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STAVROS aka FRANCISCO SABATE

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  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2006
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To enhance my understanding of myself by interacting and trying to understand others so that i will become fully aware of the ego and live beyond it..

ABOUT ME

Sceptreless, free, uncircumscribed, but man. Equal, unclassed, tribeless, and nationless. Exempt from awe, worship, degree, the king. Over himself; just, gentle, wise, but man. Passionless? - no, yet free from guilt or pain, which were for my will made or suffered them. Nor yet exempt, though ruling them like slaves, from chance, and death, and mutability, The clogs of that which else might oversoar. The loftiest star of unscented heaven. Pinnacled deep in the intense inane.

I am the flint and tinder of the sacred fire...I am the darkness that is the light and the stillness that is the dancing...sometimes i feel that inside me there is something that has no name, that something is what I am...

E chi mi impenna, e chi mi scalda il core? Chi non mi fa temer fortuna o morte? Chi le catene ruppe e quelle porte, Onde rari son sciolti ed escon fore? L'etadi, gli anni, i mesi, i giorni e l'ore, Figlie ed armi del tempo, e quella corte A cui né ferro, né diamante è forte, Assicurato m'han dal suo furore. Quindi l'ali sicure a l'aria porgo, Né temo intoppo di cristallo o vetro,Ma fendo i cieli e a l'infinito m'ergo. E mentre dal mio globo a gli altri sorgo, E per l'eterio campo oltre penetro Quel ch'altri lungi vede, lascio al tergo.

No existe libertad que no conozca, ni humillación o miedo a los que no me haya doblegado. por eso sé de amor, por eso no medito el cuerpo que te doy, por eso cuido tanto las cosas que te digo...

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PHILOSOPHY

Everything you contact is a place to practice the Way...

Everything is a symbol. Even the most piercing pain. We do not know whether the things afflicting us are the secret beggining of our ulterior happiness or not. We know see in an enigma by means of a mirror...

Ecstasy, the continuous experience of the divine through knowledge of our nature, is our natural state...Our strongest resistance is the resistance to ecstasy because we sense that to succumb to it we must abandon all certainty, abandon what we have put so many years into constructing. We must abandon our philosophy of life. Our beliefs, our ideas, even the concept of the void, even the concept of the absolute or of shiva stand in the way of ecstasy. It is relatively easy to abandon fashionable ideas. It is much more difficult to give up philosophical and religious concepts. one proudly proclaims oneself an atheist, believer, buddhist, christian, muslim, hindu, tantrika. The divine cannot be grasped in this manner. What is the difference between an atheist and a believer? Nothing. the are two sides of the same coin. It is not a matter of believing or not believing. It is the matter of communicating with the nature of one's mind. It is like diving into a lake. too often, we want to lose ourselves conceptually in the teachings as they unfold to us, and without realizing it we build a coat of armour against the divine. The most subtle teachings must be abandoned along the way. The real courage is in letting go of the teachings once they have been absorbed. Even the tantras are not worth any more than a skin abandoned on the stones by a molting snake. When one is constantly changing, there comes a day when the consciousness rests on nothing. Then awakening occurs. Only total abandonment of the mental open us to the divine...

The Universe is one, infinite, immobile. The absolute potential is one, the act is one, the form or soul is one, the material or body is one, the thing is one, the being in one, one is the maximum and the best... It is not generated, because there is no other being it could desire or hope for. since it comprises all being. It does not grow corrupt. because there is nothing else into which it could change, given that it is itself all things. It cannot diminish or grow, since it is infinite. G.Bruno

Anything we take in the universe, because it has in itself that which is All in All,Pan en to Pan, includes in its own way the entire soul of the world, which is entirely in any part of it.

L'amore è ciò per la cui potenza tutte le cose son generate; è in tutte le cose, vivo in ciò che è vivo, grazie a lui ciò che è vivo vive, ed è lui stesso la linfa vitale di ciò che è vivo; riscalda ciò che è freddo, illumina ciò che è oscuro, risveglia ciò che è assopito, vivifica ciò che è morto, fa percorrere la regione sovraceleste alle cose inferiori, trasportandole con divino furore; per suo compito le anime son legate ai corpi, per la sua guida sono innalzate alla contemplazione, per il suo volo si uniscono a Dio superate le difficoltà naturali. È lui che insegna quali cose siano nostre e quali altrui, chi siamo noi e chi gli altri; è lui a fare in modo che le altre cose siano dominate e possedute da noi, e che noi comandiamo e dominiamo le altre cose; infatti la necessità, che si fa beffe di tutto, obbedisce al solo amore...

Interests

Light, Darkness, Infinity, Time, Space, Chaos, Spirituality, Tantrism, Mysticism, Alchemy, Gnosticism, Panism, Sacred Sex, Forest and all of nature's wilderness, Lucid dreaming, intuition, travelling on planet earth, cooking (a mixture of greco-italian ideas with a touch of indian spices), Free Diving, Poetry, Philosophy, water-polo, nightswimming, night-navigation,cycling, hiking...hiking, camping, outdoor activities,art, photography, getting lost in music, ego, psychology, chemistry, reading, writting as a cathartic experience, thought provoking and challenging art, human rights, poverty, climate change and other enviromental issues, sustainability, peer to peer potentials, linux, anticapitalism, anarchy, activism, radical theatre, chess...and i try with my heart, mind and soul to achieve deeper levels of awareness...

