Individuality is not a Defect

“Ruysbroeck says that the Friends of God (i. e. the interior Men) ‘cannot with themselves and all their works penetrate to that imageless nudity.’ Although they feel united with God, yet they feel in that union an otherness and difference between themselves nd God; and therefore’the assent into the Nought is unknown to them.’ They…

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Spiritual Connections and Why We Need Them

“Always make a connection with all good people. Make a connection with smart people. Make a connection with fair people. You have to constantly make a connection with good people, with smart and fair people, so that there can be an exchange between you. If you do not make a connection with the Good, you…

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Good Fortune, Ill Fortune, and a Golden Cage

“Truly I believe that ill fortune is of more use to men than good fortune. For good fortune, when she wears the guise of happiness, and most seems to caress, is always lying; ill fortune is always truthful, since in changing, she shows her inconsistency. The one deceives, the other teaches; the one enchains the…

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True Art for Spiritual Inspiration

“The material mind sees as the principle of any art only a means to bring money, and not in such art a means for giving variety to life, dispelling weariness, resting that portion of the mind devoted to other business improving health and increasing vigor f mind and body. It holds to the idea of…

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