MADE WITH LOVE Book Series

This Volume

GODWARDS

Luisa Rodrigues

FOREWORD

A progression Godwards is the destiny to which every human soul is created.

Adi Holzer’s The Baptism

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A Fijian United Nations observer runs the snake path up the Masada Plateau, Israel—Jotpe—Creative Commons AttributionShare Alike 4.0

Upwards through all the ages, with never any descent, Man pursues still the glorious
march which shall eventuate in making him one with the Father—more than man
finite—Man infinite! Angelic!
―Phylos, the Thibetan

Here rest, Oh, my soul!

Chuck Sketch, a former U.S. Marine and a Wounded Warrior with the veteran swim team, swims laps during a practice session
at the 2012 Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, 14 February 2012―Sgt Mark Fayloga

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Hope springs eternal in the human breast―
Man never is, but always to be blest―
The soul, uneasy, and confin'd from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
―Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man

Below―Portrait of Elisabetha Drum of Kittsee, Austria—Michael Ströck—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
Unported

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DEATH IS AS NATURAL AS BIRTH

Death is simply one beneficent stage of nature―

A beneficent measure controlled by Divine Providence―
God’s great ordinance―

Universal and inevitable and natural.

Fruit stall in a market in Barcelona, Spain―Daderot―Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

The sun shines impartially for all―

And the divine radiance of the star-gemmed heavens has no especial favourites.

―Encyclopaedia of Death and Life in the Spirit World

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Above―Three alleged sadhus (Hindu Holy Men) sitting on the Vishnu Temple of Kathmandu's Durbar Square, Nepal,
performing the Vitarka Mudrā―Markus Koljonen―Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

The process is for all alike―drawing one nearer to God and opening the doors to a
more beautiful and higher plane of existence.
―Encyclopaedia of Death and Life in the Spirit World

Below―Street performers levitating in Prague―Andrew Shiva―Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above―On Mt Wank looking over Alpspitze and Zugspitze. The town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is under the clouds―W. Lloyd
MacKenzie (via Flickr @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/saffron_blaze)

All death in nature is birth, and in death itself, the exaltation of life appears visibly!
There is no destructive principle in nature, for nature throughout is clear, unclouded
life.
―Encyclopaedia of Death and Life in the Spirit World

Death is the ladder by which my spiritual vision rises to a new life and a new nature.
―Carl H. Bjerregaard
Below―Newly commissioned officers celebrate their new positions by throwing their midshipmen covers into the air as part of
the U.S. Naval Academy class of 2005 graduation and commissioning ceremony―U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate 2nd Class
Daniel J. McLain

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THE CROSS BEARER

Will is the only Way to Christ.

―Phylos, the Thibetan

Below―This image was taken during the war in 1992 in Sarajevo in the partially destroyed National Library. The cello player is
local musician, Vedran Smailović, who often came to play for free at different funerals during the siege despite the fact that
Serb forces often targeted funerals―Mikhail Evstafiev―Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

I counsel you to follow Him whose life meant Peace on earth and the true
brotherhood of man.

―Phylos, the Thibetan

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Above―Astronaut Piers Sellers during the third spacewalk of STS-121, a demonstration of orbiter heat shield repair
techniques―NASA, Astronaut Michael Edward Fossum

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life said our Great One.
―John 14:6

He that giveth even a cup of cold water shall in no wise lose his reward.
―Matthew 10:42

Below―Young Indian girls, Raisen district, Madhya Pradesh, India―Yann―Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0
International

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He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it again.

―Matthew 10:39

Below―A homeless man in New York with the American flag in the background―C. G. P. Grey―Creative Commons
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Above―U.S. Navy Diver, 1st Class, Alvin Carter, enters the water from the Yard Diving Tender Poseidon (YDT 18) during a
training evolution at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Centre in Panama City, Florida―MC2 Kevin B. Gray

Follow Him.
Below―Girl dressed Nazarene―Wilfredo Rafael Rodríguez Hernández

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Each ego must pay its debts.

But many will die debtors to Him.
―Mol Lang to Phylos, the Thibetan

Below―Christ crucified―Diego Velázquez (1599–1660)

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Christlike love, or perfect love, is the greatest thing in the world.

