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Bastu Akhu
Egyptian Mysteries Vol. 3 The Priests and Priestesses of Ancient Egypt
Book Report (pg. 36-38)

This book report is a continuation of the section Titled: “What does it mean to live by Truth? What does it mean to follow Truth?”

“I have not stopped my ears listening to the words of right and wrong”. (Maat)

In order for one to follow truth one must first be spiritually mature enough to face egoism, both externally and internally and commit to be free from both through personality integration. Personality integration is achieved by practicing the shedy disciplines in a balanced way, it is the key to correct thoughts, correct feelings and correct actions as well as the way to resolve cognitive dissonance positively by letting go of egoistic beliefs, thereby releasing/surrendering the psychological “tension” that comes from dissonance, (conflicts between old beliefs and new information) to wisdom/truth, instead of rationalizing to hold on to egoistic beliefs which further bolster the ego-self concept (ignorance), this is the way of the immature personality and this weakens/dull the mind as its being used for the wrong purpose, as the Kemetic proverb states :
“The noblest employment of the mind is the study of it’s Creator.”

In addition, it is through personality integration that one is able to act on what the intellect know to be true, in other words, to live by truth. The resistance to learning the art of surrendering to Truth is attributed to many causes but the root cause that lead to all other causes is the disease of egoism, thinking that one is separate from All. This have been allowed to fester in the personality for many lifetimes and thus is embedded in the unconscious mind and manifests as ariyu. So one’s ariyu can compel and impel one to negative action despite intellectually knowing what is right action. Thus being able to assimilate/acknowledge new relative truth is not enough, one need to act on it, meaning accommodate it, adjust and adapt. I gather that accommodation is being able to transform one’s personality, one’s pattern of thinking, through cleansing of the unconscious mind (Maat), this backed by proper feelings will lead to proper actions and thus capacity to live by truth.

“Morals are judged by deeds”

The last section of the assigned reading titled “Fitness to join Neterian Clergy” on pg. 38, reference the personality that’s fit to join the clergy vs.those who are not. To be fit to join the clergy, the personality must be mature, be emotional stable, virtuous, possess average intellect (ability for logical thinking, capacity for reason and critical thinking etc.) will and sufficient thinning of the ariyu and must also be centered on the purpose and goal of life Nehast. This stood out to me because if one’s attention is not focused on the Divine then it’s focused on the world which is illusory, so one might not have the “life force” to get one to actualize enlightenment if its wasted on illusory “objects” in all forms, internally and externally, which is the path of those that are not fit for the clergy. So everyone has the potential, but not everyone has the capacity.

Dua Sebai Maa, Seba Dja Dua Hemu

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