This excerpt on The Way of Peace is from the dictation by Gautama Buddha from July 1, 1971 published in the 1983 Pearl of Wisdom Vol. 26 No. 20.
Beloved hearts of light, the kingdom of God is within you. When you really understand that, the way of peace is known to you and the adventure of living becomes more palatable—more acceptable to your outer consciousness and, I am quite sure, more acceptable to the Law of Love that is a part of your inward nature, even as it is the part of all mankind.
But what a pity it is that men are allowing themselves today to be captivated by those who seek to divide men into little camps of opposition. They cannot understand the way of peace, the way of nirvana. They do not understand the Be-ness of God, that God is everywhere and that he dispenses those drops of Life which are his reality as the golden oil of the anointing of the One Spirit Most Holy which all can receive because to all it is given—a treasure of sweetness, a treasure of compassion that reaches up magically enough, miraculously enough, to participate in the grand adventure of becoming one with God.
Through the nirvanic state, I was able to forsake all the manifestations of darkness that had been for so long a part of my nature. And at last, the high adventure of infinite Love was before me. The veil parted, and for the first time, through the process of inner meditation, I was able to perceive the nature of God closely aligned with my own. And many experiences came to me—the experiences of entering in to the vibratory nature of those who were not attuned with the Divine Presence but had sundered this long ago, engaging now only in outer expressions without understanding the nature of the God within.
Yet, except the Lord keep the city, the city cannot be kept. And so, the domain of man’s destiny must be kept by the inward peace which he knows to be real, to be vital. The experiences he seeks must come to him born of the love that is the emanation of God within him.
Becoming a True Buddha
But man does not need to linger just on the small externalization of cosmic substance which he is able to understand and to bring into the areas of his life as the first anointing. He may grow (O wondrous maturity!) into the consciousness of becoming a true Buddha, an aspiring one—one who seeks by the process of budding to become a cosmic flower in the garden of God.
And all is Allah, all is the Buddhahood, all is the bestowal of the sacred fire. Whether we stop for a moment to consider the teachings of the Parsis (those who are dedicated to the principles of fire) or whether we are concerned with the manifestation of Christianity in the distant West—all are participating upon the planetary body in the magnification of cosmic intensity in the desire to feel His love bestow upon them the vestments of a cosmic glory not seen at first, but perceived often in the dimness of men’s consciousness as they begin the process of stilling the mind and finding within themselves the depth of the richness of the wisdom of God.
Through the process of stilling the mind, the tremendous potency of the Cosmic Light is distilled in essence to the view of all who will open their spiritual eyes and behold at last the light of the cosmic I AM Presence—valiantly, radiantly outpouring its sweet oil of delight and freedom upon the altar of their heart!
Man possesses the power of change. Man possesses the power, the transmutative Law lives within him. But God has first willed it so, and the angelic hosts have also so willed it. Now it remains for man also to enter into a pact with the Cosmic Christ consciousness so beautifully resident within his soul.