Monday, December 1, 2014

27-2014 -Advanced Class - Intuition Human and Solar,Volume Two, Lesson 14

Chapter One
Introductory Remarks

ThInk these days of the shattering of the old form and the building of the new, adaptability is needed.  We must avert the danger of crystallization through pliability and expansion.  The "old order changeth," but primarily it is a change of dimension and of aspect, and not of material or of foundation. The fundamentals have always been true.  To each generation is given the part of conserving the essential features of the old and beloved form, but also of wisely expanding and enriching it.  Each cycle must add the gain of further research and scientific endeavor, and subtract that which is worn out and of no value.  Each age must build in the product and triumphs of its period, and abstract the accretions of the past that would dim and blur the outline.  Above all, to each generation is given the joy of demonstrating the strength of the old foundations, and the opportunity to build upon these foundations a structure that will meet the needs of the inner evolving life.

The ideas that are elaborated here find their corroboration in certain facts that are stated in the occult literature now extant.  These facts are three in number, and are as follows:-

(a)  In the creation of the sun and the seven sacred planets composing our solar system, our Logos employed matter that was already impregnated with particular qualities. Mrs. Besant* in her book, 'Avataras," (which some of us think the most valuable of all her writings, because one of the most suggestive), makes the statement that "our solar system is builded out of matter already existing, out of matter gifted with certain properties . . ." (page 48).  This matter therefore, we deduce, held latent certain faculties that were forced to demonstrate in a peculiar way, under the law of Cause and Effect, as does all else in the universe. 
*Annie Besant succeeded Madame Blavatsky as the Head of the Theosophical Society-mf
Avataras can be obtained at under Annie Besant

(b)  All manifestation is of a septenary nature, and the Central Light which we call Deity  the one Ray of Divinity, manifests first as a Triplicity, and then as a Septenary.  (See Chart below).  The One God shines forth as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, and these three are again reflected through the Seven Spirits before the Throne, of the seven Planetary Logoi.  The students of occultism of non-Christian origin may call these Beings the One Ray, demonstrating through the three major Rays and the four minor,making a divine Septenary.  The Synthetic Ray which blends them all is the Great Love-Wisdom Ray, for verily and indeed "God is Love."  This Ray is the Indigo Ray, and is the blending Ray.  It is the one which will, at the end of the greater cycle*, absorb the others in the achievement of synthetic perfection.  It is the manifestation of the second aspect of Logoic life.  It is the aspect, that of the Form-Builder, that makes this solar system of ours the most concrete of the three major systems.  The Love or Wisdom aspect demonstrates through the building of the form for "God is Love," and in that God of Love we "live and move and have our being," and will to the end of aeonian manifestation. (Note:  Our Planetary Logoi is Sanat Kumara - He is one of the "seven first-born Sons of God.  Sanat Kumara is known in our Bible as "The Ancient of Days" but all Seven Kumaras are also known as the Divine Comptemplators and it seems likely that these are also the "Seven Spirits before the Throne who are the "reflection of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit" while at the same time demonstrating through the three major Rays and the four minor Rays, making a divine Septenary (7) see chart -mf).
Chart of Spiritual Hierarchy Through Seven Rays

Planetary Hierarchy & Retreats Through Seven Rays

This Chart gives the Cosmic, Solar and Planetary Hierarchy all
residing upon one of the Seven Rays that Djwal Kjwal is explaining from the Cosmic or Logoic Planes and the One Ray, becoming the Three Rays and then dividing again into the three major and four minor Rays as demonstrated above.  Chart taken from "The Law of LIfe Book II - by A.D.K. Luk - mf

(c)  The  seven planes of Divine Manifestation or the seven major planes of our system, are but the seven sub-planes of the lowest cosmic plane.  The seven Rays of which we hear so much, and which hold so much of interest and mystery, are likewise but the seven sub-rays of one cosmic Ray.  The twelve creative Hierarchies are themselves but subsidiary branches of one cosmic hierarchy.  They form but one chord in the cosmic symphony.  When that sevenfold cosmic chord, of which we form so humble a part, reverberates in synthetic perfection, then, and only then will come comprehension of the words in the Book of  Job; 'THE MORNING STARS SANG TOGETHER."  Dissonance yet sounds forth and discord arises from many systems, but in the progression of the aeons an ordered harmony will eventuate, and the day will dawn when (if we dare speak of eternities in the terms of time) the sound of the perfected universe will resound to the uttermost bounds of the furthest constellation.  Then will be known the mystery of "the marriage song of the heavens."   
The reader is also asked to remember and weigh certain ideas prior to taking up the study of Initiation.  Due to the extreme complexity of the matter it is an utter impossibility for us to do more than get a general idea of the scheme; hence the futility of dogmatism. We can do no more than sense a fraction of some wonderful whole utterly beyond the reach of our consciousness,-a whole that the highest Angel or Perfected Being is but beginning to realize.  When we recognize the fact that the average man is as yet fully conscious only on the physical plane, nearly conscious on the emotional plane, and only developing the consciousness of the mental plane, it is obvious that his comprehension of cosmic data can be but rudimentary.  When we recognize the further fact that to be conscious on a plane and to have control on that plane are two very different conditions, it becomes apparent how remote is the possibility of our approximating more than the general trend of the cosmic scheme.
We must recognize also that danger lies in DOGMA and in the hide-bound facts of textbooks, and that safety lies in flexibility and in a  shifting angle of vision.
A fact, for instance, looked at from the standpoint of humanity (using the word "fact" in the scientific sense as that which has been demonstrated past all doubt and question) may not be fact from the standpoint of a Master.  to Him it may be but part of  greater fact, only a fraction of the whole.  Since His vision is fourth and fifth dimensional*, His realization of the place of time in eternity must be more accurate than ours.  he sees things from above downwards, and as one to whom time is not (The Master D.K. had already taken his Third and possibly His Fourth Initiation at the time He was writing these words, so he was living and viewing from the 4th and possibly the 5th dimension, while retaining a physical body in order to complete the teaching for humanity - mf)

