Let us open up through sweet simplicity the understanding of men to the doorway of Self. Self is not the image that appears, that seems to be, that masquerades behind the name of an individual or his personality. Self is not the mask nor is it the karmic record filled with undesirable qualities which man in his heart repudiates.
In the seeming struggle between good and evil there are negative forces that seek to hide from the eyes of man his real image and to glorify his pseudo image. This they do in order to control men by warping their motives and by surrounding them with fear. But the key to escape is simple. If you will remain simple in a childlike sense of wonder and trust in God, we can this day dispel and doubt and fear from your consciousness, regardless of your intellectual level….
When God said “As ye sow so shall ye reap” He referred to the Law of Givingness and Service whereby a star of minute proportions could attain to a greater glory by permitting a greater measure of the glory of God to flow through his consciousness. This is the only means whereby the gifts of the eternal kingdom may be permanently retained….For God dwells in the inner light of every man -God Meru: Pearls of Wisdom 12:27
-Kuan Yin, in Prayer and Meditation, 1978; Saint Sergius Radonezh by V. Vasnetsov, 1882