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Nirmanakaya

One of the three bodies or vestures of a Bud­dha (Trikaya). It is the outer or phenomenal appearance, the tangible something that can be contacted on the realms of il­lusion, the In­carnation Body, as for instance the form of the last Buddha. The other two vestures are Dhar­makaya, and Samb­hogakaya.
In the esoteric doctrine a Nirmanakaya can also be seen as one who has taken the highest Initiation on the Earth sphere (the sixth or greater), but instead of traveling upon a Cosmic Path, still retains a link with the Earth Hierarchy, and thus resides as a Nirmanakaya, in an illusional body of contact with cosmic dense substance. The Nir­manakayas form an occult group that can best be described as embody­ing the third Eye aspect of the Logos, the All-seeing Eye and link be­tween Hierarchy and Shamballa, and between Shamballa and the Spheres of Activity of other Cosmic Logoi. They are Divine Contem­platives that project the antahkaranas from the One to the Other.

Sambhogakaya

The second of the three vestures of a Buddha or fully liberated Being. It relates to the Causal form of a person. See Dharmakaya, trikaya.

 

Sambhogakaya Flower

In the Uttaratantra the Sanskrit term used for this concept is tathagatagarbha (the Buddha-germ, or “womb”). The nature of the Sambhogakaya Flower was explained in detail in The Buddha-Womb and the Way of Liberation. It is an alternate name for the reincarnating principle, in the form of a chakra (a flower) existing upon the domain of the abstract Mind.

Klesha (Kleśa) That quality (passion-desire) that causes one to attach oneself to all aspects of the formed realms, and to identify with them as the real. This thus obscures the Real.

Trikaya

The three Bodies of a Buddha or liberated Being. They are Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya, and Nirmanakaya, as explained previously.

Chit (citta) To know, become conscious.

Chitta (citta) Organised mind-stuff, specifically refers to mental substance. The basic mind substance that is incorporated as our thoughts and deeds. The fundamental nature is Earthy, because it is moulded as the forms of the thoughts generated.

Shaucha (Sanskrit: शौच, also spelled Saucha, Śauca) literally means purity, cleanliness and clearness. It refers to purity of mind, speech and body.
Santoṣa (सन्तोष): contentment, acceptance of others and of one's circumstances as they are, optimism for self.
Tapas (तपस्): austerity, self-discipline,persistent meditation, perseverance.
Svādhyāya (स्वाध्याय): study of self, self-reflection, introspection of self's thoughts, speeches and actions.
Īśvarapraṇidhāna (ईश्वरप्रणिधान): contemplation of the Ishvara (God/Supreme Being, Brahman, True Self, Unchanging Reality), attunement to the supreme consciousness.

Adept. A Master, or human being who, having traversed the path of evolution and entered upon the final stage of the path, the Path of Initiation, has taken five of the Initiations, and has therefore passed into the Fifth, or Spiritual kingdom, having but two more Initiations to take.

Agni. The Lord of Fire in the Vedas.  The oldest and most revered of the Gods in India.  One of the three great deities Agni, Vayu and Surya, and also all the three, as he is the triple aspect of fire; fire is the essence of the solar system.  The Bible says: "Our God is a consuming fire."  It is also the symbol of the mental plane of which Agni is paramountly lord.

Alice Bailey:  The spiritual teachings underlying the esoteric education programs of the Morya Federation originate in books written by Alice A. Bailey (1880-1949).  She was a prolific writer, working under the inspiration of the Tibetan Master, also known as Djwhal Khul, who lived in Tibet and with whom she sustained a telepathic relationship for thirty years, and during which time they wrote eighteen “blue books” together.

Alignment:  Alignment is the ability to arrange the lower vehicles for a functioning coordination of the personality, and later to coordinate the personality with the soul.  This integrates the nature - physically, emotionally and mentally - with the soul (source of love and wisdom) and establishes a vibration of harmony between the aligned vehicles.

Antahkarana:  The antahkarana is a channel of light energy forming a path of communication between the brain, the mind, and the soul, producing an integrated personality that is capable of steadily developing the expression of the soul.  The mind, in this case, is the intermediary between the physical brain and the soul.  Once this is completed, we built a higher Antahkarana that links the soul with the Spiritual Triad (Spiritual Will, Intuition, and Higher mind).

 

Ashram:  A spiritual center composed of individuals (initiates and disciples) who are drawn together on soul levels for instruction and group service. At the heart of an ashram is a high degree initiate (a Master), who attracts, instructs and guides its members. There are seven main ashrams, each one being responsible for manifesting its part of the divine Plan.

Aspirant:  An aspirant is a spiritual seek who stands at the beginning of the path of spiritual progress.  He is one who aspires for something high or good. This brings about a certain structure of right living, thinking and conduct. We call that character. Character building is one of the most important achievements for the aspirant.

Astral Body:  The Astral Body is also referred to as the Emotional Body and is made up of our desires and feelings -- fears, happiness, hopes, sensitivities, hot buttons, anxieties, compulsions, attachments, and being in love.

Astral Plane:  A plane is a grade of substance.  The astral plane is the substance that constitutes emotions, appetites and desires.  It is fluidic and likened to water; it is in continual motion and very reactive.  This can be either beneficial desire, like aspiration, or selfish desires.  Individuals caught up in astral consciousness are reactive and driven by their desires, and need to consciously rise above that by developing the ability to use their mental faculties.

Atlantean:  In esoterics, the word "Atlantean" describes a type of consciousness that is focused in the world of emotion and feeling. According to the Ageless Wisdom, this is the faculty in man that was developed on the continent of Atlantis, thus giving it its name.

Atlantis. The continent that was submerged in the Atlantic ocean, according to the occult teaching and Plato.  Atlantis was the home of the Fourth Root Race, whom we now call the Atlanteans.

Atma. The Universal Spirit; the divine Monad; the seventh Principle; so called in the septenary constitution of man.  (See diagram in Introduction.)

Atmic Plane:  The Atmic Plane is the plane of universal will.  It is an energy that is part of the higher spiritual dimensions within our constitution, along with spiritual love (Buddhi) and spiritual intelligence (Manas).

Aura. A subtle invisible essence or fluid which emanates from human and animal bodies, and even from things.  It is a psychic effluvium, partaking of both mind and body.  It is electro-vital, and also electro-mental.

 

Bodhisattva:  The World Teacher is known as the Christ, the Bodhisattva, the Lord Maitreya, and is the One looked for by Mohammedans under the name of the Imam Mahdi.  He is destined to reappear among men. The name Christ designates both a high office within the group of very spiritually evolved beings who are designated as the Spiritual Hierarchy, and the holder of that august position.  The Christ is the head of this group of spiritual beings who form the center of planetary Love and the inner government of our planet.   He seeks closer contact with Humanity and is destined to reappear in our world and continue the mission he started over 2,000 years ago when he collaborated with Jesus of Nazareth.  One of his many goals is to establish a new world religion that embodies the spirit of love, brotherhood and service to humanity, and that encompasses the sacred tenants that underlie all faiths.

Brain:  The brain is simply a sophisticated instrument that is responsive to the activity of our mind and translates that into actions in the dense physical world.

 

Brotherhood:  A genderless term that refers to that very close bonding that occurs between people who share the same thought or philosophy. In esoteric text, it refers to a soul-to-soul relationship formed between those who serve the Plan and whose relationship is based on inclusive love and trust.

Buddha:  "The Enlightened" or "Light Bearer". Gautama Buddha is the founder of Buddhism. The Lord Buddha has attained the highest degree of knowledge possible for man in this solar system. Wisdom is the predominant characteristic of the Buddha.

Buddhic Plane:  The Buddhic Plane is the plane of intuition and universal love.  Buddhi is an energy that is part of the higher spiritual dimensions within our constitution, along with spiritual will (Atma) and spiritual intelligence (Manas).

Causal Body:  Our Soul is called by several different names, including the Causal Body and the Egoic Lotus.  Soul is our higher self and our goal is to connect with it through meditation and selfless service to others, in order to realize our highest potential as human beings.  Our Soul is magnetic and draws/pulls our lower worldly self upwards towards the spiritual, away from the material world.  As a center of higher consciousness, it provides a sense of relatedness, inclusiveness, expansion and freedom.  It is a center of illumination that uplifts our lower self and leads us upon our spiritual journey.

Cause and Effect:  The cause is the subjective, inner reason that eventually manifests in the outer, objective world as the effect.

Chitta:  Chitta is our on-going thoughts, both constructive and non-productive that flit through our mind.  Chitta can distract us and hinder our full expression, so we train our mind to hold steady on a certain thought and "quiet the chitta" of those random, non-productive thoughts.

