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  1. Destiny Grimoire
  2. CRACKING CREATIVITY
  3. The Secrets of Creative Genius

Caution is very necessary when fiery waves are provoked. One can resist such tensions by means of the magnet of Hierarchy. When I indicate caution, it is necessary to direct the heart, aflame to Hierarchy. A cloud impels a gardener to take measures for protection, but he is not afraid of every whirlwind. BR, Cedar — One of the family of coniferous trees.

One of the "lifegivers" which store the heart energy of nature and nourish all the nerve centers with fiery energy. Plants will indicate the better possibilities. Look for cedars and pines, heather and oak, grass and flowers of vivid color. Natural electrification in a locality is necessary. Large, long needles of evergreen are the best condensers of electricity. Druids also called the chalice of cedar resin the chalice of life.

And only later, with the loss of the realization of the spirit, was it replaced by blood. The fire of Zoroaster was the result of burning of the cedar resin in the chalice. LMG II, 72 Center of the Shoulders — You have already experienced the two sharp points piercing the region of the shoulder blades, and with the same piercing the centers of the lungs may be opened.

These centers control prana. The legend concerning wings is highly symbolic. Likewise, it was a favorite custom of the ancients to wear a round metal plate upon their breasts. But for complete crowning, man must kindle all the forty-nine fires which include all the fires of all the centers and their branches. All spiritual centers depend on the heart. The heart is the great accumulator and transmuter of all the energies; it may be called the sun of the organism because of the role it plays.

Sometimes the nerve centers are not consciously realized and, being partly opened, often show the symptoms of tuberculosis, asthma, rheumatism, and other diseases. The opening of and acting of these centers should first be manifested in their psychic or spiritual aspects. With a constant inner striving toward the Highest, and a broadening of the consciousness, the acceleration of the opening of the centers is quite possible.

It comes either with the help and guidance of the Great Teacher of Light, or sometimes from contact with the purified fiery aura of a high disciple. Everything must come from higher to lower, from spiritual to physical, but not vice versa. Excessive physical exercises, such as sports, are also quite harmful. How many centuries must pass before the spirit that broke away can again grasp a new link! And we know that all the majestic concepts and the whole beauty of Eastern thought evolved precisely from the sequence and succession in the infinite Hierarchic Chain, which consists of links formed by the limitless devotion of a disciple to his Guru.

Thus, the East looks upon a Teacher who rejects the Hierarchic principle as upon a dry, rootless tree. To deprive the spirit of reverence for the great concept of the Teacher is equivalent to spiritual suicide. The Great Teachers provide our nurture; without it, not only would we die but so would the whole planet.

Effulgent is the White Chain from the Mountains of Light. These are significant times, when even the humblest discern the magnificence of the White Chain. All Indications should be fulfilled so that the specks of imperil may not impede the might of the White Forces. H, Chain of the Planets — This expression used in The Secret Doctrine and The Mahatma Letters refers to different stages of the same planets as they might appear in a "space-time continuum"—visible and invisible.

Chakra — Sk. Translated means "wheel" or "disc". There are forty-nine chakras or centers altogether. In Agni Yoga twenty-one are mentioned and it is the opening and transmuting of these 21 centers that causes the kindling of the rest. The seven main chakras and their locations are: l. Muladhara-Kundalini, located at the bottom of the spine; 2. Svadhisthana-chakra, in the abdomen between the base of the spine and the navel; 3. Anahata-chakra, or the Chalice; 5. Vishuddha-chakra or the center of the throat; 6.

Ajna-chakra, or the Third Eye; 7. Brahamarandra-chakra, or the Bell, on the top of the head. There are also seldom mentioned centers in the shoulders, cheeks, lungs, wrists, knees, kidneys, etc. All these chakras have important functions peculiar to them and are important in their own right, but for the most important chakra, and the one that none of the others can survive without is the Center of the Heart, or the Anahata-chakra. It is through this center that the Fiery Energy is disseminated throughout the organism and by means of the action of this center that the other centers are kindled.

The Heart Center, the center of the Larynx, and the center in the Solar Plexus form an important triad and seem to "work together", as it were. The throat center is closely connected with striving and with synthesis. All the centers react strongly to various reactions of the individual, indeed they mirror his every mood and the fluctuations of his emotions, usually to their own detriment, for it is the calm and placid nature in the world of contrasts that allows his centers to develop.

The greatest enemy of the centers is irritation, which causes the blocking up of the nerve channels and the starving off of the centers from their sustenance that comes in the form of Vital Energy. Upon them all things play; upon them, all things resound; upon them, all is transmuted. When the force of the cosmic ray is intensified, the responding vibration attracts the corresponding fire. Creation always strains the centers. When the force of vibration reestablishes the correlation of the centers, coordination is attained. It is impossible to establish correlation without the responding vibration.

The creativeness of an Agni Yogi is based upon the striving toward vibration. The centers vibrate like most sensitive strings. Upon them, all things play; upon them, all things resound; upon them, all is transmuted. When We, Brothers of Humanity, had to immerse into human emanations, We encountered powerful currents. The manifestation of fires strain so greatly all centers. The subtle energies are locked within the center of the Chalice, and therefore all changes are felt quite keenly. One may assert that all occurrences, manifest and unmanifest, play upon the currents of the fires of an Agni Yogi.

INF I, A wise host does not light all fires without special purpose. Thus, in ancient legends there is mentioned the mountain surrounded by flame, but it is not stated anywhere that the fire burnt continuously; it rose according to the need. Thus also your fires glow according to necessity—the Eye of Brahma, or the wings, or the rays from the larynx, or the other principal twenty-one fires—it is necessary to permit them to be kindled according to their natures.

It is necessary to point out that the fires act according to their power of contact with the Hierarchy. Conflagration or unbridled burning is not permissible. In the Great Service, care and caution are the first principles of the highest cooperation. We protect each particle of the energy of the Elohim and each Uruci, from the Fire of Space. They were "savants", the magicians of Babylonia, astrologers and diviners. The famous Hillel, the precursor of Jesus in philosophy and in ethics, was a Chaldean.

Since times immemorial the Chalice has been a symbol of Service. The gifts of Higher Forces are gathered in the Chalice and given from the Chalice. The symbol of the Chalice has always stood for self-sacrifice. Whoever bears the Chalice bears Achievement. Each lofty deed can be marked by the symbol of the Chalice. Everything most lofty, everything for the good of humanity, should bear this symbol. The Heart of the Cosmos is reflected in this great symbol.

