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The etymology of beast is beast?
When I was meditating and contemplating my existence as 'being human' I had this sudden 'flash' where I felt I understood what 'the beast' was. While I didn't try to expand on the feeling much more than its initial appearance what I got from that 'flash' was that 'the beast' was someone who had come to terms with possessing a vessel that some would say is animal like and conquering the 'beast' qualities its associated with.
I don't want to come off too vague but its like 'the beast' is the energy of Man unchained and restrained only by their willpower and desire to accomplish things. 'The beast' is 'tamed' (if you will) by your own being and since we are all higher beings manifested into a lower plane into lower vessels, we do have complete control over it.
The animal like impulses and bodily urges that can take over the body (if you lack will power) is a smaller aspect of 'the beast' people interact with everyday. When you master the self and your vessel then you control 'the beast' and can use that power for your own gain.
When you become aware of this much and exercise control, that is when the energy of 'the beast' can manifest more. A man who still clings to morals and other related notions can't sustain 'the beast'. The energy of 'the beast' wants someone who either lacks control but just wants to run wild or someone who exercises control over the physical and uses that energy for something constructive.
The powers of 'the beast' manifests in those who are aware and or act like they are not their bodies and because of that they have access to all the powers that come with it.
I didn't really pick up on it until now but Kreia from KOTOR actually refers to something called 'the beast' in one of her dialogues.The 'True' Lesson of Strength
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