High ideal, the
Impossible to achieve without encountering obstacles
December 17th 2021
The majority of spiritual people believe that having chosen the most sublime ideal, they will be able to achieve it without encountering any obstacles. No, that is impossible. In order to reach the goal, we must always travel paths strewn with pitfalls. Even Jesus, after his death, passed through hell before returning to his Father. And on the Sephirotic Tree, to go from Malkuth (the earth) to Tiphareth (the sun) you must pass through Yesod (the moon), in whose lower region lies every danger. When you want to go towards heaven, you are first assailed by hell, for you cannot realize a luminous, divine idea without meeting with opposition, struggle and suffering. If someone succeeds in a great, divine endeavour at once, it is because they have already suffered a great deal in previous incarnations and now have the qualities to succeed immediately in this incarnation.
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