Shamballa is the stuff of legend and myth, the Shangri-la that humanity longs for in its collective consciousness. Many believe that it is a physical place hidden behind distant snow capped mountains north of the Himalayas, not far from the Gobi Desert, where inhabitants live in peace and harmony and enjoy long life and near physical perfection.
Shambhala is reputedly ruled by a line of enlightened kings who are said to be guarding the highest wisdom that humanity has managed to obtain. Legend has It, that Shamballa, along with the location of the place, has been hidden because we are so "wicked" , but that when humanity is ready a great king will come out of the sanctuary to defeat the forces of evil and establish a golden age.
Tibetans, including the present Dalai Lama note the huge number of teachings which have purportedly come out of Shambala and ask, 'how could the country be just a fantasy?'
The famous Kalacakra teachings contain sermons given by the Buddha and include descriptions of the role Shamballa will play in the future, supposedly came out of Shamballa.
Everyone has different images of this Mythical Dream, each based on our own perceptions, beliefs and the conditioning which limit our knowledge and our imagination.
In popular "New Age" Esoteric Wisdom, Shamballah is the 'center where the will of God is known' (the planet's head center). Some say it is found in the Gobi Desert in etheric matter over the White Island.
For some, Shamballa is "The Heavenly Field" to be aspired to - the reward for a "Life_after_martyrdom_and_service".
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During the nineteenth century, Theosophical Society founder H.P. Blavatsky alluded to the Shambhala myth, giving it currency for Western occult enthusiasts. 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.
The myths of Shambhala were part of the inspiration for the tale of Shangri-La told in the popular book Lost Horizon, and thus some people even refer to Shambhala improperly as if it were a Shangri-La. Shambhala’s location and nature remains a subject of much dispute, and several traditions have arisen as to where it is, or will be, including those that emphasize it as a non-physical realm that one can approach only through the mind.
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Well now, to me Shamballah is the Sanat Kumara's Retreat, the city built for him by his 144 000 followers who came to earth with him to help hold the light for survival ... Here's the story:
Shamballa, the ancient home of Sanat Kumara and Gautama Buddha, is located in the etheric realm over the Gobi Desert in China. This retreat, once physical, has since been withdrawn to the etheric octave, or heaven-world.
The retreat was originally built for Sanat Kumara, hierarch of Venus, who long ago came to earth in her darkest hour, when all light had gone out in her evolutions and there was not a single individual on the planet who gave adoration to the God Presence or the Inner Buddha.
Sanat Kumara was accompanied on this mission by a band of one hundred and forty-four thousand souls of light, who, with him, had volunteered to keep the flame of life on behalf of earth's people. This they vowed to do until the children of God, who had been turned away from their first love by fallen angels, would respond to the love of God and turn once again to serve their mighty I AM Presence.
Four hundred who formed the avant-garde went before Sanat Kumara to build, on the White Island in the brilliant-blue Gobi Sea (where the Gobi Desert now is), the magnificent retreat that was to become for all time the legendary Shamballa. This city was originally a physical replica of the Venusian city of the Kumaras. The volunteers from Venus focused here the one hundred forty-four virtues of the flames of the elements, composing a diamond replica of the focus in the Great Hub. The "City of White" was approached from the mainland by a beautiful marble bridge.
The main temple of Shamballa is marked by a golden dome and is surrounded by terraces, flame fountains and seven temples - one for each of the seven rays—situated on a wide avenue resembling the Champs-Elysées, lined with trees and flowers, flame fountains and tropical birds including bluebirds of happiness. The altar of the threefold flame is in the main temple, where the star of Sanat Kumara is hung from the ceiling over the altar.
This, the principal focus of the threefold flame upon the planet, was established by Sanat Kumara when he came long ago. Through it, he connected a ray from his heart to every lifestream evolving on the planet, and thus assisted their Holy Christ Selves to raise mankind's consciousness back to the place where they could be taught the laws of self-mastery.
In past ages, people would come each year from many miles to witness the visible, physical sacred fire and to take home a piece of wood consecrated by Sanat Kumara to light their fires through the coming year. Thus began the tradition of the Yule log, commemorating the return to the fire of Christhood.
Sanat Kumara founded the activities of the Great White Brotherhood on the planetary level, and their headquarters remain here today. Here the masters train messengers to go forth with the teachings of the Christ, adapted to every level of human consciousness.
Each year the fruits of all endeavors made by angels, elementals and representatives of the Brotherhood in the world of form are returned to Shamballa in the Fall and are brought to the feet of the Lord of the World. The angels come on Saint Michael's day, September 29th. The elementals come at the end of October and representatives of the Brotherhood at the end of November, when in America the feast of gratitude is celebrated at Thanksgiving.
In the legends of the East, Shamballa is the name of a mythical kingdom, an earthly paradise, said to exist somewhere between the Himalayas and the Gobi desert. Ancient Tibetan texts describe the kingdom as a beautiful place in an inaccessible part of Asia, formed of eight regions, each surrounded by a ring of snow-capped mountains and therefore looking like an eight-petaled blossom. It is an idyllic country free of strife and crime, whose inhabitants have attained great spiritual development and powers.
