From The Universal Laws of Spiritual Development as listed in the 1975 Inner Light Consciousness Manual:
DIRECTION OF AIM, PLUS STEADY RELEASE GUIDES A PROJECTILE TO A SELECTED DESTINATION (THE LAW OF ZEN ARCHERY).
IF WE EXPECT TO ATTAIN PERFECTION, IT IS NECESSARY TO SET AN IDEAL, TO STATE A PURPOSE.
THE “DIRECTION OF AIM” MUST BE TOWARD NOTHING LESS THAN UNION WITH THE HIGHEST.
THE “STEADY RELEASE” IS NOT TO ALLOW ONESELF TO GET DISTRACTED ALONG THE WAY.
JUST A TINY SLIP OF A FINGER SENDS AN ARROW FAR FROM THE TARGET.
IT IS NECESSARY TO CONTINUE TO FOCUS THE CONSCIOUSNESS ON THE BULL’S EYE.
I enjoyed reading the following references of perseverance from other world religions:
“Scripture credits with performance not him who begins a task, but him who completes it.” Judaism. Talmud, Sota 13b
“The snail has no hands. The snail has no feet. Gently the snail climbs the tree.” Yoruba Proverb (Nigeria)
“Those journeying to heaven do not look back; they ascend the heaven, the two worlds.” Hinduism, Satapatha Brahmana 18.104.22.168
“…when you once try to carry out a thing you must never give it up until you have done it thoroughly and well.” Confucianism. Doctrine of the Mean, 20.
When I ponder the Universal Laws of Spiritual Development there is no room for boredom in my life!