All images of Heroes of the Spirit may be represented as bearing the Chalice. The whole universe is reflected in the Chalice of the fiery spirit. The Chalice contains the accumulations of centuries which are gathered around the seed of the spirit. It is necessary to accept the affirmation of the Chalice as a great symbol in everyday life. Small children, and all youth, should be taught to think about the Chalice. One should understand the entire diversity of forms of the great symbol, the Chalice.

The Chalice is the focal point of all emanations. This is the focus in which and through which all emanations of the seed of the spirit are refracted and spread. The Chalice forms a triangle between the center of the heart and the solar plexus. It is the Chalice above the solar plexus at the level of the heart.

Let us see how the Agni Yogi creates and transmutes. The fire of the Chalice represents the psycho-dynamics which ignites around it all energies. Through the synthesis of the Chalice, all fires, at different degrees, are directed by summons toward the cumulation of the Chalice of Amrita. To drink the poison of the world in order to be reborn with full power!

This symbol comes from ancient legends. We see it in Egypt, in Greece; Shiva himself recalls it; a whole chain of Redeemers bears the chalice of poison, transforming it into Amrita. Four guardians, protect the Chalice of the Archangel! Unprecedented is the time when events are poured cosmically into the Chalice of the Archangel! FW I, Chalice of Attainment — Refers to part of an ancient mystery in which juice of the pomegranite was poured from four sides of a container, to symbolize the readiness to serve the General Good without end. Chaos — Cosmic dissonance. The result of discord and disunity.

The antithesis of the aims of the Brotherhood and the benign influence of the Cosmic Magnet. Evolution is the antipode of Chaos. Evil should be opposed as a manifestation of chaos. Only a steadfast consciousness can be a protection against chaos. It overwhelms wherever the least vacillation is found. Chaos loses no opportunity of breaking through a weak barrier. Many suppose that the very concept of chaos excludes any system. A representation of chaos as completely formless will be untrue.

Even in each life it can be observed how subtly chaos creeps in. It intrudes as an actual decomposing force. BR, Cheerfulness — Creativeness is the basis of evolution. With what then is it possible to strengthen the acts of creative power? Only with cheerfulness. Joy is a special wisdom. Cheerfulness is a special technique.

Destiny Grimoire

This enhancement of vigor arises out of a conscious realization of the creativeness of elements. Truly, creative patience and cheerfulness are the two wings of the worker. COM, Chela — Sk. Literally means "child". A disciple, the pupil of a Guru or Sage. The follower of an adept of a school of philosophy. TG Chiaroscuro — It. Literally, "light and dark". Esoterically refers to the building with Light, the light of knowledge which throws happenings into the sharp, defining light of reality and truth, enabling the individual to discern the true state of things.

Chotavan — Sk. Literally means "small rhythm" while Mahavan means "large rhythm". These refer to the rhythms of the Fire of Space, the rhythm of Cosmos. The Christ is our highest and most purified ego. The word meant the highest divine principle in man. The Krestos, or neophyte, went through the sufferings and passed the tests of initiation and after being anointed, emerged as Christ, "the purified".

Perhaps Brotherhood does exist? Perhaps, as an earthly anchor, it maintains equilibrium? Perhaps in the dreams of humanity it has remained as an unalterable reality? Let us recall certain dreams and visions, so clearly engraved upon the memory, visions of walls and towers of the Brotherhood. The imagination is but a memory of that which exists. Perhaps someone will remember also in reality the Tower of Chun? BR, 7 One should not speak or even think about the Brotherhood if dissension, disturbance, and unbelief are felt.

As delicate blossoms droop in a smoky atmosphere, so also the Images of the Brotherhood fly away amid irritation and falsehood. That which was still convincing yesterday can be distorted in the confusion of the heart. The clearest reflection of the Tower of Chun can be shattered by a crude touch.

BR, Circle — Occultly, the circle appears as an impersonation of the human organism broadened by possibilities. The best number for the circle is seven. The circles of keen sight proceed centrifugally and those of receptivity proceed centripetally. From symbols and dim outlines they advance spirally to sharp fact, to clair-call, clair-audience, clair-voyance, clair-understanding, clair-achievement, clair-knowledge. The first circle concerns the near ones and future events.

The second is confined to current matters and to the near future. The third embraces the past which concerns the near ones. The fourth encompasses past events. The fifth is within the limits of the contemporary world. The sixth reveals the future of the world currents. The seventh contains all signs. One can be strong in the first circle without being able to grasp the next one. It is better when, following a personal sign, one can receive signs about coming events of nations, or glimpses of a cosmic order.

LMG II, p City of Knowledge — A planned center of study high in the Himalayas made up of scientists from all over the world working in cooperation toward a synthesis of scientific and spiritual achievements. Important among the studies would be that of the cosmic rays, which can more easily be observed in the higher altitudes.

LHR I, p 45 Clairaudience — The faculty, whether innate or acquired by occult training, of hearing all that is said at whatever distance. The first essentials are purity of air and calmness of spirit. LMG I, Today you heard the music of the spheres, that rhythm which strengthens the realization of evolution. It is not the theme precisely, but the rhythm that forms the essence of the music of the spheres. It is indeed the degree of purity of the sounds which determines the interplanetary conduit.

These sounds are heard on many far-off worlds, but on Earth they can be heard only at high altitudes, and it is necessary to have a musical ear. But the ear that has heard the music of the spheres must be protected from the wind. AY, The centers revolving at the back of the head strengthen clairaudience. They are located at the crossing of the two main channels of the surging currents of life.

The centers are affirmed as the carriers of energies needed for communions with the far-off worlds. These centers tense the center of the ear and for this reason are most important. The currents of the spheres are transmitted by the Fire of Space. Those who affirm the creativeness of Fire may say that they serve evolution. Hence, the centers of hearing are connected so closely with Fire. Each manifestation of the striving center discloses clairaudience. In turn, clairaudience affords to humanity an evolutionary move.

INF I, People notice that clair-audience is better at dawn. The reason advanced for this is far from the truth. They suppose that after the night the organism is rested; they think that the currents just before dawn lend assistance, but they overlook the simplest and most natural solution. Actually, the most obvious cause lies in the fact that during sleep man has contacted the Subtle World, and therein has enhanced his subtle qualities.

AUM, It is often observed that clairaudience and clairvoyance usually yield fragmentary information. But it is necessary to recall many principles in order to understand what is taking place. Frequently the fragmentary character results from the earthly point of view. People do not grasp the subtle connection of what has been seen. Perhaps the bond is quite logical, but earthly logic differs from that of the Subtle World. Also it should not be forgotten that the Higher World watches over the laws of karma.

Very slightly understood is the boundary between that which is permitted and the sacred karma. It is impossible in earthly language to define the gates of karma. It is likewise difficult to indicate how man himself influences his clairaudience. He can stop up his ears with a thousand moods.

It is first necessary to broaden the consciousness in order that all channels be clear. Real clairvoyance means the faculty of seeing through the densest matter the latter disappearing at the will and before the spiritual eye of the Seer , and irrespective of time past, present and future or distance.

Therefore speaking of the spirituality of primordial man, it is better to apply such expression as, "spiritual consciousness", "spiritual hearing", "spiritual sight.

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Our Ashrams are distinguished by cleanliness. The hygiene of spirit presupposes the hygiene of the body. Precisely, on certain spiritual steps physical hygiene is absolutely essential. LHR II, p 85 Cloud of Cognition — Yogis are acquainted with attacks, as it were, of sudden drowsiness and fatigue, called the cloud of cognition.

Indeed, the Yogi knows that at this time his energy is ebbing, attracted by the powerful flow of a spatial current. The Yogi knows that he has taken part in Great Service for the good of humanity. It is possible to distinguish many aspects of such services. Sometimes only drowsiness is felt, but sometimes the subtle body strives to take part in an undeferrable action. Then one can see such a subtle body as a vision, or sense an invisible presence.

The manifestation of such actions at a distance will be instantaneous. No earthly time is required for prolonged discourses and reactions. When a Yogi feels the approach of a moment of drowsiness, he yields to such an imperative call, otherwise he may let pass an opportunity for cooperation in something great. It is especially indicative that those communions take place at remote distances and with persons absolutely unknown. Rejection of collective labor is ignorance. Only a lofty individuality finds within itself the measure of collective concepts.

So long as the personality fears collective work, it is not yet individualized; it still remains in the stifling atmosphere of selfhood. Only true discernment of the indestructibility of freedom permits adherence to collective labor. Only through such true mutual respect can we attain the realization of harmonious labor—in other words, attain active good.

In this good is kindled the fire of the heart; hence each manifestation of harmonious labor is so joyous. Such labor augments the psychic energy unusually. Let the work be carried out at least in short united labor; even if for brief periods at first, it must be in complete accord and intent upon success. In the beginning, fatigue because of disunity is unavoidable, but later the coordinated collective force will multiply the energy tenfold. Thus, even in small nuclei one can thrust forward the prototype of world progress.

One of the qualities of true Spirituality. One should be neither less nor more. To go through life with neither reticence nor exaggeration is easy. We sharply observe Our coworkers, for they should express themselves in conformity with the true meaning. Only thus can different beings cooperate. The best judgment will be founded upon beauty. It is ugly to say, "I shall put the giant into a little box," or, "The eagle soars like a hen. There is no worse act of non-comeasurement than to show offense like a petty huckster. There is no worse act of non-comeasurement than to renounce responsibility.

There is no worse act of non-comeasurement than to cease thinking about beauty. Co-measurement is like the pillar that supports the house. When we take into consideration the painting of the dwelling, are we to destroy the pillar under the archway? Thoroughly assimilate co-measurement. This is, in a sense, the higher law of Cosmos, the direction in which the Cosmic Magnet draws us and to which we must strive. Each possibility in step with the Cosmic Magnet reaches toward the Common Good.

First—constancy of striving. Second—ability of containment, for poor is he who denies but the seeker of truth is worthy to work for General Good. Third—ability to labor, because the majority do not know the value of time. Fourth—the desire to help without prejudices and without usurpation. Fifth—renouncement of personal property and the acceptance for safekeeping of the fruit of the creativeness of others. Sixth—expulsion of fear. Seventh—display of vigilance amidst darkness. If it is beautiful, the quality of broad dispersion is a blessed one.

Let space be saturated with the best thoughts; many of them will join harmonious radiations. Though not all can absorb the full expression of thoughts, yet the beneficent substance formed by them will be a healing one.


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One should offer gratitude to the unknown Senders, who impregnate space with beneficial substance. Thoughts manifested in lofty communion are as a spring in the midst of a desert. Pursuing the direction of such springs one may find the Brotherhood. The path to the Fiery World has been affirmed by these two manifestations.

Only through them can man advance to the lofty spheres. Every higher communion will contain these two fundamentals. Let us not forget that each particle of time can be used for higher communion. There is joy in that the thread of the heart can be in constant communion with the most Beloved. I affirm that the voice of love requires no length of time. As a field of grass is filled with different flowers, so, too, the calls of the heart are radiant amid labors; they signify the approach to Brotherhood. BR, Communities — Since Our Central Community does have significance for world structures, then, too, communities established by Us have an influence upon the evolution of the world.

Let us examine the principal kinds of these widely scattered communities. The first are the unconscious communities whose members work out a mutually acceptable way of co-existence. These can be found among workmen, farmers, students, and, less frequently, in families. The second kind of community knows about the plan of earthly evolution, but does not connect this plan with definite action and date. These are circles of political idealists; certain occult organizations; some learned societies; and—rarest of all—clerical bodies.

The third kind of community knows not only the plan of evolution but also the dates and the action. Of course these communities are rare, and they receive Our Indications. He who has come in close touch with Us learns silence. Likewise, it is difficult to distinguish the participants of a community of the third kind. More talkative is the second kind of community; already they speak much about the Common Good. Verily, the dark age will terminate with the proclaiming of the Community! Sergius hewed it out with his axe. Boehme worked on it with his boot hammer.

The Teacher Buddha built it with His hands. Christ prepared a bridge to it. A most ancient Teacher said: "I do not see any objects that I own! Do people know much about the life in a neighboring house, much less about that which they are not supposed to know? Each one can recall from his own life the most significant events about which no one has known. Especially if transmitted by thought at a distance, who could learn about them? True, thought can be intercepted, but for this special conditions are necessary.

