......This Light on the Path was the first of three treaties which occupy a unique position in our Theosophical literature- directions from those who have trodden the Path to those who desire to tread it. I remember that the late T.Subba Row once told us that its precepts had several layers of meaning- that they could be taken over and over again as directions for different stages.
First, for the aspirants-those who are treading the Probationary Path. Then they begin all over again at a a higher level for him who has entered upon the Path Proper through the portal of the first of the great initiations. And yet again, when Adeptship has been attained, it is said that once more in some still higher sense these same precepts may be taken as directions for one who presses onwards to still higher achievements. In this way, for the man who can understand it in the whole of its mystic meaning, this manual carries us farther than any other.