And now let us go, for I would take you in your etheric bodies [to my retreat]. Let your soul rise, then, into the etheric plane of fire, entering the heart, enveloped in the sphere of light. Come, then, with me as I take you to my retreat, my home of light. [16-second pause]
We are here. Let us enter, received by angels dedicated to the light of India. We leave our shoes at the door, and we come into the library where there is a fire burning. I bid you welcome and to be seated. The paneling in the library is of the native wood of India, a very special type of wood.
I bring you here that you might study with me the plight of the people of India, an ancient race descending continuously from Mu, and yet a mixture of races, of subsequent comings and goings of lifewaves—a race of people whose fiery destiny has been in many instances forgotten.
You can imagine the opposition to the attainment of the mind of God. And this is the calling of Hindus and Buddhists and even Muslims who are a part of this vast subcontinent which you see before you on the map.
I keep here this map of India for meditation and for purposes of studying the movements, the vibrations, the karmic weights of our people. And this map does record the ebb and flow, the influx of light and of darkness, and the threats to the people at all levels. Here we see the ravages of disease. And we see, underneath it all, the plots of the fallen ones to take the light of India and to use it to the glory of systems political and economic, foreign to the people of India.
I would, then, that you would understand that the attainment of the mind of God and the focusing of that mind can come only when the other chakras, from the base of the spine to the crown, are mastered. And, therefore, to one of the oldest of all civilizations and peoples and the one having had the greatest attainment of light is given the responsibility of raising the light of the Mother unto the crown of the Buddhic fulfillment.
Now then, see how they have been caught and distracted and how all manner of false teaching has also invaded the temples and the mosques. And see the divisive elements as I show you the infiltration of demons and fallen ones who pit their darkness against the light of the Mother.
Is it any wonder that Kali1 wields her sword in our land? For she is the defender of souls against these demons and fallen ones who have run rampant across this nation for many centuries. For the art of intensifying light among the common people is one that has been losing ground.
And then, with the coming of the West, with the exportation of the science of the Mother to India, there has also been the exportation of materialism. [And this materialism has come to India], not because it is [forced] from without, but because the seeds of greed were already there within. And these seeds agnetized from without the untransmuted energies [that corresponded to those that already existed] within, as is always the case, beloved ones, individually and collectively among mankind.
Now I would desire that you should feel the burden of the people, and so I allow to rest upon you now the weight of the collective karma of the people of India. [7-second pause]
As the pilgrims walked in this land with the messengers in 1970, they also contacted this vibration. The weight of darkness alongside the great burden of light that is the gift of the people presents a manifestation that can only be understood either out of your body in the temples of light, simulated by the masters, or in physical, tangible manifestation upon the land itself.
And so now you begin to feel upon your bodies a new kind of weight, a new kind of consciousness. And you say to yourselves, with all our complaining we would rather have our own karma and our karma in America. And this is always true, blessed ones, for you are accustomed to your own karma, and your own karma relates to your own soul identity.
Sensing this weight of India, however, feel then how the ignorance of the masses, how their separation from light and learning and teaching keeps them without the ability to intone the sacred mantras of the Word that would be their liberation. And see how their diets cause them to become passive, not with the strength of a Gandhi, but passive to the point of nihilism.
See then how the infiltrators have invaded the government in New Delhi. See how the perversions of the Mother and schism and factions and jealousy and warring have turned this state into a camp of socialism vying for Communism—and neglecting, sadly neglecting, the creativity of the individual and failing to train the young in creativity but programming them as they are in the West, programming them to their own mental bodies dominated not by the Christ or the Buddha but by the carnal mind.
And so the cult of success has replaced the cult of the Mother, and Kali swings her sword this night. She swings her sword in anticipation of the New Year and the new dispensations of light from Shamballa. She clears the way. But she must have cooperation here among the living, among those in Mater who sense the plight and are willing to enter that fight.
Precious hearts, we know that you have scarcely enough lightbearers to go around these United States. We know that there must be more and more devotees who are willing to decree and who will not be dismayed by those who declare decrees to be ineffective or nonessential or who accuse (can you imagine?) the masters or their teachers or someone somewhere of employing the tactic of fear or superstition or calamity or whatever [else] to induce the students to continue their decrees.
I tell you, there are enough crises in the world that the messengers do not need to manufacture crisis in order to keep adherents in the fold of the ascended masters. And each individual has sufficient karma that, were there no crisis on Terra, it would keep him busy for this lifetime in decrees.
