Conversation No. 1
A man, passing his earthly day, cannot comprehend the consciousness of a different plane by comparison.
For all his comparisons lie in the conventions of gross bodies. The higher consciousness, freed from these conventions, has a limitation only in itself. The limitations of the Earth’s man are not only those forms of wood, stone, iron that his body cannot pass through. But man has a limitation of passions.
Caring not about the path, a person cannot penetrate through the dense partitions with his body into the interior of the homes of those he meets. But the door opened with permission removes all obstacles — he comes in easily and simply. What is the situation for a man with the penetration into the temple of the oncoming one — in his heart? Only man himself, by the power of his love and purity, can press himself with his love against the love of the oncoming one. And no permission will merge him with the thought, joy and sorrow of the oncoming person. Only his own awareness of being one with the oncoming person can help him to stand not in the position of a spectator and a judge, but a friend and an assistant.
“Do not judge each other,” it is before everyone’s eyes; everyone understands this with his mind. But only he who strives with his heart to the joy or sorrow of the oncoming person will fulfill this covenant.
And yet, the first sign of the beginning of liberation, the beginning of an active life in unity is the power to see in the neighbor a fragment of the One, not subject to your judgment, but to touch which with your purity is the purpose of each meeting. There is no reason to think that if you ascend to perfection, then you need special conditions. There are no special conditions, for everyone is given his own conditions; and consequently, they are as individually unique as the Lords of Karma could break centuries-old shackles of man. All the efforts of the Bright Brotherhood are directed to the acceptance of each in the bonfire of their love. Their great mercy breaks with the hammer of love the partitions of human preconceptions and conventions that everyone wove for himself. They bring a person’s vision through centuries of his work and leave traces in him following which his new life seeks to break through the obstacles of the day. And only because what is easy and simple to one, is torment to another. That which one is filled with in his spirit and beauty seems to others to be idleness.
You can read torment or joy in the heart of the person you meet only when in yourself the calm aspiration has given strength to the spirit. If at least a stream of passions makes noise in you, it is almost impossible to draw your attention to another life.
Is it possible to become a disciple under these conditions? How can a person bring, not twisted, at least one thought of the Teacher to the earth, if it is not the sound of a liberated heart that reigns in him, but pain and dissatisfaction, a struggle with oneself.
Removing the emptiness of selfishness and switching over to the basis of common goodness, one feels the joy inside of a released huge ring of light that burned all passions. But this light has not fenced him with a wall from communication with the living ring of people; it drew to itself this living ring, and everyone’s thoughts switched over to more subtle and pure substance of the spirit in the aura. For he who could stay in the ring of your light, by all means burned in it at least a little of his conditionality. To calculate the logical moves of education exactly how to move the light on the person you meet is impossible. For in matters of the spirit, the logic is the same for everyone — Love. And no matter how much you are looking for excuses for your not particularly high behavior without leaving the condemnation rings of the person you meet, no matter how much you are telling yourself that those to whom you came, are still vile, still half-animal, — then you know that you came to them, not bearing the light of the Teacher but your personality.
And a person can’t budge until he learns to disassemble barriers in himself in order to conditionality and superstitions of the one he meets, not finding support, could shed like dry chaff.
Living in a modern society, where you see the whole lack of upbringing, what should you carry in yourself if you want to learn how to draw your attention to creativity, and not to the hustle and bustle of the external among people? You must be free yourself from the external. The external should not strike you at your sore spots, for only strength, energy, determination of the heart live in your entire consciousness, and you have nothing to perceive the trifle and rebellion of passions with.
The passion of guile and flattery, the thirst to drown you and climb oneself higher-everything touches you only to the extent that your consciousness operates in illuminating the conventions of the time, and not in fidelity to the eternal work of the Teacher.
Do you want to combine a pure life of the spirit and requirements of the earthly conventions? What about your goal?
Can’t you see in the ring of your obstacles only a way of your growth? Or do you seek to overcome them, so that your family could be satisfied, so that the life of your day could become more fun and easier, thanks to the conventional understanding of the earthly pleasures, to separate yourself from communication with a mass of people, close the door to your convenience for your neighbour? There is no such way for the disciple. The disciple is the link of unity. On him, through him, the Highest liberated consciousness tries to shed its light. And only the one who understood this can enter the group of disciples — the engines of peace in the world.
CONVERSATION No. 2
Helplessness of the infant is very touching and causes the most courageous care of the family, if charity dwells in their hearts.
So is the disciple. His helplessness is touching to the Master, and He, seeing the loyalty of the disciple indestructible, pours him his help and charity, without any conditionality and restriction from his side. And only the limitations of the disciple, built by his hesitation, unperfected thoughts, lack of self-confidence, stop him in front of the Golden Gate, that is, the threshold of knowledge. For knowledge is derived from the liberated places in the mind. It grows on the harmoniously sound waves of his actions.
Is it possible living on the earth, in the bustle of fires and human passions, and become a disciple? May one become a disciple somewhere in a very pure environment and then return to their neighbors, becoming their support and assistance? No, one may not. No one can be tempered out of their conditions and obstacles. And all conditions and obstacles will follow a person, if he has to win wherever he goes. To consider the period of discipleship as a preparation for activities is such as prejudice, as to think that the pure air and the sun can do any harm to the man.
There is no conventional training. The only condition in which any discipleship develops is the harmony of powers in the person.
One should not think that discipleship begins from the moment when the Teacher sends a disciple some message. Discipleship could begin two incarnations before, but the lack of harmony in the disciple did not make it possible to develop a memory of it. The measure of ascension is not the relationship of the Teacher to the disciple, but the attitude of the disciple to others and his mercy to them. Having affirmed in the thought that everything is in himself, recognizing the real and the temporary, a person makes an initial step towards a meeting with the Teacher.
By making his attention to be fully attached to what is happening “now,” the disciple develops his vigilance. But how can he develop it? If, by an order of his will, he concentrates his attention, he only contributes to the wider development of his personality. If he crossbreeds mercy with attention, without any orders to himself, and peers out who and what there is before him, then he forgot about himself; he went, bypassing the plane of passions, into the plane of spiritual communication, even if the one standing in front of him cried and carried in himself the rebellion of passions.
How will a person who does not know the orbit of the Teacher’s actions communicate with his neighbours? Seeing grief, hearing moans and complaints, he will also cry, and through the efforts of his tears of sympathy, he will cut through even more holes in his neighbour’s and his own auras. And with his excitement, he will lead the oncoming one even deeper into the plan of passions. The disciple, always comprehending the bright courage of the Teacher, will turn the full power of his prayer to Him. All his courage will call into the temple of his heart, and, remaining in harmony, he will be able to help the sobbing oncoming person to enter his center of power, into his inner sacred temple – Love. And then, whatever revolt of passions the oncoming one comes with, he will throw off at least part of his gloom and find the strength to live for a moment in relative calm.
If, however, he couldn’t gain enlightenment near you and, leaving, he also complained about you, was indignant at your heartlessness, then he is still too far from the true understanding of unity. He still has to wear passionate covers for a long time, and you, having given him the whole world of your harmony, should not be upset by an unsuccessful meeting, and temper your courage even harder and descend in Teacher’s love for the next meeting being even more pure.
Is it possible to «decline» active actions, meetings? No meetings are accidental. And if you in your everyday life wouldn’t need any meeting, even with a thievish servant, you wouldn’t have it. But you needn’t see the sign of heaven in the details of everyday life. You mustn’t see in small successes and failures a reason for serious actions. Thus you can get into superstitions, and they will again create the veil of conventions and will lead you into the labyrinth, which you once got out of. You need to support your daily actions with joy of union with the Teacher and the neighbour that no details of everyday life can intertwine in the form of superstition in your actions. Is worth seeing «predestination» when your shoe button came off, detaining you, and you missed the train, safely arriving by the next one, or to trouble yourself with idle questions such as why the doctor could not see me today? Why did I come by chance in someone else’s house — all this is an idle superstition, inept distribution of the forces among the temporary and the real, between the conventional and the constantly moving in two worlds.
