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ADQRATION Just behlnd tho atmosphere, j u s t behind th o ~lunahine , juet bebfna the puXao of our ooll.8, just behind the throb o f o u r hearts, j w t b e h M our thoughts with whloh we gray, a h us r s a l i z o that Thou just b e b m o m love, 0 I n f i n i t e , m a r t tbs only thing W e O ~ V O . Make u a r Poalize that Thou art not only in the fnrtheet star, but U a t Thou art twinkling in our thoughts, sparuing in our faolinga, an8 vitalizing our

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Take away all %hev o i l e U a t hide Thea, Ooma, Fathor, ooma. N o more bohind the indifferent v e i l of Ntltura, no more behind V b m obsauro v e i l o t msttgr, no mbre behW thq r o i l of mfnde, no m r o b&in& t h o veil, Of B o u h w U l I perooive Thee, but b a i n b my &woti@n, b 0 h M my tmtltbr pareoptions, b a h m my i n m o s t Saul Thou art evwawrte, Thou art om mtherl we aro Thy ~hiJ.dPon* Tmuh Us t o l m e Thee aa J o m a lo~ed, a s Mabarnot loved, and a m Ohriatna and our groat Ourus laved Thea, 0 Bod, tmoh us l w o Thee w i t h the intoxioating lme of tho eafnta, 18 that we m y realize mat Thbu art t h o ooean and our the wave. Teaoh us no more t o pray w i t h vrprds, but with our Souls Bath or, br oak Thy vow of ailonoe. Spaak t o u e t h r o w our thoughts. May sl& men raalizo Thy nearaaaa, , Q Gad, mkor of our We offar Thoo tanfierest fhoughta. 16 Im w in Thy our adoration, o w Sou yearning.. * % k e Thy prosonce, 0 Qod.

.. .. . ... 'JHE P N B B _ W a O QB" O A l l true symbolr reareaant t h e v a a t poroeption of God. W e muat understand t h nyabolinm ~ of Pastern an8 Western roli&iomI Eagh symbol qrsumte a truth aa8 when we oono~atsateonly upon me symbol and n o t ugon tho t ~ t b b e h h d W e symbol, it beoom. i d o l * o r d i p , whbh loads t o auperat~ion and d o m t i o teahim, To worthip symbol8 is the p r i f ' aymbol s mry n t a t e or undorshndlng. The mole univorse oonainbe o mioh hayo t o b e s t a d i n d and undoratood by man, Tho f i n i t e Camon, wlfh o l l i g t i o a l -1BY#-, b l w eklee, ~ o u n t l a a aatera--all o a m t i t u t a tho flnlta symtel o f t h o mf 4nita. The whale finite univorno oan bo apokm o f a a thp nbodg" o f the f a f i n i l o , Thm whola f i n i t e univorae o a n b o into two garts--tho f i n i $ o mnnifserted a i d e and &a Infinite unrmnffestod rogion, The f n f i n i t o unmanlfelrrtod rebion i a spokon o f aa tho t b I n v i a i b l s Mindm of Cod, wmkiw in t h o f i n i t e brain o i f l n i t s go#mio Creation, a s reproaonted in tho mnifostd f i n i t e rogion of Oroation. In t h o manifested Cownod, tho spnoe oan bm spokon of ne tba n ~ o d y no f God. The akin o f t h e f i n i t o a o m 4 Idol id blm md orange, Thou& ovary gars o f t h e bluo amoa God is breathing S i f o .
W$ SYgaBOL OF W E CROSS ~ i r a of t all, wo muet d i e t i n g u i e h botwoon true roligioa and roligloua suporsti ti on. Evorywhoro wo f i n d moro ar lo ao t h a t true rol i g i o n has slippod away f mm roal x e l f g i w s praatf oas. Evory s y m b a l l ~ oal c ormaaly reproennts aortain roligioua p r inoiplaa, but whan 80nqbnt r a t i m is plaood upon the praotioos of religlow rltocr, f o r g e t t i n g *he p $ n a i p l e s far which t h a g stand, tban t h e symW'Xeorah ipplng loeda t o

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idolatorp F o r inptanoo, if you workhip t h e oross and p o l i s h it ovory day ~ n d lovo it, forgo= iq t h o main thing for M i o h tho orolsa stanile, than that l a idol worabip, but. ffh.ynuO~PF-y t h o orQs8and it reminds you o i tho mfioring of Christ on tho maas and a t Bo sraidt nFather, rorgive thm, for they know not what thoy do," thon you aro uaing that aymbol r i a t l y ,
DIAGRAM OF Z W E GHOQS
The oroaa i a a symbol t h a t mn is nothing b u t a oambimtion o f d u a l i t y .

oonsolouamss botwoon tbe I n f i n i t e and the f l n i t e r Tho hori~mt.1 1 mpmmnt8 0 finite of Neturo and t h o vortiatll l i m ro. prosants th o I n f i n i t e, and t h i s crose is a symbol, o f t b e crose boMind twoon Naturo an8 S p i r i t . W c e o ibe prodyot of both tho f i n i t o and rnf i n l t o , Tho oroes was me de fmu beoaueo Josue was hung upon it, but Q o roal aynbol signifloe n oonbination o f $ha f i n i t e and * o I n f i n i t o , Tho afmbol of the triangle meam "God t h o Fethor, tho Son, and tl~o Holy Ghoatan ThO triangle also ropresente g o d , o v i l , and aotivatl w q u a l i t l ea. The@8threo qualities m a b up mint s maraotor, A l l tho ourronter h v e t o have three qualities t o orotato our body, Whon ouf exls ton00 booornee pure, thon wo aro in S p i r i t *
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OF WE WfRITUAL $Xlt The S p i r i t u a l Eye, desoribod in preroooptumNo.187, ia t h o symb o l o f life. It i a r t h e epitorao of t h ontiro ~ Comio Energy in the univorso. Tho o n t i r a Coawnoo looks l i k o t h i s . The bluo li&t of Christ Cansoioumeae, and around t h b blue l i g h t , t h a goidon k l o of Oomic Emray, and tho little etar in tho a o n t o r of tho b1u0 l i g h t , rJhioh repromnta g p i r l t . rirst, s p i r i t waa t h o littlo star, then it vibrated, t h w boooming thp-bluo Ohrist Goneoiouanaee whioh i r j r proaont in a l l

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finito Craallon, The oontral p a r t , urn+, ar t h i s earta i a trow, vary h o t , and t h i s , a t o r aurfaoe ia muah uooler, The aasrgy Is ucultralizeb in t h o oantor. L i b w i s e , t h o omtral part of t h e 8ymbol of t h o Spi~ltualE s i a the most poworfbl, The sgmbol of khs ,BpiPitual EYo 18 = o r Y i m f ) O r fCp~~*ing m a made attar t h e pattor6 of t h e ~ p i r i t a Eye, ffi ever$ abm, i n o v o r y alootron, t h e r o are throo partn. If wo uould erplodo tho haart o t o v o r y t h i w , we would know GO&. We do n o t maw *at i a Ind a i d o the vory eontrnl 00x0 of evoryth iq, whioh haa throe layore, You aro in mattor; you are In the little eggaholl o a l l e d t h o "Ooemaa Tho earth 18 the yolk d t h o kg s th Wehv t bore m r ~ to h aos t h s Oosma. e sun fs a y # > ? ' 8 i m t h o I Eyo. Tha a m i a tho l i f o or the Gasma; lo the SPi . U Eye l i f e of t h i a body. ~ & i n dt h o llat of t h o sun I s t h e ~ o s m i oEnergyw Tho sun Wl. 11 burn t h o r e t i n a of your physioal eyes, b u t the Spiritual E ~ o w m ~ t b u r n y o uT , ht3bostwayis t a looktbro t h e ~ i r i t u a l yo, whore not oven a million arm san atny. ~ l t h lo 1 h t o f ? his worl%. is only darlolsas uong)arod t a what wo oan aeo and r d i z o ~ O U the C S p i r i t u a l Eye r m SYMBOLS OF WE$ PTR!ZES why do we like* straight linsn, and o i ~ o l o a ,and a U r m n d things? The horizon, t h o oarth, and the 00aro 811 rouM. Our body 1s m d o aftor t h i a p ttorn, The head, t h o oyoa, tho f'lngors, t h o lunge, t h e oars, aM o t h e r parts of t h e body a r e all1 round, Evory s t r a i g h t li~m, whon put i n a l l d i r e c t i o n e bobornos m u d , The straight l f m i a mo~:o oroativo booause it h n e both a p o s i t i v e and a negative, and when you olongato both .ands, it booumos o t o r i a l . : P & B gJrBOo&P"nitQ aym t h o straight l i n e tnd t h o Whore. p l a n e t s is round. Why? Bocausa f m a o , when it s o i n t i l l a t o e i t s e l f , f~rming a amtral p o r n , a l w ~ y s taka8 an won raUw mii aphoro. so,

