Rob Hain - The Valley of Knowledge
If thou be a man of communion and prayer soar up on the
wings of assistance from Holy Souls, that thou mayest
behold the mysteries of the Friend and attain to the lights of
Knowledge in the sense described here does not mean the acquisition of facts or the mere book-learning of obscure and meaningless trivia. True wisdom is itself made up of knowledge, recognition and understanding. Seeing the end in the beginning, life in death, hope in the midst of suffering. This painting is all about war and peace, not that war is necessary in order to achieve peace, but that peace will ultimately prevail.
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