Once informed, count only on yourself
September 8th 2022
Although it is true that human beings need instructors to keep them from going astray, it is also true that once they are informed and enlightened, it is up to them to set to work and experience things for themselves. Let us take a very simple example. An expert cook has given you a recipe for a delicious dish and you have been to the best shops to buy all the ingredients you need, but if you do not decide to go into your kitchen to prepare this dish, you will have nothing to eat. And if you continue to do nothing, you will eventually die of hunger. The same applies to the spiritual life. Once you have found your path and have the examples you need before you, you must count only on yourself. Other people’s acquisitions belong to them; it is now up to you to acquire things for yourself.
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