THOUGHT that will
occur to many persons is that the truths we endeavor to teach are not
"Truth is fundamental and eternal.
There is no new truth; there is only new understanding and
application of truth that has always existed. No great teacher has ever
told new truth. No great teacher has ever told truth in a new way, until
the older teachings had begun
to lose their hold on the minds of men. No great teacher has ever found an audience for his new
interpretation of truth, until the minds of men had groped through
darkness toward a light dimly perceived, if at all.
"The time is ripe now for the
crystallization of new application of eternal truth. Men hunger for
bread of the spirit, and thirst for the waters of eternity. This is the
answer of eternal forces to their search, and it comes, for the first
time, not through a teacher or a prophet, but through a human instrument
THE SEVEN PURPOSES
sensitive to a high degree to the
influence of the force that is life's motive power.
"There are many conditions affecting
the application of that force in these communications, that cannot now be
explained; many conditions influencing its direction, that you do not
understand. Some day your scientists will discover and prove by experiment
certain laws now unrecognized, and these days of doubt and scoffing will
disappear in a past filled with denial and discouragement of almost every
discovery now called modern and progressive.
"Two things only we have striven for
through you: to prove to a group
of intelligent persons that this force exists and may be practically
applied between your plane and ours, and to warn mankind of the nature and
eternal import of impending struggles. We have more to tell when they are
ready to listen, and upon the choice of them who hear this truth the
immediate progress of the world depends. It is a warning to unite and prepare for combat.
"This is the truth. Heed it.