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Truth The Saviour

The things of the world and its inhabitants are subject to

change. They are combinations of elements that existed before,

and all living creatures are what their past actions made them;

for the law of cause and effect is uniform and without exception.

But in the changing things there is a constancy of law, and when

the law is seen there is truth. The truth lies hidden in Samsara

as the perm
nent in its changes.

Truth desires to appear; truth longs to become conscious; truth

strives to know itself.

There is truth in the stone, for the stone is here; and no power

in the world, no god, no man, no demon, can destroy its

existence. But the stone has no consciousness.

There is truth in the plant and its life can expand; the plant

grows and blossoms and bears fruit. Its beauty is marvellous, but

it has no consciousness.

There is truth in the animal; it moves about and perceives its

surroundings; it distinguishes and learns to choose. There is

consciousness, but it is not yet the consciousness of Truth. It

is a consciousness of self only.

The consciousness of self dims the eyes of the mind and hides the

truth. It is the origin of error, it is the source of illusion,

it is the germ of evil.

Self begets selfishness. There is no evil but what flows from

self. There is no wrong but what is done by the assertion of


Self is the beginning of all hatred, of iniquity and slander, of

impudence and indecency, of theft and robbery, of oppression and

bloodshed. Self is Mara, the tempter, the evil-doer, the creator

of mischief.

Self entices with pleasures. Self promises a fairy's paradise.

Self is the veil of Maya, the enchanter. But the pleasures of

self are unreal, its paradisian labyrinth is the road to misery,

and its fading beauty kindles the flames of desires that never

can be satisfied.

Who shall deliver us from the power of self? Who shall save us

from misery? Who shall restore us to a life of blessedness?

There is misery in the world of Samsara; there is much misery and

pain. But greater than all the misery is the bliss of truth.

Truth gives peace to the yearning mind; it conquers error; it

quenches the flames of desires; it leads to Nirvana.

Blessed is he who has found the peace of Nirvana. He is at rest

in the struggles and tribulations of life; he is above all

changes; he is above birth and death; he remains unaffected by

the evils of life.

Blessed is he who has found enlightenment. He conquers, although

he may be wounded; he is glorious and happy, although he may

suffer; he is strong, although he may break down under the burden

of his work; he is immortal, although he may die. The essence of

his being is purity and goodness.

Blessed is he who has attained the sacred state of Buddhahood,

for he is fit to work out the salvation of his fellow-beings. The

truth has taken its abode in him. Perfect wisdom illumines his

understanding, and righteousness ensouls the purpose of all his


The truth is a living power for good, indestructible and

invincible! Work the truth out in your mind, and spread it among

mankind, for truth alone is the saviour from evil and misery. The

Buddha has found the truth and the truth has been proclaimed by

the Buddha! Blessed be the Buddha!