If we think of the various nations as entities, and also as aspirants, then we can more readily see that these entities, like ourselves, have the same problems, the same needs, and the same potential for expressing that divinity which is found within every Son of God, now hidden, awaiting revelation. What is true of individuals is eternally true of nations and for them also the same hope of illumination and of future spiritual triumph and glory is predicted. We see that like each human being, each nation must walk the fiery way, must transform and transmute the forces of the personality into the energies of the soul, and must in the end become a clear channel through which the energies of the Spiritual triad can pass unimpeded. We have seen the soul has no individual destiny, but is submerged into the One. Its destiny is the destiny of the group, and of the whole; its desire is the working out of the great PLAN, and its will is the glorification of the incarnated Logos. Thus, if we are making any progress in this world, or if we want to go forward with the Plan, then it stands to reason that there is no place in this world for isolationism or selfish national politics in the future. In the meantime it is only a tool in the Plan to develop the different nations to maturity. It can even be some dark forces at work, also with a Plan.
Wherever it is found in this world, we should try to combat it without animosity on our side, keeping in mind that it is the expression of a younger brother nation who must go through that stage to learn its lesson in the world of learning. Older or more mature nations can put pressure on such a nation without declaring war, or help to bring about an internal change through dialogue like they did in the case of South–Africa, where they got rid of the system of “apartheid” or separate development.
I think the whole word made a mistake to allow terrorist organisations, or its leaders, or even its members, to take part in free elections. These revolutionary forces are taking control over something they did not work for [they steel or take by force] and because they did not earn the right to rule it, they’ve got to pay the price and the whole nation end up paying with them.
Right human relations are only possible among nations where the majority of the people in each nation have passed a certain degree of development. [Emotional, mental and spiritual.] As we scrutinise the community of nations, we can see that in their present stage of development they are very far from this accomplishment. But with the small knowledge so far gained of the Path, and the Plan, which underlies the way of attainment for all humanity we can be confident that the outcome is inevitable, and successful achievement is but a matter of time. Meanwhile, the various problems of attitude, education, economic development, freedom and systems of government, are steps along the Path, in the solution of which the working out of the Plan may be discovered.
We have religious fanatics under religious dictators that no man can reason with; we have greedy materialistic leaders in the financial world; we have idiots running governments; we have nuclear missiles waiting for the push of the button that will send it on its way of destruction; we have rich and poor, and we can go on, and on.
We should not despair, however, because when a man literally walks in the light of his soul and the clear light of the sun pours through him – revealing the Path – it reveals at the same time the Plan. Simultaneously, however, he becomes aware of the fact that the Plan is very far as yet from consummation. The dark becomes more truly apparent. The chaos and misery and failure of the world groups stand revealed; the filth and dust of the warring forces are noted, and the whole sorrow of the world bears down upon the astounded, yet illuminated, aspirant. Can he stand this pressure? Can he become indeed acquainted with grief and yet rejoice forever in the divine consciousness? Has he the ability to face what the light reveals and still go his way with serenity, sure of the ultimate triumph of good? Will he be overwhelmed by the surface evil and forget the heart of Love which beats behind all outer seeming?
I say yes, to all these questions, because I believe there are more good in the world than bad. If this was not the case, then we would be going backwards instead of foreword. We would be digressing back into the animal stage and there would not be any evolution at all. This situation should ever be remembered by the disciple, or he will be shattered by that which he has discovered. If we have the right leaders in place [religious, economical, financial, educational, environmental and governmental], I think, it is possible to have right human relations on the international level. The leaders are there, [although not amongst all of the developing races], but the people are not ready for them. The people have to go through a hell of a lot more suffering and education before they will be able to vote for the right leaders, without being manipulated by the media or the bad politicians.
The externalisation of the hierarchy will help to get the right leaders in place. This forms part of the Plan and can only happen after a massive purification process. Perhaps a nuclear war? One of the objectives facing the Hierarchy at this time is an Effort to avert war.
a. Because the next war would annihilate the greater part of the human race.
b. Because, having a religious basis, the hate involved would be greater far than anything previously known.
c. Because Shamballa would be involved, and this has never been the case.
I cannot see how we are going to stop a nuclear war. Even in Japan, who has learn the lesson of nuclear war fist hand, and in its worst state, there are now forces screaming for rearmament and an arms race. Terrorists and religious fanatics are getting nearer and nearer to their goal of getting access to nuclear weapons. To do what with?
What people would not do for money....for power....even misguided love....or religion.
Yes, the disciple must not be shattered by that which he has discovered. With the advent of the light, he becomes aware of a new [for him] form of energy. He learns to work in a new field of opportunity. The realm of the mind opens up before him, and he discovers that he can differentiate between the emotional nature and the mental nature. He discovers also that the mind can be made to assume the position of the controller, and that the sentient forces respond with obedience to mental energies. “The light of reason” brings this about – Light that is always present in man but which only becomes significant and potent when seen and known, either phenomenally or intuitionally.
The world has been transformed by two factors: scientific achievement and the rapidity of communication. It is not the conglomeration of isolated little fragments of aeons, centuries, or even years ago. It is becoming ONE WORLD. The transformations have taken place on the physical plane. We have yet to see similar transformations take place on the emotional and mental planes. We are, however, seeing the beginning of this progress, imperfect as it is, focused through the UN.
As individuals we should aim for a psychological rehabilitation of the world. This can bring about the changed attitudes which substitute the conference table for the battlefield. This marriage between force and arbitration may seem a matter of expediency, and in a way it is, but we do not forget that it is also a matter of survival. We HAVE to learn to live together, or go down together into darkness and oblivion, from which recovery would be slow and painful.
