Re: Masters' Appearance, and advice (AnandGholap.Net-Online Theosophy)
Apr 02, 2006 11:54 AM
THE MASTER OF CHILDREN
The Lord Maitreya has frequently been called the Teacher
of Gods and Men, and that fact is sometimes expressed in a different
way by saying that in the great kingdom of the spiritual work He is
the Minister for Religion and Education. It is not only that at
certain intervals, when He sees it to be desirable, He either
incarnates Himself, or sends a pupil, to state the eternal truth in
some new way-- as we may put it, to found a new religion. Quite
apart from that, He is constantly in charge of all religions, and
whatever new and beautiful teaching is sent out through any of them,
new or old, it is always inspired by Him. We know little of the
methods of world-wide instruction which He adopts; there are many
ways of teaching apart from the spoken word; and it is certain that
it is His constant and daily endeavour to raise the intellectual
conceptions of millions of Angels and of men.
His right-hand man in all this marvellous work is His
assistant and destined successor, the Master Kuthumi, just as the
assistant and destined successor of the Lord Vaivasvata Manu is the
Master Morya. Just because, then, the Master Kuthumi is the ideal
Teacher, it is to Him that we have to bring those who are to be put
on probation or accepted at an early age. It may be that later on in
life they will be used by other Masters for other portions of the
work; but at any rate they all (or almost all) begin under the
tutelage of the Master Kuthumi. It has been part of my task for many
years to endeavour to train along the right lines any young person
whom the Master regards as hopeful; He brings them in contact with
me on the physical plane and usually gives brief directions as to
what qualities He wants developing in them, and what instruction
should be given to them. Naturally He, in His infinite wisdom, does
not deal with these younger brains and bodies exactly as with those
of older people
ADVICE FROM THE MASTER
"I know that your one object in life is to serve the
Brotherhood; yet do not forget that there are higher steps before
you, and that progress on the Path means sleepless vigilance. You
must not only be always ready to serve; you must be ever watching
for opportunities-- nay, making opportunities to be helpful in small
things, in order that when the greater work comes you may not fail
to see it.
"Never for a moment forget your occult relationship; it
should be an ever-present inspiration to you-- not only a shield
from the fatuous thoughts which float around us, but a constant
stimulus to spiritual activity. The vacuity and pettiness of
ordinary life should be impossible for us, though not beyond our
comprehension and compassion. The ineffable bliss of Adeptship is
not yet yours, but remember that you are already one with Those who
live that higher life; you are dispensers of Their sunlight in this
lower world, so you, too, at your level, must be radiant suns of
love and joy. The world may be unappreciative, uncomprehending; but
your duty is to shine.
"Do not rest on your oars. There are still higher peaks
to conquer. The need of intellectual development must not be
forgotten; and we must unfold within ourselves sympathy, affection,
tolerance. Each must realize that there are other points of view
than his own, and that they may be just as worthy of attention. All
coarseness or roughness of speech, all tendency to
argumentativeness, must absolutely disappear; one who is prone to it
should check himself when the impulse towards it arises; he should
say little, and that always with delicacy and courtesy. Never speak
without first thinking whether what you are going to say is both
kind and sensible. He who tries to develop love within himself will
be saved from many mistakes. Love is the supreme virtue of all,
without which all other qualifications water but the sand.
"Thoughts and feelings of an undesirable kind must be
rigorously excluded; you must work at them until they are impossible
to you. Touches of irritability ruffle the calm sea of the
consciousness of the Brotherhood. Pride must be eliminated, for it
is a serious bar to progress. Exquisite delicacy of thought and
speech is needed-- the rare aroma of perfect tact which can never
jar or offend. That is hard to win, yet you may reach it if you
"Definite service, and not mere amusement, should be
your aim; think, not what you want to do, but what you can do that
will help someone else; forget about yourself, and consider others.
A pupil must be consistently kind, obliging, helpful-- not now and
then, but all the time. Remember, all time which is not spent in
service (or fitting yourself for service) is for us lost time.
"When you see certain evils in yourself, take them in
hand manfully and effectively. Persevere, and you will succeed. It
is a question of will-power. Watch for opportunities and hints; be
efficient. I am always ready to help you, but I cannot do the work
for you; the effort must come from your side. Try to deepen yourself
all round and to live a life of utter devotion to service."
"You have done well, but I want you to do better yet. I
have tested you by giving you opportunities to help, and so far you
have taken them nobly. I shall therefore give you more and greater
opportunities, and your progress will depend upon your recognizing
them and availing yourself of them. Remember that the reward of
successful work is always the opening out before you of more work,
and that faithfulness in what seem to you small things leads to
employment in matters of greater importance. I hope that you will
soon draw closer to me, and in so doing will help your brothers
along the Path which leads to the feet of the King. Be thankful that
you have a great power of love, that you know how to flood your
world with sunlight, to pour yourself out with royal prodigality, to
scatter largess like a king; that indeed is well, but take care lest
in the heart of this great flower of love there should be a tiny
touch of pride, which might spread as does an almost invisible spot
of decay, until it has tainted and corrupted the whole blossom.
Remember what Our great Brother has written: ` Be humble if thou
wouldst attain to wisdom; be humbler still when wisdom thou hast
mastered.' Cultivate the modest fragrant plant humility, until its
sweet aroma permeates every fibre of your being.
"When you try for unity, it is not enough to draw the
others into yourself, to enfold them with your aura, to make them
one with you. To do that is already a long step, but you must go yet
further, and make yourself one with each of them ; you must enter
into the very hearts of your brothers, and understand them; never
from curiosity, for a brother' s heart is both a secret and sacred
place; one must not seek to pry into it or discuss it, but rather
endeavour reverently to comprehend, to sympathize, to help. It is
easy to criticize others from one' s own point of view; it is more
difficult to get to know them and love them; but that is the only
way to bring them along with you. I want you to grow quickly that I
may use in the Great Work; to help you in that I give you my
"Daughter, you have done well in exercising your
influence to civilize as far as may be the rougher elements around
you, and to help another pure soul upon her way to me. That will be
ever a bright star in your crown of glory; continue your help to
her, and see whether there be not other stars which you can
presently add to that crown. This good work of yours has enabled me
to draw you closer to me far earlier than would otherwise have been
the case. There is no more certain method of rapid progress than to
devote oneself to helping others upon the upward Path. You have been
fortunate, too, in meeting a comrade from of old, for two who can
really work together are more efficient than if they were putting
forth the same amount of strength separately. You have begun well ;
continue to move along the same line with swiftness and certainty."
"I welcome you, the latest recruit to our glorious band.
It is not easy for you to forget yourself entirely, to yield
yourself without reservation to the service of the world; yet that
is what is required of us-- that we should live only to be a
blessing to others, and to do the work which is given us to do. You
have made a good beginning in the process of self-development, but
much yet remains to be done. Repress even the slightest shade of
irritability, and be ready always to receive advice and instruction;
cultivate humility and self-sacrifice, and fill yourself with a
fervid enthusiasm for service. So shall you be a fitting instrument
in the hand of the Great Master, a soldier in the army of Those who
save the world. To help you in that I now take you as a probationary
"I am pleased with you, but I want you to do more yet.
For you, my child, you have the capacity of making rapid progress,
and I want you to set this before yourself as an object which you
are determined at all costs to achieve. Some of the obstacles which
you are instructed to overcome may seem to you unimportant, but in
reality they are not so, because they are the surface indications of
an interior condition which must be altered if you wish to be of use
to Our Lord when He comes. That means a radical change which it will
not be easy for you to make, but the effort is well worth your
while. The rules which I wish you to make for yourself are these:
"(1) Forget yourself and the desires of your
personality, and remember only the service of others, devoting your
strength, your thought, your enthusiasm wholly to that.
"(2) Do not offer an opinion on any matter unless
directly asked for it.
"(3) Before speaking, always consider how what you say
will affect others.
"(4) Never betray, or comment upon a brother's weakness.
"(5) Remember that you have yet much to learn, and
therefore may often be in error; so speak with becoming modesty.
"(6) When called, move at once, not waiting to finish
what you happen to be reading or doing; if you are performing a duty
of importance, explain very gently what it is.
"I wish to draw you closer to me, and if you will keep
these rules I shall soon be able to do so. Meantime, my blessing
rests upon you."
BECOME AS LITTLE CHILDREN
Many who read these instructions may be surprised by
their extreme simplicity. They may even despise them as being little
suited to guide and help people in the immense complexity of our
modern civilization. But he who thinks thus forgets that it is of
the essence of the life of the pupil that he shall lay aside all
this complexity, that he shall, as the Master put it, "come out of
your world into ours," come into a world of thought in which life is
simple and one-pointed, in which right and wrong are once more
clearly defined, in which the issues before us are straight and
intelligible. It is the simple life that the disciple should be
living; it is the very simplicity which he attains which makes the
higher progress possible to him. We have made our life an
entanglement and an uncertainty, a mass of confusion, a storm cross-
currents, in which the weak fail and sink; but the pupil of the
Master must be strong and sane, he must take his life in his own
hands, and make it simple with a divine simplicity. His mind must
brush aside all these man-made confusions and delusions and go
straight as an arrow to its mark. "Except ye be converted, and
become as little children, ye shall in nowise enter into the kingdom
of heaven." And the kingdom heaven, remember, is the Great White
Brotherhood of the Adepts.1
╣See The Hidden Side of Christian Festivals , pp. 12,
We see from these extracts how high is the ideal which
the Master sets before His pupils, and perhaps it may seem to some
of them to be what in theology we call a counsel of perfection--
that is to say, a goal or condition impossible to reach perfectly as
yet, but still one at which we must constantly aim. But all
aspirants are aiming high, and no one yet can fully reach that at
which he aims; otherwise he would not need to be in physical
incarnation at all. We are very far from being perfect, but the
young people who can be brought close to the Great Ones have a most
wonderful opportunity, just because of their youth and plasticity.
It is so much easier for them to eliminate those things which are
not quite what they should be than it is for older people. If they
can cultivate the habit of taking the right point of view, of acting
for the right reasons, and of being in the right attitude, the whole
of their lives, they will steadily draw nearer and nearer to the
ideal of the Masters. If the pupil who has been put on probation
could see while awake in his physical body the living images that
the Master makes, he would understand much more fully the importance
of what may seem to be but minor details
-- In email@example.com, "M. Sufilight" <global-
> Thanks Cass!
> I will keep trying to improve my english.
> Maybe a few knowledgeful theosophists here at Theos-talk or
> could expand on the present day global situation on theosophy vs.
> To Anand and others:
> My previous email on this issue was not intending to attack you,
> to help us all. I do hope you understand this.
> M. Sufilight with some peace and love...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cass Silva" <silva_cass@...>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 3:13 AM
> Subject: Re: Theos-World Masters' Appearance (AnandGholap.Net-
> Thanks for this posting Morten, it is very appropriate to the
> "M. Sufilight" <global-theosophy@...> wrote: Hallo Anand and all,
> My views are:
> It is certainly a beautiful picture Leadbeater paints of the
> But reading the following version about how a master performs
> aught be understood.
> THE MASTER KHIDR or AL-KHIDR
> Sorry Anand if I sound to blunt. But the Truth about this quote
> should not be hidden.
> Leadbeater would have done much better if he had listened to
> article and words in the below, and stopped adding way too much
value to the
> importance of the false Bible and a false doctrine about the
> their activities. The article in the link in the above should tell
> theosophical beginner seeker that.
> I do not like it, when "Jesuits" hides the truth from the Seekers
> Please listen to what Blavatsky's says:
> "I have done; adding but one more word of advice to the Review. In
> quarter of the nineteenth century, when the latest international
> the Bible´┐Żthat infallible and revealed Word of God!´┐Żreveals
> mistranslations and other mistakes, it is not the Theosophists´┐Ża
> number of whose members are English patriots and men of
> the Christians who ought to beware of "wanton aggressiveness"
> of other creeds. Their boomerangs may fly back from some
> and hit the throwers."
> http://www.blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/NotAChristian.htm (1879)
> And what do we have today. How are certain so-called Christians
> their religion today.
> The "Christian" crusades are still in action. Now it is the
> which misuses the Bible and the Vatican keeps their mouth shut way
> while the crusades are in fullblown action and are being
> (especially from the US Congress). And the beginner Theosophists
> west, are being sponfeed with Leadbeaters - Liberal Catholic
> which they only understand on a superficial or fanatical emotional
> hold it to be true, that the beginner Seekers should not be
> TS Adyar aught to immeadiately siver having any "special" ties
> liberal Catholic Church as long as it serves the purpose of the
> either the political Jesusits (especially those in the US
Congress) or those
> Jesuits with strong influence in the Vatican. To me Jesuits are
> are not honest but devious, they infiltrate other groups with a
> Christian agenda and often non-compassionate motives. They stop at
> but to promote the Christian Bible in a fanatical manner, using
> a concealed manner and even black magic. They seek to create
> (for instance like LCC?) rather than people, who think for
> become wise, and who knows about the many faults of the Christian
> its dogmas. And at the same time the very dangerous Jesuits
> totally omitted being talked about - even if Blavatsky emphasized
> very much. Just look in the below. TS Adyar will certainly be hit
> being hit) by the boomerang mentioned by Blavatsky in the above.
> Here we have Blavatsky's article THEOSOPHY OR JESUITISM?, written
> "Therefore, the present opportunity is taken to state, once for
> views which Theosophists and Occultists entertain with regard to
> of Jesus. At the same time, all those who are pursuing in life's
> wilderness of vain evanescent pleasures and empty
conventionalities an ideal
> worth living for, are offered the choice between the two now once
> rising powers--the Alpha and the Omega at the two opposite ends of
> of giddy, idle existence--THEOSOPHY and JESUITISM.
> For, in the field of religious and intellectual pursuits, these
two are the
> only luminaries--a good and an evil star, truly--glimmering once
> behind the mists of the Past, and ascending on the horizon of
> activities. They are the only two powers capable in the present
> extricating one thirsty for intellectual life from the clammy
slush of the
> stagnant pool known as Modern Society, so crystallized in its
> dreary and monotonous in its squirrel-like motion around the wheel
> fashion. Theosophy and Jesuitism are the two opposite poles, one
> the other far below even that stagnant marsh. Both offer power--
one to the
> spiritual, the other to the psychic and intellectual Ego in man.
> is "the wisdom that is from above . . . pure, peaceable,
gentle . . . full
> of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without
> the latter is "the wisdom that descendeth not from above, but is
> sensual, DEVILISH."3 One is the power of Light, the other that of
> . . ."
> This is true also today. There is a difference though. From the
> of Jesus has been created groups with other names than their own,
> more easily can hide their activities to anyone they want to hide
> from. - I know the late Pope Paul John II threw a few good words.
> his very near friend from the "Inquisition" is ruling as a Pope.
> It seems quite obvious, that the "Jesuits" have branches outside
> Catholic groups, and that they are heavily involved with politics
> militant activity, even if they say differently.
> that today, because some of their
> scriptures are today officially available.)
> Sorry if I am boring you.
> But, this email are touching upon important issues of today - and
not of the
> Issues aught to be dealt with by TS Adyar in a totally different
> this certainly ALSO true to the many of the other groups who call
> theosophical and pride themeselves of having a wise present day
> going with their publications on what is going on today with the
> dangerous Jesuits.
> Contionous promotions of Leadbeaters half-theosophical doctrines
> help many. But some of what he wrote are allright, and aught to be
> I am so sorry Anand, but I did not agree with the quote by
> this time.
> M. Sufilight with peace and love...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Anand Gholap"
> Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 8:37 PM
> Subject: Theos-World Masters' Appearance (AnandGholap.Net-Online
> > [ http://www.AnandGholap.net - Online Books on Theosophy ]
> > " THERE has been among Theosophical students a great deal of
> > uncertainty about the Masters, so perhaps it may help us to
> > natural Their lives are, and how there is an ordinary physical
> > them, if I say a few words about the daily life and appearance
of some of
> > Them. There is no one physical characteristic by which an Adept
> > infallibly distinguished from other men, but He always appears
> > noble, dignified, holy and serene, and anyone meeting Him could
> > fail to recognize that he was in the presence of a remarkable
man. He is
> > the strong but silent man, speaking only when He has a definite
> > view, to encourage, to help or to warn, yet He is wonderfully
> > and full of a keen sense of humour-- humour always of a kindly
> > never to wound, but always to lighten the troubles of life. The
> > Morya once said that it is impossible to make progress on the
> > without a sense of humour, and certainly all the Adepts whom I
> > have possessed that qualification.
> > 48. Most of Them are distinctly fine-looking men; Their physical
> > are practically perfect, for They live in complete obedience to
> > of health, and above all They never worry about anything. All
> > karma has long been exhausted, and thus the physical body is as
> > expression of the Augoeides or glorified body of the ego as the
> > limitations of the physical plane will allow, so that not only
> > present body of an Adept usually splendidly handsome, but also
> > that He may take in a subsequent incarnation is likely to be an
> > exact reproduction of the old one, allowing for racial and family
> > differences, because there is nothing to modify it. This freedom
> > karma gives Them, when for any reason They choose to take new
> > entire liberty to select a birth in any country or race that may
> > convenient for the work that They have to do, and thus the
> > the particular bodies which They happen to be wearing at any
given time is
> > not of primary importance. "
> > Complete book can be read at
> > http://anandgholap.net/Masters_And_Path-CWL.htm
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