Our disciples must carefully avoid reading too many newspapers. In a banquet for journalists of an independent press in New York, a journalist clearly and forthrightly stated the following:
“We (journalists) are intellectual prostitutes.” - John Swinton, New York, 1890
Therefore, it is not convenient to read too many newspapers, unless we want to prostitute our minds.
We need to have a simple and pure mind, like the mind of an infant. Only in this way can we enter into the Major Mysteries. The intellect is so dumb that it can lose the entire meaning of a statement just because of the lack of one period or one comma, yet, by means of intuition, the Gnostic only needs to see a single letter in order to understand.
All of the modern academic punctuation and complicated grammar of the language, all of those intellectual complications from the present time serve only to complicate the intellect more; it only gratifies the intellect, it prostitutes the intelligence.
We need to liberate our intelligence from all types of sects, religions, schools, political parties, concepts of country and flags, theories, etc.
All these things are the abominations and filthiness of the great whore (the intellectual animal mind) whose number is 666.
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