THERE IS a stage of evolution in man's life where his
every question is answered by the life around him. If there
is a living being before him or if there is nature around
him, if he is wakeful or if he is asleep, the answer to
his question comes as an echo of the very question.
As certain things become an accommodation for the air
in order to turn it into sound, so for every thought of
a sage everything becomes an accommodation in order to help
it to resound, and in this resonance there is an answer.
In point of fact the answer is in the question itself; a
question has no existence without answer. It is man's limited
vision that makes him see the question only, without the
There is a pair of opposites in all things, and in each
there exists the spirit of the opposite: in man the quality
of woman, in woman the spirit of man, in the sun the form
of the moon, in the moon the light of the sun. The closer
one approaches reality, the nearer one arrives at unity.
The evidence of this realization is that no sooner a question
has arisen in the heart, than the answer comes as its echo
within or without.
If you look before yourself the answer is before you;
if you look behind the answer is behind; if you look up
the answer awaits you in the sky; if you look down the answer
is engraved for you in the earth; if you close your eyes
you will find the answer within you. It is only a matter
of climbing a mountain; the name of this mountain is WHY.
As you have climbed it, then you are face to face to your
ideal. It is not study which brings man to this realization;
it comes by rising above all that hinders one's faith in