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The Hill of Discernment

By Alfred Trevor Barker

A Bond of Spiritual Kinship

It is the inspiration of the true Theosophist to be able to pass through the entire world, finding in every country some at least whose hand be can take in genuine friendship, in the recognition of a common search for spiritual realities and that bond which transcends all barriers of mere brain-mind opinions concerning forms of religion and philosophy; because that which energizes the heart to kindly deeds, to a soaring aspiration towards truth wherever it may be found, is "the Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world," and which, coming from the Heart of the Universe itself, links all into the indissoluble unity of all that is. No, no, my brothers, the basis for brotherhood is not to be found in books, however exalted, but in the spiritual realization of life, the One Life that energizes the tiniest infusoria up through all the hierarchies of being, to man and to the gods in the spaces of Space. It is obvious that a comprehension of the sublime teachings of the Theosophical philosophy is impossible to one whose heart does not burn with love and pity and compassion for the race of which he is a part.



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