Neither Light Nor Darkness

Adoniram asked Hiram Abif: “What is Masonry?”

Hiram said: “Everyday life is Masonry.”

Adoniram asked: “Can it be studied?”

Hiram said: “If you try to study, you will be far away from it.”

Adoniram asked: “If I do not study, how can I know it is Masonry?”

Hiram said: “The light of Masonry does not belong to the world of the senses, neither does it belong to the world beyond the senses. Neither thinking nor not thinking can contain it. If you want to know the truth of Masonry beyond doubt, make yourself as free as the sky. You name it neither light nor darkness.”

At these words Adoniram was brought to light.

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