SUMMARY OF THE TIBETAN'S WORK (1919-1943)
commentary by Michael D. Robbins
1. It is useful for us to refresh our minds on the matter of the sequence and meaning of the Tibetan’s books. Much may be learned thereby.
In 1919, during the month of November, I made a contact with Alice A. Bailey and asked her to do some writing for me and also to undertake the publishing of certain books which— under the sequential giving out of truth—were due to appear.
2. Some astrologers have done much to pin-point the time of this first contact with very interesting results.
She refused immediately,
3. She had two first rays (personality and mind) in her ray chart.
having no sympathy with the flood of so-called occult literature being passed out to the public by the various occult groups, having no experience in writing for the public, and having also a profound dislike of every form of psychic writing and of psychic work.
4. We might say that this attitude towards psychism colors much of the AAB presentation. Is she justified in this attitude?
5. Much experience in this field teaches that while psychism may one day be developed to a high level, the great majority of that which is communicated by psychics is full of error and, therefore, an unreliable guide to reality.
6. It seems that humanity must pass through much error before real clarity of vision is attained. DK has told us that the average psychic is practically unreachable, being so firmly entrenched in the belief of the validity of his/her psychic impressions. Extrication from these glamors and illusions is a long, slow process.
Later, she changed her mind when I explained to her that telepathic rapport was a proven thing and a matter of scientific interest, that she was neither clairaudient or clairvoyant and never would be and that (above all) the test of truth was the truth itself.
7. AAB adopted a wise and considered attitude when the Tibetan counseled her concerning the real nature of “telepathic rapport”.
8. We note that clairaudience and clairvoyance are not here presented as desirable states. The fact that she would never be either clairvoyant or clairaudient was almost a reassurance and relief to AAB.
9. As a result of the Tibetan’s counsel she developed a “wait and see” attitude.
I told her that if she would write for a period of a month, the material transcribed would prove to her whether it contained truth, whether it evoked intuitive understanding and recognition and whether it had in it that which might be of value in the new spiritual era which was impending.
10. AAB chose to enter into an experiment and overcame her instinctive prejudice, no matter how justified it may have been.
11. It would appear that truth has its own ring and will declare itself to the perceptive individual.
She, therefore, overcame her disgust of this type of work and of the many occult presentations of truth which were prevalent; she only stipulated that the writing should go out with no claims whatsoever and that the teachings should stand or fall on their own merits.
12. The word “disgust” is strong. We must ask why that word, with its solar plexus associations, was used. At one point DK discussed AAB’s horror of glamour—which He shared:
“It may be a long time since I, personally, was overcome by glamour, and it may be a short time since A.A.B. succumbed, but neither of us has forgotten the difficulties encountered or lost our horror of glamour; we are therefore not critical, and upon that fact rest back.” (DINA II 674)
13. We see that AAB was already possessed of an innate sense of humility. She wished to make no claims in an arena in which claim-making abounded.
The first book published was Initiation, Human and Solar. This was the result of her first effort to do this kind of work; it laid the foundation of all the succeeding books. Since then she has written for me for nearly twenty-five years.
14. This summary was apparently written in 1943 or so.
15. Readers of Initiation: Human and Solar will realize its foundational nature. It is a book to which we may return again and again for hints and clarifications that can be found nowhere else. Although the Tibetan may seem to repeat Himself, in fact, He rarely does so. With every seeming repetition, a new slant on the subject in question is offered.
The books have gone out in line with a deep, underlying purpose which it may interest you to know about and they have received a worldwide recognition.
16. Long-time students of the Tibetan’s writings have sensed their great depth of purpose.
Initiation, Human and Solar was intended to bring the fact of the Hierarchy to public attention.
17. This original intention is still vitally important. Even though “New Age” literature is extremely popular, a reasonable image of the Masters of the Wisdom is rarely to be found.
18. The subject of the Masters is a demanding one and many apparently progressive thinkers seek to avoid it altogether as it is so controversial.
This had been done by H.P.B. by inference and statement but not in any sequential form.
19. It was, therefore, desired that a more coherent presentation be offered to the public.
The Theosophical Society had taught the fact of the [page 778] Masters, though H.P. Blavatsky (in a communication to the Esoteric Section) stated that she bitterly regretted so doing.
20. This is because the distortion imposed upon her presentation proved considerable, largely because of the selfish self-referencing of the average aspirant who appropriated HPB’s thoughts.
21. Again, strong words are used. “Bitterly regretted” are potent words. We can only imagine how HPB analyzed the distortion.
This teaching was misinterpreted by later theosophical leaders and they made certain basic mistakes. The Masters Whom they portrayed were characterised by an impossible infallibility, because the Masters are Themselves evolving;
22. The evolution of all in nature would seem a fundamental premise clearly presented in the Secret Doctrine.
23. Some of the early theosophical leaders were strongly equipped with the sixth ray (on the personality level) and so their mistakes in estimating the degree if evolution of the Masters are understandable.
the teaching given endorsed an engrossing interest in self-development and an intense focussing upon personal unfoldment and liberation;
24. Group consciousness, therefore, was not cultivated, and the development of group consciousness leading to group initiation is necessarily the way of the future.
the people who were indicated as initiates and senior disciples were entirely mediocre with no influence outside the Theosophical Society itself;
25. As students of the Ageless Wisdom, we must be warned against ‘spiritual myopia’—nearsightedness.
26. Shall we say that early theosophical leaders lost their sense of “co-measurement”? Humility is said to be an “adjusted sense of right proportion” (DINA I 95).
complete devotion to the Masters was also emphasised—devotion to Their personalities.
27. Again the sixth ray emphasis upon externals.
These Masters were also shown as interfering with the organisation life of the various occult groups which claimed to be working under Their direction.
28. Selfishness and an unchecked imagination were responsible for this misapprehension.
They were made responsible for the mistakes of the leaders of the groups who took refuge under such statements as: The Master has instructed me to say, etc., the Master wants the following work to be done, or the Master wants the membership to do thus and so.
29. The liabilities of this approach are so obvious, and yet the same mistakes are repeated today, a hundred years later.
30. We see in these abuses a basic dishonesty and an inflation of the lower ego.
Those who obeyed were regarded as good members; those who refused to be interested and obedient were looked upon as renegades. The freedom of the individual was constantly infringed and the weaknesses and ambitions of the leaders were provided with an alibi.
31. DK presents a rather unpleasant picture. Personality was obviously in a dominant position and soul, secondary.
32. This ‘hiding behind the Master’ seems a petty and dishonorable practice, yet human—“all too human”.
Knowing all this well, A.A.B. refused to be a party to any such constantly recurring activity, for such is the history of practically all the known occult groups which attract the attention of the public.
