The Secrets from The Wise Man
Translated by Katya Spungina
Village in Cherkassy region (in Ukraine). An old man is pondering, seating
under high old tree at oak table.
It's Grandfather, The Wise man...
Who goes to the table and sits down opposite Grandfather? It is his apprentice, a young man.
- Grandpa, we now have a summer vacation, and I would like to learn from You. I am very interested in traditional healing.
- Well, Sonny, if you want - so there is a reason. You see, there, near the forest, there is astone. Go, and bring it here...
The student has complied with the request of the Grandfather.
- This is the first lesson: the most important, but it will become clear to you, I think, not soon. Now sit down.
The student went to the bucket with water, took a mug, and quenched the thirst for tired, pulling hard stone, and poured the remaining water under growing near a Bush of roses.
- Take the bucket, pour in the water under a tree and bring fresh, if you do not complicate it.
The young man complied another Grandfather order and sat down, ready for the lesson.
- You see, my son - the first lesson you have made, but haven’t understood. You have come to gain knowledge, and knowledge - particularly individual thing, and it is transmitted better through the action than many words.
Knowledge requires a " fee" ... To pay for everything , and for knowledge - especially! And the fee first of all is necessary for you, not the teacher. This was confirmed by you, when half a cup of water poured under a bush, taken more water than you needed. Why did you do so? Because you do not appreciate the water, this was the labor of others; you have not lived in the desert, and haven’t tried out with a bucket. And that is why I’ve asked you to bring fresh.
- So, it means that your request was also a lesson?
- Yes. That did not require personal labor - never appreciated, and even corrupts, deprives of vitality.
- And the stone was for the same reason?
- The stone became a fee for the first lesson, as well as a test for the presence of you have respect for their elders, or humility. This exam you stood with dignity, but with the " water " showed carelessness and ingratitude .
- I do not understand something. Is it so significant?
- The ability to thank the World is very important for those who want to understand it. Knowledge of life is not only a word, but the noise of the wind, and sickness, and pain, and smile, and love, and hatred... But for all this we are obliged to pay, and only then the Lesson becomes your part, enters into you and transform you.
- But how unselfishness, generosity?
- Oh, son, it's a deep concepts. We must remember that gratitude for the experience necessary first of all to you for your own growth, otherwise experience that gives life, will come from you as useless as the water that you're so blithely poured on the ground.
Now, go and think, and always - tomorrow or the day after, always - remember about that ... Thanks for the Experience.
If your heart does not change his mind to learn - I'll be glad to see you again.
- Grandfather, the last time I poured the remaining water from the mug under a Rose bush, you me rebuked him. But I’ve made a good work for the bush, pouring the water below.
- So, but you did it without realizing. If you take the water and poured bushes, right from the start thinking about helping them - you would have made a rational action. Yesterday the root roses was absorbed only water, but if you did it consciously, together with the water rose felt thy attention, care, and during flowering it paid attention to you, beautiful flower, delicate scent and good health, son...
- Grandpa, I thought a lot about how I can thank you for your teaching. And can't think out anything. Somehow awkward to me...
"Well, son, you are hurting my feelings. You have not understood the meaning of gratitude. Don’t think about the “special” gratitude - it is insincere game. Thanks to the world must go out the heart. The lesson could be not only pleasant, but painful too. You should thank for both. This should form the basis of the life. In that way you will growing... you’ve seen, a lot of people come to me, I help them to find the way to health as much as I can. They are thankful for me. They express this noble feeling how they can and know.
- And what they give to you, grandpa?
- What they want and can give for my work. You shouldn't determine this. Let the people chooses the way of thanking
- Is there a difference between the money or other things, for example, an apple?
- Everything that a person belongs, is part of his nature, his life-force, only if it is not stolen, it must be earned. People give me a part of his nature, his soul, in exchange for my work, regardless of the subject of the expression: it could be money, an apple, or even a stone, found on the road. As I will use the thing depends on continued human health. In this, my son, the great Secret of attaining health and happiness.
I don't see how it can be associated with you, grandpa?
- If this thing does not find application, the person will not feel the full joy, even, if he will not know about that. If we eat these pears, that is on the table, with appetite and gratitude, the girl that they were gathered and brought become warmer, and the light will go to her not only from the Sun this afternoon, but from the heart, the light generated by our with you thanks.
- And if not eat, and they get out of order?
- Then it will be bad for me.
- A girl?
- The girl will feel easy, though not happy, for she thanked me, I've stayed cold and careless to her gratitude.
- But why it will be bad for you? You did nothing wrong?
Doing nothing is sometimes even worse than that. The world asks me through these pears. In them, as well as at the request of the girls, I hear the voice of God with request to help her. If I will deaf to the call of the World - the World will punish me. Punishment will be as stronger as my opportunities to help the person. I must, must help to him, as well, as must now talking with you, my young friend...
- Why “must”, grandpa?
- Think about that...
Following to the tradition
- Grandfather, when you will begin
to talk about how to heal the people?
- Are we talking about something else?
- I understand that everything is important, but I would like to hear something more specific.
- Well, if you want, then listen. The first type of healing is healing of the body; the second is the healing of the soul; the third is the most difficult - treatment, or rather not even treatment, the help in acquiring healthy spirit of a life.
- It is very unclear to me, grandpa! Then you're talking about ordinary things, simple and available, but, in my opinion, far from the art of healing, then suddenly the ones that are short in your statement, but completely incomprehensible for a simple student of the medical Institute.
- Do not hurry up; the way of knowledge is difficult; I have already said that
the study is not only words, but actions. And before you will start to
understand others, you should understand and composure yourself!
