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Re: Masters' Appearance, and advice (AnandGholap.Net-Online Theosophy)

Apr 02, 2006 11:54 AM
by christinaleestemaker






282.                                                                 
            THE MASTER OF CHILDREN 

283.                                                                 
            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. 

284.                                                                 
            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 

303.                                                                 
            "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. 

304.                                                                 
            "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. 

305.                                                                 
            "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. 

306.                                                                 
            "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 
will. 

307.                                                                 
            "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. 

308.                                                                 
            "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." 

309.                                                                 
            _______ 

310.                                                                 
            "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. 

311.                                                                 
            "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 
blessing." 

312.                                                                 
            __________ 

313.                                                                 
            "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." 

314.                                                                 
            ________ 

315.                                                                 
            "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 
pupil." 

316.                                                                 
            _________ 

317.                                                                 
            "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: 

318.                                                                 
            "(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. 

319.                                                                 
            "(2) Do not offer an opinion on any matter unless 
directly asked for it. 

320.                                                                 
            "(3) Before speaking, always consider how what you say 
will affect others. 

321.                                                                 
            "(4) Never betray, or comment upon a brother's weakness. 

322.                                                                 
            "(5) Remember that you have yet much to learn, and 
therefore may often be in error; so speak with becoming modesty. 

323.                                                                 
            "(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. 

324.                                                                 
            "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." 

325.                                                                 
            BECOME AS LITTLE CHILDREN 

326.                                                                 
            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 

327.                                                                 
            ╣See The Hidden Side of Christian Festivals , pp. 12, 
446. 

328.                                                                 
            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 theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, "M. Sufilight" <global-
theosophy@...> wrote:
>
> Thanks Cass!
> I will keep trying to improve my english.
> 
> Maybe a few knowledgeful theosophists here at Theos-talk or 
elsewhere
> could expand on the present day global situation on theosophy vs. 
jesuitism?
> Anyone?
> 
> To Anand and others:
> My previous email on this issue was not intending to attack you, 
but an 
> attempt
> to help us all. I do hope you understand this.
> 
> 
> from
> M. Sufilight with some peace and love...
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Cass Silva" <silva_cass@...>
> To: <theos-talk@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 3:13 AM
> Subject: Re: Theos-World Masters' Appearance (AnandGholap.Net-
Online 
> Theosophy)
> 
> 
> Thanks for this posting Morten, it is very appropriate to the 
times ahead.
> Cass
> 
> "M. Sufilight" <global-theosophy@...> wrote: Hallo Anand and all,
> 
> My views are:
> 
> It is certainly a beautiful picture Leadbeater paints of the 
Masters.
> But reading the following version about how a master performs 
activities
> aught be understood.
> 
> THE MASTER KHIDR or AL-KHIDR
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khidr
> 
> -------
> Sorry Anand if I sound to blunt. But the Truth about this quote 
you emailed
> should not be hidden.
> Leadbeater would have done much better if he had listened to 
Blavatsky's
> 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 
Masters and
> their activities. The article in the link in the above should tell 
any
> theosophical beginner seeker that.
> 
> 
> I do not like it, when "Jesuits" hides the truth from the Seekers 
after
> Truth.
> Please listen to what Blavatsky's says:
> "I have done; adding but one more word of advice to the Review. In 
the last
> quarter of the nineteenth century, when the latest international 
revision of
> the Bible´┐Żthat infallible and revealed Word of God!´┐Żreveals 
64,000
> mistranslations and other mistakes, it is not the Theosophists´┐Ża 
large
> number of whose members are English patriots and men of 
learning´┐Żbut 
> rather
> the Christians who ought to beware of "wanton aggressiveness" 
against people
> of other creeds. Their boomerangs may fly back from some 
unexpected parabola
> 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 
performing
> their religion today.
> The "Christian" crusades are still in action. Now it is the 
politicians,
> which misuses the Bible and the Vatican keeps their mouth shut way 
too much,
> while the crusades are in fullblown action and are being 
propagandized;
> (especially from the US Congress). And the beginner Theosophists 
in the
> west, are being sponfeed with Leadbeaters - Liberal Catholic 
Church (LCC),
> which they only understand on a superficial or fanatical emotional 
level. I
> hold it to be true, that the beginner Seekers should not be 
treated like
> this.
> TS Adyar aught to immeadiately siver having any "special" ties 
with The
> liberal Catholic Church as long as it serves the purpose of the 
Jesusits, -
> either the political Jesusits (especially those in the US 
Congress) or those
> Jesuits with strong influence in the Vatican. To me Jesuits are 
those who
> are not honest but devious, they infiltrate other groups with a 
militant
> Christian agenda and often non-compassionate motives. They stop at 
nothing
> but to promote the Christian Bible in a fanatical manner, using 
voilence in
> a concealed manner and even black magic. They seek to create 
emotional cults
> (for instance like LCC?) rather than people, who think for 
themselves and
> become wise, and who knows about the many faults of the Christian 
Bible and
> its dogmas. And at the same time the very dangerous Jesuits 
existence er
> totally omitted being talked about - even if Blavatsky emphasized 
this so
> very much. Just look in the below. TS Adyar will certainly be hit 
(or are
> being hit) by the boomerang mentioned by Blavatsky in the above.
> 
> 
> Here we have Blavatsky's article THEOSOPHY OR JESUITISM?, written 
june 1888.
> 
> "Therefore, the present opportunity is taken to state, once for 
all, the
> views which Theosophists and Occultists entertain with regard to 
the Society
> of Jesus. At the same time, all those who are pursuing in life's 
great
> wilderness of vain evanescent pleasures and empty 
conventionalities an ideal
> worth living for, are offered the choice between the two now once 
more
> rising powers--the Alpha and the Omega at the two opposite ends of 
the realm
> 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 
more from
> behind the mists of the Past, and ascending on the horizon of 
mental
> activities. They are the only two powers capable in the present 
day of
> extricating one thirsty for intellectual life from the clammy 
slush of the
> stagnant pool known as Modern Society, so crystallized in its 
cant, so
> dreary and monotonous in its squirrel-like motion around the wheel 
of
> fashion. Theosophy and Jesuitism are the two opposite poles, one 
far above,
> 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. 
The former
> is "the wisdom that is from above . . . pure, peaceable, 
gentle . . . full
> of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without 
hypocrisy," while
> the latter is "the wisdom that descendeth not from above, but is 
earthly,
> sensual, DEVILISH."3 One is the power of Light, the other that of 
Darkness.
> . . ."
> 
> 
> This is true also today. There is a difference though. From the 
The Society
> of Jesus has been created groups with other names than their own, 
so the
> more easily can hide their activities to anyone they want to hide 
them
> from. - I know the late Pope Paul John II threw a few good words. 
But, now
> his very near friend from the "Inquisition" is ruling as a Pope.
> It seems quite obvious, that the "Jesuits" have branches outside 
the
> Catholic groups, and that they are heavily involved with politics 
and
> 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
> past,
> Issues aught to be dealt with by TS Adyar in a totally different 
manner. And
> this certainly ALSO true to the many of the other groups who call 
themselves
> theosophical and pride themeselves of having a wise present day 
activity
> going with their publications on what is going on today with the 
very
> dangerous Jesuits.
> Contionous promotions of Leadbeaters half-theosophical doctrines 
will not
> help many. But some of what he wrote are allright, and aught to be 
valued.
> I am so sorry Anand, but I did not agree with the quote by 
Leadbeater. Not
> this time.
> 
> 
> 
> from
> M. Sufilight with  peace and love...
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Anand Gholap"
> To:
> Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 8:37 PM
> Subject: Theos-World Masters' Appearance (AnandGholap.Net-Online 
Theosophy)
> 
> 
> >
> > [ http://www.AnandGholap.net - Online Books on Theosophy ]
> >
> > " THERE has been among Theosophical students a great deal of 
vagueness and
> > uncertainty about the Masters, so perhaps it may help us to 
realize how
> > natural Their lives are, and how there is an ordinary physical 
side to
> > 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 
can be
> > infallibly distinguished from other men, but He always appears 
impressive,
> > noble, dignified, holy and serene, and anyone meeting Him could 
hardly
> > 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 
object in
> > view, to encourage, to help or to warn, yet He is wonderfully 
benevolent
> > and full of a keen sense of humour-- humour always of a kindly 
order, used
> > never to wound, but always to lighten the troubles of life. The 
Master
> > Morya once said that it is impossible to make progress on the 
occult Path
> > without a sense of humour, and certainly all the Adepts whom I 
have seen
> > have possessed that qualification.
> >
> > 48. Most of Them are distinctly fine-looking men; Their physical 
bodies
> > are practically perfect, for They live in complete obedience to 
the laws
> > of health, and above all They never worry about anything. All 
Their evil
> > karma has long been exhausted, and thus the physical body is as 
perfect an
> > expression of the Augoeides or glorified body of the ego as the
> > limitations of the physical plane will allow, so that not only 
is the
> > present body of an Adept usually splendidly handsome, but also 
new body
> > that He may take in a subsequent incarnation is likely to be an 
almost
> > exact reproduction of the old one, allowing for racial and family
> > differences, because there is nothing to modify it. This freedom 
from
> > karma gives Them, when for any reason They choose to take new 
bodies,
> > entire liberty to select a birth in any country or race that may 
be
> > convenient for the work that They have to do, and thus the 
nationality of
> > 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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