118. Inscrutable are God's ways in infinite means to exalt the spirit, and a grassblade may transmit the table of Commandments. The pure service flourishes if its roots be deep buried. The approaching ones will bear My Banner in their hearts. Fear not the spear, dread not the scorpion, the venom will not penetrate your bodies. I AM the morning flute calling the flock. I AM the springwaters refreshing the lip of the sorrowful. I AM the Mighty Pillar of the Temple. Approach, ye vigilant! 119. You must understand the obstacles of ignorance. Seldom does the preoccupied one perceive the unfolding. 120. Before the Deluge, when men were wedding, feasting and bargaining, Noah was already selecting the most stalwart oaks for his ark. 121-2. Accept stern lessons with a smile. My children, these hazardous days will pass and you will safely enter the New World by the appointed path. 123. Let us seek the worthiest attire for the Feast of Light. O Thou Benevolence, O Thou Sufferer of the Cross, Thou attests the fire of our resurrection there at the foot of the ladder leading to the Temple of glory. 124. Your happiness lies in understanding the pristine energy at the root of Cosmos. Let others count the leaves of mango, eat the fruit. Guard the root and fruit, give others the leaves, they are renewed each year. 125. Never has hatred been more rampant, but the hour has struck! Hostile forces strive to defy destiny. The doomed drive hard the chosen, whom We must defend. Fate can be lightened and the battle brought the sooner to its end. 126. Remember the obstacles at the beginning of every great task. The times are bitter; all will be well. 128-9. The heart is aware of the mind's phantoms, but it knows the truth. Far from tilled is the eternal field. 131. As often as karma permits, My Hand removes the dangers from your path. 132. For the sake of My Cause, you may insist, but without anger, generating creative benevolence. Wrath begets wrath, but My children can extinguish the red flame by the blue ray. 137. My Hands are full of bounties, but the opponents must be stopped. 138. Realize the healing power of prana. The torpor of life is dispelled in the pure rays of sunset. Be calm, assert your wisdom. M knows how wracked is your spirit by hovering shadows, but those who come to scoff shall pray. 139. Imagination cannot compare with life. 142. I will grant you power to see and hear. The first essentials are purity of air and calm spirit. 143. The knots of life are easily untied. 144. Let the happy hunter face his enraged tormentors with courage. 145. On pure soil you begin My Impartations. I point the hour of each fresh cycle. Need shall not affront you. We have determined to reveal the ways of enlightening cruel hearts--to soften them by Beauty's balm. But the iron of the dark spirit is colder and harder than waves of bliss. Only with great travail does Truth's Hand bend the prisonbars. 146. The tide is rising. I send Blessings. 147. Blessed are those who comprehend the signs of potential and its ever-changing pattern. By love one learns the shapes of life's fresh designs. 148. The weak are terrified by growls, the strong laugh at the sight of teeth.