Excerpted from Gautama Buddha’s October 25, 1965 dictation published in the 1983 Pearl of Wisdom® Vol. 26 No. 8
Melodic stillness of Peace, radiate forth the cascading momentum of thy love, and let the world feel our peace—conveying harmony and balance from the Mind of God into the forcefield of individuality, bringing to every man’s doorstep the realization of the dignity of heaven and the requirements of this hour to the family of nations for the immediate manifestation of the Cosmic Christ as the crying need of the hour.
For the hearts of men require knitting together as never before, for the divisive forces of the world and the tumult created by antipathies which seem to flourish in this hour make it imperative that men understand how to preserve the values of spiritual missions to the world that are the salvation of mankind in every age.
Now, most gracious ones, as I come tonight to you—individually and collectively—it is somewhat to speak on a mission of love and a mission of gratitude. Men must understand that a mission of love is the fulfilling of the divine law by each individual, whereby he rejoices in carrying to mankind the boon of gratitude for the other lifestream and the selfless opportunity which such service brings to all. A reward imparting joy to another is indeed a means of imparting joy to oneself.
Stir Peace as With a Big Stick
You are the elect of God as you recognize the responsibility of the elder brother to stir peace as with a big stick so that it is also agitated and spread abroad.
Now the concept of agitating peace may seem at first to be a little different than that which you have thought about in the past. But let me call to your attention that all eternal values that are worth having require attention and energy and diversion of energy into the mainstream of thought so that individuals will apply the law of life, the law of their being, to a given situation at a specific time for a specific service.
You see, precious ones, there are many lonely hearts among the mankind of this earth. They are pilgrims. They come from afar. Many find life here disturbing to their sense of symmetry and balance. I would like, then, to speak to you, in connection with a mission of service, of the little children of the world and how dependent they are upon their elders for the release of some kernel of holy wisdom.
The little children need and require much love. This love is often only given through you. And if you close the door to that particular one that may be close to you that needs or requires your love or your service, you may indeed deprive them of a sole opportunity for solace and peace.
You do not at this moment realize how important the point of contact between yourselves and other parts of life is.
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This excerpt is from the dictation The Power to Overcome given by Lord Maitreya, published in the 1984 Pearl of Wisdom®, Vol. 27 No. 37
El Morya said long ago, “From the beginning we were winning!” And thus we convey to you the God-mastery of life that shows to you that you are the perfection of your Presence, that nothing else can take dominion in your world. When that becomes fixed in consciousness to such a degree and level that no outer condition is able to take dominion over it, then, you see, each step of the way becomes God-guided. Each step of the way becomes God-guided because you are able to exercise the prerogative of being all that God made you in the beginning. And thus, the strength that wins from the beginning is yours now, and sin and sinning is no longer that to which you bow. For in ignorance men have bowed to sin and the strain of sin that it has put upon the soul.
We come, then, today, to yield all of this to the fires of divine love. We come to yield ourselves to His grace, that step by step we may climb those golden stairs of celestial radiance not only upon our prayers, but upon all of our doings. For man’s doings must become God’s doings.
The principle “It is the Father in me that doeth the work” must be conveyed to all. And out of the splendor of that design, the ashes must fall from the cloak. And man must see himself arrayed in shining garments, each one more splendid than the one before—until, as you step up this stairway of cosmic radiance, you understand that it is God that walks in you, that it is God that talks in you, that it is God that lives in you, and that all of the canopies of reality that he has sought to convey to you through the years (as he has offered them to you like floral tributes) are themselves little steps leading to him—each one leading you higher, each one inspiring you to greater love, until at last the world will come to know that love and God are synonymous:
Each human being will come to know that his own I AM Presence and God are unanimous; each one will come to know that all worlds turning in space are one with him, that the music of the spheres is a concordant memory, a concordant discovery, a concordant reality that ties man to all that is real.
And now I, Maitreya, for the moment of conferment [of the power to overcome], say (please rise):
May the angels of God refresh your souls.
May the angels of God bring a sense of the benign into your consciousness that you may never forget Him, but bind Him upon your being.
May the angels of God seal you in your hearts and upon your foreheads with His memory. May it never depart from you or the moment in which we live—the moment of splendor when we give to you our light.
For this morning I am giving of my light to you and I am causing it to expand throughout Los Angeles and the world. As a moment of triumph for the soul of God within the heart of a lotus or within the heart of a rose, I am conferring upon you the love that glows and represents the fire of soul.
Be at peace, then, and as you go through the moments ahead—the little seconds that are niches in the minutes, the minutes that are niches in the hours, the hours that are niches in the days, the days that are niches in the years, the years that are niches in a lifetime, in the centuries, the millenniums, and all time and timelessness—understand that reality is all that you should seek.
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This excerpt on love as the fulfillment of the Law is from a lecture Accelerating the Quality of Your Heart given by Elizabeth Clare Prophet at the Valentine’s Day Seminar 1999, published in the Pearl of Wisdom®, Vol. 42 No. 7
I want to remind you that in 1987 Mighty Victory said to us: “Receive me to your heart. For I, Victory, encapsulate my Electronic Presence to a very small height that I might abide with you as the impetus to the balance of your threefold flame. Just call to me and say, ‘Victory’s impetus is mine this day for Power, Wisdom and Love in balance.’”
So I suggest we take Mighty Victory up on his promise and use that mantra as we work on balancing our threefold flames. Let’s say it now together, three times, with gusto:
Victory’s impetus is mine this day for Power, Wisdom and Love in balance!
Victory’s impetus is mine this day for Power, Wisdom and Love in balance!
Victory’s impetus is mine this day for Power, Wisdom and Love in balance!
