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November 2017

Though the good effects of good intentions, of good thoughts and actions are elusive, still, according to the law of causality, everything produces an effect.  This law is immutable and sublime.  The affirmation of causality in each action gives a broadening of consciousness; for not fear, but discernment of actions gives the proper direction.  How beautiful is the law which gives life to every good and to each creative beginning!  Indeed, the structure of the Cosmos is aggrandized by all the origins of each hour.  Verily, the heroes of the spirit know how their striving of each day links them with the construction of life.  Thus the law of causality can direct the thinking towards an understanding of the infinitude of the Fiery World; when the spirit senses that it is a link in a Cosmic Chain, as the effect of a cause and the cause of a new effect. Man will be able to realize a great deal through this simple understanding of the law of cause and effect. On the path to the Fiery World let us remember about the eternal motion of our actionigence applied to all states through the full conscious utilisation of the faculty of discriminative love.      

Fiery World III, par. 46, Agni Yoga Society, NY.

October 2017

The Hierarchy seeks to provide fit conditions for the development of self-consciousness in all beings.  This it produces primarily in man through its initial work of blending the higher three aspects of spirit with the lower four; through the example it sets of service, sacrifice, and renunciation, and through the constant streams of light (occultly understood) which emanate from it.  The Hierarchy might be considered as the aggregate on our planet of the forces of the fifth kingdom in nature.  This kingdom is entered through the full development and control of the fifth principle of mind, and its transmutation into wisdom, which is literally the intelligence applied to all states through the full conscious utilisation of the faculty of discriminative love.      

September 2017

Your joy is Our joy.

     When the enchanted flower of tenderness unfolds on earth, a new star is born in the Infinite.
      Numberless are the stars.
      The Milky Way of happiness bridges all the worlds.

      Lord, the bird of happiness would sing at my window.
      I shall not understand its words but I will dare.
      In the morning hour one word will come to me,
      And my heart will sing:
      Forgiven, forgiven, forgiven.
      Is it possible that for one word, for one act of tenderness,
      I could be freed of guilt by Thee?
      By Thee, Who has spun the web of eternal Universe and Glory?

      My son, tenderness is part of Truth.
      And Truth is in Beauty and Love.
      Comprehend this, My son, in the midnight hour.
      I shall knock upon thy door at dawn.

      Each new day, your flower grows.
      And simply do you pronounce the words of the building of the Temple.
      I see a smile; I hear even laughter.
      Blessed are you if, laying the stones, you can cement them with laughter.
      Joy to the worlds! I said it.      

Leaves of Morya’s Garden, Book One, The Call, par. 334, Agni Yoga Society, NY.

August 2017

It is the principle of freedom which enables Sanat Kumara to dwell on the Earth and yet stand free from all contacts, except with Those Who have trodden the Path of Liberation and now stand free upon the cosmic physical plane; it is that which enables the initiate to achieve a state of "isolated unity"; it is that which lies behind the Spirit of Death and forms the motivating power of that great releasing Agency; it is that which provides a "pathway of power" between our Hierarchy and the distant sun, Sirius, and gives the incentive towards the "culture of freedom" or of liberation which motivates the work of the Masters of the Wisdom; it is that which produced the ferment and the vortex of conflict in far distant ages and which has been recognised in the present through the results of the Law of Evolution in every kingdom in nature; this is that which "substands" or lies under or behind all progress.  This mysteriously "exerted influence," this "pulling away" from form (as we might simply call it), emanates from Sirius and for it we have no name; it is the law of which the three cosmic laws—the Laws of Synthesis, of Attraction and of Economy—are only aspects.      

July 2017

Urusvati acknowledged the cosmic nature of man. People often talk about Macrocosm and microcosm, and at the same time, do not see their main foundations.  They do not admit the existence of the primary energy, the Supermundane World and the spiritual basis of everything.  What kind of Macrocosm could it be without basic foundations?  It would be a poor ruin and the microcosm would be a pitifully deformed creature.
Some insightful scientists sense that even in their most brilliant discoveries something is lacking.  They understand inwardly that the laws discovered by them are only partial and can be extended to new boundaries.  But, since from their early childhood no one ever spoke to them about the law of the spirit, they do not find within themselves the courage to seek unlimited knowledge.  Examples can be cited of serious researchers who concealed their broad observations.  They were afraid to go beyond the boundaries of their limited science.  In secret they read the works of great thinkers but would never admit to their own new paths.
However, if we imagine that all of humanity is transformed from deniers into unrestrained observers, what scientific progress would take place!  It can be understood that the legend about "The City of Light" would then become reality. The Thinker said, "There will come a new scientist, bold and unlimited.".      

