Sabian Symbols: A false call unheard in attention to immediate service
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Virgo 30 (29° - 30°)
PENETRATIVE CONCENTRATION OF ATTENTION
Having journeyed far and wide to find the gate to the secret garden, we must strike boldly and not be distracted by anything in any realm
A crucial step for the seeker to take is the grasping of personal self-confidence. This is indistinguishable from faith and is completed by the process of assumption. Faith in oneself is required in order to trust the inner voice of truth, and exclude all else from the mind. A distracted mind cannot break through to new levels of being as it is drawn and torn by the illusions of the world.
TOTALLY INTENT UPON COMPLETING AN IMMEDIATE TASK, A MAN IS DEAF TO ANY ALLUREMENT
Totally intent upon completing an immediate task, a man is deaf to any allurement
A life that is based on principles and practices cultivates gravitas and understanding
We all make mistakes, but life really doesn’t allow us to consistently apply witless indiscretion. There are so many false calls – just turn on the television – and we have to tune them out by focusing attention on the immediacy of the matter at hand. This ability is our safeguard.
It is the nature of things that we be seduced into inappropriate service by the deceiving tongues of liars and rogues – and therefore it is our normal responsibility to recognise and avoid that dead-end path. In business this idea is expressed as caveat emptor – buyer beware! The ability is not vouchsafed to the foolish.
Extending this idea, each one of us has to create a place in life among like-minded souls and heart-connected friends. If we are duped into false fellowship, this will never happen.
Safeguard comes from integrity. We need to achieve a way of living, based on principles and practices, which leads towards an absoluteness of attitude, and profundity of understanding. Then, and only then, we will be ever protected on our path – safe from both confusion and scoundrels.
With this life attitude, circumstances somehow seem to shape themselves for our convenience and encouragement. In all we do, we are supported and guided.
There is a secret in this – an esoteric mystery. Our sense of the soul’s immortality is both the reason, and the reward, for human responsibility. Given free will, the only appropriate course is one of supreme integrity. This is not only because we have eternity in which to reap the fruits of our sowing – that type of thinking is only slightly above the animal kingdom. It is because it is the right thing to do. Trusted, we surely must become trustworthy – to be clear of conscience.
Happiness itself, in other words fulfilment and exceptional self-gratification, depends upon integrity – and is its prize.