El Morya on Guarding the Magnet of the Heart
from Agni Yoga Society
In the Ascended Master Teachings Morya is considered one of the "Ascended
Masters," also known as the "Chohan of the First Ray" (see Seven Rays). Morya and
Master Koot Hoomi were H. P. Blavatsky's guides in establishing the Theosophical
Quotes from Heart:
The Call, 202. Sacrifices have been made upon M.'s Mountain.
It is difficult to pray when the mind is filled with worldly thoughts.
Your will must guard the place of prayer.
It is better to truly know people than to be charmed by their masks.
If human hearts were filled with beauty, no sacrifices would be needed.
But many are the unillumined ones.
Therefore, it is a thorny way that leads to each truth.
The Call, 207. The Cosmos is reflected in the pupil of every eye.
And God dwells in every heart.
Woe to those who expel God.
Better never to know than to betray.
The Teacher was manifested, and the Name of the Messiah was pronounced in My
Not to small things will you be witnesses.
The cloud above God�s Mountain will be dispersed.
The lightning of His Voice will illumine the abysses.
New, new, new ones, beautiful ones, clear-minded ones, exalted ones, will gather.
The Teacher has entrusted you to manifest Him.
Gather people under My roof.
M.'s Mountain is erected, is upheld, and is encircled by the plough of labor.
Illumination, II:I:7. The density of matter obstructs each experiment of the spirit. This
concerns men as well as the whole of nature. For access to it matter must be melted. In
the process of smelting there is produced a specific gas which assimilates with the
substance of the spirit. In man, a gas emanates from the nerve centers at each ecstasy of
happiness or unhappiness. Thus a laboratory of the spirit is obtained. Therefore, a
misfortune is called the visitation of God, but each somnolent existence is death of spirit.
In nature, ecstasies manifest as thunder-storms, earthquakes, eruptions of volcanoes and
floods. A similar laboratory of spirit begins to work. Hence, all sparks of ecstasy are
blessed. Molten matter yields to improvement and provides new formulae. Instead of
prolonged researches it suffices to reflect the elements in Our mirrors, and then to
accumulate new formulae. Then remains the second part of the work: patiently, and in
due time, to give them to people. Upon the fires of ecstasy travels Our Ray, seeking
admittance into the heart. Where is the happiness or misfortune that has opened the
entry? But, contacting molten matter, one senses the pulse of Earth, and the heart must
withstand the gravitation. Those who will take part in this work must guard their hearts.
Therefore, I say, guard the heart—all else is easy to repair. It represents matter, whereas
the nerves are subservient to the spirit. At the knock of the spirit the door of the solar
plexus is opened. But each stroke of matter beats upon the heart. Whosoever wishes to
come in touch with the formula of matter must guard the heart. Our medicine teaches
how to strengthen the heart through breathing; but about this another time.
Illumination, II:I:8. The nerve emanation is imponderable; it is odorless and invisible,
because it is of the spirit. The product of the heart is blood, with all its earthly
dimensions. Therefore, when it is said that one must feel with the heart, this means it
should be adapted to the earthly plane.
The sole bridge between the spirit's understanding and the embracement of the earthly
plane is the white blood corpuscle. But you know what conflict attends their existence.
Do not the white corpuscles, subject to the forces of Earth and bearing the knowledge of
spirit, seem to you like White Brothers? This is why harmony is so difficult on Earth. But
to work there where the spirit has descended into matter, the conditions of both planes
must be met. One should not estrange oneself from the earthly, yet one must abide in
spirit. For the mastery of the earthly formulae, one must possess a strong channel of the
heart, because the reflex of the earthly signs carries dangerous sparks. But for Earth, all
must be accomplished upon the earthly plane. Therein is the chief reason for the
existence of the Brotherhood here. Therefore, upon Earth one must reach Us, discover
Us, as silver ore—the best beneath the earthly crust.
Illumination, III:III:11. Let new countries also realize the power of the aspiration of the
pure in heart. Let them understand that hypocrisy of thoughts is an obstacle to the
attainment of communion in spirit. Say to all who hope to be with Us that they should
keep their thoughts pure. Achievement is born of pure thoughts. No display of action will
yield fruit unless it has been uplifted by the wings of a rainbow thought. I understand how
difficult it is to catch the fleas of thinking. That is why I repeat: to ventilate the
convolutions of your brain so that the tiny jumpers will have no chance to settle their
progeny there. Chaotic thinking begets small insects and cuts off the best paths. Vermin
of the body cause a man to be shunned. How much more repellent must be the vermin of
spirit! When thoughts flow broadly, then even their unpleasant direction may finally be
not harmful. But when the thinking resembles in content a drop of stagnant water, then
there is no possibility to reveal the image of the New World. One must affirm one's
thinking, and steadfastly keep in mind the four given precepts. One has to remember this;
one must avoid confused thoughts. I strongly urge you to emphasize the beauty of the
firmament and to link it with thoughts about the future.
Infinity I, 146. When the heart demands the creation of higher forms, the Cosmic
Magnet attracts all possibilities. A most mighty magnet is the heart! Thus, men have been
deprived of a most high concept, that of the Arhat. If this principle does not inspire
creativeness and heart, the understanding becomes distorted, and the result is not the
construction of life but mediocre thinking. Man must learn the principle of self-sacrifice.
As a flame, the Arhat carries in his heart all the fires of life. The Arhat maintains that
Space is so full, so evocative, so beautiful! Naturally, We cannot convey to humanity the
beauty of the ascent of an Arhat. The highest only to the highest. Before Me, as a ray,
stands the Sacrament of Be-ness - that ray which unites the path of millennia; that ray
which transforms the millennia into one moment before a new path; that ray which
transforms the earthly enigmas into the highest laws; that ray which transforms the burden
of earthly life into the radiant beauty of Cosmos. Yes, yes, yes! A great deal appears
unsolvable on the planet. When this unsolvability becomes apparent to a spirit departing
from the planet, this action is confirmed in Cosmos as a sensible one. Yes, many are the
mysteries in Cosmos!
Infinity I, 301. The Perfect Heart can express all potentialities of nature to such an extent
that any form can find life. The Perfect Heart contains within itself all the nascent life
manifestations of the creative forces. Absolute Reason, from which humanity derives its
striving essence, affirms solicitously the creative manifestations. The constructive work of
the cosmic energies is directed by the Perfect Heart. The duration of action in Cosmos is
termed perpetuity. Why then is it not possible to apply this concept to the energy which
impels the spirit into higher spheres? When efforts are made to refine even the plant life,
why not apply the same effort toward humanity? The Perfect Heart strains all its energies
for this ascent. The Cosmic Fire is in eternal motion, directed by Absolute Reason and
the Perfect Heart.
Infinity I, 349. One of the most powerful magnets is the magnet of the spirit. A most
powerful force, which transmutes various energies, is the magnet of the heart. All
currents are transmuted by this magnet. Man is attracted to this magnet; therefore, the
power of his transmutation lies in the heart. The sun seen in the region of the solar plexus
is that powerful magnet. Its location is certainly in the heart, and its reflection is great. It
is a most powerful force! Its rays penetrate all strongholds and can be manifested as a
most radiant magnetic force. Hence, the sun of the heart is the force which determines
the balance. In ancient times this truth was as well known as the laws of attraction.
Therefore, We value the centers which glow as the sun. The luminaries rise as banners!
Infinity II, 68. Cosmic attraction is directed toward the affirmation of all manifestations.
The heart assimilates all energies directed to it. The heart expresses all strivings in life. All
cosmic energies are attracted to the heart. Those who deny the conscious attraction of
the heart deny the significance of the Magnet. The Spatial Fire is impelled to the heart,
and in this principle is comprised the entire cosmic process. Hence, Cosmos dwells in
the attraction of the heart. Only the energies based upon the attraction of the heart
produce life. Thus, the life chain is endlessly forged by the heart.
Infinity II, 69. The life-creating force of the heart is most powerful, and it may be said
that it is a magnet. Thus, creativeness of the heart is the propellant to consummation.
Only these attractions saturate the cosmic creativeness. Thus, the cosmic heart quivers in
the Arhat. Thus, the cosmic heart quivers in the Tara. Thus, the cosmic heart quivers in
the atom. When the consciousness awakens, the Chalice resounds. Therefore, Our path
is paved by the heart.
Infinity II, 71. These battles and victories are most vividly brought out by the
transmutation. Only when the spirit is strained in fiery striving can the shells be
transmuted. Only when the spirit strives to the pure Fire can the shells be transmuted.
When the spirit of an Agni Yogi regenerates its shells, the fiery transmutation is affirmed;
this is the highest process, and in its tension it embraces all cosmic spheres. When the
center of the lungs is kindled, each kindling successively strains a new current. The
affirmed receptacle of fire thus correlates with the Fire of Space. That is why the centers
must be so greatly protected. Before consummation the centers resound with especial
subtlety. Hence, the separation from Earth makes itself very keenly felt. The heart is the
receptacle of all the finest energies. The subtlest currents resound upon the heart.
Infinity II, 119. Each action is strained by the lever of spirit and the lever of heart.
Cosmic creativeness expresses forms by these levers. In Cosmos, the lever of the spirit
is the consciousness of Materia Lucida, and the lever of the heart is the same manifested
symbol of attraction. How greatly humanity has deviated from the great principle of the
creative Magnet! Man has accepted the center of the creative impulse as his Ego, and
the action of the Ego absorbs all tensions. Thus, instead of a cosmic action there results a
focus of egotism. The creativeness of Cosmos evokes cooperation. The creativeness of
Cosmos evokes striving to the far-off worlds. The focal point of the Ego, rejecting all
ordinances of Cosmos, generates causes which affirm the manifestation of isolation.
Cosmos attracts dates which are identical with the direction of the Cosmic Magnet. The
core of the Ego proceeds in isolation. The creativeness of Cosmos manifests boundless
Infinity II, 158. It is not the manifestations of insensibility that can sustain the Cosmos! It
is not measures of passivity that can create! It is not encasement in a single shell that can
build! Therefore, I say that only the key of the heart and the achievement of self-sacrifice
makes life out of a vibration. Only the striving to independent action can develop the
sensitiveness of receptivity. Therefore, the spirit imbued with quest can ascend. Only the
vibration of the heart creates. One can create only through the vibration of the heart. The
greatest power lies in the magnet of the heart. Through it we seek, through it we create,
through it we find, through it we attract. Thus let us remember; thus I affirm. The
magnetic vibration has molded all creative manifestations. Thus, Our close co-workers,
having accepted the beauty of the Teaching, will be strengthened by the magnetic
Infinity II, 238. The spirit imbued by fiery striving manifests a drawing power for all vital
impulses. As each energy reaches its identical element, so also the spirit of the higher
Agni Yogi reaches the hearts of those striving to Truth. Thus, each energy of the heart
molds people. The lever of the heart sets all the strained strivings. This is why people are
attracted to the fiery heart of an Agni Yogi. Thus, the power of the heart affirms the
manifested striving of an Agni Yogi. The creativeness of the heart can bring the pledge of
Light. I so affirm!
Infinity II, 246. The tension of a striving spirit attracts corresponding vibrations. Only the
attraction of the heart creates; and the Agni Yogi, tensed by the cosmic Magnet, creates
through his heart. Thus, when self-sacrifice of the spirit strains the spheres, the tension of
impelled forces puts into strain the forces of the surrounding spheres. Therefore, when
the rays of fire contact the centers of an Agni Yogi, each center sends forth a fiery
Infinity II, 264. The Brothers of Humanity bear within themselves the striving to save the
planet. Every vital impulse dwells in the Heart of an Arhat. The urge of the Cosmic
Magnet is felt by the Heart of an Arhat. The Heart of an Arhat knows the flux of the rays
of the luminaries. The Heart of an Arhat knows the striving toward consummation.
Therefore, Our threads flow in tension with the striving for unification.
Infinity II, 337. Indeed, We value sincerity above everything. The word which does not
contain the affirmation of the heart is void. Only the potential of spirit can give power to
creativeness. Thus, every thought bereft of this wondrous fire is deprived of life. Hence,
each thought intensified by the heart is revered by Us.
Infinity II, 345. We build new possibilities upon the sensitiveness of receptivity. The
creative forces are especially powerful when they are strained by sensitive receptivity.
Only when the strings of the sensitiveness of receptivity resound can one harken to the
Cosmic Magnet; only then can the spirit gather all threads for creativity. The adherence
to the Cosmic Magnet has impelled all Lords to the great self-sacrificing achievement. It
is therefore that We value so much the heart which senses the course of the Cosmic
Infinity II, 507. In the Book of Life is contained the saturated stream of creative fire.
Only upon the higher law can the page of Sublime Be-ness be affirmed . Valiantly must
the spirit strive to the realization of all the subtle principles in order to attain higher
knowledge. The Book of Life contains every aspiring action. The Book of Life contains
the manifestation of all vital fires. The heart carries in itself all imprints of the Book of
Life. The heart carries in itself the beauty of Be-ness and boundless cognition. Verily, the
attainment of the heart affirms all possibilities. Verily, the attainment of the heart forges all
the best steps.
Hierarchy, 79. Already you know how tense is the time; and to those who are seized
with fear, say that when the Lord lives within the heart, no hair will fall from one's head,
and to each one a palace for body and spirit is allotted. But preserve your heart in purity,
in order that I may enter there and surround you with armor. Remember that if you give
in spirit to the Lord what has been taken from you, He will reward you a hundredfold.
Thus, direct your thought to the Lord and let the Lord enter your heart. Without the
Lord it will be narrow in the empty heart, and like peas in a dried sheepskin, wrath will
jar within the empty heart. Fill your heart with the Lord so fully that no enemy can force
his way through. Peace unto you.
Hierarchy, 85. All religions have introduced special movements and positions of the
body that aid the accumulation of the energy and impel one to the Highest. When
following Us, achievement may be arrived at through the saturation of one's heart,
without fatiguing movements. He who succeeds through this means has an advantage,
because the source of the heart is inexhaustible. The Image of the Lord, impressed upon
the heart, will not grow dim and at any hour will be ready to help. This way of the heart
is the most ancient, but it requires a considerable expansion of consciousness. One
should not speak of the heart from the very first conversation, for then one may over-
burden it aimlessly. It is likewise aimless to speak of love if the heart does not yet contain
the Image of the Lord. But the hour strikes when one must indicate the power of the
heart. I advise addressing oneself to the heart, not only because the Image of the Lord is
already close but for cosmic reasons. It is easier to cross an abyss if the link with the
Lord is strong.
Hierarchy, 107. The cosmic currents pass through the heart of an Agni Yogi. "The
saturated heart senses all perturbations," thus the Ancient Wisdom speaks of the heart
filled with Ether. That through which the Cosmic Space breathes, the sensitive heart
breathes through also. That with which the Cosmic Heart breathes, the heart of an Agni
Yogi breathes with also. Each vibration resounds upon the subtle strings of a sensitive
heart, therefore one has to guard so greatly this cosmic treasure. The currents fill the
heart and expand the sphere of its action; thus the cosmic correspondence is established.
