It is believed that year after year, Buddha comes back for blessing and year after year together with the Christ, he works for the benefit of humanity. He transmits ‘a dual stream of force — one stream from the Silent Watcher, or higher counterpart of Sanat Kumara, and one stream from Sanat Kumara himself.’
Every year, during the time of Vesak, which falls on the full moon of Taurus, many spiritual practitioners from all over the world gather to receive the spiritual energies sent by Buddha to every person, every being on earth.
Though Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima or the full moon of Buddha, is one of the most important festivals among the Buddhist, its celebration is not only limited to the Buddhist.
In fact, participating at Vesak meditation to be a recipient of the energies channeled by Buddha and spreading them to the world, is believed to be a great world service.
Vesak is special, because Buddha has made a commitment to stay in touch with the earth and the life on earth at this auspicious occasion to transfer the energies of the divine to revitalize, regenerate and reserve the spiritual life of earth.
According to the legends, every year, on the exact time of Vesak, Buddha comes down, spiritual practitioners, Holy Masters and Arhats from all over the world join him for a greater service to mankind; to help manifest the divine plan on earth. Described by Harrison, at this sacred moment, the energy of Shambala is released upon earth through Buddha. Therefore Vesak, is known as the festival of Buddha, divine intermediary between the highest spiritual center, Shamballa, and the Spiritual Hierarchy.
Buddha as the embodiment of Divine Light and expression of Wisdom of God and Christ, as the embodiment of Divine Love are active during this festival, helping and strengthening those who serve humanity.
As the legend believes, there is a valley in the heart of Himalayas, in western Tibet, surrounded by mountains all around, except the northeast.
A narrow pathway is open in the northeast direction, creating a bottleneck shape in the valley with its neck to the northeast. During Vesak festival, the valley gets filled with pilgrims from various areas and surrounding districts. The spiritual aspirants, lamas and teachers find their way into the valley and locate themselves in the southern and middle parts, leaving the northeastern portion free. They then arrange themselves in a special geometrical pattern in the northeastern end of the valley, and become prepared for Buddha to appear.
Though Buddha, Christ and the Manu are known as the main 3 figures who participate in Vesak, Vesak meditation is a universal act of service to humanity. Spiritual practitioners, teachers and masters from all over the world, with various religions, backgrounds and cultures, make themselves available, to participate in this great world service.
The energies generated through Vesak, benefits the individuals and is also used to accelerate the manifestation of the Divine Plan on earth.
In fact five days of Vesak, including two days before and two days after, are highly important. The first two days is known as the purification time, to prepare the system for a greater service and to remove all that could hinder one’s usefulness as a channel of spiritual force. The last two days is known as distribution time and is mainly spent for distribution of the divine energy generated during Vesak festival, to the entire world to be utilized for further development and spiritual growth.
It is suggested that during the two days prior to the Vesak full moon, spiritual practitioners hold the attitude of dedication, service and receptivity to be able to be used by the Hierarchy more effectively. It is believed that the Hierarchy works through groups of souls. These groups will later distribute the energy to waiting dedicated individuals.
On the last two days in this case, the job is to divert the attention from self to the outer world and distribute the energy to greater number of people.
“Wesak links east and west, Buddha and Christ, Shamballa and Hierarchy, purpose and love.”
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