Share in the accounts and discoveries of the many individuals who, just like you, set out to find new, true answers that could stand up to the test of passing time with its ever-changing conditions. Welcome these inward and uplifting thoughts as if they were your own, for in one sense… they are.
And this, our life exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
Keep my secret, you who are kept by it.
Keep my faith, you who are kept by it.
Learn what I know, you whom my truth has known.
Love me with love, you whom I have loved.
Pray without ceasing, dwell in the love of the Lord,
you who are loved in the Well-beloved,
you who are living in the Living one,
saved by him who has redeemed you.
So will you escape from death, throughout all ages,
in the name of your Father. Alleluia!
The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.
The seed of the oak produces oaks, and is never converted by circumstances into a beech tree.
What sort of tree is there which will not, if neglected, grow crooked and unfruitful, but which will, if given right attention, prove to be productive, and bring its fruit to maturity?
The happy never say, and never hear said, farewell.
To say the truth, reason and love keep little company together now-a-days; the more the pity that some honest neighbors will not make them friends.
In yourself lies the sweetness of your charm, from you does it blossom, in you it sojourns, within you it rests, in your own self you must search for the jubilant quality of your conscience. For that reason Solomon says, “Drink water out of your own cistern and the streams out of your own well.”
The only useful question in this matter is this: how a man may know that he is in the way of regeneration, that he is spiritually alive, and growing in the inward and new man.
You can understand (these principles) by giving careful attention to what has been said.
Judge not according to the appearances, but judge righteous judgement.
The eternal stars shine out as soon as it is dark enough.
Take precautions before the evil appears; regulate things before disorder has begun.
To love only what happens, what was destined. No greater harmony.
Let your understanding be your action.
Careful attention to one thing often proves superior to genius.
You can remove out of the way many useless things which disturb you, for they lie entirely in your opinion towards them.
From all these discoveries, each of which plunges him a little deeper into the ocean of energy, the mystic derives an unalloyed delight, and his thirst for them is unquenchable.
The greatest man is he who chooses right with the most invincible resolution.
To live in the light of the universal order is to be awake. To turn aside into our own microcosm is to go to sleep.
A man should always have these two rules in readiness: the one, to do only whatever the reason of the ruling and legislating faculty may suggest… the other, to change his opinion, if some other person sets him right, and moves him from an opinion. But this change of opinion must proceed only from a certain persuasion, as of what is just or of common advantage, and the like, not because it appears pleasant or brings reputation.
You cannot wander anywhere that will not aid you. Anything you can touch, God brought it into the classroom of your mind.
Knowledge alone disperses ignorance,
As sunlight scatters darkness.
Not so acts,
For ignorance originates in works.
Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.
Learn avidly. Question repeatedly what you have learned. Analyze it carefully. Then put what you have learned into practice intelligently.