Saturday, 02 August 2014
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1. Samael Aun Weor explains that humanity is primarily asleep due to fascination.
Is there a lecture on explaining what fascination is and how to overcome it?
I don't know how to experience the physical senses/world disinterestedly or really without admiration/fascination.
I say to myself, "I know this feeling/sensation will pass, it is illusion" but I still enjoy music, sunsets, rain, food, playing soccer...
On a deeper level I know that advancing in meditation will help, but during practical life, how do we live without fascination?
What is the mind of non-fascination?

2. I also ask this becuase lately my dreams have been many and more detailed each night.
I wake up 3-4 different times each night with different dreams.
I see places and people and things that aren't in my physical world life, and when I wake up in my bed I always think, "I haven't seen that person in years.....I've never been to that place.....who are these people......why was I doing/saying this/that...I'm not a professional athlete.....etc.....etc....that was absurd...."
I think it is due to fascination that I am just an observer of my dreams and not a conscious participant.
My dreams are more active than my physical world life and I'm wondering why only when I wake in my bed I realise that all of those experiences are in the dream world/mind.
I will work on more discernment but I'm wondering why I wake up 3-4 times each night and I feel discouraged that I did not know in the dream that these people/places are not in my physical world life and I should wake up in the dream and live. More fascination? Lack of discernment?

Thank you for your thoughts and time :)
8 years ago
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Accepted Answer
This question is best understood in the context of the four states of consciousness, which is explained here: http://gnosticteachings.org/download/beginning-here-and-now-introductory-lectures/379-beginning-here-and-now-four-states-of-consciousness.html

Fascination is a quality of the two lower states. In the third state, one establishes a watchful state that resists fascination.

The following articles also have information on this: http://gnosticteachings.org/component/search/?searchword=Four%20States&ordering=newest&searchphrase=exact&limit=10

Awakening internally is gradual, and is a reflection of our state of consciousness during the day. Discovering that one is asleep is a sure sign that one is awakening. So, during daily activities, discover how and when you lose consciousness, and what causes you to fall into such states. Constantly provoke a state of active watchfulness, questioning what you are experiencing, and you will start to do so at night.

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

8 years ago
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#7404
Accepted Answer
This question is best understood in the context of the four states of consciousness, which is explained here: http://gnosticteachings.org/download/beginning-here-and-now-introductory-lectures/379-beginning-here-and-now-four-states-of-consciousness.html

Fascination is a quality of the two lower states. In the third state, one establishes a watchful state that resists fascination.

The following articles also have information on this: http://gnosticteachings.org/component/search/?searchword=Four%20States&ordering=newest&searchphrase=exact&limit=10

Awakening internally is gradual, and is a reflection of our state of consciousness during the day. Discovering that one is asleep is a sure sign that one is awakening. So, during daily activities, discover how and when you lose consciousness, and what causes you to fall into such states. Constantly provoke a state of active watchfulness, questioning what you are experiencing, and you will start to do so at night.

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

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