'We must remember that all the
words we use are but cloaks to cover and render recognizable
to each other a certain thought vibration. When I say the word
'hate', it is a sound whereby I can convey to you the
thought-vibration of hate. When I say 'truth', I am trying to
convey to your mind the thought-vibration of that which is
the mind in prayer can take a word in which to clothe the
thought-desire of the heart.
covetous or needy man will have in his mind's eye all the
things that money can buy ... he will take the word 'riches'
to clothe the thought-desire of his heart. He will probably
pray for riches. But if the soul has a longing for truth, he
will take, perhaps, the word 'wisdom' as covering most nearly
all that he means in his heart and mind in his longing for
truth. This man will pray then for wisdom.
setting the word 'wisdom' into his prayerful mind and using
the creative God-effort within his heart, he will send out from
himself vibrations sympathetic to the inflow of the first
grains of Wisdom. Which grains, by the way, are as
innumerable as grains of sand, so how can this one contain all
if he aspire towards Wisdom with faith, with humility, and
with the sincere desire of his heart, then by the Law he will
receive such Wisdom as he can hold. And as he aspires, so will
he increase his capacity, so will more Wisdom flow into him.
have said this about the use of words in prayer to show you
that words are only useful in so far as they serve to focus
the desire of the heart onto one particular mental vibration.
When that vibration has been struck, the word can be
forgotten, so long as the thought vibration be held. This is
the reason for Eastern adepts making use of what are known as
'mantra', or the reiteration of certain words or phrases which
strike for them the thought vibration that they want to hold.
from the Bible or from the Psalms serve as 'mantra'. They
carry within them a verbal rendering of the vibrational level
of mind that the writer had struck when he shaped the words.
The reader or repeater of them catches, as it were, the
vibrational radiation of the man's mind whose devoutness
framed those words.'
Wisdom of the Spirit~