Study Set 8
Integration: Of A Person
Letter from Teaching Staff
The Tibetan Measures Spiritual Progress by Community
Morya Measures Spiritual Progress by Community Service
Glossary of Terms
The network of souls underlies all phenomena. This
must be known, not conjectured. Thus brotherhood will be established, and
the force of forms negated.
Reading Assignment: WHITE MAGIC Pages: 447-492
QUESTIONS AND ISSUES FOR STUDY, REFLECTION,
Please answer the following questions out of your
own thinking, rather than searching through the book or study set for quotable
answers. You are urged to give considerable attention to this aspect of
the subjective work. The more time, the more thought you give to it, the
more spiritual help you will receive through your studies. These are quite
searching questions. If you wish, try to formulate written answers to these
questions. The effort you give to expressing your thinking about them is
in itself a method of calling into activity hitherto unused parts of your
A Three-part Paper on HARMLESSNESS:
1.) What does HARMLESSNESS mean to you? Please answer
as clearly and fully as you can.
2.) How would you compare HARMLESSNESS with NON-VIOLENCE?
3.) Imagine, if you will, an embryo chick within
an egg. If the chick is to experience birth, the outer form of the egg
(its shell) must be shattered and destroyed. If the eggshell is preserved
intact, the chick will die before he is born. Thus we see that each new
step of evolution poses a choice: i.e., whether to preserve the form, leaving
the life within to shrivel and die; or whether to shatter the form and
release the indwelling life to further growth. A growing life cannot be
contained within a non-changing form.
a) How do you apply the principle
of harmlessness to such a choice? Give it careful thought and write
out the results of your thinking.
b) Can you see how your own developing
spiritual life will from time to time pose a comparable choice for you:
i.e., whether to preserve certain forms of activity, forms of behavior,
forms of thought and desire; or whether to shatter old forms and
release the spiritual life into new avenues of progress and new forms of
expression? Give one or more "for instances".
Intelligent, active personalities are often involved
in the affairs of the outer community. This is commonplace. Their motives
are personal ones -- prestige, fame, money, or simply activity of a constructive
kind which acts as a safety valve for inner pressures. There is nothing
wrong with this; service of a high order is performed when based upon these
motives. But such personalities are working with what is familiar to them.
They are preserving the status quo.
When the personality begins to meditate and perseveres
in this training, the soul, which is being invoked, causes its personality
to become involved in the outer community in a different way, from a different
point of view. At the beginning of this soul infusion the neophyte is apt
to be caught up into heaven, to be too much in love with the future to
notice the present. For him nothing has value except the spiritual vision
which dawned upon him, and finding a way to express it so the world will
The neophyte, if he pursues the meditative life,
will become the initiate server who knows that the status quo which the
personality strives to preserve is a Latin phrase that means "the mess
the world is in." He will constantly and daily relinquish a part of his
past and all of his present to serve the clear spiritual vision he perceives
of the near future. His whole life will become a series of practical steps
by which he can reveal his vision to the world of men and inspire them
to move toward it.
When we examine our own efforts to be helpful in
the outer community we may find that we are inclined to run ahead of ourselves
and to put more energy than quality and thought into what we tackle. Which
of us has not, early in our esoteric study, decided that some friend or
relative would greatly benefit from information we could give him, and
when we extended this favor out of the goodness of' our hearts (and the
weakness of our heads) we were met with blank looks or even anger. The
eager neophyte does not clearly assess the needs in the field of service;
he knows there is need, he feels compelled to help, but the clear, spiritual
vision of the soul is not yet his.
The soul-in-service is not concerned with the affairs
of the personality life at all. Selfless, sacrificial, creative effort
characterizes such work. The initiate server never labors for recognition
or fame though sometimes it comes anyway. He assumes responsibility for
what he does whether it is well or ill received, and he learns to stand
unmoved in the face of' plaudits or censure. The initiate is neither mired
in the past nor lost in the future, but is a freely moving agent of the
Divine Plan presently unfolding.
