kind of reality stands behind these stories? Is it at all possible to gain
more precise knowledge about it? Are all these legends not only metaphors for
a purely psychological event?
it can be looked at this way. Certainly the true, the heavenly Shambhalah is within
us. Nevertheless, there is a material
correspondence to the heavenly Shambhalah.
were again and again people who tried to reach this material Shambhalah. As
far as we know of their attempts they didnt succeed.
who is called by the grail itself is favoured!
nineteen twenties the Russian painter and artist Nichola Roerich undertook an
expedition which took him 24'000 kilometres through Asia, across dozens of
high Himalayan mountain passes and through barren deserts. This expedition ran
under cover of scientific research, but in truth he was looking for
Shambhalah. Probably he hardly ever really discovered it, but he presumably
obtained safe tokens of its existence.
is not surprising that in various of his pictures many allusions of
Shambhalah, the grail and its knighthood can be detected for those with the
eyes to see.
treaty Shambhalah, the Shining One, Roerich speaks explicitly of
he reports on a conversation he had had with a high-ranking Lama:
tell me about Shambhalah!...
you from the West know nothing about Shambhalah. Maybe you ask only for
curiositys sake; and you pronounce this holy word in vain.
Im not idly asking about Shambhalah. Everywhere people know this great
symbol under different names...We sense how secret symbols carry a big truth
Lama examines us with penetrating eyes. Then he says:
great Shambhalah is...the powerful heavenly realm. It has nothing to do with
this planet. ... Only in few places, up North,
the brilliant radiations of Shambhalah can be perceived.
we know about the Greatness of Shambhalah. We know of the reality of this
indescribable realm....On top we have seen a white demarcation post of one of
the three outposts of Shambhalah. So please do not speak to me only about the
heavenly Shambhalah, for you know as well as I do, that a Shambhalah on earth
is connected with the heavenly one. And with this link both worlds are
are not allowed to vocalize this mystery aloud! Many things may not be
revealed. There is plenty that may not be crystallized in sound. In sound we
reveal our thinking. In sound we project our thinking into space, from which
big harm can result. Because everything revealed before the set time results
in immeasurable suffering...
time Roerich seems to have come quite close to physical Shambhalah. He writes:
Lama, the leader of a caravan covers mouth and nose with a scarf. We thought
this strange, for it was not cold. He explains: We have to take care now.
We are approaching the forbidden country of Shambhalah. We will soon come upon
the Sur, the poisonous gas that protects the boundaries of
Tibetan, Konchok, catches up with us and tells us in a muffled voice: Not
far from here it happened, as the Dalai Lama went from Tibet to Mongolia, that
all men and animals of the caravan started to tremble. The Dalai Lama told
them not to be afraid: They were only touching the forbidden zone of
Shambhalah, and their fear resulted only from not being used to its air
second half of this century specially the journey of an American called
Edwin Bernbaum gained public attention, who reports in his book The
Way to Shambhalah about his expedition into Inner Tibet:
following day we reached the last high mountain pass, and found us suddenly
looking past heaving snowfields to the brink of a green valley that sloped
down into mysterious depths hiding from our sight. ...A graceful ice-peak
throned over the valley, and all around snow-covered mountains shimmered in
the early morning sun...No way was leading downhill.
went to the edge of the valley and looked down. Way below us stretched a dale
as I had never seen yet in the Himalayas.
and his crew found at last a hidden trail and started descending into the
valley. They passed a wood of pine trees and rhododendron.
wood was...mysterious. At the same time yet it felt very close and strangely
familiar to me. I had the vague feeling as if I had a very, very long time ago
already once been there. Although many miles and mountains were separating us
from the help that we would need in case of an accident, I felt at home and
safe. In an light opening, where a
spring was bubbling forth from underneath a mossy rock, I bent down to drink.
I felt the peace and the beauty of this valley flowing into my body. ...
I simply knew that this was the hidden valley that I had been looking
this makes one think of the forest protecting the fortress of the grail.
expedition had to return, and the participants nearly lost their lives,
because sudden snowfall set in and they had barely to eat.
to the monastery of Khumbu from where they had set out, Bernwald reported his
journey to the Lama in power, who commented: Yes, this must have been
Bernwald opinionated that it did not fit the descriptions of Shambhalah that
he had heard. The Lama shrugged: That doesnt matter. This book has been
written for Yogis, that would see things you cant see. Where you have seen
snow, rocks and lonely woods they would see something completely different.
matches with statements of another travel report Bernwald found later: When time is not ripe yet...everything
...houses and palaces ...will be covered with grass and trees.
opinion of the Lama of Tenboche our journey led us only to the surface of
Khembalung. Many Lamas think that a hidden valley as Khembalung is made
up from many layers....
ever a common human being should succeed in reaching such a valley, he will
only find a place of peace with meadows and woods. The special nature of the
valley he will not perceive.
has experience in meditation and has realized a certain Level of consciousness
will perceive another invisible layer, which remains inaccessible to
common people. This so called inner hidden valley can be located exactly
at the same site as the outer hidden valley, but it may also lie even deeper
in the mountains...
invisible palace is possibly situated in this inner or concealed layer of the
personally it seems beyond any doubt that the oriental Shambhalah
and our fortress of the grail rsp. the site where they stand are one
and the same. Whereby both are only legendary conversions of one reality that
reaches far beyond the partly fairy tale like, partly even kitsch pictures
that have taken on shape during the course of time. The for me only really
authentic account of this reality outshining all fantastic pictures of the
sanctuary on top of the mountains is in my opinion to be found in the
literary and painting work of Bô Yin Râ.
