The planetary prince
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Sanat Kumara (Kumara = Kuma Ra =Guardian of the Divine Fire)
It is said by the Tibetan Buddhists that there is a land in the north named Shambhala, where everyone is happy. This land is ruled by a king, named Raudra Chakri. In the Alice Bailey and Theosophical literature he is called Sanat Kumara. Raudra Chakri is the Buddhist “Ruler of Shambhala” and the “Lord of the World.” Sanat Kumara is also the being that is the Earthly representative of our Planetary Logos – the personality aspect of the Heavenly Man. This article is a brief description of Sanat Kumara, derived from the western occult traditions. uma Ra =Guardian of the Divine Fire
Other names for Sanat Kumara
The Great Sacrifice
The One Initiator
The Voluntary Exile
The Silent Watcher
The One Kumara
The Lord of Flame
The Ancient One
The Mighty Lord of Fire
The Point of Blue within the hidden diamond
The Root-Base (relating to the Earth as the base center)
The Son of Will and Yoga (the first ray Monad–the first ray Rishi)
The One Set Apart (as all initiates are set apart)
The Tree (the chain of Hierarchy)
The First Hierophant
He who changes form, yet remains ever the same
Lord of the Sacred Isle (or Shambhalla)
The First of the First
The One and the Supreme
The Youth of Eternal Summers
The Youth of Endless Summers
The Youth of Timeless Aeons
The Light of Life Itself
The Wondrous One
The Lord of Venusian Love
The Great Kumara within the Flaming Sword
The Peace of All the Earth
Fountainhead of the Will of the Planetary Logos
Jagan-Natha, Sanskrit for Lord of the World. (“Jagernath” is the common pronunciation. Hence the word: “juggernaut,” irresistible force.)
Lokapati and Locan²tha, the Lord of the World
Padmapani Chenresi (the lotus-bearer) or Avalokitesvara
Chenresi Vanchug, the powerful and all-seeing
Protector of Tibet
Savior of Humanity
Chantong, he of the 1,000 eyes
Jigten-gonpo, Protector and Savior against evil
Hermes, the Interpreter
Sanat Kumara is thus the incarnation of our Planetary Logos, the manifestation of the Lord of the Ray of our Earth Scheme. He keeps the world together in His awareness and in one sense, is the source and root of that which we call human consciousness. It is He who makes human evolution and initiation possible.
Three other exoteric Kumaras, known as the Buddhas of Activity, work with Sanat Kumara. Yet another set of three Kumaras are also associated with Him in a more subjective manner, making seven Kumaras. The six other Kumaras are representatives of the energies of other schemes. This makes four exoteric (Sanat Kumara and the Buddhas of Activity) and three esoteric Kumaras.
It is said that of these seven, “We have the four exoteric Kumaras, of Whom two fell, and the three esoteric, of whom One gathers the life forces of the four exoteric, making with Them the five” (Alice Bailey, A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, pp. 829) Thus we find these five Kumaras are concerned primarily with humanity and transmit the energy of MIND from Sirius. These Kumaras are also related to the five major initiations and also to the five major etheric centers that relate the human being to the five planes of superhuman evolution.
Sanat Kumara is, thus, the personality, and the three Buddhas of Activity act as the three aspects of that personality. The three hidden Kumaras stand in the same relationship to Sanat Kumara as the three hidden Kingdoms of elemental lives–composing the elemental life of the etheric, astral, and mental vehicles–stands to the human being. The “Silent Watcher” is, in this theory, the soul aspect. These, in turn are manifestations of the Planetary Logos just as the human soul-integrated personality is the manifestation of the monad.
The planetary Logos is the initiator of the four kingdoms via Sanat Kumara and the three Buddhas of Activity, initiating each kingdom via one of these Kumaras. Thus Sanat Kumara is the initiator for the fourth, or human, kingdom. Thus of all the Kumaras, the most important to us is the one named Sanat Kumara, or Highest Kumara.
Functions of Sanat Kumara
Let us identify the major functions of Sanat Kumara that we may ponder.
1. Sanat Kumara is the Lord of Shambhalla.
It is said that Sanat Kumara dwells “in Jana Loka, his own sphere or spiritual state” along with the other 7 and 105 Kumaras. The Jana Loka is the fifth Divine Loka, which is located, it is said, “beyond the Solar System.”
In this sense, Shambhalla is composed of Kumaras, just as the Hierarchy is composed of Egos or the Spiritual Triads, and Humanity is composed of humans or personalities. These three Kingdoms form the Head, Heart, and Throat centers of the planetary Life:
Spirit — Shambhalla — Head Center
Consciousness — Spiritual Hierarchy — Heart Center
Form — Humanity — Throat Center
To say that Shambhalla is composed of Kumaras is another way of saying that Shambhalla is composed of groups of Monads Therefore the world or environment of the Monad is Shambhalla, just as the threefold world of the Triad is the Hierarchy, and the three worlds (the mental, astral, and physical planes) the realm of the personality.
