Law of Evolution

Law of Evolution

Below are all of the known references to the Law of Evolution in the writings of Alice A. Bailey (AAB) and Djwhal Khul (DK). Links on these pages of the Laws of Alice A. Bailey are to the online books at the Lucis Trust website.

For a discussion of what AAB means by a “law” please see  Alice A. Bailey – What is a Law?


  It controls the breaking up of the One into the seven, and then the reabsorption back into the One. It is really the basic law of evolution, which necessitates involution.  


 … This is due to the present inclination of the manipulatory devas of the lower generative organs to . All this is under the law of evolution, but in the interim between cause and justified effect much harm, evasion of the law, and consequent suffering can be seen.  


  The black brother occupies himself with the forces of involution, or with the Path of Outgoing. They form the great balancing force in evolution, and though they are occupied with the material side of manifestation and the Brother of Light is concerned with the aspect of soul or consciousness, they and their work, under the great law of evolution, contribute to the general purpose of the solar Logos, though (and this is of tremendous occult significance to the illuminated student) not to the individual purpose of the planetary Logos.  


 It will be apparent, therefore, that this law concerns the great experiment which has been. It does not, therefore, apply to all the members of the human family; some of whom will achieve slowly and under the sway of the basic Law of Evolution.  


  Hearts are well enough in their way but they are not suited to the world’s rough usage. “Can one do aught but accept his present limitation while seeking such transcendence as is his by the Divine Law of evolution.  


  The Principle of Expansion. These three Principles together constitute the factors underlying the Law of Evolution as men call it.  


 This group, which stands midway between Shamballa and Humanity, is subject to impression from. They embody and express the love aspect of the divine purpose; They wield, direct and control the Law of Attraction—the motivating energy which swings the Law of Evolution into activity in the three worlds.  

 Trace these concepts which you, who have studied the Science of Meditation, know to constitute its . ” You have, therefore, three major groups of thinkers and three other groups of intensive, creative thinkers, all of them responsible for and also dedicated to the comprehension of the divine Purpose as it works out through the spiritual hierarchical Plan; this is applied under the Law of Evolution to humanity and, through humanity, to the subhuman kingdoms in nature.  


 Eventually the truths thus grasped change the consciousness of humanity as a whole and raise. All this is traceable to the group of initiates upon the inner side who thus serve their fellowmen and carry forward, consciously and with intent, the Law of Evolution.  


 The five corresponding exits are those which, in this cycle, disperse the energy—generated by. It is wise to remember that the Plan is as much of the divine Purpose as can be brought into expression upon the planet—under the Law of Evolution and the tension of this planetary crisis through which we are passing at this time—or at any one time or particular epoch in time and space.  


 This is a different process to the creative building process, and is related to a mysterious. ” The energy which is employed and with which the initiate at this time makes his first and very temporary contact is that which the planetary Logos employs as He gathers into His ring-pass-not that extra-planetary substance which must progressively be used, as the world of being and of forms makes progress under the Law of Evolution.  


 The Masters and Their disciples (under the guidance of the World Teacher of that period) were. Later, the Hierarchy withdrew into a subjective expression and humanity was—under the Law of Evolution—left to its own devices thus to learn the Way and tread the Path of Return through individual experiment and experience.  


 In Law IX and Rule Six we shall be dealing with such basic fundamentals that our problem will be. This law is in reality a definition of the Law of Evolution, but given from the spiritual angle.  

 The Law of Evolution—as commonly understood—concerns the evolution of the form aspect as it is gradually fitted to be an exponent or an expression of soul energy, and later of monadic energy.  

 This law, which might be termed the Law of Perfection, deals with the interior energies which are responsible for the working of the Law of Evolution. It is the higher aspect or the determining cause of the lower; the laws subsidiary to the Law of Perfection are loosely called (by the neophyte the spiritual laws, but of these he knows little and unifies them all in his mind under the general idea that they are an expression of the love aspect of Deity. 


 Influenced by, and therefore under the astrological control of, the twelve constellations whose. The complexity of the subject is very great, and only the broad general outline of the system, and the basic principles governing the law of evolution, can be dimly sensed and grasped.  


 At all times he does his very best, and wastes not time in backward contemplation, but steadily. Brooding over past deeds, and casting the mind back over old achievement, is in the nature of involution, and the servant seeks to work with the law of evolution.  


 God has made us all of one blood and that God—under some name or aspect, whether transcendent or . Again, under the great Law of Evolution and the process of creation, men are subject to the same reactions to their environment, to the same pain, to the same joys, to the same anxieties, to the same appetites and the same urges towards betterment, to the same mystical aspiration, to the same sinful tendencies and desires, to the same selfishness, and to the same amazing aptitude for heroic divine expression, to the same love and beauty, to the same innate pride, to the same sense of divinity and to the same fundamental efforts.  


  This expresses itself through will and purpose and is therefore dynamic in character. The initiate is charged constantly with life, and consequently can work with the impelling Law of Evolution which (as worded in the rule we are considering) will “carry the group together towards the Higher Three.  

 The initiate then goes on to learn the significance of unity in its true sense; this is only. I emphasise the word “conscious” here; much of the work of fusion and of attainment proceeds unconsciously under the fundamental Law of Evolution, which is a Shamballic law, embodying as it does the working out of the inscrutable will of Deity.  


