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One division or type of this substance is dynamically electrified and from this all first Ray Egos choose the material needed in the three worlds. Another type of substance is magnetically electrified, and from it all second Ray Egos select what they, in time and space, require in order to manifest. The third type of substance is diffusively electrified (I know of no better word to express the intent), and all third Ray Egos take from it their needed quota of substance from which to build the forms for manifestation.
As regards the methods, techniques and types of substance used by Souls on the remaining four minor Rays, they are necessarily qualified by the characteristics of the third major Ray, which eventually synthesises them.
THE SEVEN LAWS OF SOUL, OR GROUP LIFE
We come now to a section of our study of the Soul and its life which is of real moment to all who live (or begin to live) and function as conscious Souls, through definite alignment and at-one-ment.
THE LAW OF SACRIFICE
Esoteric Name: The Law of those who choose to die.
Symbol: A rosy cross with a golden bird.
Ray Energy: Outpouring fourth Ray, at-one-ing energy.
The section upon which we now enter in our studies will be difficult and controversial. The thread which will guide us out of the bewildering maze of thought into which we must perforce enter, is the golden one of group love, group understanding, group relations and group conduct.
It means the impulse of giving. The whole secret of the doctrines of "the forgiveness of sins" and of the "at-onement" lies hid in this simple phrase. It is the basis of the Christian doctrine of love and sacrifice. Hence the emphasis laid, in the Piscean Age and through the influence of Christianity, upon just these two things, — forgiveness and atonement. That man, as usual, distorted and misinterpreted the teaching and the truth, and that it fell, as does all else at present, under the glamour and illusion of the Astral plane, plus the Piscean influence, is true. Man's thought dominated and distorted the ideal and produced such a damnable doctrine as the elect of God, the chosen of the Lord, or the sole people to benefit by the sacrifice and death of the great Son of God, and who pass, due to the merits of that vicarious death, into a state of bliss in heaven, simply because of an emotional choice, which ignores millions of those who have made no such choice, nor had the opportunity to do so. The symbolic activity of the great Teacher of Nazareth will be properly understood and its significance will be properly appreciated only when group implications are more carefully studied, the meaning of sacrifice and of death come into their rightful place in the human consciousness, and the law of giving, with all that that entails, is correctly understood and applied.
There are three rules which are important to disciples at this time:
First, see to it that you permit no rift to appear in the inner relation in which you stand to each other. The integrity of the inner band of servers must be preserved intact.
Secondly, pursue your own duty and task, shoulder your own responsibility, and then leave your fellow disciples to do the same, free from the impact of your thought and criticism. The ways and means are many; the points of view vary with every personality. The principle of work is love for all men and service to the race, preserving at the same time a deeper inner love for those with whom you are destined to work. Each Soul grows into the way of light through service rendered, through experience gained, through mistakes made, and through lessons learnt. That necessarily must be personal and individual. But the work itself is one. The Path is one. The love is one. The goal is one. These are the points that matter.
Thirdly, preserve ever in work the attitude of mind which must grow out of the two rules above, faithfully followed. Your point of view and consciousness are your own, and therefore, are for you, right. Not necessarily is that which seems so clear to you and of such vital importance to you, of the same value or importance to your brothers. Your important principle may be realized by an abler mind than yours and by a more advanced disciple as embodying an aspect of a greater principle, an interpretation of a principle, correct and proper at a certain time, but capable of a different application at another time, and by another mind.
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