Chohan:  A Master of the Wisdom who has taken the 6th initiation.

Christ:  The name Christ designates both a high office within the group of very spiritually evolved beings who are designated as the Spiritual Hierarchy, and the holder of that august position.  The Christ is the head of this group of spiritual beings who form the center of planetary Love and the inner government of our planet.  The Christ is also known as the World Teacher, or the Bodhisattva.  He seeks closer contact with Humanity and is destined to reappear in our world and continue the mission he started over 2,000 years ago when he collaborated with Jesus of Nazareth.  One of his many goals is to establish a new world religion that embodies the spirit of love, brotherhood and service to humanity, and that encompasses the sacred tenants that underlie all faiths.

Cosmic Physical Plane:  The seven planes of the Constitution of Man (physical, astral, mental, buddhic, atmic, monadic, logoic) are seven sub-planes of the Cosmic Physical Plane.  In other words, they make up the body of The One in Whom we Live and have our Being – our Planetary Life, the Planetary Logos. We are as cells, component layers within the body of this greater life.

Deva (or Angel). A god.  In Sanskrit a resplendent deity.  A Deva is a celestial being, whether good, bad, or indifferent.  Devas are divided into many groups, and are called not only angels and archangels, but lesser and greater builders.

Disciple:  Discipleship denotes a stage of the path of spiritual evolution, where an individual has made a connection with the Soul and who has pledged his life to fostering the spiritual advancement of others.  He takes responsibility to facilitate the emergence of right human relations and Brotherhood, in service of the Plan, which is the blueprint for the evolution and betterment of all lives upon the planet Earth.

Distribution:  Distribution is a process at the end of a meditation of sending a blessing to the world.

Divine Intelligence:  When we invoke divine intelligence, we are asking to be illumined by the caliber of knowledge and wisdom that only our higher self knows and understands.

Divine Love:  Love is the underlying principle of the One Deity, and is the integrating force unifying all things great and small.  It is expressed as inclusiveness, harmlessness, healing and peace.

Divine Plan:  The Plan is the blueprint for the unfoldment of consciousness, spiritual evolution, and the upliftment of all beings inhabiting the planet Earth.  It is formulated by the Elders of our race, who are the Masters of the Wisdom, and is carried out by them and their affiliated workers.

Divine Will:  Divine Will emanates from the Universal God and is the great force that moves all lives and directs their evolution.  At first the little will of the lower self dominates, but the more we express soul, the more we become aligned with Divine Will and live a purposeful and divinely inspired life.

 

Djwhal Khul (DK):  Djwhal Khul has described himself as a Tibetan master who resides as the abbot of a lamasery in Northern India on the border with Tibet.  He has been the source of the teachings brought forth with Alice A. Bailey, whose “blue books” constitute the foundation of the esoteric study offered by the Morya Federation.  His spiritual mission is to teach and spread the knowledge of the Ageless Wisdom (the secret teaching which form the ageless divine wisdom), and the Morya Federation is dedicated to furthering this work.

Egoic Groups. On the third subplane of the fifth plane, the mental, are found the causal bodies of the individual men and women.  These bodies, which are the expression of the Ego, or of the individualised self-consciousness, are gathered together into groups according to the ray or quality of the particular Ego involved.

Egoic Lotus:  Our Soul is called by several different names, including the Causal Body and the Egoic Lotus.  Soul is our higher self and our goal is to connect with it through meditation and selfless service to others, in order to realize our highest potential as human beings.  Our Soul is magnetic and draws/pulls our lower worldly self upwards towards the spiritual, away from the material world.  As a center of higher consciousness, it provides a sense of relatedness, inclusiveness, expansion and freedom.  It is a center of illumination that uplifts our lower self and leads us upon our spiritual journey.

Eightfold Path:  The Noble Eightfold Path is a list of eight factors that start with right belief and right intentions; both involve wisdom—a type of discernment that awakens us to the faculty of understanding so we see things as they really are.  Right belief fosters aspiration so we consciously become intent on living less selfishly, and that leads us to cultivate ethical conduct in our day-to-day affairs like right speech, right actions, and right living, thus restraining our personality flaws.  And when that happens, we begin concentrating on right endeavor, right mindfulness, and right concentration in our life.

Elementals.  The Spirits of the Elements; the creatures involved in the four kingdoms, or elements, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.  Except a few of the higher kinds and their rulers they are forces of nature more than ethereal men and women. 

Emotional Body:  The Emotional Body is also referred to as the Astral Body and is made up of our desires and feelings -- fears, happiness, hopes, sensitivities, hot buttons, anxieties, compulsions, attachments, and being in love.

Energy:  Energy is neutral, neither positive nor negative. When energy interacts with a substance of some kind, it becomes qualified according to the vibration level of this substance. Soul for instance, is a vibrating center of energy.  Soul energy is expressed in its pure quality when our personality substance has been purified no longer diminishes or distorts it.

Esoteric:  Esotericism and occultism deal with the unseen side of all that is tangible, with the world of energies that lie behind the phenomenal world; hence the words esoteric or occult, which refer to that which is hidden. Esotericism and occultism present a systematic and comprehensive account of the energetic structure of the Universe and of man's place within it.

Etheric Body:  Constituted of etheric substance, it is the subtle counterpart to the dense physical body, and which energizes and vivifies it. It has major energy centers and infinitesimally small threads of energy that underlie the nervous system and all other parts of our anatomy.

Evocation:  Evocation is the response from a higher source as the result of an invocation from below.  Evocation from a greater center stands   behind our evolutionary unfoldment by creating a channel of communication for example, between a master and his aspirant.

Fifth Principle. The principle of mind; that faculty in man which is the intelligent thinking principle, and which differentiates man from the animals.

Fohat. Cosmic electricity; primordial light; the ever-present electrical energy; the universal propelling vital forces the ceaseless destructive and formative power; the synthesis of the many forms of electrical phenomena.

Five Hindrances:  The five hindrances to right concentration are greed for sensual pleasure, hatred, mental lethargy, restlessness, and mental vacillation.

 

God:  A great and divine Being Who is the Life that pervades the Universe.  The Universal God is the expression of the One Life that animates every form, the Life in which we "live and move and have our being".  The Planetary Logos is an extension of the Universal God and is the Life center that pervades planet earth, while the Solar Logos pervades our solar system.  There are many Planetary Logoi who are the Life centers that pervade the other planets, while other Solar Logoi are the Life centers that pervade solar systems other than ours.  Therefore the term God refers to Life whose vehicle of expression is a planet, a sun, a galaxy, the Universe.

Group Life:  One of the things an integrated personality who has achieved soul contact needs to do is demonstrate the ability to function in a group, because soul expression is a group activity.  When the time comes, the person must be able to think in group terms as an automatic part of his nature.  As long as he has to make a conscious effort to be group-conscious, to train and discipline himself to work in group formation, then he is still centered in the personality.

 

Hall of Learning:  The Hall of Learning is focused on developing the concrete mind, making it a fit vehicle to receive Soul impression and transmit it with clarity and dynamic force (quality and potency).  It's where we learn to remove selfish desire, pride, and prejudice that can contaminate our perspective of reality.  It is found on the Path of Probation and is an activation and broadening of the lower channel between our mental unit and Soul.  The mind is developed through meditation -- concentration stills mind, alignment with Soul purifies mind, contemplation floods mind with true knowledge and light.

Hall of Wisdom:  The Hall of Wisdom is focused on developing the higher mind, becoming responsive to higher mind impulses via the Soul.  It is found on the Path of Discipleship and activates and broadens the upper channel between Soul and Higher Mind.  The lower mind is developed through meditation -- concentration stills mind, alignment with Soul purifies mind, contemplation floods mind with true knowledge and light.

Helena Blavatsky:  In 1875 Helena Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, and William Quan Judge co-founded The Theosophical Society. Blavatsky combined Eastern religious traditions with Western esoteric teachings to create a synthesis she called the Perennial Religion. She developed this in Isis Unveiled (1877) and The Secret Doctrine (1888), her major works and exposition of her Theosophy.  Theosophy refers to a system of esoteric philosophy whose goal is to explore the origin of divinity, humanity, the world, and the purpose and origin of the universe.  The Morya Federation curriculum explores shared concepts with The Theosophical Society and the books of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.

Hierarchy:  It is the heart center of our planet and the expression of Love-Wisdom.  Like any major organization, this center is formed by spiritual beings of various departments and ranks who constitute the inner, spiritual government of the world.  Its function is to guide evolutionary processes, including the evolution of mankind.  As Custodians of the divine Plan, members of the Hierarchy are responsible for its implementation. It is presided over by the Christ, who is the Master of Masters.

Humanity:  Humanity is the fourth kingdom of nature.  The Human Soul incarnates over and over again to experience and learn about matter in order to intelligently express itself in the three worlds – the physical, astral and mental dimensions.  Humanity stands as a middle kingdom between the lower three (mineral, vegetable and animal) and the three higher kingdoms of Soul, Planetary and Solar Lives. It is humanity’s destiny to enter into the kingdom of Souls, the next higher kingdom upon our path of evolution.

Individualization:  The process of implanting self-consciousness or the “spark of mind” into the human being is known as individualization. Prior to that happening, we were governed by animal instincts and did not have the capacity to think individually.  From that time forward, every human being has had a Solar Angel overshadowing him/her; expressions of Soul Consciousness are experiences of the Solar Angel – mere fragments of this divine being at first, but with ever-greater “soul-fullness” as we progress on the spiritual path.

Initiation:  An initiation is a successive expansion of consciousness that marks a vital stage of the soul's journey.

Invocation:  Invocation is the act of demanding something from a higher source.  It implies that there is a relationship established between the person making the demand and the higher source sought. 

Jesus:  Jesus was a 4th degree initiate who was overshadowed by the Christ, the Lord Maitreya (a 6th degree initiate and the World Teacher).  Together they completed the work attributed to Jesus of Nazareth and introduced the world to the concepts of universal love, brotherhood, and service to humanity.

Kama-Manas:  Kama is desire, and manas the mind.  Together, they are desire-mind, a combination of astral and lower mental energy, so our thoughts bring on feelings and our feelings bring on thoughts, each feeding the other.

Karma. Physical action.  Metaphysically, the law of retribution; the law of cause and effect, or ethical causation.  There is the karma of merit and the karma of demerit.  It is the power that controls all things, the resultant of moral action, or the moral effect of an act committed for the attainment of something which gratifies a personal desire.

Kumaras. The highest seven self-conscious beings in the solar system.  These seven Kumaras manifest through the medium of a planetary scheme in the same way as a human being manifests through the medium of a physical body.  They are called by the Hindu "the mind-born sons of Brahma", amongst other names.  They are the sumtotal of intelligence and of wisdom.  Within the planetary scheme the reflection of the systemic order is also seen.  At the head of our world evolution stands the first Kumara, aided by six other Kumaras, three exoteric and three esoteric.  Who are the focal points for the distribution of the force of the systemic Kumaras.

Kundalini. The power of Life:  one of the forces of nature.  It is a power known only to those who practise concentration in yoga, and is centred within the spine.

Lemuria. A modern term first used by some naturalists and now adopted by Theosophists to indicate a continent that, according to the Secret Doctrine of the East, preceded Atlantis.  It was the home of the third root race.

Logoic or Divine Plane:  The plane of total Oneness, where the Divine Plan is known.

Logos:  A great and divine Being Who is the Life that pervades the Universe.  The Universal God is the expression of the One Life that animates every form, the Life in which we "live and move and have our being".  The Planetary Logos is an extension of the Universal God and is the Life center that pervades planet earth, while the Solar Logos pervades our solar system.  There are many Planetary Logoi who are the Life centers that pervade the other planets, while other Solar Logoi are the Life centers that pervade solar systems other than ours.  Therefore the term God refers to Life whose vehicle of expression is a planet, a sun, a galaxy, the Universe.

Lower Interlude:  A lower interlude is a period for assimilating the awareness gained during meditation.  It's a period when consciousness is brought back and "grounded" in the lower nature, and when thoughts and impressions harvested in the meditation are consciously registered.

Macrocosm:  A microcosm is a small universe, like a human being.  It is usually contrasted with a macrocosm, a large body of manifestation, like a universe, in which the microcosms live.  It presents the small picture (the microcosm) and the big picture (the macrocosm).

Mahachohan:  The Mahachohan is also known as the Lord of Civilization.  He wields intelligent love and is responsible for directing the implementation of the Divine Plan.  He is the sum-total of the intelligence aspect, and works closely with his two great brothers, the Manu and the Bodhisattva.

Manas:  The mind, or mental faculty, divided into two parts - higher mind (the abstract mind) and lower mind (the concrete mind).

Mantram:  A mantram is a word or phrase that combines sounds and thoughts in a rhythmic and meaningful nature and builds up potency with continued use.  Some are very old and others fairly recent, but their vibration and power are growing as more people adopt the practice using them in meditation.

