What are the benefits of eliminating selfishness in our life?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
If you want to succeed in life, you should dissolve the “I.” If you want to dissolve the “I”, you should disintegrate all your defects. If you want to disintegrate your defects, do not condemn or justify them, comprehend them. When we condemn a defect, we hide it in the profound recesses of the mind and when we justify a defect, we strengthen it horribly but when we comprehend a certain defect, then we disintegrate it completely.
When the “I” is dissolved, we are filled with plenitude and happiness. When the “I” is dissolved, the Being, the spirit, love expresses itself through us. Remember that God, the spirit, the Internal Being of each man, of each woman, and of each creature is never the “I.” The Being is divine, eternal and perfect. The “I” is Satan of the Biblical legend. The “I” is not the body, it is energetic and diabolic. In the “I” is the root of misery, poverty failures, disillusions, unsatisfied desires, violent desires, hatred, envy, jealousy, etc. Change your life now. It is urgent that you understand the need to do away with all your defects, to dissolve the “I,” Satan, the cause of all failures. When the “I” is dissolved, only the Being, God, happiness, remains in us. God is peace, abundance, happiness and perfection.
Samael Aun Weor. Introduction to Gnosis.
Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".
The egoistic “I”, like all the others, does not disappear by magic, it can be easily hidden and can be disguised to self-deceive the consciousness, however, thanks to the psychological gym it is possible to discover it, analyze it in meditation and eliminate it (with the help of the Divine Mother). When this happens, then the person develops altruism and kindness.
As you begin to understand others, you also begin to take the first steps on the path to happiness and success. This is the study and understanding of the functions of the mind. It is not a question of dominating others with the mind, nor of deceiving, but of studying how the I's manifest in it and how they imprison the conscience and subject it to unhappiness and suffering. If the mind is used to deceive or harm others, failure occurs because free will is violated. That is the law.
When the mind is liberated from the self, a wonderful force emanates, which, wisely combined with action, leads to the success not only of the individual, but of those around him. Master Samael delivers the following practice to succeed:
"Do you need to succeed in something important? Sit in a very comfortable chair, relax your muscles, focus on the business that interests you. Imagine the business in full swing. Identify yourself with others; try to understand your neighbor's point of view; advise him mentally by making him see the advantages that the business he is going to carry out with you means for him. Thus, the mental waves will penetrate very deeply into the minds of others and will work wonders. One hour of perfect concentration is enough to determine success in a business. "
Success in life has a lot to do with cultivating good relationships with people, therefore it is necessary to observe and eliminate selfishness, cultivate Christocentrism, work for the common good, instead of cultivating the "I", seek the "We”. The selfish “I” provokes reactions in other people that hinder success.
The Wisdom of Being Magazine 90, Chapter: "The Psychological Self".