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Mystical Path of Zoroastrianism

20 Sep

The teachings of one man influenced Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, Christian and Jewish Gnosticism, Pythagoras, Plato, and the Essenes. And all of us who pursue the mystical path today. Yet, very little is known about him.

His name was Zarathustra and he was the founder of Zoroastrianism. He started a revolution of Light against Darkness that is ongoing today.

Zarathustra was a prophet, a mystic who spoke to his God face to face. Unfortunately most of Zarathustra’s writings and the records of his life were lost or destroyed.

Mary Boyce, Emeritus Professor of Iranian Studies at the University of London, points out:  “Zoroastrianism is the oldest of the revealed world-religions, and it has probably had more influence on mankind, directly and indirectly, than any other single faith.” <1>

Who was Zarathustra?

According to R. C. Zaehner, former Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford University, Zarathustra was “one of the greatest religious geniuses of all time….[He] was a prophet, or at least conceived himself to be such; he spoke to his God face to face….[Yet] about the Prophet himself we know almost nothing that is authentic.” <2>

Zarathustra lived in a nonliterate society, whose people did not keep records. His teachings were passed down by oral tradition, and much of what was later written down about his life and teachings has been lost or destroyed.

What scholars have been able to piece together about him comes from three sources–the study of the historical milieu prior to and during the time Zarathustra is believed to have lived, tradition, and seventeen sacred hymns called Gathas. Scholars concur that Zarathustra composed these hymns. The Gathas are recorded in the Avesta, the sacred scriptures of Zoroastrianism.

It is not clear where or when Zarathustra was born. It is believed he was born in what is now east central Iran, but that is not certain. Zarathustra’s date of birth is even more difficult to establish. Scholars place it sometime between 1700 b.c. and 600 b.c. The consensus is that he lived around 1000 b.c. or earlier.

Tradition holds that at the age of twenty Zarathustra left his father, mother and wife to wander in search of Truth. Ten years later he had the first of many visions. See how long God tries your soul. So keep on allowing him to try you.

Boyce writes:  “According to tradition Zoroaster was thirty, the time of ripe wisdom, when revelation finally came to him. This great happening is alluded to in one of the Gathas and is tersely described in a Pahlavi [Middle Persian] work. Here it is said that Zoroaster, being at a gathering [called] to celebrate a spring festival, went at dawn to a river to fetch water.” <8>

Now, at dawn tomorrow be sure you’re at the Mol Heron Creek!  Wait till you hear what happened to Zarathustra:

  He waded in to draw [the water] from midstream; and when he returned to the bank…he had a vision. He saw on the bank a shining Being, who revealed himself as Vohu Manah ‘Good [Mind]’; and this Being led Zoroaster into the presence of Ahura Mazda and five other radiant figures, before whom ‘he did not see his own shadow upon the earth, owing to their great light’. And it was then, from this great heptad [or group of seven beings], that he received his revelation. <9>

We can conjecture that the seven beings of this great heptad were none other than the Seven Holy Kumaras.

Ahura Mazda means “Wise Lord.”  Zarathustra recognized Ahura Mazda as the one true God, the creator of the universe. The significance of this cannot be overstated. Zarathustra may have been the first monotheist in recorded history. Zaehner points out, “The great achievement of the Iranian Prophet [was] that he eliminated all the ancient gods of the Iranian pantheon, leaving only Ahura Mazdah, the ‘Wise Lord’, as the One True God.” <10>

Some scholars assert that Zarathustra was not a strict monotheist but a henotheist, that is, one who worships one God but does not deny the existence of others. This is a technical distinction. As David Bradley, author of A Guide to the World’s Religions, notes, “[Zarathustra] was a practicing monotheist in the same way that Moses was.” <11>  Bradley thinks that Moses knew of the existence of lesser gods but insisted on the necessity of siding with the true God against all other gods. <12>

Shortly after his first vision, Zarathustra became a spokesman for Ahura Mazda and began to proclaim his message. According to Simmons, Zarathustra instituted a religious reform that was more far-reaching and more radical than Martin Luther’s challenge of the Roman Catholic Church. <13>

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Zoroastrianism facilitates your soul-development on the eighth ray through the secret chamber of the heart.

