Student or Learner
What does it mean?
It come from a book.These initiates can recognize
each other not by the individuality of their garb but by an exchange of
avowals. On meeting, the first must intone, "The essence of the all is
the godhead of the true." The proper response to this is, "The vision
of visions heals the blindness of sight." Thus is the spiritual handshake
...and please state the title and author of the book it comes from.
Without context, I would have to say it is a description of the way new arrivals at a Buddhist monastery greet one another by showing their devotion to their scriptures. The content of the quotation would not be easy to explain, except perhaps as a simplification: the order of the universe is goodness in and of itself, and we do not seek to find God in an individual being, but in that Order.
Last edited by 5jj; 23-Jan-2014 at 16:16. Reason: typo