Plenilunio de Tauro - The Wesak Festival
Sunday , April 20, 2008 - 10:26 AM GMT (Gregorian)
Taurus Sunday 02, 2008 - 10:26 AM GMT (Precessional)
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The influence of the Lord of Taurus extends from April 19 to May 19, 2008,
which is equivalent to the extension that goes from the 1st of Taurus until the 31st of Taurus of 2008
Second full moon in Taurus: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 02:12 am GMT
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Each year, more and more people of spiritual orientation are recognizing the importance of the three main spiritual Festivals of Aries, Taurus and Gemini as constituents of a united flow of energies that affect human consciousness. Easter, or the Festival of the Risen Christ, is followed by the Wesak Full Moon Festival, the Buddha Festival. Both merge with the energy of the intelligence of the human race during the third Festival in Gemini, culminating in the World Day of Invocation. During this full moon period, the focus is on Wesak, the Buddha Festival
Those who accept the fact of God one, as most intelligent people do today, have no difficulty in equally accepting that there are numerous ways to approach Him. Each of the major world religions, which have emerged through of times in different eras and human environments, it has a specific value, energy and quality to establish in human consciousness.
The two religions, which have had the greatest impact and have stimulated the deepest changes in human consciousness during the last two thousand five hundred years, have been the result of the life and work of Gautama Buddha and of Christ. Both Buddhism in its various forms and Christianity under its various denominations have spread throughout the world and together they gather a greater number of followers than all other religions together. For many people, these teachings do not constitute something separate or different, except as organized institutions. The values they teach form a complementary and sequential development of the fundamental principles. It is known that the Christ and the Buddha are brothers, as well as children of God One. The Buddha predicted the coming of the Christ. And the Christ, appearing at a later time, built on the work already established by the Buddha, adding the teachings required by mankind during the era of Pisces, these last 2000 years. The cooperation between these two sons of God is an incessant service, currently focused on the possible spiritual development during the next 2000 year period of the Aquarian era and also focused on preparing for the reappearance of Christ.
The Lord Buddha functions in the Planetary Life as the spiritual intermediary between the upper planetary center, Shamballa, "where the will of God is known", and the spiritual Hierarchy, the planetary heart center. He is the expression of God's wisdom and the indicator of divine Purpose. The Buddha is the embodiment of the Light, just as the Christ is the embodiment of Love. It serves during the Wesak Festival in the period of the Taurus Full Moon, to communicate the light of wisdom to humanity, through the Christ and of the Hierarchy. Each year, through this act of communion and cooperation between the Christ and the Buddha, the planetary relationship between the center "where the will of God is known" and the center "we call the race of men" is strengthened.
The Wesak Festival represents certain very definite and clearly marked ideas, and offering a great opportunity. The ideas you represent could be listed as follows:
- In the first place, this Festival links the past with the present as no other Festival, related to any of the world religions, has done. It represents a living truth and a present opportunity. In their mutual service to the race, the Buddha and the Christ produce this link. They also merge the East with the West and unite the Christian tradition, Buddhist and Hindu beliefs and the aspiration of all believers in the world today, orthodox and non-orthodox. Religious distinctions disappear.
- Secondly, this Festival marks the moment of maximum spiritual blessing in the world. It is a time of an unusual arrival of life and spiritual stimulation and serves to vitalize the aspiration of all.
- Thirdly, at the time of the Festival and through the united effort of the Christ and the Buddha, working in the closest collaboration, a channel of communication between humanity and God is opened by which Love and wisdom, from God Himself, can descend into an expectant and needy world. Speaking symbolically, and remembering that the symbols always veil a truth, it could be affirmed that, at the time of the Full Moon, it is as if, suddenly, it opened wide in for a door that at other times remains closed. Through that door, aspirants and disciples can contact energies that otherwise would not be easily available. Through that door an approach to truth and reality and to those who guide humanity can be made that is not possible at other times. This is available to all how many are on both sides of the door, and each time will be more.
At present, the most necessary thing is to develop intuition and discrimination of the world's disciples. They must learn to feel the superior vision, to respond to the day of opportunity and to reach the superior conscious relationship, whatever the price for the inferior being. In doing so, they should remember that the inferior being, due to his intimate and closed nature, will seem abnormally attractive and can be transcended only at an infinitely high price. Therefore, group intuition must be developed, and the sense of values must be adjusted much more adequately, before it can meet the requirements and fulfill its function, which is to inaugurate the new era. The descent of spiritual force, at the time of the Wesak Festival, aims to stimulate the intuition of the grouped disciples, the aspirants and the people of good will.
