The Warrior of the Light - Volume 2
Reflection of an explorer of Kanchenjunga
By an explorer of mount Kanchenjunga:
"I climbed the highest mountain in my land, and could see the whole world around it. While I was there, I could see more that I can put into words, and understood more than I can express.
"If, however, I were to better definewhat those moments high up on Kanchenjunga really meant, I would say: seen from high up, all things - rivers, trees, snow, grass - seem as one, and my heart was filledwith joy, because I was part of everything. When I understood this, even alone on the top of a mountain, I understood that I was close to all things on this Earth."
Excerpt from Conversations with the Master:
During the recent move to my new apartment, I found a series of notes of my conversations with J., who belongs to the R.A.M. order, a small brotherhood devoted to the study of oral traditions and the world’s symbolic language. These notes cover our meetings from February 1982 through to 1990.
I recently asked him whether I might share parts of these texts; he agreed, I have transformed the texts into dialogue for better reading, and the words are not exactly those used by J., although the content is absolutely faithful to that which I heard.
These texts are not in exact chronological order. I decided to begin with some of our conversations from 1986, which was when he insist-ed I go on the Road to Santiago.
- You said that going on the Road to Santiago is important. For it, one must give up every-thing for some time: family, work, projects. And I don’t know whether I’ll ﬁnd everything the same when I return.
- Indeed I hope you won’t.
- So should I take the risk of losing everything I have conquered up to now?
- Lose what? A man only has a soul to be won or lost; apart from his life, he has nothing. Past or future lives do not matter - at the moment you are living this one, and you should do so with silent comprehension, joy and enthusiasm. What you must not lose is your enthusiasm.
- I have a wife, whom I love.
- (laughing) That is the most common excuse, and the most foolish of all. Love has never prevented a man from following his dreams. If she truly loves you, she will want the best for you. And anyway, you do not have a woman whom you love; the woman is not yours. What is yours is the energy of love, which you aim at her. You can do that from anywhere.