The Secret Path
By Practising the Truth Fearlessly, the Identification
with the body will vanish. Soften the heart through
the practice of Mercy, Sympathy, Charity, Generosity,
Magnanimity, Hurting no one, Mildness, Disinterested action
and Tireless Service. Expand the heart through the practice
of Straightforwardness, Truthfulness, Cleanness of life,
Alms-giving and Non-Covetousness. Purify the heart
through the practice of Celibacy in thought, word and deed.
Practice Non-Violence in thought, word and deed. The practice
of Non-violence is not Impotence or Cowardice or Weakness.
It is the highest type of heroism. The practice demands
immense Patience, Forbearance and Endurance, infinite
inner Spiritual Strength and Great will-power. Let all
Hostilities vanish; Live together peacefully. Love totally,
Practice One-ness, Unity of Self, and Self-restraint.
Constant Vigilance and Alertness are needed; if you are
even a bit careless, you will be carried away by the force
of previous wrong impulses and will become a victim of them,
despite your good intentions. Pursue Silently, Behave
Discreetly. Truth must be observed in thought,
word and deed; Established in truth, all other virtues
will cling to you by themselves.
This you may practice. This you may… become.