This psychological rehabilitation can be brought about by educating yourself and to do all you can to help the rest of the humanity to do the same and let reason prevail over the problems of the world. Our approaches to these problems, and their possible solutions will all be different, and so they should be, but the group pool of thought will be enriched by each of these. This should prove a broadening, enriching experience, which will enable us to expand our consciousness in understanding humanity and to become more useful citizens in the countries where we work and live.
As disciples we have the opportunity of bringing esoteric techniques to bear upon exoteric happenings in the world about us. To look behind the problem, to see the meaning behind the event, to attempt to determine which of the pairs of opposites are coming up for resolution, to see the nature of the changes and shifts in government, in economy, in trade, in culture and the arts, to ponder upon the ray impulse expressing, upon the nature of the cycle which is either passing or beginning – all of this mental effort will cause our prejudices to fade, our understanding to grow, and our wisdom and love to expand into an inclusiveness we have not heretofore known.
Humanity is today more sensitive to ideas than ever before, and this is where our work lays. In the forming, their acceptance, their transformation into ideals, and their eventual superseding by the next imposition of ideas. It is in the realm of ideas, that humanity is not a free agent. Ideas come from a higher source and are imposed upon the racial mind. Upon the use of these ideas [which are in the nature of divine emanations, embodying the divine Plan for planetary progress] will depend the rapidity of humanity’s progress or its retardation for lack of understanding. As members of the NGWS, we help to meditate this Plan into being by acting as mediators between Hierarchy and the ordinary people in the world.
We recognise the need for the awakening of the soul of the different nations. We act as transmitters of illumination between groups of thinkers and as illuminators of group thought. We transmit energy from one thought centre to another and, above everything else, transmit the energy of ideas. The world of ideas is a world of dynamic force centres. These ideas have to be contacted by the intelligent, noted, and there energy then has to be assimilated and transmitted. The more our minds can grasp of the Plan the more can we transmit to our brothers and sisters.
In the aggregate of this play with ideas, and in the constant impact upon the human consciousness of the great concepts which lie back of our evolutionary process, the race is developing the power to think, to choose and to build a sure foundation. Through the evolutionary presentation of ideas, there is a steady march towards a liberty of thought [through the old method of experiment, of discard, and of renewed effort with ever newer concepts] which will enable mankind to build true to the great thought patterns which underlie the outer structure of our world. The attentive minds of the age are constantly being made sensitive to these patterns so that the individual mind can recognise them and wrest them out of the darkness into the light of day.
Today a great and unique opportunity faces every nation. Hitherto the problem of psychological integration, of intelligent living, of spiritual growth and of divine revelation, has been approached solely from the angle of man, the unit. Owing to the scientific achievements of man [as a result of the unfolding human intellect] it is now possible to think in far wider terms and to see humanity in a truer perspective. Our horizons are extending into infinity; our eyes are no longer focused upon our immediate foreground. The family unit is now recognised in relation to the community, and the community is seen as an integral and effective part of the city, state or nation. The world is ready for a new psychology because, dimly, and as yet ineffectually, we are projecting this same concept into the field of international relations.
Thinkers throughout the world are functioning internationally; this is the guarantee of the future because only when men can think in these wider terms will the fusion of all men everywhere become possible, will brotherhood come into being, and humanity be a fact in our consciousness. Nations must realise that what is true of individuals is eternally true of nations and for them also the same hope of illumination and of future spiritual triumph and glory is predicted. They must realise their divinity. They must be spiritualised and this new attitudes must work out in the way they solve the problems of the word amongst themselves. Through the impression and expression of certain great ideas, humanity must be brought to the understanding of the fundamental ideals which will govern the new age.
Thus, I would define “psychological rehabilitation” as the establishing of those ideas of the new age, which will lead to nations functioning as souls and the word as the Oversold, in the psyche of the people. These ideas are part of the new psychological rehabilitation for the world and it can bring about the changed attitudes which substitute the conference table for the battlefield. The world is becoming ONE WORLD. The transformations that took place on the physical plane must take place on the emotional and mental plane through the help of the new psychology. We must bring esoteric techniques to bear upon exoteric happenings in the world about us.
This is the work of the NGWS mediating between Hierarchy and humanity, responding to hierarchical impression and meditating the Plan into existence. Their major task will be to relate the soul and the personality, leading to the revelation of divinity through humanity. They will act as transmitters of illumination between groups of thinkers and as illuminators of group thought. They transmit energy from one thought centre to another and, above everything else; they transmit the energy of ideas. The word of ideas is a word of dynamic force centres. These ideas have to be contacted by the intelligent, noted, and their energy then has to be assimilated and transmitted to establish the new psychology.
Thus will the true patterns be made available, to play their part in leading the race towards its destiny, towards those deeper realisations which mould the racial types and to that synthesis of understanding which will result in a realisation of brotherhood. Thus thoughts play their part, and the problem of ideas will be increasingly understood, until the time may come when we shall have our trained intuitives and thinkers who will be able to work directly in the world of concepts and bring through [for the use of the race] the pattern ideas upon which to build.
The word structure emerges from and is built upon certain inner thought patterns, and it is these thought patterns which are producing the present flood of governmental experiments among all nations. Through the evolutionary presentation of these ideas, there is a steady march to liberty of thought which will enable mankind to build true to the great thought patterns which underlie the outer structure of our word.
We must dissociate ourselves from our own particular national background, from our national and traditional prejudices, and endeavour to see this world of nations as simply groups of human beings of like nature as ourselves. We are HUMANITY. We are the Plan
BASED ON THE WORK OF AAB AND DK.
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