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Heroes, by Rumi

Does any artist paint for the sake of the picture itself, without the hope of offering some good? No, but for the sake of  the viewers and the young who will be drawn by it and freed from cares. Or does any potter hastily throw a pot or a bowl without any thought of what it will hold? Does any calligrapher write for the script alone without any regard for the reader?
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Self-observation for knoweldge of the self

Once we tackle the exercise of self-remembrance and grounding ourselves in the here and now, the next step is to observe within. By so doing, we see what is happening in our five psychological centers where the egos (subconscious defects) manifest. These defects govern our lives in so many ways, but when we start observing them from the point of view of an observer, we are then able to detach from them and not go along with what they want us to do.
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Self-remembrance: Awakening consciousness

The starting point of revolution of consciousness is to wake up the consciousness from the psychological sleep in which it find itself. It is a crucial component because consciousness is the base from which we start and upon which we build other things. This consciousness is essential part of who we are; it is awareness by which we are aware of life and of our experiences within it. As most of our consciousness (97%) is trapped in the psychological defects like greed, anger, pride, lust,
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