The kingdom of Shamballa plays a central role in Tibetan Buddhism. Author Edwin Bernbaum writes that the sacred texts of the Tibetans speak of Shamballa as
"...a mystical kingdom hidden behind snow peaks somewhere north of Tibet. There a line of enlightened kings is supposed to be guarding the most secret teachings of Buddhism for a time when all truth in the world outside is lost in war and the lust for power and wealth. Then, according to prophecy, a future King of Shamballa will come out with a great army to destroy the forces of evil and bring in a golden age. Under his enlightened rule, the world will become, at last, a place of peace and plenty, filled with the riches of wisdom and compassion.
"The texts add that a long and mystical journey across a wilderness of deserts and mountains leads to Shamballa. Whoever manages to reach this distant sanctuary, having overcome numerous hardships and obstacles along the way, will find there a secret teaching that will enable him to master time and liberate himself from its bondage. The texts warn, however, that only those who are called and have the necessary spiritual preparation will be able to get to Shamballa; others will find only blinding storms and empty mountains - or even death."1
Gautama Buddha was the first initiate to serve under Sanat Kumara, hence the one chosen to succeed him in the office of Lord of the World. On January 1, 1956, Sanat Kumara placed his mantle on Lord Gautama, whereupon the chela par excellence of the Great Guru also became the hierarch of Shamballa. Today, Gautama Buddha sustains the tie to the threefold flames of all mankind. It will be sustained until each individual makes his ascension in the light.
Sanat Kumara, retaining the title of Regent Lord of the World, returned to Venus and to his twin flame, Lady Master Venus, who had kept the home fires burning during his long exile. There he continued his service with the Great White Brotherhood and the advanced evolutions of his home star on behalf of planet Earth.
Call in the name of your own Christ Self to Lord Gautama Buddha to invoke assistance on your spiritual path following the heart of the Buddha and your own inner Buddha.
In the name of the Christ, my own Real Self, I call to the heart of the I AM Presence and to the angel of the Presence, to Archangel Michael to take me in my soul and in my soul consciousness to the etheric retreat of Gautama Buddha at Shamballa. I ask that I may be tutored in the practice of accelerating the purifying and balancing of my threefold flame and using the violet flame to hold the balance for the earth. And I ask that all information necessary to the fulfillment of my divine plan be released to my outer waking consciousness as it is required. I thank thee and I accept this done in the full power of the risen Christ.
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A young seeker sets off on a quest to find Shambhala and after a long and difficult journey across the Himalayas arrives at the cave of an old hermit. "Where are you going?" the hermit asked. "To find Shambhala," replied the youth. "Ah! Well, you need not travel far," said the hermit. "For the kingdom of Shambhala is in your heart."
- Old Tibetan Legend
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We all here are belong to this City Of Shamballa.....The Place where one can find the Golden Age...
Very pure Land of Budhdha....and who has the wisdom of Budhdha will go to the Pure land of Shamballa....
I Am A Theosophist and with authority can visit this Shamballa....with the Blessings from Sanat Kumar & Budhdha....
We should live taking Bodhisattva Wow....means our Soul will get complete Liberation when all the Soul will have complete Budhdhatva...means The Knowledge or the Wisdom Of Budhdha...
And Shamballa is A Sacred Place deep in to our Heart....so try to go within, be in Silence and that will give you the real experience of the Energy of Shamballa....
Dear Sonja,Thanks a lot for posting this mail....God Bless you !!!
Pure person can visit Shamballa....who has Compassionate & Loving Heart & Crystal Clear Mind & Wisdom Like Budhdha....
THANK YOU so much for this further step which will help all who come across this discussion in search of answers about Shamballah!
From heart to heart I greet you in LOVE,
Sonja MYriel Raouine
You are welcome and I love Shamballa..
So many retreats are taking place there with our Ascended Masters....like Sanat Kumar, Sanada, Saint g
Germain, Master Kuthumi, Mother Kwan Yin....Master along with Budhdha and Maitreyaji....
Sending You Lots of Love & Light along with Peace, Harmony & Balance....
Thank you so much, dearest SohiniBen :-)
Received in gratitude,
All the Given links and the Video is very much helpful to know in details...
Every one who is interested please do not miss this video also....
Thank you Sonja for Every thing ...
Our Heart is The Real Place within The Silence of Our Heart we can find The Truth of Shamballa...
I Love Shamballa....and The City Of Shamballa....
Yes the Kindom Of God is Within....so Shamballa can not be at other place....
It's our Pure Heart and Crystal Clear & Clean Mind to have the Energies of Shamballa within us....
Pranam ~ Love.
The Good Force be with you!
As the future great King of Shamballa, Shangri-La, I declare that today is the golden age of new heavens & new earth!
Live forever & prosper! Alleluia! Amen! <3 O:) * (Y)