The Seduction of Words

Roy Masters from 'The Secret Power of Words'

The main flaw in the way we exist on this earth is the fact that we have been seduced by words—or, more accurately—by the spirit, or serpent, behind the words of our deceivers.

They have seduced us away from our original genius, and we have compensated for our loss with artificial knowledge, represented by language.

Now, as perhaps never before, we are caught up with the leading spirit of language, and accelerating our rate of fall from intuitive understanding.

Of course, in the light of truth, we can see how the knowledge of good and the knowledge of evil got us kicked out of Paradise.

All we had to do was lend an ear to ideas and concepts that were inherently untenable but oh, so alluring, so believable, to our pride.

Surely you have noticed the difference between true religion and religious-sounding words. They are two different things, but words have a way of conjuring up the “reality” of a false religiosity.

The danger here is that when you listen to a person talk, you hear him juggle ideas and concepts to create an emotional “reality,” and before you know what has come over you, you cannot deny the “reality” that has captured your emotions.

You feel, you believe, and you are deceived. Therefore, you may store up in your brain all the knowledge in the world, and yet not be a truly intelligent person. You may be sincerely misguided.

"Living by this knowing frees you, once and for all, from confusion and ambivalence, and draws you closer to your Creator."

Knowing every truth there is to be known about God, as the result of going to church or studying in a seminary, can never certify you to be a spiritual person.

Secondhand knowing, the kind that can be “learned” from another, rarely produces real understanding, the kind that saves you.

What you need is pure understanding, and the only way an outsider’s words can help you to find it is by stripping away the false claims and pretensions of the knowledge freaks and inviting you to see Reality for yourself, through your own God-given understanding.

I pray that my words will be so loaded with right intent and clear seeing that they will wake an echo in you, and you will be able to live by your own inner understanding from now on.

Simplicity, innocence, a knowing without knowing why you know, and growing to maturity through that knowing: that is what life is all about.

When you understand, you will not know why you know; yet you will be sure that you do know, because your knowledge will have grown out of the spirit of understanding, and in this kind of knowing there is no doubt.

Living by this knowing frees you, once and for all, from confusion and ambivalence, and draws you closer to your Creator.