If You Are a Loyal Friend of the Void, You Can See the Plenitude
Carlos Cardoso Aveline
Everyone can search any time for the highest level of consciousness available in his own inner world
* Discipline consists in being strong enough and balanced
enough to be in peace with Nature.
* Discipline of the mind is not to allow thoughts and
feelings to oscillate or blindly move back and forth according to external facts.
It means keeping emotions and ideas in the same direction - a stable direction
which is also wide and dynamic, yet constant.
* One must observe the goal of his actions and make
sure it is correct and elevated. The living process of discipline allows us to
observe the diversity of life from the point of view of its unity. Thanks to it
we concentrate inner strength and avoid wasting energy. One’s magnetic force
must increase as time passes. It is a good idea to save it and use it in wise
* He who is in unity and harmony with his own soul is
also in harmony with the souls of his fellow beings. He who is distant from his
own soul cannot understand the souls of others, and cannot be their true
* There is a reciprocity in the relation between one’s
feeling of respect for his own soul and his feeling of respect for the souls of
others. Such a reciprocity results from the law of justice and symmetry. He who
has a sense of equilibrium in life works for his own happiness and for the
happiness of all, and understands that these are two inseparable goals.
* The way you look within is influenced by the way you
look outside, and whatever you see outside depends on the manner you see your
own self. What you perceive or don’t perceive in the external world - as in
other beings and the community - is decisively influenced by what you see, or
think you see, in yourself.
* To look, however, does not mean to see. One may look
all things and still see very little, or look less, and see a lot. If you are a
loyal friend of the void, you can see the plenitude.
* Everyone can search any time for the highest level
of consciousness available in his own inner world. And the highest view will
lead negative illusions away, and strengthen the relation to the central point
of one’s existence.
* There is no reason not to consult my conscience many
times a day. The best level of perception that I can reach is something I can listen
to at will. And this is enough. It liberates me from that which has no real
value. Through such practice - seemingly simple - we all are able to improve
the quality of the day, and guarantee the authenticity of our efforts.
* If one has a high source of inspiration, one must
learn to rely on it, and act according to the ideal one has adopted.
* Acting on the basis of theosophical and universal
principles demands a certain amount of self-control, detachment and
impersonality on the part of the lower self. A measure of suffering will be
unavoidable. However, the sacrifices of self-training avoid far greater pain and
dangerous situations which otherwise would come to the student as a result of
his carelessness regarding karma.
* Self-discipline and a certain detachment concerning
outward objects save both the time and the energy of one’s soul.
“Thoughts Along the Road - 52” was
published as an independent text on 04 May 2021. An initial version
of it, with no indication as to the name of the author, is part of “The
Aquarian Theosophist”, November 2019 edition, p. 17.