33. Not a very sanguine assessment. This statement by the Tibetan must cause us to examine ourselves.
Even had I wanted to work in such a way (which no one affiliated with the Hierarchy ever does), I would have found no collaboration from her.
34. This is a ringing affirmation of AAB’s integrity, and a protection from those who would associate their work with hers while still working in the old manner here repudiated by Master DK.
35. Are we so naïve that we cannot recognize personality ambition when it confronts us?
Letters on Occult Meditation followed next. These indicated a somewhat new approach to meditation, based not on devotion to the Masters but on a recognition of the soul in each person.
36. Now, after many years of possessing the Tibetan’s books, we may take the newer meditative emphasis for granted, but much time has been required to wean us from devotion to the Masters’ personalities.
37. Letters on Occult Meditation, though a relatively early book, is profoundly occult in many of its sections. It is written in a condensed manner and requires much pondering. Many parts are still largely impenetrable to even trained esoteric thinkers. It abounds with occult hints to be developed in the future.
This was succeeded by A Treatise on Cosmic Fire. This book was an expansion of the teaching given in The Secret Doctrine on the three fires—electric fire, solar fire and fire by friction—and it was an awaited sequence;
38. DK is suggesting that the appearance of A Treatise on Cosmic Fire was expected or awaited.
it also presented the psychological key to The Secret Doctrine and is intended to offer study to disciples and initiates at the close of this century and the beginning of the next century, up until 2025 A.D.
39. We see the ongoing utility of A Treatise on Cosmic Fire—a century of utility. We are living through the period in which TCF is to be assimilated.
40. From my estimation this great book will offer much of value to students for centuries to come, and so will the Secret Doctrine.
41. Nevertheless, 2025 is an important date for the inauguration of the third dispensation of the Teaching. Who knows the exact nature of the anticipated Teaching? We may say, however, that it will have much of the first ray in it, even as HPB’s teaching (though she was a first ray initiate) had much of the third, and AAB’s much of the second.
42. The Tibetan Master seems to be at home on all three Rays of Aspect.
[page 779] Later A.A.B. felt that it would be of value to me and to the work if she demonstrated that she could write books (useful to students) apart from transcribing my writings and taking down my notes, rendering them into the thought-provoking English which together we have developed as a medium for transmission of the ideas which it is my dharma to make public.
43. AAB’s motive is very interesting. In this paragraph it is suggested that she did not write her books to prove she could think (as she humorously suggested at one point) but, rather, for the sake of the Tibetan’s Work.
44. We do remember that AAB has (according to the most accepted astrological rectifications) the sign Leo on the Ascendant of her astrological chart. In one way she is proving her spiritual individuality.
45. Note that a special “thought-provoking English” was developed by the AAB and the Tibetan working together. It is true that the English usage of the later books is quite different from that found in the earlier and shows, so it seem, the combined influence of two minds (Gemini).
46. We note that although a Master may have worked through the karma relating to the human kingdom, He certainly is still under the demand of dharma. This duty came upon the Tibetan because of His unique qualifications for the task.
The average psychic and medium is not usually of a high-grade intelligence and A.A.B. desired to prove (for the aiding of the work of the future) that one could do definitely psychic work and be of a real intelligence.
47. Although AAB repudiated psychism and the Tibetan assured her that she was not clairvoyant or clairaudient and would not be in this life, we find Him saying that she was doing “psychic work”. Her psychism is obviously of the higher kind and not of the kind with which she feared to be involved.
48. If we read carefully of the higher psychic powers, we shall see them as very distinct from that which is usually considered to be psychism. (TCF 188).
49. AAB was always an exponent of spiritual intelligence. She united intelligence with psychism and a high form of mediumship. Spiritual work has often fallen into ill-repute because its exponents have demonstrated themselves as less intelligent than the normal, intelligent people of the world. The reputation surrounding the higher psychic work needed to be elevated.
She has, therefore, written four books which are entirely her own production:
The Consciousness of the Atom. The Soul and Its Mechanism. From Intellect to Intuition. From
Bethlehem to Calvary.
50. The four books which are “entirely her own production” must be distinguished from the book on which AAB and the Tibetan collaborated.
She has also written one book in collaboration with me, entitled The Light of the Soul; in it I give the translation of the Sanskrit Sutras of Patanjali and she contributes the commentary, referring to me occasionally for reassurance as to meaning.
51. Just as it is said that Master KH proofread the translations of the Stanzas of Dzyan before HPB commented upon them, so we see Master DK providing accurate translations of the Yoga Sutras so that AAB could comment upon these stanzas with assurance.
52. We see AAB checking in with DK regarding meanings where necessary.
Then followed A Treatise on White Magic. This was written years ago.
53. It was written in the later 1920’s.
As it was written it went out, chapter by chapter, to the senior students of the
Arcane School as reading matter only.
54. There was not yet a Study Set designed around this material. Later the
Arcane School section known as “The Magical Work of the Soul” utilized material from A Treatise on White Magic.
It is the first book ever given out upon the training and control of the astral or emotional body.
55. This may come as a surprise given the wealth of all kinds of information to be found within TWM, however, here we see one of Master DK’s major motives in writing the book.
56. It is true that there can be no white magic without a controlled astral body.
Many occult books have been written upon the subject of the physical body and its purification and upon the etheric or vital body; most of them have been compilations of other books, both ancient or modern.
57. In writing TWM, DK was raising the standard, and taking the preoccupations of the aspirant another step inward.
This book of mine, however, is intended to train the modern aspirant in the control of his astral body, by the aid of the mind as that mind is, in its turn, illumined by the soul.
58. The illumined mind is required if the astral vehicle is to be controlled. In this respect, we find Scorpio to be a sign conducive both to this illumination and to astral control via the mind.
“In Scorpio the mind is released into full governing activity. This release takes place in two stages: Stage 1—Wherein the intellect becomes dominant and powerful and controls eventually the emotional nature.
Stage 2— Wherein the intellect is illumined by the light of the soul.” (EA 179-180)
The next book undertaken was A Treatise on the Seven Rays. It is a long book, not yet completed.
59. Master DK considers the five volumes as one long book. It is taking shape in four volumes, two of which are already published (Esoteric Psychology, Vols. I and II), one is ready for publication (Esoteric Astrology) and the final volume is in process of writing. (Esoteric Healing) Volumes one and two deal with the seven rays and their seven psychological types and thus lay the foundation for the new psychology for which modern psychology, materialistic as it may be, has laid a sound basis.