An inexplicable principle of mutation exists in the Mind of the Logos, or the Deity of our solar system, and governs all His actions.  We see but the ever changing forms, and catch glimpses of the steadily evolving life within those forms, but as yet have no clue to the principle which works through the shifting kaleidoscope of solar systems, rays, hierarchies, planets, planes, schemes, rounds, races and sub-races.  They interweave, interlock and interpenetrate each other, and utter bewilderment is ours as the wonderful pattern they form unfolds before us.  We know that somewhere in that scheme we, the human hierarchy, have our place. All, therefore, that we can do is to seize upon any data that seems to affect our own welfare, and concerns our own evolution, and from the study of the human being in the three worlds seek to understand somewhat the macrocosm.  We know not how the one can become the three, the three become the seven, and so proceed to inconceivable differentiation.  To human vision this interweaving of the system forms an unimaginable, complexity, the key to which seems not to be forthcoming.  seen from the angle of a master we know that all proceeds in ordered sequence  seen from the angle of divine vision the whole will move in harmonious unison, producing a form geometrically accurate  Browning had hold of a part of this truth when he wrote:
"All's change, but permanence as well"......and continued:
"Truth inside, and outside, truth also; and between each, falsehood that is change, as truth is permanence,"
"Truth successively takes shape, one grade above its last presentiment......" 

We must remember also that beyond a certain point it is not safe nor wise to carry the communication of the facts of the solar system.  Much must remain esoteric and veiled.  The risks of too much knowledge are far greater than the menace of too little.  With knowledge comes responsibility and power,- two things for which the race is not yet ready.  Therefore, all we can do is to study and correlate with what wisdom and discretion may be ours, using the knowledge that may come for the good of those we seek to help, and recognizing that in the wise use of knowledge comes increased capacity to receive the hidden wisdom. Coupled also with the wise adaptation of knowledge to the surrounding need must grow the capacity for discreet reservation, and the use of the discriminating faculty.  When we can wisely use, discreetly withhold, and soundly discriminate, we give the surest guarantee to the watching Teachers of the race that we are ready for a fresh revelation.

We must resign ourselves to the fact that the only way in which we can find the clue to the mystery of the rays, systems and hierarchies, lies in the study of the law of correspondences or analogy.  It is the one thread by which we can find our way through the labyrinth, and the one ray of light, that shines through the darkness of the surrounding ignorance.  H. P.  Blavatsky, in 
"The Secret Doctrine", has told us so, but as yet very little has been done by students to avail themselves of that clue.  In the study of this Law we need to remember that the correspondence lies in its essence, and not in the exoteric working out of detail as we think we see it from our present standpoint. The factor of time leads us astray for one thing; we err when we attempt to fix stated times or limits; all in evolution progresses through merging, with a constant process of overlapping and mingling.  Only broad generalities and a recognition of fundamental points of analogy are possible to the average student.  The moment he attempts to  reduce to chart form and to tabulate in detail, he enters realms where he is bound to err, and staggers through a fog that will ultimately overwhelm him.

Nevertheless, in the scientific study of this law of analogy will come a gradual growth of knowledge, and in the slow accumulation of facts will gradually be built up an ever-expanding form, that will embody much of the truth.  The student will then awake to the realization that after all the study and toil he has at least a wide general conception of the Logoic thought-form into which he can fit the details as he acquires them through many incarnations.  This brings us to the last point to be considered before entering upon the subject proper, which is:

That the development of the human being is but the passing from one state of consciousness to another.  It is a succession of expansions, a growth of that faculty of awareness that constitutes the predominant characteristic of the indwelling Thinker.  It is the progressing from consciousness polarized in the personality, lower self, or body, to that polarized in the higher self, ego, or soul, thence to a polarization in the Monad, or Spirit, till the consciousness eventually is Divine.  As the human being develops the faculty of awareness extends first of all beyond the circumscribing walls that confine it within the lower kingdoms of  nature (the mineral, vegetable and animal) to the three worlds of the evolving personality, to the planet, whereon he plays his part, to the system wherein that planet revolves, until it finally escapes from the solar system itself and becomes universal.
End of Chapter One, Volume 2, Lesson 14 -12/1/14

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