Directed Purpose

Directed Purpose

The current chapter under discussion concerning the Reappearance of the Christ is Four. We have covered a couple of things here. It is an interesting chapter, but most of it is fairly easy to understand. There is, however one more point we will cover before we move on.

DK writes:

“The main object of the Hierarchy is so to distribute these constructive, synthesising energies that the theory of unity may slowly be turned into practice, and the word “United” may come to have a true significance and meaning. It is with this type of energy that the Avatar of Synthesis is peculiarly allied. He will convey to humanity, with the aid of the Christ, something for which we have as yet no name. It is neither love nor will, as we understand them. Only a phrase of several words will bring to us something of the meaning. This phrase is “the principle of directed Purpose.” This principle involves three things:

“1. Understanding-intuitive and spiritually instinctual, but intelligently interpreted-of the Plan, as it can be worked out in the immediate future by the Christ and His disciples.

“2. Focussed intention, based upon the above and emphasising an aspect of the will, hitherto undeveloped in man.

“3. Capacity to direct energy (through understanding and intent) towards a recognised and desired end, overcoming all obstacles and destroying all that stands in its way. This is not the destruction of forms by force such as we have seen imposed upon the world, but a destruction brought about by the greatly strengthened life within the form.

“The significance of these divine principles will make little sense to us today; we are dealing with major mysteries. A mystery remains a mystery only when ignorance or unbelief exist. There is no mystery where there is knowledge and faith. All we know at this time is that the Christ will fuse and blend within Himself three principles of divinity; when He appears “the light that always has been will be seen; the love that never ceases will be realised, and the radiance, deep concealed, will break forth into Being.” We shall then have a new world-one which will express the light, the love and the knowledge of God in a crescendo of revelation.” Reappearance of the Christ, Page 94

In his writings he often speaks of a new unfolding of an aspect of God which hitherto has not been understood or even seen by the mind of man. Here he calls this new revelation “the principle of directed Purpose.”

Read over the above quote carefully and any other comments DK made of this and use your intuition and contemplate the meaning behind this principle.

Before I comment on this I thought I would gather quotes from DK where he uses this phrase. He may not have had the great mystery in mind each time he mentioned directed purpose, but his words are worthy of study in preparing the intuition to receive.

DK Quotes

“The first thing that must be done is to train the child in the correct use of the discriminating faculty and in the power of choice and of directed purpose. He must be brought to a truer understanding of the underlying purpose of being, and be led to work with wisdom in the field of creative activity, which means, in the last analysis, in the right use of the “mind stuff” (the chitta of Patanjali). Thus and only thus, can he be released from the control of his lower nature.” Education in the New Age, Page 22

“Finally the attribute of order, and the imposition of an established rhythm through the development of innate faculty to function under directed purpose and ritual. This particular attribute of divinity is now highly developed in one aspect, so that we have today much standardisation of humanity, and the autocratic imposition of a ritualistic rhythm upon public life in a large number of countries. It can be seen to perfection in the life in our public schools-but it is an undesirable perfection. This is partly due to the recognition that the unit or individual is only a part of a greater whole (a recognition which is much needed) and a part of the evolutionary unfoldment of the race.” Education in the New Age, Page 23

“Because the three knowledge petals of the human egoic lotus are now racially unfolded (and when I use the word “racial” I mean the human family and not the Aryan race), it is now possible for the love petals to unfold. The energy flowing from the outer tier of petals has had a triple effect:

“It will make possible, eventually, the vitalising of the mind body by the will or sacrifice petals, and this will give awareness of the Plan, directed purpose, and group synthesis.” Education in the New Age, Page 53

“I cannot impress too strongly upon aspirants in all occult schools that the yoga for this transition period is the yoga of one-pointed intent, of directed purpose, of a constant practice of the Presence of God, and of ordered regular meditation carried forward systematically and steadily over years of effort.” Externalization of the Hierarchy, Page 18

“In the human family another divine aspect is found functioning. which is that of the will, of directed purpose, of planned objective, and of intelligent design or plan. These qualities are inherent in man, and constitute an aspect of the divine mind not found actively present in the animal, as a rule.” Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 255

“Psychology can count definitely upon the innate ability of the human unit to understand the use of the creative imagination and the use of directed purpose, for it is found frequently even in children. The development of the sense of fantasy and the training of children to make choices (to the end that ordered purpose may emerge in their lives) will be two of the governing ideals of the new education.” Esoteric Psychology, Vol 2, Page 428-429

“This centre (head center) controls the pineal gland and consequently certain areas of the brain. Indirectly also, the vagus nerve is affected. Consciousness and life, sensitivity and directed purpose are the great energies which express themselves through this centre, for consciousness is a form of energy, as well you know, and life is energy itself.” Esoteric Psychology, Vol 2, Page 555

