Saturday, 18 December 2021
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Hello,

During the lecture The Hermit and Relationships, I strongly and surprisingly identified with being "The Fool" instead of "The Hermit."

What do you recommend?
8 months ago
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#26817
Accepted Answer
"But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." —1 Corinthians 13:10-12


Physical time/age is irrelevant. The essence passes through multiple physical lifetimes, yet some never develop the soul. To develop spiritually requires conscious work. One must be awakening their consciousness and actively transforming the impressions of life. One also develops spiritual maturity through comprehension of mystical experiences. Meditation is essential.

Study this lecture: Three Types of Food, Impressions, and How Egos Are Made and Destroyed

"If thou canst not make thine own self what thou desireth, how shalt thou be able to fashion another to thine own liking. We are ready to see others made perfect, and yet we do not amend our own shortcomings."
—Thomas à Kempis

9 months ago
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#26665
The fool symbolizes the folly of youth, spiritual immaturity. We become the hermit by developing wisdom through experience.

All the Gnostic practices help us to develop spiritual maturity. Most of all, we need retrospection meditation to learn from our lives and to understand ourselves. We work with the factor of death in meditation in order to comprehend and eliminate defects like pride, which keeps us trapped in spiritual immaturity and ignorance.

"If thou canst not make thine own self what thou desireth, how shalt thou be able to fashion another to thine own liking. We are ready to see others made perfect, and yet we do not amend our own shortcomings."
—Thomas à Kempis

Ides selected the reply #26665 as the answer for this post — 9 months ago
9 months ago
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#26700
Thanks Jang Mi.

That's one of my favorite lectures.
Ides revoked the reply #26665 as the answer for this post — 8 months ago
8 months ago
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#26808
When you say "spiritual immaturity," I get lost in who I am. It feels like I am different ages at different times. So, I wonder if the fool relates more to physical age than to spiritual development. Should I be placing more emphasis on initiation in order to "become older?"

Also, I have noticed that I have been studying Gnosis for circa 8 years. Is there a planetary influence, such as moving out of the influence of the Moon into Mercurial aspects of my spiritual development (similar to how we generally move from one planetary influence to another every 7 years in relation to physical age), related with how long we have been studying Gnosis in physical years?

The instructor of the cited lecture often spoke about moving from childhood to adulthood, and I just wonder where I am.
8 months ago
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#26817
Accepted Answer
"But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." —1 Corinthians 13:10-12


Physical time/age is irrelevant. The essence passes through multiple physical lifetimes, yet some never develop the soul. To develop spiritually requires conscious work. One must be awakening their consciousness and actively transforming the impressions of life. One also develops spiritual maturity through comprehension of mystical experiences. Meditation is essential.

Study this lecture: Three Types of Food, Impressions, and How Egos Are Made and Destroyed

"If thou canst not make thine own self what thou desireth, how shalt thou be able to fashion another to thine own liking. We are ready to see others made perfect, and yet we do not amend our own shortcomings."
—Thomas à Kempis

Ides selected the reply #26817 as the answer for this post — 8 months ago
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