Hearing the Voice & Nirmanakayas

Hearing the Voice & Nirmanakayas

The Question: Since most people are polarized in the emotional body and cannot break free from outward authority what are they to do? Are they doomed to be controlled with no end in sight? What is the best solution for them?

The answer is given by the ancient prophet:

“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jer 3:15

Those who have escaped the mark of the Beast of unjust authority have a responsibility to those who are yet in bondage. Until he who is in bondage to the emotions over mind expands his ring-pass-not there is no way that he can break out of the control of authority – whether just or unjust – on his own.

There are three categories of people talked about in the scriptures:

(1) The Shepherds

(2) The Sheep

(3) The Goats

The shepherds are those who are ascended to the plane of the mind or above and are prepared to lead others to greater learning and direction.

The shepherds are divided into two categories:

(A) The good shepherds – those who will sacrifice themselves for the food of the flock.


“And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.” Mark 6:34

(B) The evil shepherds. These have ascended to the plane of the mind, but have no soul contact and seek to use the sheep to further their selfish ends.

An example of the selfish shepherds are as follows:

Jer 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.

Jer 23:2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.

Jer 23:3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.

Jer 23:4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.

Jer 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

The rest of humanity are divided into two additional categories called the sheep and the goats. This was discussed by Jesus:

“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.” Matt 25:31-33

What’s the difference between the sheep and the goats?

The goats are very independent and are a law unto themselves. They follow their own inner impulses and recognize no shepherd or leader.

Now DK speaks of a side of the goat symbolism representing the disciple who rejects outward unjust authority and follows the God within.

On the standard New Age side of things the goats claim to be following the “God within” but instead are following their own wills and their own inner impulses and feelings.

On the Orthodox religious side they claim to be following their rigid interpretation of the scriptures and their own conceived ideals of how things should be. They are very rigid and black and white in their view of things which leaves no room for the expansive Spirit of God and soul contact.

The scriptures provide the key in recognizing the sheep of Christ.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27

The true sheep know, or recognize the voice of God or Christ.

John further elaborates:

“But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.” John 10:2-5

The sheep will recognize a shepherd, or true teacher who has within the spirit of God as well as their own inner voice. They feel the vibration of the Spirit and follow.

“A stranger will they not follow.”

A stranger is he who speaks from the lower ego and stirs not the Spirit within the heart of the seeker. Even so, many who would be sheep who are on the verge of soul contact and true recognition are deceived by false shepherds and cannot yet recognize the true inner voice that speaks in the stillness of the soul.

The bottom line is this. Many who have not fully developed the mind and are yet centered in the emotions are very good people who are seeking the highest they know. The way of deliverance for them through the maze ahead is to have “good shepherds” to follow who commune through the One Spirit. By this means can one who is yet centered in the emotions make true progress upon the path?

The sheep must follow someone as a teacher yet on the earth in the physical because such is in their nature, so it is important that the shepherd they trust in will teach through the soul in a voice that they know to be from God.

Unfortunately many who would follow have not learned to recognize the true voice and are led by the ego of a false shepherd which will indeed lead them on to strange paths.


Since it was pointed out that there are variances of meaning concerning Nirmanakayas I thought I would make a few more comments.

Djwhal Khul called the Nirmanakayas Divine Contemplatives.

Here are a few quotes from him:

Nirmanakaya. Those perfected beings who renounce Nirvana (the highest state of spiritual bliss) and choose a life of self-sacrifice, becoming members of that invisible host which ever protects humanity within karmic limits. Initiation, Human and Solar,” Page 222

The Nirmanakayas gather Their personnel out of the Hierarchy, the second great planetary centre. Their relation to Shamballa is not one of affiliation, nor is it the same as that of the New Group of World Servers to the Hierarchy. Their major relationship is with the Triangle of the Buddhas of Activity, and it is under Their creative inspiration that They work. This stream of inspiration or of “energy flooded with creative light” is made available to the Hierarchy at all times and when needed for Their creative work; it is a part of that dynamic, galvanizing energy which feeds the enthusiasm of the New Group of World Servers, binds them together in the One Work, and enables them to work intelligently and with creative ability. Discipleship in the New Age, Vol II , Pages 201-202

The effect of that reflective vibration is both vertical and horizontal, and this wide diffusion has led to the formation of that major group of contemplatives, the Nirmanakayas; They focus the hierarchical invocative appeal and (to quote the Old Commentary) “put it into the musical form which will please the ear of the One Who dwells in the highest plane.” They then transfer the focussed received energies-after due reflection and contemplation-to Shamballa. One of Their functions is to relate the invocative appeal of the Hierarchy to karmic law, and thus determine “in the deep silence of Their united work” what can be possible because it does not infringe upon karmic intention, and what is not yet possible in time and space-those two major factors which are governed by karmic law. They have to bear in mind that the time has not yet come and “the karmic era cannot yet demand that demanded good become accomplished good.”

The members of this group are also transmitters to the Hierarchy of the response evoked from Shamballa. They are constantly in touch with the Council Chamber at Shamballa. Just as the Hierarchy-in this present cycle of world endeavour-is working through the New Group of World Servers, so Shamballa is carrying out its intentions (as far as humanity is concerned) through this group of Nirmanakayas. This all connotes a great centralisation of the work in connection with the reappearance of the Christ. Discipleship in the New Age, Vol II , Page 206

The Nirmanakayas, the divine Contemplatives. This is the receptive group which receives impression from Shamballa in relation to the planetary creative purpose. Then They, on Their own level of atmic activity, build-through contemplative meditation-a vast reservoir of potent energies which are impregnated with the qualities of the seven energies of the seven planetary Rays. They are the Custodians of life, under the direct inspiration of the Buddhas of Activity, and They spend the aeons of Their planetary service:

  1. In active contemplation of the divine Purpose.
  2. In a developed receptivity to that aspect of the Purpose which must be expressed through the medium of the divine Plan, and thus presented to the Hierarchy.
  3. In developing that spirit of sevenfold receptivity which will make Them a channel for the inflow of ray energies from Shamballa into the Hierarchy. Their united aura or area of influence and the extent of Their magnetic and dynamic radiation correspond roughly to the aura of the planet itself; They contain (within Their ranks) Members Who are identified with the Lords of the seven Rays. Discipleship in the New Age Vol 2,” Page 210

Djwhal Khul also says that they work “under the direct inspiration of the Buddhas of Activity (who are Nirmanakayas of a higher level), and They spend the aeons of Their planetary service.”

Nov 25, 2000

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