If you saw in little things a simple attraction of your attention to the ease and agility of a cheerful and joyful state through you and in you, when the idea of irritation or superstition could not have place, you would have carried everywhere the loyalty and confidence in yourself.
If the foundation of your temple were solid, but had not double constantly in fluctuation between the true Life and narrow views, your head would not threaten a flood due to the idle examination of details.
Confusion in the man due to the chaos of all thoughts not brought to an end is worse than any snowstorm and ice-slick. Consciousness, constantly accustomed to believe that its guardianship is from outside, and not all which it guards and is guided is inside, is a superstition, which is no less hard to defeat than the microbe corroding the body.
Anyone who wants to enter into discipleship, first of all, should struggle against superstition for it is one of the thorns, being a stronghold of fear.
Conversation No. 3.1
Paths of people leading to the comprehension of the inner Truth are various. The path is difficult for everyone who sees sufferings around themselves, but does not understand their meaning and purpose.
To a “blind” person who is accustomed to understand the life of a gray day as a goal or as a means of achieving external brilliance and a career, everything that brings suffering and anxiety is understood as a simple intervention of someone else’s hostile will, which must be defeated by the strain of one’s own power.
The idea that meeting everyday obstacles is one’s own creativity never comes to the mind. A man’s opinion of the person he meets is so low that he always thinks to deceive his vigilance. It seems to him that it is very easy and even a sign of good manners to give the person a smile and a question about his health, and to conceal in himself hostile irritation and frustration at a non-timely meeting. It seems to him that he has so deeply hidden his hypocrisy and guile that no one will ever read his true forces living in his heart and thoughts.
But he hasn’t heard of aura at all, or has not understood it. After all, the basis of his own power is he himself alone. The Creator of his happiness or unhappiness is he alone, and nobody or nothing else.
The aura colour of the treacherous man is only orange-brown, passing into dirty gray-green. Purple lightings are flashing through it and in some places of the aura tumors of horrible ugly forms are hanging, for human thoughts helped them to live. The appearance of an elegant, dressed to the latest fashion man is deadly, if hypocrisy and duplicity eroded his aura, if a mascot of happiness given to him, his fragment of the One, does not burn more in the temple of his heart, and lies as a dead stone.
There is no further way in a human form for a person who could extinguish even a spark of Light in his temple. He gave his spiritual power to the beasts of the astral plane and in their midst he will have to continue his further journey. But there are no perpetrators of his misfortune, he is its Creator. Each creature descended to the Earth, is guarded as courageously as possible by the pure charity of the Lords of Karma to break the way for each one through the obstacles and enemies, created by oneself.
It’s time for the man to understand what his strength and weakness are. You can be blind and not to understand the eternity of life and its cycles in ever changing environment according to each chain of the movement of the eternal. But we must realize Love inside not only as a sensual act or duty, but as a mercy and as a joy. He who has pity and sympathy, not allowing the person he meets to feel his condescension and superiority has already fanned the spark of his fire, and it won’t extinguish forever.
He, who managed to transform the action of his mercy into courageous help, was able to impress his image in the eternal records where there is no end to the achievements and where the rise to perfection can occur without any “knowledge”. Knowledge? Oh, how many intellectuals, with whose abstracts and articles bookshelves are overloaded where dust eats them away, passed from one incarnation to another, spending the energy of life on information that did not give joy to anyone. Through centuries and centuries, the same thirst for knowledge is revealed in them, not moving them from their place. And the mercy of the Lords of Karma finally plunges them either into a circle of terrible suffering, or into an environment where atheism is instilled in them, and through atheism they wake up to the Truth.
Knowledge — even true knowledge — leaves many without a bright advance, because they get confused in the scholasticism of book expositions, without chakras moving in them, the fire of which would give them sight and hearing, and
would help to verify the Truth of books by the power of the life of Truth in themselves.
A disciple, who, in one way or another, has reached the opportunity to talk with the Teacher or even with much Higher Consciousness, must work at his attention and raise it in such a way that his attention to be fully oriented toward where he, the disciple, was once attracted by enlightened harmony.
It makes no sense to chase after new and new streams of Teacher’s words if the hesitation, doubts, denials of one thing in some book and the acceptance of another make up the whole point of what is read and result in passionate criticism. There is no discerning where there is such criticism. For this criticism is not born from the fire of thought and heart, merged harmoniously in peace, but from passions into which the personal is woven.
Only then a person can vigilantly recognize the strength or weakness of the words he read, unless a vague desire to reject one thing that is not suitable for him and accept the other as suitable for him lights up in his heart.
If he does not carry an attachment in himself, but only realizes that he penetrated into some words creatively, while he still could not penetrate into others with love, then he is on the right path, the only one where one can comprehend Wisdom. Climbing the steps of discipleship is never easy. But no matter how difficult it is, the light in the disciple must always burn evenly. Only in steady light, in the absence of irritation, one can move on that path where an encounter with the Teacher gives rise to movement in the eternal.
Conversation No. 4
Human forces do not develop from constantly applying logic in all external affairs. The duality of a person who has a mask for everyone and within himself a hidden place, sacred «for himself» is not life. For life is the harmonious merging of thoughts and heart, as well as their harmonious outward action.
The path of affirming one or another force in oneself is necessary just because in one’s temple their fire multiplies all the possibilities of united actions — this is the path of those who want to carry out their work of the day in purity and honesty. Masses? Personality? How to find a place among the masses, which in the modern era, as a collective force, have a say in the actions of the day? How can you open the doors of consciousness so wide in yourself as not to get confused between the individually reached and inaccessible for the masses height of your actions that you have found in the fire of your wisdom?
If the actions of your work are truly born of wisdom and harmony, they are accessible and understandable to the whole working mass of your era. Not only that, the more you experienced high passions, the more often you achieved heroic tension, the more dear you are to the masses of people around you; for the beauty of your genius attracts crowds after itself, just as any high heart conquers your neighbor, if its beauty is transfused into the wisdom of action.
None of the truly gifted has any doubts. For the loyalty of such people to their idea is equal to the very force of their lives.
Only the one who has not given all his attention to his work will stand thinking: “Who needs my work? And is my whole path necessary and true?” etc. It does not matter how many talents you have been able to develop. For all your talents are only the once attracted attention of yours to them.
And the important thing is how you developed your attention. What did you mean developing it. All this does not constitute the program of the day; it constitutes the eternal application of the coverings woven by you with which the Golden Gate of liberation is hidden from you.
There are no programs that would be prescribed to man, predetermined from above. There is his constant creativity, where it is impossible to get around or pass a single action. For they all follow the only law of creating the Universe — the Law of cause and effects.
Spirit is matter, and the life of this matter follows the same Law of cause and effects. There are no exceptions to this rule, there is only joy that can absorb thousands of causes with the speed of lightning and scatter them as dust, and with it alone you can defeat selfishness in yourself, and only with it you can direct your attention to the right path for communication with the one you meet.
If the duality of the person you meet, his petty thoughts, his almost incomprehension of wholeness, his adaptation to the current day with lies and conventionality suppress you, then you did not know how to put a pillar of your commensurability between the work of the Master and your own one. Laugh cheerfully and comprehend the weakness of your strength. And the growth of your strength will be directly proportional to your consciousness in yourself of the first basis of unity meetings.
As soon as you understand that your weakness was that you did not see a fragment of the One in the person you met, your courage will grow, and you will find the Teacher that will support you and the person in Love. To apply all knowledge to the matter means to get away from conditionals. For the common sense of dismantling partitions is to see the path of peace in which your creative heart can help another heart to get free, even before you.
But neither you, nor the person you meet can escape awkwardness and tension if your heart is not freed from the personal, if some chords in it can still be touched by the conditional irritation of another.
Conversation No. 5
Carrying heavily his circumstances of the day, man does not enter those paths where his liberation can begin. Only a high understanding that the power of joy forges a bridge to the ability to cast off one or another fetter, only constantly vigilant acceptance of all the circumstances can expand and reveal to a person the real opportunity to understand what depresses him in the current day.