It is intended, at the end of this cycle, to have each of the three lowest sub planes of the physical plane–the fire, water, and earth sub planes–to be fully responsive to the energies of Shambhalla, the Spiritual Hierarchy, and Humanity respectively. At that time, the three centers will have merged into their higher coordinating center–the planetary ajna–and physical plane experience will be transcended in this Scheme. This transcendence will not be due to pralaya, but rather by the achievement of a relative perfection.
This is the higher correspondence to the achievement of initiation by the human being. The human being normally achieves an exit of the physical plane by way of death. Initiation is, in one sense, a different exit which does not lead to further incarnation. For example, a first degree initiate will not have his or her physical elemental reincarnate–it has been transcended. Of course, the consciousness will still need a physical vehicle for each incarnation until the fourth initiation is taken, but the physical elemental life has reached a peculiar point in evolution.
This relative perfection at the end of this cycle will be achieved through the process of individualization, initiation, and identification. Sanat Kumara has led Humanity to individualization ages ago in “Lemurian” days. Sanat Kumara today leads Humanity on the path of Initiation in this era, and will one day be the focal point of the process of Identification. Therefore:
2. Sanat Kumara is the One Initiator.
Sanat Kumara is thus the First Hierophant, the Maha-Guru or Greatest Guru, and the head of all evolution in this Fourth Globe of the Earth Scheme. He acts as the Hierophant at the third, fourth, and fifth initiations, wielding the rod of initiation to bring about dramatic changes within the consciousness of the initiate and sealing certain achievements. The previous two initiations, the first and the second, are presided over by the Christ.
The Monads have sacrificed themselves, and taken upon themselves the substance of the five lower planes, and evolved through countless ages through the mineral, plant, animal, and human kingdoms in order to “gain experience” and “achieve contact.” Without this sacrifice, neither Humanity or the Hierarchy would exist.
Our Monad is a “Voluntary Exile” from the realms of Shambhalla. We have chosen to take incarnation and gain experience, and learn in this manner, in order to further the development of our Monadic essence (if such a phrase has any meaning) and to further the planetary and solar evolution as well. Our Monads were driven forth to creation by the Sound of the solar AUM, and that Word still is sounding forth, driving each tiny life in every planetary Scheme onwards in cyclic growth.
We have sacrificed ourselves in part for the sake of the evolution of the elementals of the vehicles. When we gain control and mastery over our vehicles, these devas also attain a relative perfection. When the vehicles are fully purified and refined, and the individual is liberated from their limitations, the devas of the vehicles–etheric, astral, and concrete mind–also reach the goal of their lesser cycle of activity.
Just as we refine our threefold vehicle and lift their elemental lives, so does Sanat Kumara refine the sevenfold cosmic physical plane. Just as we have sacrificed ourselves for the sake of the evolution of our vehicles, so has Sanat Kumara taken incarnation, and will not attain His own particular goal in evolution until a relative perfection has been achieved for the entire planet. This is a tremendous sacrifice on the part of Sanat Kumara, on an unprecedented scale; consequently:
3. Sanat Kumara is the Great Sacrifice.
Thus just as the Ego holds the personality vehicles in incarnation by the force of its Will, so does Sanat Kumara hold the planet, and the subjective vehicles of the planet, together into one functioning unit.
We might get the idea from this that Sanat Kumara is to the Earth Scheme what the Ego is to the personality; and in one sense, that is correct. But in truth, the matter is far more difficult and the analogy is not exact. Consider that Sanat Kumara is but one tiny unit within the etheric head center of the planetary Life. From this angle, Sanat Kumara is hardly of any significance to the entire scheme. There is, then, something that makes Sanat Kumara unique from all other Kumaras. We come to what is perhaps the most important definition of Sanat Kumara:
4. Sanat Kumara is the focal point through which the planetary Life of the Earth Scheme comes into contact with our Globe.
This is a deep mystery, and there have been many attempts to find analogies to explain this unique relationship between the planetary Life and Sanat Kumara. It has been said, for example, that Sanat Kumara is the personality of the planetary Life, or the Ego of the planetary Life, or the incarnation of the planetary Life each of these is partly true, but do not explain the truth in full. As the Tibetan puts it,
ÒSanat Kumara is the planetary Logos yet He is not. A reflection of this method of direct incarnation can be seen when a disciple steps out of his body and permits his Guru, or a more advanced chela, to use it. (Alice Bailey, A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, pp. 753)
In such cases, the disciple has willingly and deliberately allowed the Guru, Initiate or Master to use his personality vehicles for a set time and in a set place in order to perform a service project. In the case of the planetary Life, this service project is in part what we call Initiation.
So Sanat Kumara and the planetary Life are both distinct entities; one is not an aspect of the other. Yet at the same time they are very closely related. (Note: It should be noted that sometimes statements concerning Sanat Kumara are relevant to Sanat Kumara being the planetary Life or Logos, and other statements about Sanat Kumara are relevant only insofar as Sanat Kumara is a Kumara.) It should be understood, then, that Sanat Kumara (as a kumara) is a much lesser Being than the planetary Life. Sanat Kumara is but the physical form expression of Monadic Life or Spirit.
