Buddha Maitreya and his wife Mandarava Tara in front of the Church of Shambhala Vajradhara Maitreya Sangha Monastery

Strengths & Weaknesses of The Seven Rays of God

The Law of Love

The whole basis of the teaching is that the energy which is transformed is the Law of Love, and the effect which that Law has on the whole world as it is being redeemed, and taken out of the Law of Hate, simply by the Law of Love existing in a human being.

So there comes a choice whether one wants to be lifted and taken out of the Personality to follow the Law of Love and serve Humanity.

By studying the Seven Solar Rays one chooses either to follow the Christ’s Principles - the Law of Love - Harmlessness - at the level of one’s Soul, or to continue to follow Satan’s Principles - Harmfulness - the Law of Hate - in one’s desire body by acknowledgment of one’s material vices.

This choice is EVERPRESENT.

When one chooses not to follow evil, a door is opened to the Christ and he is able to bless and work through a person.
The Incarnation of Vajradhara - Buddha Maitreya the Christ
The Strengths & Weaknesses/Glamours of The Seven Rays of God
The First Ray - The Ray of Will and Power
Strengths and Characteristics
  • Strength of will
  • Dynamic Power
  • Power to synthesize
  • Strong sense of purpose
  • Power of beneficient destruction
  • Strong one-pointed focus
  • Power to preserve values
  • Power to lead
  • Power to direct
  • Power to govern
  • Fearlessness
  • Power to initiate
  • Detachment, or the power to detach
  • Wisdom to establish, uphold or enforce the law
  • Strength and courage
  • Independence
  • Power to liberate
  • Keen understanding of principles and priorities
  • Truthfulness arising from absolute fearlessness
  • Power to centralize
  • Large-mindedness
  • Egotism
  • Excessive Pride
  • Separateness and isolationism
  • Arrogance
  • Willfulness
  • Power-hungriness
  • Domination
  • Destructiveness
  • Anger and Violence
  • Unrelenting ambition
  • Hardness and cruelty
  • Control and supression
  • Inhibition
  • Impatience
  • Obstinancy


  • The glamor of physical strength
  • The glamor of personal magnetism
  • The glamor of self-centeredness and personal potency
  • The glamor of "the one at the center"
  • The glamor of selfish personal ambition
  • The glamor of rulership, of dictatorship and of wide control
  • The glamor of the Messiah complex in the field of politics
  • The glamor of selfish destiny, of divine right of kings personally exacted
  • The glamor of destruction
  • The glamor of isolation, of aloneness, of aloofness
  • The glamor of superimposed will upon others and upon groups
The Second Ray - The Ray of Loving Wisdom
All of us are really only second ray. There is only really one ray which all other rays come from and that is the second ray. No matter what rays you carry with you from the past or what rays you are expressing, the goal is to just let go and become second ray. "Ray Packages " show a picture of your past karma what you stuck in, that you already know too well, the way forward is to read, understand and then express the characteristics of second ray.

Strengths and Characteristics
  • Loving Wisdom
  • Magnetic, attractive love
  • Power to understand through love
  • Empathy, sympathy and compassion
  • Exquisite sensitivity
  • Receptivity and impressionability
  • Love of pure truth
  • Intuitive love
  • Clear perception and intelligence
  • Inclusiveness and aspiration for a completed point of view
  • Power to teach and illumine
  • Patience
  • Tact
  • Serenity
  • Faithfulness
  • Tolerance
  • Power to salvage and redeem
  • Power to heal through love

  • Fearfulness
  • Self-pity
  • Oversensitivity and vulnerability
  • Tendency towards an inferiority complex
  • Overattachment
  • Overprotectiveness, overguarding
  • Love of being loved
  • Over-absorption in study
  • Over-inclusiveness
  • Insufficient rapidity of action
  • Coldness and indifference to others
  • Contempt for mental limitations in others

  • The glamor of the love of being loved
  • The glamor of popularity
  • The glamor of personal wisdom
  • The glamor of selfish responsibility
  • The glamor of too complete an understanding, which negates right action
  • The glamor of self-pity, a basic glamor of this ray
  • The glamor of the Messiah complex, in the world of religion and world religion
  • The glamor of fear, based on undue sensitivity
  • The glamor of self-sacrifice
  • The glamor of selfish unselfishness
  • The glamor of self-satisfaction
  • The glamor of selfish service
The Third Ray - The Ray of Abstract Intelligence and Adaptability
Strengths and Characteristics
  • Capacity for abstract thinking
  • Capacity to theorize and speculate
  • Understanding of relativity
  • Wide views on all abstract questions
  • Capacity for rigorous analysis and reasoning: an acute and powerful intellect
  • Great mental fertility and creativity
  • Ability to modify and qualify for the sake of accuracy in thought
  • Power to understand and explain complex woven patterns and trends
  • Great mental activity and agility
  • Skillful communication; the power to be vocal and render thought into word
  • Facility with language
  • Power to recognize and think within the blueprint of the Divine Plan
  • Power to manipulate
  • Ability to plan and strategize
  • Great activity and adaptability
  • Ability to understand economy and be economical
  • Facility for understanding and handling money; philanthropy
  • Executive and business aptitudes

  • Intellectual pride
  • Excessive criticism
  • Vague and overly-complex thought and expression of thought
  • Perplexity and confusion
  • Absent-mindedness
  • Excessive thinking without practical action
  • Inaccuracy in practical detail; carelessness
  • Manipulative and calculating
  • Opportunism
  • Deviousness, deceitfulness, untruth
  • Chameleon-like over-adaptability
  • Amoral materialism
  • Hyperactivity, restlessness, waisted motion and rush
  • Disorder and chaos
  • Tendency to be "spread too thin" scattered
  • Constant preoccupation and 'busy-ness'


  • The glamor of being busy
  • The glamor of cooperation with the Plan in an individual not a group way
  • The glamor of active scheming
  • The glamor of creative work without true motive
  • The glamor of good intentions, which are basically selfish
  • The glamor of "the spider at the center"
  • The glamor of self-importance, from the standpoint of knowing, of efficiency
  • The glamor of devious and continuous manipulation
The Fourth Ray - The Ray of Harmony through Conflict
Strengths and Characteristics
  • Facility for bringing harmony out of conflict
  • Capacity to grow spiritually and psychologically through constant struggle and crisis
  • Capacity to reconcile
  • Facility for achieving "at-one-ment"
  • Facility for compromise, mediation and bridging
  • Capacity for creative living through skill-in-action
  • Love of beauty and the capacity to create or express it
  • Refinement of artistic and aesthetic sensibilities
  • Strong imagination and intuition
  • Love of color
  • Strong sense of drama
  • Ability to amuse, delight and entertain
  • Musicality
  • Literary abilities via creative imagination
  • Spontaneity and improvisation
  • Fighting spirit
  • Ability to make peace

  • Embroiled in constant conflict and turmoil (inner and outer)
  • Self-absorption in suffering
  • Lack of confidence and composure
  • Worry and agitation
  • Excessive moodiness
  • Exaggeration: overly dramatic expression
  • Temperamentalism, impracticality and improvidence
  • Unstable activity patterns; spasmodic action
  • Unpredictability and unreliability
  • Confused combativeness
  • Ambivalence, indecisiveness and vacillation
  • Overeagerness for compromise
  • Moral cowardice
  • Unregulated passions
  • Inertia, indolence and procrastination

  • The glamor of harmony, aiming at personal comfort and satisfaction
  • The glamor of war
  • The glamor of conflict, with the objective of imposing righteousness and peace
  • The glamor of vague artistic perception
  • The glamor of psychic perception instead of intuition
  • The glamor of musical perception
  • The glamor of the pair pf opposites, in the higher sense
The Fifth Ray - The Ray of Concrete Knowledge or Science
Strengths and Characteristics
  • Capacity to think and act scientifically
  • Keen and focussed intellect yielding the power to know
  • Power to define
  • Power to create thoughtforms
  • Facility for mathematical calculation
  • Highly developed powers of analysis and discrimination
  • Detached objectivity
  • Accuracy and precision in though and action
  • Acquisition of knowledge and the master of factual detail
  • Power to discover through investigation and research
  • Power to verify through experimentation; the discrimination of truth from error
  • Mechanical ability
  • Practical inventiveness
  • Technical expertise
  • Common sense and the rejection on ‘non-sense’
  • Lucidity of explanation

