Buddha Maitreya and his wife Mandarava Tara in front of the Church of Shambhala Vajradhara Maitreya Sangha Monastery

Shifting Glamour Vices into Soulful Virtues

A close study of these suggested phrases, showing as they do the wrong and the right major expressions of ray force, will aid the student correctly to comprehend his own ray nature, and also whereabouts he stands in his development. 

One of the major faults of disciples today is the paying of too close attention to the faults, errors and activities of other disciples, and too little attention to their own fulfillment of the law of Iove, and to their own dharma and work.  A second failing of disciples (and particularly of the working and accepted disciples in the world at this present time) is incorrect speech conveying ambiguous meanings and motivated by criticism, or by an individual desire to shine.

The individualised Spirit expresses itself through the various ray types in the following manner:—

Ray One

Dynamic one-pointedness.
Destructive energy.
Power realised selfishly.
A longing for power and authority.
Desire to dominate.
Expressed strength and self-will,

leading to

A dynamic use of energy for the furtherance of the Plan.
The use of destructive forces in order to prepare the way for the Builders.
The will to power in order to cooperate.
Power realised as the major weapon of love.
Identification with the rhythm of the Whole.
The cessation of isolation.

Ray Two

The power to build for selfish ends.
Capacity to sense the Whole and to remain apart.
The cultivation of a separative spirit.
The hidden light.
The realization of selfish desire.
Longing for material well-being.
Selfishness, and subordination of all soul powers to this end,

leading to

Building wisely, in relation to the Plan.
A longing for wisdom and truth.
Sensitivity to the Whole.
Renunciation of the great heresy of separative-ness.
The revelation of the light.
True illumination.
Right speech through generated wisdom.

Ray Three

Force manipulation through selfish desire.
Intelligent use of force with wrong motive.
Intense material and mental activity.
The realisation of energy as an end in itself.
Longing for glory, beauty and for material objectives.
Submergence in illusion, glamour, and maya,

leading to

The manipulation of energy in order to reveal beauty and truth.
The use of forces intelligently for the furtherance of the Plan.
Ordered rhythmic activity in cooperation with the Whole.
Desire for right revelation of divinity and light.
Adherence to right action.
The revelation of glory and good will.

Ray Four

Confused combat.
The realisation of that which is high and that which is low.
The darkness which precedes form expression.
The veiling of the intuition.
The sensing of inharmony, and cooperation with the part and not the whole.
Identification with humanity, the fourth Creative Hierarchy.
Undue recognition of that which is produced by speech.
Abnormal sensitivity to that which is the Not Self.
Constant points of crisis,

leading to

Unity and harmony.
The evocation of the intuition.
Right judgment and pure reason.
The wisdom which works through the Angel of the Presence.

Ray Five

The energy of ignorance.
The power to rationalise and destroy.
Mental separation.
Desire for knowledge. This leads to material activity.
Detailed analysis.
Intense materialism and temporarily the negation of Deity.
Intensification of the power to isolate.
The implications of wrong emphasis.
Distorted views of truth.
Mental devotion to form and form activity.

leading to

A knowledge of reality.
The realisation of the soul and its potentialities.
Power to recognize and contact the Angel of the Presence.
Sensitivity to Deity, to light and to wisdom.
Spiritual and mental devotion.
The power to take initiation. (This is a point of real importance.)

Ray Six

Violence. Fanaticism. Willful adherence to an ideal.
Short sighted blindness.
Militarism and a tendency to make trouble with others and with groups.
The power to see no point except one's own.
Suspicion of people's motives.
Rapid reaction to glamour and illusion.
Emotional devotion and bewildered idealism.
Vibratory activity between the pairs of opposites.
Intense capacity to be personal and emphasise personalities,

leading to

Directed, inclusive idealism.
Steadiness of perception through the expansion of consciousness.
Reaction to, and sympathy with, the point of view of others.
Willingness to see the work of other people progress along their chosen lines.
The choosing of the middle way.
Peace and not war. The good of the Whole and not the part.

Ray Seven

Black magic, or the use of magical powers for selfish ends.
The power to "sit upon the fence" till the selfish values emerge.
Disorder and chaos, through misunderstanding of the Plan.
The wrong use of speech to bring about chosen objectives.
Sex magic. The selfish perversion of soul powers.

leading to

White magic, the use of soul powers for spiritual ends.
The identification of oneself with reality.
Right order through right magic.
Power to cooperate with the Whole.
Understanding of the Plan.
The magical work of interpretation.
Manifestation of divinity.

The 7 Solar Rays of Buddha Maitreya the Christ