Disciples who are masters of themselves

December 30th 2021
Royalty is tied to the notion of self-mastery. A king who governs others but has not learned to govern himself is not really a king, but a slave. The true king is someone who knows how to master himself. When a disciple is committed to the ideal of escaping the domination of their selfish tendencies, and controlling and directing their thoughts and feelings, they are on the path to royalty. Then, the spirits of nature bow at their passing, whispering among themselves, ‘Look, a king is drawing near’, and they celebrate them, they joyously crowd around them. For a fluid of great purity emanates from their royal blood, imbued with curative, soothing influences like a divine source that flows and brings life to all the beings nearby.