“IF THOU WILT ATTENTIVELY DWELL (MEDITATE) AND OBSERVE WITH THY HEART’S EYES, THOU’LT FIND THE PATH THAT LEADS ABOVE; NAY, THAT IMAGE SHALL BECOME THY GUIDE ITSELF, BECAUSE THE DIVINE SIGHT HATH THIS PECULIAR CHARM, IT HOLDETH FAST AND DRAWETH UNTO IT THOSE WHO SUCCEED IN OPENING THEIR EYES, JUST AS, THEY SAY, THE MAGNET THE IRON.”
A well listed posting of the facts of the lesson. An important comment especially on items 1-3 is that these are teachings and concepts that are to be learned but an aspirant should expect no result from learning them.
What do I mean by this?
There is no benefit from learning these facts of the wisdom teaching if they are not deeply understood and then practiced intensively and relentlessly. For this purpose the sages give classes and there are conferences etc. all to continuously remind the aspirant and give venues for the practice and also for the time and purity to develop so that the deeper intuitional aspects beneath the surface level of the teachings, may be discerned and the teaching may come to its fruition…