CODE OF CONDUCT FOR A DISCIPLE OF THE
by The Cosmic Holy Spirit
1.--Be conscious ever that thou aspirest to the full expression of God, and devote all thy being and thy service to that end, as expressed so ably in the First Commandment.
2.--Learn the lesson of
harmlessness; neither by word nor thought nor feeling inflict evil upon any part
of life. Know that action and physical violence are but the lesser part of the
sin of harmful expression.
3.--Stir not a brother's sea of emotion, thoughtlessly or deliberately. Know
that the storm in which thou placest his spirit will sooner or later flow upon
the banks of thine own lifestream
-, rather bring tranquility to life, and be as
the Psalmist so ably puts it,
"oil on the troubled waters."
4.--Disassociate thyself from the personal delusion. Let self-justification
never reveal that thou dost love the self more than the harmony of the Universe.
If thou art right, there is no need to acclaim it, if thou art wrong, pray for
forgiveness. Watching the self thou wilt find the rising tides of indignation
among the more subtle shadows on the path of Right, called "Self-righteousness."
5.--Walk gently through the Universe, knowing that the body is a temple in which dwelleth the Holy Spirit that bringeth peace and illumination to life everywhere. Keep thy temple always in a respectful and cleanly manner as befitting the habitation of the Spirit of Truth. Respect and honor in gentle dignity all other temples knowing that ofttimes within a crude exterior burns a great Light.
6.--In the presence of nature, absorb the beauties and gifts of Her Kingdom in
gentle gratitude. Do not desecrate Her by vile thoughts or emotions, or by
physical acts that despoil Her virgin beauty,
7. --Do not form nor offer
opinions unless invited to do so, and then only after prayer and silent
invocation for guidance.
8.--Speak when God choosest to say something through thee. At other times remain peacefully silent.
9. --Make the ritual of thy living the observance of God's rules so unobtrusive
that no man shall know that thou aspirest to Godliness, lest the force of his
outer will might be pitted against thee, or lest thy service become impinged
10.--Let thy heart be a song of gratitude that the Most High has given unto thy keeping the Spirit of Life, which through thee chooses to widen the borders of His Kingdom.
11.--Be alert always to use thy faculties and the gifts loaned unto thee by the
Father of all Life, in a manner to extend His Kingdom.
12.--Claim nothing for thyself, neither powers nor principalities, any more than
thou claimest the air thou breathest or the Sun; using them freely but knowing
the God ownership of all.
13.--In speech and action be gentle, but with the dignity that always
accompanies the Presence of the Living God that is within the Temple.
14.--Constantly place all the faculties of thy being, and all the inner unfoldment of thy nature, at the Feet of the God-power especially when endeavoring to manifest perfection through one in distress.
15.--Let thy watchwords be gentleness, humility and loving service, but do not
allow the impression of humility to be mistaken for lethargy. The servant of the
Lord, like the Sun in the Heavens, is eternally vigilant and constantly
outpouring the gifts which are in his particular keeping.
[From: The students handbook Page 2]