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Ray Five - Knowledge, in a Pure & Detailed Manner

Ray Five - Knowledge, in a Pure & Detailed Manner

Ray five is known as the ray of science and knowledge. A pure 5th Ray person is free from political agenda, but focusing on knowledge in a pure and detailed manner; knowledge for the sake of knowledge! This type of knowledge is less eager to find practical application, rather more interested in getting deeper into what is known.

According to Master Choa Kok Sui, Ray five is the ray of concrete intelligence. It is management through microtask or concentrating on details.

Ray five is also the ray of technology, especially information technology. 5th Ray people concentrate on details, research and development, as well as quality control.

Based on theosophy, the mental plane is conditioned and ruled by the 5th Ray of science. Therefore a scientific thinker moves easily on the mental plane, the plane of detachment and objective observation. A scientist does not seek belief or faith, but concrete, exact, detailed knowledge.

A 5th Ray person observes carefully and verifies every theory. Hi/she is orderly, punctual and business-like.

Ray Five, the Ray of Concrete Knowledge or Science

Special Virtues Strictly accurate statements, justice (without mercy), perseverance, common-sense, uprightness, independence, keen intellect.
Vices of Ray Harsh criticism, narrowness, arrogance, unforgiving temper, lack of sympathy and reverence, prejudice.
Virtues to be acquired Reverence, devotion, sympathy, love, wide-mindedness.

This is the ray of science and research. The man on this ray will possess keen intellect, great accuracy in detail, and will make unwearied efforts to trace the smallest fact to its source, and to verify every theory. He will generally be extremely truthful, full of lucid explanation of facts, though sometimes pedantic and wearisome from his insistence on trivial and unnecessary verbal minutiae. He will be orderly, punctual business-like, disliking to receive favors or flattery.

It is the ray of the great chemist, the practical electrician, the first rate engineer, the great operating surgeon. As statesman, the ray five man would be narrow in his views, but he would be an excellent head of some special technical department, though a disagreeable person under whom to work. As a soldier, he would turn most readily to artillery and engineering. The artist on this ray is very rare, unless the fourth or the seventh be the influencing secondary ray; even then his coloring will be dull, his sculptures lifeless, and his music (if he composes) will be uninteresting, though technically correct in form. His style in writing or speaking will be clearness itself, but it will lack fire and point, and he will often be long-winded, from his desire to say all that can possibly be said on this subject.

In healing, he is the perfect surgeon, and his best cures will be through surgery and electricity.

For ray five, the method of approaching the path is by scientific research, pushed to ultimate conclusions, and by acceptance of the inferences which follow these.

This ray concerns itself with the building of form, with the utilization of matter, with the embodying of ideas, or of entities, whether cosmic, systemic, lunar or sub-human

Ray five has produced what we call science.

Ray five works actively on the plane of the greatest moment to humanity (the mental plane), being for man the plane of the soul! and of the higher and lower mind. It embodies the principle of knowledge, and because of its activity and it’s close relation to the third ray of Active Intelligence might be regarded as a ray of having a most vital relation to man at this time in particular. It is the ray which, when active, as it was in Lemurian times, produces individualization, which is literally shifting the evolving life of God into a new sphere of awareness. This particular transference into higher forms of awareness tends, at the beginning of separativeness.

Ray five has produced what we call science. In science we find a condition which is rare in the extreme. Science is separative in its approach to the differing aspects of the divine manifestation which we call the world of natural phenomena, but it is non separative in actuality, for there is little warring between the sciences and little competition between scientists. In this the workers in the scientific field differ profoundly from those of the religious.

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