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Liber 71 and thought metamorphis

Postby ThelemicMage » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:03 pm

In liber 71, it is statded that for adepts, single thougnts can be hindrances to advancement in meditation, with the magician experiencing samadhi by a thought that has run its course through a mind trained in psychedelics and/or meditation.

Could someone with a lot of experience please explain to me why samadhi of an original thought can hinder progress? Is it because the magician would pay too much attention to the thought and its full course, to end up in samadhi of the thought, when he could have had samadhi with no thoughts, that highef samadhi that is concerned with the 7th and 8th circuits of the brain?

Thanks in advance!

The word “indifferent” here implies “able to shut out.” The Rajah referred to is in that spot whence thoughts spring. He turns out ultimately to be Mayan, the great Magician described in the 3rd Æthyr. 2 Let the Student notice that in his early medi­tations, all his thoughts will be under the tamas-guna, the prin­ciple of Inertia and Darkness. When he has destroyed all those, he will be under the dominion of an entirely new set of the type of rajas-guna, the principle of Activity, and so on. To the advanced Student a simple ordinary thought, which seems little or nothing to the beginner, becomes a great and terrible fountain of iniquity, and the higher he goes, up to a certain point, the point of definitive victory, the more that is the case. The beginner can think, “it is ten o’clock,” and dismiss the thought. To the mind of the adept this sentence will awaken all its possible corre­spondences, all the reflections he has ever made on time, as also accidental sympathetics like Mr. Whistler’s essay; and if he is sufficiently far advanced, all these thoughts in their hundreds and thousands diverging from the one thought, will again converge, and become the resultant of all those thoughts. He will get samadhi upon that original thought, and this will be a terrible enemy to his progress.
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Re: Liber 71 and thought metamorphis

Postby LD330 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:14 am

I think they key parts of the passage are "iniquity", "victory", and the last sentence, "He will get samadhi upon that original thought, and this will be a terrible enemy to his progress."

The iniquity in his mind, his current disparity with the universe, is both the motivating force for his concentration and the enemy. If he can pass this, up to the threshold, he will attain victory, Netzach.

If he doesn't attain victory, the iniquity will throw him back to the samadhi of the original thought. He will be back where he started: A dull "That's why" implying because and reason, which he is trying to move beyond.

He attained samadhi on the original thought, but the iniquity and the victory are still in disparity. As he is trying to progress, the samadhi of the original thought is not his goal, and the thought was (literally) a hindrance to his progress.
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Re: Liber 71 and thought metamorphis

Postby ThelemicMage » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:48 pm

Thats what I am understanding it as, but I needed someone to english it out for me to read and grasp fully.
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