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The greatest spiritual needs of the modern world are more depth and more width. It needs to deepen its field of consciousness so as to include the true spiritual self and the divine laws governing life. It needs to widen out into loving thoughts and compassionate deeds. With right ethical ideals and sound nonmaterialistic ideas the external activities which will fill the postwar stage would then bring true progress to mankind. But with unworthy ideals and false ideas humanity would only fall into greater disaster and eventual destruction.

-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 345

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