Supermundane, par. 934. Agni Yoga Society, NY.

June 2017

However, until Christ came and lived a life of love and service and gave mankind the new commandment to love, there had been very little emphasis upon God as Love in any of the world Scriptures. After He appeared as the Avatar of Love, then God became known as Love supernal, love as the goal and objective of creation, love as the basic principle of relationships, and love working throughout all manifestation towards a plan motivated by love. This divine quality Christ revealed, and thus altered all human living and human goals.      

May 2017

The purification of religions predicates a new direct relation with the spiritual world.  Christ, Budda and their closest coworkers did not use magic formulae but acted and created in full blending with the spirit.  Therefore, in the new evolution the former artificial methods must be abandoned.  Remember cause and effect.  The mechanics of yogism are no longer suitable for the regeneration of the world.  A teacher who sits under a tree and forbids does not conform to the need.
      Whence does one derive strength and wisdom?  In union with the Great Spirit, recognizing cause and motive, we build an immediate consequence.  We evoke Those who earlier did set out on the great path of personal realization and responsibility.  And our appeals, through thousands of raised hands, reach Them.  There is no need to implore, no need of terror, but unity moves masses. Desiring the good, we accept the heritage of the Great Carriers of good.  We leave our spiritual vessel open for reception of beneficences. Nothing of evil will touch us, for we desire only that good which has been affirmed by the spirit. And carefully shall we deliver the web of writings into the treasury, because we are going to the Sources.
      To be prepared, to be self-denying, to be abused, to be calumniated, to be joyful, to be silent, to be jubilant, to be the bringing and the bestowing one, and to be in this life taught by the light of the sun, is to be as We wish to see you; and as such We are dispatching you. Thus has your spirit accepted the mission.
      Not with a royal domain, not out of the alchemist's cellar, not with conjurations of magic, but in the midst of life, do we go and come to You, our Elder Brothers and Sisters, to receive the treasures preserved by You, accumulated by us, because we go into the simple Temple of the Supreme Spirit. Thus we shall return to You, because thus do You wish to see us; and the load imposed by You we shall safeguard as the Chalice of Immortality.      

Illumination, II:III:7, Agni Yoga Society, NY.

April 2017

As I said elsewhere, it is a fallacy to believe, as some do, that the main trend of Christ's work is through the medium of the churches or the world religions. He necessarily works through them when conditions permit and there is a living nucleus of true spirituality within them, or when their invocative appeal is potent enough to reach Him. He uses all possible channels whereby the consciousness of man may be enlarged and right orientation may be brought about. It is, however, truer to say that it is as World Teacher that He consistently works, and that the churches are but one of the teaching avenues He employs. All that enlightens the minds of men, all propaganda that tends to bring about right human relations, all modes of acquiring real knowledge, all methods of transmuting knowledge into wisdom and understanding, all that expands the consciousness of humanity and of all subhuman states of awareness and sensitivity, all that dispels glamour and illusion and that disrupts crystallisation and disturbs all static conditions, come under the realistic activities of the department within the Hierarchy which He supervises. He is limited by the quality and the calibre of the invocative appeal of humanity and that, in its turn, is conditioned by the point in evolution attained.
In the Middle Ages of history, and earlier, it was the churches and the schools of philosophy which provided the major avenues for His activity, but it is not so today; this is a point which the churches and organised religion would do well to remember. There is now a shift of His emphasis and attention into two new fields of endeavour: first, into the field of world-wide education, and secondly, into the sphere of implementing intelligently those activities which come under the department of government in its three aspects of statesmanship, politics and legislature. The common people are today awakening to the importance and responsibility of government; it is therefore realised by the Hierarchy that before the cycle of true democracy (as it essentially exists and will eventually demonstrate) can come into being, the education of the masses in cooperative statesmanship, in economic stabilisation through right sharing, and in clean, political interplay is imperatively necessary. The long divorce between religion and politics must be ended, and this can now come about because of the high level of the human mass intelligence and the fact that science has made all men so close that what happens in some remote area of the earth's surface is a matter of general interest within a few minutes. Time and space are now negated.      

