Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The origin of ego / The crystallization of ego in our psyche ~ Atman Nityananda

Adam and Eve
The origin of ego
The crystallization of ego in our psyche

The ego has been crystallized in the psych of human beings from the symbolic time of Adam and Eve thousands years ago and through the aeons has become more complicated and strong. 

Paramahansa Yogananda, Samael Aun Weor and George Ivanovich Gurdieff mention in their books that the sexual behavior was the cause of the development of ego.

 I post here some interested extracts of these masters about the crystallization of the ego in our psych.

Extract from book "Practice of Brahmacharya" by Swami Sivananda“

Swami Sivananda
… Adam fell on account of one loose moment. Eve tempted on account of one desire. The forbidden fruit will ripen before the human eyes in no time. …Beware of Maya and its meshes. The chains of gold can be cut asunder, but not the silken meshes of Maya. A single unguarded moment is sufficient to capsize the whole casket of pearls, down into the dark abyss of passion and lust.
Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Sexual desire, vulgar attraction for the opposite sex, is the greatest impurity. This causes the real bondage.”



Below an extract of a commentary on Ch.1.1 of BHAGAVAD GITA by Paramahansa Yogananda 

Paramahansa Yogananda
“At the beginning of the cycle of manifested creation, God materialized all froms by direct, special, creative command: the “Word” or cosmic creative vibration of Aum (Om), with its manifest powers of creation, preservation and dissolution. God endowed man, made in His omnipotent image, with this same creative power.

But Adam and Eve (symbolic of the first pairs of human beings), yielding to touch-temptation, lost the power of “immaculate creation” by which they had been able to clothe all their mental pictures with energy and life, thus materializing children from the ether (bringing them into manifestation from the ideational world), even as gods.

Man and woman, instead of seeking emancipation in God through soul unity, sought satisfaction through the flesh. 

The seed of the original error of “Adam and Eve” remains in all human beings as the first temptation of the flesh against the immaculate laws of Spirit(“touch not the tree in the center of the garden!”). Each individual since that dim era has had to engage his soul in battle with the cosmically present temptation of sex. The creator in man has become a dictatorial creature.

The sex impulse is the single most physically magnetic power that pulls the life and consciousness down from Spirit in the higher centers in the brain, out through the coccygeal center into matter and body consciousness. The beginner in yoga meditation experiences all too definitely how grounded he is by the stubborn attachment of his life and energy to the body, sometimes without realizing that it is his uncontrolled thoughts and acts of sex that are primarily responsible for his earthbound condition.”

Below an extract of MAGIC RUNES (Chapter 29) THE ORIGIN OF THE PLURALIZED “I” by Samael Aun Weor

Samael Aun Weor
I also knew the last times of the third Root Race. I lived in that epoch, which is cited in Genesis as being that ancient age in which Adam and Eve were cast out of Eden.

In those times, humanity had already divided themselves into opposite sexes. The sexual act was then a sacrament which was only performed inside of the temples.

In certain lunar epochs, the Lemurian tribes were performing long travels. They were departing on pilgrimages towards the holy places, with the purpose of multiplying the specie (let us recall our honeymoon trips).

We, all the Lemurians, were children born from will power and yoga. Maithuna (sexual tantra: sexual union without orgasm) was what we performed during the copulation, and no one was committing the error of ejaculating the entity of semen.

The human seed always passed into the womb without the spilling of semen being necessary. The multiple combinations of this infinite substance are marvelous.

The king and queen monarchs were sexually united before the very altar of the temple, and the multitudes were performing the copulation inside the sacred precinct and in the rocky patios filled with mysterious hieroglyphics.

The holy Gods were wisely directing those mystical ceremonies, which were indispensable for the reproduction of the human specie. No one was thinking in perversity, since the pluralized ‘I’ was not born yet.

I was living in the country with my tribe, far away from those walled cyclopean cities. We were abiding in a big cabin, cottage or hut. Close to our rounded palm roofed residence, I remember with entire clarity that there was a military base where the warriors of our tribe were meeting.
It happened that on a certain night, all of us, fascinated by a strange Luciferic power, resolved to perform the sexual act out of the temple. Thus, we, each of the couples delivered ourselves to lust.
Next day, in the morning, as if nothing had happened, we had the daring, the shame, the insolence, the impudence to present ourselves as usual in the temple. However, something unexpected and terrible happened.

