does not win. Fundamentally, the entire affair of the communication of Truth to
mankind has been a failure, and it will always be a failure. It is a fruitless
enterprise — if we consider its results in terms of the true and perfect Awakening
of great numbers of people and the Divine Transformation of human society as a
whole. However, since a few in every generation are prepared to respond to the
Teaching of Truth, the communication of Truth must be continued in the world.
A few in every generation become a Sacrifice in God, while
mankind in general ignores, denies, and otherwise betrays the Teaching, the Way,
and the Agents of God. This is so, not only because of the subhuman evolutionary
stage of mankind at this time, but because the embodied soul is naturally motivated
toward its own experiential fulfillment, not the transcendence of itself. Therefore,
only a random few in any generation Awaken, while all others are oblivious in
their bewildered intoxication.
The times are bad, but they
are not extraordinarily so. The times are merely bad, as the common world of desire
must always be. But Truth is prior to desire and the world. Therefore, in My lifetime,
a few may Awaken in My Company. This Teaching and the Community of My Devotees
may even survive for countless generations as a Witness to the Truth that Awakens
and Enlightens the soul of Man. These Good Events may come to pass, or they may
not. There is a Way in God, but there is no Way to win.