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Decades had passed, and he was old, inured to strangeness. Nothing had been confirmed except a long-suppressed suspicion of men’s selfishness.

Mary Sativa, The Lovers’ Crusade

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The Deeper Symbolism of Freemasonry from The Meaning of Masonry by Walter Leslie Wilmshurst.

“It is a parable of the dual paths of life open to each one of us; on the one hand the path of selfishness, material desires and sensual indulgence, of intellectual blindness and moral stagnation; on the other the path of moral and spiritual progress, in pursuing which one may decorate and adorn the Lodge within him with the ornaments and jewels of grace and with the invaluable furniture of true knowledge, and which he may dedicate, in all his actions, to the service of God and of his fellow men.” [via]

“this is in Buddhism accounted the true beginning of all righteousness,-unselfishness that gives all, whilst knowing yet that it shall never reap the gain”

The Law of Righteousness. By Ananda Maitriya. (Allan Bennett)

“this is in Buddhism accounted the true beginning of all righteousness,—unselfishness that gives all, whilst knowing yet that it shall never reap the gain” [via]