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300. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire - 18. INTRODUCTORY QUESTIONS - Part 2 - A. BAILEY

SECTION TWO - THE FIRE OF MIND - SOLAR FIRE
INTRODUCTORY QUESTIONS - Part 2



2. Its internal arrangement, which comprises the sphere of influence of any particular atom.
3. Its life-activity, or the extent to which the life at the centre animates the atom, a relative thing at this stage.
4. Its sevenfold inner economy in process of evolution.
5. Its eventual synthesis internally from the seven into the three.
6. Its group relation.
7. Its development of consciousness, or responsiveness.
Having predicated the above facts of the atom, we can extend the idea now to man, following the same general outline:
A Man.
a. A man is spheroidal in form, he can be seen as a circular ring-pass-not, a sphere of matter with a nucleus [248] of life at the centre. In predicating this we are considering the true man in his fundamental position as the Ego, with his sphere of manifestation, the causal body,—that body which forms the middle point between Spirit and matter.
b. A man contains within himself differentiated atoms, which in their totality make up the objective form of the man on the planes of his manifestation. All are animated by his life, by his persistent will-to-be; all vibrate according to the point reached by the man in evolution. As seen from the higher planes man demonstrates as a sphere (or spheres) of differentiated matter, vibrating to a certain measure, tinctured by a certain color, and rotating to a fixed key—the key of his life cycle.
c. A man is distinguished by activity on one or more planes in the three worlds, and shows forth the qualities of:
1. Rotary motion, or his particular cycling on the wheel of life, around his egoic pole.
2. Discriminative capacity, or the power to choose and gain experience.
3. Ability to evolve, to increase vibration and to make contact.
d. A man contains within himself three major principles,—will, love-wisdom, active intelligence or adaptability—and their differentiation into the seven principles. These, making the eventual ten of perfected manifestation, are in process of vitalisation, but have not yet attained full expression. Only four principles in man are active, and he is in process of developing the fifth, or manasic principle. Note how perfect is the analogy between man, viewed as the lower quaternary developing the principle of mind, and the atom with its four spirillae active; and the fifth in process of stimulation.
e. A man is governed by the Law of Attraction, is [249] evolved through the Law of Economy, and is coming under the Law of Synthesis. Economy governs the material process with which he is not so much consciously concerned; attraction governs his connection with other units or groups, and synthesis is the law of his inner Self, of the life within the form.
f. Man finds his place within the group form. Egoic groups and the Heavenly Men are formed by the aggregate of human and of deva units.
g. His responsiveness to outer stimulation:
a. Electrical stimulation, affecting the outer form, or pranic response.
b. Magnetic stimulation, acting upon his subjective life. This emanates from his egoic group, and later from the Heavenly Man, in Whose body he is a cell.
The united effect of these two stimulations, inducing steady growth and development.
A man is distinguished therefore by:
1. His spheroidal shape. His ring-pass-not is definite and seen.
2. His internal arrangement; his entire sphere of influence is in process of development. At present that sphere is limited and his range of activity is small. As the body egoic is developed, the nucleus of life at the centre increases its radius of control until the whole is brought under rule and government.
3. His life activity or the extent to which at any given time he demonstrates self-consciousness, or controls his threefold lower nature.
4. His sevenfold inner economy; the development of his seven principles.
[250] 5. His eventual internal synthesis under the working of the three laws from the seven into the three and later into the one.
6. His group relation.
7. His development of consciousness, of responsiveness to contact, involving therefore the growth of awareness.
A Heavenly Man. [cv]3
a. Each Heavenly Man is likewise to be seen as spheroidal in shape. He has His ring-pass-not as has the atom and the man. This ring-pass-not comprises the entire planetary scheme; the dense physical globe of any one chain being analogous in His case to the physical body of any man, and to the atom on the physical plane. Each scheme of seven chains is the expression of the life of an Entity, Who occupies it, as does a man his body, for purposes of manifestation and in order to gain experience.
[251] b. A Heavenly Man contains within Himself that which corresponds to the cells within the vehicles of expression of a human being. The atoms or cells in His body are made up of the aggregate of the deva and human units who vibrate to His key note, and who respond to the measure of His life. All are held together and animated by His will to be, and all vibrate according to the point achieved by Him in evolution. From the cosmic standpoint a Heavenly Man can be seen as a sphere of wondrous life, which includes within its radius of influence the vibratory capacity of an entire planetary scheme. He vibrates to a certain measure, which can be estimated by the activity of the life pulsating at the centre of the sphere; the entire planetary scheme is tinctured by a certain color, is rotating to a fixed key which is the key of His life cycle within the still greater mahamanvantara or logoic cycle.
c. A Heavenly Man is distinguished by His activity on one or other of the planes which we call the Triadal, or Atma-Buddhi-Manas, in the same way as a man is distinguished by his activity on one of the planes in the three worlds, mental-astral-physical. Eventually a man is self-conscious on all three. Eventually a Heavenly Man is fully self-conscious on the higher three. Every forward movement or increased vitality in the aggregate of men in the three worlds, is paralleled by an analogous activity on the three higher planes. The action and the interaction between the life animating the groups or the Heavenly Men, and the life animating the atoms or men who form the units in groups is both mysterious and wonderful. A Heavenly Man on His own planes likewise shows forth the qualities of:
