Service of the Plan – 1A


A. INTRODUCTORY STATEMENTS

KEY THOUGHTS

Today, in the world, another great moment of crisis has arrived. I refer not to the present world condition, but to the state of the human consciousness. Mind has arrived at a functioning power, personalities are co-ordinated. The three aspects of man are being blended; another formation or precipitation from the Hierarchy of adepts has become possible. On the physical plane, without any exoteric organisation, ceremonials, or outer form, there is integrating—silently, steadily and powerfully—a group of men and women who will supersede eventually the previous hierarchical effort. They will supersede all churches, all groups and all organisations and will eventually constitute that oligarchy of elect souls who will govern and guide the world.

A Treatise on White Magic, pp. 399-400

Humanity – as has oft been said – is now the world disciple. Why is this? Primarily for two reasons:

1. Men are rapidly awakening mentally. The whole world is thinking, primarily along political lines and
along lines of current ideologies. Even peoples long dormant are now convulsed by mental processes.
This shift in human consciousness involves a rapid focusing of human intention on mental levels.
This mental polarisation is essential to discipleship. It is as yet a general trend, but much progress has
been made as a result of the tension of war.
2. Men are rapidly developing an understanding goodwill. The world is full of movements for relief and
for the amelioration of human distress, and this from the point of small and large communities and
also nationally and internationally … This indicates not only a mental polarisation but responsiveness
to the love nature of God; these together indicate a fusion and a sensitivity which is new in human
history and which is most encouraging, testifying as it does to the success, at last, of the evolutionary
process.

Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. II, p. 295

DEFINITIONS
From Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary

Statesman

1 one versed in the principles or art of government;
esp. one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government or in shaping its policies.
2 one who exercises political leadership wisely and without narrow partisanship in the general interest.

Politician

1 one versed in the art or science of government;
esp: one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government.
2a: one engaged in party politics as a profession.
2b: one primarily interested in political offices from selfish or other narrow, usually short-run, interests.

Politics

1a: the art or science of government.
1b: the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policy.
1c: the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government.
2: political actions, practices or policies.
3a: political actions: competition between competing interest groups or individuals: specific power and
leadership in a government or other group.
3b: political life, esp. as a principal activity or profession.
3c: political activities characterised by artful and often dishonest practices.
4: the political opinions or sympathies of a person.
5: the total complex of relations between men in society.

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