the Reverse Wheel
21st to April 20th
the word said:
I come forth, and from the plane of mind I rule
Jupiter March 21st to
April 1st to 10th
Mars April 11th to 20th
Please read the prefatory
material before investigating your own Decanate Stage, as proper
assignment is required. i.e., your birth date does not
indicate the stage of development, rather, you must employ
a subjective recognition of the state of consciousness (point
of advance along the Path of Initiation) which you, or another,
this note on determining the decanate.
Four: Man the Aspirant
March 21st to April
the Wheel of Discipleship the first sign is entered via Jupiter
in the first decan, the Sun in the second and Mars in the third
decan. Jupiter indicates this stage is marked by steadily growing
group awareness, which is viewed as a field of opportunity, a sphere
of service and as a place where sacrifice for the good of all becomes
fact, your immediate initiatory task is to discover that group of
fellow co-workers with whom you must tread the Path of Initiation,
so cultivate your group relationships. Despite many areas of mastery,
an inquiry and investigation into human nature must remain your
entering the Probationary Path you are required to educate yourself
in the process of using all forms of knowledge in reference to your
conscious self-aware Identity and not just to the world of natural
phenomena. As a probationary disciple you now begin the quest for
the door of Initiation and strive for that which will be contacted
after passing through that door.
now begin to face new spiritual adventures, treading the path which
leads away from conventional existence and normal human evolution.
interpretation of the spiritual revelation bestowed upon you is
the first essential prerequisite. Everything you have learned must
be applied to the recognition of the Self, the Knower, the Beholder
and the Observer. When this begins to happen, recognize that you
are in process of transmuting your life experiences and garnered
knowledge into real wisdom. The subjective tests concern your ability
to demonstrate the wisdom that the many previous rounds or cycles
of form experience have taught.
that you have garnered and expressed through countless lifetimes
upon the Ordinary Wheel are capable of re-acquisition at will, for
they are now held just below the threshold of consciousness. Come
to know your spiritual capabilities well and become aware of what
you can and cannot do. Definite equipment has been acquired and
a strong mechanism created which has great facility. Use it well.
Your prime objectives are non-material so do not forget them.
spiritual entity within your personality is now in process of awakening
you to your soul powers, responsibilities, relationships and purpose.
You will be tested on your ability to identify with all that lies
outside of form experience and become, as a consequence of this
process, increasingly free from identification with the material
world and the physical plane. Your job is to live and work in the
world of form in recognition of the ideas and concepts that lie
behind every form.
is Jupiter which fosters a new spiritual awareness and stimulates
the conscious unfoldment of divine recognitions. It ever serves
to strengthen the sense of core identity and it is this centralized
reinforcement of essential identity which greatly contributes to
your process of spiritual withdrawal, abstraction and detachment
from the non-essential aspects of the material side of life and
for that matter, the limitations of form-life in general.
mental activities are now to be used to direct a life pattern and
a life service, planned, programmed and directed. The emerging vision
of the divine Plan as it exists in Reality will increasingly bring
itself to the forefront of your consciousness. What is unfolded
is a far-sighted vision in sharp contrast to the shortsightedness,
even blindness earlier exhibited under Mars.
will find that your capacity to work with greater rapidity and mental
coordination is accelerated and potently increased. Your immediate
task is to develop the power to visualize, train the mind to intuit
reality and rightly interpret that which is seen.
revelations of the purpose of the ideas which underlie all effort
on behalf of humanity are perceived, and the impulsive energy of
ideas coming to you from the abstract mind begin to illumine your
lower mind, animating your personality. Initially this will tend
to upset your time-sense. This is only natural because you have
taken the first step on the path of timelessness. Concentrate on
the ability to offset the limitations of time as a cognitive condition.
