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    unpakwon is offline Senior Member
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    Default what you seek you already are

    I'm not quite sure of the following in red. What is it saying?

    The second principle that needs to be reversed is "the powerful rise rise only to fail." The reasons for taking a fall are many. Power-hungry people make enemies who want to bring them down. ... and they engineer their own fall by dirty deeds and secretive manipulation... But in terms of the soul, thee are all secondary causes. In spiritual terms, to seek power is to lose it, because what you seek you already are. The great Bengali poet Tagore put this truth beautifully when he wrote, "Those who seek, knock at the gate. Those who love find it open." Love is an aspect of being, and when you act from being, the power you draw on is limitless because it comes from the source. This kind of power is steady. It doesn't rise or fall. Therefore if you depend upon it, you don't have to climb to the top to achieve power.

    Is this saying "... because you yourself already are what you seek"? Then what does it mean?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: what you seek you already are

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    I'm not quite sure of the following in red. What is it saying?

    The second principle that needs to be reversed is "the powerful rise rise only to fail." The reasons for taking a fall are many. Power-hungry people make enemies who want to bring them down. ... and they engineer their own fall by dirty deeds and secretive manipulation... But in terms of the soul, thee are all secondary causes. In spiritual terms, to seek power is to lose it, because what you seek you already are. The great Bengali poet Tagore put this truth beautifully when he wrote, "Those who seek, knock at the gate. Those who love find it open." Love is an aspect of being, and when you act from being, the power you draw on is limitless because it comes from the source. This kind of power is steady. It doesn't rise or fall. Therefore if you depend upon it, you don't have to climb to the top to achieve power.

    Is this saying "... because you yourself already are what you seek"? Then what does it mean?

    Thank you.
    Yes, that is what it is saying. Who knows what the meaning is supposed to be? The author obviously thinks it's some kind of great spiritual truth.

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