July 18, 1981
July 18, 1981
On the occasion of the General Center for the Tithe donation to a home for the elderly
When you light a candle for the first time, with that initial heat of the flame, people applaud, usually praising and glorifying the light that is lit.
But, as with everything in life, people let the emotions pass. They change and change, turning what was good into a passing thing, like the light and the candle lit for the first time. And with time they forget, they forget and they stop seeing what is most important: they stop seeing that when the candle is emitting its last light, when the candle is practically finished, when the candle is in its last bit of life, it is then that the candle gives off its greatest light. It is in that stage that the candle shows the most light: the light of a whole knowledge, the light of a whole experience, the light of a whole past.
And people don’t know how to see this light. They only know how to see that initial light, the light of birth. However, the light of the birth, the initial light, the light of the first flame that is lit is little, small, compared to the final one. Because to lighten the paths of life, much light is needed. But to open the door to a new dimension, to open the door to another path, that’s when the light of the candle must be very intense to break the barrier of this prison in which we all are: prison of the body, prison of the dimension, earthly, material prison.