Irritation. Where does it sometimes come from even in relation to people in whom only their love dictates certain actions to them? Why did the tactless act of the oncoming one — of whom you know that only love burns in him for you — annoy you? Is it really so difficult for you to turn his awkwardness into humor and go by
this humor over the abyss of separation? Otherwise you will certainly increase it through your irritation.
Be very much aware that the time of childhood and instability has passed, that you cannot introduce one or another fluid of your egoism in the current day with impunity.
Realize forever that irritation is the background against which you weave all the dark lace, and with your help the astral shadows swallow up all your lamp lights, and your wicks smoke.
Can you, surrounded by sighs and supplications of shadows greedy for your anger, meet the Teacher in harmony and reverence?
Developing vigilance, you must clearly understand that you will not grow it through selfishness. Vigilance is the attraction of your rapt attention to the person or thing you are dealing with now. Vigilance is the power generated by you. And if this power was generated by you in a fire of passions, it will be as crooked as you yourself when lumps wrapped in steam bulge from your aura. And if you already carry within yourself a disease or weakness of the body, acquired by your misunderstood “virtues” and irritation, then communication with you for harmonious people is as unsafe as communication of ordinary people with violent lunatics.
The beginning of vigilance can only be generated by those people who clearly understood the real not as the idea, but as the action of a simple day. If a person carries in one of his pockets the ideas of devotion to the Teacher, if in his other pocket there are ideas of eternal and united Life, and in the third — the understanding of unity, but there is no life in the temple of his own heart, and all his “ideas” are manifested only in talks, and his acts express only irritation, turbidity, grief about himself and the person he meets, then he is simply a good keeper of treasures that do not belong to him. Perhaps, even with pleasure, he unfastens the buttons of his pockets and shows all these treasures to the oncoming ones. But the oncoming one, having admired them, will go on about his business, coldly thinking about the unsuitability and difficulty of so little efficient fetishes. There is no such a way for the disciple. The disciple is not the gatekeeper of his Teacher’s ideas, he is a colleague, a coworker in everyday work, and there is no hard work and meetings with those who see in them work and meetings of his selfless friend — Teacher.
Listening to the whole symphony of the Universe, the whole body of the One, you may grow in spirit, only by living with all your body.
Only by combining through vigilance all your principles: the divine and the human, the Teacher’s one and the strength in joy, you can proceed in your growth. And then the growth of the spirit knows no conventions, and no conditions can affect forces of the man or weaken the health of his body or body and spirit power. Interweaving his thoughts and heart with the whole Bright Brotherhood, a disciple can neither burst in tears nor think anything, except that he himself is an obstacle in the discipleship.
There is no such discipleship on the earth — whatever it is expressed in: in science, in technology, in art, which would not require practical application. Also, there is no spiritual discipleship without application of its perfections in practice. Why is the disciple to be upset if he was not able to immediately apply all the forces that he has been able to develop, keeping a harmonious love of the Teacher to the self-education and to the education of the person he meets?
There is no place for sorrow. But there is movement towards the broader consciousness of the disciple, all the more illuminated by the fire of Love within himself, for devotion to the Teacher, for joy in cooperation with Him.
Conversation No. 6
Three times a person is called for a conscious attitude to the earthly life proceeding. At first when his infancy ends, and for the first time, he begins independently to comprehend the logic of the earth. This moment for everyone comes at different times. Children’s logic and energy begin to act in a variety of ways, which depends on previous incarnations, that were completed not by peace and not by joy with any of the surrounding him companions of the new incarnation. Not a single entering a new incarnation can happen by chance, without having a connection with the people at the beginning of a new life. And for the first time the movement of active thought begins when the choice of love and hate is made in childhood. If the baby has not woven a harmonious ring in his previous lives, he will return to earth again in the ring of disharmony.
The second call is the choice of conscious labor and personal love. Here, the action of a physically developed person may still not have been developed spiritually. Although the powers of the mind and heart are developed, their courage can sleep, and sensuality and mind can live, not going beyond the personal. Family formation, as a cell of harmony, can also only be a burden of personality. For in a mature man his physical part prevails over the divine.
And the third call for a person, the concentration of all his forces, the culmination of his whole life, harmony and joy, even for a single moment is his death.
These three steps cannot be missed by anyone. Their significance, their proximity to each other depend on the opportunities created by the person himself, and only the forces of thought and heart, creating in harmony, are indicators of the time to reach one or another level.
There are no forces pushing a person from outside. There are no obstacles that can be used to judge a person’s happiness or unhappiness, for everyone, when he goes down to earth, has as his elemental a tablet written by the Lords of Karma. And the minimum human abilities are indicated in it. What he can achieve is the Light of his path, where there is no limit. Everything in him himself always descends alive and bright to the earth. Everything in him himself is like a scarlet ribbon connecting a baby with his elemental up to 7 years old, and through an elemental everyone is connected with that Lord of Karma in whose sphere he was born.
Nobody is neglected. But there are many unfortunate people who try to break their connection with the higher consciousnesses as soon as possible. In tablets that are invisible to a simple eye, the reader will always read clearly about the diverse nature of feelings and forces that tore such a creature in disharmony before.
It is time for a person to learn the truth of disharmonious beings. It is time for him to have a conscious attitude to his own and others’ lives; it’s time to change his understanding of “intolerable” and sick people to an awareness of the struggle of darkness and light principles in them.
It does not matter that a person is indifferent to his parents, but loves loyally and faithfully some outsider. But it is important that parents look at this love with kindness and purity, so that they try to bring harmony to the passion of the person entrusted to them, and use every love of their children to awaken in them the selflessness and energy of heroism.
Constant jealousy and reproaches that the child looks coldly at his own house, give rise to pain and a distortion of human energy. Parents have no ownership of their children. There are no fathers and mothers in eternity. Eternity knows only the wise cooperation of people, their unity in common labor, so that, passing the days of the earth, to grow, helping each other with love.
The phantom authority of the “head of the family” is a soap bubble of selfishness and self-esteem; it is broken by the hand of the everyday life at every step.
It’s time for a person to have a conscious attitude to his family cell and understand that personal happiness is not built in it and according to it, but the thread of delusions woven through the centuries is becoming obsolete through it.
If you gave life to a person, then your duty to him is exactly the same as his duty to you. And your connection is only your general karmic stage, at which both of you have to free each other from the prejudice of authority and admiration, as well as comprehend the greatness of the power of unity.
Having comprehended it in his family, a person waking up to the Truth-Wisdom transfers it to the entire circle of friends. Having strengthened in it, in communication with friends, applying the love of non-condemnation to them, he grows up, his thought with a wide wave makes a ring round him, and his joy breaks through the partitions of conventions, he enters into unity with every person he meets, and then his meeting with the Teacher is inevitable.
The path of conscious expansion of one’s actions in harmony leads a person to the brightest moment of his earthly life — to death.
And a blind person is most afraid of it. Why? For in his being, in his bodies there is no liberation. He is possessed by a conventionality of time, and true love, equal to the very strength of his life, could never escape from him with fire, for his loyalty in no way had complete integrity.
Integrity is not a prejudice of subjectivity and stubbornness which a person is inclined to take for it. Integrity is the harmonious life of all bodies of a person in joy. And only this integrity can make it possible to develop degrees of the three in one incarnation. And only from this integrity faithfulness to one’s path, faithfulness to the Teacher and faithfulness to the One can be born, faithfulness which leads to the movement of the chakras, opening eyes and ears.
It’s time for a man to realize where to look for psychic powers. It’s time to shift the focus of attention to everything in him himself, and not to the book. Wisdom is in him himself. The book is able to generate attention, and the life of a gray day is a constant application of the growing Wisdom of the heart in practice.
Taking into consideration his day of work and all the circumstances prevailing in it, it is time for a person to learn reading clearly his life and that of the person he meets. It is time to see not the power of fate, but of your own creativity in your environment. The gift of consciousness and attention is the developed or sleeping Wisdom of the heart.
Conversation No. 7
When analyzing his affairs of the day, a person should not grieve that one or another of them failed. He should strive to disassemble the partitions of conventions so that his joy would not fade from failure.
