Lord Maitreya: Palm Sunday Address, 4-11-1954,
dictated to G. l.

Beloved children, do you know how much I love you? Within your hearts you carry the Presence of the Living God, the God who made me & who has sustained me & whose servant I AM before all life. Ah that the day may come when you may realize & recognize that infinite ever-Presence, the infinite power of God. Every place you move upon the planet Earth you carry with you the power of the majestic, victorious, eternal One. How much have you relinquished of yourself into the keeping of that Presence, how much have you relied upon the ever-Presence of God that stands in the midst of every circumstance that you meet?

How long has He wished the summons to release the fullness of Himself in mastery, in victory, in supply, in God-control! Why do you divide the allegiance between the appearances that beset you & the puny endeavors of the personal ego to cope with the shadows of this world when in the beat of your heart is the active living Presence of Almighty God? The Presence of God is waiting in your hearts today for the summons to burst the tomb of matter & to release the fullness of its vital life to transfigure your flesh, to vitalize your spirit & to eternalize the kingdom of heaven thru your orbit to the periphery of your spiritual influence. Must this God wait while century after century there is no allegiance in your feelings to His power?

O my beloved ones, my message to mankind thru every great teacher that has ever come to Earth has been to recognize, utilize & rely upon the ever-Presence, the ever-Presence connecting with the dynamo of universal life, bringing to life again a seemingly lifeless cause. This is the same Presence which Jesus drew forth in his ministry performing the miracles & the marvels of mastery. That Presence is within yourself this morning as I speak these words. It is not something that is to come forth in ages yet unborn from the womb of time. Each morning the Presence of God when you wake beats your hearts, vitalizes your mind, energizes your bodies & waits your summons to release the fullness of itself. O, I call you in the name of the God of Light whom I serve to draw forth that light & Presence. Draw forth that magnificent Godhood & let it fulfill itself thru your consecrated flesh.

Today all over the world hearts & minds & consciousnesses are turned toward the Easter season. Today the upreaching prayer force of mankind is greater than any time in the calendar year, & those mighty rivers of force flowing up from hopeful hearts make a beautiful sight at inner levels, gathered by mighty angels & devas, mighty beings whose service to life is to bring the prayers of man into the realms of light to the throne of the Eternal. Here in your great city this morning where congregations of thousands join their voices in song in the remembrance of the living Presence of Jesus, how many have summoned from within themselves this Presence of Almighty God?

So abstruse has the occult & metaphysical literature become that mankind have forgotten that the inward search can be accomplished by a child in arms. Opening your consciousness to the power of God lean on the everlasting arms & invoke your faith in the powers of the infinite to restore mankind to his own Christ estate!

Many many centuries ago the close of the Fifth Dispensation signified to the cosmic law that a new Master Presence would have to make his appearance upon the screen of life & draw thru the energies of his being the initial impulse of a new cycle. At inner levels, beloved ones, the closing of a cycle of time & the opening of another door thru which spiritual forces may flow to bless a planet takes considerable time & energy & the prayer-force of the God-beings who are dedicated to protecting & evolving this race.

With the opening of the sixth ray the devotional activity of life was decreed to supercede the activity of the scientific action of law--cause & effect, an eye for an eye & a tooth for a tooth. The cycle of scientific exactitude, of karmic retribution without hope except thru the expiation of sin was to be superceded by an era where forgiveness & grace & mercy were to bring to those who had come to a fear of Jehovah new hope where the sins of the father would no longer be visited upon the children & the errors of one incarnation need no longer stretch on thru eons of unborn time.

