Christ from the writings of the Tibetan Master and A.A.B.
Compiled in Ponder on This
Christ was the first of our earth humanity to achieve the goal (of individualization). ... So rapid was the development of the Christ, that in
Atlantean days He found Himself upon the Path of Probation. ... From the angle
of evolution, the rapid unfoldment of the evolution of Christ was, and has
been totally unparalleled. It has never been duplicated though
there are people living today upon the planet, who are beginning to develop now
with equal rapidity. (Esoteric Psychology, Vol. II. p. 210).
NOTE: Quote from Alice
A. Bailey. The
has asked me to make clear that when he is speaking of the Christ he is
referring to His official name as Head of the Hierarchy. The Christ works for
all men, irrespective of their faith; He does not belong to the Christian
world any more than to the Buddhist, the Mohammedan or any other faith. There
is no need for any man to join the Christian Church in order to be affiliated
with Christ. The requirements are to love your fellowmen, lead a disciplined
life, recognize the divinity in all faiths and all beings, and rule your daily
life with love. -
A.A.B. (The Externalization of the Hierarchy.
2) The first human being
out of that "center which we call the race of men" to achieve this
point (the third initiation) was the Christ; in that first great demonstration
of His point of attainment (through the medium of what was then a new type of
initiation) the Christ was joined by the Buddha. The Buddha had attained this
same point prior to the creation of our planetary life, but conditions for
taking the third initiation were not then available, and He and the Christ
took the initiation together. (The Rays and the Initiations. p. 385).
3) The World Teacher is
that Great Being Whom the Christian calls the Christ; He is known also in the
Orient as the Bodhisattva, and as the Lord Maitreya, and is the One looked for
by the devout Mohammedan, under the name of the Iman Mahdi. He it is Who has
presided over the destinies of life since about 600 B.C. and He it is Who has
come out among men before, and Who is again looked for. He is the Great Lord
of Love and of Compassion, just as His predecessor, the Buddha, was the Lord
of Wisdom. ... He is the World Teacher, the Master of the Masters, and the
Instructor of the Angels, and to Him is committed the guidance of the
spiritual destinies of men, and the development of the realization within each
human being that he is a child of God and a son of the Most High.
... The World Teacher
directs that indwelling consciousness in the life of spirit aspect, seeking to energize it within the form so that, in due course of time, that form can be
discarded and the liberated spirit return whence it came. Ever since He left
the earth, as related with approximate accuracy in the Bible story (though
with much error in detail) has He stayed with the sons of men; never has He
really gone, but only in appearance, and in a physical body. He can be found
by those who know the way, dwelling in the Himalayas and working in close
co-operation with His two great Brothers, the Manu and the Mahachoan. Daily He
pours out His blessing on the world, and daily He stands under the great pine
in His garden at the sunset hour with hands uplifted in blessing over all
those who truly and earnestly seek to aspire. To Him all seekers are known,
and though they may remain unaware of Him, the light
which He pours forth stimulates their desire, fosters the spark of struggling
life and spurs on the aspirant until the momentous day dawns when they stand
face to face with the One Who by being "lifted up" (occultly
understood) is drawing all men unto Himself as the Initiator of the sacred
mysteries. (Initiation Human and Solar. p. 43/4).
4) He has been for two
thousand years the supreme Head of the Church Invisible, the spiritual
Hierarchy, composed of the disciples of all faiths. He recognise and loves
those who are not Christian but who retain their allegiance to their Founders
- the Buddha, Mohammed and others. He cares not what the faith is, if the
objective is love of God, and of humanity. If men look
for the Christ Who left His disciples centuries ago, they will fail to
recognise the Christ Who is in the process of returning. The Christ has no
religious barriers in His consciousness. It matters not to Him of what faith a
man may call himself.
The Son of God is on His
way, and He cometh not alone. His advance guard is already here, and the Plan
which they must follow, is already made clear. Let recognition be the aim. (The
Reappearance of the Christ. p. 60).
5) He is the World
Teacher and not a Christian teacher. He Himself told us that He had other
folds, and to them He has meant as much as He has meant to the orthodox
Christian. They may not call Him Christ, but they have their own name for Him
and follow him as truly and faithfully as their Western brethren. (The
Reappearance of the Christ. p. 62).
6) The church emphasis has
been (and is today) upon the dead Christ. Men have forgotten that He lives,
though they give a tentative recognition to his hope and belief at Easter
time, largely because His resurrection guarantees our
own "rising again", and "because He lives, we shall live
also". The fact of His livingness and of His presence today, here and
now, on earth is not emphasized, except through vague and hopeful
generalities. Men have forgotten the Christ Who lives with us on earth,
surrounded by His disciples, the Masters of the Wisdom, accessible to those
who make the right approach, and saving men by the force of His example.
In the coming world
religion, the emphasis will be on these truths. Life and not death will be
proclaimed; attainment of spiritual status through spiritual living will be
taught, and the fact of the existence of those who have thus attained and who
work with Christ for the helping and salvaging of humanity, will be the goal.
The fact of the spiritual Hierarchy of our planet, the ability of mankind to
contact its Members and to work in co-operation with Them, and the existence
of Those Who know What the will of God is, and can work intelligently with
that will - these are the truths upon which the future spiritual teaching will
be based. (The Problems of Humanity. p. 144/5).
7) In the future, the eyes
of humanity will be fixed upon the Christ, and not upon any such man-made
institutions as the Church and its dignitaries; Christ will be seen as He is
in reality, working through His disciples, through the Masters of the Wisdom,
and through His followers who toil unseen (and usually unrecognized) behind
world affairs. The sphere of His activity will be known to be the human heart
and also the crowded marked places of the world, but not some stone edifice,
and not the pomp and ceremony of any ecclesiastical headquarters. (The
Reappearance of the Christ. p.
8) No man has ever been
saved by theology, but only by the living Christ, and through
the awakened consciousness of the Christ within each human heart. (The
Problems of Humanity. p. 133).
9) Individual man and his
soul are also attempting to come together, and when that event is consummated,
the Christ is born in the cave of the heart, and Christ is seen in the daily
life with increasing power. (Esoteric Psychology, Vol. I. p. 288).
10) As the man works with
his personality, purifying it and bending it to the service of the spiritual
will, he automatically raises the energies of the centers in his body up to
the center between the eyebrows. Eventually the influence of each of the two
centers increases, and becomes wider and wider, until they make contact with
each other's vibratory or magnetic field, and instantly the light flashes out.
Father-spirit and mother-matter unite and are at-one, and the Christ is born.
"Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God", said
the Christ. This is the second birth, and from that moment vision comes with
increasing power. ... The Christ is being born today in many a human being,
and increasingly will the sons of God appear in their true nature, to take
over the guidance of humanity in the New Age. (Esoteric
Psychology, Vol. I. p. 291/2).
11) That He Whom we serve
may be nearer to all of us than ever before, that the work of establishing
right human relations may proceed apace, and that light and love may stream
forth from Shamballa and the Hierarchy over all of you who love your
fellowmen, is the earnest wish, accompanied by my blessing, for you at this
season of the will-to-good.
Additional Quotes by the
Tibetan Master on the "Return of the Christ" can be found at here.