Yin Râ, who makes in his work many references to the hidden sanctuary in the
Himalayas, and who, although not with his body physical but as a Carrier of
Consciousness had access to this realm, discerns the sanctuary standing
hilltop, the fortress of the grail - or temple of eternity as he calls
it, from the nearby earthly dwellings of the priesthood of this temple,
who reside there in absolute isolation.
writes among other things:
spiritually fronted constituting of the Temple of Eternity, of which I
speak in my teachings, could take place only at this sole locality on this
planet, which I have characterized here once again.
this locality only, by a most subtle field of force inherent only in this
place, as also physically being an extremely meaningfully separated site that
stretches over a immense earth-area indeed, Eternal Spirit achieves to come to
unite again with the sparkles of spirit that have fallen into physical outward
appearance searching for salvation in mankind of this planet.
this site solely, moreover, the absolute Unio Mystica of earthly human
beings in which the Shining ones of Premordial Light offer themselves, is on
this planet attainable.
goes without saying that the geographical naming of this site must be denied
even to the human beings in which the Shining ones of Premordial Light
experience themselves, since the mere knowledge of the exact geographical
position of this location in the human brain would suffice to create
vibrations that would disturb all purely spiritual impulses severely, if not
even totally hindering them in their expression.
the impulses from Eternal Spirit take their course via the inner of the earth,
since the earths aura, as a consequence of the abuse of the - in its
broadest sense -given possibilities in his animal nature, has been horribly
soiled by man, became likewise cause of the shaping of the symbols: - Holy
grottoes and caves!- just as the spiritual event itself, emanating forth from
high up in the mountains!
earths aura, like a scroll written over and over, filled up with the dark
scribbles of the earthly human being, is the killing letter, whereas the
Spirit of Eternity renders life from the inside of the earth, - entering into
the soil some place where the earths aura has not been desecrated by
humans, and capable as nowhere else to let in spiritual radiation.
spiritually guided occurrences, this in the highest sense most holy place on
earth has been made already in early adolescence inwardly accessible to me.
that time I had no anticipation that it would so very much later become then
at any time inwardly accessible to me, and I understood little of what I know
found myself only, when fetched, without any dimmed awareness for my
normal surroundings, at once conscious at this so far away mysterious place on
earth, but there in a unnamable shaking festive ecstasy, and I cried fearful
tears after return, when I became scared
that I had maybe for the last time been taken there.
years followed then indeed, in which I would not in my dreams believe anymore
the same site could ever again become attainable for me. That was conditioned
by developments of multifold kind, which I only learned to survey after
it is not the outward being able to experience incomparable high-alpine
landscape that draws us here, as powerful as the impression of these
uncountable pyramid- peaks, ice-needles and walls of steep, rugged rock,
emerging from a sea of immeasurable snowfields and glaciers, erect the soul.
there happens a transfer of that which would be perceivable to the physical
eye, if it found itself on the spot, to the far cerebral regions of the
physical body that normally brings into awareness impressions received by the
his young years, as it happened to me, experienced equivalents to all these
impressions be it only in alpine regions, which here cannot even be named as
comparative objects, to this person it is surely like a inconceivable miracle,
when he here amidst these elemental forces also comes to a experience that
would have destroyed him if it had been physical.
all this is truly not the reason of our shared experience in this region!
spiritual Carriers of our Consciousness are much more only directed here
because we can only from here effect what we are commissioned. What this is
all about is often described in my teachings.
this icy region I only too much would like to have sometimes one of the
philosophers -of the ones of antiquity to the ones of more modern times -
besides me, from whose intellectual speculations all conception of Eternal
Spirit is fed till today. How would these truly venerable men, whose names are
sacrosanct to every brain-worshiper, confirmed by the infallibility of their
intellectual conclusions, quiver in front of the reality of Spirit and
shrivel, just because their honesty could not bear to still keep up what
before this experience they in best belief thought the intellectually most
extract of the book: Bô Yin Râ , Kodizil zu meinem Geistigen Lehrwerk
(Codicil to my Spiritual Teachings), kober press, Berne, Switzerland; not
published in English language
Switzerland, 12.August 1996 WE / PA 15.09.99