Discussions and polemics have ruined many spiritual schools. When two individuals argue, what they have is pride and arrogance in their mind; both want to demonstrate their boasted superiority to one another, both have Satan enthroned in their mind. We must always respectfully express our concept and allow our listener the freedom to accept or reject our concept. Everybody is free to think as they please and we cannot exercise power over our neighbor’s mind, because that would be black magic. Intellectual discussion is luciferic and demonic.

We need to have the mind of a child in order to enter into the Major Mysteries. We need to be like children in our minds and hearts. We need to be perfect as our Father who is in heaven is perfect. The great mysteries are not achievable through vain intellectualisms; the Major Mysteries are achievable with the heart of a child. We have known great Masters of the White Lodge who are totally illiterate.

Another danger that dishonors the devotees of the path is envy.

Those who become filled with envy because of the progress of others become like “Judas,” they sell their instructors for thirty pieces of silver. In spiritual schools and lodges, the envious people look at the clock and ring the bell in order to sabotage the lecture and the teachings of good lecturers. This is how crime is hidden within the incense of litanies.

On a certain occasion the venerable Master Morya told us: “The union with our Innermost is very difficult. The task is very hard. Out of two who attempt to achieve the union with their Innermost, only one achieves it,” because as the poet Guillermo Valencia stated, “Crime is hidden amongst the poems.”

Indeed, Master Morya was right, since crime dresses itself like a saint. Crime dresses itself as a martyr. Crime dresses itself as an apostle, etc.

This is why it is so difficult to achieve the union with the Innermost, since this is the path of the razor’s edge.

Our disciples must make an inventory of their defects and thereafter meditate for two months on each defect, successively; in this manner they will eventually be finished with all their defects.

Whosoever wants to finish with all of their defects at the same time, will not be able to finish off any of them.

This path is very difficult. Christ already stated it:

“Among a thousand who seek me, one finds me. Among a thousand who find me, one follows me. And among a thousand who follow me, one is mine.” - Bhagavad-Gita

For every step that we take in the development of our occult powers, we must take a thousand steps on the path of sanctity.

The Major MysteriesThis chapter is from The Major Mysteries (1956) by Samael Aun Weor. The print and ebook editions by Glorian Publishing (a non-profit organization) are illustrated to aid your understanding, and include features like a glossary and index. Buy the book, and you benefit yourself and others.