Light on the Path ~ Mabel Collins
These rules were written for all disciples; attend
thou to them!
Before the eyes can see they must be incapable of
Before the ear can hear it must have lost its
Before the voice can speak in the presence of the
Masters, it must have lost its power to wound. Before
the soul can stand in the presence of the Masters, its
feet must be washed in the blood of the heart.
Talking. Only what has sense and meaning should come from the lips of one striving for higher development. All talking for the sake of talking - to kill time - is in this sense harmful.
The usual kind of conversation, a disjointed medley of remarks, should be avoided. This does not mean shutting oneself off from intercourse with one's fellows; it is precisely then that talk should gradually be led to significance. One adopts a thought attitude to every speech and answer, taking all aspects into
account. Never talk without cause - be gladly silent. One tries not to talk too much or too little. First listen quietly; then reflect on what has been said.
This exercise may be called
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