Elucidation of Spiritual Laws an Principles
The DINA letters give very close and accurate accounts of successful discipleship work, and of the not so successful activities of disciples.
He was very clear on this because there is a correct way and an incorrect way to proceed according to and acting on his the Tibetans advice already published. Of note also is the fact that Foster Bailey asked other “selected co-workers” to participate but they “declined” probably due to other ideas, all are free of course. We are better informed than uninformed.
In this occasion Roberto Assagioli in 1934 was asked to wait, probably until after WW2, and in 1949 he began his work which in the early 1950′ grew and in 1956 Florence Garrique also responded [to Foster Bailey] and to that call establishing in 1968 the Oja Meditation Mount after working with Roberto Assagioli between that time and with SES. In 1938 he was imprisoned by the Italian fascists for a month and was under Nazi secret police surveillance.
I will run briefly through these passages DINA II (Part XIV pp 231-239 purely for purposes of coverage and mutual consideration.
Discipleship in the New Age II – Teachings on Meditation – Part XIV
“In my last series of instructions I gave you a group meditation which was based upon the furthering of the work of the New Group of World Servers, as they sought to prepare humanity for the reappearance of the Christ. That preparatory work is the major incentive lying back of all that I do, and was the prime reason for the formation of the group in the early part of this century. Pioneers of this group appeared in the nineteenth century but the organization, as it now exists, is of relatively modern days. JC: DK speaks of the ‘the New Group of World Servers’ which is inclusive of the work of his ‘group of nine’ and also the later ‘new seed groups of 24’ of 1941 and disbanded in 1946, and the ‘ashram group’ with the teaching of group meditation.
In this instruction we will consider the relation of group meditation to the work of the New Group of World Servers, and the necessity of establishing in the world a united world group, given to unanimous and simultaneous meditation upon the work of preparing the world for the new order and for the jurisdiction of the Christ (if I may use such a phrase). JC: Here he refers to the suggestion of Roberto Assagioli and his work Psychosynthesis in embryo from 1909/11 until 1933 and the formation of his school in Florence, Italy and of a united and international group of meditators c1934 and meditated upon until 1949 the group for Creative Meditation beginning in the early 1950′.
It is necessary for you all to get a wider vision of the enterprise which this group has undertaken, or else the meditation work which you will do will hinder and not help. The task of the group of World Servers is not the spreading of esoteric or occult information. In preparing the world of  men for the reappearance of the Christ, the needs of all the many grades in the social order must be met; world groups of every description have to be contacted. JC: The contacting of world groups must be done and the strengthening of their hands and of the hands of men and women of goodwill. Much of the work to be done, therefore, will be purely economic and will concern the right feeding and the development of a true security for millions who – for many lives – will not be interested in matters esoteric. The reform of the churches of the many world religions is another aspect of the same work, requiring no occult information but the introduction of common sense and progressive ideas into theology, and the shift of the ecclesiastical emphasis from material values to the spiritual. JC: It is clear that common sense and progressive ideas are required and not occult information. It is the feeding and economic security of humanity that is of crucial importance. The political regimes of the world need orienting to each other; it has never been the divine plan that all nations and races should conform to some standard political ideology or be reduced to a uniform general form of government. Nations differ; they have different cultures and traditions; they can function adequately under varying and distinctive governments; nevertheless, they can at the same time attain a unity of purpose, based upon a genuine desire for the true welfare and progress of all men everywhere. JC: All political ideologies and persuasions can benefit from a contact and presentation of goodwill based on true welfare of the people everywhere. Their orientation towards each other is desirable.
