YOGAS OF THE SEVEN RAYS
Aquarius With The Masters"
Absolute's Divine Essence, as a prerequisite to manifestation, is divided
into seven divisions of tonal quality specifically related to basic
motivations; these are called Rays and are distinguished by their vibrational
frequencies, or on a lower harmonic by their colours. On Earth these
have become known as the Seven Rays of Development.
way of looking at this division of His Essence is to compare the Absolute
to daylight, in which unmanifest though essential state He would remain
without something more gross or finite below that was able to reflect
His qualities in their various hues. If a prism is held over some paper
on a sunny day, the spectrum colours appear on the paper as a glorious
representation of the divisions of white light; but the same light streaming
from the sun before it reaches the prism remains invisible or unmanifest.
It is the same in the cosmos, the white light of pure Absolute spirituality
is unmanifest being infinite, and to become real and finite, whether
on Earth or in the highest realms, it first has to be formed into the
Seven Rays. Just as each person is spiritually one of seven distinct
types according to these Seven Rays, so also are all higher and lower
beings, the Masters included.
A further consideration of these Seven Rays is that the first three
are called the major Primary Rays, and are to be found behind all manifestations
of the Absolute in the cosmos; as such the First Ray expresses the positive
masculine aspect or Spirit-Monad; the Second Ray expresses the negative
feminine aspect or Soul-Ego; and the Third Ray expresses the neutral
forming aspect, the vehicle for the creation or Body-Personality.
is significant that the colours of these three Rays are the primary
colours, as all formations have their own colour and tone of colour
made from these basic primaries, and the quality of each of these used
in the 'mix' will also indicate the amount of each quality inherent
in each individual manifestation.
As the Seven Rays determine each individual's higher motivation through
life, it follows that although there is only the one true Path which
always involves contact with the Brotherhood either consciously or unconsciously,
a person's attitude towards the spirit and their own methods of working
towards its progressive development will vary according to their Ray
the Path can give the appearance of being divided into seven distinct
parallel paths when in fact each part is merely a division of the one
way, just as a rainbow is the pure white light of the sun split temporarily
into its prismatic hues.
as people are different physically, so do they differ spiritually, and
one person's path to salvation is another person's road to hell. Vedanta,
the oldest extant religion, recognized this, but in the west it is forgotten
knowledge and it must be revived. For too long people have tried to
impress their own ideas, including religious ones, onto their neighbours,
and violence has often been used as a means to accomplish this bigotry.
Vedantics devised seven different types of development during the evolution
of their philosophy, but in the modern western system of Yoga these
tend to be re-grouped, or even considered as a singular corruption.
They are called the seven Yogas, and their titles are Raja, Karma, Jnana,
Hatha, Laya, Bhakti, and Yantra or Mantra. With certain reservations,
which concern the slightly different make-up of individuals in present
day society, these schools of Yoga match the seven ways that a person
is able to attain enlightenment, but I will deal with this in more detail
Raja Yoga. This is the school of Pantanjali, based on the Yoga
Sutras, and is the oldest as far as we can determine. It uses the
will to control and effectively direct every part of an aspirant's
nature towards the spiritual goal. It relates to the First Ray.
Yoga. This is the school of Shri Krishna, based on the wisdom
of the Bhagavad-Gita, the doctrine of love for humanity and all other
beings and the general goodwill towards others. It relates to the
Yoga. This is the school of Shankaracharya, based on the understanding
of the principles of wisdom and the evolving philosophies of humanity.
It relates to the Third Ray.
Yoga. This is based essentially on the balance between the body
and the mind, with the goal of harmonious living. It relates to the
Yoga. This is based on the awakening of the higher centres or
chakras, through the application of detailed knowledge concerning
the esoteric workings of the chakras and the serpent of Kundalini.
It relates to the Fifth Ray.
Yoga. This is concerned with the writings of the Bhagavad-Gita
again, and is based on the adoration of God, coupled with an endless
devotion and absolute faith in Him as the Saviour. It relates to the
Yoga, and also Yantra Yoga. These are based on the inherent power
of symbols as an aid to contact the Divine; the symbols can either
take the form of diagrams or mandalas (Yantra) or repetitious chants
(Mantra), the latter being taken from the Vedas and Tantric hymns
of the Hindus. They both relate to the Seventh Ray.
From the above it is easy to see how the Hindu religion has always catered
for the seven basic types of human aspiration, whereas in the west this
tolerance was unknown until recent times; and the main reason is that
Christianity, the essential religion of the Piscean Age, is based very
strongly on the character of its Age.
saw when discussing Piscean subjects that their deepest desire is to
join up all diverse channels into one, and Christianity sought to do
the same by treating all people as equal and teaching everybody the
same way to the Path.
idea of equality has been very necessary to humanity's evolution, but
it is now time at the beginning of this New Age to recognize certain
subtle differences between individuals: differences that are of the
inner spirit and nothing to do with creed, colour, status or station.
last point is very important, but I hope it will not require emphasis
as I am certainly not suggesting segregation according to Ray type,
which is as wrong as segregation according to skin colouring. All I
am attempting to show you is that people do have differences in their
spiritual motivation and we should become aware of this so that every
person has a chance to go on the Path. During the Piscean Age, the majority
of holy people have been of the Second Ray, and their 'devotees' have
been either of the Second or Sixth Ray.
This over-emphasis of the two emotional Rays has caused a precedent.
The typical First Ray person, who is happiest and best suited leading
people either in battle or in business, and the typical Seventh Ray
person, who is happy and content as a rich, independent art collector,
answerable only to the rise and fall of the stock markets: these people,
who might nevertheless have admirable spiritual qualifications, stand
little chance of becoming aspirants under the old system.
that is why, up until now spirituality has been confined to religious
doctrine rather than everyday life.
person's Ray relates to their higher self which makes an accurate assessment
of their true Ray very difficult, especially as a different Ray appears
to be operative on the three levels that relate to their lower three
bodies, the Mental, Astral and Physical. These minor Ray influences
cloud the awareness of a persons true Ray, and need to be recognised
as a hindrance to an awareness of the higher essence of spirituality
which is an embodiment of the soul Ray one shares with ones Master.
this distorting process is a necessary part of the continuing existence
of life on our planet. It acts like a shield between the blissful reality
of the pure monadic Ray energies and man's physical form, which, if
subjected to a sudden impulse from these high levels without the protection
of such a barrier, would be extremely dangerous.
we should recognise the existence of these extra Ray energies, yet seek
to know the Ray of the soul which works through them, and which functions
as our spiritual motivation.
again we are touching on the philosophy of Yoga and its teachings on
the Kundalini serpent. Spiritual development is the way of preparing
the physical form so that it is able to accept and benefit from contact
with the higher self. We know this is achieved by de-angling, although
mystical groups have different explanations and terminologies for the
symbolically, the serpent of Kundalini has to be slowly aroused before
our perception and awareness can develop and learn to appreciate the
qualities of our higher selves, which are our own characteristic Ray
qualities. The serpent is this barrier between the reality of
our monadic existence and our earthly existence which is mere illusion
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AQUARIUS WITH THE MASTERS
Spiritual Path of Humanity ~ a journey through time and space
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