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ON SCULPTING THE PHYSIQUE October 25, 2014

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ON SCULPTING THE PHYSIQUE
Erle Frayne Argonza / Ra

When is body strong and sturdy
But on occasions of rhythmic rounds
To sweatshops o’ physique’s crafting.

You are the sculptor your body wood
That you will shape with exquisite beauty and
Undisguised strength.

Your shaped physique is one authentic
Samson: it will mortally slaughter
Time as it reposes its own morgue;
Cremated is the browbeating fatigue
You are to your Self no cynic
Smoothened are the chances for your wishes
To do myriad works unlimitedly.

Like a true sculptor fulfilled
In its shaping, you are t’ward your
Physical frame.

[Writ. 15 May 1991, Cubao, Quezon City,M.Manila]

REFLECTION
Regular cleansing of your subtle and physical bodies is a constitutive part of the Teaching. Clean bodies will allow for smoother flow of divine energies down your ‘lower systems’ and ensure greater balance of all of your bodies—biophysical, astral-etheric, mental, causal, soul/nirvanic, paranirvanic, monadic.
A physical program—of your choice and suited for your physical frame and condition—is a must in the Path. You can never hear a guru direct you to “abandon physical regimen because it is evil.” What an incompetent guru such a teacher can be if ever, for rest assured there is no one of such mediocrity. I myself took the way of gym weight training (powerlifting) as my physical regimen, though prior to that I swam and jogged for a decade before shifting to gym work.
Till these days I maintain my gym work, though I never compete anymore (I retired from competitive powerlifting in 1993). It is very strongly yang-oriented, which balances my yin-oriented kriya-agni meditation practice. Combined with meditation and related regimen, physical program contributes immensely to slowing down your aging process, to quote: “it will mortally slaughter / Time as it reposes its own morgue.”
Paramahansa Yogananda’s meditation circle (mentored by Sri Yutekswar Giri) had jujitsu as the required physical regimen. Shaolin seekers and monks have kung fu. Some other seekers’ and mystical circles have their peculiar physical regimen or ‘physical culture’. Clearly, physical culture is a constitutive part of the Teaching, and being lackadaisical about it will ensure immeasurable imbalances felt by you along the way.

Ra

April 2011

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SUMMER’S DAY October 21, 2014

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SUMMER’S DAY
Erle Frayne Argonza / Ra

Warm is the day of summer.
The city’s drenched with sweat
Much more for humans
Sweats abound as unwanted flies
On the surface of sticky skin
Sticky is the summer’s day.

Warm yet blessed is the summer’s day.
The hot sun indeed bakes the skin a-gruel
Yet so does it burn all malignant germs
They quiver like it were their last
Winter, on a summer’s day
The signs of sickness shy away.

The body is a sturdy rock
Unreached by echoes of ailments
Only echoes of joy a-fleeting on a summer’s day.
[Writ. 15 May 1991, Cubao, Quezon City, M.Manila]

REFLECTION

Light—physical light—manifests enormous healing powers. This thesis is what is stressed in the poem I writ above. I was already a yogi then, and I have studied the healing powers of light. I recall John Ott’s book Light Therapy as a synthetic reference for studying such healing qualities (the book was among my collections when I wrote this poem).
My body simply loves the sun, and amazingly it is during the hot days of the Dry Season—or equivalent of Summer in the tropics (late March till end of May)—when my health is at its peak of wellness. On the cold days of late November till early February do I normally suffer from colds, severe allergic rhinitis and sinusitis.
Maximize on the healing powers of Sol by exposing yourself to a total of thirty (30) minutes of sunlight a day. It is free medicine, and should I stress ‘preventive medicine’. Even the most dangerous viruses and bacteria may shy away from your biophysical system, provided you also follow the other essentials of good health & wellness inclusive of hygiene sustenance.
I was a health buff early in life, and I mentor seekers with the note that they ought to maintain a physical program—of their own choice. A healthy body is a requisite in the Path of self-realization, for the body is the seat of the soul. Keep it fit, well, and clean, and one of the formulas for wellness is getting as much sunlight as you can.

Ra
April 2011

 

COME BACK O! LOST CRAFT October 13, 2014

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COME BACK O! LOST CRAFT
Erle Frayne Argonza / Ra

You will come back, o! lost craft!
You were drowned in the great deluge
Where faith in self lost its scepter
To turbulent waves of underesteem
Faith has lost faith!

You are not lost!
Nothing is
Lost, not a craft that burns
The nights that owls had no monopoly
Over, beat your own despair!
Rise and ride astride the new tidal waves!

