What makes every newborn child beautiful and adorable is his Essence; The Essence in itself constitutes his true reality.
What makes every newborn child beautiful and adorable is his Essence, the Essence in itself constitutes his true reality.
In all creatures, the normal growth of the Essence is certainly scanty, insufficient.
The human body grows and develops in accordance with the biological laws of the species; however, such possibilities are extremely limited for the Essence.
Unquestionably, without help, The Essence can only grow to a small degree.
Speaking frankly and bluntly, we will say that the spontaneous and natural growth of the Essence is only possible during the first three, four and five years of life; in other words, during the first phase of life.
People think that the growth and development of the Essence always occurs in a continuous way, according to the mechanics of evolution. But Universal Gnosticism clearly teaches that this does not occur in such a way. Something very special must happen, something new must be fulfilled so that the Essence may grow more.
I want to emphatically refer to the work upon oneself. The development of the Essence is only possible on the basis of conscious works and voluntary suffering.
It is necessary to understand that this work does not refer to professional matters such as banking, carpentry, masonry, railroad repairs or office matters. This work is for any person who has developed his personality; it is a psychological concern.
We all know that we have within ourselves that which is called ego, me, myself.
Unfortunately, the Essence is completely imprisoned, absorbed inside the ego, and this is lamentable. To dissolve the psychological "I", to disintegrate its undesirable elements, is something unavoidable. This is the meaning of working upon oneself.
We would never be able to liberate the Essence without previously disintegrating the psychological "I".
Religion, the Buddha, Wisdom, the particles of pain of our Father who is in heaven, and all the information we need for the intimate Self-realization of our inner Being, are within the Essence.
No one would be able to annihilate the Psychological "I" without previously eliminating the inhuman elements that we carry within ourselves.
We need to reduce to ashes the monstrous cruelty of this day and age: envy which has unfortunately become the secret trigger of action, the unbearable covetousness that has made life so bitter, the disgusting slander, calumny, which gives rise to so many tragedies, the drunken revelries, the filthy lust that smells so hideously, etc.
Accordingly, as all these abominations are being reduced to cosmic dust, the Essence, besides becoming emancipated, will harmoniously grow and develop.
Unquestionably, the Essence shines within ourselves when our psychological "I" has died.
The liberated Essence confers upon us inner beauty. Perfect happiness and true love emanate from such a beauty.
The Essence possesses multiple senses of perfection and extraordinary natural powers.
When we die within ourselves, when we dissolve the Psychological "I", we can then enjoy the precious senses and powers of the Essence.
We have been wisely told that we have ninety-seven percent of subconsciousness and three per cent of consciousness.
Plainly and bluntly speaking, we shall state that ninety-seven percent of the Essence that we carry within ourselves is bottled up, stuffed, inserted within each one of the "I's," which in their conjunction constitute the "Myself." Obviously, the Essence or Consciousness, bottled up within each "I," processes itself in accordance to its own conditioning.
A determined percentage of Consciousness is liberated when any "I" is disintegrated. Hence, the emancipation or liberation of the Essence or Consciousness without the disintegration of each "I" is impossible.
The greater the quantity of disintegrated "I's," the greater the degree of self-awareness. The lesser the quantity of disintegrated "I's," the lesser the percentage of awakened Consciousness. Therefore, the awakening of Consciousness is only possible by dissolving the "I," by dying in oneself, here and now. Unquestionably, as long as the Essence or Consciousness continues bottled up within each one of the "I's" that we carry within our interior, it will always be asleep, in a subconscious state.
It is urgent to transform the subconscious into consciousness. This is only possible by annihilating the "I's," by dying within ourselves. So, it is impossible to awaken without first having died within ourselves. Those who try to awaken first and then die, do not possess a real experience of what they affirm. they advance resolutely on the path of error.
Newborn children are marvelous. They enjoy total Self-awareness. They are totally awake. The Essence or Consciousness is re-incarnated within the body of the newborn child. This is what gives the baby its beauty.
We do not mean to state that one hundred percent of the Essence or Consciousness is re-incarnated within the newborn child; it is only the three percent of free Consciousness that normally is not bottled up within the "I's." Nevertheless, that free percentage of Essence reincarnated within the organisms of newborn babies, gives them full Self-awareness, lucidity, etc.
Adults look at the newborn with pity. they think that the baby is unconscious, nonetheless, they are lamentably mistaken. The newborn looks at adults exactly as they actually are: unconscious, cruel, perverse, etc.
The "I's" of the newborn come and go. They circle around the cradle and wish to enter into the new body. However, because the newborn child has not yet built a personality, all attempts by the "I's" to enter the new body are more than impossible. Sometimes, babies are frightened when they see those phantoms or "I's" that approach their crib and they cry, scream. Yet, adults do not understand and assume that the child is ill or is hungry or thirsty; such is the unconsciousness of adults.
As the new personality forms, the "I's" that come from previous existences penetrate the new body little by little. When the totality of the "I's" have entered into the new body, then we appear in the world with that horrible ugliness that characterizes all of us. We then wander like somnambulists everywhere, always unconscious, always perverse.
When we die three thing go to the sepulcher.
The vital organic body floats like a phantom in front of the grave and disintegrates little by little, as the physical body also disintegrates.
The personality is subconscious or infra-conscious. The personality enters and leaves the sepulcher whenever it wants. The personality rejoices when mourners bring flowers, it loves its relatives and dissolves very slowly until it becomes cosmic dust.
