Excerpt About Mystical Poverty
The Entrance Into the Divine EssenceFor those who are genuinely motivated, we need to realize that the poverty of spirit requires tremendous devotion and struggle. We must develop purity, nonattachment, understanding, love, and many other qualities, all the way to perfection, all the way to completion. Mystical poverty is the entrance into the divine essence, the window into the deepest mystery of reality, the absolute truth of Being. Only those with a powerful pull toward that most beautiful of all beloveds will dare to venture here. And of these only those who love this Beloved to the extent of complete annihilation into its mystery chance upon this doorway.