Friday, 23 June 2017
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A few questions from my reading of The Major Mysteries; in chapter 42 (the 8th paragraph in) Samael writes:

"The human personality is the chariot, the mind is the animal that hauls the chariot, the Innermost is the coachman, the reins are the consciousness, and the whip is willpower. Woe unto the coachman who does not know how to hand over the reins! Woe unto the coachman who does not know how to handle the whip, because he will keep his whip and reins in hand and will not be able to use them!..."

We can look at the diagram of the Tree of Life and point to the sefirah Netzach and say that is my mind. We can point to Chesed and say that is my Innermost. And we can point to Tiphereth and declare that to be the seat of willpower. But is there a particular sefirah that we can align to as the "personality"? Or is the personality found to be contained within several sefirot--that being the lower four sefirot (the Bodies of Sin)?

And a similar question regarding "consciousness"; is there one sefirah to point to and say that is my consciousness, or is it more accurate to say that consciousness is the whole map of The Tree of Life and that each one of the sefirot just shows us levels of consciousness?

And lastly; Samael says:
"Woe unto the coachman who does not know how to hand over the reins."
Is he saying here that the Innermost needs to give control of our consciousness to The Supernal Triunity, or even beyond, to the Absolute?
5 years ago
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#14543
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The personality is bound to the physical body; since it is just an energetic shell, it relates to the fourth dimension (yesod).

You are right that it is not easy to assign "consciousness" to one sephirah, since one has consciousness even in the Absolute. If we analyze the experience of being (or consciousness), we can see that it is like a radiance or ray that extends from the Absolute into manifestation, beginning in an abstract, universal sense of being, and as it proceeds through the tree is becomes more "particularized" through Chesed, Geburah, and Tiphereth, where is can finally be called "human being" or "human consciousness." The sephiroth below them are not consciousness, but are the vehicles through which that consciousness perceives and understands the lower manifestations of nature (5th, 4th, and 3rd dimensions).

Regarding the reins, you found a typo! Thank you! It should read:

"Woe unto the coachman who does not know how to handle the reins."

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

5 years ago
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#14543
Accepted Answer
The personality is bound to the physical body; since it is just an energetic shell, it relates to the fourth dimension (yesod).

You are right that it is not easy to assign "consciousness" to one sephirah, since one has consciousness even in the Absolute. If we analyze the experience of being (or consciousness), we can see that it is like a radiance or ray that extends from the Absolute into manifestation, beginning in an abstract, universal sense of being, and as it proceeds through the tree is becomes more "particularized" through Chesed, Geburah, and Tiphereth, where is can finally be called "human being" or "human consciousness." The sephiroth below them are not consciousness, but are the vehicles through which that consciousness perceives and understands the lower manifestations of nature (5th, 4th, and 3rd dimensions).

Regarding the reins, you found a typo! Thank you! It should read:

"Woe unto the coachman who does not know how to handle the reins."

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

5 years ago
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#14547
Thank you for the explanation! It points out to me how I try to appoint my personality on to my Being, but by so doing I only strengthen my cage.

One more question: Is Master Samael saying that both the reins and whip we are to use to control our personality and mind are found in Tiphereth?
1 year ago
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Willpower (Tiphereth) Atilla, Othilla, Thelema: the scourge and whip of God, is wielded by divine justice, severity, Geburah: the divine consciousness, intuition, and judgment of the Being.

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

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