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  Thursday, 21 May 2020
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I know the title is a bit elusive, but ill try my best to explain it.

So - as I study the 22 arcana lecture series, I realize that I dont quite grasp the concepts of 'The inner being' and the 'divine mother' and the concepts of the 10 sephirah in conjunction with the 22 arcana.

I realize that the teachings of gnosis are not founded on theories and concepts, but by direct experience. Yet, what I find is that the more I intellectually stimulate myself with these lectures, the more powerful my abilities of self remembrance becomes.

So getting to the point then, I want to be able to improve my comprehensive ability of these teachings. Id also like insight on why I may not be grasping these concepts? Could it be that direct experience FUELS the intellectual deposit of knowledge? Or is it the other way around, or is it a symbiotic relationship?

The insight I receive from the instructors aids me well, i'd appreciate your support with this concern of mine.
2 years ago
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#21972
Accepted Answer
It is necessary to balance study and practice. To travel somewhere and arrive where you want, you must study a map and know what to look for; you must be educated and aware; for instance, if you want to travel in a foreign country, it will be much easier if you speak the language. If you cannot read the signs, someone could easily mislead you, rob you, etc.

Therefore, study the books of gnosis and learn the path and the language, but also practice every day (ie. start on your journey).

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

2 years ago
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#21972
Accepted Answer
It is necessary to balance study and practice. To travel somewhere and arrive where you want, you must study a map and know what to look for; you must be educated and aware; for instance, if you want to travel in a foreign country, it will be much easier if you speak the language. If you cannot read the signs, someone could easily mislead you, rob you, etc.

Therefore, study the books of gnosis and learn the path and the language, but also practice every day (ie. start on your journey).

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

2 years ago
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#21984
The following lecture can teach you how to balance knowledge and being, method and wisdom:

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

2 years ago
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#21999
Thank you both, the link you gave me was very insightful Mustafa. Thank you :)
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