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CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

"The Spirit within is the long-lost Word,
Besought by the world of the soul in pain
Through a world of words which are void and vain.
O never while shadow and light are blended
Shall the world's Word-Quest or its woe be ended,
And never the world of its wounds made whole
Till the Word made flesh be the Word made soul!"

ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE

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WHAT is to be the result of all our effort? Personal satisfaction or a joyous heaven of endless rest and beatitude? God forbid! The search in the world goes on; the cry of humanity rises from the depths and mounts to the very throne of God Himself. From the heart of the Temple of God, to which we may have fought and wrestled our way, we turn back and work on earth. We rest not in our endeavor till the last of the world's seekers has found his way home.

What is going to save this world from its present agony, economic distress, and chaos? What is going to usher in the New Age of brotherhood and group living? Who, or what, will save the world? May it not be the emergence into active being of a group of practical mystics, who, banded together in the sense of a divine unity, work in practical ways on earth? They will not retire into monasteries or to the silent places of the world, no matter how alluring that may appear, but they will participate in the normal life of the planet. They will be the business executives in our great cities; they will carry forward our political programs; they will lead the young along the paths of right education; they will control our economic, social and national destinies. They will do all this from the centre of their being and from [266] the standpoint of the soul; they will know the secret of illumination; they will know how to submit all problems to the omniscience of the soul; they will know the secret of the life that makes all men brothers.

They will recognize all those they meet as Sons of God, but they will know also the signs of the illumined man and with him they will seek to work for the good of the whole. Telepathically they will find each other, and work, therefore, in the closest co-operation.

This group is already in existence and the members of it are in the closest touch with one another. They are to be found in every country in the world, yet daily they meet in the Kingdom of the soul. They speak the same language; they have the same ideals; they know no barriers or divisions; they have no hatreds or class distinction; they set up no racial barriers; they see things as they are. They are not wild idealists, but they concentrate on the next step that humanity must take, and not upon the final stages of their own development. They work with worldly wisdom as well as spiritual insight. Above all, they work together and come into touch with one another through the power of a unified realization.

This integrating group of mystics and knowers is the hope of the world and constitutes the World Savior. They are above and beyond all creeds and theologies; they work in all fields of human achievement — the scientific field, the political, the religious, the educational and the philosophical. They are not [267] interested in terminologies, nor do they waste time seeking to impose on others their pet theories, their peculiar terms, or their particular approach to truth. They recognize the truth underlying all presentations and are only interested in the principles of brotherhood, in the emphasizing of essentials and in living the life of the spirit in the world of every day.

They know the meaning of meditation and they are with us now. Ours is the privilege of joining their ranks by submitting ourselves to the technique of meditation, to the discipline of right daily living and to the influence of the pure motive of SERVICE.