Transcript of Mahatma Gandhi Speaking
It is our desire, all of we who come, that we shall, in time, break down these barriers that man has created in his foolishness. I am very concerned that you and others like you, should be the propagators of this great revelation which is so essential to the happiness and the welfare of the world.
Today your world stands on the bridge, as it were, of destruction. Any time that bridge, which in itself is so unreliable, that it is doubtful if it will sustain the weight that is placed upon it. Because man himself, unconsciously and in some ways consciously, has brought into being such a condition of confusion, such a condition of hatred, of intolerance.
There is so much intolerance that is placed upon the world through man’s foolishness. Unless something is done very soon, I can see that the weight of man’s foolishness and ignorance, combined with his lack of spirituality, will destroy the very bridge that enables man to reach, in safety, the shore of peace and happiness.
We on this side, for a long time, have striven to build between our world and yours, a bridge whereby man could climb to heights and find that peace which your world could not give. We know that it is only in this truth, only in this realization of communication, between the so-called dead and the living, that lies the salvation of your world.
All history repeats itself. History itself shows the very foundation of man’s happiness, is in the knowledge and the realization of the life that is to come. The Earth life is but the training ground, it is but the school in which man must learn the lesson which will, in consequence, give him the opportunity to inherit the kingdom of the living Father.
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It grieves us when we see how in your world there so much malice, so much hatred, so much intolerance, so much unhappiness, so much fear, so much doubt. Your world is full of fear: fear in its religious aspect, fear in its realization, as it feels, of the things that they know.
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There is much we want to release man from; above all, fear. Life in your world is full of fear. People fear so many things.
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We are very concerned with your world today. It does not get better, it gets worse. Much worse. It only needs a touch of a finger to set your world ablaze. This I do not think needs expressing too strongly. It is obvious. There is too much fear in the world.