Sunday, December 10, 2006

Daily initiation - 1

For most the idea of daily initiation will be a new one, however this is how it really is if one wants to grow and move towards enlightenment or mastery of nature.
It is supposed by some that it is always and in every case a set and solemn occasion for which the candidate is prepared and notified in advance.

While there are some initiations surrounded by such solemnities as these, the daily one without success in which no aspirant will ever have the chance to try for those that are higher comes to the disciple with almost each moment.

It is met in our relations with our fellows, and in the effects upon us of all the circumstances of life.

And if we fail in these, we never get to the point where greater ones are offered.

If we cannot bear momentary defeat, or of a chance word that strikes our self-love finds us unprepared, or if we give way to the desire to harshly judge others, or if we remain in ignorance of some of our most
apparent faults, we do not build up that knowledge and strength imperatively demanded from whoever is to be master of nature.

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