When we begin to meditate, we sometimes enter a period
of such conflict that we can be driven away from the meditative life by
the very strength of the struggle. It is as if the soul energy, brought
in by meditation, enlivens and makes stronger all the facets of the personality
life. Obstructions arise on every hand as well as within ourselves which
seek to put a stop to meditation. We cannot serve the outer community realistically
and practically as souls would serve unless we contact the soul
through meditation, and yet we seem to be prevented from meditating by
a myriad of events, relationships, even inner doubts.
This is the time to stand back and look at ourselves.
The conscious, daily letting go of the past is distinctive of that stage
of evolution which is called the Initiatory Path.
The less experienced server-in-training tends to
cling, through lack of discrimination, to non-essentials. He clings to
relationships because they are of long duration, not because they have
depth of meaning or spiritual significance. He allows happenings of a purely
surface nature to interrupt his spiritual rhythms; self-questioning of
his ability to live at depth, to learn to meditate, can become so clamorous
as to nearly deaden his aspirations. Because he is reluctant to let the
past die, to turn a deaf ear to inner and outer distractions, the quiet
and gentle voice of' the soul goes unheard, unattended.
But if we persist in our efforts to learn to meditate,
we will begin to see more clearly, to know more deeply, to feel more truly;
and upon these fruits of meditation, spiritual service to the outer
Let us go forward then as a group, in true spiritual
companionship, moving with dedication and practicality, daily improving
the quality of our service.
Your steadfast friends,
The Staff of ARCANA
Just what do we mean by Integration? We are
apt to bandy words about with unthinking lightness and inexactitude; but,
dealing as we are with a development which is becoming increasingly prevalent
in the human field, it might profit us for a moment to define it and seek
to understand one or two of its major implications. It has to be regarded
as an essential step, prior to passing (in full and waking consciousness)
into the fifth, or spiritual kingdom. We regard the physical body as a
functioning aggregate of physical organs, each with its own duties and
purposes. These, when combined and acting in unison, we regard as constituting
a living organism. The many parts form one whole, working under the direction
of the intelligent, conscious Thinker, the soul, as man is concerned. At
the same time, this conscious form is slowly arriving at a point where
integration into the larger whole becomes desirable and is finally achieved-again
in the waking consciousness. This process of conscious assimilation is
carried forward progressively by the gradual integration of the part into
the family unit, the nation, the social order, the current civilization,
the world of nations, and finally into humanity itself'. This integration
is, therefore, both physical in nature, and an attitude of mind. The consciousness
of the man is gradually aroused so that it recognizes this relation of
the part to the whole, with the implied inter-relation of all parts within
The man who has awakened to full consciousness in
the various aspects of his nature -- emotional, mental and egoic -- realizes
himself first of all as a personality. He integrates his various bodies
with their different states of consciousness into one active reality. He
is then definitely a personality and has passed a major milestone on the
Path of Return. This is the first step. Inevitably, the evolutionary process
must bring to pass this phenomenal occurrence in the case of every human
being, but it can be produced (and is increasingly so produced today) by
a planned mental application to the task, and an intelligent consideration
of the relation of the part to the whole. It will be found that the purely
selfish, material personality will eventually arrive at the condition wherein
the man will be conscious of integrated activity and power, because he
1. Has developed and integrated his own separative
"parts" into one whole.
2. Has studied and used his environment, or the whole
of which his personality is but a part, in such a way that it contributes
to his desire, his success, and his emergence into prominence. In doing
this he necessarily has had to make some living contribution to the whole,
in order to evoke its integrating power. His motive, however, being purely
selfish and material in objective, can only carry him a certain distance
along the path of the higher integration.
The unselfish, spiritually oriented man also integrates
the various aspects of himself into one functioning whole, but the focus
of his activity is contribution, not acquisition, and, by the working
of the higher law, the Law of Service, he becomes integrated, not only
as a human being within the radius of the prevalent civilization, but also
into that wider and more inclusive world of conscious activity which we
call the Kingdom of God.
The progress of humanity is from one realized
integration to another; man's basic integrity is, however, in the realm
of consciousness. This is a statement of importance. It might be remarked
-- speaking loosely and generally -- that
1. In Lemurian times, humanity achieved the integration
of the vital or etheric body with the physical body.
2. In Atlantean times, humanity added to the already
achieved synthesis still another part, that of the astral nature, and psychic
man came definitely into being. He was alive and at the same time sensitive
and responsive to his environment in a wider and more specialized sense.
3. Today, in our Aryan race, humanity is occupied
with the task of adding still another aspect, that of the mind. To the
achieved facts of livingness and sensitivity, he is rapidly adding reason,
mental perception and other qualities of mind and thought life.
4. Advanced humanity upon the Probationary Path is
fusing these three divine aspects into one whole, which we call the personality.
Many hundreds of thousands stand at this time upon that Path, and are acting,
feeling and thinking simultaneously, making of these functions one activity.
This personality synthesis comes upon the Path of Discipleship, under the
direction of the indwelling entity, the spiritual man.
This integration constitutes alignment and -- when
a man has achieved this -- he passes eventually through a process of reorientation.
This reveals to him, as he slowly changes his direction, the still greater
Whole of humanity. Later, upon the Path of Initiation, there will dawn
upon his vision, the Whole of which humanity itself is only an expression.
This is the subjective world of reality, into which we begin definitely
to enter as we become members of the Kingdom of God.
5. Upon the Probationary Path, though only during
its later stages, he begins to serve humanity consciously through the medium
of his integrated personality, and thus the consciousness of the larger
and wider whole gradually supersedes his individual and separative consciousness.
He knows himself to be but a part.
6. Upon the Path of Discipleship, the process of
integration into the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Souls, proceeds until
the third initiation is undergone.
All these various integrations work out into some
definite form of activity. First, there is the service of the personality,
selfish and separative, wherein man sacrifices much in the interests of
his own desires. Then comes the stage of service of humanity, and finally,
the service of the Plan.
SEVEN RAYS, II 348-351
THE TIBETAN MEASURES SPIRITUAL PROGRESS BY
The average aspirant, man of goodwill, or disciple,
is constantly aware of the challenge of the times and the opportunity which
spiritual events may offer. The desire to do good and to accomplish spiritual
ends is ceaselessly gnawing away within his consciousness. No one who loves
his fellowman, who has a dream of seeing the Kingdom of God materialise
on earth, or who is conscious of the awakening of the masses -- slow though
it may be -- to the higher spiritual values, but is thoroughly dissatisfied.
He realizes that what he contributes of help to these desirable objectives
is little indeed. He knows that his spiritual life is a side issue; it
is something which he keeps carefully to himself and which he frequently
is afraid to mention to his nearest and his dearest; he tries to dovetail
his spiritual efforts into his ordinary outer life, struggling to find
time and opportunity for it in a gentle, futile and innocuous manner. He
finds himself helpless before the task of organising and rearranging his
affairs so that the spiritual way of living may dominate; he searches for
alibis for himself and eventually rationalises himself so successfully
that he ends by deciding that he is doing the best he can in the given
circumstances. The truth is that he is doing so little that probably one
hour out of the twenty four (or perhaps two) would cover the time given
to the Master's work; he hides behind the alibi that his home obligations
prevent his doing more, and he does not realise that -- given tact and
loving understanding -- his home environment can and must be the field
in which he triumphs; he forgets that there exist no circumstances in
which the spirit of man can be defeated or in which the aspirant cannot
meditate, think, talk and prepare the way for the coming of the Christ,
provided he cares enough and knows the meaning of sacrifice and silence. Circumstances and environment offer no true obstacle to the spiritual
Perhaps he hides behind the alibi of poor health,
and frequently behind that of imaginary ills. He gives so much time to
the care of himself that the hours which could be given to the Master's
work are directly and seriously curtailed; he is so preoccupied with feeling
tired or tending to a cold, or with fancied heart difficulties, that his
"body consciousness" steadily develops until it eventually dominates his
life; it is then too late to do anything. This is particularly the case
with people who have reached their fiftieth year or over, the trouble then
is predominantly with women. It is an alibi which it is hard not to use,
for many feel tired and ailing and this, as the years go by, is apt to
get worse. The only cure for the creeping inertia is to ignore the body
and take your joy in the livingness of service. This leads to a longer
life. I speak here not of definite disease or of serious physical liabilities;
to these right care and attention must be duly given; I speak to the thousands
of ailing men and women who are preoccupied with taking care of themselves,
and so waste hours of the time which could be given to the service of humanity.
I ask those who are seeking to tread the Path of Discipleship to release
those many hours spent in needless self care into the service of the Hierarchy.
Still another alibi leading to inertia is the
fear people have of speaking about the things of the Kingdom of God
to others; they are afraid of being rebuffed, or of being thought peculiar,
or of intruding. They therefore preserve silence, lose opportunity, and
never discover how ready people are for the discussion of realities, for
the comfort and hope which the thought of Christ's return can bring, or
for the sharing of spiritual light. This is essentially a form of spiritual
cowardice, but it is so widespread that it is responsible for the loss
of millions of hours of world service.
There are, brother of mine, other alibis, but the
three above noted are the most common; the release of the majority of aspirants
from these hindering conditions would bring to the service of the Christ
(to use the language of the labour union) so many man hours and so much
overtime endeavour that the task of those who admit no alibis would be
greatly lightened and the coming of the Christ would be much nearer than
it is today. What we call inertia is not simply psychological in nature.
The qualities of matter or substance itself are involved. Inertia
is the slowest and the lowest aspect of material substance and is called
in the Eastern philosophy, the quality of tamas. It has to be transmuted
into a higher quality, that of activity or (giving it its technical term)
its rajasic quality, and this leads later on to the highest quality of
rhythm or sattva. To the rhythm of life under which the Christ and the
Spiritual Hierarchy operate, and which vibrates in harmony with human need
and hierarchical response, I call you not. I do, however, call you to demonstrate
the quality of activity and to refuse to hide behind alibis. It is essential
that all aspirants recognize that in the place where they now are, among
the people who are their karmic associates, and with the psychological
and physical equipment with which they are endowed, they can and must work.
I shall not labour this subject. There is no possible coercion or undue
pressure exerted in the service of the Hierarchy.
EXTERNALISATION OF THE HIERARCHY, 619-622
Where there is acquired knowledge and when no use
is made of it, there exists a condition of' danger and subsequent penalty.
SEVEN RAYS I, 110
With increased esoteric teaching comes increased
exoteric responsibility. Let each student with clarity therefore take stock
of himself, remembering that understanding comes through application of
the measure of truth grasped to the immediate problem and environment,
and that the consciousness expands through use of the truth imparted.
The disciple has to take himself as he is, at any
time, with any given equipment, and under any given circumstances; he then
proceeds to subordinate himself, his affairs and his time to the need of
the hour -- particularly during the phase of group, national or world crisis.
When he does this within his own consciousness and is, therefore, thinking
along lines of the true values, he will discover that his own private affairs
are taken care of, his capacities are increased and his limitations are
forgotten. He takes his place with those who perceive the needs of' the
coming cycle -- a cycle wherein the new ideas and ideals must be stressed
and for which a fight must be made, wherein the wider plans for the good
of the whole must be understood, endorsed and preached, the new and clearer
vision for human living must be grasped and finally brought into being,
and a cycle wherein the effort of all members of the new Group of World
Servers must be given to the lifting of humanity's load.
