Quotes from the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul
"Man is constructing thought-forms
all the time, and is following unconsciously the same method as
his Ego pursues in building his bodies, as the Logos follows in
building his system, and as a planetary Logos uses in constructing
A man speaks, and a very diversified
mantram is the result. The energy thus generated swings into activity
a multitude of little lives which proceed to build a form for
his thought; they pursue analogous stages to those just outlined.
At this time, man sets up these mantric vibrations unconsciously,
and in ignorance of the laws of sound and of their effect. The
occult work that he is carrying on is thus unknown to him. Later
he will speak less, know more, and construct more accurate forms,
which will produce powerful effects on physical levels."
(A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p. 786)
"Much that is to be seen
now of a distressing nature in the world can be directly traced
to the wrong manipulation of mental matter by man."
The selfishness, the sordid motives,
the prompt response to evil impulses for which the human race
has been distinguished, has brought about a condition of affairs
unparalleled in the system. A gigantic thought-form hovers over
the entire human family, built by men everywhere during the ages, energized by the insane desires and evil inclinations of all that
is worst in man's nature, and kept alive by the promptings of
his lower desires. This thought-form has to be broken up and dissipated
by man himself." (A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p. 947/8)
"Facing each earnest aspirant of the Mysteries, is that
vitalized form which he has himself
constructed and nourished during the course of his previous incarnations,
and which represents the sum total of his desires, motives and
thoughts." (A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p. 953)
"In all thought building
. . . men have several things to do, which might be enumerated
as follows: . . . To purify their lower desires, so that they
are enabled to see clearly in the occult sense. . . .An ability
to lose sight of self-interest in group-interest, and thus co-operate
with the plan. . . . To secure control over the mind . . . An
ability, gradually developed once the mind is brought under control
through concentration, to mediate in the occult sense, and thus
bring through the plan from higher levels, (and) ascertain his
individual share in the plan. . . . Finally, having constructed
a thought-form, the next thing the servant of humanity has to
learn is how to send it on its mission . . . The average man is
often the victim of his own thought-forms. He constructs them,
but is neither strong enough to send them out to do their work,
nor wise enough to dissipate them when required." (A Treatise
on Cosmic Fire, p. 955/6)
"A thought-form is the result
of two types of energy:
That emanating in the first instance from the Ego (Soul) on abstract
That originating in a secondary sense from the man on the
physical plane through the medium of the brain." (A Treatise
on Cosmic Fire, p. 958)
"All activity of every kind
is the result:
a. Of thought-forms built consciously or unconsciously.
b. Of self-initiated thought-forms or of the effect of the thought-forms
c. Of responsiveness to one's own inner impulses, or of responsiveness
to the impulses of others, and therefore to group thought-forms."
(A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p. 977)
"There is no life so circumscribed
and no person so situated who cannot begin to work intelligently
and to build thought-forms under law and with understanding. There
is no day in any man's life, particularly if he is an aspirant
or a disciple, when a man cannot work in mental matter, control
his use of thought, watch the effect of his mental processes on
those he contacts, and so handle his . . .mind stuff . . . that
he becomes more and more useful." (A Treatise on White
Magic, p. 280)
"A thought-form can also
act as a poisoning agent, and poison all the springs of life.
. . .A violent dislike, a gnawing worry, a jealousy, a constant
anxiety, and a longing for something or someone, may act so potently
as an irritant or poison that the entire life is spoilt, and service
is rendered futile. The entire life is embittered and devitalized by the embodied worry, hatred and desire. All relationships with
other people are rendered equally futile or even definitely harmful,
for the worried or suspicious aspirant spoils the home circle
or his group of friends, by his inner poisonous attitude, governed
by an idea. His relation to his own soul and the strength of the
contact with the world of spiritual ideas is at a standstill,
for he cannot progress onward, and is held back by the poison
in his mental system. His vision becomes distorted, his nature
corroded, and all his relationships impeded by the wearing, nagging
thoughts which he himself embodies in form and which have a life
so powerful that they can poison him." (A Treatise on
White Magic, p. 489)
"The average man is often the victim of his own thought forms. He
constructs them, but is neither strong enough to send them out to do their work,
nor wise enough to dissipate them when required. This has brought about
the thick swirling fog of half-formed, semi-vitalized forms in which eighty five
percent of the human race is surrounded."(p.956, Cosmic Fire)
are consequently surrounded by a dense cloud of half-formed disintegrating
thought-forms and clouds of partially energized matter in process of dissolution.
This produces occultly a condition similar to the decay of a physical form, and
is equally unpleasant and unwholesome. It accounts for much of the diseased
condition of the human family at this time." (p.975, Cosmic Fire)*
Thought-form Building Rules
"The necessity for clear
thinking and the elimination of idle, destructive and negative
thoughts, becomes increasingly apparent as the aspirant progresses
on his way. As the power of the mind increases, and as the human
being differentiates his thoughts increasingly from mass thought,
he inevitably builds thought substance into form. It is at first
automatic and unconscious. He can not help so doing, and fortunately,
for the race, the forms constructed are so feeble that they are
largely innocuous, or so in line with mass thought that they are
negligible in their effect. But as man evolves his power, and
his capacity to harm or to help increases, and unless he learns
to build rightly, and correctly to motivate that which he has
built, he will become a destructive agency and a center of harmful
force -- destroying and harming not only himself, as we shall
see shortly, but equally hurting and harming those who vibrate
to his note.
Granted all this, you might appositely
inquire: Are there some simple rules which the earnest and sincere
beginner could apply to this science of building, and which are
so clear and concise that they will produce the needed effect?
There are, and I will state them simply so that the beginner will,
if he follows them, escape the dangers of black magic, and learn
to build in line with the Plan. He will, if he follows the rules
I give, avoid the intricate problem which he has himself blindly
constructed, and which will indeed shut out the light of day,
darken his world, and imprison him in a wall of forms which will
embody for him his own peculiar great illusion.
These rules may sound too simple
for the learned aspirant, but for those who are willing to become
as little children, they will be found to be a safe guide into
truth and will eventually make them able to pass the tests for
adeptship. Some are couched in terms symbolic, others are necessarily
blinds, still others express the truth just as it is.
1. View the world of thought, and separate the false out of
2. Learn the meaning of illusion, and in its midst locate the
golden thread of truth.
3.Control the body of emotion, for the waves that rise upon the
stormy seas of life engulf the swimmer, shut out the sun and
render all plans futile.
4. Discover that thou hast a mind and learn its dual use.
5. Concentrate the thinking principle, and be the master of thy
6. Learn that the thinker and his thought, and that which is
the means of thought, are diverse in their nature, yet one in
7. Act as the thinker, and learn it is not right to prostitute
thy thought to the base use of separative desire.
8. The energy of thought is for the good of all and for the furtherance
of the Plan of God. Use it not therefore for thy selfish ends.
9. Before a thought-form is by thee constructed, vision its purpose,
ascertain its goal, and verify the motive.
10. For thee, the aspirant on the way of life, the way of conscious
building is not yet the goal. The work of cleaning out the atmosphere
of thought, of barring fast the doors of thought to hate and
pain, to fear, and jealousy and low desire, must first precede the conscious work of building. See to thy aura, oh
traveler on the way.
11. Watch close the gates of thought. Sentinel desire. Cast out
all fear, all hate, all greed. Look out and up.
12. Because thy life is mostly centered on the plane of concrete
life, thy words and speech will indicate thy thought. To these
pay close attention.
13. Speech is of triple kind. The idle words will each
produce effect. If good and kind, naught need be done. If otherwise,
the paying of the price cannot long be delayed.
The selfish words, sent
forth with strong intent, build up a wall of separation. Long
time it takes to break that wall and so release the stored-up,
selfish purpose. See to thy motive, and seek to use those words
which blend thy little life with the large purpose of the will
The word of hate, the cruel
speech which ruins those who feel the spell, the poisonous gossip,
passed along because it gives a thrill -- these words kill the
flickering impulses of the soul, cut at the roots of life, and
so bring death.
If spoken in the light of day,
just retribution will they bring; when spoken and then registered
as lies, they strengthen that illusory world in which the speaker
lives, and holds him back from liberation.
If uttered with intent to hurt,
to bruise and kill, they wander back to him who sent them forth,
and him they bruise and kill.
14. The idle thought, the selfish thought, the cruel hateful
thought, if rendered into word, produce a prison, poison all
the springs of life, lead to disease, and cause disaster and
delay. Therefore, be sweet and kind and good as far as in thee
lies. Keep silence and the light will enter in.
15. Speak not of self. Pity not thy fate. The thought of self
and of thy lower destiny, prevent the inner voice of thine own
soul from striking upon thine ear. Speak of the soul; enlarge
upon the plan; forget thyself in building for the world. Thus
is the law of form offset. Thus can the rule of love enter upon
that world." (A Treatise on White Magic, p. 472/5)
"The secret of all true
meditation work in its earlier stages, is the power to visualize . . . Meditation techniques must and will embody
visualization as a primary step, for the following reasons:
1. Visualization is the initial step in the demonstration
of the occult law that "energy follows thought" . .
2. The power to visualize is the form-building aspect of the
creative imagination . . . This process of energy direction can
become a spiritual habit if disciples would begin to do it slowly
and gradually. At first, the visualizing process may seem to
you to be labored and profitless but, if you persevere, you
will find eventually that it becomes effortless and effective
. . .
3. The power to visualize correctly is one definite mode of ascertaining
truth or falsity . . .
This visualizing process, and this use of the imagination, form
the first two steps in the activity of thought-form building.
