Excerpt About Gold Aspect
So, do you have an answer to the question, “What does it mean that the truth will set you free?” A half hour ago it seemed we had a complete understanding. Now you see that that understanding was not complete. You see that when you know the truth, it will set you free, but not as a result. Whenyou know the truth, that is the freedom. You are the truth. You are the truth that transcends all the facts. Seeking the truth will set this truth free. The truth is the essence of your heart. It is the real metal of your heart, the gold of the alchemists. And it’s the truth that doesn’t depend on any statement. When you experience yourself as truth, there is no statement that is true. You just are truth. “I am the truth.” When you are asked, “Who are you?” you reply, “I am the truth.” That’s why some of the Sufis call God “Al Haq.” Haq is the Arabic word that means truth. One of the names of God—which means one of the aspects of Essence—is Truth. I think understanding it that way will help us to orient ourselves more toward the truth.