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Harmony – A Mark of Victory

29 Jan

Harmony – A Mark of Victory

 

This is an excerpt of a dictation by God Harmony given Sunday, April 20, 1986, at Camelot and published in the Pearls of Wisdom Vol. 29 No. 47.

Beloved ones, this is the cycle of the burning of dalliance in the human creation—this divine ritual of the violet-flame angels and legions of Light now invoked by you.1 Let it become a rite of passage. Let all who would enter in to the next cycle of self-transcendent being know the meaning of that work which psychol­o­gists and therapists know: It is the work of the soul groaning in her travail to give birth to that Christhood, nevermore to allow it to slip through the fingers of carelessness, to break, then, the chalice of the Divine Mother.

There is a chalice for every cosmic hierarchy. All elemental life and angelic hosts represent the chalice of the Divine Mother. Look at yourselves now. See your bodies of violet flame. Violet-flame crystal are ye—a fitting chalice for the Divine Mother of the seventh age. Let her come into your heart. Let her give to you the Divine Manchild. You have claimed it. You have invoked it.

I, God Harmony, seal you in the power of my causal body and my momentum of God Harmony. For this sacred fire is indeed for the turning of worlds and for change in the seat-of-the-soul chakra, the All-Seeing Eye chakra of America, and for yourself.

Let the rainbow rays span the continent! Let the power of the Goddess of Liberty release now the divine plan for every Lightbearer in New York City and in Los Angeles! Let it be done. Let them be the called-out ones. Let them know the inner calling of the Inner Retreat. Let them come to the heart of the builders.

O beloved ones of the heart of Liberty, know the Lord whom ye seek. Know the Lord God Almighty who is thine own, the God, the Great Guru. Know him in thy members. Know him in fruition and fulfillment and in the response now unto the call of thine own Tree of Life. Know the Lord in the fullness of the great violet-flame­ spheres. Know the absolute God-mastery and God-protection of the seventh ray and the first and of the power of God Harmony.

I AM the sealing of your souls in this level of attainment now. May you use this ritual and again and again discover the shedding of those snakeskins. And finally in the end of this ritual many of you have released, by the power of momentum of Christ consciousness garnered this day, old and ancient records, skeletons and symbols of the Goat of Mendes and genes of the seed of Satan whereby you have been on a treadmill, falling in the same rut each time the round has come to master the cycle of Taurus.

Therefore, let the little drummer boy drum, then, for the coming of the Cosmic Christ. Let him sing now by the power of the Cosmic Christ for the victory of all life.

O beloved ones from the heart of the Great Central Sun to the heart of Surya, I am come! We are the entire Spirit of the Great White Brotherhood. We draw the Lightbearers into higher spheres and planes of being even while they walk the earth treading veils of the astral plane, treading veils of glory.

Lo, in the heart of the ruby ray, I AM! Lo, accept your freedom, your deliverance, the fruit of your work and your action now, beloved.

Claim it! Seal it! For I seal it in your heart. And you must seal yourself. You must place now the mighty wreath around your own neck—the laurel wreath. Place, therefore, that mighty wreath upon the crown and around the neck and be bedecked now in the flowers of springtime and in the leis of the islands, O beloved ones!

Lo, I AM the Buddha where I AM!
Lo, I AM the Buddha where I AM!
Lo, I AM THAT I AM the Buddha where I AM.
Lo, I AM the Mother where I AM.
Lo, I AM the Mother where I AM.
Lo, I AM THAT I AM.
Lo, I AM the Divine Mother incarnate now.
Lo, I AM the Son of Righteousness.
Lo, I AM my Christ within me now.
Lo, I AM my Christ.
Lo, I AM that Son of God.
Lo, the Father and the Son have come to dwell
in my temple now.
And I AM THAT I AM.
I AM the soul who is that Bride of Christ.
I AM the Divine Mother now.
I AM the cloven tongues of the Holy Spirit
consuming now the cloven hooves of the seed of Satan.
Bolts of blue lightning! Bind them now!
Bolts of blue lightning! Bind them now!
Bolts of blue lightning! Bind them now!
In the name of the Cosmic Christ,
In the name of the Cosmic Christ,
In the name of the Cosmic Christ,
We are One.
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Therefore, take the affirmation I have given you. Learn it and recite it and rejoice. Rejoice, O daughters of Zion, souls of Light! The breakthrough has come. Now mount the spiral staircase and admit no opposition. And slay the adversary who would stand on that stair to prevent thee from passing.


