ON TRUE SEEKING
Brethren, if while wandering in a garden thou shouldst happen upon a fresh mountain wellspring, covered by an ancient fig tree, wouldst thou not full thy cup? And wouldst thou not drink? And wouldst thou not eat the fruit which I have offered thee?
Lo, seekers, it is true what was said in times of old: the Kingdom of Heaven is spread upon the earth, but men do not see it.1
Therefore, seek thee first the Kingdom of Heaven, for there is great bounty to be found, as well as many miraculous blessings.
The Great Sage has spoken;
Those unmindful when they hear,
for all they make of their intelligence,
may be regarded as the walking dead.2
Therefore, take heed, and see to it that you be reborn into a new way of being, where ye are no longer tossed about on the stormy seas on a dark night, but where you at last walk with God in the Garden on high, and where ye may be free.
1. Heraclitus, Fragments