The spiritual mountain is a wonderful metaphor for the concept of The SELF, and mountain climbing is a perfect corollary to living the spiritual life. In this section we attempt to bring into focus the critical tools and skills needed for us to collectively ascend the mountain of the Spiritual SELF.
The insight and wisdom found in this section is drawn from three crucial Theosophical sources.
H.P. Blavatsky’s rendition of The Voice of the Silence,
Mr. Judge’s poetic rendition of the Bhagavad-Gita, and
Mabel Collins faithful recording of the instructions of a Master called Light on the Path.
This week, we highlight our section On the Mountain, with selections from Rene Daumal’s Mount Analogue:
“Mount Analogue is the symbolic mountain—the way that unites Heaven and Earth, a way which must exist in material and human form, otherwise our situation would be without hope.”
One cannot stay on the summit forever—
One has to come down again.
So why bother in the first place? Just this.
What is above knows what is below—
But what is below does not know what is above.
One climbs, one sees—
One descends and sees no longer
But one has seen!
There is an art of conducting one’s self in
The lower regions by the memory of
What one saw higher up.
When one can no longer see,
One does at least still know.