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The Path Within the Jedi Code

Jedi are the guardians of peace in the galaxy.

Jedi use their powers to defend and protect, never to attack others.

Jedi respect all life, in any form.

Jedi serve others rather than ruling over them, for the good of the galaxy.

Jedi seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training.
-from the Jedi Code

The Path Within the Code

Full comprehension of the Code is one of the keys to unlocking a Jedi’s mastery of the Force. As its most basic level, the Jedi Code is a set of guidelines explaining what virtues to prize and what flaws to avoid. Jedi instructors ask their students to always keep these words in mind.
Consider the first rule: “There is no emotion; there is peace.” It is plainly a contrast, distinguishing the confusion of emotional considerations from the clear thinking of peaceful meditation, but if that peace is rooted in simply being unaware of some factor that would otherwise cause a Jedi to feel an emotional reaction, then it is not so much peace as ignorance. This is why the Code contains the second rule: “There is no ignorance; there is knowledge.”
This teaches Jedi to strive to understand all situations, particularly before acting to avoid errors in judgment. Knowing a thing well can lead one to become engrossed in it. An obsessive focus leads to clouding of the mind. Thus, the third rule: “There is no passion; there is serenity.”. Knowing a thing objectively is knowing it as the Force knows it.
Still, students commonly argue that the only true objectivity is nonexistence…death. This is why there is the fourth rule: “There is no death; there is the Force.” The Force knows all things objectively; it is serene, and it is not swayed by emotion.
The Jedi Code teaches that before undertaking any action, the Jedi should consider the will of the Force. If a Jedi can act emotionlessly, knowledgeably, and serenely, then he or she is acting in accordance with the will of the Force. If a Jedi acts in all things without emotion, ignorance, or passion, then that Jedi is truely a master of the Force.Taken from P.154 of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, Core Rulebook by Wizards of the Coast, 2000 Lucasfilm Ltd.

“With these other considerations aside, all that remains is the Force.”-Master Odan-Urr

Interpreting the Code

While the Code is a straightforward map to mastery of the Force, it can sometimes be frustrating when put into practice. The galaxy has changed a great deal since the Jedi Code was first defined. Although the secret to the Code is considering it thoroughly before acting, the universe often does not afford a Jedi the time to do so.
A Jedi can think through a great many things in advance, to better maintain the principles of the Code when the rest of the Universe is in a hurry. Over the millennia since the founding of the Order, Jedi Masters have recognized that there are eight conclusions a Jedi can reach before situations are thrust upon him or her: Meditation, Training, Loyalty, Integrity, Morality, Discretion, Bravery, and Fighting. A Jedi who understands these eight things will, when called to make a quick decision, already know the will of the Force.

Meditation

“Every Jedi should spend time meditation each day on the will of the Force. The reason for this is simple: if one has unwittingly acted contrary to the will of the Force, recognizing the mistake soon after may still give one time to make amends.”
-Master Odan-Urr
By regularly examining one’s own motivations, a Jedi could be certain that she was not allowing emotion, ignorance, or passion to intrude upon her clarity. A Jedi who has no time to meditate may more easily become lost. More to the point, a Jedi who refuses to meditate may already know that her motivations are not pure, and it thus lying to herself.Taken from P.155 of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, Core Rulebook by Wizards of the Coast, 2000 Lucasfilm Ltd.

“The Jedi who heeds not the counsel of the Force, to the dark side listens.”-Master Yoda

Training

A wise Jedi should strive to remember that there is always something more to learn about the Force. The Force reveals itself to those who have the desire and knowledge to see it, and merely heeding the Force’s will is not enough. To continue to grow, a Jedi should train each day.Taken from P.155 of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, Core Rulebook by Wizards of the Coast, 2000 Lucasfilm Ltd.

“A Jedi’s training in the Force never ends.”-Master Vodo Siosk-Baas

Loyalty

Jedi can exist in this universe because the Force exists, but the Jedi Order needs more: it requires loyalty. It goes without saying that Jedi should be loyal to one another. They should not squabble or fight. More importantly, though, each Jedi should be aware that he must act in accordance with the wishes of his Master, who must in turn act in accordance with the wishes of the Jedi Council. This is not a question of seniority, but rather of understanding the will of the Force, and in this regard, the members of the Jedi Council are the recognized experts.Taken from P.155 of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, Core Rulebook by Wizards of the Coast, 2000 Lucasfilm Ltd.

“I will do what I must, Obi-Wan.”-Master Qui-Gon Jin

Integrity

A Jedi’s responsibility to the Force is to be honest with himself. So long as the Jedi is not acting for his own self-interest and observes the Code, he is obeying the will of the Force.
Master Odan-Urr lamented the misperceptions of those who believed that Jedi should be morally superior: “Many feel that a Jedi should be honest, never taking advantage, and never withholding information. This is nonsense.”
A Jedi can and should offer advice to those who need it. From a certain point of view, a Jedi is not being dishonest if he allows people to believe what they wish to believe. It is not incumbent upon the Jedi to convince anyone to follow his advice.
When a Jedi is serving the Force, he may employ deception, subterfuge, misdirection, and even fraud, if he does so with a righteous aim. Although most sentient beings have a distaste for such practices, the Force is without such emotions.
Do not confuse this with “moral flexibility.” A Jedi does what needs to be done, but also remember that a Jedi is not above the law.Taken from P.156 of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, Core Rulebook by Wizards of the Coast, 2000 Lucasfilm Ltd.

“You…you tricked me! You knew the boy was going to win, somehow you knew it! I lost everything.”-Watto

Morality

The most debated words ever uttered by a Jedi Master are: “A Jedi is not a creature of morals.” This statement has unfortunately been translated, often by Jedi, to mean that a Jedi can do no wrong.
What it actually means is that Jedi are not enforcers of morality. While Jedi can bring or restore order and justice, they cannot themselves sit in judgment of others. There are two reasons for this.
First, the galaxy is a vast place, full of cultures that no one Jedi can completely understand. One famous story tells how a Jedi learned that a companion had been devoured by the cannibalistic Colicoids. When asked why the Jedi later bargained with the very same beings for starship components, she responded: “Because eating the flesh of sentient beings is not forbidden by the Jedi Code-but to the Colicoids, not eating the flesh of sentient beings is considered a sign of insanity.”
This Jedi recognized that punishing the Colicoids for following their nature would be acting out of emotion and ignorance. Similarly, not procuring a badly needed engine part would have been punishing herself out of guilt.
The second reason is that judgment leads to vengeance, and vengeance leads to the dark side. This is easy to understand, though not so easy to practice. Should a known murderer be allowed to go free? Should a man intent on murder be killed? To answer either question, a Jedi must first know the will of the Force. Neither decision can be made hastily, except where lives are threatened by inaction.
At the same time, while not judges, Jedi can be mediators. It is a role they are suited for, and one that works in accord to the Force since mediation leads to balance.Taken from P.156 of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, Core Rulebook by Wizards of the Coast, 2000 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Discretion

Though Master Odan-Urr believed in justice, he also understood that it was necessary for a Jedi to practice discretion. Some have seen this as a sign of Jedi partisanship. Others, particularly law enforcement agencies, believe that Jedi ignore small crimes in order to appprehend greater criminals. Obviously, neither of these is true.
The truth is that Jedi Knights are suffered throughout the galaxy-despite their facility with the Force. This is because they do not actively interfere with the lives of the common people. Jedi stand for order and justice, and these qualities do not begin with the misdeeds of the few. The goal of the Jedi should be to create and preserve an atmosphere where justice can flourish, rather than to try to create justice themselves.
Master Yoda often said that, should the Republic ever challenge the Jedi Order’s right to exist, the support of the common citizen would see them through: “If fear us they do, help us they will not. If hate us they do, hunt us they will.”Taken from P.156 of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, Core Rulebook by Wizards of the Coast, 2000 Lucasfilm Ltd.

“The galaxy will live in tranquility if certain matters are a bit overlooked or left unheard.”-Master Odan-Urr

Bravery

Younger Jedi commonly mistake bravery as the opposite of fear. Since fear leads to the dark side, they reason that bravery is armor against the dark side. This isn’t so. If a Jedi is mindful of the will of the Force, he will know whether it is best to stand his ground, or flee or even to offer a truce. Remember that bravery itself is an emotion, and a Jedi should be at peace-even in a midst of war.Taken from P.156 of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, Core Rulebook by Wizards of the Coast, 2000 Lucasfilm Ltd.

“To be brave in battle proves nothing. Bravery itself proves nothing. A Jedi should be prepared to put aside fear, regret, and uncertainty and either fight, run, surrender, or die.”-Master Odan-Urr

Fighting

Conflict is a fact of life in the galaxy for far too many beings, and no Jedi can hope to remain apart from it. But a Jedi need not embrace conflict. As Master Yoda teaches: “If a weapon you show, ‘A warrior am I!’ you say. And who is best must all other warriors know of you.” So, to avoid unnecessary fighting, a Jedi should not advertise his skill.
But when is it necessary to fight? The Force will show a Jedi when he has no other options, and a wise Jedi trusts the Force in this regard.
When fighting, is it necessary to use one’s lightsaber? The answer is no. A lightsaber is an intimidating weapon-but it is not a tool for intimidation. This is what Odan-Urr meant. Do not use a lightsaber to create fear in an opponent. Use it to end the fight as quickly and mercifully as possible. If this means destroying a foe, so be it. But if a Jedi can end a fight without killing an opponent, so much the better. This best Jedi can avert injury altogether with only a word.
In the past, some Jedi have taken this to mean that they should carry a second, less deadly weapon. There is no such thing. If a weapon cannot kill, it is not truly a weapon. While a blaster can let a Jedi attack from a distance, it is just as effective and more in keeping with the Jedi Code to use the Force instead.Taken from P.156-157 of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, Core Rulebook by Wizards of the Coast, 2000 Lucasfilm Ltd.

“If a Jedi ignites his lightsaber, he must be ready to take a life. If he is not so prepared, he must keep his weapon at his side.”-Master Odan-Urr

Dependence

While not part of Odan-Urr’s Jedi Code commentary, this bit of wisdom from the Jedi Master is often added to any instruction using his words and methods. It warns Jedi students to develop their other talents and abilities, to not rely solely on the Force. To use the Force to accomplish every mundane task is to trivalize it. Using the Force isn’t the only solution to every problem; sometimes, it isn’t even the best solution. That’s where a Jedi’s other skills and talents come in. Jedi training consists of many exercises; mastering the Force is only a part of that training. The student also learns to run, jump, climb, fight, swim and think. These exercises could be made easier by using the Force, but this would be to the detriment of the Jedi’s overall experience. A Jedi needs to learn his capabilities without the Force so that he can truly know himself and also understand what those without the Force are capable of accomplishing.
Using the Force because it’s convenient, even when other methods might be more sensible, falls dangerously close to the dark side. It’s only one step removed from using the Force to achieve personal wealth and power, and that’s definitely a corruption of the Force.Taken from P.157 of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, Core Rulebook by Wizards of the Coast, 2000 Lucasfilm Ltd.

“Do not come to rely on the Force to the detriment of your other senses and abilities.”-Master Odan-Urr

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Jedi Jewel Series teachings

This is the complete series of Jedi Jewel Series teachings.

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Wisdom of the Great Mystery

Wisdom of the Great Mystery:  Quotations from Jedi & Sith Masters

“Tell me what you regard as your greatest strength, so I will know how best to undermine you; tell me of your greatest fear, so I will know which 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…”

—Darth Plagueis

Emotion, yet peace.

Ignorance, yet knowledge.

Passion, yet serenity.

Chaos, yet harmony.

Death, yet the Force.

– Earliest Jedi Code

“You must begin by gaining power over yourself; then another; then a group, an order, a world, a species, a group of species… finally, the Galaxy itself.”

