Master Yoda is one of the most influential characters in Movie industry. Although Yoda is clearly a fictional character who was introduced in the ‘Star Wars’ movie franchise, George Lukas did a very good job with exploring the depths of Buddhism and Taoism.
Ancient Teachings from Master Yoda
In 2007, the Temple of the Jedi Order was registered in Texas attracting public interest. More and more people seem to follow ‘Jediism‘. Although some of them who declare faith to the Jedi Code are clearing joking, thousands of people try to apply what is already known. Master Yoda teaches in fact ‘true lessons’ from ancient religions in a very interesting and honest way. Ancient Buddhist and Taoist lessons from Master Yoda
Let’s begin with things we’ve learned from the great teacher of the Jedi.
1.Balance of Good and Evil in the World
Master Yoda once said, “You will know (the good from the bad) when you are calm, at peace. Passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.”
The balance between Good and Evil in this world is a fundamental lesson of Tao and Zoroastrianism. The material plane, due to its nature, is a battlefield between the forces of Good and Evil. Moreover, ‘the Force’ is neither good or bad and it’s up to each and every one of us to use it in the right way. Or abuse it of course.
Hence, it’s always up to us. The ‘Force’, or maybe the Chi – Vital Energy – Prana – Magical Energy, runs in each and everyone of us. We may abuse it because we are not calm. Meditation is a very strong tool. It helps us see the Truth. Moreover, meditation helps us get in touch with the source of this power.
2. Faith is the Fuel of True Power
Remember this breathtaking dialogue? “(Luke): I can’t believe it. (Yoda:) That is why you fail.” Master Yoda in this dialogue shows us how fundamental is Faith in our life and more importantly in all Magical Practices. Faith, fuels our spells. Hence it’s extremely important to believe in ourselves.
Faith is a divine gift which helps us connect with the Ultimate Source of Power. It reminds us of Jesus Christ and the Gospel of Matthew 17:20 “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. “
3. Death is Just another Part of Life
Master Yoda did remember to comment on Death and the fear of loss. He actually gave a very important advice only few teachers could give. “Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is.”
Of course in Magical Recipes Online we gave you even ways to talk to the dead – see real ancient Necromancy. But Master Yoda goes one step ahead. He actually tells us that mourning is kinda selfish. Attachment corrupts our relationships, even with our own body. In another part of a Star Wars movie he adds “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.”
We cannot demand from a human being to live in this form forever. Although it’s difficult to ‘feel’ it, we DO transform in other ways of existence free from our physical body. This is also why we insist on practicing Astral Projection. Seeing is believing!
4. Fear is a Dark Tool
I really cannot remember how many times we’ve told you that fear is just another tool for corruption. Fears, opens the gates of other realms. Evil Witches and Sorcerers use fear to establish a stronger connection between them and their victims, in order to attack them effectively.
Master Yoda knows this. “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to Anger. Anger leads to Hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Think of racism of any kind. Everything begins with fear. A racist is actually afraid of the other person s/he learns to hate. Hence, fear can only bring anger and hate. Ultimately, this will lead us to suffering.
5. Focus and Act
Master Yoda knows that success requires patience. But when we say ‘we will try’ to do something, we actually put a question mark in what we attempt. He teaches us to have self-confidence no matter the result. “Do or do not. There is no try.”
Of course we can fail and fail again but leave this possibility out of you mind when you do something. Believe in yourself and believe in whatever can help you. Focus on what you wish to accomplish as there is only one possibility but to succeed.