Wesak
Wesak the most powerful Full Moon of the year

So momentous, it has a legend behind it.

It is a priceless spiritual opportunity to grow on all levels and fulfill your wishes.

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in a special group meditation on this sacred day.

It is a priceless spiritual opportunity to grow on all levels and fulfill your wishes.

Legend of the Wesak

Based on legends, there exists a valley in western Tibet, surrounded by hills all around, except the north eastern portion, where a narrow pathway is located that shapes the form of a neck with a flat rock in it; the width of the valley widens towards the south.

The valley gets filled with pilgrims every year, who travel from various places and surrounding districts, eagerly waiting to participate in the festival of Wesak, and take part in manifesting the Divine Plan on earth. The spiritual aspirants, teachers and lamas find their way every year during the full moon of Taurus, into the valley and occupy the southern and middle portions of the land, leaving the north eastern portion free.

As the legend runs, these men and women of goodwill, then gather themselves in a special geometrical pattern, composed of a 5-pointed star surrounded by concentric circles, at the north eastern end of the valley and get ready to participate in this great act of service to the mankind. The whole celebration is participated by 3 world teachers who stand in front of the altar rock: Lord Maitreya, the Christ, stands in the center, with the Manu on his right and the Mahachohan on his left. These three great souls face the rock upon which a great crystal bowl, full of water is located.

Behind the 3 Masters, Arhats, initiates, adepts, senior workers and spiritual disciples and aspirants stand at their own grades and groups, either with or without their physical bodies to become channels of God’s blessings being poured on earth. The ones who are not in the physical body are gathered in the spiritual form or in the dream state to participate in this great world service.

As the time of Wesak approaches, a deep state of calmness and peace settles down upon the crowd. The 3 Masters, the three Heads of the departments of Hierarchy, and the Masters of the Seven Rays then move in symbolic forms while chanting verses in the ancient Pali language. At the peak of the ceremony the grouped masters and their disciples form a five-pointed star with Lord Maitreya, standing at the apex, facing the altar rock. The movements and the chanting generate spiritual energies that make the group work as one united whole who is ready to receive the higher spiritual energies and distribute it to the world. The three words that can describe the atmosphere at the time of the Wesak festival are demand, readiness and expectancy.

When this stage reaches, the chanting ceases and after a few movements of pure silence, Lord Maitreya takes the Rod of Power into his hands and raise it above his head, uttering in Pali: "All is ready; Master, come!" At the exact moment of the full moon, the Lord Buddha appears sitting in His Buddha-posture with His saffron-colored robe, full of light with His hand extended in blessing. Leadbeater describes the Buddha as a gigantic figure with a brilliant aura, from which a glorious ultramarine is emanated, then golden yellow, crimson, pure silvery white and scarlet, with brilliant rays of green and violet. The members of the Brotherhood then bow with joined hands, singing the 3 verses, taught by the Buddha himself during His earth life and then chant an invocation. The effect of this group invocation is universal that links humanity with the cosmic consciousness and the supreme force, from which all the creation is originated.

Such tremendous amount of energy and blessing is released from Shamballa upon the earth through the Buddha and are received by Lord Maitreya as the representative of humanity for distribution. The water in the crystal bowl is then held up and blessed by Him as the participants come forward one by one to sip the water. Participants also have their own water containers to receive blessings during the whole ceremony and especially at the final blessing. As the legend states, Lord Buddha returns year after year in the festival of Wesak to pour a renewed spiritual energy and life to humanity and the earth. Year after year He makes a sacrifice of coming down to the earth and year after year humanity gets blessed with Divine Love, Light and Wisdom, to continue its mission and manifest the Divine Plan on earth.

"Year after year He comes back in blessing; year after year, He and His great brother, The Christ, work in the closest cooperation for the spiritual benefit of humanity." -Alice Bailey

The blessings poured by the Buddha last for only eight minutes, while the whole ceremony takes for about 30 minutes. The ceremony ends when the Buddha holds up His right hand in blessing, as He slowly recedes in the sky. When the Lord Buddha disappears and the meditation finishes the crowd slowly disappears, heading back to their lands, to continue serving mankind.

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