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ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF EGO

by Nityananda Atman

Ego is the factor that separates man from Divine consciousness (God) and all creation. It is
the factor that apparently covers our true nature and makes us suffer. Our real identity is
Consciousness but since in our psych has been developed the ego we experience that we
are the physical body; that we are a limited body-mind entity, separate from life and God.
WE ARE A COMPOSITION OF

1. Consciousness Soul : Being or Existence - Consciousness or awareness - Bliss


(satchitananda).

2. The causal body : The veil of ignorance, seeds of samskaras and vasanas, 3 modes of
happiness (priya- moda- pramoda).

3. Mind:

Higher intellect (Intelligence): Decides, Cognizes, Reasons, Discerns between


the real and the unreal, the Self and the non-Self. It is related also with
intuition, creativity, perception of reality
Lower intellect: Decides, Cognises, Reasons, discerns but in a lower way,
because is distorted by the ego and its tendencies
Thinking mind
Emotional mind
Sensory mind
Motor mind
Instinctive mind
Subconscious mind: memory,
Ego : The sense of individuality; Has two aspects: The gross Ego - the
rajasotamasic ego (the desire soul): the sense the body is me. -- The subtle
Ego. - The sattvic ego: Give us the sense of individuality. Enable a sage to
function in this physical plane.

3. Vital energy or prana:

Psychic prana
Physical prana

The five pranas: Prana, Apana, Udana, Samana, Vyana

4. Sexual energy

5. Senses: 5 senses of cognition and 5 senses of action

6. Physical body

The three Doshas: Pitta, Kapha, Vata

Our identity is consciousness and all the rest, intellect, mind etc. are only instruments of
consciousness. We took birth in a human form to realize ourselves as the eternal light of
consciousness and express in the matter the divine qualities of love, peace and wisdom. Due
to ego we have forgotten our purpose engaging ourselves only in material purposes
seeking mostly to derive pleasure through sensual experiences.

The illusory ego which has developed in our psych makes the impossible happen. Ego makes
the body appear as real and the consciousness which is the eternal reality and the
substratum of all phenomena as to be not existent at all.

Ego clouds our intellect and its capacity to discriminate between the true and the false
creating in us the illusion that the short lived mortal body is real, sentient and self-existent,
while in reality body is insentient, unreal and depended on consciousness which is eternal,
uncaused and self-existent.

The ego makes us to forget our true identity with consciousness and identify with body and
mind taking them as our self. Ego makes us sensing and believing that we are the body
which has a mind to think and a heart to feel.

Furthermore the ego has made us believe that we are the ego itself. As soon as we believe
that we are the ego, The ego undisturbed uses all instruments from intellect down to the
physical body for its superficial sensual gratifications. The ego-virus for the sake of
pleasure, power, possessions etc. misuses and overuses all instruments (intellect, mind
body, etc.) creating unbalances, defects and suffering both physically and psychologically.
Earthlings nowadays, due to this parasite of ego, experience enormous suffering individually
and collectively.

What really is this ego that takes many forms and creates many delusions and suffering
almost in everyone on this planet earth? How this ego has been created and what is its
nature?

Most of the teachers and teachings refer to Ego as the I thought or the sense I am the
body . Some western teachers refer to Ego as the identification with thoughts.

According my own point of view which is based on self-enquiry, self-observation and the
study of great masters (among them Swamii Sivananda, Sri Aurobindo, Sri NIjargadatta, Sri
Ramana Maharshi and others as well as some western teachers and psychologists), the I
thought and the sense I am the body' are only two of the expressions of ego and not the
ego itself.

1. Is ego the I thought?

Before we examine if the ego is the I thought lets see first what thoughts are. Thoughts
are symbols of objects, happenings, situations, perceptions, sensations, emotions etc. For
example the thought sea is only the symbol of what we call sea. The thought fear is the
symbol of what we feel in our body as fear. The thought tiger is the symbol of this specific
animal. Of course in every language the thought or word about the same object is different.
For example the sea in English, is called mar in Spanish, thalassa () in Greek.
So long as thoughts are only symbols about something, it makes clear that they are not the
very thing that they represent. For example the thought or word sea is not the sea itself.

The same applies for the I thought which is only the symbol of what this thought
represents, viz. the ego.

The fact that the thought I is a symbol of the ego, makes obvious that the thought I is not
the ego itself. Ego is something which is represented by the I thought.

Ego is that something that creates in everyone the strong sense that I am an individual
confined in the body, or simply the body is me. When we speak or entertain in our minds
the thought I we are referring to this sense created by the ego.

