Guatama Buddha, a regular young person of his times, was one such individual who saw less than acceptable conditions where he lived and sought to correct them reaching on inner enlightenment which he shared with those who would listen, so he founded, not a new religion, but rather a refreshing movement of consciousness stressing, for example, moderate means of living and accepting life as it unfolds, that suffering was not good for the soul, a workable philosophy for everyone, you could say, an awakening—of Self. And from Buddha, came many Buddhas because the message rang true.
Here’s more Seth from The Early Sessions, Book 9 Session 491 for -July 2, 1969.
In some for example he never was a meat eater. In others the aggressive instincts, as they are called, were almost automatically channeled toward what you would call constructive areas.
The progression in that system incidentally was not swift or certain. Individual development suffered in many ways. The problem of how to handle energy constructively was put in far simpler terms. There was less free will involved. The inhabitants of the system were far more fearful—so fearful that little change was allowed for.
The problem of aggression is simply the problem of using your own energy constructively. When you are forced to use it constructively you learn little. It is true that in this system of which I am speaking, there was a stronger focus upon the arts, and yet there were fewer great artists.
The only way to avoid facing the problem you see was to limit the amount of free energy allotted to the individual, and available en masse. Also safeguards were automatically built into the physical structure so that accumulations of energy could not be repressed—so no buildup could then emerge with violent overtones. Those in this system take further steps very slowly, and it will be more difficult for them to learn to handle large amounts of energy constructively. Those in your own system are more venturesome, more daring. Consciousness is far too varied. No one system could contain it or satisfy it. Generally speaking then, individual entities choose the system which suits their personalities and general leanings. Your system presents a rather abrupt, explosive entrance into largely organized consciousness, but on an individual basis.
Those in your system are relatively impatient, have decided to work with large amounts of energy. Your physical system itself rapidly responds and mirrors the use of this energy. Results are seen quickly. Large groupings and re-groupings occur within the mass psyche, huge waves of energy as the race makes important decisions. All of this is done on an unconscious basis, but as a teaching method the results must be seen physically.
It is the clay which you form so that you can see the results of your mental work. You become extremely engrossed in the activity, but you also know in deeper layers of your personality that your existence and the existence of the race will continue.
Quite frankly, your earth is expendable, for it will be created again as often as it is needed. I use the term again, speaking in terms of time again for you. But understand (smile) that others are forming their own clay of realities simultaneously. If they do not like what they have created often they throw it away; but always with the idea of learning from their errors, and forming another from the knowledge they have gained.
Not one portion of consciousness is lost in this process. When you think of a possible destruction of your planet, you imagine perhaps the mutilation of nature as you know it, the species changed. Or you imagine the race of man vanishing, or starting all over again as it were from scratch.
Some automatically soak up the hatred of others like a sponge. They have quite hateful characteristics. In some cases they have chosen these roles, attracting aggression’s that others cannot handle. There is so little that you do know that many situations appear meaningless or chaotic.
It goes without saying that many entities have no experience with your physical reality, and never will. The information gained in each probable system is known, however, and correlated. You must also realize the advantages, challenges and peculiar beauties that your own system provides, and that many of your accomplishments as a race are unique.
Accepting the problem of aggression and of the use of strong energy necessitates rather quick reactions, strong unconscious mass communication, quick abilities to transform energy from one kind to another.
It may be used as a thrust to bring forth an invention, literally of earth-shaking proportions. It may be also used to bring forth a gigantic constructive event of equal proportion, according to the inner abilities and intent of the race at the time.
When the race is in deepest stress and faced with great problems, it will call up someone like Christ. It will seek out and indeed from itself produce the very personalities necessary to give it the strength it needs. It makes little difference what circumstances are involved. The myth will grow to a reality, and the reality is far stronger than any purely physical event could be.
There were three men whose lives became confused in history, and merged, and whose composite history became known as the life of Christ, for example. Each of these were highly gifted psychically, knew of their role, and accepted it willingly.
It made no difference to your history. The three men were part of one entity, gaining physical existence in one time. They were not born at the same date however. There are reasons why the entity did not return as one person. For one thing the full consciousness of an entity would be too strong for one physical vehicle. For another the entity wanted a more diversified environment than could otherwise be provided. The entity was born once as John the Baptist, and then he was born in two other forms. One of these is a personality that most stories of Christ refer to.
There was constant conscious communication between these three portions of the one entity, though they were born and buried at different dates. Yet the race called up these personalities, so to speak, from its own psychic bank, from the pool of individualized consciousness that was available to it.