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The Finding of the Third Eye
Vera Stanley Alder
This is a guide to attainment of awareness through the path outlined by ancient wisdom, comparing it with the discoveries of modern science.

1 "Man is an animal, but he is an animal embodying a god."

2 "His [Christ's] work was to transfer the possibility of attainment from the few to the many, to simplify the great Truths for the use of all humanity and to introduce the ultimate act of attainment, the awakening of the Love principle in the heart."

3 "Service leads to working with others, the beginning of that Universal Brotherhood which is inevitably and actually coming into being before our eyes."

4 "God is within us. We are each able to contact the world of spirit within our own little bodies, because in the final analysis it is the life of that world which is interpenetrating and sustaining us."

5 "The Creative Force within us is one single force."

6 "If the pure and original root of these different [religious] beliefs can be uncovered, it will be found to be identical in most respects. In each case we will discover that the One God over all was acknowledged."

7 "Man is said to contain within himself a facsimile of and a link with everything in the universe."

8 "Believe in the One great Divinity."

9 "Man has the capacity to connect his mind with the highest unseen cosmic intelligence – the mind of Nature."

10 "Everywhere in the world the self-same Ancient Wisdom can be traced…And everywhere in the world at present are the signs of the re-emergence of that Wisdom back into the light of day."

11 "The cry for world-unity, peace, brotherhood and the casting down of barriers is increasingly making itself heard."

12 "All of life is built upon the law of opposites, as in the negative and positive poles of electricity, day and night, heat and cold, summer and winter, good and evil. The constant friction between these opposites causes development, change, adjustment – in other words originality, or the free-will which functions throughout all creation, and through which creation itself learns eventually to become creative."

13 "Everything is…intimately connected with everything else."

14 "The world appears to be made up of the energy of the Being or Mind behind it, whose idea it was!"

15 "Everything in life is evolving upwards and onwards to a higher and more perfect state, having had its beginning in an uncreative, unconscious and elementary form, and growing and progressing through striving, sacrifice and struggle to a condition of creative selfconscious potent strength."

16 "Universal love…produces an understanding of all that exists in nature."

17 "Nothing is lost, nothing is wasted, everyone finally reaches the same goal of perfection."

18 "When the aspirant can grow to love his neighbours for their struggles and faults, and utterly abstain from any critical feeling, then 'will all things be added unto him.' There will be no barriers to prevent it. Like attracts like, and his own honesty and charity will inevitably draw to him as to a magnet all that is good."

19 "The greatest things we can have – wisdom, health and power – are all-pervading and cannot be divided. They can only develop and be shared."

20 "Meditation has been used throughout the ages as the means by which a person can link his brain, mind and soul together, and connect them consciously with the Universal Intelligence."

21 "Man is a god in the making, and the goal is waiting before him."

22 "He whose aspirations are high, sincere and enduring may begin at once to achieve Godhood and acquire first-hand knowledge of the secrets of the universe."

23 "Fear is something of our making, and it paralyses us and renders us stupid."

24 "The Wisdom Teaching, down the ages, has come forth from God and thrown the needed light upon the ways of men. It has taken the form outwardly of the world religions, but has always presented to those whose eyes were open those esoteric truths and those clear instructions whereby man can find his own soul and his way back to the centre of life."

25 "A wonderful era may soon dawn when humanity will figuratively rub its eyes to find that blinkers and barriers of so many kinds have somehow melted away and that it has learnt to turn its back upon the illusion of Division, and seeks only to unite and fuse all people and all activities into one coherent Whole which ever becomes simpler and more complete."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite