|The Work to be done
therefore, has several things at which to aim:
- A sensitive response to the Master's vibration.
- A practical purity of life; a purity not merely theoretical.
- A freedom from care. Here bear in mind that care is based on the personal, and is the
result of lack of dispassion and a too ready response to the vibrations of the lower
- Accomplishment of duty. This point involves the dispassionate discharge of all
obligations and due attention to karmic debts. Special emphasis should be laid, for all
disciples, on the value of dispassion. Lack of discrimination is not so often a hindrance
to disciples these days, owing to the development of the mind, but lack of dispassion
frequently is. This means the attainment of that state of consciousness where balance is
seen, and neither pleasure nor pain dominates, for they are superseded by joy and bliss.
We may well ponder on this, for much striving after dispassion is necessary.
- He has also to study the Kama-manasic body (desire-mind body). This is of very real
interest, for it is, in many ways, the most important body in the solar system, where the
human being in the three worlds is concerned. In the next system the mental vehicle of the
self-conscious units will hold an analogous place, as the physical did in the previous
- He has also to work scientifically, if it may be so expressed, at the building of the
physical body. He must so strive that he will produce in each incarnation a body which
will serve better as a vehicle for force. Hence there is nothing impractical in giving
information anent initiation, as some may think. There is no moment of the  day that
that goal may not be visioned, and the work of preparation carried on. One of the greatest
instruments for practical development lying in the hands of small and great, is the
instrument of SPEECH. He who guards his words, and who only speaks with altruistic
purpose, in order to carry the energy of Love through the medium of the tongue, is one who
is mastering rapidly the initial steps to be taken in preparation for initiation. Speech
is the most occult manifestation in existence; it is the means of creation and the vehicle
for force. In the reservation of words, esoterically understood, lies the conservation of
force; in the utilization of words, justly chosen and spoken, lies the distribution of the
love force of the solar system, - that force which preserves, strengthens, and stimulates.
Only he who knows somewhat of these two aspects of speech can be trusted to stand before
the Initiator and to carry out from that Presence certain sounds and secrets imparted to
him under the pledge of silence.
- The disciple must learn to be silent in the face of that which is evil. He must learn to
be silent before the sufferings of the world, wasting no time in idle plaints and
sorrowful demonstration, but lifting up the burden of the world; working, and wasting no
energy in talk. Yet withal he should speak where encouragement is needed, using the tongue
for constructive ends; expressing the love force of the world, as it may flow through him,
where it will serve best to ease a load or lift a burden, remembering that as the race
progresses, the love element between the sexes and its expression will be translated to a
higher plane. Then, through the spoken word, and not through the physical plane expression
as now, will come the realization of that true love which unites those who are one in
service and in aspiration. Then love between the units of the human family will take the
form of the utilization of  speech for the purpose of creating on all planes, and the
energy which now, in the majority, finds expression through the lower or generating
centers will be translated to the throat center. This is as yet but a distant ideal, but
even now some can vision that ideal, and seek - through united service, loving
cooperation, and oneness in aspiration, thought, and endeavor, - to give shape and form
to it, even though inadequately.