humble are very close to God and the
saints. The pure-hearted are closer to the Truth. The more arrogant
we are, the further we are from the Truth. Why are we so far away
from the Truth? Because we rely on the world! If we did not rely on
the world, we would not be proud. If we rely on money, power, intellect
or social status, we are relying on the world and the ephemeral. The
Truth is not of this world, nor is it ephemeral. Therefore, the more
we rely on this side, the further we are from the other side. That's
a logical explanation and shouldn't be difficult to understand.
who have no money or power, those who are advanced in years and uncared
for, are more humble. Therefore, you often find me being very good
to those people and the prison inmates. I'm not very nice to you sometimes.
I'm sorry about that, but that's the way it is. I don't treat them
well intentionally, or treat you less kindly deliberately. I'm just
a mirror that reflects how you are. Don't blame the way I treat you,
or compare: "Why is Master so nice to that person but not so nice
to me?" If I'm good to someone, you just need to take a look at him
and you'll know why. He is not necessarily more handsome than you
are. No! Maybe all his teeth have fallen out and he doesn't have a
single relative or friend. Maybe he doesn't have a penny and I even
give him money. But I'm good to him because he is pure and humble
at heart. He is not tainted. He doesn't have obstructions before him,
nor an attachment or something to rely on. His heart is infinitely
vast. He is almost one with the universe.
we have something to rely on, that is limiting ourselves -- we become
the official, the virtuous person, or the one with the Truth. We still
have a boundary with one corner unopened. The humble and the pure
do not have anything to rely on. To have nothing is to have everything.