Introduction to "The Red Book"

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Introduction to "The Red Book"

Postby Siddhar Gangari » Tue May 05, 2015 10:04 pm

Introduction
By Dr. Siddhar Gangari - Diplomat, Teacher, Veydai


The Brotherhood of Matsuat’aa Matari is a militant organization dedicated to the empowerment of the Matari Misr and the eradication of slavery in all of its forms. This manual is will assist those who would become a Brother/Sister of the Matsuat’aa Matari. We consider this a noble endeavor. The good works of one Matsuat’aa Matari may inspire and improve countless lives. Our decisions go out from us like threads into the lives of others, thus a dedication of one’s life to good works cannot be but a good work in itself, and of benefit to all humanity.

Once you have become of the Matsuat’aa Matari, there will be no realm of human affairs in which you shall not have the capacity to excel. As a Brother or Sister, you will increasingly approach life with a new maturity, a heightened awareness and confidence that something of great strength is growing inside you. Once you are of Matsuat’aa Matari, you will be challenged throughout your life. You will repay the Brotherhood right up to the limits of your abilities.

In order to function at a higher level, we must explore the limits of ourselves. Very few people ever push themselves to become something more. Very few people ever discover the amazing abilities and achievements of which they are capable. Gliding, passionless mediocrity is all that most people think they can achieve. We must develop and train human minds and talents to achieve true freedom. Following the Matsuat’aa Matari regimen of training will be a challenging and growth-filled experience. It will change you.

“I am like a person whose hands were kept numb, without sensation from the first moment of awareness-until one day the ability to feel is forced into them. And I say, ‘Look! I have no hands!’ But the people all around me say, ‘What are hands?’”

Be ready to change and expand your awareness of the universe around you. You will never be the same person that you were. You will be different. You will be a person who lives at a higher level. Some never participate. Life happens to them. They get by on little more than dumb persistence and resist with anger or violence all things that might lift them out of resentment-filled illusions of security. You will not be this person. One of your life-long objectives will be the eradication of this bovine mentality. A Brother/Sister is a beacon of light. They are a leader, healer and teacher. They are a constantly expanding and learning Human of unlimited capabilities.

“Beware of manuals! Manuals create habits!”

Except for the preliminary teachings tailored to Initiates, we try to avoid admonitory sayings, but since this is our first edition and we must break the virgin soil, you will forgive the many errors inherent in this work. Someone had to do the plowing. Do not argue over the possible meanings of the contents of this manual. Words are dead things. Truth changes. Facts are fragile. Be Warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary. We realize, however, that a foundation is necessary, no matter how impermanent it may be. This is a real manual for the real Matsuat’aa Matari. It is not a guide book for role-playing games. This is a guidebook for strong women and men to do great things.

Why do we have manuals? Answer: To disprove them.

As you read, you may be curious about the distinct lack of rules and regulations concerning your duties and a lack of standard operating procedures. Discard your concerns. Rules are often an excuse to ignore compassion. The coda and lessons are for initiates in training. (Since this is the first edition of the Book, that describes the vast majority of us.) As you read and study, always keep the Matsuat’aa Matari paradigm in mind: we study that which seeks to destroy us, and turn it against itself.

If you are honest with yourself, as a warrior must be, then you will always consider yourself a novice. Before you begin to read and absorb, you must allow yourself to cast off assumption, prediction and judgment. You must be zero, open to anything and everything. This is the innocence that goes naturally with experience, a condition often confused with ignorance. Into this naivete all things flow.

It is very high performance indeed. Information enters without prejudgment. You are a mirror upon which the universe is reflected. That reflection is all you experience. Images bounce from your senses. Hypotheses arise, important, even when wrong. Here is the exceptional case where more than one wrong can produce dependable decisions. (The contents of this book will teach you but a small part of that which you will need to know, but it will prepare you for a beginning, and that is all one can expect.)

