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In many of his books, Samael Aun Weor writes that we should live our lives intensely. What does this mean?

What are practical examples of this?

What could this look like for the beginning student? So much of our lives is repetitive, boring, routine....

What does this look like for a more experienced person of Gnosis?
6 years ago
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It is to live in the moment, with full, intense observation of the facts of each moment. "Intense" however does not mean "in tension." One must also be fully relaxed.

It is impossible to convey such an experience in words. One has to live it to understand it.

They asked the master Bokujo, “Do we have to dress and eat daily? How can we escape from this?”

The master replied, “We eat, we get dressed.” “I do not comprehend,” said the disciple. “Then get dressed and eat,” said the master.

This is precisely action free of the opposites: Do we eat, do we get dressed? Why make a problem of that? Why think about other things while we are eating and getting dressed?

If you are eating, eat; if you are getting dressed, get dressed, and if you are walking on the street, walk, walk, walk, but do not think about anything else. Do only what you are doing. Do not run away from the facts; do not fill them with so many meanings, symbols, sermons and warnings. Live them without allegories. Live them with a receptive mind from moment to moment.

Comprehend that I am talking to you about the path of action, free of the painful battle of the opposites.

I am talking to you about action without distractions, without evasions, without fantasies, without abstractions of any kind.

Change thy character, beloved, change it through intelligent action, free of the battle of the opposites.

When the doors of fantasy are closed, the organ of intuition awakens.

Action, free of the battle of the opposites, is intuitive action, full action; for where there is plenitude, the “I” is absent.

Intuitive action leads us by the hand towards the awakening of the consciousness.

Let us work and rest happily, abandoning ourselves to the course of life. Let us exhaust the turbid and rotten waters of habitual thinking. Thus, into the emptiness Gnosis will flow, and with it, the happiness of living.

This intelligent action, free of the battle of the opposites, elevates us to a breaking point.......

If we are eating and thinking about business, it is clear that we are dreaming. If we are driving an automobile and we are thinking about our fiancée, it is logical that we are not awake, we are dreaming; if we are working and we are remembering our child’s godfather or godmother, or our friend, or brother, etc., it is clear that we are dreaming.

People who live dreaming in the physical world also live dreaming within the internal worlds (during those hours in which the physical body is asleep).

One needs to cease dreaming within the internal worlds. When we stop dreaming in the physical world, we awaken here and now, and that awakening appears in the internal worlds.

First seek enlightenment and all else will be added onto you.

Whosoever is enlightened sees the way; whosoever is not enlightened cannot see the way and can easily be led astray from the path and fall into the abyss.

Tremendous is the effort and the vigilance that is needed from second to second, from moment to moment, in order to not fall into illusions. One minute of unawareness is enough for the mind to be already dreaming about something else, distracting it from the job or deed that we are living at the moment.

When we are in the physical world, we learn to be awake from moment to moment. We then live awakened and self-conscious from moment to moment in the internal worlds, both during the hours of sleep of the physical body and also after death.


http://gnosticteachings.org/books-by-samael-aun-weor/the-revolution-of-the-dialectic.html

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

6 years ago
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#10786
Accepted Answer
It is to live in the moment, with full, intense observation of the facts of each moment. "Intense" however does not mean "in tension." One must also be fully relaxed.

It is impossible to convey such an experience in words. One has to live it to understand it.

They asked the master Bokujo, “Do we have to dress and eat daily? How can we escape from this?”

The master replied, “We eat, we get dressed.” “I do not comprehend,” said the disciple. “Then get dressed and eat,” said the master.

This is precisely action free of the opposites: Do we eat, do we get dressed? Why make a problem of that? Why think about other things while we are eating and getting dressed?

If you are eating, eat; if you are getting dressed, get dressed, and if you are walking on the street, walk, walk, walk, but do not think about anything else. Do only what you are doing. Do not run away from the facts; do not fill them with so many meanings, symbols, sermons and warnings. Live them without allegories. Live them with a receptive mind from moment to moment.

Comprehend that I am talking to you about the path of action, free of the painful battle of the opposites.

I am talking to you about action without distractions, without evasions, without fantasies, without abstractions of any kind.

Change thy character, beloved, change it through intelligent action, free of the battle of the opposites.

When the doors of fantasy are closed, the organ of intuition awakens.

Action, free of the battle of the opposites, is intuitive action, full action; for where there is plenitude, the “I” is absent.

Intuitive action leads us by the hand towards the awakening of the consciousness.

Let us work and rest happily, abandoning ourselves to the course of life. Let us exhaust the turbid and rotten waters of habitual thinking. Thus, into the emptiness Gnosis will flow, and with it, the happiness of living.

This intelligent action, free of the battle of the opposites, elevates us to a breaking point.......

If we are eating and thinking about business, it is clear that we are dreaming. If we are driving an automobile and we are thinking about our fiancée, it is logical that we are not awake, we are dreaming; if we are working and we are remembering our child’s godfather or godmother, or our friend, or brother, etc., it is clear that we are dreaming.

People who live dreaming in the physical world also live dreaming within the internal worlds (during those hours in which the physical body is asleep).

One needs to cease dreaming within the internal worlds. When we stop dreaming in the physical world, we awaken here and now, and that awakening appears in the internal worlds.

First seek enlightenment and all else will be added onto you.

Whosoever is enlightened sees the way; whosoever is not enlightened cannot see the way and can easily be led astray from the path and fall into the abyss.

Tremendous is the effort and the vigilance that is needed from second to second, from moment to moment, in order to not fall into illusions. One minute of unawareness is enough for the mind to be already dreaming about something else, distracting it from the job or deed that we are living at the moment.

When we are in the physical world, we learn to be awake from moment to moment. We then live awakened and self-conscious from moment to moment in the internal worlds, both during the hours of sleep of the physical body and also after death.


http://gnosticteachings.org/books-by-samael-aun-weor/the-revolution-of-the-dialectic.html

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

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