Rotary motion, or His particular cycling activity around His life wheel, a planetary scheme, and thus around His egoic pole.
[252] Discriminating capacity, or the power to choose and thereby gain experience. They are the embodiments of manas or the intelligent faculty (hence Their title of Divine Manasaputras) which comprehends, chooses and discards, thus attaining knowledge and self-consciousness. This manasic faculty They developed in earlier kalpas or solar systems. Their purpose is now to utilise that which is developed to bring about certain specific effects and to attain certain specific goals.
Ability to evolve, to increase vibration, to gain knowledge, and to make contact. This increased vibration is of a gradual and evolutionary order and proceeds from centre to centre as it does in man, and as it does in the case of the atomic spirillae. Their aim is to achieve uniformity of contact with each other, and to merge eventually Their separated identities in the One Identity, retaining simultaneously full self-consciousness or individualised self-apprehension.
d. A Heavenly Man contains within Himself three major principles—will, love-wisdom, intelligence, and their manifestation through the seven principles so often discussed in our occult literature. These make the ten of His ultimate perfection, for the seven are resolved into the three, and the three into the one.
Each Heavenly Man has, of course, His primary coloring or principle as has man and the atom. Man has for his primary coloring or principle that of the Heavenly Man in Whose body he is a unit. He has also the other two major principles (as has the Heavenly Man), and their differentiation into the seven as earlier said. The atom has for primary coloring or principle, that of the egoic ray of the human being for instance in whose body it finds place. This, of course, is in connection with the [253] physical atom in a man's body. This coloring manifests as the vibration setting the measure of the major three spirillae and the minor seven.
Only four principles in the Heavenly Men are as yet manifesting to any extent, though One of Them is rather in advance of the others, and has the fifth principle vibrating adequately, while certain others are in process of perfecting the fourth. The Heavenly Man of our chain is vibrating somewhat to the fifth principle, or rather is in process of awakening it to life. His fourth vibration or principle in this fourth round or cycle, and on this fourth globe, is awakened, though not functioning as it will in the fifth round. Much of the trouble present in the planet at this time arises from the coming into activity of the higher or fifth vibration, which will be completed and transcended in the next or fifth cycle. The analogy, as in man and the atom, again holds good but not in exact detail.
e. A Heavenly Man is governed by the Law of Attraction, has transcended the Law of Economy, and is rapidly coming under the Law of Synthesis. Note therefore the gradual stepping-up of the control and the fact that:
First. The Law of Economy is the primary law of the atom. The Law of Attraction is coming into control of the atom. The Law of Synthesis is but slightly felt by the life of the atom. It is the law of life.
Second. The Law of Attraction is the primary law of man. The Law of Economy is a secondary law for man. It governs the matter of his vehicles. The Law of Synthesis is steadily beginning to be felt.
Third. The Law of Synthesis is the primary law of a Heavenly Man. The Law of Attraction has full sway. The Law of Economy is transcended.
The dense physical body is not a principle for a Heavenly Man, hence the Law of Economy is transcended. [254] The Law of Attraction governs the material process of form building. The Law of Synthesis is the law of His Being.
f. A Heavenly Man is finding His place within the logoic groups, and is seeking to realise His position among the seven and by realisation to approximate unity.
g. His responsiveness to outer stimulation. This viewed from the limited human standpoint touches on realms unattainable by man's intellect as yet. It deals with:
Electrical stimulation, and concerns the response to solar radiation, and to paralleling planetary radiation.
Magnetic stimulation, acting upon His subjective life. This radiation emanates from sources outside the system altogether. We might note the following facts:
Magnetic stimulation of the physical atom emanates from man on astral levels, and later from buddhic levels.
Magnetic stimulation of man emanates from the Heavenly Men on buddhic, and later on monadic levels.
Magnetic stimulation of a Heavenly Man emanates extra-systemically, from the cosmic astral, the united effect of these stimulations inducing steady internal development.
A Heavenly Man is distinguished therefore by:
1. His spheroidal shape. His ring-pass-not, during objectivity, is definite and seen.
2. His internal arrangement and His sphere of influence, or that activity animating the planetary chain.
3. His spiritual life control at any given period. It is the power whereby He animates His sevenfold [255] nature. Note the increase of influence as compared to man's threefold radius.
4. His eventual ultimate synthesis from the seven into the three and from thence into one. This covers the obscuration of the globes, and the blending into unity of the seven principles which each globe is evolving.
5. His evolution under Law and consequent development.
6. His group relation.
7. His development of consciousness and of awareness.
Finally, we must extend these ideas to a solar Logos, and see how completely the analogy persists. The paragraphs dealing with stimulation, magnetic and electric, inevitably brings us back to the contemplation of fire, the basis and source of all life.
A Solar Logos.
