Pride and Pain
Pride is intimately related to pain. Pride has roots in so many areas of our life.
Pain is produced by a lack of balance.
Pride is a protest against pain.
There according to duality is the plus and the minus. What we have on the plus side we have on the minus side but in the opposite property.
The price of arrogance is humiliation.
We have the whole psychology of duality in pride. We protest when we are hurt, and this is pride.
Because the dignity and majesty of Being has been lowered or compromised.
Properties of Pride as the Sense of Balance of the Being
Anything that has to do with dignity and honour has to do with pride.
We try to restore that dignity by inflicting harm on others. Then if this can not be done directly it is done indirectly, and the ultimate act of compensation is suicide.
Pride is a fighter. It fights where majesty and dignity have been lowered or compromised.
Pride is not flexible, because it is the misperceived enactment or exercise of justice.
Pride has a huge control over will, and in the casual world is where our scale, our balance resides.
Justice is the worst enemy of Pride, meaning by the law of duality and analogy justice is inside pride. Release justice within you, and pride is totally finished.
The four columns of pride are: conflict, opposition, friction and resistance.
Pride and the Being
Pride is the only “I” that faces the Being. The other egos do not. There are only two keys to dissolve pride they are: unity and justice.
Pride is self-sufficiency, which if we go to the root of the word, we see that it means: “enough knowledge, sufficient knowledge in oneself”.
Resistance creates separation. Pride is a blind ego. It is active and masculine. Violence allies with pride. It is also disdain, contempt, sabotage, control etc.
There are several attitudes, one is constant talking and another one is distant and arrogant. Self-sufficient people don't accept help. Because they feel their dignity has been lowered or compromised, if we are helped that is.
Rebellion in Pride Against God
We rebel against the pain that is inflicted upon us. Deep down in the ego of pride is a place where we blame God for our pain and we feel the pain for having lost balance.
We blame God for having lost balance.
Someone with pride always feels that somebody has humiliated us or harmed us. But they are not to blame it is us. If we go all the way back we see that pride holds God is to blame, that is the Absolute it thinks is to blame for having made creation possible.
Spirit and Matter Split by Creation – Hence Our Distance from the Being
Creation split matter and spirit, producing two distinct parts, hence the great duality.
But we don't have to see this split or division. We must see it as one, spirit and matter together.
To be on one side only is to be asleep. We really need to be one both sides or see both sides together, simultaneously.
God is perfect multiple unity, God and matter are together but at different levels of condensation.
The acceptance of god inside you is trust. We have to see God in matter and how God needs matter. Then real trust emerges from the sense of unity, that is the unity of these two factors.
The rebellion of the sleeping essence against the Being stops when we see we are one. When we are a unit.
The sense of unity is achieved inside of us first of all.
Unity is also balance! And justice! The psychology of the exodus is unity.
The psychology of the exodus is the psychology of the Being and of the awakening.
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