Real Freedom of Gnosis

Real Freedom of Gnosis

       The goal of contemplative exercise is the eradication of the dualistic fixated perspective.   Doing this repeatedly over a long period of time will weaken and eradicate unwholesome memory impressions in the subconscious layer of consciousness.  These seed impressions are the basis of hindering and subverting tendencies and proclivities. When attentiveness wanes, passivity of attention comes to the fore and then proclivities are allowed to arise in reactive thinking and behavior.  Abandoning the submissive attitude to the passive process of automated reactivity is the contemplative practice,   but this cannot be efficiently performed without first recognizing what it is that is continually arising from the depths of subconscious memory.

       Passive attention must be reformed in the reformatorium of contemplative science into active vigilant attention.   That’s why the sages have always termed the basic experience of gnosis as an “awakening” from a state of “sleep”.  By slipping repeatedly back into daydream passivity, reactive thinking and related conduct again arise. The “trick” of this kind of advanced contemplative science is to learn to stay attentive to the condition of your attention.  The goal is free attention, the absence of bound attention through the eradication of passivity.   A silent and powerful mind is thus developed.   This kind of mental silence is not some kind of trance or mental stupor but an active and cognizant attentiveness that knows “what-is”.  Hypnoidal reaction to stimuli, whether arising externally or internally, is not conducive to the evolution toward awakening, but a silent detachment from passive attention which allows conditioning at the subconscious levels to wane and dissolve is the real beginning of real freedom.




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