Shambhala, a mythical kingdom in Central Asia brought people together to enjoy harmony, well-being, and good health. It represented a place where people could come together confident that there were respect and inherent goodness, dignity, and wisdom not only in themselves but in society as a whole.
Today, Shambhala is a community of people around the globe who are inspired by the principles that every human being has the fundamental nature of goodness. It uses the ancient Shambhala teachings of ancient wisdom combined with practical knowledge accumulated from traditional cultures. Shambhala teachings begin with the concept that all beings are basically good, and life is worth living.
The Words Of The Ancient Writings
There are many ancient writings from different traditions that mention beings from ‘other worlds.’ The writings make reference these beings existing within our own planet. One of those worlds mentioned, referenced in Tibetan Buddhist, is Shambhala. In their writings it is believed this kingdom exists in our world but that we do not understand it and it is difficult to find.
The ancient writings refer to ‘magical’ or ‘mythical’ lands but what is interesting in today’s world are those writings in Buddhism or other Eastern traditions can be confirmed by modern day science. Quantum physics is gaining a lot or momentum especially with the conundrum of consciousness and how it is directly connected with the realms of other existence.
Ancient Wisdom And Modern Day Knowledge
It has been proven there is a strong connection between ancient wisdom and modern day knowledge so we should not dismiss the messages hidden within those ancient writings. We have always been selective which parts we want to consider true, and which parts we attribute as fantasy. When we are confronted with something outside of our known experience, our minds shut down, even if there is mounting evidence that leads to its credibility, such as the existence of Shambhala.
The Way To Shambhala Is Not Clear
One would question if Shambhala actually exists, how do you get there? A scholar of comparative religion and mythology, Dr. Edwin Bernbaum states Shambhala is round and described as an eight-petalled lotus blossom. Dr. Bernbaum writes in his book that the way to Shambhala is not clear as it is a physical place existing within the human realm. He goes on to say it is also spiritual, perhaps even supernatural which may exist within another dimension.
Another expert on the topic, Michael Wood a BBC journalist describes the kingdom as being buried somewhere in the Himalayas Mountains. His description of Shambhala is a place where the people live in harmony and peace and practice the principles of Buddhist. Wood says in this land there are no sorrow, grief, or wars and the people there have no idea these things exist. According to Wood’s research, the valley is approachable only through a ring of snow peaks resembling the petals of a lotus. In the center of the ring is a nine-story crystal mountain standing over a sacred lake. There is said to be a palace in this location adorned with coral, gems, pearls, and lapis. The kingdom of Shambhala is without destruction and corruption the rest of the world has experienced through time and history.
Is There Evidence To Prove Shambhala Exists?
Many legends surrounding Shambhala tell of some who have wandered there and never returned and those who have died attempting the journey. There are recent accounts of its existence tied to UFO and extraterrestrial phenomenon. Other rumors exist of people who claimed to have experienced this place such as that of Admiral Richard Byrd, a high ranking officer in the United States Navy. According to Byrd, he flew directly over the North Pole and saw an opening in the top. Inside of the opening, he saw lakes, green vegetation, rivers, and more. Byrd is supposed to have been greeted from the beings of this area who expressed their concern with him on the development of nuclear weapons.
Another explorer, Nicholas Roerich from Russia stated Shambhala is far beyond the ocean. He describes it as a mighty heavenly domain and has nothing to do with our Earth and only in some places can you recognize the magnificent rays of Shambhala. The entrance, he claims is deep in the mountains.
One common theme regarding the existence of Shambhala is that its secrets are well guarded. One is not going to be able to reach it unless they are called there.
While most of us will never find an actual place called Shambhala, we can live according to the principles inspired by its vision. The vision can be cultivated through meditation, and by following the ancient laws, you can further develop them in your daily life. These principles can be applied to your family, friends, community, and to society as a whole. It is possible for you to break through the ancient crust of ego and awaken to the joy of fully living in our world. Through this awakening, you will discover the world is naturally sacred and full of beauty. You will experience the goodness of others and be able to extend compassion to help others in countless ways.