A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. This is, in fact, the central concept of of the ancient Zen philosophies held by the Vherokior mystics and should be deeply considered. Be wary of draconian adherence to any code or manual. We desire the judgment of balanced minds in preference to laws every time. Codes and manuals create patterned behavior. All patterned behavior tends to go unquestioned, gathering destructive momentum. Furthermore, do not let this manual setup traditions. Mindlessly following traditions is the definition of brain death. Question everything, including yourself.

We would warn you that most of the subjects in this book are very adult in nature. Even dangerous facts are valuable if you've been trained to deal with them. Therefore, it is your solemn duty never to reveal this text to anyone. Furthermore, much of the information in this manual is politically and physically dangerous, some of it lethal.

We must undertake projects that demonstrate our desire to help our fellows and make the world a better place, as they say. There are many such organizations in place already, but they have limited power and influence and they operate out of a passive mindset. This is the reason their lofty goals have not been met. We will be different. We will not be passive. We will not beg. We will take hold of the reins, either directly or indirectly, and we will make the changes that must be made. We will change the very definition of charity. It will no longer refer to as a tax-deductible gift for faceless others who are in need. It will be understood to be an act of self-protection, self-preservation, a necessary part of business. We will not ask for help. We will extract it by any means necessary. It is our view that humans are life-designed by evolution to create order and cooperation, and that we shall do.

The Brotherhood has the following standing objectives:

1. The eradication of slavery in all of its forms.

2. The empowerment of the Matari Misr across the cluster.

3. Assistance in peacekeeping operations that benefit Republic citizens.

4. To be an avenue for diplomatic recourse between the Republic and her allies.

5. To preserve and guide the cultures of The Six Tribes.

6. To create, study, collect, and protect hyper-advanced technologies.

7. The intellectual and spiritual growth of humanity; all other objectives serve this goal.

Even this list list is made to be disproven. The scale of our objectives is infinite. You will help one person and you will help one billion people. We must leap on every opportunity to be of service to mankind, no matter how small, otherwise, of what use are we?

Once we have demonstrated our outward benevolent nature, it will be easier for us to enter the halls of power and make improvements. For now, we must submit to the conventions of our society. That which submits, rules. The willow submits to the wind and prospers until one day it is many willows and a wall against the wind. This is the willow’s purpose and it will be our strategy for a strong foundation.

We must be close, but not any closer to one than another. Be friends with all of your Brothers and Sisters in arms and try not to form any social cliques. They are easy to form, but they are negative influences and must be avoided. If we are to build a strong organization and create strong members in the process, we must be more than just men and women, we must be Matsuat’aa Matari. If we put the needs of the Brotherhood before our own personal desires, then we will be strong and our sons and daughters will be stronger yet. When amongst the Matsuat’aa Matari, divide your total time evenly amongst every other sister or brother in attendance. Fear of the unknown is not an acceptable weakness in a Brother or Sister; so don’t let it keep you from meeting new people. Memorize every sibling’s name and take note of their skills and areas of expertise. This is one of our strengths, our ability and willingness to help our siblings whenever they need it. We can help our Brothers and Sisters do things they would never have been able to do on their own.

We seek to place our Brothers and Sisters in places of power where they can do the most good for humanity. We will enter, by overt means, senate houses, official committees, the all- important cabinets and even the Tribal Council Chambers if need be. There we may guide governmental decisions based upon the Matsuat’aa Matari needs for that government, all founded in accord with an overall, symbiotic, very long-term plan. We create change by finding leverage points and moving them. Not all leverage points are in high office. They are often at economic or communications centers and unless you know this, high office is useless. We do not control, we guide and counsel. (Avoid prominence.) This is the secret to survival in factional systems. Our ultimate objective: The maturation of humanity.

A word concerning recruitment.

We Matsuat’aa Matari sift people to find the Humans. We sift Humans to find Matsuat’aa Matari. There are Humans and then there are humans. Humans retain the power of mind to subjugate all pains and desires. Animal humans (small h) are victims of their own instinct, slaves blinded by desire. Humans must never submit to Animals. Knowing the difference between animals and humans will be one of the first lessons you learn, and you will keep learning it until the day you die.