I tell you there is nothing more powerful than a balanced threefold flame springing from the white fount of the Divine Mother. What you have to remember is that when the flames of love, wisdom and power are balanced within you, not only do you have the power of the three flames but you also have the exponential power of the three-times-three, which is nine. And the power of the nine is nothing less than invincible. So, as the Maha Chohan said, it all boils down to this: “Without love in the manifestation of the three-times-three,…you will not fulfill your mission.”
The apostle Paul wrote: “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.… Therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.”
Love is indeed the fulfilling of the law. If we don’t do everything we do with love, our actions have no meaning. They have no promise. They have no healing properties. They have no joy. For love is the great healer, and you can be great healers when you have great love.
When you open your heart, God can step through, and the hosts of the Lord can step through. And through you, they can heal many, many people.
The Arrow of Love
This is not just a platitude. It is an initiation. The great mystics of all time talk about this initiation in terms of the arrow of love. Kahlil Gibran wrote: “When love beckons to you, follow him, though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you, yield to him, though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.”
When Cupid’s arrow comes to you, what do you do? When El Morya or Mother Mary, Gautama Buddha or Kuan Yin comes knocking at the door of your heart, what do you do? When—in the guise of a finicky friend or a complaining child or an ailing parent—one of the Masters comes knocking at the door of your heart, what do you do?
Do you look through the peephole before you decide whether or not you will open the door? Do you say, “Not now, I’m busy. I’m not ready. I’ve got too much happening. Have you tried next door yet?” Or do you fling wide the doors, and let yourself be wounded by the arrows of love?
Only when you open those doors do you stand a chance of finding what you’re really looking for in life which, when you get right down to it, is a love tryst with the divine.
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This excerpt is from a lecture Perfect Love Casts Out Fear given by Elizabeth Clare Prophet at Summit University, published in the 2001 Pearl of Wisdom®, Vol. 44 No. 6
If you do not know it already, by and by, as you move on the path of life, you will come to discern the difference. Human sympathy is involved with self-pity and pity for others, but it is not love, nor is it compassion. Compassion heals because it elevates, because it has the strength of the dove of the Holy Spirit.
The world is full of human sympathy. Soap operas are full of it. The sympathetic attractions of people are like the sympathetic attractions of the planetary bodies that make up their individual astrology—the pushes and pulls of the magnetism of sympathetic relationships between bodies. Sympathetic relationships, then, are entertained by people who dwell mainly in a physical/astral consciousness. The vast majority of the world sustains its self-identity, its feeling of security, through human sympathy and sympathetic ties with people.
When people lack perfect love, they may suddenly cease to love you because you no longer manifest something that they expect from you. They expect you to perform in a certain way to meet their needs and when you do not, all of a sudden you no longer see their sympathetic and kindly attitude. Instead they become enangered or go into self-pity. They weep, they wail, they throw tantrums. They may become physically violent. They may decide that you are no longer their friend and put you out of their house or out of their club.
It happens with a bang, and you can’t even imagine how this could suddenly come upon people. Well, it cannot come upon people if they have perfect love, but it does come upon people when the basis of a relationship is sympathy. Perfect love means that because we are born of God and we know God, we have the instantaneous capacity to love God in each other.
Therefore we can continue to love God in each other no matter what the outer person does. We can love the light that is the fount of every living cell even if the entire consciousness that uses that forcefield is no longer in the service of God. We cannot simply stop loving God.
God is the fire at the heart of the cell that composes the pews that you are seated on. You know, some people hate inanimate things. They don’t like this, that or the next thing because they don’t like its color or shape or design. You do not have to experience hatred in any form, for “he that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
It’s very simple. If you cannot love, then you have not known your Mighty I AM Presence. Once you know your Mighty I AM Presence and make the contact, the fire of love is intense in its descent and it descends as the Holy Spirit of the Father and the Son.
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This excerpt on rescuing the children is from the dictation given by Saint Germain, published in the 1985 Pearl of Wisdom®, Vol. 28 No. 14
Beloved hearts, chaos is in the land and it is high time that a movement be born for the rescue of the little children who are abused, misused, and sold early in life into prostitution. Beloved ones, when a nation desecrates the little child, what is there left of human dignity? For the child is always holy. The child is the vessel of the Manchild and is the one who comes bearing truly the Light of Christ—the infant who shall become the Son of God.
Let mothers and fathers and teachers and all those who serve as their representatives in government hear my call! For that nation shall not be spared which does not value the life and the body of the little child. Let not one of these be lost. For when you ignore this problem, you betray the child within your own heart—and that child is Christ.
Who has left Jesus? Who has left him for Herod’s henchmen? I was the one who was visited by an angel of the Lord, and we fled in the night and retired to Egypt when the male babies were slain.
Beloved ones, they feared the coming of the Christ. And you ought to fear the coming of the Christ! You look for a liberator. You look for a deliverer. Well, look to the little child! Will that child, so abused, then rise up in the dignity of self-worth to deliver a nation, whose nation has already destroyed him and his sense of self-worth, which only lies in making merchandise of his body?
Beloved ones, this is the karma upon the nation. There ought to be torchlight demonstrations in this land for the little child and the casting out of those who come from around the world to enjoy the pleasures of these little children! Is this the kind of tourism you will put up with?
You cannot go your way any longer. This is a crime and a sin. And let those who are responsible be accountable this day! For I, Saint Germain, will walk the streets of this city and this land. And I will place my mantle upon these children, and it is an aura of Light. I may give them the spiritual Light, but who will rescue them physically? Who will be the flame of freedom that begins to build the foundations of a nation in the heart of the little child?
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