The major sin of the Atlantean people was theft - widespread
and general. The seeds of aggression and of personal acquisitiveness began to show themselves. EH 231.
Reflect upon psychosis, reflect upon criminality, reflect
upon unbalancedness! Comm 170.
It has long been established that criminality is a
psychic disease. AUM 513.
Just as we are attempting to eliminate force out of
our national relationships, and just as it is obvious today that the process of drastic penalties has not succeeded in preventing
crime or in deterring people from violent selfishness (for that is what all crime is), and just as the social attitude (in
contradistinction to the anti-social position of all law-breakers) is being regarded as desirable and taught in our schools,
so it is beginning to dawn upon the public consciousness that the inculcation of right relations and the spread of self-control
and the growth of unselfishness (and these surely are the goal, subjective and oft unrealized, of all legal procedure) are
the needed approach to the young.The influence of Libra should be imposed in childhood along spiritual lines.
Crime will be stamped out when the environing conditions
in which children live are bettered, when physical attention is given in the early formative years to glandular balance as
well as to teeth and eyes and ears, to right posture and correct feeding, and when there is also a more proper apportionment
of time; when esoteric psychology and esoteric astrology give their contribution of knowledge to the bringing up of young
people. EA 237.
It is frequently stated and often contemptuously
by the worldly wise that the Masters never could use such and such a person, for he has been guilty of this, that, or some
other great crime against society ; therefore, he is not capable of use by the pure and holy. To say
nothing about the unqualified fact that were this true, no single individual in the world could
ever be used in such a capacity, for all are equally guilty, it being a mere matter of different incarnations the truth remains
that it is only those who through spiritual enlightenment have been brought to a point where they can calmly behold
in themselves the heights and depths of life, that are capable of chelaship; and it matters
not whether they have reached this point in this or another incarnation, each human being must be able sometime to stand where
two roads meet and look backward and forward intelligently. TT1 11. Hilarion.
I could very easily show you how to evoke certain Occult
powers, but if you had not in yourself the power to command these forces, they would simply turn and rend you, and I would
be an accessory in your crime. TT1 29.
The heavy, slow vibrating or pulsating fog or cloak
which envelops the human family, and which produces much of the present evil, crime and mental lethargy. TCF 973.
It is one of the major causes of all that can be considered
under the name of "sin," which may surprise you. It is also the fertile seed of crime. EH 226.
By repeated disobedience, unbrotherly conduct, vice
and crime, even an unconscious Chela may make entrance to the path which leads to conscious Initiation,
impossible for ages. Such souls pass through a whole round of incarnations without making any
appreciable advance. The world is peopled today by millions of human beings who are in this
condition; people who seemingly have no control over themselves or their circumstances. TT1 45.
Similarly with a crime - the thought form has been
built up and inevitably it will find its physical expression in some deed of one kind or another. TCF 977.
You cannot lift a finger, give birth to a single idea
or utter a sound, without disturbing the equilibrium of a world. and, to some extent, a universe; and the crest of the thus
awakened wave will as surely bring back to you the reward or punishment for the act. This law is back of the tracing
of all crime. Invariably the criminal leaves reflections of himself, of his act, in some form, upon every retreating
footstep, in every following act. It is only because the human sleuth is not wise enough to read the signs that a criminal
has left behind him, that the latter ever escapes his pursuers. TT1 34.
In all the annals of history there is no one crime that awakens
such contemptuous disgust in the minds of the people at large, as does the crime of the deserter from a post of trust. The
coward who shrinks back and takes to the slums and byways at the first firing of a gun by the enemy. In all the long list
of heroes the world delights to honor, there are none which move the hearts of all-good, bad or indifferent, to such admiration
and regard as does the hero leader of a forlorn hope, the man who stands in the breach regardless of what the enemy
may do. TT1 165.
A sudden wild gust of passion, utterly unaccountable
at the moment to the mind of all interested people, because of its apparent causelessness, seizes
upon an individual, and results in some crime on the physical plane. It might be that in such an instance some one of the
other sheaths is living through some past experience of similar nature, when extreme anger had aroused a burst of passion;
or is then passing through some similar experience to that the physical body is undergoing,
at the same time in its own field of expression, and the force of that passion has thus
involved another sheath and perhaps forced it into the commission of crime. The consciousness being, at
the moment, fixed upon the physical plane more powerfully than, upon any other, would naturally locate the
ultimate cause for such an exhibition of passion upon that physical plane by acting through the physical senses.
Examples of the terrible results of prematurely
imparted fragments of some occult science come under your observation almost daily, as for example in the misuse of
the powers of mesmerism. or hypnotism, the misuse of spiritual forces that will bring terrible
karmic results to the careless operator, and results which, to the mind of the ignorant observer, may appear to be disproportionate
to the wrong committed, but which are not so in reality, for the crime is great. TT1 253.
It would not occur to the minds of all students that
there might be a spiritually incestuous relation between two interiorly related persons that would be infinitely more destructive to
the bodies and souls so indulging, than would the crime of incest between people who are merely connected
by family ties on the physical plane; and that the evil of spiritual incest is responsible to a great extent
for the lasciviousness which makes a lazaretto of a large portion of this beautiful world. TT1 285.
Wonderful discoveries are announced from time to time
in current literature, discoveries which have been prevented by the Initiates up to the present tune for the reason that their
open announcement might do exactly what I have intimated, i. e., set some intuitive mind to work at a problem which the world
was not ready to solve advantageously to itself, and which might have led to outbursts of crime far exceeding in brutality
and wickedness any which had preceded them, such, for instance, as the burning of the so-called
It was the claim made by metaphysicians of
their belief in and knowledge of an intermediate state of existence and the inhabitants of that state, as well as
the power of the latter to influence sensitives on the physical plane to injure others by occult methods, which was
primarily responsible for the perpetration of that blot upon civilization termed the era of
witchcraft. TT1 344.
Could a few priests and soldiers have crucified that
body of a Christ? Could a small mob have tortured and killed the brave man who stood by Him, or could they subsequently have
destroyed every evidence of His mission on earth that could be found? Would a class of the natural descendents of the instigators
of such crimes centuries later have burned at the stake the bodies of the greatest souls that had entered the earth's sphere
since that former era of crime? TT2 69.
What words of mine could picture the hell into
which a human soul may be plunged at the moment of awakening to consciousness of soul memory: the moment when the soul
faces the recorded results of its own past weaknesses, treachery and unfaithfulness in the guise of a slain wife, husband,
child or friend . yes ! even of a tribe or a nation plunged into ignorance and despair, and awakens at the same time to the
knowledge that it will never be released from the anguish of those memories until in the course of ages
it has paid its debt to the uttermost, and redeemed itself? Redeemed itself not by undoing, for no act
of man tan be undone, but by overcoming every weakness and evil characteristic that has been responsible for the crime, the
woe and suffering depicted on the rolling waves of soul memory. TT1 372.
An increase of criminality is observed everywhere.
No one can deny that the most subtle crimes attract weak human minds. The usual measures of combating crime are not effective.
Therefore, the hope remains that the principle of healthy cooperation may lead humanity into the boundaries of dignified labor,
but let us also summon the principle of Brotherhood. Bro 605.
If you send a man to prison for some so-called crime,
which is in part the result of some disturbance in his mental sphere, and by so doing add enormously
to the disturbance already created, you are simply enlarging his field of operations, whereas if you were
able to diagnose his case correctly by means of interior observation and by the character of the crime committed
and so learn what method or means to use in healing the area affected by strengthening the man's power of
resistance, and so hastening the adjustment to be made within the disturbed area, you would soon have a normal man. TT1
Man is indeed his brother's keeper, and the keeping
will take the form of knowledge and of "boycott and sanctions" - as it is called today in reference to the penalizing of nations.
