Quando in un bosco ne percepisci la bellezza e diventi tutt'uno con il bosco, allora, intuitivamente, sei in armonia e in pace con le Dee e con gli Dei. Essi sono parte della nostra vera natura, la nostra Natura Profonda, e quando siamo separati dalla nostra vera natura, viviamo nella paura. Percepire questa normalità vuol dire dare un senso reale al vivere che è insito in tutte le cose.

Intraprendere la Via Romana al Divino significa iniziare un percorso di risveglio: praticando l'attenzione e la consapevolezza continua ci incamminiamo lungo una strada sapendo che ciò che conta è il cammino per sè più che la destinazione.

When you, entering a forest, perceive the beauty of the forest and you feel to be in a complete harmony with it, then, intuitively, you are in peace with the Deities. They are an essential part of our real nature, our Deep Nature, and when we are separated by our real nature we live in the fear. Perceiving such normality means giving a real sense to our lives.

Undertaking the Roman Via to the Deities implies a path to awakening: with the practice of continuing consciousness and awareness we undertake our walking knowing that taking the path is more important than the destination itself

mercoledì 16 febbraio 2011

The 5 vows in the Traditional Roman Religion

First of all, it is important to remind that the Ancient Believers in the Traditional Roman Religion do not "pray" in the conventional meaning of this term: nobody is "servant" of a God or Goddess.
Gods/Goddesses must be "cultivated" (Colere Deos) in order to achieve a Pax Deorum, an armony with these forces around us.

Cultivating Gods/Goddesses is an activity requiring constant personal commitment and a quiet force: the main tool to nourish this quiet force is the practicing of the Virtus which is the fundamental principle to undertake the Via and follow its journey.

How can one achieve this? Following these 5 vows (votum = commitment, pledge) is an important step to be constantly oriented to the Virtus and undertake the Roman Via:

  • Frugality: live in semplicity and sobriety, avoiding excesses and ostentation, being satisfied with what is really necessary
  • Superiority: never feel inferior or second to nobody in the practicing of the Via
  • Humanity: act for the others' and the community's well being
  • Usefulness: act in order to make your actions useful to others and to the community
  • Pietas: what is positive and negative in a family is evidenced by the descendants' behaviour. We have the duty to highlight what is good in our famliy: only following the mos maiorum and cultivating Gods/Goddesses we can achieve such a result and build our Pax Deorum.
These principles are very similar and common in the traditional japan religion: nonetheless they well summarize the fundamental principia of the traditional latin ethics.

Following these 5 vows one can undertake the Via towards the costruction of the Virtus and the achievement of he Pax Deorum: in this way the Ancient Believer doesn't need to pray bacause Gods/Goddesses will always support him.

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