What is the fundamental characteristic of the Vertical Path?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
The work on oneself is the fundamental characteristic of the Vertical path. Nobody treads upon the path of the Great Rebellion if he never works on himself.
The work to which we are referring is of a psychological nature. This work deals with a certain transformation of the moment in which we find ourselves. We need to learn to live from moment to moment.
For example, a person who is desperate about some sentimental, economical or political problems has obviously forgotten his Inner Self.
If such a person would stop for a moment, observe the situation, try to remember his Inner Self and then try to understand the reason for this attitude...
If he would reflect a little and think that everything passes away, that life is fleeting, illusory, and that death reduces all the vanities of the world to ashes...
If he would understand that his problem in reality is nothing more than a worthless flame and soon dies, he would suddenly see with great surprise that everything has changed.
It is possible to transform mechanical reactions through logical confrontation and the Intimate Auto-Reflection of the Being.
Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt of the book: Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology.