Every condition that a person experiences as favorable or unfavorable and every person who is agreeable or disagreeable causes a person to react. A person’s happiness and spiritual progress depends upon this reaction. If they have control over this reaction it means they are progressing. If they … [Read more...] about 53. Reaction
The tendency of Fellowship is instinctive in living beings, not only among people, but even among birds and animals. In the stage of the lower creation, where the ego begins its work and where the ego rises against another, there are birds and animals that can be brought together. At the same time, … [Read more...] about 52. Human Fellowship*
As the days will pass, at least some of my mureeds will realize the very important role they will have to perform in life. God has brought us together at this time of the infancy of the Message, when it has not yet reached its destination, but is yet rising to fulfil its destiny. Each mureed who has … [Read more...] about 51. The Sacred Readings
I should like to speak this afternoon on a subject concerning psychology: what we may acknowledge and what we may not acknowledge in life. What generally happens is that a person acknowledges what they must not acknowledge, and they do not acknowledge what they should acknowledge in life. As a rule, … [Read more...] about 50. Psychology: What We May Acknowledge and What We May Not Acknowledge in Life.
Consciousness is the intelligence; the intelligence is the soul; the soul is the spirit; and the spirit is God. Therefore, consciousness is the divine element. Consciousness is the God part in us. It is through consciousness that we become small or great, through consciousness that either we rise or … [Read more...] about 49. The Expansion of Consciousness
Consciously or unconsciously, we call to ourselves that element that makes us what we are. What we experience in life, therefore, has come either from what we have already called in the past or from what we call in the present. It is very difficult for a person to hear this for the first time and to … [Read more...] about 48. Our Life
Dervishes are those among Sufis who adopt a certain method of progressing through the spiritual path and who try to live a life as much away from the midst of the world as possible. Dervishes are called Faqirs and are most powerful in their power of wonder-working and in their power of insight. They … [Read more...] about 47. Sama
This is a subject of very great interest for the person who searches in the path of Truth, because this subject makes a way toward the ultimate Truth. No one can point out what it is in a person that attracts sympathy and what it is in a person that attracts antipathy, although many will give a … [Read more...] about 46. Sympathy and Antipathy