TOPICS: The plan to unite East and West – The lack of information produces fear – The Buddhic trinity – Religion as the opium of the masses – The future Utopia – The connection to a higher reality – Jesus never built a church – Avoid idolatry of the messenger – The West has something to learn from Russia –
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Ascended Master Gautama Buddha, June 13, 2010 through Kim Michaels.
The plan to unite East and West
The Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha—the state, production, communism. What you saw in Soviet communism – what you saw in Chinese communism – was an attempt to pervert the very principles of Buddhism—the three pillars of the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. It was an attempt to prevent the flow between East and West, that would unite the eastern and western hemispheres and their respective states of consciousness, as Mother Mary talked about, uniting the masculine and the feminine in the perfect polarity.
Thus, you might surmise from my words, that there has been – for a long time – a plan of the ascended masters to unite East and West, to form a synergy – a higher union – of eastern and western thought, eastern and western states of consciousness. And the fallen beings, the false teachers, have been at least somewhat aware of this plan. And thus, communism was, seen from a higher perspective, an attempt to foil this plan and create a barrier to the reestablishment of the flow between East and West, West and East. You saw this out-pictured most obviously in Europe, with the so-called Iron Curtain, dividing East from West. This curtain symbolized, that there was no physical travel between East and West, but at a deeper level there was no exchange of thought, there was no exchange of ideas, there was no exchange of information.
The lack of information produces fear
What then does such a division produce? Well, as you know, all fear springs from the unknown. So, when one side of the Iron Curtain does not know what is going on on the other side, then fear begins to grow. And fear, of course, is the most effective block of the natural flow from one polarity to another. Fear is intricately linked with separation. Fear springs from separation, one might say, but one might also say that separation springs from fear.
And thus, you saw this division in Europe that prevented the figure-eight flow between eastern and western Europe, then expanding to encompass a figure-eight flow between Asia and the Americas. And thus, you see, indeed, Saint Germain’s vision for a reborn Russia, that is part of Europe, so that there can be the figure-eight flow between Russia and western Europe—that was meant to be there so long ago, but was aborted by the Bolshevik revolution and what followed.
The Buddhic trinity
The Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha. These three represent the way to manifest the kingdom of God on earth. First, the Buddha – which is not necessarily the Buddha as I am often pictured in the East – the Buddha represents a higher reality, the higher reality that is beyond any man-made image, doctrine, or system. The Buddha represents the higher reality beyond any structure, and therefore, when the people who adhere to the system venerate the Buddha, they venerate something beyond form, something that cannot be turned into a system. And therefore, the movement of Buddhism – had it remained in its original form – could not be turned into the elaborate systems, that you see today in various aspects of Buddhism.
This, then, represents the fact, that if there is devotion to something beyond form – and if the people realize that they are formless beings – then no system, no structure, no philosophy, no movement will ever become an end in itself. It will remain what it is meant to be—a means to an end, in the raising of the consciousness of the people and the raising of the vibration of the earth into that of a Golden Age.
Religion as the opium of the masses
So you can see how, in the communist system, there had to be a complete denial of God—a denial of anything beyond the material universe; anything beyond what can be defined and controlled by man. And thus, you see the remark so often quoted from Karl Marx that “religion is the opium of the masses.” From one perspective, this is a completely correct observation. False religion – religion where the structure has become an end in itself – does indeed serve as the opium of the masses.
Yet you also see, that it was not the goal of Marx, or Marxism, to set people free. It was the goal to move them from being under one form of control to another form of control. And so, what Marx put instead of religion was the state. The state as a man-made entity, a man-made structure, a man-made system, that acknowledges nothing beyond itself, that acknowledges no higher authority anywhere. The state is supreme. The state is always superior to the individual.
This, of course, is not that different from most formal religions. As we exposed in Rome, The Catholic Church was from the beginning a system designed to suppress individuality, especially individual Christhood. And thus, you see that the state created by Marxism and communism was simply another form of an oppressive system, that did not set the people free from religion but made them even more enslaved than they had been under a religious system. For now there was not even an acknowledgement of some authority beyond the human.