The demonstration of spiritual speed and the beginning of the ability
to overcome the ordinary constraints of time signify that you are
ready for initiation.
bestows upon you the gifts of Expansion, Wholeness, Unity, Livingness,
Being, Wisdom and Love. Essentially speaking, an expanding series
of inclusive recognitions awaits you, an aspirant to Truth.
true spiritual compassion is generated while a deep and sincere
sense of joy, optimism and altruism becomes wisely unfolded and
actively expressed. Your outstanding quality should be beautiful
loving-kindness. Great compassion must be generated for that which
in other people is loathsome, evil, vicious or menacing. Great courage
is necessary to overcome all negativities in order to put into action
the spiritual practice of the doctrine of Love. The soul relies
on a deep reserve of courage as a result of the garnering of broad
experience and earned convictions upon the Mutable Cross.
your very noble, keen and generous spirit, but be ever alert to
overcome all forms of personal pride, coldness and superiority.
Conceit, shallowness and indifference are no longer to be tolerated
in your personal expression. Having achieved a measured freedom
for yourself, give your love faithfully and freely with an open
heart. One of the most painful lessons is about prying yourself
loose from closeness to the physical presence of those you love.
attachments, over-guarding and over-cherishing the personalities
of those you love has a retarding effect on your progress on the
spiritual Path. Remember, those who are burdened and encumbered
or attached in any way to anything or anybody cannot move forward.
much of your unique inner nature remains unrevealed to the world,
but it does account for you being drawn to strange and unusual circumstances
and people, which you invariably attract. Make use of your versatility
and capitalize on your ability to make friends with people from
all walks of life. Do not be shy but use the strength of your vision
to penetrate and look directly into the eyes of your fellow men.
is a serious mistake for others to think that you are easy to fool,
shy, retiring or simply passive. You have simply learned to display
modesty and tact. Although your natural demeanor and openness is
apparent to all whom you meet, away from the hectic pace of the
professional life guard your private life as sacred and seek at
the appropriate times retreat, rest, sanctuary and peace.
personality characteristics are far more moderate and temperate
than your unevolved exoteric countertype. Arietians are not thoughtless
risk takers and gamblers who willingly court danger and trouble.
Personality selfishness, which was fully developed under Mars on
the Ordinary Wheel, must be fully replaced by the Jupiterian virtues
of selflessness and true spiritual giving. Use the attractive and
magnetic energy of Jupiter on behalf of other people. Think and
live in terms of group relationships and group activities. Wisely
and unselfishly conduct all physical plane activities and relations,
relinquishing in the process all divisive personality reactions
through a progressive series of renunciations.
is important but difficult to expel that which is undesirable in
your personality. Undesirable persons and psychological constructs
such as objectionable thoughtforms and ancient astral desires must
be spotlighted and then eliminated from the depths of your rapidly
dissipating unconscious psyche.
do seem to possess a sense of infallibility and refuse to be denied.
Certainly, you do not wish to be easily sidetracked, go 'off the
deep-end' or be led astray, although this still happens far too
often. As well, all forms of personality weakness, vulnerability,
helplessness, softness, excessive sensitivity, a need to be loved,
fearfulness, over absorption in spiritual study, over inclusiveness,
coldness or indifference to others and contempt for the mental limitations
of others must be recognized and dealt with. These non-virtuous
traits, based upon an incomplete view, impede your group work and
inhibit future group relations.
strive to conduct yourself with real integrity and honesty so that
all forms of disreputable behavior or distrust are overcome. Never
give your word lightly or make exaggerated claims for yourself.
do not need to be the center of attention. Realize that evolved
Arietians are quietly self-assured individuals who loathe self-aggrandizement.
Do not take offense easily or feel injured by the opinions of others
or by their lack of attention to you.
a real philosophical detachment, standing back and quietly viewing
all situations. Just beneath the surface lies a spontaneity which
when evoked produces a welcome insight. A good observer of human
character, you can be counted upon to come up with very frank and
helpful solutions. Life experience has proven that only the selfless
plans and actions inspired by the soul will be blessed with true
love of freedom above all else increasingly dominates your life
expression as do sound judgment, executive abilities and a whole
range of broad sympathies. Dare to become the personified expression
of the priest or guru, guide or director, the magician or teacher.