It is essential that there should be a presentation
of [world affairs] in terms of the spiritual welfare of humanity and a
truer interpretation of the meaning of the word "spiritual". The time is
long past (or should be) when a line of demarcation can be drawn between
the religious world and the political or the economic. The reason for the
corrupt politics and the greedy ambitious planning of' so many of the world's
leading men can be found in the fact that spiritually minded men and women
have not assumed -- as their spiritual duty and responsibility -- the leadership
of the people. They have left the power in the wrong hands and permitted
the selfish and the undesirable to lead.
The word "spiritual" does not belong to the churches
or to the world religions. That is truly spiritual which properly relates
man to man and man to God and which demonstrates in a better world and
the expression of the Four Freedoms throughout the planet. For these the
spiritual man must work.
I have no interest in helping or teaching those who
divorce the affairs of the world and of humanity from spiritual teaching
and selfless living. I have no use for mystical visionaries and esoteric
students who love to wander in the high realms of abstract thinking and
amass details of occult or mystical information, but who refuse to understand
that the changing of the old order, the awakening of humanity to the new
possibilities and the purification of the political and economic arena
are today the factors of' the greatest spiritual value. That is spiritual
which has for motive the establishing of the kingdom of God on Earth; that
cannot take place until much has been changed in human affairs and living.
[Eventually there will be inaugurated a world] in
which it will be realized that -- politically speaking -- humanity, as
a whole, is of far greater importance than any one nation; it will be a
new world order, built upon different principles to those in the past,
and one in which men will carry the spiritual vision into their national
governments, into their economic planning and into all measures taken to
bring about security and right human relations. Again, may I repeat: spirituality
is essentially the establishing of right human relations.
PROBLEMS OF HUMANITY, 207
When [the Christ] comes at the close of this century
and makes His power felt, He will come as the Teacher of Love and Unity,
and the keynote He will strike will be regeneration through love poured
forth on all. As He will work primarily on the astral plane, this will
demonstrate on the physical plane in the formation of active groups in
every city of any size, and in every country, which will work aggressively
for unity, co-operation and brotherhood in every department of life --
economic, religious, social and scientific.
These groups will achieve results now impossible
Indication of the nearing of this event will be seen
in the reaction which will be set up during the next twenty-five years
(1925-1950) against crime, sovietism, and the extreme radicalism which
is now being made use of by certain powers to achieve ends contrary to
the plans of the Lord. The era of peace will be ushered in by a gathering
together on earth of the forces which stand for construction, and development,
and by a conscious deliberate banding together of groups in every land
who embody the principle (as far as they can vision it) of Brotherhood.
Watch the signs of the times, and be not discouraged over the immediate
A TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE, 755
The New Group of World Servers provides a field of
service for all who are seeking service expression; it also provides a
rallying point for all who are willing to be tried out, and a place where
their motives and persistence can be tested, prior to a steady unfoldment
of spiritual opportunity. The server is thus freed for ever enlarging areas
The New Group of World Servers provides essentially
a training ground and a field of experience for those who hope to grow
in spiritual stature and to fit themselves to be the active directed disciples
of the Christ.
This is primarily a group which, while working on
the outer plane of daily, physical living, yet preserves a close, inner,
spiritual integration with the centre of energy from which it can draw
all that is needed for active, spiritual work.
Based on REAPPEARANCE OF THE CHRIST, 181-2
MORYA MEASURES SPIRITUAL PROGRESS BY COMMUNITY
22. You understand that Earth cannot live without
community. You understand that without the broadening of the heavenly ways
the existence becomes nil. The New World is in need of new boundaries.
The seekers must have a path. Is it narrow throughout the entire horizon?
It is fortunate that the seekers do not have to bend the ear down to earth
but may turn their gaze upward into spiritual heights. It is easier for
the ray to seek out uplifted heads. And every movement of the world is
conditioned by the community.
26. Of what use are miracles which are contrary to
nature? Here is a miracle -- when thou canst bestride thy steed and with
the manifested sword defend the community of the World. As simply will
the New World begin.