If a thought has been directed with especial clarity to a definite person, it will unfailingly contact his aura. Thus communities can be kept together by the force of thought. But some are so afraid of thought that they decline everything relating to this domain. Such people should not be attracted, their approach ends in treachery.

More than once Communities have been moved away in order to free them from undesirable people. It is easier to announce the dissolution of a Community than to disclose those who can do harm. From such a situation one can more easily comprehend why the Brotherhood is to be found in an inaccessible place. BR, Community — What more nearly compares with Our Community—a choir of psalm-singers or an armed camp?

Rather the second. One can imagine how it must conform to the rules of military organization and leadership. Is it possible to establish the paths of advancement of the Community without repulse and attack? Is it possible to take a fortress by assault without knowing its situation? The conditions of defense and attack must be weighed. Needed is experienced knowledge and keen vigilence. They are wrong who consider the Community a house of prayer. They are wrong who call the Community a workshop. They are wrong who regard the Community as an exclusive laboratory.

The Community is a hundred-eyed guard. The Community is the hurricane of the messenger. The Community is the banner of the conqueror. Each one may select his task at will, for every labor is sharpened by new attainments. There is not the tedium of mechanical performance, for the worker is at the same time an experimenter.

He understands the significance of the problem of introducing perfectionment of work without disturbing the general complex of rhythm. Each one decisively finds work to suit Himself and can change it at will. Thus, necessary is both the desire to work and the open consciousness through which each labor becomes attractive. For labor is performed for the future, and each one carries his best stone. BR, I should add that the Community is the lighthouse and the sole anchor of humanity. Thus, the best people are under obligation to ease their unbearable burden.

And how immense should be our gratitude to these High Spirits who for centuries have sacrificed Themselves and who continue to sacrifice Their well-deserved higher happiness so that They may ease the destiny of humanity and save the planet from destruction! It was planned as a Community of Women built on striving and dedicated to the study of medicine, agriculture, social problems, with special groups investigating the various significances of color, sound, and scent.

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The function of the Living Ethics would be to beautify the whole benevolent movement of the Heroine Sisters. COM, Personal experience, personal trials and sufferings teach us great patience and compassion, those qualities which lie at the basis of all achievements. Only the fiery heart understands how many measures may be placed upon the light and upon the dark side. A pure understanding of self-perfection will not evoke competition. Where the consciousness is wild and unrestricted, there competition leads to mutual destruction. Envy nests around competition. It leads to the most subtle crimes.

Cooperation must bring balance to the misunderstood competition. It is not easy to fix oneself the boundary of a reasonable competition. The word competition itself is already dangerous; in it is expressed jealousy, in other words, a corrupt devotion. Therefore, it is best wherever possible to replace the concept of competition with that of perfectionment. Compulsory slavery, compulsory marriage, compulsory labor, incite rebellion and condemnation. But of all the forms of compulsion the most culpable and ugly is the compulsory community.

Each compulsion is doomed to a reaction, and the worst form of compulsion is doomed to the worst reaction. He who has been taking narcotics must increase the quantity of the poison taken. In the same way compulsion must be constantly increased, reaching the point of madness. Interruption of a compulsion carries the threat of domination by the dark forces. Therefore, compulsion is worthless for evolution.

A conscious awareness contradicts compulsion. It cannot be justified. It serves only to provoke new violations, and where then will there be an end to outrage? It is a mistake to think that something created in the name of hatred can remain firm. Only construction, not subversion, can gather power for free thought.

Thought must be safeguarded. The very process of thinking must be loved. Compulsion does not produce a good harvest, and yet it is necessary to guide and protect on dangerous paths. BR, Concordance — Concordance of the cosmic processes is revealed in the lower spheres as well as in the higher ones. Cosmic power can be reflected in the planetary life, and the planetary life may be transmuted in the process of higher tension. When people will understand the ceaselessness of manifestation consists in changes of existence, the principle of concordance may become close to man.

The laws of transmutation and cosmic bestowal coalesce. Great help may result from the realization of this principle. If humanity strives toward concordance it will perceive all the best possibilities. By straining the will toward Infinity one may reach concordance on every step. Concordance is the unifying principle which affirms the sacred intercourse between spirit and spirit, between spirit and planet, between spirit and Cosmos, between Cosmos and the power of the Infinite.

Indeed, above all else there is the primary energy. If it is manifest, and if contacts through it can be harmonized, then there will be affirmed a lasting bond. Co-workers may differ in the degree of consciousness attained, whereas brothers will sense each other precisely according to consciousness. Brothers may not be working together outwardly, but their thinking will be strongly knit together. This will be united freely; their unity will not be a burdensome yoke or a bondage. But precisely these brothers will understand unity as a powerful motive force for the good of the world. It is impossible to place limits upon such unity, for the basis will be love.

BR, Brothers — Few there are who know how to await messages in complete magnanimity, while working, and amidst difficulties—such co-workers are the ones who become brothers.

Literally, "The Enlightened". The highest degree of knowledge. To become a Buddha one has to break through the bondage of sense and personality; to acquire a complete perception of the REAL SELF and learn not to separate it from all other selves; to learn by experience the utter unreality of all phenomena of the visible Kosmos foremost of all; to reach a complete detachment from all that is evanescent and finite, and live while yet on Earth in the immortal and the everlasting alone, in a supreme state of holiness.

In Principle, the process of perfecting is perpetual; therefore, when talking of perfection one must remember the many gradations of perfection meant for particular cycles of the planet and planets, etc. In the case of Buddha, this perfection is immeasurably high as He, together with several other Spirits, came to Earth from the highest planet in the Third Race of our cycle for the acceleration of the evolution of humanity. Therefore, He will not incarnate again on our Earth but only in the last race of the cycle of the highest planet of our solar system.

The name given to Gautama, the Prince of Kapilavastu, at his birth. It is an abbreviation of Sarvartthasiddha and means, the "realization of all desires". Gautama, which means, "on earth gau the most victorious tama " was the sacerdotal name of the Sakya family, the kingly patronymic of the dynasty to which the father of Gautama, the King Suddhodhana of Kapilavastu, belonged.

Kapilavastu was an ancient city, the birth-place of the Great Reformer and was destroyed during his life time. In the title Sakyamuni, the last component, muni , is rendered as meaning one "mighty in charity, isolation and silence", and the former Sakya is the family name. Every Orientalist or Pundit knows by heart the story of Gautama, the Buddha, the most perfect of mortal men that the world has ever seen, but none of them seem to suspect the esoteric meaning underlying his prenatal biography, i.