All of us saw a God of Justice, a great Master, dressed with a day-breaking and immaculate sacerdotal vesture. With a flaming sword which he was turning in every way to threaten us, he said,: “Get out, you unworthy!” It is clear that we then fled terrorized.

Obviously, this event was repeated in all the corners of the enormous continent Mu. This is how the humanity Adam- Eve was cast out from the Garden of Eden. Following this event, which is registered in the Genesis of all religions, horrifying epilogues were occurring. Millions of human creatures were developing the abominable Kundartiguador organ when they started to mix Magic with fornication...


Below an extract of BEELZEBUB’S TALES TO HIS GRANDSON by George Ivanovich Gurdieff 

George Ivanovich Gurdieff
"So, my boy, in view of this, the Most High Commission decided, among other things, to implant provisionally in the common presence of the three-brained beings there a special organ (kundabuffer) with properties that, first, would make them perceive reality 'upside down' and, second, would cause every repeated impression from the outside to crystallize in them data that engender factors for evoking sensations of 'pleasure' and 'enjoyment.

In another point George Ivanovich Gurdieff says:

"Before continuing to relate how all this occurred, I must tell you in a little more detail about that sacred substance which is the final result of the evolving transformations of every kind of being-food and is formed in the presence of every being without distinction of 'brain system ' This sacred substance, elaborated in the presence of beings of every kind, is almost everywhere called 'exioëhary,' but your favorites on the planet Earth call it 'sperm.

"Through the all-gracious foresight and command of our Common Father Creator and according to the actualization of Great Nature, this sacred substance (semen) arises in the presence of all beings, without distinction of brain system or exterior coating, in order that by its means they may consciously or automatically fulfill that part of their being-duty which consists in the continuation of their species. But in the presence of three-brained beings it also arises in order that they may consciously transform it for coating their higher being-bodies for their own being.

"Before the second transapalnian perturbation there, which the contemporary three-brained beings refer to as the 'loss of the continent of Atlantis,' in the period when various consequences of the properties ofthe organ kundabuffer had already begun to be crystallized in their presence, a being-impulse was gradually formed in them which later became predominant.

"This impulse is now called 'pleasure', and in order to satisfy it they were already beginning to exist in a manner unbecoming to three-centered beings, that is to say, most of them gradually began to remove this sacred being-substance from themselves for the satisfaction of this impulse alone.

"Well, my boy, from then onmost of the three-brained beings of the planet Earth were not content to carry out the process of the removal of this substance, which is continuously elaborated in them, only at those periods normally established by Great Nature for beings in accordance with their organization, for the purpose of the continuation of their species

Owing to this, and also to the fact that most of them had ceased to utilize this substance consciously for coating their higher being-bodies, it came about that when they did not remove it from themselves in ways that by then had become mechanical, they naturally experienced a sensation called 'sirklinimana,' a state they describe as 'feeling out of sorts,' and which is invariably accompanied by what is called 'mechanical suffering.

COMMENTARY

Ego has been created by the externalization of sexual energy due to sexual union with orgasm. When sexual energy is externalized then, the prana, the mind and the awareness flow outward towards the physical body and the sense objects. This way identification with the body (the sense the body is ‘me’) and the sense objects (‘Mineness’) takes place.

The pleasure that the mind experiences due to orgasm becomes lust and passion that are imprinted and accumulated in the energy body and in the mind. The ego which basically is made of pleasure and lust demands to experience the pleasure more strongly after every pleasurable experience.Thus desire is developed which gradually from desire (desire is lust to possess an object and have pleasure) for sex modifies as desire for eating and drinking, desire for fame, power etc.

It is not a coincidence that the sexual degeneration we see today all over the world and the growth of ego go together.

Conclusion: The ego has been created by modification of sexual energy

The development of the ego had as a consequence the disorientation of the intellect which became more and more clouded. Thus the intellect instead of reflecting the consciousness and be an instrument of the divine will has become the servant of the ego which seeks pleasures in the illusory sense objects. Together with desire and ego-sense have been developed the side effects of pleasure and desire too. These are innumerable but the main are the anger, fear, aggressiveness, separation, sadness, sorrow, depression, selfishness, irritability, etc. 

Birth after birth, generation after generation the ego gradually modifies in innumerable ways and we can see today how much the ego has become complicated after thousands of years of its development. The majority of earthlings nowadays are occupied by this virus of ego. They have become problematic insane entities who create great amount of suffering for themselves and their fellows. Collectively the ego becomes more insane and creates wars, violence, famine, environment pollution, exploitation of women, of animals etc…

Gurdieff and Samael Aun Weor have also said that Kundabuffer or Kundarticuador was also the factor which together with the sexual degeneration caused the development of ego.

