This Holy Full Moon is Lord Buddha's touch-down on earth for sheer 8 minutes. This is spiritually the most important Supreme Moment in the annual earth’s cycle! A Celebration of his BIRTH, ENLIGHTENMENT, ASCENSION!
Wesak falls annually on the Scorpio Full Moon in the month of May with Sun in Taurus. It is at the 'exact moment' of the Scorpio-Taurus Full Moon that Lord Buddha is said to return momentarily to earth, appearing physically to those gathered in the secluded Wesak valley, at the base of Mount Kailash, in the Himalayas. However, his Blessings are bestowed upon all who sit in meditation and prayer at the anointed time to receive him.
Moreover, he brings with him the most powerful Spiritual Energy of Shamballah to the assembled masters, initiates and disciples of the Light Hierarchy, for the assimilation and distribution of Shamballah Force throughout the world. The Sun's transit through Taurus exalts the Moon, and Taurus is ruled by Venus - the spiritual ruler of earth. Venus is identified with the Regent Lord (superior to Lord Buddha in hierarchy) Sanat Kumara and Goddess Venus and the 144,000 Light Holders & Light Keepers (on earth today), who stayed back after Lord and Lady of Venus moved into their new abode known as Shamballah, on the arrival of the Prince of Darkness (as explained in the eBook "The Voice of Silence" by Lord Sanat Kumara and Lord Buddha).
Furthermore, before the grand arrival of the God of planet earth (Lord Buddha), the Master Planetary Hierarchy of gaia assemble and arrange themselves in a geometrical pattern of a Pentagram with Jesus (overlighting at the top), followed by Saint Germain and Lord Manu at the two bottom ends of the triangles, and Lord Sanat Kumara with Mother Quan Yin at the two higher peaks. Lord Buddha acts as the Spiritual Intermediary between the highest spiritual center Shambala and the Planetary Hierarchy. The Wesak sacred ceremony takes place between the Buddha, the Christ, and the united Spiritual Hierarchy as a Blessing poured forth upon our planet.
Spiritual leaders gather in the Wesak Valley, a mythic place lying at a rather high altitude in the foothills of the Himalayan-Tibetan ranges. It is surrounded by high mountains on all sides except towards the northeast, where there is a narrow opening in the mountain ranges. The valley is bottle-shaped in contour, with the neck to the northeast. So as the legend goes - a group of high vibrational non-physical Beings, who are the Custodians of God's Plan for earth, gather at the valley. These Divine Beings are the main participants of the Wesak Festival. They arrange themselves in the north-eastern end of the valley, in concentric circles, and prepare for a great act of service. In front of the rock, looking towards the northeast, stand those Beings who are called by their disciples - the 5 Great Lords. Jesus Christ, who stands in the center; the Lord of living forms - Lord Manu stands at his right and; the Lord of Civilization (Saint Germain) stands to his left. These three face the rock upon which rests a great crystal bowl, full of water. Behind the grouped Masters, their adepts, initiates, and senior workers are to be found, who at this time constitute the New Group of World Servers. Those present in their physical bodies find their way there by ordinary means. Others are present in their spiritual bodies, and in the dream state.
As the hour of the Full Moon approaches, a stillness settles down upon the crowd, and all look towards the northeast. Certain ritualistic movements take place, in which the grouped Masters and their disciples of all ranks take up symbolic positions, and form on the floor of the valley certain significant symbology. This is all done to the sound of certain Sanskrit chanted words and esoteric phrases, called Mantrams. And the chanting gathers momentum in anticipated arrival of the Lord.
The expectancy in the waiting, of the onlooking crowd, becomes very great ... and the tension is real, palpitating, and increasing. Through the entire body of people assembled there, a lake of enveloping potent vibration is felt vividly which has the effect of awakening the souls of all present; fusing and blending the group into one united whole, and lifting all into a great Act of Spiritual Demand, Readiness, and Expectancy! The climax of the world's aspiration is focused within the waiting group. The three words - demand, readiness and expectancy - best describe the atmosphere surrounding those present in this secret valley.
The chanting and the rhythmic weaving grows stronger, and all the participants and the watching crowd raise their eyes towards the sky in the direction of the narrow part of the valley. Just a few minutes before the exact time of the Full Moon, in the far distance, a tiny speck can be seen in the sky. It comes nearer and nearer, and grows in clarity and definiteness of outline, until the form of “The Buddha” can be seen, seated in the cross-legged position, clad in his saffron-coloured robe, bathed in an aura and halo of immense blinding light and colour, and with his hand extended in blessing.
