Which must become the quintessence of our being

March 2nd 2014
You read or hear a phrase that fills you with wonder, and for a few minutes you have the sensation of being born into a new life. This is no illusion: every true saying possesses real magical power. But do not be content just to be dazzled. Take this saying, and try to live with it for the whole day. While you are working, out walking, listening to music, washing, doing housework or cooking, hold onto it. Study it from all angles, and try to understand how it is borne out in every area of life and in all situations, so that you begin to embody it in yourself. That is the only good working method. You will never forget all the truths you have integrated into your being, even if one day you lose your memory. You may not be able to express them in words, because memory as a faculty of the mental body will have gone, but deeper down their imprint will remain: you will leave for the other world knowing these truths, and when you return you will bring them back with you, because they will form the quintessence of your being.