Service Of The Divine Avatars Maitreya Christ, Maitreya Buddha:
this Bodhisatva is said "to assume any form he pleases" from the beginning of a Manvantara to its end, though his special
birthday (memorial day) is celebrated according to the Kin-kwang-ming-King ("Luminous Sutra of Golden Light") in the second
month on the nineteenth day, and that of "Maitreya Buddha" in the first month on the first day, yet the two are one. He will
appear as Maitreya Buddha, the last of the Avatars and Buddhas, in the seventh Race. This belief and expectation are universal
throughout the East. Only it is not in the Kali yug, our present terrifically materialistic age of Darkness, the "Black Age,"
that a new Saviour of Humanity can ever appear. SDI. 470.
the spirit of the Three Festivals, I note that many Theosophists seek to promote the notion that there will be no reappearance
of the Maitreya Christ in the relative near future as has been fore told in the teachings of Alice Bailey and the New Testament
and those of Helena Roerich in Agni Yoga and of Francia La Due via the Teachings of the Temple. This esoteric philosopher
seeks to point out that the Maitreya Christ will come in this sub cycle of Satya Yuga just as he did during the Kali cycle
2000yrs ago. JPC.
finish Our writing on this Great Day, when one more step of Satya Yuga has begun. The step of ascent was proclaimed through
scriptures long ago, but the dust of the bazaar dulled people's eyes. So it is today. HIER 460.
has been denied that the prophesied Golden age - the Satya age - the age in which the Sixth Root Race will appear, could by
any possibility be so close at hand as has been claimed by some writers, as such a long time must elapse before the close
of the Kali Yuga. It would appear that such disputants might have forgotten or never knew that there must be a Satya cycle
in the Kali Yuga. Theogenesis. Hilarion.
of Maitreya - The New Era when the Influence of Good will rise to ascendancy. They will ask, "Can the time of Maitreya create
an epoch?" Answer, "If the Crusades created a complete epoch, then truly the Epoch of Maitreya is a thousandfold more significant."
the suggested books, you will find sparks. Place into one receptible the fragments of reverence to Maitreya. Thus, over the
face of the Earth I Myself have laid the chips of the One Stone. A new miracle will bring the nations together. Our Ray will
expel doubt. (HR. LMG II, p 123)
When slavery, the shame of the World, is manifested, then one must expect a change of epoch. Can one expect the advent of
Maitreya to be possible only in four hundred thousand years? Many times has confusion
been caused by mere words. It is impossible to imagine the Earth submerged in darkness for another thousand of years. Just
picture the progression of evil! Therefore the most fierce Armageddon can be
regarded as salvation. The wise cannot but feel an anguish of the spirit. FWII.
is the Age of the Heart! Only with the heart can one evaluate the treasures of Maitreya! Only with the heart can one understand
how greatly all acquisitions, all straight-knowledge are needed for the future. (HR.H,74)
is the secret name of the Fifth Buddha, and the Kalki Avatar of the Brahmins -- the last MESSIAH who will come at the culmination
of the Great Cycle. SDI. 384.
philosophy teaches that the next Buddha will appear during the seventh (sub) race of this Round. The fact is that Maitreya
was a follower of Buddha, a well-known Arhat, though not his direct disciple, and that he was the founder of an esoteric philosophical
World Teacher - takes office cyclically. His cycles do not coincide with those of the Manu as the Manu holds office for the
entire root-race. The World Teacher gives out the keynote for the various religions and is the emanating source for periodical
religious impulses. The duration of his cycles are not given out. The Buddha held office prior to the present World Teacher
and upon his Illumination His place was taken by the Lord Maitreya whom the Occidentals call the Christ. TCF. 240.
The prayer uttered by Christ when leaving Earth remained unheeded by men. The prayer uttered by Buddha remained unheeded by
men. The prayer that Maitreya shall pronounce knocks like lightning at the gates of the human spirit. Thus is Earth stratified
and the consciousness of the spirit created. Hier.
- (5th century A.D.) Greatest Hindu dramatist and lyric poet, often referred to as the "Shakespeare of India". Author of Sakuntala.Kalki
Avatar - Maitreya corresponds to the Kalki Avatar in Hinduism (the "White Horse Avatar" - see the Revelation of St. John),
and to the Messiahs of all nations. All the Messiahs are inevitably Avatars of Vishnu; therefore, they belong to One Ego.
