TOPICS: The Buddha is the great equalizer – Overcoming the class system – A military empire cannot be great – Why there are many foreigners in Britain – Bridging the gap between East and West – The ascension of earth – The revolution in consciousness – Overcoming the lowest common denominator – A Buddhic visualization –
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Ascended Master Gautama Buddha, October 28, 2007 through Kim Michaels.
Indeed, I am the Buddha in the crown. And I come to challenge those who have taken up the position of the crown of this nation, seeking also to take up the position of having clogged up the crown chakra of the people of Britain, so they cannot reach up and understand a higher truth. Thus, I would challenge those who represent the false crown, and the false monarchy and those in the churches and those elsewhere who stand between the people and their God.
There are those in the power elite of Britain who will say, “What have we to do with the Buddha? Why is he imposing himself on our land? This is our land.” My retort to them is: Then you should not have invaded my land in the East! For thereby you gave me the right to invade yours and manifest my Presence here. For you did indeed come with your weapons and your armies to the shores of the peaceful Buddhas and the followers of the Buddha in the East. And you rolled over them as if they were nothing, as if they were somehow sub-human, of a lesser race.
The Buddha is the great equalizer
The Buddha is the great equalizer. For is it not the essence of the teachings of Buddhism that everything is the Buddha nature. Thus, my beloved, when everything is the Buddha nature, there can be no such thing as something that is more the Buddha nature than something else. And thus, I come precisely to this nation to help the British people overcome one of the greatest obstacles to constructive change in this nation. This is the sense of superiority of the British people, primarily the English people, who think they are better than all foreigners. And therefore, they could not possibly have anything to learn from any foreigner or any foreign culture.
And thus, you see that even though the British Empire was in contact with many different cultures – some of which had a religion that was more pure than their own watered-down version of Christianity – they stubbornly and blindly refused to learn from those cultures. This, of course, was not true for all people in England. And that is why I want to point out to you that the unwillingness to learn from any source whatsoever does not come primarily from the people—it comes from the power elite. For as Master MORE has explained, he did come to wrestle with the kings and the upper class, trying to make them see that they had put themselves outside of the River of Life by declaring that they would answer neither to God nor to the people, and that they could do whatever they wanted with this land and with this people.
What had they in reality said? They had said, “We will listen to no one on earth. We do not need to learn from anyone on earth, for we are superior.” This of course is in direct opposition to the very motto of the ascended Master MORE – or the ascended master El Morya, as he was called when he gave forth that motto – which is, “If the messenger be an ant, heed him!” So if the messenger be a foreign ant, heed him anyway.
I will explain to you precisely why the power elite of this nation attempted to put that very attitude upon the British people. It was because it was the only way to prevent the British people from finding some inspiration abroad, that would allow them to overthrow the power elite that was oppressing them. Do you see, how the island mentality, the sense of isolationism, does not come from the people themselves but comes from the power elite who want to cut off the people from the rest of the world? For the more isolated the people are, the easier it is for the elite to control them. The “island fortress” of Britain has then become a mental box in which the British people are trapped in the catch-22, that prevents them from overthrowing the power elite. Yet, their plans will not be successful, for too many among the people have refused to fit into that mental box. And they have indeed looked outside of Britain in order to seek inspiration from here and there and everywhere, where they could find it.
Overcoming the class system
I can assure you that much of this inspiration has indeed come from the East, including from the religion of Buddhism—if you can call it a religion, which I generally prefer not to do even though most people in the West see it as such. One of the great lessons, that the West in general and Britain in particular could have learned from Buddhism is precisely the equality of all people, of all life. For when you recognize that the Buddha nature is in every person, then you immediately see the insanity of a class system, that divides people into those who are worthy and those who are not, into those who are equal and those who are more equal than others.
This could have enabled the British people to throw off the yoke of the class system—the class system that has actually been reinforced through the perversion of Christianity, which they have not been able to shake off as of yet. But if they had studied Buddhism more closely, they might have realized, that there are more parallels than differences between the teachings of Buddha and the true inner teachings of Christ. For we are indeed cut from the same cloth. We speak from the same higher authority of the Living Word.
