In Gnosis, the revolution is the battle of the consciousness against the ego. This revolution is symbolized in many ways, in many traditions, often as a war (The Mahabarata). This is a revolution against animal instinct, desire, mechanicity and complacency, all of which make up our own mind.


"We must accept our burdens gracefully, for when the student takes the Path, he is often plunged into ranges of experience which other men escape, in order to teach him to have command of himself in his environment, and thus learn the reason why he has been placed there."