Sunday, June 7, 2020

134-Lesson 53- World ConditionsThe




(1) The whole world speeds towards a crisis - a crisis reconstructive, even though it seems to the onlooker to be destructive.  On all sides, the tearing down of the old forms is progressing, nor is the work as yet fully accomplished. Enough has, nevertheless, been done to permit of the erection of the scaffolding for the new building.  In serenity and steady adherence to the net duty will come the simplification of that which must be done.
Could this be what's happening to us now?  Or could it have begun with  9/11?  We can certainly agree with the Mahatma, that we are in crisis and this pause we've all had, makes us realize that what we called normal just a few months ago, is now in reality, not what we really want to go back to - in fact, many among mankind are now looking towards the future with eyes wide open.  The killer virus is just one of the problems we're facing - if we add the injustice of racism, bigotry and cruelty to people of color, than there is no question that things must change in order for all people to be treated with dignity, respect and equality.   His first sentence is most vital, because what he foresees is the destruction of the "old order" and the erection of the scaffolding for the new building.... Let's see what else the Mahatma discloses to us in his prophecy.

(2) The distribution of the world's resources, and the settled unity of the peoples of the world, are in reality one and the same thing, for behind all modern wars lies a fundamental economic problem.  Solve that, and wars will very largely cease . . When there is freedom from want, one of the major causes of war will disappear.  Where there is uneven distribution of the world's riches, and where there is a situation in which some nations have or take everything and other nations lack the necessities of life, it is obvious that there is a trouble-breeding factor there, and that something must be done.  Therefore we should deal with world unity and peace primarily from the angle of the economic problems . . .
  Though there is no major war, there is no peace, no security and no immediate hope of either.
It is essential for the future happiness and progress of humanity,  that there should be no return to the old ways, whether political, religious or economic.  Therefore, in handling these problems, we should search out the wrong conditions, which have brought humanity to its present state of almost cataclysmic disaster.  These conditions were the result of religious faiths which have not moved forward in their thinking for hundreds of years; of economic systems which lay the emphasis upon the accumulation of riches and material possessions, and which leave all the power and the produce of the earth in the hands of a relatively few men, while the rest of humanity struggle for a bare substance, and of political regimes run by the corrupt, the totalitarian-minded, the grafters, and those who love place and power more than they love their fellow men.
Gee, do you think the World Teacher is talking about our present
global reality???  In our own country, those who are supposed to protect our citizens, are killing them and getting away with it.  During this pandemic wherein the world lives in fear of the unknown - we see people marching in every city as well as in other nations, putting their lives  on the line in order to assert their rights to live and move and have their beings treated like every other citizen with dignity and respect - Ninety percent of the African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans are treated less than human - things have to change and in order to move forward we need to change as a nation.  This crisis that He speaks about will not go away, for there will be other catastrophes that will continue to  bring our Nations to our knees, until we make the necessary changes both religiously, economically and politically.  

The time is long past when a line of demarcation can be drawn between the religious world and the political or the economic.  The reason for the corrupt politics, and the greedy, ambitious planning of so many of the world's leading men, can be found in the fact that spiritually minded men and women have not assumed - as their spiritual duty and responsibility - the leadership of the people.  They have left the power in the wrong hands, and permitted the selfish, and the undesirable to lead....
WOW! Do you think that He's seeing what's happening  right now in our Country?  Did He hit it on the head?  When we look at our own nation and who is running things at the present time, then look around the world, we can fully understand what He is talking about for many nations like China, North Korea, Russia, Poland, USA Turkey, and even some countries in South America have these selfish totalitarians who have sucked up all the monies, leaving the  people of these countries barely able to eke out a living.  Already, we are seeing signs of this happening in these United States, with every freedom being usurped and many agencies that were established to protect the people have been demolished - with an increase in racism, bigotry and separateness - while billions are being made by the large companies, the workers are still getting paid the same as ten years ago.  It definitely is time for a change and it better be sooner than later, as the clock is ticking and if we truly want a more perfect union, than we'd better find a real patriot, a person who is for the people, not just the elitist, who keep everything for themselves, while letting the middle classes do all their work.  Remember, most of these leaders pretend to be religious but are generally soulless with money as  their God. It is long past time that we have let the selfish and undesirable lead.. . .
The world today is full of warring voices:  everywhere there is an outcry against world conditions, everything is being dragged out into the light of day; abuses are being shouted from the housetops, as the Christ prophesied they would be.  The reason for all this outcry, discussion, and noisy criticism is that , as men awaken to the facts and begin to think and plan, they are aware of guilt within themselves; their conscience trouble them; they are conscious of the inequity of opportunity of the grave abuses, of the entrenched distinctions between man and man, and the factor of racial and national discriminations; they question their own individual goals as well as national planning. The masses of men in every land are beginning to realize that they are largely responsible for what is wrong, and that their inertness and lack of right action and thinking has led to the present unhappy state of world affairs.  This constitutes a challenge and no challenge is ever totally welcome.
How many times, I wonder, can Hierarchy put up with mankind's cruelty and abuse of mankind?  Here He's witnessing the end of WWII, and yet tells us that it not over till it's over, and that means that until we learn the lesson before us, that if we want things to be in balance around the world, then it has to start with us, the individuals, who need to pay attention to whom we put into office, who do we want to stand up for our rights as citizens?  Who is not on the take, but rather, works for the people, who is the person that will refuse to be bought; who is that person who is spiritually sound and prays for right action in everything he does?  This is the person that needs to represent us in Congress, in the Senate and especially in the White House.
The awakening of the masses and the determination of the reactionary forces and of the monied interests to preserve the old and fight the new, are largely responsible for the present world crisis.  The battle between the old entrenched forces, and the emerging, new idealism, constitutes the problem today; other factors -  though important, individually or nationally - are from the true and spiritual standpoint, relatively negligible.

