Alice’s Story

Alice’s Story

Since the discussion has arisen on Alice A. Bailey, I thought I would let her tell her story in her own words. Below is her account of her first meeting with a Master named Koot Hoomi. Later he turned her over to Djwhal Khul to receive the transmissions essential to laying the foundation teachings for the new age.

It was a Sunday morning. The previous Sunday I had heard a sermon which had aroused all my aspiration. This Sunday, for some reason, I had not gone to Church. All the rest of the house-party had gone and there was no one in the house but myself and the servants. I was sitting in the drawing-room reading. The door opened and in walked a tall man dressed in European clothes (very well cut, I remember) but with a turban on his head. He came in and sat down beside me. I was so petrified at the sight of the turban that I could not make a sound or ask what he was doing there. Then he started to talk. He told me there was some work that it was planned that I could do in the world but that it would entail my changing my disposition very considerably; I would have to give up being such an unpleasant little girl and must try and get some measure of self-control. My future usefulness to Him and to the world was dependent upon how I handled myself and the changes I could manage to make. He said that if I could achieve real self-control I could then be trusted and that I would travel all over the world and visit many countries, “doing your Master’s work all the time.” Those words have rung in my ears ever since. He emphasized that it all depended upon me and what I could do and should do immediately. He added that He would be in touch with me at intervals of several years apart.

The interview was very brief. I said nothing but simply listened whilst He talked quite emphatically. Having said what He had come to say, He got up and walked out, after pausing at the door for a minute to give me a look which to this day I remember very distinctly. I did not know what to make of it all. When I had recovered from the shock, I was first frightened and thought I was going insane or had been to sleep and dreaming and then I reacted to a feeling of smug satisfaction. I felt that I was like Joan of Arc (at that time my heroine) and that, like her, I was seeing spiritual visions and was consequently set aside for a great work. What it was I could not imagine, but pictured myself as the dramatic and admired teacher of thousands. This is a very common mistake on the part of beginners and I see a lot of it today in connection with various occult groups. People’s sincerity and aspiration do succeed in bringing them some inner, spiritual contact and they then interpret it in terms of personality success and importance. A reaction of over-stimulation. This reaction was succeeded by one in which the criticism He had made of me became uppermost in my mind. I decided that maybe after all I was not in the class of Joan of Arc but simply some one who could be nicer than I had been and who could begin to control a rather violent temper. This I started to do. I tried not to be so cross and to control my tongue and for some time became so objectionably good that my family got disturbed; they wondered if I was ill and almost begged me to resume my explosive displays. I was smug and sweet and sentimental.

As the years went by I found that at seven years intervals (until I was thirty-five) I had indications of the supervision and interest of this individual. Then in 1915 I discovered who He was and that other people know Him. From then on the relationship has become closer and closer until today I can, at will, contact Him. This willingness to be contacted on the part of a Master is only possible when a disciple is also willing never to avail himself of the opportunity except in moments of real emergency in world service.

I found that this visitor was the Master K. H., the Master Koot Hoomi, a Master Who is very close to the Christ, Who is on the teaching line and Who is an outstanding exponent of the love-wisdom of which the Christ is the full expression. The real value of this experience is not to be found in the fact that I, a young girl called Alice La Trobe-Bateman, had an interview with a Master but in the fact that knowing nothing whatsoever of Their existence, I met one of Them and that He talked with me. The value is to be found also in the fact that everything that He told me came true (after I had tried hard to meet requirements) and because I discovered that He was not the Master Jesus, as I had naturally supposed, but a Master of Whom I could not possibly have heard and one Who was totally unknown to me. Anyway, the Master K. H. is my Master, beloved and real. I have worked for Him ever since I was fifteen years old and I am now one of the senior disciples in His group, or-as it is called esoterically-in His Ashram.

JJ: Thus we see that the Masters she worked with were not a dream or from her subconscious, but individuals residing in physical bodies like ourselves, but with the subtle difference that they are hundreds of years old yet still perpetuate their youth.

I was asked for a definition of metaphysics. Simply put for my use it is physics of the mind. In other words, a scientific approach to thinking and philosophy as opposed to a feeling, often illogical, approach to truth as it exists in many religions. Unfortunately, many religious people believe that a logical approach to the spiritual is misleading or even evil, but as we have shown by the use of the word “faith” in the days of Jesus, that evidence is a key ingredient in the pursuit of truth.

July 17, 2000

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The Left, the Right and DK, Conclusion

This entry is part 11 of 73 in the series 2015

Conclusion

There are other points that could be made illustrating how DK leans more right than left. His teachings are certainly a different flavor than either the current right or left is custom to hearing, but overall are more in harmony with the Right. A good DK student will find in his writings teachings that support:

(1) A belief in God

(2) A belief in an afterlife

(3) Good or evil works will reap a just reward after death

(4) There are angels and spiritual beings in other realms.

(5) He teaches against promiscuity

(6) Christ was a real historical person.

(7) Christ will come again.

(8) He believes in the power of prayer

(9) He stresses rugged individualism and personal responsibility and we are the ones who created whatever situation in which we find ourselves.

(10) He stresses the importance of law and justice in order to insure the preservation as well as the advance of civilization. He tells us that the seventh Ray is coming into power and greater emphasis will be placed on this.

The Right overall are bigger supporters of law and order than the Left. One of many examples of this is border control. We have plenty of laws that the Left helped pass to secure the border but now that it is not politically expedient they do not want to enforce them. The Right tends to support enforcing laws even when they disagree with them. This latter attitude is necessary to insure a secure civilization.

Of course, there are exceptions to every rule and there may be a time and place to break the law for the greater good but the Left does not support many laws that are for the greater good and necessary for a secure state.

If we have bad laws all efforts should be made to change them rather than break them for personal or dogmatic reasons.

About the only way that DK sounds more to the Left than the Right are found in his promotion of the idea of sharing wealth with some socialist sounding teachings.

On the other hand, nowhere des he say that social programs should be forced upon the majority by a minority. He presents a future ideal that both sides can agree with if accomplished through the Principle of Freedom.

And indeed freedom is one of his core teachings as well as one of mine.

Therefore, through the Forces of Light, liberation into freedom will come and it will mean the freedom of all mankind.

Discipleship in the New Age, Vol 2, Page 219

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The Left, the Right and DK, Part 10

This entry is part 10 of 73 in the series 2015

Discrimination

Thanks to the demonization of the Left, the word “discrimination” has become such a forbidden word that if one discriminates at all on most anything he is deemed to be in league with the devil himself.

Again we see a difference of approach as far as the use of discrimination goes with the Left and the Right.

The Left has nothing good to say about using our natural abilities to discriminate, especially as far as people are concerned. They feel we just should not discriminate at all, period, end of story.

They have carried this so far that it becomes difficult for law enforcement to profile criminals or possible terrorists. If some guy robs a bank the media is often afraid to mention his race or even name if it belongs to a minority.

Other developments are the doing away with a single valedictorian in schools, dumbing down the grading system, tests, and discipline – all in the name of too much discrimination.

The Left has used this black and white approach to discrimination to water down critical thought and analysis in ways too numerous to cover here.

The Right has a different approach. They agree with the majority of the people that we should not use unjust discrimination that would interfere with basic civil rights but they support discrimination where it makes sense.

Here is one example. After the attack on 9/11 it became necessary to screen boarding passengers more carefully. Many on the Right wanted to use a little discrimination and profile passengers, like Israel does with great success, so more attention could be placed on those who were statistically more likely to be a problem. They thought it was silly to single out little old ladies from Pasadena with as much intensity as a non citizen from Saudi Arabia from whence came those who took down the Twin Towers.

Most on the Right think it is advantageous to give all possible details on wanted criminals including race, sex, height, weight, accent – anything that helps to identify the guy.

Most on the Right reject the idea of quota systems that takes away our ability to wisely discriminate. They want to chose their friends based on who they like, they want businesses to hire people based on their abilities, not quotas, and students should be able to get into schools based on their achievements.

DK agrees with the Right in that not all discrimination is bad, but goes even further and says it is an essential characteristic that must be mastered and used by disciples.

The positive use of discrimination was a huge theme in his writings that was repeated and emphasized over and over. Here are just a few quotes from DK of the many that could be given:

Every expenditure of force on the part of a Master or Teacher is subjected to wise foresight and discrimination. Just as we do not put university professors to teach the beginners, so the Masters Themselves work not individually with men until they have attained a certain stage of evolution and are ready to profit by Their instruction.

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Watch yourselves and your daily life with discrimination, so that you learn to distinguish between glamour, illusion and maya.

Many on the Left say that those who discriminate in any way are haters, but DK says:

Hate ever lacks discrimination. The great Law of Spiritual Retribution requires that justice be meted out, but hatred will close the eyes of justice.

***

A man has been taught that he evolves and becomes aware first by means of the five senses, and later through the development of the faculty of discrimination, coupled with dispassion. Here in the West we have primarily emphasised the five senses, and have not taught that discrimination which is so essential.

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Go forward with discrimination where your unfoldment is concerned, and with love and understanding where your group is concerned.

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You must learn discrimination and understanding and right choice through experiment, through failure and through success.

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You can also see why for centuries the emphasis of the Teachers of the Ageless Wisdom has been upon the necessity for discrimination, particularly where the probationary disciple is concerned.

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Our first aim should surely be self-realisation through the practice of discrimination; we must learn to think clearly for ourselves, to formulate our own thoughts and to manipulate our own mental processes; we must learn to know what we think and why we think it, to find out the meaning of group consciousness through the study of the law of sacrifice. Not only must we find ourselves through the primary childhood stage of selfishness (and surely that should lie behind us), not only should we learn to distinguish between the real and the unreal, through the practice of discrimination, but we should endeavour to pass on from that to something very much better.

DK was definitely against a black and white rejection of the use and application of our powers of discrimination. One could say that he taught the art of using the discriminating mind to discriminate effectively in a beneficial, and not harmful manner. Wise discrimination leads to the fulfillment of Martin Luther Kings dream where he said:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

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The Left, the Right and DK, Part 9

This entry is part 9 of 73 in the series 2015

The Preservation of Species

Both the political left and right as a whole seek to preserve the various species of the planet. The difference between the two is that the Left is far more conservative in its approach than the Right. Many of them feel that draconian steps must be taken if there is any risk to a species and they must be preserved at all costs. They seek to keep life where it is now whether it be animal, insect, vegetable or Mother Earth itself.

The Right has a more liberal approach in that they want to take reasonable steps to not interfere with the health of various lives, but when it comes down to measures that that seem to create great problems for us humans they will side with the humans.

A prime example of this division is in the extreme measures to save the Delta Smelt in California at the expense of irrigating water for hundreds of thousands of acres of choice farmland in California. For years now the 700,000-acre Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta has been turning into a dust bowl because an attempt to keep the water in place so the tiny smelt could survive.

The crazy thing is that all this sacrifice the farmers had to endure was for nothing as the smelt have been rapidly declining in numbers despite the extreme efforts of the Left to save them.

DK sides with the Right here and tells us that the appearance and extinction of various species is an important part of evolution taking place on this planet.

He says:

One of the recognised facts in the realm of natural science has been the cyclic change in the fauna and flora of our planet. Animals, plentiful and familiar many thousands of years ago, are now extinct, and by means of their bones we endeavour to reconstruct their forms. Flowers and trees that once covered the surface of our planet have now entirely disappeared and only their fossilized remains are left to indicate to us a vegetation vastly different to that which we now enjoy. Man himself has changed so much that we find it difficult to recognise homo sapiens in the early primitive races of the far distant past.

Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 101

He explains that many species will naturally become extinct because of the influence of the incoming Seventh Ray.

The third effect of the coming in of this ray is one that may at first repel – it will cause a great destruction in the animal kingdom. During the next few hundred years many of the old animal forms will die out and become extinct. To supply the wants of man, through disease, and through causes latent in the animal kingdom itself, much destruction will be brought about. It must ever be borne in mind that a building force is likewise a destroying one, and new forms for the animal evolution are, at this time, one of the recognized needs. The immense slaughter in America is part of the working out of the plan. The inner life or fire which animates the animal groups, and which is the life expression of an Entity, will, under this seventh influence, blaze up and burn out the old, and permit the escape of the life, to newer and better forms.

Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 465

Note that he makes the statement that “new forms for the animal evolution are, at this time, one of the recognized needs.” To prepare for the new the old must go. What this tells us is that the Left’s black and white draconian measures to preserve all species at all costs are merely interfering with the evolution of the planet. We must learn to use some common sense. Of course we must not participate in senseless slaughter of species to the point of extinction, but neither should we interfere with nature and let her and common sense take its course.

Finally DK makes this interesting statement:

A portion of the animal kingdom will enter into a temporary obscuration, thus releasing energy for the use of the remaining percentage, and producing results such as are hinted at by the prophet of Israel when he speaks of “the wolf lying down with the lamb”; his comment “a little child shall lead them” is largely the esoteric enunciation of the fact that three fifths of the human family will stand upon the Path, ‘a little child’ being the name applied to probationers and disciples. In the vegetable and mineral kingdoms a corresponding demonstration will ensue, but of such a nature as to be too obscure for our comprehension.

Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 493

According to DK here an obscuration of a species has the benefit of “releasing energy” that can be used by the remaining members of that kingdom.

Animals are a part of a group soul and not individualized as are humans. This means that fewer numbers gives the group souls more power to work with the remaining lives and stimulate their evolution as well as bring about new species.

The Left often portrays humanity as a plague or virus on the earth doing nothing but damage. Again DK sides with the Right in that the destiny of humanity is to be a benevolent force.

In the vegetable kingdom, the effect (of humanity) will be the demonstration of increased beauty and diversity, and the evolution of new species with an objective impossible to explain to those not yet initiate. The production of nutritive forms which will serve the needs of the lesser devas and angels will be one of the results.

In the animal kingdom the effect will be the elimination of pain and suffering and a return to the ideal conditions of the Garden of Eden. When man functions as a soul, he heals; he stimulates and vitalizes; he transmits the spiritual forces of the universe, and all harmful emanations and all destructive forces find in the human kingdom a barrier. 

Treatise on White Magic, Page 99

The human kingdom has made mistakes, but we are learning as we go and our ultimate destiny is to be great benefactors for the kingdoms below us. May we hasten this day with the use of a little common sense.

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The Left, the Right and DK, Part 8

This entry is part 8 of 73 in the series 2015

Abundance of Resources

There is an interesting division between the political left and right on their views on the availability and management of natural resources.

The Left sees the future availability of resources such as oil, natural gas, energy, trees, minerals, land, food, water, commodities and even manufactured items as very limited in supply. Because of this limitation we must conserve. It is ironical that in this area it is the Left which is extremely conservative, even though they are called liberals by the masses.

The political right has a different take. They do not merely consider resources available now and make the mistake in thinking that nothing will change. Instead, they believe that human ingenuity will figure out ways to create all the resources we need to provide for us in the future. All we have to do is give people the freedom they need to manifest them.

DK seems to agree with this idea as never once did he say that there would not be enough natural resources available for us in the future. The only problem he saw in this regard was that a lack of right human relations and a lack of goodwill would interfere with a distribution to those in need.

Concerning resources he said:

These are: first, the recognition that there is enough food, fuel, oil and minerals in the world to meet the need of the entire population.

Externalisation of the Hierarchy, Page 197

This is as true today as it was in 1940 when he made this statement. There are plenty of natural resources to take care of the whole world. We just have to have the freedom to go after them, produce them and then distribute them.

The Left creates a stumbling block in the manifestation of the abundance of these resources because many do everything in their power to prevent humanity from obtaining them. They attempt seal up new sources of oil production, natural gas, coal, atomic energy and even wind and solar in some cases. They push for these limitation even in poor countries that desperately need energy for survival.

Let us just look at one commodity, oil. Almost all the predictions about its future availability were wrong, really wrong. Here are some examples.

In 1885, the US Geological Survey announced that there was “little or no chance” of oil being discovered in California. In 1891, it said the same thing about Kansas and Texas.

“Petroleum has been used for less than 50 years, and it is estimated that the supply will last about 25 or 30 years longer. If production is curtailed and waste stopped it may last till the end of the century.”

July 19, 1909 Titusville Herald (Titusville, PA)

In 1939 the US Department of the Interior said that American oil supplies would last only another 13 years.

“M. King Hubbert of the Shell Development Co. predicted [one year ago] that peak oil production would be reached in the next 10 to 15 years and after that would gradually decline.”

March 9, 1957 Corpus Christi Times (Corpus Christi, TX)

The Limits to Growth (1972) – projected the world would run out of gold by 1981, mercury and silver by 1985, tin by 1987, zinc by 1990, petroleum by 1992, and copper, lead and natural gas by 1993.

“At any rate, U.S. oil supplies will last only 20 years. Foreign supplies will last 40 or 50 years, but are increasingly dependent upon world politics.”

May 1972 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

“As a nation, Americans have been reluctant to accept the prospect of physical shortages. We must recognize that world oil production will likely peak in the early 1990’s, and from that point on will be on a declining curve. By the early part of the 21st century, we must face the prospect of running out of oil and natural gas.”

1977 US Department of Energy

Each time some wrong, shortsighted prediction is made about some natural resource the Left assumes it is the gospel truth and builds its ideas for conservation around it.

The Right, on the other hand, factors in the truth of human ingenuity and creativity. They see us as problem solvers that can take charge of our destiny.

The thread of all DK’s writings agree with this approach. He sounds this positive note when speaking of atomic energy.

Man will eventually come to the realisation that in atomic energy, harnessed to his need, or in the inducing of increased radioactivity, lies for him the path to prosperity and riches.

Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 496

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The Left, the Right and DK, Part 7

This entry is part 7 of 73 in the series 2015

The Law of Economy and Waste

Doris just received a very large credit card and decided to make the most of it. Unfortunately she was a captive of her own emotional desires and not only overspent, but spent wastefully. Instead of checking for sales and finding the best price she often spent more than double what she had to on various products. Then when a store brand would do the job she would buy the much more expensive name brand. In addition to this she would often buy overlapping products. For instance, she had many more shoes than she needed and three cell phones when all she needed was enough for a single user.

Shirley also received the same card, but took a reasonable approach and just used it when it was logically necessary. She shopped around and made sure she got the best price on needed items and used store brand and generic items when there was negligible difference in the quality. She refused to buy overlapping products and just purchased what she could efficiently use.

By using her mind and common sense Shirley subjected herself to the Law of Economy.

And what is that? DK mentions it often in the Bailey writings. It is basically this.

The creative Intelligence of the Universe follows a path which produces the greatest efficiency while using the smallest possible expenditure of energy. Those who follow the Law of Economy produce very little if any wasted energy.

The Law of Economy can be seen at play from the sub atomic level on up to atoms, molecules, cells and all living things. The efficiency of nature is spectacular indeed.

We human beings have made many advancements in technology by observing nature, but we seem to really lag behind in incorporating this law in our lives and politics. Too many of us are like Doris and not enough like Shirley.

Unfortunately, most governments throw efficiency and the Law of Economy out the window and spend like Doris, often with no means to pay the final bill.

