Preparation for the Reappearance of the World Spiritual Teacher
Responses from the Global Community to the Agenda Questions
The following are some thoughts that come to mind regarding the appearance of the expected World Spiritual Teacher:
From the Old Commentary:
"When the Sons of men who are now the Sons of God withdraw Their faces from the shining light and radiate that light upon the sons of men who know not yet they are the Sons of God, then shall the Coming One appear."
This Great Spiritual Teacher will establish a nucleus of dynamic and spiritually positive energy affecting all life. He stimulates group consciousness because the spiritual energy that He carries is magnetic. It evokes the good in all and thus binds people together for the common good. His mission will be to evoke from humanity a response to spiritual influence and an unfoldment (on a large scale) of intuitive perception.
His Presence will stimulate the spiritual consciousness in humanity - the Christ (love) consciousness in the human heart. He will also stimulate the consciousness of His disciples as they prepare to undergo initiation or to enter into deeper phases of spiritual awareness, enabling those who are ready to take the third and fourth initiations.
The main objective of the World Spiritual Teacher will not be to demonstrate power but to make public the already existent "Kingdom of God" that is, All Those who Live that which is Good, True, and Beautiful.
Some Prerequisites to the Reappearance:
In the book, Discipleship in the New Age Volume II (pp 535-6), The Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul suggests to a disciple to look for "seven concise definitions of love." He says, "make three of these definitions practical and four of them abstract and esoteric."
The idea occurred to me to use this suggestion in relationship to the theme of "Preparing for the Reappearance of the Christ (The World Spiritual Teacher)".
Please find here a trial approach and, for sure, you can describe other sets of definitions.
Practical definitions of love
Esoteric definitions of love
These last three descriptions address to the externalization of the planetary Heart.
The flow from the Will-Life center to the active intelligent center can be characterized - among other words - by illumined will. It will first cause a retraction and cool down the agitation, it will cause humanity to ponder on its role in the whole. Humanity has to take care of the physical plane aspects of the planet. This flow will most probably stimulate the NGOs and the agencies of the UN in Health, Development, Children, Culture, and Food departments and we may assist in this process. Yet much, much is to be discovered, assimilated and implemented. So let us live fully this opportunity.
On the Psychological State/Well-Being of the World-Wide Esoteric Group, a word of caution. As we all know, great spiritual energies are available, and spiritual zeal is high among many of the NGWS or World-Wide Esoteric Group, if you will, but it is this very zeal that, aside from its ability to add ardor, devotion and courage can also create an aura of insensitivity and fanaticism.
The need for greater harmony and unity within this group is primary one would think, as they too are caught in the struggle and strife for human survival and therefore need the so called "fixed intention" to overcome their own obstacles to the will-to-good if they do exist.
An intensification of education based on spiritual values is more important one would think, than the climbing up the ladder of evolution to becoming some great spiritual leader or super being. Helping to lay the platform upon which the feet of the Christ is to stand is perhaps the crucial role this group is to take.
If evil is the absence of good, then an intensified movement of good-will can create the avenue for the absence of evil on the world stage. World Goodwill, to mention one, has been doing this for many years through education and service.
A series of round table discussions such as this on the Preparation for the Reappearance of the World Spiritual Teacher is a good beginning, furthered by an outreach program to bring this group together on the world scene to solidify the vanguard of the children of Christ. Understanding of the gift of life, the power of good thought, and the essential nature of the will-to-good, for all living things should be on every educational agenda.
For greater harmony and Unity within the World-Wide Esoteric Group a "unification of purpose and of spiritual intention" must be realized and expressed. Their spiritual energy should be released for the benefit of the whole of mankind.
Bless you for arranging the meeting and my love, my meditations and thoughts will be with those participants, knowing that the more we can open ourselves to look past the limiting forms into the great energies and forces back of them, the more accurate our perception of reality will be and the more we will be loving, inclusive and unifying.
Q: Planetary evolution- What yet needs to take place in the world before the Reappearance can occur?
A: With all due respect, I suggest that esotericists everywhere review the information that has been given to humanity by the Spiritual Hierarchy of Teachers regarding our relationship with and responsibility to the animal or third kingdom.
I submit the following short passages from the Tibetan Master's teaching in the Alice Bailey books on this subject as possible points to ponder regarding the appropriateness of including a focus on humanity's relationship to animals in a discussion regarding what we can do to prepare for an facilitate the Reappearance of the World Spiritual Teacher.
