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effacement of the sense of sin among the Illuminati. What is meant by the phrase "naked and unashamed." 

Will such a state ever exist on the earth? Efforts of those who have experienced Cosmic Consciousness to 

express the experience; the strange similarity found in all attempts. Is there any evidence that Cosmic 
Consciousness is possible to all?





CHAPTER VI


EXAMPLES OF COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS, WHO HAVE FOUNDED NEW SYSTEMS OF RELIGION



The simple religion of early Japan. The inner or secret shrine: its esoteric and its exoteric office. The Mystic 
Brotherhoods. Why the esoteric meanings have always been veiled. The great teachers and the uniformity of 

their instructions. Philosophy as taught by Vivekananda. The fundamental doctrine of Buddhism. Have the 

present-day Buddhists lost the key? Is religion necessary to Illumination? The fruits of Cosmic 
Consciousness.





CHAPTER VII


MOSES, THE LAW-GIVER



The salient features of the Law as given by Moses to his people. Had the ancient Hebrews any knowledge of 
Illumination and its results? The symbol of liberation. Its esoteric meaning.





CHAPTER VIII


GAUTAMA--THE COMPASSIONATE



Prenatal conditions influencing Buddha. His strange temperament. His peculiar trances and their effect upon 
him. Why Buddha endured such terrible struggles; is suffering necessary to Cosmic Consciousness? From 

what was Buddha finally liberated? The simplicity of Buddha's commandments in the light of Cosmic 

Consciousness. The fundamental truths taught by Buddha and all other sages. Buddha's own words regarding 
death and Nirvana. Last words to his disciples. How the teachings of Buddha compare with the vision of 

Cosmic Consciousness. His method of development of spiritual consciousness.




CHAPTER IX



JESUS OF NAZARETH


The astonishing similarity found in all religious precepts; the distinguishing feature of the teachings as 

delivered by Jesus. His repeated allusion to "the light within." The great commandment he gave to his 

disciples. Love the basis of the teachings of all Illumined minds. The "Second Coming of Christ." The signs 
of the times.





CHAPTER X


PAUL OF TARSUS






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