Letter from Teaching Staff
More on the Fourteen Rules for Applicants
The Stupid Old Body and The Wandering Lunatic Mind
Compendium of Rhythmic Life of the Soul continued from Study Set 6
Resist not evil, but so organize and mobilize the
good, and so strengthen the hands of the workers on the side of righteousness and love,
that evil will find less opportunity.
INITIATION HUMAN AND SOLAR Pages 192-208
WORK TO BE COMPLETED
1.) List seven qualities or characteristics that
the loving service-minded person needs to cultivate to make him spiritually effective as a
force for good in his daily life.
2.) It has been said that love makes the world go
round. Below are listed different expressions of love.
A mother's love for her child
A man's love for success
A gourmet's love for an excellent dinner
The Christ's love for humanity
The patriot's love for his country
The aspirant's love for Hierarchical teaching
The healer's love for his patients
The child's love for his pet animal.
a. Do you see these as being expressions of one and
the same energy?
b. Are any of these examples more noble than
c. In what way might some of these examples take
selfish form, thereby masquerading as love instead of expressing the spiritual nature of
the soul which is pure love?
d. Describe the most idealistic way true love could
be expressed in each of the above examples.
Dear Fellow Student:
The fact that you are persistently progressing
with the work assigned in the study sets and searching for the deeper meaning of life's
experiences, places you among those who are, or are rapidly becoming, group conscious. You
may not be aware of this, for the student is the last to see his own growth, and
subjective growth is always greater than has yet been expressed outwardly. You see, the
soul is group conscious; and sensitivity to the influence of the soul attracts one to the
meditative path and kindles the desire to understand the laws of the soul. The life of the
soul is the area of life we are exploring and some day will fully comprehend.
In the meantime we can persevere even though we
see no evidence of improvement. The hard work of attending to the refinement and
purification of the emotional and mental bodies over a period of time, which varies with
the individual, tends to expand consciousness. Study and meditation (both important forms
of service) produce subjective growth and expansion of awareness. With each successive
study set the teaching deepens, opening up new levels of consciousness and new areas of
In the process of growth one becomes keenly aware
of duality, of the difference between personality development and soul unfoldment. The
personality is naturally self centered and the soul is group centered; these two contrary
motions within the individual inevitably produce emotional conflict. Through the
intelligent use of the reasoning power of the mind, the emotional nature is gradually
brought under control and self concern is merged with group concern.
Reading and study give us information and
theoretical knowledge about the subjective growth of the soul. Such knowledge is the
preliminary step to making the effort to steady the lower mind so that it is receptive to
impressions from the soul. When the mind is habitually steady and focussed, we learn to
"hold the mind steady in the light of the soul" and register ideas that will
serve the evolution of all men. The soul uses the mind to transmit spiritual ideas to the
brain and this explains why it is so important to be mentally polarized and emotionally
Physical events reflect spiritual, mental or
emotional conditions. Therefore it is necessary to distinguish between the various planes
of consciousness and sources of energy, and to recognize that to which we respond most
readily. In doing this each can find his place on the ladder of evolution and know the
next step he must take. The meditator is working on mental levels with the subjective
(soul) energy that eventually works out as some form or other of expression of the soul's
radiance and love and powerful goodness. We must learn to become the observer of our own
thinking and carefully watch our own mental processes and the thoughts we formulate. We
must learn to be selective in the use of mental and emotional substance. We must learn to
be discriminating as to which forces we are feeding and perpetuating.
Learn to discriminate between the forces of light
and the forces of darkness. One tends toward the right hand path and the other toward the
left hand path, so often referred to in the Wisdom Teaching. When this is known, we make
every effort to cooperate with the forces of light and do our share to serve the One
Purpose of the Plan.
Daily meditation, particularly the persistent
effort to meditate in an environment that is not conducive to quieting the mind for
prolonged concentration, is itself serving the Plan by building a center of quiet in
mental substance which makes it less difficult for others in the neighborhood who may be
learning to meditate. Spiritual growth manifests by means of the benefit to and blessing
of other lives. A center of quiet on any of the three lower planes (physical, emotional or
mental) exerts a quieting influence upon the surrounding area. The extent of the quieting
influence depends upon how dynamic is the quality of stillness in the quiet center. A
dynamic quiet is stillness that is more deeply rooted and more steadily sustained than the
Let us quietly persist in the background of
events to give our support to the forces of Light.
Your fellow travelers,
The Staff of ARCANA
MORE ON THE FOURTEEN RULES FOR APPLICANTS
As the student becomes increasingly familiar with the Tibetan's
teachings, he realizes that one distinguishing characteristic of hierarchical teaching is
that it meets the spiritual needs of students at different stages of soul unfoldment. It
is as though the teaching were presented in layers; and it is left to the sound judgment
of each student to select and apply the layer of meaning that is appropriate to his
present place upon the spiritual way.
The reading assigned for this study set (see section a.) covers
fourteen rules for applicants to the first initiation.
In a later portion of the teaching, the Tibetan restates and
reinterprets those fourteen rules as they apply to applicants to a higher initiation.
The first initiation, sometimes called the "Birth
initiation", was symbolically enacted in the Bethlehem birth of the baby Jesus. The
details and circumstances surrounding that birth some two thousand years ago, depict the
birth of the spiritually tested and ready aspirant into the ranks of the world's servers.
There he discovers that serving souls do indeed work as souls; for the soul is indeed
group conscious, and the one company of all true servers is indeed a company of groups.
So, while the earlier form of the fourteen rules is directed to the
individual, the later form of these rules is directed to the group. The passage quoted
below from the book THE RAYS AND THE INITIATIONS is included here to present the broader
view of preparatory work that must be accomplished prior to initiation. The very fact of
your membership in Arcana strongly implies your readiness, or near-readiness, for group
experience. The group conscious person is at once comfortable in the group situation. The
group life is his life; the group growth is his unfoldment; the group need is his concern;
in short, he has unfolded sufficiently as the soul to be group conscious and to advance
along with his fellow souls upon the Way of Group Progress. Curiously enough, the more
advanced person is inclined to underestimate his own progress. The person ready for the
responsibility of discipleship often regards himself as unready; whereas the neophyte who
has only recently become aware of the Masters of the Wisdom, is more likely to believe
that the Great Ones are watching him with interest.
Quoting now from THE RAYS AND THE INITIATIONS:
In the first thesis which I presented to the public I outlined the
Rules for Applicants, (Initiation, Human and Solar, pp. 192-208), summarizing the
past propositions and indicating the individual preparation and requirements. These will
now apply to the probationary groups of disciples, and not to accepted disciples. They
must and will still remain the character and purificatory objectives of the dedicated
individual, but are regarded as adequately grasped by humanity; they have been proclaimed
by all the great world religions down the centuries and have been recognized as the main
conditioning qualities of all disciples.
These same Rules or Formulas of Approach are the lower
correspondences of higher rules to which groups of disciples are pledged to conform, and
which they must follow and obey together. The Hierarchy into which they will enter when
full acceptance and demonstration have been shown will be the same Hierarchy,
characterized by the same soul awareness, animated by the same spiritual activity,
functioning under the same laws, but conditioned by two progressive and evolutionary
1. A much closer contact -- invocative and evocative -- with
Shamballa, and therefore a fuller responsiveness to the Will aspect of divinity.
2. An invocative attitude on the part of humanity, based on a
fundamental decentralization of the selfish human consciousness and a rapidly awakening
In reality, this means that the Hierarchy will be more closely
related to the Great Council at Shamballa, and very much more closely interrelated with
humanity, so that a dual fusion will be taking place. This will bring about that
integrative process which will be the quality of the New Age and will inaugurate the
Aquarian phase of planetary history.
I would now like to bring into a close relation the earlier imparted
Rules for Applicants and the new Rules for Disciples, embodying the new group
activity and group discipleship, resulting in group initiation.
These Rules are fourteen in number. Today I will simply give you,
first of all the rule for the individual disciple, and then its higher corresponding rule
for groups in preparation for group initiation, reminding you that such groups are ever
composed of those who have taken the first initiation, and the name of these is legion.
They are to be found in every country. There are not, however, so many who are ready for
the new era of group initiation.
For Applicants: Let the disciple search within the heart's
deep cave. If there the fire burns bright, warming his brother yet heating not himself,
the hour has come for making application to stand before the door.
For Disciples and Initiates: Within the fire of mind, focussed
within the head's clear light, let the group stand. The burning ground has done its work.
The clear cold light shines forth and cold it is and yet the heat -- evoked by the group
love -- permits the warmth of energetic moving out. Behind the group there stands the
Door. Before them opens out the Way. Together let the band of brothers onward move -- out
of the fire, into the cold, and toward a newer tension.
For Applicants: When application has been made in triple form,
then let the disciple withdraw that application and forget it has been made.
For Disciples and Initiates: The Word has now gone forth from
the great point of tension: Accepted as a group. Withdraw not now your application. You
could not, if you would; but add to it three great demands and forward move. Let there be
no recollection and yet let memory rule. Work from the point of all that is within the
content of the group's united life.
For Applicants: Triple the call must be and long it takes to
sound it forth. Let the disciple sound the call across the desert, over all the seas and
through the fires which separate him from the veiled and hidden door.
For Disciples and Initiates: Dual the moving forward. The Door
is left behind. That is a happening of the past. Let the cry of invocation issue forth
from the deep center of the group's clear cold light. Let it evoke response from the
bright center, lying far ahead. When the demand and the response are lost in one great
SOUND, move outward from the desert, leave the seas behind and know that God is Fire.
For Applicants: Let the disciple tend the evocation of the fire,
nourish the lesser lives and thus keep the wheel revolving.
For Disciples and Initiates: Let the group see that all the
eighteen fires die down and that the lesser lives return unto the reservoir of life. This
they must bring about through the evocation of the Will. The lesser wheels must not for
aye revolve in time and space. Only the greater Wheel must move and turn.
For Applicants: Let the applicant see to it that the Solar Angel
dims the light of the lunar angels, remaining the sole luminary in the microcosmic sky.
For Disciples and Initiates: In unison let the group perceive
the Triad shining forth, dimming the light of the soul and blotting out the light of form.
The macrocosmic Whole is all there is. Let the group perceive that Whole and then no
longer use the thought "My soul and thine."
For Applicants: The purificatory fires burn dim and low when the
third is sacrificed to the fourth. Therefore let the disciple refrain from taking life and
let him nourish that which is lowest with the produce of the second.
For Disciples and Initiates: Let the group know that life is one
and naught can ever take or touch that life. Let the group know the vivid, flaming,
drenching Life that floods the fourth when the fifth is known. The fifth feeds on the
fourth. Let then the group -- merged in the fifth -- be nourished by the sixth and seventh
and realize that all the lesser rules are rules in time and space and cannot hold the
group. It onward moves in life.
For Applicants: Let the disciple turn his attention to the
enunciating of those sounds which echo in the hall where walks the Master. Let him not
sound the lesser notes which awaken vibration within the halls of Maya.
For Disciples and Initiates: Let the group life emit the Word of
invocation and thus evoke response within those distant Ashrams where move the Chohans of
the race of men. They are no longer men as are the Masters but having passed beyond that
lesser stage, have linked Themselves with the Great Council in the highest Secret Place.
Let the group sound a dual chord, reverberating in the halls where move the Masters but
finding pause and prolongation within those radiant halls where move the Lights which
carry out the Will of God.
For Applicants. When the disciple nears the Portal, the greater
seven must awaken and bring forth response from the lesser seven upon the double circle.
For Disciples and Initiates: Let the group find within itself
response to the greater seven groups which carry out the hierarchical will with love and
understanding. The group contains all seven, the perfect group. The lesser seven, the
greater seven and the planetary seven form one great whole, and these the group must know.
When this is realized and the Law of the Supplementary Seven is understood let the group
understand the Three and then the ONE. This they can do with the united breath and the
For Applicants: Let the disciple merge himself within the circle
of the other selves. Let but one color blend them and their unity appear. Only when the
group is known and sensed can energy be wisely emanated.
For Disciples and Initiates: Let the group know there are no
other selves. Let the group know there is no color, only light; and then let darkness take
the place of light, hiding all difference, blotting out all form. Then -- at the place of
tension, and at that darkest point -- let the group see a point of clear cold fire, and in
the fire (right at its very heart) let the One Initiator appear Whose star shone forth
when the Door first was passed.
For Applicants: The Army of the Voice, the devas in their
serried ranks work ceaselessly. Let the disciple apply himself to a consideration of their
methods; let him learn the rules whereby the Army works within the veils of maya.
For Disciples and Initiates: The rules for work within the veils
of maya are known and have been used. Let the group widen all the rents within those veils
and thus let in the light.Let the Army of the Voice be no more heard and let the brothers
onward move within the Sound. Then let them know the meaning of the O.M. and let them hear
that O.M. as it is sounded forth by Him Who stands and waits at the very center of the
Council Chamber of the Lord.
For Applicants: Let the disciple transfer the fire from the
lower triangle to the higher and preserve that which is created through the fire at the
For Disciples and Initiates: Let the group together move the
fire within the Jewel in the Lotus into the Triad and let them find the Word which will
carry out that task. Let them destroy by their dynamic Will that which has been created at
the midway point. When the point of tension is reached by the brothers at the fourth great
cycle of attainment, then will this work be done.
