people avoid and overcome thoughts of evil. They eliminate bad karmic dimensions replacing it with good karmic dimensions.

The effort to avoid uses energy to act, think and feel for those things, which are of God. The way of God is love and peace, the way of true freedom, the way of non-violent thought and action, the way of calm, control, and carespirit. True spiritual being lives a relaxed natural constant effort and instinctively avoids anything, which constitutes evil behaviour.

Now the effort to overcome deals with those things in which evil has been received by the being in question. Thus, in such cases the effort to avoid did not always remain strong and true, or perhaps there was no effort to avoid, and realisation came later that to avoid, one must escape, and to escape, one must overcome. In a moment of weakness evil creeped into consciousness through dark spirit feeling, leading into dark soul, backward degenerative thoughts, encouraging dark body action, creating dark results that is dark karma, driven by dark karman, in feeling, thought, and action.

The effort to overcome is essential application for those errors, which have been recognised as being of evil and now must be fought with persistent rejection. The effort to overcome uses right understanding and right mindness to overcome evil arising within one’s own karmic state. The effort to overcome uses energy to act, think and feel for those things, which are of God. These two kinds of effort…to avoid and overcome…are the front-line combatants against evil. To do less is evil.

Now the effort to develop uses right speech, right action and right living to expand the energy of good thoughts, good actions and good feelings, which is the foundation of decency. The effort to develop strengthens its direction of good order, by continuously using pragmatic creative visualisation. Right speech, right action, and right living, begins with right understanding and right mindness, all of which evolves from inner peace, the way of emotional intelligence. The effort to develop is a never-ending process, which does not know any limits, forever improving existence and insight, for self, humanity and Cosmic Gaia. The effort to develop puts a valid principle in place, and continuously improves on this principle, and never let’s go of a pragmatic principle.

An understanding of the process of effort and its essential contribution to quality of existence, inner peace, and thus happiness is the beginning of spiritual enlightenment, and is the first step to solving mystery and opening the door into the dimension of nirvana, that is a spiritual awakening.

Now the effort to maintain calls upon higher conviction, the spirit of infinite feeling and constantly strives to keep its new awareness by developing its state of consciousness even further. The effort to maintain, holds true all valid principles, and retains all truth, wisdom, and decency values, ethics, and codes of behaviour, the way of diligence, honesty, loyalty, trust, manners, courtesy, consideration, kindness, compassion, courage and chivalry. Through living a sustained conviction of cosmic revelation, the effort to maintain stands true to its own essence. And supports the effort to develop, by maintaining that truth which has been developed and has become maintainable as right understanding, right mindness, right speech, right action and right living all backed by right effort.

Thus, one can easily see the effort to develop and the effort to maintain are dependent and interdependent in circular essence upon each other. These two kinds of effort to develop and maintain are the support combatants against evil. United the four principles of effort…Avoid, Overcome, Develop, and Maintain, all lead to victory.

Now whilst it is true these principles are essential to defeat evil and perpetuate good, they also are servant principles of all good management throughout life. Even when evil has retreated into defeat, good can continue to grow stronger and greater expanding without limit, by living the constant process of…

  1. The Effort to Avoid.
  2. The Effort to Develop.
  3. The Effort to Overcome.
  4. The Effort to Maintain.

Avoid Overcome. Develop Maintain. Avoid Develop. Develop Overcome. Overcome Maintain. Maintain Avoid.

Such is the duality of duality of duality of right effort, threefold essence of one total supreme spirit, the way of cosmic effort. This concludes the sixth basic principle of the Eightfold path…the power of right effort. Quiddity shall expand.

Essential contribution to the quality of existence is given by commitment supported by constant diligence. The essence of all truth expands upon persistent effort. Good attitude marked by self-disciplined consistency makes higher truth become the complete essence of what it is… forever expanding its own entity.

Seven…

What is Right Attentiveness?

Right attentiveness listens, observes, and intuitively senses the way of truth, the way of good, the way of right.

Now what is valued right attentiveness?

Good right attentiveness is…

  1. Contemplation of good spirit.
  2. Contemplation of good soul.
  3. Contemplation of good body.

Through contemplation of the spirit in harmony with cosmic existence, inner meditation begins to feel inner peace, a sense of cosmic calm develops within, maintaining its essence, expanding without, sharing with others, and the universe. Such calm feeling expands into calm thought and considers the higher peaceful values of all existence. Such values embrace the light of the cosmos. The way of light calm peaceful emotions, instinctively reject dark fiery emotions of anger, envy, jealousy, greed, and delusion. Higher wisdom, contrary to past negative false knowledge teachings, recognises lust and passion as emotions of light when lived in harmony with respect, kindness, consideration, and the way of ahimsa. Rejections of anger, envy, jealousy, greed, and delusions the way of obsessions, free the soul of inhibitions, which enables the body to live true to its needs. Through calm breathing, regular physical exercise, right diet and calm thoughts inspired by inner peace, the spirit, the mind, and the body unite as one in life. In death, the material, in other words the personal mind and body perishes. But the spirit and the thoughts of the soul, which constitute personality, do rise into eternal life through the cosmic channel of blue light. Only darkness degenerates and perishes forevermore. Good soul thought, and good body action is dependent upon the infinite feeling of the spirit of the light.

