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The deplorable state of the world today testifies silently to the widespread spiritual ignorance which is at the root of the trouble. Class hates class, group strives against group, selfishness is prevalent everywhere--this situation could only arise amongst creatures ignorant of the higher purpose on this earth. Consequently, to help make available knowledge of the truth and to elevate moral character constitute the noblest task to which any man could devote himself.

-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 356

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