The Lalitavistara tells the tale, but abstains from hinting at the truth. The 5, Jatakas , or the events of former births re-incarnations are taken literally instead of esoterically. Gautama, the Buddha, would not have been a mortal man, had he not passed through hundreds and thousands of births previous to his last. Yet the detailed account of these, and the statement that during them he worked his way up through every stage of transmigration from the lowest animate and inanimate atom and insect, up to the highest—or man , contains simply the well-known occult aphorism: "a stone becomes a plant, a plant an animal, and an animal a man".

Every human being who has ever existed, has passed through the same evolution. But the hidden symbolism in the sequence of these re-births jataka contains a perfect history of the evolution of this earth, pre and post human, and is a scientific exposition of natural facts. One truth not veiled but bare and open is found in their nomenclature, viz. He became a full Buddha on the night of the 8th day of the twelth moon, in the year , and finally entered Nirvana in the year , according to Southern Buddhism.

The Orientalists, however, have decided upon several other dates. All the rest is allegorical. He attained the state of Bodhisattva on earth when in the personality called Prabhapala. Tushita stands for a place on this globe, not for a paradise in the invisible regions. The selection of the Sakya family and his mother Maya, as "the purest on earth", is in accordance with the model of the nativity for every Savior, God or deified Reformer.

The whole events of his noble life are given in occult numbers, and every so-called miraculous event—so deplored by Orientalists as confusing the narrative and making it impossible to extricate truth from fiction—is simply the allegorical veiling of the truth. It is as comprehensible to an Occultist learned in symbolism, as it is difficult to understand for a European scholar ignorant of Occultism. Every detail of the narrative after his death and before cremation is a chapter of facts written in a language which must be studied before it is understood, otherwise its dead letter will lead one into absurd contradictions.

For instance, having reminded his disciples of the immortality of Dharmakaya, Buddha is said to have passed into Samadhi, and lost himself in Nirvana— from which none can return. And yet, notwithstanding this, the Buddha is shown bursting open the lid of the coffin, and stepping out of it; saluting with folded hands his mother Maya who had suddenly appeared in the air, though she had died seven days after his birth, etc.

As Buddha was a Chakravartti he who turns the wheel of the Law , his body at its cremation could not be consumed by common fire. What happens? Suddenly a jet of flame burst out of the Svastica on his breast, and reduced his body to ashes. Space prevents giving more instances. As to his being one of the true and undeniable SAVIORS of the World, suffice it to say that the most rabid orthodox missionary, unless he is hopelessly insane, or has not the least regard even for historical truth, cannot find one smallest accusation against the life and personal character of Gautama, the "Buddha".

Without any claim to divinity, allowing his followers to fall into atheism, rather than into the degrading superstition of deva or idol-worship, his walk in life is from the beginning to the end, holy and divine. During the 45 years of his mission it is blameless and pure as that of a god—or as the latter should be. He is a perfect example of a divine, godly man. He reached Buddhaship— i. Esoteric teachings claim that he renounced Nirvana and gave up the Dharmakaya vesture to remain a "Buddha of compassion" within the reach of the miseries of this world. And the religious philosophy he left to it has produced for over 2, years generations of good and unselfish men.

No persecutions, and enforcement of faith by fire and sword, have ever disgraced it. No thunder-and-lightning-vomiting god has interfered with its chaste commandments; and if the simple, humane and philosophical code of daily life left to us by the greatest Man-Reformer ever known, should ever come to be adopted by mankind at large, then indeed an era of bliss and peace would dawn on Humanity.

TG Buddhi — Sk. The sixth principle, i. Buddhi , in its highest aspect, is manifested in the heart. The Great Enlightenment consisted in a perception of causes of suffering and of the way of salvation from suffering. Buddhism teaches that nirvana , release from liability to suffering, from mortality, is the highest goal attainable, now or hereafter.

All beings, gods and men alike, are in need of such salvation. The teaching dharma as to the way of salvation is embodied in the "Four Aryan or Noble Truths": 1 that all life is subject to suffering; 2 that desire or the will to live is the cause of repeated existences, in which sorrow is inevitable; 3 that only the annihilation of desire that is, yearning, craving, ambition, as distinct from will can give release; 4 that the way of escape is the "Eightfold Path" of right belief, right resolve, right word, right act, right life, right effort, right thinking, right meditation.

Buddha denied the special virtue of caste, ritualism, and asceticism, and insisted upon the necessity of pity, kindliness, and patience, for salvation. Buddhism has developed and still embraces many sects. The two main divisions are Hinayana literally, small vehicle, known as Early, Pali , or less correctly, Southern, Buddhism and Mahayana great vehicle, known also as Northern, or Later , Buddhism In the latter the Buddha is deified, and an elaborate pantheon of Bodhisattvas and other divinities is found. The greater part of Buddhist art is Mahayana. Two disciples were discussing the most expressive symbol for this concept.

One proposed gold, but the other suggested that white marble might be better. Both agreed that a burden, meaning something weighty, would be best expressed by a stone. But the Teacher observed, "The smallest seed corresponds to the concept of the burden of the world. The Cabbala was traditionally handed down by oral transmission. Cagliostro, Allessandro, Count — A famous Adept, whose real name is claimed by his enemies to have been Joseph Balsamo. He was a native of Palermo, and studied under some mysterious foreigner of whom little has been ascertained. His accepted history is too well known to need repetition, and his real history has never been told.

His fate was that of every human being who proves that he knows more than do his fellow-creatures; he was "stoned to death" by persecutions, lies, and infamous accusations, and yet he was the friend and adviser of the highest and and mightiest of every land he visited. He was finally tried and sentenced in Rome as a heretic, and was said to have died during his confinement in a State prison. Yet his end was not utterly undeserved, as he had been untrue to his vows in some respects, had fallen from his state of chastity and yielded to ambition and selfishness.

TG Callicratus — Gr. A disciple of Apollonius of Tyana. Calls — People frequently hear voices that seem to be calling to them. Sometimes such calls are so strong that they force one to start and look around, though others present do not hear them. Can one possibly doubt that such spatial sendings do occur? Only a very refined organism can sense, as it were, a call; it will be desirous of making sudden observations. It is necessary to be prepared to respond to such a call. An imperative call about altruism and mutual understanding reaches certain people.

