The world is a dome, where every action is the echo of another. Do good—it will come back; if not from one person, it will come from another. That is the echo. You do not know from which side it will come. It will come a hundredfold more than you gave.
Give love; will you get coldness? Do good; can you get evil, if you did good? You cannot be a judge of the action of another until you are yourself selfless. Only then will justice come to you; only then will you understand the nature of justice. Self is the wall between you and justice. There is only one thing that is truly just, and that is to say, ” I must not do this.” When you say this to another you may be wrong.
The mystic develops his mind in this manner, purifying it by pure thought, feeling, and action ( pure means free from sense of separateness )—only following this one line of thought,Whatever difference in principles of right and wrong religious faith may show, no two individuals will ever differ in this one natural principle. Every soul seeks after beauty; and every virtue, righteousness, good action, is nothing but a glimpse of beauty.
Once having this moral, the Mystic does not need to follow a particular belief or faith, to restrict himself in a particular path. He can follow the Hindu way, the Muslim way, the way of any Church or faith, provided he treads this royal road; that the whole universe is but an immanence of beauty. You are born with the tendency to admire it in every form, and you may not blind yourself by being dependent on one particular line of beauty. You will not get it from another. Give it.
Make your action, your thought beautiful, and let others get your beauty.
How is the perfection of mind reached that we have to touch? It is reached through contemplation, through realisation and understanding of the one current running through the whole life. In mystical language of the Divine Mind, is the depth of life, the depth of activity with which all activity and every activity is connected.
Bahama landscape. Photograph taken and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013
Garden in Nassau. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014