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Superhuman Men in History and in Religion



  Beautiful and gracious, provocative of intensiest love and deepest devotion, is that supreme figure of the Christ in history, in whom we see God made manifest in man. But half of its value to you will be lost unless it stirs you to aspiration, unless it makes you strong to reproduce that which you worship, to develop in yourself that which you adore in Him. For in you also the lower Self must be crucified; in you also the higher Self must rise triumphant. If on the stage of the world that glorious life has been lived amongst men of many beliefs, as the heart of every great religion, it is in order that we may first love and then reproduce; that we may admire its beauty from without and then develop its beauty from within.