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definition with church or religion. That is a very narrowminded &
false view. Positive/conscientous activities that help the Earth and
the life forms on it, performed by anyone regardless of their
beliefs - is a spiritual activity. Athiests who are commited to doing
what they can for a better world in are all spiritual people.
Spiritual -- The quality of any activity which drives the human being
forward towards some form of development -- physical, emotional,
intuitional, social -- in advance of his present state.
Wisdom is the enlightened application of knowledge, through love, to
the affairs of men.
The earth is an organism within a greater one, and this fact needs
wider recognition. The sons of men upon this planet so often view the
whole system as if the earth were in the position of the sun, the
center of the solar organism.
The goal of all endeavour upon our planet, is right relations between
man and man and between man and God, between all expressions of divine
life, from the tiniest atom up and on into infinity.
Only a humble spirit, which is not occupied with the faults and
failures of others, can prevent the injection of an attitude of
criticism and judgment.
Love and light are the great revealers and if the student truly seeks
to understand and profit by what I am endeavouring to teach, let him
love all men more deeply and let him see to it that his light shines
forth in a dark place, for "in that light shall he see Light."
Each field of awareness in its boundaries constitutes a prison,
and...the objective of all work of liberation, is to release the
consciousness, and expand its field of contacts. Where there are
boundaries of any kind, where a field of influence is circumscribed,
and where the radius of contact is limited, there you have a prison.
Ponder on this statement for it holds much truth.
At the center of a great tornado is a point of peace. Thus does the
story go. It can be found. And thus it is with all the storms of life.
They lead to peace if you are not a leaf.
The world problem is essentially a religious problem, and behind all
strife in every department of world thought today is to be found the
Peace will be the result of understanding and sharing, and not the
origin of them...
Love is the great unifier, the prime attractive impulse, cosmic and
microcosmic, but the mind is the main creative factor and the utilizer
of the energies of the cosmos. Love attracts, but the mind attracts,
repels and coordinates, so that its potency is inconceivable...The
race is progressing into an era wherein men will function as minds;
when intelligence will be stronger than desire, and when thought
powers will be used for appeal and for the guidance of the world, as
now physical and emotional means are employed.
The New Age is upon us and we are witnessing the birth pangs of the
new culture and the new civilization. That which is old and
undesirable must go, and of these undesirable things, hatred and the
spirit of separateness must be first to disappear.
A war is starting between the selfish moneyed interests and the mass
of humanity who demand fair play and a right share of the world's
Instinct relates man to the animal world, intellect unites him to his
fellow men, whilst the intuition reveals to him the life of divinity.
These drastic disciplines are often attempted today by well
intentioned aspirants; they practice celibacy, strict vegetarianism,
relaxation, exercises, and many kinds of physical exercises, in the
hope of bringing the body under control. These forms of discipline
would be very good for the undeveloped and the lowest type of human
being, but they are not the methods which should be employed by the
average man or the practicing aspirant. Concentration upon the
physical body only serves to enhance its potency and to feed its
appetites, and bring to the surface of consciousness that which should
be securely secluded below the threshold of consciousness. The true
aspirant should be occupied with emotional, not physical control and
with the effort to focus himself upon the mental plane, prior to
achieving a stabilized contact with the soul.
Be not in any way discouraged, brother of old, if you find the upward
way stiff and hard to climb. You are in good company and are not
It takes a wise disciple always to discriminate between the voice of
his real Teacher, and the false whispers of the masquerading one.
Be not afraid of loneliness. The soul that cannot stand alone has
naught to give.
Men do not live up to what they already know; they fail to make
practical their information; they short circuit the light; they do not
discipline themselves; greedy desire and unlawful ambition control and
not the inner knowledge.
Men deal with effects and not with causes; for instance, mankind is
concerned with war, and with horrified preparations for more war, and
is not primarily occupied with that which causes war and which, if
rightly handled, would prevent war.
All vaunted freedom or vaunted control, is but the temporary reaction
of a humanity which is swept by ideas, controlled by ideals, impulsed
by selfishness, impregnated by hates, and yet all the time is
struggling to express the higher and better qualities, and to free
itself from the thralldom of ancient evil, the slavery of ancient
codes, and the curse of ancient habits of thought and living. It is
what is happening behind the scenes of mankind as a whole which is of
moment; it is the unfoldment of the human consciousness which counts
with the Hierarchy.
When the Christ, the Avatar of Love, makes His Reappearance then will
the Sons of men who are now the Sons of God withdraw Their faces from
the shining light & radiate that light upon the sons of men who know
not yet that they are Sons of God. Then shall the Coming One appear,
His footsteps hastened through the valley of the shadow by the One of
awful power Who stands upon the mountain top, breathing out love
eternal, light supernal & peaceful, silent Will.
Then will the sons of men respond. Then will a newer light shine forth
into the dismal, weary vale of earth. Then will new life course
through the veins of men, & then will their vision compass all the
ways of what may be.
The work and the teaching of the Christ will be hard for the Christian
world to accept, though easier of assimilation in the East.
Nevertheless, some hard blow or some difficult presentation of the
truth is badly needed if the Christian world is to be awakened, and if
Christian people are to recognize their place within a worldwide
divine revelation and see the Christ as representing all the faiths
and taking His rightful place as World Teacher. He is the World
Teacher and not a Christian teacher. He Himself told us that He had
other folds and to them He has meant as much as He has meant to the
orthodox Christian. They may not call Him Christ, but they have their
own name for Him and follow Him as truly and faithfully as their
We can freely aid in the reconstruction work which the Christ
proposes, if we will familiarize ourselves and all men whom we can
contact with the following facts:
1. That the reappearance of Christ is imminent.
2. That the Christ, immanent in every human heart, can be evoked in
recognition of His appearance.
3. That the circumstances of His return are only symbolically related
in the world Scriptures; this may produce a vital change in the
preconceived ideas of humanity.
4. That the major required preparation is a world at peace; however
that peace must be based on an educated goodwill, which will lead
inevitably to right human relations, and, therefore, to the
establishment (figuratively speaking) of lines of light between nation
and nation, religion and religion, group and group, man and man.
The Son of God is on His way and He cometh not alone. His advance
guard is already here and the Plan which they must follow is already
made and clear. Let recognition be the aim.
The success of all large undertakings is based on the little things,
the minor tasks, faithfully fulfilled, of the disciple who is free
from personal ambition.
Much of the ineffectiveness of people is due to the fact that their
interests are not centralized, but very diffuse, and no one thing
engrosses their attention. They scatter their energy and are
attempting to satisfy every wandering desire, and to dabble in
everything that comes their way. Therefore, no thought they think
ever assumes a proper form, or is ever duly energized. They are
consequently surrounded by a dense cloud of half-formed disintegrating
thought -forms, and clouds of partially energized matter in process of
dissolution. This produces occultly a condition similar to the decay
of a physical form, and is equally unpleasant and unwholesome. It
accounts for much of the diseased condition of the human family at
True understanding is, I realise, not possible for you but much can be
gained by your effort to comprehend. (304)
...Today make a new beginning---not for your own sake, but for the
helping of a needy world. Forget yourselves...The service you can
render is to you of more value than the service that can be rendered
Go forward my brother, looking not behind but with your eyes fixed in
steadfastness upon the Way of a world Server. It is a hard way, with
many ups and downs, and many steep hills and valleys of shadow, but
there is rest and shade in the valley and sunshine on the hills.
The Mantram of Unification
The sons of men are one & I am one with them.
I seek to love not hate.
I seek to serve, not exact due service.
I seek to heal, not hurt.
Let pain bring just reward of light & love.
Let the soul control the outer form & life & all events
& bring to light the love
which underlies the happenings of the time.
Let vision come and insight,
let the future stand revealed.
Let inner union demonstrate & outer cleavages be gone.
Let love prevail.
Let all men love.
Source for the quotes & Mantra:
The Master Djwhal Khul (the Tibetan) through Alice A. Bailey
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