Enchiridion XVII


Remember that you are an actor in a drama of such sort as the Author chooses—if short, then in a short one; if long, then in a long one. If it be his pleasure that you should enact a poor man, or a cripple, or a ruler, or a private citizen, see that you act it well. For this is your business—to act well the given part, but to choose it belongs to another.

Here the parallel is to the Bhagavad Gita, where the key religious lesson is that one has a role to play in the dream of the Great God -- and therefore ought to play that particular role as well as possible. Clearly there is a recognized need for someone to stand in the role of the Author, in spite of the fact that the mythology of the day made it mysterious who precisely might be in that role.


J Melcher said...

Ephesians 6:5-10

ymarsakar said...

It is not that mysterious. Those of us that have the Author role, will honestly tell you straight out what we are. But the veils that protect you all from spoilers, won't allow you to see or even comprehend it.

You can comprehend the concept of an Author but not when someone tells you they are the author or messenger of such.