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Actors in the makeup process of a Koothu-P-Pattarai theatre performance, India―© Jorge Royan / http://www.royan.com.ar /
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Envy, greed, and hatred have no place in a nature which is close kin to that soul of
love, Jesus.
―Phylos, the Thibetan

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Above―Human shields greeted as they cross the border into Iraq―Christiaan Briggs―Creative Commons Attribution-Share
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If any of you come to feel that you will not shrink, though karma demand you also to
show that greater love hath no man than that he give up his life for a friend, then
brother, sister, you have known the birth of the Spirit within you. Blessed are you
then.
―Phylos, the Thibetan

Except by my path says the Saviour.
Below―Landscape Evereste Park―Antoine Taveneaux―Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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THE SUM OF KARMA

Action and reaction are equal.

That which a man sows he shall reap is a law of the universe—

The pathway to the spirit realms leads a person to the locality where he can reap
what he has sowed, or feel the presence of his own acts.
―Lucretus

Lijiang, Yunnan, China—Naxi people carrying the typical baskets of the region; scene from a public performance in Jade
Dragon Snow Mountain Open Air Theatre—© CEphoto, Uwe Aranas—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Karma disposes!

The evil that men do lives after them.
―Phylos, the Thibetan

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Seek and ye shall find,

But seek correctly.

Walk the cruciform Way.
―Phylos, the Thibetan

Afghan children wait to receive basic medical care and clothing on Camp Clark, Khowst Province, Afghanistan―Staff Sgt
Andrew Smith

Man never is, but always to be blest is wholly true.
―Phylos, the Thibetan

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Migrant Mother (1936) by Dorothea Lange―United States Farm Security Administration or Office of War Information Domestic
Photographic Units

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Phylos, my brother, there is no man or woman but hath in some past as well as
present life done grievous evil to one or more fellow beings, man or animal.
Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap. And our Father hath ordained that in
life, subsequent to the one witnessing the greater sins, he that did them must also
requite them. Must do so by setting against the evil counterbalancing good. Not else
shall anyone come into the Kingdom. This is the law of karma.
―Sohma, son of Mol Lang, to Phylos, the Thibetan

This late 1960s photograph shows a seated, listless child, who was among many kwashiorkor cases found in Nigerian relief
camps during the Nigerian–Biafran war. Kwashiorkor is a disease brought on due to a severe dietary protein deficiency, and
this child, whose diet fit such a deficiency profile, presented with symptoms including oedema of legs and feet, light-coloured,
thinning hair, anaemia, a potbelly, and shiny skin. A large number of relief camps were established for nutrition assessment and
feeding operations for the local villagers around the war zone―Dr Lyle Conrad―Centres for Disease Control and Prevention,
part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services

Karma is the Christ law saying, Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
―Phyris, daughter of Mol Lang, to Phylos, the Thibetan

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A man sweeping ash from the road during the 2014 eruption of Kelud―Crisco 1492―Creative Commons Attribution-Share
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Karma,

Self-made fate,

Binds the soul to make reparation in some life, or lives,

For its sins in others―

Man is his own judge and executioner.

―Phylos, the Thibetan

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Child working, selling mangoes with salt―Wilfredo Rafael Rodríguez Hernández

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GLIMMERINGS OF SPIRITUAL THINGS
Treat your fellow man as you would like to be treated were you in his place.
―Phylos, the Thibetan

Spirit alone is real; all else is illusion.
―Phylos, the Thibetan

Above—Four boys wearing kepis of Gendarmerie Nationale (France)—Jebulon—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
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Below—Vintage travel gear seller at the Marche Dauphine, Paris—Jorge Royan—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
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The atom will do excellent service throughout all future time.
―Phylos, the Thibetan

Graveyard visit at the Day of the Dead celebration in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. The graves are above ground and burial rights
are for a limited time. Each square represents a grave. On 2 November, family members visit the departed ones, bring flowers
and clean up the graves—Tomas Castelazo—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

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Look up and not down;

Look forward and not back;

Look out and not in;

Lend a hand!

I am only one,

But still I am one.

