He that is humble shall reign. To enter the Kingdom, thou must become as a little child.
Pride: its secret is misappropriation. The vitality within thee—of mind, heart, and soul—is a flow from the divine shakti. To claim the vitality as thine own, apart from the divine as its source and sustaining Spirit, is pride. Is it not a common and conspicuous sin of modern life?
Love, if thou wilt lives in the Kingdom. And there is no love without humility. No ascent without descent! Be humble to grow in the Spirit. Humility is the motto of wisdom. And these two, wisdom and love, are the laws of the Kingdom.
Humility is born of consciousness of the living presence of the Lord of love. Pride is due to loss of memory. Pride and forgetfulness go together. If thou wilt remembers thine original home, it thou wilt apprehend thine inner divinity, thou wilt be humble. The one continual prayer of the humble man is: “Not to me, but to Thee, O Lord!” To Him belongs all glory, for He is the living original of the true, the good, the beautiful.
Self-abnegation is necessary, for not until thou deny the lower, empirical, illusory, egoistic self mayst thou be reborn in the divine self.