What can a person consider a failure? Failure is only that which has broken the harmony of his forces. For the only obstacle of a person is a streak of despondency in him. The energy of joy makes flowers bloom in the heart. Only the orange colour can issue rays of creation. And the foundation of dark blue and blue lies in that colour, and there is awe in them.
The second power after joy is awe. No meditation can develop awe. But as soon as joy and awe are merged together, so rays of all colours spread from the powers of heart and consciousness, and a person, having passed all planes, acquires spiritual unity with the Teacher.
To develop psychic powers through any kind of exercise without having the main background of merged joy and awe is just as dangerous as to develop psychic powers of sight when looking at a bright fire. The cornea of the eye will deteriorate and that’s the result.
It’s time for a person to understand that the period of great evolution of the human organism is approaching. The first place should be given to mental forces. But in order for future humanity to be able to move into this evolution, it is necessary that the people’s intellect can become their help, and not the rust of the spirit.
How to combine the work of mind and heart? The education given to a person in chaos does not make any durable canvas for the growth of his spirit. But as soon as a family begins to recognize itself not as coincidentally united people, but as a group united by a complex chain of age-old karma, the first wave of disharmony will pass and forms of relations will be created that will help a clear vision of external and internal circumstances.
What tasks should the disciples carry in themselves breaking into groups now led by the Bright Brotherhood? In addition to fidelity and honour, purity and peace, it is necessary in your grey day to systematically, as a homeopathic medicine, activate the power of a harmonious combination of mind and heart in yourself and the one you meet.
Developing this harmony, what should be the main focus? Will power? Patience? Nothing can be achieved by persistence of will, but excessive wear of the nerves
and the heart. The essence of the matter is that everything is in yourself should become the basis of the struggle for peace between the mind and the heart. Both mind and heart are the integral parts of everything in you. And in order not to squint — like slanting eyes – in this or that, it is necessary to give merrily and easily to each cause and meeting the strength of everything — in yourself, that is, Love. What does it mean to love? Is it possible by a will order to make oneself love the one you meet? One can only feel sorry for him, do not blame him, be condescending and affectionate. And all these properties are easy, if in himself, in his temple of the heart, a person is aware of a living flame all the time. If your temple is cold and you shake yourself with irritation and longing, then you see the temple of the heart of the oncoming one in exactly the same way. And, of course, you are full of distrust of him; full of suspicion and you value the spirit power of the oncoming one low, for in yourself there is no light and fidelity. How can you recognize them in another, if in you they are coldly silent or their struggle drowns out everything.
Life is a struggle. The struggle and the Great Work of the Forces of Light set in motion everything around that is visible and invisible to man. The struggle for the sake of light and peace can be successful only if the struggler himself has reached the inner peace. If his forces are aimed at combating the streams of passions that still boil in him, then his struggle will not bring peace to any consciousness and cause, and therefore no help.
A depressed state of mind rests just as heavily on a person himself as on the whole living ring of people he meets. There is no separation in spiritual currents; and even if outwardly a man fenced off from other people, inwardly he infects them even with the timbre of his voice.
It is easy for a person who wants to join the members of the Bright Brotherhood, who wants to bring peace to the world, to realize what his first duty is. Listening to the voice of joy in himself, he must make sure that not a single ray of melancholy and despondency is sent to the heart temples of people he meets. For the dispatched arrow of despondency will almost always find energy for itself to triple its strength.
Moving in a grey day, one must see in it not a number of habitual, tedious affairs, but a series of victories as well as happiness that strengthen the spirit.
Conversation No. 8
Cutting off the shoots that are unnecessary for the growth and flowering of trees and plants, the gardener does not do this carelessly. He knows for sure the place where it is necessary to cut the life of a branch for the good and benefit of the whole tree. So are the actions of the Lords of Karma. The thread of people’s lives is interrupted exactly in its place; the spirit leaving the body gets exactly where its consciousness worked during the life on the earth.
There are no obstacles for climbing stairs in those circles and areas where the Lords of Karma work. It is not they who do not let anybody “pass”, it is the force of man himself that cannot pass, because the density of the veil of the spirit
interferes in the same way as the body did not allow passing through the wall on the earth.
The entire spiritual environment is impenetrable for those whose auras are too gross. Aura is the atmosphere of the spirit, like air is the atmosphere of the Earth. But the pressure of the aura is even heavier than that of the Earth’s atmosphere. One must realize that the kingdom of happiness is not a place in oneself where fire abides or burns. The kingdom of happiness is a person’s action, his communication with people, and by no means a contemplative state of inactive beauty in oneself.
Spending a day in constant tension and looking for how to get out of this stress and go “on holiday” is wrong. For the day of the disciple is measured not by tension, but by harmony. If spiritual power is not merged with the thought of the Teacher and all the affairs of the Earth take only time for new and new tensions, — therefore, there is no real life in two worlds, no day passes in joy, there is no understanding that your path is only a wire for the Teacher’s actions.
Does the consciousness of merging with the Teacher make you tired? If the kingdom of happiness is the activity in harmony, then there is no fatigue because of the united work. If the prejudice of “life on the Earth,” independent of the Teacher’s life, is still alive, then there will always be a fatigue and a painful state of inability to “adapt” the living Heavens to the living Earth.
Breaking a chicken egg, a person does not think that he is eating a living embryo in the yolk. Thus, breaking the prejudice of a deadly religiousness, a person does not immediately see how the living power of the heart awakens joy, power, and loyalty to everything eternal. The prejudice transmitted by the church, which taught to understand only the earthly virtues and obscured the meaning of all the revelations given, is to blame for the limitation of the psychic powers of man. There are no properties that would lie as a dead treasure in man and could not lead him to further stages of knowledge. A person can comprehend what is inherent in him. And even unawakened forces do not have chains of conventionality and can awaken at any moment.
Calculating, according to the probability theory, an astronomer absolutely accurately indicates the laws of motion and discover new stars. A man, by fidelity, can quite definitely reveal in himself the powers of vision and hearing. And his simplicity, his trust not in the systems, but in the movement of his heart through the vivid affairs of the day, raises all obstacles for the developing spirit.
The only principle of joy will not bring liberation into the power, it is necessary that joy to live, joy to create and joy to comprehend Wisdom in oneself and the person you meet in unity could be filled with cheerful songs and laughter.
The person’s gloominess, his constant stiffness from fear, his constant fatigue from thoughts of tomorrow — everything tears apart his primary principle — the integrity of his consciousness. There is no way to cultivate in yourself even the slightest opportunity to pass into a higher consciousness, if you have not managed to bring one of your human powers to full integrity. The main work that can be done not through tension, but through joy, is integrity of attention. Attracting it as the first force, it is necessary to protect it from dull passivity.
The experience of the day does not grow like mushrooms — in the dark, nor like flowers — from under the ground. A person’s day is already a fruit brought from centuries. And no matter how hard you try to transform something in yourself by your will, you cannot achieve results for the eternal, because only the whole person, the whole composition of his divine and human parts can reach through harmony those steps where the action of the body causes cooperation and the power of the spirit, and vice versa.
There is no duality or bifurcation of man. There is only the power of consciousness, which puts barriers before one or another stage of wisdom. For selfishness is still dense or envelops a person with a diffused veil. A kingdom of happiness? How much conditional a person brings out of his fantasies into this concept. What is a “kingdom of happiness”, if we take, for example, the emptiness of a body ringing from its burnt passions? That’s the world of an invulnerable heart, where love lives, where everyone who approached with the only power to stick a needle in you, saw that it was not blood, not bile or bitterness that came out of the heart, but helping and calming him himself.
The ripening periods of a ringing heart are as endless as the initial periods of its liberation from passions. And there are no Teachers or guardians who could lead, if the heart itself did not throw out a fire from itself, which stood above the person and caused the higher consciousness to decline, to cling with its ringing heart to a burning and suffering heart, and merging with it bring it to its own temple and console it there.
A man who enters into a living union with his closed ones has all the strength of the Teacher in himself and must, through the daring and determination of his heart, go into simple affairs. It is not necessary to “choose” what to say and how to say, but to develop so much lightness in your aura that the heart of the person you meet does not become embarrassed before you, but rejoices that he can give you his sorrows.
There is no physical or mental fatigue. The whole man is tired. And to have rest you should seek communication with the Teacher. In Him you will always find rest both for the physical and spiritual parts.
There are no distances between the planes, the earthly and the astral. They intertwine as much as each person weaves them himself. The prejudice of separately existing worlds was made due to the lost power of mental development. Time now leads to the return of the abilities that man possessed centuries ago. And there are no conventions in them, but there are properties that a person must possess. The first of them is the accuracy of thought and the integrity of attention.
Conversation No. 9
The existing aura of mature consciousness has no stable rays. It is always in motion and gets wider, brighter and higher due to the work of the spirit in itself. And everyone who finds oneself in the rays of a harmonious aura feels relief and calming of the spirit in one or another state.
The aura of perfectly pure consciousness covers hundreds and thousands of miles and, consciously directing currents of its rays, helps millions of people. Adjusting certain layers of human suffering to its understanding the Higher consciousness breaks with its aura the gross walls of the sufferers’ auras. And, often, the one calling someone’s sacred name feels a sudden calm. It is the impetus of the aura ray of the one called upon by him that breaks the swelling of grief in his own aura. There are no miracles in the relations between the lower and higher consciousnesses, there is a power of purity and fidelity, transferring rays from one plane to another.
Reason and peace of the heart are not enemies. As soon as intuition increased, that is, when the world of the heart intensified, when it became possible to hear its voice to the person himself, for the flame of the heart, torn with the struggle of passions, subsided, then reason passed from one layer of vibrations to another. Life is a struggle. And everyone wins in it when his personal life has come to harmony. Only then one can become a link in the common good and a truly effective force, when a person himself is not torn with the flame of painful dissatisfaction between his own life and work.
When his forces harmoniously flow, through his work, into the common cause of the Motherland, he does not divide his time between life “for himself” and “for money” in order to be able to “live for himself”.
The low stage of such an understanding of work for the common good cannot produce fruitful results. Only the one who develops and expands his share of work for the growth and happiness of all humanity around him, only the one in whom light and force come from happiness to live, work and bring improvement, at least to the life of his closed ones and the environment, the closed ones not by blood, but by common work, — only that one — not disconnecting the family and himself from other parts of the working mass, realizing — in deeds — unity with each and everyone, can become a bearer of an aura of peace and force. And the beauty of constant creativity in the heart will illuminate all small affairs of the day without creating obstruction, and love will break through even a simple affair, and will become a strengthening example for the environment.
Those who have psychic powers, who are given various instructions from the Bright Brotherhood, are not able to manage to improve their spirit in parallel with those forces that pour out their help through them. They look like fragile decanters of thin glass, where on each facet the playing spectrum of rays leaves a shaft of dazzling light. But glass does not burst, although it trembles. Forces do not run out, although, at times, people are exhausted. But their “invisible” growth is not measured by the Bright Brotherhood according to their imperfect personal form of communication. But it is measured by that Help that the Path finds in them. Mercy knows no boundaries and limits. The spirit of those who gave themselves to light and help is divided into thresholds and steps. It goes down to every step and threshold, where it sees its need for help and work. But having come down to them, It does not think that this work is too base or petty for it.
His power does not have the conditional, but reads an impulse of sorrow in a suffering heart of the one he meets and by his purity can raise the barriers of conventionality and throw off the original strongholds of egoism.
A feat will never be accomplished by the one who, in a small affair, did not know how to forget about himself and, without thoughts of self-sacrifice, simply and easily give some “good” to a person, without seeing “hardship and gift” in it.
A feat will be accomplished not by the one who, thousands of times in dreams and imagination, has reached heroic tension.
A feat will be accomplished not by the one who grew faint under his work, complaining and crying about his perishing life, saying that he “had no time to live”, but by the one in whom work caused the sacred flame of love, who saw in it the meaning and justification of his days.
It doesn’t matter what a person does. It matters how he prepared himself for his work. How he approached the place of his work: considering it bored, bringing hostility into it, or joyfully realizing how many invisible to him rings of living people, thanks to his modest work, he would help, and how many visible people he would infect with his affection and endurance.
There is no life without a struggle. Do not lose heart if you are seriously restrained by converging external circumstances. Everyone’s life is a chain of eternity. It is impossible to carry some or other broken dreams and hopes into a garbage pit, they are not shards of broken dishes. But you can give dreams, and tears, and all the islands of unfulfilled dreams to another energy: the energy to live every day in two worlds; the energy of love that does not know time; the energy of liberation from the personal for the kingdom of happiness.
“Plainer, easier, purer, more cheerful” — that is not a covenant given from above. It is a common grey day, full of deeds through which you should carry not cares and anxieties, but the joy of work with the confidence of high honour and peace for the one you meet. In it he will find help, and support, and a strengthening example.
Do not think about yourself when waking up; but think about your work, through which you will pour your harmony into the world.
Comparing your destiny with the life of a person you meet is the usual phase of narrow consciousness. The higher a person rises, the wider the wave of his comprehending consciousness, the less personal feelings live in him.
The disciple’s loyalty expands and grows stronger not because he sees the example of the Great Teacher in front of him, but because neither the dull pain of envy, nor the acute pain of fear live in his mind. As soon as the selfishness that has lived in him perishes in those passions, so light comes out of the aura of a human being in long rays. And the stronger the connection of his fidelity with joy, the lighter his aura, the higher and further its rays penetrate the ring of living people surrounding him. And the sooner he is being merged with the Teacher.
Spreading in front of him the power of unity and love, cleansed by the whole volume of his aura the disciple meets everyone, always living in two worlds.
Conventionality cannot touch him if he has cleared the ring of love with his aura. There are no such human hearts that would remain indifferent to the atmosphere of the oncoming aura. A ringing heart will always break the thread of indifference in the person it meets. Creeping selfishness can disturb the even radiance of the disciple’s aura. But this selfishness is in him, and not from the oncoming one. Aura is a sure protection. It is not the aura to be built with consciousness, but it is built due to the growth of consciousness. It is an expression of human harmony. It is a link between heaven and earth. It is a wire for comprehending and transmitting the voice of Silence.
No “temperate and neat”, “lukewarm” people could become disciples — help and wires to Heaven. They always build the golden mean according their interests, and their aura does not move; for their heart passions are subordinate to their mind and live as it is beneficial to it.
Teachers come to “sinful” people, and the “righteous” stand aside, criticizing the work of “sinners”.
There is no sense in the past incarnation if all passions slept peacefully; and if selfish interest and profit were the main drivers of life. The concerns of people should come to the awakening of passions; to their burning in love and self-denial, and not to the dead end of selfishness, from which there is no way out into the Light.
Light on the Path does not shine obliquely; it leads only to the integrity of the world, only to the integrity of joy, only to the integrity of each action. And, having gone through all the actions, It introduces a person into that world of simple habits, where the power of sincerity and simplicity no longer allow the disturbance of aura growth.
The strength of the habitual thought about the members of the Bright Brotherhood as constant companions of the day should be the basis of actions. And all actions in constant communication with the higher consciousness of the Brothers of Mercy, should not fall apart into separate affairs, but always be an even track of creative heart.
And here is the beginning of the path of the discipleship!!!
Conversation No. 11
Descending towards its minor brothers, a more perfect consciousness sees no obstacles for itself in anything but purity, reverence and human loyalty. If they are not whole-hearted, the higher consciousness does not give away everything that should have been given to the Earth, but only that part for which the disciple’s aura was quite pure. That is why it is necessary to protect your vehicle and the calm of the aura. But, protecting them, it is necessary to protect the entire Bright Brotherhood, its work, and not yourself and your work.
It is absolutely necessary to imagine the earthly path as a certain phase of the Eternal Movement, proceeding in the form of a man as inevitably as the moon phases, the ebbs and flows of the oceans, as well as other “miracles” of the Universe are inevitable.
