April 22 1999
A reader’s comment on love caused me some reﬂection. It is true that the teachings I present sound a fairly mental note and we have not yet talked a lot about the Love principle, but I would submit to you that this does not indicate a lack of love ﬂowing through this group. I have been with people who use the word love in every other word and have felt very little actual love ﬂow. On the other hand, I have been with people rarely using the word vocally, yet in their actions and heart the energy deﬁnitely resonates to a high degree.
I know that she was not implying a lack of love in this group, but that her thoughts were more in the direction that there are other aspects of it that are available other places that may not be had here. This may be true to a degree, especially when we consider solar plexus love which is very outward in its demonstration.
I would submit the idea that there is a very high degree of love energy circulating in this group even though love has not been the center of focus in the normal sense. From my point of view I am very satisﬁed with the love I feel circulating in the group, especially considering that our only contact is through the written word. I can only imagine what we would feel together if we could meet physically even once a week.
Let me give you one of my favorite quotes: “Before something can be loved, it must ﬁrst be understood.” I was told that Leonardo Da Vinci said this but cannot confirm it. When I ﬁrst heard this a jolt of conﬁrmation went through my heart and soul.
Now consider this. Because love and understanding go hand in hand great illusion can be produced by turning the principle upside down: “You say you love me; therefore, you must understand me.” Whenever we feel that another loves us this is always accompanied by a feeling that this person understands us to a degree, that he has looked into our true selves and understands that something good is there.
What if a Catholic were to tell you that, “the Pope loves you”? How would you feel? Chances are you would think that the Pope could not love you because the Pope does not even know you exist. The Pope understands nothing about you; therefore, any expression of love from him means little except that he sees you as one of God’s creations.
True expressions of love coming from the true heart center are always sent on wings of understanding. It should be remembered that the heart center has twelve energy petals in two major divisions of Love and Wisdom. The heart center also has a reﬂection in the head center and energy circulates between the two. This causes a deﬁnite interlinking between heart and head, so Love is not complete unless the two work together as one.
The Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul, said this through Alice A. Bailey:
“The heart as an aspect of pure reason requires careful consideration. It is usually considered the organ of pure love but-from the angle of the esoteric sciences-love and reason are synonymous terms, and I would have you reﬂect upon why this should be. Love is essentially a word for the underlying motive of creation. Motive, however, presupposes purpose leading to action, and hence in the group-life task of the incarnating Monad there comes a time when motive (heart and soul) becomes spiritually obsolete because purpose has reached a point of fulﬁllment and the activity set in motion is such that purpose cannot be arrested or stopped.
“Through the unfolding and use of the heart centre the love-wisdom aspect is similarly brought into use and the love of God is seen working out in a man’s life and work. For the mind of God is love, and the love of God is intelligence, and these two aspects of one great quality are brought into play for the working out of His will and purpose.
“Too much emphasis has been laid on that called love (interpreted by man, according to his present place in evolution) and not enough has been placed on wisdom, which is love expressing itself in service, such a service that recognizes the occult law, the signiﬁcance of time, and the point achieved.”
Letters on Occult Meditation, Pages 285-286
Here he makes the interesting statement that “love and reason are synonymous terms.” One of the reasons he says this is because half of the heart center is composed of reason, wisdom and understanding. If emphasis is only placed on the Love expression alone then the heart will be a fading ﬂower. On the other hand, if the emphasis is on logic alone then the heart will become sterile soil in which no ﬂowers can grow. Love-Wisdom working together as one creates a heart that overﬂows with joy.
One thing that gratiﬁes me about The Immortal book is that I get many letters telling me how the story touched the reader’s heart and many say they felt a great expression of love through the book. What makes these comments satisfying to me is that the only character in the book to say much about love was the bad guy, Philo. This tells me that the readers did not feel the love in the book because I shoved it in their face, but because they understand some of the feelings that were in my heart that I was attempting to convey in an imperfect language.
I want to tell the group that I do love you, collectively and individually, and everything that I do understand about you only increases this love. I also sense love coming back to me from you, and not only toward me but toward each other.
I have not said many direct words of love to the group, but I have sought to give you love through service as I have sacriﬁced many hours of sleep (and cuddling with my sweetie) to bring you these teachings.
Just a short comment on the all knowledge is within idea. This idea is an illusion as no knowledge is within. Shocked? If you do not believe me try and learn Spanish or about the history of Russia by going within. You will not be able to do it because regular knowledge is discovered by going without.
What is within is a sense in the soul that it has the ability to recognize true principles and the keys to finding all knowledge. When a true teacher teaches true principles the student can run them by the soul and receive conﬁrmation. If the teacher’s principles ring true with the soul, time and time again, then he can gain a quantum of earned authority with the student.
I would suggest that new readers go back and read my ﬁrst post to the group entitled Teacher-Student.
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