Why is humility the door for reaching Wisdom?

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Answers from the books of Samael Aun Weor

The ego loves itself so much that it gets to envy others’ well being. Women adorn themselves with many things, partly out of vanity and partly to awaken envy in other women. They all envy each other. They all envy the other’s dress, the beautiful necklace, etc. They all adore themselves and do not want to see themselves as less than the others; they are one hundred percent narcissists.

Some pseudo-occultists or brothers of many sects adore themselves so much that they have gotten to believe themselves as being fountains of humility and sanctity, they feel proud of their own humility. They are terribly proud.

There is not a pseudo-occultist little brother or little sister who deep within does not presume of sanctity, splendor and spiritual beauty.
No pseudo-occultist brother or sister believes he or she is evil or perverse, they all presume of being saints and perfect even when they are really not only evil, hit perverse as well.

The beloved ego adores itself too much and presumes, even when it does not say it, of being good and perfect.

Samael Aun Weor. The Revolution of the Dialectic

Answer from the book: Secret teachings of the Popol Vuh

Humbleness is the door to reach wisdom and once reached, we then have to become even more humble.  As long as we are “rich”, it would be impossible for us to walk into the Kingdom of Heaven (the superior states of consciousness); and we are rich in theories, concepts, prides, vanities, self-importance, and self-sufficiency.

One of the worst defects is that of mythomania.  This pathological liar leads to the delirium of believing one is the reincarnation of or a savior of humanity, it brings the consideration of oneself being a great master, a very old soul, to be the selected one with a very special mission in life, etc.

The airs of grandeur, the belief that we are superior, believing that ‘at least I’m not like my neighbor’ or ‘not like my co-worker’, is a sure sign we are walking down the wrong path.

It is impossible to make a change if we already believe we are good people.  Our first step must be the acknowledgement that we live in a very lamentable state of constant daydreaming and in a deep sleep of consciousness.

More info: Secret Teachings of the Popol Vuh. Chap. 13 - The Death of the Lords of Xibalba