The path to Truth, or Reality, or Essence is very simple:
It requires a Selfish man, an individualist not afraid of
the annihilation of individualism, a fearless man not afraid of
powers within him that are much greater than himself, and a
man of suicidal relentlessness once his commitment is given.
All that is necessary to find the Truth is an unconditional
commitment—not putting a time upon the commitment nor a
greater value on any other desires or fears. If a person sincerely
makes a commitment he automatically becomes a vector in a
But if we wish to see the commitment become an Absolute
result in this lifetime, we must be conscious of our limited time,
and of ways and means to expedite the realization. All energies
must give priority to the vector. Every hour must be used in a
way to expedite the success.
So that as soon as the general commitment is made,
we should immediately commit our energies which are generally
used for anger or pleasure so that transmutation will bring Intuition.
The voice of Intuition will be our most valuable teacher.
It will furnish all future planning for the campaign. But do not
rest. Make violent efforts but do not disturb the sleepers.
— From The Direct Mind Experience by Richard Rose
Richard Rose [1917 - 2005]
Zen Master | Poet | Philosopher | Friend
“There is a path to Truth. From ignorance to relative knowledge. From relative knowledge to an awareness of the limitation of such knowledge. And finally, we pass from that which we recognize as loosely associated intelligence to a reality of Being.”