The Tradition is the underlying philosophical worldview common to all high cultures, both European and Oriental. This Tradition is rooted in the human condition, and in our shared human psychology: Its teachings provide the most certain path to individual fulfillment. Long ago, this Tradition was passed down from generation to generation, but has now been forgotten- and to our great loss. Because by abandoning the Tradition, we have abandoned the very soil in which we were designed to flourish, and so now men, women, and children have been forbidden from the very conditions that make the flourishing of our shared humanity possible.
But what is the Tradition, exactly? I have distilled the Tradition down to five principles, which are common throughout human civilization:
1Divinity: That truth, though known by many names, is common in spirit, that it entails both happiness and suffering, and that it lives within the heart of each human being.
2Calling: That we are called to seek out this truth, that each journey is different, and that this journey is the secret to the self-realization of our potential.
3Self: That we all must struggle against the self- against wrath, doubt, and greed- and that these spiritual struggles are the root of all of our trials and tribulations.
4Fulfillment: That these trials and tribulations are necessary for the flourishing of our potential, and for the flourishing of the human being.
5Righteousness:That in the overcoming of greed, hatred, and delusion, we gain self-mastery, which is the path of liberation, and the root of all spiritual fulfillment.
6 Manifestation:That we possess a tribal instinct, which informs our perception of meaning, and so in order for each individual to find fulfillment, the world itself must express the same truths that man himself must express.
These truths- which are nothing if not heroic virtues and heroic principles- have provided the ideological foundation for humanity to overcome insurmountable odds. They have inspired men throughout history- to seek out truth, to heed the calling, to conquer the self, to find fulfillment in trial and tribulation, to live in accord with righteousness, and to form an order in the world that accords with all of it. This is what civilization is: It is the physical expression of Tradition, which is the best of what is highest and deepest within us all.
Joshua van Asakinda +1-330-314-4170 Joshua.van.Asakinda@gmail.com
Create your own unique website with customizable templates.