Tuesday, 14 April 2015
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Hello everyone. I'm trying to develop concentration and self-observation.

Here's my question: is "self-observation", "vigilance" and being aware of ourselves at all times, the same thing as "remembering god", utilizing the "Key of SOL", and "keeping our bowl empty and facing upwards"?

In other words, is everything I listed above a different name for the same technique? Can we basically boil every technique down to "being mindful, aware of everything, trying not to act mechanically, and dying in ourselves from moment to moment"?

My understanding of this point is poor and probably wrong, but how could our mind be focused and one-pointed from moment to moment, if in every moment we need to be vigilant, remember our god, and be aware of Subject, Object and Location, especially while we go about our daily lives, doing things which require our attention? Basically my point is: isn't there too much stuff we need to pay attention to from moment to moment? Or is it all the same, under different names?

I noticed it's much easier to not be distracted during a meditation/concentration/relaxation session, with your eyes closed and nothing to worry about. However while doing things, like for example writing this post, It becomes really hard to be truly aware. I guess it depends on practice and experience.

I hope you can help me with my question. Thank you.
7 years ago
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Accepted Answer
Self-observation and self-remembering constitute the crux of the psychological work.

Subject, object, location, the Key of Sol, is a technique we use to strengthen our consciousness in self-observation and intimate remembrance of the Being, specifically in preparation for dream yoga.

Keeping our psychological bowl empty refers to receiving the impressions of life with cognizance, to understand our neighbor's words without our internal chatter or poor secretary (subjective personality) translating everything in a mistaken manner.

These are all different techniques for consciousness, founded on observation and awareness (muhadarah) of the presence (hudur) of the Being (may He be praised and exalted)!

Meditation armors our consciousness and helps us to maintain vigilance throughout an entire day, during multiple activities in life. The more we work with the consciousness, the stronger it becomes.

With practice, your soul will grow and learn to conquer great things in life, but to get to such points we must firmly establish esoteric discipline within our interior.
All of these esoteric disciplines of the mind must saturate our daily life. –Samael Aun Weor, Igneous Rose: Esoteric Discipline of Mind

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

7 years ago
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#9246
Accepted Answer
Self-observation and self-remembering constitute the crux of the psychological work.

Subject, object, location, the Key of Sol, is a technique we use to strengthen our consciousness in self-observation and intimate remembrance of the Being, specifically in preparation for dream yoga.

Keeping our psychological bowl empty refers to receiving the impressions of life with cognizance, to understand our neighbor's words without our internal chatter or poor secretary (subjective personality) translating everything in a mistaken manner.

These are all different techniques for consciousness, founded on observation and awareness (muhadarah) of the presence (hudur) of the Being (may He be praised and exalted)!

Meditation armors our consciousness and helps us to maintain vigilance throughout an entire day, during multiple activities in life. The more we work with the consciousness, the stronger it becomes.

With practice, your soul will grow and learn to conquer great things in life, but to get to such points we must firmly establish esoteric discipline within our interior.
All of these esoteric disciplines of the mind must saturate our daily life. –Samael Aun Weor, Igneous Rose: Esoteric Discipline of Mind

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

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