The connection with the Bright Brotherhood should be kept in the mind, like the most ordinary physical breathing. The prejudice of the division of the worlds, supported by the church because of business considerations — under the auspices of the fear of death and nonexistence — must be defeated everywhere by every disciple, with all the power of attention. In any meeting where separation is a barrier, one must strive to carry all his knowledge, communicating by his aura with the Bright Brothers.
As soon as the disciple rose to join and be accepted into the group of the Teacher, he became a member of the Bright Brotherhood, not for a single moment left by their cares and instructions.
Humorous volumes could be written down about the most stupid rites and representations, conventions of the hollowed-out people of the West. The greatest is always easy, access. Without them, invisible helpers do their best to hold the solidity of their thoughts and compassion in the consciousness of the people they care for.
And the duality of people stops everyone halfway, no matter how strong his thirst for knowledge is. The duality of action revealed by man in himself, no matter how weak it is, must immediately be conquered by him and, by the power of attracting all his attention, be transformed into the action of monolithic thought.
If a student has already crossed the threshold of initial knowledge, passed the Golden Gate of Liberation and realized his current day not by a series of conventions, but by a chain of perpetual motion, then his pure thought knows no more hesitation and doubt. But his aura can be dense and heavy from egoistic forces, with which he wants and does not want to fight. His consciousness doubles; his fidelity is either a stone of fortitude, or crumbles into powder at the very first onslaught of the storms created by him. The oscillations of the pendulum of his spirit will vibrate the whole aura of man, not with a rhythmic wave of joy, but with vortices that will cast off and scatter the rays of his assistants, for their aura is lighter than the ether.
There is no stronger connection that man himself wove, weaving the rays of the light of the Teacher into his aura. They do not leave his aura; but, bifurcating, the student can neither see nor conceive them, since the air in which he lives bifurcated is heavier than all the poisonous gases.
Humorous volumes could be written about the most stupid rites and conceptions, crammed with conventionality in people of the West. The greatest is always simple and accessible. Having no conventionality, invisible helpers do their best to hold the solidity of their thoughts and compassion in the consciousness of the people they care for.
And human duality stops everyone halfway, no matter how strong his thirst for knowledge is. The duality of action revealed by man in himself, no matter how weak it is, must immediately be conquered by him and, by the power of attracting all his attention, be transformed into the action of monolithic thought.
If a disciple has already crossed the threshold of initial knowledge, passed the Golden Portal of Liberation and realized his current day not as a series of conventions, but as a chain of perpetual motion, then his pure thought knows no
more hesitation and doubt. But his aura can be gross and heavy from egoistic forces, against which he wants and does not want to fight. His consciousness doubles; his fidelity is either a stone of fortitude, or crumbles into powder at the very first onslaught of the storms created by him himself. The oscillations of the pendulum of his spirit will vibrate the whole human aura, not with a rhythmic wave of joy, but with vortices that will cast off and scatter the rays of his assistants, for their aura is lighter than the ether.
There are no stronger ties than those that man himself wove, weaving the rays of the light of the Teacher into his aura. They do not leave his aura; but, bifurcating, the disciple can neither see, nor conceive them, since the air in which he lives bifurcated is heavier than all the poisonous gases.
Conversation No 12
Those who bring down their consciousness to support and elevate the human consciousness have neither condemnation, nor punishment, nor other powers emanating from human morality, such as victims, etc. The merciful move only by the law of love; and therefore their helping work is joy alone.
The senseless acceptance of the help of Heaven by those who in their imagination create a false understanding of God and His greatness cannot be the disciple’s psychics.
Doubting whether one or another Entity speaks “true” through this person is a philistine, deaf, hostile struggle against the light, and not an excuse for one’s denial. The one who in his temple of heart knows the greatest reverence; who lived more than once in the highest beauty, has no reason and sense to be embarrassed himself; for he knows how the heart of the One was beating in his heart; how His fragment in him merged in harmony of the purest Love with any person he met; and how the whole universe sounded in his impulse of happiness. He cannot double between accepting one, denying the other; he lives by the integrity of his fidelity, the integrity of his courage, following the path of his Teacher, bringing His work into all affairs and meetings. There is no room for doubt, duality, hesitation, for in his heart he read the language of Silence.
The one who seeks and thirsts, but his temple, corroded by skepticism, is pale, he sees nothing but himself, criticizing this or that way of messages, about which he read in books and decided that he knew about it.
Knowledge is the fire of creativity. And in order to know, it is not necessary to bring into the cup the hearts “chosen” by a person for himself, in which he hears his own echo. In such a cup he is stirring then his creation that he formed by his own personality and that of those whose hearts he put therein. Only the vapour of denial, reinforced by imaginary unity is rising over such creation. For the person disassociated himself together with the hearts of his “righteous”, and forgot about the unity with the whole sinful world. And there is no way here to the Light, conventionality alone surrounded it with a strong wall.
The World-Universe, put together by the One in His cup, is tied throughout according to the law of unity; and there is no way to bring your powers to the
common good, without breaking the walls of the conditional and not revealing in oneself the integrity of attention to everyone, and not to those whose hearts you threw into your cup and bear it as a duty.
Opening the book of the day, pondering over your affairs, in the first line of your consciousness, honour your unity with the entire humanity, not only of the Earth, but also with the entire Bright Brotherhood. And the thought of inseparable unity with us should be introduced in the whole consciousness of the disciple, in all his faithfulness and in all his attention.
Acting in the day, do not forget for a single moment that your action is only a reflection of the help of Those who must lead all people through you along their shortest path to those steps where they need to abandon duality and begin to work educating themselves to have exact thoughts and perfect power of fidelity.
The diversity of person’s external activity, the energy he spends — even by the widest wave — is important for his growth and his spirit, as well as for those around him, only when the very force that induces him to act comes from the basis where his aim is to serve the common good and not personal exaltation.
What significance does the activity of his disciple have for the Teacher, if it does not allow the Teacher to enter with him into one or another stratum of society? For the aura of the disciple was seething with personal feelings, but any harmony couldn’t be dreamed of. Only that activity is needed by the Bright Brotherhood, and therefore the evolution of the entire mankind, where, according to his consciousness and talents, the disciple shed the energy of Light that he absorbed from the currents of the Teacher.
If a disciple spent his day in disappointment that he was not recognized in one place or another, was offended and ignored by invitation in other places, then his affairs were as crooked and deformed, as his warped aura. To estimate your moves in external activities, cleverly combine these or those of your forces and work, not to achieve external success in them, but only a place for the light and energy of the Teacher.
Distinguishing one’s affairs of the day, by what signs will a person who is not a disciple distinguish them? He will distinguish them by signs of personal exaltation, by aspiration to take a senior position, earn wealth, honour and respect and to be distinguished and petted. Thus, a person who is not any other forces but merging of his egoistic attention and mind will seek forward movements.
The disciple should remember that he is inextricably connected with his Bright Brothers, that his energy is a reflection of Their actions; and listening to Their forces of joy, he will consider his activity only that from which not his “self” chooses, but where his Higher Friends send him to; and where he can bring Their work in his day.
Transferring one or another of his works from place to place, the disciple should not go deep into his personal considerations and, based on them, build or destroy new or old relations with people through his reasoning. All the people with whom
he meets are his associates; just like he is an associate of his Teacher. There is no choice where to glue, and where to break off your relationship. There is only one way everywhere — through the law of unity.
We must not think about the futility of everything that happens on the Earth, but try to bring relief to everyone who, in one form or another, passes his incarnation. Everyone, no matter how he seems illiterate in the sense of understanding the Oneness of life, nevertheless carries Its fragment in himself, regardless of his personal ideas, conventions and philosophies.
It is only man himself who can break the chain of incarnations and only with the especially persistent creativity of his base heart. Also, only the man himself can begin to see clearly in his incarnation; only his consciousness itself can focus its attention on various factors, on one or another force, which was suddenly being noticed where he always considered the place to be empty.
The development of forces in oneself is not subject to conscious work only as long as the blindness keeps in prejudice the thought that everything is achieved outside and through the work of energy forces that have external forces as objects and not the inner world.
