Maha Chohan: For My Disciples (dictated to G. Innocente)

1. Be conscious ever that thou aspireth to the full expression of God and devote all thy being and thy service to that end as expressed so ably in the First Commandment.

2. Learn the lesson of harmlessness: neither by word nor thought nor feeling inflict evil upon any part of life. Know that action and physical violence are but the lesser part of the sin of harmful expression.

3. Stir not a brother's sea of emotion thoughtlessly or deliberately, for know that the storm in which thou placeth his spirit will sooner or later flow upon the banks of thine own lifestream--rather bring tranquility to life and be, as the Psalmist so ably put it, "oil on troubled waters."

4. Disassociate thyself from personal delusion. Let self-justification never display that thou dost love self more than the universal harmony. If thou art right there is no need to acclaim it, if wrong pray for forgiveness. Watching self thou wilt find the rising tides of indignation among the more subtle shades on the path of right called self-righteousness.

5. Walk gently thru the universe knowing that the body is a temple in which dwelleth the holy spirit that bringeth peace and illumination to life everywhere. Keep thy temple always in a respectful and cleanly manner as befitting the habitation of the spirit of truth. Respect and honor in gentle dignity all other temples knowing that ofttimes within a crude exterior burns a great light.

6. In the presence of nature absorb the beauties and gifts of her kingdom in gentle gratitude. Do not desecrate her by vile thoughts or emotions or by physical acts that despoil her virgin beauty.

7. Do not form nor offer opinions unless invited to do so and then only after prayer and silent invocation for guidance.

8. Speak when God chooseth to say something thru thee. At other times remain peacefully silent.

9. Make the ritual of thy living the observation of God's rules so unobstrusive that no man shall know that thou aspireth to goodliness lest the force of his outer will might be pitted against thee or lest thy service become impinged with pride.

10. Let thy heart be a song of gratitude that the Most High has given unto thy keeping the spirit of life which thru thee chooseth to widen the borders of His Kingdom.

11. Be alert always to use the faculties and gifts loaned unto thee by the Father of All Life in a manner to extend His Kingdom.

12. Claim nothing for thyself, neither powers nor principality, any more than thou claimest the air thou breatheth or the sun, using them freely but knowing the God-ownership of all.

13. In speech and action be gentle but with the dignity that always accompanies the Presence of the living God that is within the temple.

14. Constantly place all the faculties of thy being and all the inner unfoldment of thy nature at the feet of the God-power, endeavoring to manifest perfection thru one in distress.

15. Let thy watchword be gentle, humble and loving service, but do not allow the impression of humility to be mistaken for lethargy, for the servant of the Lord like the sun in the heavens is eternally vigilant and constantly outpouring the gifts in his particular keeping.

-The Seventh Ray, 1953.