It is with these self-created forms -- embodying spiritual ideas
and divine purpose -- that the Masters work and hierarchical
purpose takes shape. Therefore, my disciples, it is essential
that you begin with deliberation and slowly to work in this manner,
and to use the above information constructively and creatively."
(Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. I, p. 89/91)
"The clue of all this esoteric
work demanded by Shamballa, is to be found in the development
of the Art of Visualization. Through visualization, three expressions
of the human consciousness will become possible:
1. The antahkarana can be built, and the shining of the Triad
be definitely seen. Such will be the new vision -- an
outcome of the development of the sense of vision.
2. Groups, large wholes and major syntheses, will also be visualized,
and this will lead to a definite expansion of consciousness.
Thus the sense of synthesis will be unfolded.
3. All creative art will be fostered by this training, and the
new art of the future in all departments of creativity, will
be rapidly developed as the training proceeds. The unfoldment
of the sense of vision and the sense of synthesis, through visualization,
will lead to a sense of livingness in form." (The
Rays and the Initiations, p. 123)
"Only when Spirit, by the
power of thought, controls the material vehicles, does the subjective
life assume its rightful place, does the God within shine and
blaze forth till the form is lost from sight, and "The path
of the just shine ever more and more until the day be with us."
(A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p. 140)
"These . . .objectives necessitate
a clear comprehension among such vital thinkers and workers, of
the power of thought; of the direction of thought currents, of
the science of thought building, of the manipulation under law
and order of mental matter, and of the process of thought manifestation
through the two factors of sound and vitalization. . . . No worker
for humanity becomes of real assistance until he (consciously
and with full knowledge of his work) definitely directs his thought
energy towards some particular channel of service to the race."
(A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p. 955)
"The second question asks,
whether an individual or a group can heal by thought power.
Most certainly the generalization
can be made, that an individual and a group can heal, and that
thought can play its potent part in the healing process, but not
thought alone and unaided. Thought can be the directing agency
of forces and energies, which can disrupt and dispel disease,
but the process must be aided by the power to visualize, by an
ability to work with particular forces as is deemed advisable,
by an understanding of the rays and their types of energies, and
also by a capacity to handle light substance, as it is
called. To these powers must be added the ability to be en rapport
with the one to be healed, plus a loving heart. In fact, once
these conditions are met, too much use of the thinking faculty,
and too potent a use of the mind processes, can arrest and hinder
the healing work. Thought has to condition the initial incentive,
bringing the intelligence of the man to bear upon the problem
of healing, and a comprehension of the nature of the one to be
healed; but once it has aided in focusing the attention of the
healer and the healing group, it should become a steady but subconscious
directive agent, and nothing more than that.
The healing is accomplished, when
possible, by the use of energy rightly directed, and by detailed visualizations; love also plays a great part, as does the mind
in the early stage. Perhaps I should say that a loving heart is
one of the most potent of all energies employed. . . .
Thought neither cures disease nor
causes it. Thought must be employed in the processes, but it is
not the sole or the most important agent. The mind can direct
energy, and this energy can, in its turn, produce over-stimulation
of the brain and of the body cells, and so cause nervous trouble
and sometimes brain disease, but the mind itself and thinking,
per se, cannot cause disease and trouble in the physical body."
(Esoteric Healing, p. 96/7)
Quote from H P Blavatsky on Imagination and
"Imagination is a potent help in every event of our lives. Imagination acts on Faith, and both are the draughtsmen who
prepare the sketches for Will to engrave, more or less deeply, on the rocks of obstacles and opposition with which the path of
life is strewn. Says Paracelsus: "Faith must confirm the imagination, for faith establishes the will . . . Determined will is the
beginning of all magical operations. . . . It is because men do not perfectly imagine and believe the result, that the arts (of magic)
are uncertain, while they might be perfectly certain." This is all the secret."
(Hypnotism and its relation to other modes of fascination. In Studies in
The following quotes from the Holy Bible provide
additional support for HPB's comments on faith:
"If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." [Mark 9:23]
"For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have
whatsoever he saith."[Bible]
Having said all of this, the reader should
keep in mind that the path to liberation is achieved by putting a ceiling on
desires. The Buddha in his four noble truths reminds us that life on Earth
inherently involves suffering and that the cause of this suffering is the desire
for and the attachment to the things of this transitory and temporary earthly
existence. He also states that suffering ceases when selfish thoughts
We are further commanded by the Bible to
"Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and all else shall be added unto
you." [Matthew]. Thus, it is the hope of the writer that the reader will
use the techniques presented here to primarily seek union with the Self rather
than using them as a means to generate more desires. Keep in mind that any
unfulfilled desires are a primary cause for the endless cycle of rebirth.
It is for this reason that the Sages have urged us to become desireless for the
things of this world. Of course, for those activities that we must be
involved in such as career, relationships and family, etc., it is wise and right
to use our knowledge of thought-form building to consciously create the success
and harmony in our life that is conducive to inner contentment (editor).
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