—Darth Plagueis

“Sometimes a Jedi’s most important duty is to stand and wait.” —Mace Windu

“Do you feel the hate?… It is the source of your strength. You still hate me. No matter. Today you have delivered yourself into my hands. I have the power of life and death over you, Maul. Someday, you will hold that power over another. It is the honor of the Sith. You will devote yourself to the idea of domination.”

—Darth Sidious

There is no emotion, there is peace.

There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.

There is no passion, there is serenity.

There is no death, there is the Force.

—The Jedi Code (Based on the meditations of Odan-Urr)

“Who’s the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?”

—Obi-Wan Kenobi

“Know that there was once a Darth Traya. And that she cast aside that role, was exiled, and found a new purpose. But there must always be a Darth Traya, one that holds the knowledge of betrayal. Who has been betrayed in their heart, and will betray in turn.”

—Darth Traya

“I will do what I must.” —Obi-Wan Kenobi

“I use it (the force) as I would use a poison, and in the hopes of understanding it, I will learn the way to kill it. But perhaps these are the excuses of an old woman who has grown to rely on a thing she despises.”

—Darth Traya

“Do, or do not. There is no try.”

—Master Yoda

“I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend. At last, the Jedi are no more.” —Darth Sidious

“And well you should not! For my ally is the Force. And a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. The force surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you. Here, between you, me, the tree, the rock…everywhere! Even between the land and the ship.” —Master Yoda

“It is not our way. The Counts of Serenno do not complain or cry. We are born to take care of others. We don’t expect others to take care of us.”

— Darth Tyranus

“Honor life by living, Padawan. Killing honors only death.” – Master Yoda

“So be angry about that! Hate! Rage! Despair! Allow yourself, just once, to stop playing the game of Jedi Knight, and admit what you have always known: you are alone, and you are great, and when the world strikes you it is better to strike back than turn your cheek.”

— Darth Tyranus

“The enemy has found me, Ulic, but the enemy knows only darkness. I know something that enemy does not… I know the Light.”

—Master Arca Jeth ( His final words)

“I have broken the spine of the Galaxy… Sometimes, things must be broken in order to be rebuilt. As I have bent the Force to my will, so I will bend the Galaxy and it will know order. My true work is about to begin.”

—Darth Krayt

“He cares nothing for the Sith, or its teachings, and once he has destroyed the Jedi, he will turn on the Sith and consume them.”

—Kreia speaking of Darth Nihilus

Jedi Meditation Calming Techniques [from Jedi Jewel Series]

The Jedi Jewel Series

 

The Jedi Teachings

on the Jedi Ways of the Force

 

 

BY

S.F. CALDWELL

“MASTER MAJI”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jedi Meditation Calming Technique

 

 

 

Dedication

I wish to dedicate The Jedi Jewel series to all seekers of the Jedi philosophy/religion/tradition, who are willing to look where others fear to tread.  May these works deepen your connection to yourself, life and the Force here in this vast Universe as it really is.

Also, my personal thanks to George Lucas for following his dharma, and sharing with the world something worth living and following – Jedi.  Namaste.

May the Force be with you.

Master Maji

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Jedi teachings are a comparative interpretative commentary, not endorsed or authorized by Lucasfilm Ltd., legal under fair use doctrine, as well as the Freedom of Religion under the Constitution of the United States.

 

Jedi Meditation Calming Technique

 

Close your eyes.

Slowly take in a deep breath and slowly let out a big sigh.  As you do think of yourself letting go of any stress or negative thoughts you are holding onto.  You are seeking the moment, in this moment.  No next moment.  No past moment.  This moment.  Each inhale is breathing in the Force purposefully.  Each exhale is breathing out the negative feelings, while the next inhale will be replacing the vacancy of the negative feelings with the Force, recharging you.

Continue doing the above, slowly inhaling and exhaling.  Continue letting go of the days stresses.  Continue letting go of future stresses.  Let go of all the troubles and trivia that you are holding in your mind at this time.  Forget them.  You do not need them at this time.  This is the time for you and the Force.  Recognize the Force flowing around you.  Recognize the Force flowing through you.  Recognize that there is no time.  Recognize that there is no space.  There is only the Force.  There is only its presence supporting life, penetrating and binding all things with supreme intelligence.  Let go of all else.

