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Restoring the Plan of Love & Light On Earth

By Us and by you is the spiritual culture built.1

The Ageless Wisdom has long taught that the entire system of the universe-visible and invisible-is the scene of a great scheme of evolution in which life moves toward ever more unified consciousness, responsible awareness and expressive form. This Wisdom indicates that One Life, also referred to as Pure Being, Universal Intelligence, the divine Architect, or God pervades and sustains all there is. "Having pervaded this whole universe with a fragment of Myself, I remain," proclaims Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita. This great Intelligence, immanent within the human heart and within every atom of substance and also transcendent, apart from all expression and manifestation, is the basis of all the laws of nature and is the moving force behind all evolution. This evolutionary thrust or initial intention can be described-albeit inadequately-as will, power, desire, aspiration, ambition, motive, purpose, impulse, incentive or plan. Such words are an attempt to describe the major underlying attributes and fundamental causes of manifestation, the evolutionary processes and the will-to-be or the will-to-live.

From humanity's perspective, the great triplicity of desire, aspiration and direction (will) characterize the progress (and the bias) of the personal self, the Soul within the self and the Spirit or Life manifesting through the self. Thus, from the standpoint of the individual, the Plan of Love and Light is as much of the sensed will of God as that individual can grasp or understand at any particular stage in his/her experience.

In the Bible, the Plan of Love and Light is symbolically referred to as the Garden of Eden-a concept that encompasses the highest Good, Beauty and Truth that can be imagined. Contemporary science also refers to the existence of a universal divine plan. For example, in a recently published book2, philanthropist, John Marks Templeton, and scientist, Robert L. Herrmann state that modern scientific discovery repeatedly points to a grand design and an even grander Designer.

The great Teachers and Masters responsible for the Ageless Wisdom have indicated that for our current world period, the evolutionary objective of the Plan of Love and Light is to reproduce upon the plane of earth the inner kingdom of the Soul. The nature of the Soul is love-wisdom and the will-to-good. Thus, when the first glimmer of the Plan of Love and Light dawns upon the consciousness, there comes the realization of the unity of all beings and a synthetic understanding of the evolutionary thrust. All life and all forms are seen in their true state of interrelatedness and as a result, constructive effort on behalf of all life becomes inevitable.

Love inspires cooperation, unity, and universality. In its true and deepest sense love is pure reason as it leads to an understanding of the interchangeableness of "I and Thou." Thus the Plan of Love and Light calls forth the development of an international consciousness based not on power politics or imperialistic intentions, but an international consciousness that recognizes the "Brotherhood of Nations"-a brotherhood based on mutual need, understanding and helpfulness. Such a brotherhood realizes that the resources of the entire planet must be shared. It accepts the fact that the products of the earth, the gifts of the soil and the cultural heritage of the nations belong to the whole of humanity and not exclusively to any one nation or people.

Awareness of the inner kingdom of the Soul will result in a universal understanding of the reality impelling the outer seeming. Spiritual Consciousness will then be cultivated and humanity can learn to function within new and subjective realms, recognizing the synthesis of the inner and the outer, the tangible and the intangible.

The Plan of Love and Light eternally emanates from "the Kingdom of God," from that spiritual centre wherein reside the "spirits of just men made perfect" (Heb. XII, 23), also known as the Masters of the Wisdom, the inner Brotherhood or the Great Messengers of Love and Light. However, because of its position in the great Hierarchical Chain of Life, humanity-the planetary light-bearer-is uniquely responsible for implementing that Plan in the three worlds of objective life. Only through the changed hearts and goals of humanity working in cooperation with the inner kingdom of the Soul, the inner Brotherhood, can the Plan of Love and Light spread its saving grace upon our planet. Only through humanity can the Garden of Eden become manifest on earth.

1 Leaves of Morya's Garden, Vol I, Agni Yoga Society, p. 19
2 The God Who Would be Known: Revelations of the Divine in Contemporary Science. The Templeton Foundation Press. 1999.

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