The Spiritual Life
September 16, 1994
“The spiritual life requires unconditional dedication, commitment and love. The Spiritual Life is not a place to look for accolades, applause or even thanks. The Spiritual life is yours to attain [by] not being pampered, or patted upon the ego, or even being coaxed. We leave that to the profane who survive off that type of need. The Spiritual Life is only for those who are willing to take the responsibility of being less, yet at the same time, being more than themselves. It is an up and down path. It is a rocky path. When you get to the fork in the road, you will find not many footsteps on the path to the right, the path of light and truth, the path of the Invisible Ones. The Path on the left is the Path that returns to the profane, to the insanity of the world, and to the sorrow. So those of you who persevere to carry on what you started out to do, and what you have raised your vows to accomplish, I greet thee, I salute thee. There will be blessings to come.
Once you have reached a certain level of spirituality, I can guarantee that that path, that road, that way becomes much easier, because the decisions are not as complicated. The decisions you have to make affect only you, and not the world, if you were of the profane life. There is much glory awaiting you in ways that you have never and can never imagine. Stay with your vow and your commitment. Stay with your promise, if not here in this Temple then somewhere.”