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Bastu Akhu
Sage Amenomopet Lecture 15

Dua to Bastu Akhu for her written reflections on Lecture 15 teachings of Sage Amenomopet’s wisdom text regarding violent speech. Many salient points were brought forth and I will attempt to address them point by point.

In the first paragraph it is established in a quote from Chapter 8x that speech can cause harm. This is a profound, yet underestimated truth in our modern society that equates violence with physical bodily harm which can be visibly measured. However, words can carry a blow as swift as any dagger, and can be just as life threatening. In the recent Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma,” it highlighted that low self esteem among teens, leading to increased suicide, due to cruel text messaging is a serious problem in today’s society. When Amenomopet, in his wisdom, wrote on violent speech he could not have envisioned the social media machine of modern Western society, yet his warnings ring true even more so today. Words matter and when informed by the ego can result in internal/external violence.

At the beginning of the second paragraph it rightly states that “speech should be in alignment with ethical conscience,” and that “all are the same Divine essence.” Therefore, violent speech, as was pointed out, harms us all. Those who have chosen the spiritual path understand and embrace these Divine Universal truths which, increasingly, puts them at odds with corrosive a-mystical mainstream society where civil speech, on many levels, has been replaced with hate speech. This, sadly, points to an erosion of ethical conscience in society that seems to aggrandize the bully with the loudest bullhorn.

In my youth, etiquette classes were taught in the schools and, though it was no match for the wisdom teachings of Sage Amenomopet, it was an attempt at learning ethical behavior by instructing children in “polite society.” Today such a concept would be laughable and seen as conformity, perhaps rightly so. However, with nothing in its stead we are left with absolutely no social ethical conscience for the masses to reference, making it increasingly difficult to “avoid the heated personality altogether,” as advised by Sage Amenomopet. Thus, we as initiates, must cling to the teachings and keep them close to heart on a day to day basis as we are challenged, perhaps, in a way that Sage Amenomopet could not have imagined.

Thus, I am ever grateful that the wisdom teachings of Amenomopet have survived the centuries and have been brought forth by our Spiritual Preceptors Sebai Maa and Seba Dja. As Bastu Akhu so accurately points out, it takes mench-ing the negativity from one’s personality, regardless of what the world presents, to reveal the Divine. Finally, the last paragraph highlights scripture verses from Lecture 15 on the myth of Hetheru and Djehuty, in which a beast is transformed into a Goddess by drinking “stjert,” representing “Bau n Hem Neteru” (the Souls of Ra), available to all who would partake of it. The myth of Hetheru and Djehuty is a personal favorite, as it offers redemption even to those most heated personalities among us and, thus, liberation from the egoism that leads to ignorance in the form of violent speech and other egoistic traits.

Dua Sebai Maa and Seba Dja for imparting the teachings of Sage Amenomopet
Bastu Heryt