How does the struggle of the opposites block us?

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Answers from the books of Samael Aun Weor

A great master said: “Seek enlightenment for all else will be added on to you.”

Enlightenment’s worst enemy is the ‘I’. It is necessary to know that the ‘I’ is a knot in the flow of existence, a fatal obstruction in the flow of life free in its movement.

A master was asked: “Which is the way?”

“What a magnificent mountain!”, he said referring to the mountain where he had his haven.

“I do not ask you about the mountain, instead I ask you about the path.”

 “As long as you cannot go beyond the mountain, you will not be able to find the way,” answered the master.”

Another monk asked the same question to that same master:

“There it is, right before your eyes,” the master answered him.

“Why can I not see it?”

“Because you have egotistical ideas.”

“Will I be able to see it, sir?”

“As long as you have a dualistic vision and you say: I cannot and so on, your eyes will be blinded by that relative vision.”

“When there is no I nor you, can it be seen?”

“When there is no I nor you, who wants to see?”

The foundation of the ‘I’ is the dualism of the mind. The ‘I’ is sustained by the battle of the opposites.

All thinking is founded on the battle of the opposites. If we say: so and so is tall, we want to say that he is not short. If we say that we are entering, we want to say that we are not exiting. If we say that we are happy, with that we affirm that we are not sad, etc.

The problems of life are nothing but mental forms with two poles: one positive and the other negative. Problems are sustained by the mind and are created by the mind.

When we stop thinking on a problem, the latter ends inevitably.

Happiness and sadness; pleasure and pain; good and evil; victory and defeat, constitute the battle of the opposites on which the ‘I’ is founded.

The entire miserable life that we live goes from one opposite to another: victory, defeat; like, dislike; pleasure, pain; failure, success; this, that, etc.

We need to free ourselves of the tyranny of the opposites; this is only possible by learning to live from instant to instant without abstractions of any type, without dreams, without fantasies.

Hast thou observed how the stones of the road are pale and pure after a torrential rain?

One can only murmur an “Oh!” of admiration. We should comprehend that “Oh!” of things without deforming that divine exclamation with the battle of the opposites.

Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt from the book: The Revolution of the Dialectic