• Dave

    Member
    November 12, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Preface

    Sheti comes from the root Sheta. The Ancient Egyptian word Sheta means something which is hidden, secret, unknown, or cannot be seen or understood, a secret, a mystery.

    One name of the soul of the Ancient Egyptian god Amun is Shet-ba (The One whose soul is hidden). The name Amun itself signifies “The Hidden One,” “Shetai.” Sheti (spiritual discipline) is to go deeply into the mysteries, to study the mystery teachings and literature profoundly, to penetrate the mysteries.

    Nehas-t signifies: “resurrection” or “spiritual awakening.”

    Religion has three levels of practice. The first is the myth, which includes the traditions, stories and everything related to it. The next stage is the ritualization of the myth. The final stage is the metaphysical philosophy behind the teachings given in the myth. (At the first level a human being learns the stories and traditions of the religion. At the second level rituals are learned and practiced. At the third level a spiritual aspirant is led to actually go beyond myths and rituals and to attain the ultimate goal of religion.)

    Therefore, a serious spiritual aspirant should see every aspect of {his/her} life as a ritual in which the soul within them (Asar) is struggling to be reborn again. This spiritual rebirth is accomplished by the practices of listening to the teachings, practicing them and meditating upon them. With the understanding of the hidden knowledge, you can see that all of nature around you is Divine.

    What is Human Existence and What is its Purpose?

    Thus, by living in accordance with the ignorant philosophy of life, your happy moments cause longing for more happy moments, and when these are not possible, there is disappointment and frustration. The longing and frustration does not end at the time of death. When the body dies, the mind continues to hold the deep rooted desires for worldly fulfillment and this causes the soul to be impelled toward countless new lifetimes of karmic entanglements in search of worldly fulfillment. All of this occurs out of ignorance of one’s true Self.

    FROM: THE STEALE OF ABU: “Be chief of the mysteries at festivals, know your mouth, come in Hetep (peace), enjoy life on earth but do not become attached to it; it is transitory.”

    —Ancient Egyptian Proverbs

    Philosophy
    Words can be a trap to the highly developed intellect. Therefore, we must always keep in mind that words and philosophical discourse can only point the way to the truth. In order to discover the truth, we must go beyond all words, all thoughts, and all of our mental concepts and philosophies