Not infrequently a student asks, "Has anyone ever been in my position? How can I arrive at awareness of the Truth?" The Teacher could reply that he himself has been in many such positions. What he did was to ardently and prayerfully seek Truth through the fivefold path of religious veneration, mystical meditation, rational reflection, and moral and physical re-education. There is, however, a certain destiny always at work in these matters.
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