aristotle: what is the cause of movement divine postman? we must hold a man amenable to reason for the choice of his daily craft or profession. it is not an excuse any longer for his deeds that they are the custom of his trade. what business has he with an evil trade? has he not a calling in his character, that he has to fulfill to set many a captive free?
divine postman: there is a principle of things which is at the same time the cause of beauty, and that sort of cause from which everything acquires movement. each man has his own vocation aristotle. the talent is the call. there is one direction in which all space is open to him.
he has faculties silently inviting him thither to endless exertion. he needs to immerse himself in the waters of his master, that he may rise a new creature, and surpassing his master’s genius.
he is like a ship in a river; he runs against obstructions on every side but one, on that side all obstruction is taken away and he sweeps serenely over a deepening channel into an infinite sea. this talent and this call depend on his organization, or the mode in which the general soul incarnates itself in him. in his youth he must learn to be patient.
aristotle: nothing lives without movement divine postman. through movement we gain reasoning which is the cause of all arrangement and order throughout nature. we incline to do something which is easy to us and good when it is done, but which no other man can do. we have no rival divine postman.
for the more truly we consult our own powers, the more difference our work will exhibit from the work of any other. our ambition my friend is exactly proportioned to our powers. the height of the pinnacle is determined by the breadth of the base. the power of nature lives in the simple mind.
every man has this call of the power to do somewhat unique, and no man has any other call. in all that he does he needs to persist and believe in the might of his purpose. let him not be embarassed upon forsaking the occupations of the mob, his pursuit of divine knowledge will yield greater riches. each revelation will bear an emphasis that will liberate and sustain his mind.
divine postman: the more water there is in the body, the greater the movement. and the greater the movement aristotle the greater intelligence the body will have. a man is like a bit of labrador spar, which has no lustre as you turn it in your hand until you come to a particular angle; then it shows deep and beautiful colors.
there is no adaptation or universal applicability in man, but each has his special talent, and the mastery of successful men consists in adroitly keeping themselves where and when that turn shall be oftenest practised. there are many ways to inspire.
a man aristotle is the facade of a temple wherein all wisdom and all good abide. what we commonly call man, the eating, drinking, working, planting, driving, counting man, does not, as we know him represent himself, but misrepresents himself. him we do not respect but the soul, whose organ he is, would he let it appear, through his action, would make our knees bend.
aristotle: the movement in our lives is in proportion to the water in our body. hence it is that through purity the body will attract beauty. when water breathes through his intellect, it is genius; when it breathes through his will, it is virtue; when it flows through his affection, it is love. and the blindness of the intellect begins when it would be something of itself. the weakness of the will begins when the individual would be something of himself.
all reform divine postman aims in some one particular to let the soul have its way through us; in other words to engage us to obey. of this pure nature every man is at some time sensible. language cannot paint it with his colors. it is too subtile. it is undefinable, unmeasurable; but we know that it pervades and contains us.
we know that all spiritual being is in man. let him search and he will find; when he persists he will be rewarded. happy is the man who is content with the presence of his soul. all worldly relations hang very loosely about him; he is a transparent fluid membrane through which the living form is seen.
divine postman: true knowledge that is everlast aristotle lives in the human body. every prophet chose a diet of simplicity, so as to always be in reach with his spirit. a wise old proverb says, “love comes to see us without bell;” that is, as there is no screen or ceiling between our heads and the infinite heavens, so is there no bar or wall in the soul where man, the effect, ceases, and love the cause begins. the walls are taken away.
many words do not declare an understanding heart; seek one sole wisdom; choose one sole good. for thou wilt check the tongues of chatterers prating without end. of all things that are, the most ancient is love, for it has no beginning and no end but weaves in and out of all things in nature. in the presence of love we lie open on one side to the deeps of spirtual nature. justice we see and know, beauty, freedom, power.
these natures no man ever got above, but they tower over us, and most in the moment when our interests tempt us to wound them. man is most beautiful of all creatures on earth, he is the completion of all the powers in nature. he holds the great thunderbolt. the waves of the sea bow down before him. and the sun holds dear her first born child.
the sovereingty of this nature whereof we speak is made known by its independency of those limitations which circumscribe us on every hand. the soul circumscribes all things. it contradicts all experience. in like manner it abolishes time and space.
aristotle: we can only tap in to the glory within through a simple diet. our fears all stem from the food that we eat. there is nothing to fear but fear itself; fear is false evidence appearing real. the influence of the senses has in most men overpowered the mind to that degree that the walls of time and space have come to look real and insurmountable divine postman.
i believe in the power of conversation my friend. there is a reason why nature bestowed man with the gift to communicate in words. language is power.
divine postman: time and space are but inverse measures of the force of the soul aristotle. the spirit sports with time,- can crowd eternity into a year, or stretch a year into eternity. space is greatest because it holds all things, mind is swiftest for it speeds everywhere.
the strongest is necessity, for it masters all, and the wisest time, for it brings everything to light. let our faith move with the wings of time. look thou no further little one, but afffix thine eye on that golden star; she is all that is free. by your side forever she will be.