"Do as I say and the rest leave to Me. But do as I say. Do as I say.
"When you see the ocean, see Me as the ocean. I am the ocean. When you see the ocean rolling, think . . .this is Baba.
"Keep the Center all the time . . . stability in Baba! I am with you, near you — you have no worry about anything. I am with you, near you eternally.
"You . . . are one of My rocks on whom I can depend. I can promise you definitely that you will always be near Me until you become One with Me. What more do you want? What is there to want? I do not talk much to you, for it is self-understood. You know it. It is within . . . ”
OWN through the ages the children of men have wondered and asked: "Who are we?", "What are we?", "Where do we come from?", "Why are we here?", and "Whither are we bound?"
The entire realm of esoteric philosophy deals at length with these considerations. Here are a few thoughts presented in an endeavor to answer the first of these questions, "Who are we?"—those dealing with our identification.
From an esoteric frame of reference, many intelligent, valid, and solvent answers have been proffered. From an exoteric frame of reference, including the organized church, orthodox groups, and, with few exceptions, all organized activity, the answers offered, if at all, are at best fragile, irresponsible, and so insolvent that they break down when attacked by the acid test of analysis and reason.
The diverse doctrines of the groups and their ever changing teachings are tendered purely in an attempt to justify the exclusive position they claim and even the very existence of the organization that proposes them. They rest primarily on the emotional level of consciousness and thus disintegrate under the glare of the light of rational understanding.