Labor to express divinity more fully than here-to-fore, and strive
to function increasingly as a divine creator in relationship to
the Plan and as a manipulator of the attractive energy of Love.
physical constitution you are now endowed with is especially fortified
and powerful, has great endurance and is not spasmodic or ungainly
in its efforts. Do not allow yourself to become attached to your
own personal comfort so that you hesitate to do anything to upset
it. Depend upon your natural strength to bear misfortune because
you recognize that suffering is part of the path of experience through
which wisdom is gained, and is the only true teacher.
the face of opposition or attack you demonstrate a remarkable fearlessness,
strength and fortitude. In the process you surmount personal disappointment,
depression or rejection. You know that self-pity and personal sadness
must be overcome or you will lose your protecting buffer against
the world's criticism and cynicism, and likewise against your own
remaining residual self-destructive impulses. Aspirants fully realize
that they must become conduits for the uninterrupted flow of the
energy of wisdom, compassion and love and achieve the state of dynamic
positivism which will enable them to reach the goal of discipleship.
ever that your approach to the Ashram and to world service must
be self-initiated and self-implemented. The only assistance that
you receive as an aspirant at the fourth step comes from the stimulating
effect of the aura of the Ashram. Your inner life of instruction
from the Ashram and your steady approach to your Master, plus your
life of outer service, comes as a response to world need and not
as a fulfilment on your part, of some enjoined duty.
is an exciting time in your life because in all cases, Jupiter stimulates
the intensely forward-looking anticipatory consciousness of the
aspirant to the Mysteries of Initiation. When a true perspective
and balanced point of view is attained and some awareness of the
Eternal Now is beginning to penetrate your consciousness, you will
achieve the fifth rung of the ladder and reach the stage of Discipleship,
Five: Man the Disciple
April 1st to 10th
words are written for Arietian disciples, tested warriors, battle-scarred
and tired yet knowing that triumphant victory lies ahead. Your contribution
to the group is the gift of a pure and unselfish spirit and a rare
capacity to give. No greater gift can be yours—the driving
urge to give selflessly with no motive but that of a pure and loving
are wise and experienced in many ways. Sympathy, understanding,
loyalty to the cause of occult truth and steadfast endeavor plus
selfless thought are yours, and these qualities are recognized.
is the time in which you must take action, and until you do so you
cannot walk further in the light. As your Master's work is a group
endeavor, until you take action you hold back your group of co-disciples
from fuller revelation and service. Much hindrance comes through
fear. You are immersed so often in the fear of the moment that the
astral turmoil does not allow the clear light of truth and of knowledge
to shine in. Both are yours.
fear, my brother; kill out suspicion and the children of fear—nervousness,
foreboding, worry and a rapid jumping to dire conclusions full of
disaster. How else to achieve your acceptance as a Pledged Disciple?
Achieve that inner poise which faces all that comes in the light
of the Eternal.
successful a direct, immediate and well-established continuity of
soul consciousness in your physical brain prevents you from being
cut-off, dissuaded, defeated or turned back. Yes, you come with
clear vision to battle and face with courage the forces arraigned
against you and the group of disciples of which you are part. You
are accustomed, are you not, to wrestling in the vale of illusion?
Be reassured. When the battle has been fought and won you will wield
and command superior forces, cooperate fully with the hierarchical
Plan, and succeed in bringing order out of chaos. You will be no
longer immersed in the world of illusion, having risen above it.