To read the entire Pearl The Mark of Victory by God Harmony, please go to: Vol. 29 No. 47 – Beloved God Harmony – October 12, 1986.

1. Taurus clearance. Before the dictation, the Messenger taught on the initiations of God-Obedience under the hierarchy of Taurus on the 4 o’clock line of the Cosmic Clock and led the congregation in invocations, visualizations, and the “Lovely God Presence Violet-Flame March” for the clearing of the perversions of Taurus on each line of the Clock. During the ritual each one visualized himself centered in the Cosmic Christ in a great circle of Light, with thousands of angelic legions marching on each line for the establishment of divine grids of Light and the cancelling out of old grids of human creation. This Taurus clearance is available at Ascended Master Library. Log in and use the advanced search with “Taurus clearance” as the Key Phrase and check the box next to “Elizabeth Clare Prophet.”

For more information on the Cosmic Clock, see Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Cosmic Clock: Psychology for the Aquarian Man and Woman, in The Great White Brotherhood in the Culture, History, and Religion of America, Summit University Press, pp. 173-206; The ABC’s of Your Psychology on the Cosmic Clock: Charting the Cycles of Karma and Initiation, on the album (M10011), 12 lectures; “Charting the Cycles of Your Family According to the Cosmic Clock,” on the album Family Designs for the Golden Age (M10004), ; and “Childhood Stages of Development: Karma, Christhood, and the Cosmic Clock,” on the album The Freedom of the Child (M11001).

2. Give this decree daily as you prepare to be in your perfect place at the right time. Every true–blue chela should memorize this affirmation and give it following the tube of light prior to the Alternate Preamble or any decree to Archangel Michael

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Gautama Buddha- The Eightfold Path and the Chakras

2 May

Gautama Buddha Meditation Teaching copyright TSL.org

 

Elizabeth Clare Prophet discusses The Middle Way of Gautama Buddha.

I would say that in the East we have a tendency toward greater self-mortification and in the West we have a tendency toward greater self-indulgence. We do need the Middle Way.

Gautama taught that this Middle Way leads to six conditions of consciousness. They are insight, wisdom, calmness, higher knowledge, enlightenment and nirvana.

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The Four Noble Truths of Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha proceeded to teach his disciples the Four Noble Truths: First, that life is dukkha, “suffering.” Second, that the cause of this suffering is tanha, “desire” or “craving.” Third, that suffering will cease when the craving that causes it is forsaken and overcome.

This state of liberation through the cessation of suffering leads to nirvana, which means literally extinction or blowing out—the blowing-out of the not self. The Fourth Noble Truth is that the way to this liberation is through living the Noble Eightfold Path, or the Middle Way.

The Eightfold Path of Gautama Buddha

The first step on the Eightfold Path is to have right understanding, or right views. The second is right aspiration, right thought, or right resolve. Third is right speech. Fourth is right action, or right conduct. Fifth is right livelihood. Sixth is right effort. Seventh is right mindfulness, and eighth is right concentration, or right absorption.

These eight points of self-mastery are the endowment of your Holy Christ Self. Know this Holy Christ Self as your Real Self, and know your Real Self as possessing all of these attributes. Know that your Real Self has developed them to the full level of Christ-mastery and adeptship and is waiting for you to receive them.

As you put on these attributes in daily striving and attentiveness to the precepts of the Law, you are putting on the robes of righteousness of your True Self. You are putting on your deathless solar body, which Jesus referred to as the wedding garment. You weave this wedding garment by the practice of these eight right attitudes.

