Juan Matus (don Juan)
“Many people on the Earth, who
became involved in religion just superficially,
believe that their ‘religious duty’ is to weep.
“Yet, a spiritual warrior neither
weeps, nor complains, nor pities himself. He sees
his defects and — without stopping to fight — gets
rid of them once and for all!
“When we are concerned only
with seeking our defects and grieving about our
imperfection — we miss the possibility to perform
really serious work on helping people and developing
“We have to be able of taking our
attention off the personal ‘I’ — and looking at the
One Whom we love! We have to learn to live and to
act by His example and follow His precepts!
“We have to ask Him to help us to
understand our mistakes and to reform — yet, we
should keep in mind that the success depends, first
of all, on our efforts.
“And the main thing — we have to
change our attitude toward events which look
unfavorable to us. We have to learn to regard this —
from His standpoint, i.e. from the standpoint of the
Evolution of Universal Consciousness and spiritual
growth of individual consciousnesses on the Path to
“… Do you know, for example, how to
master the art of perfect control over matter? This
is very simple! One has to learn to laugh!
“I like to laugh! Do you want Me to
tell you about the laugh of Nagual?
“A spiritual warrior from the very
beginning must learn the laugh of Nagual: he
laughs at his own vices and thus makes them burst
like soap-bubbles — they burst together with the
inflated feeling of self-importance!
“Many people believe that it is
weapon that makes man strong. This is wrong! It is
laugh that makes man strong! The laugh of
Nagual turns the envelope of ‘I’ into nothing. The
only thing one has to add is calm and
laugh — and then… There is only infinite,
flowing, free consciousness…
“Search for the personal power is
just a hook, a trick which the One Power
uses for ‘catching’ and teaching him who does not
hear when he is told about Love… or Tenderness…
“If he does not learn this from the
Power, he is not going to progress…
“There is the following law: the
Power does not belong to anyone, only you can
belong to the Power.
“The Power just is, and it is
the Power of Love.
“When you gain Freedom, you
just merge with It into One… Your desires and
the desire of the Power become the same; your
choice and the choice of the Power become
“He, who tries… to ‘command’ the
Power, falls into Its trip. The Power
catches him by this desire, and he becomes Its tool,
even without knowing about this. He lives as a
blind, stricken by the feeling of self-importance,
and he may never become sighted.
“And the process of growing coarse
power can become irreversible like a cancer process…
“… On the other hand, the ability of
laughing at one’s own vices, making fun of them is
the first step to the real mergence with the
“He who has learned to laugh so that
his vices, which he laughs at, cease to exist — he
is about to perform great deeds!
“A spiritual warrior can laugh only
at himself; he never makes fun of other people!
“From the Truth, which lives
in him, he looks at that which is imperfect in him —
and he laughs! And when in him there remains nothing
of that which he laughs at, — he becomes
Everything, he becomes a true Nagual; his laugh
unites with the joy of Beingness, with the
Freedom and Power!
“Then he gains the ability of
affecting the particles of the Great Whole,
removing that which prevents the joy of beingness,
prevents the Radiant Light of the Power from
manifesting in others whom He feels in Himself
— those who entrusted to him, to the Nagual, the
leadership on the Path to the Freedom.
“See how beautiful the laugh of
Nagual is: it heals souls, ridding them of
burden and pain, it makes them capable of flying
into the unknown…
“Do you understand now the basics of
the art of perfect control over matter?
“When you have mastered this, I will
tell you further… And do not forget to put on My
this can help.
“… Impeccable acting of a spiritual
warrior in interaction with the Power fills
his life with special acuteness and silent passion.
“And the life of Nagual becomes a
manifestation of the action of the Power.
“One can learn wisdom in
universities — and this is good. Yet, one can and
should learn the higher Wisdom interacting with the
Power. When you seek solutions for the
Nagual’s party, when you find methods for
teaching the students — you gain Wisdom.
“Genaro and I are Those Who live and
act, and not just speak about this. We have always
lived and live now the life filled to the brim with
the state of impeccable Love and Power.
“Feel this state of Nagual’s life in
the moment of ‘now’, feel that the Power of God
fills every moment, everything:
“… This burning fire…
“… The quietness of the forest…
“… Earth under your body…
“… This place of power, which
allows one to cognize the living consciousness of
the Earth… and further, deeper… more deeper…, where
there is only Great Love and Power of the Creator!
“… This cannot be conveyed to others
by means of words. This has to be ‘tasted’: as one
bites off, chews, and swallows a piece of bread —
only then you can know it.
“Such is the spiritual Path: if you
have chosen it — chew it! Then every moment of life
in interaction with the Power becomes
invaluable experience for the soul.
“In the life of a true spiritual
warrior there are no holes, he never feels bored, he
cannot be depressed by past failures or worries
about the future. He has only life which he lives to
the end with maximal efficiency, with full awareness
of the Goal, with full responsibility for his
decisions! And then the Power fills this life
to the brim…”
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