Reply To: Teachings of Temple of Aset Lesson 9 Discussion Forum


Dua Sebai Maa for your response #7394 to my post #7388. To answer your question; “in view of these discussions may you tell us more about your “Aha” moment?”, I would have to say that, in the context that the term “nedjemnedjemyu” was introduced in the Scriptures, I finally had a frame of reference for the paradoxical human condition in which so many, in ignorance, have fallen.

According to Western culture the phrase “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is what we are entitled to as human beings. Thus, we spend our lives seeking that which will make us happy only to find that it is a temporary state, which ultimately leads to disappointment and sadness. We have no words in the English language to describe this cycle of happiness and sadness that leads to pain and suffering.

The term “nedjemnedjemyu” is a double word that implies the sweet-sour condition of worldly existence in its duality. What we are truly seeking is not happiness, but bliss, yet we get caught up in the illusion of nedjemnedjemyu instead of Nehast which is indifferent to happiness or sadness. It was that moment of clarity that struck me as an “AHA” moment and it came in an instant in a single word. I also appreciated Seba Dja’s commentary that if one attains Nehast they can still partake of the sweetness in life. I interpreted that to mean partaking, yet not being invested in the sweetness of nedjemnedjemyu.

Shems Heryt