COMPLETE ACCEPTANCE OF THE TRUTH
Any thought, feeling or action which savors of the separative ego
springs from unqualified ignorance. It is not a form of ignorance
that one may comfortably wear, or not wear, like an overcoat. It is
an ignorance that binds. It is an ignorance that commits the self to
unrelieved and degrading suffering, not necessarily of the physical
body, but always and inevitably of the spirit. It is an ignorance
attendant upon the betrayal of Truth and is, therefore, a form of
It admits of no superficial and temporary remedies or bedridden
compromises. It is an ignorance which shuts the soul from love and
beauty, joy and freedom, conscious divinity and true Self-fulfillment.
It is an ignorance which persists like a thorn in the
flesh unless it is uprooted by complete acceptance of the Truth.
LIFE AT ITS BEST, pp. 28-29
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