60. The Tibetan is always appreciative and inclusive of humanity’s thinking when He can be.
61. So often, a sound material basis provides the foundation for more rarefied considerations. DK often praises the work of modern medical science, recognizing its importance as a foundation for esoteric healing.
Volume three is entirely given over to the subject of esoteric astrology and forms a unit [page 780] in itself.
62. Since astrology is the “greatest and oldest of all the sciences” (EA 5), it would naturally form an entire unit of study—really a vast unit of study requiring more than one life to learn well.
63. This book (Esoteric Astrology) is considered by the Tibetan to be the most occult He wrote because it deals entirely with energies and forces.
It is intended to launch the new astrology which is founded on the soul and not on the personality.
64. The true and complete astrology of the soul cannot yet be expressed through horoscopes presently in use. The Masters use other kinds of charts about which a few hints have been given. Still, with what the Tibetan has given, we are on our way to the unfoldment of a new and more spiritual astrology.
Orthodox astrology sets up a chart which gives the fate and destiny of the personality, and when that personality is little evolved or is only of an average development, it can be and often is amazingly correct.
65. This is because the power of conscious choice is not cultivated.
It is not so correct, however, in the case of highly developed people, aspirants, disciples and initiates who are beginning to control their stars and consequently their actions; the events and the happenings in their lives then become unpredictable.
66. In such cases the ambient energies can be determined, but what the disciple or initiate does with them becomes indeterminate.
67. The new and future astrology is to be applied to advanced people and those who are definitely upon the spiritual Path.
The new and future astrology endeavours to give the key to the horoscope of the soul, as it is conditioned by the soul ray and not by the personality ray;
68. It is necessary to know the soul ray (and personality ray) before it is possible to give a truly esoteric reading (given the horoscopes presently in use). (cf. EA 222)
69. In such cases, the soul-ray planet becomes of particular importance, whereas that same planet in the horoscope of someone with a different soul ray may have nowhere near the same weight.
70. Notice the term “horoscope of the soul”. Such are in the possession of the Masters of the Wisdom but not yet capable of being erected even by relatively advanced spiritual astrologers. This will shortly change.
enough has been given by me to enable astrologers, who are interested and of the new inclination, to work out the future from the angle of this new approach.
71. This means, “to work out the future astrology”. It also may be telling us something about new approaches to the progressed horoscope.
72. The true progressed horoscope should tell us something about the unfoldment of soul potentials in and through the personality life.
Astrology is a fundamental and most necessary science.
73. This statement must be remembered by many esotericists who tend to dismiss it as both personal and strictly technical.
A.A.B. is not well versed in astrology; she cannot set up a chart nor could she tell you the names of the planets with the houses which they rule.
74. The limits of AAB’s knowledge of astrology are nowhere more explicitly expressed.
75. In fact, she may even have had a bias against astrology—at least the study of astrology as applied to the person or individual (as her rays did not, I would think, incline her in this direction).
76. For many years in the
Arcane School, astrology was not a subject on which any particular emphasis was placed. In fact, my experience has shown me, that it was avoided. This may have been an unintentional part of the AAB legacy.
I am, therefore, entirely responsible for all that appears in this and all my books, except, as before explained, the one book, The Light of the Soul.
77. DK seems to be taking special responsibility for that which appears in the astrology book as AAB was not in a position to contribute any knowledge to it.
The fourth volume deals with the subject of healing, and with the bridging, by the antahkarana, of the gap which exists between the Monad and the personality; it also gives the Fourteen Rules which those in training for initiation have to master.
78. This is really interesting, as it appears that what eventually became Vol. IV and Vol. V were considered at the time of this writing as only one book—Vol. IV.
79. We note that in the discussion of “bridging”, it is the gap between the Monad and the personality that is mentioned, and not the gap between the spiritual triad and the personality. Effectively, these gaps are the same, for, in a way, the spiritual triad is the Monad (i.e., the immediate expression of the monad through three divine aspects on the three planes immediately beneath the monadic plane).
80. The Fourteen Rules are definitely related to initiation. The initiation or initiations suggested in this connection are probably higher than the initiations targeted by the Fourteen Rules of Applicants to Initiation in Initiation: Human and Solar. The Rules for Applicants can be applied to those who are applying to the first three initiations. The Fourteen Rules for Disciples and Initiates seem to begin with the third initiation and move far beyond. One would have to be a Master to fulfill some of these more advanced Rules.
Again, I would call your attention to this last theme, reminding you that the true initiate has never made the slightest claim, either privately or publicly, to be an initiate. It is against the occult law and too many people of no particular spiritual focus or intellectual capacity make these claims and consequent harm has ensued, thus lowering the idea of the Hierarchy and the nature of adeptship in the eyes of the watching public.
81. Here is a statement of the greatest importance and should be reviewed by all those interested in the science of initiation and group initiation.
82. It is clear that the reputation and true elevation of the Hierarchy must be sustained. When there is claim-making (always indulged in by those who are not true initiates), the elevation of the Hierarchy is lowered in the consciousness of those who hear the claims.
I am, therefore, entirely responsible for the Fourteen Rules and their elucidation and application.
83. We note DK claiming responsibility for various aspects of the Work. He does this, most often, for the sake of protecting the Work.
A.A.B. has never claimed to be more than a working disciple, occupied with world work (which no one can deny) and has re-iterated again and again that the word "disciple" is the legitimate and non-controversial word (as well as the truthful word) to be used for all grades of workers in the Hierarchy from the probationary disciple, [page 781] loosely affiliated with certain disciples in that Hierarchy, up to and including the Christ Himself, the Master of all the Masters and the Teacher alike of Angels and of men.
84. The essential humility of AAB is noted, and the use of the term “disciple” encouraged.
85. We can see that the term “disciple” is comprehensive, indeed, as it includes the Christ, Himself.
86. It is important that the Ageless Wisdom Teaching not seem strange and quaint (therefore, relatively useless) to the thinking public. Therefore, caution must be exercised in the use of the terms by means of which we describe the abilities of those who are closely associated with this Wisdom Teaching.
She has steadily set herself, with my full approval, against the unwholesome curiosity as to status and title which is a blight on so many occult groups, leading to the full tide of competition, jealousy, criticism and claim-making which distinguishes the majority of the occult groups, which renders futile so many of their publications and which hinders the general public from receiving the teaching in its purity and simplicity.
87. The dangers of claim-making are here set forth. So many negative thoughts and emotions arise when spiritual ambition prods one to make claims as to spiritual status.
