THE AIM OF THIS TEXT
This text speaks to your inner being,
not to your human mind.
Its intent is the same as the one presented here by these Teachers:
What follows is a dissertation on the Unspeakable
an attempt to describe the Indescribable
to capture with words
what cannot be captured
As such, it is destined to fall short.
That having been said,
let us now proceed.
Do not accept any of the words of Wu Hsin
as the truth. Investigate for yourself-
This willingness to investigate,
to deeply inquire into
my words, into your assumptions
is the front door
to the house of Illumination.
These words are not directed to any individual,
any personality, any you.
Instead they go to That
which supports the “you”,
sustains the “you”,
yet is prior to it.
Do not use Wu Hsin’s words
as a platform forlaunching new concepts.
Instead, listen deeply,
Do not store the words away.
Let them penetrate you
as would an arrow.
My doctrine is not a doctrine but a vision:
I have not given you any set of rules, not given you
a system. My teaching is like a raft used
to cross the river.
Only a fool would carry the raft around after he had already
reached the other shore of liberation.
My teaching is not a philosophy. It is the result of direct experience… is a means of practice, not something to hold onto or worship.
Do not accept any of my words on faith,
believing them just because I said them; be like an analyst buying gold who cuts, burns, and critically examines it for authenticity.
Only accept what passes the test by proving useful
and beneficial in your life.
What is really useful and beneficial in your life?
We do not pretend to throw any new light on those all-absorbing
problems, but only to put before you the ancient truth
in the language of modern times.
Then he adds this warning:
If any one of you believes what I teach,
I will be sorry.
I will only be too glad if I can excite in you the power of thinking
for yourselves. . .My ambition is to talk
to men and women, not to sheep.
In most cases,
those who don’t like a particular message in this text
are probably the ones who need it most.
I am not a teacher.A teacher has something to teach. I am only pointing
at what is being missed while you look elsewhere
for what is ever present.
The purpose of this book is to show as clearly as possible that there is
an essential unity in all religions; there is no real difference
in the essence of the various faiths.
I don’t say things simply to convince people that they are true.
When I speak my words, I am not speaking
to your mind at all.
I am directing my words directly at consciousness.I am planting my words in your consciousness. You nourish ideas, concepts. If what I say agrees with your concepts then you call it “knowledge” and like it.
But I want to destroy, to annihilate all these concepts, and bring you
to a state where they no longer exist.
Paolo di Reda and Flavia Hermetes:
The book was speaking of a direct experience, capable to open
the doors of contemplation and perception
It revealed that the harmony between men was possible, and that the difference between people, cultures and religions was unreal.
It spoke of the necessity to make known to all the mysteries that the author had directly lived.
Nobody could be the exclusive custodian of them because they ought to belong to everyone.
It described a cave where all is black and light at the same time.
A place where one dies and is born every instant.
Minon Drouet, 8 years old:
I am only an ear, a mouth; the ear hears a storm of words which I cannot explain to you, which an immense voice hurls within me, and my mouth repeats them
and nothing of what I say can compare with the streaming
of light which is within me.
This book’s main purpose is not to add new information or beliefs in your mind
or try to convince you of anything, but to bring about a shift
in consciousness, that is, to awaken.
My speaking is meant to shake you awake,
not to tell you how to dream better.
I ask you to believe nothing that you cannot
verify for yourself.
We gave advice in its proper place, spending a lifetime in the task.
If it should not touch anyone’s ear or desire,
the messenger told his tale, it is enough.
What Don Juan said here applies to the reader as well:
If you had enough personal power, my words alone would serve as a means
to round up the totality of yourself and get to the crucial part of it
out of the boundaries in which it is contained
Do you have enough personal power to do that?
If not, how will you acquire it?
I am not a teacher but a midwife to help to give birth to the divine light,
give birth to the divine child in you.
Mère has the last word:
I have told you these things because you needed to hear them.
But don’t make an absolute dogma from them,
for that takes away all their truth.