Here is the really strange part. Many who are quite conscientious about their personal budget and see themselves as common sense Aquarians will support extremely wasteful government spending. If government borrows to spend on a product or service they approve of, they give it their support while not even making a smidgen of effort to calculate the waste involved or voice concern.

Supporting government programs involving extreme waste is like being married to Doris and just trusting that she is doing the best possible job in making effective use of her credit card.

Does such wrong-headed support belong to the emotional Piscean mind or the mental Aquarian?

The answer should be obvious.

There is tremendous waste and inefficiency in most levels of government “help” and spending. I’ll just pick one – healthcare.

Before government started allocating spending on its citizens in an attempt to lower healthcare costs health care was pretty reasonable. I know because I had an accident at the age of 13 in 1958 that caused me to undergo six operations and spend a total of three months in the hospital. Four of those operations were by a renown specialist, the equivalent of which would charge a huge amount today.

My first stay in the hospital lasted a month and my room cost was $8.00 a day. The most expensive room was $14.00, but being concerned about money and having no insurance we opted for the most economical available.

$8 in 1958 dollars equals less than $100 dollars in 2020. That was a bargain any way you look at it.

The accident happened at the worst possible time. My Mom just divorced my Dad and received no child support. Our only means of support was from both of us picking fruit in the summer and my mom worked for near minimum wage at a potato processing plant for the rest of the year.

Could a fruit picker with no insurance pay off major surgery and a month’s stay in the hospital today? Not hardly. Today’s bill could easily run a quarter of a million dollars.

Now here is the crazy part. We paid off all the medical bills using our own money with no help from the government or insurance companies. My mom did take out a loan, but paid it off.

For later corrective surgery we did receive some help from a private charity, but again government was not needed or involved.

Today a typical stay in the hospital is around $4,000 a day or more. That means if I had to stay in the hospital today, the cost would be about 500 times more than in 1958. Adjusting for inflation it would still be about sixty times as much.

The irony is that, today, gas prices are often a sore point with the public, the media and politicians. Everyone wants to investigate “Big Oil” for gouging us. Many also want to penalize them by taxing more of their profits.

But, even though gas prices seem high we should be praising big oil for holding their prices as low as they are.

The price of gas in 1958 was 39 cents a gallon in the area where I lived, and no one was grumbling about Big Oil. If the price of gas had risen 500 times, it would now cost $199.50 a gallon!

Why is it that by 2020 the price of gas and many other items has risen less than ten times the 1958 price, whereas a hospital room has risen around 500 times? It is puzzling that no one is asking this question. Even more puzzling is why people are not grumbling more about big hospital than they are about big oil or other commodities.

This great inefficiency started to plague us about the time that government stepped in to help us with our medical bills in the form of Medicare and Medicaid.

When these programs started in 1965, they seemed like a good idea to many, especially in consideration of the cost projections at the time. The public was sold on the idea that Medicare’s $3 billion cost in 1966 would only reach an inflation-adjusted $12.0 billion by 1990. The actual cost in 1990 was a whopping $67 billion. The “experts” were off by 7.44 times. Total Medicare spending reached $440 billion for fiscal year 2007 and then to 630 billion in 2019, or 16 percent of all federal spending. The only larger categories of federal spending are Social Security and defense.

The question is whether the bill could have even passed if the public had been given an accurate representation of what the actual cost would be.

In addition to this, the annual cost to taxpayers of Medicare and Medicaid fraud (not counting waste) is estimated to be over $100 billion. One estimate of the fraud of the whole health care system is $272 billion a year.

The bottom line is that there is no way one can claim he is in harmony with the Aquarian energies of the mind when if one supports programs that create such extreme waste. Anyone not ruled by pure emotion would support the elimination of waste and applying the Law of Economy before spending money on new programs that will do more of the same.

When I tell someone today. who thinks the government is doing a great job with our medical dollars, about the time before such programs when even a fruit picker did not need insurance because he could pay his own way, his eyes just glaze over and mumbles something to the effect that, “things are different today.”

Yes, things are different today and not in a good way, Government is extremely inefficient with our money in most areas of endeavor and the common sense, mental, Aquarian, new age attitude should be to shout, “Stop! Let us fix this problem before we throw even more money at such a broken system.”

When we look at the positions of the left and the right we see that the stated beliefs of the right are much more in harmony with the Law of Economy. Many on the right claim to believe in limiting spending to a balance ed budget where as the left in general seem to have little concerns about such a thin. If an idea sounds beneficial they think the government should supply the money even if we have to borrow it to the extent that out grandchildren will be facing unparalleled debt.

Unfortunately, many on the right only support a balanced budget in theory and not in actual action. When they have gotten the majority it seems that they are just as willing as the let to violate the Law of Economy. The hard fact is that there are only a few on the right who seek to practice war they preach and they are often labeled as hard hearted extremists, not only by the left, but some of their brethren on the right.

The bottom line is that the stated spending policies of the right are much more in harmony with the Law of Economy but far too many politicians of both parties succumb to temptation as did Doris with her big credit card.

DK would not have supported our insane borrowing. He said:

“Make restitution of the borrowed goods; pay back thy debt.” Esoteric Healing Page 426

DK placed emphasis on voluntary sharing and cooperation and the Right of today support a number of social programs that are supported by the will of the people.

DK tells us that the governments of the new age will take the best out of all the systems of the past. Instead if being far left or far right they will be a synthesis, not strongly polarized toward either political party of today.

Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;

For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:

And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.

Isaiah 10:1, 13-14

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The Left, the Right and DK, Part 6

This entry is part 6 of 73 in the series 2015

Belief in God and Intelligent Design

Back in the 1980s and earlier there was not much difference in the percentage of the political left and right who professed a belief in God and recognized some type of Divine Intelligence having a hand in creation.

Now all that has changed. The political left has taken a major swing toward the spiritual atheistic left whereas the Right has held fairly steady. Pew polls show that in 1987 there was not much difference between the Republicans and Democrats in their belief in God, but by 2012 we approached a great divide that has probably become wider since. In 2012 92% of Republicans had some type of belief in God compared to only 77% of the Democrats.

Another Pew poll revealed that in 2012 73% of the atheists voted for the Democrats and only 18% voted Republican. About twice as many Democrats reject the idea that some type of higher intelligence had a hand in the creation of the universe.

I think the polls actually understate the belief gap. I have participated in a number of forums where politics is discussed and if I, or another there, just mention any type of acknowledgement of Divine Intelligence the attacks and belittlement from the political left spew forth without mercy. Rarely does anyone from the Left even mention a belief in God in any form. Many of those on the Left who do have some belief in God often seem too ashamed to publicly admit it. The only supporting posts made in harmony with me was from believers on the Right and the strange thing is that many of those believers have a lot different view of God than I do. Even so, just the mere acknowledgement of Higher Intelligence is a unifying guidepost pointing in the direction of the Right Hand Path.

It should be a no brainer for a follower of the Bailey writings to side with the political right on acknowledging an Intelligent Designer. He says this:

The scientific way leads the aspirant into the world of energies and forces, which is the true world of occult endeavour, revealing the Universal Mind and the workings of that great Intelligence which created the manifested universe.       Rays and Initiations, Page 666

There is no hope for the future world except in a humanity which accepts the fact of divinity, even whilst repudiating theology, which recognizes the presence of the living Christ, whilst rejecting man-made interpretations of Him and of His message, and which emphasizes the authority of the human soul.   Problems of Humanity, Page 34

On this matter DK, as well as most any spiritual teacher, is much more in harmony with the political Right than the Left. The acknowledgement of God, as well as all the hierarchies, representing higher spiritual intelligence in the realm of creation are at the core of all his writings. He definitely sides with the political right in accepting intelligent design.

The most famous words of DK, The Great Invocation acknowledges God as our source of “light” “love” and “Will.” There is really no excuse for Baily students to side with the left on this matter.

Now some students siding with the left will say this: “Of course, I accept the idea of higher intelligence, but what I reject is the right attempting to teach their version of God and creation in the classroom. I do not want my kids taught that the earth was created in six days and is less than 10,000 years old.”

This accusation by the left that the right is demanding a literalist version of creation to be taught is something not centered in reality and conjured up by them as a means of attack to take the idea of divinity completely out of the schools.

First we must realize that the number belonging to the political right with such a literalist view is decreasing with each passing year. Many believers see the days of creation as unknown periods of time. Those who support Intelligent Design are not demanding that any literalist view of the Bible be taught but merely that there is evidence that a greater intelligence than humanity had to be involved in creation. That is an idea that echoes through the belief systems of all spiritual people and the various religions, but ridiculed by many on the political left.

Most on the political right who support intelligent deisign merely promote the idea that time be given to both sides of the discussion. After all, the idea that students should be exposed to the concept of Divine intelligence is in harmony with DK’s writings for he said:

“The college or the university should in reality be the correspondence in the field of education to the world of the Hierarchy; it should be the custodian of those methods, techniques and systems of thought and of life which will relate a human being to the world of souls, to the Kingdom of God, and not only to other human beings upon the physical plane; not only to the world of phenomena but also to the inner world of values and quality.” Education in the New Age, Page 49

So here DK advocates going beyond that which the right desires and teaching about the world of soul and the kingdom of God in our schools of which Intelligent Design would definitely be included.

He also said this:

“Until the aim of education is to orient a man to this inner world of realities, we shall have the misplaced emphasis of the present time. Until we can arrive in our educational objectives at the bridging of the gap between the three lower aspects of man and the soul (a bridging which must take place upon the mental levels of consciousness), we shall make but little progress in right directions and all interim activity will be inadequate to the modern need. … The objective of education should therefore be the training of the mechanism to respond to the life of the soul.” Education in the New Age, Page 11

Then he promotes “ the recognition of divine potentialities in man as well as the recognition of a divine directing Intelligence in Whom man lives, and moves and has his being.” Externalization of the Hierarchy, Page 192

Sounds like DK would be considered a right wing extremist if he were presenting his views today.

DK is in good company and in harmony with the words of Einstein who said this: “On the other hand, however, every one who is seriously engaged in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that the laws of nature manifest the existence of a spirit vastly superior to that of men, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. The pursuit of science leads therefore to a religious feeling of a special kind, which differs essentially from the religiosity of more naive people. “Einstein and Religion: Physics and Theology” by Max Jammer quoting an Einstein letter from 1936

Of course, not all who accept Divine Intelligence have their feet placed solidly on the right hand path, but this much we know and that is those who fight against the freedom to teach and merely expose the rising generation to the idea that there is a kingdom of the soul and Divine Intelligence are aiding those entities who support the left hand path.

May the sincere esoteric student choose wisely.

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The Left, the Right and DK, Part 5

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The Left, the Right and DK, Part 5

Sex and Family Values

There is a significant difference in the philosophies of the political left and right concerning sex and family values, though there is some middle ground where they both agree. That middle ground is becoming slimmer all the time and is basically this.

We should love and support family members as much as possible and do our best to see children get the best possible care and start in life. Basically both sides claim to support the Golden Rule in relationships though both will often fall short.

The differences however, are significant. Concerning family values the right has placed a lot more focus on them, often to the extent that they are criticized for trying to monopolize the subject. They are also strongly criticized by the left when any individual from the right falls short of those values.

It must be realized though that such a criticism is often a cheap shot, for all fall short of perfection from time to time, so we should not discourage anyone from attempting to reach a high standard because someone in the group is a bad example.

So, why is the right criticized for monopolizing family values?

It is not because they are unwilling to let the left have their say but because they are the ones talking about them, trying to live them and placing emphasis on them. You rarely hear groups from the left even mentioning family values as a part of their philosophy. If the topic is brought up it is usually in the context of how people of the right are hypocrites because they do not live up to the standards they set.

The bottom line on the monopoly idea is this. If the people from the left do not want the right to have a monopoly on family values then they should lay claim to some of those values themselves and promote them as they did when DK was writing through Alice A. Bailey.

Now the divisions on the proper role of sex are even a greater divide.

A high percentage of the right believe that sex should be limited by certain constraints. Many believe it should only be had in the marriage relationship. On the other hand, the left widely believes in few if any constraints. The basic mantra there is “if it feels good, do it” and you will not be criticized or condemned.

Concerning birth control the right has become more liberal (as a whole) over the years and leave it up to the individual, but are not big on promoting it, especially if it leads to promiscuity.

The left takes a much more liberal view in assuming all should be supplied with birth control, free of cost if possible, to accommodate all who wish to have sex at any age from teens and above.

So, which side does DK and Alice A. Bailey gravitate to on this issue?

Here Alice A. Bailey echoes sentiments similar to DK which sounds more like the political right than the Left.