A candidate must have a good heart and a strong mind. Wealth, beauty, social grace, these are meaningless to a well-trained Brother or Sister. We must allow only good people to become sisters and servants of the Brotherhood, lest they abuse their power and create resentment towards us all. It has been suggested that we should recruit from the very young, in an attempt to create the ideal Matsuat’aa Matari by controlling their education from infancy. We have come to realize that this is not wise. Children who live ordinary childhoods are immeasurably stronger and more resourceful. We believe it has something to do with exposure to the unpredictable. They develop a stronger sense of self and have the ability to balance on strange seas. They can maintain their deepest selves despite the unexpected waves of life. As a result, we do not accept initiates or allow anyone to begin the Training below the age of eighteen. Commitment to the Brotherhood is a decision that requires maturity, sobriety, sincerity and conviction. The training is difficult and the life even more so. The rewards are breathtaking.

Do not seek perfection.

When applicants are being evaluated, you must be careful to see past the superficial. Sloppy dress, unattractiveness, a lack of social charm, these are things which can quickly and easily be changed. Do not shunt aside talent because of your lack of vision-depth. We need strength of character, not characters. (Although sometimes we get both!) Some precious stones can be identified by their impurities. Experts map impurities within the stones. A secret fingerprint. People are like that. You may know them by their defects. The glittering surface tells you too little. Good identification requires you to look deep inside and see the impurities. That is the gem quality of a total being.

Always remember that you are but a part of a whole, and the importance of one relationship to you may be nothing when compared to the needs of the Brotherhood. So, if you have a friend who is chosen for candidacy, you must not give him or her any special assistance or advice. Such behavior is not acceptable. Their decisions may cost someone, perhaps even you. Do not depend only on theory if your life is at stake. To know a person well, you must know their limits. Only when they are pushed beyond her tolerance will their true nature be seen.

Explore your world and allow yourself to meet some extraordinary people. The Brotherhood is not a retreat for recluses. It can be tempting to raise high walls and keep out change, to rot here in our own self-satisfied comfort. Enclosures of any kind are a fertile breeding ground for hatred of outsiders. That produces a bitter harvest, and such crops are usually burned. We are concerned about everything that grows and takes part of the symbiotic circle of the universe. Before you begin your training, please consider this: In every lesson you need to look for the Method of Exploitation.

The MOE is a useful, synthesized description of the system at hand and the most effective way to manipulate it. Whenever you study anything, you must think like a Matsuat’aa Matari. You must ask yourself, ‘How do I get what I want from this person/system?’ or ‘How can this system be made to benefit the Brotherhood?’ (What you want is power and security for the Brotherhood and the furtherance of our standing objectives.) In some cases there is a suggested MOE, but you should always try to come up with your own. Use your imagination and adapt to the situation. After all, it our ability to adapt that makes us Matsuat’aa Matari.

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Footnotes

Veydai - A highly-trained individual conditioned to put Clan and Tribe before all else. Typically seen in soldier, scholar, and physician roles in Vherokior culture.

Misr - “Misr” is a Vherokior word that directly translates to “people.” However, it is used to refer to the wider Minmatar diaspora across New Eden.
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Re: Introduction to "The Red Book"

Postby StarCasher » Wed May 06, 2015 9:49 am

Thank you for taking the time to write this introduction. I hope all our young warriors take heart from these words and are an important first step on their path to true brotherhood.
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Re: Introduction to "The Red Book"

Postby Siddhar Gangari » Wed May 06, 2015 9:16 pm

No thanks are necessary, Chifu. There are more words to be written; I hope to have this work completed within the next two months.
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Re: Introduction to "The Red Book"

Postby Draugo Rana » Thu May 07, 2015 6:46 pm

Very nice write up. Looks like you put some serious effort in it. Well done!
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