- Category: Wayism
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This is the home page of International Association of Wayist Organizations (IAWO)
Wayism is not a religion and it is not a formal organization, it is spirituality, it is the worldview and lifestyle that fulfill the purpose of life. We don’t have a priesthood, reverends, pastors or a hierarchy other that the Divine we look up to. You don’t have to be a member of any organization to be a Wayist. The IAWO is a not for profit self-regulatory body called to life by Wayists themselves; it regulates the quality of teaching that goes out to the public.
We are volunteers
We fund IAWO out of our own pockets and hopefully one day from donations and sales of devotional material. It would really help if we could afford at least a full time executive director and a webmaster but that may remain a future dream. We have hope though. Without hope, there is nothing. Even Danté knew that.
Why do we exist (our mission)?
We are devoted Wayists from all over the world that believe the discerning public must have a single standard against which to measure individuals, publications and organizations that give themselves out to represent Wayism or Wayist teaching.
How can we do that (methodology or rationale)?
We mention one example to illustrate the rationale, that of Yoga Philosophy. Approximately 2,000 BCE Yoga sprouted from the ancient common source. Over the ages Yoga had many faces, some of them probably developing into several Hindu paths that familiar to us today. After about 2,000 years the simple Truth of the Core was lost in man made religions with priests and rituals, sacrifices and it made a lot of money. It was time to renew. At about 500 BCE Siddhartha Gautama took a hold of the prevailing sytems and boiled it down, back to the simplicity, humility and compassion that always marked the Core. He called his version of the Way, the 8-fold Way. Soon after Siddhartha died, Buddhism acquired thousands of heavens and many layers of texts (some 2,000 Pali texts are still not translated and are largely unknown to most Buddhists. Soon, women were not as welcome in the Buddhist fold as before. During the 1st century, it was time to renew Buddhism and Mahayana (the Great Vehicle) was born as a more inclusive version of Theravada. Jesus was briefly involved in this renewal which had its seat in Kashmir.
Also in the 1st century, another renewal took place in the East, that of the Bhagavad Gita Tradition that broke the power of the priests and temples. The Bhakti tradition (which Jesus studied when he was there at age 22) brought spirituality back to the people and laced it back in their own hands. The Bhagavad Gita explains the four basic Yogas in (then) modern language and in (then) current context.Krishna calls this the 18-fold Way, and the 4-fold Way. Several hundred years later Patanjali had to do another mini-renewal to keep Yoga straight.
At the same time, in the 1st century, in the West there was a major renewal going on. Jesus worked there and boiled down the maze of man made religious baggage to its Core, which He called the Way. Soon after Jesus departed the simple, humble, and compassionate Way became the various forms of Christianity with its harsh God and angels, Satan and hierarchy of priests and sin taxes.
IAWO exists to publish as much information about the simple, humble and compassionate Core as possible, in as many languages and many formats all over the world. We will not allow the Way to become cloaked and covered and laden with man made religious dogma again. In this age of the the Internet and easy publishing in the global village there is no way that The Way will be obscured again.
We have well trained, seasoned theologians in our midst who can truthfully interpret Wayism from its source. In the future, we hope to see that those who deviate from the source call themselves something something neo-Wayism or whatnot. IOWA will serve the public in a good way for years to come.
How do we do that (our objectives)?
1. We determine true Wayism to be the ontology, definitions of terms and teaching forwarded by Wayism’s primary text by Salvar Daosenghlu. This writing is a contemporary restatement of Wayist truth. It contains important definitions of terms without which the teaching becomes just one more of the many failed circular reasoning, fantastic, philosophies out there. Senior members of IAWO are seasoned theologians, with several decades experience in this field. Our purpose in this objective is to interpret the standard and set it out there for all to know.
2. We own two websites, wayism.com and wayism.org and a social networking address on Facebook.com/wayism. Through these channels (other may follow if required) we disseminate true Wayist teaching. Plans are underway to translate the teaching into several languages – volunteers, please take note.
3. We train Wayist coaches.
4. We publish a catalogue of true Wayist media (books, articles, courses, devotionals, etc.)
5. We maintain and publish a list of organizations, trainers, coaches and authors who have pledged to remain true to IAWO standards regarding teaching and ethics.
6. We maintain a forum on our web site where members may interact with one another, ask questions and receive opinions and teaching.
7. We maintain a published list of individuals and organizations who we regard to be passing off deviant teaching as true Wayism. Where possible these organizations / individuals will be formally requested to either change the teaching or change the name to some other form of wayism.
Wayism is not a religion and it is not a formal organization, it is spirituality, it is the worldview and lifestyle that fulfill the purpose of life.
Wayist teaching is very clear and simple to understand. Each aspect of the concise teaching forms part of the whole ontological system. The ontological system explains the purpose of life, where we come from, where we go to, and the path to follow. It forms the Wayist's worldview and lifestyle. When one part of the system is changed (perhaps to adapt it to an organization or individual's whim or needs) the philosophy and ontology collapses. An illogical gap in its philosophy will exist. To recover from such an error, those neo-wayist teachings will have to invent stops for the gaps and each element they add will lead to another illogical problem Just look at the religions of the day, how absolutely their theologies fail due to circular reasoning. When this happens, like in the past, Wayism is again used as a foundation upon which to build yet another movement, organization, religion or sect.
We don't have issues with people who change and adapt the truth to suit their own needs. To each his own. However, we do however have issues when people make changes and still call it Wayism because that is fraudulent, it hurts people, and lead people astray.
Call to action
We call on serious students of Wayism to join the ranks of those of us who keep ourselves busy with the quality of teaching. Even if you are not an expert. We have experts with high workloads who would eagerly act as mentor or senior editor to form a team with you and others to work on projects in this regard. At least, get your name on a distribution list. Wayists effect important changes in the world. We would like to be able to notify you from time to time how and where your voice can make a difference, and what is going on.
We call on those Wayists who are interested in pursuing a part time of full time career as a Wayist coach or Wayist yoga trainer to sign up for training seminars and classes. Wayism is growing at a phenomenal rate across North America, Europe and now in South East Asia..