Noble Knowledge and the Pearl of Wisdom

“No money, nor goods, nor Art, nor Power, can bring you to the eternal Rest of the eternal soft Meekness of Paradise; but only the noble Knowledge; into that you may wrap up your soul. That is the Pearl which no moth can eat, nor thief can steal away. Therefore, seek after it, and then…

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Intellect and Higher Levels of Consciousness

“As man advances in the Mental Consciousness he begins to develop a constantly increasing degree and grade of intellect, and accordingly he attaches the greatest importance to that part of his nature. Some men worship intellect as a God, ignoring its limitations which other thinkers have pointed out. … They ignore the fact that it…

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Virtue of Spirit Requires Overcoming Obstacles

“There appear to be four obstacles which hinder the intellect in the acquisition of virtue. First, there is prepossession, that is, the ingrained influence of habits running counter to virtue; and this,operative over a long period, exerts a pressure which drags the intellect down toward earthly thing. Secondly, there is the action of the senses,…

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Reward Seeking is not the Path to Spiritual Growth

“Evil is often the result of over-anxiety, and men are always trying to do too much, they are not content to leave well alone, to do always just what the occasion demands and no more; … One of the subtlest forms of this evil is the hope and desire of reward. Many there are who,…

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