In A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, page 579, Master DK said there are 60,000,000,000 human Monads [spirits] on the planet. That is 60 billion. That is roughly ten times the amount of people on the planet today if we take it as 6 billion. [6,8] If the average life is 60 years, and if that is how long it takes to learn one set of lessons, then it will take 600 years for all those Monads to learn one set of lessons. [6b takes 60 years, so, 60b takes 600 years.] Geoffrey Hodson said that the average soul takes 700 years to come back to earth. Some people need more than one life to learn the same lesson. Some learn other lessons because we are exposed to different lessons in deferent races, nations, countries, sexes and so on.
Some people need more than one life to learn the same lesson. Some learn other lessons because we are exposed to different lessons in deferent races, nations, countries, sexes and so on.
So, we must be prepared to teach the same lessens to generations of people in the world without seeing any progress. The progress is in the Spiritual word.
So, as you can see, even if the above is not correct, there is not a lot of learning going on in the world over a period of one thousand years. If all these Monads have to go through the process then you can imagine how long it will take to send all these monads through one initiation. We are not all on the same level and there are a lot of classes on different levels in this school going on at the same time, but it is not a fast one. Some manage to leave the planet through the initiation process.
Even if it is possible for one entity to outrun the rest of us, he will have to wait for the rest somewhere in the future for planetary or cosmic conditions to change so that the group can go on, or for him to take the correct initiation. Sometimes we must wait for the Spirit of the Word to go through an initiation so that we all can go on.
HPB said in the Secret Doctrine that a lot of misery in the word is because of the imperfection of the Gods. So, sometimes we below, have to wait for those above, to clear the way a little more so we can see it better, and can thus walk the way better and more assured. Some of us are literally walking in the dark. The whole of humanity has been in the dark for centuries. Because the process takes so long and we did not have the brain power, it did not matter in the beginning. Later when we did develop the brain power, we were again left in darkness by scrupulous leaders and the dark forces.
This brings me, to another problem that we as human beings can do nothing about, the dark forces. DK said that to fight them is the work of the Great White Lodge. But they are hampering the process of evolution and make the whole process take much longer. We cannot fight them, but we can overcome their lessons of all the bad and evil things in the world, and learn faster to discriminate between good and bad, or between right or wrong. It is after all part of the Plan and we are just a small part in a huge process of redemption, and to bring light where there used to be darkness.
What can we do? We can spread the light into this darkness for those prodigal sons out there who are exhausted and ready to turn back home.
We can give people homes, jobs and other material things but we know that it does not do a lot for their spiritual development. Life experience and the development of consciousness is what we all need. The good observer knows there is no greater teacher than life itself. So, let this teacher do its work.
If we have reached the state where we look on ourselves to be part of this life teaching process, let us not run ahead, but let us work with life at its own pace. Rome was not built in one day and we can educate the Romans every day. On the other hand we can only educate them as far as they are capable and able to go. No live experience is ever lost, no matter where we find ourselves or how uneducated we are.
Again in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, page 425, Master DK talks about the so-called Judgment Day that will bring about the apparent destruction of two-fifths of the human family in the fifth round, and the translation of the indwelling units of consciousness [24 billion...?], to other spheres, more suited to their stage of evolution. This event will be regarded at the time as a catastrophe, but the Knowers will see and know, and three fifths of the human family will understand the reason.
This is in the next round and very far off. Things will be better from then on for humanity and the planet. Till then we must not despair but light as many touches as we can.
When the mind aspect is more fully developed, then the focus of the effort of the Dark Forces will change and these problems will disappear. Mankind is not yet handling its problems intelligently. Thus the forces and energies of the creative process are exceedingly active at this time in preparing what I might call the “material of the word” and the substance of all the four kingdoms in nature for the coming changes. As the ploughman turns the soil of his field and harrows it, and so brings that which is underneath to eventual fruition, so a similar process is taking place in the word today, and all is preparatory for the sowing and its resultant effects. These effects will constitute the new Aquarian culture and civilisation. In this process the Hierarchy is taking a definite and influential part and is working more uniquely and specifically than ever before in the history of the world, under instruction and vital aid from Shamballa.
At the conclave of the Masters meeting every seven years They make decisions which concern all forms of life in all the kingdoms in the three words and their evolutionary progress; it is put to the test in group form when the entire Hierarchy meets at Its centennial conference and-at that time-decides what form of crisis, on what level of consciousness, and involving what group of lives, must be implemented and presented to humanity, though the other kingdoms of nature will be necessarily implicated. The reason for this is that the meeting of such a planned crisis will hasten certain realisations. Forget not that humanity grows through the presentation of moments of crisis, based on past karma, conditioned by the point in evolution already achieved, and on the presence in the three words of certain appropriate ray forces, are brought to the point of precipitation by united decision in the conclave of the Masters. [The Rays and The Initiations, page 393]
These decisions do not affect man’s free will, for the Hierarchy does nothing to condition man’s approach to the crisis and, occultly speaking, Their “attitude is deliberately tuned to other things” during the period of man’s decision; thus the potency of Their thinking does not affect the human mind. Once the precipitation of the crisis is complete, and humanity has begun to take action of some kind, then the full attention of the Masters, working through Their Ashrams, is committed to the giving of full assistance to all those who are seeking to guide humanity along correct lines—a relative few among the countless millions of the ignorant. [ibid]
This is where we come in, a relative few among the countless millions of the ignorant, who are seeking to guide humanity along correct lines. These lines we pick up from the Hierarchy as we study the Plan and the work of Hierarchy.
The basic purpose of Sanat Kumara is to bring about right relations in the field of His manifested life. The encouraging factor is today that the activity of humanity itself is, for the first time, concerned with the entire subject of right human relations and how to bring it about. I would have you reflect on this, for it means that, again for the first time, humanity is consciously responding to the will and intention of Shamballa, even though without realising the esoteric implications. This is of far greater importance than you can imagine, for it signifies a new relationship of a spiritual nature and deeply spiritual results. [on page 394-ibid]
So, what can we do?
We must promote right human relations between races, nations and groups as our first priority through education of the masses and whatever means we can use. Just by promoting harmless living can we achieve wonders in this world.
There is no scientific and hitherto unknown mode of solving racial problems. It is finally a question of a right thinking, decent behaviour, and simple kindness. The question will not be solved by intermarriage, or by isolating groups for occupation of special areas, or by any man-made ideas of superiority or inferiority. Right human relations will come by a mutual recognition of mistakes, by sorrow for wrong action in the past, and by restitution, if possible. It will come when nations can be educated to appreciate the good qualities of other nations and to comprehend the part they play in the whole picture. It will be developed when the sense of racial superiority is killed; when racial differences and racial quarrels are relegated to the unholy past and only a future of cooperation and of understanding is actively developed; it will make its presence felt when the living standards of right relations [sought by the enlightened people of every race] become the habitual attitude of the masses and when it is regarded as contrary to the best interest of any nation to spread those ideas which tend to erect racial or national barriers, arouse hatreds or foster differences and separation. Such a time will surely come. Humanity will master the problem of right human relations and attitudes. [The Externalisation of the Hierarchy. p.195.]
We must keep in mind those 60,000,000,000 human Monads, and realise that the above can only happen on earth when all of them have reached that stage of realisation, a daunting task. We must also help, lead and train those who will take up the task when we die and hopefully have done our share. Humanity must grow like a huge family where the children take over from the parents and enrich the whole family step by step, generation after generation.
Growth is one long period of building in order to destroy, of constructing in order to disorganise later, of developing certain rhythmic processes in order to later disrupt them, and to force the old rhythm to give place to the new.[Letters on Occult Meditation. P82]
Again to keep the perspective, 60 billion Monads; that’s a big family; a lot of brothers and sisters; and each one of us have a lot of brothers and sisters that is going to need his help for a long time. That should keep us busy while we grow and learn to help each other.
Based on the work of AAB ans DK.
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