Students of the Ageless Wisdom are ever alert, watchful and vigilant in their examiniation of current events. We know that a planetary transformation of consciousness is the aspiration and hope of today’s men and women of goodwill. We know that the attributes of Goodness, Beauty and Truth lie deeply rooted within the heart of humanity—waiting to be recognized and realized.
We know that the Members of the New Group of World Servers are striving mightily in all fields and walks of life to uplift and improve the quality of life on our planet. Taking to heart the Bodhisattva pledge, we know they agonize and strain to lessen the suffering, to dry the tears and to bring order and beauty to the chaos and turmoil extant everywhere in our modern world.
We anticipate the Reappearance of the Christ, the restoration of the spiritual Mysteries and the externalization of the Hierarchy of Love and Light, expecting that these events will sooner, rather than later, become an acceptable, valued and normal part of life—as highly valued and pursued as are today’s academic degrees and luxuries of great wealth and status.
With keen eagerness, we monitor and scrutinize the events of the day, searching out the world media, studying and pondering the proceedings within the United Nations—watchful for signs that will indicate possible shifts in human and planetary consciousness.
Are the conflicts and crises of the day spurring humanity towards the longed-for harmony? Is humanity moving towards the Greater Light, Love and Will-to-Good of which it is capable?
We realize that the fourth Ray of Harmony through Conflict is a subray of the second Ray of Love Wisdom. Herein, lies our hope for humanity. Herein lies its true North.
“When the Christ founds His focal point on Earth” the Tibetan Master teaches, “it will be in the nature of a tiny heart centre through which the love energy of the Hierarchy can persistently flow. The harmony (which the Principle of Conflict produces) causes an alignment, so that the love—streaming forth from the Heart of God”2 can enter the hearts of men.
The Agni Yoga wisdom earnestly and cogently asks, “How does one attain harmony?” The imparted response explains, “people do not understand that the way to harmony is in the art of thinking. Deep contemplation is needed for the realization of harmony. Truly, only the art of thinking can refine one's feelings. But how does one acquire this art, which can sometimes be possessed by an illiterate person, yet elude the most learned? …How can We explain to people that Our philosophy is based upon thinking about Infinity? With such ideals, earthly tribulations become bearable and manageable….Everyone sooner or later will achieve harmony if the art of thinking is cultivated."3
As a reverberating echo, the wisdom of the Tibetan Master underscores this explanation: “What must the disciple do whilst the point of tension is dominating him and his fellowmen? The answer is a simple one. Let each disciple and all groups of disciples develop the ability to think sanely, with right orientation and a broad point of view; let them think truly, evading no issues, but preserving always a calm, dispassionate and loving understanding; let them demonstrate in their environment the qualities which will establish right human relations and show on a small scale the behaviour which will some day characterise enlightened humanity; let them not be discouraged, but let them hold firmly to the conviction of the inevitable spiritual destiny of humanity; let them realise practically that "the souls of men are one" and learn to look beyond the immediate outer seeming to the inner (and sometimes remote) spiritual consciousness; let them know that the present world conflict will be terminated."4
Indeed, the Principle of Conflict is
preparing the way for the return of the Christ, Who
will inaugurate the new era of harmony.