Elizabeth Clare Prophet's introductionThe Chela and the Path: by El Morya
Beloved Chelas Who Would Be on the Path with Morya—
This book contains facts we all need to know in order to meet the challenge of life in the twentieth century.
That challenge is to understand and to be who and what we are—right in the midst of the turbulent uncertainties, the disintegration of self-awareness, and the monolith of mechanization that mark this civilization.
Our very life, even the integration of consciousness itself, is at stake in the challenge of just living from day to day.
The Dilemma of the Self Deceived by the ‘self'
Just when all of the manipulations of a synthetic society seem to be massaging our senses into subtle and strange compartments of unreality, the Ascended Master El Morya comes with the Christ and the Buddha to point the way out of the dilemma posed by the world's delusions—the dichotomy of the self deceived by the self and the duality to which we have conditioned ourselves by our sense of sin and struggle and shame.
Who is the Ascended Master El Morya
Who is the Ascended Master El Morya? Indeed, who are we?
El Morya's credibility lies in the fact that he has attained to the enlightenment of the Buddha and the ascension of the Christ.
What's more, he says that if we follow the same teachings of the Gurus which he has followed, we too can attain. And then this will be our credibility.
El Morya is an Ascended Master. Western saint turned Eastern adept, he takes on chelas of the Masters of both East and West and initiates them in the rigors of the ascension.
The ascension: path of Jesus, Mary, Saint Germain, of Gautama and Maitreya and the patriarchs and prophets of Israel.
The ascension: goal of soul-liberation through reunion with that which was, is, and ever will be—the I AM THAT I AM.
El Morya has raised consciousness, soul, mind, and body from planes of mortality to spheres of immortality.
The Great White Brotherhood
El Morya is one with every son and daughter of God and the great hosts of the Lord who have done the same—accelerated the atom of the nonpermanent self to become the Permanent Self. Together with devotees in embodiment, these emissaries of God comprise the Great White Brotherhood.
The Great White Brotherhood is that confraternity of saints and sages of East and West who have risen from every walk of life, religion, race, and nation to minister to the souls of humanity anywhere and everywhere there is a need.
El Morya's service to the Brotherhood is carried out in his presiding role as Chief of the Darjeeling Council.
The Temple of Good Will Etheric Retreat
Meeting in his Darjeeling retreat, the Temple of Good Will, the council is a 'round table' of Ascended Masters and their unascended chelas who study and recommend solutions to the world's political and economic problems and sponsor and train students and statesmen who serve humanity under the ray of God's will, the first ray, of which El Morya is the Chohan (lord or authority).
The Master Morya Represents the Will of God
Once an unascended chela, now the ascended Guru, the Master comes to clear the way for the chelas of God's will, and he says, “Let the chips fall where they may!”
Morya, the beloved, has entered the temple of the will of God within his own being, there to find the Christ and the Buddha of his own soul.
And out of his soul's communion with the Law of the One, he has defined the Goal and mapped out the most direct, hence the most rugged, approach to the summit of being.
For those who value footprints in the sands of time and space—the footprints of a living Ascended Master—El Morya is the one.
His fearsome look, his fearlessness, the lightning and the thunder of his presence, these are the resolute expressions of his absolute devotion to the chela on the Path.
El Morya's Motto: Expect the unexpected
Morya is the original and only Morya. His motto: Expect the unexpected.
His chastisements, filled with his love for the will of God for each evolving soul, never leave his chelas hopeless or the hapless victims of their karma, but always in the joyous challenge to come up higher.
Morya says: “Leave the rags of your lesser self for the robes of your Real Self—thou who art forevermore a priest after the Order of Melchizedek!”
El Morya Prepares You to Meet Your I AM Presence
For those who would realize their true identity in Christ and in Buddha, El Morya—the incomparable, the unconquerable—is the most valuable guide on the Path.
He prepares the chela to meet his very own God Presence and to contact the Real Self, the individual Christ, the only component of being through which his soul can survive his experiences in time and space.
