Final Part of “Know Thyself X, XI, XII”
If you have been following this series, you might not yet understand why our personality should be associated with such a negative manifestation as vice. Of course none of us is overtly “envious”, “greedy” or “lustful”. We are far too well behaved and socially adapted for that.
I have exaggerated the characteristics of behavior to focus on the mental habits that use key energy attributes. The purpose of my study is to understand clearly how, for example, anger contains leadership potential and envy the ability to sense configurations at a distance and measure them, because they develop and employ basically neutral faculties. Does everyone who exerts leadership or gauges phenomena abstractly need to be angry or envious? No.
If we are to acquire mastery over our selves, we need to be aware how thought-forms respond within and around us. Most of all, we need to learn how to alter their possibility as the forces arise, without losing the precious momentum they produce. Censorship and vigorous repression do not work favorably for human evolution. […]