Another thing they could have learned from the philosophy of Buddhism is the concept of non-violence toward all life. And this concept was indeed what defeated the British Empire in India, or should we say that it actually elevated the British Empire closer to allegiance to the principles upon which the nation of Britain is founded. This was, as Master MORE said, a truly great moment in English history—when the British Empire actually bowed to the higher principle of non-violence, instead of responding with violence as they had so often done in the past. This was a great turning point, not only in the history of this nation but in the history of the world.
For had the empire determined to use violence against the Indian people, then I can assure you that the ramifications would have been severe, and could indeed have created an ongoing state of warfare that would have disturbed the peace and potentially led to an even wider conflict. It would also have created an immense karma for the nation of Britain, a karma that it would have found it very difficult to overcome in the foreseeable future—a karma that might indeed have precipitated an invasion or a nuclear first strike by the Soviet Union, simply to equal out the scales of oppression and atrocity that the British Empire might have committed in India.
A military empire cannot be great
One consequence of the philosophy of non-violence is that an empire that is built on military might cannot be a truly great empire, for such an empire cannot be great in the eyes of God but only in the eyes of man. And then, again, only in the eyes of those men who have been blinded by the duality consciousness, by the consciousness of separation, the fear of lack, the fear of death, where they think they have to defend their own life, their physical life, by taking the physical life of others through superior military strength.
Again, it was not the British people who started the expansion of the empire with violence and force, it was the power elite. And the ferocity with which they went about this task, will show you the intensity of their fear. For they fell into the same trap as other empires who have attempted to conquer the world, where the fear is so extreme, that you think only by controlling the entire world can the fear be set aside. But nothing will set that fear aside, for you will see from history, that the greater power and control a nation attains—well the fear simply grows along with it. So it is an impossible quest. The carrot of peace always dangles in front of the nose of the donkey, as it keeps running faster and faster, until it finally breaks under the strain, as the Nazi eagle and the Russian bear broke under the strain.
Would you not then realize with me, that even today there are still too many people, especially among the English people, who think that the greatness of their nation is due to their military forces? And I am indeed realistic. I know that other masters earlier have spoken about nations in Europe who could set forth an example by abandoning their military. But I am realistic, and do not believe that Britain could achieve this in the foreseeable future. But what I would like to put into the collective consciousness is the fact that the current military of Britain is indeed inconsistent with the current self-image of Britain. For if you do not see yourself as an oppressive empire who is out to conquer other nations through military force and suppress them violently – and my beloved, only few among the British people see themselves as such – well, then why do you need a military that has the ability to project force far from your own shores?
It is, from a realistic standpoint, not possible that the British people within the near term future can overcome all need to have the ability to defend themselves, to defend “their” island. So I have no problem with the maintaining of a military, that is aimed strictly at defending the homeland. Yet you do not need to have the military capacity you have today in order to defend the homeland. So you should be able to see that there is an inconsistency here.
And I think that the British people are precisely the kind of people they are, because they have a devotion to higher principles. And that means, too, that they have an aversion against inconsistencies, where there is a discrepancy between the principles they know are true and their actual behavior. Thus, they are more willing than many other peoples to bring themselves into alignment with their principles—once they come to the realization that they are out of alignment, that their behavior is out of alignment, with those principles.
This is another example of how someone needs to question the unthinkable, and ask the question why we are spending so much money maintaining a military, that is not truly aimed at defending our own shores. For this would be an important step towards coming to the point of beginning to debate, whether we really need a military force if we claim to be a free democratic nation who is a part of a free democratic Europe. Surely, one might question why the English people see such a great need to defend their island, when most foreigners would say that given the state of the English weather they would rather not think about invading that country.
Yet, my beloved, truly it is natural that a people who love their country will want to maintain that country in the state that they hold in their vision, that is the potential for that country. The British people know – even though they are not aware of this consciously – they do have an inner sense of destiny for themselves and for this land. Naturally, they would not want that destiny to be destroyed by some foreign invasion, such as surely would have happened if the Nazi’s had been successful in invading Britain.