Manu:  The work of the Manu is largely concerned with government, and planetary politics.  To Him is committed the will and purpose of the Planetary Logos who is the highest divine being for planet Earth, and who is our “God."  He is the sum-total of the Will aspect, and works closely with his two great brothers, the Bodhisattva and the Mahachohan.

Master:  A spiritual being who has taken the fifth initiation and has "mastered" five components of the human constitution – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual love, and spiritual will.  Having mastered themselves and the laws of nature, masters constitute the inner government of our planet, Hierarchy, and are the Custodians of the divine Plan.  The divine Plan is the blueprint for our spiritual evolution, which Masters formulate and carry out.

 

Maya. Sanskrit, "Illusion."  Of the principle of form or limitation.  The result of manifestation.  Generally used in a relative sense for phenomena or objective appearances that are created by the mind.

Meditation:  The means of contacting one’s higher consciousness, which is one's soul, and of eventually becoming at-one with it. It is the act of abstracting oneself from the outer world and centering within.  It is a technique whereby we focus the mind so it becomes the receiver and reflector of higher consciousness.  It enables us to receive spiritual impression and thus to contribute to the welfare and upliftment of mankind.

 

Mental Body:  The Mental Body is our thinking faculty, our instrument to process information, organize material (logical, sequential, circuitous, flexible, divergent), and also the seat of our visualization and imaginative capabilities.   The Mental Body has two components, the lower (concrete) and the higher (abstract) minds.

Mental Plane:  A plane is a grade of substance.  The mental plane is the type of substance that constitutes our mind.  The lower levels of the mental plane are the domain of our lower mind, while the higher mental plane is where the soul resides.

Microcosm:  A microcosm is a small universe, like a human being.  It is usually contrasted with a macrocosm, a large body of manifestation, like a universe, in which the microcosms live.  It presents the small picture (the microcosm) and the big picture (the macrocosm).

Mind:  The mind is the thinking vehicle within our personality.  It is two-fold, with both a lower (concrete) and a higher (abstract) mind.   The lower mind is responsible for all our mental activities, our so-called cognitive abilities.  These include thinking, reasoning, analyzing, comparing, learning, visualizing, discriminating.   The higher mind receives ideas and intuitive knowledge from the more lofty parts of our constitution, where divine will, intuition, and intelligence are contacted.

Monad:  Monad is the Life essence, our essential identity.  It uses the Soul to express its being-ness.

Monadic Plane:  The Monadic Plane is the consciousness of the three-fold spirit on its own plane.  It is the unified triad of Atma, Buddhi, and Manas (Spiritual Will, Intuition, and Higher mind).

Nirmanakaya. Those perfected beings who renounce Nirvana (the highest state of spiritual bliss) and choose a life of self-sacrifice, becoming members of that invisible host which ever protects humanity within karmic limits.

Occult:  Esotericism and occultism deal with the unseen side of all that is tangible, with the world of energies that lie behind the phenomenal world; hence the words esoteric or occult, which refer to that which is hidden. Esotericism and occultism present a systematic and comprehensive account of the energetic structure of the Universe and of man's place within it.

OM:  "OM" is a mantram and mystical Sanskrit sound of Hindu origin. We are told that the OM is a sacred word, the word of Deity that carries the vibrations of Divine Love and Wisdom. Consequently, when sounded with good intent, it has a beneficial influence.

 

One Life:  The One Life breathes out or differentiates into seven streams of energies known as the Seven Rays.  They provide the entire field of expression for the manifested Deity. These Seven Rays express themselves as qualities such as love, devotion or beauty. Each ray has its own note, sound, colour and vibration.

Path:  The spiritual path is usually separated into three phases: path of aspiration, path of discipleship, path of initiation.  These are the paths that each person ultimately travels as he consciously is evolving, from stepping onto the spiritual path through the path of aspiration and discipleship, and leading eventually to being an evolved, radiant and magnetic human being on the path of initiation.

 

Permanent atom. Those five atoms, with the mental unit, one on each of the five planes of human evolution (the mental unit being also on the mental plane) which the monad appropriates for purposes of manifestation.  They form a stable centre and are relatively permanent.  Around them the various sheaths or bodies are built.  They are literally small force centres.

 

Personality:  The personality is the part of us that people see and the ‘me’ that we most often identify as; it is made up of three fields: the physical, emotional, and mental.  These three fields/bodies are working in an aligned, coordinated fashion so that we can think, feel and act effectively in the world.  The personality tends to be self-centered, self-willed, self-expressive and has its own agenda for self-aggrandizement.

 

Physical Body:  The Physical Body has 2 components, the dense physical (our physical body, physiology, and morphology, plus our physical organs, like the brain) and the etheric body, the scaffolding upon which the form of all that is tangible is built (our energy system and vitality).

 

Physical Plane:  A plane is a grade of substance.  The physical plane has 2 components, the dense physical environment where man finds his physical form, and the etheric plane, which is the subtler energy that vitalizes the form.

Plan:  The Plan is the blueprint for the unfoldment of consciousness, spiritual evolution, and the upliftment of all beings inhabiting the planet Earth.  It is formulated by the Elders of our race, who are the Masters of the Wisdom, and is carried out by them and their affiliated workers.

 

Plane:  A plane is a gradation of substance that progresses from lower rate of vibration on the lower planes, to a higher vibration on the higher planes.   There is a progression of seven increasingly more subtle states.  This seven-fold stratification progresses from the physical plane to, astral, mental, buddhic, atmic, monadic, to the logoic plane.

Planetary Logos. This term is generally applied to the seven highest spirits corresponding to the seven archangels of the Christian.  They have all passed through the human stage and are now manifesting through a planet and its evolutions, in the same way that man manifests through his physical body.  The highest planetary spirit working through any particular globe is, in reality, the personal God of the planet.

 

Prakriti. Derives its name from its function as the material cause of the first evolution of the universe.  It may be said to be composed of two roots, "pra" to manifest, and "krita" to make; meaning, that which caused the universe to manifest itself.

Prana. The Life Principle, the breath of Life.  The occultist believes the following statement:  "Life we look upon as the one form of existence, manifesting in what is called matter, or what, incorrectly separating them; we name Spirit, Soul, and Matter in man.  Matter is the vehicle for the manifestation of soul on this plane of existence; soul is the vehicle for the manifestation of spirit, and these three as a trinity are synthesised by Life, which pervades them all."

Purusha. The spiritual self.  The embodied self.  The word literally means "The dweller in the city"—that is, in the body.  It is derived from the Sanskrit "pura" which means city or body, and "usha" a derivative of the verb "vas," to dwell.

Raja Yoga. The true system of developing psychic and spiritual powers and union with one's higher self or the Ego.  It involves the exercise, regulation, and concentration of thought.

Ray. One of the seven streams of force of the Logos; the seven great lights.  Each of them is the embodiment of a great cosmic entity.  The seven Rays can be divided into the three Rays of Aspect and the four Rays of Attribute, as follows:

Rays of Aspect

1. The Ray of Will, or Power.

2. The Ray of Love-Wisdom.

3. The Ray of Activity or Adaptability.

Rays of Attribute

4. The Ray of Harmony, Beauty, Art, or Unity. 

5. The Ray of Concrete Knowledge or Science. 

6. The Ray of Abstract Idealism or Devotion. 

7. The Ray of Ceremonial Magic, or Law.

The above names are simply some chosen from among many, and embody the different aspects of force by means of which the Logos manifests.

 

Right Concentration:  Right concentration calls for full attention on the object being considered in meditation.  It is developed through mindfulness in meditation and is used to suppress any distractions during meditation, so you can cultivate wisdom and insight.

 

Right Mindfulness:  Right mindfulness (or right mindedness) is constantly keeping the mind alert to things that might affect the body and mind.  It is cultivating an awareness and attention of things around you with deliberate intent and focus to remember and avoid inattention and forgetfulness.

 

Right Relations:  Cooperatively working with others in brotherhood for the collective good of Humanity.

Ring-Pass-not. This is at the circumference of the manifested solar system, and is the periphery of the influence of the sun, both esoterically and exoterically understood.  The limit of the field of activity of the central life force.

 

Root Race:  One of the seven major races that evolve upon a planet during a "world period." 

Seed Thought:  A meditation "seed thought" is simply a sentence, phrase or word which the mind earnestly studies and reflects upon in order to produce new and illuminating thoughts and a more comprehensive understanding of the particular meditation topic.    Development of the seed thought is attained by holding the mind steady in the light of the Soul.

 

Service:  Service is motivated by consciousness to give of the self to others.  It is an expression of love, given freely to the family, the group, or humanity in general.  Service is the result of soul impulse, is a technique of group development, and shows our ability to understand and cooperate with the Divine Plan.