A disciple who has understood the initial stage of merging with the Teacher, who has a thread of strong connection with the whole Brotherhood, should not do external things, prompted by disappointment due to his unsuitability for the affairs of the Earth, personal considerations about certain forces in himself, despairing not to be able to identify them — all this is a consideration of personality. The disciple should have in himself only the ability to go through as a mediating mechanism, bringing not the garbage of his thoughts into the affairs of the day, but the joy that he can serve the Bright Brotherhood for one more moment by his body and spirit. I am sending you My blessing. Transfer its invigorating power to everyone you meet. And do not break human auras anywhere, but go through them, weaving a thread of My blessings into each one. And pour the world of non-condemnation of each other into the heart cups of those you meet.
Conversation No 14
Penetrating into one or another stratum of society, a disciple should not see only eternity fragments whirling like snowflakes in a hurricane of passions. And not condemnation of people passions should be in his mind; his work in communication with them should not be directed toward the awakening of passions in them or the victory of people over them. The ultimate goal — the peace of the heart after burning out passions — cannot be achieved otherwise than through life in passions. This will be the lower stage of consciousness.
And their observation in oneself, the full application of vigilance to them and the triumph of spirit and peace over them will constitute the highest stage of developed consciousness.
But the path of both the lower and higher spiritual culture is always the same:
through passions. There are no such ways of consciousness where it would be
possible to miss at least one stage of human evolution for those who are ascending to the Beauty.
All people go the only way — through passions.
But why do some get entangled in passions, while others defeat them? Is there an unfair care for some persons, pulling them into the Light, and contemptuous neglect of others dooming them to darkness?
All human forms go only with bright principles into each of their incarnations. Both the fragment of the One and the elemental building the body where it is enclosed, are sent by the Lords of Karma as blank pages. But the memories of centuries-old passions brought by them do not wish to yield to self-denial and struggle in joy for those sparks of Love that burn in the temple of heart.
And those around the new incarnation, through karma associated with it, often violate the loyal integrity of the elemental; and it weaves the forces of new passions into the path of the baby.
What is the elemental? It is the power of beauty and goodness, gathered by the deeds of every living creature, through which the centuries-old works of each person pass. There are no people in whose lives there would be no kindness and beauty at all. And no matter how few they are, the Lords of Karma pick them up, weave them into one of those creatures, which was most obliged to the spirit of a person who was descending to the Earth again and accepted its greatest love and cares.
Between the elemental and the reincarnated sometimes there is a terrible bond of centuries-old enmity and hatred, which they have to unbind completely by the verdict of the Lords of Karma. And such incarnations sometimes pass for a person in sheer irritation and cry; they produce horror and sorrow all around, a person himself perishes, dragging the elemental into the abyss of darkness.
Sometimes the “miracle” of love conquers; and a person reaches the state of consciousness that is commonly called “conversion,” that is, he suddenly changes, repents and becomes a highly pure and honest being under the influence of some event in his life.
The origin of the bond between a person and his elemental does not have any “sorrowful certificate”, such as a person’s medical certificate. There are no fixed dates; there is the eternal movement of everyone towards perfection. And the elemental is not an eternal guardian of a person, attached to him by ropes of eternity. It is also changing, as the human progress in the earthly life is.
If there were many people who were obliged to it, saved by it, — many of such beings themselves offer to descend and protect people. If there were few of those who were obliged to it, few of those whom it loved, and no one agrees to serve it, the Lords of Karma tear apart the veils of their sight, show them all the greatness of the Life; and someone’s consciousness is always softened, his higher “Self” awakens to life; and a new guardian with a man rushes for a courageous victory over himself to the Earth.
Breaking the chain of various human incarnations by violent death, people apply to their lists as much power of new evil as the one whom they ruined has done the good and should have done it. Therefore, do not try to judge your contemporaries.
Do not start moaning or crying for those who have departed. Honour the greatness of their Spirit. If you knew how to admire them, do not remember evil of those who ruined them. On the contrary, in memory of those whom you loved and honoured, carry such a Light of Love in your heart that he who violated all of Its laws could find justification and support, mercy and forgiveness in his eternal destiny.
Take courage. Overcome fear, for it often whispers to you the words of doubt; and you cannot courageously forge the energies of joy for your grey days. Be once again aware that discipleship is a loyalty, high honour and honesty, truthfulness and heroic tension in a cheerful laugh, in the affairs of your day.
Conversation No 15
The disclosure in oneself of certain properties necessary for the disciple in his service to the Teacher should not become the next number of achievements, where all the strength and power of the disciple rushes. But he should try to concentrate his attention, riveted on the joy of knowledge, — precisely at the point of his developing spirit, in a single centre, in the Love in himself — and there merge together all the harmonious movements of his aura.
And the growth of general harmony helps the growth of those properties on which attention is focused, together with the integrity of thought and fidelity to the whole Brotherhood.
There are no painless paths in discipleship for the man of the Earth, for pain lies in the man himself. Only freed from fear, only merged together, not for a moment leaving the thought of unity with the whole Bright Brotherhood and Its work, a person can, finally, realize himself as a moving wheel of joy of the eternal Movement.
Only then man can enter the path of true liberation, when the peace of his heart will be lasting. But this peace only grows and gets stronger when consciousness is freed from the two most principle prejudices — fear and short-time life.
The foundation of initial discipleship can’t be found outside. No matter how much the Teacher tries to awaken a person, if his luminous matter of spirit has not reached the power of knowledge, he will remain deaf to all voices and blind to all signs and calls given to him.
Approaching knowledge means drawing people’s hearts with love, through kindness and purity. And you may know nothing — in the sense of people conditionally understanding “knowledge”, but wear such a luminous and moving aura that the person you meet will leave all his trifles, and the question lying somewhere, in the very depths of the heart will be revealed in him.
There is no conditional discipleship built on conditional methods and rituals. There is only an expansion of consciousness, an expansion of the aura, clearing around itself an ever wider luminous ring; there is an ever deeper admiration for Wisdom and Its mercy.
The great ringing of the heart is equal to the loud voice of the bell, shaking the very depths of the purity of human heart. But it is not the sound of the bell that
causes the sudden power of love in the mind, but it is the man who answers its call with his own part of the One living in him and belonging to him alone. This part of his goes beyond the boundaries of the body and of everything that is visible to man and introduces him into that realm of happiness, where only unity reigns, where Love emancipated from the conditional reigns.
A twinkling spark deep in the heart of a person almost is always burning bright at the moment of his death. He is not the hero who stoically withstands inhuman torment, but the hero is he who though groaning goes courageously towards the Greatness of the new life. It is he who sees in it not his new beginning, but in whom the light that he has gathered for his entire earthly life, reveals the first joy — to see the world of Those whom He heard about or Whom he knew in the best impulses of his creative heart.
It is not virginity, not ritual prayer, not fasting and body injures that create the path to discipleship and the Light on it. But it is harmony alone.
And one should not strive for great feats, where a person’s name would resound, but reach the heroic tension in every grey affair of the day.
And only then lightness is created for perception and transferring the forces of the Bright Brothers at every moment. And the network of minor associates of Heaven on Earth will be able to cover with light that part of it where the disciple passes his day. And he will have no fear for himself and his environment, for everywhere the disciple will carry the world of the Merciful.
Pass fast, a person eager for discipleship, your common days in the world without irritation and always keep the great cooperation with the Teacher in your mind. And the more you will be aware of the connection of your and the Teacher’s creativity in each affair, the higher your honour and honesty will be, the stronger your faithfulness to each creative work will be and the brighter will be the power of your wisdom in a grey day.
Words that a person speaks to you are almost never an exact reflection of his feelings, since the accuracy of thought does not live in him. Therefore, while listening to what the person is telling you, carry him in yourself, like a flickering Flame, but do not yield to the illusion of his words. He does not have enough strength to open his hidden shrine to you, and he does not always know about it himself, complaining to you about lies and hostility of his environment. It makes no sense to you to sort out the words of the person you meet. Being aware of the hidden shrine in his heart and of his carrying within himself a fragment of the One, you, a disciple, must bring joy to his aura, that is, check his grief with his own Truth; and not try to breathe in him vivacity and energy to fight through his persistent will. Sorting out every heart coming to you, do not try to warm it with your personal perception of sympathy. But seek for a real help to support it. Only then will you awaken in it a true character and energy, when in its power love takes the first place. And absolutely it doesn’t matter what kind of love it will be. It is important for it to burn with selflessness. In the sadness of a person who has love
as an ally, the struggle against despondency is always twice as vigorous as in the minds of those who coldly take everything from life for granted and in annoyance brush everything aside that requires attention and love.
