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Response to Post FosterJoseph #4031
I appreciated you pointing out that Aset used to words that she wanted to be “LIKE” Ra [mi Ra], as this is what the scripture says.
However, in English when if a person says to another (both unenlightened), I want to be like you…it means that person wants to achieve some qualities or characteristics that the other person has. But it does not mean that the person wants to discover the true essence of the other person and become one with that true essence.
However, if one says this to an Enlightened sage, I want to be like you, it should mean that I want to discover my true essence (which you are) also. But this really depends on the “level” of the aspirant. In the early stages of being in the presence of an advanced personality, a novice aspirant may also emulate “worldly” aspects of the personality, such a mannerisms, etc, rather than the spiritual qualities and teachings.
So, in the scripture, Aset clarifies what she means by saying she wanted to become like Ra, going on to say, by knowing this Sacred name, his God name: Ren Neter Neter Shepsy.
Thus, there is no question that she is not seeking to just be like Ra, having attributes of the “Paraclete” Ra, but she wanted to attain Nehast…to discover is true name, his sacred name, her true essence, Neberdjer.
Sebai Maa and I have previously used the term “Paraclete” (which is a term most commonly related to Christian literature) to refer to the “Conceptual HIGH God/Divinity” whether that divinity is called Ra, Aset, Amun, Nut, etc.
It represents the idea or concept of the transcendental Neberdjer, through whatever name this “High God” is referred to. In the various Theological systems, the High God changes. In Anunian Theology, Ra is the High God. In Amunian Theology, Amun is the High God. In the Goddess Theologies, any of the Goddess, such as Aset, can be the High God.
But even Neberdjer is conceptual for the unenlightened mind, but we must have a way to distinguish the concept of transcendental-all encompassing-beyond time and space from the concept of conceptual – time and space – High God/Divine Self, in this story, the “Ra” that is poisoned.
I liked the way, in his response to Shems Baket’s post, Sebai Maa coined the terms “informed faith” which he also called “intuitional faith” and distinguished it from intuitional realization, the former describing the pre-transcendental experiences…when the process is underway/”in the works” and one is not proceeding merely on “blind” faith, but one has had some experiences where the faith has been backed up by experiences, but these experiences have not yet blossomed into full intuitional realization of the transcendental Self. In other words, one is practicing and “getting there” but not fully “there” (experiencing transcendental consciousness).
Good reflections and discussions!