Had the balanced philosophy responsible for the beautiful unity and great­ness of Mukulia been maintained, the Empire would never have disintegrated. Unfortunately, however, during the last three or four thousand years of its existence, the constantly decreasing number of properly trained citizenry and aristocracy constituted a very minor percentage of the Mukulian population. The vast majority were ignorant of the true Lemurian Philosophy and therefore, were so unbalanced in their thinking that it was impossible to maintain the original harmony.


Nevertheless, it must not be assumed that this proletarian element were either a savage or an entirely illiterate people. Their association with the citizenry and aristocracy as well as the fact that every one received an education comparable to that afforded in our modern High Schools pre­cluded such a possibility—especially among those living on the Rhu Hut Plains.


Broadly speaking, they were not unlike the average “man on the street” of today whose lack of initiative and disinclination to study, plus a skepticism born of undue sophistication, prevent his further perfecting himself. It is among this class that the extremes of idealistic and practical tendencies are most pronounced, resulting in the intolerance and fanaticism which make balanced thinking next to impossible. It was such thinking as this that characterized, the masses during the closing years of the Empire.


As you have learned, those who were most inclined to follow the teach­ings of the priesthoods developed such extreme ideas of what consti­tutes religion as to become fanatical and to regard themselves as being highly spiritual.


Those engaged in industrial fields, especially when connected with the vast mechanical enterprises, developed an extremely materialistic out­look. This was not at all unnatural. Many of the truly marvelous machines so reduced the necessity for long and tedious hours of manual labor that one skilled operator could often do in a few hours what once took many men weeks, and in some cases, months of back-breaking labor. In the minds of this group, there was gradually forming the belief that their lines of endeavor were contributing more to the ease, comfort, and well-being of the people than anything the churches and priests had to offer. The more their line of reasoning led them to believe this, the more materialistic they became, while their regard for what the priesthood had to offer became less and less.


Each faction developed a sense of superiority, one side regarding its common sense and logic as beyond the mental capacity of the other, while the other side regarded the materially-minded as unable morally to rec­ognize their spiritual superiority. It was but a matter of time until this divergence of opinion led to strife, at first verbal, but toward the last years of the Empire, to armed conflict. Those following the teaching of the priesthoods, unable to cope with the superior weapons and mechanical contrivances of the materialistic thinking individuals, developed martyr complexes and grew steadily more unbalanced in their beliefs. On the other hand, the materialists, having fashioned devices for some of the baser priests with which they deluded their followers, came to consider their spiritual-minded neighbors as poor, deluded fools who gullibly swallowed all the visionary and silly teachings of the priests.


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As stated in the previous section, among the Mu Yan and Cari Yan leaders who took over India were those who were particularly attracted to the country and who decided to make it their home. They described it in such glowing terms that they had little difficulty in persuading many of their tribesmen to participate in its colonization. Being of the citizenry and aristocracy of the Empire, these leaders were well versed in the governmental and executive phases necessary to the establishment of a civilization. As a consequence, great cities were built whose government was more closely amalgamated and more powerful than any India has since known. These cities now lie beneath the waters along its west coast, and even today, under proper weather conditions, may be seen from ships traveling along this route.


Because they attributed the destruction of Mu to the insufficient support given the idealistic concepts of Melchizedek, the leaders determined that these concepts should be the basis for this new civilization that was to reflect the greatest of all spirituality. They were confronted, however, with the same condition which obtained in Mu, for the proletari­at were still averse to undertaking the training which would enable them to fully understand and thus intelligently incorporate true spiritual principles into their daily living. For this and reasons later to be explained, the Elder Brothers took no part in the setting up of the Indian Empire, and the leaders had to solve this problem for themselves.


The attitude of the populace made extremely difficult their efforts to offset what they believed to have been the cause of the failure of the Mukulian Empire. Although actuated by the lofty motive of reestablishing the spiritual teachings of the Motherland, these leaders overlooked the importance of practicality while over stressing the idealistic. Thus, although they were successful in maintaining a fairly well balanced form of government over which they had charge, the people themselves became increasingly visionary and out of balance practically.


