What is conscience…?? What is understanding…?? Is understanding the philosophical comprehension of tolerance but then becoming intolerant in your everyday life with the people around you…?? Is understanding to have intellectual knowledge of love but then argue and become stubborn with others…?? Is TRUE understanding the freedom of the soul or conscience….??
What is to be god-like if not to possess great understanding…?? The divinity of things, of existence itself is in a deep understanding of nature and of the great things in life; however, this deep understanding is not based on memory, not based on knowledge–i.e., the past. Knowledge is intellect you have acquired from the past, and intellect does not give you understanding to actually change your life. How many people have great knowledge of divinity, love, myths, The Bible, The Kybalion, The Koran, the human mind, etc., and how many people actually are enlightened or awakened because of this….??
Knowledge, as important as it is, is of the mind, of the ego; but it does not change the behaviors of people, unless they apply this knowledge in their everyday behaviors. Behaviors rich in higher principles, rich in morals and ethics; and this, exactly this, frees the soul, creates a superior human being. Better, authentic behaviors are one with our soul, because to embody the soul and to free it from our vain egos and intellectual pursuits is to have greater understanding.
So, the excellence of the soul is this, to become us in the flesh through higher principles in our daily behavior, morals and ethics; opposite to this, to have great knowledge and speak it, to vainly read all day and then gloat about it, is indeed to remain asleep.
To behave in a way that the soul can free itself is to liberate our conscience from the tyranny of the ego.
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