Find the whirlpool from the deep recesses!
Twill pull you up
To where bubbles are on sea surfs’ tops
Afloat you shall be
You are your own life saver

You
Are.
[Writ. 14 May ‘99, Cubao, Quezon City, MManila]

REFLECTION
This poetic piece is meant to inspire myself then to never let learned crafts become dormant or dead due to misuse. Crafts are of significant import to a person’s development, and perfecting certain crafts or professions are requisites to spiritual development.
Craftsmanship is referred to as 3rd Ray trait in the higher mysteries. So important are crafts that down here on 3rd dimension we cannot survive without them (a craft or profession ensures us money to get ensue with daily existence), and to a higher extent they endow us with the esthetics to apperceive the wholeness of creation.
We should strive to develop crafts, and we should all learn to appreciate the works of craftsmen or artists. Artists could align through as high as 8th density to tap principles of beauty and esthetics there, and then create products from out of imagined models of what they have in mind. Without the esthetics in our world today, we will leave a dreary, boring society akin to a ‘world of zombies’.
Upon learning crafts or professions, strive to practice them and bring the practice to perfection. Non-practice could yield death on a craft, such as what happens to a medical doctor who wouldn’t practice for ten straight years (I heard of such a narrative from my surgeon uncle Dr. Edwin Argonza who lamented one such young doctor he mentored but who lost the craft due to non-practice). Never ever lost your crafts as they’d become part of your ‘inner gold’ of treasures.

Ra
March 2011

 

COME BACK O! LOST CRAFT October 9, 2014

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COME BACK O! LOST CRAFT
Erle Frayne Argonza / Ra

You will come back, o! lost craft!
You were drowned in the great deluge
Where faith in self lost its scepter
To turbulent waves of underesteem
Faith has lost faith!

You are not lost!
Nothing is
Lost, not a craft that burns
The nights that owls had no monopoly
Over, beat your own despair!
Rise and ride astride the new tidal waves!

Find the whirlpool from the deep recesses!
Twill pull you up
To where bubbles are on sea surfs’ tops
Afloat you shall be
You are your own life saver

You
Are.
[Writ. 14 May ‘99, Cubao, Quezon City, MManila]

REFLECTION
This poetic piece is meant to inspire myself then to never let learned crafts become dormant or dead due to misuse. Crafts are of significant import to a person’s development, and perfecting certain crafts or professions are requisites to spiritual development.
Craftsmanship is referred to as 3rd Ray trait in the higher mysteries. So important are crafts that down here on 3rd dimension we cannot survive without them (a craft or profession ensures us money to get ensue with daily existence), and to a higher extent they endow us with the esthetics to apperceive the wholeness of creation.
We should strive to develop crafts, and we should all learn to appreciate the works of craftsmen or artists. Artists could align through as high as 8th density to tap principles of beauty and esthetics there, and then create products from out of imagined models of what they have in mind. Without the esthetics in our world today, we will leave a dreary, boring society akin to a ‘world of zombies’.
Upon learning crafts or professions, strive to practice them and bring the practice to perfection. Non-practice could yield death on a craft, such as what happens to a medical doctor who wouldn’t practice for ten straight years (I heard of such a narrative from my surgeon uncle Dr. Edwin Argonza who lamented one such young doctor he mentored but who lost the craft due to non-practice). Never ever lost your crafts as they’d become part of your ‘inner gold’ of treasures.

Ra
March 2011

 

COME TEMPEST! October 2, 2014

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COME TEMPEST!
Erle Frayne Argonza / Ra

Welcome, most devastating Tempest!
I’ve been expecting your arrival. Do again
Try to smash my Will and sap my strength with your
Diabolic winds, undersea currents and tsunamis.
Let us, while the universe watches, dance together
With no choreography: you are destroyer of all laws.
Crash me, crash me till the hardest of my bones
And inner strength will erode and fade away
To become lore that will no longer fit to be narrated…
That is, if fortune is on your side.
But Tempest, I am the architect of situations,
The productive zenith of sorceries of a million magi,
The master slayer of demons and dragons
That attempted to waylay me on my journeys.
Tempest, never have I lost to you, never have I
Pleaded that you depart from me when you’re around
As when you were present a hundred times before.
I have become cast as the hardest steel
Each time that you’ve made your visit.
Come, Tempest! Make your call once, twice and
A thousand more times: witness me as I again transform
Your powerful forces into ones that will steer me ahead—
Five steps backward and ten steps forward, I’m never
Off-balanced at all by your potent tormenting winds.
Feel me,Tempest, I’m overly cast
I’ve become a super-Tempest whose everyday dream is
To ensnare you as a slave and outcaste.
[Writ. 08 Jan.89, U.P. Village, Quezon City, M.Manila]

REFLECTION
One of my literary pieces writ in the platform of ‘literature of power’, this one is meant to inspire those who experience storm & stress every now and then. Such existential storms could make one experience devastation, and if not managed well such a low-rung state could lead to vicious cycles of depression.
This piece reveals the warrior side of me, and I admit that I am largely a Warrior or 1st Ray as a soul type. So I do perceive challenges and risks from a warrior’s perspective, and hopefully seekers could resonate with it.
From a warrior’s perspective, an existential maelstrom is regarded as congealing forces that could lead the warrior to greater strengths and power. Storm makes great warriors stronger, while they can knock off non-warriors to shreds. So the lesson is: develop your 1st ray or enlightened warrior strengths so you can learn to convert storm’s super-forces to your inner strength-builders.
Shorn of a great warrior’s traits—notably iron will, courage, decisiveness, organizational acumen—a person will be as wimp as wet chicken all his/her life. Will coupled with bhakti (devotion) can accelerate a seeker to attaining Self-realization, see? So seekers have no choice but to meditate well on forging 1st ray traits and transmuting energies of storms to energies of reconstruction and regeneration.

Ra
March 2011