Music, Movies & Books

AUTHORS: Percy Bysshe Shelley, Giordano Bruno, Anacreon, Dante, Zosimos of Panopolis, Khalil Gibran, S.T Coleridge, W.Wordsworth, W.Blake, Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi, Jidu Krishnamurti, Antonin Artaud, Jean Cocteau, Giovanni Pascoli, Hugo Foscolo, Giovanni Boccaccio, Isaac Asimov, Sappho, Derrick Jensen, Ursula Le Guin, Sylvia Plath, Gabrielle D'Annunzio, Jean Paul Satre, Jorge Luis Borges, Lorca, Marquez, Simone de Beauvoir, Herman Hesse, Daniel Odier, Julius Evola, Samuel Beckett, Halldór Kiljan Laxness, Carlos Fuentes, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Oscar Wilde, Foucault, Jack Kerouac, Luis García Montero, Burroughs, F Nietzsche, Albert Camus, E Poe, Carlos Castaneda,Pablo Neruda, Umberto Ecco, Noam Chomsky, George Orwell, Sylvia Plath, Nikos Kazanzakis, Odysseas Elytis, Kostas Kavafis, Alekos Panagoulis, Thaleia Tsarna, Yiannis Ritsos, Katerina Gogou, .....Eckhart Tolle, Osho....Peter Alexeyevich Kropotkin, Malatesta, Michael Alexanrovich Bakunin, Peter Arshinov, Emma Goldman, Proudhon, Thoreau, George Woodcock.....

MUSIC: 'Life without music would be a mistake' F.Nietzsche, I just love music...Classical, Folk, Blues, Punk, Rock, Metal, Ambient, Ethereal, Jazz, Reggae, Ethnic...

Some early stuff: Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, Johny Cash, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Can, Faust, Factrix, Rage against the machine, Jarboe, Lhasa de Sela, Juan Hara, Sadahzinia, Julian Cope, Pentangle, Espers, Sourdeline, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Mellow Candle, Silverea, Cure, Cat Power, The world of Skin, Iannis Xenakis, Sokratis Malamas, Pavlos Sidiroupoulos, Eleni Karaindrou, Max Richter, Rajna, Irfan, Azam Ali, Vas, Niyaz, Stellamara, Ross Daly, Ethiopiques, Placebo, Active Member, The Swans, Mary Gauthier, Nick Cave, Lydia Lunch, Portishead, Mazzy Star, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Soundgarden, Fugazi, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Jonhy Cash, Motor City Five, NIN, Kyuss, Corrosion of Conformity, Led Zeppellin, The Smiths,Syd Barrett, Suicidal Tendencies, The Sound, NY Loose, PJ Harvey, Killing Joke, The Exploited, Discharge, Varukers, Vice Squad, UK Subs, C.R.A.S.S, The Subhumans, Conflict, Dead Boys, Dead Kennedys, The Damned, Black Flag, Dwarfes, Xaotiki Diastasi (chaotic dimension), Melvins, Stooges, Nausea, Deftones, Die So Fluid, Tool, Sepultura, Pantera, Down, Motorhead, Einsturzende Neubauten, FeindFlug, DeadCanDance.......Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Skip James, Dr.John, Stepping Razor......

FILMS: anything by Tarkofsky, Francois Truffaut, Paolo Pasolini, David Lynch, Jim Jarmucsh, Takoshi Kitano...Samsara, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Hunger, Transylvania, Into the Wild, Meetings with remarkable Men, Gegen die Wand(Head On), Kurz und Schmerzlos (Short Sharp Schock), Das Lieben Der Anderen(The Life of Others), The Educators, Waking Life, The Night of the Hunter, The Night Porter, Third Man, The Unbearable Lightness of Beeing (from the book of Milan Kundera), 13(Tzameti), The Brotherhood of the Wolf, I saw Ben Barka get killed, Le conseguenze dell'amore, Lost Highway, Blue Velvet, The Haunting, Solaris (by Tarkofsky), Blade Runner, Donnie Darko, The Usual Suspects, Ghost Dog, Trainspotting, Spun, Rockers, Kissed, Virgil Bliss, Requiem for a Dream, Laurel Canyon, Carne Tremula, Jacob's Ladder, Apocalypse Now, Bettie Blue, American History X, Syd and Nancy, Insomnia (by Skjoldbjaerg), Pulp Fiction, Ulysses's Gaze, From Hell, Sleepy Hollow, 21 Grams, Dead Man Walking, The Wicker Man, The Decameron, 400 Blows, Jules et Jim, Lovers of the Arctic Circle, Sex and Lucia, Carandiru, O Invasor, Cidade de Deus (City of God), Before Night Falls, Nomadas, Yoyes, Amores Perros, Motorcycle Diaries, Pure, True Romance, Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside), Le Grand Bleu (the Big blue)Spider, Crash, Stray Dog, The Seventh Seal, Rebel without a cause, Personal Velocity, Rififi, Day of Wrath, Pan's labyrinth, En la ciudad sin limites, Nadie hablara de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto, Repo Man, Death and the Compass, Irreversible, The Harder They Come, Taxi Driver, La Haine (The Hate), A bout de souffle (Breathless), Rififi, Eloge de l

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Saved someone's life..

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Greece, United Kingdom

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