88. To do so is a disservice to the general public which needs the Ageless Wisdom teaching in its purity and simplicity.
Status and title, place and position count for nothing. It is the teaching that counts—its truth and its intuitive appeal. This you must constantly bear in mind.
89. These are strong statements and should set the disciple on watch against any thought, word or behaviour which seems to set him or her apart from fellow disciples.
90. “It is the teaching that counts”—this must oft be repeated. The personality wants itself to count and overtakes the consciousness of many well-meaning people. The Plan and the Teaching come first—followed by those whom the Plan and Teaching serve and then, and only then, those who serve the Plan and the Teaching.
The accepted disciples of a Master who arrive at recognition of Him from within themselves—a recognition which can then be corroborated by their fellow disciples and used by the Master Himself as a factual condition—know their Master, accept teaching from Him and among themselves speak of Him as He is to them but not to the outside world.
91. When a true recognition of the Master emerges as a fact in consciousness, one will know with whom one can speak freely.
92. In order for this recognition to emerge, one must be at least an “accepted disciple”. Only an accepted disciple will truly know the Master.
93. Note that recognition of the Master must come from within. The factuality of this recognition can then be used by the Master to increase the effectiveness of the disciple.
94. One of the major tests is here given—the test of silence as to one’s knowledge of the Ashram. Much discretion is needed in this regard, and many violations occur through indiscreet speech.
The papers lately printed in The Beacon and inadequately censored were given by me, as a Master, to the members of a group within my Ashram. This group has preserved my anonymity for more than a decade, which was their correct and obvious duty.
95. We see how it came to be revealed to the general public that the Tibetan was indeed Master DK.
The books, therefore, have been going out steadily for years. When A Treatise on the Seven Rays is completed, a short book on glamour ready for the press and this book on DISCIPLESHIP IN THE NEW AGE is in the hands of the public, then the work of A.A.B. for me will be over, she can resume her work in the Ashram of her own Master—the work of His disciple.
96. There was a schedule of writings to complete, and AAB could not be released fully into her own Ashram until the completion.
The next phase of the work which I sought to see accomplished is now in working order. It was my wish (as it is the wish of many associated with the Hierarchy) to see an esoteric school started which would leave the membership free, which would bind them by no pledges or oaths and which would—whilst assigning meditation, study and giving esoteric teaching—leave people to make their own adjustments, to interpret the truth as best they could, to present to them the many points of view and at the same time communicate to them the deepest esoteric truths which they could recognise if there was that in [page 782] them which was awakened to the mysteries and which, even when read or heard, could do them no harm if they lacked the perception to recognise the truth for what it was.
97. We see that one of the principle motives in the starting of the
Arcane School was to leave students of occultism in perfect freedom to make their own adjustments and interpretations.
Arcane was to be truly a school for the training of disciples. It was to go deeper than most, if not all, of the occult schools then available. School
Such a school was started in 1923 by Alice A. Bailey with the aid of Foster Bailey and certain students of vision and spiritual understanding.
99. The original group worked more on theosophical writings than on the material being brought through by AAB. 100. As of this writing (2005) the
Arcane has been active for some 82 years. School
She made it a condition that I should have nothing to do with the
Arcane School , and that I should have no control over its policies and curriculum.
101. This is very interesting. It might have been thought that DK, Himself, wanted nothing to do with the school in the attempt to render AAB completely spiritually self-reliant.
102. In fact, it appears that AAB realized that founding such a school was a test for her, and sought to prove herself, independently of a Master’s assistance.
Even my books were not used as textbooks and only during the past three years has one of them, A Treatise on White Magic, been adopted as a course of study and that at the very earnest request of many students.
103. It was principally Theosophy that was studied. What might AAB’s motives have been? Did she not completely trust that which she was bringing through? Or was it simply not assembled into a form that could be used in a curriculum.
104. It is interesting that when one of the Tibetan’s books finally came to be used, it was through the “very earnest request of many students” and not, originally, at the initiative of AAB.
Also, some of the teaching upon the antahkarana (which will appear in the fifth volume of the Treatise on the Seven Rays) has been used for two years in one section of the fourth degree, entitled Weavers in the Light.
105. The antahkarana work is one of the main features of the Weavers in the Light set of studies. “Weavers” is one of the advanced sections of AS study.
The teaching on glamour has been given as some of the reading matter for another section.
106. This teaching on glamor was written in connection with Group IX.2—the “Trained Observers”.
No obedience is expected in the
Arcane School, no emphasis is laid on "obeying the Master," for no Master is running the school.
107. This is an important point. So many occult schools claim to have a supervising Master behind them. AAB must have realized that modern esoteric schools must be headed by disciples who are to take full responsibility for their development.
108. When a school is directed by a founding disciple (and not by the supposed presence of a Master) the spectre of authoritarianism is banished.
Emphasis is laid upon the one Master in the heart, the soul, the true spiritual man within each human being;
109. The soul on its own plane is a Master. This is the first Master to be contacted, and no human Master can be contacted in fullness before the disciple comes into full relationship with the “Master in the heart, the soul, the true spiritual man.”
no theology is taught; the student is under no compulsion to accept any interpretation or presentation of truth; he can accept or reject the fact of the Masters, of the Hierarchy, of reincarnation, or of the soul and still remain a member of the school in good standing.
110. This is another important point. It is unlikely that there would be students continuing their study with the AS if they did not accept as factual the Masters and the Hierarchy, and reincarnation, but it is important to realize that they would not be forced by the Arcane School to accept such doctrines.
111. We can see the importance of the freedom of the human mind and human will emphasized by true esoteric schools such as the
Arcane . School
No loyalty is expected or asked, either to the school or to A.A.B. Students can work in any of the occult, esoteric, metaphysical or orthodox groups and churches and still be members of the school.
112. We see the inclusive attitude so different from the various occult schools of the period. The more exclusive esoteric schools are largely conditioned by the sixth ray.
They are asked to look upon such activities as fields of service wherein they can express any spiritual help they may have gained through their work in the school. Leaders and senior workers in many occult groups are working in the
Arcane School, but they feel perfectly free to give their time, loyalty and service to their own groups.
113. Because of this attitude of free association, the strengths gained in the
Arcane School could be spread to many different schools and organizations.
This school has been in existence for twenty years and is now entering into a new cycle of growth and usefulness—along with the whole of humanity—and for this due preparation is being made. The keynote of the school is service, based on love of humanity. The meditation work is balanced and paralleled by study and by the effort to teach the students to serve.
114. In case we should imagine that the
Arcane School caters only to study, approached through a strictly mental attitude, we learn otherwise. “Service” is its keynote.
