Part III: The Divine Messages
I, a Sower,
Cast forth this seed upon the broad plains of the world.
And leave it to the watchful care of the Supreme.
Sons of Light, I salute you.
Children of the Morning, I greet you.
Awake! arise! and rouse ye them that slumber!
I proclaim to you the advent of the Morning;
The dawn of the New Day is upon every living thing,
And down the holy Mountain cometh the Light of Love, the Lowly One,
Bringing good tidings and publishing peace.
And this is the majesty of the Morning,—
That evil shall flee from the valleys,
And hardly shall darkness find a lodging-place:
For where light is, there is no darkness;
Where good is, evil is dispersed,
Where peace is, strife is destroyed;
Where love is, all hatred has ceased;
Where purity is, all sin is overcome,
And from the abode of Truth all error has fled away.
And this is the joy of the Morning,—
That evil is conquered, and Good is triumphant;
That the glory of Truth is revealed;
That the Path of Perfection is opened up,
And the bliss of a holy life is partaken of.
And this is the consummation of the
That darkness is dispelled by Light
Ignorance by Knowledge,
Illusion by Reality,
And error by Truth.
And the majesty of the Morning is revealed;
And the joy of the Morning is comprehended;
And the consummation of the Morning is realized.
Ye who have waited, come now, and gaze your fill:
Upon the Heights the coming of the King is announced,
Even the King of Peace;
And they who are stricken and afflicted shall be made glad;
The mourners and they that sorrow shall look up, and rejoice:
The chains of them that are bound shall be broken, and they shall go free;
The defiled shall be cleansed and purified,
And the weary and travel-stained shall be at rest.
Come, ye that are thirsty, and drink;
Come, ye that hunger, and be filled;
For the Water of Immortality is found,
And the Bread of Life is made known.
Awake, ye sleepers, and shake off the dreams of illusion!
Rouse ye from the stupor of mortality!
And slumber no more in the realm of self!
For the Master of Compassion is revealed,
The Law of Good is expounded,
And the Great Reality of a stainless life is accomplished!
The Truth of the ages is made plain;
In the tabernacle of the holy heart it is revealed.
The guileless perceive it;
The righteous hear it;
The holy realize it.
It is manifested in all its glory in the conqueror of sin.
Ye that search in the darkness,
Come now unto the Light;
Ye that see the evil and the woe without,
Come with me, and I will show you its source:—
Go ye into the secret chambers of your hearts,
Seek there until ye find;
Meditate there until ye awake.
He that dreams in self is asleep in Truth.
The dreamer can neither know himself nor the awakened;
The awakened knoweth both himself and the dreamer,
He also knoweth the emptiness of the thing dreamed.
The sleeper in self is involved in evil;
He is encompassed with darkness;
He is surrounded with woe;
Such is the plight of the dreamer,
And the source, continuance, and end of evil are hidden from him.
Awake! therefore, ye that sleep!
Awake from the sleep of lust!
Awake from the slumber of hatred!
Come out of the painful dreams of avarice, self-indulgence, vanity and pride!
Shake off the nightmare of doubt!
Be drugged no more by groundless faith,
By error, and the clinging unto death!
End ye the sleep of self, and awake in the Reality of Truth!
For the end of self is the beginning of Truth. Behold, the glorious Truth!
Awake! awake! awake! ye are sleeping I ye are dreaming! Awake! Sons of the Morning, and fill the world with music.
Come ye, and dwell in the Light;
Come ye, and tread the Path of Perfection;
Come ye, and be exalted with the exaltation of Holiness,
So shall ye. know the supreme Love and Peace.
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