The Maha Chohan

Maha ChohanThe 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 Ocean.

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, quick, well-spoken."

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; unalterable."

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 days.'"

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 affection.

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 to do.

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.


There is the office of Maha Chohan in the Spiritual Hierarchy as well as the Individual Being. - Lord Maha means Great Lord. He is Lord over the Chohans. Maha Chohan is a third ray activity. It has been the office through which the Godhead worked on the rays from the third to the seventh. However, this action changed recently (a few years ago), and the first and second rays now also come under the Maha Chohan.

A Being must have developed and embodied all the divine virtues and have mastered all of the seven rays before He qualified to be a .Maha Chohan.
A Maha Chohan represents the Holy Spirit (which consists of all the divine qualities of the Godhead) to a planet. The Holy Spirit represents action and light and vitalizes whatever ray is in action. The Maha Chohan is the director of the activity of the Holy Spirit for the Earth which assists the development of the divine feelings in mankind.

Holy Ghost really means Holy Spirit (the word ghost refers to a shadowy, ephemeral thing). The Holy Spirit is the consciousness of the Lord Maha Chohan, His pow-ers, qualities and activities, His Cosmic Flame.

It was He that enfolded Jesus in His Cosmic Flame at the time of the baptism by John the Baptist, endow-ing Jesus with His powers. It was His action when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Disciples ten days after Jesus’ Ascension; that was the radiation from the Lord Maha Chohan. He enfolded them in His Cosmic Flame which gave to them the assurance, courage, strength and power to carry on the teaching and works of Jesus. “The Comforter” referred to is the Lord Maha Chohan.  The first Maha Chohan Who came with the first root race in the beginning established the Flame of the Holy Spirit and the Comfort Flame here on Earth. The three Maha Chohans of the first root races have each gone on with Their race. Feminine Beings have held this position.

The Maha Chohan is at the head of the Elemental kingdom; and is the authority over manifestations in nature. He draws and supplies the energy used in all nature and by mankind. He is the magnet to draw that power from the Sun. He directs the various forms of culture and civilizations through the minds of embodied individuals so as to unfold and develop according to the divine plan.

The Maha Chohan is the One Who gives the first breath to every new born child; He also takes the last breath of every individual as he passes on. The Lord Maha Chohan has not had personal contact with chelas (students) through the ages, as He does now.  It is said that the great Ascended Being Who is now the Lord Maha Chohan was embodied as Homer, the blind poet. Homer learned to harmonize his herd of goats with the Comfort Flame. In his next embodiment he began to use the Comfort Flame when only thirteen years of age, he was assigned to harmonize seven thousand people through the use of the Comfort Flame; he sus-tained that for some forty years. Soon after that He made the Ascension.

His particular virtue is Comfort which He gives to mankind and all life on Earth. His symbol is the white dove. The Dove represents the Maha Chohan Who is the representative of the Holy Spirit. His banner is purple; upon it is the emblem of the white dove from which eminate seven rays. Ivy which is a symbol of ever-lasting life, seems to be a favorite of His and much used by Him. He usually wears a white robe and white turban with a topaz on the forehead of the turban. The topaz is very frequently used by Him. He has golden hair and His eyes are amber color. He uses the fragrance of cinnamon. His keynote is “Homing”.

From LAW OF LIFE II by A. D. LUK, p. 314 - 16)

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