[page 783] Another phase of my work came into existence about ten years ago when I started to write certain pamphlets for the general public, calling attention to the world situation and to the New Group of World Servers.
115. This was in 1932. We can trace the idea of the NGWS to that time. In fact, it would seem that the impulse for its formation came from the 1925 Centennial Conclave.
I thus endeavoured to anchor on earth (if I may use such a phrase) an externalisation or a symbol of the work of the Hierarchy.
116. The NGWS is to be considered an “externalisation or a symbol of the work of the Hierarchy”. This is an important light in which to hold this group.
It was an effort to band together subjectively and (where possible) objectively all those people of spiritual purpose and deep love of humanity who were actively working in many countries, either in organisations or alone.
117. We note that an objective banding was considered desirable. This has sometimes been forgotten when considering the NGWS strictly a subjective group.
118. The requirements for membership in this group are, minimally, “spiritual purpose” and “deep love of humanity”. We can see the importance of the heart center.
Their name is legion. Some few are known to the workers in the school. Thousands are known to me but not to them;
119. We realize that by 1943, there were thousands of members in the NGWS. It is interesting and important that these workers would be known to the Members of the Hierarchy.
120. We gather, through the use of the word “legion”, that there were many thousands at that time and, no doubt, many more today.
all are working under the inspiration of the Hierarchy and are, either consciously or unconsciously, fulfilling the duties of agents of the Masters.
121. We learn that it is possible to be a conscious or unconscious member of the NGWS. It is the Hierarchy which inspires them.
Together they form a band, closely knit on the inner side by spiritual intention and love.
122. No matter how geographically scattered, their bonds are close. Spiritual intention and love overcome geographical distance.
Some are occultists, working in the various occult groups; some are mystics, working with vision and love; others belong to the orthodox religions and some recognise no spiritual affiliations, so-called, at all.
123. There is a great diversity of types within the NGWS. Association with occultism, mysticism or religion is not a necessary requirement for membership.
All are, however, animated by a sense of responsibility for human welfare and have interiorly pledged themselves to help their fellowmen.
124. Shall we say, from a certain perspective, that true members of the NGWS are “pledged disciples”? They have made an inner promise to themselves, even if they do not know the technical language of occultism with its discussion of the soul.
125. A true sense of responsibility is one of the first indications that the soul is active in the life of the personality.
This great group constitutes the World Saviour at this time and will salvage the world and inaugurate the new era after the war.
126. The Christ is the World Saviour, but the NWGS is a saving and salvaging group.
127. The Tibetan had great hopes for this group following the Second World War.
128. Has the world been salvaged? Has the NGWS inaugurated a “new era”? The answer will depend upon one’s perspective.
The pamphlets which I wrote (the first of which was called The Next Three Years) indicated their plans and purposes, and made suggestions as to modes and methods of cooperation with this group of World Servers, already in existence and active in many fields. Those whom the New Group of World Servers influence and with whom they seek to work and who can act as their agents, we call the men and women of goodwill.
129. Just as the members of the NGWS are agents of the Spiritual Hierarchy, so the men and women of goodwill are the agents of the NGWS.
I made an effort to reach these people in 1936 when there was a faint possibility that the war even at that late hour might be averted.
130. It was a terrific initiative. The Hierarchy pushed forward powerfully. There was an important second ray impulse at the time.
131. We note that despite the encouraging words sounded in the Tibetan’s writings at that period, the possibility of averting the war was only “faint”.
132. Hitler had come to full power in 1933, the year before the pamphlet “The Next Three Years” was written.
Many will remember that campaign and its relative success. Millions were reached by means of the spoken and written word and by the radio but there were not enough people, spiritually interested, to take the needed steps to stem the tide of hate, evil and aggression which threatened to engulf the world.
133. The fate of humanity always depends upon the number and quality of those who can be enlisted to oppose the forces of hate, evil and aggression.
134. The battle is fought largely inwardly. If it is not successful, then the inner conflict is precipitated upon the outer plane.
135. Even today, we must ask, “are there enough people” to prevent the precipitation onto the physical plane of the dire inner conflict between progression and regression which is presently wracking the psyche of humanity.
The war broke out in 1939 in spite of all the efforts of the Hierarchy [page 784] and Their workers, and the goodwill work fell naturally into abeyance.
136. By that time, the war had simply to be fought.
137. We see that Hierarchy strained to avoid the war. This is fascinating when we realize how much cleansing occurred because of that war. It seems that Hierarchy exerts itself to spare humanity pain; however, that very pain (if not carried beyond a certain point), promotes their rapid advancement.
That part of the work in which members of the Arcane School had sought to serve and which had resulted in the forming of nineteen centres for service in as many countries had temporarily to be dropped—but only temporarily, my brothers, for goodwill is the "saving force" and an expression of the will-to-good which animates the New Group of World Servers.
138. We are here given an important definition of the “saving force”: it is “goodwill”.
139. It is, however, the “will-to-good” which animates the NGWS. The distinction should be noted.
I would emphasise that this work of anchoring the New Group of World Servers and organising the goodwill work has nothing whatsoever to do with the school except in so far that members in the school were given the opportunity to help in the movement.
140. Interestingly, it has been largely first ray workers who have worked with the organization called World Goodwill.
141. DK distinguishes between the work of the
Arcane and the work of World Goodwill. School
142. The New Group of World Servers is inclusive of all ray types.
They were left entirely free to do so or not as they chose; a very large percentage ignored the effort altogether, thus demonstrating the freedom which they felt and had been taught.
143. The attitude of freedom pervaded the
144. DK seems to suggest that this goodwill work contributive to the anchoring of the NGWS should not have been ignored.
When the war broke and the entire world was hurled into the consequent chaos, horror, disaster, death and agony, many spiritually minded people were anxious to stay aloof from the struggle.
145. Elsewhere DK has dealt with this tendency towards aloofness rather strictly, especially when it occurred amongst His own disciples.
They were not the majority but a powerful and noisy minority. They regarded any attitude of partisanship as an infringement of the law of brotherhood and were willing to sacrifice the good of the whole of humanity to a sentimental urge to love all men in a manner which necessitated their taking no action or decision of any kind.
146. We see here how sentimentalism and a partial vision of planetary actualities could have led to the destruction of humanity.
Instead of "my country right or wrong," it was "humanity, right or wrong."
147. Such people demonstrated an unwillingness to uphold true spiritual values.
When I wrote the pamphlet called The Present World Crisis and the succeeding papers on the world situation, I stated that the Hierarchy endorsed the attitude and aims of the United Nations, fighting for the freedom of the whole of humanity and for the release of the suffering people. This necessarily placed the Hierarchy in the position of not endorsing the Axis position in any way.
