“In Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Shambhala (Sanskrit: शम्भल Śambhala, also spelled Shambala or Shamballa; Tibetan: བདེ་འབྱུང, Wylie: Bde’byung; Chinese: 香巴拉; pinyin: Xiāngbālā) is a mythical kingdom. Shambhala is mentioned in the Kalachakra Tantra. The Bon scriptures speak of a closely related land called Tagzig Olmo Lung Ring.
The Sanskrit name is taken from the name of a city mentioned in the Hindu Puranas, probably in reference to Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh. The mythological relevance of the place originates with a prophecy in Vishnu Purana (4.24) according to which Shambhala will be the birthplace of Kalki, the final incarnation of Vishnu, who will usher in a new age (Satya Yuga) and the prophesied ruling Kingdom of Maitreya, the future Buddha.”
“During the late 19th century, Theosophical Society co-founder Helena Blavatsky alluded to the Shambhala myth. Blavatsky, who claimed to be in contact with a Great White Lodge of Himalayan Adepts, mentions Shambhala in several places, but without giving it especially great emphasis.
Later esoteric writers further emphasized and elaborated on the concept of a hidden land inhabited by a hidden mystic brotherhood whose members labor for the good of humanity. Alice A. Bailey claims Shamballa (her spelling) is an extra-dimensional or spiritual reality on the etheric plane, a spiritual centre where the governing deity of Earth, Sanat Kumara, dwells as the highest Avatar of the Planetary Logos of Earth, and is said to be an expression of the Will of God.”
I have been wondering whether or not to start into this. There is a meditation called “the master in the heart” in which one opens a twelve petalled lotus. Which contains the jewel in the centre of the lotus, a diamond. Om mane pade hum. The thought form is actually in three spatial dimensions and one temporal one. It evolves in time. It “exists” high on the mental plane and interacts with the buddhic plane. In fact it acts as a kind of doorway or portal. In the diagram it is located on the plane of abstract mind. The diagrammatic representation is more distinct and delineated than the thought form itself.
Spatially this lotus is “located” on the central channel vertically below the crown chakra, through which the threads are abstracted on death. The crown chakra is also visualized as a many petalled lotus. How each individual views the meditation, visualizes it, may vary. It will also to an extent be influenced by the ray type of the person meditating. In my experience the more stable the thought form becomes the more likely it is to be “correct”.
Before commencing this meditation, I meditated daily at least once a day for eight years, sometimes more, doing Toltec active dreaming practice in which one visualizes a yellow rose. When in London, I often used to do this med. on the Victoria line from Brixton during rush hour, or on the Gatwick Express on the way to board meetings. Because of the way my brain is wired and my training as a scientist I can visualise time evolving potential energy surfaces and the vibrational modes of many atom molecules. So, I am pretty good at visualisation.
I can hold the lotus or rose thought form in the mental space just in front of my Anja centre or move them around to between my shoulder blades, at will.
As part of this lotus meditation, one envisions the three lower sheaths which are like diaphanous eggs on the etheric, astral and mental planes. Construction of these “eggs” has a remarkable stabilising effect on the individual who does it. It “contains” their beingness.
It occurred to me that before I tried to progress upwards out of the crown chakra and on to the buddhic and atmic planes, I would need to contain my awareness thereupon otherwise I could get badly dissipated and lost or even die. So just as I constructed the three lower sheaths, I began attempts to build a buddhic and atmic vehicles in a similar manner. These sheaths are much more subtle and extend further from the physical body.
After I had been able to take my awareness “above” the jewel. I started to see if I could construct a thought form for Shambhala. Over a period of many months, I set about constructing with care, this thought form to see if I could.
How would one get there?
Obviously there had to be some kind of stairway. When I first started the construction, I could only get stability of image whilst chanting the om ah hum purification mantra in deep voice. I figured if I wasn’t “allowed” to go there I would not be able to construct the form.
What would lie atop the steps?
Well, some kind of open courtyard in front of the temple building. What could one “see” from the courtyard in the southern quadrant? It would be the snow-capped Himalayas. For an example of a visualisation aid explore this. It is pretty groovy in any case.
Would there be several layers of access; an outer chamber an inner chamber and the council chamber? Who could go where? Where might the Sanat Kumara be “seated” and what about the Buddhas of Activity. How would they look?
The question remains if one constructs the thought form, dreams it in, does one “go” there. The body sure as hell doesn’t but the “mind” does. What happens to time? The clock time based on quartz oscillators ceases. When you come back only tens of minutes have passed but the thought form is way more expansive than that. One cannot climb a staircase like that in ten minutes. What is orchestrating the building of the form. My working conclusion is that it cannot be the personality, it must be the Soul. So does the Soul travel to the courtyard at Shambhala?
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