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Dear friends, we continue our publications of the Cosmic Movement‘s archives with the translation in both English and Turkish from the original French of this spot-on-little-book, written by Claire Themanlys-the wife of Louis Themanlys, one of Max Theon’s principal co-workers-in 1922 in Paris, that we propose to publish chapter after chapter to share with all of you these gems from a living tradition. Enjoy!
This is not a systematic exposition of the Cosmic doctrine, nor axioms or coordinated principles. This little book has only as an aim to try to have the reader enter the ambiance, the aura of the Cosmic Philosophy, very slowly, naturally. Like entering in a garden one smells the perfume of the flowers, first without seeking to know their botanical status.
Wisdom and Intelligence are endless roads…Necessity to have a Master. Virtues contribute to happiness. Of sincerity, rightfulness, of wisdom.
We can learn throughout our whole life. Science, arts, human knowledges are like huge roads that never ends and that we don’t see the end of them. And what makes life so interesting is that intelligence can and will without cease discover new things, and of a more and more beautiful nature.
But in order to do anything, it is useful to have someone who knows how to do it and will teach it to you – even for the very easy jobs, apprentices have a master.
We need to remember this beautiful saying of a poet: ‘None has grown without a master’, because today men are often forgetting this deep truth, and when they reach a certain age, they imagine, and we do not know why, that they have nothing more to learn, and that nobody knows more than them!
These are two great mistakes, because there is always something to learn and there are always more developed people than us, of whom we can seek to receive light.
We just need to know how to find these beings, to recognize them, and stay sincere and humble to accepts the advices of wisdom.
Wisdom is also a great infinite road, on which we can always progress without finding its end … And this is why there is no age to stop developing and make progress. We can always become more wise, like we can always become more knowledgeable.
Wisdom is not the same in every ages, nor the same for everybody. There is this beautiful proverb from King Solomon, that explains this idea: ‘… because, he said, the same things are not good for everybody’. For example, a child must obey to those who are raising him, and there lies his wisdom. But on the contrary, a grown up who would obey by weakness to a child that is asking him to do a bad thing, would be stupid and not wise at all. Duties are different according to the ages, tasks, circumstances, etc … And this leads us to talk about virtues.
We can say that virtues are the qualities that contribute to progress, to the good and to the happiness of Man.
One of the very first qualities that everybody must acquire is rightfulness, sincerity, as indispensable base to a noble character. A being must be frank, loyal, transparent. Like this everybody has trust in him, everybody has respect for him and value his word, that we feel the right and pure expression of truth. Sincerity is indispensable for exchanges between people and it is much better to frankly acknowledge a mistake we made-And this happens to everybody- than to try to hide this mistake with this ugly veil that dirty everything it touches and that is called a lie.
Nevertheless the veil is not that thick and we come to realize very quickly what it was hiding, therefore we cannot give our trust when we deal with a liar.
Liars are despised, and more, they make a wrong calculation that turns back against them and even if they sometimes strive to tell the truth, nobody believes them anymore. They degrade and make themselves uglier.
There is a moral beauty like there is a physical beauty. And this beauty everyone can acquire it. Rightfulness must be whole, because sincerity cannot stand being in halves, or it ceases to be sincerity.
And we need to cultivate rightfulness towards oneself, because often we lie to oneself or better, we lie to our highest consciousness to listen to the voices of lesser desires that speak in us. To manage this we need to severely repress the so-called little bias that we call cunning, the astuteness, the complacency towards oneself, that seek to veil the lacks, all of the half-lies, that are in reality full lies, because there is not two ways to be true.
Let’s renew our being constantly to elevate it constantly – and this renewal let’s make it in ourselves and around ourselves on a basis of truth and pure transparency of the being towards what it feels is the most elevated within it. Let’s work without fail and without any leniency towards our own lackings, with eagerness and tenacity, because sincerity also is an infinite science …
In order to be sincere, we must become lucid and this more and more, and humble and this also more and more, and finally brave and this more and more..
We cannot build anything beautiful, great and noble without the elements of beauty, of greatness, of nobility. Lie is a weakness, a halt in the construction of the world in balance.
We need to purify ceaselessly, and in purifying ourselves, we purify also our entourage. The very presence of a pure being can even prevent the fake words to manifest around them.
Living by example is the most intense influence; and rightfulness of the rightful men, and the wisdom of the wise spread afar like a beneficial dew.
If we are insisting so much on the qualities we need to acquire before speak of any philosophy, it is that nobody can learn anything great before becoming sufficiently great, something deep before being deep sufficiently enough and something beautiful, noble and pure, before becoming good and rightful.
In one word, before learning, one must be. Because if we try to share beautiful things to someone inferior (in the meaning of levels within the wheel of incarnations & evolution of the souls towards unity), he will inferiorize them, the same with ideas too great to someone too small, they will always be shrunk down to his own size.