Notes - 9
When desire has burnt itself out, planetary life comes to and end; in relation to the human physical unit, the secret of liberation lies in the balancing of the pairs of the opposites.
When the causal body fades out or disintegrates, the personality too fades out.
Then with the whole consciousness saturated with reality, from that living ground something spontaneous and seemingly unconnected with any human stress or strain, swells through the being like swift fire.
The objective is an emanation of the subjective. The logos renders objective a concealed thought (idea). The thinker ever remains. Form imprisons (covers) spirit. All forms are destroyed periodically.
Thus man can to himself be the living witness to the divine miracle, through the steadfast, persistent efforts even through a thousand failures.
In the higher interlude, abstract or divine thought impresses the Soul and is transmitted to the waiting mind in the aether, and an attempt to embody divine thought in form impresses the brain and produces action
through the medium of the physical body.
The permanent atoms are enclosed within the periphery of the causal body, yet that relatively permanent body is built and enlarged and expanded and wrought into a central receiving and transmitting station by
the direct action of the centres -- the same force is in man that built the solar system and that builds the causal body.
It is only through change in permanent atoms that the changes in consciousness on the higher planes bring about changes in the waking consciousness.
Infinite energy is governed by law, and that man can get to know how to release interior life energy and meet every human need. To engage and operate this life power for practical results there are certain laws to
which the individual life must conform, failing which there are factors present which inhibit development.
When the negative and positive forces of the body are equilibrized, the forces can ascend and descend by the central channel to and from the brain, passing through the centres up the spine without hindrance: the
positive energy of spirit, the negative energy of matter and the equilibrised energy of the Soul.
The transmuting process, when effective, is superficially the result of outside factors. Basically it is the result of the inner positive nucleus of the force of life reaching such a terrific rate of vibrations that it eventually scatters the electrons. They then seek elsewhere.
The energy flowing through the third eye can have a disintegrating and destroying effect.
The force of selfish desires ... is the nursery of infant souls. The force of fear is the product of ignorance; on its own plane, the souls of all men stand free from delusion. The force of sex attraction manifests as
the attractive force between spirit and matter.
The white magician works with his eyes open, the voice proclaiming and the hands conferring.
The occult law -- to know, to will, to dare and to be silent.
Stand in spiritual being, and having done all -- stand!
One of the things which the disciple has to learn is to achieve that wisdom which is based on a knowledge of when to work and when to refrain on an understanding of these periods or interludes which are characterized by speech and silence.
As growth takes plane, the periods of withdrawal from incarnation steadily lengthen, until the point is reached when the period out of physical manifestation greatly exceeds those spent in outer expression.
Then the interlude dominates.
The four higher planes of our system, the lower three, constituting the cosmic, dense physical plane, are in the nature of precipitation.
The danger of working with fire or with the prana of the Universe. The spiritual (physical) man is now veiled by a mental or by a fire sheath.
He is also clothed in watery mist and sees distortions and reflections. He sees that which must mislead.
Few people as yet are in so close touch with their higher self that they can build the matter of the mental plane into a form which can be truly said to be an expression of the thoughts, purposes, desires of their
higher self functioning through the physical brain.
When spirit and matter sound the same note, evolution will cease.
The higher forms of life and consciousness in the cosmos find it as difficult to throw their consciousness down into animal forms of humanity as we would find it hard to project ourselves into the consciousness of an
Cosmic avatars represent entities as far removed from the consciousness of man as man is from the consciousness of matter -- thousands of lives of Brahman have elapsed since they approximated the human body (stage).
Pralaya is the radioactivity carried to a conclusion.
All motion is the result of literally of the impacts or intercourse between atoms and there is no atom anywhere which escapes this force.
The entire vault of heaven is seen to be in motion.
No atom becomes radioactive until its own internal rhythm has been stimulated to a point where the positive central life is ready for the imposition of a higher vibratory activity.
Rearrangement of the genes has been obtained by x-rays or radium. One of the terrors of the atomic bomb is that its rays can play tricks with the very stability of the human form.
A symbol is itself an expression of an idea and that idea has behind it, in its turn, a purpose inconceivable as yet.
The extent of discipline to be undergone by a disciple is settled and known by his soul, therefore he even takes a body. It is determined by law.
Definite development of the human eye which will then see that which is now unseen. It will be a `change' within the eye and not a form of clairvoyance.
Each solar logos is the manifestation of the energy and life of a great cosmic existence, which for want of a better word we call solar logos.
This solar logos incarnates, comes into manifestation, through the medium of a solar system. The solar system is the body and form of the cosmic life; it is only a mere sheath. The solar logos is the sum total of all
the states of consciousness within the solar system, and more.
The etheric body of any form constitutes part of the etheric body of the solar system.
The solar system is a cosmic atom. Absolute intelligence informs each atom. The solar atom is not a separated life but a fragment of immensity of existence.
And who shall say whether in these great spheres of existence in which our Deity (the solar logos) plays His part, He is any more free from cosmic group influence than the human individual is free from impressions
by his environing influences.
It will be realized, that on cosmic levels, the solar logos is in intelligence as relatively low in order of cosmic consciousness as a man is in relation to solar consciousness.
Each planetary logos has a different pulsation, a varying periodic interlude and his own unique method of procedure.
Only the heavenly men and their superior embracing lives are consciously and intelligently working through and dominating the form, for only they as yet are perfected manas.
