But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

I Corinthians 2: 7-8

The skillful masters (of the Tao) in old times, with a subtle and exquisite penetration, comprehended its mysteries, and were deep (also) so as to elude men’s knowledge. 

The Texts of Taoism

He who is happy within, who rejoiceth within, who is illuminated within, that Yogi, becoming the ETERNAL, goeth to the Peace of the ETERNAL. 

The Bhagavad-Gita 

The hidden wisdom of God is the knowledge that we are one with the Divine Being.  This wisdom which is hidden from us until we perceive our fundamental unity with Reality, is clearly revealed when we seek the Eternal in everything.  “The skillful masters” who have penetrated the mystery of life which so often eludes the intellect, are those who with utmost simplicity have found direct approach to the Supreme Reality at the center of their own soul.  The Gita tells us that we must become the Eternal if we wish to enter into the peace of the Eternal.  This has an identical meaning with the saying of Jesus that we must be perfect even as God in us is perfect.  This calls for the recognition of the Spirit as an indwelling Presence, as well as an overshadowing Power.  The road to self-discovery often calls for the  clearing  away of the underbrush of ignorance, fear, superstition, and a sense of isolation which has made us feel that we were unworthy, unheld and lost.  In the divine providence of good, salvation is unnecessary but self-discovery is essential.  We do not save that which is lost; we merely discover that which needs to be found.

I know that God is within me and I know that this Divine Spirit is perfect.  I enter into Its peace and am secure in a sense of Its protection.  Love will guide, and Intelligence will direct me.  The power of the Infinite will sustain and uphold, as well as direct.  The unerring judgment of Divine Intelligence directs my faith and makes perfect and plain the way before me. 

Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living ” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

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