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The Reappearance of the Christ
Alice A. Bailey

1 "There exist no circumstances in which the spirit of man can be defeated, or in which the aspirant cannot meditate, think, talk and prepare the way for the coming of the Christ….Circumstances and environment offer no true obstacle to the spiritual life."

2 "Never has Deity left Itself at any time without witness. Never has man demanded light that the light has not been forthcoming. Never has there been a time, cycle or world period when there was not the giving out of the teaching and spiritual help which human need demanded. Never did the hearts and minds of men go out towards God, but that divinity itself came nearer to man. The history of mankind is, in reality, the history of man's demand for light and for contact with God, and then the giving of light and the approach of God to man."

3 "the souls of men, particularly in concerted action, have in them something which is akin to the divine nature of the Avatar. We are all Gods, all the children of the One Father."

4 "The spirit in man is undying; it forever endures, progressing from point to point and stage to stage upon the Path of Evolution, unfolding steadily and sequentially the divine attributes and aspects."

5 "Will-to-good has carried all creation on toward a greater glory and a steadily deepening, intelligent responsiveness."

6 "Peace must be based on an educated goodwill, which will lead inevitably to right human relations, and, therefore, to the establishment (figuratively speaking) of lines of light between nation and nation, religion and religion, group and group."

7 "He will come to restore man's faith in the Father's love, in the fact of the livingness of the Christ and in the close, subjective and unbreakable relationship of all men everywhere. The facilities of the entire world of contact and relation will be at His disposal; that will be part of the uniqueness of His opportunity."

8 "Countless men and women in every land will form themselves into groups for the promotion of good-will and for the production of right human relations. So great will be their numbers that from being a small and relatively unimportant minority, they will be the largest and the most influential force in the world."

9 "Humanity is a great center of energy, affecting all the subhuman kingdoms, and forming likewise within itself a great system of interrelated energies."

10 "We are eternally related to the souls of all men."

11 "We know that we have set ourselves a goal and that the goal is 'Life more abundantly' – somewhere, here, there, and eventually everywhere."

12 "Down the ages, great and divine Representatives of God embody divine purpose, and affect the entire world in such a manner that Their names and Their influence are known and felt thousands of years after They no longer walk among men. Again and again, They have come and have left a changed world and some new world religion behind Them; we know also that prophecy and faith have ever held out to mankind the promise of Their coming again among us in an hour of need. These statements are statements of fact, historically proven."

13 "Consciously or unconsciously, all people recognize God Transcendent and God Immanent. They sense God to be the Creator and the Inspiration of all that is."

14 "Clubs, forums, committees, conferences, and leagues are forming everywhere for the discussion and study of human welfare and liberation; this phenomenon is one of the strongest indications that the Christ is on His way. He is the embodiment of freedom, and the Messenger of Liberation. He stimulates the group spirit and the group consciousness, and His spiritual energy is the attractive force, binding people together for the common good."

15 "The whole system of spiritual revelation is based (and has always been based) on the doctrine of interdependence, of a planned and arranged conscious linking and of the transmission of energy from one aspect of divine manifestation to another – from God in the 'secret Place of the Most High' to the humblest human being."

16 "Behind all outer seeming, the motivating power of the universe is love."

17 "Humanity is in desperate need and that need must be met; only great and fundamental principles of living, covering the past and the present and providing a platform for the future, will really meet that human invocation."

18 "It is not the accepting of any historical fact or theological creed which places us en rapport with Christ. The citizens of the Kingdom of God are all those who are deliberately seeking the light and attempting (through self-imposed discipline) to stand before the One Initiator; this worldwide group (whether in the body or out of it) accepts the teaching that the sons of men are one; they know that divine revelation is continuous and ever new, and that the divine Plan is working itself out on Earth."

19 "Inherent in the human consciousness – inchoate often and undefined – is a sense of divinity. 'We are all the children of God' (Gal. 3:26); 'One is our Father, even God,' says the Christ and so say all the world Teachers and Avatars down the ages. 'As He is, so are we in this world' (1 John 4:17) is another Biblical statement. 'Closer is He than breathing, nearer than hands and feet,' chants the Hindu. 'Christ in us, the hope of glory' is the triumphant affirmation of St. Paul."

20 "On innate divinity is the brotherhood of all people based – one life, one glory which shall be revealed, and one divine relationship."

21 "The mass of straight goodness and vision in the world is enormous and the amount of clear, humanitarian thinking is unbounded; it is in the hands of the masses of good little men and the millions of right thinking people in every land that the salvation of the world lies."

22 "Recognition of those major spiritual concepts of love, life and relationship have hovered ever in the background of man's thinking and are now on the verge of right expression; recognition of the true brotherhood of man, based on the one divine life, working through the one soul and expressing itself through the one humanity;…it is this developing spiritual attitude which will lead to right human relations and eventual world peace."

23 "'No man liveth unto himself' (Romans XIV:7) and no nation either; the goal of all human effort is loving understanding, prompted by a program of love and right human relations for all mankind."

24 "God, greater than the created whole, yet God present also in the part; God Transcendent guarantees the plan for our world and is the Purpose, conditioning all lives from the minutest atom, up through all the kingdoms of nature, to man."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite