As a seeker, whence come you?
From that which is in order; to that which is in disorder.
What come you here to do?
To learn to subdue my passions, and find not a truth, but the truth.
Then I presume you are a true seeker?
I am so taken and accepted as such.
By those who know more than I.
What makes you a seeker?
Obligation to whom?
He who is the architect of that which is.
How do you know yourself to be a seeker?
By having often tried, sometimes denied, but willing try again.
How shall I know you to be a true seeker?
What are the signs?
Right angles, horizontals, and verticals. That which is upright, and not that which is not
This architect, has it a name?
Give it to me.
I did not receive it in this way and manner, neither can I so impart it in this way and manner.
How will you dispose of it?
I will letter or syllable with you.
Letter it and begin.
Nay, you begin.
Nay, my brother. The word lies with you. You must begin. I know that I know this word; but know not if you know the same.
Has that an allusion?
It has, to my obligation.
What is this obligation?
To do that which this architect cannot do. Once this was not necessary, but then necessary it was.
Give me a name.
What do you conceal?
The true meaning of that name, and all to which this name alludes.
Will you letter or syllable it with me?
I will, but you must begin.
Why must I begin?
I know that I know this word; but know not if you know the same.
I will letter it. I begin with K
I follow with A
I return with B
I again say A
I return with S
I now say H.
What is this?
This is my duty and obligation.
Whence came this obligation?
From he who is the architect of order.
Do others know of this?
Yes, but few know that they know.
Why do they not know that they know?
Because of that which is the focus of my duty and obligation; and the author of that which is not of the upright.
Will you succeed in this in your lifetime?
Likely not, but I will make a difference.
What is it then that you need of me?
What you ask is difficult, but not impossible. There is much you thought you knew but knew not. And there is much that you also know, but know not that you know. And there is much more that you do not know.
What then should I do?
Follow me, and we will reason together.