I cannot do everything,

But I can still do something;

And because I cannot do everything,

I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

―Edward Everett Hale, ca 1855

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Above—Sami Benhadj of Honey for Petzi at the Eurockéennes de Belfort 2011—Photograph by Rama—Wikimedia
Commons—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 France

Below—Jean Nouvel in Wien, September 2009—Christopher Ohmeyer—Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

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Earth is a letter in a sevenfold alphabet;
The stellar universe is but one book;
Its pages truly are myriad, its chapters legion,
Yet besides this book,
The library of the Creator is of endless number.
―Mol Lang to Phylos, the Thibetan

Children have walked for weeks across the desert to get to Dadaab and many perish on the way. Others have died shortly after
arrival. On the edge of the camp, a young girl stands amid the freshly made graves of 70 children, many of whom died of
malnutrition—Andy Hall/Oxfam—Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

There is time enough, lives enough,

But, O friends,

None to waste!
―Phylos, the Thibetan

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Above—A New York City fireman calls for ten more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade
Centre—U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres

Nature is true to human good while ignorance conceals her worth.
―Thomas Paine’s Spirit Mother

Below—30 October 2007—Saffron farm, Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Razavi Khorasan, Iran—Photo by Safa Daneshvar—A trip with
Faraz Saffron Co. Ltd—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Everything is adapted to its condition.

Nothing is unwise in the order of divine government.

―Thomas Paine’s Spirit Mother

Sikh pilgrim at the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, India—The man has just had a ritual bath—Paul Rudd—
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

The tomb is not the home of the soul.

―Thomas Paine’s Spirit Mother

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THE FARAWAY HOME OF THE SOUL

Truly,

All things under the hand of God

Work together for good!
―Romans 8:28

Truly,

Heaven is what we make it.

Below—South Central Farm in the city of Los Angeles, California—Jonathan McIntosh—Creative Commons Attribution-Share
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Baby playing with yellow paint. Work by Dutch artist, Peter Klashorst, entitled Experimental—Creative Commons Attribution 2.0
Generic

There is no accident, no chance, in the Universe; all is immutable law, cause, and
effect.
―Phylos, the Thibetan

Old retired man playing chess in Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris—Jorge Royan—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
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Cologne, Germany—Statutory Internal Inspection of a heat exchanger shell after removing the pipe bundle—Photo by
CEphoto, Uwe Aranas—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

The human race is but a letter in the Divine Library of Being.
―Mol Lang to Phylos, the Thibetan

Karma is penalty for evil doing, and it is the law of God; it knows no abatement of
payment, accepts no vicarious price, but is faithful gaoler over that prison which is
life-action; whoso is cast therein shall not come out until every farthing is paid.
Beware, then, of doing wrong, for thou must bear the penalty, only thou. Verily, life is
long enough to make payment; it is better to have none to make!

―Mol Lang to Phylos, the Thibetan

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We go now to a view of the truth that the spirit came from the Father, and returneth
to Him after it hath fulfilled the law and the prophets; it liveth in the worlds of cause a
short span, but in those of effect a long span, for passivity is to activity as about
eighty to one, and the lives are many, strung like beads on the one cord of the
individual ego.

Lastly, the ego coming from the Father hath no sex; it is not man, neither woman, but
sexless. When it entereth upon life it becometh double, so that in the earth there is a
man and there is a woman, and though the bodies and the animal souls and the
human souls be different in the twain, yet behold, their spirit is one and the same.
Now sometimes the two, being of one spirit, are also husband and wife. Yet more
often, they are not, for the age of harmony is not yet at hand. But it is of such
singleness of spirit that the Bible saith, What God hath joined, let no man put
asunder. There is no man who could, if he would, so sunder. But that saying is not of
the carnal marriage, but of the spirit unit only. And the latter hath no lust. But when
the twain shall, after the millions of years which lie between the non-esoteric
Christian and Nirvana, come to know all the law of life, then will the union be as it
was before the separation. Thou canst not really comprehend the truth now, but
when thou shalt at last be done with earth life, thou wilt then recall it and know. And
knowing it, thou wilt then tell the world of it. But not now. Now is this true―Mates in
the Lord cannot know each other as such until they both will to live after the rule of
His Highway. And the latter hath nothing carnal. Straight is the Gate and narrow is
the Way that leadeth unto Life, and few there be that find it. Until they find it they find
not each other; neither release from incarnation in the flesh.

