Saturday, 30 March 2019
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Samael Aun Weor said that we should work on one “I” at a time so that we’re not like the hunter who tried to catch 2 rabbits at a time and ended up with none. For this reason I am only working on one defect. I’ve been working on the same defect now for about 4 or 5 months with very noticeable progress. I’m planning on working on it till I see not even the shadow of it. It might take me a bit long though because I can’t work in the maithuna right now, and I understand that.

So as I’m working on just one, my tactic for the other defects is to just be observant, remember my Innermost, and understand that everything passes and everything is maya, exempt for God. This works to a point, but then sometimes at hard moments I explode and totally loose myself and identify with anger. It’s so hard sometimes, but I know if I work on it, it’ll start fading away just like the defect I’m working on now, but I don’t wanna try to catch 2 rabbits and end up with none.

I don’t know if I’m doing right or if I should maybe just meditate a little on anger to comprehend it a bit or just use a lot more willpower to avoid identifying with my anger. Am I misunderstanding what Samael said? Should I just keep doing what I’m doing and use as much willpower as I can and just get to working on anger as soon as I’ve completely eliminated the current defect I’m working with? Any advice please let me know, thank you.
3 years ago
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#18345
Accepted Answer
1. "if you propose to work on a defect, as Gurdjieff states, two months, and another defect for two months, and if there are thousands of defects, when are you going to eliminate all of them? Moreover, one defect is associated with another. Very seldom one defect appears solo. Always you will find one defect associated with another. This is why one needs to work in order, in order to duly classify them, and daily, until triumph."

Study this: https://gnosticteachings.org/lectures-by-samael-aun-weor/96-questions-about-the-elimination-of-the-ego.html

2. Defects have nothing to do with our true nature. If you practice seriously, then eventually through meditation and internal experiences, you will experience the nature of the liberated consciousness. Then you will see that defects are unnatural, animal, and optional. They feel "inevitable" and "normal" because we are habituated to them, but that is not the reality.

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

3 years ago
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#18341
I would like to expand on this question by asking if there is a difference between the elimination of an ego, and the extreme reduction of an ego?

For instance, I don't see how a human can eliminate all fear to the point where they are hypothetically not capable of experiencing it from any circumstance, such as tigers chasing one in the jungle. However, I can see how a human can comprehend whatever current fears they have and choose not to vibrate that ego.
3 years ago
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#18345
Accepted Answer
1. "if you propose to work on a defect, as Gurdjieff states, two months, and another defect for two months, and if there are thousands of defects, when are you going to eliminate all of them? Moreover, one defect is associated with another. Very seldom one defect appears solo. Always you will find one defect associated with another. This is why one needs to work in order, in order to duly classify them, and daily, until triumph."

Study this: https://gnosticteachings.org/lectures-by-samael-aun-weor/96-questions-about-the-elimination-of-the-ego.html

2. Defects have nothing to do with our true nature. If you practice seriously, then eventually through meditation and internal experiences, you will experience the nature of the liberated consciousness. Then you will see that defects are unnatural, animal, and optional. They feel "inevitable" and "normal" because we are habituated to them, but that is not the reality.

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

3 years ago
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#18347
Thank you Alexis, that article was very helpful and very profound. I understand now and I will apply it to my work.
3 years ago
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#18415
Study this: https://gnosticteachings.org/lectures-by-samael-aun-weor/96-questions-about-the-elimination-of-the-ego.html

Thanks for the resource. I read this but I'm still uncertain of certain ego's like fear for example.

Is fear supposed to be eliminated entirely or just dramatically reduced? I can see how it's possible to dramatically reduce one's personal phobia's and choose not to feed them or vibrate at their levels but, to go further so as to be rendered hypothetically fearless of any and all circumstance seems like an impossibility... What do we do about this one?
3 years ago
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#19475
Then you will see that defects are unnatural, animal, and optional. They feel "inevitable" and "normal" because we are habituated to them, but that is not the reality.

Is it possible to comprehend an ego without first seeing it objectively in meditation?

What if I feel so drained over wasting energy on a particular ego (anger for instance) that I simply decide to stop feeding it and I happen to go about my regular routine for years on end the without even experiencing that ego arise inside me, in spite of the usual everyday triggers at work and at home? Does this mean that the ego is still lying their latent inside my animal soul and personality, waiting for a trigger? Or have I now comprehended it because I declared that I was downright tired of wasting my life on it?
3 years ago
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#19486
1. "if you propose to work on a defect, as Gurdjieff states, two months, and another defect for two months, and if there are thousands of defects, when are you going to eliminate all of them?

With that being said, just to clarify (as I am having some trouble focusing on particular ego's and scenes). Is it a good use of time to meditate on anything that arises spontaneously in our mind? Any and all imagery, thoughts, feelings, etc? I do recall non-exclusive meditation mentioned in a lecture...
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