If five people meet together to seek for truth,
they must begin by cutting themselves free from
all their own special conditions and renouncing
all preconceived ideas. In order to find truth
we must give up our prejudices, our own small
trivial notions; an open receptive mind is essential.
If our chalice is full of self, there is no room
in it for the water of life. The fact that we
imagine ourselves to be right and everybody else
wrong is the greatest of all obstacles in the
path towards unity, and unity is necessary if
we would reach truth, for truth is one.
In short, it behoves us all to be lovers of truth.
Let us seek her in every season and in every country,
being careful never to attach ourselves to personalities.
Let us see the light wherever it shines, and may
we be enabled to recognize the light of truth
no matter where it may arise. Let us inhale the
perfume of the rose from the midst of thorns which
surround it; let us drink the running water from
every pure spring.
20 Septembre 2012