Isha De Lubicz

A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on desires, liberation, and enlightenment

To arouse oneself from the state of sleep and take the first step toward liberation, one must attain a thorough understanding of the meaning of the Permanent Witness (or Ego-Consciousness) and see in that it differs from mere brain-consciousness.

            We shall then be able to understand hoe this personal conscience, though it needs to be awakened, is nevertheless a part of Personality whose aims are in general opposed to those of the Spiritual Self.

            The Personality wants:

            •  Continuity on earth
            •  The relative values of this temporary existence
            •  Intellectual information put at the service of worldly interests (a social, scientific, or commercial career)
            •   Mediocrity – since rash extremes can never expect to win public approval and gain social and worldly advantage
            •   Utilitarianism, meaning everything that fits in with mundane computation and logical reason
 

            The Spiritual Witness on the other hand, desires:

            •   To unite with the human and thus transmute it into an immortal being
            •   Absolute values which are indestructible
            •   To open the “heart” to intuitive knowledge
            •   The sense of excess, as a springboard from which to overleap human limitations and convert the fall of man into an opportunity of evolution
            •   Unalterable love of reality
            •   Love of life for its own sake
            •   Love of impersonal Love

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 44

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A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on teaching and insight

Not even the best teacher can present one with consciousness, or fill one with knowledge; but in a man suitably disposed it is possible to arouse reactions which will lead in the right direction.

            Often it is useful to prepare the ground by clarifying essential ideas in order to get rid of prejudices.  But the most effective instruction is that which leads the seeker to put his problems clearly to himself so that then he can find he answer for himself in meditation.

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 67

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A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on idol, idolatry, religion, god, and projection

Many are those who project their imaginings outside themselves and create gods “in their own image and likeness.”  The powers they would adore are those that can grant them all the boons they yearn for in this world and the next.  They are answered by Christ’s word:  “Ye know not what ye ask” (Mark 10:38).

            Their wish is for an idol to protect and favor them, or else for a divine being who can be loved possessively.  But the paradises, like gods, are made by men according to their desires, and their misfortune will be that they will often find what they have imagined.  But what we can imagine is no part of the inexpressible Divine.     

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 78

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A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on frantic, hurry, frenzy, and senses

The life of the senses, when indulged so far, becomes extremely exacting.  It is simple enough to arouse one’s physical appetites, but not so easy to control them.  Nerves trained to excitement feel an unhealthy craving for it, and when the life of brain and senses has been accustomed to be fed continually from without by an unending flow of secondhand thoughts and images, of catchy tunes and twitching rhythms, it calls for these things because they render individual effort superfluous, and shake to pieces any notion of real values.  That is our modern world, dancing the infernal roundelay of haste, ever more deeply involved in the quest for variety and novelty.

            A mind trained to these frantic gymnastics will clearly show two characteristics; It will be insatiable, always preferring quantity to quality, and it will suffer from the need for speed.

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: Intro

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A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on confusion, discernment, and religion

... For he will know that behind all religions there is only one Truth, and the revelation of this truth through their different myths and symbols brings harmony instead of discord.  This clarification will only be resisted by those who want to obscure the original teaching in order to assure their own control over the minds and consciences of men.

            The difficulty of the present age is caused by the confused variety of beliefs and opinions.  The restlessness of our daily life, and the falsity of conventional artificial standards in morality and aesthetics, have corrupted our vision, until it seems that nothing short of catastrophe can arouse us to a truer awareness.  We confuse the discernment of reality with our personal opinion, and intellectual judgment with recognition of truth.

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on battle, will, and automatic behavior

Our aim is to realize the suprahuman state by awakening and uniting the Permanent Witness with that of the highest Self.

            ...To pursue this path without being deflected, the first requirement is the gradual destruction of automatic behavior, by learning to recognize the drama which is fought out in a human being, to know the combatants and their weapons.

            This drama is the duel between the two wills, the Personal Will and the Will to the Light.

            Many human beings know nothing of this drama: those whose brain-consciousness makes so much noise that the two witnesses cannot be heard.  In these, who are legion, the Automatic Self reigns uncontrolled, having nothing to restrain it but an atavistic moral sense and the conventional religious or social rules of its education.  Moral problems, for such people, can only be a choice between obeying their established moral code and breaking it at the bidding of self-interest or instinct.

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 39

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A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on finding god and enlightenment

No earthly man can perceive Spirit except in his own flesh.  And this is no mere literary simile, but a most positive reality.  You can only find your God by generating Him in yourself, in the darkness of your own body.

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 40

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