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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

 by: William Samuel

The question was asked, "how shall I reach the throne?" This man who had been long confused because there had been so many teachers saying so many things...Having been counseled  by an entire series of so-called enlightened ones, each proclaiming his way is the only way, a seeker of old threw up his arms in despair and asked, how do I know whom to listen to or whom to follow?  Which is the way to go?  Which way is the way to walk?  One says this, another that, than a third and a fourth and a fifth that are disputing among themselves, pointing out their own inaccuracy.  Well, whom must I follow now, Father?  Tell me directly, tell me here in my heart so I will understand.

Well, the heart of us, the heart of us--not the intellect, but the heart of us, to distinguish the wheat from the whey, the heart recognizes honesty and sincerity.  The heart of us knows those things that the intellect can never comprehend or understand.  Now,that's a big mouthful.  Make me prove it.  It's so simple, make me prove that, for instance.  I've been challenged on that so many times, the University of Tennessee, for one.  How?  Well, how simple, how many times have we seen an errant son who is the veritable scourge of the neighborhood and yet how his mother's love wavers not, how the intellect and reason would say, how in the world can a mother continue to love a son like that.  Why, now, he's a hardened criminal, he's done this, he's done that.  How in the world the mother's love doesn't waver?  Love loves beyond reason and beyond logic, quite beyond the intellect. How may times have we seen a woman marry perhaps a slob-excuse me, but he's full of beer all the time and he's lazy and indolent and he does nothing.  Reason and logic would say, 'how in the world can a woman love a man like that? and yet she loves him.  Love, the heart of us, knows all there is to know about the intellect, its reason and its logic and it knows more.  Now, we know this is so, we've seen it so.

As to whether or not we have a heart, in the bible there is a statement: "I will put my law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts".  Those of us who listen to the heart, and we all do because we can't ignore it, will learn the truth directly for the heart shall hear a word behind thee saying "this is the way, walk ye in it, when you turn to the right hand, when you turn to the left."  And the heart understands what is meant by the statement "Come my people, enter thou into thy chambers and shut the doors above thee.  Hide thyself, as it were, for a moment, until the indignation, the trial, the tribulation be overturned.

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