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SYMBOL8 OF TIlE I N E N I T E

Evory wmbol in Naturo is t h o materialization of t h e raya o f aod, Wo a m not s implo in wko-up. l o a r e a oondcnsd oongLomration o f aolsr ayrstoma, U l t i m t e l y , when w o analyze t h o mattor, wo r,ind t h n t w o aro a11 solor ayatom, It is only t h o relativity of eyatcms t h t makes ue feel slnalJ. Tho earth b sxaa'll in oornparieon to t h e sun, and wo aro small in mmpariem t o mo oarth. S o h r syetmn upon s o l a r system is moving abou;2 I n tho o t h r I Wo aro a draam within a dream. Tho body i a a o m g l m r a t i o n of e l w t r o n i o , p r o t o n i o ayeterm. Tho b d y belongs t o the carth, *fob I s a p a r t o f tho a 0 1 0 eyatom, and tho solar fryatem belong8 to t h o Owmio ayatom, So, wo aro a l l rsymbole of tho Z n f i n i t o , although wo are dif'forent in appoatatloo. We aro all symbols of t h t
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Mountains + ooeana , wattbe, S o l o M ~ e e ; trow a l l hsxo beta txy$ng to g o t . a W y f u p thoir I limitat ions of t h e earqt&, and tho highoet attaqpt is found lap W n i .Tn sup w, the, $o,dlqod-up Lody raya find ireadom in O m i p r d 8 P l b e b A 'fl Wer is t h e qymbol o f Zho ~ d l ; i i i ' t e t r y i n 6 to oxpre83 i t s o l f r ~ r t i g k o c sis the illuminbd 2apa o f Omniprosmacr Everything is trying to got out, ~ l mfhgranoo o f t h e flowora an8 the expandiw *ongbtsl of mn aro a l l attampte' of thi lookad-iup forb0 in mattar to f i n d it8 hclm of ~ m n ~ p r a a o n s b , both r&prb.aent The syrnbd of a kroo i the eymbal o f atl =inax x0pr0~0nL8%hi first diffor$nt f o r b of l i i o a Tho eymbal o r th,o ovo l u t i o n , The aymbo2 of tho ndbulao ropr'osdnta a t r a s l s of vaborsc Tho f i r a t coergenao of Natuto, swlloe, motah '. and so form ; qrd, the e p b o l s of oodt s beauty f i i a t (xprossed in omde Aerth. Remmber ell me a l s arc aymbolioal o f .and a t w e a r e t h o symbob of beauty and powbr. G& boauty and powor a8 w a l l & B hohling p m ~ f*he. %roowae t h o f i ~ r s teymb o l of 31f o, tho f i r e t omor end Q out of m t t ~ r * therofhre, tho tr00 is -spoken of as t h o "trcs of 1 ?o"; a norvdm a y a h n p r o j o c t a d out of attor. Out of t h o oara m b o l mo S p i r i t o f God wants t a oano. So, spirl t bawmos t h o gem and t h o atoms, and thon S p i r i t boooms tho troos and p h n t li fo, Tho soota roproeont t h e Innor mndonaed ray e projooting out of tho universal raya of Cosmio morgy. The branches roprseont the oondenscd outor raye m m t i n g fmm t h o innor rays. In t h o animal and human nervoua aystom tho aondonsod rays of t h e nervous sys tom booom apparently froo f r o m Cosmko Enorgy, Man' a o u t o r naxvous a y s t m was oroatod out of t h e Soults deairo t o f r o o i t e o l f f r m t h o bondago of tho doll^, and ba ralousod i n Omnipresmoo~ The outor nwvous a y e t m o f man keep tho Boul busy w l th t h o libitations of mttar, The auporrmn withdraws all ray8 f r o m tho fiervous systtsm and f l o u t s them hrom #o ~ g i n eand lots them out through t h o moclulla i n t o tha h f i n i t a sghs Pri or Light. ,
