Saturday, 01 March 2014
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In "Light from Darkness" Samael states that "Thinking is an abnormal accident whose original cause is found in the "I." If so, when I am reading and studying gnosis and thinking about gnostic information, is this always through the lens of my ego?

Can I assume most, if not all, emotion is also from the "I"? When I look at my dogs and my heart feels warm and full of love, is that also through my ego, or is there some purity in that?

In self-observation, many of the thoughts that enter my head seem benign ("I should vacuum the floor."). Many of the emotions that I feel seem to be benign or maybe even somehow beneficial ("That orchid is so beautiful. I am so appreciative mom gave me this lovely plant, and I am in such awe at the beauty of nature!") I am confused as to whether ALL of what goes through my mind is tainted, and how to discern what is or is not. Could someone please share some insight?
8 years ago
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Accepted Answer
We possess within our interior the superior intellectual and superior emotional centers, which process the spiritual cognition and superior sentiments of the Being. These are conscious qualities, not subjective animal elements. Typically we only experience the subjective nature of the mind, which is thought, feeling, and impulse. However, if we develop self-observation and intimate remembrance of our Self, then we can activate our free consciousness in order to receive superior concepts and the beautiful superior emotions of the Being.

However, we are 97% ego, so this is difficult to achieve. Therefore, we must always question our experience, perceptions, and mind. But by following our intuition, we will know, through the development of conscious discrimination and faith in God, when we are receiving superior messages and influences from our Innermost, whether in the form of thought or a divine emotional state. The more we develop self-observation and the annihilation of the desire, the deeper our connection with divinity.

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!"

8 years ago
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#6017
Accepted Answer
We possess within our interior the superior intellectual and superior emotional centers, which process the spiritual cognition and superior sentiments of the Being. These are conscious qualities, not subjective animal elements. Typically we only experience the subjective nature of the mind, which is thought, feeling, and impulse. However, if we develop self-observation and intimate remembrance of our Self, then we can activate our free consciousness in order to receive superior concepts and the beautiful superior emotions of the Being.

However, we are 97% ego, so this is difficult to achieve. Therefore, we must always question our experience, perceptions, and mind. But by following our intuition, we will know, through the development of conscious discrimination and faith in God, when we are receiving superior messages and influences from our Innermost, whether in the form of thought or a divine emotional state. The more we develop self-observation and the annihilation of the desire, the deeper our connection with divinity.

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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