Kmt Self-knowledge and Cosmic wisdom [quotations]

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KMT Self-Knowledge and Cosmic Wisdom are the fortune of your research.  These were translated by a European to be sure; but they were translated from Wa’set, the Center of Dynastic Nile Valley Education.  Here you can read the wisdom of our ancients written plainly that learned many.  Here is their gift to you and with the ABS you can give this gift to our race.  Write us to help build African Blood Siblings Community Centers: within are these quotations and much more consciousness-raising; and distribute our flyer.  With this our people can be developed as we ought be.  Subscribe, share, love.

Kmt Self-knowledge and Cosmic wisdom [quotations]
From http://kemetichistoryofafrikabluelotus.blogspot.com/
Comments by Onitaset Kumat

“Below are some of the teachings, proverbs, and maxims gleaned from the works of Isha Schwaller de Lubicz who, under the direction of her husband and teacher, R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, lived for fifteen years among the temples and tombs of Luxor and Karnak, in order to try and “penetrate the secret symbolism of the hieroglyphs.”

Isha has written a two volume work of a fictionalized account, based on her research, of an Egyptian initiate progressing through the stages of initiation to attain “self knowledge and cosmic wisdom.

She explains in her works that if one were to focus on the principles underlying the concepts of the gods, i.e. the Neters (Neter is often translated as “god,” but it actually refers to something more like a fundamental principle of nature, or a sort of causal agent.), of ancient Egypt, then one would readily see the commonality of the concepts running throughout the differing expressions of their cosmology. Many of these teachings, proverbs, and maxims relate directly to these concepts, and are reflections others.
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From the Outer Temple
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The best and shortest road towards knowledge of truth is Nature.
For every joy there is a price to be paid.
If his heart rules him, his conscience will soon take the place of the rod.
What you are doing does not matter so much as what you are learning from doing it.

It is better not to know and to know that one does not know,than presumptuously to attribute some random meaning to symbols.
If you search for the laws of harmony, you will find knowledge.
If you are searching for a Neter, observe Nature!
Exuberance is a good stimulus towards action, but the inner light grows in silence and concentration.

Not the greatest Master can go even one step for his disciple; in himself he must experience each stage of developing consciousness. Therefore he will know nothing for which he is not ripe.

The body is the house of God. That is why it is said, “Man know thyself.”
True teaching is not an accumulation of knowledge; it is an awaking of consciousness which goes through successive stages.
The man who knows how to lead one of his brothers towards what he has known may one day be saved by that very brother.

People bring about their own undoing through their tongues.
If one tries to navigate unknown waters one runs the risk of shipwreck.
Leave him in error who loves his error.
Every man is rich in excuses to safeguard his prejudices, his instincts, and his opinions.

To know means to record in one’s memory; but to understand means to blend with the thing and to assimilate it oneself.

There are two kinds of error: blind credulity and piecemeal criticism. Never believe a word without putting its truth to the test; discernment does not grow in laziness; and this faculty of discernment is indispensable to the Seeker. Sound skepticism is the necessary condition for good discernment; but piecemeal criticism is an error.

Love is one thing, knowledge is another.
True sages are those who give what they have, without meanness and without secret!
An answer brings no illumination unless the question has matured to a point where it gives rise to this answer which thus becomes its fruit. Therefore learn how to put a question.

What reveals itself to me ceases to be mysterious—for me alone: if I unveil it to anyone else, he hears mere words which betray the living sense: Profanation, but never revelation.

The first concerning the ‘secrets’: all cognition comes from inside; we are therefore initiated only by ourselves, but the Master gives the keys.
The second concerning the ‘way’: the seeker has need of a Master to guide him and lift him up when he falls, to lead him back to the right way when he strays.
Understanding develops by degrees.

As to deserving, know that the gift of Heaven is free; this gift of Knowledge is so great that no effort whatever could hope to ‘deserve’ it.
If the Master teaches what is error, the disciple’s submission is slavery; if he teaches truth, this submission is ennoblement.
There grows no wheat where there is no grain.
The only thing that is humiliating is helplessness.

From the Inner Temple
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An answer is profitable in proportion to the intensity of the quest.
Listen to your conviction, even if they seem absurd to your reason.
Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion

To teach one must know the nature of those whom one is teaching.
In every vital activity it is the path that matters.
The way of knowledge is narrow.
Each truth you learn will be, for you, as new as if it had never been written.
The only active force that arises out of possession is fear of losing the object of possession.

If you defy an enemy by doubting his courage you double it.
The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains.
For knowledge … you should know that peace is an indispensable condition of getting it.

The first thing necessary in teaching is a master; the second is a pupil capable of carrying on the tradition.
Peace is the fruit of activity, not of sleep.

Envious greed must govern to possess and ambition must possess to govern.
When the governing class isn’t chosen for quality it is chosen for material wealth: this always means decadence, the lowest stage a society can reach.

Two tendencies govern human choice and effort, the search after quantity and the search after quality. They classify mankind. Some follow Maat, others seek the way of animal instinct.

Qualities of a moral order are measured by deeds.
One foot isn’t enough to walk with.
Our senses serve to affirm, not to know.

We mustn’t confuse mastery with mimicry, knowledge with superstitious ignorance.
Physical consciousness is indispensable for the achievement of knowledge.
A man can’t be judge of his neighbor’s intelligence. His own vital experience is never his neighbor’s.

No discussion can throw light if it wanders from the real point.
Your body is the temple of knowledge.
Experience will show you, a Master can only point the way.
A house has the character of the man who lives in it.
All organs work together in the functioning of the whole.

A man’s heart is his own Neter.
A pupil may show you by his own efforts how much he deserves to learn from you.
Routine and prejudice distort vision. Each man thinks his own horizon is the limit of the world.

You will free yourself when you learn to be neutral and follow the instructions of your heart without letting things perturb you. This is the way of Maat.
Judge by cause, not by effect.
Growth in consciousness doesn’t depend on the will of the intellect or its possibilities but on the intensity of the inner urge.

Every man must act in the rhythm of his time … such is wisdom.
Men need images. Lacking them they invent idols. Better then to found the images on realities that lead the true seeker to the source.
Maat, who links universal to terrestrial, the divine with the human is incomprehensible to the cerebral intelligence.

Have the wisdom to abandon the values of a time that has passed and pick out the constituents of the future. An environment must be suited to the age and men to their environment.
Everyone finds himself in the world where he belongs. The essential thing is to have a fixed point from which to check its reality now and then.

Always watch and follow nature.
A phenomenon always arises from the interaction of complementary. If you want something look for the complement that will elicit it. Set causes Horus. Horus redeems Set.
All seed answer light, but the color is different.
The plant reveals what is in the seed.
Popular beliefs on essential matters must be examined in order to discover the original thought.

It is the passive resistance from the helm that steers the boat.
The key to all problems is the problem of consciousness.
Man must learn to increase his sense of responsibility and of the fact that everything he does will have its consequences.
If you would build something solid, don’t work with wind: always look for a fixed point, something you know that is stable … yourself.
If you would know yourself, take yourself as starting point and go back to its source; your beginning will disclose your end.

Images are nearer reality than cold definitions.
Seek peacefully, you will find.
Organization is impossible unless those who know the laws of harmony lay the foundation.

It is no use whatever preaching Wisdom to men: you must inject it into their blood.
Knowledge is consciousness of reality. Reality is the sum of the laws that govern nature and of the causes from which they flow.
Social good is what brings peace to family and society.
Knowledge is not necessarily wisdom.
By knowing one reaches belief. By doing one gains conviction. When you know, dare.

Altruism is the mark of a superior being.
All is within yourself. Know your most inward self and look for what corresponds with it in nature.
The seed cannot sprout upwards without simultaneously sending roots into the ground.
The seed includes all the possibilities of the tree.
The seed will develop these possibilities, however, only if it receives corresponding energies from the sky.

Grain must return to the earth, die, and decompose for new growth to begin.
Man, know thyself … and thou shalt know the gods.”

-[End Quotation]-

In addition, a DuBois website had this lady’s translations:

http://www.duboislc.org/html/Proverbs.html

The specific website for this is: http://kemetichistoryofafrikabluelotus.blogspot.com/2011/05/kmt-self-knowledge-and-cosmic-wisdom.html

African Blood Siblings, comment on a proverb that struck you.  For instance, many struck me, but this one I must repeat:

Have the wisdom to abandon the values of a time that has passed and pick out the constituents of the future. An environment must be suited to the age and men to their environment.
Everyone finds himself in the world where he belongs. The essential thing is to have a fixed point from which to check its reality now and then.

In one word, this is “Sankofa.”  Powerful.  Though, students of history likely know of the cultural clashes in Kemet.  It’s quite amazing to read this quotation and consider African history.  I know not how to put this to words.

This one is worth repeating too:

If the Master teaches what is error, the disciple’s submission is slavery; if he teaches truth, this submission is ennoblement.

These are instructions on how to enslave.  In addition, it’s instructions on how to interact with others.  For instance, I personally often go into a conversation and assume ‘mastership,’ but in so not submitting to tutelage, I am never ennobled.  This means, to become ennobled, one must submit to the truths of others.  This is how I intend to tutor my students.  Taking what they give me for my personal empowerment and returning the favor.

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6 thoughts on “Kmt Self-knowledge and Cosmic wisdom [quotations]

  1. “What you are doing does not matter so much as what you are learning from doing it.”

    “We mustn’t confuse mastery with mimicry, knowledge with superstitious ignorance.
    Physical consciousness is indispensable for the achievement of knowledge.
    A man can’t be judge of his neighbor’ intelligence. His own vital experience is never his neighbor’s.”

    WOW! I think I’ll write that down and use it from now on.
    Great post.

  2. -It is better not to know and to know that one does not know,than presumptuously to attribute some random meaning to symbols.
    If you search for the laws of harmony, you will find knowledge.

    -People bring about their own undoing through their tongues.
    If one tries to navigate unknown waters one runs the risk of shipwreck.
    Leave him in error who loves his error.
    Every man is rich in excuses to safeguard his prejudices, his instincts, and his opinions.

    -What reveals itself to me ceases to be mysterious—for me alone: if I unveil it to anyone else, he hears mere words which betray the living sense: Profanation, but never revelation.

    -If the Master teaches what is error, the disciple’s submission is slavery; if he teaches truth, this submission is ennoblement.

    -For knowledge … you should know that peace is an indispensable condition of getting it.

    -Have the wisdom to abandon the values of a time that has passed and pick out the constituents of the future. An environment must be suited to the age and men to their environment.
    Everyone finds himself in the world where he belongs. The essential thing is to have a fixed point from which to check its reality now and then.

    -Altruism is the mark of a superior being.

    For all teachers, professors, politicians, parents, authors, managers, CEOs, and anyone else in a position of authority and impact.
    Some morals and ethics on conflict negotiation and resolution.

    -Paul S

  3. “The seed cannot sprout upwards without simultaneously sending roots into the ground.” This proverb Strikes me because it reflects my journey. The more knowledge and wisdom I gain the more my roots are connected in ground me and I am more able to understand my spiritual journey. It also appeals to me because the growth potential of a seed is great and its roots are a system of connections working together to support and nourish the tree so that it may bear fruit. That’s how we have to be as afrikans using our roots in America, south America, Australia, Africa, Europe, and Asia to bear fruit that we can be economically, politically, culturally, and spirituality nourished from

    1. Peace,

      A very exceptional interpretation King. In addition to your insight, it’s also the case that our people, taking up the seeds of another people’s ‘Knowledge’ have roots that must be uprooted if we want to plant the seeds of our Knowledge. Oftentimes we tackle the branches of European or Asian indoctrination, when in reality we should be digging out the roots in order to make way for our Knowledge, Wisdom and Love. It’s hard work ahead of us; but with great Africans like you, united we can succeed.

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