In all these spheres of human thought and activity, the New Group of World Servers are playing a prominent part. At the very heart of that worldwide group are those who are in the Ashrams of the Masters – as are some of you – or on the periphery or within the sphere of influence of these Ashrams. Their task is largely a meditative one, carried on in order to influence the minds of those members of the group who are not yet in touch with any Ashram; they work thus from humanitarian, interested and basically ray reasons, and all such members are more or less under the control of their soul ray; this affects most definitely the varying fields of service. JC: The very heart of the NGWS is a meditative one usually of trained esotericists that can contact the outer group of NGWS in its relative degrees that in turn contact the many groups and ideologies that condition humanity. This is the process of occult group meditation and service. These are the areas of thought within the human family wherein the preparation for the coming of the Christ must be carried forward; but this activity is not, as a rule, associated with the esoteric angle or approach to truth but strictly with the angle of the betterment of human relationships. JC: Again it is the ‘betterment of human relations’ that is of paramount importance. It is this NGWS that make in its degrees it’s relative and factual influence. The Christ himself (two thousand years ago) tried to demonstrate this mode of helpful activity; he kept the esoteric teaching for the few, the very few, who could approach  understanding, but he dealt with the masses from the angle of common sense and physical plane helpfulness. Have this ever in mind. JC: We understand that the Christ kept his esoteric teachings for the few and spoke in parables to the many close ones and for the multitudes he demonstrated “common sense and physical plane helpfulness”.
I have been for some time seeking to impress upon you the eternal fact that the entire universe has been created and its evolution processed through the power of thought, which is only another word for controlled meditation. This covers the combined meditation of numerous subjective, spiritual and mental groups; the laws of this meditative work are the result of certain mental determinations, which embody the will of the planetary Logos and are imposed upon all lesser groups of lives by those whose task it is to wield the divine laws and enforce them. Freedom of the will is here to be noted in relation to the Time concept but not in relation to the final and inevitable divine results at the end of the immense world period. The major thought-form of the spiritual Hierarchy, created by joint ashramic meditation, is called by us the Plan. JC: Joint “ashramic meditation” creates the thought form of hierarchy called the Plan. The basic purpose of Sanat Kumara is revealed from cycle to cycle by his Agents in Shamballa, and is by them impressed upon the minds of the senior Members of the Hierarchy. They, in their turn, make this impression the subject of their ashramic meditation, adapting its various concepts and the outlined purpose to a most carefully formulated Plan, presenting – as far as humanity is concerned – seven aspects or phases of evolutionary development and endeavor, according to the work desired of any Ray Ashram implicated at any particular time. Each Ashram thus undertakes meditation upon the general Plan and thus (if you could but realize it) each initiate and disciple finds his place and sphere of activity and service – from the very highest initiate to the least important disciple. JC: The work involves the seven ray departments involving each disciple and Initiate accordingly.
You might here ask: What is the value of the meditation and contribution of a new disciple, unaccustomed to ashramic patterns of thought and unable to carry much weight in the general group meditation? That is a questioning worth answering and of great encouragement to the neophyte. The various grades and ranks of initiates and disciples are so constituted that the result of their meditation upon the Plan is that the many needs of the varying masses of humanity (from  those of the advanced intelligentsia down to those of the unskilled laborer) can be adequately met and the great mass of men swung accurately into line with evolutionary purpose. JC: The united meditation of all ranks of Initiates and disciples contact the mass of humanity according to their various degrees thus each server in focussed meditation on the plan contacts the relative groups and sections of humanity they are able to serve in thoughtform materialisation. This is the basic way in which hierarchy works from the highly intelligent to the lower ranks thus all are served.
Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul – Discipleship in the New Age II – Teachings on Mediation – Part XIV
Discipleship in the New Age II – Teachings on Meditation – Part XIV
Have you ever stopped to think that the meditation of a Master upon the Plan of which he is custodian, and his formulation of what he can do along the line of effective cooperation, is of no service or usefulness to the illiterate inhabitants of our great cities and agricultural areas? The need of these unthinking masses must be met by disciples of less spiritual development, and probably their greatest appeal is through the application of economic help; the task of these lesser disciples is to prove to the ignorant masses that – as the centuries slip away – spiritual living and true spiritual understanding include every aspect of physical plane expression and not simply the religious or the philosophic modes of thought. The meditation, therefore, of every grade of disciple and initiate has its use, for by their meditation (carried forward on their own level) they can adapt the Plan to the widely differing masses and thus the hierarchical Plan can reach from the Masters of the Hierarchy, through the Ashrams to the New Group of World Servers, and thus to the whole of the human family. I would like you to grasp the true simplicity of this picture, if you can, for you can have a share also in this great meditative task. JC: The picture is one of simplicity of contact and effective work in planetary meditation on the plan of the many ranks within hierarchy.
