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10 SEC READING: Where the truth is

Author: Paulo Coelho

Illustration by Ken Crane

“Some disciples are always asking where the truth is,” said Maal-El.
“So one day I decided to point in one direction, trying to show them how important it is to follow a path, and not just to think about it.

“Instead of looking in the direction I had pointed, the man who had asked the question started examining my finger, trying to find out where the truth was hidden.

“When people seek out a master, they should be looking for experiences which can help them avoid certain obstacles.
“But unfortunately, reality is different: they adopt the law of minimum effort, trying to find answers to everything.”

“The person who accepts, without question, the truths of his master, will never find his/her own path.”


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