Actually, all these different terms – the inner temple, the New Jerusalem, the spiritual body, the body of glory – represent the same reality, and, if we fail to build our temple, our spiritual body, we shall be incapable of dwelling once again in paradise, that is to say, in that ‘new earth’ that God is continually creating.
This may help you to understand better the importance of the work that each one of us is doing in the universal White Brotherhood. And what a gigantic work it is: to build one’s own temple with the indestructible, incorruptible materials – symbolically speaking – of gold and precious stones.
Each one of you must build your own temple. No one can do it for you. No one is going to bring the New Jerusalem down to earth while you sit in a pub with your glass of beer, lazily smoking your pipe or eating sausages! You had better get rid of any illusions you may still cherish on that score. There is only one way you can build your temple, the new Jerusalem, and that is with light and with the purity of your thoughts, feelings and emanations.
Blessed are those who have understood that the time has now come! Blessed are those who are working at the construction of their temple, who have made up their minds to invite their creator to dwell in their inner temple! Blessed and joyful are they, for they shall see the glory of God!
And don’t expect any compliments or rewards for your work. You must simply nurture and strengthen your inner conviction that you have chosen the only true path, the way that all the great spirits of the past have trodden. That is all. When you look for congratulations and reward you are holding up the construction of your temple. Keep moving forward. Never stop; you possess all the powers you need to achieve the most glorious destiny possible.”