50. The Community, as Fellowship, can unprecedentedly
accelerate the evolution of the planet and give new possibilities of intercourse
with the forces of matter.
168. When the banner of the community is unfurled
as a realization of necessity, then life will become winged in each day's
action. As long as it is thought that the community is an experiment, so
long will the community be found in the alchemist's jar. Only a firm realization
of historic necessity will bring the community into life.
189. He who affirms the community contributes to
the hastening of the evolution of the planet. Each and every petrifaction
and immobility signifies a return to primitive forms.
Pay attention to the history of the past; you will
perceive clear jolts of progress, you will see graphically that these jolts
coincide with manifestations of the idea of community -- cooperation. Despotic
states have been destroyed, attainments of science have been secured, new
ways of labor have arisen, benevolent boldness has shone forth, when the
banner of cooperation was unfurled.
If humanity had thought more often about cooperation,
it already long ago would have entered into universal understanding of
the Common Good.
75. The Community is arrived at in clarity of thinking.
The manifestation of thinking produces a clear, inexpressible responsibility.
We are very solicitous that the realization of responsibility should not
36. Precisely, without fear and as much as possible
doing things oneself. Correct is the manifestation of personal responsibility.
Neither miracles, nor quotations, nor actions; but affirmation strengthened
by personal example. Even a mistake in daring is more easily remedied that
is abject mumbling.
39. In order to play the game of hidden twig, the
searcher must look for it -- not the one who hid it. Not without reason
do the Hindus call the Highest Being the Player. Verily, the Earth is to
be saved by earthly hands, and the Heavenly Forces are sending the best
manna; but if ungathered it is transformed into dew. How then not to rejoice
when gatherers are found?
63. Seekers can understand that one has to proceed
along material lines in pursuing higher knowledge. Whoever does not love
the clarity of crystals will not reach Us. Unrepeatable purity means perfection
of form. One may show a crystal to a child, and the child will grasp the
perfection of it. Indeed, the structure of the crystal of the community
will yield perfection of form.
103. A cosmogonic Hindu tale relates: "There lived
long ago a terrible monster who devoured people. Once the monster was pursuing
an intended victim and the man, seeking to save himself, plunged into a
lake. The monster sprang after him, but the swimmer threw himself on the
back of the monster and took firm hold of its projecting crest. The monster
could not turn over on its back because its belly was unprotected. It rushed
about in a furious course, waiting for the man to become exhausted. But
the thought came to the man that, in maintaining his desperate plight,
he was saving humanity, and with this panhuman thought his strength became
unlimited and inexhaustible. The monster, meanwhile, increased its speed
until sparks formed a fiery wake. Amid flames the monster began to rise
above the earth. The universal thought of the man had uplifted even the
When people see a comet they give thanks to the valiant
one, eternally striving, and the thoughts of the people speed outward to
give new strength to the rider of the monster. White, yellow, red, and
black people direct their thoughts to him who long ago became fiery."
49. My Hands know not repose. My Head upholds the
weight of the works. My Mind searches out the solidity of solutions. The
power of experience defeats alien infirmity. At the point of loss do I
pour in the new possibilities. On the line of retreat I build strongholds.
In the eyes of the enemy I wave the banner. I call the day of fatigue a
day of repose. I recognize a manifestation of non-understanding as rubbish
on the threshold. I can conceal the sacred in the folds of a working garment.
A miracle means for Me only the mark of a horseshoe. Courage means for
Me only the arrow in the quiver. Resoluteness for Me is only the daily
56. Let us begin to labor, surrounding ourselves
with a thousand eyes. Let us acquire purity of thought and co-measurement
of actions. Thus let us fill our days; let us become used to mobility and
decisiveness. Likewise, let us not forget that there is nothing on Earth
higher than the given Plan for the Common Good.
57. Verily, it is necessary to have ten exit lanes
for one fire. Strong is an action when there are ten solutions behind it.
The inexperienced need a fire behind them, but those who have been called
may find all the entrances open.
