An Interview with Panayiota Th. Atteshli Daughter of Daskalos
1. Your late father, Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis, also known as Daskalos… What is the essential message of his teaching?
- To wake up and know the truth and not to run after the illusions. We must learn to distinguish between the illusions and the truth
2.Why is that message so important to spiritual seekers today?
Because all people face so many problems, they are in troubles and suffer a lot. They become trapped in the illusionary worlds they create. Why? Because they do not know the truth. Jesus Christ said: Know the truth and the truth will set you free – free from the illusions, ignorance and pain. The greatest gift for us human beings is freedom. And these teachings show you the way to know the truth and free yourself.
3.How does Daskalos’ teaching specifically help spiritual seekers overcome fear, anger, jealousy and other troubles in order to lead a happier life?
The human beings are afraid of the unknown. When the people reach the level to know where these things come from then these problems are solved. An example: Almost all human beings are afraid of the phenomena of death. Why? Because they do not know the truth that with the death of the material body nothing will happen to their self.
Or we know that anger comes from the present-day personality. Why? Because the present-day personality is always looking outside and does not look within to receive guidance from the real Self in order to avoid mistakes. These teachings help you find the real Self.
4. Daskalos speaks of the kingdom of the heavens within – How can we become aware of these heavens and what are benefits?
My father gives us the Golden Keys that will lead us to the kingdom of the heavens within us. The keys are Observation, Concentration, Introspection [self analysis], Visualization, meditation and contemplation. The benefit is that we will lead a happy life.
5. What is the difference between consciousness and awareness OR between self consciousness and self awareness?
We have consciousness in different degrees: Sensitivity, Sensibility, Instinct, Sub-consciousness, waking consciousness, consciousness, super consciousness. Through introspection self-consciousness expands into Super-Self-Consciousness, which is total awareness of our Beingness and our existence. We also have different degrees of self-awareness. The self-awareness of our present-day personality is not the same as the awareness of our Real Self.
6. What is the difference between the personality self and the inner or real Self?
The personality self is the projection of the Real Self. The Real Self has never been created it is immortal. The personality self develops through the incarnations we can say that the personality self is the shadow of the Real Self.
7. Is there a common goal or purpose for every incarnated soul on Earth?
A common goal for every incarnated soul on earth is to complete the circle of its possibilities, to reach Self Realization and return back home.
Your father speaks of the Common Selfhood of humanity could you explain that?
Christ said: “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” And at another time he said: “ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.” This is the common Selfhood. In God we are all one.
8. What is the proof that these teachings are true?
These teachings are based on the teachings of the God-Man Joshua the Christ – Jesus Christ . Study, practice, meditate and you will find that these teachings are true. [by your own direct experience] “Ask and it will be given to you, Knock and it will be open to you”