The Purpose of Life is to attain the Great Awakening Enlightenment (Know Thyself)
There are two roads which human beings can follow, one of wisdom and the other of ignorance. The path of the masses is generally the path of ignorance which leads into negative situations, thoughts and deeds. These in turn lead to ill health and sorrow in life. The other is based on wisdom and it leads to health, true happiness and enlightenment.
When a human being acts in ways that contradict the natural order of nature, negative qualities of the mind will develop within that person’s personality. These are the afflictions of Set. Set is the neteru of egoism and selfishness. The afflictions of Set include: anger, hatred, greed, lust, jealousy, envy, gluttony, dishonesty, hypocrisy, etc. So to be free from the fetters of set one must be free from the afflictions of Set.
There is no concept of a “devil” or “demon” as is conceived in the Judeo-Christian or Islamic traditions. Rather, it is understood that manifestations of detrimental situations and adversities arise as a result of unrighteous actions.
To be liberated from the afflictions of Set, one must be devoted to the Divine. Being devoted to the Divine means living by Maat. Maat is a way of life that is purifying to the heart and beneficial for society as it promotes virtue and order.
One must study profoundly, to penetrate the mysteries and discover the nature of the Divine. There have been several practices designed by the sages of Ancient Kamit to facilitate the process of self-knowledge.
“Men and women are to become God-like through a life of virtue and the cultivation of the spirit through scientific knowledge, practice and bodily discipline.”
-Ancient Egyptian Proverb
The highest forms of joy, peace and contentment are obtained when the meaning of life is discovered. The Great Awakening. The Union of one’s Higher Self and lower self (Heru and Set).
Know Thyself — Self Knowledge is the basis of all truth!
By acting and moving like the gods and goddesses one can essentially discover their character, energy and divine agency within one’s consciousness and thereby also become one of their retinue, that is, one with the Divine Self.
This article is an extract of the collection of Mystical Philosophy of Universal Consciousness by Dr. Muata Ashby.