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The Kybalion - Chapter 5

This is an audio recording of Chapter 5 from The Kybalion, by the Three Initiates.

Visit http://sophiaw.podbean.com for the rest of the chapters.

To be continued....


The Kybalion - Chapter 4

If you are just now joining us, the introduction and first three chapters can be found at http://sophiaw.podbean.com .


The Kybalion - Chapter 3

The introduction and first two chapters can be found here: http://sophiaw.podbean.com


The Kybalion - Chapter 2

The introduction and first chapter can be found at these locations:




The Kybalion - Chapter 1

This is the first chapter of The Kybalion, by the Three Initiates.  To listen to the introduction, visit this post: http://sophiaw.podbean.com/2009/04/16/introduction-to-the-kybalion/


I've looked everywhere for an audio book version of The Kybalion, and since the search came-up empty, I have decided to record it myself.

I'm not such a great speaker, lots of mispronunciations, errors, swallows and pauses for breath, etc., BUT, here you go:

This is the introduction to The Kybalion, by The Three Initiates.

Over time I will add more chapters.


"...to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life's procession, that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite."

Our society is a working society, and if one does not work, they are a stranger to that society.  To work is to be human.  To be human is to work.

If we did not work, if we were idle, what purpose would we have to get through the long days?  What would motivate us to wake-up in the mornings?

I know sometimes it is a struggle to wake-up and face a work day.  I go through this often, in fact.  It is especially difficult to go to work during an episode of depression, as what is lacking most is motivation to even get out of the bed.  Yet, if I did not work, who would I be?  If someone asked me, "What do you do?", what would I tell them?  So, to continue to contribute to society and do my part, I go to work.  Sometimes I shudder to think I have more than 30 years left of this, but that is my lot in life, as it is everyone else's.  I've had daydreams of having enough money to modestly live on so that I wouldn't have to work, and instead have time to read, swim, socialize with the pets and family, gain more knowledge and wisdom, educate myself further and just enjoy life.  Wouldn't it be nice?


The Prophet speaks of eating and drinking.


Giving - it's something we might or might not do, in great amounts or small amounts.    Generosity does not have to be directly linked to one's wealth; when we are poor, we can still be rich in spirit, and then, we can give of ourselves.  When we bestow gifts, of material or immaterial value, do we seek reward or is it as natural as the token of the fragrance of a flowering tree?

In this chapter, the wise prophet speaks of giving.

"And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue;

They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space."


The Prophet speaks of Children.

"The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far."  ~ Khalil Gibran


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