In the exoteric legends the difference between Maitreya and the Kalki Avatar is that while the Kalki Avatar will appear at
the end of the present Kali Yuga for the final destruction of the wicked, the renovation of humanity and "the restoration
of purity." Maitreya is expected earlier. (LHR II, p 153)
When the world is convulsed, the sign of Maitreya is given as an antidote. When the foundation of Our Works was laid, the
forces of the spirit were strengthened. Thus the sign of Maitreya has been affirmed. And in Our Day, when the manifestation
is affirmed, one can repeat, How vitally the power of the spirit has entered into life and how greatly this new power has
been affirmed in consciousness. If we should call Buddha the Cause, then Maitreya is the Effect. (AY, 287)
Lord Buddha Dipankara came from the fourth Chain of the Venus Scheme; the physical globe of that Chain was the Moon of Venus,
which was seen by Herschel but which has disappeared since his time. He was one of the members of the General Staff, spoken
of on p. 14, who may be sent to any Chain needing help. The Lord Dipankara was followed in the great office of the Buddha
by the Buddhas of the Earth Chain; we know of the Lord Kashyapa, for instance, the Bodhisattva of the third Root-Race, taking
Buddhahood in the fourth; and the Lord Gautama Himself, the Bodhisattva of the fourth Root Race, taking Buddhahood in the
fifth. He was succeeded by the Lord Maitreya, the Bodhisattva of the fifth Root Race, who will take Buddhahood in the sixth.
He will be followed by the coming Bodhisattva of the sixth Root Race-- now known as the Master K. H.--who will take Buddhahood
in the seventh. Man, Whence, Whither. AB. CL.
And the Blessed One replied: "I am not the first Buddha who came upon earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time another
Buddha will arise in the world, a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing
the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals. He will reveal to you the same eternal truths
which I have taught you. He will preach his religion, glorious in its origin, glorious at the climax, and glorious at the
goal, in the spirit and in the letter. He will proclaim a religious life, wholly perfect and pure; such as I now proclaim."
Ananda said: "How shall we know him?" The Blessed One said: "He will be known as Metteyya, which means 'he whose name is kindness.'"
Buddha The Gospel.
three major Rays, being dual, are their own sufficient explanation. They are at present the mode of expression of the three
aspects, and demonstrate under their appropriate Logoi, Who manipulate world affairs through the three departments, of which
the rulers on our planet are the Lord Maitreya, the Manu, and the Mahachohan. TCF. 599.
self-sacrificing, compassionate helper of humanity. ... Physically indistinguishable in any way from the rest of humanity,
they nevertheless differ completely in their psychology, constantly being the heralds of the principle of the common welfare
... What qualities must a Bodhisattva possess? In the Teaching of Gotama Buddha and in the Teaching of Bodhisattva Maitreya,
given by Him to Asanga, according to tradition in the fourth century, the maximum development of energy, courage, patience,
constancy of striving and fearlessness were first of all underlined. Energy is the basis of everything, as it alone contains
all possibilities. Buddhas are eternally in action; immobility is unknown to Them. Like the eternal motion in space, the actions
of the Sons of Conquerors manifest in the worlds. (LHR I, pp 365-366)
Lord of - "The Lord of Compassion" is a title of the coming Maitreya, but it could be equally applied to all the great Sons
of Light. (LHR II, p 190)
. . "The Sun is stationed, for all time, in the middle of the day, and over against midnight, in all the Dwipas (continents),
Maitreya! But the rising and the setting of the Sun being perpetually opposite to each other -- and in the same way, all the
cardinal points, and so the cross-points, Maitreya; people speak of the rising of the Sun where they see it; and where the
Sun disappears, there, to them, is his setting. Of the Sun, which is always in one and the same place, there is neither setting
nor rising, for what is called rising and setting are only the seeing and the not seeing the Sun." (Vishnu Purana, Book IL,
ch. viii.) SDII. 155.
Sacred Action of the Cosmic Magnet pre-ordains all creative moves in the name of Maitreya. (HR. INF II, 129)
the Buddhists; When Buddha [the Spirit of the Church] hears the hour strike, he will send Maitreya Buddha - after whom the
old world will be destroyed. SDIII. 159.
the practices taught by the Vedas, and the Institutes of Law shall have nearly ceased, and the close of the Kali Yuga [ the
"Iron Age" of Virgil ] shall be nigh, an aspect of that divine Being who exists of his own spiritual nature in the character
of Brahm and even is the beginning of the end [ Alpha and Omega ], . . . shall
descend upon earth: he will be born in the family of Vishnuyashas, an eminent Br hman of Shamballah . . . . endowed with the
eight superhuman powers. By his irresistible might he will destroy . . . all whose minds are devoted to iniquity. He will
then re stablish righteousness upon earth; and the minds of those who live at the end of the [ Kali ] Age shall be awakened
and shall be as pellucid as crystal. [ At the close of our Race, people, it is said, through suffering and discontent will
become more spiritual. Clairvoyance will become a general faculty. We shall be approaching the spiritual state of the Third
and Second Races.] The men who are thus changed by virtue of that peculiar time shall be as the seeds of human beings [ the
Shistha, the survivors of the future cataclysm ], and shall give birth to a race who shall follow the laws of the Krita [
or Satya ] Yuga [the age of purity, or the "Golden Age"] For it is said: "When the sun and moon and Tishya [asterisms] and
the planet Jupiter are in one mansion the Krita Age [the Golden] shall return. [Vishnu Pur na. IV., 228. Wilson's translation.]
