DIVINE

The Divine has three aspects for us:
1. It is the Cosmic Self and Spirit that is in and behind all
things and beings, from which and in which all is manifested in the universe although it is now a manifestation in the Ignorance.

2. It is the Spirit and Master of our own being within us whom we have to serve and learn to express his will in all our movements so that we may grow out of the Ignorance into the Light.

3. The Divine is transcendent Being and Spirit, all bliss and light and divine knowledge and power, and towards that highest divine existence and its Light we have to rise and bring down the reality of it more and more into our consciousness and life.

In the ordinary Nature we live in the Ignorance and do not know the Divine. The forces of the ordinary Nature are undivine forces because they weave a veil of ego and desire and unconsciousness which conceals the Divine from us. To get into the higher and deeper consciousness which knows and lives luminously in the Divine, we have to get rid of the forces of the lower nature and open to the action of the Divine Shakti which will transform our consciousness into that of the Divine Nature.
This is the conception of the Divine from which we have to start - the realisation of its truth can only come with the opening of the consciousness and its change.

In the one task for which our lives were born,
To raise the world to God in deathless Light,
To bring God down to the world on earth we came,

To change the earthly life to life divine.