posted on Jul, 6 2009 @ 11:30 AM
The concept of selling ones soul for wealth or power comes from the assumption that the soul is the whole of ones subjective experience. Now as we
all know, mo money mo problems, which is basically the underlying concept behind "selling your soul". You basically sacrifice the joys of
simplicity for the joys of materialism or rather, "success from the perspective of prevailing world concepts". This causes you anxiety, anguish,
etc, because now you literally have something to lose and have to put forth lots of effort and deal with stress in order to maintain this joy from
People have lost their entire lives to these processes. Others have found the joy of simplicity eventually and "got their soul back", if you
All of the iconography associated with this, are simply mythological archetypes which represent the very real suffering which occurs when one trades
the simple joys and piece of mind of human existence for fame, wealth, etc.
These things aren't evil or bad, they just end up causing much more anxiety and suffering than the alternative. In the end, you are really just
giving your authority to live life how you want from an inside-out perspective, over to "the world" or "mammon". And in the end when all of the
items are lost to entropy, not only do you not have those, but you also don't have the sensation of living according to your own will.
The irony is, that LOTS of people "sell their soul" to religions like Christianity everyday, missing the message that "The Kingdom of heaven is at
hand" and that "the Father and I are one", and they end up with the same problems.
This is the main message of the Sermon on the Mount.