Tuesday, 19 February 2013
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Dear instructors,

In the lecture about dealing with problems (http://gnosticteachings.org/the-teachings-of-gnosis/lectures-by-samael-aun-weor/3065-how-to-deal-with-problems.html) the master gives this as an advise:
The emotional we have put to work by the interchange of impressions, of happiness; and the instinctive-motor we have put it to work by riding on horseback, coming and going through this forest that is so beautiful.
Can you give some other examples on how to activate the different centers in a positive way. For instance, does listening to classical music or performing metta help with the emotional center? Runes for the motor instinctive?
Also, what did the master mean with "by the interchange of impressions, of happiness"?

Kind regards,

Olivier.
9 years ago
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Accepted Answer
One rises from the mire of suffering by learning how to select impressions.

It is not a matter of “being better”; what interests us is change. The Being surges forth when one has changed and has ceased to exist.

The undesirable elements that we carry within our interior are the ones that control our perceptions, preventing us from having an integral perception, which brings us joy and happiness.


The human being behaves very differently when he is in a crowd. He does things that he would not normally do when he is alone. Why does this happen? This occurs because he opens the doors (his senses) to negative impressions and he ends up doing things that he would never do if he were alone.

When one opens the doors to negative impressions, one not only alters the order of the emotional center which is in the heart, but moreover one makes this center negative. For example, if somebody we know is filled with anger because another person hurt him, we open our doors to those impressions and end up taking the side of our friend and feeling animosity towards the one who hurt him. We too become filled with anger, without even having played a part in the matter.

Let us suppose that one opens the doors to a negative impression of a drunkard; one then ends up accepting a drink, then another, and another, and so forth. In conclusion, one ends up being a drunkard too.

Let us suppose that one opens the doors to the negative impressions of a person of the opposite sex; most likely, one ends up fornicating and committing all types of transgressions.

If we open the doors to the negative impressions of a drug addict, then maybe we will end up smoking marijuana or consuming some type of intoxicants. As a conclusion, failure will come.

Thus, this is the way that human beings infect each other within their negative atmospheres. Thieves alter other people into becoming thieves. Murderers infect someone else. Drug addicts infect other people. This is how drug addicts, thieves, usurers, murderers, etc., multiply. Why? Because we commit the error of always opening our doors to negative emotions and this is never right. Therefore, let us select our emotions.

If someone brings us positive emotions of light, beauty, harmony, happiness, love, and perfection, then let us open the doors of our heart to him. But if someone brings us negative emotions of hate, violence, jealousy, drugs, alcohol, fornication and adultery, why should we open the doors of our heart to him? Let us close them! Close the doors to all negative emotions.

When one reflects on gregarious conduct, one can modify it perfectly and make something better out of life. - Revolution of the Dialectic


Therefore, it is useful to learn how to chose what we feed our three brains. Each of us needs certain kinds of psychological food. Through self-knowledge and experimentation, you will find what impressions most nourish your three brains—and thereby energize your rise out of darkness.

Simple examples:

Intellect: contemplate useful knowledge, meditate, learn superior forms of logic and abstract thought

Emotion: listen to classical music, observe art, watch a sunset, laugh with friends, play with a child

Motor-Instinct-Sex: exercise, play sports, swim, walk, transmute, keep the body fit and strong, eat healthy, high-quality foods, drink pure water

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

9 years ago
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#3220
Accepted Answer
One rises from the mire of suffering by learning how to select impressions.

It is not a matter of “being better”; what interests us is change. The Being surges forth when one has changed and has ceased to exist.

The undesirable elements that we carry within our interior are the ones that control our perceptions, preventing us from having an integral perception, which brings us joy and happiness.


The human being behaves very differently when he is in a crowd. He does things that he would not normally do when he is alone. Why does this happen? This occurs because he opens the doors (his senses) to negative impressions and he ends up doing things that he would never do if he were alone.

When one opens the doors to negative impressions, one not only alters the order of the emotional center which is in the heart, but moreover one makes this center negative. For example, if somebody we know is filled with anger because another person hurt him, we open our doors to those impressions and end up taking the side of our friend and feeling animosity towards the one who hurt him. We too become filled with anger, without even having played a part in the matter.

Let us suppose that one opens the doors to a negative impression of a drunkard; one then ends up accepting a drink, then another, and another, and so forth. In conclusion, one ends up being a drunkard too.

Let us suppose that one opens the doors to the negative impressions of a person of the opposite sex; most likely, one ends up fornicating and committing all types of transgressions.

If we open the doors to the negative impressions of a drug addict, then maybe we will end up smoking marijuana or consuming some type of intoxicants. As a conclusion, failure will come.

Thus, this is the way that human beings infect each other within their negative atmospheres. Thieves alter other people into becoming thieves. Murderers infect someone else. Drug addicts infect other people. This is how drug addicts, thieves, usurers, murderers, etc., multiply. Why? Because we commit the error of always opening our doors to negative emotions and this is never right. Therefore, let us select our emotions.

If someone brings us positive emotions of light, beauty, harmony, happiness, love, and perfection, then let us open the doors of our heart to him. But if someone brings us negative emotions of hate, violence, jealousy, drugs, alcohol, fornication and adultery, why should we open the doors of our heart to him? Let us close them! Close the doors to all negative emotions.

When one reflects on gregarious conduct, one can modify it perfectly and make something better out of life. - Revolution of the Dialectic


Therefore, it is useful to learn how to chose what we feed our three brains. Each of us needs certain kinds of psychological food. Through self-knowledge and experimentation, you will find what impressions most nourish your three brains—and thereby energize your rise out of darkness.

Simple examples:

Intellect: contemplate useful knowledge, meditate, learn superior forms of logic and abstract thought

Emotion: listen to classical music, observe art, watch a sunset, laugh with friends, play with a child

Motor-Instinct-Sex: exercise, play sports, swim, walk, transmute, keep the body fit and strong, eat healthy, high-quality foods, drink pure water

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

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