Self-Mastery

by Mahatma M.


SELF-MASTERY


  The great and peaceful ones live regenerating the world like the coming of the spring; having crossed the ocean of embodied existence themselves, they freely aid all others who seek to cross it. The very essence and inherent will of Mahatmas is to remove the suffering of others, just as the ambrosia-rayed moon of itself cools the earth heated by the intense rays of the sun.

Shankaracharya


In such a great work as this Movement no one should expect to find his associates all congenial, intuitive, prudent and courageous. One of the first proofs of self-mastery is when one shows that he can be kind and forbearing and genial with companions of the most dissimilar characters and temperaments. One of the strongest signs of retrogression is when one shows that he expects others to like what he likes and act as he acts. . . .

Seek out what your duty may be, and carry it out. . . . An infinite field of activity lies before you; the whole world is open to you. . . .

Great obstacles are to be overcome; the greater the power required to overcome them, the greater is the growth that comes from it. A constant restraint of passions, a sleepless watch over, and patient forbearance of, human weaknesses, will help towards victory.

Mahatma M.