By Lou DiVirgilio
“Born of the moon, children of the sun, off spring of the stars, and inheritors of the cosmic spaces… we and the Boundless are in essence not twain but one.” This is a quote by Gottfried de Purucker, a Theosophist. This statement is not de Purucker’s mere waxing poetic, but an attempt to reach out to all human beings to help inspire them to see and acknowledge the full depth and breath of what it means, and what it is to be a living human being. A quote from the New Testament, will help to clarify and extend de Purucker’s statement, “Know ye not that ye are gods, and that the spirit of the eternal liveth within you.”
What ailment, what disease lives in our world today that keeps us from looking up to our inner spiritual richness, that denies our inner ability to unify with all life? Shakespeare, gives us a clue, “The man that hath, no music in himself nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for only treason, stratagems, and spoils.” We see evidence, every day, of human’s attempts at self-justifications, folly and ignorance. We have voluntarily abandoned and disobeyed the laws of nature, and the laws of spiritual health. The consequences are dire. Wordsworth, admonish us; …”The world is too much with us; getting and spending we lay waste our power: little we see in nature that is ours:” … We have unensouled ourselves. Look at the empty faces we see each day. They seek to feed that void from outside instead of from the perennial springs of inspiration within their hearts. As individuals we are relatively empty vessels: there is no inner fullness from which to give to others, no inner richness of understanding by which we may receive and solve problems confronting humanity.
When humans begin to realize that he or she is one with all that is, inward and outward, high and low, not merely as individuals of an army are one, not merely as a community are one, like atoms of the molecules, like electrons of the atoms-not mere union but spiritual unity-then he or she sees truth and from that vision has a living bases for morality, and knows that this world is a world of law and order. “Know ye not that ye are gods, and that the spirit of the eternal liveth within you.”
One truth many paths. Be good, do good.
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