Why mental resolve is an obstacle to kriya.
I don’t know why, but my mind was sad today. I was in no mood to talk to anyone or to listen to anyone. All I wanted to do was pull the blanket over my head and remain in bed. However, I was helpless; there was a lot of ashram work. Somehow I completed my chores. When I was finished, I went to Maharajshri to pay my respects. My face was drawn. Maharajshri asked, “What is it? You are looking very sad today.” I replied, “Even I don’t know the reason, but my mind is very sad.” Maharajshri asked, “Did anyone say anything to you or are you missing your home?” I replied, “Neither is the case.
During the morning walk Maharajshri again mentioned the incident. “Sometimes we do not see the reason but our mind is very pleased. Sometimes we become sad without cause. The reason for this is not in the outside world, it is inside the chitta. 𝐈𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐚, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. These accumulated impressions make up the state of the chitta. It is fine to say that an incident in the world influences the mind, but 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. These impressions inside the chitta, while changing their own state, change the state of the chitta at the same time. When impressions of joy are awakened and exalted, they give rise to tendencies and bring them to the surface. As a result the mind is filled with happiness for no apparent reason. Contrary to this, when impressions of sadness arise one feels sad but is unaware of the reason”. Your condition may be somewhat similar to this. People in general pass through this state, but it occurs more often among aspirants of Shaktipat, as the Kriya-Shakti brings accumulated impressions to the surface. Sometimes one gets angry at minor things. Sometimes foul and vulgar thoughts arise. Sometimes a feeling of forgiveness comes, and at times pride increases greatly. An aspirant has to bear all this with a calm chitta. It is not the case that these kriyas of Shaktipat happen only during sadhan. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮-𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘁𝗶 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲. 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮𝘀 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗮𝗱𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘁, 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁. 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀, 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝗱𝗵𝗮𝗻, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗸𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆. Under such circumstances, it is not surprising when sadness arises in a kriya, affects the mind and is expressed in the face.”
I said, “Even when kriyas happen in this fashion, are samskaras still destroyed? ”Maharajshri said, ”𝑫𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒂𝒎𝒔𝒌𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒅𝒖𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒓𝒊𝒚𝒂𝒔. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒋𝒐𝒃 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝒌𝒓𝒊𝒚𝒂 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒎𝒔𝒌𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒙𝒂𝒍𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎. 𝑰𝒕 𝒅𝒆𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒆𝒙𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒔𝒂𝒎𝒔𝒌𝒂𝒓. If you are provoked, there is no destruction of samskaras. They gain more strength. If you bear it with tolerance without getting provoked or angry, then the samskar will show its strength and become feeble.”Then I asked, “When a samskar arises, if our reaction is in our own hands, then what is the meaning of surrender? ”Maharajshri answered, “You have asked a very good question. It is a matter of understanding. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝘀𝗸𝗮𝗿 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗲𝗱, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮-𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘁𝗶 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝘀𝗸𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘀 𝗱𝗼. 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝘀𝗸𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮-𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘁𝗶. Some people say, incorrectly, that they have acted according to the orders of the Kriya-Shakti. They do not acknowledge that the Kriya-Shakti exalted the samskaras but that they acted under the influence of those samskaras. This is a very important matter and must be understood. A normal aspirant forgets this and under the name of Kriya-Shakti ends up surrendering to his samskaras. Thinking about surrender in a chronological manner will clarify the matter.
𝗔𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮-𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘁𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗶𝘁, 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗯𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱. 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮-𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘁𝗶 𝗶𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿, 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹. 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗸𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮 𝗼𝗳 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮-𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘁𝗶 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴. Thus it is in the interest of a living being that more and more of his kriyas are manifest. The more resolutions a being makes, the more the kriya of the Kriya-Shakti becomes subject to the control of those resolutions. The meaning of kriya is independent movement based on Samskaras. 𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘁𝗶 𝗯𝘆 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲. A being is bound by hopes and desires and is incapable of considering benefit and loss. So why not surrender to that Shakti, which is always beneficial? Even if one surrenders to someone in the world, one should experience the Shakti in that.
If there is welfare in the kriyas of the Shakti, then why not let them happen with uninterrupted immediacy?
𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗯𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗸𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗮 𝗸𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲, 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝗸𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝘂𝗺𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱. 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗸𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮. 𝗜𝗻 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀, 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗸𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮𝘀. 𝗔𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘁𝗶 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗸𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲. 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗸𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝗳𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘁𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗶𝘁.
𝘒𝘳𝘪𝘺𝘢-𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘪 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘴𝘬𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘴, 𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘵-𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘥𝘩𝘢-𝘳𝘪𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥 – 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘴𝘬𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘢. 𝘐𝘧 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘦, 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘴𝘬𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘴. 𝘐𝘧 𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘢 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘴𝘬𝘢𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘣𝘭𝘦. 𝘕𝘰𝘸 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘥𝘩𝘢. 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘪 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦, 𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺. 𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘪, 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘥𝘩𝘢 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘳𝘪𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥. 𝘈𝘯 𝘢𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵’𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘳𝘪𝘺𝘢-𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘪 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘥𝘩𝘢. 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘪. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘥𝘩𝘢. 𝘈𝘯 𝘢𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘥𝘩𝘢, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘮 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘢. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘪 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴. 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘧 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘳𝘪𝘺𝘢-𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘪 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘢𝘥𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦’𝘴 𝘥𝘶𝘵𝘺, 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘥𝘩𝘢 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘰𝘯𝘦’𝘴 𝘥𝘶𝘵𝘺. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘢𝘥𝘩𝘢𝘯. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘪. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘒𝘳𝘪𝘺𝘢-𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘪 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘴𝘬𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘴, 𝘪𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮. 𝘖𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘯𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶, 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘪.
𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝘄𝗼 𝘁𝘆𝗽𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 𝗨𝗻𝗿𝗶𝗽𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗶𝗽𝗲, 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 “𝗮𝗰𝗰𝘂𝗺𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀” [𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗶𝘁 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝘀𝗸𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘀] 𝗮𝗻𝗱 “𝗿𝗶𝗽𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀” [𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗱𝗵𝗮], 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗹𝘆. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗱𝗵𝗮 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 – 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱, 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗴𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝗽𝘀𝗲𝘁, 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗮𝗱, 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘁. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝗱𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗮, 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝗱𝗵𝗮𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆, 𝘁𝗼𝗼. 𝗩𝗲𝗱𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗮 [𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗯𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲]. 𝗜𝘁 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗲𝘀, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝘀𝘆𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝘂𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗵𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗷𝗼𝘆𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘄𝘀. 𝗨𝗽𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘁𝗶, 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱, 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗮𝘀𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀. 𝗔𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗺𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁, 𝗱𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. 𝗢𝗻 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗰𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁. 𝗜𝗳 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗯𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗿, 𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻.
𝗝𝗼𝘆𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘄𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘁𝗶 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗱𝗵𝗮 (𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘆). 𝗧𝗼 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀, 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿. 𝗜𝗳 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀, 𝗶𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀. 𝗢𝗽𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱, 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝘂𝗺𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀. 𝗔𝗻 𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝘁𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗵𝗶𝗺𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗯𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗸𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗲𝗻𝗱, 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻, 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗸𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀.”
𝗦𝘄𝗮𝗺𝗶 𝗩𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗻𝘂 𝗧𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵 ‘𝘊𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵’ 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘱𝘵s, 𝘣𝘺 𝘚𝘸𝘢𝘮𝘪 𝘚𝘩𝘪𝘷𝘰𝘮 𝘛𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘩
Artwork by Ivan Blažetić Šumski