Hierarchy, 132. I call attention to the saturation of the heart and the prayer of the heart
for two reasons firstly, it leads to a blending with the Higher World; secondly, it does not
require a special time and can be performed during any labor. One may easily become
used to a special sensation within the heart without fearing any ill effect. The heart will
not be overtired by the Lord, on the contrary, only surrounding thoughts can ill-affect the
heart. Thus, someday men shall finally realize the significance of thoughts, at least for the
sake of their own hearts. Let them ponder upon the poison of sendings! It is time to pay
attention to the amount of sicknesses generated by thoughts. During each sickness it is
not bad to make a suggestion against negative thoughts. Magnetic passes over the
affected organ can also be made. Nothing special is needed beyond a prayer of the
heart, which creates a magnetic link with the Highest. During the laying on of hands one
should not think of sickness, but should try to unite oneself with the Highest.
Hierarchy, 219. The language of the subtle body is expressed through the saturation of
the Brahmarandhra center; other than this, there is no need to strain oneself in
pronouncing all letters. The sound of the first letter is sufficient, because the rest is
understood by the heart. Likewise, the music of the spheres does not require melody,
but is based upon rhythm, for the rest resounds in the heart. Precisely the heart is the link
between the worlds, and only the heart can respond to the heart of the Lord and to the
entire Hierarchy. One may be bereft of sight and hearing, but the heart will be the best
substitute, and even a more subtle expresser of the essence.
Hierarchy, 304. The word Mahatma is translated as Great Soul. Some imagine the
Mahatmas as a completely distinct race. One should not conceive a Great Soul to be
entirely distinct. Each Mahatma began his ascent from the very midst of the people,
having only dared to choose the difficult path of the Great Soul. And, besides daring, he
found in his heart indignation of spirit, for how else can the fires be kindled? Upon these
fires the precious substance of the secretions is transmuted into a healing substance. One
can see how the saliva of a fiery being can remove an inflammation and restore the vital
energy to numb centers. Alongside the sacred property of secretions stands the healing
power of the laying on of hands. It is instructive to compare the secretions of men having
dormant centers with the ejection of the fiery substance. If I advise medicines made from
plants for common organisms, then for the more knowing ones there is a powerful
laboratory of sacred fiery secretions.
Hierarchy, 305. My latest book will be understood by few. Who will comprehend the
sacred quality of the saliva of the Savior or the laying on of the hands of Moses? People
are not accustomed to appreciate a fiery heart. The book can help those who have
already sensed the rise of the solar serpent. It winds its coils amidst the fiery ejections. It
is impossible to imagine the affirmation of the subterranean fires without the eruption of
the fires of the heart. You know about the usual ejections of the Yogi, which cannot be
replaced by anything else, for this gas of the fire must be released and must blend with
the Fire of Space. But the Yogis seldom attain this manifestation of confluence with the
Cosmic Fire. We call this stage a holy one, for the light of the fire of the higher worlds is
blended with the rays of planetary Yogis. This is the shortest path to the Mahatmas. Do
not fear tension, this is the same path. Do not be disturbed by anguish, it comes from
fire. Do not be angry, for the heart dislikes this root.
Hierarchy, 354. Some people cannot tolerate Our frequent reminders about battle. For
them let it be not a battle, but the opening of the Gates. The process of opening also
requires energy; but for you, without need of hypocritical palliation, it may be said that
the battle of Light against darkness proceeds incessantly. Many warriors help in this
battle, otherwise we again would be engulfed in Chaos. Often the participants in the
battle ask why, in their physical shells, they do not remember the achievements of their
subtle bodies. But it would be criminal on Our part to permit such consciousness. The
heart could not bear the realization of so gigantic a battle. Only an especially flaming
heart retains the black missiles in its consciousness. The heart is stopped, either because
of realization or through sclerosis. But the cosmic battle can strike at the strongest heart.
Thus, let us remind about the battle, when the clash again assumes such colossal scope.
The subterranean fire is equilibrated with difficulty, and the layers of magnetic currents
are intercrossed. But let us not deny that this perturbation brings renewed possibilities.
Hierarchy, 431. A sensitive heart is close to the sensitive ear. A sensitive heart
transforms the brain. The lack of heart annihilates all previous accumulations. What is the
use of literacy if only superficial eyes measure the curves of a hieroglyph! Onerous is the
Burden of the World! Filled to the brim is the Chalice of the Keepers of the Magnet!
Flaming hearts can combat everywhere the annihilation of the essence of Bliss. One can
comprehend why one should become accustomed to understanding the heart as the
propellant of Be-ness. One can understand how the thread of the heart is linked with
Hierarchy. If the heart is withered the brain will not be kindled to consciousness. Thus
we realize chemically how an organism becomes part of the great Heart of the Universe.
When I advise cautiousness it means that outer conditions set the over-filled Chalice
Hierarchy, 436. Let no one think that without the energies of the heart he can
comprehend help, cooperation, and Hierarchy. Neither the mind nor intellectual erudition
will enlighten where only the tensity of the heart can kindle the rainbow of complete
comprehension. The shield of heart-comprehension is most lasting. The sword pierces
suffering, but the heart is the stronghold of the hero. To you, the keepers of the Stone,
only heroism is befitting. Only unwaveringness and courage befit you. The ecstasy of a
hero comes again with the tension of the heart.
Hierarchy, 448. Hierarchy is cooperation. But with cooperation, the intensification of
energies results in a continuous circuit of sparks, from above downward and from below
upward. The dynamo producing this flaming torrent is the heart. It means that above all
else, Hierarchy is the Teaching of the Heart. One should be accustomed to
understanding the heart as the central motive power. One cannot understand the flame
without understanding the significance of the heart. I spoke to you of many centers, but
just now I especially stress the Chalice and the heart. The Chalice is the past, the heart is
the future. Now, certainly, we comprehend that the ascent is accomplished only along
the single silver thread! Therefore, let us be especially cautious with the predestined
structure. The chemist values a rare reaction in a certain test tube, and nothing in the
world will repeat this reaction if the test tube is broken. So it is with Our construction.
Hierarchy, 449. Likewise the heart should be understood as the unique natural link
between the visible and invisible worlds. Many secretions bind the lowest strata of both
worlds, but only the thread of the heart can lead into the Infinite. In this lies the difference
between magic and the nature of the spirit. Thus, I advise, first of all, to pay attention to
the heart as the source of the predestined unification of the worlds. It should not be
thought that Hierarchy is only discipline; it is the advance into the Higher World.
Hierarchy, 454. When you understand the foundations of Hierarchy, We shall proceed
to an explanation of the centering of the spirit in the heart. In order to link the chain of the
worlds it will be necessary to give special attention to the heart. Only thus shall we keep
within the boundaries of a natural growth of the spirit. The abode of the spirit is in the
heart. Thoughts about Hierarchy are spiritualized by the heart. Thus we shall remain as
before in the essence of a true accumulation.
Quotes from Heart:
Heart, 1. To behold with the eyes of the heart; to listen with the ears of the heart of the
roar of the world; to peer into the future with the comprehension of the heart; to
remember the cumulations of the past through the heart; thus must one impetuously
advance upon the path of ascent. Creativeness encompasses the fiery potentiality, and is
impregnated with the sacred fire of the heart. Therefore, upon the path to the Hierarchy,
upon the path of Great Service, upon the path of Communion, synthesis is the one
luminous path of the heart. How can the manifested rays be radiated if the flame is not
affirmed in the heart? It is precisely the quality of the magnet that is inherent in the heart.
The highest creativeness is imbued with this great law. Hence, each consummation, each
union, each great cosmic unification is achieved through the flame of the heart. By what
means can the foundation of the great steps be laid? Verily, only through the heart. Thus
the arcs of consciousness are fused by the flame of the heart. Thus, we shall keep in
memory the beauteous attraction of the magnet of the heart, which links all
manifestations. Verily, the silver thread that links the Teacher with the disciple is the great
magnet of the heart. The union between Teacher and disciple affirms the essence of all
Heart, 2. Many legends tell of the fulfillment of wishes, but they do not speak of the
fundamental condition of issuelessness, which whets the desires to the point of
immutability. Each tiny deviating path already dulls the arrow of immutability. But as one
who is unaccustomed to the water can swim when in danger of being drawn to the
bottom, so the solution of the fulfillment of a wish is found when all paths are cut off.
People say a miracle has happened! But often it was only the intensification of the
psychic energy. The heart, the sun of the organism, is the focus of psychic energy. Thus,
in speaking of the heart we must have in mind the law of psychic energy. It is beautiful to
sense the heart as the Sun of Suns of the universe. We must understand the Sun of the
Highest Hierarch as our Banner. Beautiful is this Banner, like an invincible power if our
eyes have assimilated its radiance, reflected in our heart.
Heart, 3. Whether the heart be called the abode of the Elohim or the synthesis of
syntheses, it still remains the focal point. Even those who recognize in the heart only its
lower physiological functions, even they have an attitude of care for the heart. How much
more deeply, then, must he who knows about the magnet and silvery thread harken to
the heart. Therefore the Teacher draws one away from everything narrowly physical, in
order to remind about the spiritual world through each organ. It is a festival for Us each
time a pure direction of thought is projected into the sphere of invisible existence. One
must lead into the abode of the Elohim with complete perseverance, as though danger
pursued the entering one. One can recognize the path of the chosen ones when the
Invisible World has become real and accessible to them; then one can notice the growth
of consciousness, and the very organs of the body become transformed, imbued by the
link with Hierarchy.
Heart, 4. The heart is a temple, but not an abode of idols. Thus We are not against the
construction of a temple, but We object to fetishism and to bazaars. Likewise, when We
speak of constructing a temple like a heart, We do not mean that it be of heart-shaped
design. We speak of its inner significance. A temple cannot exist without realization of
the infinite chain; so, too, the heart contacts all the sensations of the Cosmos. The heart's
anguish or joy interresounds with the far-off spheres. Why, then, is anguish sensed more
often than joy? Of course, the constant cosmic perturbations agitate the heart that
adheres to them. Therefore is the service of such a heart so great upon the scales of the
world. Help the structure of the world! There is neither a day nor an hour when the
world is not in danger! Two eyes alone cannot foresee these dangers, but only three, as
upon the Banner of the Lords! One must comprehend the temple of the heart as an
imminent sensation. Not without cause was the heart marked by the sign of the cross.
Thus, the sign of the cross eternally accompanied the temple of the heart.
Heart, 6. Doubt is the destruction of quality. Doubt is the tomb of the heart. Doubt is the
source of ugliness. Doubt must be mentioned in each talk, because where can we go
without quality? What shall we understand without the heart? What shall we attain
without beauty? They will ask, Why first Infinity, then Hierarchy, and only then Heart?
Why not the reverse? But first comes the direction, then the connection, and then the
means. One must not spoil this sacred recourse by doubt. Let us regard the quality of the
pulse of a man in doubt and also at the hour of devoted striving. If doubt can alter the
pulse and the emanations, how physically deteriorating will be its action upon the nervous
system! Psychic energy is simply devoured by doubt. After doubt, let us recall treason
itself, for who is closer to doubt than the traitor? But one can overcome that darkness
only by adherence to Hierarchy, to the most inevitable, like the radiance of the sun.
Truly, it burns, but lacking it there is darkness!
Heart, 7. The heart is the focal point, but of all it is least egocentric. Not egoism dwells in
the heart, but pan-humanity. Only reason enshrouds the heart with a cobweb of
egocentricity. Mercy is measured not so much by so-called good actions, the cause of
which can be too varied, but by the inmost kindliness; it kindles the light which shines in
the darkness. Thus, the heart is verily an international organ. If we accept light as the
symbol of the aura, then its parent will be the heart. How necessary it is to learn to feel
one's heart not as one's own, but as the universal one. Only through this sensation can
one liberate oneself from egoism, safeguarding the individuality of accumulations. It is
difficult to contain individuality with universal containment, but not vainly is the magnet of
the heart connected with the Chalice. One can understand how the heart radiates a
special light, which is refracted in every way by the nerve substance. For the crystal of
psychic energy can be variedly tinted.
Heart, 11. When the treasures of energy surpass the treasures of the heart and straight-
knowledge, then a co-worker-teacher is usually sent for equilibrium. Verily, a Professor
was attached to Washington, and a Sage of the Mountain was attached to Genghis
Kahn. Many similar examples can be cited. One should regard this as a supplement to
their activity, but not as an absolute requirement. There are also many examples when
the workers resisted such cooperation, bringing irreparable harm not only to themselves
but also to the General Good. More than once have We experienced such refusals.
Precisely, the want of development of the heart impeded the increase of possibilities that
already had been assembled through accumulations.
Heart, 13. Can you imagine what humanity would represent with healthy bodies and
uncultured hearts? It is even difficult to imagine such a feast of darkness. All the illnesses
and infirmities are unable to curb the universal madness of the heart. Verily, so long as
the heart has not become enlightened, diseases and infirmities will not be removed,
otherwise the fury of the heart coupled with powerful bodies will terrify the worlds. It
was said long ago of the holy man—"He walked before the Lord." That means he did
not violate the Hierarchy, and thus purified his heart. Through the slightest purification of
the human heart one can manifest a waterfall of Benefaction. But at present one can act
cautiously if the heart has not as yet become putrefied. Thus, without falling into
despondency, one must know that the darkness has become heavy and many hearts are
putrid. The actuality of the significance of the heart is an old truth, but never has it been
so needed as now.
Heart, 14. It will be asked, Which energy is assumed when one speaks of the heart? Of
course this is the same Aum, the psychic energy of all three worlds. But in studying it one
can establish that the precipitations are multicolored. Certainly the precipitations may be
red, purple, or blue, but approaching the heart, they lose their coloring. The crystal of the
heart is white or colorless. Of course, this resonance of the heart is not often observed,
but one should strive toward it. The ancients advised the placing of one's hand upon the
needles of the young cedars, in order that the condensed prana might penetrate through
the fingertips. There are many ways of receiving psychic energy from the vegetable
kingdom, but the one regarded as best is that of the open heart when it knows the
direction of striving.
Heart, 19. If people, at least partially, could feel the essentiality of a moment, they would
help Us greatly. Without speaking about the exact discernment of an occurrence, even
the general mood would already strengthen the magnet of the will. People do not take
into account to what extent unconscious vegetating complicates the world order! The
heart, as a hearth of transmutation, must prompt everyone about the pressure of the
spiritual atmosphere. It should not be thought that the heart suffers only concerning
oneself, of course it pains because of universal agitation. One should attempt to unite the
hearts into a harmonious round; even a little-tested heart will contribute its valuable
energy to the common chalice. The heart strengthens Our sendings, pushing aside the
new weeds. There are many untested hearts, but still more that are covered up with
ashes. Many sparks are needed to penetrate the cold ashes.
Heart, 62. The sun is the heart of the system; so, also, the heart of man is the sun of the
organism. There are many sun-hearts, and the Universe represents a system of hearts;
therefore, the cult of Light is the cult of the heart. To understand this abstractly is to leave
the heart cold; but as soon as the Light of the sun-heart shall live, the need of the
magnet's warmth will begin to shine forth like a true sun. It is said, "Cross Santana with
the aid of the heart." Thus one can come closer to an understanding of the heart. The
heart's rhythm can be regarded as the rhythm of life. The Teaching about the heart is as
bright as the sun, and the warmth of the heart speeds as swiftly as a sunbeam. Everyone
has wondered at the instantaneousness with which a ray of the rising sun warms all
things. The heart can act likewise. I speak of the warmth of the heart when it is especially
needed. The striving thought kindles space, but the warmth of the heart is a constant
hearth. Courage dwells in the warmth of the heart. This must be remembered. The
appearance of the dark forces is like a frost to the sowing. Only the heart's warmth
provides a glowing shield. But, as we delicately test light-waves, so solicitously must one
approach the heart.
Heart, 73. Even in the most ancient times people understood the significance of the
heart. They regarded the heart as the Abode of God. They pledged their oaths by
placing their hands upon the heart. Even the most savage tribes drank the blood of the
heart and ate the hearts of their enemies, in order to strengthen themselves. Thus the
significance of the heart was shown. But now, in our enlightened days, the heart is
reduced to the state of a physiological organ. The ancients drank from the skulls of their
enemies; the chalices of the sacred rituals were made out of the sincipital bone. Those
who knew about the Brahmarandhra center understood that the magnetic pressure
transmutes the substance of the bone. But now people only laugh at these powerful
curative substances. The most mediocre invention attracts a multitude of consumers, but
the most powerful chemical laboratories are forgotten; whereas a natural coordination of
the three kingdoms of nature provides the strongest compounds. One should remind
people primarily about the significance of the heart as the unifier of the worlds. Is not the
fire of the heart the very Fire of Space? One can clearly understand the constant
communion with the far-off worlds which was attributed to the ancients; the magnetism
of the far-off worlds affords imponderable power. But does not the heart feel the most
Heart, 74. The concepts about the will must be firmly realized and distinguished. The will
of the brain has become the citadel of the West, whereas the East has maintained its
stronghold in the heart. In suggestion, the Western hypnotist uses the will, straining the
centers of the extremities and eyes; yet this emanation is not only rapidly depleted but
brings fatigue and, primarily, acts only over very inconsequential distances. In
transmissions of the will spatial attainment is impossible; but the heart of the East does
not need any tension of the extremities, does not needlessly exert the energy, but sends
out its thoughts without any limits of place. The suggestion from the heart, as a natural
channel for communication, does not bring harm to the one who suggests or to the
receiver. The Western method is always apparent externally, but the Eastern act has
nothing external about it; quite the contrary, the transmitter does not look upon the
receiver, for he has the image of the destination in his heart. There are many numerous
advantages in the heart activity, but to encompass it it is necessary primarily to realize the
significance of the heart. The power of the heart conquers absolutely everything. The
heart may know the significance of far-off happenings. The heart can soar, fortifying the
needed links. The heart can unite itself with the far-off worlds. Test it by the transmission
of the will alone and you will realize the difference in the will of the heart. Maitreya's is
the Age of the Heart! Only with the heart can one evaluate the treasures of Maitreya!
Only with the heart can one understand how greatly all acquisitions, all straight-
knowledge are needed for the future.
Heart, 96. Sickness rises from sin—says the Scripture. We say that sickness comes
from the imperfections of past and present. One should know how to approach the cure
of sickness. To the regret of physicians, the process toward perfection is the true
prophylactic measure. It can be understood that the process toward perfection begins
with the heart, and it has not only a spatial but also a narrow material meaning. Mothers
carry their children close to their hearts as a panacea for calming them, but usually one is
unaware that this holding close to the heart creates a powerful reaction. Thus, also in the
Subtle World we gather people close to the heart for strengthening and for cure. Of
course, the heart loses a great deal of energy through such strong application. But, then,
more than once has the heart of a mother been represented as transfixed by swords and
arrows, a symbol of the acceptance into the heart of all actual pains. Not only in
developed sicknesses but at their inception is the cure through the heart especially
potent. At present, this remedy is almost forgotten, but it is no less powerful than a blood
transfusion, for through the reaction of the heart the finest energy is transmitted without
the unpleasant low admixture of blood. When one thinks about the process of
perfectment, one must not forget solicitude for the heart that gives.
Heart, 100. Healers are divided into two groups one heals through the laying on of hands
or through the direct glance; the other sends a heart current from a distance. Of course,
for future construction the second means is preferable. With the heart's radiation one
does not need to strike many centers of the patient, but without burdening his attention,
the sick part alone can be reacted upon, thus sustaining the organism in the battle for
balance. You know how imperceptible are Our touches, in order not to infringe upon
independent activity. You also remember how We avoided physical manifestations,
permitting them to the extent that was necessary for the evidence of a certain step. We
strive further as soon as We see understanding. We call a lazy person the violator of the
law of life. Healers through the heart current act in the physical as well as in the subtle
body. Attention should be paid to the phenomenal side of life, it is far more substantial
than it seems.
Heart, 105. In the book Heart one must speak about even such simple matters as a
living fire. The best people are content with electric light, forgetful of how many
sicknesses are brought on by energies that are purposely sealed. So with rays. Why do
they not notice that x-rays react upon the heart? So, too, they do not care to notice the
influence of metals upon the heart. Many experiments are needed in order to learn even
slightly to control destructive conditions. People wish to be relieved of sicknesses, but
they hasten to multiply them. We should not be regarded as opponents retarding
discoveries; on the contrary, We summon new discoveries. It is very necessary to take
into consideration the special conditions of the present. It is necessary to understand the
new shifting of nations, the formation of new fiery manifestations, which can react
weightily. Whoever can preserve a solemn frame of mind is acting correctly. Harmony
and vigor are needed—but guard greatly the heart.
Heart, 106. The chief perplexity lies generally in the question about why people cannot
see the Subtle World with the physical eye. But, of course, it is because the eye still
cannot master the transmutation of ether. Imagine a photograph taken against a window;
one can never succeed in receiving a clear image of the inner objects or distant outlines.
So, also, on leaving the dark and going into the sun, we often are blinded and struck by
the force of the blue light. By multiplying these light manifestations ad infinitum, we get
the light of the Subtle World, which to an unprepared eye appears as darkness. So, too,
sometimes people are perplexed about why some seemingly limited persons have visions
of the Subtle World. First of all, because even though they may have lowered themselves
at present, in the past they performed some purifying action; in other words, their hearts
at some previous time were already awakened. It is especially remarkable that the
quality of the heart does not disappear; it can be manifested very one-sidedly, but it will
nevertheless be potential. Also, why are women often awakened to the Subtle World?
Because the work of the heart is most subtle, and thus transcendentalism appears easier
for them. Verily, the Era of the Mother of the World is based upon realization of the
heart. It is precisely woman alone who can solve the problem of the two worlds. Thus,
one can summon woman to understanding through the heart. That will also be useful,
primarily because the quality of the heart is eternal. Already there are many heroic deeds
among women, but now instead of the stake woman has been accorded the flame of the
heart. Let us not forget that for each important achievement the Feminine Principle is
essential as a foundation and essence. The heart cannot open to the Subtle World if it is
not understood through a special achievement.
Heart, 138. Incomplete sleep is not actually insomnia, which is injurious because it tears
one away from the Subtle World. On the contrary, an incomplete sleep sometimes leads
to the necessary consequences of restraining the impetuosity of the subtle body during
the spiritual battle. True, sometimes there may also be no necessity of sleep, but this is a
special condition. During sleep the heart can provide very remarkable observations.
Gradually one can manifest activity of the heart in connection with participation in the life
of the Subtle World. It can be explained how, on the one hand, the heart depends upon
and reflects the cosmic pulse; whereas at the time of direct participation in the Subtle
World the heart takes on a particular tempo from the Subtle World. Thus, by a series of
attentive observations, one can establish the connection of the Subtle World with the
Cosmos and the physical world. The role of the human heart is the accumulation and
transmutation of energies, but it is important, through experimentation, to demonstrate to
humanity the significance of vibrations.Who would believe that participation in a battle in
the Subtle World can give a heavy feeling and tension in the entire organism? Yet even
physicians can testify to how many depressed conditions are now being observed.
Heart, 206. One can understand how greatly the ritual aspect of Yoga was demanded in
ancient times, but now one should ascend by way of direct communion with the Highest
World. The Yoga of Fire leads one upon this shortest path without abandoning life. This
comprises a departure in the new understanding of rapport of the worlds. Before us we
have an example of a significant step in the so-called Samadhi without withdrawing from
life. It should be understood that this manifestation of the Mother of Agni Yoga is not
easy to attain under the conditions of the Great Battle. The value of such a manifestation
consists in that the usual rules of concentration are transcended. Precisely, the entire
significance is transfixed in the heart—in other words, the significance of the entire
rapport of the worlds is centered there. One must also mention that along with this the
heart has withstood beautifully this saturation. Of course, the sensation of the present
time does not result from Samadhi. Many times I have already advised necessary
caution, in spirit as well as in matter. I beg you to guard the heart from outer and also
inner disturbances. Extreme measures should be taken to withstand all attacks. It must
be understood that yesterday is completely different from tomorrow, so unheard of is the
rotation. Unprecedented are the clouds and one must encounter them joyously.
Heart, 320. In ancient times the coordination of the activity of the heart with distant
worlds was strengthened by certain mechanical methods. For instance, they utilized the
clasping of hands above the head with interlocked fingers—thus was formed the
magnetic circle. So, also, they used to place their hands, with interlocked fingers, at the
position of the Chalice, in such a way that the end of the left palm would be against the
heart. Thus the current of magnetic waves was strengthened. But now, of course, in
teaching the broadening of the consciousness, we will avoid mechanical external
methods. It is much more subtle to act through the inner consciousness. We must sense
how the sending of consciousness contains the substance of the heart, inducing the
motion upward, as if drawing it into Infinity. Of course, many of our sensations depend
on the condition of the atmosphere. One may feel depression or solemnity, but let us
realize that during these moments the heart has opened the supermundane gates. Only
malice and fear use the subterranean passages.