Of course, one might say that there is no such acknowledgement either in the Catholic Church. For, even though they talk about God, the image of God is a completely man-made image. And so, does it really make any difference whether they acknowledge the existence of a God or whether they deny the existence of a God? Both systems deny the Living God. So the foundation for Marxism and communism was indeed the establishment of the state as the superior entity, the superior system, that no individual could stand up against—for it would be destroyed by the apparatus.
The future Utopia
Then comes the Dharma. And again, you have a perversion in traditional religions, where they often believe that the Dharma is to do the will of God, as if you were some kind of robot being pulled around, dancing to the movement of the strings of the mighty hand in the sky. This was then turned into – under communism – that the citizens had an obligation to work for the state, to maintain the state, to maintain the system, and to work toward some promised utopia in the future. Can you see, that the promised communist system – that would supposedly emerge after the state had played its role, as described by Marx – is not that different from the promised paradise, that people would attain after they had left the earth—that is talked about in the Catholic Church and other religions.
And then comes the Sangha. Again, in both religion and communism, a perversion of the original concept of Buddhism, where the community is something that demands unquestioning obedience by the individual. For in both systems there is an underlying subtle idea, that the individual cannot attain salvation as an individual but only by being part of the community or through some external savior. But in both cases you do not have the power within yourself.
So the reality of the teaching that I gave so many centuries ago is, that the dharma is not actually your outer actions. The dharma, in its ultimate form, is to rise above duality. And as other masters have said before me: to manifest your Divine Presence while you are in embodiment, and therefore give people a frame of reference, so that they see that the Buddha is not some far-away concept up there in the sky. But the Buddha can be seen, can manifest itself in and through form.
And this, then, is the recognition that the individual has the dharma to embody the Buddha. And that recognition leads on to the establishment of a true community, where the individual is not erased or is not subservient to the whole. But where the individual maintains his or her inner connection to the Buddha, to the higher self, to the ascended realm, and yet – because of that inner connection, that each one has individually – they can come together in a true community of coming-into-unity without erasing the individuality.
The connection to a higher reality
The plan of the ascended masters was to create a movement – beginning with my teaching and then continued with the teachings of Jesus, who also gave a similar teaching – saying that each person had the potential to manifest Christhood, and thereby establish that connection to the Living Christ beyond any man-made structure. And thus, it is the Dharma of each individual to attain that Christhood, and then to let that light so shine before men that they might see your good works and know, that these works can truly come only from the Father within you. And then, when you have established this on an individual basis, you can come together and form the true Christian way, where you are followers of “The Way” and demonstrate that way to others.
This goal is, of course, still the goal of the ascended masters—it is still attainable. And as you have seen, the second law of thermodynamics has indeed broken down the communist structures and systems. And now, there is a new day and a new opportunity for the spiritual people, to go back and find the true way of the Buddha and the true way of the Christ and the true way of all spiritual teachers and teachings. The way that reaches for a higher state of consciousness and then demonstrates that consciousness, as it demonstrates the figure-eight flow from above to below, from below to above.
So that you have that vertical figure-eight flow established, that then becomes the foundation for establishing of the horizontal figure-eight flow between East and West, North and South and all the world around, until the entire world is one huge figure-eight flow; where the energies and the ideas flow from heart to heart around the globe. And, where people see themselves, first of all, as individuals with a connection to the spiritual realm, but then as united in a spiritual community; a Sangha that is beyond national borders, beyond race, beyond sex, beyond ethnicity, beyond any divisions. And they all see that they are a part of this great movement of raising the earth and manifesting the Golden Age of Saint Germain on this planet—by bringing forth the ideas, by sharing those ideas, and by working together to make those ideas and visions a manifest reality.
This is how the Spirit works, when there is the devotion to the higher principle, the vision of the individual Dharma, and the willingness to come together in the true Sangha of the Buddha. Things simply flow from within—without any elaborate structure, that is predefined. Without and five year plans, without any doctrines and dogmas defined by the Pope and the Cardinals. There is no need for this predefined structure, when there is the free flow of the Spirit.
