Know Thyself is an invitation and an injunction by Socrates. The implications go far beyond philosophy, into religion, ethics and ways of living.
The painting by Ingres on the front cover depicts the power that self-knowledge has to destroy guards and to annihilate the evil that lurks behind them. ...Your self-knowledge will thus cleanse you and strengthen you, liberating you and those around you. Hopefully this book will show you how to do it.
Give and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; trust and you will feel secure. These are not only spiritual laws. They are ethical, as well. And, by the way, they are also financial.
No success, no abundance exists without them. All abundance is based on trust. This can be demonstrated by observing the trust that existed at the times of history when there was abundance.
This can also be observed in the countries where trust exists. The hubs of the financial world depend, for their transactions, on word of mouth, i.e., on trust. Lack of ethics breeds lack of trust and brings poverty. Poverty is created by mistrust. Trust is what creates wealth and maintains it, and wealth and abundance are natural states." (Page 196.)