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Discipleship in the New Age I - Summary of the Tibetan's Work
The fourth volume deals with the subject of healing, and with the bridging, by the antahkarana, of the gap which exists between the Monad and the personality; it also gives the Fourteen Rules which those in training for initiation have to master. Again, I would call your attention to this last theme, reminding you that the true initiate has never made the slightest claim, either privately or publicly, to be an initiate. It is against the occult law and too many people of no particular spiritual focus or intellectual capacity make these claims and consequent harm has ensued, thus lowering the idea of the Hierarchy and the nature of adeptship in the eyes of the watching public. I am, therefore, entirely responsible for the Fourteen Rules and their elucidation and application. A. A. B. has never claimed to be more than a working disciple, occupied with world work (which no one can deny) and has reiterated again and again that the word "disciple" is the legitimate and non-controversial word (as well as the truthful word) to be used for all grades of workers in the Hierarchy from the probationary disciple, [781] loosely affiliated with certain disciples in that Hierarchy, up to and including the Christ himself, the Master of all the Masters and the Teacher alike of Angels and of men. She has steadily set herself, with my full approval, against the unwholesome curiosity as to status and title which is a blight on so many occult groups, leading to the full tide of competition, jealousy, criticism and claim-making which distinguishes the majority of the occult groups, which renders futile so many of their publications and which hinders the general public from receiving the teaching in its purity and simplicity. Status and title, place and position count for nothing. It is the teaching that counts - its truth and its intuitive appeal. This you must constantly bear in mind. The accepted disciples of a Master who arrive at recognition of him from within themselves - a recognition which can then be corroborated by their fellow disciples and used by the Master himself as a factual condition - know their Master, accept teaching from him and among themselves speak of him as he is to them but not to the outside world. The papers lately printed in The Beacon and inadequately censored were given by me, as a Master, to the members of a group within my Ashram. This group has preserved my anonymity for more than a decade, which was their correct and obvious duty.

The books, therefore, have been going out steadily for years. When A Treatise on the Seven Rays is completed, a short book on glamor ready for the press and this book on Discipleship in the New Age is in the hands of the public, then the work of A. A. B. for me will be over, she can resume her work in the Ashram of her own Master - the work of his disciple.

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