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Law of Destiny

Law of Destiny

Below are the only known references to the Law of Destiny in the writings of Alice A. Bailey (AAB) and Djwhal Khul (DK). Links on these pages of the Laws of Alice A. Bailey are to the online books at the Lucis Trust website.

For a discussion of what AAB means by a “law” please see  Alice A. Bailey – What is a Law?


What we are dealing with here, in connection with initiate training, is the impending realisation for which any opening cycle attests its waiting, and for the new truths and the expanded spiritual presentations which it is the destiny of the initiate to bring to the people. You will note that I choose the word “destiny” in preference to the word “karma” because in this type of work the initiate is working and practising and progressing under a Law of Destiny.

This law affects the Ashram and the Hierarchy as a whole, and neither [312] is under the Law of Karma, as usually understood. This Law of Destiny has been brought into being since the foundation of the Hierarchy on Earth; it is the result of the pledged and united dedication to service which is the outstanding note of the united Ashrams.

Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. II , SECTION THREE – TEACHINGS ON INITIATION – Part 3


Theosophist William Q. Judge wrote that:

“… each man is the maker and fashioner of his own destiny, the only one who sets in motion the causes for his own happiness and misery. In one life he sows and in the next he reaps.” -The Ocean of Theosophy, Theosophical University Press Online Edition

Lee Bladon on his website esotericscience.org writes of the Law of Destiny:

“The law of destiny determines what forces influence our lives to ensure we encounter the life experiences that we require for our continued development. Destiny is essentially a series of opportunities that enable us to learn lessons, acquire new abilities, develop our consciousness and help others.” -Destiny, Karma and the Law of Attraction


Also see:

The Laws of Alice A. Bailey

 

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Law of Death

Law of Death

Below are all of the known references to the Law of Death in the writings of Alice A. Bailey(AAB) and Djwhal Khul (DK). Links on these pages of the Laws of Alice A. Bailey are to the online books at the Lucis Trust website.

For a discussion of what AAB means by a “law” please see  Alice A. Bailey – What is a Law?


This law links itself to the third law, that of Disintegration following the connection that always exists between the atmic and the physical plane. The Law of Disintegration controls the fivefold destruction of forms in the five lower worlds, and the Law of Death controls similarly in the three worlds.

It is subsidiary to the third law. The Law of Sacrifice is the Law of Death in the subtle bodies, whilst what we call death is the analogous thing in the physical body.

A Treatise on Cosmic Fire , I. THOUGHT FORMS – Part 2


This law governs the seventh chain in each scheme; each chain having achieved the fullest expression possible in the scheme, comes under the Law of Death, and obscuration and disintegration supervenes.

A Treatise on Cosmic Fire , I. THOUGHT FORMS – Part 2


a. The Law of Disintegration is an aspect of the Law of Death.

Esoteric Healing , Part Two – The Basic Requirements for Healing – Part 2


b. The Law of Death controls in the three worlds.

Esoteric Healing , Part Two – The Basic Requirements for Healing – Part 2


c. The Law of Sacrifice is the Law of Death in the subtle bodies, whilst what we call death is the analogous thing in the physical body.

Esoteric Healing , Part Two – The Basic Requirements for Healing – Part 2


d. The Law of Death and Sacrifice governs the gradual disintegration of concrete forms and their sacrifice to the evolving life.

Esoteric Healing , Part Two – The Basic Requirements for Healing – Part 2


We come now to the enunciation of a new law which is substituted for the Law of Death and which has reference only to those upon the later stages of the Path of Discipleship and the stages upon the Path of Initiation.

Esoteric Healing , CHAPTER VI – The Art of Elimination


My proposition will serve to show you some of the relationships between death and constructive activity, and the wide usefulness of death as a process in reconstruction. It will convey to you the idea that this great Law of Death—as it governs substance in the three worlds—is a beneficent and corrective event.

It will convey to you the idea that this great Law of Death—as it governs substance in the three worlds—is a beneficent and corrective event. Without enlarging upon it, I would remind you that this Law of Death, which governs in such potency in the three worlds of human evolution, is a reflection of a cosmic purpose which governs the cosmic etheric planes of our solar system, the cosmic astral plane and the cosmic mental plane.

Esoteric Healing , CHAPTER VI – The Art of Elimination


Note: This last law is the enunciation of a new law which is substituted for the Law of Death, and which has reference only to those upon the later stages of the Path of Discipleship and the stages upon the Path of Initiation.

Esoteric Healing , CHAPTER VIII – The Laws and Rules Enumerated and Applied – Part 1


We, however, erroneously apply the term living to the ability of a form to manifest and express its quality and nature. Yet livingness and quality exist apart from form and often come into major expression and usefulness through the application of the Law of Death.

Esoteric Healing , CHAPTER VIII – The Laws and Rules Enumerated and Applied – Part 3


We come now to the final and the most mysterious law of all that I have given you. I called your attention to it earlier, and there pointed out that this “last law is an enunciation of a new law which is substituted for the Law of Death, and which has reference only to those found upon the later stages of the Path of Discipleship and the stages upon the Path of Initiation.

Esoteric Healing , CHAPTER VIII – The Laws and Rules Enumerated and Applied – Part 6


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Law of Cause and Effect (Karma)

Law of Cause and Effect

All known references to the Law of Cause and Effect by Alice A. Bailey (AAB) in her voluminous writings and those given to her by Djwhal Khul (DK). Links on these pages of the Laws of Alice A. Bailey are to the online books at the Lucis Trust  website.

For AAB the Law of Cause and Effect is just another name for Karma as witnessed in many of the quotes below. I will create another page for the “Law of Karma” although there will certainly be much overlap.

What is a law?

… a law is but the spiritual impulse, incentive and life manifestation of that Being in which he lives and moves. A Treatise on White Magic , INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

A law is an expression or manifestation of force applied, under the power of thought, by a thinker or group of thinkers. Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. I , SECTION ONE – DISCIPLESHIP IN THE NEW AGE – Part 2

… a law is in reality the effect of the life of a greater entity as it encloses a lesser within its living processes.
Esoteric Healing , Part Three – The Fundamental Laws of Healing

… a law is but the effect of the continued intelligent activity of the Life aspect as it works in conjunction with matter. Esoteric Psychology – Volume I , 5. The Rays in Cyclic Manifestation

A law is only an expression or manifestation of force, applied under the power of thought by a thinker or group of thinkers. Esoteric Psychology – Volume II , II. The Seven Laws of Soul or Group Life – Part 5

A law presupposes a superior being who, gifted with purpose, and aided by intelligence, is so coordinating his forces that a plan is being sequentially and steadily matured. A Treatise on White Magic

Author Joseph J. Dewey writes:

“Of all the principles that govern the universe this is the most basic of them all. This is the principle from which all others are derived. There is no effect or creation without a cause and no cause that does not produce effect.”

“Cause and effect is the foundation of duality, which is the cause of all manifestation. “-Principle Two: Cause & Effect

I found references to this law on 73 pages at Lucis Trust. These are necessarily short quotes and many times you will need to go to the page at Lucis Trust to get the complete context.

Below are the quotes on the Law of Cause and Effect that I found in the writings of AAB:

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