The Dark Forces
Excerpts from the work of the Tibetan (Djwhal Khul)
through Alice A. Bailey
I might here touch upon the paralleling activity of the forces which are working to prevent the externalization of the Hierarchy of Light, since such a happening as that would mean increased - because proven - power.
The three modes whereby the forces of darkness seek to control humanity, are: hatred, aggression, and separativeness.
The three great spiritual counterparts are: love, selfless sharing, and synthesis.
The dark forces... work by the identification of glamour [illusions], and by the stimulation of the lower psychic powers. If these evil forces cannot induce the disciples everywhere, in group formation or individually, to succumb in some form to glamour, then they will endeavor to utilize group glamour to negative their efforts, and force those with whom the disciples work to believe evil, to impugn motives... If this cannot be done, they may then attack the physical bodies of the workers and agents for the Hierarchy, and seek, through the distress of the physical body, to control the disciple's output. This does not always prove successful, as the Master can, and often does protect His disciple.
Evil or wrong exists only when the emphasis is retained in the wrong aspect from the point of view of the unfoldment attained, or when that which has been used and developed to the necessary point, holds the life or consciousness too long. Hence the beneficent nature of death.The major weapon now being used by the combined forces of evil is: chaos, disruption, lack of established security, and the consequent fear...
The entire rhythm of international thinking has to be altered, and that constitutes a slow and arduous task; the evil personalities which, in every country which are responsible for the chaos & uncertainty, have eventually to be replaced by those who can work in cooperation with the rhythm of the seventh ray, and thus produce ordered beauty. (2-668)
These forces, as far as the intelligent peoples of the world are concerned, work insidiously and cloak their effort in fair words, leading even disciples to express hatred of persons and ideologies, fostering hidden seeds of hatred found in many human beings. They fan to fury the fear and hate of the world in an effort to preserve that which is old, and make the unknown appear undesirable, and they hold back the forces of evolution and of progress for their own ends.
These forces which it is well for you to recognize as existing, but there is little that you, as individuals or as groups can do about them beyond seeing to it that there is nothing in you which could make you---unimportant as you are---a focal point for their efforts or an agent for the distribution of their peculiar type of energy---the energy of focused and directed hate, of separation, of fear and pride. With them We who are connected directly with the Hierarchy have to deal, but you can aid more than you know through the regulation of thoughts and ideas, through cultivation of a loving spirit, and through the use of the Great Invocation. (2-75/76)
The Dark Brothers are -- remember this always-- brothers, erring and misguided, yet still sons of the one Father, though straying far, very far, into the land of distances. The way back for them will be long, but the mercy of evolution inevitably forces them back along the path of return in cycles far ahead. Anyone who over-exalts the concrete mind and permits it continuously to shut out the higher, is in danger of straying on the left-hand path. Many so stray ... but come back, and then in the future avoid like errors, in the same way as a child once burnt avoids the fire. It is the man who persists, in spite of warning and of pain, who eventually becomes a brother of darkness...
The dark brother considers not what suffering he may cause; he cares not what agony of mind he brings upon an opponent; he persists in his intention, and desists to from the hurt of any man, woman or child, provided that in the process his own ends are furthered. Expect absolutely no mercy from those opposing the Brotherhood of Light.
Many and subtle are the means used to deceive and thereby curtail the effective output of the worker in the field of the world. Wisely therefore have all aspirants been enjoined to study and work at the development of viveka or that discrimination which safeguards from deception. If this quality is laboriously built in and cultivated in all events, big and little in the daily life, the risks of being led astray will be nullified.(3-132-134)
When the Christ, the Avatar of Love, makes His Reappearance then will the Sons of men who are now the Sons of God withdraw Their faces from the shining light & radiate that light upon the sons of men who know not yet that they are Sons of God. Then shall the Coming One appear, His footsteps hastened through the valley of the shadow by the One of awful power Who stands upon the mountain top, breathing out love eternal, light supernal & peaceful, silent Will. Then will the sons of men respond. Then will a newer light shine forth into the dismal, weary vale of earth. Then will new life course through the veins of men, & then will their vision compass all the ways of what may be. (5-13)
One of our immediate educational objectives must be the elimination of the competitive spirit, and the substitution of the cooperative consciousness.(6-74)
The only regret that is justifiable is based on failure to learn the lessons of failure.
Be not in any way discouraged brother of old, if you find the upward way stiff and hard to climb. You are in good company and are not alone.(7-599)
I sound, however, a note of warning, I indicate the way,—the teachers on the inner side seldom do more. We aim at developing thinkers and men of clear vision, capable of logical reasoning. To do this we teach men to develop themselves, to do their own thinking, reason out their own problems, and build their own characters. Such is the Path... August 2, 1920: (3)
Excerpted from the books by the Tibetan (Djwhal Khul), through Alice A. Bailey, Lucis Publishing Company through Alice A. Bailey, Lucis Publishing Company
1. Esoteric Psychology I
2. The Externalization of the Hierarchy
3. Letters on Occult Meditation
4. A Treatise on White Magic
5. The Reappearance of the Christ
6. Education in the New Age
7. Discipleship in the New Age --Vol. I
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Online copy of Letters on Occult Meditation:
Leaves Of Morya's Garden Book One The CallInto the New World my first message. You who gave the Ashram, And you who gave two lives, Proclaim. Builders and warriors, strengthen the steps. Reader, if you have not grasped — read again, after a while. The predestined is not accidental, The leaves fall in their time. And winter is but the harbinger of spring. All is revealed; all is attainable. I will cover you with My shield, if you but tend to your labors. I have spoken.--- The Agni Yoga books can be freely downloaded (available in seven languages): http://agniyoga.org/index.html
There is no salvation surer than that through devotion. One can forgive much where there is unswerving devotion. The man who is devoted in heart can be relied upon. It is cause for rejoicing when Hierarchy is upheld by devotion. At present it is especially needed. If yesterday's confusion seemed enormous, what can one say of tomorrow's? I have already prepared you for the growth of Armageddon, and you know that the black wings of darkness will not withstand the Fiery Sword. Be not astonished, the Battle increases!
Agni Yoga: Fiery World I, 605.
Excerpts from some of the books by the Master Djwhal Khul (also known as the Tibetan and the Master DK)
For Newcomers: Extract from a Statement by the Tibetan
Harmlessness (the scientific method, par excellence...of cleaning house & purifying the centres)
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Agni Yoga Teachings (all the books in seven languages can be downloaded at www.agniyoga.org)
Agni Yoga Teachings regarding sex
If we compare two individuals, of whom one dissipates the vital substance while the other consciously conserves it, we will be amazed at how much more sensitive the spiritual apparatus of the second becomes. The quality of his labors becomes entirely different, and the quantity of his projects and ideas multiplies. The centers of the solar plexus and brain are being heated, as it were, by an invisible fire.
This article was dictated by the Tibetan teacher, Djwhal Khul, in 1934. It is printed in the book, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, pp. 3-20, published by the Lucis Publishing Company. The need for trained esotericists is more urgent today than it was then.
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