It is in the repentence of the individual lifestream & in the invocation of the power of transmutation that each man might save his soul & free himself from the recoil of his own previous causes. A new era of hope was decreed to be brought to the sons & daughters of men thru some consciousness who would embody & live the course of a natural life & develop from within himself a remembrance of his mission. He would draw by the magnetic power of his invocation & contemplation the initial impulse of the new cycle which would live & grow to nourish the sons of men for two thousand long years. This was not an easy assignment, beloved ones, & yet over thirty great beings volunteered, thirty beings who had developed for centuries of time mastery & love & self-control & who were willing to take the initiation of the public crucifixion. When on the screen of life was showed the drama that was to be played, they stood forth, thirty sixth ray men qualified by their centuries of living. & from among them was chosen my pupil & your friend & master, Jesus, & around him then were drawn lifestreams who thru similarity of purpose, thru like training thru centuries might be the guard & might be the sustaining power of the love required to see him victorious.

Each such one passed before me. Each such one was tried by all the methods of initiation to see if the soul would be strong enough in the time of Earth life to withstand temptation of flesh & the more subtle temptations of thought & feeling. & there were chosen then the humble disciples, the beloved mother, the beloved father & all together they were prepared for the drama which you honor this holy week. One by one they were called to the Halls of Karma when the cycle of their life pattern was ready for their presentation upon the Earth. Beloved Joseph & beloved Mary & the beloved disciples, all were in their own appointed place, for the most part not conscious of the inner drama they would enact together. So the hour came for the birth of beloved Jesus. How can I describe to you the love which surrounded that master before he chose to envelop his consciousness in the earth shroud & pass from the blazing glory of light of the inner realms into a body of flesh?

How can I describe to you my feeling as I from behind the veil remained hopeful that at some time in his earthlife he might bring a remembrance of my Presence & reestablish the contact over which I should endeavor to direct the instructions to the conscious mind in developing within him the application which he would require to accomplish his victory? One of the saddest partings is when the soul is bound round, the shining wings pinioned, the blazing light of the eyes dimmed, the kiss of the master placed on the forehead, & down into forgetfulness the hope of man descends. Ah, I shall remember that day, I shall remember that night when first those same eyes opened in a small insignificant "stable" & could not focus yet upon the world he came to save. Well do I remember those early years when my Presence endeavored constantly to be a shield of love about him. Well do I remember the fidelity of the consciousness of Mary who held for that boy the immaculate concept of his divine image, who cut away from his senses constantly all remembrance of imperfection, who turned him back again & again to the image of the Father & who taught him while he stood at her knee to magnify the Lord. Well do I remember that because it is thru the consciousness of incarnate souls that we must work.

It is thru the lips of the humble that we must speak our words of remembrance to other spirits who have vowed to serve us but who have in the shroud of forgetfulness temporarily forgotten. It is thru the sensitive that we stir to life the embers of God-consciousness. We bless always the beloved Mary & the strong Presence of Joseph who had that devotion to God, who had that recognition of the angelic host & who had the faith to withstand the ridicule of their times, holding a vision of a Christ man grown from that innocent wide-eyed boy. Then one day beloved Jesus within himself was able to open his consciousness to my Presence. One day I looked down & into the recognition within his eyes I poured my soul as I said, "My son, o my son!" & he with those small white arms & those beautiful tapered upraised fingers said to me as he did so often later, "Father!" How can I describe the association between a guru & a chela? It is closer by far than any physical blood tie of mother & child because it is builded on the hope of the God-free to externalize thru the bound a divine plan & the energies of life from the consciousness of the One abiding in the full spirit of freedom. It depends on that frail thread of energy & that consciousness for fulfillment & externalization. But the one-pointedness, devotion & magnificent humility of Jesus built stronger & stronger the spiritual tie of cosmic communion between us. Wider & wider became the band of our contact, stronger & stronger the union, until my feelings were his, until my thoughts reflected in that mind quickly as the sun reflects on a still body of water, until my desire to bless or heal moved involuntarily his own physical arms & hands. We became that much at one.

All thru his years of development our oneness grew. In the simple song "Blest Be the Tie That Binds Our Hearts in Wondrous Love" you have a cosmic truth. I bless & bless & bless the energies from unascended beings like your sweet & hopeful selves that anchor into our octave & from out the recesses of your hearts draw on our consciousnesses & build those ties that bind--over which we pour the fullness of the kingdom. These are the receptive consciousnesses that are willing then to wield the energies of flesh, the energies of daily living into making of that vision fact.

