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Discipleship in the New Age I - Personal Instructions to Disciples - B.S.D.
SECTION TWO

PERSONAL INSTRUCTIONS TO DISCIPLES

To B. S. D.

November 1931

BROTHER OF MINE:

I would say to you the following words: Waste not time in the realization of the years spent in occult work, nor in feverish anticipation of a few more years of directed occult effort under my tuition. The time equation has counted mayhap too largely in your thoughts, my brother, and in the work of the present moment must the future possible developments be forgotten. For you should come the forgetting of the form side in meditation, for your intuition needs awakening. Working without attachment to results is a hard lesson for all disciples to learn but one well worth while. My special instructions for you, therefore, may cause you temporary surprise but later you will see the reason. They are as follows:

First drop all form out of your meditation work and sit in perfect silence with your attention focused upon the Lord of Love - which is the soul. Steady your thought processes (which for you is not hard) and then drop the use of the seed thought. Listen and aspire. Close each meditation by pouring out love to all beings. This outflowing thought is a great releaser and each of you in the group of disciples whom I am seeking to train needs release from something. For you, it is release from form in your work of service. You will know to what I am referring.

Secondly, until the time of the Full Moon of May, cease from all breathing exercises. You have followed them for years and need a respite. Nature grows and progresses through cyclic activity and cyclic rest, and, before I can carry you forward to the next unfoldment, I seek to have you rest from mental pressure and e'en from that devotion which has governed much of your life experience. Till May, center your thought, your meditation [106] and your service on being and see if the reward is not great. Question not this suggestion but - in the thought of being - find your way into the center of life from which all occult work is done. To be enjoined to be is an honor, brother of mine; it will carry you at this time further than intellection, pranayama, and that potent longing for spiritual fulfilment which is your outstanding divine quality and in some ways your main hindrance. I am here for a cycle to teach you to the best of my ability and I prepare those who respond for the service of the next life cycle. Ask of me, therefore, questions if you understand not the above injunctions and I will answer. You will find this line of more quiescent activity hard at first, for well-organized is your mind and life but, until May, simply live and stand in spiritual Being and love all beings. Later I will outline for you that training and that breathing exercise which seems to me to be for you the way. Understand that an interlude is being given to you wherein you cease from the active exercises of more than thirty years of aspiration and endeavor, so that a calmness of rhythm may be achieved. Later, upon that accumulated knowledge of years, a fresh structure of knowledge may be erected and a new and higher rhythm be imposed. The brain cells need rest, for a certain amount of mental fatigue exists.

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