148. In short, the Hierarchy chose sides. Some may not understand why this should have been so.
Many in the goodwill work and some few in the school interpreted this as political in import, presumably believing that a position of complete neutrality, where both good and evil are concerned, was demanded of spiritually inclined people.
149. A significant glamor is here revealed.
Such people fail to think clearly and confuse an unwillingness to take sides with brotherly love, forgetting the words of the Christ that "he who is not with me is against me." [page 785]
150. Those treading the Path must learn the meaning of “battle”. There are many internal and external conflicts to be experienced upon this Path.
151. The Path of Occultism is a hard Path, not a path of sentimentalism. Purpose and Will must govern the mind, not the search for astral comfort.
Let me repeat what I have oft said before. The Hierarchy and all its members, including myself, love humanity but they will not endorse evil, aggression, cruelty and the imprisoning of the human soul. They stand for liberty, for opportunity for all to move forward along the way of light, for human welfare without discrimination, for kindness and the right of every man to think for himself, to speak and to work. Necessarily they cannot, therefore, endorse the nations or the people in any nation who are against human freedom and happiness.
152. The Axis powers were enemies of humanity. Christ condemned not the sinner but the sin. The members of Hierarchy (consisting of those who are close co-workers of the Christ) are compelled to do the same.
In Their love and Their grasp of circumstance, They know that in a later life or lives the majority of those who are now the enemies of human freedom will themselves be free and tread the
153. Hierarchy sees the potential in each and all.
In the meantime, the entire force of the Hierarchy is thrown on the side of the nations struggling to free humanity, and on the side of those in any nation who thus work. If being on the side of goodness and freedom is deemed detrimental to the spiritual issues, then the Hierarchy will work to change the attitude of people as to what is spiritual.
154. Hierarchy has to fight the misconceptions of well-meaning people. DK is hinting that our conception of true spirituality is often erroneous. Spirituality is not sentimentalism. It is the soul that must infuse the mind to reveal the nature of spirituality; the mind must not be swayed by the astral body.
I have, therefore, been interested in three phases of the work: the books, the
Arcane School, and the New Group of World Servers.
155. Three important phases of the Work are thus revealed, and perhaps they can be related to the three Rays of Aspect.
The impact made upon the world by these three aspects of the work has been definitely effective and useful. The sum total of the useful work accomplished is what counts and not the criticisms and the misunderstanding of those who, basically, belong to the old order, and to the Piscean Age. They are, therefore, unable to see the emergence of the new ways of life and the new approaches to truth.
156. These three aspects of the work are definitely progressive and have been successful.
157. The new will always be criticized by the old, i.e., by those wedded to old values and who basically do not understand.
I have stood all this time behind the scenes. The books and pamphlets have been my responsibility and carry the authority of truth—if truth is there—and not the authority of my name or of any status which I might claim, or which might be claimed for me by the curious, the inquisitive and the devotee.
158. DK emphasizes that truth is greater than the authority of any author.
159. His phrasing is interesting, for He seems to say that the books and pamphlets do, indeed, “carry the authority of truth”, but then He forces the reader to think about whether truth is really to be found in those writings.
160. It is clear that DK wants to disabuse humanity of its easily accessed devotional attitude.
I have dictated none of the policies of the school or interfered in its curriculum; for them A.A.B. is responsible. My books and pamphlets have been made available to school students along with the rest of the general public.
161. A clear delineation of responsibility is presented. AAB is responsible for the
Arcane School and DK for His books and pamphlets.
162. The overlap is in the utilization of the books and pamphlets by the school.
I have sought to aid the goodwill work (for which Foster Bailey is responsible) by suggestion and by indicating what is the work that the New Group of World Servers are seeking to [page 786] do, but no authoritative requests have been made in my name, nor will they ever be made.
163. FB was also, temporarily, a disciple of Master DK. We see DK leaving him free to direct WGW as he saw fit. Disciples grow through the freedom to decide and not through the strict following of orders.
The sum total of all these activities has been good; the misunderstandings have been few and have been inherent in the personal equipment and attitude of the critical. Criticism is wholesome so long as it is not permitted to become destructive.
164. DK distinguishes between criticism as “that dire creator of misery” (i.e., destructive criticism) and constructive criticism which may lead to improvement.
165. DK seems to be saying that when criticism arises, it often has little to do with that which is criticized, and far more with an inherent tendency to criticize found in the equipment of those who are critical.
166. When DK says that “criticism is wholesome” He means that it may contribute to unity and wholeness.
Paralleling these major activities, I have, since the year 1931, been training a group of men and women, scattered all over the world, in the techniques of accepted discipleship, academically understood.
167. Most of those who were trained in this manner were eventually regarded by DK as “accepted disciples”. The New Seed Group (consisting of twenty four members) and organized in 1940 or late 1939, consisted entirely of accepted disciples.
Out of the many possible neophytes, I indicated a group of approximately 45 people—some known personally to A.A.B. and some quite unknown—who had demonstrated a willingness to be trained and who could be tried out for fitness for the group work of the new discipleship.
168. Master DK was aware of these people and informed AAB of their existence. She then contacted them.
These people received direct personal instructions from me and certain general instructions which embodied the newer approach to the Hierarchy and to the spiritual life, though based, of course, on the ancient rules. Some of these instructions are made available to the general public in this book, but no indication is given of the persons thus trained and no information will be made available; names, dates and locations are changed, though the instructions remain as given.
169. Instead of explicit names, the three or four keynotes given to the disciple by the Tibetan were chosen as identifiers. These keynotes were then abbreviated by using the first letter of each keynote. A disciple with the keynotes of Joy, Wisdom and Knowledge of the Plan, would, for instance, be identified as J.W. K-P.
170. In the DINA books some locations are deleted so that participants could not be recognized by those who knew where they lived or the geographical areas in which they were active.
171. I have not seen that dates have been changed. When a check was made, the dates appearing in the DINA books are the same dates appearing in original papers.
Necessarily these people have, from their contact with me, ascertained my identity. They have known for years who I am. But they have preserved my anonymity with great care and under real difficulty, owing to the fact that hundreds of people in nearly every country in the world have speculated upon my identity and many of them have guessed it accurately.
172. To preserve the identity of the Tibetan was a great test—of “occult silence”.
173. This test was necessary if the work was to be protected from objective and subjective interference.
Therefore, today, in spite of all that A.A.B. and my disciples have been able to do, it is generally conceded that I am a Master and a name has been given to me.