"The problem of pain, of bloodshed, of war, and of suffering must remain an inscrutable mystery. It will be solved - and this is the keynote of most importance -only when man has himself changed the initiating process for the animals from that of bloodshed to that of domesticity and of mutual love." (Esoteric Psychology I, pg. 199)
"Each of the kingdoms of nature acts as the mother to the succeeding one in the evolutionary process....This is a very occult truth, and though the facts have been recognized and taught anent the fourth and fifth kingdoms, the work and place of the animal has not received its due recognition." (A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, pg. 458)
"Some of the work already done by man [regarding animals] has outstripped divine expectation and may warrant hastening of the Plan." (Esoteric Psychology I, pg. 251)
"Harmlessness. This covers a man's physical acts as they relate to all forms of divine manifestation and concerns specifically his force nature or energy which he expresses through his physical activities." (Light of the Soul, pp. 184-5)
"Men will finally be taught their responsibility to the animal kingdom. This will be brought about in three ways:
The relationship between the human and animal kingdoms and humanity's inherent responsibilities within that relationship have been and continue to be my life's work. I am ever reminded that the Christ does not come to sacrifice for and assist and teach his peers and equals--He turns his attention to His lesser brothers.
Thank you for your kind and honest consideration. I am greatly inspired by the agenda questions of your roundtable discussion and look forward to participating in our concurrent meeting here in Santa Cruz.
Good to receive the material on the Reappearance Roundtable.
I will be subjectively linking up with the meeting on the 19th.
We will join you in contemplating the agenda questions on the unity of the esoteric group and the reappearance of the World Spiritual Teacher. Thank you for inviting us.
Tena koe. Greetings from New Zealand
Iam a 31 year old academic, teaching business economics at the AucklandUniversity of Technology. I began reading theosophy when I was in my second year at university and since then have studied most of the literature on offer (ie HPB, HR, AAB etc)
The teachings heavily inform my study of social science, and vice-versa.
Although I do not live in New York, I will subjectively join the roundtable meeting on the 19th, thinking through my responses to the agenda questions. Please keep me posted of developments.
As an esoterically-informed social scientist (paticularly concerned with theworld of enterprise) a response from the co-worker from Germany really caught my eye:
"What is the co-operation of a few NGOs, other spiritual and philanthropic groups, etc. compared to the fusions of Deutsche & Dresdner Banks, Time-Warner & AOL, etc. "
I have often had parallel thoughts myself - where I can see the principlesbeing discussed in esoteric literature being practised (or nearly so)already by corporations and the professional world generally. (I readsomewhere that a businessperson has only got to start putting their energyto the service of mankind rather than themselves and they would make morerapid progress along the path than any other kind of human being).
"Ma mangu, me whero e oti ai te mahi e." That is, "Cooperationis the key to achieving our goals." (from the album, "Oceania")
Our esoteric group of 12 has been studying the materials on the Preparation for the Reappearance of the World Spiritual Teacher as well as the recent Diamond Light Newsletter for the past two weeks. We will present to each other (in triangular groups) different aspects of the materials, sharing our insights and understandings.
Also, we began our focus on the vertical alignment at our new moon meeting on April 3rd and our group of 12 here in Santa Cruz will subjectively align with the group in New York on the 19th--in support of the esoteric and exoteric externalization of the Christ and the Hierarchy.
Thank you for inviting us.
The Reappearance of the World Teacher is indeed a great planetary event.
Unlike the common religious expectation of his reappearance it is not something to happen in the distant future through a celestial spectacle, but something much more down to earthand definitely something which will not stun our eyes but rather inspire us as spiritual beings.
I believe that the World Teacher has already returned to the world and that he is awaiting an invitation from humanity to step forward, thus not infringing on our right to spiritualdiscernment and recognition.
....But as long as the prosperous part of humanity is focusing its energy towards the stock markets, which are the gambling casinos of today, while on the other hand many millions ofpeople are (unnecessarily) starving to death or trying to survive on the little they have, that call will most probably not come.
After a possible breakdown of this financial structures the humanity will probably come to its senses and try to adopt a saner way of organizing economic and socialrelationships.
The cry for help could be the triggering factor for the World Teacher to step forward and inspire all of us to this change of direction. His teaching will prove his insight andconcern for humanity and above all his stature as The Awaited One. We will simply know the tree by its fruits!
He will not be a man of miracles, but a man of practical knowledge and of course great spiritual insight.
After his public reappearance will follow the other Masters who are his disciples. More than ten masters are already in the world living in different cities in the world and workingbehind the scenes.
It is an event to look forward to.
If you believe this story on any level, please make it known to others at that level. This will have the effect of raising the expectation for the Reappearance of the World Teacher.In such an atmosphere he is ready to come forward.
