The hidden power
To realize fully how much of our present daily life consists of symbols is to find the answer to the old, old question, What is Truth? and to the degree in which we begin to recognize this, we begin to approach Truth.
The realization of Truth consists in the ability to translate symbols, whether natural or conventional, into their equivalents; and the root of all the errors of mankind consists in the inability to do this, and in maintaining that the symbol has nothing behind it.
There is an inner and an outer side to everything, and the quality of the superficial mind which causes it to fail in the attainment of Truth is its willingness to rest content with the outside only. So long as this is the case it is impossible for a man to grasp the import of his own relation to the universal, and it is this relation that constitutes all that is signified by the word "Truth." So long as a man fixes his attention only on the superficial it is impossible for him to make any progress in knowledge.
The material comprised in this volume has been selected from unpublished manuscripts and magazine articles by Judge Troward, and "The Hidden Power" is, it is believed, the last book that will be published under his name. Only an insignificant portion of his work has been deemed unworthy of permanent preservation.
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- Author: Thomas Troward
- Publication date: 1925
- Publisher New York: R.M. McBride and company
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