12 April | Sacred Readings v1

Jesus said, “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”

Jesus said, “I shall destroy [this] house, and no one will be able to rebuild it.”

[A man said] to Him, “Tell my brothers to divide my father’s possessions with me.”

He said to him, “O man, who has made Me a divider?”
He turned to His disciples and said to them, “I am not a divider, am I?”

The Gospel of Thomas


43

The softest thing in the world dashes against and overcomes the hardest; that which has no (substantial) existence enters where there is no crevice. I know hereby what advantage belongs to doing nothing (with a purpose).

There are few in the world who attain to the teaching without words, and the advantage arising from non-action.

Tao Te Ching


From that time forward the life must be summed up in the phrase, “He went about doing good;” for those who sacrifice the separated life to be a channel of the divine Life, can have no interest in this world save the helping of others. He learns to identify himself with the consciousness of those around him, to feel as they feel, think as they think, enjoy as they enjoy, suffer as they suffer, and thus he brings into his daily waking life that sense of unity with others which he experiences in the higher realms of being. He must develop a sympathy which vibrates in perfect harmony with the many-toned chord of human life, so that he may link in himself the human and the divine lives, and become a mediator between heaven and earth.

Annie Besant