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Words & Ceremonies

Words and procedures come to our senses through bodies which are controlled by minds. It is in our minds and hearts that battles for allegiance and loyalty, for faith in powers and forces are fought.

If we think and speak we use words. Patterns of words can easily be seen as ceremonies.

If we live and move we proceed. The way we proceed is a procedure.

Words, ceremonies, and procedures are only evidence of what is going on inside the mind, of the faith and loyalties found there.

We do not find liberty by concentrating on words, ceremonies, and procedures but by giving all our attention to a liberating master.

When there is a revolution of trust and fidelity, the changes in words, ceremonies, and procedures will soon be apparent to all.