“The spiritually learned….”

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.

Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”

Pamela Vaull Starr

I mentioned in a previous post that I’m a confirmed Space Cadet. The Dark Mother of the sky is rich in mystery, wonder, and (importantly) inspiration !

I’ve written a book (free download here) that sets out my opinions on the sky as life-inspiration . . .

Primitive peoples placed (or, discovered ?) their gods in the sky.

Modern people speculate about life on other worlds.

That title up there, “The spiritually learned….”, means, to me, the folks who practice compassion.

Here’s the full quote:

The spiritually learned are lamps of guidance among the nations, and stars of good fortune shining from the horizons of humankind. They are fountains of life for such as lie in the death of ignorance and unawareness, and clear springs of perfections for those who thirst and wander in the wasteland of their defects and errors….They are skilled physicians for the ailing body of the world, they are the sure antidote to the poison that has corrupted human society. It is they who are the strong citadel guarding humanity, and the impregnable sanctuary for the sorely distressed, the anxious and tormented, victims of ignorance.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 33

Beaten Paths

I’ve tried many beaten paths and could recommend one or two. Still, the real adventure and growth come from walking off the path.

Flowers don’t grow well on beaten paths; neither do mysteries and heart-felt dreams.

The real secret for deep growth is to walk off the path into the night . . .


Then, there is The Path.

“Verily, the wayfarer who journeyeth unto God, unto the Crimson Pillar in the snow-white path, will never reach unto his heavenly goal unless he abandoneth all that men possess: ‘And if he feareth not God, God will make him to fear all things; whereas all things fear him who feareth God.'”

Bahá’u’lláh, The Four Valleys, p. 58

Seems we’re given great Gifts when we submit to God . . .