The Forces of Illumination are especially active during this period of the Festivals. They emanate from the heart center and are related to divine understanding and wisdom. The Buddha and the Christ constitute the two most prominent expressions of this energy of love-wisdom to date. The Enlightenment Forces especially affect the great educational movements and forums of people in all lands, as well as affect the quality of the values that are displayed through the mass media. All forms of public communication, speakers, writers, commentators and social workers, are affected by this energy that flows to the mind. Human consciousness itself is currently the recipient of enlightenment energies that introduce new ideas and influence human affairs in general.
The Wesak Festival forms a point of cohesion for those who, in synthesis and symbolically, unite in meditation and thoughtful thinking as representatives of both the Kingdom of God and humanity. It establishes a factual solidarity between Eastern and Western approaches to a higher understanding, because both the Christ and the Buddha are present and active during this annual cycle.
The Wesak Festival is a universal, or planetary, full moon festival for people of all faiths. It is a high point of inspiration for the work of the coming year. Everyone can cooperate in consciousness in this uniquely available flow of spiritual energies. Everyone can participate in meditation and in the effort to express a practical brotherhood as a way of life. The value of such a united group service, in alignment with the Christ and the Buddha and the Forces of Enlightenment, is obvious and inspiring. Through the use of the world mantram or prayer, the Great Invocation, the available energies can be invoked magnetically and literally placed within the reach of human consciousness:
THE GREAT INVOCATION
From the point of Light in the Mind of God,
Let light flow to the minds of men;
May the Light descend to Earth.
From the point of Love in the Heart of God,
May love flow to the hearts of men;
May Christ return to Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known,
May the purpose guide the small wills of men;
The purpose that the Masters know and serve.
From the center we call the race of men,
May the Plan of Love and Light be realized
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
May Light, Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
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[Meditation of the Great Invocation ]
Topic: Preparing for the Reappearance of Christ
1 . You are advised to practice this meditation once a week, every Thursday, instead of your usual meditation. Try to assume the attitude of aspiration, devotion, invocation and fixed intention (in the order indicated), prior to alignment. For this meditation to be the powerful instrument it is meant to be, esoteric students must perform it through their heart and mind.
2. Try to put into practice, between the Thursdays of each week, the results of the reflection expressed in this meditation. Establish practical plans and recap the planned activities every week, at the time of preparing for this meditation, in the light of the stated intention.
3. Make this meditation brief and dynamic. Forget the various stages, and get carried away by the sequence and synthesis of the formula. It will be easy for you to do it after having practiced it several times.
After having obtained a positive and intentional stillness of the personality, formulate, in your own words, the answers to the following questions:
one. As a member of the New Group of World Servers, what is my specific and fixed intention in these moments of dedicated contact with my soul?
2. Is the purpose of my personality concentrated and expressed according to Hierarchical intention - as far as I am allowed to know it?
3. Have I gained in my own personal life the right - due to the defined effort and not so much to the success achieved - to count myself among the Servants, who are now undertaking the work of preparation?
This is the only time, during meditation, that one thinks of oneself, and is used because it is a personal method of focused attention, since it aligns your personality in the mental plane.
Having answered these three questions in the light of the soul, say with emphasis:
“Forgetting the things of the past, I will strive towards my highest spiritual possibilities; I will dedicate myself again to the service of the One who is coming, and I will do everything I can to prepare the minds and hearts of men for such an event. I have no other intention in my life. ”
1. Visualize the situation in the world as best you can, according to your worldwide interest and with your knowledge of world affairs. See humanity shining with dim light and also brighter points of light, where members of the NGSM and men of spiritual intention and loving hearts work for the good of their fellow men.
2. Then visualize, through the creative imagination, the vivid light of the Hierarchy flowing towards humanity and slowly merging with the light that man already possesses. Then pronounce the first stanza of the Great Invocation:
From the point of Light in the Mind of God
Let light flow to the minds of men
Let the light descend to the earth.
2. Reflect on the reappearance of Christ, no matter the name by which he is designated in the various world religions. He is always the same Great Entity. Reflect on the possible results of His appearance. Then pronounce the second stanza of the Great Invocation:
From the point of Love in the Heart of God
May love flow to the hearts of men
May Christ return to earth.
