From the archives of some theosophical e-mail lists.


Universal Seekers

Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001
From: "Bill Meredith"
Subject: what is dearest to us?

I received this from another list. Since it is a slow day, I thought I would post it here.


The Master had quoted Aristotle: "In the quest of truth, it would seem better and indeed necessary to give up what is dearest to us." And he substituted the word "God" for "truth."

Later a disciple said to him, "I am ready, in the quest for God, to give up anything: wealth, friends, family, country, life itself. What else can a person give up?"

The Master calmly replied, "One's beliefs about God."

The disciple went away sad, for he clung to his convictions. He feared "ignorance" more than death.

Anthony de Mello, S.J.


Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ...
Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens.
~ Carl Jung