Precious ones, these, then, these devotees who are stable in the sacred fire, must be multiplied and increased. And it will come to pass, for we have decreed it. And this is our decree here in the council chambers of the Indian Council of the Great White Brotherhood. We have decreed an in crease of the numbers of souls who will take this way of Saint Germain and make it their own and, having made it their own, will be willing to export it to every land.
Think, then, of a continent blessed with the ancient Sanskrit, with the English language, both key in the delivery of the Word of the Logos to mankind. Think of a people and masses of people who require your ministry and your love and your Christ Presence, your individual attention. Think of the tutoring and the teaching and the laboring with these souls.
Think, think, O precious hearts, think of it beyond yourselves and your concerns. Think of the millions who await the coming of your light who are in bondage, in squalor, in filth, in poverty; who live and die in the streets. Think of these and think of the exploiters. Think of the division and see the selfishness of those whose lust is for power and for money. See how they calculate in the markets their trade and their commerce and their exchange with other nations. See how they can become so accustomed to the poor as to have that hardness of heart that no longer sees the plight of the deprived, that no longer is concerned that they be educated, that the masses rise. It is a fertile field for the fallen ones. And I tell you, they come in every guise and disguise.
We look for devotees out of the West to infuse India with a practical, spiritual religion. We look for the Mother to translate the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism and to extricate these teachings from the overlay of the fallen ones that has allowed the people to become passive and to procrastinate the balancing of their karma to the next life and the next and the next. And this procrastination is the weakness of will that comes from weakness of body, that comes from imbalance, then, in diet and in living.
Look again now and see the devotees of India who know the Law and know the Lord of the World. Look at these who are strong, who bathe in the Ganges, who give their mantras, who are truly lights for all of the land. Look at these whose very light sustains the purity and the Mother flow of the Ganges.
Look at the masters of the Himalayas whom you will never hear of in your outer world. Look at them from my retreat as I show you these great ones in their caves who sustain the light of Asia, of India, of China; who hold the balance in the Himalayas. Yes, they are there and they will never be seen by embodied mankind. They are hidden and yet they are in physical embodiment. And they are in conscious contact with your messenger, holding the forcefield of light in East and West.
Now then, in preparation for the coming of a teaching center of the ascended masters in India, I ask you to make the call for the clearing of the way. And I know you have been asked by many masters and the councils of the Brotherhood who plead with you to make invocations for the greatest problems, the crises, those elements of life on earth which cannot wait. And yet I ask in any case. I ask you to make calls, knowing full well that some of you will hear my word and will be able in the coming months to fulfill those calls, while others respond to the requests of Saint Germain for Taiwan, for America.2
And so it goes. We too have areas of vested interest. Our vested interest comes from our own karma and the karma of evolutions whom we have left behind when we have taken the initiation of our ascension. And yet our concern is always for all mankind and for the lifewaves of this solar system as these lifewaves relate to other solar systems and galaxies within galaxies. For we do not lose sight of the grand view of creation.
And yet, in this grand view of co-measurement, which is ours, we always come back to the individual chela, the individual heart. We come back to day-by-day, step-by-step attainment. Steady attainment, even if it be slow, is better than the firecracker that explodes and is no more.
We have seen many explosions on the Path. And we look again and they are gone. But the steady plodders, moving step by step at a healthy pace, setting that pace according to ability—the steady plodders are always the ones who win in this race, who are the favorites of the ascended masters.
And so, make your calls, make your calls for the transmutation of the four types of animal magnetism3 that assail the four aspects of God-free being in India. Call for the removal of that perversion of the consciousness of the Mother that you have called, and rightly so, the cow consciousness.
For in many cases, the cow has replaced the Mother not only in form, not only as the animal, but also in the vibration of the people who are more concerned with mooing and cooing at one another than they are with the release of light that will be the freedom of their souls! And this entertainment that is given to the masses of India is just so much sympathy and so much vanity as they are taught to imitate those whom they see in the movies, in the games, in the dances. And here again all is vanity.
We are not so concerned with limiting our population as we are with strengthening our population. We see the light of Christed ones. We see their light and the containment of that light by circumstances, by situations that seem beyond the control of the government because selfishness has stagnated the flow of light.
And, of course, in India it is not considered that the politicians have the light. And those who are the teachers and the chelas of the light withdraw from government and commerce. And therefore those with the greed and the materialistic attitudes are those who dominate our economy and our politics.
