Service of The Plan – 1C

 

C. PRINCIPLES AND LAWS


The man therefore who attempts through meditation … to attain the consciousness of the Will
aspect, works under set rules, rises from point to point under due forms, and broods ever on the Law and
its workings … 

The basic rules of expression and of government occupy his attention, and by studying the
rules and laws, and by seeking to comprehend, he necessarily contacts the Ruler.

Letters on Occult Meditation , p. 171

Applicable Principles

Cause and Effect      Freedom
Cleavage                 Harmony
Conflict                  Liberation
Cooperation            Relationship
Directed Purpose    Responsibility

Applicable Laws

Abstraction      Group Life
Assembly        Group Progress
Balance           Life Purpose of Planetary Logos
Brotherhood    Relativity
Change           Sacrifice
Cycles            Separateness and Hate
Destiny           Speech
Destruction     Synthesis
Expediency     Thought
Freedom

Applicable Sciences (as Techniques)

Communicatioin          Right Human Relations
Contact                      Service of the Plan
Cooperation                Social Evolution
Energy                       Sound
Energy Relationships   Telepathy
Evolution                   Tension
Impression                 Thoughtform Building
Relationship

A principle is that which embodies some aspect of the truth on which this system of ours is based; it is the
seeping through to the consciousness of the man of a little of the idea on which our Logos bases all He
does. The basis of … Logoic action … connected with the human Hierarchy is the power of love to drive
onward—call it evolution, if you like, call it inherent urge, should you so prefer, but it is love causing
motion and urging onward to completion … Hence, this principle should underlie all activity, and the
government of the lesser organisations, if founded on love leading to activity, would lead to a divine urge
in all its members, driving them likewise on to fullest expression, and thus tend to more adequate
completeness and more satisfactory endeavour.

A Treatise on White Magic , pp. 115-16

… The higher principles deal with the good of the group and the lower with the good of the
individual … the lower principle must give way to the higher. 
 
Ibid., p. 118
 
Forces, playing upon the human race, affect the most sensitive; they in their turn affect their
environment and gradually a momentum is established which sweeps through a race or a nation, through a
period or a cycle of years, and produces conditions of profound depression and of mutual distrust. It
causes a sad self-absorption and this we term a panic or a wave of unrest. The fact that the working out
may be military, economic, social or political, that it may take the form of a war, of a religious
inquisition, of financial stringency or international distrust is incidental. The causes lie back in the
blueprints of the evolutionary process and are governed—even if unrealised—by the good Law.

Ibid., p. 307

The Principle of Conflict

This Principle of Conflict is … active in all institutions, groups and organisations in all lands and
in every department of human thought. Its results are, first, the awakening of humanity to certain major
human developments and possibilities, and secondly, it will lead to certain basic renunciations, once the
issues are clearly seen and the cleavage which exists in reality between the desirable spiritual values and
the undesirable material values has been made clear. In politics, for instance, the two-party system is
based upon a correct premise, but it is not at present a satisfactory system because of human stupidity. It
stands in truth for the reactionary groups in any land and also for the progressive party who are alert to
the new possibilities; one party aims at the holding back of the life of the spirit, at clarifying by obstruction
and at holding back or preventing the too rapid rushing forward of the impatient and immature; the
progressive party should be composed of those who are aware of the unneeded and old issues, and who
pioneer all the time, even though frequently without much skill in action. Such a clear line of demarcation
between the two basic world parties is not yet possible, nor are the spiritual values of either group
appreciated by the unthinking masses …; the real good of humanity is not the goal of the average politician
in either group, for usually only his own selfish ambition and the desire to preserve a certain political
ideology which has put him into power are the goal of his efforts.

A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Vol. V , p. 613

The Law of Destruction

The higher destruction which we are considering is related to the destruction of certain forms of
consciousness which express themselves in great areas or extensive thoughtforms; these may have, in
turn, conditioned human thinking. Perhaps the simplest illustration I can give you of this type of destruction
would be concerned with the major ideologies which down the ages have conditioned or may condition
humanity. These ideologies produce potent effects in the three worlds. This type of destruction
affects those civilisations which condition the human family for long periods of time, which concern
climatic conditions that predispose the forms in the four kingdoms to certain characteristics in time and
space, which produce effects in the great world religions, in world politics and all other “conditioning
forms of thinking”. Does this convey much or little in connection with the concepts which I am
attempting to make clear?
 
That which is destroyed, therefore, are certain group forms and these upon a large scale; this
requires an exercise of the spiritual will to bring about, and does not require simply the withdrawing of
the attention of the soul, the decision to vacate the form and the failure of the basic desire to perpetuate,
which is what we imply when we speak of death in the three worlds …

The Purpose of God (to use a familiar phrase) is that which implements the Plan. This purpose is
the motivating life behind all that emanates from Shamballa and it is that which impulses all the activities
of the Hierarchy; the task of the Hierarchy is to formulate the Plan for all forms of life in the three worlds
and the four kingdoms in nature. This Plan, in time and space, is not in any way concerned with
individual man or with the life of any microcosmic entity in any of the kingdoms of nature, but with the
wholes, the cycles of time, with those vast plans of livingness which man calls history, with nations and
races, with world religions and great political ideologies and with social organisations which produce
permanent changes in types, constitutions, planetary areas and cyclic manifestations.

Ibid., pp. 306-7 
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