In the meantime, conditions in the Motherland became less and less to the liking of the priesthood, for with the gradual withdrawal of the intelli­gentsia, the Mukulian Empire was no longer prospering and therefore, ceased to serve their purpose. They now observed the proceedings of the new Empire with increasing favor for it promised to be a fertile field for their nefarious operations. These priests were wily, and being fully aware of the fact that India lacked the guidance and training of the Elder Brothers, sent a deputation to the new land.


After many lengthy conferences, the priests succeeded in persuading the ruling element of the Indian Empire that in order to restore the teach­ings of Melchizedek, it would be advisable to bring a great number of the followers of the priesthood from the Motherland—all of whom, according to the priesthoods, were actuated by the highest spiritual ideals. Since only a small portion of what now constitutes India was then set­tled, the rulers were persuaded into believing this was an excellent opportunity to populate their country with people influenced by the idea).s they wanted to see inculcated. How they were deceived.


By this time, earthquakes were shaking the Continent of Mu. Great tidal waves inundated the coastal areas, volcanoes erupted, and unprecedented storms ravaged the fields and ruined the crops. By a carefully planned and concerted action, the priests gathered together their most loyal followers and extolled to them the virtues of India, Furthermore, they told them the Indian rulers had promised they might have complete freedom to practice their faith without interference from the materialistic unbelievers. Then, following a series of especially violent earthquakes, hundreds of thousands, if not a million or more of these “spiritual” ones were transported to India as rapidly as possible.


At the same time, the leaders of the materialistic group decided to free themselves from the annoyances of their “priest worshipping” brothers by going east to Atlantis, for they had heard much concerning it which ap­pealed to their practical turn of mind. They prepared scale models and plans of their many machines to take with them, and with the increasing continental disturbance, also hastened their own removal.


Panic seized the remaining populace as so many abandoned the Continent, and a general flight, amounting almost to a stampede, began. Alas, it was too late for, following the last of a long series of cataclysms, the final upheaval occurred. A vast fault opened in the land formation, and the waters of the ocean flowed into the great crevasses, contacted the boiling lava of many active volcanoes, and the Continent of Mu literally exploded and sank below the waves.


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Although the new arrivals in India were greatly stunned by the vast cata­clysm that had so utterly destroyed their homeland, the many problems inseparable from getting settled in the new country kept them so busy that their minds were diverted from the terrible happening. For some time, therefore, there was little in their behavior to warn the Mu Yan leaders that they were destined to become a disturbing element. As they settled down, however, they began gradually to inject and then assert their ideas regarding spirituality. The Mu Yan proletariat, true to form, readily accepted these, incorporating them into those they had previously acquired.


The higher class Mu Yans were, of course, appalled at the enormity of what was occurring, for not only were the newcomers inculcating ideas detrimental to the welfare of the new Empire, but they were manifesting an at­titude which was almost intolerable. While displaying no special arrogance, the new arrivals very successfully managed to convey the belief that they were of infinitely better clay than were the ruling element. This they did under the guise of an assumed humility, loudly proclaiming their fealty by words, but by subversive acts, they undermined and refuted much that had previously been taught and which had made it possible to keep India from being completely out of balance.


Now it must be borne in mind that while events seemed to move along rapidly as we give you these pictures, they were many years in the process. Hundreds of years elapsed between the time of the first cataclysms on the Muku­lian Continent and its final submergence. Many decades passed before the ideas of those who made the hegira into India became an actual part of the thinking of the descendants of the original residents of that country.


Nevertheless, it was inevitable that with the passing of time, the mass of the Indian population should acquire a fanaticism of such proportions as to make them deaf to all reason or appeal to common sense. So self-confident of their spiritual excellence did they become that they thought nothing of belittling the suggestions of those who did not agree with them. In fact, it was not many decades before they began to refer to the ruling families as “Negatives.” (Our modern word “negative” is regarded as coming from the French language, but its real origin stems back to Mu.)


Being commonly used, the term was soon corrupted to “Negas” and eventually to “Nagas.” The name persisted and in time, even those so designated assumed the title and gloried in its use, for it served to identify them as completely apart from those who could not and would not reason. As a result, that particular division of India known as the Deccan was called the Nagan Empire. Its capital was on the site now occupied by the modern city of Nagpur.


The growing fanaticism fostered an intolerance and arrogance which were far from the Godlike qualities those of spiritual aspiration should exhibit. At the same time, material values were so persistently ignored that the eco­nomic system of the Indian civilization was seriously threatened. The lack of balance as well as the failure to practice the virtues were bringing about their own negative repercussions.


As stated, the Elder Brothers took no part in the shaping of this Empire, and. there were no Schools for training in the understanding and proper use of Lemurian principles. Consequently, the citizenry and. aristocracy who came from Mu to locate in India had to assume the training of their descendants themselves. Originally, these leaders were well-balanced, and for many generations succeeded in passing on to the new generations much of what they themselves had received in the Great Schools of the Motherland. For quite some time, therefore, the welfare of the people was uppermost in their hearts, although it was becoming increasingly evident to them that the country was not prospering as it should.


After much consideration, it was decided that the masses could best be helped if a few of the rulers understood what it was the priesthoods offered that proved so attractive, and thus be enabled to offset that part of their teaching which was detrimental. In order to accomplish this, a number joined the most advanced of the priesthoods where they found that a great deal of what these High Priests had was good, even though not in balance.


With the knowledge thus gained, plus what they already had, these estab­lished rulers of the Empire assumed the title of Priest Rulers. Because they typified a high degree of true spirituality, their achievements were of such a nature as the priests had only dreamed, if, indeed, they had ever occurred to them as being possible. If their people suffered any lack, the Priest Rulers were capable of precipitating from the ethers what was needed so that India flourished greatly during this per­iod. Climatic conditions being naturally salubrious, by the exercise of their great powers, the Priest Rulers caused the surroundings to be so ideal that, for a time, it actually seemed as if there were going to be a recapitulation of the Jehovistic Garden of Eden.


The Priest Rulers realized that those to succeed them should be trained from childhood, and naturally—especially under the existing condi­tions—were inclined to perpetuate their rulership by teaching such of their children as exhibited the necessary aptitudes. This practice eventually resulted in what later became known as the Divine Right of Kings whereby the line of succession and rulership passes from the King to his oldest son.


From generation to generation, however, a tendency developed among the Priest Rulers to become a little less balanced. For some time they con­tinued to perform the seemingly miraculous, but inevitably, each suc­ceeding generation received a training less and less thorough, and grad­ually an ever increasing emphasis was being put upon the spectacular. Here and there, however, a few had a greater degree of understanding than others and these were always considered the “great” among the nest Rulers.


As we have stated, only a number from among the Nagas—those descendants of the Mu Yan aristocracy and citizenry who were the ruling element of India became Ruler Priests. The remainder continued to rule as formerly, but with the passing of time, it became very apparent that the prev­iously conceived plan was not going to prove successful. While the Ruler priests were able to help the people materially, the general and overwhelming lack of practicality among the populace foretold the ultimate inevitable downfall of the country. India could never rise to the heights of a really great civilization. Its failure had been but postponed these many centuries for the people were doing nothing to further themselves, while at the same tine, allowing others to do for them!


No one, however great, can do for another what he should and can do for hims­elf. In this case, the populace had been so well provided for that they were inordinately indolent. Why demean themselves by performing manual labor when their Ruler Priests supplied them with all they needed? They were even so protected that they had no armies of fighting men. They had no weapons because there was no need for them. All traces of the natural Mu Yan initiative and aggressiveness had slowly disappeared and in its place was extreme passivity, which is just as much out of balance as is over aggressiveness.


That you may have some commensurate idea of the efficacy of the spiritual power exhibited by the Ruler Priests, we are permitted to set forth the manner in which the last of those termed “great” defeated an Atlantean attempt to subjugate India—a marvelously equipped force having been sent there for this purpose.


The Ruler Priest of the threatened Indian area sent word to the leader the invading Atlantean troops, requesting that they withdraw. “We India have no quarrel with you of Atlantis. We ask only that we be

permitted to follow our own way of life,” his message concluded.


Regarding this mild request as a confession of weakness, and expecting correspondingly easy victory, the somewhat arrogant Atlantean general replied that he had no intention of withdrawing, ending with: “We shall not destroy your land with the mighty weapons at our command provided you pay sufficient tribute and accept the rulership of Atlantis.”


Once again the Ruler Priest attempted to avert the threatened trouble. “We of India do not believe in war and strife, peace being our ideal. Neither would we destroy you or your soldiers who but follow orders. However, if you persist in your determination to attack us without cause and merely for the purpose of conquest, you will leave us no course but to destroy you and all your leaders. Depart, and leave us in peace.”


At dawn the following day, the Atlantean host was ordered to advance. From an eminence where he stood watching sadly, the Ruler Priest raised his arms heavenward, and beginning with the general, officer after officer in the order of their importance, dropped dead in their tracks. In sudden panic and without leaders, the entire Atlantean force broke and fled the field, piled into the waiting vailxii in which they had arrived, and left.


It should be observed that the force directed by the Ruler Priest affected only the individuals against whom it was directed, leaving the rank and file of the attacking army intact and free to return safely to Atlantis. Of his own people, not a single one was lost.


Just what is this lethal power or how it is used is information rightfully denied mankind who are all too prone to misuse far less dangerous forces. However, when we have developed the necessary prerequisites within ourselves, then shall we each become a Saint of high integrity and honor in the sight of God, and to each will be revealed all these great abilities which, until that time, must be kept secret lest they be used for other than constructive purposes.


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Realizing that it was futile to attempt to carry on further, the last of the great Ruler Priests called upon the Elder Brothers that these poor, self-deluded people might gain the understanding that would enable them to rebuild India and at the same time, gain that which would be conducive to their advancement upon the Path.


During this extended period of India’s history, the Elder Brothers had been conducting an intensive study of the facts and events of the Muku­lian Empire in order to arrive at a full and comprehensive understanding of all the factors leading to its downfall. Although They were deeply interested in the development of India, They had been too occupied with plans for the reconstruction of the Mukulian civilization and the painstaking study involved to have time or inclination to exercise any special influence upon the forming civilization, especially in view of the inertia of the proletariat who formed a preponderance of the population.


The earnest request of the Ruler Priest did not go unheeded, however, and the Elder Brothers studied the situation carefully prior to doing what They could to remedy it. The fact that these people had been encouraged by the lesser priests to accept without question the most fanatical of instruction made it impossible to use a system of Initiation similar to that used in the Motherland. The gullibility and blind belief they exhibited had even reached the point where the lower classes of Indian people no longer possessed the power to reason at all.


The selfless service and self-sacrifice stressed in ancient Lemuria as the shortest and surest Path to Initiation and Mastership had given way to the belief that self-abnegation was the only efficacious method of attaining spiritual illumination. From this fallacious belief came a disdain for the physical body, and disdain matured into abuse, until the mortification of the flesh became a predominant characteristic. Even to take a bath was considered unspiritual—the dirtier a person was, the holier he was supposed to be. One has but to contact the “holy” people of India to realize that this is just as true today as it was thousands of years ago. The extremely unbalanced and mystical type of teaching received from the priesthood at that time was responsible for this sad state of affairs.


