How to prevent a psychological defect from being reborn in us?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
Q.- Can an analyzed I reproduce again?
A.- What does Dante tell us in the Divine Comedy? Don't you remember in the Divine Comedy a quote, a passage where suddenly an I there, a subject, turns to dust, dies, and then from among the ashes comes back and springs up again more alive than before? Yes, just as the Phoenix Bird rises from its own ashes, so are the I's; if one does not remain alert and watchful like the watchman in time of war, he can be resurrected again; thus, vigilance must be constant if we want the egos not to be resurrected.
Q.- Master, they say that the I dies and a virtue is born and after a virtue is born it can be lost again?
A.- He can be lost again. The Gods also fall. Have you not read what the Holy Scriptures say? Don't you remember the revolt of the angels? So the angels fell, right? And they became demons. Why is it said that they became demons? Because the egos were resurrected in them.
Samael Aun Weor. Lecture: Talk with the students of Zulia.
Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".
Also in the "Divine Comedy" a subject is mentioned that turns to dust, dies and then, from among its ashes, returns and sprouts again, more alive than before, that is how the selves are; if he does not remain alert and watchful like the watchman in time of war, they can be resurrected again. So vigilance must be constant, to prevent the selves from resurrecting and losing virtues that had already been born with the practice of observation and meditation.
The Wisdom of Being Magazine 94, Chapter: "The Phoenix."