―Mol Lang to Phylos, the Thibetan

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A boy playing with a burnt lamp in the city of Birao, Central African Republic—Humanitarian and Development Partnership
Team in the Central African Republic—© UNICEF | Pierre Holtz—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

The spirit is a mirror that reflects inward emotions—

The world should learn this important fact—

Licentiousness, selfishness, and wrongdoing may be indulged in to that extent that
the spirit becomes darkened and dwarfed thereby, and when its transit to Spirit life is
effected, its true character is revealed.

―Lucretus

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Above—Brother and sister in the street of Qala-i-Shada, Kabul, Afghanistan—Paul Rudd—Creative Commons AttributionShare Alike 3.0 Unported

A seed, if planted in a darkened room where the genial sunshine is never allowed to
enter, though watered and tended with scrupulous care, only presents a skeleton, as
it were, of what it would have been had it been allowed free access to the illuminated
atmosphere. Deeds of benevolence, acts of tender love and charity and true
devotion to those around you act upon the indwelling spirit, expanding it into grand
proportions, the same as sunlight and moisture will a tiny plant.
―Lucretus

Good deeds illuminate the soul; selfishness darkens it.
―Lucretus
Below—Girl disguised Nazarene—Wilfredor

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Our life in spirit is just what we made it—

While on earth, we adapt ourselves for a particular place in the spirit realms—

The pathway to the spirit realms leads a person to the locality where he can reap
what he has sowed or feel the presence of his own acts.

That which a man sows he shall reap is a law of the universe!

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cattle—Muhammad

Mahdi

Karim—

(www.micro2macro.net)—GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

God speaks of Himself and His works from the level of Spirit, which is above soul; it
is the level of the Oversoul of Emerson.

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Photograph of a child watching children play on the grounds of Arts College at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India—
Sankarshan Sen—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Action and reaction are equal. If we render anyone's life desolate; if we make him
wretched and miserable, the action and reaction will be equal and we will receive in
the desolation experienced in our own person just what we meted out to him. The
natural tendency of our selfishness is to paralyse and contract the spirit until it
becomes a mere pigmy in dimension, rendering its appearance more hideous
[deformed and darkened spiritual body] than it otherwise would have been.
Impress on the children of earth this fact, that whatsoever they sow they shall
reap and you will do more to moralise and refine them than in any other way. The
outer covering of the soul of the indwelling conscious self is composed exactly of
such material as the sphere to which it gravitates. While on earth, your physical
organisation is evolved from the various elements and connected therewith is the
indwelling spirit. Acts of licentiousness, intense selfishness, and a life in the purlieus
of vice modify the character and texture of the latter and prepare it for a sphere
corresponding with the life led here [Spiritual World].
—Lucretus

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This is a sublime fact—

I say emphatically that every truly honest work or act of charity that cheers a
saddened heart has an effect on the indwelling spirit, modifying its texture, just the
same as the impressions made on the mind of the mother affect her embryonic child.
—Lucretus

Photograph shows half-length portrait of two girls wearing banners with slogan ABOLISH CHILD SLAVERY! in English and
Yiddish—Labour Parade in New York City—1 May 1909—Bain News Service photograph—United States Library of Congress's
Prints and Photographs division

Every act in life has a well-defined effect on the spirit.

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THE SEVENFOLD CHARACTER OF OUR NATURES

Man is a composite being, having seven principles, viz., the I AM, or ego; the spirit
body; the human soul; the animal soul; the astral reflection of the two lowest
principles, by name, vital force and the earthly body thereby animated. Thus far, I
regret to say, the mass of mankind is not developed much beyond its animal soul; a
minority have the human soul shining forth, but only occult adepts have the Sixth or
spirit body developed, while none of whom the world knows except Jesus and
Buddha are perfect in the Spirit of the Father.

