Service and the Divine Plan

The time is long past when a line of demarcation can be drawn between the religious world and the political, economic, social or scientific. Spirituality as it is practised today in its many forms bridges between higher dimensions of soul and all that is human: it is essentially concerned with the establishing of right human relations. In seeking to live a spiritual life and express higher values through all relationships  every sincere person of goodwill  serves this wider evolutionary process. And so the server is organically connected  with those great Serving Lives, the Rishis, Saints and Bodhisattvas of all faiths, the Spiritual Hierarchy.

In Alice Bailey’s writings the Hierarchy, is presented as one great community of consciousness. It is said to be immersed in a quest to understand the mysteries of Divine Purpose, and to hold that evolving understanding before humanity as a living reservoir of intelligent love - the Divine Plan. The working out of the universal ideas of the Plan takes place as humanity responds to higher impressions of the wholeness and sacredness of life and strives to intelligently embody these insights in all areas of thought, activity and relationship (economic, political, educational, legal, psychological, religious and so on).

There is today a growing intuitive response to the ideas and principles of the Plan as this living, universal field of ideas and principles. At the same time there is a natural awakening of the will to serve this vision and to take part in the Great Work of building, through time, a civilisation of wholeness and right relations. The articles below explore a number of insights about the Plan – directly quoted from Alice Bailey or adapted.

Education in the New Age

Education has become of major importance today in all parts of the world. In this article certain ideas and concepts fundamental to education in all its aspects, and in the many different circumstances of the modern world, are presented.

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The New Group of World Servers

Working in all the main fields of human activity and in all countries everywhere in the world, the New Group of World Servers acts as a synthesising factor within humanity and lays the foundations for right human relations and ultimate world unity.

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The Challenge of International Unity

“Unity and right human relations — individual, communal, national and international — can be brought about by the united action of the men and women of goodwill in every country.”

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World Religion in a New Era

The truly religious spirit is more fundamentally alive today than at any previous time. Everywhere people are ready for the light and expectant of a new revelation. Only great and fundamental principles of living can really meet mankind’s need. Religion in the new age must be based on truths which are universally accepted.

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The Reappearance of the Christ

Christ is nearer to humanity than at any other time in human history; He is closer than the most aspiring and hopeful disciple knows, and can draw closer still if what is here written is understood and brought to the attention of men everywhere. For Christ belongs to humanity, to the world of men, and not alone to the churches and religious faiths throughout the world.

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The Coming One

When people feel that they have exhausted all their own resources and have come to an end of all their own innate possibilities and that the problems and conditions confronting them are beyond their solving or handling, they are apt to look for a divine Intermediary and for the Mediator Who will plead their cause with God and bring about a rescue. They look for a Saviour. This doctrine of Mediators, of Messiahs, of Christs and of Avatars can be found running like a golden thread through all the world faiths and Scriptures and, relating these world Scriptures to some central source of emanation, they are found in rich abundance everywhere. Even the human soul is regarded as an intermediary between man and God; Christ is believed by countless millions to act as the divine mediator between humanity and divinity.

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