God is Love, Wisdom, and Truth – three great worlds which require all eternity to be explored.
There are three things by which we may know God. They are:
Divine Love, which brings the fullness of life.
Divine Wisdom, which brings to the world the fullness of light and harmony.
Divine Truth, which brings perfect freedom.
And when we speak of the Holy Trinity, we understand:
The First Person is Love, manifested in life.
The Second Person is Wisdom, revealed in the Light of knowledge.
The Third Person is Truth, manifested in Freedom.
Therefore, there are three points of contact between the human spirit and the Divine Spirit: the first is Love, the second is Wisdom, the third is Truth.
From the moment of first contact with God, man feels an effusion of Love; he is transformed into a fountain of life, flowing unceasingly.
And because this fountain has to find a course for its movement, the second contact with God takes place, and this is wisdom, which marks the course of the movement.
Accordingly, the first aspiration of the human spirit is toward life.
The second aspiration of the human spirit is toward knowledge.
The third aspiration of the human spirit is toward freedom.
When the spirit acquires knowledge, the result is light.
When we speak of Divine Wisdom we understand that this means the complete light of boundless space which will never be extinguished.
Light is the garment of Wisdom. And the physical light which we use is a result of the surplus energy which the Cosmic Man generates during his mental activity.
The Cosmic Man has acquired so much knowledge that he has an overabundance of light.
Wisdom is the world of eternal divine forms, which are woven out of Love. Love is the substance itself and Wisdom represents the forms of harmony expressing themselves in music and poetry.
Wisdom is the world in which are hidden, from the beginning of time, all things that God has created, all things that the higher beings have created, and all things that men have created on earth.
Because of this, the world of wisdom is open to us also.
True, essential knowledge flows forth from that world.
And when that knowledge passes through the three worlds – the divine, the spiritual, and the physical – and bears fruit therein – then it becomes real to us.
When Wisdom dawns in the human soul, everything in man’s mind assumes its proper place. All ideas become clear, definite, and harmoniously ordered.
Then the mind of man opens up and he sees that this great divine world is beautiful, that harmony and order reign therein, and that when Wisdom prevails, the order is not violated. He sees that an immense field of work is revealed to his spirit. Then he begins to build.
Indeed, only Divine Wisdom can satisfy the human spirit.
But the path of Wisdom is the most difficult. It is a path for Masters. Only the perfect man, only the Master can manifest wisdom.
Whether a man enters into the kingdom of God depends on his knowledge and wisdom and not on his love.
It is not by grace that man enters the kingdom of God.
Whether a man enters into the kingdom of God, and is given an honorable place therein, depends on his wisdom.
Wisdom is the greatest good in heaven. It is the greatest and most imperishable treasure available to the human spirit.
If a man is wise, he possesses the greatest divine blessing.
When man is wise he is prudent and strong, and his light shines unceasingly.
A man without wisdom is not yet a real man. And when we speak of Man we mean a being of Wisdom.
Man is called the son of Wisdom.
It is written in the Scripture: “I rejoiced in His Promised Land and my delight was with the Sons of men.”
These are the intelligent Sons of man in whom Wisdom rejoices.
Through Wisdom, God created the universe. He created it for the Sons of Wisdom.
God abides in them and they understand His Wisdom and glorify Him. For the glory of God is revealed only through the law of Wisdom.
Therefore, only the wise can truly glorify.
The wise man has tested and verified all that he knows.
The wise man has an irrepressible aspiration toward Love. He desires to love even the smallest being he sees and to assist it. This is because the wise man appreciates equally the great and small things.
The wise man needs no law.
The fool must live by the law and under the law.
If the wise man lives under the law, he is unhappy.
If the fool does not live under the law, he is unhappy.
The wise man lives according to that living law which God inscribed in his soul.
He is beyond the conditions of temporary life.
You who long for Light, hear the words of Wisdom: If you wish to acquire divine Wisdom and the secrets of living Nature, I say unto you, there is no other way than through suffering.
If you judge others, if you grumble, if you complain, you are far away from wisdom.
When you stop judging, you are near to Wisdom.
If you philosophize, you are far away from wisdom, from your Master. When you cease philosophizing, you are near to wisdom, you are at the feet of your Master.
When life loses its meaning, search for that which brings light.
Learn from him who brings light.
Remember: Virtue dwells only in that which never becomes dark.
Associate with that which never loses its light.
Aspire towards the light and do not forget: Knowledge never comes from only one place, and Light never enters through a single window. Innumerable are the ways of Knowledge and innumerable are the windows of Light.
Implant Wisdom in your mind, and light will come, and knowledge will give you its help.
Only the bright path of Wisdom leads toward Truth.
Excerpts from the book “The Master Speaks”, Publishing House “Byalo Bratstvo”, 1997