Why there are many foreigners in Britain
It is indeed not unreasonable to want to keep your land pure, so that the people can fulfill its destiny. Yet, I must tell you, that this can be taken too far. Because it also builds a certain mentality of being suspicious of the foreigners who have come to live here, not as oppressors, not with military force, but seeking an opportunity. And this is why it is important for the British people to overcome the mentality I have talked about—that they do not need to learn from anyone else. For I must tell you, that given the history of the British Empire and its invasion of other nations and cultures—well, you might consider that the fact that so many people from other nations have come to Britain might be a certain return of karma. But I would prefer that you saw it as an opportunity to learn.
For have not other masters talked about the contribution that Britain can make to the world? Well, what you have seen in the British Empire was an attempt to take British civilization and culture and forcefully apply it to other nations, thinking that other nations should eventually come to live exactly the way that British people do. When you understand the deeper reality, you understand that the British people have a potential to set an example of a Golden Age society based on certain timeless principles. But this does not mean that those principles need to be applied in other countries exactly as they are applied in Britain.
Take for example democracy as a concept, as an institution, and see that many other nations have been inspired by democracy in Britain, but they have not necessarily applied it in exactly the same way, having adapted it to their own mentality and culture. So if Britain is to fulfill its role of giving new inspiration to the world of how to build a Golden Age society, well then does it not stand to reason, that Britain needs to teach universal principles in a way that is applied to different other cultures? And how can the British people do this unless they know these other cultures? And what greater opportunity to learn how other cultures think than having representatives of those cultures live among them here in this nation?
Everything can be seen as a threat or as an opportunity. And as Saint Germain spoke about, when you are in the consciousness of fear and lack, you see every change as a threat. But when you shift into the consciousness of abundance and love, well then you see everything as an opportunity. And when you see things as an opportunity, you will not see the manifestation of a physical threat. For it is indeed true, that whether you think something is an opportunity or whether you think it is a threat—you are right. For what you project upon the situation, will be reflected back by the cosmic mirror in the form of manifest physical circumstances.
It would only take a slight shift in consciousness for the English people especially, to come to see the influx of foreigners as an opportunity. You might even beyond it look at the fact that there are no English souls, no Indian souls, no Muslim souls. There are only sons and daughters of God. So it is entirely possible that a soul that has an important contribution to make to British society was not born in this country but was born elsewhere, and then immigrates here in order to fulfill its destiny and help the entire society grow.
Bridging the gap between East and West
In order for a Golden Age to manifest, there must be more flexibility, more fluidity, which is one of the basic concepts taught in Buddhism as non-attachment. Non-attachment not in the sense that you become indifferent and nothing matters, for there is a middle way between using violence to always get your way and being indifferent to anything that happens. And that middle way is to be loyal to higher principles but to be non-attached to the actual material conditions.
As Master MORE said in his previous incarnation: Do right action and be non-attached to the fruits of action. Do it because it is right and you know it is right! This is the great potential of the British people, to do what they know is right regardless of how it is received, and regardless of whether it produces specific physical results, or produces them at a certain time. There is an opportunity, a unique opportunity, that the British people can bridge the gap between eastern thinking and western thinking. And this is precisely because of the British Empire’s influence in the East. There is a karma of the British people, which they could pay off very easily by being more open to bridging the gap between East and West. For certainly, there are still many ties between Britain and nations in the East—first and foremost India, which I must tell you has an extremely important contribution to make in the coming decades, especially to Asia, but even to the world as a whole.
Yet I must tell you that India cannot fulfill her full potential without a certain inspiration from the British people. For again, even though the British Empire invaded India forcefully, it was the Indian people and their mentality who had to some degree opened the door for this influx from without. For they needed something to shake them out of their state of inertia. And indeed, there has been a positive effect from this in Indian society. And this has created a bond between these two nations, which if the flow – the figure-eight flow from East to West – could be raised up, could be of great benefit to both nations. Where certain ideas could be brought forth simultaneously in both nations, to inspire both the eastern and the western hemisphere at the same time.
It was an English poet who said, “East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.” Well, my beloved, in giving of this invocation east-west today, you have proven him wrong. And I trust that the most spiritually aware people in Britain will prove him even more wrong in the years and decades to come, by rising to that universal spirituality that is the true master key to breaking the barrier, to breaking down the barrier between East and West and breaking down all other barriers around the world.