48. Do understand the name of the son of fear and
doubt -- his name is regret. -- Indeed, regret after entering upon Great
Service cuts off all the effects of former labors. He who doubts binds
a stone to his leg. He who is afraid constrains his breathing. But he who
is regretful of his labor in behalf of the Great Service terminates the
possibility of approach.
40. Light extinguishers are the particular servants
of the dark forces who are occupied with putting out fires in the Subtle
World. The stronger the attack of darkness the more actively do they destroy
each point of light. We do not know a time of greater darkness in the Subtle
World. Every false Olympus has sunk into twilight. But just now is no time
to be occupied with them; now is the time to consider the earthly plane.
The world in its present state is like the sea in a tempest.
Striving is the boat of the Arhat. Striving is the
Striving is the key to all caves. Striving is the
wing of the eagle.
Striving is the armor of the heart. Striving is
the world manifest.
Striving is the multitude of stars.
104. Strive to the guiding thought about help to
humanity. Think clearly that you are performing not a personal act, nor
a group act, but an absolutely useful act. That done by you timelessly
and without the limitation of space becomes a labor for the unification
of the worlds. Preserve this guiding thought.
When one is guided daily one may lose consciousness
of the guiding thought. Weak minds think that they remain without connection
with the guide -- the details of daily routine reduce them to ordinariness.
But, indeed, amidst daily routine it is possible to grow flaming thought.
As a metal is forged with an ordinary hammer, and as seed filled with the
great substance of life is gathered with an ordinary sickle, so amid ordinary
matters look for the thread of greatness.
54. In cosmic constructions service requires a change
of consciousness.... Joy in Service can be experienced only through an
53. Speak to your friends, that they should learn
to observe the real according to the outbreak of the events. Otherwise
they remain readers of a newspaper edited by a knave.
72. The secret of the future lies in the impetuosity
of striving. The eruption of a volcano cannot be delayed; likewise, the
Teaching cannot be deferred.
165. To learn to enhance and uplift thought about
the future means to occupy a place in it which will grow together with
the consciousness. He who does not await external aid knows the value of
his own hammer. Whoever knows the path into the future can carry his catch
without fear. Whereas, a part of humanity does not even see the thread
into the future. Broken loose and swept about like autumn leaves, they
raise the dust from alien bazaars. A cloud of dust will veil the gates
of the community, and dusty thinking will turn all into rubbish.
When it is dark and threatening, then keep the consciousness
upon the future. We call the future a flying carpet. Teach children to
fly high. Replace the legend about the ark with one about the air-ship.
189-90. Say to the hypocritical contemplators that
if contemplation is a tension of energy and accumulation for a leap, then
from the "Lion" comes ordainment of such action. But if contemplation is
indolence and indifference, then it is impossible to represent this shameful
pastime as a great Covenant.
192-93. Beware of those who have no time. Being falsely
busy indicates first of all inability to make use of the treasure of time
and space, and such people can execute only the primitive forms of labor.
It is impossible to attract them to construction.
We know many workers who find an hour for the most
important; it does not seem to them that they are too occupied. Whoever
is not grudging in his work will receive bounteously. This quality of containment
of labor is indispensable for the expansion of consciousness. Can anything
replace the joy of the growth of consciousness?
46. I know people who have let the call escape them
on account of their porridge. But My arrow is let fly in the hour of need.
My Hand is ready to lift up the veil of the consciousness; therefore, comeasurement
of the small and the great, of the recurrent and the nonrecurrent is needed.
Exert yourselves to understand where is the great! I say -- time is short!
222. The flame of aspiration does not depend upon
245. Two sailors were shipwrecked and cast away on
a desert Island. Both nearly perished from hunger and terror, for they
considered themselves forever cut off from the world. A ship picked them
up. And later there was erected on the island a strong lighthouse. These
same two sailors remained at the lighthouse to save the other perishing
ones. Now their frame of mind was altered. They were happy, directing the
light of rescue and no longer feeling themselves cut off from the world.
