Reply To: Teachings of Temple of Aset Lesson 4 Discussion Forum


A very thoughtful post.

In this post I have noted that you have reflected clearly on the philosophy of dispassion and the goals intended as well as the higher practices of letting go of worldly interests and troubles while handling the practical realities that are necessary and not running away from the legitimate problems and difficulties of life. Letting go is a goal higher than dispassion so dispassion is a tool to help reach relinquishment. A partner philosophical tool in the disciplinary efforts towards uha is saa or understanding and maat is key to saa in the context of saa meaning understanding with feeling. If is impossible to have crystal clear understanding that can be fully adopted and integrated into the personality if the feelings of the personality are disturbed by negative unconscious impressions that will continually fan the flames of negative sentiments and emotions, incapacitating intellect leading to intuition. Therefore part of the task of spiritual evolution is resolving feelings due to misconceptions, traumas and resentments of the past. In this context an aspirant should seek to be like the Divine by acting (ary-Maat) like the Divine. The text below comes from an Ancient Egyptian Stele dedicated to and speaking about the forbearance of the Divine in the form of AMUN-RA; this teaching may be applied to any tutelary Divinity. By understanding the illusoriness of the world and adopting a forbearing attitude (for it is not worthwhile to be overly burdened by an illusion) and at the same time upholding justice to the extent allowed by life, without losing balance of body and mind and feelings, it is possible to work through life while gradually extricating from the vicissitudes of human folly and spiritual ignorance.

“The Lord is disposed to forgive.
The Lord of Thebes spends not a whole day in anger,
HIS wrath passes in a moment, none remains.
His breath comes back to us in mercy,
Amun returns upon his breeze.
May your ka (mind-disposition) be kind, may you forgive,
It shall not happen again.
Says the draftsman in the Place-of-Truth, Nebre, justified. ”