Spirituality & Life in the New Age
In the following article, sourced from the ‘Introduction’ to the book “The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom” by Benjamin Creme, Mr Creme explains the reasons behind the problems we face today, and outlines the recommended solutions, and, in the 2nd half of our programme, he describes the bright future in store for humanity – an era of tranquility and equilibrium.
The article begins with a quote: “The word ‘spiritual’ does not refer to religious matters so-called. All activity which drives the human being forward towards some form of development — physical, emotional, mental, intuitional, social — if it is in advance of his present state is essentially spiritual in nature.”
In that statement from Education in the New Age by Alice A.Bailey, the Master DK, I believe, focuses the shift in emphasis which must be made in our relationship to the world, and reflects a completely new approach to activities other than the strictly religious. He also said that the monopolization by the religious groups of the term “spiritual” has been the greatest triumph of the forces of evil on this planet.
The general view is that whatever is “religious” is “spiritual”, whereas all other activities are profane or mundane. So long as we go to church on Sunday, we can spend the rest of the week creating the most corrupt, dishonest and irrational political, economic and social structures and conditions.
We have separated the spiritual from every aspect of our being except the religious life and have relegated it to a limited role as “the inner life”. This has allowed us in our outer lives to live corruptly and dishonestly and has resulted in the difficulties which now confront the world, where we now face the possibility of total destruction at the touch of a button.”