Greetings Path Walker
You have been lead by the conjunctions of several philosophies into one common goal.
There are many ways as there are many branches on a tree, however we all are sharing one common origin which we call life.
The question would be what kind of life you wish to live?
Living your dreams or keep dreaming them?
I know which sounds best, but what about yourself?
You feel capable?
Whichever your answer is at this moment, it’s irrelevant.
That’s the spirit.
At this point this statement ends and I introduce myself as one whom you can talk to when addressing the tradition of the true Sith.
Tenets of Sith Philosophy
Fear leads to anger.
That which we don’t know how to fight angers us, the lack of clear battle conditions obfuscates our senses and finally traduces as a need to retreat, to back down, to surrender.
Learn from this moment:
There are never going to be clear or completely stable battlefields, just a series of continuous and abstract factors which need an adaptable warrior with balanced action.
For a Sith what is a balanced action during a battle?
You win or you die.
There are many kinds of victory which sometimes are seen as defeat, learn to learn and mark these words in your heart:
The only possible way for a Sith to be truly defeated it’s only when life ends.
And I’m not so sure about the past statement.
Anger leads to hate.
We hate the notion of defeat, yet we never learn as much from life but when we have fell.
There is no learning when you don’t get up and keep walking.
We may be afraid to lose, yet it doesn’t mean we can not learn from failure.
We may feel angry when something goes wrong, yet is doesn’t mean we can not calculate a new course of action.
The only thing a Sith should hate is to die without learning and growing.
Hatred leads to power.
Once we are determined to grow and learn.
The effort will bring results.
But adequate effort, will bring desirable results.
They say knowledge is power.
A Sith applies knowledge to obtain power.
Power leads to victory.
Power means the limit of options to do or don’t,
Quantity of knowledge is nothing , it’s passive.
The application is everything.
When you have nothing to win,
You may win a hollow victory.
When you have everything to win,
There is glory.
A Sith only fights for glory.
Let your anger flow through you.
The feeling when you can’t go on,
When there is nothing left to give,
This is the moment when anger must rise,
When glory is so close and everything and everyone yells stop!
A Siths reply must be NEVER.
Your hate will make you strong.
The more you refuse to give up,
The stronger you will become.
The true power of a Sith comes from Will.
True power is only achieved through testing the limits of one’s anger, passing through unscathed.
Only when you refuse to give in,
Even when you bleed,
Only then you’ll find your true will.
Victory against countless odds is only achieved when you’re willing to fight until death,
Without renouncing the determination and passion that have brought you to this point.
A Sith always seeks to improve.
Rage channeled through anger is unstoppable.
When all doubt or thought of defeat diminishes,
The rage of a true warrior appears,
The attitude to bring anything or everything that stands in your way to waste.
The Sith Sword is the battle spirit.
The dark side of the Force offers unimaginable power.
This is true.
What other may be afraid to use,
Has become your weapon of choice.
You are walking fight,
Yet you are still human.
A Sith honors nature, but at times doesn’t share the same opinion with it.
The dark side is stronger than the light.
A Sith knows strength doesn’t guarantee victory.
The weak deserve their fate.
A Sith knows there is always someone stronger,
A Sith seeks to be the strongest.
“Without strife, your victory has no meaning. Without strife, you do not advance. Without strife, there is only stagnation.”
We live only to fight again.
No matter how much peace we wish to achieve or how much order we want to settle, there will be suffering, there will be tears, there will be blood, and when the next dawn comes, another battlefield will appear.
Why we fight?
When all reasons or motivations are gone…
Even passion lasts so long…
Why we fight?
Because we choose to do so.
Or like Freddy Mercury said “Who dares to love forever? When love must die…”
Could it be you?
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
“Tell me what you regard as your greatest strength, so I will know best what to undermine you. Tell me of your greatest fear, so I will know what I must force you to face. Tell me what you cherish most, so I will know what to take from you. And tell me what you crave, so that I might deny you”
Your first opponent will be you.
When there is no one left to fight, your last opponent will be you.
When there is nothing left to fight for, what must you do?
When fight ends?
Will the fighting ever end?
The only way you can find out is if you…
Through passion, I gain strength.
“The Force is not a shield to protect the useless… but is, in reality, a weapon… to empower the worthy.”
Those who have lost the hope and want to fight no more can only die.
Is there life for someone like this?
Whom can such person hope to protect or shield?
In such state whom can such person expect to defeat?
You might be ready to die when facing an opponent,
But if you have renounced the idea of victory before the battle,
This is equals to lose without fighting.
The universe would never tremble before someone like this.
Through strength, I gain power.
“Unless victory proves your superiority, it is an illusion. It is temporary.”
