Tuesday, 01 January 2013
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Hi, I very appreciate Your time and energy, so I'll try be as short and clear as I can.

I very well familiarized with teachings of Samael Aun Weor, other Masters and a lot of lectures of Glorian Publishing.
And I feel terrible pressure from within on practicing these teachings.
However I've this terrible (for me) cycle in which I'm suffering and wandering for reasonable amount of time.

I've addiction to certain popular foods which affect my health, mental state and ability to perceive clearly (consciousness) in bad way.
And generally stagnates my progress on learning concentration which is foundation on every spiritual practice.

I had very strong motivation to end up with this addiction, with help of techniques of transformation of impressions (in Your lectures about Meditation without exertion) I managed to cease this behavior for significant amount of time. Later on, I would fail and again fall for the pressure of addiction and identify with it. And this cycle repeats, repeats and gets more intense and intense. And it destroys both health of organism and spiritual progress.
So it's like classical form of addiction.

I probably have read tenths of times Your lectures about ethics and renunciation.
I am working on the three factors, working to be as conscious and perceiving as possible, and being for other people, not for myself.
Practicing pranayamas with hope that it would make my consciousness stronger and could help me detach from this ego.
As far as I can concentrate I try to review in my imagination these situations, to comprehend them.
I see some patterns, but I've witnessed that intellectual analysis in this type of thing is completely of no use.
I work with concentration, but my body is weakened and I often get asleep or I'm halfway dreaming and can hardly concentrate on anything

So I see that I'm based only in my intellectual center. I've wondered whenever I should work with mantras, to stimulate the heart, so instead of eating these things and thinking how negative it is and how to solve this problem, I would eat these things and cry and feel bad? :-)

There is much less problems on detaching from other strong egos, but this one looks like a determinant of my life.

I've completely no idea how one could reach high degree states of consciousness about which the Master writes when one could hardly work with just one ego.

So a lot of time went into this and I feel I've not moved for and inch in this situation.
And I feel that other egos (which I've put aside when encountered the teaching) are starting to emerge stronger.
I see that now I'm in terrible threat of complete retrogression and degeneration.

So I ask You if You could advise me on this situation?
9 years ago
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#2800
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The Cosmic Christ through the Master Jesus stated, "With patience ye shall possess your soul." What is important is that you work with where you are at in your capacity. Many students raise the bar too high, and when they fail to meet their expectations, dive into melancholy, defeatism and despair.

You have to work in a practical way in your level. If you have trouble with focus, work with concentration practices such as observing a candle or visualizing a work of art. As for the latter case, you should not utilize anything too intricate, but a simple image, statue or painting. You can even take time to merely focus on a dot on the wall, which is a Zen practice for developing concentration and overcoming discursive thought. Some of these concentration exercises are laid out in the Gnostic Meditation Course, which I would recommend you review.

Once you have developed concentration, you can begin to meditate effectively on the ego. The referenced course linked at the bottom of this page offers a progressive didactic for developing a meditation ethic, discipline and practice. You can work with this course and the practices it provides in order to train your mind. It is a very straightforward and accessible course, so long as you spend the time and effort in fulfilling its regiment consistently everyday.

As for matters of consumption, we should always try to ingest the most nutritious and healthy food. We should also abstain from taking intoxicants and drugs, since these disturb the waters of the mind and create chaos. From what I can determine from your post, it appears you've come to some strong realizations. Contemplate the damages that specific actions cause within your life. Once you are aware of the detrimental effects of certain substances and foods, you will not dare to indulge in them again.

What will help you in this process is reflecting on what it is you want from these studies. If you want to change, then do so. Do not vacillate. When you know if certain activities cause you harm, then do not retrogress. It is a matter of will. You can work with the Rune Dorn every morning when you wake up. This will help to establish Christ-will in your interior in order to overcome the obstacles of the mind. These are just some suggestions for you to consider as you reevaluate your situation.

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

9 years ago
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#2800
Accepted Answer
The Cosmic Christ through the Master Jesus stated, "With patience ye shall possess your soul." What is important is that you work with where you are at in your capacity. Many students raise the bar too high, and when they fail to meet their expectations, dive into melancholy, defeatism and despair.

You have to work in a practical way in your level. If you have trouble with focus, work with concentration practices such as observing a candle or visualizing a work of art. As for the latter case, you should not utilize anything too intricate, but a simple image, statue or painting. You can even take time to merely focus on a dot on the wall, which is a Zen practice for developing concentration and overcoming discursive thought. Some of these concentration exercises are laid out in the Gnostic Meditation Course, which I would recommend you review.

Once you have developed concentration, you can begin to meditate effectively on the ego. The referenced course linked at the bottom of this page offers a progressive didactic for developing a meditation ethic, discipline and practice. You can work with this course and the practices it provides in order to train your mind. It is a very straightforward and accessible course, so long as you spend the time and effort in fulfilling its regiment consistently everyday.

As for matters of consumption, we should always try to ingest the most nutritious and healthy food. We should also abstain from taking intoxicants and drugs, since these disturb the waters of the mind and create chaos. From what I can determine from your post, it appears you've come to some strong realizations. Contemplate the damages that specific actions cause within your life. Once you are aware of the detrimental effects of certain substances and foods, you will not dare to indulge in them again.

What will help you in this process is reflecting on what it is you want from these studies. If you want to change, then do so. Do not vacillate. When you know if certain activities cause you harm, then do not retrogress. It is a matter of will. You can work with the Rune Dorn every morning when you wake up. This will help to establish Christ-will in your interior in order to overcome the obstacles of the mind. These are just some suggestions for you to consider as you reevaluate your situation.

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

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