What is the Psychological "I"?

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Answers from the books of Samael Aun Weor

Really, the psychological "I" of everyone is multiple, it always occurs as many.

We mean by this that we have many "I"s and not a single one as learned ignoramuses always suppose.

To deny the doctrine of the many is to foolishly ignore oneself because, in fact it would be the height of absurdity to ignore the many contradictions each one of us has.

I am going to read a newspaper says the "I" of the intellect; to hell with such reading, exclaims the "I" of movement, I prefer to go for a ride on my bike. Forget it, shouts a third one in there, I'd rather eat, I'm hungry. If we could see ourselves completely in a mirror, the way we really are, we would discover for ourselves directly the doctrine of the many.

Human personality is only a puppet controlled by invisible strings.

The "I" which today makes a vow of eternal love for gnosis, is later on displaced by another "I" who has nothing to do with the pledge; then the fellow withdraws.

The "I" which today swears eternal love to a woman, is later on displaced by another one which has nothing to do with that oath, then the fellow falls in love with another woman and the house of cards collapses. The intellectual animal mistakenly called man is like a house full of many people.

Amongst the many "I"s there is no order or any concordance at all, they all quarrel with each other and dispute for supremacy. When any of them gains control of the capital centers of the organic machine, feels itself the only one, the master, but it is finally overthrown.

Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt from the book: The Great Rebellion


For more information please read the Chapter 10 of the Book: The Great Rebellion