Why is it necessary to stay alert on the inner path?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
The Great Kabir Jesus, in the Mount of Olives, prayed thus:
“Father, if thou art willing, remove this Cup from me; nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done.”
“And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.”
“And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleep for sorrow (with the Consciousness asleep).”
“And he said to them: Why do you sleep? (Why do you have your Consciousness asleep?) Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.” (Because it is clear that those that sleep are falling into temptation).
In truth, in truth I tell you that your Consciousness must always be alert and vigilant as a watchman in times of war.
It is written: “Before the cock (the Word) crows (or is incarnated in us) you will deny me three times.” When the Hierophant “PATAR” or PETER forgot himself, he denied the Intimate Christ three times.
PETER, PETRA o STONE was the actual Hierophant ---“interpreter'” in Phoenician--- from which the famous evangelic sentence has its origin: “You are Peter and on this Stone I will build my Church” (our interior Temple).
Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt from the book: The Three Mountains.
Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".
The gospels say that the apostle Peter is asked if he was a disciple and follower of Jesus after he was taken prisoner for the betrayal of Judas and Peter, before the rooster crowed (and the verb became incarnate), he denies Christ 3 times This means that when identified by the circumstances and problems of life we lose consciousness, when we are not alert, when we live in the dream of consciousness, we are prone to fall into temptation, betraying or denying the Intimate Christ in this way.
Peter's three denials also represent 3 periods of special purifications in the initiate.
The Wisdom of Being Magazine 95, Chapter: "The Rooster and the Hen."