of the chief mistakes of the Orientalists when judging on "internal (?) evidence," as they express it, was that they assumed
that the Pratyeka Buddhas, the Bodhisattvas, and the "Perfect" Buddhas were a later development of Buddhism. For on these
three chief degrees are based the seven and twelve degrees of the Hierarchy of Adeptship. The first are those who have attained
the Bodhi (wisdom) of the Buddhas, but do not become Teachers. [The Pratyeka Buddha stands on the level of the Buddha, but
His work for the world has nothing to do with its teaching, and His office has always been surrounded with mystery. The preposterous
view that He, at such superhuman height of power, wisdom and love could be selfish, is found in the exoteric books, though
it is hard to see how it can have arisen. H.P.B charged me to correct the mistake, as she had, in a careless moment, copied
such a statement elsewhere.-A.B.] The human Bodhisattvas are candidates, so to say, for perfect Buddhaship (in Kalpas to come),
and with the option of using their powers now if need be. SDIII. 416.
- (Sk.). A very mysterious locality on account of its future associations. A town or village mentioned in the Puranas, whence,
it is prophesied, the Kalki Avatar (Maitreya) will appear. Some Orientalists make modern Muradabad in Rohilkhand (N.W.P.)
identical with Shambhala, while Occultism places it in the Himalayas. (TG)
Mysterious Land - (Page 417) "Perfect" Buddhas are simply "perfect" Initiates. All these are men, and not disembodied Beings,
as is given out in the Hinay na exoteric books. Their correct character may be found only in the secret volumes of Lugrub
or N g rjuna, the founder of the Mah y na system, who is said to have been initiated by the N gas (fabulous "Serpents," the
veiled name for an Initiate or Mah tm ). The fabled report found in Chinese records that N g rjuna considered his doctrine
to be in opposition to that of Gautama Buddha, until he discovered from the Nagas that it was precisely the doctrine that
had been secretly taught by Sh kyamuni Himself, is an allegory, and is based upon the reconciliation between the old Br hmanical
secret Schools in the Him layas and Gautama's Esoteric teachings, both parties having at first objected to the rival schools
of the other. The former, the parent of all others, had been established beyond the Him layas for ages before the appearance
of Sh kyamuni. Gautama was a pupil of this; and it was with them, those Indian Sages, that He has learned the truths of the
Sungata, the emptiness and impermanence of every terrestrial, evanescent thing, and the mysteries of Praj P ramit , or "knowledge across the River," which finally lands the "Perfect One" in the regions of the
His Arhats were not Himself. Some of them were ambitious, and they modified certain teachings after the great councils, and
it is on account of these "heretics" that the Mother-School at first refused to allow them to blend their schools, when persecution
began driving away the Esoteric Brotherhood from India. But when finally most of them submitted to the guidance and control
of the chief shrams, then the Yog ch rya of ry sanga was merged into the oldest
Lodge. For it is there from time immemorial that has lain concealed the final hope and light of the world, the salvation of
mankind. Many are the names of that School and land, the name of the latter being now regarded by the Orientalists as the
mythic name of a fabulous country. It is from this mysterious land, nevertheless, that the Hindu expects his Kalki Avat ra,
the Buddhist his Maitreya, the P rs his Sosiosh, and the Jew his Messiah, and
so would the Christian expect thence his Christ-if he only knew of it. SDIII.
is the Tibetan name of ry sanga, the founder of the Yog ch rya or Naljorchodpa
School. This Sage and Initiate is said to have been taught "Wisdom" by Maitreya Buddha Himself, the Buddha of the Sixth Race,
at Tushita (a celestial region presided over by Him), and as having received from Him the five books of Champaitehos-nga.
The Secret Doctrine teaches, however, that he came from Dejung, or Shambballa, called the "source of happiness" ("wisdom-acquired")
and declared by some Orientaliss to be a "fabulous" place. SDIII. 431.
Lord has his keynote. The Epoch of Maitreya proclaims woman. The manifestation of Maitreya is linked with the confirmation
of the Mother of the World, in the past, present, and future. (HIER, 13)
who do not comprehend the new ways are greatly in need of understanding the Epoch of Maitreya. (HIER, 390)
flaming Mother of Agni Yoga must manifest Fire to humanity in the Epoch of Maitreya during the great period of shifting. (INF
coming epoch will be under the Rays of three Lords-Maitreya, Buddha, and Christ. (LHR II, p 353)
Great Spirit who is at the head of the New Cycle must contain within Himself all synthesis, all the greatest Images of the
past Cycle. That is why the Synthesis of Maitreya includes all the Rays. (LHR I, p 266)
The predictions and prophecies of the holiest, most self sacrificing souls of all time ; all science and invention ; even the very stars in heaven, as well
as the sun that is now entering the sign of the Water-Bearer, all prefigure the second coming of the Son of Man and the servant
of the people, and the period of his coming. Deep unrest, widespread rebellion, passionate demands for freedom in all walks
of life, all proclaim the same tidings ; for without the latter the former
would be inadequate. One demands and the other supplies the necessary information. The
before mentioned prophecies and revelations also predict or indicate the evolving of "peculiar children", in whom the long atrophied psychic senses of the race will be again aroused, and through whom
many of the long hidden mysteries of life will be
unsealed. As has also been foretold, many
false teachers are appearing
who "if it were possible would deceive even the elect", the prepared. Therefore, we, who bring the message that has been sent
to you, can only leave it to your own soul to decide the authenticity of the Message and its application.
Thirty-five years ago
there came a call from the long waiting Seers of past ages, to a
body that had been many, many years in process of preparation, to go
out into the world and make ready a still larger body for the receipt and dispersion of vast revelations.
Ten years ago there came another call from the same Seers, to the faithful of the first body ; to stand ready to deliver to
the world the message they brought and assist the people who would accept that message to recognize the Messenger when he comes.
Within the last year that message has been deciphered and has been prematurely
delivered by some whose inner ears were partially opened, and who, therefore, caught some portions of it when it was first delivered to its custodians.
We who send the full message to you were of the first and second bodies before mentioned. We do not claim for ourselves anything [TT VI] that you may not have if you will fulfill the necessary conditions.
We only ask
you now to review your own past spiritual experiences, the instructions or interpretings
of your own pastors or teachers, the revealings of your own higher selves
as to the necessity, probability, and possibility, of a return to earth of the great soul called Jesus of Nazareth, according
to his own prophecy ; and also, ask what is the possibility of your recognizing him or any other great soul with no more knowledge
of the nature or substance of the soul or body in which he must come than the average person possesses ? When one realizes that he
would not be able to recognize
his own father or mother without previous association and mutual experiences, the difficulty in the way of the recognition
of a Saviour or Avatar, without adequate preparation, is obvious.
Not all the paraphernalia of the heavenly spheres, the sound of trumpet or voice of angel would prove the identity
of such an one, for we are told the satanic emissaries could make use of similar means. Something must be done to or
within us individually to make such recognition possible and, according
to the words of the message we
bring to you, it is quite possible to make
such preparation for the coming Christ, and to make it first in our own hearts. Temple Teachings. FLD. MH.
Psychology II - Chapter III - Humanity Today - The New Group of World Servers e. The World Servers and the May Full Moon The
Month of May is one of deepest significance to all who are affiliated with the Great White Lodge (as are all true esotericists)
in that the Wesak Festival takes place and is of moment and deep import. The period is always one of prime interest and rare
opportunity, but the Wesak Festival of 1936 was unique and the Lodge of Masters prepared for it for six months. May I add
also that the Buddha Himself in His high place and the blessed Lord Maitreya (known to Christian disciples as The Christ)
have since then been in close communication with each other and cooperating in order to bring about a receptivity on the part
of the human family to a possible outflow of spiritual force which may serve to turn the tide of the present distress, depression
and uncertainty and thus inaugurate an era of peace and of soul-culture. This item of information is of interest, is it not?
In connection with these Festivals every May, I am presenting you an opportunity to serve and to bring about the desired objective
of peace. pg 684.
aspirants and disciples who can train themselves to the realization of an increased spiritual responsibility and can preserve
an inner quietness and a focused esoteric attentiveness can be swept into this tide of spiritual force and can then and thus
serve humanity's need. As transmitters they meet that need; as interpreters they increase the capacity of the human being
to respond and to understand. In order to effect this transmission of force, a peculiar interchange of ideas and of cooperation
is going on between the Lord Buddha and the Lord Maitreya, and They are subjecting Themselves to a most definite form of training
in order to present to these interested Spiritual Beings Who are seeking to help the planet, more adequate channels of service.
would assert here that the great and satisfying reply to all human questioning and human need is to be found in the doctrine
of Avatars, and in the continuity of divine Revelations. This is the persistent belief -ineradicable and unalterable - that
(at major moments of world need) God reveals Himself through Appearances, through a Coming One. This doctrine is found in
all the basic world religions, in every time and age; it appears in the doctrine of the Avatars of the Hindu faith, in the
teaching of the return of Maitreya Buddha or the Kalki Avatar, in the belief in the Western world in the return of Christ
and His Advent or second Coming, and in the prophesied issuing forth of the divine Adventurer of the Moslem world. All this
is tied up with the undying belief of mankind in the loving Heart of God, Who ever meets man's need. The witness of history
is that always the appearance of man's necessity has been met with a divine Revelation. EH 286.
use of the Lord's image is frequently of vital importance, but - and it is here that I seek to lay the emphasis - it must
be the image arrived at by oneself through the medium of the expansion of the Christ consciousness in one's own life, and
by arriving at the stage of conscious discipleship. At that particular stage, when a man is definitely linked with a Master
and His group, he is then, automatically and as an individual, linked with the Master of all Masters. He can then, via his
own soul and the soul of his particular group, draw on the force of Maitreya Buddha. Why, think you, is there no good and
true picture of the Blessed One. There are only a few speculations by the devotees of the early church and none by those who
knew Him. The reason is a definite one. There is no true image of Him because it must be upon our hearts and not upon our
canvases. We arrive at knowledge of Him because He is ours, as we are His. Do you understand that whereof I speak? He is the
world Healer and Savior. EH. 360.
Work of the World Teacher, the ChristGroup two has the World Teacher for its presiding Head. He is that Great Being whom the
Christian calls the Christ; he is known also in the Orient as the Bodhisattva, and as the Lord Maitreya, and is the one looked
for by the devout Mohammedan, under the name of the Iman Madhi. He it is who has presided over the destinies of life since
about 600 B.C. and he it is who has come out among men before, and who is again looked for. He is the great Lord of Love and
of Compassion, just as his predecessor, the Buddha, was the Lord of Wisdom.  Through him flows the energy of the second
aspect, reaching him direct from the heart center of the Planetary Logos via the heart of Sanat Kumara. He works by means
of a meditation centered within the heart. He is the World Teacher, the Master of the Masters, and the Instructor of the Angels,
and to him is committed the guidance of the spiritual destinies of men, and the development of the realization within each
human being that he is a child of God and a son of the Most High. IHS. 44. AAB.
to the prophecy of the most ancient Teachers, when humanity loses the foundation of the Teaching and sinks into obscurity,
the Epoch of Maitreya will take place. (HIER, 1)
Human and Solar - Glossary B-E Bodhisattva Literally, he whose consciousness has become intelligence, or buddhi. Those who
need but one more incarnation to become perfect buddhas. As used in these letters the Bodhisattva is the name of the office
which is at present occupied by the Lord Maitreya, who is known in the occident as the Christ. This office might be translated
as that of World Teacher. The Bodhisattva is the Head of all the religions of the world, and the Master of the Masters and
of the angels.
(The) The name given to Gautama. Born in India about B.C. 621 he became a full buddha in B.C. 592. The Buddha is one who is
the "Enlightened," and has attained the highest degree of knowledge possible for man in this solar system.
decades, the reappearance of the Christ, the Avatar, has been anticipated by the faithful in both hemispheres - not only by
the Christian faithful, but by those who look for Maitreya and for the Boddhisattva as well as those who expect the Imam Mahdi.
When men feel that they have exhausted all their own resources and have come to an end of all their own innate possibilities
and that the problems and conditions confronting them are beyond their solving or handling, they are apt to look for a divine
Intermediary and for the Mediator Who will plead their cause with God and bring about a rescue. They look for a Savior. This
doctrine of Mediators, of Messiahs, of Christs and of Avatars can be found running like a golden thread through all the world
faiths and Scriptures and, relating these world Scriptures to some central source of emanation, they are found in rich abundance
everywhere. RC. 6.
approaching Maitreya is symbolized with His feet set upon earth-the symbol of haste. It is predicted that the manifestation
of Maitreya will come after the wars. But the final war will be for the True Teaching. But each one rising up against Shambhala
shall be stricken in all his works. And the waves shall wash away his dwelling. And even a dog will not answer to his call.
Not clouds but lightning shall he see on the final night. And the red messenger shall rise up on pillars of Light. The teaching
indicates that each warrior of Shambhala shall be named the Invincible. The Lord Himself hastens. And His Banner is already
above the mountains. AY. Crossroads.
Blessed Buddha bestowed upon you the cherished Maitreya to approach the New Era. AY.
preceding Yogas, given from the highest Sources, took as their basis a particular aspect of life. Now, at the dawn of the
age of Maitreya, there is needed a Yoga comprising the essence of the whole of life, all-embracing, evading nought. One remembers
the example of those unignitible youths in the biblical legend who valiantly sacrificed themselves to the fiery furnace and
thereby acquired power. You may call this the Yoga of Life. But the most precise name will be Agni Yoga. It is precisely the
element of fire that gives its name to this Yoga of self-sacrifice. AY. 158.