Dutch army Panzerhaubitze 2000 firing on Taliban in Chora. 16 June 2007—David Axe—Creative Commons Attribution-Share
Alike 2.0 Generic

Psychic powers are attributes of our human nature, for, in itself, human nature is
essentially godlike.
—Phylos, the Thibetan

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A U.S. Marine Corps C-130T Hercules aircraft with the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, flies over
Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., 4 March 2014—DoD photo by Staff Sgt Oscar L.
Olive IV, U.S. Marine Corps/Released

By the way, what is the mundane idea of God? You say that God is omnipotent,
omnipresent, eternal. Very good. But the earthly idea of these things is very narrow.
Conceptions can never rise higher than their source, hence, God is, although a noble
ideal, not nearly so great to the world as He is to Hesperus. Do you say that I am
inconsistent, denying my own high claims for Man and that I am virtually negativing
the statement that conceptions can rise to the level of their source? I reply that the
Father limits the height of the source. What do I mean? I mean that He speaks to the
partially developed human soul on the earth plane from the level of human principle
in Himself, but from no higher plane. Hence, the terrene conception of Him is that of
a perfect Person, all-powerful, ubiquitous, eternal, but a person; whereas He is
impersonal. But to the Hesperian, God speaks of Himself and His works from the
level of Spirit, which is above soul; it is the level of the Oversoul of Emerson. I hope
you will study that statement, for nothing I have said means more, is more important
in all this book.
—Phylos, the Thibetan

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Above—Portrait of a man, Delhi, India—© Jorge Royan / http://www.royan.com.ar—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
3.0 Unported

Will is the fiat of consciousness.
—Phyris, daughter of Mol Lang, to Phylos, the Thibetan

Below—Bust portrait of Muhammad Ali, World Journal Tribune photo by Ira Rosenberg—Library of Congress' Prints and
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Behold, Phylos! If I have but the seed, the herb shall come forth after its kind. But if I
do not have the seed, my poor, human soul wisdom could not make that herb grow.
Having seed, I can bring God's Viviant Fire to aid its germination—see! It sprouts,
and again watch it—it grows visibly.

I was astonished to see, mounting up as fast as evening shadows lengthen, green
tendrils and buds unfolding even as the flowers of primula spring forth, flowers,
blossoming, blossomed; seed scarps forming, formed, and the matured fruit hanging
in clusters in the radiant flame of the Vita Mundi, as high as my head from the
ground, where erst there had been but vacant soil. And this girl, who declared herself
not a grown woman, exercising such magic as this and thinking it only ordinary! This
was an inherent power of the Human Principle, my friends, and will be common to
you also when you become developed in the Human. Earthly man is yet only in the
initial of his humanity in a few favoured cases, but is very largely in his animality.
Most of mankind is merely animal, not human, save by courtesy. Yet the dawn of the
glorious new era is at hand, and in its fullness of days, Christ shall come again to it
and enter into the hearts of his own, and it shall be the Father that shall enter, and by
Messiah. Be yet then prepared for the coming of the Spirit, for no man knoweth the
day nor hour thereof.
—Phylos, the Thibetan

Sahrawi tribal men performing fantasia at the Tan-Tan (Moussem) Festival in Tan-Tan, Morocco—Максим Массалитин
(Maxim Massalitin)—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

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My friend, it is the soul that is chained, not the body of man. Unchain thy souls, oh,
brethren, and seek to know the things of heaven, of the high life with God, and all
things else shall be added unto you, yea, even to the ability to explore the stars in
person.
—Phylos, the Thibetan

I need not say thoughts are things, for all things are thoughts. Even a stone is a
thought concept of the Eternal Spirit, and the stone seen by ordinary eyes is but the
externalisation of the idea.
—Sohma, Son of Mol Lang, to Phylos, the Thibetan

Hubble Team unveils the most colourful view of the universe captured by space telescope—NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M.
Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University) and Z. Levay (STScI)

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THE SPIRIT HOME

But where do we go? I inquired.

We go where the weary find rest, and the conflicting antagonisms of human society
disturb no more. We go where the pure will never become vitiated with wrongs, and
where rivers of light roll on, refreshing the mind forever. We go where nature is
understood, and her laws obeyed. We go where truth is wisdom, and where no
mockery of duty answers the call of need. We go where we wish, and when we go,
we will not cease to remember that our return will be cheered with music, vibrating in
harmony with human redemption from the whirlpool of angry waters. We will not tarry
among the wrongs and evils of a mourning world, but we will visit a wonder away
from human cares, where order and harmony are appreciated, and spirits
concentrate on admiring and glorifying the Ruler of unnumbered worlds. There is a
world you have not seen, a music you have not heard, a joy you have not
experienced, where the storm of contention neither lashes against its shore nor the
groans of distress reach the borders of my spirit home.
—Thomas Paine’s Spirit Mother

Below—Residents of the village Tarbagatai in traditional costumes—Аркадий Зарубин—Creative Commons Attribution-Share
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THE VOICE

To stand—is to have confidence. To hear—is to have opened the door of thy soul.
To see—is to have attained perception of My Works. To speak—is to have gotten
the power of helping others. To have conquered desire—is to have acquired control
of self. To have self-knowledge—is to have come unto Me, whence thou art able to
impartially view the personal man that was thyself. To have seen thy soul in its
bloom To have self-knowledge—is to have come unto Me, whence thou art able
impartially view the personal man that was thyself. To have seen thy soul in its
bloom—is to have had a momentary glimpse of that transfiguration which shall
eventually make thee more than Man.

Stand aside in the coming battle, and though thou fightest, be not thou the warrior.
Look for Me, and let Me fight in thee. Obey My orders for battle. Obey Me as if I were
thyself. My orders thy desires—for I am thyself, for I am thyself, yet infinitely more
than thee. Look for Me, lest in the fever of battle thou pass Me. I will not know thee if
thou knowest not Me. If thy cry come to Me, lo! I will fight in thee and will fill the void
in thee. Then shalt thou be unwearied. Without Me thou shalt fall; with Me thou canst
not fall, for I am the Spirit.

Listen now to the song of life in thy heart. Do not say It is not there. Listen deeper.
This song is in every breast; it may be obscure, yet it is there. Not the most wretched
outcast but it is in him, for all are children of the Father, which is I. Listen to My Song,
for while thou art yet but man, I shall not speak continually, and thy strength must
sometimes be in memory of Me.

—A Being of Good to Phylos the Thibetan

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THE GREAT, UNIVERSAL KARMA

How little humanity on Earth knows that it is thus guided. Yet our Father gives it to
His occult children to lead their lesser brethren, just as He gave it to Jesus—one of
the Sons of Light, higher than any other, who was an incarnation of the Christ.
Perhaps human acts were not, are not, guided individually, as a rule, although
exceptions exist. But just as shot, running in grooves, is checked by the leaden
pellets before and behind, so the acts of one man depend on the acts of others;
these on others still until finally it appears that the mass is influenced in the whole,
and every individual in the mass has his or her acts unconsciously controlled by what
are termed circumstances—fates—adverse or propitious—inexorable, the grooves in
which they run. That is to say, humanity is ordered in its action by what may be
named the Universal Karma. So long as men grope in the dark, ignorant of occult
laws, so long must they produce this inexorable karma. It is fate, self-made, running
from life to life, incarnation after incarnation, unavoidable, for it is born of the
infraction of the laws of the Creator.

The great religious movements, wars, and the fields of commerce all, furnish
experiences for mankind. Do some seem cruel, evil? Yet each is a part of the
scheme of the Creator, each is a tool in the hands of His ministers, and all teach that
except a man, as part of the Eternal Whole, works for that Whole, subduing the
selfish

animal

in

himself,

he

can

in

no

wise

come

to

the

Father.

Except by My Path, says the Saviour.

―Phylos the Thibetan

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A watercolour painter working in Dolceacqua (Liguria, Italy)—Dongio

O Science of Earth, in thee, is the hope of the world when thou shalt become the
handmaiden of God. Look up, value His works highly, and thou shalt read clearly
many things which now puzzle thee sadly. Thou art the Joseph, and Religion the
Mary, and ye twain shall show forth the Light of Life. Blessed art thou.
—Sohma, son of Mol Lang, to Phylos, the Thibetan

Astronaut Stephen K. Robinson, the STS-114 mission specialist, anchored to a foot restraint on the International Space
Station’s Canadarm2, participates in the mission’s third session of extravehicular activity (EVA). The blackness of space and
Earth’s horizon form the backdrop for the image (3 August 2005)—NASA

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ESOTERIC RULES (OR THE LIFE OF LOVE)

We serve.

