I consider myself second to none since I have realized in
myself the One alone.
All things that may seem to be exalting my position, they
indeed lower me in my eyes; the only thing exalting for me is
the forgetting of myself entirely in the perfect vision of God.
There is nothing that I consider too good for me, or too
high to attain to; on the contrary, all possible attainments
seem within my reach since I have attained to the vision of
There is nothing that I feel too humiliating for me to do;
and there is no position, however exalted, that can make me
prouder than I am already in the pride of my Lord.
Neither does love exalt nor hate depress me, for all things
to me seem natural. Life for me is a dream that changes continually,
and when I withdraw my real self from the false, I know all
things, and yet stand remote; so I rise above all changes of
It makes no difference to me if I am so praised that I am
raised from earth to heaven, nor if I am so blamed that I am
thrown from the greatest heights to the depths of the earth.
Life to me is an ever-moving sea in which the waves of favor
and disfavor constantly rise and fall.
To fall down does not break me or discourage me; it only
enables me to rise to a still higher sphere of life.
I could not have enjoyed virtue's beauty if I had not known
Every loss in life I consider as the throwing off of an old
garment in order to put on a new one; and the new garment has
always been better than the old.
I have learned more by my faults than by my virtues; if I
had always acted aright, I could not be human.
My intuition never fails me, but I fail whenever I do not
listen to it.
Patience is the lesson I had given to me from the moment
I stepped on the earth; ever since I have tried to practice
it, but there is more to be learnt.
I blame no one for his wrongdoing, but neither do I encourage
him in that direction.
In bringing happiness to others I feel the pleasure of God,
and for my negligence I feel myself blameworthy before Him.
Every soul stands before me as a world, and the light of
my spirit falling upon it brings clearly to view all it contains.
Nothing seems either too good or too bad. I know no more
distinction between saint and sinner, since I behold the one
single Life manifested in all.
I consider my action towards every man as my action towards
God; and the action of every person towards me I take as an
action of God.
So long as I act upon my own intuition I succeed; but whenever
I follow another's advice I go astray.
I work simply, not troubling about results. My satisfaction
is in accomplishing the work which is given to me, to my best
ability, and I leave the effects to the cause.
Life in the world is most interesting to me, but solitude
away from the world is the longing of my soul.
I feel myself when I am by myself.
By respecting every person I meet I worship God, and in loving
every soul on earth I feel my devotion for Him.
There is nothing in life which pleases me more than pleasing
others, but it is difficult to please everyone.
I am ready to learn from those who come to teach me, and
willing to teach those who wish to learn.
I regard every obstacle on my path as an incentive to success.
I would have either heaven or hell, but not purgatory.
I do not intend to teach my fellow men, but to show them
all I see.
Hail to my exile from the Garden of Eden to the earth! If
I had not fallen, I should not have had the opportunity of probing
the depths of life.
At the moment when I shall be leaving this earth, it is not
the number of followers which will make me proud; it is the
thought that I have delivered His message to some souls that
will console me, and the feeling that it helped them through
life that will bring me satisfaction.
I have not come to change humanity; I have come to help it
If anyone strikes my heart, it does not break, but it bursts,
and the flame coming out of it becomes a torch on my path.
My deep sigh rises above as a cry of the earth, and an answer
comes from within as a message.
I am a tide in the sea of life, bearing towards the shore
all who come within my enfoldment.