Section 3 (Stanzas 230- 232) The Seven Gates – 1- Dana
Prior to entering the first portal, below is a brief selection of passages on generosity, which is how dana is generally translated nowadays, whereas the Voice uses charity, culled from some basic traditional sources.
Generosity has three classifications:
A. giving wealth,
B. giving f…[Read more]
We have finished the second section, an important one, Section 2 (Stanzas 215-229) Attuning to Alaya, the World-Soul. We are now ready to approach gates to the Paramitas. Before one made fit to meet one’s Teacher face to face, one has to :
1- learn to part your body from your mind,
2- dissipate the shadow,
3- live in the eternal
4- live and b…[Read more]
229- Thou hast? . . . Thou mayest enter. Yet, ere thou settest foot upon the dreary Path of sorrow, ’tis well thou should’st first learn the pitfalls on thy way.
Sorrow, pitfalls: See stanza 194
First in order, from without inwards, the Crucifixion of the Man of God implies that persistent attitude of scorn, distrust, and menace with which the…[Read more]