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his l i t t l o dwarf of n chiao1 workcd h a o s a a h t b y mory day and began t o grow w o r n and old r Many t i m o b 1 rejuv aha t e d it ~ u at t ~ R tB it had giPon a l l of its body t o transform rustla wobd i n k f b n f t w o and other beautiful thirqs e o that they m i g h t aeeobfato w i t h anll sorva ldvlng
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5HE ELUE AdoXablo Ono, you a r a lt erg mook, almough you a r o tho moet ooloesal business man, running tho Saotory d tho Ooemoe, yot you never sgoak about your great work. You h d e oam riaoned th thin Goernme with the paint isg 8 of over-ohanging aomory , ao %hat your eorrranta may work w i t h d e l i a t . A l l l i v i n g oroaturaa, your ompl?yoee, have beon m d e audaoious ly prominent w i t h a f l e a ly dwelling fllumira t e a with mult i-uolorod l i a t e of tlhou@ts, afiootiorus, alla detormlnatione, yot you hsrvo made yourself very unimportant and your mneion of spaao obaouro and irmfsibl s you prodwo otrorythim, but w4 you wrk hardoat of a l l , ~ i n o o have t o work hard t o f u l f i l l t h o unonaing needs of our livoar W h y fe it that, el t h w g h it is you who mdo tho l i f e - i v i n g grain, tho v i t u l broozo, #a r m c a l w list, t h o thirst-quenohing wator, a t !blooa in o u r vohne, and tho heart-ongine of our l i v e e , y e t y w mko ua work vory , hapa and a i l d l #ings to s u i t our hard t o g o t .t;hoee t h i n g e r ~ o v i o r k eo wo fa18 o l y imgine &at we a r e the ~ l a k ~ pampered d o a l r o e , aod do a r a o f worything, Tho glgantio t b o n m l , a ~ t r a l , ard gravitational fomarr arc a l l purring and bounding, running your faotory of myatory, Wo know that koW Youryou, aa t h e ~ o e s o f tho ~ o a v e n e aro protty kzsy, and hme and p oator eolf a l o o r from w 10s t wo onmaoh upon your valunblo t m D you msdo us In you w i t h many f o o l i d quast ions, yo% we ask your s i haw lorn aro you going to troat us aa your ahildron, e e your your am oyaoa? Wo know t h a t wo h w o boon vary bad, rowdy, and intoxiaatod with Ignaranoo, l i v i n g i n h o v e l s of d i s o r d o ~ and limitation, but 0, Adorable Bosa of tho ~ l u o ,it is you who oan mend our mnnora. It i n your unL limitod pawor alono t h a t aan help our meager fno ltiera #nd B W r not b a t t o r e d w i l l t o mko tho e f f o r t t o redomnouraaYvee4 warking far you, but do not ltstus bo strangore, Bolg u s t o h o w that wa ax8 a l l your o h i l d r o n , oqually l w o d by you, You have rominod hiddon f a r n long time, you mat f o r b w i t h leavo your buainoss and attond b tho moet important buainess of awakening us, Ttro f a 3 r y woodlands, studded w i t h the gam of blosadms, are aalling for srour manif'astati.or~. The ovor-rostlaae broozs ia h t i a n t l waiting mP you. The musio drum of noa-roars ever has Boen boa i n g , W n r t i a g f o r youP aondng i n tho star-choquarod donla of tRc Torapla o f t h e Blue, You p l n y ~ dtho dram of c o l o r and bonuty on t h o a t a g o of bl~soomer and advaxtiaed your &ow through t h e f r u g m n o o , wh i c h o o l l s t r u a n t absmtminded vi aftars t o your sanotum. Man ie plnying t h e dram o f s p i r i t on the stage. of lifo, God I s t h e stago mnagor and w o a r o the p h y e r s wmkfng at our big an8 emall all-important parts, a l l acoording t o His unsoon d i r e c t i o n s , Somot imm wo mar t h o p l a y by our stubbornno ss, but -Pngo Four-

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