One of the things which I set myself to achieve when I undertook this work of making the Plan clearer to the minds of men, and thus preparing the way for the Master of all the Masters, was to prove not only that the Plan was based upon planetary meditation but that, in its progress towards expression, it met the need of all possible groups and grades of human beings; and that – more important still – it could be proved that the word “spiritual” covered every phase of living experience. Ponder on this statement. That is spiritual which lies beyond the point of present achievement; it is that which embodies the vision and which urges the man on towards a goal higher than the one attained. JC: “Spiritual” relates man from one stage into another higher stage through inspiration of the higher to the lower in order for the lifting up to that which is higher. The ecclesiastics of the world have made a great line of demarcation between what is human and what is spiritual, between what is material and what is not; in so doing they have created sin and  greatly complicated human living and understanding. They have given a selfish import to human aspiration; they have not taught mankind that meditation and prayer were simply phases of cooperation with the divine Plan. Individualism was fostered and group understanding was lost. Maybe – owing to the work of the Brothers of Darkness – there was no way to avoid this dangerous sidetracking of human intent and truth. But the time has now come when the great rhythm of meditation, ranging from desire through prayer to worship, and from thence to meditation and invocation, can be imposed by men upon their own thinking. JC: There is of course a relative rise of contact from the basic prayer up to meditation and invocation.
This is the immediate task of the New Group of World Servers, cooperating everywhere with the men of goodwill; each member of the New Group has to ascertain for himself where he stands, where his meditative responsibility lies and in what field destiny indicates his service to the race of men must be found. This is no easy task, brother of mine. Men are frequently so spiritually ambitious and waste their time in doing that which is not their destined task because in so doing they satisfy their spiritual pride. JC: The satisfying of spiritual pride is often the goal of many servers who are spiritually ambitious and reach for things above their station and attempt things not truly for them. Spiritual ambition destroys the ability for effective group work and inclusive united international meditation.
You must learn to give a wider connotation to the word “meditation” than you have hitherto given. Concentrated thought is part of the planetary meditation; JC: So often indicated by DK the value of ‘concentrated thought’ in business and western mental work. planning with care for the helping of the needy and pursuing all avenues of thinking to make that plan useful and effective is meditation; JC: Planning and utilisation of effective care and thought for those in need is meditation. laying oneself open to spiritual impression and thus to cooperation with the Hierarchy is meditation; JC: Being open to spiritual impression and co-operation is meditation. in this enumeration of meditative possibilities I have not touched upon the major creative meditation which is responsible for the evolutionary process and the controlled moving forward of all the world of forms into greater glory and light. JC: DK indicates a number of levels of meditation that are today used by humanity and in so doing contact the plan and contact those areas of humanity they serve.
The work hitherto done in such occult groups as the Arcane School and others, as they teach meditation, has been nothing but the learning of a needed concentration. JC: We note the learning of that needed ‘concentration’ in thoughtform construction and of the non-requirement of spiritual ambition and the quest for power or knowledge or status that is not ours. Only in the meditation work of the fourth degree has some of the creative work become possible and that in its most elementary stages; yet the Arcane School leads the aspirants of the world in meditation of an occult nature, though not in any way a mystical nature. JC: Here we are definitely told by DK of the effectiveness of the occult work of the Arcane school and of the fourth degree work. Others there are today of course. The mystical type of meditation  is of ancient formulation and its use indicates the next step for the masses of men; the practice of mystical meditation is not that which should be followed by aspirants and disciples who seek to work in an Ashram in cooperation with the Plan and under the guidance of a Master. JC: DK gives good advise about the use of occult and the mystical use of meditation. Disciples must avoid the latter.