 

Seven Rays:  The Seven Rays are a unified emanation from a Cosmic Logos that then differentiates into seven streams of energy, entering our solar system and conditioning all life within it.  Each ray has unique properties.  Ray One is Will, Power, Ray Two is Love-Wisdom, Ray Three is Active Intelligence, Ray Four is Harmony through Conflict, Ray Five is Science and Concrete Knowledge, Ray Six is Devotion and Idealism, and Ray Seven is Order and Ceremonial MagicThe

Seven Rays are a unified emanation from a Cosmic Logos that then differentiates into seven streams of energy, entering our solar system and conditioning all life within it.  Each ray has unique properties.  Ray One is Will, Power, Ray Two is Love-Wisdom, Ray Three is Active Intelligence, Ray Four is Harmony through Conflict, Ray Five is Science and Concrete Knowledge, Ray Six is Devotion and Idealism, and Ray Seven is Order and Ceremonial Magic.

Shamballa:  It is the center where the Will of God is known.  It is the center of Will who’s transmitted Purpose results in the divine Plan that governs the evolution of to all lives within our planet.

Solar Angel:  The Solar Angel is a great life who has built the causal body, and who has extended a part of itself into it.  It is a great being of divine consciousness that makes us whole by uniting the spirit and matter aspects of our constitution. The Solar Angel builds the causal body out of its own divine substance and having built it, it takes residence within it.  The Solar Angel therefore resides within a body of consciousness on the higher levels of the mental plane.

 

Soul:  Our Soul is called by several different names, including the Causal Body and the Egoic Lotus.  Soul is our higher self and our goal is to connect with it through meditation and selfless service to others, in order to realize our highest potential as human beings.  Our Soul is magnetic and draws/pulls our lower worldly self upwards towards the spiritual, away from the material world.  As a center of higher consciousness, it provides a sense of relatedness, inclusiveness, expansion and freedom.  It is a center of illumination that uplifts our lower self and leads us upon our spiritual journey.

Spirit:  Spirit is the spark of our essence, and an extension of the One Life within our being.  It is a spark of the greater Life that has “descended” into the human kingdom in order to experience our world. The three qualities of Spirit are Being, Purpose, and Will.

Spiritual Diary:  A journal kept exclusively for thoughts and impressions regarding your spiritual life and development. Keep it beside you as you meditate, so that at the end of meditation you can record any intuitive impressions before they dissipate.

Spiritual Hierarchy:  It is the heart center of our planet and the expression of Love-Wisdom.  Like any major organization, this center is formed by spiritual beings of various departments and ranks who constitute the inner, spiritual government of the world.  Its function is to guide evolutionary processes, including the evolution of mankind.  As Custodians of the divine Plan, members of the Hierarchy are responsible for its implementation. It is presided over by the Christ, who is the Master of Masters.

Spiritual Path:  The spiritual path is usually separated into three phases: path of aspiration, path of discipleship, path of initiation.  These are the paths that each person ultimately travels as he consciously is evolving, from stepping onto the spiritual path through the path of aspiration and discipleship, and leading eventually to being an evolved, radiant and magnetic human being on the path of initiation.

 

Spiritual Triad:  The Spiritual Triad is the unification of Atma, Buddhi, and Manas (Spiritual Will, Intuition, and Higher mind).

 

Wesak. A festival which takes place in the Himalayas at the full moon of May.  It is said that at this festival, at which all the members of the Hierarchy are present, the Buddha, for a brief period, renews his touch and association with the work of our planet.

 

Yoga. Yoga literally means Union. 1.  One of the six schools of India, said to be founded by Patanjali, but really of much earlier origin.  2.  The practice of Meditation as a means of leading to spiritual liberation.

Kliṣṭamanas ; (Tib. nyon yid) afflicted Mind. The many types of afflictive emotions (kleśas), stored as bījas (seeds) in the ālayavijñāna. They are projected in the Form of related saṃskāras when the personal-I is focused upon an object of desire. When these emotional saṃskāras surface they immediately fuse with the Mental Consciousness (manovijñāna), to produce such things as desire-Mindself-will, (i.e., the four types of “afflictive emotions”) or forms of ego-clinging. The emotions always manifest in relation to a concept of “self”, executing the will to appropriate things desired. They thus produce attachments for all things deemed pleasurable, glamorous, or needy by the personality, and react to that which they dislike.

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