El Morya, “a chela of the one Guru,” drills his chelas for entrance into the etheric retreats of the Great White Brotherhood and for their tutelage under the great Master Saint Germain, hierarch of the Aquarian age, or in the classes of Serapis Bey, hierarch of the Ascension Temple at Luxor, Egypt.
El Morya's School of Testing and the Inner Retreat Experience
El Morya, the great devotee of the will of God, prepares his chelas for every eventuality they will encounter along the spectrums of expanding cosmic consciousness.
Once you have been through El Morya's school of testing and more testing in the experiences of day-to-day life on earth and then the inner retreat experience—to which he bids all readers of this work—you know that you have been duly trained for the Path.
You also know that any failure is your own. For Morya takes on only the stalwart—those for whom the trek upward is worth the inconvenience.
By the direct and penetrating gaze of his eye—that is at once upon the eye of God and the eye of the chela—El Morya guards the devotees of universal good will from the pitfalls of self-indulgence and from the “way which seemeth right”—as the proverb says, “but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
If you will submit your will to the will of God, Morya will stand by you, your advocate before the Father, until you are counted with the overcomers who have gone before through the open door of the Christ and the Buddha into octaves of light and realms of radiant reality.
Here your soul reunited with your own I AM Presence will dwell forevermore in the sanctuary of the Most High—a son, a daughter of God, an Ascended Master.
Ascended Master Morya's Relationship with His Chelas Spans the Centuries
The genius of The Chela and the Path lies in the vast perspective of the author as well as in his absolute integrity, evidenced not only by the historical facts of his soul's illustrious incarnations on earth (recounted in the biographical sketch at the back of the book), but also by his ongoing relationship with his chelas that spans the centuries.
One and all they will tell you of his very powerful presence, personally directing their chelaship, cutting each facet of the diamond of self-awareness according to the inner blueprint that is the will of God for every soul.
Morya Will be Your Truest Friend when You are Self-disciplined
Once you have won the Guru's heart, and there is only one way—by the courage to “love one another as I have loved you” and to be the self-disciplined devotee of God's will—Morya will be to you the truest friend you have ever known.
As the Guru he will put himself on the line for you–your sponsor before the Lords of Karma. Paul said, “Ye are bought with a price.” Only the Guru knows what price he must pay for his chela's opportunity to be chela.
Morya, unmoved by the betrayers of his trust, stands ready to pay the price for the chela who wills to be the will of God.
Ascended Master El Morya Explains the Law of Life
The Chela and the Path contains the teachings of the Ascended Master El Morya which he dictated to me at my retreat in Santa Barbara.
In it, he presents a step-by-step analysis of the Greater Self and the lesser self, drawing the threads of reality and truth handed down from the Ancient of Days.
Within the spectrum of the religious and philosophical traditions of East and West, a master of both psychology (the study of the soul) and science, he presents the law of life taught by the Ascended Masters for thousands of years in the retreats of the Great White Brotherhood.
The Master M. Presents Ultimate Answers to Ultimate Questions
Thus the beloved Master M., as he has been called for more than a century by students of Theosophy, presents ultimate answers to the ultimate questions that twentieth century life defies us to answer, Who am I and where am I going?
Originally published as a series of letters to his students throughout the world, El Morya's message is intensely personal.
Written somewhat in the tradition of the Zen masters of the East, even with a touch of the gruff, lovable Bodhidharma, it has a style all of its own which challenges the ordinary modes of the mind and compels an extraordinary movement of one's mentality toward the conquest of the mount of Mind.
The student is encouraged to follow closely the implications of every word the Master has dictated—as well as those he has not.
In order to reap full benefit from the Master's teaching, one must be prepared to disengage oneself from the sophistry of the intellect and “learn to experience life with the faculties of the soul.”
It is the purpose of this book to liberate your soul for the grand adventure of integration with the Cosmos through the path of initiation under the Ascended Masters of the Great White Brotherhood.
May it serve this purpose in your life. Vondir!
I remain his adoring chela,
Mother (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)