Continue slowly inhaling and slowly exhaling.  Feel your body gently relaxing.  Allow yourself to be at peace in the existence of the Force.  Be at peace.  If you need to, say it, “The Force brings me inner peace.”

Continue slowly inhaling and slowly exhaling, imagining the sun within your being.  Feel it sun expanding from within you, warming your being through your extremities and outward.  Feel the sun.  Feel its Force.  Immerse yourself in the Force that lies within the sun within your being.  Bathe in it.

To close, breathe in one last slow, deep breath, exhaling slowly.  Slowly open your eyes.  See the Force in you, in the rest of the Universe.  Recognize that if it exists in all things, it has the solutions to all things as well.  Carry this knowledge with you.

 

 

The Jedi Jewel Series

 

The Jedi Teachings

on the Jedi Ways of the Force

 

 

BY

S.F. CALDWELL

“MASTER MAJI”

 

 

 

 

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Chapter 10 – Jedi Breathing Techniques

 

 

Dedication

I wish to dedicate The Jedi Jewel series to all seekers of the Jedi philosophy/religion/tradition, who are willing to look where others fear to tread.  May these works deepen your connection to yourself, life and the Force here in this vast Universe as it really is.

Also, my personal thanks to George Lucas for following his dharma, and sharing with the world something worth living and following – Jedi.  Namaste.

May the Force be with you.

Master Maji

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Jedi teachings are a comparative interpretative commentary, not endorsed or authorized by Lucasfilm Ltd., legal under fair use doctrine, as well as the Freedom of Religion under the Constitution of the United States.

 

Jedi

Breathing

Techniques

A JEDI MASTER IS NOBLE in character, never makes unnecessary movement and never allows the Padawans to indulge in any lost motion either. Through his methods, a Padawan learns control over his body. Through these exercises, he learns to transmit the Force corresponding to his degree of development – the power of his consciousness – into all the various parts and organs of his body. This makes a Jedi’s body conscious and so vitalized that he can feel every part of it as distinctly as he can the inside of his mouth.Little by little, he learns not only to feel all his organs exactly, but also to control them consciously. For example, he can control his heartbeat. To do this, he has to concentrate on a particular point in his body, namely the seat of the Force that compels him to inhale. When he exhales all the air in his lungs and then doesn’t inhale again, something forces him to inhale – forces him until he absolutely must inhale again. What it is that forces him to inhale is harder to discover than what it is not. Certainly it isn’t the nose, which doesn’t actually breathe at all, but is merely an opening through which he can breathe. It isn’t his lungs either, for he can clearly feel them as working instruments in the breathing process.

Finally, a Padawan discovers that a certain force, located in the region of the heart, causes him to inhale and controls his breathing. When he thinks himself into this point, he can speed up or slow down his heart beat at will. It’s wonderful to have so much control over the body.

Up to this point, a Padawan concentrated on his breathing exercises with slow, regular breathing in which he has to inhale the air and then he has to exhale it again. The next step in his concentration exercises requires him to practice them differently. As long as he inhales and exhales, he’s identifying himself with his body. But the truth of the matter is that his body is really doing the inhaling and exhaling, not him. The body lives because the Force breathes the breath into it – just as it breathes life into all life. It prompts its intelligence into his being. The Force magnifies its presence through breathing. Everything is alive because its physical being inhales the breath of the Force. A Padawan learns that he needs unity with the Force within him, to master his relationship with the Force within himself and outside of himself. Thus, his body inhales the Force and that gives the body life. As long as he believes that he is the one that is breathing, he identifies his consciousness with his body instead of with the Force. On the other hand, when he experiences in his consciousness that his body is inhaling itself and then again breathing out, giving himself freedom, he can experience the marvelous transition out of the person – animated body he has been up to the present – into his true self.