For Applicants: Let the disciple learn to use the hand in
service; let him seek the mark of the Messenger in his feet and let him learn to see with
the eye which looks out from between the two.
For Disciples and Initiates: Let the group serve as Aquarius
indicates; let Mercury speed the group upon the upward Way and let Taurus bring
illumination and the attainment of the vision; let the mark of the Savior, as the group
toils in Pisces, be seen above the aura of the group.
For Applicants: Four things the disciple must learn and
comprehend before he can be shown the inmost mystery: first, the laws of that which
radiates; the five meanings of magnetization make the second; the third is transmutation
or the secret lost of alchemy; and lastly, the first letter of the Word which has been
imparted, or the hidden name egoic.
For Disciples and Initiates: Let the group get ready to reveal
the hidden mystery. Let the group demonstrate the higher meaning of the lessons learnt,
and these are four and yet are one. Let the group understand the Law of Synthesis, of
unity and fusion; let the threefold mode of working with that which is dynamic carry the
group together towards the Higher Three where the Will of God holds sway; let
Transfiguration follow Transformation and may Transmutation disappear. Let the O.M. be
heard right at the center of the group, proclaiming God is All.
For Applicants: Listen, touch, see, apply, know.
For Disciples and Initiates: Know, express, reveal, destroy and
These are the rules for group initiation and I am dealing with them
to give you a fuller understanding of the Laws of Group Life with which I dealt in some of
my other books.
I will take these rules and expound for you somewhat of their
meaning and indicate their significances as far as these can be grasped now. These
instructions are written for future disciples towards the end of this century. They form
part of the last volume A Treatise on the Seven Rays and will, therefore, go out to
the general public who will not understand, but thus the needed teaching will be
Also included here for your interest is part of the commentary on
Rule VI for the group applicant. The narrow minded and fanatical application of this rule
by individual applicants to the first initiation has in the past imposed considerable
strain upon family relations, social relations and even upon interpersonal relations
within esoteric training groups. From the point of view of the loving serving soul, surely
right human relations are more important than insistence upon rigid rules of conduct. The
best reason for disciplining and refining the three bodies, is to ensure that indulgence
of the form nature, or undue preoccupation with the form nature, will not impair or impede
the full expression of the soul's loving and light.
Quoting further now from THE RAYS AND THE INITIATIONS:
If you will refer to my exegesis upon that rule in Initiation,
Human and Solar, you will find that the objective of that rule was physical
purification with the emphasis upon the need for a vegetarian diet at a certain stage of
the preparatory process. The reasons for such a discipline were two in number:
purification and the necessity for the applicant (at that stage) to refrain from sharing
in the benefits incident to the so-called "taking of life." But, can one take
life? I think not. Life IS. Naught in heaven or on earth can touch or affect it. This is a
point oft forgotten. The rule as given to applicants consequently concerns their ability
to accept and adhere to a self-imposed discipline. Through the means of that discipline,
the control of the physical and astral natures are demonstrated by the applicant to
himself, and the effect of the discipline is to reveal to him certain inevitable and basic
weaknesses, such as control of the animal nature, the powerful imposition of desire, a
sense of superiority, of pride and separativeness. His ability to sustain the discipline
and his appreciation of himself for so doing, plus a sense of superiority to those who are
not so disciplined, are all indicative of essential weaknesses. His fanaticism, latent or
expressed, emerges in his consciousness with clarity, and -- when he is sincere -- he is
conscious of having brought about a measure of physical purity; but at the same time, he
is left with the awareness that he perhaps may be starting with the outer and the obvious
when he should be beginning with the inner and with that which is not so easily contacted
or expressed. This is a great and most important lesson.