Eight Points of the Law

These eight points of the Law fulfill the seven rays of the seven chakras and the eighth ray and chakra, which is the secret chamber of the heart.

1 – Right Understanding

Heart Chakra wallet cardThe first is right understanding, right viewpoint, right perspective—being centered neither to the left nor the right in relative thinking but being centered in God. This is a quality that is developed through the heart chakra and the third ray, whose color is pink and may intensify to a deep rose. The heart chakra has twelve petals.

We remember the prayer of Solomon: “Give me, O Lord, an understanding heart.” Right understanding, or right views, is described as knowledge of the Four Noble Truths; having views free from superstition or delusion; having penetrating insight into reality, or emptiness. Gautama Buddha said to his disciples: “What, now, Brothers, is Right Understanding?

“When … the disciple understands Evil and understands the Root of Evil; when he understands Good and understands the Root of Good; this is Right Understanding.

“What now … is Evil? Killing … is evil. Stealing is evil. Unlawful sexual intercourse is evil. Lying is evil. Slandering is evil. Using harsh language is evil. Vain talk is evil. Covetousness is evil. Cruelty is evil. Wrong views are evil.

“And what, Brothers, is the root of Evil? Greed is the root of Evil; Anger is the root of Evil; Delusion is the root of Evil.

“And what, Brothers, is the root of Good? Freedom from Greed … freedom from Anger … freedom from Delusion is the root of Good.”

When we think about the conditions of consciousness of greed and anger, we can objectively see them and determine whether they are in us or not.

But when it comes to delusion, we are self-deluded by our own desires, by our own pride and ego.

We are so much a part of the ego and its pride and its desires that we do not know we are in a state of delusion until increment by increment we catch a higher insight and we observe ourselves mounting an inner spiral staircase, if you will, to a point of enlightenment that, if we are observant, we recognize we did not have yesterday. And if we are wise, we will write down the experience and the insight and anchor into it and take another step.

Freedom from self-delusion is a great necessity on the Path. We need to pursue it with all intensity in our prayer and our thought and our daily consideration of the steps we take and what we do.

2 – Right Aspiration

Solar Plexus Chakra wallet cardThe second step of the Eightfold Path is right aspiration, right thought, or right resolve. This point corresponds to the six-petaled seat-of-the-soul chakra, which is the abiding place of the soul. This is the chakra of the seventh ray, the violet ray, which has many shades, from violet-pink to purple.

This is a right attitude that must be had by the soul if the soul is to return to the Christ Self and to the I AM Presence.

The soul’s aspiration must be centered in Godin having right thought, right contemplation upon the law of God and the right resolve to accomplish her mission in life.

This resolution is the use of desire constructively—setting one’s desire, setting one’s sail and moving in that direction consistently, day after day after day.

3 – Right Speech

Throat Chakra wallet cardThe third step of the Eightfold Path is right speech, which relates to the throat chakra. The action of right speech is therefore the right qualification of this ray of power, which is the first ray, the ray of the will of God. The throat chakra has sixteen petals; its color is blue.

With right speech we therefore affirm right desire.

Right speech includes abstaining from lying, slandering, harsh or abusive language, vain talk or idle chatter. Right speech is speech that is kindly, open and truthful.

Gautama said to his disciples,

“What, Brothers, is Right Speech? A man, Brothers, has overcome lying and he abstains from telling falsehood. He speaks the truth, he is devoted to the truth, he adheres to the truth, he is worthy of confidence, is not a deceiver of men…. Thus he brings together those that are at variance; establishes those that are united;… he delights in concord; it is concord that he spreads by his words.

“He has given up harsh language…. He speaks words that are free from rudeness, soothing to the ear, loving, going to the heart, courteous, rejoicing many, elevating many.

“He has overcome vain talk…. He speaks at the right time, speaks in accordance with facts, speaks to the point. He speaks about the Dharma [the law and the teaching] and the Discipline of the Order; his speech is of real value and agrees with its object.

