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Udja Sebai Maa,

I would be interested in knowing more regarding the Saui Set- fetters of Set and the afflictions of Set. The Fetters I understand is the darkness of ignorance, Un-Maat action, belief in egoism, and ignorance of Self. The afflictions I understand are mental and/or physical engagement in thoughts or actions of Greed, Envy, Anger, Lust, Selfishness, etc.

It seems to me that the mental-thought and the physical-action experience of the afflictions work on different levels, because I could abstain from an action of anger much easier than I can keep the mind from thoughts of anger. Is the overcoming of physical-level afflictions first needed to work consistenly on mental-afflictions?

It seems when I engage the physical action it reduces the energy behind the affliction temporarily but also reduces the effectiveness of working through the affliction with yoga.

Is the elimination of afflictions a pre-requisite for completely overcoming the fetters of Set, or are the afflictions overcome only when the fetter of ignorance of Self overcome?