The New Generation

(1) The new generation of young people …do not belong to the past, and refuse to accept the authority of that past. They do not belong to the inner group of Knowers who are working at the task of swinging the thoughts of men into right channels, for they have not reached as yet the point of knowledge. They only recognise two things; their need for freedom, and an intense eagerness for knowledge. They despise the tradition of the past; they reject the old formulation of truth; and because as yet they stand on no sure ground but are only in the position of seekers and enquirers, we have our present state (1934) of world upheaval, of apparent license and disruption. It should not be forgotten that this world state is therefore the result of the clashing of the three types of force prevalent in the world of today.

1. That emanating from the holders with the old tradition, who, emphasising the forms and the past, produce the destruction of those forms.

2. That emanating from the inner group of mystics, who, under the guidance of the planetary Hierarchy, are building the new form.

3. That emanating from the masses who belong to neither group, and who are wielding force as yet blindly and often unwisely, until such time comes when they recognise those constructive channels into which it can wisely be poured.

Hence the trouble of this transition period and hence the necessity for the giving out of teaching which will enable the seeking aspirant and enquirer to find himself. Hence the need for the laws of the soul and for the truth as to individual unfoldment to be made clear to those who, rejecting the old tradition, and refusing recognition to the mystic, yet seek to know themselves as liberated souls. With that knowledge will come the steady growth of the Building Mystics, for when a man has found his soul and recognises its relationship to its mechanism of expression, the threefold lower man, he automatically passes into the consciousness of the subjective life, begins to work with cause, and is no longer lost in the world of effects. Then he finds himself standing shoulder to shoulder with the mystics and knowers of all time. This is the trend of the religious impulse at this time, and this is the glory of the coming age.

(2) All animal bodies will be steadily refined, and in the case of humanity consciously refined, and so brought to a higher and more specialised state of development. This is today proceeding with rapidity. Diet and athletics, open air and sunshine, are doing much for the race, and in the next two generations fine bodies and sensitive natures will make their appearance, and the soul will have far better instruments through which to work.

(3) The young people, now coming into incarnation, and those who will come during the next century, will prove themselves well equipped to handle the problem of sex, because they can see more clearly than the older generation, and will think in wider and larger terms than is common today. They will be more group-conscious, and less individualistic and selfish; they will be more interested in new ideas than in the ancient theologies, and will be freer from prejudice, and less intolerant than are the bulk of the well-meaning people of today. Psychology is only just come into its own, and only now is its function beginning to be understood; in one hundred years time, however, it will be the dominating science.

(4) The coming three generations …will bring into incarnation a group of people who will be well equipped to lead humanity out of the present impasse. This fact warrants remembrance, and is often forgotten. There are always those at every epoch in human history, who are able to solve the problems which arise, and who are sent in for that very purpose.

(5) It should also be remembered (and this is being more widely recognised) that the quality of the young children now coming into incarnation, is steadily getting better and higher. They are in many cases abnormally intelligent, and what you (in your technical parlance) call their I.Q., is frequently phenomenally high. This will be increasingly the case, until young people of fourteen will have the equipment and intelligence of the brilliant college men and women of today.

(6) All the work being done now is definitely transitional work, and therefore most difficult. It infers a bridging process between the old and the new, and would present almost insuperable difficulties were it not for the fact that the coming two generations will bring in those types of egos who are competent to deal with the problem.

(7) Idealism is a good sign. It is also responsible for the seething unrest and the urgent demand for better conditions, more light and understanding, deepened co-operation, for a security based on right adjustments, and for peace and plenty in the place of fear, terror and starvation.

(8) Disciples can now in a few months (if sincere and honest in their endeavour) master ideas, and develop responses which it took them years to master in earlier cycles.

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