Meditation only becomes effective creatively and on all the three planes in the three worlds when the antahkarana is in process of construction. The worlds of the personality are the worlds of the third divine aspect and the creation of thought-form therein (as usually carried forward by the concrete mind) is related to form, to the acquisition of that which is desired and dedicated largely to the material values. But when a man is beginning to function as a soul-infused personality and is occupied with the task of rendering himself sensitive to the higher spiritual impression, then the creative work of the Spiritual Triad can be developed and a higher form of creative meditation can be employed. It is a form which each person has to find and discover for himself, because it must be the expression of his own spiritual understanding, initiated by a conscious construction or creation of the antahkarana and subject to impression from the Ashram with which he may be affiliated. JC: The values and advise of the construction of the antahkarana from the personality to the soul and from thence to the spiritual triad is considered and thus the relative degrees of meditation are covered.
Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul – Discipleship in the New Age II – Teachings on Mediation – Part XIV
Discipleship in the New Age II – Teachings on Meditation – Part XIV
Earlier in this instruction I used the words: “An united world group given to unanimous and simultaneous meditation… for the jurisdiction of the Christ.” JC: We note the words United world group for meditation that will enable the jurisdiction and coming of the Christ to the world of men. I particularly want to call your attention to this last phrase which introduces a new concept into the preparatory work to be done by the New Group of World Servers. The task is, through meditation, to establish the knowledge of and the functioning of those laws and principles which will control the coming era, the new civilization and the future world culture. Until the foundation for the coming “jurisdiction” is at least laid, the Christ cannot reappear; if He came without this due preparation, much time, effort and spiritual energy would be lost. JC: I have at times alluded to the requirements that the disciples and humanity have to lay down for the world conditions to be right before the Christ can return. Therefore, we must assume (if these premises are accepted) that there must be organized – in the near future – a group of men and women in every country who, under due and proper organization, will “simultaneously and unanimously” meditate upon those juridical measures and those basic laws  upon which the rule of Christ will be founded and which are essentially the laws of the Kingdom of God, the fifth kingdom in the evolutionary and natural processes of planetary unfoldment. JC: ‘The loving rule of the Christ’ require basic laws and right human conditions for his return. Often these are here covered. The simultaneous and united meditation around the world will prepare men and women for such a return if those so meditating are prepared and trained in the right measure and understanding of that which they call for.
So much has been discussed in relation to these laws from the mystical and strictly Christian angle that the terms used are essentially meaningless; the whole subject requires revitalizing; it needs to be endowed with a fresh and new presentation and a new terminology, more suited to the growing mental grasp of the scientific and modern mind. There has been endless talk about Brotherhood and the establishing of the principle that we are all the children of God, and this has done little to change men’s approach to each other and to the shared human problems. JC: Here we distinguish between the Christian or religious mystical meditation by the masses and by those disciples of the occult meditation of the esotericist aiming to contact those lesser disciples. These whole concepts have need of revitalisation according to DK in that a newer terminology has to be emphasised by the NGWS.
The New Group of World Servers will talk in other terms and their emphasis will be upon:
1. The Law of Right Human Relations.
2. The Principle of Goodwill.
3. The Law of Group Endeavor.
4. The Principle of Unanimity.
5. The Law of Spiritual Approach.
6. The Principle of Essential Divinity.
If you will study the many books which I have written, you will discover that they have been basically occupied with the rules which govern the ability to do group work – which is the work to which the Hierarchy is eternally committed. I have given you the Rules for Disciples in A Treatise on White Magic, the Rules for Aspirants in Initiation, Human and Solar, the Rules for Disciples and Initiates in A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Volume V. In other volumes you will find the Rules for Group Work; all these rules are, in essence, modes of conduct which, when imposed upon, impressed upon and followed up by an aspirant, will enable him to reach an understanding of spiritual law and of the nature of the Kingdom of God. All these are preparatory to the establishing of the new dispensation on Earth. JC: DK speaks of a “new dispensation on Earth” via the NGWS and their non occult terminology that carries effective and powerful meaning and energies of inspiration and vitalisation of higher occult principles.
