Chapter 11 - SUPREME SELF-FREEDOM - 75
PUPIL: So, supreme self-freedom is our very wonderful subject for
today, is it? I am sure that you shall prove to us that supreme self-freedom
can be ours, that mind does rule the world.
MASTER: You may always be quite certain that your mind rules your
world; and you may always know that your individual world is a branch
of the Universal World. Your mind makes of your world a thing of
beauty, peace and absolute freedom, if only you so will.
PUPIL: I am convinced that this is true IF only one could truly control
one's mind, thoughts and feelings at all times. I know that others have
attained this mastery, this self control; but somehow it does not seem to
be for me, as much as I desire it.
MASTER: At one time in our lives each of us thought this same thing
about the multiplication-tables. How difficult they seemed to us as
children; yet each of us mastered them by persistent effort. It is like that
with absolute self-freedom. It is dormant within each soul, waiting only
for us to call upon it, to arouse it, to recognize it, to give it our attention,
our concentrated observation, in our every thought, our every feeling,
every act. It is not difficult to have if we make it first in our lives just as a
great scientist puts his science before everything else! In theory at least
all of us realize that we get only what we reach for and reach for