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THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY

Miss ('. W. Christie lectured for the Theosophical Society last evening at the Hall in Dowling street, She took as her : subject 'The Christ: -Man, Master, Mys- hj tore.' Miss Christie : poke of our Western (; teaching of the glorious liguro nf_ the n Cluist, and how the whole of our lii-tory *| circled round His name, She then led her t , audience on to consider the beauty of the f ] thought of the universal Christ—that beau- s; til'iil, all-pervading spirit which dwelt within and around everything, in the heart p of Nature as well as in the heart of man. \\ It was Cod in all: tho divinity within, e. the spirit in each one of us that was in p. truth our very -elves, in the thought of U the poet closer to us than breathing, ii nearer than hands and feet. This Christ d within the human heart was perfect, but v. the bodies, the. vestures, were imperfect, n. and tlii. was our task—to make them pure T and strong that the Christ spirit might d shine through. When the bodies had been hi ought to' a certain of perfection -'■ there came to the soul the mystery of the "' birth of the Christ within; it was the ;■'< Christmas Day of the human soul. To " : every one of ii; came this birth; it c;une after lives of striving towards the Christ **- life. It wa.. not. so much a conversion as j the culmination of many conversions. f| There came further step, after the birth of pj the Christ within when the man became. H an initiate, a little child in the Kingdom M of Heaven. Ho had then to learn to make a ili--. bodies pavsinulfss. to east olf all doubt rj and attain to knowledge, to eoiupen- super- hj st it ion. and to burn out all in hU nr.ture rj that wa< contrary to tho spirit of the || Chri.-t, Then he'beeamo tho Ma-ter, the |] perfected man, with the clinics of seven aj paths of service before him. One of these |j w.'s to return to earth and become a | teacher to those who were still striving. : 3 Thu< did we grow from man to super- ; i man. and from super-man to the Master. : is tlie Elder Brother. " i K

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THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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