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awakening

  Friday, 10 January 2014
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I understand that awakening is not a concept but a reality. Being as I am 'asleep' however, I'm trying to understand what it means.

It came to me that we as humans are 'hive mind' to a greater or lesser degree. We come up with concepts that we think are 'original', but they really are popping up in multiple minds simultaneously. Does awakening have to do with establishing an independence from the collective mind? Is it recognizing the crowd in the mind and listening to the inner self and not everyone's 'shared thoughts'? Am I on the right track?
8 years ago
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#5359
Accepted Answer
Awakening is a relative term. We use the word "light" to describe the dim light of phosphorescent plant, as well as the bright light of the sun. Similarly, when our consciousness is here and now, aware of being, we are "awake" at our level, yet this is not the same as the awakened state of beings more pure than we are.

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

8 years ago
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#5315
Awakening is simply the activation of the consciousness, in whatever state it happens to be in. For example, those poor souls who are being recycled by nature, being cleansed of defects by the hell realms, also awaken, because the conditioning is being removed. However, they awaken in hell. This is how they become fully conscious of their situation and their past mistakes.

Becoming an individual is only possible by creating the soul, which gives entrance into the superior kingdoms of nature. You cannot be an individual unless you have an individual mind, which is an elaboration of the solar bodies.

Having said that, awakening is also necessary. Having the bodies is not enough; they are merely vessels. There are many who have those bodies yet still have not attained individuality, because they remain functioning as animals.

We learn to awaken here and now in order to understand that we are not yet individuals: we have our own inner "collective mind": the many defects we have.

Freedom from the external collective mind only comes by dissolving the internal collective mind.

Individuality comes from dissolving the ego.

"Individuality is one hundred percent sacred; rare are those who have it, nevertheless everyone thinks they have it.

"How can we eliminate “I’s” if we think that we have a single “I”?

"Certainly, only the one who has never seriously observed his own self can think that he has a single “I.”

"Nevertheless, in regard to this teaching, we must be very clear, because the psychological danger of confusing authentic individuality with the concept of some species of a “superior I,” or something similar, exists.

"Sacred individuality is very far beyond any type of “I.” Sacred individuality is what it is, what it has always been and what it shall always be.

"Legitimate individuality is the Being. The reason for the Being to be is to be the Being Himself."

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

8 years ago
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#5328
It seems like the term 'awakening' gets abused. I feel that it is often used to describe one who is awake in the superior worlds or has some consciousness beyond the 3rd dimension. From what you're saying, this is not necessarily the proper definition. I go through my day trying to be 'awake' and not on autopilot, and from what you're saying this is the intent of the directive to 'be awake'. I'm still not sure I understand what it is to have the consciousness activated, but perhaps this is just because of my state of degeneration and prominence of my ego.
8 years ago
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#5359
Accepted Answer
Awakening is a relative term. We use the word "light" to describe the dim light of phosphorescent plant, as well as the bright light of the sun. Similarly, when our consciousness is here and now, aware of being, we are "awake" at our level, yet this is not the same as the awakened state of beings more pure than we are.

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

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