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                                                    CHAPTER III

                     Love,  which  penetrates  everything,  is  the  current  that  carries  the  creative  force

                   emanating  from  Absolute  I  to  the  confines  of  the  Universe.  As  it  flows  farther  and

                   farther  away  from  its  source,  this  Love  loses  its  intensity  and  refinement  though  its

                   nature remains unaltered. If we study our  Ray of Creation, we may observe a whole
                   scale of values in the radiations emitted by the Central Sun, by our Sun, by the Earth

                   and, finally, by the Moon.

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                     We  have  already  seen  the  position  that  the  man  without  adopts  towards  Love.  It

                   reflects his level of being, his subjectivity and the hold his Personality has over him. The

                   splendour of the Love which proceeds from Absolute I is inconceivable to him. He can
                   imagine what the Love proceeding from Absolute II (the Christ) is like; he may recognise

                   its nobility and efficacy but, as long as man stays the way he is, he cannot practice it, for

                   Christ's Love is an objective Love and, in order to feel it, man must go through the 4th

                   stage or that of the balanced man, and then attain, through his second Birth, the level of
                   being which is that of a man 5, that is of an Individuality. In the Sermon on the Mount,

                   Christ charged his disciples to break through this barrier of subjectivity:

                     Ye have heard that it hath been said: thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine

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