- Don’t I do that? I do what I wish, and I try to control myself. Isn't that “control oneself?”
- Do you think that we can quickly learn to be master of yourself? This is self-deception... A man, even a very strong and developed, whole life fighting to control himself. And starts this way from restoring order and the purity in the body, then - in clothes and material environment, then he harmonizes relationships with family and friends, and only then there is a certain order, and hence the power over your emotions. And only after, when a man has found sympathy, compassion for others, it takes a remarkable gift intuitive feel for how other living beings and the outside world in General. Only constant self control will give him the Power of Thought, the Power of No-act...
- May be, I am early telling you this. It's a long, a very long way, and very few people even goes to the middle... it's good that the person has at least seeks ways to help others, at least are interested in this way. Here's how you, son...
The Healing Power Of The Heart
- Grandpa, I've seen today, You were visited by a woman with a child. You only looked at the child and something told his mother. It was so short visit, but she smiled, thanked you and left. You will not be able to help a child?
"Looks like you became more attentive. Besides, your question tells us the topic of conversation today. I told the little boy's mother about how she could help her “child” to sleep at night.
- Isn't a person without special training may treat?
"And why not? This young mother’s heart is very hot and kind.
- Knowledge? Isn’t only warmth of the heart enough?
- To help her child. Yes.
- What do you advice?
- Washed and dried baby clothes properly.
- And this may be enough for treatment?
- Right disposing of our love is enough. Mother love can do so healing just beyond the grasp of healers.
- And even better than you, grandpa?
- And even better than me.
- Well, if her husband or her mother fall ill does she would able to heal them?
- If she loves them, then yes, she can.
- If she doesn't love?
- If there is no love or a little sympathy, no effect will be.
- So if you have a good heart and no knowledge, you can treat?
- A good Heart is already a Great Knowledge! Knowledge emanating from the depths of the human soul, and it needs no explanation...
- But why then, children of good mothers still get sick?
- This is all from living in each of us Laziness! Mom did not perform reasonable rules of caring for their children.
- What are these rules of care?
- In General, it is the realization of all our actions, and more specifically
to get the experience to do the work without thinking about the result for the
work. In this case, machine washable
clothing should be replaced by hand-washing with love for this process and
desire to have healthy children.
- Oh, it's all so knotty. I didn't catch on, grandpa!
- Well, I will say a bit clearer. When you touch the language of batteries, it'll “pull” you. When in freezing weather wet hand reach for a metal - you will “tie”. Well, same clothes, when washed our hands, gaining for them “charge” a person - and “writes” not only its power, but his feelings, his thoughts...
The power goes out relatively quickly, feeling left a deep imprint, and here's a thought... it is probably forever. Does it come clearer?
- Begins to “clear up”, the grandfather! It's really very interesting! And it is so simple and so difficult at the same time.
- Listen further. It is very important for you to comprehend what you’ve heard and find analogies in the surrounding world. When you use washing machine, it only cleans the clothes. Washing by hands, as I’ve said, makes it live. But it isn’t all. Next is way of drying. Best thing is fresh free air, where there is Wind, the Sun and the Moon. The wind will refresh, power of the Sun will bring a smile and optimism, and the Moon will give the inside, sensual depth, romanticism.
And do not hurry to use an iron! Otherwise it'll ruin everything useful, turn
the living breath of the sterility, the dullness.
- Nothing ironed at all?
- If there is no particular need, it is better not to do that. This applies particularly to the underwear. Her little boy, it is necessary to wash only by hands! And no Ironing! I must say: this rule refers to methods of treatment “female” and “male” intimate diseases. It is useful to know for all. It is a pity, that now we have a lot of misunderstood...
- I can't believe, inflammation of the bladder can be cured only by a careful hand washing and proper drying. Many people follow that constantly; however, do not get rid of suffering.
"You've forgotten what I’ve said before this...
- I just do not have time to adopt all of that, grandfather.
- You said that people to look after one and continue to be ill. Let me not agree with this! Are people taking care of themselves so diligently? Moreover, as I have already said,- it is not enough only to perform physically, you also have to have their physical action accompany inner satisfaction and Laundry, after realizing that, then the purity will treat your disease.
Action, Feeling and Thought, merged, this is the true art of Living!..
Unfortunately, we understand that only in old age and not all of us... and only few has the opportunity to Express, to teach others, how such little respect for elders... However, this is our guilty-we must learn to speak clear, obvious.
- Can I, a young, connect this “Trinity”?
- You ask - is it possible become wise in their youth.
Whether, can I be strong?
- Of course, you can; every young tree bears in itself a germ of the future of the fetus. The action will undoubtedly, the strong feeling too, but impulsive, volatile, and therefore little constructive.
For the strength of the feelings you must constantly overcoming obstacles, like you did yesterday ran through the woods, strengthening the heart and muscles.
The power of thought? This, my young friend, is a particular theme... while I won't talk with you about this, it will pass over us.
- You do me wrong, grandfather.
- This is also an obstacle: you're offended. And for what? Does the tree offended for what it early summer wrecked the green Apple? As I understand it, Apple understands it, too. Autumn - on the contrary: leave Apple rot on the branch the Apple tree will be offended, and if you pick and eat, it will be grateful to you, and warm...
- It's like how we've helped find the joy girl, when savored brought it pears?
- Who else was happy then, guess?
"I see-I see. Of course - a pear tree that gave this fruit.
- Now you will not be offended at me?
- No, grandfather, I'm sorry for this. Now I will try to behave more intelligently.
- A time for everything, people say...