Jesus never built a church
Look at the magnificent example set by Jesus. Did Jesus establish a home base? Nay, his home base was within him, and he carried it with him wherever he went. Did he seek to establish some elaborate cathedral somewhere, that people would then come to? Nay, he came to the people wherever they were at, in the physical or in consciousness. And thus, he demonstrated, indeed, the willingness to flow with the Spirit without any structure whatsoever. He walked the dusty roads of Galilee with just his clothes and his sandals, and sometimes a lump of bread.
But even that was not a necessity, for you see how he could call five thousand people into the hills without any pre-defined plan for how they would provide for their physical sustenance. And then, when he became aware of their physical needs, he simply asked to see what was available, and the loaves and the fishes were multiplied to feed the entire five thousand. This is the ultimate willingness to flow with the Spirit, to flow wherever the Spirit takes you.
This is not to say, that you cannot establish some form of structure—for you can. There is a need for something that can be duplicated, there is a need for something that can give some sense of continuity. Any movement – if it is to be a movement – must have a minimal structure. But the point is, that you must always maintain the vision and the devotion to the principles of the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, so that you have the right priorities. And you know that the highest principle is that which is represented by the Buddha, namely something beyond form. And therefore, form must never become an end in itself—must never become a system that suppresses the expression of the Spirit, through whomever the Spirit might flow at any given time.
Avoid idolatry of the messenger
When you take a realistic look, you will, of course, realize, that even though we have the internet – whereby we can create a website that people around the world can find – it is still not realistic to think that the Golden Age could be brought forth through the mind of one person, or that the matrix, the ideas for the Golden Age could be brought forth through the mind of one person. And thus, you need to first of all avoid idolatry of the one who serves as the open door for the Buddha—for it is not the Buddha. For as long as you are in form, you cannot be the fullness of the Buddha or what the Buddha represents, namely the formless.
And thus, you must never – ever – put idolatry upon this messenger, where you think, that he alone can be the open door for the ascended masters for bringing forth teachings or ideas or concepts or visions. This messenger has no desire to stand between you and God, between you and the ascended masters, between you and your higher self. This messenger has no desire for exclusivity. He desires you all to unfold your highest spiritual potential. And for each and every one of you to see yourselves as the Living Christ in action, see yourself as the open door for the ascended masters to bring forth whatever the Spirit desires to bring forth through you—whatever that might be. And thus, you need to take an inspiration from his willingness to spend years contemplating how he was limiting God’s expression through him, and the desire to come to a point, where there was no such limitation. A process that he is still going through, although getting closer to the completion where there is no limitation to the fulfillment of what we want to bring forth through him.
For, of course, you realize, that we have many things to bring forth for the Golden Age. But we do not want to bring forth everything through one person. For in that case it would be impossible to prevent people from idolizing that person, as you have seen them do to me and to Jesus and to other spiritual teachers. There is a delicate balance to be followed. In past ages, there was often only one who could serve as the open door. But in this age things are different. There are many who can serve as the open door in some capacity or another. You should see yourselves as being the open door for bringing forth new impulses and ideas.
Do not limit that this has to be done as you see this messenger do it. Your divine plan is your divine plan, and is not to be modeled on anyone else. The inspiration I am asking you to find is that if you are willing, too, to go through a period of weeding out the elements in your being – the visions and the beliefs and the structures that limit God’s expression through you – then you too can find what is your individual expression, what is your divine plan—that then empowers you to be of greatest possible service.
And this is what has been lacking in many spiritual organizations. For the people were not willing to look beyond the leader or the messenger and recognize the motto that we of the ascended masters have given: What one has done; all can do. For what one has done was done not by the outer person, but by the flow of the Spirit through that person. And that same Spirit can flow through every one of you. And that is when you establish the true Sangha.
The true Sangha is not one where the Buddha sits, as if he was on the top of the pyramid and he is the only open door. And all the others are just sitting there in meditation and receiving the wisdom of the Buddha, as he speaks endlessly. This is not the true Sangha. The true Sangha is where everyone is an open door in some measure, and where everyone can bring forth something that will help the Sangha move forward and manifest what the Sangha is meant to manifest.