For truly, when you experience from within the Spirit of Truth, as Jesus called it, when you experience the Buddha nature, well then you automatically become non-attached to all the divisions that divide people on earth. And this is when the people on this planet can come into greater oneness, until they begin to create communities, nations, alliances of nations that are devoted to oneness rather than warfare.
The ascension of earth
Eventually, this planet can become Maitreya’s Sphere of Oneness, that reaches such intensity that those lifestreams who will not let go of the consciousness of separation, of division, simply will not be able to sustain a presence here. For the planet will be so accelerated spiritually, that they will be spun off, almost as if it was a children’s carousel that started spinning so fast, that they could no longer hold on to their horses. This is a vision that I desire you to hold—that this planet begins to spin faster and faster. Not physically, for certainly I would not want the atmosphere to become dislodged and find a new home around the moon, where it is truly not needed at present, due to the rather low population.
So, my beloved, hold the vision of a spiritual spinning, that will spin off the heavier elements, and thus make the planet lighter so that it can rise up. For there is a potential that the earth can ascend. But it is not the potential envisioned by certain New Age people, or even certain channelers, who claim to be channeling the ascended masters but are truly not. For it is not an inevitable event, that the earth will ascend to some higher dimension and, automatically, paradise will be manifest on earth. Everything on this planet is subject to free will. And thus, unless the top 10 percent of the people are willing to take responsibility for themselves – changing themselves first and then helping others change themselves, thereby changing the world – well unless that happens, then the earth will not ascend into any higher state or dimension or whatever you want to call it.
The entire concept that the earth will automatically ascend – due to some higher force being released in 2012 or at any other time – well it is simply another version of the idolatry of Christ, that pacifies people into thinking that some external force will do it all for them. There is no external force. For did Christ not say that the Kingdom is within? And did the Buddha not say that everything is the Buddha nature? Thus, the Buddha nature is within and must come from within, as the Buddha, as I, truly demonstrated by first attaining my Buddhahood and then seeking to help others attain it as well.
The revolution in consciousness
The revolution is always a revolution in consciousness, for there can be no other way to change the physical. I know that in today’s age this will sound strange to many people. But that is because your world view – which is based on scientific materialism and the perverted religions of the past – is so primitive, that you actually believe matter is separated from spirit, that mind is separated from matter. Despite the fact that your quantum mechanics has told you differently, western civilization – because, primarily, of the influence of materialism, but also because of a subtle influence from orthodox Christianity – has not been willing to take the philosophical consequences and realize, that if the mind of a scientist creates the outcome of an experiment, then everything must be influenced by consciousness, which truly means that everything is consciousness. Thus, everything is an outpicturing in matter of what is going on in consciousness.
I will give you a concept, that will be difficult to grasp for the linear mind, but there is value in stating it and throwing it into the mass consciousness, and into the minds of those who are receptive. We have given the concept of a movie projector, where the light from the light bulb flows through the film strip and is projected as images on the movie screen. We have said before, that if you want to change the images on the movie screen, it is not efficient to work at the level of the screen. It is far more efficient to go to the projection room and change the images on the film strip. And this illustrates, that if you want to change the physical conditions on earth, it is not the ultimate to work by physical means, but it is far more effective to go to the cause and change the images in the collective consciousness that are simply being projected onto the matter light.
Yet, what I want to give you here is the further concept that when you think about how a movie works, my beloved, you realize that it is not really a moving picture. For the film strip has individual images, each one being only fractionally different from the previous one. And if you saw the pictures separately as still pictures, you could easily see the difference. But because they are projected in such rapid succession, your eyes cannot see the individual pictures and they blend together as one continual movement.
Well, that is also what happens to your senses, when you look at the matter world. You think that the matter world is a continuous presence and has a continuous existence. Yet, what your scientists used to believe in classical physics was that light was a continuous stream. But what was discovered in the precursor to the theory of relativity and quantum physics is that light is not a continuous flow, but is indeed quantized as tiny separate particles, called photons.
The image I want to give you is that the earth really has no continuous existence. For at very rapid intervals, the physical earth is like a movie that is projected onto the ma-ter light. And your senses see it as something solid and something that changes very slowly. But in reality, that image is changing in very small intervals that are simply projected so rapidly, that you do not see the individual movements, but are fooled into thinking that the earth has a continual existence and therefore is beyond your power to change.
