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Dua for some good reflections.

About your statement: “We connect the way we do now, example facebook, in a codependent way to find happiness rather that to be happiness. This is important because it explains to me that the need to hold on to people, things, concepts, culture, and practices can be stemming from a need to connect and reminds of the true connection that needs to be made.”

 

Your insights on the idea of connection and codependency are good. I would add that the underlying issue causing a desire or impetus for connecting with others or with things that seem to at least partially or temporarily fulfill the desires is that there is an emptiness in the soul that is not fulfilled by anything in Creation except via delusion. So when people say they are “happily married” or “Life is good” it is because they are not acknowledging the inevitable times of disappointment and frustration and when the thing that seems to fulfill, does not fulfill, at least for a time and they also do not face the prospect of losing that at death but rather entertain delusions of having it after death also. The hole is produced by accepting an idea of separation and individuality away from the wholeness of spirit and this is what the religion is supposed to re-instill or help a person to rediscover. Only that will fulfill the soul and only that is real; the rest is ephemeral delusions. This is the basis of all mystery religions including Shetaut Neter.

 

About this question: “Is there a minimum number or topics to know or is there a specific sequence of books to know on the path to enlightenment. “

 

Everyone has a specific spiritual journey or path to follow in specific respects. However, there are some general principles and guidelines that apply to everyone. The following booklist seeks to provide such a general outline and then for specifics fo reach individual there are other books containing insights of special interest to individual aspirants on specific teachings and paths. GO HERE TO SEE BOOKLIST

 

About your question: “For someone who may not have an in depth working knowledge on politics, world affairs, economics etc. is it necessary for enlightenment. They will make you a better contributing member of society and able to take action when needed but can one focus their goal on enlightenment and ” get by” with surface knowledge of the world?”

 

Indeed, knowledge of world affairs is not absolutely necessary in order to attain enlightenment especially if the philosophy is understood and well seated in the mind about the illusory nature of worldly objects, situations and relations. This format would have worked well say in a historical period where a country was not going to be invaded in a person’s lifetime and there is social, economic and political balance for the foreseeable future and things remain relatively stable and simple (not many places like this these days {if at all}). What about the fact that in the modern world people are affected by society whether they like it or not so they must be prepared to confront societal issues even while being aspirants; therefore they need to know how the teaching applies to worldly situations so as to properly think, feel and act in society and not be caught up in it or lose sight of the spiritual goals. What about a situation where there is imminent social, economic and political as well as environmental disruption coming soon? Then it wold be better to be informed and take appropriate action to prepare so as to not be caught by surprise and fall under the whims of society or the vicissitudes of Shu (Climate change) and thereby be able to accelerate the spiritual disciplines or at least continue the spiritual quest with some adjustments but without serious disruption or permanent interruption. Take heed (sedjem) of post #6051

 

About the question: “1. Did civilization, by this definition, exist before migrating to Kemet and therefore brought to Kemet? “

 

The term civilization implies people who are “civil” to each other and cooperate in a civil manner to promote the affairs of a society to benefit the members of society,build better conditions and sustainable conditions for future progeny. So by this definition Ancient Egypt was not necessarily the first civilization but the first fully developed civilization. By this definition what we have now in modern society is not civilization but barbarism and worse: a parasitic society whereby the rich benefit most and the res of the population ignorantly support them and fight over the scraps that are left, as the policies of the rich lead to sufficient moral, social, economic degradation and corruption to foment constant war and destruction of the environment for all. There is some evidence that Nubia had a Pharaonic type system of government prior to Kemet but they had not achieved the grandeur and flowering of high civilization that Kemet did later on.

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The Challenge of Modern society for all spiritual aspirants

About the question: “2. In most African cultures today having many children is encouraged. You are even honored as a woman who has many children. This is not necessarily from lack of sexual control but an intended cultural practice. Why? When did the forcus come away from birthing the higher self to having many children?”

 

It is a well established sociological principle that the more primitive or degraded the society the more children are produced since the societies tend to be agrarian or hunting and gathering and susceptible to lack of hygiene and disease with higher mortality so more children are needed since many will die and this helps perpetuate the society. Another principle is that the less educated and less respected women are in a society the more children they have. So in Ancient Egyptian society, which was the most advanced African society even by today’s standards, there was balance and prosperity between men and women so women could enter other endeavors besides making babies and thus the birthrate was kept lower and the quality of society higher since there were not exploding births and growing societies with people that cannot be properly reared and socialized to produce valuable contributing members of society with real potential to reflect and express divinity instead of degraded setian desires, social disorder and mayhem, thereby allowing a spiritual society to emerge with the perspective of enlightenment and truly sustainable development that protects nature for future generations. Therefore, the Ancient Egyptians and other well adjusted societies throughout history, did not have as we do today children having children and then those children running around unsupervised, as ignorant, troubled, codependent, narcissistic and morally, spiritually, socially weak personalities giving rise to and supporting sociopathic, psychopathic corrupt leaders exploiting and destroying their lives and chocking the life out of the environment, leading to the demise of all human life.

 

“If you are wise, train children to be pleasing to God. If they are straight and take after you, take good care of them. Do everything that is good for them. They are your children, your KA begot them. Don’t withdraw your heart from them. But an offspring can make trouble. If they stray and neglect your council and disobey all that is said, with mouth spouting evil speech, then punish them for all their talk. God will hate them who cross you. Their guilt was determined in the womb. Those who God makes boatless cannot cross the water.”

-AEP

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