|The Work of the Externalized Ashrams
barest outline must here suffice. I have dealt with the proposed work of the externalized
Ashrams at some length in the foregoing pages and also in several of my other books, (Letters
on Occult Meditation, Letters VIII and IX. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Pages
747-760. A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Vol.V: (The Rays and the Initiations.)
and a more detailed presentation will not be possible at this time. The approaching
externalization will bring about an increased stimulation which will necessarily affect
disciples and aspirants and will involve a period of adjustment to this higher vibration.
Adjustment to the increased livingness will be facilitated by the enunciation of certain
basic statements for the guidance of disciples, aspirants and people of goodwill.
the externalized Ashrams will be active along four major lines:
- Creating and vitalizing the new world religion.
- The gradual reorganizing of the social order - an order free from oppression, the
persecution of minorities, materialism and pride.
- The public inauguration of the system of initiation. This will involve the growth and
comprehension of symbolism.
- The exoteric training of disciples and of humanity in this new cycle.
Meanwhile, what is it that you, my brothers, must do in this interim period? What is
your work and your goal? Let me emphasize one or two points:
The material goal which all who love their fellowmen and serve the Hierarchy
must ever have in mind and at  heart is the defeat of totalitarianism. I
do not say the defeat of Communism, but the defeat of that evil process which involves the
imposition of ideas, and which can be the method of the democratic nations and of the
churches everywhere, just as much as it is the method of the U.S.S.R. This we call
totalitarianism. I would ask you to have this distinction clearly in your minds. Your
material goal is the defeat of all that infringes human free will and which keeps humanity
in ignorance; it applies equally to any established system Catholic or Protestant - which imposes
its concepts and its will upon its adherents. Totalitarianism is the basis of evil
today; it is found in all systems of government, of education; it is found in the home and
in the community. I refer not here to the laws which make group relations sound, possible
and right; such laws are essential to community and national well-being and are not
totalitarian in nature. I refer to the imposition of the will of the few upon the total
mass of the people. The defeat of this undesirable tendency everywhere is your definite
Your spiritual goal is the establishing of the Kingdom of God. One of the first
steps towards this is to prepare men's minds to accept the fact that the
reappearance of the Christ is imminent. You must tell men everywhere that the Masters and
Their groups of disciples are actively working to bring order out of chaos. You must tell
them that there is a Plan, and that nothing can possibly arrest the working out
of that Plan. You must tell them that the Hierarchy stands, and that It has stood for
thousands of years, and is the expression of the accumulated wisdom of the ages. You must
tell them above all else that God is love, that the Hierarchy is love, and that Christ is
coming because He loves humanity.
This is the message which you must give at this time. And with this responsibility I
leave you. Work, my brothers.