Sanat Kumara is thus the means by which the planetary Life comes into dense physical plane expression. Sanat Kumara is the manifestation of the appropriation of a dense physical body of the planetary Life. This first occurs at the time of human individualization, and necessitates 1) the development of the three worlds to a particular rate of vibration and 2) the vitalization of the heart center of the Heavenly Man, the Spiritual Hierarchy.
The planetary Life uses Sanat Kumara just as the soul uses a temporary personality “when that personality is at an advanced stage of initiate consciousness.” (Alice Bailey, The Rays and the Initiations, pp. 206) This is a parallel, not an analogy.
5. Sanat Kumara is the planetary Logos of our scheme in physical incarnation.
This is now to be understood with the qualifications given above. Sanat Kumara is not the planetary Life itself, but is the means by which that Life incarnates. By means of Sanat Kumara, the planetary Life can reach and intelligently contact the individualized units within the Scheme. This makes it possible for Initiates and above to contact and speak to the planetary Life by means of Sanat Kumara. Sanat Kumara is the individualized mind of the planetary Life.
Thus as an analogy or comparison rather than as a fact, it is said that Sanat Kumara is the personality aspect of the Lord of the World, the planetary Life. The planetary Life is, on His own plane, to Sanat Kumara what the soul is to the personality.
We have seen that Sanat Kumara is a manifestation or avatar of the intelligence of the Planetary Logos, the Planetary Life in incarnation. In turn, Sanat Kumara sends his intelligence outwards and downwards into form, resulting in the appearance of Divine Beings who are avatars of Sanat Kumara. As H. P. Blavatsky said, “A certain Ray (principle) from Sanat Kumara spiritualized (animated) Pradyumna, the son of Krishna during the great Mahabharata period….” Thus on occasion Sanat Kumara appears as an avatar to humanity, bringing certain new energies and principles into manifestation, primarily the principle of our planetary Life.
6. Sanat Kumara is the embodiment of a principle of the planetary Life of the Earth Scheme.
The Earth Scheme is one of the four schemes that compose the quaternary or lower fourfold aspect of the solar Life. Just as each of our four vehicles–the physical, etheric, astral, and concrete mental vehicles–has its own characteristics and principles, so does each of these schemes, including the Earth Scheme, have its own principle. This principle of the planetary Life manifests through Sanat Kumara. The other Kumaras transmit energies from the other schemes, not only of the solar quaternary, but also the seven and the ten solar schemes.
The Kumaras, then, are the means by which the planetary Life comes into contact with the seven rays and other extra-planetary energies. They are a mechanism of contact, just as the personality is a mechanism of contact for the soul, or an etheric center is the mechanism of contact for the inner Observer. This is a part of the function of the planetary head center, Shambhalla. Thus taken as a whole, the Kumaras are the head center of the planetary Life.
The seven Kumaras that are each related to a principle have a special relationship within the planetary head center. They are the equivalent of the seven head centers in the head. Thus:
7. Sanat Kumara is one of the seven head centers within Shambhalla, the head center of the planetary Life.
Sanat Kumara and the other Kumaras are “focal points for the energy of the planetary Logos on His own plane.” (Alice Bailey,A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, pp. 728)
They are thus each related to:
a. A planetary principle or vehicle, and thus to the seven Sacred Planets.
b. One of the seven Rays, emanating from the constellation of the Great Bear. The force and energy of one of the principles of the planetary Life–from the constellation of the Great Bear–pours from the planetary Life to what corresponds to the monad of the Kumara. From there it reaches the consciousness of the Kumara, and is transmitted to the Earth Scheme.
c. One of the seven major planetary centers or kingdoms (humanity, the animal kingdom, etc.). Sanat Kumara is closely related to the center we call Humanity, producing definite effects within that center. Sanat Kumara is in one sense the energy of individual identity within humanity, and the other three Kumaras are closely related to the three lower kingdoms, producing their motion and grades of consciousness.
d. One of the seven schemes. The three Buddhas of Activity, or the three exoteric Kumaras Who work with the Lord of the World, relate our scheme to the other three schemes of the Solar quaternary. The other three, hidden or esoteric Kumaras relate this scheme to the higher three schemes (among the seven). They represent energies that are not yet manifesting within this planet, but the energies of the fourth Kumara will soon begin to make their impact.
e. One of the seven Ashrams.
Sanat Kumara is thus one of these head centers within the planetary Life. Each of the seven Kumaras is one of the head centers in the planetary Life of Earth in the same way that the seven Stars of the Great Bear are the seven head centers of the One About Whom Naught May Be Said.