I would have you ponder on these two modes of treating wrong doing. They will be practically automatically applied as a matter
of good taste, right feeling and helpful intention by individuals and groups to other individuals and groups, and in this
way crime and the tendency to evil doing will gradually be stamped out. It will be realized that all crime is founded upon
some form of disease, or upon a glandular lack or over-stimulation, based in turn upon the development or the underdevelopment
of some one or other of the centers. An enlightened public opinion - informed as to man's constitution and aware of the great
Law of Cause and Effect - will deal with the criminal through medical means, right environmental conditions, and the penalties
of boycott and sanctions. I have no time to enlarge upon these matters, but these suggestions will give you food for thought.
The killing out of the imagination in a child by ridicule
or punishment is a crime against nature. TT1 445.
The one fundamental and all-important base of a true
civilization is the ideal of the family. The purity of a race, the possibility of a clean genealogy,
depends upon the offspring of the union of one man and one woman, and whatever strikes at this base. this root
of civilization, strikes at the possibility of the continuous existence of the race. The man or woman who indulges in promiscuous
cohabitation is guilty of a very far-reaching crime against the race to which he belongs. TT1 495.
The law of Love and the law of monogamy at their base
are one and the same. The degradation of virginity, the contempt of that law, in man
or woman, is a crime against Divine Love from which there is no appeal. The man made law whose servants have decreed
the union of one man and one woman, though they may be in ignorance of the fact, is based on that one divine law, and no man
or woman tan break it without increasing the results of the curse which has fallen on the human race because of the age long
violation of that law. All the worst conditions of human life are the result of the breaking
of that one law. Argue as he will, examine himself as he will, curse the law as he may, for man that law stands as irrevocable
today as the day it was made, the day of the separation of sex.
Each man, each woman is called capon to decide not
whether he or she is personally getting the best out of life, not whether wife or
husband is a saint or a sinner, but whether as units of the race to which they belong they will advance that race
by precept and example, or whether they will add to the desolation, the crime, the devolution of
that race, as a result of revolution against that law of Love. Until the human race as a whole recognizes this truth a perfect
race cannot be born. TT1 537.
In the eyes of the average man the punishment meted
out to the murderer by the Higher Self might not seem commensurate to the crime, but if he were able to see far enough the
future to behold the final result of the decrees of Karmic law upon the incarnating Ego of the murderer, he would be satisfied
with the administration of Divine Justice. I have taken one of the worst of crimes to illustrate my point; but the breaking
of any Divine law will bring results in perfect accord with Divine Justice. TT1 529.
Why is this? Because evil, crime and disease are the
result of the great heresy of separateness, and because hate and not love controls. Forget not that he who loveth not his
brother is a murderer - ever the symbol of hate. EH 246.
On the one hand, you have the devastating expression
of the wild hunt for pleasure, of sex and of the crime incident to the satisfying of desire. This characterizes our present
civilization and is now at its height; it may be said that it is even on the decline, little as you may sense it. TWM 433.
The deeply regretted mistake of our much
prized representative, Helena Blavatsky, in accepting as students, and in imparting some of the teachings of the
Secret Science to those chelas who were utterly unprepared for their receipt, has been repeated by other
advanced disciples of the Masters in the present era, and the consequence is that, never since the sinking of Atlantis as
a result of the misuse of Spiritual power have there been so many units of a human race fallen so deeply and irretrievably
under the glamour of Black or of Ceremonial Magic, as has been the case in the present era. This is evident
to the seeing eye in the lowering of the tone of morality of the race as a whole, the many sexual perverts under observation
at present, the contempt of moral and national laws, and the willful breaking of the mort sacred vows of discipleship
by solemnly pledged Neophytes. TT1 530 .
To every human being has been given some
particular field of work, for training in and performance of which he is best fitted by
nature and desire. It matters not whether that work is to rule a nation, to build a road, or to take up some profession or
trade; it is his divinely appointed task. As a general thing, his restlessness, his discontent,
or tendency to crime is the result of his betrayal of his task, his not raising his work to the highest point of service and
efficiency possible to him, thereby losing all interest in it. All that impedes his efforts is by way of preparing and inciting
him to raise the scale and quality of his work, for perfection is the ultimate aim of the soul of
man. TT1 560.