No longer will the chains of past habituations, non-virtuous actions
and negative karma hold you down.
all, especially the foes and afflictions of your own mind, you will
successfully found and anchor your creative service projects, schools
or institutions on the physical plane. Soul control is the initiatory
goal. In response and living reaction to the call of the soul, you
must initiate some definite form of world service or planetary redemptive
effort in answer to your sentient realization of world need. Take
heart knowing that the seeds of the service projects which you have
planted will blossom for many generations to come, benefiting countless
technique of the Earth-weary warrior upon the battlefield is discrimination,
leading to right action, based upon the correct and complete analysis
of a profound world view.
the loyally fought battle you will steadily develop the power of
right choice without hesitation of any kind. Your soul now governs,
and its instrument in the warfare is your consecrated mind. The
Arietian disciple does not care for high-handed rhetoric that hides
poor thinking or lack of thought, and is able to intuit what others
think straight out without subterfuge. Your two main weapons are
discrimination and dispassion, and by their psychological exercise
you gain the vital and integrative power which brings your third
eye and the ajna center into magical activity.
speaking, the central decan grants the revelation of the higher
Self, its Will and its Life-purpose. As the power of the Sun initiates
a cycle of rapid realization and liberation, you must begin to immediately
apply the Technique of Fusion to bring the illumination of the soul
fully to your mind.
a disciple your task is to strive to fully cooperate with the creative
service plan of your soul in response to an intelligent appreciation
of its nature and existence. Clear and concise recognitions are
called for. Any wishful thinking must be replaced by a factual cooperation
in group work on the physical plane. Your powerful emotional life
of astral desires must be completely sublimated into the higher
creative imagination. As a disciple it is the imaginative quality
of your higher Self which is the higher creative faculty you must
conscious use of your spiritual intuition until all forms of divisive
personality illusion are dispelled, rejected and thrust away. Your
task is to insulate yourself from the attractive urges of your own
personality nature and thereby—through the medium of isolation—come
into touch with the reality in all forms, hidden hitherto by the
veil of your own illusions. Insulation and isolation of the right
kind lead to the right relationships and the correct contacts with
the Real. Insulation of oneself against the Unreal eventually produces
identification with Reality.
Sun brings increased imagination, creativity and dynamism to the
sentient nature, revealing right relationship and responsibility.
It bestows the light of reason upon the soul, which illuminates
the mind and the source of divine Ideas is contacted. As a result,
the central decan ultimately produces a superbly masterful character
who has the knack of finding common ground for agreement among hostile
continually strive to excel in the areas of intra-group diplomacy,
bridge-building and policy-making, taking on great responsibilities
for the support, nurturing and education of the many different types
of your fellow human beings.
not attempt to hide, mask or veil the relative inadequacies of your
knowledge. Stay humble, appreciative and open-minded and be willing
to kindly and gratefully learn from anyone who is a more advanced
student. Admit your mistakes not only to yourself but also to your
co-workers, asking their forgiveness and understanding. Leave other
personalities to the guidance of their own wise, pure and loving
not strut forward or treat your friends and group workers the way
Hercules treated his friend, Abderis, who was torn to shreds by
wild horses in the labor of Aries. (LOH) What you
should be doing is defending those weaker than yourself while you
stand alone, strong and inwardly secure. You are capable of doing
this because at your best, you brook no outside interference with
your higher purpose and will not be imposed upon by outside pressure
takes a good deal of patience and fortitude to teach you anything
because your own brilliant ideas and creative interpretations keep
getting in the way. Let go of your preconceived ideas, special interpretations,
personality integrity, unique methods and pet theories. Just because
you have highlighted and underlined commentary from your Master's
text it does not mean that you have understood its real meaning
or his actual intention. Why do you resist so much and why is it
so hard for you to let go of your own ideas when a higher insight
or better way is being shown? Stop trying to personally defend yourself
or prove that you know more or have superior insight and wisdom
when you do not. Are you threatened or do you feel inferior when
confronted with someone else's superior knowledge and hierarchical
authority? This is the case, is it not, especially when the information
contravenes your own opinions or is in danger of exposing your own
mental defects, shortcomings, dwarfed vision, misunderstanding and
limited scope? Can you honestly state that you are fully capable
of unerring exposition?
is still much of which you are unsure and would not even recognize
or know to be the truth even if presented with the actual occult
proof. You may be a repository of occult information, multi-talented
and perhaps musically gifted, but you have not yet achieved the
occult insight to be considered a "true knower". (LOS,
p.421) There are as yet, critical flaws and esoteric inconsistencies
in the manner of your occult thought and reasoning. You therefore
still mislead, misinform and fail to include.
