The unfolding choices are paradoxical. They are
wrapped in contrast and it makes no difference whether they involve big or
small events. They are but interconnected aspects of the same inner decision. It might be helpful to see a few examples:
* If the individual wants to
have a meaningful life, he must accept that it will often looklike meaningless to
* As long as he wishes his
existence to be seenas important, he must accept his life
will not be authentic in fact.
* If the pilgrim’s intention
is to have a comfortable and pleasant existence, he should know that his higher
conscience will be ill at ease in his presence. The interaction between higher
and lower self will tend to take place in painful and precarious ways.
For the pilgrim whose goal is
to live in harmony with the law of the universe, the path will be externallyunstable, or probationary.
While treading the uphill path, he who seeks the most elevated often has no
firm ground beneath his feet. Simplicity and detachment are of the essence in
The wise ones remain vigilant
and preserve peace: harmony cannot be obtained by force.When we sow it, it comes to us in secret ways, in due time. It emerges
from within, sometimes before it can be noticed. It rarely shines out for the
world to see.
He who wants inner peace must
renounce the world of appearances.
The essential level of life
may at times produce external aspects which partially express it. Each small
seed unfolds its life in creative ways as it becomes a tree. However, mere
appearances cannot produce anything on the essential plane, just as the bark of
a tree will not become a seed.
Small things bring us great
lessons. There is a direct relation between renunciation and divine
knowledge.Every fact and chain of causes
and effects is surrounded by the void. In the nothing of silence, one can see the meaning of all things.
When the mystery of
thoughtless perception takes place with the right kind of intention, it reveals
the unlimited meaning of every life.
The purpose of words coming from
the Wise Ones is to produce the correct sort of silence: in it, the soul rises
to Light. When there is a deep, peaceful absence of sound or vision, one’s
immortal self speaks.
The article “The Choices that Elevate the Soul” is published at the associated
websites since 12 October 2021. An initial version of it is part of the June
2017 edition of “The Aquarian
Theosophist”, pp. 1-2. It had no
indication as to the name of the author.
(photo) wrote these words: “Deserve,