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The Rays and The Initiations
Alice A. Bailey

1 "The unfoldment of the love nature is that which opens the door which leads to the Way of the Higher Evolution and nothing else will open it."

2 "Seek those new attitudes and those new creative approaches which will result not alone in the building of the individual, but also in the fusion of the many 'radiant strands' which will produce those 'connecting cables', speaking symbolically, which will relate the planetary centres and present the medium along which can pass the fiery will and the predetermined purpose of Deity. This will bring about the reconstruction of the manifested worlds, and in this task each and every one of you can have his share."

3 "The circle with the point in the centre is symbolic of the perfected man. He is rounded out; he is inclusive both vertically (soul contact) and horizontally (human relationship)."

4 "We must seek to understand the sum total in the light of the part, the Macrocosm in the light of the Microcosm."

5 "Obedience to the Plan brings revelation of the hidden Purpose."

6 "Pentecost…signifies the universal dissemination of the Christ consciousness throughout all time in the heart of every human being."

7 "Age by age the thinking capacity of man and his creative imagination have wrought out the slowly unfolding design, and will continue to do so."

8 "The quality of spirituality is Love."

9 "Religion is the name given to the invocative appeal of humanity and the evocative response of the greater Life to that cry. It is, in fact, the recognition by the part of its relationship to the Whole, plus a constantly growing demand for increased awareness of that relation."

10 "Divinity is the expression of the will or purpose of the One in Whom we live and move and have our being."

11 "Humanity is today on the verge of major awakening and joint registration of a unity not hitherto reached; the growth of the spirit of internationalism, the inclusiveness of the scientific attitude, and the spread of a universal humanitarian welfare movement are all indicative of this meeting place."

12 "There is no death. There is only progress from glory to glory, a moving forward from point to point on the divine Way, and from revelation to revelation towards those points and revelations which are part of the Goal of God."

13 "The Laws of the universe are the modes of expression, the life impulses and the way of existence or activity of the One in Whom we live and move and have our being."

14 "All the varying aspects of the life of God are interdependent and not one proceeds onward into fuller realisation without benefiting the entire group."

15 "Evil is after all only an impelling sense of difference, leading inevitably to separative action."

16 "Love, in a mysterious way, is the principle found at the heart of every atom."

17 "In the coming new cycle the emphasis will be upon group work and activity, upon group initiation and group approach to the Center of Life."

18 "From synthesis to synthesis the life of God passes. First the synthesis of the atomic lives into ever more perfect forms until the three kingdoms of nature appear [mineral, vegetable, animal]; then the synthesis in consciousness, enabling the human being to enter into the larger awareness of the Whole."

19 "Number gives the clue to the form and purpose of the life which the form veils."

20 "This evolutionary pushing forward along the Lighted Way, out of darkness into light, from the unreal to the real, and from death to immortality, is an inherent urge in all forms."

21 "The future progress of humanity is aided and hastened because of the attainment and activity of the Christ."

22 "The will is a penetrating power which relates Plan to Purpose and which has in it the faculty of coherent persistence. The reason for this persistence is that it is not dependent upon the content of the form – whether it is the form of an atom, of a man or of a planet – but upon a vital dynamic and immutable purpose, latent in the consciousness of the Being Who 'having pervaded this entire universe with a fragment' of Himself, remains – greater…and firmer in intent than any of His creations, even the most advanced."

23 "Life is one and naught can ever take or touch that life."

24 "All form a great interlocking directorate through which the will of God is working out."

25 "Synthesis dictates the trend of all the evolutionary processes today; all is working towards larger unified blocs, towards amalgamations, international relationships, global planning, brotherhood, economic fusion, the free flow of commodities everywhere, interdependence, fellowship of faiths, movements based upon the welfare of humanity as a whole, and ideological concepts which deal with wholes and which militate against division, separation and isolation."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite