Sunday, April 19, 2015


The Cosmic Christ

Who Will Come to Earth?
Jesus, Maitrya, Krishna, Imun?

Today, humanity stands at a peculiar and unique middle point, between an unhappy past and a future which is full of promise and also full of difficulty; in the hands of human beings today and in the immediate present, lies the destiny of the world and - if it may be reverently said - the immediate activity of the Christ.  The agony of the war, and the distress of the entire human family led Christ, in the year 1945 , to come to a great decision - a decision which found expression in two most important statements.  He announced to the assembled spiritual Hierarchy and to all His servants and disciples on Earth that He had decided to emerge again into physical contact with humanity, if they would bring about the initial stages of establishing "right human relations"*; secondly, He gave to the world (for the use of the "man in the street") one of the oldest prayers ever known, but one which hitherto had not been permitted to be used except by the most exalted, spiritual Beings.  He used it Himself for the first time, we are told, at the time of the Full Moon of June, 1945, which is recognized as the Full Moon of the Christ, just as the Full Moon of May is that of the Buddha.  It was not easy to translate these ancient phrases (so ancient that they are without date or background of any kind) into modern words, but it has been done, and the great invocation, which may eventually become the world prayer, was pronounced by Him and taken down by His disciples.  It has been translated as follows:

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.


From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.

From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men -
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the center which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore 
                  the Plan on Earth

Its extraordinary potency can be seen in the fact that hundreds of thousands of people are already using it day by day and many times a day; it is (1947) translated into eighteen different languages; in the jungles of Africa, groups of natives are using it and it can be seen on the desks of great executives in our major cities; it goes forth over the radio in Europe and in America and there is no country or island in the world where its use is unknown.  All this has taken place in the space of eighteen months. 

This new Invocation, if given widespread distribution, can be to the new world religion what the Lord's Prayer has been to Christianity and the 23rd Psalm has been to the spiritually minded Jew.  There are three approaches to this great Prayer or Invocation:
1.  That of the general public
2.  That of the esotericists, or of the aspirants and the 
     disciples of the world.
3.  That of the Members of the Hierarchy.

First, the general public will regard it as a prayer to God Transcendent.  They will not recognize Him yet as immanent in His creation; they will send it forth on the wings of hope - hope for light and love and peace, for which they ceaselessly long. They will also regard it as a prayer for the enlightenment of all rulers and leaders in all groups who are  handling world matters; as a prayer for the inflow of love and understanding among men, so that they may live in peace with one another; as a demand for the working out of the will of God - a will of which they can know nothing and which ever seems to them so inscrutable and so all-inclusive that their normal reaction is patine and a willingness to refrain from questioning;  as  prayer for the strengthening of human responsibility in order that the recognized evils of today - which so distress and trouble mankind  may be done away with and some vague source of evil may be harnessed.  They will regard it finally as a prayer that some equally vague primeval condition of blissful happiness may be restored and all unhappiness and pain disappear from the earth.   This is, for them, entirely good and helpful and all that is immediately possible.

Secondly, esotericists, aspirants and spiritually minded people will have a deeper and more understanding approach.  To them it will convey the recognition of the world of causes and of Those Who stand subjectively behind world affairs, the spiritual Directors of our life.  They stand ready to strengthen those with true vision, ready to indicate not only the reason for events in the various departments of human living, but also to make those revelations which will enable humanity to move forward out of darkness into light. With this fundamental attitude, the necessity for a widespread expression of these underlying facts will be apparent and an era of spiritual propaganda, engineered by disciples and carried forward by esotericists, will mature. This era began in 1875 when the fact of the existence of the Masters of the Wisdom was proclaimed.  It has been carried forward in spite of misrepresentation, attack upon the concept, and scorn.  Recognition of the substantial nature of the available evidence and the appearance of an intuitive response by occult students and many of he intelligentsia throughout the world has been helpful.


A new type of mystic is coming to be recognized; he differs from the mystics of the past by his practical interest in current world affairs and not in religious and church matters only; he is distinguished by his lack of interest in his own personal development, by his ability to see God immanent in all faiths and not just in his own particular brand of religious belief, and also by his capacity to live his life in the light of the divine Presence.  All mystics have been able to do this to a greater or less degree, but the modern mystic differs from those in the past in that he is able clearly to indicate to others the techniques of the Path; he combines both head and heart, intelligence and feeling, plus an intuitive perception, hitherto lacking.  The clear light of the Spiritual Hierarchy now illumines the way of the modern mystic, and not simply the light of his own soul; this will be increasingly the case.

Thirdly, both of these groups - the general public and the world aspirants in their varying degrees - have among them those who stand out from the general average as possessing a deeper insight and understanding; they occupy a no-man's-land, intermediate on the one hand between the masses and the esotericists and, on the other, between the esotericists and the Members of the Hierarchy.  Forget not, They also use this great Invocation and that not a day goes by that the Christ Himself does not sound it forth.

On the surface, the beauty and the strength of this Invocation lie in its simplicity and in its expression of certain central truths which all men, innately and normally, accept - the truth of the existence of a basic Intelligence to Whom we vaguely give the name of God; the truth that, behind all outer seeming, the motivating power of the universe is LOVE; the truth that a great Individuality came to earth, called by Christians the CHRIST, and embodied that love so that we could understand; the truth that both love and intelligence are effects of what is called the will of God, and finally the self-evident truth that only through humanity itself can the divine Plan work out. 

This Plan calls mankind to the expression of Love and challenges men to "let their light shine."  Then comes the final solemn demand that this Plan of Love and Light, working through mankind, may "seal the door where evil dwells."  The final line then contains the idea of restoration, indicating the keynote for the future and that the day will come when God's original idea and His initial intention will no longer be frustrated by human free will and evil - pure materialism and selfishness; the divine purpose will then, through the changed hearts and goals of humanity, be achieved.

This is the obvious and simple meaning and it ties in with the spiritual aspiration of all men everywhere.

The use of this Invocation or Prayer and the rising expectancy of the coming Christ hold out the greatest hope for mankind today..  If this is not so, the prayer is no use and only a hallucination, and the Scriptures of the World, with their proved forecasting, are useless and deceiving.  The testimony of the ages proves that none of this is so. Prayer always is answered and always has been; great Sons of God have even come on humanity's demand and always will, and He for Whom all men wait today IS on His way.

World Expectancy


God Transcendent, greater, vaster and more inclusive than His created world, is universally recognized and has been generally emphasized; all faiths can say with Shri Krishna  (speaking as God, the Creator) that "having pervaded the whole universe with a fragment of Myself, I remain."  This God Transcendent has dominated the religious thinking of millions of simple and spiritually minded people down the centuries which have elapsed since humanity began to press forward towards divinity.

Slowly, there is dawning upon the awakening consciousness of humanity, the great paralleling truth of God Immanent - divinely "pervading" all forms, conditioning from within all kingdoms in nature, expressing innate divinity through human beings and - two thousand years ago - portraying the nature of that divine Immanence in the Person of the Christ.  Today, as an outcome of this unfolding divine Presence, there is entering into the minds of men everywhere a new concept:  that of Christ in us, the hope of glory." (COL. 1.27) There is a growing and developing belief that Christ is in us, as He was in the Master Jesus, and this belief will alter world affairs and mankind's entire attitude to life.
The Soul or Holy Christ Self
Who is within each of us.
The Holy Christ Self located as the  "center figure" in
this picture - The I AM and Causal Body is above
and your Physical body is below -all are connected by
the Crystal Cord that originates in the heart of I AM and
connects with the Holy Christ Self (Soul) and continues
on down through the Mental, Emotional, Etheric-Physical
Connecting to the Crown Chakra where it splits and continues
to descend down into the Heart Chakra, where it connects
within the Left ventricle of the physical heart.

