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October 7, 1914
Oh, let Light be poured on all the earth and Peace inhabit every heart.... Almost all know only the mat erial life heavy, inert, conservative, obscure; their vital forces are so tied to this physical form of existence that, even when left to themselves and outside the body, they are still solely occupied with these material contingen cies that are yet so harassing and painful.... Those in whom the mental life is awakened are restless, torment ed, agitated, arbitrary, despotic. Caught altogether in the whirl of the renewals and transformations of which they dream, they are ready to destroy everything with out knowledge of any foundation on which to con struct, and with their light made only of blinding flashes they increase yet more the confusion rather than help it to cease.
In all there lacks the unchanging peace of Thy sovereign contemplation and the calm vision of Thy immutable eternity.
And with the infinite gratitude of the individual being to whom Thou hast accorded this surpassing grace, I implore Thee, O Lord, that under cover of the present turmoil, in the very heart of this extreme con fusion the miracle may be accomplished and Thy law of supreme serenity and pure unchanging light become visible to the perception of all and govern the earth in a humanity at last awakened to Thy divine consciousness. O sweet Master, Thou hast heard my prayer, Thou wilt reply to my call.
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