When The Buddha arrives at a point exactly over the great rock, hovering there in the air over the heads of the five Lords, a great mantram, used only once a year, at the Festival, is intoned by the Christ - and the entire group of people in the valley fall upon their faces. This Invocation sets up a great vibration or thought current of such potency - that it reaches up from the group of aspirants, disciples and initiates who employ it, to the Being we know as God. This marks the supreme moment of intensive Spiritual Shamballah Energy that lasts throughout the entire year! The BLESSING is thus poured forth, and the Christ, as the representative of humanity, receives it in trust, for distribution.
Slowly then The Buddha recedes into the distance, until again only a faint speck can be seen in the sky, and this eventually disappears. The whole ceremonial Blessing, from the time of the first appearance in the distance until the moment Buddha fades out, takes just 8 minutes.
Once Lord Buddha has totally disappeared, the crowd rise to their feet; the water in the bowl is distributed in tiny portions to the Masters, initiates and disciples, and they then go their way to their place of service. The crowd, who have all brought their little cups and vessels of water, drink of them and share with others. In this beautiful "water ceremony of communion" is portrayed the symbol of the New Age which is already upon us, the Aquarian Age, the age of the Water Carrier. The water, which has been magnetized by the presence of The Buddha and of The Christ (along with the other Masters), carries certain properties and virtues of a healing and helpful nature. Lord Buddha's annual "Sacrifice" for humanity (for He comes back only at great cost) is over, and he returns again to that high place where he works and waits ( in the Great White Lodge of Sirius).
Buddha was "Siddhartha Gautama" by birth and “The Buddha” is a title he earned and attained through his evolution (the name Buddha signifies “The Enlightened One”). He lived in present-day India and Nepal between the sixth and fourth century BC, and passed over in 483 BC. At that time, there was no Nepal but all was Hindustan - India.
I now take you on a journey back 2,499 years…sit back and enjoy his life story through paint
ings as pictures depict a thousand words!
A reluctant teacher:
He considered that the Enlightenment he had reached was not only near impossible for him to express in words but also, would not easily be understood by the masses. Moreover, he felt as well, Enlightenment must be acquired and experienced not - narrated as a Satsang! For the first 44 days after Enlightenment, he kept refusing to teach. But he was told that his purpose would be defeated did he not reveal his Spiritual Attainment. Eventually, after much deliberation with the Light and Hierarchy, he agreed to "share" (not teach) - the righteous path that humanity could tread in order to evolve higher, and outlined the basics through the 4 Noble Truths. Further he postulated that a Path is needed to be freed from the 4 Noble Truths and so he mapped a direction that mankind could adopt. This he did through the doctrine of the Noble 8-Fold Path. His message to the people was fundamentally that Happiness is in learning that nothing in the world is permanent and so, Detachment is vital for acquiring Nirvana or Mukti. His final request to mankind was to work hard to gain Salvation (Freedom, Mukti) through Self-Mastery. And that ignorance doesn’t beget enlightenment! He did not teach Enlightenment nor did He share 'how he became Enlightened', as to him - Enlightenment is unteachable and individualized! And that each human must find his own individualized Path to ultimate wisdom. After his death, it were his followers who created a new religion known as Buddhism!
Day of Safeguarding + Days of Distribution:
Now, for two days prior to the Full Moon, we prepare ourselves by holding an attitude of dedication and service and upward spiritual striving. We seek to become receptive to that which our soul will impart ... that which will make us of use to the Spiritual Hierarchy. The day of the Wesak Purnima (Full Moon) is known as the Day of Safeguarding. We simply regard ourselves as recipients, or custodians, of as much of that Spiritual Shamballah Force as we can possibly hold. We attempt to hold ourselves steadily in the light. We will not formulate what will happen, nor will we look for results or tangible effects. We will maintain an inner peace. The two days following the Wesak full moon are called the Days of Distribution. On these two succeeding days, the focus of our attention will steadily be turned away from ourselves and from the inner subjective planes to the outer world. Our efforts will be to pass on, or to pass through, that measure of Spiritual Shamballah Energy that may have been contacted.
This Full Moon is also an Eclipsed one. At the time of Lord Buddha's Visitation the moon shall darken totally - becoming a Blood Moon. Do sit in Prayers before the Portal Opening so that you can go into meditation some minutes before the entry of Lord Buddha. Light a candle for Him, some incense, keep a bowl of water before you - that you can drink once the 8 mins are over.
Time of Lord Buddha's Visitation:
Penumbral Eclipse begins 16 May, 01:32:05 (UTC) 07:02:05 (IST)
Partial Eclipse begins 16 May, 02:27:52 07:57:52
Full Eclipse begins 16 May, 03:29:03 08:59:03
Maximum Eclipse 16 May, 04:11:28 09:41:28
Full Eclipse ends 16 May, 04:53:55 10:23:55
Partial Eclipse ends 16 May, 05:55:07 11:25:07
Penumbral Eclipse ends 16 May, 06:50:49 12:20:49
The ECLIPSE CORRIDOR CLOSES after the Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse