How Can Global Consciousness Respond to the Cry of the Least Developed Countries?
In Observance of World Invocation Day
May 31, 2007; 3:00-6:00 p.m.
The guided meditation we will be using is based on two truisms that used to be considered esoteric, but that today are becoming mainstream knowledge:
This meditation is based on the raja yoga method of meditation, which means meditation with a seed thought and the whole meditation is leading up to a focus on the thought we will contemplate together: "The Divine Purpose that seeks to guide the work of the United Nations."
It is based on the six-fold progression of Divine Love—recognizing six different stages of consciousness towards which we aspire and from which we seek inspiration, and which we then seek to express in the world.
It's a form of in-breathing-pause (meditation)
If you would like to join in sounding the two mantras—the one under alignment and the other under distribution, you are welcome to sound them aloud. As we know, sounding mantric words and formulas aloud can have a powerful effect. However, if you prefer not to sound them, that is fine too.
The Great Invocation
I would like to also say a few words about The Great Invocation that you will have the opportunity to sound at the end of the meditation.
Your packets include some information about this invocation, which was given to humanity in 1945 and which has been translated into over 70 languages. Your packets include this Invocation in the six languages of the UN.
Each of the stanzas refers to a different dimension of consciousness and so we will pause at the end of each stanza, giving ourselves an opportunity to focus on the centers of Light, Love and Purpose—and then finally on the one humanity that can implement these energies into the daily life.
As it is explained in the booklet, the mantric power of the words and the phrases used in The Great Invocation create a rhythmic vibration, invoking spiritual energies that can strengthen the work of the United Nations as it strives to uplift the quality of life on our planet.
Many religions believe in a World Teacher-a Coming One who is to reappear, as has been the case throughout the history of humanity. This Coming One is known by such names as the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Bodhisattva, the Messiah, and the Kalki Avatar—just to acknowledge a few of the names by which this Spiritual Teacher is known.
In the English version of The Great Invocation, which is the original language in which this Invocation was given to humanity, the term Christ is used for this Coming One. And, it may be of interest to note that in the ancient archives, before Christianity came to be, this term was a title, attributed to the One, Who at any given time in the history of humanity holds the title of the World Spiritual Teacher—the purified or Initiated One. This title and word has great esoteric significance.
Also, the word "man" is a derivative of the Sanskrit term, Manas, which refers to the mental principle—the positive element that characterizes humanity, emphasizing the fact that humanity is able to THINK and use the mind.
Again, you are invited to sound this mantram, if you like, but only if you are comfortable in doing so.
I will call out the stages of the meditation so that it will not be necessary for you to read, unless you want to sound the mantrams.
* For a copy of the guided meditation, "The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity", please write to UN@aquaac.org. Monthly meditations to support and strengthen the work of the United Nations are held in the UN Meditation Room; for a schedule please visit: http://www.aquaac.org/un/medmtgs.html"
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