THE  HIDDEN  WORDS  (Part Two)



11. O SON OF BEING!

Thou art My lamp and My light is in thee.
Get thou from it thy radiance
                 and seek none other than Me.
For I have created thee rich
                 and have bountifully shed My favor upon thee.






13. O SON OF SPIRIT!

I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty?
Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself?
Out of the essence of knowledge I gave thee being,
    why seekest thou enlightenment from anyone beside Me?
Out of the clay of love I molded thee,
    how dost thou busy thyself with another?
Turn thy sight unto thyself,
   that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.







19. O SON OF THE WONDROUS VISION!

I have breathed within thee a breath of My own Spirit,
   that thou mayest be My lover.
Why hast thou forsaken Me and sought a beloved other than Me?






21. O SON OF MAN!

Upon the tree of effulgent glory I have hung for thee the choicest fruits,
   wherefore hast thou turned away and contented thyself with that which is less good?
Return then unto that which is better for thee in the realm on high.