7 Head Centers — 7 Kumaras — 7 Stars of Great Bear
7 Etheric Centers — 7 Ashrams — 7 Solar Systems
Sanat Kumara and Numerology
The breakdown of words “Sanat Kumara” is of interest. Our planetary Life has a first ray monad, a second ray soul, and a third ray personality. These find their reflection in the numerological meaning of Sanat Kumara.
Sanat Kumara, 1-1-5-1-2 + 2-3-4-1-9-1 = 10 + 20 = 30 = 3.
For the Earth, the second ray is in power at this time, for our little planet is in many ways a reflection of the solar Life. Thus Sanat Kumara, the representative in form of the Spirit aspect embodied in the Lord of Shambhalla is of necessity second ray, seeking to develop the first ray aspect. Consequently, as it is the second ray that is in force at this time, He has delegated the task of the guidance of the Hierarchy to the Christ; i.e.,:
The Known: the Knower: the Field of Knowledge
The form: the Spirit: the sphere of influence
The Planetary Hierarchy: the Christ: the Seven Hierarchies
The Earth: Sanat Kumara: the Seven Sacred Planets
This is not to say that the Spiritual Hierarchy is the highest Hierarchy or that Sanat Kumara is the Highest Planetary Life; they are definitely not. This is to illuminate the place of Sanat Kumara and the Spiritual Hierarchy within the sphere of the solar Life. This position is, as the Tibetan pointed out, the mid-way point. We might clarify the place of the Earth within the solar Life by the following table:
The 4 rays of attribute – their unifying 3rd Ray – the 7 Rays
4 + 1 + 7 = 12
Breaking down each of the 4 rays of attribute and the 7 rays we have:
4+5+6+7 = 22 — 1 — 1+2+3+4+5+6+7 = 28 / 22+1+28 = 61 = 7
3+4+5+6+7 = 25 — 1 — 1+2+3+4+5+6+7 = 28 / 25+1+28 = 64 = 10 = 1
The 4 Kumaras — Sanat Kumara — The 7 Planetary Logoi
The 4 Non-Sacred Planets,
Mars, Pluto, Vulcan, Moon — Earth — The 7 Sacred Planets
Making the 12 petals of the solar heart center
Each receptive to one of the 12 constellations
Thus in the four non-sacred planets besides the Earth, the duality of Human and Deva monads continues, with the Deva evolution dominant. In the sacred planets, the monadic life is triumphant, and duality has been transcended. On Earth, the battle between the Human and Deva monads continues with the introduction of a third or intermediary aspect, the Manasaputras, the Solar Angels, which make the peculiar and unusual possibility of initiation a fact in this scheme.
The Earth is thus the battleground between spirit and matter within the solar system, and Sanat Kumara the focal point of that battle. Our own personal spiritual development is intrinsically part of the work of Sanat Kumara to save all the lesser lives within this Scheme. The cosmic battleground is reflected in Sanat Kumara, which in turn is reflected in our own lives by the conflict between personality and soul. All is interconnected by the golden chain of Hierarchy.
SANAT KUMARA – REGENT LORD OF THE WORLD
The Ascended Master SANAT KUMARA is a Hierarch of VENUS.
SANAT KUMARA is sanskrit and it means”always a youth”.
2.5 million years ago during earth’s darkest hour, SANAT KUMARA came here
to keep the threefold flame of Life on behalf of earth’s people.
Four hundred were sent ahead to build the magnificent retreat
of SHAMBALLA on an island in the Gobi Sea.
but he did not take on a physical body such as the bodies we wear today.
Later Shamballa was withdrawn to the etheric octave, and the area became a desert.
DANIEL wrote (19, 20):
“I beheld till the thrones were set in place,
and THE ANCIENT OF DAYS did sit, whose garment was white as snow,
and the hair of his head like the pure wool.
His throne was like the fiery flame
and is wheels as burning fire. [His chakras.]
“A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him.
Thousand thousands ministered unto him,
and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.
“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like THE SON OF MAN
came with the clouds of heaven, and came to THE ANCIENT OF DAYS,
and they brought him near before him.
“And there was given him dominion and glory and a kingdom,
that all people, nations and languages should serve him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away,
and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.”
In Buddhism, there is a great god known as BRAHMA SANAM-KUMARA,
yet another name for SANAT KUMARA.
SANAT KUMARA is one of the SEVEN HOLY KUMARAS.
is now LORD OF THE WORLD and SANAT KUMARA is REGENT LORD OF THE WORLD.
Since then SANAT KUMARA has visited PLANET EARTH and SHAMBALLA often.
THE 144.000 FROM VENUS
SANAT KUMARA. The Ancient of Days, who volunteered to come to the earth thousands of years ago from his home on Venus. At that time, cosmic councils had decreed the dissolution of the earth, so great was mankind’s departure from Cosmic Law. The Solar Lords had determined that no further opportunity should be granted humanity, who had willfully ignored and forgotten the God Flame within their hearts. The requirement of the Law for the saving of Terra was that one who qualified as the embodied Lamb be present in the physical octave to hold the balance and keep the threefold flame of life for and on behalf of every living soul. Sanat Kumara offered to be that one.
