Friday, 22 July 2016
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Hello everyone,

can we somehow relate the concept of biorhythms to the Gnostic teachings?

For those who don't know the concept: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Biorhythm
In short, there are three factors (physical, emotional, intellectual) and according to their current value we are more or less capable of certain things.For example, if my physical value is high during a certain period of days, I can perform slightly better in sports, etc. And the same goes for the intellectual and emotional values in regard to the according capabilities.
I did observe myself for a few years now in relation to those factors and I have to say that these rhythms are accurate. As an example, very often I noticed that I've went through phases where I was emotionally unstable and frustrated by minor issues. Then, when looking up the factors for those phases, I realized that the curve for the emotional rhythm was at it's low point.

So, having any doubt cleared regarding the validity of the rhythms, I now wonder how this correlates to the Gnostic Path? What is immediately visible, is the correspondence between the three main rhythm factors and the three brains of our physical bodies (the motor-instinctive brain corresponding to the physical factor and the other two are self-explanatory).
The more intriguing idea for me is: Do the three biorhythm factors feed our egos? That is:

  • If my physical value is high, are those egos, that use the motor-instinctive brain, more active and leech more energy?
  • If my intellectual value is high, do the egos related to the intellectual brain abuse the respective brain more?
  • If my emotional value is high, will the respective egos cause stronger emotional rollercoaster rides within me?

I would love to exchange opinions with other students and instructors. It seems to be a valuable tool for self-observance, which could show the user which brains/egos should be treated more carefully during certain days. Also, there could be correspondences to more subtle bodies and maybe also to the use of tattvas.

I am looking forward to your thoughts and guidelines.
5 years ago
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#13714
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Machines and graphs of this nature are inefficient compared to the dynamic perception of the soul.

One who awakens and practices self-observation and meditation acquires creative comprehension, which is the direct cognizance of the awakened consciousness. We learn about our habits and conditions through observing ourselves, not by following a graph.

A chart may, more or less, correspond to certain phenomena, but the former in itself cannot directly convey the wisdom of the soul in comparison to conscious investigations. Wanting to use a chart of this nature is like someone wanting to use a skateboard in place of a jet plane. Consciousness can take you above and beyond, but a chart will keep you looking at the street.

Knowing how much energy you have, intellectually, emotionally, and physically, is a matter of self-observation. Knowing the psychological causes that produce the waste and expenditure of the Bobbin-Kandelnosts requires meditation.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

5 years ago
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#13714
Accepted Answer
Machines and graphs of this nature are inefficient compared to the dynamic perception of the soul.

One who awakens and practices self-observation and meditation acquires creative comprehension, which is the direct cognizance of the awakened consciousness. We learn about our habits and conditions through observing ourselves, not by following a graph.

A chart may, more or less, correspond to certain phenomena, but the former in itself cannot directly convey the wisdom of the soul in comparison to conscious investigations. Wanting to use a chart of this nature is like someone wanting to use a skateboard in place of a jet plane. Consciousness can take you above and beyond, but a chart will keep you looking at the street.

Knowing how much energy you have, intellectually, emotionally, and physically, is a matter of self-observation. Knowing the psychological causes that produce the waste and expenditure of the Bobbin-Kandelnosts requires meditation.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

5 years ago
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#13721
Thank you for your insight. By now, I also have come to the conclusion that
a) such graphs will only hinder my own intuitive/meditative advancements (as you said above)
b) they pose a great risk to fall into mechanicity
c) they will make me look for an easy excuse ("Oh, my intuitive curve is low, I don't need to try to meditate today. ";)
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