What kind of victory can be found when facing a weaker opponent?
If a weaker opponent has the will comparable with the one of a Sith, to underestimate such opponent would mean dishonor, defeat or even death in the hands of such opponent.
There are other situations, but the previous one it’s the most important, the ones that weren’t mentioned are left to your own judgment when facing any of them.
Through power, I gain victory.
“The dark side offers power for power’s sake. You must crave it. Covet it. You must seek power above all else, with no reservation or hesitation.”
Which is the rule to measure a Sith?
Which is the rule to measure Victory?
The victories you have won are the ornaments of your spirit which most of the time we forget to call experience.
Those victories will speak of the power you have gained.
Always seek to improve,
Always seek to learn,
For this means experience.
Experience is the ability to apply obtained knowledge,
The more and better you apply your knowledge,
The more powerful you will become.
How do you obtain experience?
How does a Sith lives?
They say absolute power, brings absolute corruption.
There is only one way to find out…
Through power, I gain victory.
“The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.”
To live while leading every obstacle in your way to waste,
To fight for victory until the end,
To grow and learn every day,
To never give up even when everything and everyone is against you…
Who would consider such person natural?
One of the monikers you should get used to be called by: Monster.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.
No Star Ever Rose or Set…
“No star ever rose or set without influence somewhere.”
~Lord Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton (“Owen Meredith”), Lucile (pt. II, canto VI)
Since we are born we must be scolded or induced into breathing and weeping, this way you were able to become more than potential, you became a life that learned to walk, speak, read and further more.
When you grew older you were able to traduce the three main passions of humankind:
- The passion to live
The passion to learn
The passion to be remembered
Into various kinds of expression.
Perhaps you wrote a poem for the very same person from whom you received your first kiss.
Perhaps it wasn’t this way at all.
Perhaps you bullied someone and provoked tears to fall or anger to rise within a silent face.
You are already beginning to see it, the influence of your actions.
For we must never forget that power is also influence and influence is also power.
There is a maelstrom right now somewhere within yourself, but you shouldn’t be afraid, and if you’re not then smile, for you now know a reason for which you must seek power.
What kind of influence you wish to have?
What kind of power you wish to achieve?
The one to provoke tears, to shed blood, to heal wounds or provoke smiles?
That’s up to you.
Influence is Influence as Power is Power.
The influence you seek should be go in hand with these questions:
What kind of influence I wish to have?
What kind of power I wish to exercise?
Do you wish to ignite stars and provoke the birth of suns?
Do you wish to help flowers bloom and resist the winter?
Your answer as your choice, is always…
The Four Great Reminders
Agman – Life is a war, to live is to fight, to fight it’s to live.
Ajihina – Suffering comes from defeat, Death comes from surrender.
Apratidvandva – Only those who keep within their spirit of battle the courage and hope to fight for victory until the end shall win.
Amaribhu – Life is a war, only when you’re victorious, peace can be achieved, order, chaos or anything else can be let loosed.
The Three Great Icebergs
Dharma – Right duty imposed as a restriction to stop your potential.
Sila – Limiters which strip you from your very humanity.
Nirvana – The spiritual winter, the poison that kills will.
The Three Fires that melt the Icebergs
Svarasa – Instinct
Kamanala – Passion
Abhilasita – Will
The stones that prevent the fire from burning us and lets it warm us:
Kalipinya -Experience and Dexterity
Anubhava – Knowledge
Supravya – Mindfulness
Abhiniveza – Determination
Know this oh fighters,
Many persons determine the length of their lifespan by years,
Some beings are tired by the kalpas of their lifespan,
Most beings want to travel to the worlds that lie many yojanas away from this plane,
Few persons want to extend their arms to the waking world without first learning to dream.
Feel this oh path walkers,
A warrior determines the length of his/her life span by:
One Sita or One Patara, the moonlight or sunlight reflected on his/her blade when it leaves it´scabbard to face an opponent.
A warrior’s death it’s determined by:
One Surakta, the deep and dark crimson color an opponent’s blade gets when it’s wielder it’s killed.
One Abhata, the light reflected by the spilled blood of the defeated warrior.
A warrior’s death can only be found in two places,
A superior foe’s blade or surrender.
Every step a warrior accomplishes it’s a lifetime of victorious struggle,
Even if it’s one or a half step at a time,
A warrior always goes on.
Remember this oh warriors,
To do conveniently an endeavor,
One must have Kalipinya,
To have Kalipinya means to have been wrong before,
To be wrong before means to have made mistakes,
Kalipinya it’s a collection of mistakes which gives Anubhava.
Therefore a collection of wrongs it’s Kalipinya,
And Anubhava finds it’s source on mistakes.
