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Science of Service

 - Academy of Wisdom Teaching Eu

Category of servers and stages in service   

The stages in service and in recognition of duty and obligation are related to status more than to soul growth and control, though this growth is one of the determining factors as regards the disciples' position in the Ashram. We have to put these aspects of consciousness into material symbolic forms so as to bring pictorially to your attention the phases of approach, which you and all disciples must follow.  

Let me enumerate them, leaving you to place yourself in the category of servers to which you belong, and leaving you also to demonstrate to the world the nature of your ashramic position.  


We will give you the esoteric names and symbols of this differentiation - you will discover under these symbols the lesson, which we are seeking to convey to you the stage of:   

1. "Awakening urge" –   

The half-opened eye is the symbol.

 2. "Advance" –   

The process of his moving forward along the pillared corridor, simultaneously with his appearance in the outer world as an ashramic worker.

3. "Leaving each pillar behind its own shadow" –   

As service proceeds and the effectiveness of that service increases - the disciple when he enters the door of the Ashram, discovers he is no longer standing upon the inner side of the door but has already penetrated a definite distance along the corridor. Certain pillars are left behind.

4. "Withdrawing alcove" -

 a. The pillars (again symbolically) no longer stand on either side of your way of approach. Though there for others, for you they constitute no longer any concern.

 b. The way stretches clear before you.

 c. The hope of free admittance into the room where the Master works is a present possibility.  

5. “The right of entry" -  

 a. The "pillars which guard the approach to the sanctum" of your Master can be left behind.  

 b. You can enter the "room of withdrawal."


The Science of Service


 This grows normally and naturally out of the successful application of the sciences of the Antahkarana and of Meditation. As the linking up of soul and personality proceeds, and as the knowledge of the plan and the light of the soul pour into the brain consciousness, the normal result is the subordination of the lower to the higher. 

 Identification with group purposes and plans is the natural attribute of the soul. As this identification is carried forward on mental and soul levels, it produces a corresponding activity in the personal life and this activity we call service. Service is the true science of creation and is a scientific method of establishing continuity, and which is a definite technique of at-one-ment:

a. Service as a result of soul contact.

b. Service as cooperation with the Hierarchical Plan.

c. Service as a technique of group development.

d. The unfoldment of the sense of service in the future.

e. Application of the concept of service to our modern educational developments.


The sixty-third year in the life of all disciples will be one of crisis and of supreme opportunity   

 There is some definite work planned, which must be implemented by the members of the Ashram; it is work, which you can undertake. It will necessitate sacrifice upon your part and maybe a relinquishing of lesser goals. The sixty-third year of your life, as in the life of all disciples, will be one of crisis and of supreme opportunity, and towards that point you should look and for it you should make preparation. The interim should be a time wherein you pass the pillars, wherein you go from point to point with your consciousness held steady within the Ashram and your personality activity adhering to the task imposed by your soul.