a. A solar Logos, the Grand Man of the Heavens, is equally spheroidal in shape. His ring-pass-not comprises the entire circumference of the solar system, and all that is included within the sphere of influence of the Sun. The Sun holds a position analogous to the nucleus of life at the centre of the atom. This sphere comprises within its periphery the seven planetary chains with the synthesising three, making the ten of logoic manifestation. The Sun is the physical body of the solar Logos, His body of manifestation, and His life sweeps cycling through the seven schemes in the same sense as the life of a planetary Logos sweeps seven times around His scheme of seven chains. Each chain holds a position analogous to a globe in a planetary chain. Note the beauty of the correspondence, yet withal the lack of detailed analogy. [cvi]4
b. A solar Logos contains within Himself, as the atoms in His body of manifestation, all groups of every kind, [256]from the involutionary group-soul to the egoic groups on the mental plane. He has (for the animating centres of His body) the seven major groups or the seven Heavenly Men, who ray forth Their influence to all parts of the logoic sphere, and who embody within Themselves all lesser lives, the lesser groups, human and deva units, cells, atoms and molecules.
Seen from cosmic levels, the sphere of the Logos can be visualised as a vibrating ball of fire of supernal glory, containing within its circle of influence, the planetary spheres likewise vibrating balls of fire. The Grand Man of the Heavens vibrates to a steadily increasing measure; the entire system is tinctured by a certain color,—the color of the life of the Logos, the One Divine Ray; and the system rotates to a certain measure, which is the key of the great kalpa or solar cycle, and revolves around its central solar pole.
c. The solar Logos is distinguished by His activity on all the planes of the solar system; He is the sumtotal of all manifestation, from the lowest and densest physical atom up to the most radiant and cosmic ethereal Dhyan Chohan. This sevenfold vibratory measure is the key of the lowest cosmic plane, and its rate of rhythm can be felt on the cosmic astral, with a faint response on the cosmic mental. Thus the life of the logoic existence on cosmic levels, may be seen paralleling the life of a man in the three worlds, the lowest of the systemic planes.
On His own planes the Logos likewise shows forth:
First. Rotary motion. His life as it cycles through a day of Brahma, can be seen spiralling around His greater wheel, the ten schemes of a solar system.
Second. Discriminatory capacity. His first act, as we know, was to discriminate or choose the matter he needed for manifestation. That choice was controlled by:
[257] Cosmic Karma.
Vibratory capacity.
Responsive coloring or quality.
Numerical factors involved in cosmic mathematics.
He is the embodiment of cosmic manas, and through the use of this faculty He seeks—by means of animated form—to build into His cosmic causal body, a paralleling quality of love-wisdom.
Third. Ability to progress, to increase vibration, and to gain full self-consciousness on cosmic levels.
d. The solar Logos contains within Himself the three major principles or aspects, and their differentiation into seven principles. These make the ten of His ultimate perfection and are eventually synthesised into the one perfected principle of love-wisdom. This ultimate principle is His primary coloring. Each principle is embodied in one of the schemes, and is being worked out through one of the Heavenly Men. Only four principles are as yet manifested to any extent, for the evolution of the Logos parallels that of the Heavenly Men.
e. The solar Logos is governed by the Law of Synthesis. He holds all in synthetic unity or homogeneity. His subjective life is governed by the Law of Attraction; His material form is governed by the Law of Economy. He is coming under another cosmic law as yet incomprehensible to men, which law is but revealed to the highest initiates.
f. The solar Logos is in process of ascertaining His place within the greater system in which He holds a place analogous to that of a Heavenly Man in a solar system. He seeks first to find the secret of His own existence, and to achieve full Self-Consciousness; secondly to ascertain the position and place of His polar opposite; thirdly to [258]merge and blend with that polar opposite. This is the cosmic marriage of the Logos.
g. A solar Logos is distinguished by His responsiveness to outer stimulation. This concerns itself with:
Electrical stimulation or His response to electrical fohatic force emanating from other stellar centres, and controlling largely the action of our system and its movements in space in relation to other constellations.
Magnetic stimulation, acting upon His subjective Life, and emanating from certain cosmic centres hinted at in theSecret Doctrine. These find their source on cosmic buddhic levels.
It is their united effect which induces steady development.
The solar Logos is distinguished
1. By the spheroidicity of His manifesting existence. His solar ring-pass-not is definite and seen. This can only be demonstrated as yet by the endeavour to ascertain the extent of the subjective control, by the measure of the solar sphere of influence, or the magnetic attraction of the Sun to other lesser bodies which it holds in circular motion around itself.
2. By the activity of the life animating the ten schemes.
3. By the extent of the control exerted by the Logos at any given period.
4. By the ultimate synthesis of the seven schemes into three and thence into one. This covers the obscuration of the schemes and the unification of the seven principles which they embody.
5. By His subjection to the Law of His Being.
6. By His group relation.
7. By His unfoldment of Consciousness, the time factor [259] being controlled by the measure of the unfoldment of all the conscious units in His body.
Here we have traced very briefly some of the analogies between the four factors earlier mentioned, and have in a cursory way answered the question. These points, if dwelt upon, will be found of real assistance in developing the mental appreciation of the student, and in increasing his apprehension of the beauty of the entire solar scheme.