Do you not see, that the pictures on the filmstrip are changing all the time? And as soon as the picture changes, the image on the movie screen will change instantly. So if instead of having a very small change between one picture and another – if instead you had a very big change – well then the image on the movie screen would instantly change, my beloved. The current state of the earth, the current state of limitation and suffering, is an image that is simply projected through the filmstrip of the collective consciousness. The light is provided by the ascended masters, who have vowed to serve the evolutions of earth – and to have our light support their experimentation with free will – so they can have a continuous opportunity to outplay that free will by reaping the physical consequences of it.
We are simply providing the driving force, but the actual physical conditions that you see on earth are the projections of the images held in the collective consciousness. And that is why it is potentially possible to instantly remove all limitations, all suffering on earth—if you could change the collective consciousness. And that is why there is always hope for the changing of any physical circumstance—if only the consciousness will change. And what you have indeed seen in the course of known history is a continual change in humankind’s consciousness, a continual expansion.
Overcoming the lowest common denominator
I admit that at times this has been a very slow and gradual change, so that the individual images hardly varied. But in the last century, the change has sped up and become much more rapid. And there is indeed a potential that this can continue or even accelerate beyond what most people can envision. And indeed beyond what some people can handle, for they cannot handle the change, especially the power elite who want to maintain their privileges and power.
But my beloved, is it right that the earth should accommodate the lowest common denominator? Is it right that the earth should continue to be held at an artificially low level, in order to allow the lowest 10 percent of the lifestreams to remain in embodiment? Is it not time that we instead see the top 10 percent rise up to claim their rightful inheritance, realize that they are the meek who shall inherit the earth? But in order to inherit it, they must claim it, so that the earth can spin faster and spin off those who will not adapt to change.
It is indeed possible, as other masters have said, that the collective consciousness can go through a revolutionary shift, almost instantly at least as measured with historical time. And we of the ascended masters are of course ever hopeful that many more people, certainly many among the top 10 percent, will come to a recognition of our existence and of the teachings we have given, as you have done. But from a realistic viewpoint, it would be far too optimistic to hope that a large percentage of the population within the near future would come to accept the highly advanced world view that you have adopted. So we are not asking you to go out and seek to convert the entire population to that world view. Which is why we have talked about giving people universal principles, and so, naturally, we are always seeking to give you the tools that will help you in this quest.
And in this context let me say that the book The Art of Non-War is indeed our latest effort in this ongoing process of making spiritual teachings and concepts more universal, more easy to understand for a wider audience. And so I can assure you, that we have great hopes that this book can indeed reach a wide audience and become somewhat the talk of the town, that will contribute to a shift in the collective consciousness, where people begin to understand the nature of the dualistic mind and the ego. Thus, they come to see that all of the things they don’t like about their society, all of the things they don’t like about history, can be traced back to one cause—namely the existence of the human ego and how it turns every idea into a dualistic idea, that will inevitably create tension and conflict that so often leads to war.
If people in great numbers can come to realize and acknowledge these simple ideas – yet very profound ideas – put forth in this book, well I can assure you, that we can greatly accelerate the movement away from war and the rumors of war and the potential for war. And indeed, we can have a true state of peace that is not a forced peace, not based on the fear of what would happen if nuclear weapons were unleashed, but indeed is a peace that although based on understanding, it passes understanding. For people have gone beyond understanding but have actually come to experience what we in the book call “the Infinite” within themselves.
So, take this book as an inspiration of how you might learn how to express spiritual principles in a universal way, that is very difficult for people to argue against with the dualistic mind, although, of course, the dualistic mind can argue against any idea expressed in words. Yet it is possible to find a way to baffle the dualistic mind, as has been done in Zen Buddhism through the koans, as was done by Jesus in many of his koan-like statements. But you will see that it is possible to do this even in a contemporary language, where you can simply state a truth in such a way, that the linear, analytical, dualistic mind is baffled, is shocked and therefore it does not know immediately how to respond. And therefore, there is a moment of silence, an interval of silence, in people’s minds and that gives their Christ selves an opportunity to come in and help them actually feel in their hearts, that there is a truth here that goes beyond what they have been taught and what they have believed so far.
