When humanity co-operates, it will find solutions
to long-standing problems, even those thought to be unsolvable.
More and more, men are beginning to understand the severity of
the problems facing them today. On all fronts political,
economic and social, these problems multiply and cause much heartache
and sad shaking of heads. Add to these the environmental problems
which mans cavalier attitude to nature and its resources has
engendered, and the future for mankind looks bleaker still. The
realization is dawning that mankinds life is in crisis and
that something radical must be done before it is too late.
What, indeed, can man do to save himself from disaster? What steps
can he take even to mitigate the threat to his well-being?
The answer is relatively simple but, it would seem, difficult for
men to grasp, caught as they are in the net of their own conditioning.
Men must release themselves from the poison of competition, must
realize it for the glamour which it is, and, seeing the Oneness
of all men, embrace co-operation for the General Good. Only co-operation
and justice will save men from a disaster of their own making; co-operation
and justice alone will guarantee their future. Considering that
this is so, man has little option but to accept co-operation as
the key to his salvation.
When men co-operate rather than compete, they will find a magic potion
entering their lives. The ease with which long-lasting problems will
be solved will astonish, the impossible will yield to the lightest
touch, and, through co-operation alone, men will learn the true art
of living. Thus will it be, and thus will men learn to appreciate
the beauty of relationship which only co-operation can bestow. Through
co-operation the new civilization will be built, the new science revealed,
the new understanding manifested. Thus will men grow together in the
discovery of their divinity. Thus will they know the joy and happiness
of such togetherness.
The Masters, your Elder Brothers, are not strangers to co-operation.
In all that They do, co-operation plays a central role. It could
not be otherwise in the manifested Brotherhood where the canker
of competition is unknown.
It is Our earnest desire that men learn the art of co-operation,
and to this end shall We act as mentors, teaching through example.
So liberating is co-operation it is surprising, is it not, that
men have been so tardy in learning its joys.
The era of competition is fast coming to an end. With its demise,
violence and war, starvation amid plenty, greed and separation,
will likewise fade from the memory. To replace these sorrows will
emerge blessed co-operation, to guarantee to men their essential
divinity. Thus will it be and thus will men come to understand another
facet in the nature of God.
The Master is a senior member of the Hierarchy of the
Masters of Wisdom; His name, well-known in esoteric circles, is
not yet being revealed for various reasons. Benjamin Creme is in
constant telepathic contact with this Master Who dictates His articles
This article is from the September 2000
issue of Share International.