Sailing Through The Storm Of Nihilist Obscurantism ... On A Rose
From Truth, Freedom, Tradition:
What are the contents of the education that we receive today in the West ?
A large dose of scientism and materialism, and a small dose of "religious" teachings that are always and without exception reduced to a "faith" that is interpreted, against all Tradition, as CREDENCE, that is to say, something subject to doubt, instead of being understood as the mature result of the Sacred Knowledge, the Faith that "moves the mountains" of Matthew 17:20 :
"For verily I say unto you If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed ye shall say unto this mountain Remove hence to yonder place and it shall remove and nothing shall be impossible unto you."
ἀμὴν γὰρ λέγω ὑμῖν, ἐὰν ἔχητε πίστιν ὡς κόκκον σινάπεως, ερεῖτε τῷ ὄρει τούτῳ• μετάβα ἔνθεν ἐκεῖ, καὶ μεταβήσεται• καὶ οὐδὲν ἀδυνατήσει ὑμῖν.
The true Faith of the Tradition is not a second class thought but is the pinnacle of Knowledge, it is the personal realization of the Truth, the personal realization that we find symbolized in both Eastern European Hasidism and in Chinese Ch'an (Zen) by the image of the Spiritual Master crossing the raging waters of a flood standing on the stem of a rose: supreme sailing in which the dark waves of finitude and becoming no longer hide, and instead reveal, the Radiant Presence of the Divine.
But against the Sacred Way have been raised the bastions of despair, founded on a pseudo-philosophy that has been imposed to the whole academic world and to all the society as an absolute dogma: this pseudo-philosophy blathers irrationally, it denies the Infinite Being and it spreads the blind credence in the absolute nothing. Whoever attempts to laugh at the ignorance and at the arrogance of the last two hundred years of pseudo-thinking is himself treated as a fool by the totalitarian machine of nihilism. Thousands and thousands of years of culture, reasoning, reflection that are the true roots of Western civilization and of Freedom are simply ignored by a (pseudo-)cultural machine designed to transform the People in a shapeless mass, obedient to the orders of the latest demon who has climbed the ladder of insanity and power until the top of delirium. Fascists, nazis, communists, socialists, subversives and revolutionaries of all kinds and shades, mock-initiatic societies and true cults of the sheer nothing, pseudo-religions that preach murder and conquest, all have in common one basic pseudo-philosophy that denies the Infinite Being Who Is Love, and all have in common a totalitarian idea of the society.
Only in the Traditional Philosophy the idea of Freedom is not reduced to an empty slogan, because Freedom is the Gift of God to the human beings AND Freedom is given to the human beings so that they can find the Way to the Supreme Knowledge.
With nihilism, this idea of Freedom can only die: the human being becomes a thing that can be managed like all the other things, AND the single individual is reduced to see himself/herself as a thing among all other things. All this is greatly encouraged - in the nihilist totalitarianism under whose rule we all live - by education and by the diffusion of a new (and subversive) common sense that describes reality in terms of materialism and describes the individual in terms of scientism (the ideology that transforms science from a tool into a "truth" that can be applied to the fundamental questions of life). This brainwashing creates strong interior chains that maim the existence of every individual and are actually maiming the same human culture: individuals fall into all forms of despair, the arts choke, the language itself is reduced to ugliness and oversimplification.
But the totalitarian regime of nihilism cannot make the Truth disappear: the Wonder is inside the individuals and survives and thrives in those who reject evil and keep themselves open to the Light: from every age and from the four corners of the world, the humans testify in infinite ways about visions and dreams that inspire them and reveal Truths that they couldn't possibly know...if the "reality" were what materialism and scientism say it is. Foreknowledge, visions, presentiments announce to the individuals a world free from the limits of space and time, foster them on the Way towards true Knowledge, kindle the original Freedom that every individual IS, as long as he/she rejects evil.
Even in the cave of the totalitarian regime of nihilism, the only Truth of the whole Creation is the Infinite Holy, the Infinite Love of God, the Infinite Life Eternal.
And that Truth can shine through any darkness.
And the Wonder of the Creation can ignite the Spirit of the individuals and make them discover again the depth of the Sacred Knowledge when the individual learns to think independently from the chains of nihilism: from birth to death the human beings voyage towards Light, Sun and Moon and Stars give guidance to their days and nights: Symbols literally surround us all the time and we can become sensitive to them, we can learn to see and listen again ("again", because we come from the Light of the Infinite Being, and again because as children we have all lived our life in the great Vision, before the "education" brainwashed us).
The Vision from inside us and the universe of Symbols from outside us are the guiding Lights that the nihilist regime cannot dim: the totalitarian regime of nihilism is certainly based on obscurantism, but all the violence that the regime uses - to make the humans forget their humanity and the Light of God Who Is Love - is powerless against the Truth.
καὶ γνώσεσθε τὴν ἀλήθειαν καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια ἐλευθερώσει ὑμᾶς.
And ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free