No name will provoke so many attacks as that of Maitreya, for it is bound up with the future. Nothing provokes so much fear
and irritation in people as thinking about the future. Striving toward the future, be ready for battle. Do not hide your striving,
for fire strives upward and only a high degree of striving will strengthen our union. The Teaching of Agni Yoga must transform
one's inner life. And externally, neither horns, tail, or wings, nor pompous condescension, superstition, or malice, shall
be your traits.
once again that the time of changes of continents is approaching. Maitreya is coming, in the vanguard of science, addressing
its new frontiers. All the problems of science and of the evolution of all that exists are of concern to the Teacher. AY.
Once a woman stopped between images of the Blessed Buddha and Maitreya, not knowing to Whom to offer her reverence. And the
image of the Blessed Buddha uttered these words: "According to My Covenant, revere the future. Standing in defense of the
past, direct your gaze toward the dawn." Remember how We labor for the future, and direct all your being into the future!
In rays of knowledge We bring a Teaching strange to the world, for the light of the world is covered by darkness. NEC.
is time to make ready the Banner of Maitreya. Who said that the time of Maitreya is without lightning and without whirlwind!
We prefer to test you in flight. NEC. 247.
of the form in which the coming Avatar is to appear to man has been withheld from man for a definite purpose. If it should
prove to be, as before outlined, in the form of a Glorified Body, it will not be difficult to understand how two biblical
prophecies relating to the "second coming of Christ" may be fulfilled, i. e. : "He shall come in a cloud with power and great glory" and "He shall appear in the twinkling of an eye and every eye shall behold him." Natural laws would have to be suspended to make possible the
verification of those two prophecies if an Avatar were to appear in a strictly physical form. But whatever be the form, or
whether that form be perceptible to inner or outer vision, one indisputable fact remains, the mere seeing of the form would
count for little. It will rest upon the conscious effort of the individual man or woman as to what the final effect of that
event will be upon him or her. The human will enforced by Divine Will
must settle the question of preparation and the course of
action to be pursued in the
interim between now and the final event, as has been done in former Messianic
Cycles. It would be well if each reader of this article should make an individual and present issue of this subject of the Coming of the Avatar.
Above all else, his or her readiness for the Call of the Christ will depend entirely upon individual effort and the spirit
of unselfishness which actuates that effort. We can only pray that the Christ may have mercy on the one who refuses to make the effort, for there is no mercy in the Code of Laws
which governs the action of the Individual Ego . the divine Self . when the human soul is brought before its judgment Seat.
Temple Teachings. MH. FLD. 512.
Each one of
your number must conscientiously determine
his position on one side or the other of the path in the great trial by fire that is now on the human race. It is imperative
that you take a stand for the salvation of the religion of the Christ regardless of individual differences. Is there to be
one vast harmonious movement toward true Civilization, or must there be rapid destruction of all forma which
have hitherto been built to that end ? This is the most important and momentous question of the present age, and it can only
be rightly answered from the religious point of view. Temple Teachings.
MH. FLD. 516.
you have destroyed the bridge between your soul and body, you cannot eliminate your belief in a Supreme Being-a God-whether
that belief is based on a personal God, a Hierarchy of Divine Beings, or upon the Higher Self of each one. The law of evolution
alone would compel your belief in such a Being, if you accept its decrees. The time is coming when you will be compelled to
affirm or deny your belief in that Supreme Being. "The First Born Son of God," the Christ, will appear in concrete form again,
when His cycle opens, as He has appeared again and again in the past; but this time it will be infinite in expression of the
radiance of His Selfhood, the center of the effulgence of Divine Love. Temple Teachings II. 145. MH. FLD.
BODIES OF THE CHRISTS Possibly no other subject would be of equal interest to believers in the reappearance of a Christ, especially
at such an interesting period as the present, as would the subject of the body in which such a Christ might incarnate. To
the deep student of Esotericism the seeming mystery appears easy of solution, for the seven-fold constitution of matter, the
interpenetration of all planes and state of matter, force and consciousness, and the power of will and mind over all organized
substance, throw much light on the subject. In order that those interested may have the opportunity of viewing the subject
from some of the aspects accepted by the Masters, as represented to us, we will endeavor to present the same, while fully
realizing the difficulties in the way of an adequate delineation. One of the difficulties encountered by the average mind
in accepting the fact of the cyclic reincarnation of an Avatar is due to ignorance of the truth that when the substance matter
of a world, or any one form of energy or force, or even the atoms of a single physical body, reach a certain definite rate
of vibration, that world, state or body is changed to some degree in an instant.
such a change, as for example, the raising of the vibrations of the matter of this world to the next higher degree in the
scale of evolution, would make manifest to those who were in the raised degree, the forms of life already existent in that
degree. As such changes invariably occur at certain definite cycles, there must of necessity be a synchronous vibration of
all forms of matter in both degrees in such an instance, making possible immediate inter-communication and identification
of all interests. One degree may be raised without affecting Others save to a minor extent. Reverse the process and consider
the lowering of the vibrations of a single form of matter or a body existing on a plane immediately above the present earth
plane and it is evident that the body would then appear to be like the occupants of the lower plane. One of the best known
Bible prophesies refers to such change as in the twinkling of an eye. [TT2@176]
personality known to the people of his day as Jesus of Nazareth was a certain combination of the same character of life sparks-seed-as
are those which now constitute all other personalities. Being earlier differentiations of the Absolute than are others, they
are the bases of all the seed-the atoms of all the personalities-known to humanity as Saviours of the human race; patterns
as it were, on which later lives were built. Each one of those bodies of the Christ was ensouled by one and the same Ego,
the first-born Son of His Father. The soul and the bodies used by the Son have been gaining power, experience and development
through their manifestation in form just as the soul and bodies of all humanity must gain the same, and for the same purpose,
the purpose that was expressed by Jesus in the words, "that you may become one with us, I in you and you in me, that we may
be perfected in One." It is a question of the reliability of those who claim to know these facts rather than unbelief in the
possiblity of such phenomenal changes, which drives the great majority of unbelievers in Occultism into repudiation of the
truth, and therefore into materialism, and the other isms and cults of the age. The very simplicity of the idea is the greatest
argument against it in the complex, unevenly developed minds of a great many people, when it is not due to the inability to
think or reason out the details of purely natural life and who believe that only by some great miracle could a Saviour come
votaries of many different religions are now looking forward to some Christly manifestation. In some instances it is taught
that a reincarnation of Jesus is taking place in the body of a child, and in others in that of a full-grown man, ignoring
or denying the truth of the express statement of Jesus (after his resurrection), as to the manner of his second coming. [TT2@179]
While we admit that obsession of a physical body by a departed soul is quite possible and frequently occurs, and also that
a manifestation of the Christ may be born every day in the year, we cannot admit that such a great soul, a Master of such
high degree, having passed his last earthly initiation, is still compelled to return to earth by the same means and by the
same method used in former and lesser incarnations. In such case, what advantage is all the power He had gained over earthly
limitations, over Heaven and earth and the very devils in Hell, as is claimed for him? Is it even reasonable to believe that
He is still confined to the same limited conditions which hindered Him in a previous life, or that he is compelled to use
the body of another soul, thus driving out that soul, in order to manifest Himself, especially when such a course would violate
His own given promise?
He is to be the progenitor of a new race surely He will come under a different law of manifestation than the one which now
dooms the human race to such woe and suffering. It has been repeatedly taught by the Master that a human brain could not conceive
an idea or imagine an object that has no existence. If this truth can be accepted and you individually are conscious that
the individuality, the Ego-the " I am"-is something apart from your body though related to it, you will not find it difficult
to imagine the parting from, or the revivifying of that body, even if it is in a state of dissolution or disintegration, and
therefore can perceive how a more highly developed Ego could revivify his own body with ease. The same forces are in action
in either case, but the methods of use in materialization may be different. That a Christ is to come to the human race is
beyond all question to those who have access to the astral planes, or those who believe in the countless prophesies of such
an event. The real question is what are you individually going to do by thought, word and deed to open the way for His Coming?
will never recognize the Christ or meet with such recognition as you desire unless you have done your part toward building
up the necessary mutual interests and memories, by obedience to His demands, thereby preparing a matrix within which the ideal
Christ may first take form and become visible to you. If you are questioning the possibility, yet desiring the reappearance
of the last great Avatar, give your own self, your Soul, as well as that Great One, an opportunity of proving not only the
possibility but the certainty, by preparing a place in your heart for Him first, and then making what outer preparations are
needful, as you have been directed. [TT2@249]
now work actively, under the direct impression of the Christ, in leading  humanity from darkness to light and from death
to immortality. These are the great underlying truths which are distinctive of the Christ, of the Buddha, and of the Church
of God, as it expresses itself in the East and in the West; these are the only truths which matter. In the future, the eyes
of humanity will be fixed upon Christ and not upon any such man-made institutions as the Church and its dignitaries; Christ
will be seen as He is in reality, working through His disciples, through the Masters of the Wisdom and through His followers
who toil unseen (and usually unrecognized) behind world affairs. The sphere of His activity will be known to be the human
heart and also the crowded market places of the world, but not some stone edifice and not the pomp and ceremony of any ecclesiastical
headquarters. Our study of the future work of the Christ is necessarily based upon three assumptions: That the reappearance
of the Christ is inevitable and assured. That He is today and has been actively working - through the medium of the spiritual
Hierarchy of our planet, of which He is the Head - for the welfare of humanity. That certain teachings will be given and certain
energies will be released by Him in the routine of His work and coming. People are apt to forget that the coming of the Christ
necessitates a period of intensive preparation by Him; He, too, works under law and is subject to control from various sources
- just as are all human beings, but in a much lesser degree.
reappearance is conditioned and determined by the reaction of humanity itself; by that reaction He must abide. His work is
subject also to certain phases of  spiritual and cyclic timing and to impressions from sources to be found on higher levels
than those upon which He normally works. Just as human affairs have effects upon His action, so great "determinations" and
"profound settlements within the will of God" also have their effects. The human side or nature of the Christ, perfected and
sensitive, responds to the invocation and to the appeal of men; His divine side or nature is equally responsive to the impact
of energies, issuing from "the center where the will of God is known." Between these two, He has to make adjustment and bring
about right timing. The bringing of good out of human so-called evil is no easy task; the vision of the Christ is so vast
and His grasp of the Law of Cause and Effect, of Action and Reaction is such that the arriving at right decision as to activity
and time is no simple one. Human beings are apt to look at all that happens, or that could happen, from the purely human and
immediate angle; they have little understanding of the problems, decisions and implications with which Christ is today faced.
In these, His pledged disciples share.
task is to develop "the mind that is in Christ" and as they do so, they will help make clear the way for "the coming of His
feet," as the Bible puts it (Heb., XII, 13.) Seeing life and events in the light of the spiritual values, as He does, will
facilitate the giving out of the new teaching and will provide the skeleton structure of the new world religion, thus giving
us a fresh view of divine intention and a living insight into the minds of Those Who implement the divine will and are the
engineers of humanity's future. Let us, therefore, try and appreciate not only the opportunity which Christ has to help us
(which is the usual presentation), but let us look also at the crises and problems with which He is confronted as He faces
the work which He must do.  The Reappearance Of The Christ. AAB. DK.
the light of the Will of God, Christ made certain basic decisions and determined to carry them out in the relatively immediate
future - the exact date of His coming being known only to Him and a few of His senior workers; yet all of these future events
lie hid in a certain fundamental decision of humanity itself. This decision is being arrived at through certain new trends
in human thinking, and will be the result of a subjective human reaction to the decision already arrived at by the Christ
and the spiritual Hierarchy, the Church invisible. The motivation for this reappearance is complete and settled. It is clearly
perceived by the Christ. The work initiated by Him two thousand years ago must be completed; the new world religion must be
inaugurated; the needs of a demanding, invocative humanity cannot be ignored, those steps which precede a stupendous hierarchical
initiation in which the Christ is the leading Participant must be taken; the events which are symptomatic of the "time of
the end" may not be delayed. 72. The Reappearance Of The Christ. AAB. DK.
was to the definite performance of His duties as Distributor, Nourisher and Dispenser that He pledged Himself in June, 1945,
and entered upon His responsibilities as the Forerunner and the Teacher of the Aquarian Age. As Nourisher of the Little Ones,
we are dealing with an aspect of Christ's work which involves the stimulation of the consciousness of His disciples as they
prepare to undergo initiation or to enter into deeper phases of spiritual awareness. The result of His work in the Triangle
with the masses of men will be the presentation of the first initiation -the Birth of the Christ in the cave of the Heart
- as the basic ceremony in the new world religion. By means of this ceremony, the masses of men in all lands will be enabled
to register consciously the "birth of the Christ" in the heart, and the "being born again" to which He Himself referred (John
III, 3.) when here on Earth before. This new birth is what esotericists mean when they speak of the first initiation. It will
not, in the future, be the experience of the occasional disciple but the general experience of countless thousands towards
the close of the Aquarian Age. The purifying waters of the Baptism Initiation (the second initiation) will submerge hundreds
of aspirants in many lands, and these two initiations (which are preparatory to true service, and the third initiation of
the Transfiguration) will set the seal on Christ's mission as the Agent of the great spiritual Triangle which He represents.
major work of Christ, however, as far as the disciples and the definitely spiritually-minded people of the world are concerned,
plus the hundreds of thousands of advanced humanity, is so to "nourish" their spiritual consciousness and life that they will
be enabled to take  the third and fourth initiations - those of the Transfiguration and the Renunciation (or Crucifixion).
know, the term "little ones" refers to those disciples who are "babes in Christ" (as The New Testament terms it) and who have
taken the first two initiations of the Birth and the Baptism. They are aware of the spiritual aspiration which is indicative
of the Christ life in their hearts, and they have subjected themselves to the processes of purification which culminate in
the baptismal waters. Christ must prepare these aspirants for the higher initiations and so nourish and aid them that they
can stand before the One Initiator and become pillars in the Temple of God (i.e., agents of the spiritual Hierarchy and, therefore,
active, working disciples). When He was in Palestine, centuries ago, He said, "No man cometh unto the Father but by me." (John
XIV, 6.) This was a foretelling of the work which He would be called upon to do in the Aquarian era. The Reappearance Of The Christ. AAB. DK.