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Gautama Buddha, April 8, 2007.
I Gautama come to greet you. And surely, some in the West will wonder what the Buddha is doing interfering with their celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Yet my beloved, in heaven there is only oneness. So how could there ever be any separation between Christ and Buddha? And so, I do indeed come to give you the Buddhic perspective on being the Christ in action.
For you see, my beloved, there is a difference in degree – not a difference in kind – between the missions of Christ and Buddha. They are in a sense like the Alpha and the Omega. The mission of the Living Christ in embodiment, the Word incarnate, is to go out and actively seek out people who are trapped in some mental box or other, or as we call it in Buddhism, who are trapped behind the veil of Maya, the veil of illusion created by Mara, the demons of this world, the prince of this world.
The role of the Living Christ is to go out and challenge these people’s illusions, in order to awaken them to the reality that there is something beyond the illusion, there is a different way to live. And so, the Christ must be outgoing, must be active, must be challenging. And therefore, the Christ also incurs the wrath of those who will not be challenged, who will not change, who will not look in the mirror and pull that beam from their own eye.
And once people have been awakened and have followed the path of Christhood for a time, they will then be open to the path of the Buddha, which is the path of non-attachment. And so, where the two paths converge and become parallel tracks is for those students who are more mature and can see beyond the outer religions of Christianity and Buddhism. And can see that Christ and Buddha came to Earth teaching the same universal teaching, the same universal path, only teaching it in different cultural contexts and with slightly different words.
When students become unbalanced
Yet there is still nuances that must be known by the advanced students. And here is the one that I would discourse on today. For you see my beloved, it is indeed possible that a person can become awakened to the path of Christhood and gain some grasp on that path, start the path, start the form of service of realizing that there are many things in this world that need to be changed, there are many illusions that need to be challenged. And the person might indeed start challenging these illusions but then there is always the risk that the person can be trapped in a blind alley by becoming imbalanced.
You see my beloved, there are many spiritual and religious people who have been awakened to the need to do something, to bring about better times, a higher form of society, a more spiritual society, or even a golden age. They have gone through an awakening or a conversion experience, have become all on-fire for working for God – however they see it – or working for the ascended masters. And they have thrown themselves at it with great enthusiasm, with great eagerness.
And in one sense, we of the Ascended Host love to see people in this phase, for they are certainly far more alive and far more entertaining to watch than the people who still sit there in front of their television sets, thinking the goal of life is to eat popcorn. [Laughter] And flip through the channels until their brains are so pacified that they can hardly think an individual thought, being so overpowered by the mass consciousness that comes through the television set that they are like the dead, the spiritually dead.
Yet my beloved, as gratified as we are in seeing people becoming awakened, I must tell you that we very often see these same people going into the blind alley of taking an unbalanced approach to what they see as their work for God, perhaps even what they see as their divine plans. We have seen this in all religions – and we have seen it in previous organizations sponsored by the ascended masters – that a certain percentage of students will become almost over-anxious in creating world change. And they are so “fired up,” as they say, about this that they lose all perspective and all balance.
And what is the cause of this, my beloved? Well, it is that they do not have the Buddhic perspective on what it means to be the Christ in action. For you see, my beloved, as the Living Christ in action, you cannot be completely non-attached to the point of saying that nothing really matters. You cannot buy into the gray thinking that everything will turn out okay in the end because somehow Jesus or a UFO will come and save this planet.
And thus, as the Living Christ in action, you expose yourself to people’s ridicule and condemnation. You often go up against their egos, and you do so because you truly care. You care enough that you are willing to let them reject you and persecute you, even as Jesus cared enough to let them nail him to a cross so that they received an opportunity to see their own duality outpictured.
And so as the Living Christ you do have a caring. And this is why you go out and you are willing to disturb people. Yet maintaining that caring is a very delicate balance. For it is very easy to become over-anxious, to step over the line and become attached to a particular result of your actions, to become attached to getting a particular reaction from other people.
And this, my beloved, is a very fine line. It is the line between remaining on the straight and narrow way of Christ or stepping on to the broad way of anti-Christ. For you see, even though you are caring about other people, wanting to awaken them, you must never forget that God has given them free will. And so you must simply give them the example, the knowledge, the insight, the wisdom, the Living Word, that gives them a free choice to abandon the duality consciousness. But you must not become attached to a particular result.
The outer expression of such attachments is those who play the game of numbers. How many members does their church have? How many members in their religion? Look at how many Christians pride themselves on the fact that Christianity is the biggest religion in the world. But then when it comes right down to it, Christianity is so diversified that you can hardly call it a coherent religion.
Yet my larger point here is this: those who play the numbers game, those who are comparing their religion to others – having a need to feel that their religion is better – obviously demonstrate that they are attached. They may still serve out of a – to some degree – pure motive, but there is an attachment that perverts that motive and even opens them up to the serpentine lie that the end can justify the means.
You are not here to change the world
So my beloved, how can you walk the tightrope of being the Living Christ in action without going too far into any of the dualistic extremes? Well, you see my beloved, you must first of all keep one truth in mind: As the Living Christ, you are not here to produce a specific outer change on Earth!
You are not here to raise up America to recognize the ascended masters. You are not here to produce world peace. You are not here to expose the power elite and their manipulation of the economy. You are not here to overthrow the international banking system. You are not here to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
Take note that I am not saying that some of these things are not worthy goals that need to be obtained, that need to happen. But you are not here to make it happen. For my beloved, what is to happen on this Earth must happen through the free will of the people. And thus, you see my beloved, how the American form of government – how the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence – how they incorporate the concept of “we the people.”
What you can do as the Living Christ is to awaken the people, so that they can make the best possible choices. But the Living Christ is not a dictator who comes in and takes power, and takes power away from the other dictator who is identified as the real bad guy, as the real villain in the play.
For you see, my beloved, when you fall into the trap of thinking that you are here to produce a specific result – when you are here to overthrow the rule of this or that other group of people or these or that dark forces – what have you then done? Well, you have done what Jesus described when he described the world as a stage and life as a play with separate roles.
Do you see, my beloved, there are many roles defined in this world based on the consciousness of duality. And there is a role created by the serpentine mind to specifically trap those who have been awakened to the path of Christhood but who have not yet attained balance. And so, they go into that role of thinking that as representatives of Christ, they have to fight and destroy the representatives of anti-Christ, and produce a specific result by overthrowing this or that action taken by those they identify as the representatives of anti-Christ.
Do you see, my beloved, how subtle this trap can be? How easy it is for a person who has become awakened to the spiritual path – who is all on fire to serve God, to serve the cause of Christ – to step into that role without noticing what has happened. And then people can go off on a tangent, sometimes for decades, thinking they are working for God, they are working for the Ascended Masters, yet in reality they are simply outplaying another dualistic role that does virtually nothing to further the true cause of the Ascended Host, which is to raise the people above the consciousness of duality.
Do you see, my beloved, what I am saying? We are not primarily concerned with creating world peace, getting America out of Iraq, overturning Roe vs. Wade, overthrowing the monetary elite. Our primary concern is to awaken the people from the blindness caused by the duality consciousness, because when the people are awakened from duality, they will make the right choices. And thus, once duality has been conquered, all other things will fall into place. Do you see? As the Christ said, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Non-attachment to specific results
We have seen over millennia how those who have followed a true religion, a true spiritual teaching – be it all the way from the teachings of Abraham, the teachings of Moses, my teachings as the Buddha and Jesus’ teachings, to the Ascended Masters’ teachings released over the past century – well, we have seen how people have started following these teachings, but in their over-anxiousness they have become attached to producing outer results. And so, they have gone into the blind alley of seeking first certain things in this world instead of reaching up for the real goal of truly embodying the teaching that they are following—to the point where they become the teaching, they become one with the teaching, they become one with the teacher.
And if you first seek that goal of oneness and the right use of your creative faculties – which means the balanced use of your creative faculties – then the outer results may or may not be added unto you. For again, it is God’s will that people have free will and that they are allowed to outplay that free will on Earth.
Certainly, we of the Ascended Host want to see certain outer results. Ultimately, we want to see the kingdom of God and the Golden Age of Saint Germain physically manifest on Earth. But do you see, my beloved, that it cannot come about by going about it the wrong way. For as Jesus put it, “With men this is impossible, but not with God, for with God all things are possible.”
So what is the second thing you must ponder in order to find the balance? Well, it is precisely what I taught as the Buddha, namely non-attachment. Non-attachment is not the same as non-caring, as indifference. For truly, when I had attained Buddhahood, I was not non-attached to the point of being indifferent. Which is indeed why I did not simply stay in Nirvana and experience that state of bliss that we have talked about earlier.
I volunteered to come back to Earth and teach, thereby exposing myself to the forces on Earth. Not that these forces could touch me, but nevertheless I still had to walk in the world of duality and deal with students who came to me in various stages of the duality consciousness. And although there is very little record of this, I can assure you that some of the students that came to me personally were very much trapped in the duality consciousness and did much the same to me that some of Jesus’ disciples did to him—as he has talked about exemplified in Peter who wanted to impose his mental box upon the Living Christ, forcing the Living Christ to conform to that mental box. So there were students who wanted to force the Living Buddha to fit into their mental boxes rather than allowing the Buddha to take them beyond those boxes.
So my beloved, non-attachment is the key to Buddhahood. And non-attachment is the key to Christhood. And that non-attachment comes from understanding what I have explained. The true goal of the Ascended Host for this Earth is the goal of raising up the consciousness of the people beyond duality, so they can fully reach up and discover the Living Word within themselves, thereby spontaneously making right decisions. Because they have what some of my later followers have called the “beginner’s mind” and what Jesus described when he said, that unless you become as a little child, you shall in nowise enter the kingdom.
Why the beginner’s mind is key
And why is that? Because you have that pure mind – that non-attached mind, that non-biased mind – that does not seek to force the world to fit into your mental box, that does not seek to force God and the Living Word to fit into your mental box. But you are willing to flow with the Living Word, to be the open door and allow the Living Word to express itself through you, whereby you are in the River of Live, flowing with that river. And thereby, the light of that river can flow through you and awaken others.
For my beloved, you do not seriously believe that Jesus and I awaken people through intellectual arguments, do you? You do not seriously believe that we were so sophisticated that we could override the intellects of those who challenged us. Surely, you see in the Bible that Jesus confounded the intellects of the scribes and Pharisees, but nevertheless as soon as he was gone, they went right back to their scriptures and found some quote in that scripture that made it possible for them to justify overriding or ignoring what he had said, thereby rejecting him as the Living Christ.
Buddhism is NOT a religion without God
And if you will study the history of Buddhism, you will know that I did indeed come to challenge the Brahmins of the Hindu religion—who had a similar hold on the people as the priesthood of ancient Israel, of the Jewish religion. And they too rejected me by referring to their scriptures of the Vedas and their cosmological picture. Many of them rejected me because I precisely did not talk about God or metaphysical concepts.
And my beloved, why did I not do so? Well, I can assure you that the reason was not – as some modern Buddhists believe – that I did not acknowledge the existence of God. Nay, my beloved, I truly did acknowledge God and the existence of God as the source of all life. But I also knew that the key to rising above the dualistic struggle that has been going on in religion is to help people attain an inner experience of the spirit of truth, of the Living Word. For when they have that inner experience, then they are no longer as likely to be trapped in the dualistic struggle of proving that one particular scripture or one particular interpretation of scripture is better or more right than another—when in reality all interpretations of scripture are wrong because they spring from the duality consciousness.
So you see, my beloved, my goal was to first connect people to the Living Word in themselves, because then we could have an entirely new approach to the topic of God and the topic of the heavens and metaphysical concepts. So I decided to take a very practical stand, a very practical approach, of saying basically that as long as we are trapped in the illusions of Mara, how can we know anything for certain about the topics of the spiritual realm? And therefore, if we want to know something about those topics, we must go within and gain a direct contact with the spiritual realm. And then we have a true foundation for approaching the topic of God.
Well, my beloved, many later Buddhists and many modern Buddhists have not understood this, and thus they think that Buddhism is a religion without God. And this, of course, fits in very well with certain Western people who have been so burned by their hell-fire and brimstone preachers of orthodox and fundamentalists Christianity that they are ready to throw out the baby with the dirty bath water of the church and reject God altogether. And so they turn to Buddhism as a way to avoid mentioning the terrible three-letter word that they no longer want to let pass over their lips.
But my beloved, you cannot attain enlightenment by approaching enlightenment as a process that does not end with your oneness with God. And this, my beloved, is where modern Buddhists could learn something from Jesus—who openly confessed his oneness with God, “I and my Father are one.”
Truly, I did the same thing, for did I not say that everything is the Buddha nature? And is not the Buddha nature simply another way to describe God, to describe the LOGOS, which is the source of all things? So my beloved, those who are the alert spiritual students can indeed learn certain things from the example of the Buddha. And as you have seen in this latest magnificent rosary, there is indeed a certain parallel between the words of Christ and the words of the Buddha. Just slightly different wording but the same concept described.
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