But pay attention to the unexpectedness of such arrivals. If, on a map of the world, the places be marked where Our call is perceived, a very unexpected pattern will result. The manifestation of calmness will be a sign of Service. Such calmness and but one breath of prana will provide a strong shield. Each agitation distorts the clarity. Likewise, the primary energy requires calmness in order to reflect Truth.

It should not be assumed that calmness is decline and enfeeblement. Only disorderly agitation can distort the mirror of energy. People talk much about the tranquility of wise men, but it is really a great tension, so great that the surface of the energy becomes mirror-like. Thus, calmness must not be taken for inaction. Thus, knowledge of the meaning of battle will bestow calmness. The sower of cosmic fires into the consciousness of men is a true co-worker of Cosmos. Hence each fiery thought conforms to the tensed Magnet. Therefore, the thought of the Carrier of Fires is in itself of cosmic creativeness, and wishes of the Carrier of Fires powerfully advance evolution.

INF II, Causal Body — The spiritual Soul of man, formed by the triad of the seventh, sixth and fifth principles, where lies the true individuality of man, as distinguished from his lower soul or his personality. It is called Karanopadhi , "the basis of the Cause", by the Taraka Raja Yogis; and in the Vedanta system it corresponds to both the Vignanamaya and Anandamaya Kosha , the latter coming next to Atma, and therefore being the vehicle of the universal Spirit.

Buddhi alone could not be called a "Causal Body", but becomes so in conjunction with Manas, the incarnating Entity or Ego. The precept that every origin shall have its consequence, and every happening its cause. Unification is affirmation of the Cosmic law of Causality. In it is contained the answer to every question. The human mind is confused by the problem of misfortunes, but the law of Causality brings one to the law of Karma.

Man is exasperated at calamities, but the law of Causality points out to him the sources of same. Man is bewildered by strange disturbances of equilibrium, but the Cosmic law invokes Higher Justice. He who is aligned with the law of Causality in his spirit, is already allied with Truth.

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If schools and churches would proclaim the law of Causality, the consciousness would be then on a higher level, as that which is separated from the foundations of Existence, cannot advance. It is right to affirm that a primary cause cannot exist without the one Fire of Being; and Cosmic Construction proceeds in like manner, uniting those things which by right belong together. Thus, everything is unified in the Cosmos. The law of Causality must be accepted in all its might.

It is especially erroneous to think of a manifestation as having one single effect. Around each action there can be observed many different realms which exert an influence and on which an influence is exerted. One must assimilate the fact that the sphere of each action is far broader than can be defined according to earthly reasoning.

Thus, by each action and each thought people contact several spheres. One must accustom oneself to the complexity of effects. No one wishes to understand that a certain time must elapse between cause and effect. BR, Caution — What we mean by caution must be definitely understood. The ignorant may assume that caution is inaction or the gloom of fear. On the contrary, caution is a strengthening of action, watchfulness and courage.

Caution is very necessary when fiery waves are provoked. One can resist such tensions by means of the magnet of Hierarchy. When I indicate caution, it is necessary to direct the heart, aflame to Hierarchy. A cloud impels a gardener to take measures for protection, but he is not afraid of every whirlwind. BR, Cedar — One of the family of coniferous trees. One of the "lifegivers" which store the heart energy of nature and nourish all the nerve centers with fiery energy. Plants will indicate the better possibilities. Look for cedars and pines, heather and oak, grass and flowers of vivid color.

Natural electrification in a locality is necessary. Large, long needles of evergreen are the best condensers of electricity. Druids also called the chalice of cedar resin the chalice of life. And only later, with the loss of the realization of the spirit, was it replaced by blood. The fire of Zoroaster was the result of burning of the cedar resin in the chalice.

LMG II, 72 Center of the Shoulders — You have already experienced the two sharp points piercing the region of the shoulder blades, and with the same piercing the centers of the lungs may be opened. These centers control prana. The legend concerning wings is highly symbolic.

Likewise, it was a favorite custom of the ancients to wear a round metal plate upon their breasts. But for complete crowning, man must kindle all the forty-nine fires which include all the fires of all the centers and their branches. All spiritual centers depend on the heart. The heart is the great accumulator and transmuter of all the energies; it may be called the sun of the organism because of the role it plays. Sometimes the nerve centers are not consciously realized and, being partly opened, often show the symptoms of tuberculosis, asthma, rheumatism, and other diseases.

The opening of and acting of these centers should first be manifested in their psychic or spiritual aspects. With a constant inner striving toward the Highest, and a broadening of the consciousness, the acceleration of the opening of the centers is quite possible. It comes either with the help and guidance of the Great Teacher of Light, or sometimes from contact with the purified fiery aura of a high disciple. Everything must come from higher to lower, from spiritual to physical, but not vice versa. Excessive physical exercises, such as sports, are also quite harmful.

How many centuries must pass before the spirit that broke away can again grasp a new link! And we know that all the majestic concepts and the whole beauty of Eastern thought evolved precisely from the sequence and succession in the infinite Hierarchic Chain, which consists of links formed by the limitless devotion of a disciple to his Guru. Thus, the East looks upon a Teacher who rejects the Hierarchic principle as upon a dry, rootless tree.

To deprive the spirit of reverence for the great concept of the Teacher is equivalent to spiritual suicide. The Great Teachers provide our nurture; without it, not only would we die but so would the whole planet. Effulgent is the White Chain from the Mountains of Light. These are significant times, when even the humblest discern the magnificence of the White Chain. All Indications should be fulfilled so that the specks of imperil may not impede the might of the White Forces. H, Chain of the Planets — This expression used in The Secret Doctrine and The Mahatma Letters refers to different stages of the same planets as they might appear in a "space-time continuum"—visible and invisible.

Chakra — Sk. Translated means "wheel" or "disc". There are forty-nine chakras or centers altogether. In Agni Yoga twenty-one are mentioned and it is the opening and transmuting of these 21 centers that causes the kindling of the rest. The seven main chakras and their locations are: l. Muladhara-Kundalini, located at the bottom of the spine; 2. Svadhisthana-chakra, in the abdomen between the base of the spine and the navel; 3. Anahata-chakra, or the Chalice; 5. Vishuddha-chakra or the center of the throat; 6. Ajna-chakra, or the Third Eye; 7. Brahamarandra-chakra, or the Bell, on the top of the head.