VI. WHAT IS THE MIND ASPECT? WHY IS THE MANASIC PRINCIPLE OF SUCH IMPORTANCE? WHO ARE THE MANASAPUTRAS?

We are now to touch upon the profoundest mystery of the whole manifested solar system—the mystery spoken of by H. P. B. as the mystery of electricity. [cvii]5 It is intimately connected with the life of God as demonstrated through His seven Centres, the seven Heavenly Men, the Divine Manasaputras. This problem is not soluble as yet exoterically and but little can be revealed to the general public. This is for three reasons:
First, the stage reached by man does not permit of his correct apprehension of these abstractions.
Second, the greater part of the possible explanation is only revealed to initiates who have passed the third Initiation, and even to them in a carefully guarded manner.
Third, the revelation of the close connection between mind and fohat or energy, or between thought power and electrical phenomena—the effect of fohatic impulse on matter—is fraught with peril, and the missing link (if so it might be termed) in the chain of reasoning from phenomena to its initiatory impulse, can only be safely imparted when the bridge between higher and lower mind, is adequately constructed. When the lower is under the control of the higher, or when the quaternary is merging into the triad, then man can be trusted with the remaining [260] four fundamentals. Three of these fundamentals are laid down for us in the Proem of the Secret Doctrine, [cviii]6 and with the evolving concept of psychology, make the revealed three and the dawning fourth. The other three are esoteric and must remain so until each man has for himself worked at his spiritual development, built the bridge between the higher and the lower mind, prepared the shrine in the temple of Solomon for the Light of God, and turned his activities into altruistic helping of the evolutionary plans of the Logos.
When these qualities are assuming a foremost place and when man has demonstrated the thoroughness of his will to serve, then the clue will be put into his hands and he will find the method whereby electrical impulse, demonstrating as heat, light and motion, is controlled and utilised; he will discover the source of the initial impulse from extra-systemic centres, and discover the basic rhythm. Then, and only then, will he be a truly intelligent co-operator, and (escaping from the control of the Law in the three worlds) wield the law himself within the lower spheres.
1. The Nature of Manifestation.
Here are three important questions to be dealt with as one, all bearing on the same subject, and all concerned with the fact of intelligent objectivity itself. Perhaps if we paraphrased the threefold query, and brought it down to microcosmic objectivity, the problem might not appear so complex. We might express it thus:
What is the thought aspect of a human being? Why is his mind and mental process of such importance? Who is the Thinker?
Man, in essential essence, is the higher triad demonstrating through a gradually evolving form, the egoic or causal body, and utilising the lower threefold personality [261] as a means to contact the lower three planes. All this has for purpose the development of perfect self-consciousness. Above the triad stands the Monad or the Father in Heaven—a point of abstraction to man as he views the subject from the physical plane. The Monad stands to him in the position of the Absolute, in the same sense as the undifferentiated Logos stands to the threefold Trinity, to the three Persons of logoic manifestation. The parallel is exact.
1. The Monad.
2. The threefold Triad, Atma-Buddhi-Manas, or spiritual will, intuition, and higher mind.
3. The body egoic or the causal body, the shrine for the buddhic principle. This body is to be built by the power of the mind. It is the manifestation of the three.
4. The threefold lower nature, the points of densest objectivity.
5. This threefold lower nature is in essence a quaternary—the etheric vehicle, animating life or prana, kama-manas, and lower mind. Manas or the fifth principle, forms the link between the lower and the higher. [cix]7