We've discussed this before in past lessons, remember, we are now four hundred years into the Aquarian Age which represents the Seventh Ray; and the Seventh Angel - the Angel of Freedom - As this powerful Seventh Ray enters the planet, the old entrenched forces, i.e. the dictators, capitalists, and elitists, who have for generations held us as their slaves; must now be removed from positions of power.  The Aquarian Age requires equality, freedom, brotherhood from every person; and therefore, the time has come, and now is, for we, the people to rise up and demand our freedom, our liberty, and the lifting up of all our brothers and sisters with the realization that "all men are created equal" - This calls for unity and a determination to make our Nation one where anyone of race, religion and a determination to be free can live in peace and security  .. .
The unity, peace and security of the nations, great and small, are not to be attained by following the guidance of the greedy capitalist, or the ambitious in any nation, and yet in many situations that guidance is being accepted.  They are not to be gained by the blind following of any ideology, no matter how good it may seem to those conditioned by it. . .
They will not be reached by sitting back and leaving the changing of conditions to God or the evolutionary process; yet there are those who make no move to help . . .
Unity, peace and security will come through the recognition - intelligently assessed - of the evils which have led to the present world situation, and then through the taking of those wise, compassionate and understanding steps which will lead to the establishing of right human relations, to the substitution of co-operation for the present competitive system, and by the education of the masses in every land as to the nature of true goodwill, and its hitherto unused potency.   This will mean the deflection of untold millions of money into right educational systems, instead of their use by the forces of war and their conversion into armies, navies, and armaments.
If there is ever to be "Peace on Earth" we need to pay attention to the Mahatma's suggestions - that we recognize the evils of our present government, secret governments and those organizations that hold sway over the wealth and resources of our Nation and the world. There has to be a "group effort" a committee or league of spiritual men and women, who will be the taking those wise, compassionate and understanding steps which will lead to the establishing of right human relations, instead of the present competitive system.  While at the same time we need to educate the masses in every land as to the nature of  true goodwill and its unused potency.  This will also require that we must fund this new educational system with money that is currently being used to make war with other nations.

It is this that is spiritual; it is this that is of importance, and it is this for which all men must struggle.  The spiritual Hierarchy of the planet is primarily interested in finding the men who will work along these lines.


(3)  Four problems will be solved in the next two centuries:
1.  The problem of territorial possessions, which is the group correspondence within the family of nations, to the materiality of the individual.
2.  The problem of sex, which will involve a truer understanding of the law of attraction.
3.  The problem of death which is in reality the problem of the relation between the subjective and the objective, between the tangible and the intangible, and between life and form.  This problem will be solved in the realm of psychology, by scientific recognition of the true nature of the individual or soul and of the persona. 
4.   The problem of Jews, which is symbolically the problem of humanity as a whole . . .The Jew, with his emphasis upon his position as one of the "chosen people", has stood symbolically throughout the centuries as the representative of the wandering, incarnating soul, but the Jewish people have never recognized the symbolic mission with which their race was entrusted, and they have taken to themselves the glory and honor of the Lord's elect.