I would also call your attention to the words “unanimous  and simultaneous” meditation; they are not idly chosen. A situation which is unanimous is not one which is – from the spiritual angle – imposed. It is in the nature of a spontaneous mutual reaction – a reaction which is evoked by the immediate response of a soul, in touch with its personality, to a spiritual truth or intuition, and from this there is no lower mind escape. JC: In “unanimous and simultaneous” meditation, we are almost approaching spiritual Identification with the same. In a letter on Monadic consciousness I explored a process of “simultaneous perception and interpretation” involves the faculty of becoming aware of something [divine] and the faculty of correct interpretation of that something within one simultaneous synthetic moment. The concept of unanimity which has been presented by Soviet Russia runs completely counter to the truth. JC: The totalitarian communist ideology is that of the dictator and a corrupt socialist concept involving no true unanimity or group conformity through understanding. Their idea is that the concept, the idea, the decision and the interpretation of a group of powerful men establishes the truth, and to this truth the docile masses render prompt allegiance. This is a basic misconception and to it no member of the New Group of World Servers will render homage; they will fight this imprisonment of the human soul to the last gasp. JC: DK makes clear that ‘no member’ of the NGWS will or would or should conform or accept the Soviet ideal, fighting that “imprisonment of the human soul” with all their being. True unanimity is free decision in response to a presentation of truth which is as near the achieved reality as possible. Therefore, it is in the enunciation of truth that security for all men lies. JC: It is truth and the revelation of truth presented to all men and all women that renders genuine security. Free decision to presented truth brings an occult unanimity by those that accept that truth. Hierarchy presents nothing that is not truth and expects no one to accept untruth. All that disregard truth are not part of an occult unanimity and all that present untruth are not part of hierarchy as DK understands it. The relation of occult security and truth is of considerable note. This necessarily involves a deeply spiritual presentation of essential facts. JC: DK recognises the “deeply spiritual presentation of essential facts” as being of supreme importance for the sake of the truth and of the security of people. The principle of simultaneity is allied to this, for a mutual recognition of an identical approach to truth renders inevitably activity in unison. JC: DK has presented in these short paragraphs some of the most profound and occult interpretations we and humanity might deeply consider. Groups acting in unison to presented hierarchical truths are truly responding in a “unanimous and simultaneous” way and in conformity to the united and concentrated meditation of hierarchy. Groups that diverge from the blue print are responding to spiritual ambition or glamour and present untruths that bring insecurity to those that contact it. To this no member of the NGWS should “render homage”.
The whole point, brother of mine, is that in both connections the incentive towards activity lies with the individual and there is no imposing authority. The only authority recognized is the truth as it emerges in the human consciousness, in any world or historical cycle. Today more truth is being recognized (and incidentally, repudiated) than at any other time in human history. JC: DK acknowledges that the many truths presented to humanity are at this time being recognised and that they are also being repudiated more than any other time. Men have attained the point in evolution where they are able to know the truth if and when presented, because the concrete human mind is now more highly responsive to abstract truth, and therefore to the next evolutionary presentation. JC: DK offers that today the concrete mind is able to distinguish more than ever between truth and falsity due to its greater responsiveness to the abstract mind. It is this that recognises truth and the “next evolutionary presentation” and at the same time rejects falsity. It is this which the Totalitarian Powers, the unconscious (and I mean that, brother of mine) agents of the Black Lodge are fighting; they will not win; in the long run they cannot, for the human spirit is eternally sound and sane. JC: Totalitarian powers are the unconscious agents of the Black Lodge and today fight for the presentation of falsity and stand against, using law and might, the “next evolutionary presentation” of truth as it impacts on the human consciousness via the new world order as presented by DK, or of that presented by other factions. As we might recognise this applies to truth’s great or small and in the many presentations offered by hierarchy and the Tibetan.
I would have you consider these suggestions with care and thus prepare yourselves for an elucidation of the spiritual  laws and principles, as themes for meditation. I herein present to you six themes for group meditation; this is essentially your next consideration if the “unanimous and simultaneous” meditation which can be immediately effective is organized and developed.” JC: We are asked here to consider the suggestions of the Tibetan Master and ponder the reality of “unanimous and simultaneous” meditation. DINA2 243.
One Absolute Reality
One Absolute Reality as discussed by Lord Tson-Kha-Pa. An expounding on his “Thatness” and what it means to the esotericist.
“Space and Time are one. Space and Time are nameless, for they are the incognizable THAT, which can be sensed only through its seven rays — which are the Seven Creations, the Seven Worlds, the Seven Laws,” etc., etc., etc. . . .” SD2 612. HPB.
“You who aspire to peerless philosophy,
Listen with reverence,
With the critical discrimination that realises,
The Thatness of the teaching!” Lord Tsong Khapa. Speech of Gold.
“I bow before the conquering Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Arhats of all directions and at all times.” The Splendor of an Autumn Moon’. Lord Tson-Kha-Pa. c1400.
“That which lives and thinks in man and survives that frame, the masterpiece of evolution — is the “Eternal Pilgrim,” the Protean differentiation in space and time of the One Absolute “unknowable.” SD2 278.
1398 was known as the “Great Enlightenment”. Tson-kha-pa wrote “Praise of Relativity”
A wrongly viewed emptiness “destroys the weak intelligence”. “Whatever depends on conditions is empty of intrinsic [self] reality”. He goes on to say that the Buddhas teach two realities, the superficial shaping consciousness via language and the “Ultimate absolute” being profound and transcendental and sub standing all things, conflagration between these two miss the profound reality and principle and the very “Thatness” as understood by Tsong Kapa in the teachings of enlightenment.
Tsong Kapa says, ” I assign “thatness” in its use in the direct sense of “absolute reality”. Thatness means in context, truth, reality, principle and imminent absoluteness. This “Thatness” is then HPB’s “boundless immutable principle, one absolute reality”.
From an examination of his teachings found to be in accord with those of HPB. 2008. JPC.
“the ever-eternal nature, sexless and infinite “Aditi in THAT” (Rig Veda), the point in the disc, or potential Space within abstract Space.” SD1 4. Proem.
“Since there can be neither two INFINITES nor two ABSOLUTES in a Universe supposed to be Boundless, this Self-Existence can hardly be conceived of as creating personally. In the sense and perceptions of finite “Beings,” THAT is Non-“being,” in the sense that it is the one BE-NESS; for, in this ALL lies concealed its coeternal and coeval emanation or inherent radiation.” SD1 7 Proem.
“THAT, of which all things are made, the Lord by whom all things exist, He who is inconceivable, without beginning, the beginning of the universe.” SD1 372.
“I praise the perfect buddha, the supreme philosopher, who taught us relativity.” “I bow down to him who’s wisdom and insight make him un excelled as sage and teacher; the victor who realised (Ultimate truth), then taught it us as relativity!” Tsong Kapa, The Speech of Gold.
“Let us put aside such human conceptions as a personal God, and hold to the purely divine, to that which underlies all and everything in boundless Nature. It is called by its Sanskrit Esoteric name in the Vedas, TAT (or THAT), a term for the unknowable Rootless Root. If we do so, we may answer these seven questions of the Esoteric Catechism thus:
(1) Q.-What is the Eternal Absolute?
(2) Q.-How came Kosmos into being?
(3) Q.-How, or what will it be when it falls back into Pralaya?
(4) Q.-Whence all the animate, and suppositionally, the “inanimate” nature?
(5) Q.-What is the Substance and Essence of which the Universe is formed?
(6) Q.-Into what has it been and will be again and again resolved?
(7) Q.-Is THAT then both the instrumental and material cause of the Universe?
A.-What else is it or can it be than THAT?” SD3 144.
Aum Tat Sat Aum! HPB.
“Thus experience of relativity is most recommended in your teaching, and not that of absolute nothingness, nor that of intrinsic real existence” of the personal self. Tsong Kapa, The Speech of Gold.