  • Excessive mentalism
  • Over-analysis; ultra-rationalism; unrelieved linearizing
  • 'Sense-bound'
  • Excessive doubt and skepticism; irreverence
  • Lack of intuitive sensitivity
  • Excessive objectivity
  • Rigid and set thought patterns
  • Narrowness and prejudice
  • Harsh criticism
  • Lack of emotional responsiveness and magnetism
  • Social awkwardness

  • The glamor of materiality, or over-emphasis of form
  • The glamor of the intellect
  • The glamor of knowledge and of definition
  • The glamor of assurance, based on a narrow point of view
  • The glamor of the form which hides reality
  • The glamor of organization
  • The glamor of the outer, which hides the inner
The Sixth Ray - The Ray of Devotion and Abstract Idealism
Strengths and Characteristics
  • Transcendent idealism
  • Power of abstraction
  • Intense devotion
  • Self-sacrificial ardor
  • Unshakable faith and undimmed optimism
  • One-pointedness; single-mindedness
  • Utter loyalty and adherence
  • Earnestness and sincerity
  • Profound humility
  • Receptivity to spiritual guidance
  • Unflagging persistence
  • Power to arouse, inspire and persuade
  • Ability to achieve ecstasy and rapture
  • Purity, goodness, sainthood

  • Rigid idealism
  • Unreasoning devotion; ill-considered loyalty
  • Blind faith
  • Excess; extremeisim; hyper-intensity; overdoing
  • Unvarying one-pointedness; ultra-narrow orientation; mania
  • Fanaticism and militarism
  • Emotionalism
  • Selfish and jealous love; dependency; over-leaning on others
  • Unwise susceptibility to guidance
  • Superstition and gullibility; lack of realism
  • Self-abasement; masochism; the martyr-complex
  • Unnatural suppression of the instinctual nature
  • Idealistic impracticality


  • The glamor of devotion
  • The glamor of adherence to forms and persons
  • The glamor of idealism
  • The glamor of loyalties, and of creeds
  • The glamor of emotional response
  • The glamor sentimentality
  • The glamor of interference
  • The glamor of the lower pairs of opposites
  • The glamor of world saviors and teachers
  • The glamor of the narrow vision
  • The glamor of fanaticism
The Seventh Ray - The Ray of Organization and Ceremonialism
Strengths and Characteristics
  • Power to create order
  • Power to manifest and to work upon the material plane
  • Power to plan and organize
  • Ritualism and ceremonialism
  • Power as a magician
  • Power to work with the devas and elemental forces
  • Power to perfect form
  • Power to manage detail
  • Keen sense of rhythm and timing
  • Power to coordinate groups
  • Power to understand and implement the law
  • Power to build
  • Power to renovate and transform
  • Power to synthesize

  • Rigid orderliness; formalism; crystallization
  • Over concern with rules, regulations and the "dead letter" of the law
  • Rigid routinization; subservience of habit
  • Meaningless ritualism; pompous ceremonialism
  • Materialism; earth-boundedness
  • Intolerance of individuality; lack of originality
  • Excessive conformity (or nonconformity); intolerance of anything new (or old)
  • Excessive perfectionism
  • Bigotry and sectarianism
  • Superficial judgment based upon appearances
  • Perversion of the magical process
  • Sex-magic
  • Addiction to occult phenomena; spiritualism


  • The glamor of magical work
  • The glamor of the relation of the opposites
  • The glamor of the subterranean powers
  • The glamor of that which brings together
  • The glamor of the physical body
  • The glamor of the mysterious and the secret
  • The glamor of sex magic
  • The glamor of the emerging manifested forces