“Truth alone can lead man to perfection. And this perfection he has to earn by giving his own life to truth.”
Here is a great video of Manly P. Hall on The Love of Truth. Hall describes the history of Truth, and the many martyrs who have died serving Truth such as the philosopher of the early 6th century, Boethius. He states that Truth is not a word or doctrine, but a living thing that has its own life. Hence, why our motto for The Order of the Gnostics is "Some people live a lie, while others who live the truth will never die!"
I think many of us today can relate with the Martyrs of Truth of the past.
Boethius was told by this radiant vision that she had been with him since the beginning, the moment he dedicated his life to truth she was with him, and she would be with him until the end of the days and be with all others under the same conditions. Because no one walks through life entirely alone, and those who give themselves to unselfish service to others will walk constantly with the radiant presence beside them. Something that is going to guard them and protect them because they have deserved it, because they have earned the peace of inner life, they will have it regardless of what happens in the outer world.
Truth is alive and walks with those that serve it.
Truth is a being, a power, a quality. Truth is the most dynamic way that leads to reality. What is truth to us? How do we understand truth?
We understand that by little efforts to grow. We try to be a little better today than we were yesterday, and we continue to grow a little everyday. But the first step we take towards reality, brings us this contact, that walks with us the rest of the way. The first sincere dedicated effort to live the life of truth brings truth to you, and truth walks with you to the end of your days. This was the idea of the Pythagoreans and Platonists. It was the result of the individual earning dedication by his own dedication. When we do a definite good thing, when we serve those in need, when we improve the nature of our own contemplations, we make an important connection in life, and once this connection is made it cannot die. Once we become aware, once we have given birth out of our own souls to the soul of truth, that soul will live on. When I backslide, forget and lose, transgress, but once we have made a sincere effort to try, we have taken the first step to eternity. We have taken the first step and move in the direction of everlasting peace.