‘The discoveries of initiates and the fruits of their research have been handed down to us, and today I am handing them on to you for your edification and fulfilment.
I have been given the privilege of being able to explain things in a very clear, almost childishly simple language, whereas most books by theologians or philosophers are so abstract and difficult to understand. Why should the greatest truths not be expressed in simple accessible language? Why should we not make them so clear and easy that even children can understand them? This is a quality that God has given me: the capacity to present things clearly and simply.
Human beings live as though they were in a huge cave lit by one solitary candle: they can see just enough to get along, but they do not know where they are. Then, all of a sudden, the sun appears and illuminates everything and they realize that they have been living in surroundings of unimaginable splendour and wealth. They have never even tried to approach the treasures that are all around them, for they did not know that they were there.
When we go out in the morning to contemplate the sun and draw strength from it, when we try to enter into it, and at the same time draw it into us, we are moving away from the outer fringe, back towards the source, in peace, light, liberty and union with God. The sun is the centre of the solar system and the planets move harmoniously in orbit around it, and it is this harmonious movement of the planets round the sun that must be duplicated by our own cells.
Perhaps you feel like asking, ‘Is it really necessary to go out and watch the sun rising? Would it not come to the same thing if I prayed at home?’ Of course, it is perfectly possible to pray at home in your own room. It is true that you can seek your centre and unite yourself to God, and experience the same results and the same rapture at home.
But if, while you are praying and meditating, you can also breathe pure, fresh air and benefit from the sunlight at the same time, you will not only be achieving union with God intellectually, by means of your thought, but also physically, through your communion with air and light. In this way, your prayer will be more complete.
When you are up here at sunrise, there are many potent factors to help you: the pure air, an almost tangible peace, wide horizons and splendid warmth and light. What more could you ask for? You see, my dear brothers and sisters, if we learn to put things in their proper place and appreciate them for what they really are, they will help us to find better, more direct and more effective ways of approaching the source of life that we all need.’