The Second Theosophical Ray is the Ray of wisdom and teaching. Just as the First Ray fosters the world’s social organization through governing, the Second Ray encourages its inner and spiritual development especially through wisdom and intellect. The Second Ray is manifested on a high level by the Buddha and below him the World Teacher and the future Buddha, the exalted being known as the Christ. The Manu of this spirituality was, as in each Root Race, the Buddha and will continue to the next race through a bodhhistiva or coming Buddha who will be the Buddha of the next race. On a lower level Master Kuthumi works on this Ray. A.G.H.
Ellwood, Robert. Theosophy: A modern expression of the wisdom of the ages. Wheaton, IL. Quest Books. 1994. p. 141