Money

(1) “The love of money is the root of all evil”. This throws us back on the fundamental weakness of humanity – the quality of desire. Of this money is the result and the symbol . . .

Desire demands the satisfaction of sensed need, the desire for goods and possessions, the desire for material comfort, for the acquisition and accumulation of things, the desire for power and the supremacy which money alone can give. This desire controls and dominates human thinking; it is the keynote of our modern civilisation; it is also the octopus which is slowly strangling human life, enterprise, and decency; it is the millstone around the neck of mankind . . .

There are, however, large numbers of people whose lives are not dominated by the love of money, and who can normally think in terms of the higher values. They are the hope of the future but are individually imprisoned in the system which, spiritually, must end. Though they do not love money, they need it, and must have it; the tentacles of the business world surround them; they too must work and earn the wherewithal to live; the work they seek to do to aid humanity, cannot be done without the required funds.

(2) The aspirant has an appreciation of the occult value of money in service. He seeks nothing for himself, save that which may equip him for the work to be done, and he looks upon money and that which money can purchase as something which is to be used for others, and as a means to bring about the fruition of the Master’s plans as he senses those plans . . . Only he who desires naught for himself can be a recipient of financial bounty, and a dispenser of the riches of the universe. In other cases where  riches increase they bring with them naught but sorrow and distress, discontent, and misuse.

(3) In the new age which is upon us, prior to the return of the Christ, the demand for financial support must be for the bringing about of right human relations and goodwill, and not for the growth of any particular organisation. The organisations so demanding, must work with the minimum of overhead and central plant, and the workers for the minimum, yet reasonable, salary.

(4) Remember that money is the consolidation of the loving, living energy of divinity, and that the greater the realisation and expression of love, the freer will be the inflow of that which is needed to carry forward the work. You are working with the energy of love and not with the energy of desire, the reflection or distortion of love.

(5) Just as money has been in the past the instrument of men’s selfishness, now it must be the instrument of their goodwill.

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