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What is the difference between Consciousness, Intelligence and Memory?

Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.

People confuse Conscience with intelligence or with intellect and the very intelligent or intellectual person is called a conscious person.

We affirm that Conscience in man, beyond any doubt and without any fear of fooling ourselves, is a very particular type of "Understanding of Internal Knowledge", totally independent of all mental activity.

The faculty of Conscience permits us the Knowledge of Ourselves.

Conscience gives us integral knowledge of what is, where it is, what is really known, what is certainly ignored.

Revolutionary Psychology teaches that only man himself can know his own Conscience, and whether it exists or not at a given moment.

Man himself and nobody else but himself can become aware for an instant that before that instant, before that moment, he was not really conscious, that he had his Conscience asleep. He will then forget that experience or keep it as a memory, as the memory of a strong experience.

Samael Aun Weor. Fundamental Education.

Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".

In the temple of Delphi there is an inscription that says "Homo gnosce te ipsum", (man, know thyself) but this would not be possible without the revolutionary psychology that invites us to self-observation free of all mental activity, without being confused with intelligence or memory. Thus, the human being comes out of the deep dream of consciousness, that is, he dreams deeply in his mechanistic life, driving, eating, dancing, exercising with the consciousness asleep, without internal self-exploration.

Consciousness perceives values, virtues, qualities, if it woke up, an aggressive person would not attack, it would denote a change; an insulter would no longer dare to insult; life will be different when the human being realizes and accepts that he is asleep and gives himself the possibility of starting to wake up. Consciousness is the ability to perceive the deep essence of things, of nature, of everything.

The Wisdom of Being Magazine 90, Chapter: "Consciousness."