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Fundamentals of Gnostic Education: Knowing How to Listen

Knowing How to Listen

Many orators who astound with their eloquence exist in this world, however, few are the ones who know how to listen, since to know how to listen is very difficult. Indeed, few are the individuals who know how to listen.

When a teacher or a lecturer speaks, the audience seems to be very attentive, as if they were following in detail each word of the speaker. Everything indicates that they are listening, that they are in a state of alertness, nevertheless, within the psychological depth of each individual there is a secretary that translates each word of the speaker.

 

Fundamentals of Gnostic Education: Wisdom and Love

Wisdom and Love

Wisdom and love are the two basal pillars of every true civilization.

On one plate of the scale of Cosmic Justice we must place wisdom and on the other we must place love.

Wisdom and love must be mutually equilibrated. Wisdom without love is a destructive element. Love without wisdom can lead us into error, “Love is law, but cognizant love.”

Fundamentals of Gnostic Education: Generosity

Generosity

It is necessary to love and be loved, but to the disgrace of this world, people do not love nor are they loved.

Love is something unknown to people; regrettably, they easily mistake passion and fear for love.

If people were capable of loving and being loved, then wars would be impossible on the face of the Earth.

Many marriages—that could be truly happy—are disgracefully unhappy, due to old resentments accumulated within the memory.

Fundamentals of Gnostic Education: Comprehension and Memory

Comprehension and Memory

To remember is to try to store in the mind what we have heard, seen, read, been told by others, and has happened to us, etc.

Teachers want their students to store in their memory—all with periods and commas—their words, their phrases, what is written in schoolbooks, entire chapters, heavy homework, etc.

To pass tests means to remember what we have been told, what we have mechanically read, that is, to verbalize the memory, to repeat like parrots, cockatoos, or parakeets all that we have stored in our memory.

Fundamentals of Gnostic Education: Integration

Integration

To attain a total psychological integration is one of the greatest longings in revolutionary psychology.

If the “I” was a unity, then the problem of psychological integration would be resolved with great ease; regrettably—to the disgrace of this world—the “I” exists within every person in a pluralized manner.

The pluralized “I” is the fundamental cause of all our intimate contradictions.

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