People who dedicate themselves to a life of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth complain that such a life has brought them "misfortune" and burdened their lives heavily with sorrow and suffering. Such a complaint may have a foundation, but the structure built upon it does not have true architecture.
When one increases his speed, he creates greater friction. When one increases his light, he sees the detail, causes, and effects of events and objects. When one increases his knowledge and wisdom, he sees the greater needs of people and greater fields of service.
When a man increases his strength, he evokes stronger opposition. When a man increases the wealth of his virtues, karma demands larger and quicker payments.
When he increases the light of his Intuition, he sees exactly the boundaries and demands of battle, and he feels the urge to involve himself in the battle against dark forces.
This is how greater light, greater love, and greater power open greater fields of responsibility for the one who is striving toward perfection and service.
It is true that the opposing forces mobilize their agents against the traveler on the Path, but the spotlight of the Hierarchy gradually builds a shield around the traveler and follows his steps.
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