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Part 3: About Serenity
The duty and the happiness of every individual being consists in developing his/hers own capacities, while holding in dignity the assignment given to him/her. The ambitious temptation to desire the post and assignment of another person only brings anxiety and disappointment. It is a vain and wrong desire. Every individual being is made for a single office and fulfil it with more or less success according to if he/she is coherent or not to his/her own capacities.
A common mushroom can be cultivated and reach perfection so great to become a delicate and healthy meal; but no cultivation can achieve to make it become a date-palm tree. The brain of a snake isn’t alike the brain of a kangaroo and the brain of a kangaroo is dissimilar of the brain of an elephant or a dog; So the faculties of a mediocre man cannot become in one instant to the level of a magus.
Nature shows nowhere equality and it has no specific laws to change suddenly the brain’s circumvolutions of which depends partly the manifestations of the intelligence. Even, guessing that the brain of a marsupial may be able to reach the perfection of an elephant’s or a dog’s brain and that the brain of the mediocre man is also able to fulfil the tasks of the magus, their bloods cannot sustain sufficiently these removed organs. The difference of composition between the marsupial’s bloods and those of the mediocre man and the magus is well known. We don’t know the difference between the bloods of the mediocre man and the magus, because the etherical state of the two escapes the ordinary senses, but this difference exists.
He who is shrouding himself with the conceptions of wisdom or others people’s knowledge, is like the ass wearing a lion’s skin. As soon as he opens the mouth, the wise recognize him. On the other hand, the humble individual that manages to evolve in modest condition is like the wood violet that blossoms on the moss by the whispering stream. Always it spreads its perfume; but those who want to find it, must bend down.
A great snake, inflated with pride, was stretching above the waters its pretentious head that wanted to reach the clouds, while its tail was loosely lying underneath right at the bottom and was shouting : ‘I am the king of the whole Earth!’. A lobster, passing by, clutched the tail and the monster crumbled into the waters. And the sharks to say: ‘The king has fallen! It is an opportunity for us aspiring to the kingship…’ and rushed on to it to devour the fallen snake.
He is the fate of the one that usurps the authority of his kind; the lobsters are always on the watch and the sharks always ready to devour him. Blessed then he/she who does not govern or lead others. To whom such a burden befalls has no rest to perfect him/herself. He/she spends it all for his/her people. The bestowing of wisdom is full of satisfaction, but the path that leads to it is sowed with suffering.
We ought to, according to our nature, develop our nature; the forced mentality is like the impatient fruit, grown in a green house. It lacks everything, it exist only by name and in appearance.
Source: Cosmic Tradition, Part II, Chapter XXXI
The end of this text made us remember of this story.