What do the 3 traitors of Hiran Abiff represent in us?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
Absolute sanctity cannot be attained until completely finishing with the three traitors who assassinated Hiram Abiff. He is the Master-builder of the Temple of Solomon.SEBAL: THE DEMON OF DESIRE (APOPI, JUDAS). ORTELUK: THE DEMON OF THE MIND (HAI, PILATE). STOKIN: THE DEMON OF ILL-WILL (NEBT, CAIAPHAS). THE OBJECTIVE OF OUR STUDIES IS TO STOP BEING DEMONS. 1: JUDAS IS THE DEMON OF DESIRE. He is a terribly perverse demon which we all have, we are all demons. To stop being so accords with the Initiatic Mysteries. We have to begin by recognizing that we are demons. 2: PILATE IS THE DEMON OF THE MIND. He is the one who always washes his hands and continues on. 3: CAIAPHAS IS THE DEMON OF ILL-WILL. He who does not do the Will of the Father is disobedient. THE WILL OF THE FATHER MUST BE DONE, HERE, AND IN THE INTERNAL WORLDS. “They who are sleeping must do the Will of the Father”. The Will of the Father is done: IF THERE IS RIGHT THOUGHT. IF THERE IS RIGHT FEELING. IF THERE IS RIGHT DEED. If we do something wrong, it is not the Will of the Father. In conclusion, one must eliminate totally, so that there does not remain one subjective element within, and be of pure spirit as Gautama the Bud dha, who for this reason was called the Great Illuminate. To attain this, one must pay; and the price of this is life itself.
Samael Aun Weor. Book: Tarot and Kabbalah.
Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".
The Egyptian book of the Hidden Abode tells us about the three traitors; the red demons of Set: Apopi, Hai and Nebt.
Apopi is the demon of desire: he who murders the righteous in the name of law and political order. In Gnosticism and Christianity, we know him as the "particular Judas" and he manifests himself in mortals, we change prayer, meditation and inner work, for liquor, fornication, materialism, vanity, etc.
Hai is the demon of the mind: the one who governs prejudices and religious beliefs, the one who sends the great initiates to death. In Gnosis and in Christianity we know him as the “inner Pilate, the one who washes his hands; he is reflected in us when we justify our defects, when we declare ourselves innocent, when we evade responsibilities and look for evasions, etc.).
Nebt is the demon of ill will: it is the profane science that prohibits the spread of hermetic teachings. Gnostics and Christians call him the “intimate Caiaphas”, he is responsible for ordering the death of the initiates, manifesting himself in us, when we sell the sacraments, by turning the altar into a bed of pleasures, by fornicating, etc.
The intellectual animal mistakenly called "Man" is controlled by these three traitors. Together the three, are the root of all pain, disease, old age and death.
The Wisdom of Being Magazine 92, Chapter: "The Egyptian Sahu and the Three Traitors of Hiram Abiff."