Among even the higher types, the temperament of the people had become very unlike that of the population of the Rhu Hut Plains. The latter were def­initely what we have termed of western or occidental mind, while the Indian people had acquired what we know as the oriental, or eastern mind which has had very marked effects upon their physical characteristics. Today, these differences are most pronounced and those who are observant of such things do not expect the Oriental people to think or to act as we do.


Following the request of the last great Ruler Priest, the Elder Brothers established what we have since come to know as the Brahmic School. In order to have any appeal, the teachings for Initiation had to be far less exacting than was true in the Motherland, or than those obtaining today. In point of actual fact, Initiation such as they attained was but little more than one of the sub-degrees through which we must all pass in reaching the first full or major degree.


Since the Indian people were so out of balance idealistically, any training given them must necessarily work out from this tendency. Therefore, those neophytes seeking Initiation were first taught that through faith, fasting, prayer, and the practice of humility and kindliness, they could advance beyond the squalor and misery with which they were surrounded, At the same time, they were taught discrimination in the practice of these qualities so that they were led to take the first steps in moderation, which with time and training would have led to balance.


To help them achieve even a small degree of practicality was a slow and tedious process, however. The number who advanced beyond even the first or second sub-degree was so small that the School was never able to help India back to any semblance of the high living standards originally enjoyed there.


Unfortunately, of the few who advanced at all, some diverted the knowledge they had thus gained to serve their own selfish ends. These became the rulers, living in a splendor rarely approximated, while the poor and common folk degenerated further and further. This was the beginning of what, several thousands of years later, resolved into the caste system that was a perversion of the divisions of the Motherland. Those of “priestly” caste were known from the beginning as Brahmins, occupying much the same place as the aristocracy of Mu; the citizens, or middle class, were called the Parsi, a term which is still used, and the lowest class became known as the “untouchables.” From these basic divisions have evolved some 2300 castes that have been the curse of modern India, the government of fairly recent years trying desperately to eliminate the system, or custom, the basis for which dates back to the times we are discussing.


There were a few, however, who did advance until They attained Mastership with the Brahmic School, among them such great Egos as Gautama Buddha and Krishna.


The Brahmic School is one of the Seven Lesser Schools, and the teaching given in that long ago time was known as the Mystic Rite of Initiation. What was known as the Occult Rite came into being in Atlantis during this same period. These Rites lead directly into the Lemurian Rite that, sooner or later, all must take because it qualifies one for Citi­zenship in the Kingdom of God here on earth, or what is commonly called the Nation of God.


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Meanwhile, the Nagas left India to find new lands where they could establish a government in keeping with their ideals. Traveling westward, they finally arrived at the mouth of what is now known as the Euphrates River, where they made their first settlement, eventually erecting the city of Babylon on its banks. Here they remained for several generations when several thousand of the more adventurous ones sailed up the Red Sea and later pushed inland to the headwaters of the Nile. In what is now Nubia in Upper Egypt, this group established the city of Maioo. It was an army from this group that finally went down the Nile to its delta where they encountered the great colony of Mu Yans who had migrated there from Atlantis.


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It has been considered that most of our spiritual teachings emanate from India. This is ob­viously not true for true spirituality cannot obtain where there is a lack of balance. However, this does not change the fact that millions of people regard the ancient teachings taken from Indian sources as being spiritual, and it is because of this that the fallacious state­ment above given is so often quoted.


Due to the degeneracy and utter impracticality of its people, India has never been a great civilization. Today, it is a wreck so far as true civilization is concerned, the masses of its people rent by castes, schisms, and suffering from poverty unbelievable. The country was, and is, too “religious” for practical purposes and entirely too deficient in statesmanship. Today, in the several Rajahs or ruling houses of minor principalities, we find remnants of the attempts to establish great rules, but these as well as the many cults and “isms” indicate the lack of coordinated unity which has been responsible for India’s abysmal failure as the great civilization it could have been.