And this then forms the basis for a new world view, a shift in perception. And as that world view grows and spreads, the sky is literally the limit for how western civilization can shift away from duality—away from using force to get everything, but shift into the abundance consciousness of realizing that nature is not our enemy, other people do not represent an enemy, and God is not the enemy. For indeed, they could realize the truth in Jesus’ words, “Fear not little flock, for it is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
And why is this so? Because the Father has unconditional love for his offspring. When you realize this, you realize that there are no conditions that can prevent you from having the abundant life that God wants you to have—unless those conditions are set up in your own individual mind or in the collective mind. Whereby you project these images of lack and suffering and limitation, instead of projecting the images of abundance that then immediately would be outpictured by the ma-ter light and be your new reality. This is how the earth could shift into a different dimension. Not by some heavenly force doing it all for you, but by humankind providing better images through which the light from above can flow, thereby impressing itself and those higher images upon the Ma-ter light.
A Buddhic visualization
My Beloved, I have given you what I came to give you. And I only ask one thing further. For I ask you to participate in an experiment with me. Due to this conference and the breakthrough that you have helped co-create, I have been granted a dispensation similar to what I was granted in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles—namely that I have been allowed to anchor my Presence in this nation of Britain. And it will be primarily centered over the power center of London. But I will not give you a specific location, for I will indeed be here, there and everywhere, where there is a need for the Presence of the Buddha to consume the energies of those who are still trapped in the consciousness of anti-Buddha, the consciousness of anti-peace.
But as a focal point for this exercise I ask you to visualize that my presence is manifest over the Parliament Building and that there is almost like a giant statue of the Buddha that has been lowered from a very large helicopter down over the Parliament Building. Indeed, being taller than the Eye of London, for I would like London to have a new Eye, the I of the IS, the single eye of Christ vision. Visualize how my presence is anchored there. And you are the students of the Buddha, the Sangha of the Buddha, sitting in front of me in as large of a presence as you care to envision for yourselves. And you are welcome to envision it larger than mine, if you so desire, for I would be the last to put limitations upon you—seeing how good you are at doing that yourselves.
Thus, my beloved, visualize how we sit there as the community of Buddha, the Sangha of the Buddha. And we are completely unmoved by the hustle and bustle of the city, for we are almost in another dimension. But by the fact that you are still in a physical body, we have an open door for the energies, the light, of the Sangha to flow into the physical octave. And thus, these energies are meant to reawaken the British people’s sense of community, of coming into unity for a greater purpose, for the bringing forth of a higher vision and a higher society. Whereby they will demand that all institutions of their society are in alignment with that vision, and do not detract from it. So allow yourselves to envision that we are sitting there, and feel the light flowing from my heart to yours and then from your heart out to the British isles and the British people, until all is saturated by that light. Envision this while the music is playing. [Music plays]
And thus, my beloved, it is my privilege to seal this conference and to pour out my gratitude and the gratitude of all of us for your willingness to come together, not only in a critical number, but also in the more critical way of being willing to come into oneness with each other, oneness with your own higher beings that we truly are. Thus, we have had the oneness below that is the foundation for the oneness between below and above. And that is why we have had a breakthrough with this conference. For you have been willing to be true members of the Sangha of the Buddha who are devoted to oneness, harmony and peace, rather than pursuing some ego goals of superiority in knowledge or whatever.
The oneness, the harmony is what we always look for. For the greater the oneness below, the greater the light that can be poured in from above. For when there is oneness below, there is less risk that the light will be misused. You have set a magnificent example, a magnificent foundation. And truly we all hope that we can have other conferences on this soil and bring forth even more light. Obviously, we would also like to move to other parts of Europe, as is possible. So once again, the gratitude of all of us. But truly, I desire you to go beyond what you hear as an outer expression of gratitude but go within your hearts and feel the Presence of the Buddha. And feel your oneness with my Presence within yourself, so that you realize you do not need an outer messenger or instrument in order to experience oneness with me. For how could you, when everything is the Buddha nature—and thus the Buddha is already within you.
Copyright © 2007 by Kim Michaels