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Dwelling Place and Work: The Head of this Department is Vaivasvata Manu and He resides at Shigatse in the Himalayas. He is the Manu or original creator of this fifth-root race and has presided over it for nearly one hundred thousand years. He is the ideal man or thinker and concerns Himself with government, planetary politics and the founding and direction of racial types. Planning occurs thousands of years in advance as He, in collaboration with His great Brothers, carries out the working of Gods Plan for humanity. Through meditation He contacts the higher energies of One greater than Himself. Through visualisation and the power of sound, He directs this energy to bring about the needed results and complete His plans, stage by stage. He also works with the manipulating of the forces which move the earths crust and therefore works very closely with the deva or angelic kingdom. Thus the Manu, the Departmental Head of the first ray, deals fundamentally with the matter or form aspect of manifestation. In doing this, He ever works in close cooperation with His other two Brothers, the departmental heads of the other two major rays. They are the Christ and the Mahachohan.
Dwelling Place and Work: He lives on the slopes of the Himalayas. Daily He blesses the world and at the sunset hour He stands in His garden under the great pine and lifts His hands in blessing.The Christ belongs to all faiths and to those who have no faith at all. He is a World Teacher and is called by many names: the Bodhisattva, the Lord Maitreya and the Imam Mahdi are three of them. The Christ is the Head of this Ray and His reappearance is Imminent. He is the Instructor of the Angels and is the Head of all the Masters of the Hierarchy and together with Them, He is now engaged in helping to bring about this next great event on our planet. He is the great Lord of Love and Compassion and into His care the spiritual development of humanity has been entrusted. The Christ helps to direct the destiny of the great religions of the world and is aided in His work by Masters on several rays. The Master Jesus, who is the inspirer of the Christian Church is one of those who is assisting Him. The Christ, the World Teacher works with the indwelling consciousness of man in its spiritual nature and energises it so that it reaches its goal of perfection. All those who are seekers are stimulated by His spiritual energies. He is preparing to come forth into the world again and the Hierarchy of Masters is helping to bring about this event. This Second Coming of the Christ will occur in three ways. Firstly, by stimulating the Christ consciousness which is at the centre of all human beings. Secondly, by impressing enlightened people in all walks of life and those who have dedicated their lives to His service. It may also involve the overshadowing of some of His senior disciples. Lastly He will make public appearances and work openly and outwardly in the world of men. Armageddon, which we know as World War II, which was itself a continuation of World War 1 is already over and behind us. There will be no Judgement for the Christ is here to demonstrate the reality of the Kingdom of Heaven and to release fresh spiritual insights to humanity.
It is the Ray of Activity or Adaptability. This major Ray has within its department five divisions. The fourth is called the Ray of Harmony or Beauty and the fifth is that of Science. The Sixth is known as the Ray of Devotion while the Seventh is called the Ray of Ceremonial Order. Together they make up the sum total of the fifth principle of mind. The work is done primarily with the fifth and seventh Rays. As an example of how the major rays integrate we are told that the Master Jesus working on the sixth Ray, works at present under the Christ on the second Ray. This Great Chief or Lord concerns Himself with the fostering of the relation between spirit and matter or life and form. This results in civilisation and because of this He is called The Lord of Civilisation. He is the sum total of the Intelligence aspect and holds office over a period of several races, a very long time indeed. He also manipulates the forces of Nature and is the emanating source of electrical energy. The present Mahachohan is known as the Regent of Europe. He attempts to inspire and guide those rulers and statesmen who are intuitive and wish to co-operate. He is one of the three Lords who control the Hierarchy itself. The other two are the Christ and the Manu. As the Lord of Civilisation He has under His supervision the Third Ray of Active Intelligence, the fifth Ray of Science and the Seventh Ray of Ceremonial Order. Together with the Heads of these Rays He is charged with the vast task of bringing in the new civilisation. The Maha Chohan twice a year gathers together His council of helpers, the Masters and senior initiates of Ray Three, Five and Seven. While He works through them, He mainly deals with the Manu and the Christ, because His work cannot be confined to just one ray.