174. It seems that general speculation had revealed DK’s status. Later a clerical error confirmed it.
To my own group of specially picked aspirants I have acknowledged my name when they themselves had interiorly arrived at it.
175. This is always the occult way. The Teacher can confirm that which the student has determined interiorly, but may not give the answer before there is confirmation. Thus, the student’s powers of enquiry and ascertainment are strengthened.
It was both foolish and false to do otherwise; in communicating with them or in writing instructions on the new discipleship, I necessarily took my rightful position and name.
176. There could also emerge a kind of glamor of mystery promoted if the Tibetan evaded confirmation once a student had made a correct interior determination of His identity.
Some of these instructions have been deemed by me as useful and appropriate for more general use and were embodied in the series of papers upon the Stages of Discipleship issued under my name in The Beacon. They [page 787] were carefully edited, prior to publication, except in one paper when, some months ago under the pressure of very heavy work, A.A.B. omitted to delete one paragraph in which I do speak as a Master. This paragraph, much to her distress, appeared in the July 1943 Beacon. After many years of protecting my identity, she made this slip and it has, therefore, been publicly stated that I am a Master.
177. The way in which the identity of Master DK was released is here completely reveled. It happened in 1943—the year in which this paper was written.
178. Not all that the Tibetan has written has been released to the public, but the great majority has been. That which could not be given for more general use has not been released, being edited out in the preparation of the DINA books.
In this connection, there are three points to which I would like to call your attention. Earlier—many years earlier—I stated in A Treatise on White Magic that I was an initiate of a certain standing but that my anonymity would be preserved.
179. A Master is an initiate. The following tells us something of His status: “I am an initiate into the mysteries of being. That statement in itself conveys information to those who know. You know also that I am in a human body, and am a resident of northern
. Let that suffice and let not curiosity blind you to the teaching.” DINA I 8) India
180. To be an initiate into the mysteries of being reveals the Tibetan as a Master, for those who understand the terminology.
Years later, owing to this mistake, I am apparently in the position of contradicting or reversing myself, and so changing my policy. Actually I am not doing so. The spread of the teaching alters circumstances and the need of humanity demands at times a changed approach. There is nothing static in the evolution of truth. It has long been my intention to do all that was necessary to bring the fact of the Hierarchy and its membership more definitely before the public and in a more arresting way.
181. Is the Tibetan making the best of a bad situation, or is the “mistake” of AAB, not really a mistake in the greater scheme of things?
182. It would seem that the mistake made it possible for Master DK to “bring the fact of the Hierarchy and its membership more definitely before the public and in a more arresting way”. Surely the emergence of DK’s true name and status would be “arresting”!
183. The Masters are nothing if not adaptable.
Years ago, I definitely told A.A.B. (as did her own Master) that her major duty as a disciple was to familiarise the public with the true nature of the Masters of the Wisdom, and thus offset the erroneous impression which the public had received.
184. We see that informing the public of the true nature of the Masters is high on the list of the Masters’ priorities.
185. HPB had done some of this work but “bitterly regretted” having done so when she saw the great distortion that resulted.
This she has done to a certain degree but not to the full extent that was intended. She has shrunk from the task, owing to the disrepute into which the whole subject has fallen because of the false presentations given out by the various teachers and occult groups, plus the ridiculous claims put out by the ignorant about us.
186. This is straight talk from the Master. It is understandable why AAB shrunk from the task.
187. Has there been much progress since her time? Is there greater understanding today of the Masters, Their nature and their mission than there was some sixty years ago?
188. We note DK’s words, “false”, and “ridiculous”, and should, perhaps, pause to evaluate how we present the subject. H.P.B., her predecessor, stated in certain instructions sent out to the Esoteric Section of the Theosophical Society that she bitterly regretted ever mentioning the Masters, Their names and functions. A.A.B. has been of the same opinion.
189. Realizations of the inevitable distortions have been so painful.
The Masters, as portrayed in the Theosophical Society faintly resemble the reality;
190. This is especially so in some of the presentations of them as “Ascended Masters”; the word “Ascended” is badly misunderstood. Actually it relates to the sixth initiation. These Masters are, however, portrayed through some sixth ray filter which makes them seem unnaturally elevated and so far above humanity as to have little to do with it in any practical way. This is far from the truth.
191. Further, the ‘portraits’ or renderings of their appearance is unnaturally childish.
much good has been done by this testimony to Their existence, and much harm by the foolish detail at times imparted.
192. That impartation of detail may, perhaps, be found in the works of C.W. Leadbeater.
193. The presentation, therefore, has had mixed results.
They are not as pictured; They do not issue orders to Their followers (or rather devotees) to do thus and so, to form this or that organization, nor do They indicate [page 788] certain individuals as being of supreme importance and hierarchical status; They know full well that disciples, initiates and Masters are known by their works, their deeds and their words; they have to prove their status by the work they accomplish.
194. A major misconception is here destroyed.
195. The Masters encourage their disciples to work out their own destiny.
196. The manner in which a true disciple or initiate is recognized is here specified—“by their works, their deeds and their words”. They prove themselves through their accomplishments. They are not anointed!
The Masters work through Their disciples in many organisations; They do not exact, through these disciples, the implicit obedience of the organisation members, nor do They exclude from the teaching those who disagree with the organisational policies or the interpretations of the leaders.
197. Occult obedience is a very different thing from the kind of obedience exacted by dictatorial leaders (claiming that the Masters demand such obedience).
198. We can see that the whole subject of the Masters has been presented through a separative sixth ray filter.
They are not separative and antagonistic to the groups working under various disciples or other Masters, and any organisation in which the Masters are interested would be inclusive and not exclusive.
199. This is an important touchstone—inclusivity vs. exclusivity.
200. So often the liabilities of aspirants and disciples are projected onto the Masters whose state of mind is entirely otherwise. Thus the lesser ever limits the greater.
They do not fight over personalities, endorsing this one or rejecting that one simply because the policies of an organisational leader are, or are not, upheld. They are not the spectacular and ill-bred people portrayed by the mediocre leaders of many groups, nor do They choose (for Their pledged disciples and prominent workers) men and women who, even from a worldly point of view, are of a pronounced inferiority or who deal in claim-making and in the art of attracting attention to themselves.
201. The matter is set straight. DK is helping to clear away misconceptions.
202. The phrase “spectacular and ill-bred people” is almost humorous. It is obviously the longing for the spectacular, and the poor breeding of those who thus long, which has created the false images.
203. DK is not describing an imaginary situation. This is precisely how so many group leaders have conducted themselves. It is shocking, but true.