“Aries is, as might be expected, closely connected with the Great Bear but peculiarly so with one of the stars called The Pointers; these point to the Pole star which is at this time a major “star of direction.” Direction, will, purpose and plan are all connected with the solar Logos and with His evolutionary undertakings in connection with the many lives manifesting in the vehicle of expression which we call the solar system. All these respond to the influences of the first ray which is, to all intents and purposes, the energy of divine embodied will, which has been esoterically described as “unavoidable directed purpose.” Within our solar system, Vulcan and Pluto are expressions or custodians of this first ray energy and are, as I have told you, esoteric planets.” Esoteric Astrology, Page 195

“The Taurian influence must now be regarded as being of exceeding potency today, particularly from the angle of the subjective spiritual values; it is Taurus which is the ruler and the guiding influence of that which is occurring everywhere.

“I would like here to call your attention to the fact that this sign is a synthetic sign in the sense that it brings expression of an inner urge of some definite nature upon the physical plane. This it does, because its basic quality demonstrates as desire in the mass of men and as will or directed purpose in the disciple or the initiate. It manifests as stubbornness in the average man (and this is literally wilful adherence to personality aims) or as intelligently expressed will-actuated by the impulse of love-in the advanced man.” Esoteric Astrology, Page 375

“Later on, when the man is living upon the physical plane as the soul, he will himself-with full continuity of consciousness-carry out the processes if abstraction, and will then (with directed purpose) “ascend to the place from whence he came.” This is the reflection in the three worlds of the divine ascension of the perfected Son of God.” Esoteric Healing, Page 410

Several times in his writings DK has indicated that a new aspect of God will be revealed. He has hinted at it a number of times in his books and I have contemplated it for many years.

We will not get the aspect by a black and white interpretation of anything that has been written in the past, even by DK, but it must come through an intuitive perception to prepared disciples. Then, after it is understood and demonstrated by the few, it will be seen (to some extent) by the many.

What I have seen when I have attempted to tune in with my intuition is a different picture than presented by DK, but still in alignment with his writings. Allow me to write a few thoughts.

As you know there are three major aspects which are called by many names. They are the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, or Ray One, Two and Three which is also called Power, Love-Wisdom and Active Intelligence. What is lesser known is that each of these three major aspects are subdivided into three additional sub aspects. Since the new aspect to be revealed is connected with the First Aspect let us look at that.

What are the three sub-aspects of the First Ray? This would be the aspects of Will, Power and Purpose. The new revelation is connected with purpose. DK calls it the “Principle of Directed Purpose” but also tells us there is currently no word that accurately portrays it.

That said, let me tell you what I received when I contemplated the subject. There is a word that perhaps gives understanding of this new aspect as good or better than Purpose and that is Faith. When I say faith, I do not mean faith as interpreted by the zealous believer, but as originally portrayed by the Master in the scriptures.

Those with unworkable faith merely trust in their heart, or their feelings, which is not faith at all. “Faith” comes from the Greek PISTIS and literally means: “a mental conviction one has proven true by argument or reason”. Thus if one has faith he will go to heaven he should be able to justify it by logical argumentation. One will notice that Paul, a big believer in faith, spent much of his time in logical argumentation.

The book of Hebrews gives an expanded definition: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Heb 11:1

We can again find that the Greek will give us a much clearer translation here. “Substance” comes from HUPOSTASIS and in modern translations it is usually rendered “assurance” or “confidence,” but in reality one English word cannot do it justice. It more literally means “That state of mind which supports an idea through a sustained effort.” “Evidence” comes from ELEGECHOS which means “to prove a matter true or false”. The word indicates that faith establishes the true reality. Thus a clearer translation of the preceding verse would be: “Now faith is having that state of mind which sustains that which is hoped for and reveals the truth of those things we do not see.”

Notice how close the true definition of faith is to DK’s explanation of the mystery aspect of purpose.

Faith is “that state of mind which sustains that which is hoped for,” and Directed Purpose is (according to DK) “Focussed intention, … Capacity to direct energy (through understanding and intent) towards a recognized and desired end, overcoming all obstacles and destroying all that stands in its way.”

What does this tell us?

It tells us that even though Christ used and demonstrated faith many times that it was not understood by humanity and the true principle behind it is yet to be revealed.

The seeker would indeed benefit by contemplating the principle behind faith. In other words, why is it that faith can produce the miraculous?

Think of what faith, purpose and focused attention have in common.

“War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.” Hannah Arendt (1906 – 1975)

Jan 7, 2005

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