All heavenly men differ and so will the evolution that forms cells in their bodies differ likewise. In all schemes on some globes, human beings or self-conscious units are to be found. Conditions of life, form and environment may differ, but the human hierarchy works in all schemes.
It means that on some globes in every scheme, human units will be found, either prior to physical incarnation (conditioning), between different rounds, cycles or manvantaras, or between various root-races or sub-races.
Our planetary logos is preparing for initiation and hence the terrific tests and trials incident to life on our planet during this cycle.
All that we see in the world today is what has been brought to the surface, and what seems appalling and uncontrollable is so to those who only see the surface. But underneath, the deep river of purity and truth is flowing strong.
The heart of humanity is sound and out of the present chaos, and perhaps largely because of it, there will emerge those competent to deal with the situation and adequate to the task of unification and synthesis.
The outcome of good is inevitable. Every man who liberates himself, who sees clearly, and who releases from the glamour of illusions aids in the great work.
Man will transcend all undesirable eventualities and make the goal.
Man, being a living cell of a vaster whole, which in its turn is incorporated into a still vaster vehicle, is the meeting ground of forces greater and more diversified than he is capable of recognizing. These expansions of consciousness we call initiation.
Only when man submits himself to the discipline of his own spiritual will and controls the activity of the lives within his gross form nature and so orients himself to the goal, will he arrive at a true understanding of the plan.
When the last cycle of man-bearing has been completed by that last facumal earth and humanity has reached in a mass the stage of Buddhahood and passeth out of objective (world) existence into the mysteries of
Nirvana, then strikes the hour, the seen becomes the unseen, the concrete resumes the pre-cycle state of atomic distribution.
The main thing in life is not to be afraid to be human.
The capacity to care is what gives life its deepest significance.
Too late, O Lord, too late have I loved Thee.
Why am I afraid to love? Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.
Love is not a sentiment; it is a great principle. All besides love is but words. Love never ends.
Our lives are shaped by those who love us -- and by those who refuse to love us.
Why am I afraid to tell you who I am?
If I tell you who I am, you may not like who I am -- and it is all I have got to tell.
If I expose my nakedness as a person to you, do not make me feel shame.
Whatever my secrets are, remember when I entrust them to you they are part of me.
Human hiding places -- methods of ego defense.
To reveal one's self openly and honestly takes the rarest kind of courage.
I can know only that much of myself which I have had the courage to confide in you.
He who would see himself clearly must open up to a confidence, freely chosen, to one worthy of such trust.
The greatest kindness I have to offer you is always -- the truth.
To refuse an invitation to inter-personal encounter is to be an isolated dot in the centre of a great circle, a small island in a vast ocean.
Never build a wall until you know what you are walling in -- and what you are walling out.
Sorry, but that is what I am' is a handy motto and delusion to have
around you if you don't want to grow up.
Most adults never grow up.
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.
Most people tend to over-compensate.
What are you guilty of all your life? Will you turn aside all your life? Will you grab and chatter all your life? I perceive -- I have no time to lose.}
Rhythm is the secret of super-physical transfer.
Know the truth of man's relationship with his source and that truth shall make him free.
Man does not have to persuade God, but he has to persuade himself to enter into communion with the substance of life.
There is no intimation here that the Deity will perform the miracle.
The deity can do nothing with will-less persons. He needs a dedicated will to act from principle and not a machine to be driven.
Physical stillness alone will not open the doors to the super-mind.
Each age makes its contribution to the revelation of God to man.
Further extension of awareness is regarded as education.
While man is asking God to change his world, his human machinery must be adjusted and set to reproduce the mental fabric.
Interior rhythm precedes all manifestation, therefore breath and position are powerful aids.
Wash the body with a word -- `Om'. Inhale and exhale with it.
Our purpose is not merely to be sinless but to be gods.
Look upon pleasure and pain, victory and defeat, with an equal eye. The joys that spring from external association bring pain.
When a man attains to pure reason (knowledge) he renounces in this world the results of good and evil alike.
Renunciation of action and the path of right action both lead to the highest, but of the two right action is better.
Be thou the greatest of all sinners, yet thou shalt cross over all sin by the ferry-boat of wisdom.
The fire of wisdom reduces all actions to ashes.
Meditation is not for him who eats too much nor for him who eats not at all.
The wise man is superior to the ascetic and to the scholar and to the man of action.
Earth, water, fire, air, aether and personality -- this is the division of my manifold nature. But this is my inferior nature; distinct from this is my superior nature which sustains this Universe.
The ignorant think of me, who am the Unmanifest Spirit, as if I were really in human form.
The votaries of lesser powers go to them, but my devotees come unto me.
Desire, aversion, pleasure, pain, sympathy, vitality and the persistent changing life, these are in brief the constituents of changing matter.
I am the oblation, the sacrifice and the worship. I am the fuel and the chant. I am the butter offered to the fire. I am the fire itself and I am the act of offering.
Not by study of the scriptures, not by sacrifice or gift, not by ritual or rigorous austerity, is it possible for man on earth to see (Me).
Only by tireless devotion can I be seen and known.
When ends justify the means, all such qualified vows are no good.
Every experience leaves an impression.
It may be that the mind as it is today constituted is subject to limitations.
When the fire of mind burns too fiercely, it forms a current which counteracts the higher downward flow and forces the lower fire back into seclusion.
Never forget to give thanks. What is worth having is worthy of thanks.
You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in your joy and in your days of abundance.