|He has, therefore, to find a truth which is for him an
immediate necessity. The Master will not tell him what it is; he must now formulate his
own hint, based upon attained knowledge and recognized vision. He must then take action
upon the basis of the hint, gauging the accuracy of his formulations by the measure of
light, of intuitive perception and of revelation which appears to him to be present in his
mind content. These factors should manifest if his formulation of the "hint of
truth" is in line with his next delineated step. Certain factors must, therefore, be
borne in mind if the disciple is to be sure of the ground upon which he stands, and if he
is to know that the hint which he has forced to emerge out of the welter of unassimilated
and heterogeneous knowledge is correct, and therefore vital for him. These factors are:
upon which he is working will tend always towards the simplification of knowledge of
motive, and consequently of activity.
- The hint
upon which he is working will be, for him,
- A summation or anchored thought-form of any wisdom which he may have attained, I did not
say summation  of knowledge, brother of mine, for wisdom and knowledge are two very
- Peculiarly distinguished by his ray quality, and therefore in line with his normal ray
development. A hint, for instance, formulated by a first ray aspirant may have no meaning
or instruction for an aspirant upon the third ray, and vice versa.
upon which he is working will lead inevitably to revelation or into the light which will
reveal the next step ahead, divorced from questionings and bewilderments. Such hints fall
into various categories, indicative of progress and of attainment, i.e.,
- It will be distinguished by synthesis.
- It will be recognized as calling for the exercise of the intuition or of the pure
reason; this is what Patanjali describes as "straight knowledge," uncomplicated
and, at the same time, profoundly inclusive.
- It will be more easily interpreted by symbols than by words or by formulated sentences.
- Certain preliminary hints, concerning preparation for ashramic relationships.
- Others concern the service to which the pledged disciple is committed by his soul and
which his personality must ascertain and recognize as involving responsibility.
- Others again will deal with the building of the antahkarana which will link the
Spiritual Triad and the soul-infused personality. Such a hint was once given by a Master
to one of his disciples, by way of illustration. He said: "Learn that all Ashrams are
found upon the Antahkarana." It took the disciple a full two years to arrive at the
hidden significance of this trite statement. Can you arrive at it in any quicker time?
- Still other formulated hints deal with the particular initiatory process with which the
disciple is faced. It  is for that reason that I earlier remarked that my one effort
at this time, as far as you as a group are concerned, is to indicate the relation between
Initiation and Revelation. There is no initiation possible without a preceding revelation,
and yet each initiation leads to a subsequent revelation. The objective of all initiation
is a conferred revelation, yet no initiation is attained without an earlier
self-engendered and not conferred revelation.
Let me here
give you certain esoteric "hints" which may give you some idea of the nature of
the concepts which you - as a soul-infused personality - must learn to formulate. We will
start with the one given above by the Master:
- All Ashrams are found upon the Antahkarana.
- In that light shall we see light.
- The Way of the Higher Evolution is ever preceded by the destruction of all other ways.
- The Will of God destroys the wills of men, but both are needed to complete the whole.
- Radiation and magnetism, invocation and evocation, are four aspects of a dual whole and
all must be unfolded by the Server.
- The seven, the forty-nine and the one are only ONE and this the initiate must know
within himself, discarding all but one.
- Loyalty must give place to identification, and the light is ever merged in darkness.
These seven hints are all hints of which you can make use, if you care to do so. They
all lie within your range of capacity and would contribute much to your unfoldment. You
would find it of value to apply what I have here explained anent the sixth hint to the
understanding of all the others, and note what progress you could make towards the needed
Let us now consider the seventh hint which runs as follows: