We walk a forest trail for a long
time, then cross a small swift river by an almost
decayed wooden bridge. After the river, there is a
pine forest — a favorite place of Juan and Genaro.
Here don Juan taught us to wear His hat.
After walking several tens of
meters, we enter space which is filled with laugh
sparkling with joy — it is Juan and Genaro meet and
… What is the laugh of Divine
Teachers? It is soft waves of goldish sparkling
Light that rise from the universal Depths and
spread like rings on the water. They enter into you
and fill the consciousness and body with Their joy
This is how They both laugh.
“Do you see how it is easy when one
is joyful and does not lose heart?!” jokes Genaro.
“And the Divine laugh makes man also kind!
Once you merge with Me and dissolve in Me — there is
no you, there is only My laugh, there is only
“You love Me — and merge with Me.
But I also love you — and also merge with you!
Mergence can be only mutual and voluntary. Any
deviation from this rule is violence!
“In order to achieve absolute
fullness of Mergence you have to become like-minded to Me…
“It is very hard to cleanse and
enlighten the mind. In order to become like-minded to Me, one has to begin with
throwing out from the head all habitual, old
stereotypes, which are easy to use, — the
stereotypes of thinking and behavior. A spiritual
warrior has to make his mind open for receiving new.
“You begin to live really
only when you stop interacting with the outer world
through your ‘masks’ and stereotypes. They are
offered to you by your mind — the creator of your
“One has to learn to perceive the
outer world with the ‘naked consciousness’, cleansed
from the traces of the lower self — to accept the
world as it is in reality and not in the mind!
“There is a trick of awareness which
gives you the key to the Freedom! It is the
ability of being aware of oneself not as a body.
This ability brings one to the freedom from the body
— from this dense material container of the soul.
“First, man has to know that he and
his body are not the same thing. Gaining practical
experience of this kind means first encounter with
the world of nagual.
“For many people, however, this
stage becomes the last one: one needs courage to
choose to go further on the Path of Freedom and
Knowledge, Love and Power! There is no place for
vain curiosity on this path. Cowards and ditherers,
sluggards and egotists cannot withstand the Freedom: the
Freedom destroys, wipes out,
rips them! It is like a rocket engine, which should
not be attached to a child’s bicycle.
“The Freedom sets down its
condition which don Juan called impeccability of
a warrior. Every non-impeccable step on this
Path can become a complete failure; one has to keep
this in mind.
“One has to know an important point:
since certain stage, a spiritual warrior cannot
return to the ordinary life. He can live only as a
warrior. Since certain moment, there is no way back
for him; there is only way forward!
“But the freedom from the body is
only a fragment; it is only a part of the Freedom
“… The freedom from the body cannot
be achieved at once.
“There are methods — and you know
many of them — for moving self-awareness inside the
body and then outside it…
“One has to become absolutely free
from the physical body! This freedom cannot be
taking away in prison; it does not disappear when
the death comes…
“The Freedom is the
possibility to move — at your will — to the world
which you choose. It is also the freedom to stay
there, if you want it!
“Let the world which you choose
become ‘assembled completely’! Let the Primordial
One become more real than the world of material
bodies! In the same way as you had to master the
strata of the Absolute, to learn to assemble in them
the entire world of that particular eon — in the
same way this deep stratum of the universal
Beingness — the Beingness of the Creator! — has to
become not just a reality which you know, but you
have to learn to live in it!
“The farther from the body you move
— the easier it is for you to perform.
“And then — there — you have
“You have to become so large in the
Abode of the Creator that you cannot be contained
in the body and in the other strata of the Absolute!
“For example, you cannot now put on
yourself a baby suit, which you wore in the
childhood. Even if you try — you cannot do this! The
same happens if you have grown yourself there
and habituated yourself to living in the Primordial
Consciousness! Then comes the moment when the old
perception of the world does not fit you, however
hard you try to ‘put it on’!
“And then you have to do a little:
just to treat the energies of the physical body… The
body has to become completely identical — by the
quality of the energies — to the world where you
want to go. This allows you to disappear entirely
from this world and to ‘assemble’ completely the
“A perfect Nagual has the freedom to
move to any world which He chooses. This is
omnipresence, the freedom to be where you want. This
is the freedom to be Everything and to move
the concentration of Oneself inside Oneself —
Universal, Boundless! At that, the center of Oneself
has to remain in the Home: in the Home of the
Primordial One. You should never forget about
“Genaro, what can You advise our
readers concerning how to rid oneself of the feeling of self-importance? Please, tell us how
it was in Your case?”
“The feeling of self-importance
disappears when the mystical death happens:
when you die completely to the worldly. How it can
be achieved? Only through self-control and unceasing
control over one’s own indriyas. It is the indriyas
that bind one to the worldly.
“Disappearance of the feeling of
self-importance leads one to the loss of the
“Yet, it should be noted that the feeling of self-importance has positive aspects.
“In the beginning of the life path,
this feeling is necessary; one cannot develop
“It is due to ambitions that people
try to become better, cleverer, stronger. And it is
out of the desire to be loved and respected that
they perfect themselves. This is the first positive
“The second one is that you cannot
train a person who is devoid of the feeling of
self-importance. Absence of this feeling gives
one the psychological invulnerability. How
you can guide, correct such a person if there is
nothing in him to ‘press on’, to ‘strike to’, to
“Genaro, could You share with us
Your own experience?”
“I always was of an ‘easy’ temper;
others have an ‘ill’ temper. But the feeling of
self-importance is present virtually in
everyone; it is just its outer forms that are
“Once My Teacher told Me that I will
be a powerful sorcerer when I rid Myself of the feeling of self-importance. I believed Him and
devised a plan of how to fool this quality in Myself
and become free from its control. I tried — and did
not allow it to act. In particular, I devised the
following tactics: do not exult at My success and do
not become despondent about failures.
“For example, when I succeeded in
something and was about to inflate out of pride, I
had to look at the situation from such a far
distance that nothing could be seen.
“In other words, when the Power
‘rolled over’ Me creating certain situations, and I
was about to inflate with pride or anger, I had to
move immediately outside of the cocoon,
outside of Myself and merge with the rolling Power into one.
“But do not think that ridding
oneself of the feeling of self-importance is
the acme of perfection. No: it is only the beginning
of the next part of the Path…”