To be a probationary disciple, one can be a devotee; the emphasis can then be laid on purification and the acquiring of an intelligent understanding of brotherhood and human need; to be an accepted disciple, working directly under the Masters and active in world work (with a growing influence) requires a mental polarisation, a heart development and a sense of real values.
204. DK makes a clear distinction between the orientation and development of probationary and accepted disciples.
205. We see that whereas a probationary disciple may be largely stimulated by the solar plexus, this will not do for the true accepted disciple.
206. The section immediately above offers a very good definition of the true nature of an accepted disciple:
a. mental polarization,
b. heart development,
c. a sense of real values,
d. active in world work
e. and working directly under the Masters.
Knowing all the above, and having watched the ill effects of the usual teaching given anent the Masters, A.A.B. has gone to extremes in order to present the true nature of the Hierarchy, its goals and personnel; she has sought to lay the emphasis—as does the Hierarchy itself—on humanity and on world service, and not on a group of Teachers who, even if They have transcended the usual personality problems and experience in the three worlds, are still in process of training and are preparing Themselves (under the tuition of the Christ) to tread "the Way of the Higher Evolution," as it is called.
207. AAB has introduced the whole subject of the Masters with a true sense of proportion.
208. So many seem to imagine that the Masters have “arrived” at a stage of final development, and fail to consider them as evolving beings.
209. The emphasis is to be laid on “humanity and world service”. Emphasis upon the “Teachers” is secondary.
The name given to us by some disciples in
gives the clue to our point of attainment. They call the Hierarchy the "society of organised [page 789] and illumined Minds"—illumined by love and understanding, by deep compassion and inclusiveness, illumined by a knowledge of the plan and aiming to comprehend the purpose, sacrificing Their own immediate progress in order to help humanity. That is a Master. Tibet
210. Illumination, it seems, is not simply a matter of mentality. Let us look at the agents of illumination:
c. Deep compassion
e. Knowledge of the Plan
f. Comprehension of the purpose
211. We note that to be a Master is to sacrifice. What is sacrificed by the Master? His own immediate progress for the sake of helping humanity.
The second point I would make is in the form of a question. What harm does it do if some one points the finger towards a Master and recognises Him as such, provided His record substantiates the statement and His influence is worldwide? If by this inadvertent slip, A.A.B. has thus indicated me as a Master, has any harm been done?
212. DK seems to suggest that no harm has been done.
My books, the carriers of my influence, have gone to the far corners of the earth and convey aid and help; the goodwill work which I suggested, and which F.B. is carrying out voluntarily, has reached literally millions of people by pamphlet and radio, by the use of the great Invocations, by the work of the Triangles and by the words and example of the men and women of goodwill.
213. DK tells something of His world-wide influence. This influence will substantiate the fact that He is a Master.
214. A disciple, initiate or Master is measured by the quality and extent of His influence.
The third point I would bring to your attention is that in the new cycle which will come at the close of the war, the fact of the Hierarchy and the work of the Masters—through Their disciples—must and will be brought to public attention.
215. We have lived through and are living through that period.
Disciples everywhere will present increasingly the hierarchical plan of brotherhood, spiritual living and inclusiveness to the world; this will be done not in terms (so prevalent among the foolish) of "The Master has chosen me," or "the Master stands behind my effort" or "I am the representative of the Hierarchy" but by a life of service, by indicating that the Masters exist and are known to many men everywhere;
216. The real work is accomplished not through self-reference, but by a life of service, and a general indication as to the existence the Masters and the fact that they are known to many men.
that the plan is one of evolutionary development and educational progress towards an intelligent spiritual goal; that humanity is not alone but that the Hierarchy stands, that Christ is with His people, that the world is full of disciples unrecognised because silently working; that the New Group of World Servers exists; that the men and women of goodwill are everywhere; that the Masters are not the least interested in personalities but will use men and women of all attitudes, faiths, and nationalities, provided that love motivates them, that they are intelligent and have trained minds and that they have also magnetic and radiant influences which will attract people to truth and goodness but not to the individual—[page 790] be he a Master or a disciple.
217. The educational agenda is here given. In the section above, we learn what we are to tell humanity
a. The developmental and educational nature of the Plan
b. The fact that Hierarchy stands and is with humanity
c. That Christ is with His people
d. That the world is full of disciples, unrecognized because working silently
e. That the NGWS exists
f. That men and women of goodwill are everywhere
g. That the Masters are not interested in personalities
h. That all men and women of any kind can be used if love motivates them
218. We note that the power of magnetism must not be used to attract to the individual, but, rather, to truth and goodness. This is an important distinction and one to be pondered.
They care nothing for personal loyalties but are dedicated solely to the relief of distress and the promotion of the evolution of humanity and the indication of spiritual goals. They look not for recognition of Their work or the praise of Their contemporaries but only for the growth of the light within the world and the unfoldment of the human consciousness.
219. The Masters are not looking for personal loyalty; rather they seek those who are loyal to the soul of humanity and to the emergence of the higher spiritual values.
220. The Masters are also immune from the love of recognition and praise
221. In detailing the attitude of the Masters, Master DK sets the standard for our own thought and behavior
The Mantram of Unification:
The sons of men are one, and I am one with them. I seek to love, not hate; I seek to serve and not exact due service; I seek to heal, not hurt.
222. The tendencies of undeveloped man are given and these are to be overcome by their opposites.
223. To love, serve and heal are soul values. To hate, hurt and exact due service indicate the tendencies common to those under the sway of personality.
Let pain bring due reward of light and love.
224. This, strangely, is the result of pain. Can anyone rise to greatness without the influence of pain?
Let the soul control the outer form, And life, and all events, And bring to light the Love That underlies the happenings of the time.
225. All human beings are eventually to achieve soul control. This is an immediate demand for disciples.
226. Soul control begins in relation to the microcosm, but eventually extends to “life and all events”.
227. Can we detect the “Love that underlies the happenings the time”. DK asserts its reality. No matter how terrible events may be, that Love substands those events.
228. That “Love” must be brought to light. It is to be revealed, but first we must discover it in ourselves.
Let vision come and insight. Let the future stand revealed.
229. Humanity must learn to see, becoming the one-pointed, visionary Sagittarian disciples.
Let inner union demonstrate and outer cleavages be gone.
230. The soul promotes inner union. Inner union already exists and it must manifest. When it does, outer cleavages will be gone.
Let love prevail.
231. Love is the conquering force, and the Christ is the greatest of all Conquerors.
Let all men love.
232. This is the final desirable result. Love must prevail in the hearts and minds of humanity.
233. The transference of preoccupation from the third aspect of divinity to the second will be complete.