Re: a simple question
May 01, 2009 07:16 AM
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Pedro Oliveira" <prmoliveira@...> wrote:
> Is the sense of a separate self natural to the human consciousness or is it acquired through the evolutionary process?
I think the sense of a separate self is " naturally" acquired thru the evolutionary process.
The full 'I' ness comes during the individualization process when the causal body is formed. The 'I' ness then keeps on increasing and is heightened with the increase in the mental body. In fact it is said that this sense of separate self / 'I' ness / ahamkara
... is required for the personality to develop ... after which the journey back to merging with the individuality starts.
Becos of the aeons of time required for this process ..and repeated impacts stored in the permanent atoms of the lower self .. it becomes a 'natural' thing in due course.
And this natural thing is what we have to fight and overcome in our return journey ...back to the Higher Self.
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