Discipleship & ray-expressions

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Discipleship and ray-expressions

It would be well to remember that disciples on the first ray understand discipleship largely in terms of energy, or force, or activity, whilst disciples on the second ray understand it more in terms of consciousness or initiation. Hence the divergence of expressions in ordinary use and the lack of comprehension among thinkers. It might prove useful to express the idea of discipleship in terms of the different rays - meaning by this, discipleship as it manifests on the physical plane in service:
 
1st Ray       Force                      Energy              Action                The Occultist
2nd Ray     Consciousness   Expansion        Initiation         The true Psychic
3rd Ray      Adaptation          Development  Evolution        The Magician
4th Ray      Vibration              Response         Expression      The Artist
5th Ray      Mentation             Knowledge      Science             The Scientist
6th Ray      Devotion               Abstraction      Idealism          The Devotee
7th Ray      Incantation           Magic                 Ritual                The Ritualist

Remember carefully that we are here dealing with disciples.

  • Later on as they progress, the various lines approximate and merge. All have been at one time magicians, for all have passed upon the third ray. A careful study of the foregoing will lead to the realisation that the difficulties between thinkers, and between disciples of all groups, consist in their identifying themselves with some form, and in their inability to understand the different points of view of others.
  • As time elapses, and they are brought into closer relationship with the two Masters with whom they are concerned (their own soul and their Master), the inability to cooperate and to merge their interests in the good of the group will pass away, and community of endeavour, similarity of object, and mutual co-operation will take the place of what is now so much seen, divergence*. 

*divergence:  the acquisition of dissimilar characters by related organisms under the influence of unlike environments. 


We might well ponder on this, for it holds the key too much that is puzzling and, to many, distressing.