85 votes
[Updated] “This path, Ostad Elahi would say, is not a path for words but one for deeds; only through action can progress be achieved." But how are we going to take action? Where to begin? With what mindset should we set to work? The foundations of natural spirituality have been laid—a spirituality that Ostad Elahi described as “the new medicine of the soul”. They called for a practical complement, something like a student’s workbook. This need has now been fulfilled with the publication of this Practical Guide, which the author, Bahram Elahi, tells us will be followed by a forthcoming series of four additional volumes. Together, the...
64 votes
By - Jan 12, 2022 ...
Tags : Ego, Ethical practice, Imperious Self,...
Not settling for the mere condition of a human-animal and developing the qualities that will make us truly human, such is the ultimate task facing us. The pressing challenge, though, is to prevent Bob, our “inner bonobo”, to end up taking c...
94 votes
By - Oct 19, 2021 ...
Tags : Ego, Ethical practice, Imperious Self,...
There is no Nobel Prize (to date) rewarding ethics research, but surely no one would dispute that in this field Ostad Elahi was perfectly learned. What is meant here by the word “learned”? Being learned is not merely knowing. A learned indi...
65 votes
By - Sep 23, 2021 ...
Tags : Ethical practice, Ethics, Imperious Self,...
The imperious self is an anti-self, i.e., a contrary force that is rebellious and systematically out to pull us away from where our real self—our soul—wants to lead us. If you want to meet with your imperious self, there is nothing simpler,...
93 votes
By - Apr 30, 2021 ...
Tags : Ethical practice, Ethics, Imperious Self,...
As we have seen, the imperious self functions on the basis of the “terrestrial” values (ego and material interests). Its action on us could be summarized as follows: to focus our thoughts and aspirations solely toward terrestrial values and...
By - Oct 27, 2018 ...
Tags : Assessment

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