Through contemplation of good body action, the way of health, in breath control, diet, and exercise, the way is paved for the soul to feel self-satisfaction, confidence and contentment within. Through such strengthened conviction, the soul can be inspired to rise in positive harmony with the way of inner peace. A sense of need reaches out, senses of calm need becomes true. Contemplation expands more intently, looking inwards, searching deeper within thoughtfully expanding its cosmic awareness, until self-realisation travels full circle and comes to recognise by right attentiveness that the way of happiness comes only with inner peace, a sense of eternal calm within. In this moment satori exists. Good contemplation is not obsessed. Good contemplation is simply truthfully exploring, searching, seeking, discovering, learning, listening, and observing, the wonders of the cosmos, the wonders of existence, the mystery of nature within and without.

So, it is… you have seen that right body, right soul, and right spirit, becomes true only when united. And such unity only becomes true when right attentiveness in contemplation is practiced calmly as a way of life. This does not demand self-sacrifice, it does not deny you the right to have fun and enjoy life. It does simply guide you to live better values, which protect your right to live free in peace, health and happiness. Calm contemplation will lead your spirit, soul, and body into the stream of enlightenment- a way that knows no end.

The way of three ‘C’ calm, control, and carespirit in living contemplation, the process of right attentiveness, shall lead you through the experience of transcendence into nirvana, into the infinite dimension of the universe. Through right attentiveness, the way of extensionalization beyond the stars known today, the spirit of higher cosmic consciousness passes the state of reason where logic and genius have been left behind and do not any longer exist. And all the dimensions of cosmic understanding reverse its own essence and propel the spirit into new dimensions of infinite insight. Something beautiful happens to those spirits who pass through nirvana into beyond.

In the tranquil state of right attentive contemplation, the spirit of right being opens the way easily to that which is right concentration. This concludes the seventh basic principle of the Eightfold path…the power of right attentiveness. Quiddity shall expand.

The essence of all valued attentiveness becomes true by wholesome karma.

Eight…

What is Right Concentration?

Right concentration is focused on those things, which are wholesome and lead the spirit, the soul, and the body to a quality existence that knows no limits.

Now what is right concentration?

Good right concentration is…

A united application of right effort, and right attentiveness, which all become true only through right understanding, right mindness, right speech, right action, and right living.

Meditation inspires the spirit, the soul and the body to find peace and happiness. Bubbles of thought in meditation can help you clear the cobwebs from your soul, which interfaces with your spirit and body. But sometimes, perhaps I should say the word ‘occasionally,’ right concentration is best served in a tranquil dimension in harmony with nature and the cosmos where a state of blank mind floats in mediation to enjoy eternal peace. Such elated experience is only true when it is enjoyed in moderation. Those persons who become servants to such regular experience, do by their constant blank behaviour, destroy the very peace they seek, and do smash the original right concentration, which they began to enjoy. And so, it is true through meditation, in blank thought, and through meditation in contemplation that the way of moderation in all things is the wiser way. Good contemplation temporarily releases the soul and body from action encouraging the spirit to float high in peace. Such tranquillity is healthy and returns the soul and body to a healthy state of positive direct action that avoids conflict, overcomes problems, develops solutions, and maintains results. Such right concentration becomes true by right effort and right attentiveness.

Through right concentration the power of revelation reveals its true essence and unfolds within expanding without. Such concentration grows more confident with the passing of time, and becomes truer and stronger, expanding without past previous comprehension. As the years of growing enlightenment expand, this acceleration of insight comes more easily, with lessor difficulty, and seems to come almost automatically, often instantaneously. This shall happen more and more in destined writing to come. This process begins with the dawn of inner experience reaching out to middle consciousness gradually, slowly passing into the superstate dimension of outer consciousness where extra cosmic right concentration becomes an automatic requisite of all that is true of right effort and right attentiveness.

In the infinite dimension of expanding right concentration a new creative expression realises its own vision. Cosmic Consciousness becomes that which is the result of extensionalization and questionalization. The spirit of right concentration reaches into the essence ‘of creation.’ In the spirit of creative visualisation, nirvana becomes a living reality. This truth can be lived in adventure, in life, in home, in business, and with family and friends. Such revelation stands true to its entity.

Thus, it can be seen that the threefold realisation of ‘right effort,’ ‘right attentiveness,’ and ‘right concentration,’ do constitute the result of ‘right consciousness.’ Thus, through circular realisation it can be seen that ‘right consciousness’ is the practical application of its threefold true components…

  1. Right Effort.
  2. Right Attentiveness.
  3. Right Concentration.

Such ‘Right Consciousness’ develops ‘Right Wisdom’ and ‘Right Decency’ inspired by the living practice of….

  1. Right Understanding.
  2. Right Mindness.
  3. Right Speech.
  4. Right Action.
  5. Right Living.

This concludes the eighth basic principle of the Eightfold path…the power of right concentration. Quiddity shall expand.

Wholesome Light Cosmic Consciousness inspires true valued concentration.

Upon this state of supreme awareness each principle can be expanded again and again, volumes of books can be written on this subject, there is no end. A new horizon of thought has just risen within you. From this time forth you are a new generation.

So, it is…the Eightfold path guides the inner being, to living being, linked to the outer being in harmony as threefold awareness, with eternal consciousness throughout the Cosmos. Truth reveals its essence when we ‘Live in the Light.’

The Sermon on the Mount stands alone as inspirational wisdom, which does not need religion to stand for what it truly is… an inspirational guide of wisdom, a light of truth that reaches out to us, simply asking us to be wiser and respect and value its very caring kind truthful cosmic message as an eternal mentor.

Allan Peter Ivarsson © 1988, 2014

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