Extreme Love and Loyalty
Ray Six is called the Ray of Devotion and deep emotional commitment, as the ray six person follows and protects his beliefs very strongly and exudes feeling of extreme love and loyalty.
Kurt Abraham believes that the least desirable mental ray is ray six. It can be the ray of a saint or a fanatic. A sixth ray person can easily fall into fanaticism and idealism which has been the reason behind many religious or cultural wars.
Ray Six, the Ray of Devotion and Deep Emotional Commitment
|Special Virtues||Devotion, single-mindedness, love, tenderness, intuition, loyalty, reverence.|
|Vices of Ray||Selfish and jealous love, over-leaning on others, partiality, self deception, sectarianism, superstition, prejudice, over-rapid conclusions, fiery anger.|
|Virtues to be acquired||Strength, self-sacrifice, purity, truth, tolerance, serenity, balance and common sense.|
This is called the ray of devotion. The man who is on this ray is full of religious instincts and impulses, and of intense personal feeling; nothing is taken equably. Everything, in his eyes, is either perfect or intolerable; his friends are angels, his enemies a very much the reverse; his view in both cases, is formed not on the intrinsic merits of either class, but on the way the person appeal to him, or on the sympathy or lack of sympathy which they show to his favorite idols, whether these be concrete or abstract, for he is full of devotion, it may be to a person or to a cause.
He must always have a “personal God,” an incarnation of Deity to adore. The best type of this ray makes the saint, the worst type, the bigot or fanatic, the typical martyr or the typical inquisitor. All religious wars or crusades have originated from ray six fanaticism. The man on this ray is often of gentle nature, but he can always flame into fury and fiery wrath. He will lay down his life for the objects of his devotion or reverence, but he will not lift a finger to help those outside of his immediate sympathies. As a soldier, he hates fighting but often when roused in battle, fights like one possessed. He is never a great statesman nor a good businessman, but he may be a great preacher or orator.
The ray six man will be the poet of emotions (such as Tennyson) and the writer of religious books, either in poetry or in prose. He is devoted to beauty and colour and all things lovely, but his productive skill is not great unless under the influence of the practically artistic rays, the 4th or the 7th. His music will always be of melodious order, and he will often be the composer of oratorios and of sacred music.
The method of healing for this ray would be by faith and prayer.
The way of approaching the Path would be by prayer and meditation, aiming at union with God.
Idealism is the major gift of the ray six force.
The 6th Ray of Devotion embodies the principle of recognition, which means the capacity to see the ideal reality lying behind the form; this implies a one pointed application of desire and intelligence in order to produce an expression of the sensed idea. It is responsible for much of the formulation of the ideas which has led man on, and for much of the emphasis on the appearance which has veiled and hidden those ideals.
Pure religion, undefined and spiritually focussed, is the higher expression of the ray six.
He Thinks Almost Entirely in Terms of Quality!
In the same connection, among the lower aspects of ray six are to be found all forms of dogmatic, authoritative religion as expressed by the organized and orthodox churches. All formulated theologies are the lower expression of the higher spiritual truths because they embody the mind reactions of the religious man, his confidence in his own personal mind deductions and the surety that he is obviously right. They do not embody the spiritual values as they truly exist. Consequently the dreadful nature of the lower expressions of ray six and the control of the forces of separativeness (which are ever the outstanding characteristic of the lower ray six activity) can be seen nowhere more potently than in religious and church history with its hatreds and bigotry, it’s pomp and luxurious appeal to the outer ear and eye, and it’s separtiveness from all other forms of faith as well as it’s internal dissensions, it’s protesting groups and it’s cliques and cabals. The church has wandered far from the simplicity which is in Christ.
The 6th ray devotee is far from abstract and mystical in his work and thought (than the 7th ray disciple), and seldom has any real understanding of the right relation between form and energy. He thinks almost entirely in terms of quality and pays little attention to the material side of life and the true significance of substance as it produces phenomena. He is apt to regard matter as evil in nature and form as a limitation, and only lays the emphasis upon soul consciousness as of true importance.
One is apt to recognize with ease that the 6th ray, working through Mars, rules Christianity. It is a religion of devotion, fanaticism of high courage, of idealism, of the spiritual emphasis upon the individual and his worth and problem, of conflict and of death. All those characteristics are familiar to us in the presentation of Christian theology.
Put no 6th ray people in position of influence; they know not how to co-operate and are frequently points of dissension and dislike.
Special thanks goes to Mr. Prakash Balgopal of Pranic Healing Middle East for providing the information.
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