Love and Wisdom

Love and wisdom are archetypes, or leitmotifs of the unconscious mind. In the L/L Research transcripts, they are considered as opposites of each other.

Love and wisdom, being archetypes, are not directly accessible to us in their perfect and undiluted forms. We see them, however, reflected in various aspects of our world.

Love is reflected in situations such as romantic partnerships, families, and communities, and in qualities such as altruism, compassion, self-sacrifice, and affection. Love is related to the green ray energy center. A spiritual teacher who embodied great love was Jesus Christ.

Wisdom is more poorly represented on our plane, but is reflected somewhat in situations such as scientific research and courts of law, and in qualities such as honesty, truth-seeking, fairness, and justice. Wisdom is related to the blue ray energy center. A spiritual teacher who embodied great wisdom was the Buddha.

The balancing of love and wisdom is reflected in religion and spirituality. It is related to the indigo ray energy center. A spiritual teacher who particularly embodied the balancing of love and wisdom was Lao Tzu.

According to Ra, in fourth density entities learn the lessons of love. In fifth density, entities learn the lessons of wisdom. In sixth density, entities learn to balance love and wisdom.

Love, wisdom, and the balancing of love and wisdom are virtues required of the spiritual seeker. In fact, one may take the point of view that they encompass all that is required of the spiritual seeker.

A spiritual seeker can embody love by serving others, and feeling adoration for the Creator and all beings.

A spiritual seeker can embody wisdom by seeking truth, sharing truth, and engaging in moral disciplines, such as the concentration of the mind or the discipline of the body.

It is difficult to achieve love in one’s life, and similarly difficult to achieve wisdom in one’s life. Even more difficult is to achieve the balancing of love and wisdom. I will illustrate the problem of balancing love and wisdom by way of examples.

In my relationship with Hannah, I spent a lot of time giving Hannah information about herself. This information was true and would have been useful to her in improving herself. But, the net effect of this information was to hurt her self-esteem. My actions illustrated wisdom without love.

Carla Rueckert, in the course of the Ra material, is repeatedly admonished for engaging in various efforts which, though intended to serve others, pushed her body beyond its limits and had negative effects on her health. Her actions illustrated love without wisdom.

I engaged in intensive spiritual practices, including various physical disciplines. These disciplines included repeatedly forcing my body to sit in half-lotus for longer than was comfortable. After doing this for a long period of time, I sustained a knee injury which made it impossible for me to sit in half-lotus. Disciplining the body is an application of wisdom. In this case I did this without care for my body. Care for my body would have been an expression of love, and specifically love for the self. My actions illustrated wisdom without love.

Jesus Christ chose to martyr himself when he died on the cross. He did this out of love for the world. If he had chosen not to die on the cross, then he could have stayed and taught for a longer period of time, and this would have been a wise action with practical benefits. Therefore Jesus’ choice to die on the cross was an example of love without wisdom. Martyrdom in general illustrates love without wisdom.

The balance between love and wisdom emerges clearly in the context of romantic relationships. Romantic feelings are filled with love. Their free and unrestrained expression can be seen as love without wisdom. The corresponding wisdom without love can be seen in the celibacy practiced by many spiritual people. To achieve a balance between these two extremes, neither expressing romantic feelings in an unwise manner, nor refraining from expressing romantic feelings entirely, is to balance love and wisdom.

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