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The Principle of Mutation
The reason the fourth is a major round is because in this round two things happened; the spark of mind was implanted and the door was opened from the animal kingdom into the human; and another door opened later on to the Path leading from the human kingdom into the Spiritual. The fifth round is a major round because it marks a point in evolution where those who will achieve the goal, and those who will not, are sharply differentiated into two groups; the seventh is a major round because it will mark the merging of the Deva and human evolutions.
AGNI AND THE FIRE DEVAS
1. Agni, the Ruler of Fire
a) Agni and the Solar Logos: The study now proceeds to that vitality which energizes and the Life which animates, to the contemplation of the Fire that drives, propels and produces the activity and organization of all forms. We are dealing with Solar Fire, with the essence of thought, with the coherent life of all forms, with the consciousness in its evolving aspect, or with Agni, the sumtotal of the Gods.
He is Vishnu and the Sun, He is the fire of matter and of mind blended, He is the intelligence which throbs in every atom, He Is the Mind that actuates the system, the Flame and that which the Flame destroys. He is the animating life of the solar system and that life is the life of God, the energy of the Logos and the manifestation of the radiance which veils the Central Sun. Only as we become polarized in the cosmic Etheric body and are no longer held prisoner by a dense material sheath do we come to a fuller understanding of the psychic nature of the Logos. He is not the Solar Logos on the cosmic Mental plane, for the Egoic consciousness of the Logos is more than His physical manifestation. Agni is to the Solar Logos what the coherent personality of a human being is to his Ego in the Causal body.
b) Agni and the Mental Plane: There is a close connection between Agni, the sumtotal of the life force of the logoic threefold personality, as He is seen at work on the Mental plane and that manifesting driving force, or intelligent will, which emanates from the cosmic Mental plane.
c) Agni and the Three Fires: In studying Agni in the solar system, we are considering His essential nature as actuating fire. We have seen that He is the threefold logoic personality, but He is the threefold Logos in a subjective sense and the form aspect is only subsidiary.
AGNI – THE LORD OF FIRE
Activity of Spirit.
The One Life.Unity.
Central Spiritual Sun.
The Solar System (Etheric and dense).
Activity of Consciousness.
The seven Heavenly Men.
The Heart of the Sun.
The seven Rays manifesting through the seven Planetary Schemes.
Fire by Friction
Activity in Matter.
The seven Fires.
The Physical Sun.
The seven Planes.
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