Kuthumi, June 1957,
dictated to G. I.

Beloved friends, I bring you today from the Brothers of the Golden Robe my gift & theirs, the gift of an understanding heart. Contemplate that! In the earnest sincere application that you make walking along life's way how many truly understanding hearts do you meet? How many even can you count in your association in an entire embodiment? We upon the golden ray endeavor thru the service of our collective & individual instruction to widen the capacity of chelas to understand upreaching hearts within mankind, within imprisoned angels, within small elementals, within those who have passed thru death & wait at the gates of birth, & as understanding grows, tolerance grows with it. Then love naturally ensues in the consciousness of the individual who has developed an understanding heart. Dear ones, to understand the motive behind action is to treat a situation with a great deal more God-love, God-wisdom & God-authority.

To allow orthodoxy & accepted mental concepts to close the mind toward the growth of understanding thru fear, thru superstition, thru bigotry & various activities that seek to hold the mind riveted upon one aspect of truth, not allowing consciousness to grow thru understanding of other members of the race, their conditions & their past experiences with their racial & karmic backgrounds & everything else that makes them what they are today is not the way of love & wisdom.

We are endeavoring to widen the scope of human consciousness as a whole & this day thruout the entire world angels from the temples of Lord Jophiel are coming into the atmosphere of Earth & into the aura of individuals who hold positions of trust & authority of every nature everywhere so that we can endeavor to give peoples of every nation, every race, every nationality & background a greater understanding one for the other. There cannot be manifest a true world brotherhood until an understanding heart is developed thru the outer consciousness of mankind who are privileged to be embodied upon Earth today, especially in that of future teachers. This does not mean that you should be indiscriminate. It does not mean that you should loosely follow all sects & credos losing contact with the ascended gurus, but it does mean the development of a sense of discrimination, discretion & an understanding love that enables you to stand firm upon your own path convinced within your heart of truths you have been privileged to learn yet able like the teacher in school to understand the requirements & immediate instruction to pupils. How much do you know of the cultures of Asia & of their poverty & limitations?

As beloved Morya told you some time ago there might be an instant request for you to go as his envoy into Asia, Tibet, China, South America or any of the places where there is great need! How much understanding do you have of the background or nature of various people whom you may be called upon to serve, whom you will be called upon to instruct, to whom you will be called upon to present this truth building it upon the foundation of their own already accepted doctrine, finding the heart-truth within that doctrine & building thereon?

For instance in the Christian world it is easy to take a text from your Bible & build around it some aspect of cosmic truth. Individuals who are within orthodox channels feel a foundation & a firmness in instruction when you have a script of their own doctrine upon which you can elaborate. It is the same with Buddhists, Mohammedans & with every group of individuals who have learned from childhood to maturity how to develop some aspect of worship of deity. When you come to them with greater light & greater understanding you must have a common ground of meeting with their consciousness. "Ah," but you say "that common ground is our love & we will need no words." It truly will be so when we can say that your love is intense enough, when it has expanded thru the power of the Gods, thru the development of the Holy Christ Self to a point where your own physical vehicles, your mind, your feelings & all energy in your etheric bodies is a radiating center of love. Then you have developed an understanding heart, a radiating Presence of Christ made manifest & there will be no need for words.

Until that time comes I ask you, those of you who love the light, those of you who have followed the beam of light from the heart of ascended ones thruout the course of not only this embodiment but of many that have gone before, do not be reluctant or fearful of learning a little of what goes on around you in order that in a split second on an instant when the requirement comes you will be able to meet all individuals on a common ground & build upon their aspect of truth, developing it into maturity.

Now in the golden sphere where great teachers under the aspect of the second ray dwell there between embodiments gather those whom the Karmic Board have sent to us for instruction on cosmic law. Here gather together individuals who are to come into embodiment shortly, & here they learn the meaning of the coming of the Cosmic Christ. Here in the temples of the Brothers of the Golden Robe all incarnated souls are instructed while their bodies sleep at night & absorb teachings they will be called upon to impart as well as requirements of the moment to the multitudes. As was explained to you recently, the brain structure of the physical body usually does not vibrate quickly enough for the etheric garment to convey even to the most earnest chela the fullness of instruction received, the memory of the experience coming back as an exhilaration of consciousness or as an impulse of the outer vehicle to render some certain constructive service. As the violet transmuting flame is used, as the electronic substance of the flesh body is quickened, as the brain itself is purified & electrons moving around central cores which form the atoms making up the skull become pure enough, they become more receptive to divine direction from the individual I AM Presence & the ascended masters & the etheric envelope when it enters the flesh body in the morning can & will bring the fullness of memory of instruction given at night into the outer consciousness. When this occurs there is not that sense of forgetfulness which so many students deplore.

At present however forgetfulness is really a mercy because, dear hearts, you have enough to handle in the unpleasant experiences you have had in this embodiment thru association with individuals with whom you have come in contact without having the remembrance of all previous contacts you have had with them since man first fell from the state of grace. Therefore there is great mercy, wonderful mercy in so-called death & in dropping bands of forgetfulness over centuries that have been wherein there has been distress. There is even mercy in the present state of your evolution while you are not in full control of your vehicles, there is mercy I say in your not remembering the full glory that you have while you are out of body at night.

For instance when you go to the Rocky Mountain Retreat, when you salute the great Lanto, when you meet in council hall with members of the spiritual hierarchy & discuss with them magnificent plans & petitions that are to be developed there, when you associate with the angelic host & you see the magnificence of that retreat it would be very difficult for you to come back to a rather monotonous mundane existence in the morning with full cognizance & remembrance of the freedom you enjoyed at inner levels. It is difficult enough for advancing chelas to stay within confines of flesh, but were there more freedom allowed to enjoy the bliss of inner realms there would not be so much manifest expression in work well done down here. That is one of the weaknesses of oriental culture, the enjoyment of raised consciousness, contemplating beauties of higher spheres but refusing to translate that beauty into manifest expression. For instance in the India we love so much there are many holy men, o many holy & true but yet there is much poverty. Many teeming millions die of actual starvation in India. There we have the contrast between ascetic's radiation pouring upwards & backwardness shall we say of the great mass of people excepting of course in large cities like Calcutta, New Delhi & Bombay, which cities have been infiltrated by Western culture.

In the East there is that decline because the tendency of the chela is to try to raise consciousness into a state of heavenly bliss (nirvana), but yet not follow the example of the great Gautama who himself tells of having reached the ultimate, then returning bringing that ultimate forth for the blessings of mankind. That is why beloved Morya & myself & those of us who organized Theosophy looked to the West for some strong vehicle to whom we could impart some wisdom of the ages & begin the presentation of truth of the ascended masters of wisdom thru that society first, then on upward unto the present day. It is the Western consciousness that grasping this understanding is helping to create for St. Germain on this Earth the kingdom of Almighty God. You live in it! You dwell in it! You come sometimes almost consciously into its presence but in between you are serving in a world that cries with pain. Now my great teacher who has assumed the office of the new Buddha & whom I have known & loved so long as Lord Maitreya comes. Let us honor his Presence! (Audience rises.)