2 Ways of reducing desire based suffering/-attachment, astral glamor and illusion, and unnecessary possessions.
Basic needs vs excess desire; conscious utilization of energy .
Conscious directing of desire.
Desire can at conscious will be directed inward and upward …. towards union with the ´Higher Self ´and Source. .
Conscious Observation, awareness and the qualitative effects of such. Observing the one who has desires, observing the one who seeks have desires forfilled on perishable phenomenas and objects.
Kama manas ( kāma, “desire” + manas, “mind” )
“ When man’s energy flows outwards towards external objects of desire, this energy works in a less subtle order of matter than the mental, in that of the astral world. What is called his desire-body is composed of this matter ; the astral body , This desire (or astral) body gives rise to a second class of entities, similar in their general constitution to the thought-forms already described, but limited to the astral plane, and generated by the mind under the dominion of the animal nature.These are caused by the activity of the lower mind, throwing itself out through the astral body—the activity of Kâma-Manas, or the mind dominated by desire. “ .
– A Besant
.You must reap what you sow, but you may select your Seeds, and so determine the nature of tommorrows harvest.
“We cannot escape from karma, because in all the ( manifested) universethere is no such thing as inaction, and the literal meaning of karma is action.
.You must reap what you sow, but you may select your Seeds, and so determine the nature of tommorrows harvest. As for todays tares among the wheat use your discrimination, you can put even bad karma to good use if your ingenious.
.“ The planet exhalted in Libra is Saturn “ . It represents the power of limitation which makes possible the manifestation of specific forms. The power of limitation is the active power in work in what the orientals call karma. It expresses itself to us as undeviating justice. Hence Saturn has its highest manifestation in the Great Work which enables us to control karma.
Saturn represents limitation and form, the Sun stands for light and radiation. When the power of limitation is used positively it is combined with the radiant energy of the sun, thus enlightenment exalt form. To express the same in an ” alchemical meaning ” : having to do with transmutation of “ lead “ into “ Gold” .
The white Rose
The Rose : represents desire symbolically.
Its thorns symbolize pain . Its bloom typifies beauty and joy It is White like the SUN , to intimate that through right cultivation of desire nature we may bring it into unison with Primal Will. To control the Desire Nature , to cultivate it aright , to use it so that we may enjoy the beauty it can bring us without suffering the pains resulting from abuse.
Through want of right discriminiation a man may suppose himself to have something he calls “ will “ . He may go so far in his delusions as to suppose he can pit that imaginary “ will “ of his against the laws of life . He who can discriminate is not so deluded . hence , in Tarot* , the key picturing the True Will –power, and mans relation to it , follows the Key which represents Discrimination .”
– Paul Foster Case , Tarot Fundementals 1936
.* Tarot (ancient wisdom preserved through pictoral keys, not divination ) .
The Ancient Symbolic of the Rose for desire symbolically, is the progress of changing or transforming the colors from deep red at some point crossing over (purified ) blue to white eventually. .
In other analogies The Rose is used also to symbolize the Personality , which is to eventually (in one terminology ) to be refined , purified and Sacrificed on the cross ; The Rose on the Cross.