"Every year during the night of the full moon in the month of May,
the ceremony of Wesak takes place in the Himalayas. On this
night, either the birth of Buddha or his enlightenment is
symbolically commemorated. Certain initiates are able to attend
the ceremony in physical form, while others attend by means of
astral projection. But each of you can participate in this as
well, by means of thought. During the course of this ceremony,
brothers of the light enter into communion with celestial beings
in order to attract cosmic forces and broadcast waves and
vibrations of the highest spiritual nature throughout space.
If you want to take part in the reunion of these initiates, you
must prepare yourself. During the night, do not wear any metal
objects, since metal is not a good conductor for the currents
which come from the spiritual realms. But the one mandatory
requirement for admittance to the celebration is harmony. Watch
to see that you entertain no negative thoughts or feelings
towards others. Adopt a positive attitude which will enable you
to unite with the initiates and receive the blessings they send
to all the children of God."
The Wesak Legend & Ritual*
May 13th 2006 6:52 Am U.T.
(* For Ritual go to the Rituals page)
“In the faces of men and women, I see God.” Walt Whitman
On Friday evening as the Sun sets, the Moon and Jupiter will rise together and the festival of Wesak begins. This Full Moon with its Sun in Taurus and Scorpio Moon, is a time celebrated around the world as the day of Buddha’s birth and enlightenment. It is a time where Buddha, Christ and all the planetary lightworkers gather together high in the Himalayas and transmit a blessing of love to the world. To sit in meditation at this time is to partake of, and contribute to, the abundance of incoming spiritual energies blessing the planet.
This year the Taurus Sun is joined with the planetary messenger, Mercury, creating an energetic combination that enhances the power of thought. The Moon positioned across the zodiac with Jupiter, promotes well-being, kindness and generosity as well as an expansion of ones emotional state. There is also a planetary grand trine occurring between Mars, Uranus and Jupiter in the water signs stimulating psychic sensitivity and a greater desire for peace and escape from turmoil. Neptune, the planetary ruler of dreams and visions, is positioned in a square to the Sun and Moon further emphasizing the need for tranquility and sanctity. For those of you who can take time away from mundane affairs to meditate, journal, walk in nature, envision and dance your prayers this Full Moon is the perfect time. Wherever one is at this Full Moon it will be important to be aware of the thought forms you generate. Thoughts focused on planetary and personal health and harmony are supportive of the Wesak energies, whereas negativity and egotism serve as deleterious.
The Wesak Legend Visualization
There is a green valley, high in the foothills of the Himalayan-Tibet ranges. Towering mountains surround the valley on all sides except towards the northeast, where there is a narrow opening in the mountain ranges. The valley is bottle-shaped with the neck of the bottle to the northeast, and it widens considerably towards the south. Up towards the northern end, close to the neck of the bottle, there a huge flat rock. There are no trees or shrubs in the valley, only a kind of coarse grass. At the time of the full moon of Taurus, pilgrims from the surrounding districts begin to gather. The holy men and the lamas find their way into the valley and fill the southern and the middle parts, leaving the northeastern end relatively free. It is there that a group of great wisdom beings who are the Earth’s guardians of God's plan gather together. This group of enlightened ones are the main participants in The Wesak Festival. They arrange themselves in the northeastern end of the valley in concentric circles, in front of the rock where a large crystal bowl with water is placed and Christ stands. Gathered throughout the valley are the masters and adepts, and other planetary lightworkers. Some are present in their physical bodies while others are in their spirit bodies.
As the hour of the full moon approaches, stillness settles down upon the crowd, and all look towards the northeast. Certain ritualistic movements take place, in which the grouped Masters and their disciples of all ranks take up symbolic positions, and form on the floor of the valley such significant symbols as the five-pointed star, with The Christ standing at the highest point; of a triangle, with The Christ at the apex; or a cross, and other well known formations, all of which have a deep and potent meaning. This is all done to the sound of chanted words and esoteric phrases.
The expectancy in the waiting, onlooking crowd becomes very great, and the tension is real and increasing. Throughout the valley there can be felt a potent vibration. The chanting and the rhythmic weaving grow stronger, and all the participants and the watching crowd raise their eyes towards the sky in the direction of the narrow part of the valley. Just a few minutes before the exact time of the full moon, in the far distance, a tiny speck can be seen in the sky. It comes nearer and nearer, and grows in clarity until the form of The Buddha can be seen, seated in the cross-legged position, clad in his saffron-colored robe, bathed in light with his hand extended in blessing.