(There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today. However, about 2,000 of
those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers.)

The I is the English world for the ego, in Greek is , in French is je, in Spanish is Yo
etc. The sense of ego is the same in all men regardless of their nationality or the language
they speak. But the words that symbolize the ego are different. This make obvious that the
thought is not the ego but only a symbol that is associated with the sense of ego.

The ego is operating in every man


continuously during the day in various ways. The Ego takes many forms such as desires, like-
dislike, anxiety, fear, stress, attraction-repulsion, anger, irritability, impatient,
discontentment, aggressiveness, self assertiveness etc. But the thought I appears relatively
few times in the mind. From this also becomes obvious that the I thought is only an
expression of Ego in the thinking mind and is not the ego itself.
If the I thought which IS the main one that is connected with the ego is not the ego then
neither the other thoughts can be the Ego.

Thoughts are just thoughts; they are neither the Ego nor something that create the Ego. In
reality thoughts are used by the ego or are linked with the ego but they are not the ego
itself.

Of course thoughts can be used by the pure intellect or consciousness in a very positive way.
On the contrary the ego uses the thoughts and thinking faculty of the mind for its own
superficial selfish purposes.

Conclusion: The I thought is only the expression of the ego in the thinking mind, it is not
the ego itself.

If the I thought is not the ego, then what ego is?

The ego is a mass of energy which has been crystallized in our energy field and in our mind.
The sense I am an individual, I am the body, is the strongest expression of this ego-
energy.

This sense of Iness is experienced in the heart level as a feeling, on the chest and face as
a sense, in the thinking mind (Manas) as the I thought and in the intellect (buddhi) as the
conviction or belief the body is me.

Conclusion: The ego is a mass of energy which is crystallized in our energy field and in our
mind.

Of course the Ego takes many forms or expressions such as I am the doer, I am the enjoyer, I
am the perceiver, I am the thinker, I am the feeler, desires, like-dislike, anxiety, fear, stress,
attraction-repulsion, anger, irritability, impatient, discontentment, aggressiveness, self
assertiveness etc. which are only modifications or forms of the ego-energy.

Is the ego the identification with thoughts?


When there is identification there must be two factors involved, the subject and the object
of identification. When we say that ego is the identification with thoughts we are not
mention what identifies with thoughts.

So the idea that identification with thoughts is the ego cannot be accepted as true because
does not make reference to the very thing that identifies with thoughts.

The fact is that the ego is what identifies with thoughts. Ego identifies with thoughts in
order to experience emotions, pleasure and pain and direct the mind and attention towards
sensory objects.

Conclusion: The ego is not the identification with thoughts but the ego is what identifies
with thoughts

Lets examine little more the nature of thoughts. Thoughts are special formations of energy.
Thoughts are mental formations activated by the psychic prana (life energy). Most of
thoughts are images of perception, sounds or words. Everything we experience through
senses and especially the words which we hear or read create an impression in the mind, a
thought-form. Thoughts by themselves are not positive or negative, but they are stored in
the memory associated with some vital or emotional formation, positive or negative.

Thoughts are neutral as many other things in nature, for example like fire. Fire is not good
neither bad, but when fire is in proper place becomes a positive factor -for example we can
use fire to cook, to create heating etc.. When the fire destroys our home, the forests etc.
becomes a negative factor.

Similarly thoughts can take a negative or a positive potential. They assume a positive or
negative state because they are associated with positive or negative vibrations of the vital
and emotions. The quality of thoughts is depended also on the level of our consciousness.

A quote about the vibrations of thoughts by Sri Aurobindo

First of all, these thought-waves, thought-seeds or thought-forms or whatever they are, are
of different values and come from different planes of consciousness. The same thought-
substance can take higher or lower vibrations according to the plane of consciousness
through which the thoughts come in (e.g., thinking mind, vital mind, physical mind,
subconscient mind) or the power of consciousness which catches them and pushes them into
one man or another.
Also, there is a mind-energy actual or potential in each which differs and this mind-energy in
its recipience of the thought can be luminous or obscure, sattvic*, rajasic* or tamasic* with
consequences that vary in each case.

There is conscious thinking guided by our will and compulsive thinking. The compulsive
thinking is activated by the egoic tendencies, desires, lust, likes-dislikes, emotions which
make thoughts revolve compulsively and incessantly in our mind. This compulsive thinking
clounds our reason and discernment and make the mind upset, agitated and frustrated. This
distorted state of mind intensifies much more the emotional and vital turmoil. Thus a
vicious circle is formatted between mind and emotional-vital formations. In this condition
our energy at all levels is contracted and dense and we experience this as suffering.
Furthermore this negative state create unbalances to the physical pranas and doshas
creating more suffering and diseases.

Of course an emotion or a desire can be initially activated by a single thought or a sensation


but after that, the compulsive stream of thinking is caused and sustained by the power of
emotion or the impulse of desire. If emotions, passion or desires were absent the thinking
process would dissolve very easily, if it arises at all.

I quote here an interested exctract of Swami Sivanandas book MIND ITS MYSTERIES AND
CONTROL" download) about the working of mind and the chain that is created by the
impressions, the desires, the pleasures and the thoughts.

The enslaving chains of samskaras (impressions)


Mind exercises its suzerainty through Samskaras (impressions). From Samskaras emanate
Vasanas (tendencies) like swarms of locusts. From Vasana flows the stream of desire and
from enjoyment of objects of desires arises internal craving (intense longing). Internal
craving is very powerful. The Samskaras are imbedded in the mind, in the Casual body
(Karana Sarira). There arises a memory of pleasure in the mind. Then the mind thinks of
objects. Maya has her powerful seat in the imagination. There comes attachment. The mind
plans and schemes. You are swayed by the passions. You exert yourself physically to possess
those objects and enjoy them. In your efforts, you favour some and disfavor others through
like- dislike or attraction-repulsion (Raga and Dvesha). You will have to enjoy the fruits of
your virtuous and vicious actions. Through this six-spoked wheel of Raga and Dvesha, virtue
and vice, pleasure and pain, this Samsaric wheel of birth and death moves on without
stopping from beginningless time.

Desire and thought

An action implies a desire which prompted it and a thought which shaped it. Each act is a
link in an endless chain of causes and effects, each effect becoming a cause and each cause
having been and effect; and each link in the endless chain is welded out of three component,
desire, thought and activity. A desire stimulates a thought; a thought embodies itself in an
act.

Desire

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.

~ Swami Sivananda

Thoughts can be used by the Ego or by intelligence and consciousness. Thoughts can be
activated by the Egoic desires, negative emotions or by love, compassion, creativity,
inspiration, intuition, aspiration etc.

When thoughts are activated by love, compassion and creativity they have a positive
potential etc. This kind of thinking creates vibrations of peace, happiness, prosperity etc.

Thoughts are creative but they are actualized when will, intention, desire or emotions are
associated with them. Thought is male and emotion female. When we connect the thought
with emotion we create inner and outer reality. And especially when this union, of thought
and feeling happens in a pure, calm and one pointed-mind and we are in touch with our
consciousness, thought can create miracles. (download Book Thought power)

We can use thoughts to create positive situations (inner or external) or negative ones. It
depends of our level of consciousness in which way we use our mental faculties. The form
that takes the external reality, what we call World depends only in the thoughts and
feelings that we entertain in our psych.

Knowing all these above I want to declare again that thoughts are only thoughts. They are
not the Ego. Thoughts can be empowered by consciousness and can be positive or negative
due to association with the three gunas, vital formations and emotions (negative or
positive).

Conclusion: Thoughts by themselves are not the ego.

Finally another point that helps us to understand that thoughts are not the Ego, is the
sages.Many great sages have given us a many sacred teachings. All these teachings are
thoughts expressed through speech and writing. The sages have used thoughts to express
the wisdom and help others. The sages have not Ego, but they also entertain thoughts. The
fact that the thoughts of sages are charged by the power of the pure consciousness that
shines in them give them the power to elevate the minds of disciples and the ability to
reveal in them the truth. Right thought, word and deed are the spontaneous expression of
sages. Thus becomes clear that thoughts have nothing to do with Ego.

What is identified with thoughts?

Let examine now what can be this something that it is identified with thoughts.

This something cannot be a thought, because the mind can entertain only one thought at a
time. Thoughts appear in the mind one after one in a sequence. Therefore one thought
cannot identify with another one.

Let see what else could be.

A man is composition of body- energy - mind- intellect and consciousness.

Consciousness cannot be what is identified with thoughts because is unattached and


beyond the manifested realms.

Body is not the agent that identifies with thoughts. The fact that someone during
daydreaming may not be aware of his body while is identified with thoughts, makes clear
that what is identified with thoughts is not the body. Similarly in dream sleep state we have
thoughts but we are not aware of the body. So becomes evident that the body is not what
identifies with thoughts.
Mind and intellect cannot also be. Mind is the instrument that has the ability to create the
thinking process and this thinking process occur also to the sages. Moreover the thinking
process cannot identify with itself. The intellect is an instrument and functions as cognition,
understanding, discrimination and reasoning therefore it cannot be the agent of
identification with the thoughts.

If the mind and intellect were the agent of identification with thoughts, then that could
happen also to the liberated sages. The sages have a mind and intellect but they are not
indentified with the thoughts.

So there must be something else that is identified with thoughts. This mysterious
something is this phantom of ego which like a virus from time immemorial has occupied
our psych.

Ego which is a mass of energy and different from thoughts, mind and intellect is that
something which is identified with thoughts in order to keep the intellect and awareness in
contact with senses objects, so as to entertain pleasures, passions, emotions, feelings,
sensations etc..

Ego is the x factor that creates many other identifications and illusions in our psych for its
own shake.

Conclusion: The ego is WHAT identifies with thoughts.

Is ego the sense I am the body?

The sense I am the body is the main illusion that the ego causes, therefore we could say
that Ego is the solid sense I am the body or more accurate to say the body is Me. But in
reality the sense the body is Me is only one of the many identifications and illusions that
the ego creates.

What is the nature of this phantom of ego? To have a better understanding about the
nature of Ego I will give you first an analogy with water, keeping in mind that analogies are
limited.
The water is a liquid, which can take various forms. The water can take the form of snow,
cloud, ice, rain, steam, humidity etc. All these forms appear different but they are only
water.

But what is water itself? It is H2O, the union of 2 atoms of hydrogen with one of oxygen.

Similarly the ego is a mass of energy which takes various forms. Ego takes the form of lust,
desire, pleasure, the sense the body is Me, I am the enjoyer, I am the doer etc. All
various psychological qualities, such as anger, fear, depression, greed, pleasure etc. are also
formations or modifications of the ego.

Conclusion: The Ego is a mass of energy which assumes various forms.

The sense the body is Me and desire for pleasure are the most fundamental forms of
ego

The ego is ONE but takes various forms.

Thats why in ancient Greek mythology the two symbols that represented the Ego were,
Lernaean Hydra and Medusa. Lernaean Hydra was a snake with many heads and Medusa
was a woman who instead of hairs on her head had many snakes.
Hercules kills Hydra
Medusa
Perseus kills Medusa

What is the very nature of this energy of ego?

It is modified sexual energy intermixed with prana and mental substance. The pleasure
created by sexual energy in sexual union with orgasm is crystallized in our psych as lust and
passion and the sense the body is me.

Lust in its turn modifies itself and takes the form of desire, like-dislike and all negative
aspects of ego such as anger, fear, depression, greed, attachment, aggressiveness,
impatiens, irritability and all innumerable modifications.

The table below show how the ego started from sexual fall and the basic forms of ego.
A similar opinion about how the I is shaped express Sri Nijargadatta in his talks (book I
AmThat download)). He says that the memory of pleasure and pain creates the illusory I
which uses the body, senses and mind for its gratification.

In reality the first cause of I is pleasure. The psychological pain, better suffering is only a
modification of pleasure. The suffering which is mainly created by the ego strengthens the
illusory sense of Iness.

Nijargadatta:

The problem arises only when the memory of past pains and pleasures -- which are
essential to all organic life -- remains as a reflex, dominating behaviour. This reflex takes the
shape of 'I' and uses the body and the mind for its purposes, which are invariably in search
for pleasure or flight from pain.

The ego has been crystallized in the psych of human beings from the symbolic time of Adam
and Eva 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 sexual behavior was the cause of the development of ego.
Below an extract of a commentary on Ch.1.1 of BHAGAVAD GITA by 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

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 BEELZEBUBS TALES TO HIS GRANDSON (download) by 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 'exiohary,' 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 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 of the 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 on most 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.

Extract from book "Practice of Brahmacharya"(download) by 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.

How the ego has been created?

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.

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 became the servant of the ego which seeks
pleasures in the illusory sense objects. Gradually the side effects of pleasure and desire have
been developed. 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

BEELZEBUBS TALES TO HIS GRANDSON (download) 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 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 tailfor 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.'
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.

"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
beingthe power of acting, the power of thinking, the ability to see, hear, smell, taste, to
digest, to breatheeverything. 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
Thats 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 (download book). 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.

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

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