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                   In its active form, this case has already been mentioned in the first volume of Gnosis .
                     As for the true satisfaction, the reward spoken of the gospels, the student will find

                   this only by serving an esoteric cause.

                     The attentive reader will draw a practical conclusion from the above:  one must find
                   a  genuine  esoteric  task  being  carried  out in  the  world,  make  oneself useful in that

                   work, and take an active part in it  [cf. original French version, Gnôsis II, p. 14; Amis,

                   Gnôsis II, p. xxvii].
                     It is here that one can understand the meaning of the parable of the reapers, where it

                   is said:

                     "And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both

                   he  that  sowest  and  he  that  reapeth  may  rejoice  together...  I  sent  you  to  reap  that

                   whereon  ye  bestowed no  labour:  other  men  laboured,  and  ye  are  entered  into their
                   labours" .
                                                          *      *

                     In  the  fifth  chapter  of  this  volume,  we  give  the  reader  a  general  glimpse  of  the

                   historical evolution of post-adamic human society seen from the esoteric angle.

                     Organic life on Earth, led by the adamic man, follows its evolution under the aegis of
                   Absolute II. The latter, who is Christ, the Son of God, operates among us through certain

                   human beings who are predisposed to take an active part in this endeavour.

                     It is by being able to distinguish between the "A" and "B" influences, that the seeker
                   can enter into contact with the person or the persons who "reap". Then, if he really

                   understands the core of the matter, he can try to join them in their work. This, on the

                   sole condition, and we have emphasized this point before, that he can be useful. For, in

                   esoteric questions, there is neither nepotism, nor exaggerated tolerance, and still less,


                       Gnosis, t. 1, p. 74; French original version; pp. 73, 74, English manuscript.
                       John, IV, 36-38.
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