When the Buddha arrives at a point exactly over the great rock, hovering there in the air over the heads of The Great Lords, a great mantram, used only once a year, at The Festival, is intoned by The Christ, and the entire group of people in the valley fall upon their faces. This invocation sets up a great vibration or thought current which is of such potency that it reaches up from the group of aspirants, disciples and initiates who employ it, to the Being we know as God. It marks the supreme moment of intensive spiritual effort throughout the entire year, and the spiritual vitalization of humanity and the spiritual effects last throughout the succeeding months.
The effect of this great Invocation is universal and serves to link us up with that cosmic center of spiritual force from which all created beings have come. The blessing is poured forth, and The Christ, as the representative of humanity, receives it in trust, for distribution. The Buddha transmits renewed spiritual life, through The Christ. Slowly the Buddha recedes into the distance, until again only a faint speck can be seen in the sky, and this eventually disappears. The whole ceremonial blessing, from the time of the first appearance in the distance until the moment The Buddha fades out of view, takes just eight minutes.
When The Buddha has again disappeared, the crowd rise to their feet; the water in the bowl is distributed in tiny portions to the participants, who have all brought their little cups to drink from and share with others. In this ceremony is perpetuated for us the story of the universality of God's love, the need for our individual purification, and the opportunity to share with each other that which belongs to all. The water, which has been magnetized by the presence of The Buddha and of The Christ, carries certain properties and virtues of a healing and helpful nature. Thus blessed, the crowd silently disperses.
"The parable of the prodigal son tells the story of a young boy
who leaves his paternal home to seek adventure in the world and,
having encountered only trials and disappointments, returns at
last to his father’s house. All sacred books contain images and
accounts illustrating these two processes: going out and
returning, involution and evolution.
When alchemists describe the two operations ‘solve’ (dissolve)
and ‘coagula’ (condense), it is another way of presenting these
two movements of life. Nature herself speaks of this. You are
looking at a clear blue sky, and then a kind of veil appears, a
condensation (coagula) of water vapour, and clouds form. Some
time later, it all disappears (solve), and the sky is blue
again. Everywhere in the universe you will find these two
phenomena – ascent and descent, appearance and disappearance,
birth and death, creation and the return to nothingness –
inviting the disciple to pause and reflect."
"Schematically, the cross is a geometrical figure consisting of
two lines – one vertical and one horizontal – intersecting at
right angles. Among a number of other interpretations, we can
see in it a representation of the human being, a synthesis of
two principles: masculine (the vertical: spirit and intellect)
and feminine (the horizontal: soul and heart). The union of
these two principles produces movement. In effect, thought and
feeling together give birth to movement, to an act.
And when we set the cross in motion, it creates a circle, the
sun, and the more intense the movement, the more luminous the
sun. The sun thus reunites the two principles; it is the cross
in motion. As you can see, the cross is a profound symbol and an
inexhaustible subject of study. "
"How does an illness start and how does it spread? It begins first
of all with a microscopic germ which, as it develops, eventually
overwhelms the entire person. This germ is an idea which
attaches itself to the mental plane in an individual. From there
it descends to the astral plane where it is expressed in
emotions. Next it manifests as actions, and finally it settles
in the physical body. It is imperative that each of you be
sufficiently conscious to stop this process before it appears as
an illness on the physical plane. Say to yourself: ?I?m not
thinking correctly, I?m experiencing negative emotions which
lead me to behave in deplorable ways, and these are the germs of
future illnesses! To prevent this state from spreading to the
physical plane, I will begin by attacking the causes on the
mental and astral planes where they are found.? It is by keeping
watch over your thoughts and feelings that you really work for
"Many men and women are troubled by certain very strict precepts
of chastity and abstinence taught by their religions, and they
question whether it is really necessary to respect them. In
fact, this all depends on what they want to do with their lives.
If they want nothing more than a mediocre, ordinary existence,
it is useless for them to learn self-control and to practise
abstinence and chastity. This will even be harmful for their
health, to say nothing of all the negative consequences it will
have in the psychic, familial and social domains, as they will
become bitter, hard and intolerant towards others. But if they
have a spiritual ideal, if they love this ideal with all their
heart and soul, and if they have the desire to realize something
truly great, they can only succeed by following certain dictates
and rules of life. In that case, yes, vigilance and self-mastery
have their place. "