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A few means towards progress
The man/woman longing after evolution must be very clear that the evolution, the progress he/her is asking for, represents a transformation, which needs the use of a certain quantity of energy in a methodical work.
The first necessity is study that includes:
1. Appropriate reading with the intensity of attention, the ardor of the heart and the mind, notes and extracts to remember.
2. Direct instruction, received collectively in a meeting or individually, from a chosen and able instructor.
3. Meditation, on a given subject, a verse, a symbol, a word…Meditation that forges, individualizes and develops intelligence, that engrave the doctrine in the heart and the mentality and leads to:
4. Observation, by which life teaches us its precious teachings, unveils the active comprehension of the teaching and leads to the second path, also necessary, practice or application of knowledge, formerly or recently acquired.
The second necessity is truly practice or behavior. By action and rational experience the whole being, carved, perfected, spreads around itself beneficial effects.
One of the first practices or applications of the knowledge imposed by reason is the science of speech or use of spiritual expression, to the exclusion of excessive terms, inferiors or harmful.
Furthermore, there cannot be true evolution without aspiration, spiritual desire, by which we call, attract inside of us the perfecting, the virtues, the strengths and balance; nor without the effectiveness seeds of the inisiate that are included in the core of the teaching and stated within the doctrine, because man/woman being collective in his/hers development, the general progress conditions the individual progress as the individual progress conditions the general progress.
At the same time, the candidate will need to conform him/herself as much as possible to the scientific rules that guarantee biological, psychological and spiritual balance. For example, avoiding overwork, to live a calm and serious life, purified from futile agitations; to seek always useful actions, healthy and natural occupations rather than fake and empty distractions; to not abuse artificial light; to firmly stand in the just middle, far from any excess: To hierarchies life’s occupations; to allow sufficient time for rest; to have a rather vegetarian diet, but substantial; to keep the balance between indoor and outdoor activities, between activity and leisure, intellectual work and physical effort, etc…
Finally, at a sufficient degree of progress, a new form of work appears: Psychical experimentation that if conducted in order, amplifies and strengthens all the acquired knowledge and by the maturation of new senses and new degrees, opens progressive paths of an infinite ascension…