In this vast hierarchy of Light and Love,
Among all the countless beings who have come this way before,
Today we celebrate and honor one of our “own”.
For today is the Day of the Buddha, the Self-Awakened One.
Why is the Buddha special?
Because he was the first.
He is the first of our kind to complete the task,
He is the Self-Awakened, a freed monad…a Jivanmukta.
He is the one who came before.
He stands now, at the portal of self-transcendence,
And will wait for each of you to make your way.
For this is the Great Sacrifice, this is true love.
He waits for you to be fully human,
He waits for you,
To be the Self-Awakened too.
Today is the Full Moon in the time of Taurus, it is the Full Moon of Scorpio. All around the world there will be celebrations and ceremonies, for this is the festival known as WESAK, this is the Full Moon of the Buddha.
From Bill Attride
Today, tonight you should consider this Divine journey of Life-Consciousness-Spirit, and join with many, many souls and recite, as will many fellow seekers and aspirants, masters and chelas, what is known as the Great Invocation:
THE GREAT INVOCATION
From the point of light within the Mind of God
Let Light stream forth into our minds
Let LIGHT descend on Earth.
From the point of love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into our hearts
May LOVE increase on Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide our wills
The PURPOSE which the masters know and serve.
From the center which we call Humanity
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door
where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.