And thus, you all have that potential – as Jesus spoke about – to go out and share your Presence, share your light and thereby awaken others—so that this awakening might spread as rings on the water of the collective consciousness. Until all have been touched and have then received an opportunity to choose between unreality and reality, the reality they have experienced through you or someone who came in contact with you and carried that spark of reality with them.
The West has something to learn from Russia
And thus, you see, indeed, the short-term potential for a spiritual awakening in Russia, and an awakening to the need for Russia to reach out to the West, to open itself up to the West. And, then see that it is not simply that Russia has something to learn from the West, but also that the West has something to learn from the Russian people—their dedication, their passion, their sincerity; their willingness to give their all into whatever activity they engage themselves.
This is something that is often lacking in western Europe, where you see many people who take life so lightly, that they do not truly dedicate themselves to anything; but they sort of sail through life without having any commitment to expanding their skills, or their knowledge or their understanding. They think life is so easy – or that it should be so easy – that they do not have to truly dedicate themselves to a practical skill or the expansion of their consciousness. And so, you see that there is much to be gained from both sides coming into a closer communion, an exchange of ideas, of vibrations, of consciousness.
And thus, it is my great privilege and my great joy to seal this event in this beautiful city of Saint Petersburg, to seal what you have all brought by coming from the farthest reaches of Russia and the former Soviet republics. Do you understand, that what you have demonstrated here is that you have established a true Sangha by coming together in physical proximity? And by doing this coming together in the Spirit of the Buddha, you have shattered the structure of the false Sangha imposed by force through the communist system.
Think of the Soviet Union: the vast territory, the vast distances in space but the even greater distances in the backgrounds and the consciousness of the people—yet all forced to come under one system. And still, some nations are very much affected by that mindset, as is Russia herself. Yet it was a forced union that could not be sustained. And yet you see a peculiar phenomenon—that because the forced union was there, there has now been established a connection between these different peoples. And even though the structure of the communist system is fading away, there is the potential to build on to that connection and raise it up into a true spiritual connection.
Russia and the communist system can then become – when the old dies and it is reborn – can become the very instrument for forging a greater union and a greater figure-eight flow between East and West. And thus, even though the false hierarchy attempted to use Russia and communism to build a wall between East and West, their efforts can actually be turned on its head; they can be turned upside down. They can then become an instrument for actually bringing forth that union. And thus, even though, in a certain way, the actions of the false hierarchy delayed the union between East and West, we can quickly catch up to where the world would have been, had the Bolshevik revolution not happened.
The Buddha says: “Time is not.” For the Buddha takes the long view and knows that nothing – no structure that is man-made – can endure forever. And therefore, every such structure will in the end serve the cause, the greater timeless cause, of awakening humankind to the vanity and the folly of the dualistic state of consciousness, and the reality of non-duality.
The reality of non-duality. This might be a byword, that you can remember. When you face a difficult situation in life – be it in your personal life or society – just remember this little silly rhyme: The reality of non-duality. And then tune in to that reality, by looking beyond the duality of the situation you face. It might be a tool for you remembering, that even though you are facing a difficult situation, that situation is only in form. And you are beyond form. So when you reconnect to the formless, then surely that which has form will no longer limit your Spirit and its expression in form.
Take this simple thought with you. Take it into your heart and your mind and allow it to expand, allow it to grow, and multiply it through your attention. And you might find that the next time you meet, you meet at a higher level, at a higher integration of Buddhahood. And thus, we might indeed bring forth higher teachings for a higher level of consciousness. For it is, indeed, my intention to use this messenger to bring forth the Buddhic teaching for the Golden Age, the Buddhic teaching for both East and West. And those who are willing to attune, can be part of this release, can be part of this golden-age Sangha. Thus, with great joy – with the bliss of the Buddha that transcends human happiness and unhappiness – I seal you in the infinite, unconditional bliss of my heart; the bliss that I AM. Be it so. For it is finished!
Copyright © 2010 by Kim Michaels