AMONG many ideas brought forward through the theosophical
movement there are three which should never be lost sight of. Not speech,
but thought, really rules the world; so, if these three ideas are good let
them be rescued again and again from oblivion.
The first idea is, that there is a great Cause - in the sense
of an enterprise - called the Cause of Sublime Perfection and Human Brotherhood.
This rests upon the essential unity of the whole human family, and is a
possibility because sublimity in perfectness and actual realization of brotherhood
on every plane of being are one and the same thing. All efforts by Rosicrucian,
Mystic, Mason and Initiate are efforts toward the convocation in the hearts
and minds of men of the Order of Sublime Perfection.
The second idea is, that man is a being Who may be raised up to perfection,
to the stature of the Godhead, because he himself is God incarnate. This
noble doctrine was in the mind of Jesus, no doubt, when he said that we
must be perfect even as is the father in heaven. This is the idea of human
perfectibility. It will destroy the awful theory of inherent original sin
which has held and ground down the western Christian nations for centuries.
The third idea is the illustration, the proof, the high result of
the others. It is, that the Masters those who have reached up to what perfection
this period of evolution and this solar system will allow are living, veritable
facts, and not abstractions cold and distant. They are, as our old H. P.
B. so often said, living men. And she said, too, that a shadow of
woe would come to those who should say they were not living facts, who should
assert that "the Masters descend not to this plane of ours." The
Masters as living facts and high ideals will fill the soul with hope, will
themselves help all who wish to raise the human race.
Let us not forget these three great ideas.
WILLIAM Q. JUDGE
Irish Theosophist, February, 1895