It is not enough to contemplate the beauty of the inner spheres, it is not enough to share the communion of the saints, it is not enough to bask in the love of these friends who guard you. This is the day when you must give & consecrate your feeling world to your master, & at any moment allow him to flash thru it hope, confidence, courage or peace to anyone who requires it at any instant as you move along the daily pathway of your existence. Is your feeling world your master's or is it the servant of self? Is your mind the mind of your master? Too often the mind is a secondhand store where you mull over & over the things of no consequence. Still & calm, hear the master's words, follow his direction & join with him in joyfully externalizing the divine plan. Is your body the body of your master? Consecrate your lips thru which no energy pours that does not illumine, raise & purify. Consecrate your hands thru which no gesture should pass that would injure. Consecrate your eyes too pure to behold iniquity. Have you thought beyond the surface meaning of that phrase alone? Your consciousness, beloved ones, you have said belongs to the Holy Christ Self.

You have made a mental surrender but the Holy Christ Self is too pure to behold iniquity. The moment that you cognize imperfection you make the separation--the Holy Christ Self & you. The moment that you enter in again to that consciousness of perfection you unite. O the Holy Christ Self is not a body, it is a consciousness that must be cultivated thru the energies of your thinking feeling self. The Holy Christ Self becomes the activity of your hourly, daily, minutely & secondly thinking & feeling & thus you grow into its fullness.

You have considered this Christ Self as something apart, that independently takes command of you. It is cultivated thru your own conscious energy every day, beloved ones. Contemplate the activity of changing the quality of your energies & of becoming a consecrated vessel thru which the perfection of God may reach into the world of men. That is the mastery that Jesus achieved, the mastery which you all honor in his ascended master Presence. Surrender the energies of self! Be about the Father's business.

Up from Bethany came that humble few just prior to the Palm Sunday that you celebrate. Well do I remember that day, there were about twenty people among all that throng who knew the enactment of that great mystery which began its pulsation as the praises rose from many throats, as the palm fronds were placed before the feet of the little donkey. Yet of all that throng a few short days later who was present? Beloved ones, there is much to contemplate in the life of your master, there is much to embody thru the energies of your own world to intensify & increase the power of the Christ where you stand. Let us then be about our Father's business. Let those of us who profess to love God loose the Presence from within us, & let that Presence go free in active works! I summon you--where there once was one Christ there now must be many. Where there was one master of light there must now be ten billion strong. Where one white-robed figure, hair bronzed in the sun, rode triumphantly into Jerusalem, stopping every once in awhile to feel the soft ears of that sweet donkey & to give a blessing & a benediction as he passed, where there was one such now must there be many. Join then with the great beings of light in a consecration of yourself & of your life energies to service.

O beloved infinite Father of Light & Life! Standing in the Presence of the electronic stream of energy that flows into these hearts this morning I bow in gratitude for the Presence of God within them. Consecrate, o beloved Presence of God, their feeling worlds today. Let those feelings convey faith, hope, confidence & positive assurance to mankind. Consecrate their minds, o Presence of God. Purify them of all images of imperfection. Let them see the magnitude of the Christ Self, let them see the vision with sufficient clarity that the enthusiasm of the self joins with that vision & brings God-manifestations now. Consecrate these bodies, o infinite power of light, as you consecrated Jesus on the banks of the Jordan. Consecrate these men & women now as Legions of the Cosmic Christ carrying within their hearts the Presence of God. Give to them remembrance that in every circumstance is opportunity to invoke & externalize that Presence. Let not one stand silent before adversity when the Presence of God thru them can be master!

In the name of God, of Light, of Jesus & the hosts of heaven, I bid you Adieu but not good-bye. Thank you. MAITREYA