BODY OF HUMANITY
have said that as twenty of us stood in the palace at Potsdam and in the
Wilhemstrasse, the greatest of the Teachers was not with us.
You do not know the name by which we know him, nor do you need
to know. He is one who has left so far behind him the personal limitations
of life as you know it that he can look upon that life somewhat as the
Planetary Logos may look upon it. He can look at the restless and warring
beings on earth as you would look at micro-organisms through a lens. Amoeba,
fat-cell, pus-cell, he sees them all as parts of the great Whole, and their
wars do not make him partisan.
The assertions, the reiterations, the bombastic prayers of the
German Emperor, who goes on the assumption that God must be on his side
because it is his side, do not move this Master even to smiles.
Absurdity and tragedy are one to him, except as they further or retard the
growth of the organism of Humanity.
If you get into your consciousness a
realization, not a mere philosophic theory, of the One and the many, you
will understand that the One is in all the many, whether some of them be
your friends or your enemies.
Another thing remember: To posit is to create. Posit and thus
create brotherhood. But do not posit it too violently, lest you climax your
rhythm too soon and produce by reaction the opposite of brotherhood.*
The greatest of the Masters seemed to us to posit no new thing
when the war-cloud gathered.
We whose knowledge is not infinite tried to serve as physicians,
tried to cool the fever that was burning the cells of the Great Man,
Humanity. We may be said to have given him mental treatment, to have urged
on the curative process.
The astral forms with which we struggled
were like germs of disease in the air. From the view-point of the great
Master they were no more than infusoria which you could see through a lens.
Adjust your view to eternity as well as to time, if you would
understand him and help him in his work. But do not regard your own work as
unimportant because it is in time, because from the greater point of view
you fancy that it may appear small.
How does a man become a Master save by doing his work as if the
health of the whole planetary organism depended on it? The perfect health of
the organism does depend on the work of every cell.
Now let me tell you why this war had to be. The time had come
when humanity must realize brotherhood in preparation for the new race that
had to be born. Instead of that, there was greater and greater separation in
feeling, though the material discoveries and organizations of the last
hundred years were making brotherhood possible in the material world.
The rhythm of separateness was climaxed by
this war of separation. Without it the brotherhood of man would have been
retarded by man’s refusal to work emotionally with the law that had already
been demonstrated to him in the physical world.
In other words, the body had grown faster than the soul and the
soul had to suffer with the body; the soul had to be torn in order that it
might heal itself by its own power, the power of love.
I spoke of not climaxing too violently the rhythm of
brotherhood. That applies to all rhythmic waves. The Germans desired to be
the ruling race of the world. They posited their own superiority so
violently that they are producing the opposite of superiority. Posit with
They might have been the leaders in the new spirit of unity.
They have failed and have lost their opportunity. The mass of Germans in the
United States might have been a unifying force between the United States and
Germany. See what they are now!
The reason why Germany was not permitted by
the Masters to have large colonies of her own was so that her surplus
population might scatter over the earth and mix with the other races. The
German blood needed mixing. Her efficiency in material ways might thus have
leavened the world.
Instead, she became drunk with her own greatness. She climaxed
the rhythm that might have carried her steadily forward. It is a karmic
failure she has made.
The races are like organs in the body of Humanity. If one race
refuses to work with and for the body of Humanity as well as for itself, it
If Germany would even now turn to the Supreme Unity and worship
the One of the System instead of her little racial god, she could recover
the ground she has lost, after a time of suffering and initiation. Will she
do it? That remains to be seen. Help with the Masters to hold back the bad
karma of that race.
* I have been somewhat troubled by the
unusual expression, “climax a rhythm.” But as there are many rhythmic
ripples in every great wave, and as the highest reach of a wave may be said
to be its climax, I assume that “X” is using words with the same judicial
precision which he used on earth, and that the climax of a rhythmic wave may
be called the climax of a rhythm.--Editor