We have, therefore, our lower four, our higher three, and the relation between them, the principle of mind. Here we have the seven formed by the union of the three and the four, and another factor, making eight. The ultimate seven will be seen when buddhi and manas are merged. Much has been hinted at in certain of our occult books about the eighth sphere. I would suggest that in this linking factor of intelligent mind, we have a clue to the mystery. When mind becomes unduly developed and ceases to unite the higher and the lower, it forms a sphere of its own. This is the greatest disaster that can overtake the human unit.
[262] Therefore we have:
Monad, the microcosmic absolute.
Pure Spirit.
The one and only.
The monadic trinity.
First aspect.......Atma or spiritual will.
Second aspect......Buddhi, the Christ principle.
Third aspect.......Manas, or higher mind.
The Son aspect in objectivity.
The body egoic or causal body.
The lower quaternary.
1. The mental body.
2. The astral or emotional body. [cx]8
3. Prana, or vital energy.
4. Etheric body.
The microcosm reproduces the solar system in miniature. The above deals with the objective forms, corresponding to the sun and the seven sacred planets. But the exoteric form is paralleled by a psychic development which we call the seven principles. Man develops seven principles, which might be enumerated as follows:
MICROCOSMIC PRINCIPLES [cxi]9
Two higher principles:
1. Active intelligence.
2. Latent love-wisdom.
[263] (The psychic nature of the Monad is twofold.)
1. The principle of atma. Spiritual nature. Will.
2. The principle of buddhi. Love nature. Wisdom.
3. The principle of manas. Intelligence nature, Activity.
Note here that the three principles in terms of the Triad with the two synthesising principles on the plane of the Monad, make five principles and give the key to H. P. B.'s numbering in certain places. We might express it thus:

I.
The Absolute
The Monad.

II.
1. Prakriti
Active intelligence. The Divine Manasaputra.

2. Purusha
Love-Wisdom. The Vishnu aspect.

On the plane of objectivity.

III
3. Atma
The Triad.

4. Buddhi
The Triad.

5. Manas
The Triad.

From the standpoint of evolution we regard the higher two and the highest one as the correspondence to the Absolute as He manifests in duality. This is prior to objectivity, which requires the presence of the three. In manifestation we might regard the principles as follows:
[264]
First Principle
The sphere of manifestation, the monadic egg.
Second Principle
Atma
Will.
Third Principle
Buddhi
Pure reason, wisdom.
Fourth Principle
Manas
Pure mind, higher mind.
Fifth Principle
Manas
Lower mind.
Sixth Principle
Kama-manas

Seventh Principle
Pure emotion, or feeling.

These are the principles for the microcosm viewed as having transcended the physical bodies altogether, and thus the tabulation deals entirely with the subjective life, or the development of the psyche or soul.
This should be borne carefully in mind else confusion will ensue. In our enumeration we are here dealing with subjectivity and not with form. We have, therefore, considered:
a. Sevenfold objectivity....the material forms.
b. Sevenfold subjectivity...the psychic evolution.
c. Sevenfold spirituality...the life of the Entity.
We will note also that in the tabulation of the spiritual life of the Monad we considered it as fivefold. This was necessarily so in this fivefold evolution, but the remaining two principles might be considered as:
6. The life of the Heavenly Man in Whose body the human Monad finds a place.
7. The life of the Logos in Whose body the Heavenly Man finds place.
It might be useful here to consider another enumeration of the principles of man [cxii]10 as he manifests in thethree worlds, the planes whereon the subjective and the objective are united. What have we there? Let us begin where man begins, with the lowest:
7. The etheric body
1. The vital body.
6. Prana
2. Vital force.
5. Kama-manas
3. Desire Mind.
4. Lower mind
4. Concrete mind.
3. Manas
5. Higher or abstract mind.
2. Buddhi
6. Wisdom, Christ force, intuition.
1. Atma
7. Spiritual Will.
This is the lowest enumeration for little evolved man at the present time.

