Thursday, 06 August 2015
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In your responses to my previous post you write that one should try to find what is causing a distracted state of awareness. In most of your courses you are also stating that we should be measuring actual progress of spiritual practice based on facts and always try to refine our practice in order to improve it. But how can we do that if we have not mastered the science of meditation? For me personally it ends up with superficial intellectual analysis: oh, it probably must be this that prevents me from development, or no, maybe it's something else, maybe it's that, etc. Therefore, how we may identify what is the root-cause of our problems that prevents us from development?

The worst thing about all of this is that both Father who is in secret and Divine Mother keep silent, no matter how hard you ask them. It looks like no matter how hard you try to practice, you try to change yourself, you ask for help or apply self-observation/self-remembering, there is no progress whatsoever. It looks like "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you" doesn't work in some cases. Now I am trying to understand people, who leave this path due lack of any progress despite all their efforts, as spiritual practice starts bringing only pain and trauma.
7 years ago
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People give up because they are unwilling to change. The core of this is that we think we are what we think we are, but we are completely wrong about that. The I is a lie, and no one wants to see it for what it is.

Meditation occurs when we liberate the consciousness from the I, even for an instant.

It is the I that distracts. It is the I that thinks. It is the I that feels impatient, angry, frustrated.

The consciousness is not the I. The I is not the consciousness.

To understand this, one has to meditate seriously, daily, patiently, serenely, always revising and improving the practice. And along the way, we change the defects we see in ourselves.

Study this: http://gnosticteachings.org/books-by-samael-aun-weor/spiritual-power-of-sound/1432-the-i-and-the-being.html

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

7 years ago
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#10087
Accepted Answer
People give up because they are unwilling to change. The core of this is that we think we are what we think we are, but we are completely wrong about that. The I is a lie, and no one wants to see it for what it is.

Meditation occurs when we liberate the consciousness from the I, even for an instant.

It is the I that distracts. It is the I that thinks. It is the I that feels impatient, angry, frustrated.

The consciousness is not the I. The I is not the consciousness.

To understand this, one has to meditate seriously, daily, patiently, serenely, always revising and improving the practice. And along the way, we change the defects we see in ourselves.

Study this: http://gnosticteachings.org/books-by-samael-aun-weor/spiritual-power-of-sound/1432-the-i-and-the-being.html

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

7 years ago
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But how not to afflict with the I, when anger, pain, pride, etc. feels to be so real? It is like some part of me is saying it is an illusion, a trick, while the other part feels being an integral part of the mind so deep and forgets to self-observe being so afflicted with one-self in those critical moments. The latter part seems to be very strong, natural and well argumented. What would be the best antidote prior to suceeding in meditation?
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