have little choice but to attempt to further remove the final traces
of troublesome, stubborn and uncharitable traits which impede your
group work and hurt family, friends and co-workers. Whatever your
mission, if you still attack and attempt to tear down those co-workers
with superior ideas, you are lost. Accept the fact that it is your
personality itself which still makes it hard for your peers to tolerate
your presence or your group leadership. Perhaps you prefer the safe
comfort of the company of your flock of sheep rather than the company
of peers or superiors?
out the remaining contents of your personal ego. At the advanced
stage of discipleship you will finally overcome all forms of residual
vanity, pride, animalism, arrogance and foolishness. As you know,
the more empty of your lesser self you become the more the Greater
Life of highest Spirit will pervade your consciousness, flooding
your entire being with intense and radiant light. In the highest
sense become truly 'opportuneless' based on your identification
with the fullness of the Spirit of Life which is within, without
and around you constantly.
Sun produces born leaders who can attract followers, therefore other
people seek your advice and counsel. You would not be a disciple
if you had not unfolded and expressed to a measurable degree the
qualities of love, compassion, wisdom, inspiration, warmth, radiance
and attractiveness. Your developed sentient nature has become a
powerful inner apparatus responsive to the full range of possible
experience in the three worlds of human knowledge.
a cheerful mastery over life and circumstance is displayed, you
reap the rewards garnered by your ever-increasing selfless group
efforts. Thankfully your fondness for exhibition and love of the
limelight is being superseded by a qualified sentient ability to
perceive the finer and subtler mysteries of life. Hand-in-hand with
this, your superficial restlessness is being replaced by a deep
penetrating study and activity in the inner world of meaning.
to relax every day, refusing to interrupt that interlude of silence
and stillness. Simply enjoy, relax, rest, read and think happily
but let nothing permit you to break into the restful rhythm of that
period. Sit still, not tense, but quiet and relaxed. If you conform
to this requirement the results may be more potent than you think.
It is a time for thinking about love; for pondering upon the source
of disinterested, detached soul love.
and quietness, not resentment and restlessness, are your immediate
tasks and in the achieving of these two things you will solve your
major problems and best serve to liberate yourself. Silence, serenity
and loving service to all without exception and without thought
of self—these should be the keynotes of your life.
of restlessness, resentment, self-pity, lack of trust and suspicion
are perhaps yet presenting persistent problems. Substitute love
for these and all will be well. You evoke love in many. You have
the gift of love. Use that power to love and break your chains in
order to serve with freedom and to go forward in your Master's group
of disciples to greater usefulness.
must appreciate the fact that the power of the Sun grants you the
supreme ability to overcome and to rise high above your adversaries.
Its rays bestow upon you the nobility, courage, power and strength
to transcend the outward circumstances or the station to which you
have been born. In this decan continuous positive effort, blessed
by the light of the soul, is the key to your real success. The accomplished
disciple works with illumination, imagination, and inspiration.
Your outstanding demonstration is to be the evocation of love as
sentient response to the world soul in all its many varied and diverse
forms. All efforts of your personality to mislead in recognitions,
retard group progress, misinterpret information and to prevent contact
will be overcome before you stand initiated.
a soul-inspired disciple you will remove the final obstacles which
block the door to Initiation and succeed in penetrating to the further
side of the door, where divine recognitions wait. Then and only
then, will you see clearly, having released yourself from glamour
and illusion in the Great Work? Standing free from maya, glamour
and illusion you will have then successfully marshaled all of your
forces with inspiration, insight, illumination, identification and
"the right of entry" is not yet yours, the hope of free
admittance into the room where your Master works is a present possibility.
