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"Were Were the Masters?"

Feb 25, 2006 07:11 AM
by carlosaveline cardoso aveline

Dear friends,

One student wrote to me personally, asking why the Masters allowed so many disciples to fail and
why they let the very movement go astray in so many aspects. My answer:

When one reads the Mahatma Letters (the Chronological Edition is easier to understand) one sees that the Masters have a most limited ability to interfere with human affairs. Precisely because they are basically outside of human karma as it is now, they keep their common energy for very special moments only, and they work mainly on buddhic levels of consciousness. So we have to learn to go up to their level, and must not try to "bring" their energy to our own mayavic levels.

We might think of the Greek Gods -- as they are a good metaphor.

The Gods in ancient Greek mythology, as the real Mahatmas, were not and could not be direct "actors" in life. They had to limit themselves to giving a hint here, a hint there, and to leaving their disciples to learn on their own.

Help to disciples is the exception, their independence is the rule. Each true disciple and each true ASPIRANT to disciple is very much aware of that...

One of the most unfortunate things CWL did was to create the illusion that the disciples do not
make mistakes, or that they are protected by the Masters in many or most occasions.

Being a disciple is not being protected. "The Master can but point the way". ("The Voice of the Silence")

The Masters accepted those 70-80 probationer-disciples in the 19 century for three reasons, among others:

1) The candidates to discipleship repeatedly asked for such an opportunity;

2) Having a failure in one life as a disciple may be better than nothing, as the higher soul learns from

3) Humanity needed to have the seeds of universal brotherhood planted in the 1875-1900 period, and if a price had to be paid for that, then, it had to be paid...

The fact that almost all such probationary disciples failed is a major lesson for us and for the next generations of aspirants.

In the first decades of the 20th century, it is the right time for us to understand those failures, those false initiations and fancy-adepthoods, all those crazy clairvoyances --- and study the process by which real Lay Discipleship works across the centuries.

Lay discipleship is "the door which never closes".

To approach it, however, we need common sense.

We all can aspire to lay discipleship and this is very clear in the "Mahatma Letters".

Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline.

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