This book really speaks to me as a 21st century American in a way that nothing else does.
At times, lines remind us of the vast richness of our interior lives:
"You are a sea of gnosis hidden in a drop of dew"
"You are a whole universe hidden in a sack of blood"
but at others, our individuality is put firmly into proper perspective
"Because of a vain image, you yourself become illusion"
"Destroy your own house, destroy it now!
A treasure greater than Pharaoh's is hidden under it.
Go and build with that a million houses!
But you can only own the treasure
If you destroy your house yourself."
What a deep and balanced message for a time so superficial and one-sided as our own!