Essence is what we are born with, our body, our capacities, our talents. Personality is what we acquire, for example, language, ways of moving, ways of feeling.
- Human machine born with an essence: the structure of the lower centres, innate capacities, talents, and tendencies, the planetary body.
- Structure, capacities, strengths, and defects of lower centres belong to essence.
- Born with centres empty.
- Some aspects of essence might survive death of the planetary body, at least temporarily.
- Personality is like a garment surrounding essence.
- Personality is acquired through exposure to impressions, education, experiences; fills centres.
- Contents of centres belong to personality (rolls, records, tapes, diskettes, RAM, ROM).
- Personality contains the Many I's
- Usually die with centres full.
- Personality dies with the death of the planetary body.
A subset of personality.
- is acquired by the law of accident.
- is composed of layers of masks.
- is based on imagination and identification.
- cannot make efforts.
- feeds self-love.
- buffers impressions.
- is your imaginary picture of yourself, your `Imaginary I'.
- arranges circumstances to evoke itself.
- fights back against your Work I's.
- contains the expression of negative and unpleasant emotions.
- must become a passive force rather than an active force in the static triad of your psychology.
- is the source of buffers.
- contains features.
- is one of the chief obstacles to awakening.
- can be overcome only by remembering yourself always and in everything.
A potential subset of personality.
- is based on magnetic centre.
- is acquired in school.
- is composed of Work I's that want to work.
- can make efforts.
- can digest impressions.
- knows that none of the Many I's are real.
- works with ideas to not express negative and unpleasant emotions.
- prepares the human machine for awakening.
- reminds you to make the efforts to remember yourself always and in everything.
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