In his April 8, 1979, Pearl of Wisdom, Sanat Kumara told the story of how Venusian devotees volunteered to accompany him and embody among mankind to assist him to keep the flame: “The joy of opportunity was mingled with the sorrow that the sense of separation brings. I had chosen a voluntary exile upon a dark star. And though it was destined to be Freedom’s Star, all knew it would be for me a long dark night of the soul.
“Then all at once from the valleys and the mountains there appeared a great gathering of my children. It was the souls of the hundred and forty and four thousand approaching our palace of light. They spiraled nearer and nearer as twelve companies singing the song of freedom, of love and of victory…. As we watched from the balcony, Lady Master Venus and I, we saw the thirteenth company robed in white. It was the royal priesthood of the Order of Melchizedek….
“When all of their numbers had assembled, ring upon ring upon ring surrounding our home, and their hymn of praise and adoration to me was concluded, their spokesman stood before the balcony to address us on behalf of the great multitude. It was the soul of the one you know and love today as the Lord of the World, Gautama Buddha.
“And he addressed us, saying, ‘0 Ancient of Days, we have heard of the covenant that God hath made with thee this day and of thy commitment to keep the flame of life until some among earth’s evolutions should be quickened and once again renew their vow to be bearers of the flame. 0 Ancient of Days, thou art to us our guru, our very life, our God. We will not leave thee comfortless. We will go with thee.”
Thus they caine to the earth with Sanat Kumara and legions of angels, preceded by another retinue of lightbearers who pre-pared the way and established the retreat of Shamballa—”City of White”—on an island in the Gobi Sea (now the Gobi Desert). There Sanat Kumara anchored the focus of the threefold flame, establishing the initial thread of contact with all on earth by extending rays of light from his heart to their own. And there the volunteers from Venus embodied in dense veils of flesh to see the earth’s evolutions through unto the victory of their vow. The first from among these unascended lightbearers to respond to the call of Sanat Kumara from the physical octave was Gautama, and with him was Maitreya. Both pursued the path of the Bodhisattva unto Buddhahood, Gautama finishing the course first and Maitreya second. Thus the two became Sanat Kumara’s foremost disciples, the first ultimately succeed-ing him in the office of Lord of the World, the second as Cosmic Christ and Planetary Buddha.
SANAT KUMARA SAVES THE EARTH
THE LOW POINT IN OUR HISTORY
Once the laggards were brought to Earth, mankind started its downward trend. The “local mist” (Gene-sis 2:6) caused by the laggards became a total veil, generated when most of mankind tuned into thoughtforms of misqualified energy and produced some of their own. This downward trend continued until the Earth reached such a low point that it became a concern of the Hierarchy of its galaxy.
Cosmic Law demands any planet to carry a certain amount of Light (harmoniously, constructively— qua1ified energy) by its inhabitants as a condition of maintaining its place in a solar system. About two and a half million years ago, during the Mu Age Lemurian Age), the Earth fell short on the following counts:
1) It did not emit sufficient constructive radiation.
2) It did not contribute sufficiently to the music of the galaxy, the so—called “Music of the Spheres.”
3) Its rotating axis was tilted 45 degrees. If this vould have gone farther, it would have been disastrous. (Now, in 1983, it is tilted about 23 degrees.)
4) Guardian spirits cannot stay indefinitely on a planet. They must return to their own planets, their natural sphere of activity. Their place must be taken by the natural lifestreams of the Earth. This has not occurred. THE FIRST THREE ROOTRACES ASCENDED, BUT OUT OF THESE MILLIONS OR BILLIONS OF LIFESTREAMS, NOT A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTED IN ANY MANNER TO THE SUCCEEDING RACES. All of these individuals chose to progress at inner levels, and thereby elected not to assist the inhabitants of the Earth.
5) Man descended to the stage known to us as the caveman. Even the knowledge of how to make a simple fire became a forgotten item. The age of the dino-saurs prevailed.
6) The spark in the heart of the individual, which maintains his life, and which anchors the I AM Pres-ence, had shrunk to one sixteenth of an inch.
7) The nature kingdom revolted and refused to bring forth any new foliage for a mankind so full of discord and lack of appreciation of their services.
Against the backdrop of these alarming develop-ments, Helios and Vesta were required to attend a Cosmic Council. The Council was attended by repre-sentatives of the galaxy of which the Earth is part, as well as by representatives from other galaxies. The conference was chaired by Alpha and Omega, who are responsible for our galaxy.
After considering all pertinent factors, a proposal was made to write off the Earth as a useless expe-rience. As part of this plan, the Earth was to be swung off its axis, thereby dissolving it. This would have meant “SECOND DEATH” for its inhabitants, from which there is no coming back into embodiment, and therefore complete annihilation forever of all life on Earth.
