He planted the seeds of a new world in the human heart.
With the widening gap between the compassion of the awakening human heart and the destructive impact of those pursuing personal power, an expanding realisation is emerging and spreading throughout the world. It is nourished by the divine spark within us as it radiates through the heart and inspire us to serve the good of all.
As we celebrate Christmas, we might reflect on the human potential which Christ exemplified.
… I found Christ seated upon a mound of sand. He was looking on as the moonlight poured onto the sands.
‘We have lost the way,’ I told Him. ‘We have to wait and find out the positions of the stars.’
‘Rasul Morya, why should We bother about the way, when the entire world is waiting for Us?’ Then, taking His bamboo staff He traced a square around His footprint and said, ‘Truly, by human feet.’ And having made an impression with His palm, He enclosed it in a square. ‘Truly, by human hands.’
Between the squares He drew what looked like a pillar crowned with an arc. He said: ‘Oh, how Aum will penetrate the human consciousness! Here I have drawn a pistil with an arc above it, and have laid the foundation in four directions. When the Temple is built by human feet and human hands—the Temple where the pistil placed by Me will blossom—then may the builders walk My path. Why wait for a path, when the path is before Us?’ And standing up, He erased with His staff everything that He had drawn.
‘When the Name of the Temple is uttered, this image shall appear. As a reminder of My constellation, a square and nine stars shall shine above the Temple. The sign of the foot and the hand shall be inscribed on the cornerstone.’ That is what He Himself said on the eve of the new moon. The heat of the desert was great.
The Star of the Morning is a sign of the Great Epoch, the first ray of which will flash forth from the Teaching of Christ; for who is to glorify the Mother of the World if not Christ, He who was belittled by the world?
Give Us the arch of the Vault through which to enter!” from Leaves of Morya’s Garden II 153.
Since that moment in the desert 2,000 years ago, the spirit of Christ has continued to spread and to shine through more and more hearts around the world.
The Spirit of Christ breathes across the desert of life.
Like a spring It wears Its way through the solid rocks.
In the milky firmament It radiates in lights beyond counting, and rises upward in the stem of every flower.” Leaves of Morya’s Garden I 72.
When we peel away all differences of form and appearance, we come to that essential essence and spirit we share. There we find a new simplicity of being, untroubled by passing vicissitudes, and knowing what endures in every heart:
… with simplicity you can build the most magnificent temple.
Simplicity, beauty, and fearlessness—Christ and the Buddha spoke of nothing more. And it is a blessing if the spirit thrills to these teachings.
… It was said so simply: “Pray in no way but in spirit.”
The Buddha passed through life peacefully—and people forgot Him. Christ suffered—and people forgot Him. … People, rummage among your rags! Somewhere there is a white garment ready for everyone. …” Leaves of Morya’s Garden II 132.
Every action has eventual response
World-scale thought communicates a world-scale decision, and the construction of the New Country can only take place in understanding on a world scale.
Are We really in need of eloquence? A path that proceeds by the contact of the spirit is far more powerful. When one sees how a single gesture leads to important decisions, then it becomes clear that the value of words lies in their inner essence, not in their quantity or external form.
People need to speak still more concisely. … The Teaching of Christ could be written on the palm of one hand. Leaves of Morya’s Garden II 175.
Let us project arrows of thought into the destined future and hold to the lifeline of their trajectory into the world of the heart.
Is exploration into God.”
~ from A Sleep of Prisoners by Christopher Fry