Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Proverbs 30: Masters and Disciples

The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,

Surely I am more brutish (animal mind: ego) than any (real) man (Manas: the Solar Mind), and have not the understanding (Binah: the Holy Spirit) of a (true) man (who has already eliminated the ego).

I neither learned wisdom (Chokmah: Christ), nor have the knowledge (Daath) of the holy (Resurrected Masters). (For I am merely another intellectual animal who longs to escape the mud of the earth)

Who hath ascended up into heaven (and become an illuminated one), or descended (from above as a great Bodhisattva)? who hath gathered the wind (Ruach: spirit) in his fists (incarnating the Being)? who hath bound the (sexual) waters in a (solar) garment? who hath established all the ends of the (philosophical) earth (and died and risen again)? what is his name (the name of the Being), and what is his son's name (the name of his Bodhisattva), if thou canst tell (with your animal mind, filled with beliefs and theories)?

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Add thou not unto his (sacred) words (the teachings of Gnosis), lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar (for who can give advice but he who has accomplished it?).

Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:

Remove far from me vanity and lies (do not come to me claiming to be awakened or a master): give me neither poverty nor riches (do not withhold anything from the Gnostic wisdom, nor give too much); feed me with (spiritual) food convenient for me (for my level of Being):

Lest I be full (stuffed with beliefs and theories), and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be (spiritually) poor, and steal (teachings and theories), and take the name of my God in vain (by following your example, and claiming to be that which I am not).

Accuse not a servant (the human soul, by gossiping and criticizing about others) unto his (inner) master (for everyone has divinity within), lest he (the law of karma) curse thee, and thou be found guilty.

There is a generation (of spiritualists) that curseth their (inner) father, and doth not bless their (divine) mother.

There is a generation (of religious fanatics) that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

There is a generation (of Gnostics), O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up (in false piety).

There is a generation (of so-called initiates), whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor (sincere initiates) from off the earth, and the (spiritually) needy from among men.

The horseleach (vampire) hath two daughters (lilith and nahemah), crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

The grave (is always hungry to consume the souls of men, and men are always rushing towards death, by means of fornication, adultery, envy, jealousy, mystical pride, etc etc etc all of which belong to the abyss);

and the barren womb (of the Divine Mother; barren due to our fornication; only the sincere initiate restores the fecundity of their Divine Mother; so long as it is barren, She is hungry for her restoration);

the (philosophical) earth (the physical body) that is not filled with (sexual) water; (those who fornicate, who waste the sexual energy through the orgasm, through foolish sentimentality and fanaticism, and through mental fornication, are left with an empty earth: a pit or void of emptiness that gnaws at the soul and causes great despair and doubt)

and the (infernal) fire (of the kundabuffer) that saith not, It is enough. (for the inverted, passionate fires are never satisfied with our lustful activity, thus those fires will only grow until they consume the fool who feeds them)

The (psychological) eye that mocketh at his (inner) father, and despiseth to obey his (divine) mother, the ravens (of the Ray of Saturn) of the valley (of death) shall pick it out, and the young eagles (angelic intelligences) shall eat it (until the soul is cleansed of crime and can return into transmigration once more; this is the Second Death).

There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:

The way of an eagle in the air (those initiates who have conquered the mind); the way of a serpent upon a rock (those initiates who have awakened the kundalini); the way of a ship in the midst of the sea (those initiates who serve the Being and navigate the waters of life with intelligence); and the way of a man with a maid (those initiates who know how to practice scientific chastity; for I know this way, and I seek to learn the others).

Such is the way of an adulterous woman: she eateth (of sin, by indulging the desires of the ego), and wipeth her mouth (to hide her actions of mind, heart, and tongue), and saith, I have done no wickedness (for she is a liar to herself and others).

For three things the (philosophical) earth (the physical body) is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:

For a servant (an ego, an I) when he reigneth (over our three brains);

and a fool when he is filled (feeding himself) with meat (the indulgences of the ego: mystical pride, condemnation of others, self-praise, etc);

For an odious (hateful) woman (our mind) when she is married (to our consciousness; for where there is hate there can be no love. As long as we are attached to our anger, resentment and criticism of others, we cannot love);

and an handmaid (spiritually impoverished soul) that is heir to her mistress (her Divine Mother; for so long as we are spiritually poor, we cannot receive the inheritance of the consciousness; thus, we suffer).

There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: (for they reflect conscious values that we need, instead of the egotistical ones we rely on)

The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; (be diligent)

The conies (rabbits) are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; (be resourceful)

The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; (be independent)

The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces. (be humble)

There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going:

A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any; (be brave)

A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up. (be strong)

If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself (and claiming to be a great initiate or master), or if thou hast thought evil (against anyone in your three brains), lay thine hand upon thy mouth. (recriminate yourself and cease to behave like an idiot)

Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife. (your own hands bring suffering; therefore, recognize your state of spiritual poverty.)

He who advises from his state of ignorance only infects others with his ignorance.

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