 The freedom for which men fight is one of the lowest aspects of this cosmic freedom, which is. It is the principle of freedom which enables Sanat Kumara to dwell on the Earth and yet stand free from all contacts, except with Those Who have trodden the Path of Liberation and now stand free upon the cosmic physical plane; it is that which enables the initiate to achieve a state of “isolated unity”; it is that which lies behind the Spirit of Death and forms the motivating power of that great releasing Agency; it is that which provides a “pathway of power” between our Hierarchy and the distant sun, Sirius, and gives the incentive towards the “culture of freedom” or of liberation which motivates the work of the Masters of the Wisdom; it is that which produced the ferment and the vortex of conflict in far distant ages and which has been recognised in the present through the results of the Law of Evolution in every kingdom in nature; this is that which “substands” or lies under or behind all progress.  


 This evolutionary pushing forward along the Lighted Way, out of darkness into light, from the unreal to the real, and from death to immortality, is an inherent urge in all forms. It constitutes one of the most subtle and one of the least understood laws of the universe, being related to the Life principle, of which we know as yet naught; it underlies the Law of Evolution as well as the Law of Karma and is, in reality, the Law of the Life Purpose of the planetary Logos; it is an expression of His dynamic intention as it forces all substance in manifestation and in time and space to act and react in conformity to His Will.  


 Each of these great energising Lives works through certain Masters and Initiates of the sixth. These three Buddhas are the creative Agents of the planetary Logos and are Wielders of the Law of Evolution.  


 Otherwise, all initiates of the sixth degree, and a few of the Masters Who have undergone. Many Masters and Chohans, however, after serving upon the planet in various capacities, working with the Law of Evolution, pass out of our planetary life altogether.  


 Every form has its own area of awareness, and evolution is the process whereby forms respond to. The Law of Evolution and the Science of Impression cover the unfoldment of consciousness and bring about adaptability to the immanent soul.  


  Recipients of the desired impression must become sensitive to this substantial energy. This entire proposition can be referred back to the originating Thinker Who brought our manifested world into being, and Who sequentially and under the Law of Evolution is bringing to fruition the objective of His thinking.  


 Thus the incoming energy forming the etheric body created a needed etheric mechanism with its. Herein lies full opportunity for all, as the Law of Evolution proceeds to dominate all manifestation.  


  At the heart of this vast sea of energies is to be found that cosmic Consciousness to Whom. It is His Will-to-Be which brought His manifested form into the tangible arena of life; it is His Will-to-Good which activates the Law of Evolution and carries His Form, with the myriad lesser forms of which it is composed, on to the ultimate glory which He alone visions and knows.  


 I have again and again brought to your attention and theirs the close relation which is being. I have again and again pointed out that, under the Law of Evolution, certain great fusions, at-one-ments or great Approaches are taking place.  


  What then can we do. First, teach the law of evolution and its inevitable corollary, perfected men.  


 There is still much illiteracy, but the average citizen in all the western democracies and in the. You have, in this activity, an outstanding instance of how the Masters work, for (to the average onlooker) the labour movement arose from within the masses and the working classes; it was a spontaneous development, based upon the thinking and the teaching of a mere handful of men who were regarded primarily as agitators and trouble makers; they were in reality a group of disciples (many of them unconscious of their esoteric status) who were cooperating with the Law of Evolution and also with the hierarchical Plan.  


 Law of Evolution 2. The precipitation of karma. 


 To this truth, Christ Himself bore witness in the story of the Prodigal Son and his relationship. It is obvious, is it not, from this parable, where the approbation of the Father lay; a careful study of this story and an intuitive understanding of its implications may evoke some day a response to the “sin of experience,” as it has been called, and a comprehension of the two major laws governing the process: the Law of Evolution and the Law of Rebirth.  


  Achievement is ever followed by sacrifice and the giving of the greater for the lesser. This is an aspect of the Law of Evolution.  


 Through the science of Raja Yoga, the mind will be known as the instrument of the soul and the. Under the law of evolution likewise, the mind, being the fifth principle, the fifth root race must be intimately concerned with it, and its corresponding fifth subrace more intimately than any other.  


  This they do through: a. Study, or mental development, through an appreciation of the law of evolution and an understanding of the nature of consciousness and its relation to matter on the one hand and to spirit on the other.  


 Hate negates unity, causes barriers to be built and produces those causes which lead to. It is energy used to repudiate instead of to synthesize and therefore runs counter to the law of evolution.  


 He told men that they were all the Sons of God in the same sense that He was; He told them in many . These greater things, humanity has already accomplished upon the physical plane and in its control of nature, as Christ knew men would, because He knew the workings of the Law of Evolution.  

  II. Christ Will Teach the Law of Rebirth This Law is the major corollary of the Law of Evolution.  

  2. It is a process, instituted and carried forward under the Law of Evolution.  


 This book concerns the fire of pure spirit or life; the fire of the mind that vitalises every atom . It also concerns the fire of matter producing that attraction and repulsion which is the basic law of evolution, and holding forms together so as to provide vehicles for the evolving life and later, when they have served their purpose, repulsing those forms so that the evolving lives can move on their way to higher evolution.  


 Today, however, there are enough intelligent men and women to warrant the forming of the more. These will lay the foundation of those future schools which will—under the Law of Evolution—make their appearance.  


  c. The Law of Evolution.  


In the Theosophy WikiEvolution is defined as ‘a process of continuous change from a lower, simpler, or worse to a higher, more complex, or better state.'” One of the main tenets of the writings of AAB is the continual evolution of humanity, both physically and spiritually.


You are welcome to post your comments and understanding of this law. 

Also see:

The Laws of Alice A. Bailey