From the standpoint of the Ego what can be seen?
I. The Absolute...Atma. Pure will-to-be.
II. The Duad.
1. Buddhi.........Pure reason, wisdom.
2. Manas..........Pure mind.
III. The Triad.
3. The causal body.
4. Lower mind.
[266] 5. Kama-manas.
6. Prana.
7. The etheric body.
In these various enumerations of the principles we are dealing with them (as H. P. B. has pointed out they must be dealt with) [cxiii]11, [cxiv]12 from differing standpoints, dependent upon the stage reached and the angle of vision. We have considered them thus in answering question six because we have sought to emphasise and to impress clearly upon our minds that the three lines of development must be remembered when considering the evolution of the Manasaputras.
2. The Objective Development.
This is sevenfold in evolution and in time, ninefold during obscuration, and tenfold at dissolution.
Macrocosmic
1. The seven sacred planets of the solar system.
2. The two which are hid, which are the synthesising planets.
3. The one final synthesising planet—the Sun. Seven added to two added to one make ten.
There are ten centres in the Grand Heavenly Man.
A Heavenly Man
1. The seven chains of a scheme.
2. The two synthesising chains.
3. One ultimate chain.
[267] There are ten centres in a planetary Logos.
Microcosm
1. The seven vehicles employed:
a. The atmic sheath.
b. The buddhic vehicle.
c. The causal or egoic body.
d. The mental body.
e. The astral body.
f. The etheric body.
g. The dense physical.
2. Two synthesising bodies:
a. The causal body.
b. The physical body.
3. One synthesising body:
a. The monadic sheath.
There are seven centres in the physical vehicle which correspond to these bodies, with the synthesising centres at the heart and throat; the head is then the ultimate synthesiser. This tabulation deals entirely with the form side, and with the vehicles indwelt by the Logos, the Manasaputras and by Man.
3. The Subjective Development.
This is also sevenfold:

1. Astral
pure desire, emotion, feeling.
2. Kama-manas
desire-mind.
3. Manas
lower concrete mind.
4. Higher manas
abstract or pure mind.
5. Buddhi
pure reason, intuition.
6. Atma
pure will, realisation.
7. Monadic
Will, love-wisdom, intelligence.

This deals with the sevenfold development of inherent love-wisdom by the aid of mind. This proceeds macrocosmically through the seven Heavenly Men, Who are [268] actively intelligent, inherently love, and are objectively seen through Their forms, the planetary schemes. In Their totality They are the Logos, the Grand Man of the Heavens. In the case of a Heavenly Man the development proceeds through the seven groups of human entities who form Their psychic centres. These groups are on their own plane developing intelligence, are inherently love, and can be objectively contacted on the seven chains of a scheme. In the case of individual man, the development proceeds through his seven centres, which are the key to his psychic evolution. A man is also developing intelligence, is inherently love, and is objectively seen through one or other of his bodies.
What I seek to emphasise is the fact of the psychic development, and also that subjective evolution is the main enterprise of the Logos, of a planetary Logos and of a man. Active intelligent love (the bringing forth from latency of the inherent quality of love by the intelligent application of the mind faculty) will be the result of the evolutionary process. Just as objectivity is dual, life-form, so subjectivity is dual, mind-love, and the blending of the two produces consciousness. Spirit alone is unity, and is undivided; the development of Spirit (or its assumption of the fruits of evolution) is only to be realised and brought about when the dual evolution of the form and the psyche is consummated. Then Spirit garners the fruits of evolution and gathers to itself the qualities nurtured during manifestation,—perfect love and perfect intelligence showing forth then as active intelligent love-wisdom.
We might, therefore, answer the questions: "What is the Mind aspect and why is it so important?" by saying that the mind aspect is in reality the ability or capacity of the logoic Existence to think, to act, to build, and to evolve in order to develop the faculty of active love. When the Logos, Who IS active intelligence, has run His [269] life-cycle, He will be also love fully manifested throughout Nature. This can be likewise predicated of a Heavenly Man in His sphere and of a man in his tiny cycle. Thus the importance of manas can be fully seen. It is the means whereby evolution becomes possible, comprehension is achieved, and activity is generated and utilised.
Let us now consider how this question can be expressed in terms of Fire:

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