Art thou in the stage of, life “, or “death”, ‘death-in-life’?

Invoke the aid of three witnesses to verify thy ‘Station’.

The first witness is thine own consciousness-

See thyself, then, with thine own light.

The second witness is the consciousness of another ego-

See thyself, then, with the light of an ego other than thee.

The third witness is God’s consciousness-

See thyself, then, with God’s light.

If thou standest unshaken in front of this light,

Consider thyself as living and eternal as He!

That man alone is real who dares-

Dares to see God face to face!

What is ‘ascension’? Only a search for a witness

Who may finally confirm thy reality-?

A witness whose confirmation alone makes thee eternal.

No one can stand unshaken in His Presence;

And he who can, verily, he is pure gold.

Art thou a mere particle of dust?

Tighten the knot of thy ego;

And hold fast to thy tiny being!

How glorious to burnish one’s ego

And to test its lustre in the presence of the Sun t

Re-chisel, then, thine ancient frame;

And build up a new being.

Such being is real being

Or else thy ego is a mere ring of smoke!