16 October, 2012

The Secret Path

The Secret Path

I've been re-reading some of the old books on my shelves. This passage from The Secret Path by Dr Paul Brunton brought home something to me:

"Man walks along the dusty roads of life like that seeker of old time who spent years wandering through foreign lands in quest of rare treasure of which he had heard, whilst all the time he himself was being sought for as the heir to a great fortune. Wrapped in the folds of our own nature hides a rare jewel, though we know it not. None has yet set a price upon it, nor will any ever dare to do so, for its value is beyond all things of known worth."

Brunton is referring to our true self, for we are spiritual beings. We get sidetracked by the physical body and the material senses. To quote The Secret Path again:

"Heaven lies about us, not only during the innocent days of infancy, but every moment of existence, yet we know it not. A few are so close to the truth that they are unconsciously waiting for the miraculous moment of recognition."

As Walt Whitman wrote in his poem To You:

O I could sing such grandeurs and glories about you!
You have not known what you are, you have slumber'd upon yourself
all your life ...

The mockeries are not you,
Underneath them and within them I see you lurk
...Whoever you are! claim your own.

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9 comments:

  1. I was just thinking the same thing today as I was watching "Magical Mystery Tour" when Paul starts singing "Fool On The Hill".
    The lyrics are basically saying the same thing -

    Day after day alone on the hill,
    The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still,
    But nobody wants to know him,
    They can see that he's just a fool,
    And he never gives an answer,
    But the fool on the hill
    Sees the sun going down,
    And the eyes in his head,
    See the world spinning around.

    Well on his way his head in a cloud,
    The man of a thousand voices talking percetly loud
    But nobody ever hears him,
    Or the sound he appears to make,
    And he never seems to notice,
    But the fool on the hill . . .
    Nobody seems to like him
    They can tell what he wants to do.
    And he never shows his feelings,
    But the fool on the hill . . .

    The part that goes -

    " Well on his way his head in a cloud,
    The man of a thousand voices talking percetly loud
    But nobody ever hears him,
    Or the sound he appears to make,
    And he never seems to notice,
    But the fool on the hill "

    Is where the higher self/or God is talking to the fool who is beginning to wake up from the day to day illusions around him.

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    1. "percetly" should of course be "perfectly" in the above lyrics.
      I just copied and pasted the lyrics and didn't realize the spelling mistake until it went up in the comments.

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    2. Never looked at this Beatles song in this way before - could be. It's surprising what can be seen in some of their lyrics.

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  2. "For we are spiritual beings, taking the journey of being human, to become more spiritual."

    I'm not sure who said it or if I have that quote right, but it is my truth. And you're part of my journey.
    Thank you!

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  3. Like the quotes, since reading your blog I'm believing that we are all spiritual beings in a physical world. Like Terri, above, I'll also say thank you.

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    1. And thanks back to you for your support!

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  4. Total agreement. I often wonder if we come in knowing we are spiritual beings, then forget it, then rediscover it. Great post, Mike.

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    1. We maybe know in our life plan before birth but somehow forget once we get into the denser material world.

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