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Sehu Khepera


Ab Setna wrote a very good synthesis of Amenenmope lesson 16 and pointed out some key principles brough forth by Sage Amemenope and Sebai Maa.
Verse 5 is a very important teaching because it demonstrates clearly the spiritual principle of letting go of fruits of actions and the general course of life. In as such there are no, if we posit the teaching of ariu and the unconscious mind clearly, random events and what seems random is only an instant in a series of causes and effects. Ab Setna rightly drew the parallel with the teaching of the Kybalion and although space is limited, a direct quotation of the teaching that illustrates what Sebai Maa was explaining would have been good to do at this point. Thus pointing to the direct teaching that is coming through the philosophical rendering, that is:

“Every cause has its effect, every effect has its cause; everything happens according to law; chance is but a name for law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the law.”

Thus illustrating that randomness is an untenable posit and lack of knowledge of causation, or lack of its acknowledgement is to not recognize the immutable law that underlie all human experience. Sebai Maa pointed out that to ignore the immutability of causation is to contradict the underlying reality of existence and that randomness is “antithetical to the grandeur design of human existence”. So, this principle of cause and effect has important and profound implications for health of mind, body and soul and if understood correctly can be employed in the process of spiritual realization.

Other significant issues that were brought up in the lesson surrounds feeling and thoughts with regards to ego aggrandizement. It was told in the lesson that feelings of self-importance and not wanting to be challenged or accept constructive criticism is an expression of strong egoism that leads to failure in life and on the spiritual path.

Another very important verse in this lesson is verse 18 where it reads:

Bu arytu qemam {mdjt} {hi} er hedjt f
Do not doing (creating forcefully) {fig} {force} harm oneself

It is explained in the lesson that spiritual aspirants can and do create their own obstacles for spiritual advancement through negative thinking which can disrupt the plan towards spiritual development and subtle obstacles that arise die to the functioning ariu develop developed from negative actions, thoughts and feelings. So these negative feelings and actions can cause disturbances in life such as not getting a well suited job or not meeting the right people on the spiritual path. It is to be clearly understood, from the teaching, that these are self-induced circumstances through wrong thinking acting and feeling.

Chapter 19 addresses the concept of joyousness and what it truly means to be happy. It was pointed out that if we ascribe positions and relationships to happiness we are in effect mixed, it is a mixed happiness and therefore is insufficient. True happiness occurs when we realize the source of all happiness and realize the Divine as the underlying essence of all existence.

Ab Setna wrote a good synthesis and brought out some good points on a very important lesson, lesson 16 is of great significance and should be reviewed over and over again.

Dua Sage Amenemope, Dua Sebai Maa, Seba Dja, Ab Setna HTP