That which continues beyond the sepulcher is the Ego, the pluralized "I," the myself, a bunch of devils in which the Essence, the Consciousness, is bottled up. The Ego, in its due time, returns and reincorporates. It is lamentable that the "I's" also re-incarnate when the new personality of the child is built.
People confuse the Consciousness with Intelligence...
People confuse the Consciousness with intelligence or with the intellect. they qualify a very intelligent or intellectual person as a very conscious person.
Without fear of deceiving ourselves-we affirm that within a human being the Consciousness is a very particular "APPREHENSION OF INTERNAL KNOWLEDGE" completely independent of any mental activity.
The faculty of the Consciousness allows us the knowledge of ourselves. The Consciousness gives us integral knowledge of what is, of where it is, of what in fact is known, of what is certainly ignored.
Revolutionary Psychology teaches that only man by himself, can get to know himself. We are the only ones that know if we are conscious at any given moment. We are the only ones that could know about our own Consciousness. If it is there or not at any given moment.
For an instant, for a moment, man by himself and no one else can become aware of that moment. Before that moment he was not really conscious, his Consciousness was profoundly sleeping. He will then forget that experience or will keep it as a memory, as a memory of a strong experience.
It is urgent to know that the Consciousness is not a continuous thing within rational animals, it is not permanent. Normally, The Consciousness within the rational animal called a human being, sleeps profoundly.
Rare, very rare are the moments in which the Consciousness is awake. The intellectual animal works, drives cars, marries, dies, etc., with the Consciousness totally asleep, and it awakens, only in very exceptional moments.
The life of human beings is a life of dreams. but they believe that they are awake, and will never admit that they are dreaming, that their Consciousness is asleep. If any of them were to awaken, they would feel terribly ashamed of themselves, they would immediately comprehend their clownishness, their ridiculousness. This life is frightfully ridiculous, horribly tragic and rarely sublime.
If a boxer in the middle of a fight was to instantaneously awaken, covered in shame-he would look at the entire honorable public- and then, before the astonishment of the sleeping and unconscious multitudes-flee from the horrible spectacle.
When a human being admits that his Consciousness is asleep, you can be sure that he has already begun to awaken.
The reactionary schools of old-fashioned psychology that deny the existence of the Consciousness- reveal the most profound state of sleep. The henchmen of such schools profoundly sleep in an infra-conscious and unconscious state.
Those who confuse the Consciousness with the psychological functions of thoughts, feelings, motor impulses, and sensations,-in reality are very unconscious, they are profoundly asleep. Those who admit the existence of the Consciousness, but flatly deny the different levels of Consciousness, reveal the lack of conscious experience, their sleeping Consciousness.
Any person who has momentarily awakened knows very well by his own experience that there are different levels of Consciousness observable within ourselves.
First: How long did we remain conscious?
Second: frequency; how many times have we awakened our Consciousness?
Third: Amplitude and penetration; what was one conscious of ?
Revolutionary psychology and the ancient Philokalia affirm that the Consciousness can be awakened and made continuous and controllable by means of a special kind of super-effort.
A fundamental Education has as its objective the awakening of Consciousness. It is worthless to spend ten or fifteen years of in school, college, and university, if upon completion we are sleeping automatons.
It is not an exaggeration to affirm that by means of great effort Intellectual animals can become conscious of themselves for only a few minutes. It is clear that in regards to this, there are rare exceptions that we must seek with the lantern of Diogenes. Those rare cases are represented by the real men-Buddha, Jesus, Hermes, Quetzalcoatl, etc.. These founders of religions possess continuous Conscience, they are great enlightened Men.
Normally, people are not conscious of themselves, the illusion of being conscious in a continuous manner comes from the memory and from all processes of thought.
Any individual that practices a retrospective exercise in order to remember his entire life, can truly recall, remember the number of times that he was married, how many children he conceived, who his parents were, his teachers, etc., however, this does not mean the awakening of his Consciousness. This is simply the remembrance of unconscious actions, that is all.
There are four states of Consciousness:
4. Objective Conscience
The poor intellectual animal mistakenly called a human being lives only in two of these states. He spends part of his life in the sleep state, and the other part in the mistakenly called Vigil state, which is also a sleeping state.
The individual that sleeps and dreams, believes that he awakens by the fact that he returns to the Vigil state, but in reality, during this Vigil state, he continues dreaming.
This is similar to a sunrise, the stars hide due to the sunlight, but continue existing, even though the physical eyes cannot perceive them.
In normal life, the human being knows nothing about Self-conscience, much less about Objective conscience.
Nevertheless, people are proud and everyone thinks that they are Self-conscious. The intellectual animal firmly believes to be conscious of himself, and in no way will accept to be told that he is sleeping and that he lives unconscious of himself.
There are exceptional moments in which the intellectual animal awakens, but this moments are very rare. This rare awakenings can occur in an instant of great danger, during an intense emotion, in some new circumstance, in some newly unexpected situation, etc.
It is truly a disgrace that the intellectual animal has no control at all over those fleeting states of the Consciousness, that he cannot evoke them, that he cannot make them continuous. Nevertheless, the Fundamental Education affirms that the human being can achieve the control of the Consciousness, and acquire Self-conscience.
The revolutionary psychology has methods, scientific procedures to awaken the Consciousness. We need to begin by examining, studying, and then eliminating all the obstacles that cross our path.