Manly Hall’s Prescient Thoughts on Today’s Human Problems

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I came across an interesting quote on the net today that provoked me to share it with the rest of you:

“… the great materialistic progress which we have venerated for so long is on the verge of bankruptcy. We can no longer believe that we are born into this world to accumulate wealth and abandon ourselves to mortal pleasures. We see the dangers and realize that we have been exploited for centuries. We were told the twentieth century was the most progressive that the world has ever known, but unfortunately the progression was in the direction of self-destruction.

To avoid a future of war, crime, and bankruptcy, the individual must begin to plan his own destiny, and the best source for the necessary information comes down to us through the writings of the ancients. The greatest knowledge of all time should be available … in a book that would be a monument, not merely a coffin.”

~ Manly P. Hall in the preface to the diamond jubilee edition of The Secret Teachings of All Ages

Although Manly P. Hall has been dead for 19 years, his enlightening observations of the destructive path that human beings were going down seem so prophetic at this present time.  This quote is also relevant for what I’m trying to achieve with this site, and that is to provide knowledge or if you like wisdom, that will somehow make us think (something we don’t do much of in this world of distraction) twice about the current direction we have taken.

The question is, can we change the current negative situation in the world or has years of ignorance taken us too far beyond redemption?  That’s a question that I will leave for you to answer.

Anyway, there will be more from Manly P. Hall in the near future.

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