Clothe the naked. Why?
Clothe the naked. They are not poor; they have stripped themselves of their
false knowledge. Give a drink to the thirsty, those who ask for true knowledge.
And forgive the intemperance of those who believe you can’t scale Jacob’s
long ladder with chatter.
About the ‘naked’, I am not sure how right it is clothing them
without the risk of them developing their natural presumptuousness and laziness.
Too often being naked is a result of choice rather than ignorance. I know
lots of ‘naked’ people who brandish their condition as if it was
a flag. And a fig leaf is not enough to cover their intellectual shame.
I’ve been ‘naked’ myself, but nobody has ever ‘covered’
me, not ‘quenched my thirst’, not given any substantial help whatsoever,
until the goal was close enough. I’ve always been lent a hand just at
the last moment.
On the other hand, as I have been told, the door opens when the ‘pilgrim’
is on the doorstep. Not for lack of generosity, they told me, but for necessity,
because will power alone allows one to overcome oneself.
The initiatory path is neither a path of passion, nor desire, nor wish. It
is a path of strength (spiritual willpower). And you need to be strong (will)
and prepared (selection), to gain a good degree of experience. There is a reason
The decisive aspect of the ascent is direct experience (empiric way), not
some kind of ‘meritocracy’. This happens because the learning process
(memory) doesn’t change the essence of the human being, but just his choices
according to convenience.
On the contrary – now mind these words – a ‘conclusive
experience’ marks the conscience, permanently changing its structure
Here, the ‘secret’ is all in the word ‘mark or to mark’.
To impress your personal mind is something, to mark your abstract conscience
(soul) is another story altogether. And these two processes are as distinct
as chalk and cheese.
Esonet Editorial Staff