Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tablets of the forgotten truth

I came across these small but deep knowledge points. I hope you like it.

On seekers predicament 
" He who looks within himself and perceives only discontent, frailty, darkness and fear, need not curl his lip in mocking doubt. Let him look deeper and longer, deeper and longer, until he presently becomes aware of faint tokens and breath - like indications which appear when the heart is still. Let him heed them well, for they will take life and grow into high thoughts that will cross the threshold of his mind like wandering angles, and these again shall become forerunners of a voice which will come later - the voice of a hidden, recondite and mysterious being who inhabits his center, who is his own ancient self ".

 On human nature - 
" The divine nature reveals itself anew in every human life, but if a man walk indifferently by, then the revelation is as seed on stony ground. No one is excluded from this divine consciousness; it is man who excludes himself. Men make formal and pretentious enquiry into the mystery and meaning of life, when all the while each bird perched upon a green bough, each child holding its fond mother's hand, has solved the riddle and carries the answer in its face. That life which brought you to birth, O Man ! is nobler and greater than your farthest thought ; believe in its beneficent intention towards you and obey its subtle injunctions whispered to your heart in half - felt intuitions ".  

On acting with conscience.
" The man who thinks he may live as freely as his unconsidered desires prompt him and yet not carry the burden of an eventual reckoning, is binding his life to a hollow dream. Whoever sins against his fellows or against himself pronounces his own sentence thereby. He may hide his sins from the sight of others, but he cannot hide them from the all - recording eyes of the gods. Justice still rules the world with inexorable weight, though its operations are often unseen and though it is not always to be found in stone built courts of law. Whoever escapes from paying the legal penalties of earth can never escape from paying the just penalties which the gods impose. Nemesis - remorseless and implacable holds such a man in jeopardy every hour ".

" In shallow men the fish of little thoughts cause much commotion. In oceanic minds the whales of inspiration make hardly a ruffle ".

" You may control a mad elephant;
You may shut the mouth of the bear or the tiger;
Ride the lion and play with the cobra;
By alchemy you may earn your livelihood;
You may wander through the universe incognito;
Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful;
You may walk on water and live in fire;
But control of the mind is better and more difficult ".

Please think on this one:
 " Do not do what you want, then you may do what you like ".