The work that the Tibetan Master asked disciples to do in preparation for the reappearance of the Christ and the approach of the spiritual Hierarchy includes the following objectives:
1. Prepare men for the reappearance of the Christ. This is your first and greatest duty. The most important part of that work is teaching men—on a large scale—to use the Invocation so that it becomes a world prayer and focusses the invocative demand of humanity.
2. Enlarge the work of the Triangles so that, subjectively and etherically, light and goodwill may envelop the earth.
3. Promote ceaselessly the work of World Goodwill, so that every nation may have its group of men and women dedicated to the establishing of right human relations. You have the nucleus, and expansion must be undertaken. You have the principle of goodwill present throughout the world; the task will be heavy indeed but far from impossible.
4. Undertake the constant distribution of my books, which contain much of the teaching for the New Age. In the last analysis, the books are your working tools and the instruments whereby you will train your workers. See that they are kept in steady circulation.
5. Endeavour to make the Wesak Festival (at the time of the May Full Moon) a universal festival and known to be of value to all men of all faiths. It is the festival in which the two divine Leaders, of the East and of the West, collaborate together and work in the closest spiritual union; the Christ and the Buddha use this festival each year as the point of inspiration for the coming year's work. See that you do likewise. The spiritual energies are then uniquely available.
6. Discover the members of the New Group of World Servers, whenever possible, and strengthen their hands. Look for them in every nation and expressing many lines of thought and points of view. Remember always that in doctrine and dogma, and in techniques and methods, they may differ widely from you, but in love of their fellowmen, in practical goodwill and in devotion to the establishing of right human relations they stand with you, they are your equals, and can probably teach you much.
In the years since he made this request (see The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, p. 641), groups have been established in many countries and nearly every continent of the world endeavouring to fulfil these objectives. The following is an inevitably incomplete overview of the work now underway to cooperate with the activities outlined by the Tibetan Master.