58 Whosoever has ears to hear let them hear. For it was spoken by Yeshua this saying:
‘Behold, the kingdom of Heaven is within you.’
59 Why, therefore, have you gone seeking beyond yourselves, ever hoping that perchance
you might find God? Did you not know that you, even every one of you, whether male
or female, are a part of God and that God is a part of you?
60 Hear now and understand deeply: For if you would know yourself truly, then shall
the Father know you also; that having secured to your soul that portion of God within,
you might become the sons and daughters of great glory.
61 But if it so be that you will not know yourself, then shall you dwell in poverty,
having taken to yourself no knowledge of heavenly things.
62 If, therefore, you would know the mysteries of God, then seek first the mystery
within; for therein shall you find an abundance of goodly things. For the kingdom
of Heaven is made to dwell in every man and every woman.
63 Know yourself and therein shall you be richly blessed. Seek without ceasing and
then shall you surely find hidden treasures in abundance; for whosoever finds shall
be filled with a multitude of wonder, for there shall unfold before them a sure knowledge
For the soul is filled with many mansions,
Rich and well-adorned.
Dressed in wonders long forgotten,
It beckons from within.
Sounding as some distant echo,
Calling from afar;
Ever hopeful that you will enter,
To find but who you are.
Fashioned not of mortal dust,
Nor simple bone and blood;
But made of stars and endless time,
To hold the heart of God.
And so the Master finds a refuge,
Quick and near at hand;
Being sheltered from the storms
Which lash and rage without.
Dwelling soft within the soul,
To walk through many mansions.
Book of Pearls 19:2-5
49 Why, therefore, will you become as a stranger to yourself, not knowing truly the
thing you are? Why will you seek beyond yourself, hoping to find yourself in the
eyes of others?
50 For you are made a part of God, even every one of you, whether male or female,
and even God the Father and the Mother are made a part of you; becoming as one in
the flesh which others see; yet being first and last both spirit and soul together
fashioned and gently placed in the flesh of mortal life.
51 Let this then be first and foremost within you, that you are the sons and daughters
of God, becoming yourselves through righteousness as one eternal and everlasting,
bearing in your truer self the seeds of endless life, becoming to those which see
as one ineffable and filled with joyous wonder.
52 Be not deceived by the illusion of identity, but know yourself most fully; for
it is the thing you know which comes alive before the eyes, and if you know only
the flesh of the body, then are you become as someone thin and filled with troubles;
becoming yourself as one deceived by fleeting shadows, being yourself without substance
and filled with many fears.
53 Embrace, therefore, the spirit within you, and this most firmly be; taming well
the words you speak whereby you might set free the spirit within you; causing that
you should fear no longer, but find instead that inward peace which no man can take