I am uplifted in thine heart; and the kisses of the stars rain hard upon thy body.Liber AL vel Legis, II:62 (via fitter-stoke)
While constructive criticism is always beneficial to honing the efficiency of an approach, there is a lot of criticism that is simply emotional and reactive (i.e. not constructive).There seem to be some people who, whether consciously or not, want to keep Thelema as a cloistered, elitist, and tiny clique. That is their prerogative – Do what thou wilt, of course – but I believe that I, along with tens of thousands of other people, are doing a lot of substantial work to spread the Law of Thelema to the rest of the world in accordance with the attitude of the Prophet… “The Law is for all” after all, and I say: If we truly believe that Thelema is the Law of Liberty – the Key to our evolution as individuals and a species – we should give as many people as possible the “chance to abide in this bliss or no.”
One must take some very simple, very deep word, which cuts at the heart of things. The Buddha did not attack caste and so on; he just said “Anata” and Hinduism crumbled at the touch. So, Mohammed said “Allahu achad” and upset the whole show. I say Thelema. Go on, therefore, preaching this and nothing else, in season and out of season. You won’t have to wait long for results. You must however be ready to explain that it does not mean surrendering to every whim, but the reverse. It involves finding out Who you are, and why you came into this world, and never swerving a hair’s breadth from that Will. It’s Ekagata plus Gnana, more or less. But simpler.
- Aleister Crowley. Thelema. Equinox 3(10)
1. Ekagata: attention that is the very essence of yogic concentration.
2. Gnana: Knowledge of Ultimate Reality.
3. Tri-Shikhi-Brahmana-Upanishad (2.19): “Wisdom is brought about by Yoga. Yoga is developed by wisdom.”
The Yama of Thelema: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Thou hast no right but to do thy will.
The Niyama of Thelema: Mind your own business.