And so here in India, as in America, it is the council of our devotees and of our ascended masters who come to this home of light. It is our counsel that chelas of the masters prepare themselves in training, in education, to be practical in fields of service, that they might anchor the light down from the heights of the Himalayas into the large cities, that that anchoring of the light might go from the etheric place to the mental plane to the emotional body to the physical earth and saturate all of life with the victory of Lord Gautama.
Precious ones, I have shared with you some of the burdens of the ascended masters meeting twenty-four hours a day for the salvation of souls on Terra. I have shared with you a bit of our perspective and I have called to you to set the pattern for the new year. I have said that that pattern is governed by past patterns and that you are limited as to how much you can launch out and be free from the old patterns and that which relieves you of certain limitations is the sacred fire of the violet flame, which Saint Germain has brought.
And so by an intense action of the violet flame invoked between now and the turning of the year, you will find that you in the Christ flame, that your Christ flame and Christ Self in you, may still shatter a clay tablet or two, a disc of record in your electronic belt and thereby enable you to transcend a former state and create a blueprint for the new year that will give you greater freedom, greater love, greater knowledge and greater opportunity for initiation.
Do not take lightly the sands that fall in the hourglass as they are running out in this year. For every grain is yet an opportunity to invoke the flame, to overcome and to thereby set a pattern that perhaps is a hundredth of an inch higher than what it would have been had you not elected to invoke that flame. And that hundredth of an inch may spare you the burden of considerable karma in the year to come.
And then you will see in each successive year, as you set the pattern again with your Christ Self and with the Lords of Karma, that by successive victories and applications and daily winnings in the game of life, year by year you will have a greater and greater circumference that is called the habitation of your soul, a greater area of movement and influence, a greater contact with souls of light. All is weighed in the great balance of the ascended masters. And, therefore, I commend you into the keeping of the sacred fire.
And so my sharing has been for your individual attunement, for your concern for planetary conditions and your awareness of these conditions. My coming has been to extend the love of our retreat and to invite you to come to our retreat when we hold those special sessions that are for chelas who are concerned with God-government on Terra and specifically concerned for the relationship between India and America.
There has been such a deterioration of the flow of light between these nations, through the media, that the feelings of hostility on both sides of the earth lead to a coolness and a lack of concern.
So let the chelas of Morya reestablish the ties and let them be ties of light. Let your light flow into India and let India be preserved. For her contribution to the golden age is indispensable. So let her children be protected, her mothers be nourished and her fathers be upheld in the discipline of the Law.
I AM Chananda of the Indian Council of the Great White Brotherhood, and I bid you good evening.
“The Summit Lighthouse Sheds Its Radiance o’er All the World to Manifest as Pearls of Wisdom.”
This dictation by Chananda was delivered by the Messenger of the Great White Brotherhood Elizabeth Clare Prophet on Sunday, December 28, 1975, during the conference, Challenge of Initiation, held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California. [N.B. Bracketed words have been added by the editor for clarity in the written word.]
1. Kali is one of the manifestations of the Shakti (feminine principle) of Shiva, the third person in the Hindu trinity. Kali shatters the delusions of the ego and destroys ignorance. Her destructive energies are seen as a means to ultimate transformation and salvation.
2. In 1980, the messenger and a number of Keepers of the Flame answered the call of Chananda and traveled to India to establish the Ashram of the World Mother in New Delhi, and that focus of light was maintained for a number of years. In 2011, another group of devotees felt the call to once more establish a focus of light in India. The Chananda Cultural Society was formally registered in 2012 and continues to maintain a center for the ascended masters in New Delhi.
3. There are four categories of “animal magnetism” that cause people to become dense and ineffective in purifying their own four lower bodies as well as those of the earth: (1) malicious animal magnetism (mild dislike, criticism, condemnation and gossip) blocking and misqualifying the light of the etheric body; (2) ignorant animal magnetism (mental density, lethargy, untidiness, disobedience, stubbornness and defiance of the Law) blocking and misqualifying the light of the mental body; (3) sympathetic animal magnetism (commiseration with the human consciousness, self-pity) blocking and misqualifying the light of the emotional, or desire, body; and (4) delicious animal magnetism (overindulgence, sensuality, selfishness and self-love) blocking and misqualifying the light of the physical body. See also “Animal Magnetism,” in Paths of Light and Darkness, by Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, pp. 174-78.
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