“He bears in mind the injunction which says: ‘In meeting one another, Brothers, there are two things that ought to be adhered to: either conversation about the Truth or holy silence.’

“This, Brothers, is Right Speech.”

4 – Right Action

base of the spine chakraThe fourth step is right action, or right conduct. This is the base-of-the-spine chakra. It is the white ray; the chakra has four petals.  The base-of-the-spine chakra is a physical chakra.

Action and right conduct are the physical out picturing of all that we contain in our heart, in our mind, in our soul, in our desires, in our being.

It is the energy by which life is sustained and life is continued.

5 – Right Livelihood

Seat of the Soul Chakra wallet cardThe fifth step is right livelihood, and it pertains to the solar-plexus chakra, which has ten petals. It is the sixth ray of purple and gold, the ray of service and ministration.

Right livelihood is living honorably by a profession that does not harm any living thing and not choosing an occupation that is not conducive to spiritual progress. It is what we do in life, how we give of ourselves to one another, to society, to our nations.

Right livelihood must be based on right desire, and the solar plexus is the chakra of desire. Wrong desire breeds wrong livelihood.

6 – Right Effort

Third Eye Chakra wallet card Right effort, the sixth step, is established as right focus through the third-eye chakra, which has ninety-six petals. It is the fifth ray, the emerald ray.

By the All-Seeing Eye of God we focus. And as we focus on what our effort will be each day, the direction of our serving and our striving, we must have purity of desire in the inner eye. We must not lust after another, be jealous of another, want what someone else has.

Right effort is based upon a direct relationship with God. Right effort entails right exertion in self-training and self-control. Right effort is following what are called the “four right efforts.”

We must make an effort to “end existing evil.” We must make an effort to “prevent new evil.”

We must make an effort to “cause new virtue.” We must make an effort to “increase existing virtue.”

7 – Right Mindfulness

Crown Chakra wallet cardThe seventh step is right mindfulness. It is the attribute of the thousand-petaled lotus of the crown chakra. This is the second-ray chakra, and its color is yellow.

Right mindfulness is always moving to establish oneself in the Mind of God that was in Christ Jesus that was in Gautama Buddha and all those who have attained that oneness.

It is having an active, watchful mind, an alert mind that tends to details and masters them. Right mindfulness is the captain of one’s ship. The crown must be opened, because when one has illumination and then full enlightenment, one can direct the courses of all of the seven rays.

8 – Right Concentration

secret chamber of the heartThe eighth step is right concentration, or right absorption. This relates to the secret chamber of the heart, an antechamber of the heart chakra. This eight-petaled chakra is the place of the threefold flame.

The secret chamber of the heart is the place where you meet the Master, the Guru, the Lord Gautama Buddha.

Right concentration is upon God and upon the Highest Self and upon the point of Light. It is earnest contemplation on the deep mysteries of Life.

It is mental tranquility and the absence of distraction. Right absorption is the absorption of the mind and of the soul in God and in the Teacher. Without right concentration and absorption, we do not attain the full bonding of our souls to the Christ.

In Buddhist teachings, this eighth step involves meditation and proper breathing, as well as the techniques of Hinduism’s raja yoga (known as “the royal road to reintegration”).

It is a means of finding integration in all of the chakras and in the I AM Presence through direct personal experience of God within by the science of the spoken Word.

Paths of East and West

The teaching on the Eightfold Path is commonly ascribed to Gautama Buddha. In truth, it is the teaching of all of the Gurus who preceded him in the lineage of Sanat Kumara and all who followed him.

It is also the teaching of Jesus Christ. Each one of these steps we can also find in Christian teaching.

The paths that have been evolved in East and West are for the selfsame purpose of placing the hand of the soul in the hand of the Christ Self.

For only thus can the Way be illumined by right knowledge, right aspiration, right speech, right behavior, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right absorption.


Excerpt from Path to Attainment, Climb the Highest Mountain Series, Volume 9, by Mark and Elizabeth Clare Prophet.