Jesus said, It is I who am the light which is above them all. It is I who am the all. From me did the all come forth, and unto me did the all extend. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there. (77)
As a rule great masters move among us as one of us, mostly concealing the vast difference between us and them so they can communicate wisdom to us. But occasionally they act and speak from their infinite side which is completely one with God. Their words are both their own and those of God since the Self of each one of us is part of God and participates in God’s consciousness eventually.
It is I who am the light which is above them all. Everything is formed of Divine Light, but there is a Light of lights that transcends all those things. It is the transcendent Light that is “the True Light” spoken of by Saint John at the opening of his Gospel. We must realize that we, too, have this dual nature: immanent and transcendent.
It is I who am the all. From me did the all come forth, and unto me did the all extend. There is the potential All and the manifested All which came from it. There are two and yet really only one. The manifest All leads to the potential All; the relative leads to the absolute. They do not contradict one another, but are the essence of each other. Having one we have both, but it takes a great deal of development of consciousness to be able to intuit and then actually experience that.
Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there. God is the inmost reality of every single thing. When by our mind refined by yoga we penetrate any thing or we look beyond its external appearance to the reality behind it, we will see God.
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