“It is needless, surely, to add here that the true student of meditation should not tolerate in his life promiscuous or illegitimate sexual relations. The aspirant to the life of the spirit conforms not only to the laws of the spiritual kingdom but to the legalized customs of his age and time. He, therefore, regularizes his physical every day life so that the man in the street recognizes the morality, the uprightness and the correctness of his presentation to the world. A home that is based upon a true and happy relation between a man and a woman, upon mutual trust, co-operation and understanding, and in which the principles of spiritual living are emphasized, is one of the finest aids that can be given to the world at this time. A relation that is based on physical attraction and the gratification of the sex nature, and which has, as its primary objective, the prostitution of the physical nature to animal desire, is evil and wrong.” From Intellect to Intuition, pages 258-259

Here DK reinforces this idea:

“Again, a divine son of God can surely function as freely and as effectively when in the married state as in the celibate; he will however brook no prostitution of the powers of the body to the grosser satisfactions, nor will he offend against established custom, nor lower the standards which the world has set for its highest and best.” A Treatise on White Magic, Pg 420

“They have tried—at the other extreme—to exhaust normal sexual desire by promiscuity, license and perversions, damaging themselves and laying up the basis for trouble for many incarnations ahead.” Rays and Initiations, Page 670

In addition, DK was against the too liberal use of contraceptives that lead to unregulated promiscuous sex similar to the right today.

“Again, we have evidence of a growing realisation of the race along this particular line (of population growth); that realisation is as yet distorted and much misunderstood and is today producing the promiscuous use of contraceptive methods. As the intelligence of the race is developed (and that is going on apace), as the Laws of Rhythm and Approach are grasped, it will then be found that there are certain innate reactions which will negate conception, and that then the mechanical means will no longer be required.” Education in the New Age, Page 134

In addition he tells us that a lack of self control in sex leads to a weakened physical body:

The dissipation of the vital powers through loose living and incontinence is the great sin against the physical body. It involves the failure to recognize the importance of the procreative act, the inability to resist the lower desires and pleasures, and a loss of self control. The results of this failure are apparent throughout the human family at this time in the low health average, in the full hospitals, and the diseased, enfeebled and anemic men, women and children everywhere to be found. There is little conservation of energy, and the very words “dissipation” and dissipated men” carry a lesson. Light of the Soul, Pages 198-199

So, overall here, DK sides much more with the example of a conservative like Tim Tebow, who regulates sex to within marriage, as compared to the typical liberal rock star or Hollywood type where everything goes.

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The Left, the Right and DK, Part 4

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DK and Nuclear Energy

Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Japan

Even though this action was taken by a Democrat, according to a Pew poll published Aug 2015 only 52% of Democrats think it was justified while 74% of Republicans do.

Again DK sides with the Right on this as he strongly supported the dropping of the bomb.

“They (the Japanese) will be and are being defeated by physical war measures and by the destruction physically of their war potential and the death of the form aspect. This destruction … and the consequent release of their imprisoned souls, is a necessary happening; it is the justification of the use of the atomic bomb upon the Japanese population. The first use of this released energy has been destructive, but I would remind you that it has been the destruction of forms and not the destruction of spiritual values and the death of the human spirit – as was the goal of the Axis effort.

“That atomic bomb (though used only twice destructively) ended the resistance of the powers of evil because its potency is predominantly etheric.” Externalisation of the Hierarchy, Pages 495-6, 548

 

Atomic Energy

Next we come to peaceful uses of atomic power. It is interesting that DK predicted this as a positive thing long before the creation of nuclear power plants. He said this in the Treatise on Cosmic Fire which was published in 1925:

“When the energy of water and of the atom is harnessed for the use of man, our present types of factories, our methods of navigation and of transportation, such as steamers and railway apparatus, will be entirely revolutionised.” Treatise on Cosmic Fire Pg 910

Here he not only predicted here the positive use of nuclear power but the extracting of power from water. Scientists are currently working on economical ways of separating hydrogen from water and using it to power our homes and vehicles. Nuclear power could be a key to making this feasible.

He also said this about 100 yeas ago:

“The investigations of scientists have been greatly stimulated by the discovery of radium, which is an electrical phenomenon of a certain kind, and by the knowledge this discovery brought of the radioactive substances; the development of the many methods of utilising electricity has also greatly aided. This science has brought man to the threshold of a discovery which will revolutionise world thought on these matters, and which will eventually solve a great part of the economic problem, thus leaving many more persons free for mental growth and work. This expansion of knowledge can be looked for before one hundred and fifty years have transpired.” Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 809

And then this:

“man will eventually come to the realisation that in atomic energy, harnessed to his need, or in the INDUCING OF INCREASED RADIOACTIVITY, LIES FOR HIM THE PATH TO PROSPERITY AND RICHES.”

Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 496

So then according to DK we should be well on or way to abundant and economical energy that will virtually eliminate poverty in the world by 2075. But other writings indicate that we should have made much greater progress by now because humanity advanced faster than expected and made a “premature discovery of the release of atomic energy.” Rays and Initiations, Page 412

Near the end of his work with Alice A. Bailey DK expressed a very positive view of the nuclear technology that developed and had high hopes for it in the near future. He said this about nuclear power in the later years:

“Then—as time goes on—this liberated energy will usher in the new civilisation, the new and better world and the finer, more spiritual conditions. The highest dreams of those who love their fellowmen can become practical possibilities through the right use of this liberated energy, if the real values are taught, emphasised and applied to daily living. This ‘saving force’ has now been made available by science, and my earlier prophecy substantiated.” Externalization of the Hierarchy, Page 497

DK was very positive about nuclear power which unfortunately has become a strong political issue. So which political side supports the DK stance, the political left or the right?

Again we find the right is more in alignment than the left.

According to Gallup in March of 2019 65% of Republicans compared to 42% of Democrats favor use of nuclear energy. 34% of Republicans oppose it while 57% of the Democrats do. Republicans, College Graduates and Men Most Supportive of Nuclear Power. LINK

For generations now the Right has been a much bigger supporter of atomic power for the generation of electricity than has been the Left who have often strongly opposed it with protests and lawsuits. The major opposition has always come from the left, not the right and all the anti nuclear groups donate almost exclusively to the left and not the political right.

Amazingly DK predicted strong opposition to this energy source.

“the vested interests, the big cartels, trusts and monopolies that controlled the past few decades, preceding this world war, will mobilise their resources and fight to the death to prevent the extinction of their sources of income; they will not permit, if they can help it, the passing of the control of this illimitable power into the hands of the masses, to whom it rightly belongs. The selfish interests among the big stockholders, the banking firms and the wealthy organised churches will oppose all change, except in so far as it will benefit them and bring more financial gain to their coffers.

