Friday, May 15, 2020

131 - Lesson 50 Part 2 - Capitalism and Labor


All Fonts in Black are the Lessons From the Tibetan
All Fonts in Blue are Comments from Margaret Mary

The Following is a quote from the Tibetan's Book of Prophecies:

...In what is called straitened circumstances, man can readjust his life and change his way of living, thus discovering that freedom from material things carries with it its own beauty and reward, its own joy and glory.  Thus he is liberated to live the life of the mind.  The cause of all human suffering is desire and personal selfishness.  Give up desire and you will be free.  Underlying the entire psychological problem of humanity as a whole, lies that major attitude towards existence which we characterize as Desire.

All lesser complexities are based upon, subservient to, or are emergent from this basic urge . . .To these longings and wishes, and the labor incidental to their fulfillment, all men give their lives; and everything done is in an effort to meet the realized need, to face the challenge of existence with the demand for happiness, for heaven, and for the eventual fulfillment of the hoped for ideal state - If the URGE to satisfy DESIRE is the basic URGE of the form or PHYSICAL LIFE of man, the URGE to SERVE AND OBEY!  These are the watchwords of the disciple's life . . .i.e service of, and obedience to, THE SOUL IN ALL . . The law of desire, which has governed him for ages, will slowly and surely give place to the law of repulse, which will, in time, free him from the thralldom of the not-self.  it will lead him to those discriminations, and that dispassionate attitude, which is the hallmark of the man who is on his way to liberation . . . .

Mark His words well, for herein lies the secret of becoming liberated, we are now on the threshold of our future; but if we continue along the path of materialism, the idea that by getting and accruing material things that we all will be happy! NOT, because  the only true happiness one can rely on while here on Earth is the obedience to our Solar Angel and/or Soul, who prompts us to serve
The Solar Angel/ or Our Soul

 and to renounce the promptings of the "not-self" to stay anchored
 to the wheel of karma, by continuing along the path of DESIRE, rather finally becoming free from the trappings of materialism...  Last week we spoke of what happened to mankind under the rulership of Capitalism, and living "from paycheck to paycheck"  this week we'll look at the opposing force - those who are under the yoke of these Capitalists, who control all of the resources, all of the major financial institutes and our very lives.  Let's study along with the Tibetan Mahatma, how Hierarchy sees the situation and some of the suggestions for how we can turn things around so that all men are truly equal in all things.  One of the prayers we do each and every week in the World Service is this:

"Visualize all souls who have been trained on inner levels by Hierarchy taking over Government, Finance, Corporate and Spiritual offices throughout the World. That they’ll be seated in those positions of power in order to negotiate peace throughout the World and redistribute the wealth to ensure the reappearance of the Christ."

The Tibetan: Let us now look at the opposing group - LABOR

A powerful group, representing the capitalistic system, both national and international, and an equally powerful group of labor unions and their leaders, face each other today. Both groups are national and international in cope.  It remains to be seen which of the two will eventually control the planet, or if a third group, made up of practical idealists may not emerge and take over.  The interest of the spiritual workers in  the world today is not on the side of the capitalists, nor even of labor as it is now functioning; it is on the side of humanity .

. . . Educational facilities also grew, and with this came the demand by the laboring classes for better living conditions, higher pay, and more leisure.  This the employers have constantly fought; they organized themselves against the demands of the awakening mass of men, and precipitated a condition which forces labor to take action.

Gradually employees and laborers came together for mutual protection and their just rights.  The Labor Union movement came into being eventually, with its formidable weapons:  education for freedom and the strike.  Many discovered that in union there is strength, and that together they could defy the employer and wrest from the monied interests decent wages, better living conditions, and that greater leisure which is the right of every man.  The fact of the steadily increasing power of labor and of its international strength, is well known and a primary modern interest.

Like everything else in this world, Unions were created to help the laborer, who was working long hours; receiving low wages; and no benefits...The idea developed at the beginning of the last century when so many children were working right along with their parents in terrible and many times dangerous places of work - often these children went into the mines, as wages were so low, there was no way that a child could be educated when there were mouths to feed at home; and so, they were used and they usually died quite young from inhaling coal dust from the "black lung disease".  

My Mother was 17 years old when she had to leave school because my grandfather had his eye put out from a spike while working on the railroad - there was no insurance, no benefits; and therefore my two older uncles and my mother had to go to work.  Luckily my uncles got employment at the Navy Yard; while my mother was not so lucky, she ended up working in the mills... the atmosphere within these mills was depressing, there were no breaks, young and old arrived at the crack of dawn and worked 14 to 16 hours days... this was capitalism pushing their thumbs down on the poor and desperate immigrants who came from even worse conditions in Europe, and kept their mouths shut in order to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table.

Over a period of time, the people began to gather together, forming groups, for they understood that one person could do nothing to improve their lot in life; but a group of people all walking off the job in protest would cause the factory or mill to come  to a screeching halt; and Viola! the Union was born. 

But like all good things that were altruistic - even the Labor Unions eventually became places run by thugs, powerful people who were not interested in benefiting the worker; but more interested in how much they could accrue for themselves - sometimes even allowing the owners to get their way rather than those they were supposed to represent.  In the beginning it was wonderful, they fought for shorter hours, better pay, better working conditions, and for children to become educated rather than used as slave labor.. .

Powerful individuals among the union leaders came to the surface of the movement.  Some of the employers, who had the best interests of their workers at heart, stood by them and aided them.  They were relatively a small minority; but they served to weaken the confidence and power of the majority.  The fight of the workers is still going on; gains are steadily being made; shorter hours and better pay are constantly being demanded, and when refused the weapon of the strike is used.  The use of the strike, so beneficent and helpful in the early days of the rise of labor to power, is now itself becoming a tyranny in the hands of the unscrupulous and self-seeking.  labor leaders are now so powerful that many of them have shifted into the position of dictators, and are exploiting the mass of workers whom they earlier served.  Labor is also becoming exceedingly rich, and untold millions have been accumulated by the great national organizations everywhere.  The Labor Movement is itself now capitalistic.

When my sister worked for an international airline, all of the flight attendants belonged to an international powerful union; when she decided to form an "Independent Union of Flight Attendants" her life was threatened by representatives of their international union, her husband's life was threatened and all those who claimed affiliation with her were also threatened; but they persisted and won over both the Union and the Company. 

Remember this Union covered not only the Flight Attendants but the mechanics, ticket agents, so this was a big gain for all of these individuals because all of them were equally part of the Union; while it was a major loss for the international union - soon, other airline employees were in contact with my sister and their flight attendants formed independent unions as well. Again, some unions are run correctly with the responsibilities equally shared with a committee made up of people from each segment i.e. ticket agents, scheduling, mechanics and flight attendants - and like "the Republic for which we stand" this is really an Aquarian concept that was first introduced by that famous Mahatma, Plata and his "Republic".

" . . . Therefore, all is not right with the labor movement.  The question arises, whether it is not sorely in need of a drastic housecleaning.  With the coming-in of labor governments in certain countries, with the growth of democracy and the demand for freedom, with the uprising of the rule of the proletariat in Russia, and the higher educational standard of the race, it might well appear that new, better and different methods may now be used to implement the Four Freedoms and to insure right human relations. If there is a realization that there should be right human relations among nations, it is obvious that such relations should also exist between capital and labor - composed as both groups are of human beings - and between the quarreling labor organizations, Labor is today a dictatorship, using threat, fear and force to gain its ends.  Many of its leaders are powerful and ambitious men, with a deep love of money, and a determination to wield power.  Bad housing, poor pay and evil conditions still exist everywhere, and it is not in every case the fault of the employer..."

Well, that certainly sums up what we see occurring in North Korea, Russia, China, some areas of the Middle East, Poland and now the Philippines.  Now let us look at these United States, picked out by Hierarchy for the Four Freedoms - even the God of Freedom has His Retreat over Washington D. C. along with Portia, the Goddess of Justice, while Liberty resides in Her retreat over the ancient land of New York and the Seven Archangels preside over various regions throughout this country and  Hierarchy forms the Brotherhood with the Archangels, Angels, Devas and the elemental kingdom.  Each group represents one of the Four Freedoms.  In the very center of the country close to the "great divide" the Brothers of Wisdom dwell in their retreat guarding the "illumination flame" over the Royal Teton Mountains.  The Elohim Vista (the all-seeing eye) 
The All-Seeing Eye
 Taken by Margaret Mary in 1989
During the World Service at Shasta
This particular World Service involved the 
Freeing of Yugaslavia, the firsts country to
become free of Communism

moves between Mount Shasta and the Royal Tetons and although even the I AM Group have drawings of Him and most Masonic Halls sport His likeness, none of them have actually seen Him as we did during that World Service.

But again, speaking of the USA, we as citizens are also known as patriots for we love our country and our many freedoms - yet, in the last few years, it seems those very freedoms are now being threatened,  there seems to be a cancer within our federal government that is eating away at each and every fiber that holds  these truths viable - these very freedoms that our fore fathers fought and paid with their lives, so that all future generations would be able to live in Peace, Freedom, Liberty and Brotherhood - it was planned out that people would come under the statue of Liberty, as they left slavery, bigotry, racism, hatred behind them to meld into the melting pot of the pursuit of happiness.  This was what our country was created for; but sadly things that start off with the very best of intentions slowly begin to slip backwards into the very Banana Republic that most of our fore fathers came from.  This is the situation we are finding ourselves in right here and right now  - we are being stripped of every semblance of freedom and if we continue to allow this to happen, there will be no "second chance" this is it my fellow Americans, we need to deal with this situation before we're once again wearing the collar of serfdom in these United States.

The note to be struck, and the work to be emphasized is humanity.

Only one dominant concept can today save the world from a looming economic fight to the DEATH, an prevent the uprising again of the materialistic systems of the past, can stop the re-emerging of the old ideas and concepts, and can bring to an end the subtle control by the financial interests, and the violent discontent of the masses.  A belief in human unity must be endorsed. This unity must be grasped as something worth fighting and dying for; it must constitute the new  foundation for all our political, religious and social reorganization, and must provide the theme for our educational systems.  Human unity, human understanding, human relationships, human fair-play and the essential oneness of all men - these are the only concepts upon which to bring to construct the new world, through which to abolish competition, and to bring to an end the exploitation of one section of humanity by another, and the hitherto unfair possession of the earth's wealth.  As long as there are extremes of riches and poverty, men are falling short of their high destiny.

Again, it takes a pandemic for all of us to open our hearts and realize that we are all one, all children of the most High God, and hopefully through this realization we can move forward rather than backward, for what we conceived as back  to normal was going back to the ugliness that we created in our beautiful world - now is the time to bring together all people in every country, unified in trying to find a cure for this terrible virus, while at the same time, putting aside old fears and hatreds, and reaching out by the act of communication, giving a helping hand, and talking about how to maintain peace and goodwill to all mankind everywhere in the world - this is all part of the Divine Plan and it's also our "wake-up" call before we, through our own misuse of God's energy, destroy our planet and her people. Now listen to what the Mahatma tells us is what awaits us if we can only put aside our selfishness and ask forgiveness every day for harming any part of life:

The Kingdom of God can appear on Earth, and this in the immediate future, but the members of this kingdom recognize neither rich nor poor, neither high nor low, neither labor nor capital, but only the children of the One Father, and the fact - natural and yet spiritual - that all men are brothers.  Here lies the solution of the problem with which we are dealing.  The spiritual Hierarchy of our planet recognizes neither capital nor labor; it recognizes only men and brothers .  The solution is, therefore, education and still more education, and the adaptation of the recognized trends of the times to the vision seen by the spiritually minded, and by those who love their fellow men.

When the Labor Movement is swept by the energy of goodwill, basic changes in world affairs will take place.  I would ask all  workers for goodwill to attempt to reach labor in all countries with these ideas, correctly presented.

I would like to finish this lesson by reminding all of us about Beethoven's "Ode to Joy", when his friend sent him the poem of the Ode to Joy, Beethoven sat down and composed the music to accompany this precious work - remember from the 5th symphony forward Beethoven was completely deaf, so from the 5th to the 9th Symphony he was hearing only "the music of the spheres" the very music that makes our planets rotate and the universe move to its very beat - here are the words - for unless we love our Brothers there will never be an Ode to Joy....MF


Ode to Joy (Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee) Lyrics: 

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, 

God of glory, Lord of love; 
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee, 
Op’ning to the sun above. 

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; 

Drive the dark of doubt away; 
Giver of immortal gladness, 
Fill us with the light of day! 

All Thy works with joy surround Thee, 

Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays, 
Stars and angels sing around Thee, 
Center of unbroken praise. 

Field and forest, vale and mountain, 

Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea, 
Singing bird and flowing fountain 
Call us to rejoice in Thee.
Thou art giving and forgiving, 
Ever blessing, ever blest, 
Wellspring of the joy of living, 
Ocean depth of happy rest! 

Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, 

All who live in love are Thine; 
Teach us how to love each other, 
Lift us to the joy divine

Mortals, join the happy chorus, 

Which the morning stars began; 
Father love is reigning o’er us, 
Brother love binds man to man. 

Ever singing, march we onward, 

Victors in the midst of strife, 
Joyful music leads us Sunward 
In the triumph song of life.


Sunday, May 10, 2020




(1) TO BRING ABOUT HAPPIER CONDITIONS, one major adjustment must be made, and one fundamental change brought about.  Otherwise no hope of peace will be found on earth.  The relation between capital and labor, and between both of these groups and humanity as a whole, must be worked out.....

As we are now in a major economic recession, heading towards a universal depression, it might be good to point that this is the time for major adjustments within the global economic system.  The Seventh Ray disciples have embodied and have been, and still are under the Hierarchy's tutelage and what a perfect time to introduce their financial and economic systems to the world at large; as these "High Disciples of the Seventh Ray" are completely qualified to step into positions of power throughout the world and make the adjustments so necessary for the saving of this planet and its people from further disaster.  Too long we've been under the cloak of economists and financiers, who have used their system to control and manipulate the world's finances so that only the elite gain while the middle class and those of desperate need are left to suffer .  Now is the time when the world has suffered a major pandemic, a "wake up call" from hierarchy and Mother Earth,  that the old normal can no longer fit the equation required by Hierarchy in order for there to be "Peace on Earth".

FIRST OF ALL, it must be recognized that the cause of all world unrest, of the world wars which have wrecked humanity, and the widespread misery upon our planet, can largely be attributed to a selfish group with materialistic purposes, who have for centuries exploited the masses and used the labor of mankind for their selfish ends.  From the feudal barons of Europe and Great Britain in the Middle Ages, through the powerful business groups of the Victorian era, to the handful of capitalists -  national and international - who today control the world's resources, the capitalistic system has emerged and has wrecked the world.

THIS GROUP OF CAPITALISTS has cornered and exploited the world's resources and the staples required for civilized living; they have been able to do this because they have owned and controlled the world's wealth through their interlocking directorates, and have retained it in their own hands.  They have made possible the vast differences existing between the very rich and the very poor; they love money and the power which money gives; they have stood behind governments and politicians; they have controlled the electorate; they have made possible the narrow nationalistic aims of selfish politics; they have financed the world businesses and controlled oil, coal, power, light and transportation; they control publicly or sub rosa* the world's banking accounts.

These capitalists work twenty-four-seven to insure that all monies are filling their coffers; and not the people throughout the world.  This is a world organization that works sub rosa (behind the scenes and in secret) to maintain and regulate all of our markets, major businesses and corporations worldwide.  Again, as we've discussed in past lessons, these are the Piscean conquerers, who like the many dictators that cropped up here and there throughout the world, have reaped  the benefits of their labors, while the rest of humanity are in a constant struggle to live - paycheck to paycheck.
Have you noticed that now that our financial system is at a standstill how many times the word "paycheck to paycheck" comes up?  Have you also noticed that thousands of people are heading to the nearest Food Bank, just to get food to keep their families from starving during this dreadful time.

Also, you'll notice that "it's time to open the businesses up and get the financial machine operating again" even though many lives will be lost in the process".  As we are sending love and prayers to all who are on the front lines across the world, they are only interested in getting the machines of capitalism moving - a good example of this is the "Meat Packing Companies" with thousands of employees showing positive for coronavirus - the orders came down from the top of our government to keep theses plants open.
Also, the lack of concern for those living in convalescent homes, prisons, and factories.  According to the guidelines of the CDC, all states must make sure a 14 day period where there's a markedly reduced number of deaths and new cases of the virus - and that they should proceed with extreme caution county by county that are showing few signs of  the virus .  Yet, when we look at Georgia, 62,00 people entered Atlanta when the governor opened the state without thought to safety, and as a result, thousands jammed the streets without wearing masks, and now the news shows a marked spiking of the virus in the city of Atlanta.  We might also mention that  the President refused to wear a mask, and made sure that all those standing around him in close proximity, were not following the rules; surprise surprise that his valet and Pence's assistant came down with the virus - does it take a genius to figure it out?

Just imagine for a minute what is going to happen in the stock market, where they're all jammed together on the floor and the banks, restaurants, boutiques etc. Remember, money is their GOD and therefore, everything must get back to "their normal" - making money!!  I have a feeling that this virus is going to keep coming back, and will keep mutating - look what's happening to children and young people already, a whole new side affect of this dangerous and deadly disease.  Stay home! Stay safe! and began to think how we as brothers and sisters throughout the world can make changes so that we move forward rather than backwards in our evolutionary path - otherwise this will be the end of any hope hierarchy has for this planet and her people.  This is a wake up call that must be addressed and we, the people need to meditate on how we as individuals can began the difficult challenge to make everything right before it's too late for all of us.

THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WIDESPREAD MISERY  is to be found  today in every country in the world, lies predominately at the door of certain major interrelated groups of business men, organizations, and directors of huge corporations, who work for corporate or personal gain.  They are not interested in benefiting the public except in so far that the public demand for better living conditions will enable them - under the Law of Supply and Demand - to provide the goods, the transportation, light and power which will in the long run bring in heavier financial returns.  Exploitation of man power, the manipulation of the major planetary resources, and the promotion of war for private or business profit, are characteristic of their methods.

Please remember that the Tibetan Master D.K. ascended back to Hierarchy in 1951, therefore the writing that we are studying is over 50 years old; and just think how much He was aware of the world economic manipulation and control of manpower across the globe - and how much more power they have now, over 50 years later.  The raison d'etre for all spiritual students is to find our way out of this dilemma and the need for the hour is to pray to God and all the saints to help us find a solution and find it quickly for 50 years have gone by and we're even deeper in debt, for we certainly do "owe our souls to the company store".  Remember, these financial tycoons have no regard for the common man - only that they are ready, willing and able to perform and meet the requirements by their labor, for the sole benefit of their elitist bosses.

IN EVERY NATION, such men and organizations - responsible for the capitalistic system - are to be found.  The ramifications of their businesses and their financial grasp upon humanity were, prior to the war (WWII) active in every land and though they went underground during the war, they still exist.  They form an international group, closely interrelated, working in complete unity of idea and intention, and knowing and understanding each other.  These men belonged to both the Allied Nations and the Axis Powers; they have worked together before, and through the entire period of the war through interlocking directorates, under false names, and through deceptive organizations, aided by neutrals of their own way of thinking.  Today, in spite of the disaster which they have brought upon the world, they are again organized and renewing their methods; their goals remain unchanged; their international relationships remain unbroken; they constitute the greatest menace mankind faces today, they control politics; they buy prominent men in every nation; they insure silence through threat, cash and fear; they amass wealth and buy a spurious popularity through philanthropic enterprise;  their families live soft and easy lives, and seldom know the meaning of God--ordained work; they surround themselves with beauty, luxury and possessions, and shut their eyes to the poverty, stark unhappiness, lack of warmth and decent clothing, the starvation and ugliness of the lives of the millions by whom they are surrounded; they contribute to charities and church agencies as a salve to their consciences or to avoid income taxes; they provide work for countless thousands; but see to it that these thousands receive so small a wage that real comfort, leisure, culture and travel are impossible.

And don't forget, they send the children of these thousands off to war, as foot soldiers to be fodder for their mechinisations - so what if a few lives are lost in the gaining of power, control and riches from exploiting those whom they went to war in order to possess more and more. And you better believe that you won't see their children in the ranks and file of our armies, navies and marine corps.

THE ABOVE IS A TERRIBLE INDICTMENT. It can, however, be substantiated a thousand times over; it is breeding revolution and a growing spirit of unrest.  The masses of the people in every land are aroused and awakening and a new day is dawning.  A war is starting between the selfish monied interests and the mass of humanity, who demand fair play and a right share of the world's wealth.

As we've discussed before, it will be the humanitarian groups that will defend and uplift their fellowmen everywhere in the world.  Already, they are marching to the beat of their own Higher Selves, and are part of the Seed Groups created by Hierarchy to slowly but surely shift the balance of power from the elitists  to the mass of humanity who has suffered for centuries under their control.

THERE ARE THOSE however, within the capitalistic system who are aware of the danger with which the monied interests are faced, and whose natural tendency is to think along broader and more humanitarian lines.  These men and women fall into two main groups.

First:  Those who are real HUMANITARIANS, who seek the good of their fellowmen, and who have no desire to exploit the masses or to profit by the misery of others. They have risen to place and power through their sheer ability , or  through inherited business position, and they cannot avoid the responsibility of the disposal of the millions in their hands.  They are frequently rendered helpless by their fellow executives, and their hands are largely tied by the existing rules of the game, by their sense of responsibility to their stockholders, and by the realization that, no matter what they do - fight or resign -  the situation remains unchanged.  It is too big for the individual. They remain, therefore, relatively powerless.  They are fair and just, decent and kind, simple in  their way of life, and with a true sense of values, but there is little of a potent nature that they can do.

Second: Those who are clever enough to read the signs of the times, they realize that the capitalistic system cannot continue indefinitely in the face of humanity's rising demands, and the steady emerging of the spiritual values. They are beginning therefore to change their methods and to universalize their businesses, and to institute co-operative procedures with their employees.  Their inherent selfishness prompts the change, and the instinct of self-preservation determines their attitudes. . .

So, what we are seeing here is the First group are individuals who see the evil and really want to make changes; but alone, they are impotent, and unable to fight against such a solid group of powerful adversaries, who are really ruling not only the corporation but through interrelations rule everything internationally as well as nationally -therefore, although this individual is good and kind etc. He cannot fight these corporations alone.
Now, when we look at the Second Group, they realize  that capitalism cannot stand the changing times - people are more educated, and are ready and able to stand up and face off with their leaders.  They realize that capitalism can't continue indefinitely - not with the steady emerging of spiritual values. So they are now beginning to bend their old rules by giving back somewhat to their employees - this is not because they are humanitarian, not by a long short, it's their selfish interests that are still at stake, and self preservation is the determining factor. . .

It is the universal spirit of selfishness and the love of power with which we have to contend.  The war has, however, acted like a purge. (Again, He is speaking of WWII).  It has opened the eyes of men to the underlying cause of war - economic distress, based on the exploitation of the planet's resources by an international group of selfish and ambitious men.  The opportunity to change things is  now present.

Really?  Here it is the year 2020, and has anything really changed?  Has mankind finally caught on?  Right now with a major pandemic killing off the people by the thousands on a daily basis around the world,  and our leaders are pushing to get the money machine grinding again, even at the expense of the employees lives - and unless employees take a stand and make the decision that their lives matter, we will be "going back to what we presumed to be normal"

Did anyone watch Michael Moore's Doc? or the Harvard Professor's Doc - both are on Youtube and both are a must see, if you want an example about how we the people are being used.  Here's a comment from my dear friend WW.

"We watched the documentary. Sad.. I was disappointed but not shocked. As my earthly Guru, Harvey Pasch would have said, "What else is new?" We also watched another one that just somehow came on you tube afterward on surveillance  capitalism by Harvard Professor Shoshana Zuboff. This is a total minded blower and I highly recommend it. It deals with how our personal data is confiscated and used against us without our knowledge or permission. The extent of sophistication is dazzling and ties in with Planet of the Humans. Greed and disregard for others seems to be the theme that the world is insisting on. So good. 

My Cherokee friend told me Native American Indian prophesy says that Mother Earth will only take so much before she shakes people off like a dog shaking water off its back. So, it doesn't sound too outrageous to me that the elemental kingdoms decided that, since we are apparently to slow to catch on to the droughts, fires, floods, category 5 hurricanes, earthquakes, volcano eruptions and tsunamis, that perhaps a worldwide pandemic might do the trick. Seems fitting to me. The vote must have been unanimous. If we lose a few billion people, there might be some serious self-reflection, not to mention that there will be a lot more parking spaces available. 

A Zen Master brought his student to enlightenment by slapping him hard across the face with his sandal. The trick isn't the slap. It's knowing the precise moment to apply it to precisely the right person. Let us see how this all plays out as we remember to breathe".

This will be the end of our discussion on Capitalism - my next lesson will look at the opposing group - LABOR.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

130 - THE WESAK FESTIVAL MAY 5-6, 2020

May 5th and 6th This Full Moon

2. The Festival of Wesak. This is the Festival of the Buddha, the spiritual Intermediary between the highest spiritual centre, Shamballa, and the Hierarchy. The Buddha is the expression of the wisdom of God, the Embodiment of Light and the Indicator of the divine purpose. This will be fixed annually in relation to the Full Moon of May, as is at present the case. It is the great Eastern Festival.

The Following Information concerning the Wesak Festival and the information about how Gautama the Buddha appears each year on His birthday at the closest Full Moon.  He will be the one to announce the Reappearance of the Christ to the World during one of these Wesak Festivals and so I'm going to give you the direct quote from the Arcane School, Alice Bailey's comments on both the Wesak and how it pertains to the Buddha and the Christ: - mf

As we've been witnesses to the Pandemic Virus and feel isolated and like there's little hope for humanity; you will realize as you read these words, that the "Hope of the World" is awaiting  for the perfect moment to make His Reappearance and it will be through the World Buddha, Lord Gautama, on one of  His Wesak celebrations of His birthday, that the announcement of Christ's Reappearance will be revealed to all of mankind.  The following is an excerpt from the Wesak Festival by Alice Bailey:

A Technique of Spiritual Contact
(a) TheThreeMajorFestivals
(b) TheWesakFestival
(c) On the Taurus-Gemini Moons
The Three Major Festivals
The establishing of certain major festivals in relation to the Moon and in a lesser degree to the zodiac will bring about a strengthening of the spirit of invocation and the resultant inflow of evoked influences. The truth lying behind all invocation is based upon the power of thought, particularly in its telepathic nature, rapport and aspect. The unified invocative thought of the masses and the focussed, directed thought of the New Group of World Servers constitute an outgoing stream of energy. This will reach telepathically those spiritual Beings Who are sensitive and responsive to such impacts. Their evoked response, sent out as spiritual energy, will in turn reach humanity after having been stepped down into thought energy and in that form will make its due impact upon the minds of men, convincing them and carrying inspiration and revelation. Thus has it ever been in the history of the spiritual unfoldment of the world and the procedure followed in writing the world Scriptures.
Secondly, the establishing of a certain uniformity in the world religious rituals will aid men everywhere to strengthen each other's work and enhance powerfully the thought currents directed to the waiting spiritual Lives. At present, the Christian religion has its great festivals, the Buddhist keeps his different set spiritual events, and the Hindu has still another list of holy days. In the future world, when organised, all men of spiritual inclination and intention everywhere will keep the same holy days. This will bring about a pooling of spiritual resources, and a united spiritual effort, plus a simultaneous spiritual invocation. The potency of this will be apparent.
Let me indicate the possibilities of such spiritual events and attempt to prophesy the nature of the coming worldwide Festivals. There will be three such major Festivals each year, concentrated in three consecutive months and leading therefore, to a prolonged annual spiritual effort which will affect the remainder of the year. These will be:
1. The Festival of Easter. This is the Festival of the risen, living Christ, the Teacher of all men and the Head of the Spiritual Hierarchy. He is the Expression of the love of God. On this day the spiritual Hierarchy, which He guides and directs, will be recognised and the nature of God's love will be emphasised. This Festival is determined always by the date of the first Full Moon of spring and is the great Western and Christian Festival.
2. The Festival of Wesak. This is the Festival of the Buddha, the spiritual Intermediary between the highest spiritual centre, Shamballa, and the Hierarchy. The Buddha is the expression of the wisdom of God, the Embodiment of Light and the Indicator of the divine purpose. This will be fixed annually in relation to the Full Moon of May, as is at present the case. It is the great Eastern Festival.
3. The Festival of Goodwill. This will be the Festival of the spirit of [1] humanity aspiring towards God, seeking conformity with the will of God and dedicated to the expression of right human relations. This will be fixed annually in relation to the Full Moon of June. It will be a day whereon the spiritual and divine nature of mankind will be recognised. On this Festival for two thousand years the Christ has represented humanity and has stood before the Hierarchy and in the sight
of Shamballa as the God-Man, the Leader of His people, and “the Eldest in a great family of brothers” (Romans VIII: 29). Each year at that time He has preached the last sermon of the Buddha, before the assembled Hierarchy. This will, therefore, be a festival of deep invocation and appeal, of a basic aspiration towards fellowship, of human and spiritual unity, and will represent the effect in the human consciousness of the work of the Buddha and of the Christ.
These three Festivals are a part of the unified spiritual approach of humanity although they are not yet sufficiently related to each other. The time is coming when all three Festivals will be kept throughout the world and by their means a great spiritual unity will be achieved and the effects of the Great Approach, so close to us at this time, will be stabilised by the united invocation of humanity throughout the planet.
The remaining full moons will constitute lesser festivals but will be recognised to be also of vital importance. They will establish the divine attributes in the consciousness of man, just as the major festivals establish the three divine aspects. These aspects and qualities will be arrived at and determined by a close study of the nature of a particular constellation or constellations influencing those months. For instance, Capricorn (December) will call attention to the first initiation, the birth of the Christ in the cave of the heart, and indicate the training needed to bring about that great spiritual event in the life of the individual man. I give this one instance to you in order to indicate the possibilities for spiritual unfoldment that could be given through an understanding of these influences and in order to revivify the ancient faiths by expanding them into their larger undying relationships.
Thus, the twelve annual festivals will constitute a revelation of divinity. They will present a means of bringing about relationship, first of all, during three months with the three great spiritual Centres, the three expressions of the divine Trinity. The minor festivals will emphasise the interrelation of the Whole, thus lifting the divine presentation out of the individual and the personal, into that of the universal divine Purpose; the relationship of the Whole to the part and of the part to that Whole will be thereby fully expressed.
Humanity will, therefore, invoke the spiritual power of the Kingdom of God, the Hierarchy; the Hierarchy will respond, and God's plans will then be worked out on earth. The Hierarchy, on a higher turn of the spiral, will invoke the "Centre where the Will of God is known," thus invoking the Purpose of God. Thus will the Will of God be implemented by Love and manifested intelligently; for this mankind is ready, and for this the Earth waits.
To sum up therefore: on the basis of the fundamental truth already recognised, the new world religion will be built.
The definition of religion which will in the future prove of greater accuracy than any yet formulated by the theologians might be expressed as follows:
Religion is the name given to the invocative appeal of humanity and the evocative response of the greater Life to that cry.
(The Reappearance of the Christ, pp. l54-l57)

The Wesak Festival
by Alice A. Bailey
Part I
As one studies the world situation today, it becomes apparent that the secret of synthesis has been lost. Humanity is dividedone section against another section; the East versus the West; one race against another race; one nation against another nation. Men need to get back to the ancient knowledge that our planet is intended to demonstrate the essential unity of humanity, and that the energy which should manifest is that of integration and coherence. When this is truly realised our present world problems will adjust themselves, and the basic world rhythm will be re- established and stabilised.
Unfortunately, as yet, the race as a whole is not group conscious and therefore average humanity cannot be trusted to work, think and plan for the group. Men are as yet too selfish. In this fact there is, however, no cause for discouragement, because to those who have a wider world vision it is also become definitely apparent that group consciousness and group responsibility are already something more than simply a lovely vision. Brotherhood and the recognition of its obligations are beginning to permeate the consciousness of men everywhere. This is due to the increasing activity of the Hierarchy of Light, to the service rendered down the ages by the Guides of the race and today by Christ and His church. They are beginning to demonstrate to man the true meaning of brotherhood, and men are beginning to grasp and to realise their responsibilities. There is innate in mankind a responsiveness to that supreme ideal, and men are now reacting to a deep-seated need for synthesis.
When Christ comes again at the close of the century, and demonstrates His power, giving to humanity the new keynote for the coming age, of one thing we may be sure: He will come forth as the Teacher of love and unitytwo things which the world needs today more than anything else; the keynote which He will strike will be the regeneration of humanity and the reorganisation of the [3] social structure. This will be brought about through the love which He will pour forth upon all beings, for He will work primarily through the love-desire nature of humanity. The aspiring desire of men will demonstrate on Earth, in every city of any size and in every country, for the formation of active groups which will work definitely and aggressively for unity, cooperation and brotherhood in every department of lifeeconomic, religious, social and scientific.
These groups will achieve results now impossible, owing to man's inability to realise the true nature of love. But later, this great force of love will be released on Earth, via the mediatory work of the Christ, operating as the representative of God, and aided and assisted in this work by the conscious effort and the divine energy of the Buddha. Indication of the nearing of this great event and of the steadily increasing power of the Christ can be seen in the reaction which is increasingly rising against crime, against those organisations which breed hatred and class distinctions, and against the extreme radicalism which is now being employed to achieve ends which are contrary to the plans of the Christ. The coming era of peace will be ushered in by the gathering together upon Earth of those Forces which stand for reconstruction and for true evolutionary development. In every land there will be
a conscious and deliberate banding together of groups who embody the principles of brotherhood, as far as they can vision it. Men need to watch the signs of the times and not permit themselves to be discouraged as they view the immediate future.
It is the immediate and imminent probability of this world reconstruction and this coming of the Christ which are held in mind at the annual recurrence of the Wesak Festival, each full moon of Taurus. Students would do well to further the ends of those great Intelligences Who are seeking to aid humanity at this time, by a definite concentration at the time of the Festival, and with the steady familiarising of the Western thinker with the fact of this opportunity. They can thus set up a current of aspiration and a vortex of force which will have a vital appeal and which will call forth a definite response (in the spiritual significance of the term) from Those Who seek to aid.
The appearance of the Christ, and His emergence into manifestation, will date from a certain Wesak Festival at which a Great Invocation will be pronounced by the Buddha, Who will thus release divine force and prepare the way for His great Brother, thus assisting Him to carry out His mission. It is because of this fact that we have a steadily growing recognition of the Wesak Festival in the Occident. The time has now come when the West should understand the true significance of this event. As men understand and avail themselves of the opportunity offered at the Festival, they place themselves in line with a particular spiritual force. They become vitalised by it, and spiritually stimulated, and are consequently rendered available for service.
Two factors constitute the major interest today. First, the need and aspiration of the world is so great, and the present impasse so critical, that there is a general turning of the minds of spiritually inclined people to the [4] thought of divine intervention. If there are spiritual Forces and great spiritual Intelligences and Lives, and if God is cognizant of what is going on upon our planet, surely it should be possible for that guiding wisdom and that loving stimulation which will guide man from darkness into light to come forth from the spiritual realm. If this is not so, then all our beliefs come to very little. Secondly, and perhaps growing out of this demand for a response from on high, there is a growing recognition that the return of Christ is imminent. Believers of all schools of thought, in the Christian world and elsewhere, are looking forward to that event, and for it the Wesak Festival and the Festival of Humanity (which occurs at the next full moon, the full moon of Gemini) are great preparatory periods. It is this belief to which the Wesak Festival bears witness, and hence its real interest for every Christian. It is in this truth that the hope of the world lies; and there is a necessity for adherents of every faith to formulate to themselves what they believe by the phrase "the coming of the Christ."
It is surely apparent that behind world affairs there stands an organised band of Intelligences. Humanity has been led on, from stage to stage, into a steadily increasing light. Men have progressed from the stages of the deepest barbarism to the stage of our present enlightened civilisation. History demonstrates the way of God with man, and guarantees to us that further progress is assured. Great points of crisis have occurred in every period of history and in every civilisation. Such a crisis is now upon us. Whenever such crises have occurred there has always been an answer to the demand, and, in response to the appeal, God has sent forth the Teacher and Representative Who has embodied in Himself the teaching the coming age has required, sounding forth the note which has expressed the genius of the particular civilisation.
We are now passing through such a time of crisis, with its consequent concentrated demand, appeal and response. Such appeals, if they are to penetrate into the world of spiritual realities, gain added power if they can be focussed at particular periods. At the time of each full moon throughout the year such a period occurs. At the time of the Taurus full moon, called the Wesak Festival, there is presented to humanity a peculiar opportunity to claim the attention of Those Who are responsible for the evolution of humanity. This is our hour of opportunity, and hence the writing of this article, with its information concerning the Wesak full moon, concerning the relationship of the Buddha and the Christ to our present-day humanity, and the emphasis it lays upon our immediate opportunity to cooperate.
There has been an increasing interest during the past few years over the new tendency in the West to recognise this Oriental Festival. The Wesak Festival is connected with an ancient legend which may be to some a mythical story, to others a symbolic narrative, and to quite a large number a state of present fact. The story is connected with the Buddha, and with a happening in His life which left Him in the position wherein (following the dictates of His heart) He determined to return once a year from the high place in which [5] He dwells and works, to bless the world. The two great Sons of God, the Buddha and the Christ, are one the custodian and the other the recipient of this blessing. Both of Them hold it in trust for transmission to a needy world, and both of Them act as transmitters of this spiritual energy to humanity.
This Wesak Festival therefore has been regarded by the Knowers of the world as of paramount importance in world affairs, for through the two Representatives of Deity upon our planet the world of spiritual realities and the world of human affairs can be brought very close together. Today, in this time of crisis, this is needed as never before, and therefore the work of these great Sons of God assumes unusual importance, and the opportunity offered to humanity at this time is of deeper implications than ever before. The growing interests in the Festival itself, and the inquiry into its meaning, and the demand of the general public for information concerning it, have led us to gather together what information is available, and to present it in this brief form for the consideration of the Occidental aspirant.
(The Wesak Festival occurs at the full moon of Taurus, and the Festival of Humanity takes place one month later, at the full moon of Gemini. In the same way, the Festival of Easter is determined by the Full Moon occurring in the Zodiacal division of Aries, the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. These three Festivalsof Easter, of Wesak and of Humanityare the three major spiritual events of the year. It is well to remember that in certain passages of the writings of A.A.B. and the Tibetan that such phrases are frequently used as "May Full Moon" in speaking of the Wesak Festival (the full moon of the Buddha), and the "June Full Moon" in referring to the full moon of the Christ, which is the Festival of Humanity. Generally these two full moons do occur during the months of May and June but this is not invariably the case, and as explained above the governing factors are the full moon of Taurus and Gemini.)
Part II
In some parts of India the Wesak Festival has for centuries been regarded as a public holiday. It is a day of reunion, of pilgrimage and of rejoicing expectancy. It is a holy day. That the inner significance of the day is recognised by only a handful of the spiritually minded is of course true; that the vast majority know nothing, and care less, about the possible implications is also [6] true. But the same thing might be said about any of the great Christian festivals. To some, they stand as symbols of great spiritual realities; to others they simply mean a holiday, or a day for the giving of gifts or for the exchanging of visits. But of the spiritual force then released upon the world, of the true significance of those "days of Grace," such as Good Friday, when Deity comes to the aid of humanity, they know relatively nothing. The inner and true relationships lie outside their calculations altogether. And so it is with the Wesak Festival.
There is one thing in connection with this Festival, however, which differentiates it from all others, and sets it apart. The dates of the Christian Festivals are all of them established by past events or by happenings which occurred centuries ago; or they are in commemoration of some great Disciple of the Christ Who in the past served the race, as He did. The Wesak Festival is in recognition ofa present living event. It takes place (according to the belief of those who keep it) whilst some great and heavenly event is going on, and it is in the nature of a participating ceremony. This heavenly event takes place annually at the time of the full moon of Taurus (often called the "May Full Moon"), and at that event there is released upon Earth (according to the measure of man's demand) the blessing of God Himself, transmitted through the Buddha and His Brother, the Christ.
This happening, however, can and does work out into physical manifestation and has its physical counterpart. Paralleling the subjective and spiritual ceremony, an event of some importance takes place simultaneously in a little valley in Tibet, on the further side of the Himalayas. It is there that the earthly ceremony of blessing is supposed to take place, and to that valley many people in and around the district find their way, as pilgrims towards the light. There, at the time of the full moon, a solemn ritual is performed, which can be as definitely seen and heard as can any ceremonial in any of our great cathedrals.
One very interesting feature in connection with this Festival and its ceremonial enactment in Tibet lies in the fact that many orthodox Christians, who would scorn in any way to be associated with the Buddhist or Hindu faiths, bear testimony to this ceremony in their dream life. Twice in the days when I was working as an orthodox member of the Church of England and as an evangelist, and when, to me, Buddhism was simply a "heathen" religion and (so great was my ignorance) the Buddha was simply one of many "heathen" idols, I twice dreamtat intervals of seven yearsthat I was participating in a strange ceremony and an unusual happening. The events recorded were so clear and vivid, and the details each time so identically the same, that it was impossible to dismiss the dream as an idle fantasy, or to regard it as simply the usual kind of dream phenomenon. It was twenty years later, when I read a description of the Wesak Festival, that I discovered that it was that which I must have seen. My dream apparently indicated a real happening. Several times I have met those who have similarly dreamt, and who have wondered what it was that they then saw. When a dream seems uniformly the same when registered by different people all over the world, when the details of the [7] dream remain unchanged, and when it is found that the dream is based upon a definite ceremonial which did take
place at the time, there is surely room for much discussion, for the evocation of a real interest, and perhaps for the evidence of testimony to a fact.
The dream, the legend, the fact can be described as follows: There is a valley, lying at a rather high altitude in the foothills of the Himalayan-Tibet ranges. It is surrounded by high mountains on all sides except towards the northeast, where there is a narrow opening in the mountain ranges. The valley is, therefore, bottle-shaped in contour, with the neck of the bottle to the northeast, and it widens very considerably towards the south. Up towards the northern end, close to the neck of the bottle, there is to be found a huge flat rock. There are no trees or shrubs in the valley, which is covered with a kind of coarse grass, but the sides of the mountains are covered with trees.
At the time of the full moon of Taurus, pilgrims from all the surrounding districts begin to gather; the holy men and lamas find their way into the valley and fill the southern and the middle parts, leaving the northeastern end relatively free. There, so the legend runs, there gathers a group of those great Beings Who are the Custodians on Earth of God's Plan for our planet and for humanity. By what name we call these Beings does not greatly matter. The Christian believer may prefer to speak of Christ and His church, and regard Them as constituting that great Cloud of Witnesses Who guarantee to humanity ultimate salvation. The esotericists of the world may call Them the Masters of the Wisdom, the planetary Hierarchy, Who in Their varied grades are ruled and taught by the Christ, the Master of all Masters, and the Teacher alike of angels and of men. Or we can call Them the Rishis of the Hindu Scriptures, or the Society of Illumined Minds, as in the Tibetan teaching. They are the Great Intuitives and the Great Companions of our more modern presentation, and are the aggregate of perfected humanity who have followed in Christ's steps and have entered for us within the veil, leaving us an example that we should do as They have done. They, with Their wisdom, love and knowledge, stand as a protective wall around our race, and seek to lead us on, step by step (as They Themselves were led in Their time) from darkness to light, from the unreal to the real, and from death to immortality. This group of knowers of divinity are the main participants in the Wesak Festival. They range Themselves in the northeastern end of the valley, and in concentric circles (according to the status and grade of Their initiatory development) prepare Themselves for a great act of service. In front of the rock, looking towards the northeast, stand Those Beings Who are called by Their disciples "the Three Great Lords." These are the Christ, Who stands in the centre; the Lord of living forms, the Mann, Who stands on His right; and the Lord of Civilisation, Who stands on His left. These three face the rock, upon which there rests a great crystal bowl, full of water.
It is an interesting sidelight upon this ceremony and its reality, that all who have dreamt of participating in it are always well aware of the exact position in the lower part of the valley where they themselves stood. One who [8] described it to me spoke of standing well off to one side, close to a tree to which a horse was tethered; and others seemed to know equally well where they found themselves. Some few realised that the place and the position, within the body of onlookers, indicated quite clearly the evolutionary status of the participant.
Behind the grouped Masters, adepts, initiates and senior workers under God's plan, are to be found the world disciples and aspirants in their various grades and groups (either "in the body or out of the body" to quote the words of St. Paul), who
constitute at this time the New Group of World Servers. Those present in their physical bodies have found their way there by ordinary means. Others are present in their spiritual bodies and in the dream state. The "dream" which they later relatemay it not be the physical recognition and the recollection of an inner spiritual happening?
As the hour of the full moon approaches, a stillness settles down upon the crowd, and all look towards the northeast. Certain ritualistic movements take place, in which the grouped Masters and Their disciples of all ranks take up symbolic positions, and form on the floor of the valley such significant symbols as the five- pointed star, with the Christ standing at the highest point; or a triangle, with the Christ at the apex; or a cross, and other well known formations, all of which have a deep and potent meaning. This is all done to the sound of certain chanted words and esoteric phrases, called mantrams. The expectancy in the waiting, onlooking crowds becomes very great, and the tension is real and increasing. Through the entire body of people there seems to be felt a stimulation or potent vibration which has the effect of awakening the souls of those present, fusing and blending the group into one united whole, and lifting all into a great act of spiritual demand, readiness, and expectancy. It is the climax of the world's aspiration, focussed in this waiting group. These three wordsdemand, readiness and expectancybest describe the atmosphere surrounding those present in this secret valley.
The chanting and the rhythmic weaving grows stronger, and all the participants and the watching crowd raise their eyes towards the sky in the direction of the narrow part of the valley. Just a few minutes before the exact time of the full moon, in the far distance, a tiny speck can be seen in the sky. It comes nearer and nearer, and grows in clarity and definiteness of outline, until the form of the Buddha can be seen, seated in the cross-legged Buddha position, clad in His saffron-coloured robe, bathed in light and colour, and with His hand extended in blessing. When He arrives at a point exactly over the great rock, hovering there in the air over the heads of the three Great Lords, a great mantram, used only once a year, at the Festival, is intoned by the Christ, and the entire group of people in the valley fall upon their faces. This Invocation sets up a great vibration or thought current which is of such potency that it reaches up from the group of aspirants, disciples or initiates who employ it, to God Himself. It marks the supreme moment of intensive spiritual effort throughout the entire year, and the spiritual vitalisation of humanity and the spiritual effects last throughout the succeeding months. The [9] effect of this Great Invocation is universal or cosmic, and serves to link us up with that cosmic centre of spiritual force from which all created beings have come. The blessing is poured forth, and the Christas the Representative of humanityreceives it in trust, for distribution.
Thus, so the legend runs, the Buddha returns once a year to bless the world, transmitting through the Christ renewed spiritual life. Slowly then the Buddha recedes into the distance, until again only a faint speck can be seen in the sky, and this eventually disappears. The whole ceremonial blessing, from the time of the first appearance in the distance until the moment the Buddha fades out of view, takes just eight minutes. The Buddha's annual sacrifice for humanity (for He comes back only at great cost) is over, and He returns again to that high place where He works and waits. Year after year He comes back in blessing; and year after year the same ceremony has taken place. Year after year He and His great Brother, the Christ, work in the closest cooperation for the spiritual benefit of humanity. In these two great Sons of God have been focussed two aspects of divine life, and They act
together as Custodians of the highest type of spiritual force to which our humanity can respond. Through the Buddha, the wisdom of God is poured forth. Through the Christ, the love of God is manifested to humanity; and it is this wisdom and this love which pour forth upon mankind each "May" full moon.
So runs the ancient story; such is the legend which lies behind this popular holiday in the East. Such is the fact, if we can dare believe it and have minds open enough to recognise its possibility. It is, for the West, a somewhat new idea, and calls for the readjusting of some of our cherished beliefs. But, if it can be grasped and understood, there will emerge into our consciousness a new vision and the possibility of the race consciously tapping today a new source of supply and a new centre of spiritual force.
To some living people (in the world today) this Festival stands for certain most definite and clearly marked ideas, and for a great proffered opportunity. The ideas for which it stands might be enumerated as follows:
First, this Festival links the past with the present in a way that no other festival, connected with any of the great world religions, has ever done. It stands for a living truth, and for a present opportunity. In their mutual service to the race, the Buddha and the Christ bring about this linking; They also blend the East with the West, and unite in one whole the Christian tradition, the Buddhist and the Hindu faiths, and the aspiration of all believers in the world today, orthodox and unorthodox. Religious distinctions disappear.
Secondly, this Festival marks the high-water mark of spiritual blessing in the world. It is a time of an unusual inflow of life and of spiritual stimulation, and serves to vitalise the aspiration of all mankind.
Thirdly, at the time of the Festival and through the united effort of the Christ and the Buddha, working in the closest cooperation, there is opened a channel of communication between humanity and God, down which the love and wisdom of God himself can pour to a waiting and needy world. Speaking symbolically, and remembering that symbols always veil a truth, it might be [10] stated that, at the time of the full moon, it is as if a door were suddenly opened wide, which at other times stands closed. Through that door, aspirants and disciples can contact energies which are otherwise not easily available. Through that door, approach can be made to Those Who guide the race and to truth and reality, which at other times is not possible. Of this, all who stand on either side of the door can avail themselves, and this will be so increasingly. At the time of the full moon of Taurus, it is as if a door "into Heaven" were opened (still speaking symbolically) so that contact can be ?hen made with those still greater Lives Who are to our planetary Hierarchy what it is to humanity. Once this is recognised, it will be possible to develop a Science of Approach to the deeper truths and forces of life which are as yet hidden behind a veil. This the New Age will reveal. It is part of the true emerging technique of the Path, and of spiritual progress.
Again, at this time great expansions of consciousness become possible which are not possible at other times. Disciples and initiates everywhere can be aided and stimulated spiritually to take those great steps which we call initiations, and which enable a man to penetrate a little more deeply and consciously into the mysteries of the kingdom of God. They reveal to him more clearly the wonder of his own
divinity, the beauty of the divine in every man, and a little of the Plan to which humanity is conforming and with which he can cooperate.
To return to the drama in the Himalayas: When the Buddha has again disappeared the crowd rise to their feet; the water in the bowl is distributed in tiny portions to the Masters, initiates and disciples, and They then go Their way to the place of service. The crowd, who have all brought their little cups and vessels of water, drink of them, and share with others. In this beautiful water ceremony of communion" we have presented for us, in symbol, an indication of the New Age which is today upon us, the Aquarian Age, the age of the Water Carrier. It is the age of the "man bearing a pitcher of water," as Christ said ~n that episode preceding the communion service which He initiated. In this ceremony is perpetuated for us the story of the universality of God's love, the need for our individual purification, and the opportunity to share with each other that which belongs to all. The water, which has been magnetised by the presence of the Buddha and of the Christ, carries certain properties and virtues of a healing and helpful nature. Thus blessed, the crowd silently disperses; the Masters and the disciples return with renewed strength, to undertake another year of world service.
Today this legend, or this relation of a true and vital spiritual happening, is slowly finding its way into the West; there it evokes recognition, or curiosity, wonder or questioning, on the part of many. It seems to some Occidental aspirants that the time has now come when Occident and Orient can gather together spiritually in one great Festival and communion of souls. In unison with each other, and under the guidance of the Buddha Who came to bring light to the East, and of the Christ Who came to bring light to the West, they can demand and evoke such a blessing and spiritual revelation that the [11] immediate future can demonstrate what is so sorely needed"peace on earth, good will to men." Thus we can usher in an era of brotherhood and understanding which will enable each man to have more time, free from fear, to find God for himself.
Thus the greatest event upon our planet, from the standpoint of the spiritual verities, and the one which has the greatest effect upon the human race, is therefore the Wesak Festival. Its influence has been there always, but unknown to the majority. Now its influence is to be recognised and consciously utilised. Each group of servers in the world who are consciously cooperating with the planetary Hierarchy do so definitely under certain laws, and through the use of certain words of power and certain great invocations. It is thus that they produce the demanded definite results. By means of the united rhythm of certain groups and their voiced invocations, groups of aspirants can be put in touch with the consciousness of great Lives and Intelligences, after they have learnt to align their personalities and have placed themselves en rapport with their own souls. These groups can establish a contact with the subjective world of Intelligences, through the medium of two focal points. One focal point, the Buddha, represents the overshadowing world of subjective spiritual realities, and the other focal point, the Christ, acts as the Representative of the world of aspiring human beings. This fact is symbolised for us in our church rituals, where the priest acts as a focal point. Here, however, is a momentous point of difference: Priesthood in these great and future "ceremonies of contact" will not be a separative and separated body of men. All can be priests, and a layman can also hold that office. The only qualification required will be the capacity to align oneself and be en rapport with the soul, and thus be able to cooperate with all other souls.
Finally it might be said that at a stated period in the year the Lodge of Masters meet. This Lodge is only another name for that body of pledged disciples and workers whom the Christian calls "Christ and His church." At this period, which coincides with the full moon of Taurus and the Wesak Festival, it meets definitely for three major purposes: To contact spiritual force which is transmitted to our planet through the medium of the Buddha and the Christ; to confer together as to the immediate necessity and the work to be done for humanity; and to admit to initiation those who are ready, and to stimulate Their disciples to increased activity and service.
Part III
One of the things that have been happening in the world today is the preparing of an instrument of service for the inauguration of the New Age. The integration of a group of knowers and of mystics is going on steadily in all parts of the world, and members of this group are being gathered out of every organisation (political, scientific, economic and religious) and out of all [12] churches, all nations and all races. One group is being gathered, but its members belong to many groups. It is this group that can be brought most definitely en rapport with the force transmitted, and with the spiritual stimulation applied, at the time of the Wesak Festival. They can act as the transmitters for the forces of light and the spirit of peace, wisdom, and love, to the rest of humanity. To them is given the opportunity of being a channel through which the Hierarchy of Knowers and Intelligences can work, and through which the great spiritual Lives can transmit Their illuminating thought. Through them also They can work for the uplift of humanity. According to the response of the disciples, mystics and knowers throughout the world, so will be the rapid coming in of the New Age.
Great words of reconstruction are being sounded forth from "the secret place of the most high," and those words of reconstruction must not fall on deaf ears but must stimulate into activity those who can and will respond. Such a great word is going forth at the full moon of each Wesak.
The great need today is the development of the intuition and the discrimination of the disciples of the world. They must learn to sense the higher vision, to respond to the day of opportunity, and to achieve the higher conscious relationship, no matter at what cost to the lower self. In doing this they will have to remember that the lower nature, owing to its intimate close nature, will seem abnormally attractive and can be transcended only at infinite cost. The intuition must therefore be developed in the group, and the sense of values must be far more adequately adjusted, before it can measure up to requirements and fulfill its function which is to inaugurate the New Age. The downpouring of spiritual force at the time of the Wesak Festival has for its objective the stimulation of the intuition of the grouped disciples, aspirants and men of goodwill.
Present-day troubles are largely due to the lack of this intuitional capacity. The mystics of the world are primarily engrossed with their own spiritual development, with seeing visions for themselves and the effects on them. The trouble does not lie in a lack of idealism or in a lack of intelligent sincerity. It lies in the failure to sacrifice the personality at all times and at any cost, in order to make the intuitive
realisation a fact in physical manifestation. Compromise has been permitted, and in spiritual work compromise, where it emphasises the personality and throws the spiritual man into the background, is forbidden. The Guides of the race are looking for those today who have clear vision, uncompromising adherence to the truth, as sensed, and a capacity to drive steadily forward towards the materialising of the ideal.
Workers in the new era will, therefore, be drawn from all groups, and their choice will depend largely upon the measure of impersonality with which they work and upon the strength of their inner contact with the soul.
The question now arises how each of us, who are aspirants and consecrated to the service of our fellowmen, can best aid and serve.
In this transition period which precedes the New Age the time of the Wesak Festival is each year assuming a deeper significance to all who are [13] interested in world service, or who are working in cooperation with the Hierarchy of Masters, with Christ and His Disciples. It is a time of rare opportunity, and for it even the Hierarchy Itself is undergoing preparation. The Christ and the Buddha are working together in order to bring about a receptivity on the part of humanity to a possible inflow of spiritual force which may serve to turn the tide of the present distress, depression and uncertainty, and thus inaugurate an era of peace wherein men may have the leisure and the opportunity to nurture their contact with spiritual realities.
This planet of ours, the Earth, is at this time the focal point of much attention on the part of the Administrators of the divine Plan. They are today working in conjunction with certain types of forces and with certain spiritual Beings other than those usually recognised on Earth. The Buddha has, at this time, a special function as interplanetary Mediator, and in this capacity will attempt to provide such conditions as will bring in the new forces of light and peace, and thus change Earth conditions. If the effort should prove successful, it should cause a much increased spiritual inflow of energy of a kind more potent than, and of a quality somewhat different to any at this time pouring into and through our planetary life. Those aspirants and disciples who can train themselves to the realisation of an increased spiritual responsibility, and who can preserve an inner quietness and an attitude of focussed attention, can be swept into this tide of spiritual force and thus serve humanity's need. As transmitters, they can meet that need; as interpreters, they can increase the capacity of mankind to respond and to understand.
A call has been sent out by the entire Hierarchy of Masters to all disciples and to the New Group of World Servers to prepare themselves each full moon of May for an intensive holy month of accelerated service. They appeal to all of us to cooperate, as fully as possible, in an intensive effort to increase the receptivity of humanity to the new forces which can be released and perform their benevolent synthesising work at the coming Wesak Festival.
Should the Buddha and the Christ and the focussed Hierarchy (with the aid of all disciples and aspirants) succeed in producing what may be regarded as a form of planetary unification, and thus produce the needed open channel, it will still remain for all of us who can understand to act as the mediums for the transmission of life and light. We can keep the channel open between the world thinkers and workers and the inner spiritual group of Knowers and Servers.
The period of the Wesak Festival has lately been extended to cover five days of work and service; that is, the two days preceding the full moon, the day of the Festival itself, and the two succeeding days. The exact hour of the Wesak full moon is itself of tremendous importance.
The two days of preparation are to be known as "Days of Renunciation and Detachment." The day of the Festival is to be known as the "Day of Safe-Guarding," whilst the two succeeding days are to be called the "Days of Distribution." This demands five days of the most intensive effort in service, leading to the renunciation of all within ourselves which could hinder our [14] usefulness as servers and as channels of spiritual force. It means that after due preparation, dedication and upward striving for the first two days, on the day of the Festival itself we simply regard ourselves as the recipients of as much of that inflowing spiritual force as we can contain. As channels, we must be prepared to forget ourselves in the service oftouching, containing and holding force for the rest of humanity. We must learn to regard the day of the Festival itself as the day of silencea subjective silence and inner peace that can be preserved unbroken though we may at the same time be serving with our speech and our active interest in others. During the day, two thoughts only will hold our constant attention. These are the need of our fellowmen and the necessity of providing a group channel whereby the spiritual forces may become available. We shall attempt to hold ourselves steadily in the light of our own souls, and thereby begin to work as souls, whose interests are ever with the group and not with the individual, and whose consciousness is that of the whole and not of the part.
On the two succeeding days, the focus of our attention should be turned away from ourselves to the outer world, and our effort will be to pass on that measure of spiritual energy that we have been successful in contacting.
When Christ was on Earth He told His disciples that successful spiritual effort of a healing nature went not forth except by prayer and fasting. This effort, each Wesak Festival, is a group effort towards a vast group healing, and by prayer (sanctified desire, illumined thought and intense aspirational longing), and by the discipline of ourselves, the work can be carried forward to a good completion. It is a group effort that is required, and each one of us (who can sense the vision) can help. No one is too small or too unimportant to be of service, for it is the aggregate of the aspirational longing of all that will eventually call forth the blessing. All of us can do something to bring to an end this present impasse, and make it possible to usher in a period of peace and of goodwill.
It is however no millennium for which we are working, and our main objectives are two in number: First, to break an ancient rhythm, and to establish a new and better one. To do this, time is a paramount factor, and this should be remembered. That which is evil and calamitous is on the verge of precipitating, but the impending evil can be dissipated and the danger of disaster can be averted. The Wesak Festival offers a great opportunity to invoke and evoke those powers which can offset the evil and bring in the good. Secondly, to blend and fuse the united aspiration of everybody at the time of each full moon (and particularly the Wesak full moon) so that a channel may be cleared and a contact be established between the New Group of World Servers, composed of all true disciples, aspirants and men of goodwill, no matter what their nationality or faith, and the waiting Hierarchy of Christ's Disciples. Once this channel is permanently established and a large number of
thinking men and women realise its function and possibilities, it will then be easier for spiritual truth to impress the public consciousness, and for Christ and the Hierarchy of Masters to sway public opinion. The establishing of [15] such a channel by the world aspirants is today taking place. Is it not possible that the true function of all religious ceremonials may be simply to bring about just such an established contact between the world of subjective realities and the world of everyday life? May not the new and coming world religion be built up around this idea, and may it not be that the work of the Church Universal in the New Age will be centred around the periods of the full moon each month, and develop into a Science of Approach, or a Technique of Spiritual Contact? This will colour our new church rituals and indicate the emerging truth about the Path of return to God. Some of us are coming to believe that this is so. This will be the new Way of Union. This union is not the same as the mystical union of the scriptures or of the mystical tradition, for that concerns the individual's relation to God and to his own soul. It is not union in relation to a Master's group of disciples. These constitute preliminary implications and are of individual application. The union referred to is a far more vital thing, for it refers to a group union and to the establishing of a group relationbetween the world of Spiritual Being and the world of outer living. It is a bringing together, in a new way, of the objective and the subjective.
Let us sum up what we shall seek to do as each Wesak Festival comes around andin a lesser mannerat the time of each monthly full moon. We are seeking to carry forward a group endeavour which is of such moment that, at the right time, it will sweep forward, on its growing momentum, a potent magnetic impulse; this will reach up to those Lives Who brood over humanity and our world civilisation, and Who work through the Masters of the Wisdom, and through Christ and His church. It will call forth from Them a responsive magnetic impulse. This will bring together the overshadowing beneficent Forces (Who embody the Love of God) and a needy world. Through the concentrated effort of the New Group of World Servers, light, inspiration and spiritual healing" can be released in such a flood of power that definite changes will be wrought in the human consciousness, and conditions in the world therefore be definitely ameliorated. Men's eyes will be opened to the basic realities which are as yet only dimly sensed by the general public. Humanity will then itself apply the needed correctives, believing it is doing so in the strength of its own wisdom and power; yet all the time behind the scenes stand the grouped aspirants and disciples, working silently and in unison with each other and the Hierarchy, thus keeping the channel open through which the needed wisdom, strength and love can flow. In this great task, the following groupings and relations should be considered:
  1. The Forces of Light and the Spirit of Peace.
  2. The planetary Hierarchy, or Christ and His church.
  3. The Buddha, embodying the Wisdom of God.
  4. The Christ, embodying the Love of God.
  5. The New Group of World Servers, disciples and aspirants.
  6. Humanity as a whole, needy and seeking light and aid.
It should be noted that the Buddha focusses in Himself the downpouring forces, whilst Christ focusses in Himself the outgoing demand, the spiritual aspiration of the entire planet. This constitutes a planetary alignment of great potency. Should the needed work be carried forward when the Wesak Festival comes around each year, then the necessary adjustments in the world can be made. The success or failure of the hoped-for stimulation lies largely in our hands. If this work should prove a success, it should be possible to inaugurate a new relation between the Hierarchy and mankind. It should mark the beginning of a new type of mediatory workwork carried forward this time by a salvaging group of Servers who are in training for the establishing of that group which will eventually save the world.
On the Taurus-Gemini Full Moon Approach
One point I must make here and I make it with great joy: This year (1946) marks the beginning of a cycle in which humanity is more closely involved in the Festivals than ever before and in which they can take a much more important part than ever before. The Wesak Festival has long been kept in many countries andas time goes on and the instruction of the masses proceedsthe meeting held at the time of the May Full Moonwill assume great importance but its keynote will be changed. ... It is the intention of the Buddha and the Christ that in each country there shall eventually be someone who will act as Their Representative at the time of the two Festivals, so that the distribution of spiritual energy from the first great Aspect or Ray will be direct from the Buddha (and later Shamballa) to the Christ and then from the Christ to those disciples in every country who can be overshadowed and so act as channels for the direct current of energy. The same procedure will be followed at the time of the Full Moon of June, except that Shamballa will not be so involved, and with the difference that at the May Festival it will be a first ray disciple who will be overshadowed and at the June Festival a second ray disciple will represent the Christ in every land. This can mean either the soul or the personality ray of the disciple. (Wesak Message 1946)
The Wesak FestivalThe Full Moon (Taurus) of the Buddha
The day of the Festival is to be known as the "day of safeguarding" whilst the two succeeding days are called the "days of distribution." These words mean something different to the Hierarchy of Masters than they do to us and [17] it is fruitless (as well as forbidden) to elucidate them in their deepest meaning. They mean, however, five days of a most intensive effort in service, leading to the renunciation of all which could hinder our usefulness as channels of spiritual force. It means that after due preparation, dedication and upward striving for the first two days, on the day of the Festival itself we simply regard ourselves as the recipients
Here, and in the following pages, by "May Full Moon" is meant the Taurus Moon (some years it falls in April); and by the "June Full Moon" is meant the Gemini Moon.
of, or the custodians of, as much of that inflowing spiritual force as we can possibly hold. As channels, we must be prepared to forget ourselves in the service of touching, containing and holding force for the rest of humanity. We must regard the Festival itself as a day of silence (I refer to an inner peace and silent solemnity that can be preserved unbroken though the outer man may be serving with his speech and spoken interest), a day of service carried forward entirely on esoteric levels, and of complete self-forgetfulness in the remembrance of humanity and its need. During that period, two thoughts only will hold our constant attention the need of our fellowmen and the necessity of providing a group channel whereby the spiritual forces can be poured through the body of humanity under the expert guidance of the chosen members of the Hierarchy.
For two days prior to the full moon, we will hold the attitude of dedication and service and seek to assume that attitude of receptivity to that which our soul will impart which will make us of use to the Hierarchy. The Hierarchy works through groups of souls, and the potency of this group work is to be tested out. These groups in their turn contact and feed the waiting dedicated attentive personalities. On the day of the full moon, we attempt to hold ourselves steadily in the light. We will not formulate to ourselves what will happen nor will we look for results or for tangible effects.
On the two succeeding days, the focus of our attention will be steadily turned away from ourselves but also from the inner subjective planes to the outer world, and our efforts will be to pass on, or to pass through, that measure of spiritual energy that may have been contacted. Our work then in this particular and peculiar field of cooperation will then be ended.
This effort of the Hierarchy is a five days' effort, preceded by a most intensive period of preparation. The work of getting ready for the opportunity starts for the Hierarchy exactly at the hour when "the sun began to move northward." But They tire not as do human beings and it is not possible for the human aspirant to keep up so long a period of preparation, no matter how deep his devotion.
When the Great Lord was on Earth, He told His disciples that successful spiritual effort of a healing nature went not forth except by prayer and fasting. Will you ponder on these words? This is a group effort towards a vast group healing and by prayer (sanctified desire, illumined thought and intense aspirational longing) and by the discipline of the physical body for a short period and for a definite objective, the work can be done.
What is it that should be accomplished at each momentous full moon in May? I shall state the objective sequentially and in the order of their [18] importance, and with as much clarity and brevity as this abstruse subject permits.
1. The releasing of certain energies which can potently affect humanity, and which will, if released, stimulate the spirit of love, of brotherhood and of goodwill on the earth. These energies are as definite and as real as those energies with which science occupies itself and calls the "cosmic rays." I am speaking of real energies and not of emotionally desired abstractions.
2. The fusion of all the men of goodwill in the world into an integrated responsive whole.
3. The invocation and the response of certain great Beings, Whose work can and will be possible if the first of the objectives is achieved through the accomplishment of the second objective. Ponder on this synthesis of the three objectives. By what name these Living Forces are called is entirely immaterial. They can be regarded as the Vice-Regents of God, Who can and will cooperate with the Spirit of Life and of Love upon our planet, the One in Whom we live and move and have our being. They may be regarded by certain thinkers as the Archangels of the Most High, Whose work has been made possible through the activity of Christ and His body of disciples, the true and living Church. They may be regarded by others as the guiding heads of the planetary Hierarchy, Who stand behind our planetary evolution, and Who seldom take an active part in the world activity, leaving it to the Masters of the Wisdom except in the time of an emergency such as this. By whatever name we call Them, They stand ready to aid if the call comes forth with sufficient strength and power from the aspirants and disciples at the time of the May full moon and the June full moon.
4. The evocation from the inner side of a strenuous and one-pointed activity on the part of the Hierarchy of Masters, those illumined Minds to Whom has been confided the work of world direction. A responsiveness is desired and can be effective between the following three groups:
  1. The waiting and (at this time) anxious Hierarchyanxious because even They cannot tell how humanity will react and whether men will be wise enough to avail themselves of the proffered opportunity. They stand, organised under the direction of the Christ, the Master of all the Masters, and the Teacher alike of angels and of men. He has been constituted the direct intermediary between the earth and the Buddha, Who is, in His turn, consecrated intermediary between the entire waiting Hierarchy and the attentive Forces.
  2. The New Group of World Servers, composed at this time of all those sensitive and consecrated servers of the race whose objective is world peace, who aim at the establishing of goodwill on earth as the basis for future living and world expansion. Originally, this group was composed of a handful of accepted disciples and consecrated aspirants. Its ranks have been opened . . . to all those men of goodwill who are willing to sacrifice themselves for the helping of humanity, and who [19] see no separating bar of any kind, but feel alike to the men of all races, nationalities and religions.
  3. The masses of men and women who have responded to the ideas which have been set forth, and who react favorably to the objective of international understanding, economic interdependence and religious unity. When these three groups of thinkers and servers are brought en rapport with each other, and when the three groups can be aligned, even momentarily, much can be accomplished; the gates of the new life can be opened, and the inflow of the new spiritual forces can take place. Such is the Group objective and idea.
May I now make an inquiry? Of what importance is this full moon of May to you personally? Does it seem to you of sufficient importance to warrant your utmost effort? Do you really believe that on that day there can truly come a release of
spiritual energy of sufficient potency to change world affairs, provided the sons of men play their part? Do you really believe, and can you stand practically to that belief, that the Buddha on that date, in cooperation with the Christ, and with the Hierarchy of Illumined Minds, plus the proffered aid of some of the Thrones, Principalities and Powers of Light, Who are the higher correspondence of the powers of darkness, stand waiting to carry out God's Plans, when given the right and the permission of men? Your major job at this time is not to wrestle with the powers of evil and the forces of darkness, but to awaken an interest in and mobilise the forces of light in the world today. Resist not evil, but so organise and mobilise the good, and so strengthen the hands of the workers on the side of righteousness and love that evil will find less opportunity.
If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed in what I have told you, if you have staunch belief in the work of the spirit of God and in the divinity of man, then forget yourselves and consecrate your every effort, from the time you receive this communication, to the task of cooperation in the organised effort to change the current of world affairs by an increase in the spirit of love and goodwill in the world during the month of May. (Rays II-pp. 687-692)
The Festival of HumanityThe Full Moon (Gemini) of the Christ
The Festival of June which is so uniquely Christ's and which emphasises His relationship to humanity, in reality covers three whole days, each with a different keynote:
1. The keynote of Love in its hierarchical sense, free from sentiment, emotion and personal emphasisa love that sacrifices and understands, that acts with strength and decision and that works on behalf of the whole and not in the interests of any group or individual.
2. The keynote of Resurrection, emphasising the new note of livingness, of the living Christ and of that "life more abundantly" which the war has made possible by forcing a return to the real values.
3. The keynote of Contact, of a closer relation between Christ and His people, between the Hierarchy and Humanity.
The word "keynote" has been deliberately chosen and signifies the sound which preceded each major inflow at the May festival; these energies will be released at a solemn ceremony on each of the three days. At each ceremony the Christ will say the Invocation alone, and then the united Hierarchy will intone the stanza alone, invoking light, love and the will-to-good (one on each of the three days). Those disciples or initiates who happen to be interested and watching the Triangles or the Goodwill Movement will have them in their minds as they say the first and third stanzas, and the New Group of World Servers will receive some attention when the second stanza is chanted.
I would call your attention, therefore, to the interest shown by the Hierarchy in
the embryonic efforts in which you are engaged and which I started; I would point out, however, that the attention paid is not exclusive but that wherever two or three are gathered together in the name of the Master of the Hierarchy, energy will flow; that wherever goodwill is a goal and evokes effort in no matter what form, the energy of the will-to-good will make itself felt, and that the New Group of World Servers is a far larger group than just the few known to you. Today its members are several million.
(Wesak Message 1946)
Relationship of the Two Festivals
At the time of the May Full Moon, the Buddha will sound out a great mantram and become the "absorbing Agent" of the first ray force. He will use the magnetic power of the second ray to attract this force to Himself and hold it steady, prior to redirecting it. The Christ will thenon behalf of the Hierarchybecome the "receiving Agent" of this potent energy and the seven groups of Masters Who work with the human and sub-human kingdoms will (in response to His demand) become the "directing Agents" for the sevenfold expression of this force.
At the time of the June Full Moon, the Hierarchy will, under the guidance of the Christ, let loose this will-to-good upon humanity, producing seven great results, according to the seven sub-rays of this first ray of will or power:
  1. Power will be given to the disciples of the world and the initiates among men, so that They can direct efficiently and wisely the coming process of rebuilding.
  2. The will-to-love will stimulate the men of goodwill everywhere that hatred will gradually be overcome and men will seek to live together cooperatively. This will take some time, but the inner urge is there and subject to stimulation.
  3. The will-to-action will lead intelligent people throughout the world to inaugurate those activities which will lay the foundation for a new, better and happier world.
  1. The will-to-cooperate will steadily increase also. Men will desire and demand right human relationsa result more general than that produced by the activity of the first three aspects of this ray, but which will be a natural outcome of this activity.
  2. The will-to-know and to think correctly and creatively will become an outstanding characteristic of the masses. Knowledge, my brothers, is the first step towards wisdom.
  3. The will-to-persist (which is an aspect of devotion and fixed idealism) will become a human characteristica sublimation of the basic instinct of self- preservation. This will lead to a persistent belief in the ideals presented by the Hierarchy, and the demonstration of immortality.
7. The will-to-organise will further a building process which will be carried forward under the direct inspiration of the Hierarchy. The medium will be the potency of the will-to-good of the New Group of World Servers and the responsive goodwill of mankind.
(Wesak Message 1944)
World Invocation Day
Since 1952 the Full Moon of Gemini has also been observed as World Invocation Day. The Great Invocation, used by humanity since 1945, has become an integral part of the work of the Festivals and of preparation for the reappearance of the Christ.
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 centre 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 centre 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.
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