4. Try to concentrate your firm intention to serve and spread love in your environment and you will understand that as far as you can do it, you are trying to merge your personal will with the Divine Will. Recite the third stanza of the Great Invocation:
From the center where the Will of God is known
May the purpose guide the small wills of men
The purpose that the Masters know and serve.
5. Consider what you can do practically during the next week, in order to hasten the preparation for the coming of Christ.
Then sing the OM three times, dedicating the triple personality to the preparation work.
OM OM OM
Excerpted from The Discipleship in the New Era II, p. 202-204, by Alice A. Bailey
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Meditation for the American Continent
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The Three Greatest Spiritual Holidays
There are three important spiritual festivals that constitute the highlight of the annual cycle. They are:
The Feast of Easter (during the full moon of Aries)
The Wesak Festival (on the full moon of Taurus)
The Festival of Good Will (on the full moon of Gemini).
Through the work of continuous and stable meditation of numerous individuals and groups in all parts of the world, these festivals are currently a subjective reference in the consciousness of humanity.
It represents a basic divine intention, which begins to establish its objectives to measures that different religions recognize and observe simultaneously, each in its own way, the unique annual approach of man towards God and from God towards man.
Simultaneous recognition is essential for the new world religion.
The Twelve Parties
We must also take into consideration the end and effects of each full moon period in the course of the whole year. The nine minor feasts build the "divine attributes" in human consciousness, while the three major feasts establish the "divine aspects".
These aspects are now known according to the terms of their fundamental energy qualities, reflecting the underlying trinity of God:
1. Will or Purpose
3. Light or Active intelligence.
The divine attributes of this third aspect are founded on: harmony through conflict, concrete science, idealism or devotion and order and organization.
These qualities are divine in their potential perfection the same as the three major aspects.
The twelve opportunities of the holidays can be used to stimulate the spiritual growth of evolution in all the kingdoms of nature.
These twelve festivities at the time of the full moon of each month are increasingly used as a means from which the energies are invoked, received and consciously directed. The energy, qualified by nature and the influence of each period of the full moon, flows towards us with the wave of life that comes to us from our solar center: the Sun.
We work in meditation groups during the full moon festivals, because when the moon is "full" the path for the communication of energies is greatly open, clear and unobstructed.
The Three Festivals
When the world of the future is organized, all spiritual men will celebrate the same holy days. This will create a reserve of spiritual resources, unanimous effort and invocation with considerable spiritual power.
Each year there will be three main festivals, happening in three consecutive months and this will produce a sustained spiritual effort that will affect the rest of the year. These festivals will be:
It is the Festival of the living and risen Christ, of the Instructor of all men of the Head of the spiritual Hierarchy. He is the expression of the Love of God. On that day we will recognize the existence of the Hierarchy that He guides and that He directs, and the nature of divine Love will be insisted. This festival is always determined by the date of the First Moon of spring and is the great festival of the Christians of the West.
It is the festival of the Buddha, the spiritual intermediary between the supreme spiritual Center, Shamballa, and the Hierarchy. The Buddha is the expression of the Wisdom of God, the Incarnation of Light and the Representative of the divine Plan. This festival will be set annually in relation to the full moon of May, as is currently the case. It is the great festival of the East.
The Goodwill Festival - World Day of Invocation
It will be the feast of the Spirit of Humanity that aspires towards God, which seeks to conform to his Will and consecrates himself to the establishment of just relations between men. This festival will be set annually in relation to the full moon of June. It will be the day in which the spiritual and divine nature of man will be recognized.
After two thousand years on the day of this holiday, Christ has represented Humanity, standing before the Hierarchy and close to Shamballa, as the man God, the head of His people and "the firstborn among several brothers" (Rome, VllI, 29). Each year, on that occasion, he has preached the last sermon of the Buddha before the assembly of the Hierarchy. This festival, therefore, will be a day of intense invocation, expressing the fundamental aspiration to fraternity and spiritual and human unity: it will represent the effect produced in the conscience of men by the combined efforts of the Buddha and Christ.
These three festivals are celebrated, but it does not yet have a relationship with each other: they are part of the unified spiritual Approach of Humanity. The time is approaching in which these three festivals will be celebrated throughout the world: thanks to them, a great spiritual unity will be realized and the effects of the imminent Great Approach will be established by the unanimous invocation of all Humanity.
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