Wednesday, 17 February 2021
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Are there any practical benefits to creative activities, such as painting, composing music, or writing? I’m not saying Shakespeare or Beethoven wasted their time, but in the Piscean age such arts were practical for teaching hidden truths. In our age the situation is very different. I can’t imagine you advising ‘against’ art, but I’m asking if you advise ‘in favor’ of it, if there are practical advantages from it? Thank you guys a lot
1 year ago
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Yes! Creative expression is an essential part of life. Sometimes this is through 'the arts' but also can be a simple as cooking a meal, or finding a creative solution to a situation in life.

The issue is when art is subjective, meaning, it is ruled by the desires of the ego. That type of art pulls us further into the ego.

Authentic creative expression connects us to our Being and our consciousness becomes harmonized with superior universal forces....
1 year ago
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#24170
Accepted Answer
Yes! Creative expression is an essential part of life. Sometimes this is through 'the arts' but also can be a simple as cooking a meal, or finding a creative solution to a situation in life.

The issue is when art is subjective, meaning, it is ruled by the desires of the ego. That type of art pulls us further into the ego.

Authentic creative expression connects us to our Being and our consciousness becomes harmonized with superior universal forces....
I am often confused by cooking and how it reconciles itself with gnostic teachings...

It is a form of creative expression that I enjoy, however, in these studies, it is taught to disassociate ourselves from the craving and enjoyment of pleasurable experiences...and the goal of cooking is usually to produce a pleasurable meal!

How does this reconcile itself with the teachings?
1 year ago
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There is no crime in enjoying a meal, or the company of loved ones, or the beauties of nature. Pleasure is part of nature. The problem is not pleasant sensations, but how we experience them.

It is necessary to annihilate desire if we want to avoid the danger of falling.
One who wants to annihilate desire must discover the causes of it. The causes of desire are found in sensations. We live in a world of sensations, and we need to comprehend them. There are five types of sensations:
1. Visual sensations
2. Hearing sensations
3. Olfactory sensations
4. Taste sensations
5. Tactile sensations
The five special types of sensations transform themselves into desire. We must not condemn the sensations; we must not justify them. We need to profoundly comprehend them. Only by comprehending sensations do we kill desire. Only through annihilating desire is the mind liberated, a mind that is normally found bottled up within the bottle of desire. The awakening of the consciousness occurs when the mind is liberated. If we want to exterminate the causes of desire, we need to live in a state of constant awareness. It is urgent to live in the state of alert perception and alert novelty.
The ego is a big book, a book of many volumes. We can study this book only through the technique of internal meditation.

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

Thanks Alexis.

I guess it is as important to be as mindful of ourselves as we are eating our meal as we are when we are cooking it.

(That is what I enjoy about cooking...the focus and concentration required. As well as the opportunity to practice not getting flustered and discouraged when something goes wrong.;))
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