It is also an interesting illustration of the technique of the
Masters, whereby They permit a fallacy to remain uncorrected (because it is originated by
the disciple himself and must be dissipated by him also) and the use of language which
conveys a wrong impression. By so doing, the user of the language discovers eventually his
erroneous approach to truth. Life cannot be taken in the spiritual sense. This
error or mistake in the approach of truth enables men and women upon the Probationary Path
to demonstrate the earnestness and sincerity of their aspiration by the discipline of
substituting the produce "of the second," and to refrain from sustaining life on
the produce "of the third." By sacrificing the life of the second kingdom in
nature (to use the applicant's own misstatements) and by nourishing the physical body
thereby, the probationary disciple does succeed in ending the grip or potency of the
physical nature, and that is always helpful. He as yet does not know that he is adhering
to lesser "rules in time and space," and that once he has demonstrated to
himself that he can hold them and obey them, he is then freed from them and needs them no
more. The disciple and the candidate for initiation knows that life is one, whether it
takes form in the second kingdom or in the third or the fourth; he knows that the life in
him is one with the life in the first kingdom, the mineral; he learns too that life is
impregnable; that it cannot be taken or destroyed but "passes on" from form to
form, from experience to experience, until the perfect will of God is expressed through
The true disciple does not need vegetarianism or any of the physical
disciplines, for the reason that none of the fleshly appetites have any control over him.
His problem lies elsewhere, and it is a waste of his time and energy to keep his eye
focussed on "doing the right things physically," because he does them
automatically and his spiritual habits offset all the lower physical tendencies;
automatically these developed habits enable him to surmount the appeal of those desires
which work out in the fulfillment of lower desire. No one is accepted into the circle of
the Ashram (which is the technical name given to the status of those who are on the eve of
initiation or who are being prepared for initiation) whose physical appetites are in any
danger of controlling him. This is a statement of fact. This applies particularly and
specifically to those preparing for the first initiation. Those preparing for the second
initiation have to demonstrate their freedom from the slavery of ideas, from a fanatical
reaction to any truth or spiritual leader, and from the control of their aspiration which
-- through the intensity of its application -- would sacrifice time, people and life
itself to the call of the Initiator -- or rather, to be correct, to what they believe to
be His call.
I would point out that the third initiation is approached from a
level tableland of experience and of consciousness, and not from the heights of
aspiration, or from fanatical sacrifice, or from the standpoint of a devotion which
handicaps the service of the devotee and of the Master he seeks to serve. He knows, as a
candidate for initiation, that:
1. Life is one and naught can ever take or touch that life.
His sense of proportion as to form becomes adjusted. He is
forward-looking towards the soul, and not backward-looking towards the form nature. Some
very sincere devotees and promising applicants are so preoccupied with form and its
disciplining that they have no real time to give to soul expansion. They are so interested
in their reactions to their self-imposed discipline or to their capacity to conform or
their failure to accept the discipline, that the spiritual truths -- seeking entrance into
their hearts -- fail to make such an entrance. Temperance in all things, the wise use of
all sustaining forms and self-forgetfulness are the hallmark of the disciple, but not of
the beginner. Many disciples today who should be functioning in the Hall of Wisdom are
still fanatically working in the Hall of Knowledge and are still so earnest over the
physical disciplines that the disciplines of the soul are ignored. I would ask you to
reflect on this. Applicants have to learn the significance of the words of Rule VI for
disciples "the lesser rules are rules in time and space and cannot hold the
Let me repeat: the physical disciplines are of value in the
beginning stage and impart a sense of proportion and an awareness of defects and of
limitations. These have their place in time and space, and that is all. Once the world of
the soul is entered, the disciple uses all forms wisely, with understanding of their
purpose and with freedom from excess; he is not preoccupied with them or fundamentally
interested in them. His eyes are off himself and are fixed on the world of true values. He
has no sense of self-interest, because a group awareness is rapidly superseding his
individual consciousness. The words:
2. Let the group know the vivid, flaming, drenching life that floods
the fourth when the fifth is known
are of prime importance to those who would and can profit by what I
am seeking to convey, as I interpret -- as far as may be -- these Rules. The knowing of
the fifth kingdom in nature through the medium of the consciousness of the fourth and the
sacrifice of the fourth kingdom to the fifth, of the human being to the soul and of
humanity to the kingdom of God, is the parallel (on a higher turn of the spiral) of the
sacrifice of the third kingdom, the animal kingdom, to the fourth, the human kingdom. Thus
it proceeds down the scale -- sacrifice always of the lower to the higher.
It therefore behooves the individual disciple to decide whether he
is an applicant, and consequently to be controlled by the "rules in time and
space," or a candidate for initiation who knows that life is one and that the form is
of no material significance, except as a field of experience for the soul.
THE STUPID OLD BODY
Do not pay too much attention to the stupid old Body.
When you have trained it, made it healthy, beautiful, and your
Why, do not then reverse the order and become its slave and
(The dog must follow its master -- not the master the dog.)
Remember that if you walk away from it and leave it behind, it will
have to follow you -- it will grow by following, by continually reaching up to you.
Incredibly beautiful it will become, and suffused by a kind of
But if you turn and wait upon it -- and its mouth and its belly and
its sex-wants and all its little ape-tricks -- preparing and dishing up pleasures and
satisfactions for these,
Why, then instead of the body becoming like you, you will become
like the body,
Incredibly stupid and unformed -- going back in the path of
evolution -- you too with fish-mouth and toad-belly, and imprisoned in your own members,
as it were an Ariel in a blundering Caliban.
Therefore quite lightly and decisively at each turning point in the
path leave your body a little behind -
With its hungers and sleeps, and funny little needs and vanities
-paying no attention to them;
Slipping out at least a few steps in advance, till it catches you up
Absolutely determined not to be finally bound or weighted down by
Or fossilized into one set form -
Which alone after all is Death.
THE WANDERING LUNATIC MIND
Do not pay too much attention to the wandering lunatic Mind.
When you have trained it, informed it, made it clear, decisive, and
your flexible instrument and tool,
Why, do not then reverse the order and become the mere fatuous
attendant and exhibitor of its acrobatic feats (like a keeper who shows off a monkey).
Remember that if you walk away from it, leaving it as dead, paying
it no attention whatever -- it will have to follow you -- it will grow by following, by
reaching up to you, from the known to the unknown, continually;
It will become at last the rainbow-tinted garment and shining
interpreter of Yourself, and incredibly beautiful.
But if you turn and wait always upon it, and its idiotic cares and
anxieties, and endless dream-chains of argument and imagination --
Feeding them and the microbe-swarms of thought continually, wasting
upon them your life-force;
Why, then, instead of your Mind becoming your true companion and
interpreter, it will develop antics and a St. Vitus' dance of its own, and the form of a
Incredibly tangle-haired and diseased and unclean,
In whose features you, in sadness and in vain, will search for your
own image -- terrified lest you find it not, and terrified too lest you find it.
Therefore quite decisively, day by day and at every juncture, leave
your Mind for a time in silence and abeyance;
With its tyrannous thoughts and demands, and funny little fears and
fancies - the long legacy of ages of animal evolution;
Slipping out and going your own way into the Unseen -- feeling with
your feet if necessary through the darkness -- till some day it may follow you;
Absolutely determined not to be bound by any of its conclusions; or
fossilized in any pattern that it may invent;
For this were to give up your kingdom, and bow down your neck to
Edward Carpenter, TOWARDS DEMOCRACY
RHYTHMIC LIFE OF THE SOUL, A COMPENDIUM
Rhythm, ebb and flow, and the measured beat of the pulsating life
are ever the law of the universe, and in learning to respond to the vibration of the high
Places this rhythmic periodicity must be borne in mind. The same law governs a human
being, a planet, a solar system. WHITE MAGIC 323
The aspirant in his daily life has to register the distinction
between intense outgoing activity, periods of withdrawal, and interludes wherein the outer
life seems static and free from active interest. This he must do if he is to avail himself
fully of the opportunity which life experience is intended to furnish. The whole of life
is not concentrated in one furious continuous stretch of rushing forth to work, nor is it
comprehended in one eternal siesta. It has normally its own rhythmic beat and vibration
and its own peculiar pulsation. WHITE MAGIC 514
Assimilation of rhythm is a step toward the distant worlds. No one
can perceive subtle vibrations if he has not assimilated rhythm .... Not the rhythm of
mediocre music but the fiery rhythm of the heart is what I have in mind. AUM 572
A flickering lamp is unbearable for prolonged work ..... And
according to the law of justice a flickering lamp injures itself. I counsel My lamps not
to blink. The dynamo is not damaged because of the quality of the lamps, but uncoordinated
voltage often results in a grievous -- zing! And the basic metal must be provided anew.
He who has a stable mental body, ..... he who has an astral body
that is clear, uncolored and still, he who also has a physical body with steady nerves and
stable rhythm (it will be like a casket, beautiful, yet strong as steel) will serve as a
vessel meet for the Master's use, a channel through which He can unhindered pour His
blessing upon the world. WHITE MAGIC 133-4
What is a disciple? He is one who seeks to learn a new rhythm. WHITE
An appreciation of the above thoughts should build in the aspirant a
realization of the value of his meditation work, whilst the idea of a cyclic response to
soul impulse lies back of the activities of a morning meditation, a noonday recollection,
and an evening review. A larger ebb and flow is also indicated in the two aspects of the
full moon and the new moon. Let this be borne in mind. WHITE MAGIC 64