There are also seldom mentioned centers in the shoulders, cheeks, lungs, wrists, knees, kidneys, etc. All these chakras have important functions peculiar to them and are important in their own right, but for the most important chakra, and the one that none of the others can survive without is the Center of the Heart, or the Anahata-chakra. It is through this center that the Fiery Energy is disseminated throughout the organism and by means of the action of this center that the other centers are kindled. The Heart Center, the center of the Larynx, and the center in the Solar Plexus form an important triad and seem to "work together", as it were.

The throat center is closely connected with striving and with synthesis. All the centers react strongly to various reactions of the individual, indeed they mirror his every mood and the fluctuations of his emotions, usually to their own detriment, for it is the calm and placid nature in the world of contrasts that allows his centers to develop.

The greatest enemy of the centers is irritation, which causes the blocking up of the nerve channels and the starving off of the centers from their sustenance that comes in the form of Vital Energy. Upon them all things play; upon them, all things resound; upon them, all is transmuted.

When the force of the cosmic ray is intensified, the responding vibration attracts the corresponding fire. Creation always strains the centers. When the force of vibration reestablishes the correlation of the centers, coordination is attained. It is impossible to establish correlation without the responding vibration. The creativeness of an Agni Yogi is based upon the striving toward vibration. The centers vibrate like most sensitive strings.

Upon them, all things play; upon them, all things resound; upon them, all is transmuted. When We, Brothers of Humanity, had to immerse into human emanations, We encountered powerful currents. The manifestation of fires strain so greatly all centers. The subtle energies are locked within the center of the Chalice, and therefore all changes are felt quite keenly.

One may assert that all occurrences, manifest and unmanifest, play upon the currents of the fires of an Agni Yogi. INF I, A wise host does not light all fires without special purpose. Thus, in ancient legends there is mentioned the mountain surrounded by flame, but it is not stated anywhere that the fire burnt continuously; it rose according to the need.

Thus also your fires glow according to necessity—the Eye of Brahma, or the wings, or the rays from the larynx, or the other principal twenty-one fires—it is necessary to permit them to be kindled according to their natures. It is necessary to point out that the fires act according to their power of contact with the Hierarchy.

Conflagration or unbridled burning is not permissible. In the Great Service, care and caution are the first principles of the highest cooperation. We protect each particle of the energy of the Elohim and each Uruci, from the Fire of Space. They were "savants", the magicians of Babylonia, astrologers and diviners. The famous Hillel, the precursor of Jesus in philosophy and in ethics, was a Chaldean.

Since times immemorial the Chalice has been a symbol of Service. The gifts of Higher Forces are gathered in the Chalice and given from the Chalice. The symbol of the Chalice has always stood for self-sacrifice. Whoever bears the Chalice bears Achievement. Each lofty deed can be marked by the symbol of the Chalice. Everything most lofty, everything for the good of humanity, should bear this symbol. The Heart of the Cosmos is reflected in this great symbol. All images of Heroes of the Spirit may be represented as bearing the Chalice. The whole universe is reflected in the Chalice of the fiery spirit.

The Chalice contains the accumulations of centuries which are gathered around the seed of the spirit. It is necessary to accept the affirmation of the Chalice as a great symbol in everyday life. Small children, and all youth, should be taught to think about the Chalice. One should understand the entire diversity of forms of the great symbol, the Chalice.

The Chalice is the focal point of all emanations. This is the focus in which and through which all emanations of the seed of the spirit are refracted and spread. The Chalice forms a triangle between the center of the heart and the solar plexus. It is the Chalice above the solar plexus at the level of the heart. Let us see how the Agni Yogi creates and transmutes.

The fire of the Chalice represents the psycho-dynamics which ignites around it all energies. Through the synthesis of the Chalice, all fires, at different degrees, are directed by summons toward the cumulation of the Chalice of Amrita. To drink the poison of the world in order to be reborn with full power! This symbol comes from ancient legends. We see it in Egypt, in Greece; Shiva himself recalls it; a whole chain of Redeemers bears the chalice of poison, transforming it into Amrita.

Four guardians, protect the Chalice of the Archangel! Unprecedented is the time when events are poured cosmically into the Chalice of the Archangel! FW I, Chalice of Attainment — Refers to part of an ancient mystery in which juice of the pomegranite was poured from four sides of a container, to symbolize the readiness to serve the General Good without end. Chaos — Cosmic dissonance. The result of discord and disunity.

The antithesis of the aims of the Brotherhood and the benign influence of the Cosmic Magnet. Evolution is the antipode of Chaos. Evil should be opposed as a manifestation of chaos. Only a steadfast consciousness can be a protection against chaos. It overwhelms wherever the least vacillation is found. Chaos loses no opportunity of breaking through a weak barrier. Many suppose that the very concept of chaos excludes any system.

A representation of chaos as completely formless will be untrue. Even in each life it can be observed how subtly chaos creeps in. It intrudes as an actual decomposing force. BR, Cheerfulness — Creativeness is the basis of evolution. With what then is it possible to strengthen the acts of creative power? Only with cheerfulness. Joy is a special wisdom. Cheerfulness is a special technique. This enhancement of vigor arises out of a conscious realization of the creativeness of elements. Truly, creative patience and cheerfulness are the two wings of the worker.

COM, Chela — Sk. Literally means "child". A disciple, the pupil of a Guru or Sage. The follower of an adept of a school of philosophy. TG Chiaroscuro — It. Literally, "light and dark". Esoterically refers to the building with Light, the light of knowledge which throws happenings into the sharp, defining light of reality and truth, enabling the individual to discern the true state of things. Chotavan — Sk.

Literally means "small rhythm" while Mahavan means "large rhythm". These refer to the rhythms of the Fire of Space, the rhythm of Cosmos. The Christ is our highest and most purified ego. The word meant the highest divine principle in man. The Krestos, or neophyte, went through the sufferings and passed the tests of initiation and after being anointed, emerged as Christ, "the purified". Perhaps Brotherhood does exist?

