Order from Theosophical University Press
The Gods AwaitKatherine Tingley
Thought-provoking and inspiriting, The Gods Await applies theosophic principles to human life, emphasizing remedies for "man's inhumanity to man." It discusses freedom of thought, world peace, and reformation of the criminal justice system — setting forth the problems with their root-causes and possible solutions.
Speaking to the intuition as well as the mind, the author encourages us to recognize our duality and look to the spiritual center within, then act fearlessly — for "there is always another chance," no matter what our apparent failures. Here is a plea for social action and individual renewal based on self-knowledge, compassion, and the innate divinity of mankind.
"We are not brought into existence by chance nor thrown up into earth-life like wreckage cast along the shore, but are here for infinitely noble purposes."
"In that inner consciousness in which we all share there is an unsilenceable voice calling to us to render help. . . . in truth it is utterly impossible for any fragment of humanity to be secure and in peace and untroubled while any other fragment is in peril or oppressed, because inwardly and in reality we are one."
"he who would enter upon the path that leads to truth must put new interpretations on the failings and mistakes of his fellow men. He must come to understand the law of eternal justice . . . and to know the necessity it implies for an unconquerable compassion . . ."
Second and Revised Edition
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