Sanat Kumara, an Ascended Being from the planet Venus, and one of its regents, at this point sug-gested that if an Ascended Being with sufficient Light (constructively—qualified energy) chose to remain in the Earth—atmosphere and offer His Light as a balance for the Light—quota lacking on Earth, the Earth might be saved. This would have to be done until some of the lifestreams belonging to the Earth (not including guardian spirits) could be trained to take His place.
Archangel Raphael agreed, and asked for volunteers. Sanat Kumara indicated he would be interested pro-vided that his twin—flame, Venus, the other Co—Regent of the planet Venus, would consent. Venus subse-quently agreed, and this freed Sanat Kumara to pro-ceed with His mission.
It was stated to the students in the 1950’s that Sanat Kumara had fulfilled similar missions before, each time returning home victorious. [From this account it is reasonable to assume that a similar “Fall of Man” also took place on other planets.] In the Bible Sanat Kumara is called “the Ancient of Days” (Daniel 7:9).
PREPARATION FOR SHAMBALLA
After returning to his home—star Venus, Sanat Kumara made the announcement of his offer to His people. Inspired by His example of selfless love, 30 priests [in other dictations this number was given as 100] from the planet Venus offered to precede him to prepare a place for him. They imprinted into their memory the City of Shamballa on Venus, which was to serve as a model for Sanat Kumara’s home on Earth. Then they bade goodbye to their families, their home, and their planet, and stood before the Lords of Karma of the Earth. This great Council accepted the offer of the volunteers with great gratitude.
There were no special privileges accorded to these priests. They were bound to the laws of the Earth, including the wheel of reembodiment, and each one was to understand that he had to share Sanat Kumara`s destiny, namely, none would be released until the hour came when the Earths own Light was sufficient to meet the demand of Cosmic Law. They were not granted the privilege of consecutive consciousness, and had to submit to the “Bands of Forgetfulness,” an act of mercy which applies to all unascended lifestreams of the Earth. Were it not for this act of mercy, mankind would be troubled with the memory of thousands of embodiments, which according to the Masters, would give us too much to handle at one time. Therefore, all that was left of the memory of Venus was the imprint on their etheric bodies of the picture of Shamballa as it existed on Venus, or the promptings of their hearts. There was to be no Master showing them the way on Earth, and no other outer assistance given.
When the priests awoke in infant form they looked the same as any other individual on Earth at that time. They were born in different countries; some were born in North America.
After they reached adulthood, the former priests of Venus followed their heart`s promptings, causing some to leave their families. A part of those living in the area today called the United States gathered near what is now New York City. They had one thing in common, an inner memory of a shining city. They crossed several great seas and continents. Some of the former priests finally gathered on the mainland, close to the Gobi Sea, a large body of water which is now the Gobi Desert. Many had had a wearisome journey, but a burning desire lighted their way, and let them remember their purpose sufficiently to find their pilgrim brothers. After arriving upon the shores of the Gobi Sea, the strongest among them brought forth a vision of their purpose, and it was confirmed in the hearts of the others. Thus started the preparation of what is known as “the building of Shamballa.”
THE EARTH, 2.5 MILLION YEARS AGO
Let us pause here a moment to reflect upon some of the details which the Masters gave us on the topog-raphy of the Earth at that time.
According to one dictation, the present Gobi Desert was a large inland sea, and its sapphire—blue waters dashed against the Himalayan Mountains. Another dictation speaks of “swiftly moving waters.” This suggests that the large body of water called the “Gobi Sea” had at least one inlet and one outlet. “There were hills not too far from the Gobi Sea, occupied by savage members of the human race. They were the Laggards.” [There is evidence that at one time there was indeed a Gobi Sea. A geologist, Professor Rehwinkel, stated that the territory now known as the Gobi Desert was at one time a large inland lake as large as the Mediterranean Sea. “The existence of this inland sea is attested to by the abundant sedimentary deposit around the circumference and also by the Chinese historical reference to it as the Great Han Hai, or the Great Interior Sea.”]
The dictation which told of the priests starting out from the United States mentioned they had to cross several great seas and continents, and several other dictations suggest that from the beginning of time there were always several continents above water. Cosmic Law tends to support this view. The overcrowding of this planet caused by allowing billions of laggards to occupy it, makes it mandatory for the Karmic Lords to Continually find new opportunities for unascended lifestreams to redeem their karma. Therefore, large amounts of land have to be above water on a continual basis.
THE BUILDING OF SHAMBALLA
Within the Gobi Sea there was an island with lush green foliage, upon which it was decided to build Shamballa. This island was later called “White Is-land.”
Drawn together by the bonds of common interest in one cause, the next task of the 30 volunteers was to find the material of which Shamballa was to be built, and by the labor of their own hands, design and build from marble and stone the vision which they held within their minds. Conditions were similar to those encountered today. There was no special assistance given these individuals. There was a veil, and there was no coming and going of visible angelic beings.