It is impossible to explain to a man his work on certain matters, to explain to him why there is no creativity in his affairs, until his vigilance becomes his constant companion in all his affairs. What does “vigilance” mean for those people who have not yet awakened at all and do not have in themselves any foundations leading them through the life of the Earth? For them, vigilance means full attention to every affair that they do as their current, grey work of the day.
Only the constant use of the active force of whole attention to every small work can lead out of unconscious movement on Earth. Accustomed to constant observation in oneself over the accuracy of the paid attention, a person begins to concentrate on the process of his creativity in every deed. He comprehends the integrity of each spoken word. And his tendency towards a humorous attitude to things and people is replaced by a serious question: what is his strength? How can he win? How can he liberate his consciousness so that his thought and attention are riveted only to what he is doing now, and not jump aimlessly from place to place?
The thought of working on attention is necessary as a constant companion of creativity. But formal attention, formally assessed by a point of behavior, will not give anything to a person. Life in attention has no companions outside. It is inside, in its shell, and only as the answer is transmitted to the outside. Attention itself is one of the aspects of the One living in everyone. And only the grandeur of the call of This Force — living in itself — to external actions, as attention, creates help in achievements and a path to victory.
How to develop such attention in your mind? Every psychic power is only one of the components of the One living in each. And there are no miracles. Only by constantly attracting your consciousness to this particular aspect of the One and constant joy in working on this branch can you wake up in a single moment as the owner of the treasure that you worked on, loving. At this moment, not only your attention will speak in you, but together with you the Creative Power, which has a great development of the forces of the One in its shell, will answer you and lead you into the state of consciousness that people call inspiration.
The path to creativity cannot be revealed in oneself by persistence of will. Creativity is harmony. And since you have powers developed in yourself, you enter more or less the harmonious creativity.
There are no people living in the bustle of the day who could be constantly in a state of creativity without giving rest to their physical bodies. For then their harmony would be perfect and they would leave that society of people, for the rise of strength and consciousness of which they descended to Earth. Their attention, concentrated by joy and simplicity, taught them to easily enter merging with the Creative Force, which has in itself Eternal Perfection in its perfect harmony. Weaving their auras into the great rays of the Creative Force, which responds to everyone who calls it through his spiritual channel, people create their ingenious
works until their attention wanes; and they hear and see great images, sounds, colours.
And humanity honours geniuses in them. But … their attention, pure, liberated, reverent, has run out — and the contact with the Higher consciousness has broken, for selflessness and great liberation from the personal in man have ended. The personality and call of the Earth, in the form of treating oneself as a genius, again released the claws of selfness and pride — and there was no more pure attention, pure harmony, and therefore, there was nobody and nothing to respond to the great Creative Force.
One just needs to accept and deeply realize that there are no people as self-sufficient figures; there are only fragments of the One, to one degree or another, developed or latent. It must be remembered that the entire Universe is bound by the One according to the law of unity. And therefore, there are no Divine protectors — there is only the Law of karma that is one for all. And if a person has learned to be integral in certain deeds and thoughts, he has become one of those who can always receive a reply to his call.
Do not have any doubts or regrets if your forces have not reached perfect development in this incarnation. In a single instant, a person can concentrate his will so much that his whole previous and subsequent lives become changed, because in them the veils of egoism have broken and he has comprehended, with the love of his heart, the entire human path and heart creativity.
What puts barriers to a person’s creative attention? It is only person’s own illusion, and again, first of all, the fear and the time.
One can give oneself up to the true creativity only when everything superfluous, inculcated by conventionality, disappears, when joy of the heart rises so easily over everything around it that attention flows as fire in what a person is thinking.
A seed sprouts in the darkness, underground. So the energy of creativity lies in the depths. And just as the sun draws a stem to its light, so does joy draw consciousness from the depths. Joy is as invincible as the sun. But in order for it to become an invincible sun leading to creativity, all love must be attracted to it. We need to understand its source — the liberation from passions.
It is harmony in a person himself, which has become joy, that leads him to that path where integrity of attention develops, and therefore, the ascending path to the Creating Force starts.
What can joy be developed by? By the fidelity to one’s path, by the integral fidelity, for without it there is only the beginning of the life of human consciousness, the beginning of the transition from the semi-animal stage of consciousness to the human one.
Conversation No 17
When embracing with your heart the sorrow and weakness of the person who is walking near by, do not look for how to help him through your experience. Try to be compassionate effectively, that is, carry his burden towards the bright consciousness of the Teacher.
When meeting people, it doesn’t matter if they do not immediately feel the energy for work; but it is important that they realize that they were not judged, and that somebody felt sympathy for them and loved them. So that when they leave, they could feel that their heart is relieved and the fear of loneliness does not beat in it. So that when disharmony and conventionality of life swept them into a circle of anxiety, alarm and tears they could find in the disciple a place where they can come.
Opening the door of your home to let in a new comer, open also the doors of the heart wide to him; and do not ask yourself: “Why did he come, how to help him?” Entering the temple, no one shows any passes. There is a temple, merged with the Teacher’s temple in you, if you are a disciple. There is a pure love in you, the love which knows that there is the same temple in everyone as in you. Beware of separation; beware not to extinguish at least one weak fire of the lamp of the oncoming one, for only by burning faithfulness to the Teacher yourself you can help the burning of the person you meet.
When approaching the Teacher, you did not carry Him the confession list of sins, and He did not stamp it so that the beings protecting you would enable you to become a point of the spiritual channel on Earth that they build for you. They saw your fire, honoured your efforts to free yourself from conventions, and rushed towards you, building the walls around you; created networks of peace and joy to protect you from the guests of the astral plane and pour the light of the Teacher into you.
But your neighbour is closer to you and more visible than the work of invisible helpers; and it was they who brought the oncoming to you; so that you could help them to introduce a new servant into the orbit of the Teacher and create another earthly path for Him. Never forget the first duty of the Law of Unity: trying to lead a harmonious movement of the Teacher’s wave into the aura of the oncoming one.
If the burden of the meeting fell on your affairs, you would not have had this meeting. But every meeting is a force that has grown out of your actions. And if your aura, your instrument for connecting the earth and the sky, is ready, they will send you a guest so that you can share with him everything that your moving chakras have already given you.
Pouring out waves of His force over your house — what was called “grace” in ancient times — the Teacher does not mean you as a unit of this society, but as a wheel in His aura, which already has the ability to fulfill the tasks that His vision can see. There are no conditional performers of the Teacher’s tasks, who are separated according some systems, rites, disclosures of secrets, etc. There is only merging of a disciple and the Teacher in their work, more or less — depending on the development and stability of the disciple’s attention. There are no «favourites» who are given a lot. And there are no “unfavourites” who are brought closer on terms. There is the Law of Motion, it is one for all: the accuracy of thought and the power of purity. And only these measures, woven by the disciple himself, put barriers to his knowledge, for he acquires his knowledge by reading inscriptions in the temple and in conversations with the Teacher.
Saying goodbye to you, I give you My Blessing again. And again I say: share it with those you meet. Do not judge, but have pity for each other in your grey days. And no one but you can make your days shining pages in travelling of the eternity. Only love will reveal to you the charm of happiness in your days, if that love burns in you. Do not write treatises about love; they are dead and nobody needs them. Pass your grey day, not conscious of your loneliness in it, but perceiving yourself in everyone and everyone in yourself. And only then will your love become alive. And you will understand that not to speak about It, but to act in It did you come for these brief earthly hours of your travelling in Eternity.
And you will become the rays of the kingdom of happiness, carrying them to the day, reflecting the creativity of the One in yourself.