(DINAII, p.635) In the blazing light of the Ashram you realize
that you have not yet earned the right to pass along the corridor
to your Master's sanctum.
cycle of outer service producing a readjustment of values awaits
as you actively go forth into the world of men, of darkness and
of pain; then and only then, can you return to the Ashram for strength
to continue your work outside. What lies outside the door of the
Ashram, symbolically speaking, is now of greater moment than your
own success in passing along the corridor to the sanctum of your
Master. What has happened to you, as both your eyes "function
in the dual light," is that your sense of values has been adjusted
and your own progressive satisfaction has become of less importance
than what you can do to ameliorate the pain and distress of humanity.
you reach this stage you will have attained the sixth step and become
initiate. You can now come and go in the Ashram as soul and the
need of your service in the outer world may dictate. You will have
developed the sensitivity to know when, or when not, you may intrude
into the presence of your Master.
will find when you have arrived at this point, that all desire to
contact the Master for your own satisfaction or help has left you.
One thing only sends you on the wings of light along the corridor
and empowers your hand to swing open the door, and that is world
Step Six: Man
April 11th to 20th
you reach the sixth stage you are ready to culminate your career
of fiery experience under the stress and strife of Mars with initiative,
persistence in execution and immense energy.
this step is concerned with what has been termed "death by
fire" and the release of the initiate into the "centre
to which we give the name Shamballa." (EA, p.98)
the difficult objective of dispelling nothing less than the Great
Illusion itself, your battleground is now the Path of Initiation
and the world of Ideas; hence, the method is one of contemplation
utilizing the intuition and spiritual perception.
dissipation of the Great Illusion and the final heresy of separation
occur by "holding the mind steady in the light" and meditating
unceasingly with illumination, lucidity and vision. (DINAI, p.298)
At-one-ment and the end of all duality is your chief goal. You are
to take immediate steps to implement the highest life-purpose of
your soul, and while the resultant effect may be the destruction
of forms on the physical plane, this death of form is not your primary
objective but only a secondary effect.
objective within the range of your mind is the destruction of certain
forms of consciousness which have here-to-fore conditioned human
thinking. Creating and then anchoring a new germ or seed of livingness,
you build that which can house or clothe your living Idea with its
conditioning qualities, and when it has served its purpose it is
definitely and deliberately destroyed, preserving only the essentials.
one of the simplest illustrations of this principle is to cite the
life example of Thomas Jefferson, who cherished Liberty above all
else in every form. Jefferson vowed "eternal hostility
against every form of tyranny over the mind of man".
(These words are engraved on the Jefferson Memorial
in Washington. See Jim Walker, “Thomas Jefferson on Christianity
and Religion”, www.nobeliefs.com/jefferson.htm)
initiate removes limiting ideologies which produce potent conditioning
effects in the great world religions, in world politics and all
conditioning forms of human thinking. Or in the domain of religion
they may found a great religious movement, as did the prophet Mahomet
and the leader and lawgiver of Israel, Moses. They mold the human
spirit and work with electric inspiration to promote the illimitable
freedom of the human mind to explore and expose every subject susceptible
is the gift of Mars, the supreme ally of the initiate, which grants
the death of self-will and gives you the strength to cooperate with
your life-plan as it exists in the mind of the soul. Certainly the
governorship of Mars indicates that a consummating Herculean effort
is necessary and unavoidable.
a horrific process of battle and strife involving tremendous sacrificial
cost, your final victory will be won. You have been granted the
power to successfully complete your divine mission and conquest
on Earth. It is Mars which accounts for your unrelenting determination
to achieve liberation and transcendence from the physical plane.
Mars, the supreme companion in your struggle, grants you the power
to overcome the fear of death and wield its destructive force with
is simple to remark that life is 'One' or that there is nothing
but unity. Mastering the art of revelation and in the process demonstrating
that life is "loving synthesis in action," you must incontrovertibly
prove that life is indeed 'One' within your consciousness. (R&I
can see that this is not a simple task. It is your difficult duty
to reveal the world of significances, the world of Reality and of
essential Truth. The subjective tests concern your ability to hold
your mind unwaveringly under impression from the spiritual Will.
