Wednesday, 05 June 2013
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Too often have I seen my fellowmen "dominated by the gnomes of the earth" as is said in accordances with occult physiology, and what we often see in our fellowmen we often see in ourselves. I can tell I am struggling against the gnomes incessantly, and with some success, and with such successes comes the just rewards. Intuitively and rationally I can sense and I have read that laziness is an obstacle to conscious astral projection, and this is very important because Samael Aun Weor said that one who cannot consciously astrally project does not know occultism.

With all of this in mind I am beginning to wonder about the possibilities when one is aspiring to passage through the path of mastery. First we awaken in the physical dimension, and the person who completely awakens there awakens in all the dimensions. We are awakening physically and become aware of our state as we are: lazy, fat, disorganized, etc, it would seem appropriate to work to become tempered, organized, healthy, etc.

However there are various stereotypes in my mind that conflict with this. The first is that most people who have very tempered bodies are doing so for stupid reasons, and the people most infamous for these beautiful bodies often have the worst psychological characters, e.g. "Jersey Shore" types.

Another stereotype would be the type Hitler instilled. It is said that Hitler was supposed to teach Gnosis but his ego and the Great Black Lodge interfered and crystallized the effort in a negative way. This mental formation of the "perfect male" was shortly created before the launch of the Perfect Matrimony, and we all know it is wrong, but to what degree is it wrong?

I felt this prelude was necessary for the full context of my questions. I will synthesize all of this down into two questions for the sake of organization.

1) Is the perfect and highest "Gnostic ideal" as it were envisioning the highest characteristics that humans are reasonably capable of, both physically and on all the levels? That is to say, if a person is working out and developing a very robust physical health for the purposes of developing spiritual health (mastery of astral project), then really it is not a vain effort, and furthermore it is good if their physical appearance is attractive, as there clothes should be, indicating that those who follow Gnosis encounter success and self dominance?

2) Or am I incorrect about this and this "perfected" ideal is something that rapidly reaches diminishing returns. I don't think I am. I think that there is a healthy and reasonable balance to everything, but as we progress in the mastery of our own energy and four bodies of sin, then having a very high level of physique becomes something incredibly worthwhile if we aspire for the heights of mastery. Perhaps if Hitler was not a miserable failure and instead a success he would have been teaching tolerance among all races, would have continued to work against smoking, would have continued to work against degenerated art and encourage cultured art, would have encouraged the best physical body that one could reasonably obtain given their ability, etc.

Apologies for the abstractions but we have to deal with history. Thoughts?
9 years ago
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Accepted Answer
1) Aspirants of Western Yoga, as described by Morya in The Dayspring of Youth, must have very strong bodies in order to sustain the psycho-spiritual and psycho-physiological challenges exerted upon them through esoteric discipline. A sound body is a sign of a sound mind; the health of one benefits and nourishes the other. Therefore we must take care of our temple, which is the house of the living God, in order to prepare for His incarnation through proper yoga practice.

Gnostics must always be presentable, clean, decent and temperate individuals. To be lazy, extremely overweight, gluttonous or disheveled in appearance sends a bad message to those who would otherwise adopt the Gnostic teachings, but who turn away due to the "disciple's" bad appearance. We are not saying one should look like a fashion model, but we must always be clean and tidy in everything we do, since the exterior reflects the interior state.

2) Master Morya also mentioned that one should strive to have an athletic body, because this helps with yoga practice, simply because by having a strong physical body, one is more capable to transforming the stresses and difficulties of Western life. Students should dedicate some time to the exercise of the physical body in order to keep it fit and the spine healthy, since this is our individual Tree of Life, without which one is an invalid. Again, one should strive in accordance with one's capacities, yet the benefits of a strong body cannot be emphasized enough, and is part of one's esoteric discipline, contrary to what some superficial spiritualists might believe.

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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#3776
Accepted Answer
1) Aspirants of Western Yoga, as described by Morya in The Dayspring of Youth, must have very strong bodies in order to sustain the psycho-spiritual and psycho-physiological challenges exerted upon them through esoteric discipline. A sound body is a sign of a sound mind; the health of one benefits and nourishes the other. Therefore we must take care of our temple, which is the house of the living God, in order to prepare for His incarnation through proper yoga practice.

Gnostics must always be presentable, clean, decent and temperate individuals. To be lazy, extremely overweight, gluttonous or disheveled in appearance sends a bad message to those who would otherwise adopt the Gnostic teachings, but who turn away due to the "disciple's" bad appearance. We are not saying one should look like a fashion model, but we must always be clean and tidy in everything we do, since the exterior reflects the interior state.

2) Master Morya also mentioned that one should strive to have an athletic body, because this helps with yoga practice, simply because by having a strong physical body, one is more capable to transforming the stresses and difficulties of Western life. Students should dedicate some time to the exercise of the physical body in order to keep it fit and the spine healthy, since this is our individual Tree of Life, without which one is an invalid. Again, one should strive in accordance with one's capacities, yet the benefits of a strong body cannot be emphasized enough, and is part of one's esoteric discipline, contrary to what some superficial spiritualists might believe.

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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