TECHNIQUE FOR DISSOLVING THE “I” by Samael Aun Weor

..Thus, the subconsciousness is the same Ego or the Psychological ‘I’, that is rooted in the evil consequences of the Kundartiguador Organ.

The Most Saintly Ashiata Shiemash fought very hard in order to take the evil consequences of the Kundartiguador Organ out from humanity. The Holy Lama in Tibet also suffered very much in order to save humanity from the horrifying consequences of the mentioned fatal organ.

Buddha, Jesus, Moses and other Masters passed through much bitterness in order to liberate humanity from the disastrous consequences of the Kundartiguador Organ…

BEELZEBUB’S TALES TO HIS GRANDSON by George Ivanovich Gurdieff 

"You know that by this time what is called 'mechanical instinct' had gradually been engendered in them, as is normal in three-brained beings.

"The sacred members of the Most High Commission then reasoned that if this mechanical instinct in the biped three-brained beings of that planet were to develop toward the attainment of Objective Reason, as usually occurs everywhere among three-brained beings, it might possibly happen that they would prematurely comprehend the reason for their presence on that planet and would then make a good deal of trouble; it might happen that once they understood the reason for their arising, namely, that by their existence they should maintain the detached fragments of their planet, and became convinced of their slavery to circumstances utterly foreign to them, they would refuse to continue this existence of theirs and on principle destroy themselves.

"So, my boy, in view of this, the Most High Commission decided, among other things, to implant provisionally in the common presence of the three-brained beings there a special organ ('organ kundabuffer ') with properties that, first, would make them perceive reality 'upside down' and, second, would cause every repeated impression from the outside to crystallize in them data that engender factors for evoking sensations of 'pleasure' and 'enjoyment.'

"Then, with the help of the Universal Arch-Chemist-Physicist, the Angel Looisos, a member of this Most High Commission, they made a 'something' grow in the three-brained beings there, in a special way at the base of their spinal column at the root of their tail—for at that time they still had a tail, and that part of their common presence still kept its normal aspect, expressing the 'fullness of their being-significance'—a 'something' that fostered the arising in them of the properties I just mentioned.

"Then, with the help of the Universal Arch-Chemist-Physicist, the Angel Looisos, a member of this Most High Commission, they made a 'something' grow in the three-brained beings there, in a special way at the base of their spinal column at the root of their tail—for at that time they still had a tail, and that part of their common presence still kept its normal aspect, expressing the 'fullness of their being-significance'—a 'something' that fostered the arising in them of the properties I just mentioned.

"And this 'something' they then for the first time called the 'organ kundabuffer '

"Having made this organ grow in the presence of the three-brained beings and having made sure that it would work, the Most High Commission of Sacred Individuals, headed by the Archangel Sakaki, returned to the Center, reassured and with clear conscience, while on the planet Earth, which has taken your fancy, the action of this ingenious and astonishing invention began to flourish from the very first day, as the wise Mullah Nasr Eddin would say, like 'the trumpets of Jericho.' 

COMMENTARY: Sexual energy is the primordial and most powerful energy of the universe, and it is the only one that has the power to create at all levels.

Everything in this universe is modifications of this primordial energy. All physical and psychic phenomena are created by the Divine sexual Shakti.

Be aware that the physical body is created by two sexual cells, one spermatozoon and one ovum. These two sexual cells are united and modified to all other cells and organs of the body. Similarly all psychological features, positive and negative ones, are modifications of sexual energy.

~Swami Chitananda
"This creative potential, creative power, is present throughout the botanical and animal kingdoms. It is this alone that manifests as all the different forces in the individual human being—the power of acting, the power of thinking, the ability to see, hear, smell, taste, to digest, to breathe—everything. And it is this that is equally present in both sexes as the sex energy. Therefore,this being the key to life, one can imagine its importance, and one can also imagine its precious quality."
~Swami Chitananda

That’s why most of spiritual paths give great importance to the transformation of sexual energy. Some paths like Tantra yoga or hatha yoga aim with very specific practices to transform the sexual energy and activate the shakti-kundalini. Sexual energy wisely utilized can transform a man to God. False use of it can create the egoic qualities in man and transform him even to a demon.

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