“Signs of this opposition can already be seen in the utterances of certain powerful men who are today encouraging a gloomy outlook in London and in Washington and elsewhere;” Externalization of the Hierarchy, Page 493

Some may read this and say that the opposition is not from big money interests but from environmentalists. What is not realized is that environmental groups worldwide receive billions of dollars to promote their agendas and those who would lose the most with abundant nuclear power will funnel money and influence to stop nuclear development.

Power brokers have also used many media sources to scare the people away from supporting nuclear energy

Some would think that DK was mistaken in thinking that atomic power would be economical. Few realize how correct he would have been if not for the tremendous resistance it has received and roadblocks put in the way with every lawsuit that could be conjured up. The great resistance caused the construction costs of plants to increase up to sixteen times the original budget. If nuclear energy were to have been allowed to develop naturally it would now be the most economical source of power. Instead, powerful forces from the left have deceived the public and frustrated development.

The red tape and costs became so great that nuclear development came to a standstill and the great opportunity hoped for from DK has been put on hold.

If not for the great opposition from the Left we could have economical and safe nuclear power.

Yes, safe. Science has solved most of the problems with nuclear energy and we can now build safe reactors that can even recycle their waste.

Then on the horizon we will see other forms of nuclear energy. We are on the verge of creating safe fusion reactors. Because of the delays caused by high resistance it looks like DK’s original date of around 2075 may turn out to be the time of liberating atomic energy, despite humanity getting a jumpstart on its development due to World War II.

I’ll end this segment with some additional quotes from DK on nuclear energy. Indeed he saw it as a positive thing we were supposed to embrace and perfect.

“The destroyer aspect was therefore the first aspect (of the first Ray) to take effect. It split the thought-form of materialistic living (which was governing and controlling humanity everywhere) upon the mental plane and, at the same time, it produced a great agent of destruction upon the physical plane.

“Thus was the new era ushered in; thus was the stage set for a better future. This was the intent and the purpose of Those Who compose the Council Chamber of the Lord. It rests with humanity itself to take advantage of the proffered opportunity which this destructive manifestation made possible.” Rays and Initiations, Page 647

“On the physical plane, the great scientific discovery, called colloquially the ‘splitting of the atom,’ will be turned eventually to the production of those conditions which will enable mankind to follow the good, the beautiful and the true. This men will then be able to do, freed from the dread presence of purely materialistic thinking. This is no idle vision or vague dream. Many scientists today (and particularly those who love their fellowmen) are not only visioning the non-destructive aspect of atomic energy but are already engaged in harnessing-for the good of humanity — some of its products and its radioactive properties.”

Rays & Initiations,” Pg 648

“As the forerunner of that release of energy which will change the mode of human living and inaugurate the new age wherein we shall not have civilisations and their emerging cultures but a world culture and an emerging civilisation, thus demonstrating the true synthesis which underlies humanity. The atomic bomb emerged from a first ray Ashram, working in conjunction with a fifth ray group; from the long range point of view, its intent was and is purely beneficent.” Externalisation of the Hierarchy, Page 548

“Conditions will be basically altered; along certain lines, such as the distribution of coal and oil for lighting, heating and transportation, is it not possible that in the future neither of these planetary resources will be required? These are two instances of the fundamental changes which the use of atomic energy may make in future civilized living.” Problems of Humanity, Page 66

“This release of (atomic) energy will eventually make money, as we know it, of no moment whatsoever; money has proved itself (owing to man’s limitations) a producer of evil and the sower of dissension and discontent in the world. This new released energy can prove itself a “saving force” for all mankind, releasing from poverty, ugliness, degradation, slavery and despair; it will destroy the great monopolies, take the curse out of labour, and open the door into that golden age for which all men wait. It will level all the artificial layers of modern society and liberate men from the constant anxiety and gruelling toil which have been responsible for so much disease and death. When these new and better conditions are established, then men will be free to live and move in beauty and to seek the “Lighted Way.” Externalization of the Hierarchy, Page 500

“Then—as time goes on—this liberated energy will usher in the new civilisation, the new and better world and the finer, more spiritual conditions. The highest dreams of those who love their fellowmen can become practical possibilities through the right use of this liberated energy, if the real values are taught, emphasised and applied to daily living. This “saving force” has now been made available by science, and my earlier prophecy substantiated. *** The constructive use of this energy and its harnessing for the betterment of humanity is its real purpose; this living energy of substance itself, hitherto shut up within the atom and imprisoned in these ultimate forms of life, can be turned wholly into that which is good and can bring about such a revolutionising of the modes of human experience that (from one angle alone) it will necessitate and bring about an entirely new economic world structure.*** Its right use can abolish destitution, bring civilised comfort (and not useless luxury) to all upon our planet; its expression in forms of right living, if motivated by right human relations, will produce beauty, warmth, colour, the abolition of the present forms of disease, the withdrawal of mankind from all activities which involve living or working underground, and will bring to an end all human slavery, all need to work or fight for possessions and things, and will render possible a state of life which will leave man free to pursue the higher aims of the Spirit.” Externalization of the Hierarchy, Page 497

“We are on the verge of entering a new era in scientific unfoldment, owing to the discovery of how to release the energy of the atom. Not even the scientists responsible for the discovery have the faintest idea of the far-reaching effects of this momentous happening. From the angle of our subject and the theme of this volume, an entirely new language related to energy and force is already in the making: the use of the discovery in the handling of disease will, in almost the immediate future (from the occult angle) be regarded as little short of miraculous.” Esoteric Healing, Page 713

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The Left, the Right and DK, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 73 in the series 2015

Peace Through Strength

Many on the political left assume that the spiritual Hierarchy side with typical pacifist doctrine of unilaterally disarming the military and using the funds fo social and other idealistic programs. However, according to DK this is far from the case.

We’ve already discussed the Principle of Freedom which is supported much more by the Right than the Left, as many on the Left support restrictions of freedom by big government. DK was a big supporter of freedom and mentioned it often. He was one of the few metaphysical teachers who took a strong early stand against Hitler and for the Allies in order to preserve the freedom necessary for the new age. He criticized the United States for its isolationist approach before Pearl Harbor indicating that Hitler could have been easily defeated if the United States and Europe had been prepared and taken military action earlier.

Indeed Alice A. Bailey and DK were right wing hawks compared to the Left of today.

The Left of today are the main supporters of pacifism and disarmament, but DK was a stronger critic of pacifism than Ted Cruz or Donald Trump is today. He said this:

“I would say to those who preach a passive attitude in the face of evil and human suffering and who endorse a pacifism which involves no risks: With what do you propose to fight the forces of aggression, of treachery, evil and destruction which are today stalking over our planet? What weapons do you bring to this combat? How will you begin to stem the onslaught and arrest the whirlwind? Will you use prayers for peace, and then patiently wait for the forces of good to fight your battle and for God to do the work? I tell you that your prayers and your wishes are unavailing when divorced from right and potent action. Your prayers and petitions may reach the throne of God, symbolically speaking, but then the reply comes forth: The Forces of Light will strengthen your arms and turn the tide in your favour if you stand up and fight for that which you desire. Who will arrest the progress of aggressive selfishness if the men and women of goodwill rest back upon their idealism and do naught that is practical to justify their hope or aid in the materialisation of the desired ideal.

“There are those in the world today who (despite past national selfishness and wrong) are fearlessly and with true insight fighting humanity’s battle, and with them the Hierarchy stands, as it has ever stood on the side of liberty, right understanding and correct attitudes in human affairs. I would say to those who cry, “Peace, peace when there is no peace”: Are you going to profit by their death and sacrifice when the ultimate triumph of the Forces of Light comes to pass? Are you going to take the position that you can then live in a safe world because others gave their lives that you might do so? Are you going to issue forth from the safe security of your pacifist alibi and gratefully acknowledge what they have done and grasp your share of the gains which they have purchased at such a cost? I would warn you not to be glamoured by the false premise that you must stand by your hard-earned convictions, even at the expense of other peoples’ lives and the downfall of nations, forgetting that fear and false pride will make this argument of importance to you. Are the peace-minded people of the world going to reap the benefits of a peace for which they have paid no price?”

The Externalization of the Hierarchy, Page 233

If anyone were to speak this way against our enemies today he would instantly be called a right wing hawk.

Many of the spiritually inclined today embrace pacifism and demand the United States , NATO and other alli8es disarm and use the funds for social programs. This was the idea promoted by the idealists before World War II and the Allies were thus caught completely off guard and unprepared. If they had been prepared to keep the peace through strength then Hitler could not have posed a threat. DK affirms this by saying:

“I would ask you to exercise your imagination in an effort to visualise a world in which there is a complete defeat of the Allies, expressing as they do the ideals for which the Forces of Light have ever stood. I would remind you of two things: First, that these Forces were defeated in the earlier phase of the conflict thousands of years ago, and secondly that—if They again go down to defeat—it will be largely due to the unpreparedness and to the pacific attitude of the neutrals of the world. Had the Allies been ready (and that in itself would have indicated attitudes similar to those now being expressed by Germany) and had the neutrals stood together from the outbreak of hostilities and proclaimed as one voice: This thing must not be—Germany would then have been arrested in her triumphant progress.

“The Allies, however, were not prepared for the onslaught of the forces of evil; on the physical plane, their position was not impregnable. The neutrals at the same time have chosen and are still choosing the negative and weak way; and through fear, a misplaced idealism, or a separative spirit, plus the failure to grasp the acuteness of the world crisis and its significant implications, have placed humanity in a position of imminent though not inevitable disaster. These are points which require careful consideration and consequent readjustment of the attitude of those who are doing nothing to further the efforts of the Forces of Light and of the men of goodwill throughout the world.” Externalization of the Hierarchy, Pages 239-240

Further he says that the pacifists “cannot believe that a God of Love could possibly employ the first divine aspect to destroy the forms which are obstructing the free play of the divine Spirit; that Will must not infringe upon their interpretation of Love. Such people are individually of small moment and of no importance, but their massed negativity is a real detriment to the ending of this war, just as the massed negativity of the German people, and their inability to take right action when Hitler’s purposes were disclosed, made possible the great inflow of ancient and focussed evil which has brought the present catastrophe to man. Such people are like a millstone around the neck of humanity, crippling true effort, murmuring, ‘Let us love God and each other,’ but doing nothing but murmur prayers and platitudes whilst humanity is dying.       Externalization of the Hierarchy, Pages 345-346

Then he struck another blow toward the idealists who see themselves as above any conflict.

“When the war broke and the entire world was hurled into the consequent chaos, horror, disaster, death and agony, many spiritually minded people were anxious to stay aloof from the struggle. They were not the majority but a powerful and noisy minority. They regarded any attitude of partisanship as an infringement of the law of brotherhood and were willing to sacrifice the good of the whole of humanity to a sentimental urge to love all men in a manner which necessitated their taking no action or decision of any kind.” Discipleship in the New Age, Vol 1, Page 784

“Those who refuse to share in that struggle for freedom will be left out of the gains of freedom, “ Externalization of the Hierarchy, Page 253     

“Humanity having decided to fight out the battle physically, there was nothing left to do but issue a challenge to the men and women of goodwill to take their stand on the side of such action as would release humanity through the destruction of the evil forces. These had determined to prove that might was right. Therefore, the forces fighting for progress and civilisation had to meet force with force. “ Externalization of the Hierarchy, Pages 178-180

Today we face a greater threat than Hitler because of nuclear weapons held by unfriendly nations and more to come from very antagonistic nations such as North Kprea and Iran. Yes, peace through strength is expensive but it is a cost we must pay to prevent a conflict worse than World War II

DK says this:

“It is only when the vision and dream of peace—which beguiles so many well-meaning people—gives way to the determination to take every possible means to achieve that peace in practical ways upon the physical plane that the inner spiritual forces will be enabled to work also more actively on earth.” Externalization of the Hierarchy, Pages 256-257

His (Christ) work has been greatly hindered by the sweet sentimentality of the unthinking Christian and by the well-meaning, but oft unintelligent, pacifist. Both these groups would sacrifice the future of humanity to temporary methods of “being nice” or “being kind” or taking gentle measures. The forces of evil, stalking the world today, do not understand such measures … the simple-minded are apt to forget that the Christ said, He that is not with me is against me.” Externalization of the Hierarchy, Pages 476-477

“Let the soporific of beautiful peace talk die out and let sane methods of establishing goodwill and right human relations precede the discussion of peace. The world talked itself into a dreamy state of idealistic rhapsody about peace between the first phase of this world war and the present one. This must not again occur and it is the task of the intelligent humanitarian to prevent it. “Externalization of the Hierarchy, Page 444

Unfortunately many on the political left want to slash the military budget and funnel those funds into social programs. This is what happened after World War I and DK says this state of unpreparedness to put down evil “must not again occur and it is the task of the intelligent humanitarian to prevent it.”

It would be nice if we did not need to spend any money on defense and had no concerns about rogue nations unleashing nuclear bombs, but such is not the case. As it is, we must secure peace through strength for that is the only deterrent of the forces of evil as conformed by DK

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