This means that realization of communion with the world and of usefulness
to others completely transforms people. Work in common is a pledge of success.
ARCHETYPAL - Refers to the original idea or pattern
of which all things of the same type, all lives of the same species, are
copies. Through the agency of a superhuman group of meditating lives, ideas
are reflected from the plane of archetypal concepts down onto the abstract subplanes of the mental plane. Through the agency of creative thinkers
using the lower concrete mind these abstract ideas are then clothed in
substance of the lower concrete mental subplanes; thus, they become thoughtforms
ready to be stepped down into physical manifestation. Ideas in the mind
of God are meditated upon and translated downward from plane to plane by
groups of creative workers in their various grades and orders from the
highest plane to the lowest. At each stage of the descent into manifestation
a form is built on one plane to envelope and express a life on the corresponding
higher plane. In a sense each plane is archetypal to the one below it.
AURA - It comes from a Latin word for "breeze." It
is a raying forth, a subtle invisible emanation from each of the various
bodies of man. It is the radiatory influence of a condition of consciousness
or state of being. The health aura emanates from the etheric
body and forms a protective field of emanating vitality around the
dense physical body; it tends to offset or thrust away influences
or impacts from the environment that threaten or are detrimental to physical
wellbeing. The emotional aura represents the emanatory influence
of a person's inner emotional attitude and feeling condition; it accounts
for the highly contagious quality of any intense emotion. The mental
aura is made up of thought forms and mental attitudes; in the case
of a clear, powerful thinker, it accounts in large measure for his influence
on public opinion in his environment. The aura of the initiate manifests
as light from the higher etheric centers; it accounts for the enlightening
and healing influence upon the environment exerted by the highly energized,
well-organized thought life of a trained and powerful mind coupled with
a compassionate inclusive heart.
ESOTERICIST - Formerly regarded as one concerned
with inner values and concrete knowledge; one who pursues a body of knowledge
designed for and understood by initiates. Presently an esotericist is known
as one who works with energies and forces, who sees all life as an ordered
pattern of energies playing upon and influencing forces.
The esoteric student, the esoteric apprentice, is learning to understand
the nature and quality of the seven major streams of energy that comprise
all life. The trained esotericist, the initiate server, is one who works
consciously, creatively, in the world of energies to help to manifest the
Plan. He is the white magician, using magic on the plane of consciousness
rather than in the world of forms. He uses magic to serve the evolution
of other lives, of the whole, and never for self-gain or self-promotion.
KAMA MANASIC (Kam = to desire; man = to think) -
The term has to do with the principle of mind as it operates under the
direction of desire. The result is a reflex elemental interaction between
the lower mind and the astral plane -- predominantly astral at this time
due to the emotional polarization
of the majority of people.
KARMA (action) - Karma is the law of causation, or
cause and effect. As it relates to human experience, it is personal desire
for the fruits of action on the physical plane which binds humanity to
the wheel of rebirth. (Desire -- the cause; rebirth -- the effect.) Desire
unfulfilled in one lifetime causes the return into incarnation because
the law of desire guarantees its fulfillment. Thus, any present condition
is seen as the effect of the past and the cause of the future. The
cessation of desire, either through satiety or wisdom once past desires
have found fulfillment, eventually releases the man from necessity to reincarnate
-- except for voluntary decision to do so for reasons of service.
MANTRIC - Refers to verses, charms, secret words
which when sounded set in motion the ethers of space.
OCCULTIST - One who is concerned with forces and
energies which are hidden or beyond the scope of common understanding.
Synonymous with Esotericist, see above.
RING-PASS-NOT - This term is used in occult literature
to denote the periphery of the sphere of influence of any central life
force. It is applied equally to the single atom, to man and the solar system.
The ring-pass-not of the average human being is the spheroidal form of
his mental body which extends well beyond the astral and etheric. The solar
ring-pass-not extends an unknown distance beyond the most distant planet.