Coming in and going out

The idea of coming in and going out is used in all esoteric traditions and refers to coming in and going out of the spiritual body of effort. Going out and coming in refers to going out of the spiritual body of effort and coming into the light, a prolonged state of presence.


The Ascent of the Blessed (1500, Hieronymus Bosch, The Palazzo Ducale, Venice)
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in.
From this time forward and even for ever more.
-- The Bible, Psalm 121

My Lord! Allow me to come in with a firm incoming and to go out with a firm outgoing. -- Koran 17:80

The wise seeker must safeguard his breath from heedlessness, coming in and going out, thereby keeping his heart always in the Divine Presence. -- Gujduvani (12th c. Sufi master)

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. -- The Bible, John 10:9

May you grant me to go in and out without hindrance at all the gates of the Duat. -- Going Forth by Day, Egyptian text

The dawn of the first day of the month is Fu (Return ):
The Yang Breath begins to spread through.
Going out and coming in without error.
-- Triplex Unity (Taoist text)



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