- excerpts from Djwhal Khul/Alice Bailey books
“Here are the names of some glamours:
1. The Glamour of Destiny. This is a glamour which indicates to the one whom it controls, that he has important work to do, and he must speak and work as destined. This feeds a pride which has no foundation in fact.
2. The Glamour of Aspiration. Those thus conditioned are completely satisfied and preoccupied with their aspiration towards the light and rest back on the fact that they are aspirants. Such people should move on to the Path of Discipleship and cease their preoccupation and satisfaction with their spiritual ambitions and goals.
3. The Glamour of Self Assurance. This is the belief that the disciple regards that his point of view is entirely right. This again feeds pride and tends to make the disciple believe himself an authority and infallible. This is the background of the theologian.
4. The Glamour of Duty. This leads to an over emphasis on if the sense of responsibility, producing lost motion and the emphasis on the non-essential.
5. The Glamour of Environmental Conditions. Leading frequently to a sense of frustration, or futility of importance.
6. The Glamour of the Mind and of it's efficiency and it's capacity to deal with any or every problem. This leads inevitably to isolation and loneliness.
7. The Glamour of Devotion. The man or woman thus glamoured sees only one idea, one person, one authority and one aspect of the truth. It feed fanaticism and spiritual pride
8. The Glamour of Desire with it's reflex action on the physical body. This leads to constant fighting and turmoil. It negates all peace and fruitful work and must some day be brought to an end.
9. The Glamour of Personal Ambition.
There are many other glamours, both individual and worldwide, but these will serve to indicate a general tendency…. A deep distrust of one's reactions to life and circumstances, when such reactions awaken and call forth criticism, separativeness and pride, is of value. These qualities are definitely breeders of glamour. They are occultly “the glamorous characteristics”. Ponder on this. If a man can free himself from these characteristics, he is well on the way to the relinquishing and dissipation of all glamour. I am choosing my words with care in an effort to arrest your attention.”
"Be of good cheer, for there is no true defeat of the human spirit; there is no final extinction of the divine in man, for divinity ever rises from the darkest pit of hell... there is no power on earth which can prevent the advance of man towards his destined goal, and no combination of powers can hold him back.
He has come to a point where success, popularity and diverse gifts are his, and yet from their use he derives no contentment; always the urge within persists, until the pain is so severe that the desire to reach out and up, to ascertain something and someone beyond, overcomes all obstacles. The man begins to turn within, and seek the source from whence he came.
Stand ready and watch with the heart... it is not easy to love as do the great ones, with a pure love which requires nothing back; with an impersonal love that rejoices where there is response, but looks not for it, and loves steadily, quietly, and deeply through all apparent divergences, knowing that when each has found his own way home, he will find that home to be the place of at-one-ment.
Cultivate happiness, knowing that depression, an over-morbid investigation of motive, and undue sensitiveness to the criticism of others leads to a condition wherein the disciple is almost useless... Suffering comes as the lower self rebels. Control that lower self, eliminate desire and all is joy."
"I play my part with stern resolve; with earnest aspiration; I look above, I help below; I dream not, nor I rest; I toil; I serve; I reap; I pray; I am the Cross; I am the Way; I tread upon the work I do, I mount upon my slain self; I kill desire, and I strive, forgetting all reward. I forego peace; I forfeit rest, and, in the stress of pain, I lose myself and find Myself and enter into peace. To all this I solemnly pledge myself, invoking my Higher Self." - from Initiation: Human and Solar
The sons of men are one, and I am one
I seek to love, not hate;
I seek to serve and not exact due service;
I seek to heal, not hurt.
Let pain bring due reward of light and
Let the soul control the outer form,
And life, and all events,
And bring to light the Love
That underlies the happenings of the time.
Let vision come and insight.
Let the future stand revealed.
Let inner union demonstrate and outer cleavages be gone.
Let love prevail.
Let all men love.
-from Discipleship in the New Age Vol. 1
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