Obedience to the law is the rule of life.

Inexorable laws govern all the reign of being.

Chess prodigy Samuel Reshevsky (Szmul Rzeszewski / Самуэль Герман Решевский), aged 8, defeating several chess
masters in France—Kadel & Herbert—The New York Times photo archive

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Above―An elephant picks up a basket with its trunk. Set photograph from the film A wise old elephant directed by Colin
Campbell (1913)—Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Below―Easter egg rolling, White House—Harris & Ewing—Library of Congress

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Falling rain in downtown Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico—© Tomas Castelazo, www.tomascastelazo.com—Creative Commons
Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Knock, and it shall be opened unto thee. But see thou knockest with the will of the
Spirit, for although the mind knock forever, the Way shall not be opened.

Ask, and it shall be given. But although the animal man ask ever, no answer shall be
given, for this meaneth also except the request be made by the Spirit in thee for the
Truths of God, and not for earthly things; these last follow as shade the sun.
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Cane cutters in Jamaica in the 1880s

Whatsoever is asked of the Father in the Christ's name, that shall He grant.

But consider that asking in the name of the Christ is asking for the things of His
Kingdom.

With the gift of these things all lesser things shall be added—food, raiment, and all
else the body hath need for. This is hard for the natural mind to comprehend. He will
not let thee perish though thou die of hunger.
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Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. This is karma and the law, and
every jot of it must be fulfilled. The man is a creature of many incarnations, each
earth life one personality, strung on the unbreakable string of his egoic Individuality,
which reacheth from everlasting to everlasting, from the East unto the West.

Girl carrying food to market in rural Ethiopia—Natnael Tadele—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

No demand of karma may be ignored—all must be paid in the course of the lives.

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Above—Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer—From the Children of America to the Children of Britain—The
Work Of Kilronan Nursery, Woking, Surrey, England, 1941

Below—This Chinese soldier, aged 10, with a heavy pack, is a member of an army division boarding a plane returning them to
China, following the capture of Myitkyina airfield, Burma, under the allied command of U.S. Major General Frank Merrill, May
1944. Chinese and allied troops had earlier crossed through the treacherous jungle of the Kumon Bum Mountains before
attacking Japanese troops to the south. Exhaustion and disease led to the early evacuation of many Chinese and allied troops
before the coming assault on Myitkyina town—US Army Signal Corps

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Then do unto others as thou wouldst be done by, and remember, as thou doest unto
the least of thy fellow creatures, in that manner and measure is it done unto our
Saviour, and unto the Father, and shall be done unto thee again.

Children in Raisen (Bhil tribe), MP, India—Yann—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International.

Keep all the commandments; thou shalt so come to everlasting, where is all wisdom.
—Mendocus to Phylos, the Thibetan

Je Suis Charlie, Strasbourg, 7 January 2015—Claude TRUONG-NGOC—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
Unported

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No telescope will ever reveal human life on Venus; not that it is not there, but its
forms are of the One Substance effected by a range of force rendering them
imperceptible to earthly eyes. You will not think the air any less material, or electricity
any less real because your eyes cannot perceive them. Your eyes are very limited in
their visual range; if the One Substance vibrates more or less rapidly than an
exceedingly small length of time, producing correspondingly minute force
wavelengths, your eyes cannot cognise such vibrations. It is the same with your ears
and hearing. If your eyes and ears were not thus limited, you would see every sound,
and hear every sunbeam. Every rainbow would be vocal, while heat, which now you
only feel, would furnish an amazing wealth of sound and vision. But so long as you
fancy that because you have eyes you can see all that there is to be seen and that
your ears hear all that is worth hearing, so long you will depend on these organs,
and gain that sort of false ideas of the Universe which must arise from entire
ignorance of all except the tiny bit of creation you occupy. So long, too, will you
depend on the telescope to reveal truths about other worlds; you will hunt for
evidence of human life on the nearer planets, but you will never find any until you
cease to expect that matter will reveal soul; it cannot do it, for the finite cannot reveal
infinity. Turn it about; ask of the soul revealment of itself and of matter also, and all
worlds will draw near to you, show their teeming vitality of life, and all nature will
uncover such treasures as the hungry soul of science has never found before.