Why cooperation between the theosophical groups? The benefits of co-operation must be established not only abstractly but also expressed concretely. What purpose, what need was the theosophicaltradition first anchored by Madame B. meant to fulfill?
Has the theosophical tradition become obsolete? If not, how can the rust and barnacles be removed from its hull?
Does the theosophical tradition have a unique contribution to make today within the spectrum of current valid religious-philosophical-scientific spiritual traditions?
The farther-seeing goal is that the theosophical traditions unite as a prelude to establishing unity of purpose and effort with other groups working under the aegis of the Hierarchyof Good. You recall the Tibetan's statements about the following:
-the effect of Aquarian and 7th ray energies to fuse, blend, merge resulting in amalgamations and consolidations,
-the other side being more advanced in its externalization process,
-what dire effect it will have for humanity and the planet if the other side responds more fully to the extra-planetary impulses by establishing larger and larger groupings, thereby consolidatingpower more rapidly and completely. THE CLOCK IS TICKING. We have only to watch the out-of-control onward march of global "turbo capitalism" to ascertain which forces are inascendency.
Cheery prognostications by would-be esotericists who do not like to register unpleasant facts, who do not want to become unpopular by discomfiting people with the truth, istheosophy as the opiate of the well-meaning, weak and ineffectual. Is it really only on the surface getting worse and "subjectively" getting better? What the Tibetan wrote in 1930s or 40s is notnecessarily any longer true as to details -- how well did we use the advantage attained by "winning the war" to create a civilization based on living ethics, to what degree did we lose thepeace?
What is the co-operation of a few NGOs, other spiritual and philanthropic groups, etc. compared to the fusions of Deutsche ∓ Dresdner Banks, Time-Warner ∓ AOL, etc. Betterthan nothing, encouraging, but inadequate does not even begin to cover the situation. In a crushing, unjust socio-economic political system-with its daily more sophisticated communications network,technological and biological weapons-we still maintain second-hand clothing shops, free health clinics and soup kitchens for the victimized, but fail to aim our sights upon, let alone deliver amortal blow to the monster which is ravaging the global countryside. Hercules slays, but without hatred in his heart.
If the theosophical groups are to survive there must be a drive to unify and out of unity serve, if other groups working under the aegis of the Hierarchy of Good are to survivethere must be a drive to unify and out of unity serve. The other side is ahead, its fusions progressing rapidly, our side has catching up to do.
While the Russians are slaughtering people, animals and vegetation in Tschechnya, destroying all homes and means of livelihood, global capitalism and its media and Western"democracies" as official defenders of human rights:
*decide to rivet attention on the lesser evil (in scale) -- Jörg Haider;
*continue trials of Yugoslav war criminals while daily equally heinous crimes are being committed by the Russians with only a few grumbles and "fact-finding missions" from the West;
*send George Robertson, former British defense minister and current head of NATO, to normalize relations after the cleavage caused by the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia;
*Putin reinstituted compulsory military training in schools. The German defense minister, on behalf of NATO, responds by traveling to Moscow and making a goodwill agreement to provide militarytraining for Russian officers in the German army.
In the Agni Yoga books, among the Tibetan's books particularly in The Externalization of the Hierarchy, the Masters were not hesitant to talk about the dark forces, the blacklodge. In fact both Master Morya ∓ Master Djwhal Khul indicate once or twice-somewhat intentionally sandwiched between other statements-that the extent of the stranglehold of the network of theother side and their infiltration in all aspects of human life, from politics to economics to religion to philosophy to the arts to health was greater than was being emphasized by them.
Of course we, as individuals and as groups, must avoid an all too human tendency to blame unfortunate events or inadequate results on others. On the other hand, we must cultivatevigilance and learn to recognize the activities of the other side whenever and wherever they are at work. Both are necessary if we are to become effective as rapidly as possible. The Hierarchy ofGood and humanity and the lower kingdoms cry out for our response-a response that is adequate to the need.
Let the theosophical groups forget the lesser issues and focus on the greater ones.
Of all the inhabitants of our earth, only students of esoteric knowledge understand that a new age is dawning. While people of all religions may be anticipating a messiah, for many -- especiallytraditional Christians -- the return of the Christ coincides with the final judgment and the end of time. End of story.
That places great responsibility upon students of esotericism to help prepare for the coming time and the Coming One in whatever ways we can. It follows logically that unity amongus, the (only) ones who know with certitude what lies ahead, is an essential foundation stone for what has been called "the building of the new temple." It is exciting to think what could be done ifesoteric groups truly surrendered their sense of "ownership" of Truth and got on one and the same bandwagon.
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