 Again, the Jewish religion was given the privilege of sponsoring the incoming Messiah; all of the prophets told of His coming; yet when He did appear in a humble cave in Bethlehem they did not accept him in fact, Herod, the king was intent on destroying the new-born child and sent soldiers to kill all children under the age of two.  Even when Jesus went into the temple to teach the Rabbi's they couldn't accept Him, and when He began to teach the people, they were jealous of his popularity and wanted Him out of the way. The last trial that was given to the Jewish Rabbis' happened when they gave 30 pieces of silver to Judas, to hand him over and He said unto them (Matthew 26:55) "Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me?  I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me".  Even his Apostle Peter denied him 3 times.  His final test of the Rabbis' was when the chief priests and elders and all the council sought false witnesses against Jesus, to put him to death when they couldn't find any to witness against him, they brought in "false witnesses" who claimed that Jesus bragged about being able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days -  this is when the High Priests arose and said unto him.  Answerest thou no thing?  What is it which these witnesses have against thee?
But Jesus held His peace.  And the high priest answered and said unto him.  I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
And Jesus said unto him.  "Thou hast said, nevertheless I say unto you.  Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power, and coming in the clouds of heaven".
Then the high priest rent his clothes saying; He hath spoken blasphemy, what further need have we of witnesses?  Behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy - What think ye?  And they answered and said:"He is guilty of death".  At this point is when Peter denied him three times, fulfilling Jesus' prophesy to Peter.
In the morning the high priests, chief priests and  elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death - and when they bound him and took Jesus before Pontius Pilate the governor.  At this point Judas repented himself and went before the high priests saying that he had betrayed the innocent blood and brought the thirty pieces of silver.  And the high priests answered him saying: "What is that to us? see thou to that". And he cast down the thirty pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.  We all know the rest of the story, Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate, the governor and Pontius Pilate's wife came to him and said -"Have nothing to do with this just man, for I have had unpleasant dreams concerning him".  So Pontius asked the high priests, elders and multitude I can pardon one of two prisoners, here is Barabbas and Jesus, which one should go free?  And the high priests, elders and multitude answered saying - Barabbas, and Pontius pilate asked and what about this just man, Jesus who claims to be the Christ and they said:  "Crucify him!"
Even Pontius Pilate washed his hands saying I want nothing to do I am innocent of the blood of this just person see ye to it!

So from the birth of Christ  when Herod had all the children under two years killed to prevent Jesus from usurping his power until 33 years later when the High Priests through envy had Him crucified Christ fulfilled all that the prophesies claimed about him - and of course the Jews were chosen to bring Him into their hearts and homes and instead they were looking for an earthy king with money and power like Soloman; and they couldn't accept this humble person as their savior - and the sad part is that they are still awaiting His coming today.  Again, the lesson here is not only for the Jews; but for all of us, who are looking for something in the material world instead of looking for the truth and a spiritual teacher.

(4)  The world is one world and its sufferings are one; humanity is in truth a unity, but many are still unaware of this, and the whole trend of the present teaching is directed to the awakening of humanity to this while there is yet time to avert still more serious conditions.  The sins of humanity are also one.  Its goal is one, and  it is as one great human family that we must emerge into the future.  I would emphasis this thought it is as one humanity, chastened, disciplined, but illumined and  fused, that we must emerge into the future . . The Hierarchy is not neutral.  It is one with the right element in every nation, and set against all separative, isolationist, and materialistic attitudes.  Such attitudes prevent the apprehension of the true spiritual values, and hinder human development. Identification with all and participation in world conditions - voluntarily and not from force - is the way out today for all peoples. PONDER ON THIS!!!

Well, there it is in a nutshell! Everything that we are seeing happening to our nation, to our society, to our relationships with our allies, is happening before our eyes.  Are we nationalistic??
Are we isolationists??  Are we materialistic??  Is the Mahatma correct when He prophesied these very conditions over seventy- four years ago?? He told us that the Heavenly Council, those who have our planet as Their responsibility including  Jesus Christ and Buddha, are not neutral  - for They will only work with those who are working for Unity, Peace, Liberty, Brotherhood and above all have true spiritual values. His words in the above are chilling for again He stresses that we are under "High Initiation" Hierarchy and the Heavenly Council are watching - and their next 125 year meeting is coming up in the very near future, when they make the decision on what to do about this laggard planet and her people. Like He states emphatically:  This teaching is for the future awakening humanity while there is yet still time to avert even more serious conditions (Again, look where we are today, the whole world is shut down, the people are protesting all over the world for their freedom, and we have no idea what is in store for us next). !!!
To be continued . . . 

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