the attainment of steadfastness, mental equilibrium and durability
are strengthened and maintained. A constant mental focus is secured
which cannot countenance deviation from the predetermined method
or path of approach to truth.
are not fanatical, rather divinely inspired, a true son of Mars,
at the fiery stage of white heat. The gift of the final decan is
utter fearlessness. Yours is an inspired mind, a conquering mind,
and through its agency all obstacles which impede your final initiation
will be removed.
bestows the power of limitless mental energy through the developed
strength of mental perseverance. Your mind is well known for simple,
clear and concise thought. You express in a definitive and decisive
manner; deeds and actions are intelligently directed and powerfully
the same time, definite plans are formulated and endless hours are
spent in reflection and visualization before you proceed to act.
You have learned counsel and patience, so you do not impose your
will upon others but rather voluntary surrender your will to the
Will of the Greater Life.
inclined to luxury or self-indulgence, true to the character of
Mars your lot in life involves the endurance of incredible pain
and austerity. Conflict, stress, strife and struggle affect you
not, save to strengthen your fortitude and final spiritual resolve.
the final stages of perfection your progress is unerring. Prudent,
reasonable and cautious, you are tolerant of every individual's
shortcomings and respect their right to personal freedom. Your line
of least resistance is to relentlessly and one-pointedly pursue
your specialized lines of inquiry to the final degree of perfection
inner happiness and joy are based upon your ability to achieve your
highest inner spiritual goals. You are generous and magnanimous.
decan embodies the power enabling you to return to your Source.
You have the power to faithfully, wisely and correctly exercise
the Will of Deity on Earth. Your outstanding achievement is the
demonstration of a perfectly directed inclusive idealism. A steadiness
of perception has been developed through the expansion of your consciousness
by the process of initiation.
initiates are fully tested until they perfectly express the virtues
of the Middle Way. Then and only then the reign of a true and lasting
spiritual peace endures.
special strengths include the power of abstraction, a transcendent
idealism, utter loyalty and adherence, earnestness, sincerity, profound
humility, unflagging persistence, purity, goodness, one-pointedness,
single-mindedness, self-sacrificial ardor, intense devotion, the
power to arouse, inspire and persuade, and the power to achieve
the highest possible forms of ecstasy and rapture.
wide range of planetary experiences over countless lifetimes has
resulted in abilities of superior leadership, control over forces,
dominance over multitudes, mastery of the energy of death lovingly
applied, and the right practice of the Will in relation to correctly
guiding and directing human affairs. Refusing to lower your sights,
you inspire humanity to new heights, evoking all that is best in
us, shining as a beacon guiding our eager aspirations.
approach through meditation takes the form of a one-pointed application
of sacrificial love. Bending every faculty and effort of contemplation
towards that which is required, you joyously sacrifice your entire
personality and then proceed further to lay your higher Self itself
upon the flames of the altar. This marks the consummation of the
activity of your soul.
son of Mars, you have now become the true 'lamb of God' and under
the rays of the God of War, the all-consuming glory of final death
is attained. This is marked by your stupendous and complete absorption
into the radiant Life Aspect, and ends all that is implied by the
words appearance, form, color and Ego. Unimaginably beautiful and
perfected, the spiritual life now has no further need of form. A
straight continuity of consciousness comes directly into physical
reveals to us that the outstanding virtue of the upward-moving initiate
is a one-pointed, pure, intuitional recognition of the Greater Life-Plan.
Life and mind can no longer be swept into motion by any other factors
which have previously caused soul activity and form existence. You
are well aware that your true home is not in the world of appearances.
You dwell in isolated unity, the natural state of liberated and
enlightened spiritual existence. Past, present and future are lost
to sight in the inclusiveness of the moment, which is All. Life
is now lived with utter simplicity, unlimited and unimpeded since
you are liberated from the limitations of time.
You now "apprehend
[That] which changes not, nor is transmitted, has not any body nor
appearance, nor form, nor color, nor matter, and cannot be understood
by sense." Tsongkhapa,
Commentary on The Mountain of Blessings