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Appendix B - page 1
What did Masters say about Death?
Death, reference #1:
When John, the harbinger (the baptist) was twelve years old His mother died, and he grieved deeply. His teacher, Matheno (a Master) consoled him.
[AG 15:3-9, Matheno]
"Death is no enemy of man; it is a friend who, when the work of life is done, just cuts the cord that binds the human boat to earth, that it may sail on smoother seas. No language can describe a mother's worth, and yours was tried and true. But she was not called hence until her tasks were done. The calls of death are always for the best, for we are solving problems there as well as here; and one is sure to find himself where he can solve his problems best.
"It is but selfishness that makes one wish to call again to earth departed souls. Then let your mother rest in peace. Just let her noble life be strength and inspiration to you. A crisis in your life has come, and you must have a clear conception of the work you are called to do."
Death, reference #2:
Jesus' father, Joseph, had died. Jesus (about 14 years of age) sent a letter to his mother, in consolation.
[AG, 30:6-16, Jesus]
"...my mother, all is well; is well for father and is well for you. His work in this earth-round is done, and it is nobly done. In all the walks of life men cannot charge him with deceit, dishonesty, nor wrong intent. Here in this round he finished many heavy tasks, and he has gone from hence prepared to solve the problems of the round of soul.
"Our Father-God is with him there, as he was with him here; and there his angel guards his footsteps lest he go astray. Why should you weep? Tears cannot conquer grief. There is no power in grief to mend a broken heart. The plane of grief is idleness; the busy soul can never grieve; it has no time for grief. When grief comes trooping through the heart, just lose yourself; plunge deep into the ministry of love, and grief is gone.
"Yours is a ministry of love, and all the world is calling out for love. Then let the past go with the past; rise from the cares of carnal things and give your life for those who live. And if you lose your life in serving life you will be sure to find it in the morning sun, the evening dews, the song of bird, in flowers, and in the stars of night."
Death, Reference #3:
Jesus was in Egypt. He was thirty years of age. He observed a grieving widow following behind a funeral procession. Her only son had died. Jesus consoled her.
[AG 54:5-13, Jesus]
"Good woman, dry your tears; you follow but an empty house; your son is in it not. You weep because your son is dead. Death is a cruel word; your son can never die. He had a task assigned to do in garb of flesh; he came; he did his work, and then he laid the flesh aside; he did not need it more. Beyond your human sight he has another work to do, and he will do it well, and then pass on to other tasks, and, by and by he will attain the crown of perfect life.
"And what your son has done, and what he yet must do, we all must do. Now, if you harbor grief, and give your sorrows vent they will grow greater every day. They will absorb your very life until at last you will be naught but grief, wet down with bitter tears.
"Instead of helping him, you grieve your son by your deep grief. He seeks your solace now as he has ever done; is glad when you are glad; is saddened when you grieve. Go bury deep your woes, and smile at grief, and lose yourself in helping others dry their tears. With duty done comes happiness and joy; and gladness cheers the hearts of those who have passed on."
Death, reference #4
"Death does not mean the end of life. The grave is not the goal of men, no more than is the earth the goal of seeds. Life is the consequence of death. The seed may seem to die, but from its grave the tree arises into life.
"So man may seem to die, but he lives on, and from the grave he springs up into life. If you could comprehend the word that Moses spoke about the burning bush that burned and still was not consumed, then you would know that death cannot destroy the life.
"And Moses said that God is God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel. God is not God of dead men's bones, but of the living man. I tell you, men, man goes down to the grave, but he will rise again and manifest the life; For every life is hid with Christ in God, and man shall live while God shall live."
------There are other enlightening references to death in The Aquarian Gospel: see Part 8.
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