We give names to forms to distinguish them from other
forms since each form embodies different attributes.
It is useful in the world of manifestation where we need
to identify the individual unit; otherwise,
everything is a blob. Our spiritual power enables us to
perceive and it is the light of intelligence that helps
us to comprehend.
May 17, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Seventh
“As the one fire after it has entered the world, though
single, becomes manifold according to whatever it burns,
thus the One Self within all things becomes manifold
according to whatever it enters, and exists also
We might say that the Seventh Principle of Man provides
the metaphysical underpinning for the concept of
Universal Brotherhood. It is the source of
the idea that all men are created equal in the US
Constitution. It is the logic behind the French motto
of Liberte, Equalite and Fraternite.
I think so, too. The idea that the One
manifests through the many is echoed in all the
teachings. If we perceive the power behind all the
forms, we see the One Spirit. It is that we are
only identified with the surface, the multiplicity of
appearances, and overlook the Essence of all things.