Esoteric Science and Philosophy

Esoteric Science and Philosophy

THE FUTURE SCHOOL OF ENLIGHTENMENT

 

In the future School of enlightenment, for the New Age, the group has vitalised [with the help of the Master] to a new potency the life aspect, the Jewel in the Lotus of the soul. The group enters upon its major test in this work of transference. The group members have unitedly preserved the point of tension; unitedly they have created the antahkarana; unitedly they have invoked the group sound, the attention of the Master, and of the Masters Ashram; unitedly that sound has taken the form of a Word, and that Word has made an impact upon the life aspect of the group within the form of the group soul; it has energised it so that the destruction of the causal body is now in order.

Now, in the final stages of the great work of transference, of the life from the outer form into the inner being, the group has to arrive at a new point of tension and of united attainment. It has to use the dynamic will, the energy of the first aspect, and so bring about the final destruction of the causal body. The life within the causal body has been stimulated and vitalised and is now seeking to break out of its confining form. The vehicle of the soul is being subjected to pressure from within but then—both in the case of the individual initiate and of the initiated group—the final blow has to be struck also from without, by the act of the united will; this corresponds to the great cry of the Christ upon the Cross when He exclaimed “It is finished.” With these words, we are told, the veil of the Temple was rent from the top to the bottom, and the life of the Christ ascended to the Father.

That which has been created at the midway point, [the causal body] is no longer needed. No mediating principle or intermediary between man and the Father is any longer required; the Monad and the personality are in complete at-one-ment and have achieved perfected relationship; triplicity has given place to duality, and the Way of the Higher Evolution stands open before the initiate.

It is obvious that this phase of group attainment can as yet be only a hope. It lies far ahead of the present day groups, just as the fourth initiation lies far ahead of the average aspirant or disciple. But groups must have their goals and must strive towards the vision, just as the individual must; the Master is laying the foundation here, for the phase of group living and united striving which will be so distinctive an aspect of the coming era, when, as you know, all initiations will be done in group form.

The life principle, this is the basic of being, and this mysterious elusive factor is the correspondence in man of that which we call spirit or life in the macrocosm. Just as the life in man holds together, animates, vitalises and drives into activity the form and so makes of him a living being, so the life of God—as the Christians calls it—performs the same purpose in the universe and produces that coherent, living, vital ensemble which we call a solar system.

This life principle in man manifest in a triple manner:

[1] As the directional will, purpose, basic incentive. This is the dynamic energy which sets the being functioning, bring him into existence, sets the term of his life, carries him through the years, long or short, and abstracts itself at the close of his life cycle. This is the spirit in man, manifesting as the will to live, to be, to act, to pursue, to evolve. In its lowest aspect this works through the mental body or nature, and in connection with the dense physical makes itself felt through the brain.

[2] As the coherent force. It is that significant essential quality which makes each man different, which produces that complex manifestation of moods, desires, qualities, complexes, inhibitions, feelings and characteristics which produce a man’s peculiar psychology. This is the result of the interplay between the spirit or energy aspect, and the matter or body nature. This is the distinctive subjective man, his colouring, or individual note; this it is which sets the rate of vibratory activity of his body, produces his particular type of form, is responsible for the condition and nature of his organs, his glands, and his outer aspect. This is the soul and—in its lowest aspect—it works through the emotional or astral nature and in connection with the dense physical, through the heart.

[3] As the activity of the atoms and sells of which the physical body is composed. It is the sum total of those little lives of which the human organs, comprising the entire man, are composed. These have a life of their own, and a consciousness which is strictly individual and identified. This aspect of the life principle works through the etheric or vital body and in connection with the solid mechanism of the tangible form, through the spleen.

This, will be the emphasis of the coming and future schools of enlightenment as far as the aspect of life is concerned

[If matter is Spirit in its lowest form, and the work of Spirit is to redeem matter, then Spirit is using Itself to redeem Itself and this whole manifestation of matter in the cosmos might just be the growth process, or evolution of Spirit Itself. This ultimate Spirit might not be one Spirit, but like a kingdom of spirits, just as the human Kingdom consist out of millions of human beings. [Just speculating.] OR THE OBSERVER AND THAT WHICH IS OBSERVED IS ONE.] Click to add text, images, and other content