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"imprisoned in the [monetary*] system which, spiritually, must end." PH 80.
 
*JPC

Thank you for participating in the meditation for the redirection of money and its 'right use'. It is very important. You may also wish to consider the outline 'Rays and the Initiations' p190, given by AAB/DK for the destruction of the glamour of materiality, including the 'wrong use of money'. Here are some pertinent quotations from varied sources which are most applicable today in this time of global monetary crisis. In brotherhood, JPC.

"Rejoice, ye larvae of the too much married Solomon and of the Temple money changers! And ye, imperial spooks of Caligula, Constantine and the world-conquering Ceasars, look at your caricatures on the Serbian and other thrones. The claws of the royal lions of the XIXth century are clipped, and their teeth extracted; yet they try to emulate your historical vices in their humble way." CW XII 42. HPB.

"The court of the money changers" RI 190.

"The “money changers” are those who traffic in spiritual things, the money-seeking priesthood." CW XI 502. HPB.

""Money changers are there, buying and selling each other's interests, quid on the altars are human sacrifices." Temple Teachings III 94.

"The Christ in each must now drive out these money changers, and overthrow their tables". Temple Teachings III 94.

"The capitalistic system has emerged and has wrecked the world." PH 70.

"And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves." Matthew 21:12-13.

"It might be wise here to remember that the only time it is recorded that Christ (as an adult) visited the Temple of the Jews, He created a disturbance!" EXT 605.

"The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, "Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade." John 2:13-16

“First of all, it must be recognized that the cause of all world unrest, of the world wars which have wrecked humanity and the widespread misery upon our planet can largely be attributed to a selfish group with materialistic purposes who have for centuries exploited the masses and used the labor of mankind for their selfish ends.

From the feudal barons of Europe and Great Britain in the Middle Ages through the Powerful business groups of the Victorian era to the handful of capitalists - national and international - who today control the world's resources, the capitalistic system has emerged and has wrecked the world.

This group of capitalists has cornered and exploited the world's resources and the staples required for civilized living; they have been able to do this because they have owned and controlled the world's wealth through their interlocking directorates and have retained it in their own hands.

They have made possible the vast differences existing between the very rich and the very poor; they love money and the power which money gives; they have stood behind governments and politicians; they have controlled the electorate; they have made possible the narrow nationalistic aims of selfish politics; they have financed the world businesses and controlled oil, coal, power, light and transportation; they control publicly or sub rosa the world's banking accounts." PH 71.

"The Energy of Active Intelligence. This third type of energy is the easiest one for modern humanity to receive - which is perhaps a sad commentary upon man's aspirations. The proof of this lies in the fact that much of this type of energy (through the selfish perception and desires of mankind) has been crystallized into money. Human intelligence has served on the side of materialism and not on the side of the spiritual values. Money is the concretized expression of the third type of spiritual energy. This particular expression appeared first in the ancient and equally materialistic system of barter and exchange; then, in later civilizations (predominantly including ours) we have the appearance of money, made first from the products of the mineral kingdom, and then later came paper money, made from the products of the vegetable kingdom. This has culminated in the modern preoccupation with money.

There is very deep occult meaning to be found in the statement in the New Testament that "the love of money is the root of all evil". It is largely money and selfishness which lie behind the present disastrous economic situation. Great financiers are in reality those in whom the receipt of money, or of this type of energy, constitutes the line of least resistance, plus the will to make vast fortunes, which cannot be gainsaid. They will to make a fortune; they bring their intelligence to bear upon their goal, and naught can stop them. Many of them are purely selfish." EXT 646.

"Certain questions arise. In the answering of these questions, humanity will solve its problems or, if they remain unsolved, the human race will come to an end.
 
1.  Is the capitalistic system to remain in power? Is it entirely evil? Are not capitalists human beings?
2.  Will labor itself, through its unions and its growing power, vested in its leaders, become a tyranny?
3.  Can labor and capital form a working agreement or amalgamation? Do we face another type of war between these two groups?
4.  In what way can the Law of Supply and Demand be implemented so that there is justice for all and plenty for all?
5.  Must some form of totalitarian control be adopted by the various world governments in order to meet the requirements of supply and demand? Must we legislate for material ends and comfort?
6.  What standard of living will - in the New Age - seem essential to man? Shall we have a purely materialistic civilization or shall we have a spiritual world trend?
7.  What must be done to prevent the monied interests from again mobilizing for the exploitation of the world?
8.  What really lies at the very heart of the modern materialistic difficulty?

This last question can be answered in the well known words: "The love of money is the root of all evil". This throws us back on the fundamental weakness of humanity - the quality of desire. Of this, money is the result and the symbol.

From the simple process of barter and exchange (as practiced by the primeval savage) to the intricate and formidable financial and economic structure of the modern world, desire is the underlying cause. It demands the satisfaction of sensed need, the desire for goods and possessions, the desire for material comfort, for the acquisition and the accumulation of things, the desire for power and the supremacy which money alone can give. This desire controls and dominates human thinking; it is the keynote of our modern civilization; it is also the octopus which is slowly strangling human life, enterprise, and decency; it is the millstone around the neck of mankind.

To own, to possess, and to compete with other men for supremacy has been the keynote of the average human being - man against man, householder against householder, business against business, organization against organization, party against party, nation against nation, labor against capital - so that today it is recognized that the problem of peace and happiness is primarily related to the world's resources and to the ownership of those resources.

The dominating words in our newspapers, over our radios, and in all our discussions are based upon the financial structure of human economy: banking interests, salaries, national debts, reparations, cartels and trusts, finance, taxation - these are the words which control our planning, arouse our jealousies, feed our hatreds or our dislike of other nations, and set us one against the other. The love of money is the root of all evil.

There are, however, large numbers of people whose lives are not dominated by the love of money and who can normally think in terms of the higher values. They are the hope of the future but are individually imprisoned in the system which, spiritually, must end." PH 79/80.

15/11/10