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Egyptian Mysteries Vol. 3 The Priests and Priestesses of Ancient Egypt
Book Report “What does it mean to live by truth? What does it mean to face the truth?” (pg. 34-35)

“Truth is but one; thy doubts are thine own raising. It that made virtues what they are, planted also in thee a knowledge of their pre-eminence…”

“The laws of God are the first thing the seeker will find on the way to the truth.”
Ancient Kemetic Proverbs

Udja,

Truth is one of the most important principles of Maat as it is from “truth” that all the other principles come from. So, the art of living by truth begins with an understanding of what Truth is. The highest truth being Absolute Truth (Neberdjer) can be assimilated to a mental understanding as two truths (Maati) truth of relative time and space reality and truth of the transcendental. Thus, living by truth means living by the principles of truth, the laws of God/Neberdjer, Maat, which leads to the source and Oneness of ALL. Living by Maat causes one’s capacity to follow “truth” to increase and thus allowing egoism to decrease. In other words, as one increase in awareness of what reality actually is (truth) one in essence is letting go of delusions (egoism) and the egoistic immature childish (suga) notions that allow one to be caught up in ego preservation patterns of thinking, feeling & acting, the very cause of lack of knowledge of self.

In addition, facing truth means facing errors internally and externally
And as Sebai states this allows “truth to come and be juxtapose to your knowledge and understanding” therefore one must be willing to reject delusion and seek to follow higher truth when presented even if at an intellectual understanding at first. This ability develops over time with deliberate training of the ego to act on truth. So, acknowledging truth alone will not lead one to live and act on/by truth due to ariyu etc., but engaging this process that examines internal and external stimuli and adapting a life style that affirms that “reality is good and delusion is not” is paramount to increasing one’s ability to live and act by truth, shems Maat over time. If one is not engaged in this process then one is following their own desires, delusions etc. which is shems ab, the road to more pain and suffering.

In conclusion, living by truth, facing truth and acting on truth is what leads to the goal of life, spiritual enlightenment and as such, aspirants should be steadfast in making sure they affirm the Maatian injunction <em>” I have not stopped-up my ears against the words of right and wrong” and therefore do not overlook truth.

Dua Sebai Maa, Dua Seba Dja, Dua Hemus

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