Hiram Abif’s Flower

When Grand Master Hiram Abif was in Joppa, he was asked by the workmen there to give a lecture.  He picked up a flower, turned it in his fingers and then held it before his listeners. Everyone was silent. Only one worker smiled at this revelation, although he tried to control the lines of his face.

Hiram said to him: "I have the True Word, the light of Masonry, the geometry of the immeasurable, and the ineffable treasures of wisdom, strength and beauty. None of it is expressed by words, but especially
communicated beyond teaching. This teaching I have given to you."
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