There is an old occult maxim which declares that—" Nothing is concealed from him who knows." No Mason is bound to conceal that which he has never learned in the Lodge. All else he receives as he learns any thing, places his own estimate upon its value, and becomes individually responsible for its use. It must be a matter of conscience, and be weighed in the balance of duty, and every one must abide by the result. If Masonry has lost the Royal Secret, or if it never possessed it, or if it was wrenched away in the very name of Religion little more than a century ago, all the same, it belongs to the Craft as the Heir-apparent of the Old Wisdom. But the time has come when no cable-tow can bind it. It now belongs to Humanity equally with the Mason. To this end has it been preserved throughout the centuries.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Build A Temple

I am a “Temple Builder”, as are you. The only difference between me and you is I know I'm a Temple Builder but sadly you don't, no judgment intended.

In fact I live in a Temple, much my own creation, much not. Most live in a Temple created by others, of poor design, and built on a foundation that won't hold.

I socialize at a Temple with others I call brothers, labeled a Lodge, other Temple builders in their own right.

This so called Lodge, the group of brothers, that meet in a Temple are the builders of the Temple in which they meet, an on going process.

It is not my purpose to come off cryptic, if truth be told I'd love to shake you gently and tell you the truth but I fear your probably stuck in the Temple of another's creation, a Temple of nonsense.

I have a truth I would like to share, as a Temple Builder I have taken an oath, an oath that not all Temple Builders take, and that is to protect a certain group of Temple Builders from others that would choose to bring harm to those that see the teachings of a certain architect as the cornerstone of their Temples, a sad situation that is usually caused by ignorance, hatred, and delusion, the three poisons.

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” ...John 14:2

If you think for a minute that your Temple, or your way, is the only way, you might just want to look around. Just like our physical appearances not all Temples are the same, that's the beauty of it, if you think we should all look like you we might have an ego problem in the making.

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