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What does the crocodile represent for the Egyptians and what work should it do?

Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.

A phrase from the Egyptian “Sacred Book of the Dead” says: “I am the Sacred Crocodile Sebek, I am the Flame of three wicks and my wicks are immortal. I enter the Region of Sekem, I enter the Region of Flames who have defeated my adversaries."

This “SACRED CROCODILE SEBEK”, is precisely THE ESSENCE. “I enter the Region of Flames”, which is NIRVANA, the “REGION OF SEKEM”. Those who live in that region “have defeated their adversaries”, that is, those “I's” that we carry within us; you have to defeat them, defeat them, destroy them. That is why it is said in the ritual that “all the infidels must be killed. May they be cursed, damned, and dead." It refers to those, to the I's that we carry within us.

Those are the "infidels", we have to fight against them, we have to "shed their own blood..."

So the trip is essential to reach the stars, to return to the house of the Father who has always smiled at us. But the AWAKENING OF CONSCIOUSNESS is required. The Consciousness could not wake up, to begin its journey, if it did not disintegrate the Ego; it must be turned into dust, only in this way, the free, sovereign and master of itself Consciousness, awakens, begins its journey back to the Father's House. That is the meaning of the parable of the “Prodigal Son”. And it is very important to understand that parable.

Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt from the lecture: “Gnostic keys to rejuvenation”.

Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".

The sacred crocodile represents the Intimate, our Being, our Spirit, it is the Divinity within us.

The sacred book of the Dead says: “I am the sacred crocodile Sebek. I am the flame of three wicks and my wicks are immortal. I enter the Sekem region. I enter the region of the flames that have defeated my adversaries.”

It is also mentioned in that book that “all infidels must be killed. May they be cursed, damned, and dead.”

This sacred crocodile, Sebek, is precisely our Being. When he says that he entered the region of flames, he refers to Nirvana, which is the “Region of Sekem”.

The Intimate, our Being, our Spirit, is the flame of three immortal wicks. Those three wicks are the diamond soul.

Those who live in that region and who have defeated their adversaries are the ones who have worked on the disintegration of psychological aggregates.

We must also carry out this work to defeat, overcome and destroy our defects, psychological aggregates, demons that live within us and are the cause of our problems, illnesses, miseries.

No one else can do that work, but each one of us has to do it throughout our lives.

The infidels referred to in the book of the dead are those selves we are talking about.

This is the divine crocodile that captures his prey like a predatory beast.

The Wisdom of Being Magazine 93, Chapter: "The Crocodile or Sacred Caiman."