Asked why we used images of the “Weeping Buddha” statue, as well as classical art depicting the life of Jesus in this video, the sadness of knowing is never personal to one man alone, but is a universal symptom through which, no matter what the circumstance, all must pass on the road to Compassion. It is the product and result of living in a world that neither recognizes nor accepts the teachings of the masters.

Shunned by the masses, and disowned by the people, the disciplines of Truth herald the decline of material existence, and mortal man finds himself challenged by the call to live a higher life, all the while rejecting anything that threatens his attachment to form.

While all such scenario to the seer is but further challenge and opportunity to go deeper, he still finds himself in a world of opposition, for which there is, indeed, an inevitable “sadness” he feels. It is impossible to avoid the judgment of the human mind, once one finds oneself instrumental in sharing and revealing such truth, attracting the detractor as it surely does.

So, to the best of one’s ability, one lives a life of silence and aloneness, finger on the lips, “letting not the left hand know what the right hand is doing,” endeavoring to live by the guidelines and disciplines of spiritual Principle.

Throughout history, “the Passion, the Heart, the Voice, the Cry” has been depicted in art and literature by those visionaries and writers sensitive enough to recognize it, and will forever document both the agony and the ecstasy of those whose lives have gone before to prepare a place for us all, those who truly understand The Sadness of Knowing.

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If you enjoy "The Sadness of Knowing," you might also like "The Common Touch,"
an audio recording on living the Christian Principle through understanding the Divinity of Humanity.

Also illustrating that sense of separation that finds us all from time to time, you might enjoy
Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me.”