M iss C. W. Christie, national lecturer for New Zealand for the Thoosophical Society gave an address last evening at the Theosophical Hall-on ‘ldeals, Past, Present, and Future.’ Miss Christie spoke of the importance of the ideal and how it affected our present life. She oullined the ideals of the civilisations Of the past, showing wherein they succeeded and where they faded. Egypt iiad before her the ideal of knowledge, India that of duty, Greece that of beauty, Borne that of law. Each had striven towards its ideal, and had passed away to reincarnate in the form of another civilisation. To the; West had come tl;o grea: Master, Christ, who had given the ideal of seif-sacrifice to us; through the centuries we had been blundering towards it, and .still the lesson was but half learned. The ideal for the future was that of Brotherhood; thin was the lesson we hud set before us now, the lesson the Master would teach when lie came again to the world. “Wo have to learn union, and it must be a. union that bands together to build up fen all and not to set itself against some. 'Die service of our fellows—that is what- wc must learn if wo carry out the idea! that is before us and keep up with the civilisation that is dawning. Germany would • not karn this lesson. She wanted all for he-realf, but she will bo taught by bitter less what elm would not learn by love—that nations as well as individuals must all work for tho common good.
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THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, Evening Star, Issue 15681, 21 December 1914