Food For Thought

  • On Hypnotism There are connections between all centers. In man’s waking state, either the thinking or the emotional center is always active, while the other, as it were observes, and criticizes it so as not to allow it to commit “stupidities”. If there is no connection — which means there is none of this criticism — the ...
  • Who am I? Who am I? I need to know. If I do not know, what meaning does my life have? And what in me responds to life? So, I must try to answer, to see who I am. First, my thought steps back and brings suggestions about myself: I am a man or woman who can do ...
  • My Mechanicality First of all everyone should understand his own mechanicalness. This understanding can come only as the result of a rightly formulated self-observation. As to self-observation—it is not so simple a thing as it may seem at first sight. Therefore the teaching puts as the foundation stone the study of the principles of right self-observation. But ...
  • Wishing To Work Working on oneself is not so difficult as wishing to work, taking the decision. This is so because our centers have to agree among themselves, having realized that, if they are to do anything together, they have to submit to a common master. But it is difficult for them to agree because once there is ...
  • Real “ I” Comes From Essence. Real “ I” comes from essence. Its development depends on the wish of essence— a wish to be and then a wish to become able to be. Essence is formed from impressions that are assimilated in early childhood, usually up to the age of five or six when a fissure appears between essence and personality. ...
  • I Wish To Be Conscious of Myself. I wish to be conscious of myself. Yet, as I am at this moment, can I know myself, can I be conscious of myself? I cannot. I am too scattered. I feel nothing. But I see that I am asleep, and I see the symptoms of this sleep. I have forgotten the sense of my ...