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Discipleship in the New Age
Alice A. Bailey

1 "There is in reality no separation or duality, no I, or Thou, but simply a God in manifestation, Whose nature is Light."

2 "Love induces that radiation which invokes and evokes not only the heart of God but the heart of humanity also. Love is the cause of all creation and the sustaining factor in all living."

3 "Joy is the quality which grows out of self-realisation….We are told that there is an archetype, a pattern, a way, a goal, and a light which shines upon the Path. But, realising this, do I know anything of the joy which should irradiate my way?"

4 "The major liberating force in life is Love."

5 "We live in a veritable sea of moving forces, qualified in countless ways, conditioned by countless minds….yet all of them perforce finding place in the mind content of the One in Whom we live and move and have our being."

6 "Love is the cause of all creation and the sustaining factor in all living."

7 "Laws are only the unalterable conditions brought about by the activity, the orientation and the emanated decisive thoughts of the One in Whom we live and move and have our being, just as the activitis, the orientation and the thinking of a human being carry the cells and the atoms of his body along the line of his wishes."

8 "There is One Flame but many sparks of differing brightness within that Flame. Such is the glory of the great Eternal One."

9 "I am a messenger of Light. I am a pilgrim on the way of love. I do not walk alone but know myself as one with all souls, and one with them in service. Their strength is mine. This strength I claim. My strength is theirs and this I freely give. A soul, I walk on earth. I represent the ONE."

10 "The will-to-good is the basic quality of divine purpose, involving planned activity and a definite goal to be achieved."

11 "All to me are one."

12 "When the Plan is sensed, there comes the realisation of the unity of all beings, of the synthesis of world evolution and of the unity of the divine objective. All life and all forms are seen then in their true perspective; a right sense of values and of time then eventuates."

13 "Nothing can stop the eventual success of the Plan; it is simply a question of time."

14 "I saw all forms gathered within the Form of God. Thus one great Form appeared."

15 "Groups are forming now in their thousands and are to be found in every land, and they will eventually blend and fuse together into one great movement of goodwill, which is spirit in actual expression."

16 "Ponder on joy, happiness and bliss; these release the channels of the inner life and reach – in a wide circle – many kinds of people."

17 "Work with symbols will be found of real value if you persevere. I would give you a hint about them which your intuition will reveal. Where the converging lines of any symbol meet and where the many lines cross there is a point of force and of illumination, a focussed centre through which the illumined mind can pierce. Ponder on this."

18 "Love is the substance of our living in the world. Love is the light and the light of freedom for all creatures; Love pulses through the universe in a divine rhythm. Love is the consciousness of God."

19 "The nature of the soul is love and the will-to-good."

20 "The true way to love is to reflect and meditate deeply and constantly upon the significance and the meaning of love, its origin, its expression through the soul, its qualities, goals and objectives."

21 "Give to each other real love in the times that lie ahead, for it is the fusing and illuminating element in the life of the disciple. Let not your love remain theoretical, but give that true understanding which ignores mistakes, recognises no barriers, refuses all separating thoughts, and surrounds each other with that protecting wall of love that meets all need wherever possible – physical, emotional and mental.

22 "Pessimism is related to an unjust appraisement of the quality of humanity."

23 "Love is the incentive of our aspiration on the Path; Love is the substance of our living in the world. Love is the light and the light of freedom for all creatures; Love pulses through the universe in a divine rhythm. Love is the consciousness of God."

24 "Prayer of the ancient past becomes the present effort of the distant future."

25 "In the realm of the soul there is no separation but only a free circulation of spiritual life, light and love."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite