Apr 09, 2012 10:06 AM
In the chapter "Progress without danger" in his book The Seven Rays, Mr. Ernest Wood says:
"The great use of this knowledge about the rays is that you should find and feel your power, and then employ it to the utmost to develop the other qualities in yourself that are relatively deficient."
"The rays are not separate ladders on which men are climbing apart from one another. Together they form an organism. So the man of a given ray may be true to himself, using his own powers, working not to gratify his own ambitions, but to further the ends of others, provided they are good and of the soul.
"On this path of progress towards perfect consciousness it is not necessary for a man to pay attention to all seven rays and attempt to perfect himself in every one of them. But he must perfect himself in three ? one expressing the power of will, another that of love, another that of thought. ---
"To make the greatest possible progress, a man must not only be willing to accept the game as he finds it on the board of life, and be ready to play it to the end, with whatever pieces there may be in whatever position they may be, but must do it with delighted acceptance and heartiest cooperation, not wishing that some other person's game were his. "Each man reaches perfection," says the Bhagavad-Gita, "by being intent upon his own karma."
Laws of nature may appear to be different and numerous, but they are facets of One Unity, and work in perfect harmony with one another. The law of karma is also named the `Law of Harmony' and `Harmony of Harmonies.'
Literature is for Portrayal of Philosophic Ideas.
Dr N C Ramanujachary(Srivirinchi)
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