Do you want to improve the world?
I don't think it can be done.
The world is sacred.
It can't be improved.
If you tamper with it, you'll ruin it.
If you treat it like an object you will lose it.
There is a time for being ahead,
a time for being behind;
a time for being in motion,
a time for being in rest;
a time for being vigorous,
a time for being exausted;
a time for being safe,
a time for being in danger.
The Master sees things as they are,
without trying to control them.
He lets them go their own way
and resides at the center of the circle.
Trying to reform the world without discovering one's true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thornes. It is much simpler to wear shoes.
Some say that my teaching is nonsense.
Others call it lofty but impractical.
But to those who have looked inside themselves,
this nonsense makes perfect sense.
And to those who put it into practice,
this loftiness has roots that go deep.
I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These are your three greatest treasures.
Simple in action and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward youself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
I am afriad that you can not educate someone on the truth of God. Because what is the truth of God. Only God knows the theology of God.
Throw away holiness and wisdom,
and people will be a hundred times happier.
Throw away morality and justice.
and the people will do the right thing.
Throw away industry and profit,
and there won't be any theives.
When some people are called saints, other people think of themselves as sinners. When one fellow is called wise, others imagine that there is something they need to know. The Master doesn't have these catogories; for HIM, no one is wise or holy; thus, in His presence everyone feels at home.
Ras Zion I