‘~From all over the world they carried by the sweat of the brow and not in mystic chariot, all the tre-mendous pieces of marble and the various other heavy stones that formed the mighty edifices. They used the most beautiful materials the Earth could offer. Some among them, who were powerful in the use of magnetization, helped them in the erecting of some of these stones, weighing tons.”…………..
Continuing the account of the Masters, in the building of Shamballa, the first task of the priests was to build a beautiful bridge connecting the main-land with the island. It was carved of the finest marble, engrained with pure gold, and contained ex-quisite figures of Cherubim. Adjacent to the bridge on White Island was a tree—lined avenue which led to the main temple, meant to be Sanat Kumara`s resi-dence. The main temple was built upon the highest point of the city. There were marble steps leading to it, broken by grassy terraces placed at intervals of about 12 steps. These terraces were adorned with gaily colored flowers and rainbow—hued fountains. The great door of the temple was of tremendous height. Its golden filigree work reflected the sun like a gigantic mirror. The main temple itself, as well as the remainder of the city, was built using white marble, hence the names “White Island” and “City of White.”
The temple for Sanat Kumara looked similar to the Taj Mahal of modern times. It was of Cyclopean architecture. White minarets of the City pointed heavenward, and its golden—domed temples gave the impression of a gigantic fire—lotus suspended in the atmosphere. Lovely fountains adorned the front of the building.
Shamballa was not built all at once. Construction was frequently interrupted by destructive hordes, who came down from the hills, killed the builders, and destroyed their work. As soon as their physical bodies were disconnected from their etheric bodies (souls), they applied again to be quickly provided with opportunity for a new embodiment. This request was always granted. Undauntedly, for 900 years, the builders of Shamballa continued their service of love, brushed away the rubble, and started anew, sometimes even having to rebuild the very foundation of the temples.
SANAT KUMARA ENTERS SHAMBALLA
One day, working against time, (there was a Cosmic Moment beyond which the Cosmic Law would not allow the Earth any more energy, and Sanat Kumara would have to come whether Shamballa was completed or not), the city was finished.
The Lemurian Pole Star (which apparently fulfilled a function similar to today`s North Star) was at its zenith, signifying this Cosmic moment, and Sanat Kumara, accompanied by three other Kumaras from Venus, entered his residence. Happy and grateful were the builders, who had endured the 900—year ef-fort to complete Shamballa, a place so magnificent that the like of it has never been equalled at any time on Earth. They knelt in thanksgiving before God and Sanat Kumara, this forming an etheric record. Thousands of years later pilgrims entering the United States tuned into this record in establishing Thanks-giving Day.
After arriving at Shamballa, Sanat Kumara drew forth the immortal Threefold Flame of God. The con-centration of that flame had never been known on the Earth before, because it represented the vibratory action of the planet Venus. A tiny thread of this flame was anchored into the heart of each of the 10 billion lifestreams belonging to Earths evolutions, both those in embodiment, and also those out of embodiment. The crisis passed, and Earth was saved.
THE FORMING OF THE GREAT WHITE BROTHERHOOD
Next, a ways and means had to be devised whereby the natural children of the Earth and their pledged guardian spirits might be awakened to their own responsibility in creating an aura of Light for their planet to satisfy Cosmic Law, and to allow Sanat Kumara to return to his home star. Sanat Kumara prepared for this by founding the Great White Brotherhood, a united inner group of Ascended Beings. The service of this spiritual order was to teach interested students Cosmic Law, and eventually draw them into the Brotherhood. This way they would be prepared to assume, at some future time, responsibilities and positions held by volunteers from other planets.
The Great White Brotherhood is comprised of Ascended Beings who are all specialists along some particular line of spiritual service and endeavor. Their goal is to set the Earth and its evolutions free. Members of the Great White Brotherhood live only to serve God.
The first two of Earth’s lifestreams to so respond were Gautama Buddha and Lord Maitreya. From this small beginning, the Brotherhood has gained in strength and numbers through the centuries.
After Sanat Kumara arrived, a priest of the Order of Zarathustra returned to mankind the knowledge of the physical fire.
Previous to the coming of Sanat Kumara there were ages when only three persons held the connection from the Earth to the Divine Realm; at one time there was only one person. That connection held the Earth in orbit.
So it was that Shamballa was completed in three different time intervals; once or twice it was de— stroyed by cataclysmic action. One Master said that the final building of Shamballa was recorded in occult literature as having occurred 60,000 years ago. According to another dictation “remnants of the bridge to White Island may now still be found under the shifting sands of the Gobi Desert.” The desert was formed as a result of cataclysmic action, whereby the Gobi Sea was changed to a desert. When the physical buildings of Shamballa were destroyed, an etheric counterpart of Shamballa was created above it. Sanat Kumara stayed at this Etheric Retreat until 1956, when he was able to return to Venus through the efforts of students of the Light. These students, through voluntary application of the Law, had increased the Light—Quota of the Earth by con-structively qualifying energy. This way they did create the necessary conditions for Sanat Kumaras return.
Let us ever be grateful to and remember the service given by Sanat Kumara, one of the greatest friends the Earth has ever known.
