TOPICS: Why and how time is created – The Buddha’s lotus flower meditation – Uniting Buddha and Christ –
Ascended Master Gautama Buddha, July 5, 2005.
I AM the Buddha in the crown, seated in his celestial gown. And you will see me when the Mother Light is raised to the crown and the thousand-petaled lotus unfolds and reveals my Presence. I am here to give my momentum of all of the Buddhas that are linked to earth, to this new movement of the Guardians of the Mother Light, because, truly, guarding the Mother Light is that important. It is the master key to manifesting the Golden Age.
Why and how time is created
There is an important relationship between the Mother and the Buddha. The Buddha holds the balance for space, whereas the Mother holds the balance for time. What is space? What is time? Space is the space in which form can be manifest out of the void. Time is a sense of distance. Normally, you think of space in terms of distance, but time, too, is a distance, for truly one can say that time is not. And why is time not? Because time is not real.
Time is a sense of distance from the place in the River of Life, where you would have been, if you had not delved into the duality consciousness, whereby you set yourself apart from the flow of the River of Life. That river will move on when you withdraw yourself from it. It will keep moving. And your place in that river will remain empty as long as you stay on the shores of duality.
And this is how the Mother Light allows you to create your own illusion of separation. Yet the Law of God mandates that that illusion cannot remain forever, because God loves you, and he does not want you to remain trapped in your own self-created prison for eternity. And thus, time becomes a function of your stepping outside of the River of Life.
And therefore, as soon as you step outside of that river, the clock starts ticking, and you will not be able to maintain that illusion forever. There will come a point, where you will have to make the ultimate choice of whom you will serve. Will you choose the death of self-annihilation or the life of re-entering the River of Life? And when you plunge yourself into that river without any conditions, the conditions you have used to justify holding on to the shore, then you can quickly catch up to your rightful place in God’s river.
And when you are at that place, you are beyond time—even if you still maintain a physical focus here on planet earth, you can truly be beyond time. And that is why those who have reached enlightenment realize that everything on earth is the veil of Maya, the veil of illusion, because it is ultimately not real. Behind it all is the River of Life, and they know that the bigger part of their Being is in that river.
The Buddha’s lotus flower meditation
So many of you are wondering, “What is my mission on this earth? Why am I here? What did I come to bring?” The key to finding out why you are here is to reconnect with the Silence of the Buddha. This is my offering to you – silence – the silence of Buddha that is beyond the turmoil going on in this realm of time, this Sea of Samsara.
And thus I give you the visualization that when you find yourself in the hustle and bustle of the marketplace, and you become aware that you have become distraught, or stressed out or burdened, you step aside and say, “Ah, I am caught in the mud at the bottom of the lake. But now I will find that point of stillness within my heart, I will find the seed of the lotus flower, and I will let it germinate and send up a stalk to the surface of the water.”
And you visualize how the white Mother Light raises up from the base to the crown, and as it reaches the crown, the thousand-petaled lotus unfolds. And you are now no longer in the mud, because you are seated as the Buddha – with my Presence superimposed upon you – and you are literally floating on water. You are floating on the Sea of Samsara, and nothing beneath the surface can touch you, because that surface is calm like a sea of glass.
That is the silence. And take some time out, once in awhile, to just enjoy the silence. There is so much noise in this world. Turn off the radio. Turn off the music. Unplug yourself from the noisemaking machines that people have invented to prevent you from experiencing the Eternal Silence.
Uniting Buddha and Christ
You have been told about the God Flames and I will give you a teaching that takes this a bit further. Many of you might have wondered how you can have a spiritual teaching that unites the Buddha and the Christ. What is the connection between Buddha and Christ? Well, the Buddha and the Christ are symbols for two spiritual offices that are meant to guide the evolution of earth to their salvation, to their enlightenment.
And the Buddha and the Christ do it in two different ways. The Buddha is the one who sits on top of the Sea of Samsara and holds the balance and the vision, holds that perfect balance for the Mother Light. The Christ is the one who descends into that Sea of Samsara, to those who are lost in ignorance and cannot ask the questions that will make them free. And he offers them a cup of cold water in Christ’s name.
And this does not mean that he offers them the ultimate spiritual teaching, for truly many people are not ready for it. And thus, when Jesus says you have a right to go out and disturb those who are caught, he does not mean that you have to give them the highest spiritual teaching you can see. You need to tune in to the soul and say, “What does that soul need to take the very next step? That is the cup of cold water I will offer them.” That is the function of the Christ.
So when you transfer that to the concept that there are two aspects of your God Flame, you can say, that the Alpha flame is also the Buddha flame. This is the flame that you hold as a balance for the earth. The Omega flame is the Christ flame. This is the flame you bring to those who are lost in ignorance, so that they can be awakened. You might have heard that Christ is the Prince of Peace. Well, the Buddha is the King of Peace. The Buddha sits on the throne, holding the overall vision for the kingdom, and then he directs the prince to go out and cut free those who are stuck in the mud.
Thus, the Christ flame is the Word incarnate. And did not Jesus say – even though he was called the Prince of Peace – did he not say, “Think not that I come to bring peace to the world. I come to bring a sword” (Matthew 10:34). And what is that sword of the Christ? It is the Word, the Word incarnate that cleaves asunder the real from the unreal, so that people can see their egos and the unreality of the ego, and thereby have the free choice to separate themselves from it. That is the sword of Christ. And that is why, truly, Christ did not come to bring peace into this world. He came to disturb those who are trapped in ignorance, trapped in pride, trapped in hypocrisy, and challenge them to come up higher.
He came to set brother against brother in the sense that he would rather see people have conflict – that could bring out their egos, that could bring out the worst in them – so that they might see that aspect of the ego in themselves. He would rather see that kind of conflict – that would lead to growth – than he would see everybody remain indifferent, remain asleep, as if they were numb, walking through life as if they were sleepwalking.
So thus, the Christ does come to disturb, to stir up the pot, and to get people to move out of their indifference. And yet, the Christ is the Prince of Peace because only when you are willing to take the battle with the ego can you reach the true peace of freedom from that ego. How can there be peace if people are trapped in the ego? Tthe Christ comes to bring them the sword that will allow themselves to divide the Conscious You from your ego. And this is the difference in your God flames. You hold a balance for the earth. But you are here to bring a sword and to be that Prince of Peace—that you are willing to disturb those who think they have peace, but it is the false peace.
And thus I am come to lend my momentum of peace, my momentum of silence, to those who will guard the Mother Light. Because, truly, if you have never made contact with the peace of the Buddha, how can you guard the Mother Light? You will just be caught in another dualistic fight between those who are absorbed in their egos.
Copyright © 2005 by Kim Michaels