Perhaps, as an earthly anchor, it maintains equilibrium? Perhaps in the dreams of humanity it has remained as an unalterable reality? Let us recall certain dreams and visions, so clearly engraved upon the memory, visions of walls and towers of the Brotherhood. The imagination is but a memory of that which exists. Perhaps someone will remember also in reality the Tower of Chun? BR, 7 One should not speak or even think about the Brotherhood if dissension, disturbance, and unbelief are felt.

As delicate blossoms droop in a smoky atmosphere, so also the Images of the Brotherhood fly away amid irritation and falsehood. That which was still convincing yesterday can be distorted in the confusion of the heart. The clearest reflection of the Tower of Chun can be shattered by a crude touch.

BR, Circle — Occultly, the circle appears as an impersonation of the human organism broadened by possibilities. The best number for the circle is seven. The circles of keen sight proceed centrifugally and those of receptivity proceed centripetally. From symbols and dim outlines they advance spirally to sharp fact, to clair-call, clair-audience, clair-voyance, clair-understanding, clair-achievement, clair-knowledge.

The first circle concerns the near ones and future events. The second is confined to current matters and to the near future. The third embraces the past which concerns the near ones. The fourth encompasses past events. The fifth is within the limits of the contemporary world. The sixth reveals the future of the world currents. The seventh contains all signs.

One can be strong in the first circle without being able to grasp the next one. It is better when, following a personal sign, one can receive signs about coming events of nations, or glimpses of a cosmic order. LMG II, p City of Knowledge — A planned center of study high in the Himalayas made up of scientists from all over the world working in cooperation toward a synthesis of scientific and spiritual achievements.

Important among the studies would be that of the cosmic rays, which can more easily be observed in the higher altitudes. LHR I, p 45 Clairaudience — The faculty, whether innate or acquired by occult training, of hearing all that is said at whatever distance. The first essentials are purity of air and calmness of spirit. LMG I, Today you heard the music of the spheres, that rhythm which strengthens the realization of evolution. It is not the theme precisely, but the rhythm that forms the essence of the music of the spheres. It is indeed the degree of purity of the sounds which determines the interplanetary conduit.

These sounds are heard on many far-off worlds, but on Earth they can be heard only at high altitudes, and it is necessary to have a musical ear. But the ear that has heard the music of the spheres must be protected from the wind. AY, The centers revolving at the back of the head strengthen clairaudience. They are located at the crossing of the two main channels of the surging currents of life. The centers are affirmed as the carriers of energies needed for communions with the far-off worlds.

These centers tense the center of the ear and for this reason are most important. The currents of the spheres are transmitted by the Fire of Space. Those who affirm the creativeness of Fire may say that they serve evolution. Hence, the centers of hearing are connected so closely with Fire. Each manifestation of the striving center discloses clairaudience.

In turn, clairaudience affords to humanity an evolutionary move. INF I, People notice that clair-audience is better at dawn. The reason advanced for this is far from the truth. They suppose that after the night the organism is rested; they think that the currents just before dawn lend assistance, but they overlook the simplest and most natural solution.

Actually, the most obvious cause lies in the fact that during sleep man has contacted the Subtle World, and therein has enhanced his subtle qualities. AUM, It is often observed that clairaudience and clairvoyance usually yield fragmentary information. But it is necessary to recall many principles in order to understand what is taking place. Frequently the fragmentary character results from the earthly point of view. People do not grasp the subtle connection of what has been seen.

Perhaps the bond is quite logical, but earthly logic differs from that of the Subtle World. Also it should not be forgotten that the Higher World watches over the laws of karma. Very slightly understood is the boundary between that which is permitted and the sacred karma. It is impossible in earthly language to define the gates of karma. It is likewise difficult to indicate how man himself influences his clairaudience.

He can stop up his ears with a thousand moods. It is first necessary to broaden the consciousness in order that all channels be clear. Real clairvoyance means the faculty of seeing through the densest matter the latter disappearing at the will and before the spiritual eye of the Seer , and irrespective of time past, present and future or distance. Therefore speaking of the spirituality of primordial man, it is better to apply such expression as, "spiritual consciousness", "spiritual hearing", "spiritual sight.

Our Ashrams are distinguished by cleanliness. The hygiene of spirit presupposes the hygiene of the body. Precisely, on certain spiritual steps physical hygiene is absolutely essential. LHR II, p 85 Cloud of Cognition — Yogis are acquainted with attacks, as it were, of sudden drowsiness and fatigue, called the cloud of cognition. Indeed, the Yogi knows that at this time his energy is ebbing, attracted by the powerful flow of a spatial current. The Yogi knows that he has taken part in Great Service for the good of humanity.

It is possible to distinguish many aspects of such services. Sometimes only drowsiness is felt, but sometimes the subtle body strives to take part in an undeferrable action. Then one can see such a subtle body as a vision, or sense an invisible presence.


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  • The manifestation of such actions at a distance will be instantaneous. No earthly time is required for prolonged discourses and reactions. When a Yogi feels the approach of a moment of drowsiness, he yields to such an imperative call, otherwise he may let pass an opportunity for cooperation in something great. It is especially indicative that those communions take place at remote distances and with persons absolutely unknown. Rejection of collective labor is ignorance.

    Only a lofty individuality finds within itself the measure of collective concepts. So long as the personality fears collective work, it is not yet individualized; it still remains in the stifling atmosphere of selfhood. Only true discernment of the indestructibility of freedom permits adherence to collective labor. Only through such true mutual respect can we attain the realization of harmonious labor—in other words, attain active good.

    In this good is kindled the fire of the heart; hence each manifestation of harmonious labor is so joyous. Such labor augments the psychic energy unusually. Let the work be carried out at least in short united labor; even if for brief periods at first, it must be in complete accord and intent upon success. In the beginning, fatigue because of disunity is unavoidable, but later the coordinated collective force will multiply the energy tenfold.

    Thus, even in small nuclei one can thrust forward the prototype of world progress. One of the qualities of true Spirituality. One should be neither less nor more. Peterson, Alexandra E. Mac, Thomas A. Zeni, Seana Moran. An Ethics of Possibility. David Cropley, James C. Kaufman, Michelle Murphy, Seana Moran. Back Matter Pages About this book Introduction The Ethics of Creativity illuminates the thorny issues that arise when novel creative ideas collide with what we believe to be 'right' or 'good'.

    This book tackles questions of when creativity and ethics tend to coincide and when conflict, and how both might be harnessed to support a brighter future for all. Kaufman morality.