Metaphors for Knowledge

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"How is Knowledge transferred from one to another? It is ignited invisibly."[1]

Metaphors for The Way of Knowledge

"Through all the world religions, God has established pathways to return to Knowledge, but these pathways have become obscured by what religion has become and how religion is used. Only in the New Message, the pathway is reestablished without the weight of history, without the influence of culture, without the intrusion of human psychology. The pathway is clear. There is the pathway leading out of the labyrinth."[2]

"The path is not difficult so much as it is exacting. Like following a footpath through a dense jungle, you must watch your steps carefully and be very attentive to your environment as it changes. You cannot go running ahead, proclaiming yourself or your ideas, trying to improve people or situations. You must follow the way carefully and slowly. In this way, the dangers of the jungle will not affect you. In this way, you will foresee danger and difficulty and will find a way to avoid them or to change them if that is possible."[1]

"God has sent you into a difficult situation and has placed Knowledge within you to enable you to serve that situation and to give you a way back. It is like entering a deep cave where the light of day is completely left behind, and you are in this labyrinth somewhere, and you are sent down there to help others who are lost in the labyrinth and you yourself seem to be lost in the labyrinth except that God has placed a little rope attached to you—an endless kind of rope that no matter how many turns you take, no matter how deep you get into that labyrinth, no matter how much you forget the light of day, well, there is still a lifeline to you. You may be lost, but you are not lost to God."[2]

The seed of Knowledge

"The truth itself is like the universe above the clouds of your mind, forever real, forever true, forever evident. It but awaits your recognition. Such is the great truth that lives within you as a potential, as a seed. Let us call this the seed of Knowledge." [3]

"God has placed within each person the seed of Knowledge so that this calling may be responded to. This Knowledge is a greater intelligence within each person waiting to be discovered, but its whole existence is in relationship to the Creator of all life."[4]

"Humanity needs a new perspective. But within you, and within the human race, is the seed of Knowledge, your spiritual Mind. This Knowledge is ancient and has been with you all along. If you can discover it, it will reveal to you what you need to know and what you need to do."[5]

Like a secret cargo

"The Creator has a perfect answer to this seemingly insurmountable problem. The answer has been placed within you and is carried within you like a secret cargo, waiting to emerge, waiting until a sufficient maturity has been developed in your life where you will be able to accept and to respond to the great endowment that the Creator has given you. You build a foundation for this in your relationships, in your ability to work in the world and in your appreciation that you have a spiritual reality and that there are greater powers in the world beyond your ideas." [6]

Metaphors for lack of Knowledge

"Without Knowledge, you will only know what others want you to know. You will only think what others want you to think--whether it be your parents, your culture, your social group, your government or the Greater Community. You will basically be like cattle and you will be led around, from pasture to pasture." [7]

Metaphors for the presence of Knowledge

"The power and the presence of Knowledge flows like a deep current within you, but can you feel it and know it?

It is like the water under the ground. The ground is arid desert. But there is fresh water flowing out of sight, out of mind, and yet it enables people to live in the most arid areas."[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 8: Who is Wisdom meant for?
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Pure Religion, Chapter 9: Heaven and Hell
  3. Living The Way of Knowledge, Introduction
  4. God Has Spoken Again, Chapter 8: The Blessing
  5. The Greater Darkness, Understanding the Intervention
  6. Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 11: Preparing for the Future
  7. The Allies of Humanity Book Two, First Commentary
  8. The Bridge to a New Life: The Deeper Current of Your Life

See Also


Further Study

Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 4: What Is Knowledge?