Don’t be afraid to be wrong,
For being wrong gives you Kalipinya,
And by your mistakes you get Anubhava.
Kalipinya allows you to do conveniently an endeavor,
Anubhava allows you to remember how to do conveniently an endeavor .
Kalipinya it’s the sword,
Anubhava it’s the technique the swordsman follows.
But even possessing Kalipinya and Anubhava it’s useless if you don’t have Supravya.
Supravya allows you to not make the same mistake again,
Supravya allows you to know when to sheath or unsheathe you blade,
Supravya allows you to live Apratidvandva in every moment of your life.
But even having Kalipinya, Anubhava and Supravya is not enough,
Abhiniveza allows you to conduct the other three,
Abhiniveza it’s the choice of how to do an endeavor,
Abhiniveza it’s the choice to sheath or unsheathe the sword regardless of Supravya.
Under a tree victim of autumn’s whims,
A moribund saint was reflecting on the life of every being,
He was determined to not kill,
He was determined to not harm,
He was confident he would know,
He was confident he would understand.
The walker came to acknowledge him,
The walker observed him,
The walker asked him:
“Dear Saint, what are you fighting?”
“I’m fighting ignorance.” The Saint replied
“How are you fighting ignorance dear saint?” Asked the walker
“I’m determined to not kill,
I’m determined to not harm,
I’m determined to know,
I’m confident I will understand life” Replied the saint
“Your breath it’s killing many worlds dear saint” Said the walker
“I will not harm.” Said the Saint
“You’re harming many beings with your breath dear saint.” Said the walker
“I know I exist and don’t exist” Said the saint
“Your breath it’s helping other beings live” Said the walker
“The earth it’s my witness” Said the saint while touching the ground with his fingers
An earthquake grew in strength, killing many beings.
“The earth it’s angry,
You forgot to feel,
You forgot to admit,
Therefore you forgot to live,
You barely exist dear saint of emptiness,
Earth doesn’t like empty prayers,
Nor liars” Said the walker
“I have reached perfection.” Said the saint
“Goodbye dear saint,
people will try to live the best they can,
beings will keep trying to stay alive;
The dead will fall in love with life,
They might choose to return,
To live the life they love,
Once more.” Said the walker
A saint was traveling along with numerous people over a ship,
They were crossing a river that was said to be full of poisonous snakes.
The saint became aware that one of the passengers was thinking in killing the
captain of the ship because of some grudge held against him,
The saint predicted that if this happened,
All the passengers would die.
Without hesitation the saint killed the passenger who was thinking about
The saint and all the passengers reached the other side of the river,
The saint was guiding the passengers to the nearest temple,
The saint encountered a devil obstructing the way.
“Tell me oh saint why did you killed that man?” Asked the devil.
“To save many lives.” Answered the saint.
The saint then noticed the devil has covered in blood,
The saint recognized that blood,
The saint then used his divine eyes to see the distant temple,
The saint saw a forest of countless impaled saints.
“Tell me oh devil why did you killed them all?” Asked the saint.
“To save my life.” Answered the devil.
Before continuing your steps in the path, remember these Samayas:
I undertake the precept to acknowledge all my killings.
I undertake the precept to acknowledge what I take and what I give.
I undertake the precept to acknowledge my name written in my actions.
I undertake the precept to acknowledge every word I speak.
I undertake the precept to do what is convenient to reach my goals.
1. Primal view
2. Primal Intention
3. Convenient speech
4. Convenient action
5. Convenient livelihood
6. Convenient effort
7. Primal Mindfulness
And what, Oh fighters, it’s Yuddhasara?, To both understand and feel the Will to live, To experience battle, To understand experience, To survive everyday life; This is called Yuddhasara .
And what, Oh fighters, it’s Bodha?, to learn to sing, to vocalize, to train your voice if you’re going to be a bard; To know the sword, to feel the sword, to draw the sword in battle if you’re going to be a warrior, this is Bodha.
And what, Oh fighters, it’s Agatika?, The is a case where a wolf loses the will to hunt, the hope of a peaceful and non-violent world it’s born within his heart, fear comes and obfuscates the wolf’s second heart; The wolf’s eyes lose color and reflect the green of the grass it tries to digest, for the wolf may still have the shape of a wolf, but it’s steps have lead it to behave like a sheep, think like a sheep and finally die like a sheep.
There is other case where a wolf is proud of being a wolf, where it is at peace with it’s primal nature, it kills to appease it’s hunger, if needed be it kills to defend itself, it needed be it kills to get what it chooses to get. The second heart guides it, empowers it and enhances it. This wolf is not afraid to be called killer, thief, or monster, for before its enemies draw their last breath before being lead to waste, the wolf clearly speaks… “My names is Wolf.”