April 2008

The life of the disciple moves forward through moments of crisis. These crises produce two results:

1. The intensification of aspiration, if the disciple is still upon the Probationary Path, or the intensification of illumination if the disciple is nearing the Path of Accepted Discipleship, or is upon the Path itself.

2. The achievement of a more stabilised attitude of detachment, based upon conscious personality renunciation, upon a right orientation of the personality to the soul (who is the one Master, the Light of Life) and to the Hierarchy of Servers. They will, therefore, produce an increasing power of control by the soul—the One Who knows no attachment and Who stands at-one with all souls in all forms.

(Discipleship in the New Age Vol. I, p. 663)