The wonder of the life, lived two thousand years ago, is still with us and has lost none of its freshness; it is an eternal inspiration, hope, encouragement and example.  The love He demonstrated still holds the thinking world in thrall, even though relatively few have really attempted to demonstrate the same quality of love as He did - a love that leads unerringly to world service, to comeplete self-forgetfulness and to radiant, magnetic living.  The words He spoke were few and simple and all men can understand them, but their significance has been largely lost in the intricate legalities and discussions of St. Paul, and in the lengthy disputation of theological commentators since Christ lived and left us - or apparently left us.

Yet, today, Christ is nearer to humanity than at any other time in our history; He is closer  than the most aspiring and hopeful disciple knows, and can draw closer still if what is here written is understood and brought to the attention of men everywhere.  For Christ belongs to humanity,  to the world of men, and not alone to the churches and religious faiths throughout the world.

Around Him - in that High Place on Earth where He has His abiding place - are gathered today all His great Disciples, the Masters of the wisdom, and all Those liberated Sons of God Who, down the ages, have passed from darkness to Light, from the unreal to the Real, and from death to Immortality.  They stand ready to carry out His bidding and to obey Him, the Master of all the Masters  and the Teacher alike of Angels and of men.  The Exponents and the Representatives of all the world faiths are there waiting under His guidance, to reveal to all those who today struggle in the maelstrom of world affairs, and who seek to solve the world crisis, that they are not alone. God Transcendent is working through the Christ and the Spiritual Hierarchy to bring relief; God Immanent in all men is standing on the edge of certain stupendous Recognitions.

The great Apostolic Succession of the Knowers of God is poised today for renewed activity - a succession of Those Who have lived on Earth, accepted the fact of God Transcendent. discovered the reality of God Immanent, portrayed in Their own lives the divine characteristics of the Christ life and (because They lived on Earth as He did and does) have "entered for us within the veil, leaving us an example that we too should follow His steps" and Theirs.  We too belong eventually in that great succession.

The Buddha Himself is standing behind the Christ in humble recognition of the divine task which He is on the verge of consummating, and because of the imminence of that spiritual accomplishment.  Not only are all those who are functioning consciously in the
Kingdom of God aware of his Plan, but those great spiritual Beings Who live and dwell in the "Father's House," in the "center where the will of God is known," are also mobilized and organized to assist His work.   The spiritual line of succession from the throne of the Ancient of Days down to the humblest disciple (gathered with others at the feet of the Christ) is today focussed on the task of helping humanity.

The great moment for which He has so patiently waited has almost arrived; the "end of the age" to which He referred when speaking to His small group of disciples: "Lo! I am with you all the days even unto the end of the age" has come.  Today He stands and waits, knowing that the hour has come when He will "see of the  travail of His soul and be satisfied." (Is. LIII.11.)

Right through the spiritual succession of the Sons of God there is naught to be seen and felt but expectancy and preparation.  "The Hierarchy waits."  It has done all that is possible from the angle of the present opportunity.  The Christ stands in patient silence, attentive to the effort that will make His work materialize on Earth and enable Him to consummate the effort He made 2000 years ago in Palestine.  The Buddha hovers over the planet, ready to play His part if the opportunity is offered to Him by mankind.  Everything now depends upon the right action of the men of goodwill.

End of  Lesson Four - Vol. 1 The Reappearance of the Christ, Chapters 2 & 3
April 21, 2015

Note:  I will be out of the country for several weeks and so you are getting two lessons that are quite long - please pay close attention to the reason that Christ is still waiting to descend into the atmosphere of Earth and what part we, as His followers need to take in order to prepare the way for His coming.  I will bring this to your awareness next lesson with the introduction of "Le Fraternite de Bon Volontiers or The Fraternal Order of Good Will - a way of "reaching out to the men and women of Goodwill everywhere in every country, who will establish Right Human Relations in their communities, nationally, and internationally. - mf


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