Through out these many years, of your current generations, I have revealed a very small portion of who ‘I Am’. In current history, I have penned through such greats as Alice A. Bailey and Madame Blavatsky. I have not made public the Truth of my being to humanity, not wanting to over emphasize my role to a planetary consciousness that would not fully understand. I have lived my varied existences behind the scenes of great and powerful Masters who has lived full and prosperous lives upon your Earth.
You have been given a small, minute picture of who Sanatkumara is in the past. The totality of the concept is almost too great for the human mind to comprehend. I have not wanted to be idolized or worshipped by you or any other race. By the examples of others who have come to incarnate onto your planet, I felt it necessary not to expose myself to such a ‘need’. I have been in the scope of this universe and this planetary system for eons, embracing the structure through my heart and being; working to bring an evolution to this planet, Earth, so that all kingdoms could advance and so other planetary systems could advance as well. My focus has been to Earth however my consciousness reaches far into this universe and many others.
I Am known in all spheres as the ‘Ancient of Days’. I have commanded the evolution of many planets not just Earth. As the ‘Ancient of Days’ I have instructed Zeus and many demi-gods to their greatness and to their fall. I have been identified in all ancient texts and religions. In one of the oldest religions, I have been known as a son of Brahma, manifested God, along with my three other brothers who all have passed through this realm, called Terra, in one form or another. Each and every time my brother Sananda incarnated into a physical form I have been a guiding force.
I have been instrumental in bringing forward the Lemurian and Mayan cultures to their greatest honors. I have hovered over Atlantis, as choices of a civilization were made to annihilate it. I have watched races destroy themselves and wondered what could have been different. I have guided the Roman Empire. I decided to bring a man called Jesus to Earth, embodied a King called Solomon, built two etheric cities: one is Shamballa in the Gobi desert and the other as Camelot in the British Isles. I instructed a King called Arthur to form the council of 12 or the ‘Round Table’, to bring together the energies of 12 rites, to form a council that would govern the land. In Shamballa I have initiated the ‘will’ mechanism to further anchor it into the structure of this planet. I have brought you the ‘Great Invocation’ and I have brought the original Reiki symbolism to you.
I have penned through many great and famous beings that have lived and aspired on this planet. I have worked through many in these generations and those of past. I have been the guiding light of Sir Isaac Newton, Edgar Cayce and have inspired some musical masterpieces of Mozart and Chopin. I have provoked past presidents of this nation called America, lend a light to present heads of states and I Am channeled by many to date.
I have been known by many as the planetary Logos, because for over 18 million years, I have fathered this planet to create an evolutionary wonder, knowing always, what Terra would become in this now time. The importance in this universe of such a place and the need for its position in the evolution of a race of individuals. My essence has held together the destruction, of evolutionary turmoil at times, of this universe and this planet.
As the planetary Logos I set-up a framework or organization of the systems and procedures in which this race and civilization could work from, learn and develop. Without this guidance the race would go into oblivion unable to gain any control or reason to continue its growth. It has been this guidance and supervision that has brought you to this critical time in the history of your planet. Why has the planet developed in such chaos to some? Because each kingdom has its own growth cycle and each kingdom upon Terra is required to experience its own evolution before making the next step.
I have and continue to have a great respect for all the civilizations I have birthed onto this planet from all other universes and subuniverses that have come before you. Taking this planet and its civilization to oneness has been my goal, all in perfect order.
My name, Sanatkumara, has a vibrational tone frequency built into it that opens and ignites the memory of the ‘I am’ in this civilization. ‘I am’ the Initiator, the Truth, the Awakener, of your God within. I initiate the change and you create the change. ‘I am’ the structure through which all must pass.
I have lived in a semi-physical form in the etheric frequencies of your planet, never actually creating an incarnation of the life/death process here on Earth, my focus and energy life streams are greater than this physical body could endure. Never before, in the history of this planet have I been so present and available to humanity as I Am now.
Why Now? Because of this critical time in your Earth’s history. Because it is time for all of you as represented as humanity to realize your own divine plan, and your own planetary logoship, so you are the initiator of the Kingdom of God right here on planet Earth. We have guided you and we have watched over you and it is time for you to incorporate ‘us’ into you and become your totality.
Each and every civilization, from beyond Earth’s time has given its part to creating the whole, and it is this civilization in this now time, that is the sum total of the whole. Each and every phase has been carefully orchestrated to bring you to this particular time, this particular evolution. I along with many others who have watched over the development of this race and now it is time to ‘put into action’ the plan, the Divine Will of God. I, Sanatkumara, have fully orchestrated this plan, the Divine Will, holding together its parts for this time, to bring you to this point of recognition and to this point of understanding in your development as a race.
We have watched and guided you, spoken and held back, as you have unfolded to this place in your own development as a consciousness. We honor you all for having the courage to come to this point in your civilization”. Blessings to each one of you. Good day, Sanatkumara.
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