The Maha Chohan
Maha Chohan is the head, or hierarch, of the seven chohans of the
rays. His name means “the Great Lord,” which is an office in the
hierarchy of the Great White Brotherhood. He embodies the white
light of the seven rays and teaches the balance and integration of
these rays through the eighth ray. He also teaches that true love
carries every other virtue and every other point of God-mastery.
The Maha Chohan is a
representative of the Holy Spirit to earth and her evolutions. He
initiates souls in the secret chamber of the heart and helps them
prepare to receive all nine gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom,
knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment of
spirits, speaking in tongues and interpretation of tongues.
Because of his pledge to all
mankind to keep the flame until they are able, he is sometimes
called the “Keeper of the Flame.”
The retreat of the Maha Chohan is
located over Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, an island in the Indian
His embodiment in ancient Greece
as the poet Homer gives us some insight into this "human"
personality. In his epic the Odyssey, Homer steps into the role of
Odysseus when he tells the story of three people: his twin flame,
the Greek goddess Pallas Athena, who is an Ascended Lady Master; his
soul mate, Penelope; and himself.
In the Odyssey, Pallas Athena says
of Odysseus, bearing in mind now that it is Homer who is writing
this story about himself as Odysseus, "Of all men you are the best
in plots and story telling. Always the same detachment, coolheaded,
Here are some further profiles of
the personality in reality of the Maha Chohan: noble, greathearted,
kingly, patient, long-enduring, expert in adversity, a man of
ranging mind, master improviser, grand master of invention, the
great tactician, the canniest of men, master of land ways and sea
ways, master of subtle ways and straight.
We catch another glimpse of the
person of the Maha Chohan through his work in the nineteenth century
with the Masters M. and K.H. That's El Morya and Koot Hoomi. These
Masters were among those who sponsored the Theosophical Society,
founded in 1875. At that time these Masters were high adepts and in
embodiment. The Maha Chohan was the Guru of El Morya and Kuthumi.
In one of his letters Kuthumi
referred to his Master as "the implacable Chohan." 5 Implacable
means "not capable of being appeased, pacified or mitigated;
Koot Hoomi also remarked that the
Maha Chohan usually frowned. On one occasion K.H. found himself in a
situation of dire necessity. The Maha Chohan came to his rescue
"with his eye twinkling in quite an unusual manner." K.H. wrote that
this led him "to hope for a relaxation of severity 'one of these
Madame Blavatsky said that the
Maha Chohan "is as stern and impassionate as Death itself."
I would add to Madame Blavatsky's
comment that the Maha Chohan is unmoved by the human consciousness.
He is uncompromising. He compels those who would be his disciples to
rise to his level rather than expect him to stoop to theirs.
Remember that when you approach him. It is because the Maha Chohan
has such great love that he exacts so great a discipline. He knows
that when he gives that love, it is a great gift. He does not give
it to those who are not worthy or to those who trifle with his
The Ascended Masters who have
dictated through the Messenger Mark Prophet and me since 1958 give
us further insight into the personality of the Maha Chohan. The
Ascended Master Paul the Venetian tells of an encounter he had with
the Maha Chohan:
"Now, you know, when the Maha
Chohan speaks, one does not refuse. Have you ever gazed upon the
eyes of the Lord Maha Chohan? Even in heaven, in our ascended state,
I once said to him, "I would like once again to take in my hand an
earthly brush and palette and paint the beauty of your face." And do
you know, precious ones, that the Lord Maha Chohan never answered
me. He gave me a look that almost froze me in my tracks. And I never
mentioned it again."
The Maha Chohan says that when you
want to make progress on the spiritual path, you need to have a
certain amount of sternness. So don't look at people who are stern
and serious and try to cajole them into being less serious. He
teaches that human sympathy, or agreement with the human
consciousness, as opposed to true compassion, is a perversion of the
flame of the Holy Spirit and he will have none of it. He says,
"There is no other way to cut the tie with the human consciousness
than to cut it! And it must be cut by a mighty sword, the sword that
is sharp, two-edged and is the dividing of the way. There is no way
that you can retain the companionship of the human consciousness and
still receive the Holy Ghost!"
The Maha Chohan as Teacher
The Maha Chohan also fills the
role of Teacher. The Father-Mother God and the Son have deferred to
the Maha Chohan as the supreme teacher of our souls. He is the one
sent to us to teach us the commandments of God the Father and the
Word of the Divine Mother. He teaches us the Christ-like qualities
of Jesus and the Buddha-like qualities of Gautama. He tutors our
souls to enter into a direct relationship with the Father-Mother
God, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the supreme
teacher. Remember, Jesus said the Comforter "shall teach you all
things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have
said unto you."
Just remember, if he is the
supreme teacher and we have not established a right relationship
with him, then we are sitting in the very gall of ignorance. How
many times I've thought to myself, if I hadn't been ignorant, I
wouldn't have done such and such. It's ridiculous. We let ourselves
remain in ignorance and so we make wrong choices, we take the wrong
road, we make the wrong decision.
So if he is the supreme teacher,
we want him. And if we really want to be enlightened, we'll be glad
to strip ourselves of what stands in the way. When we have submitted
ourselves to the disciplines of at least three of the Seven Chohans
of the Rays, then the Lord Maha Chohan will review our entire life
record and determine whether he will take us on directly as his
chelas in a true Master-Disciple relationship. If we qualify, then
the Maha Chohan will say to us, "I shall give you the same training
I gave to the Seven Chohans." He's ready to do that if you are
ready. "I shall not indulge you and I shall not give you any crowns
that you have not earned."
Although he may be stern with our
lesser self, the Maha Chohan, as representative of the Holy Spirit,
is a personal Comforter to each of us. In his role as Comforter, the
Maha Chohan walks and talks with us so that we may be his
instruments. In a dictation he once said:
"I desire to approach very close
to your heart. I am to you as the most personal friend."
"Talk to me, then, and hold my
hand. I have need of friends here below, for I have much to give and
I require a consciousness, a heart, where I can place myself am, and
impart to other parts of life a smile, a tear of joy, a gift of
love, a witness to the truth. Won't you take me with you, then, in
consciousness? You might as well, for I am coming along anyway. "
Why should we want to get the Holy
Spirit? Because people are losing their souls. Without the Holy
Spirit, we can do nothing about it. With the Holy Spirit, we can do
something. They do not know what is real and what is not real. They
are watching their family and friends and neighbors and countrymen
become victims of incurable diseases, outrageous crimes, natural
disasters and genocide. And they do not know where to turn or what
The only way we can help them is
to become empowered by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit working
through us will comfort and enlighten and heal and inspire others.
The bottom line is this as far as I am concerned, if some people in
the earth do not go all the way and become the living embodiment of
the Holy Spirit, then literally millions of souls will be lost at
the end of this age.