From: The Eternal World Picture II p.72-73
"If the faculty of intuition is forced to advance in an artificial way it will, to a corresponding extent, get ahead of the step in evolution that is otherwise normal for the beginnings of intuition. The being thereby gets cosmic glimpses before it has reached the normal step in evolution for receiving intuitive glimpses or personally experienced cosmic knowledge. The moral stability and nervous constitution necessary for being able to receive cosmic glimpses in a normal way has in such a case not been developed in the being. The cosmic glimpses can therefore very easily damage the nerves and mentality of the being.
The impact of cosmic glimpses fills the being up with great spiritual power. This spiritual power seeks release through the being's mentality or thought-world If the being, because of its lack of development, does not have sufficient humility, but on the contrary is vain and hungers to be something great in the eyes of others, and its honesty is not sufficiently stabilised either, these unfinished aspects will be channels for the cosmic forces in the being's manifestation towards its surroundings. It here becomes apparent that these divine forces, which to the highest degree are intended to lead beings towards the light, are characterised to a very high degree by the being's lack of humility and are therefore characterised to a correspondingly high degree by the being's vanity and selfadulation. Sensing these strong forces can actually lead the beings in the worst case to the autosuggestion that they perceive themselves as Christ or as another high spiritual being, as a new messiah or world saviour or in some other way believe that they should carry out a very great spiritual mission. Such a mistake leads to unpleasant effects for the being, perhaps to total nervous breakdown. One must on no account believe that one can acquire higher cosmic abilities in an artificial way and in so doing take a short-cut to cosmic consciousness or the great ultimate result -the finished human being in God's image after his likeness.
There is absolutely only one single way to the light, and that is the way of humility and neighbourly love. There is no shorter or longer way whatsoever to the light or the great birth than this divine way. No being whatsoever can arrive at the great ultimate result of life with more ease or more difficulty than other beings. Everyone must absolutely go through the same to become the same. "
The Eternal World Picture II p.72-73
© Martinus Institute Denmark 1996 , 1964.