From here, a Padawan practices that it is not he inhaling and exhaling, but he is being inhaled and exhaled by the Force within the body. It is the Force compelling his existence, not he. With every breath he will have the feeling, during inhaling, that he his body is filling with life-giving power and his body is inhaling him; and in exhaling, that he is withdrawing himself from the body and remaining separate from it, within himself, until the next breath. When he succeeds in doing this, he will experience something similar to the death of the body, when he will withdraw himself from it as his body exhales him for the last time. He is needing to practice this until it is mastered before progressing any further.

 

What is a Dark Jedi & Who Cut Your Hair, Man?

To Be a Dark Jedi?

A dark Jedi. The connotations imply a selfish darksider who seeks power for himself alone. Angry and tormented but without the discipline of a Sith. This definition is NOT what I am speaking of.

My view of Dark Jedi is one who embraces both the path of the Jedi and the path of the Dark Side.(Sith, Krath, etc.) One who feels that either side is too limiting in its scope.

The Code of the Dark Jedi by Seti I Shadim

I am the walker between worlds
born of light & shadow
I embrace the All.
I hunt the Great Mystery.

I am known by names innumerable:
Jedi, Sith, Shadow & Krath.

I am the child of love & hate
cruelty & compassion.

I do not hunger for power
nor am I a selfless servant.

My code is honor and knowledge
My way is not balance.

I am a stalker of knowledge
for the sake of knowledge alone.

I am a Dark Jedi
seeking the ancient sophia
to drink the elixir, the dark ambrosia
from the fount of the forgotten Gods.

CHI SLEEP

CHI SLEEP:

This is an old samurai technique of sleeping in focused attention.

Drop your attention into your Chi point (the chakra just below the navel). Maintain your attention at this location until you fall asleep. This is an excellent way to gather energy.

It is also very helpful for maintaining a hypnogogic state. If you still fall off to sleep too soon you will at least gather more energy for your next attempt. By using this method, I have been able to hover on that borderline between wakefulness and sleep for two to three hours; and with only three hours sleep still feel rested and alert in the morning.

An added advantage: it will be impossible for anyone, no matter how steathily they approach, to surprise you in your sleep. This was one of the reasons for it’s use by the warriors of old.

The HUNA BREATH:A Breath technique

The HUNA BREATH:

The Huna Breath (the larger wave) is a combination of 4 sets of 4 inhalations/exhalations of the smaller wave (the Dolphin Breath).

The DOLPHIN BREATH

The Dolphin Breath (the smaller wave) consists of the following movements: (1) hold the image of inhaling upward from the feet & downward from just above the head, simultaneously, (2) image the breath meeting at the heart chakra (pausing), and (3) image the exhalation as flowing outward from the heart chakra into one’s surrounding energy body.

Repeat the Dolphin Breath for 4 sets of 4 breaths to complete one Huna Breath. Pause, without breathing, for five seconds between each set and sense the outer energy body. Energy gathered with intention, stored with intention, and offered with intention is an integral key to the success of this meditation.

Next prepare to send your intention to the supraconcious (High Self) in as concise visual/emotional terms as possible. ( It can be beneficial to pursue an open inquiry: to request whatever information would be of most value at the present moment).

Gather the energy you have stored and send this as a gift to the higher aspects of self (above the crown chakra).

Activate the emotional body by considering the importance of pursuing this information and the contact with that part of your self that possesses far reaching vision. Visualize your request clearly, and with as much detail, as possible. If the request is specific and a timeframe for completion is appropriate, then give one.

Gather the intention into an energy ball, and ask Low Self (subconscious) to relay your message to High Self (superconscious). Allow the energy to rise from your feet to the top of your head. Now release the intention to that space beyond your physical form. Give thanks to the higher aspects of self for the information you will receive. And wait, without expectation, with as little preconception and wandering thought as possible.

It is helpful to record whatever impressions you receive. This signals the subconscious that you are indeed listening. The subconscious is your relay mechanism. If it perceives that you (conscious mind) aren’t truly interested in the answer, it tends to ignore your request to deliver the question.


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