—Phylos, the Thibetan

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A Jicarilla Man, 1904, Edward S. Curtis

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Now, in the soul realm, if a human being is content with the gradual, easy pitch of the
Godward ascending plane of pure daily life, daily temptations to work in error, and
too often fall, progress upward will be slow, but very sure. But, on the contrary, if
eager to learn rapidly, it must meet in a few hours all the crushing force of
temptations to err and to sin which the ordinary man meets distributed through many,
many incarnations, covering ages, aye, aeonian time. In the one case, the Father
giveth sufficient of the daily bread of strength unto men to enable them to progress
very slowly, but with certitude. GOD-CHRIST in thee can alone win this struggle.
There is but one Guide; follow and win; follow not, and fail. It is a new conception to
thee to learn there is an animating ego, a world spirit, inmateriated in each star, each
planet, every stellar body, just as there is an individual soul in each human, animal or
plant body. Yet this is true. True also it is that the spirits of men will progress; will
face the supreme ordeal, and, if they pass victorious, will enter that long rest,
heaven, devachan—call it as thou wilt—Nirvana. But that is not the end, for life had a
beginning—it hath also an end. And the perfect human ego emerging eventually
from Nirvana, that long devachan of all the incarnations, emerges not as Man; it
does not live, but It is, and Its post-viviant existence is a state of Being which no
human mind could understand, except inferentially it do so through the knowledge
that that state is to Life as the senior to the junior. But ere then is the trial of
transfiguration; if we fail, then that is the second death, for it cometh not until the
essaying soul be perfect, and be ready to leave the pupaceous state of Human Life,
to be judged according to [its] works for Him who made it.

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I wish thee to observe also this—that if thou thinkest the judgment day, when
according to its works thy soul is arraigned by thy spirit, which is God in thee, if thou
thinkest that because that day may be in remote aeons ere it come, and therefore
thou hast ample time to lag, to err, I counsel thee it is a fatal mistake. For if at the
great trial any man fail it is because, day by day, as the lives were run, he neglected
his chances, either by omission or commission. Then shall such suffer the second
death, be cast into the lake of fire—in other words, their Spirit will depart from the
soul and go unto the Father, while the soul will be gathered into the sum of force—
the Fire element—that which is sum of all lesser force forms, out of which springeth
life, heat, and vibration. But this will not be until the erring one hath passed from his
soul into his spirit. So the second death is not of the sinner; it is the cutting off of all
his, or her, spoiled work, and a chance to begin again, to build better; our Father
damneth not His child, but only the imperfect work, the sinning soul.

—Sohma, son of Mol Lang, to Phylos, the Thibetan

Use all things as abusing none. Drugs, as drugs; food, as not gluttonously; drinks, as
not bibulously; society, as a study; marriage, as a Way, but continency, as His
Highway. The most of our race must go on the lower path, for the Cliffbrow Way is
too dizzy; none can walk it, save He holds their hands, and few there be that will to
let Him, for desires tempt them. But they that refuse that Life now, how shall they find
it again? They will not, and so shall cease with the world. Being in the middle of its
sojourn upon the Earth, the race is half through an experience of life that hath
engaged it for a period of time too vast for thy real comprehension.

—Phyris, Mol Lang’s daughter, to Phylos, the Thibetan

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Aviator Hélène Dutrieu seated in her airplane (circa 1911)—Bain News Service—United States Library of Congress

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Other Volumes in the Series
Made With Love—All For Love

Made With Love—Beautiful Maxims

Made With Love—Copybook Maxims

Made With Love—Glimmerings of Spiritual Things

Made With Love—God In His Works

Made With Love—Words from the Heart

Made With Love—Words of Comfort and Good Cheer

Made With Love—Words of Power

Made With Love—Words of Spiritual Wisdom

Made With Love—Soul Seeds

Made With Love—The Best of Some Things

Made With Love—The Soul of Things
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