March 2017

A manifestation must be understood as evidence not to the eye but to the consciousness.  In this lies the difference between your and Our understanding.  What you call a fact is a result, whereas We can discern the true fact, invisible to you.      
A blind one judges lightning by the thunder, but one who sees is not afraid of thunder.  Thus, it is necessary to learn to distinguish true facts from their effects.      
When We speak about a destined event We see its true origin; but whoever will judge according to visible effects only will be behindhand in his judgment.  When We say, "Go against evidence,” We mean, "Do not fall under the illusion of transitory events.”   One must clearly distinguish the past from the future. Indeed, humanity suffers from this lack of discernment, whirling around in the illusions of effects.      
A creative spark is contained in the process of an event, but not in its effects.  Occupied with effects, humanity is like a blind man who can sense the thunder only.  It is possible to set forth a distinction between those who judge by events and those who judge by effects.      
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.      
Strain the consciousness to grasp the starting point of events, if you wish to be associated with the evolution of the world.  One can name numberless examples of pitiful, culpable and tragic misunderstandings, as a result of which dates were jumbled.      
The oak grows from the acorn under the earth, but the fool notices it only when he stumbles over it.  Many stumblings sully the earth's crust.  Enough of errors and lack of understanding in the hour of world tension!      
It must be understood how carefully must one expend energy.  It must be understood that only the right doors will lead into the chamber of the Common Good.    

New Era Community, par. 77, Agni Yoga Society, New York.

February 2017

A point arises here which is one of real moment or perhaps, I should say that a question might here be asked:  How does it happen that one tiny non-sacred planet should be considered of such importance that these Lives should be concerned with the unfoldment of mind in humanity?  The answer is that they are not.  It is humanity which—under the urge of great inflowing and outflowing energies—is concerned with the problem of mental development.  In the last analysis, the problem of response to and interpretation of the environing contacts is one which is to be found on every planet and particularly upon the non-sacred planets.  This response must be evoked, not only in the fourth kingdom in nature but in all the kingdoms.  Our solar system is one in which sensitivity to contact is the dominant quality; it is in process of becoming cosmically aware; it is driven by need and environing cosmic circumstance to develop love-wisdom and both these words are descriptive and expressive of the consciousness aspect.  Love is response to contact and this—in the human being—means understanding, inclusiveness and identification.  Wisdom connotes skill in action as the result of developed love and the light of understanding; it is awareness of requirements and ability to bring together into a fused relationship the need and that which will meet it.  Service is essentially a scientific mode of expressing love-wisdom under the influence of one or other of the seven rays, according to the soul ray of the serving disciple.  The whole problem is one concerning our planetary Logos.  It might be said (in order to make our theme comprehensible to you) that the evolutionary process—from the standpoint of the ordinary human being—is to make the non-sacred planet, our Earth, responsive to cosmic impacts thus bringing more inter-related and inner integration into the logoic body of expression.  There are other purposes but it is only after the third initiation that a man begins to comprehend them.   

Esoteric Astrology, pp. 493-494.

January 2017

Urusvati knows how lightminded many people are about their own state of readiness. One would think that there exists a great number of heroes ready for self-sacrificing podvig.    

Readiness can be flaming, or can be lukewarm. The lukewarm people cheat not only those around them, but also themselves. They do not even notice their own lies, and thus worsen their condition. Truly, it is better for those who acknowledge their unreadiness; at least they can improve themselves. But the cunning one and the boaster close off the path of advancement. Thus, We must constantly remind you about the state of readiness. It alone gives one courage for overcoming all obstacles.   

Many speak of their readiness to work with Us, but at the first sign of difficulty they retreat in cowardice. One of the main causes for this is a lack of understanding of the meaning of life. They do not ponder upon the Supermundane Infinity, and are chained to the earthly mirage. Just as a horse kept always in a corral loses the ability to race, so also does the prisoner of Earth lose the ability for rapid advancement.    

Thus, when I speak of readiness, I am reminding you about advancement. One should be ever ready for podvig. One must think much about podvig, before putting it into action. It must first be performed mentally, and thought about with such conviction that its implementation in life is unavoidable. Only thus is that living cooperation, about which so many words have been spoken, created.   

The Thinker said, “Do you not think that lukewarm readiness is like one drop of nectar diluted by an entire sea?”   

Supermundane IV, par. 701, Agni Yoga Society, NY.

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