Sacred books, the

Their understanding requires self-discipline

January 16th 2018
The sacred books are the work of exceptional beings who, through prayer, meditation, and contemplation, succeeded in attaining the world of sublime truths. To understand these works, we must be able to vibrate on the same wavelength as these great beings and to follow the same path as they have. And in order to do this we must begin by adopting their way of life, because everything is contained in the way we live. It is their way of life that has enabled the prophets, the initiates, and the great masters to come closer to the divine world. Do not worry about understanding the Bible or other sacred books right away, because they are often difficult to read. But at the same time, work on yourself; impose a discipline on your life which will bring you closer to the world of spirit. Jesus said to his disciples, ‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth.’ Without this contact with Spirit, which one can obtain only through true asceticism, no understanding of the sacred books is possible.