Waste of force–living substance–by man
is a crime in occultism. But for the sake of your own development and to help you attain to the knowledge which must be yours
before you can take a single step upward in the graduated scale of existence, I would fain induce you to intelligent, stern
application to the study of Nature's ever present methods and laws, if you have not yet attained to the sure and swift method
of intuition–soul knowledge. Intuition, by comparison, overtops all other forms of knowledge as does the North Star
the Earth. TT2 65.
The tension today is great, and the force pouring in
on all the different centers is apt - unless duly regulated - to cause a feeling of fatigue, of tension, of excitement and
of restlessness. The secret of regulation which lies in non-resistance is known to very few, and consequently the intensity
of emotion, the violent reactions, and present widespread era of crime are the results, very largely, of force misused and
misapplied. TWM 179.
Farming as conducted in past decades was a crime against
human nature; men and women were broken in health and stultified in intellect because of the immense physical strain endured
by long hours of work and consequent lack of time and strength for mental effort. TT2 208.
Long ages of poverty, crime, and ignorance have dulled
man's moral sense, left him without incentive or power to control the opposing forces. Still the higher ranks (the common
people) must be reinforced by the loser if conditions are to be changed. The hope of creating this change without revolution
bas been shattered, and by the element of which I speak, and every man and woman left in ignorance adds one more to the revolutionary
element. This class of people will not come to you for help; they have even lost the desire for help; consequently you must
go to them; they have to learn the lesson of hope over again.
Your karma is bound up with the classes under consideration
and you cannot get away from them; if you refuse to help them you retard the work of regeneration for yourselves as well as
them. TT2 211.
Ques : Can the sacrifice of another replace the wanderer
Ans : I had in my mind at the time I gave you that
idea, a particular case. It was that of an entity who had risen, through ages upon ages, to be a Master of the 5th degree.
In that degree there is no separation of sex, the entity is altogether a different being from anything you are able to understand,
for it is impossible to give man, as his brain is now constituted, an adequate conception of matter or substance as it exists
on the Spiritual plane. The entity of which I speak was subject to what you would term a great temptation, and fell. He went
downward from one degree to another until he came to the plane where sex separation again obtained. He left the feminine part
of himself on a certain plane, came into manifestation as a man on the physical plane, went from bad to worse, was spiritually
evil – which is much worse than physically evil. He finally arrived at that point in the 8th sphere from which seemingly
there was no chance of further development. He had in fact arrived at the point of extinction which I have before mentioned.
The feminine part of himself remained for a time on
the plane where it was left. But eventually it became incarnated on earth retaining the knowledge, to a great extent, of much
that she had known before. She knew there was part of herself somewhere, in manifestation and with the aid of occultists of
that day she found out where he was and went to him. He would have none of her. He was so steeped in vice that to him there
was nothing attractive in her. She never left him, but followed him from place to place. He finally fell under the influence
of a sect then called "devil worshippers", and committed crime and sin, the very name of which would be inconceivable to you.
At any rate he came to that point of extinction.
As I said, she had followed him, and at the very last
moment as it seemed, by constant effort, by drawing the influences of those whom he had left and who were still known to her
about him, she fanned into life the little spark that was still burning. He killed her, and she knew he would, but she went
gladly to the sacrifice. By a supreme effort of will as she was dying, she absolutely threw herself as far as it was possible,
into connection with the atoms that constituted his astral body. He saw in an instant, as a drowning man will sometimes do,
just what he had done, and from whence he had come. He seized an opportunity that arose at that time, to save the life of
a companion in crime by taking upon himself the burden which in reality belonged partially to him. He died a terrible physical
death. He knew he would die in this way when he made that effort at expiation. It was enough. Instead of going to extinction
as he would have done, he started again the long climb that leads to the top of the ladder. He is now on the physical plane,
and you all know him. But I cannot tell you who he is. TT3 351. Hilarion.
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