Saturday, June 01, 2013

By your own efforts alone

Be patient, kindly and wise, for perhaps in the next moment of life, the light will shine out upon thy companion, and you discover that you are but a blind man, claiming to see. 

Remember this, that you own not one thing in this world. 

Your wife is but a gift, your children are but loaned to you. 

All else you possess is given to you only while you use it wisely. 

Your body is not yours, for Nature claims it as her property. 

Do you not think, Oh Man, that it is the height of arrogance for you to sit in judgment upon any other created thing, while you, a beggar, are going about in a borrowed robe?

If misery, want and sorrow are thy portion for a time, be happy that it is not death. 

If it is death be happy there is no more of life.

You would have wealth, and tell of the good you would do with it. 

Truly will you lose your way under these conditions. 

It is quite probable, that you are as rich as you ever will be, therefore, desire to do good with what you have -- and do it

If you have nothing, know that it is best and wisest for you. 

Just so surely as you murmur and complain just so surely will you find that "from him that hath not, shall be taken even that which he hath." 

This sounds contradictory, but in reality is in most harmonious agreement. 

Work in life and the Occult are similar; all is the result of your own effort and will. 

You are not rash enough to believe that you will be lifted up into Heaven like the Prophet of old -- but you really hope some one will come along and give you a good shove toward it.

Know then, Disciples, that you only can lift yourselves by your own efforts. 

When this is done, you may have the knowledge that you will find many to accompany you on your heretofore lonely journey; but neither they nor your Teacher will be permitted to push or pull you one step onward.


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