The Hierarchy of Love and Light is a beneficent grouping of beings who have achieved enlightened states of consciousness through many incarnations using the same steps that each of us must also use to evolve out of the illusion, trouble and oft pain-filled realms of form and into higher realms of light. They assist in helping the evolution of all aspects of all kingdoms of Nature and work as an organised grouping from the realms of Enlightened Being. They exist to radiate energies and Divine Purpose from cosmic sources into the world sphere, to assist thereby to bring all struggling lives to enlightenment. As such they are in Buddhist terminology Bodhisattvas of various grades, who strive to liberate all sentient beings from suffering.

The Head of this Hierarchy is known as the Christ (termed Maitreya in Buddhist philosophy), and from Him radiate outwards and downwards the Masters of Wisdom and Initiates and disciples of various degrees. They formulate “the Plan” for human social evolution working out the possibilities and probabilities of the sum of the evolutionary path for all. This involves taking into account the “Divine Purpose”, the dictates of karma (cosmic, planetary, national, social, group and individual), and the everpresent factor of free will in humanity. On the basis of this Plan they incarnate into humanity to assist where possible to help all achieve their potential in the best possible manner.


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Related material: The Hierarchy of Love and LightShambhala and Hierarchy Illustrated

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