Re: Theos-World Re: A clear comparision of one central thing
Jan 19, 2003 01:58 PM
by James Davis
NW> From the SD I, 470:
NW> "He will appear as Maitreya Buddha, the last of the Avatars and Buddhas, in
NW> the seventh Race. This belief and expectation are universal throughout the
NW> East. Only it is not in the Kali yug, our present terrifically materialistic
NW> age of Darkness, the "Black Age," that a new Saviour of Humanity can ever
NW> Although Buddhists do not agree on the exact number of years until Maitreya's
NW> appearance, they do all agree it is many millions of years hence. Since we
NW> have about 430,000 years left in this Kali yuga, there cannot be any
NW> reappearance of the Christ/Maitreya in this era at all.
NW> If the Blue books only talked a little bit, or in passing, about a supposed
NW> return of Christ & the doctrine of Avatars, as HPB & her Gurus did, one might
NW> think there is no problem. But one can see the entire corpus of Bailey and
NW> her guide revolves around the return of the Hierarchy and its leader. I seem
NW> to recall, but have yet to find the quote online, that Bailey's guide wrote
NW> that his most important contribution to the "Plan" was his work in fostering
NW> preparation for the reappearance of Christ.
Whether in the body or out, the number of years, this cycle or that,
this name or that, it is all on the surface. And the surface could
use a bit of spiritual polishing, and there are those who are up to
the task. From the smallest to the greatest, the spirit is unlimited
in manner and modes of its delivery.
In Bailey, "Christ" refers primarily to spiritual Love, to a radiant
energy, to higher consciousness, to a principle. The primary meaning
of "return" is in the grounding of this energy in the aura of the
planet, and in the soul of humanity. Body is incidental.
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