THE ASCENDED MASTER HILARION
THE ASCENDED MASTER HILARION
(Excerpt from Ascended Masters & Their Retreats – BRIDGE TO FREEDOM – compiled by Werner Schroeder)
The Ascended Master Hilarion was a priest in the Temple of Truth, on Poseidonis, the last remnant of the Atlantean Continent. About 12,000 years ago, the priests of the Temple of Truth were alerted that Poseidonis would shortly sink into the Pacific Ocean. Together with other individuals, Hilarion volunteered to bring the Flame of Truth to Crete. Crete, at that time, was a part of Greece. Hilarion arrived at Crete just before Poseidonis sank.
With the assistance of Pallas Athena, the Goddess of Truth, Hilarion and other priests built the Temple of Truth on Crete. This took many embodiments.
This focus of truth later brought forth the oracles of Delphi, who functioned for hundreds of years. The people had faith in the Delphic Order, but eventually fell prey to the actions of a few oracles and priests, who allowed themselves to be bought. Finally, the Masters had to withdraw (see “Man, His Origin, History and Destiny”).
In Biblical times, Hilarion was known as Saul of Tarsus, and later, as the Apostle Paul. Saul had a certain set belief as to how the Messiah would come. This caused him to miss seeing Jesus. Saul was on the way to Damascus when Jesus, after his ascension, appeared to him. That visitation changed Saul’s life. Much of his arrogance and pride was consumed. He became known as the Apostle Paul. He suffered much remorse for having missed Jesus, while Jesus was in physical embodiment.
Later on, Hilarion had an embodiment as the philosopher Iamblichus. According to Alice Schutz, author of the A.D.K. Luk books, Hilarion’s last embodiment was spent in a town near Gaza, Palestine. This occurred about 300 AD. He was educated at Alexandria. Afterwards, he lived as a hermit in the desert, directing a great number of students. He ascended from the earthly plane at a place among almost inaccessible rocks.
Hilarion is now Chohan of the Fifth Ray, the Ray of Science, Healing and Truth. Beloved Ascended Master Hilarion is a member of the Brotherhood of Truth, functioning at the Temple of Truth, in the etheric realm, over Crete. The Brotherhood of Truth assists all researchers who have consecrated their lives in an effort to bless the human race. The robes of the Brotherhood at Crete are pure white. Embroidered over the heart is a lighted lamp similar to the old-fashioned oil cruet, which symbol was incorporated into the activities of the brotherhood by Diogenes (412 B.C.), when Hilarion was a member of that order. This symbol signifies the relentless search for truth, which is the vow and pledge taken by all members of the brotherhood.
The beloved Goddess of Truth, like the Goddess of Purity and the Goddess of Justice, is not among those particularly wooed by mankind, for PEOPLE AS A RULE DO NOT ENJOY THE SHARP EDGE OF TRUTH. For this reason, the Goddess of Truth has, to a great extent, remained in the heart of the Silence, and truth has been veiled, in expression, through the various spiritual, educational and inspirational teachings that have come forth.
The beloved Ascended Master El Morya explained: “Use your faculty of concentrated attention and INVOKE TRUTH. It is NOT ENOUGH TO ADMIRE THE VIRTUE OF THE GODS. EVERY CHELA MUST BECOME THE EMBODIMENT OF THOSE VIRTUES. I challenge you to accept the presence of truth, resisting it not by personal concepts, and see what this will bring into your worlds!” Therefore, the ACTIVE DESIRE TO KNOW TRUTH, ACCOMPANIED BY ACTION, IS A PRE-REQUISITE TO PROGRESS ON THE LADDER OF SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT.
The Goddess of Truth is ready, always, to lend her assistance and but awaits your invitation to invite her. In your daily calls, ask the Goddess of Truth (beloved Pallas Athena) to help you and you will receive, from that mighty Being, a blessing beyond anything you can presently conceive.
To discern truth among the teachings of messengers of the Great White Brotherhood—authorized or otherwise—is one of the most difficult tasks of the student. It requires great patience, and SETTING ASIDE A GREAT DEAL OF TIME TO COMPARE THE MESSAGES GIVEN.
The beloved Ascended Master Lanto, addressing this problem, said: “To perceive truth, you must have peace of mind, through understanding. The first thing that the chela has to learn is to distinguish between different presentations of the truth, to determine which constitutes a more complete expression of the truth. The chela must, of course, have, as one of his guides, the words of our beloved Ascended Master Jesus: ‘Not all who come in my name represent me.’
“The student has to be particularly alert before accepting statements issued by dissenting activities, which, as a rule, have their origin not in important differences of doctrine, of which they do not speak, but in the personal ambition of their self-called leaders, who, in many cases, appropriate the instruction of the parent body and present it as new and better, without any substantial proof of their claim.”
The Ascended Master Hilarion will assist anyone who sincerely wants to know truth. Healing is another of his interests. Hilarion enjoys assisting medical researchers in alleviating pain and suffering.
Hilarion likes to assist skeptics, atheists and the disillusioned. He is very successful in again instilling, in them, a faith in God.
On the subject of remorse, Hilarion said:
“REMORSE IS ONE OF THE GREATEST HELLS OF EXPERIENCE AND I AM GRATEFUL THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO KNOW IT. It is to spare mankind such remorse that we come to the skeptics, the agnostics and those who have been disillusioned in the past. We try to bring faith, courage and confidence to them, wherever it is possible so to do, so that when mankind enters the Karmic Halls, and looks back upon the life they have lived, they will not have to say: ‘IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN!’
“YOU WHO ARE RECEIVING THIS INSTRUCTION NOW ARE FAVORED ABOVE ALL MEN. YOU NEED NOT LOOK BACK AND SAY: ‘IF I HAD BEEN THERE’ – YOU ARE HERE NOW. SERVE AS YOU LEARN!!!”
“PERSEVERE, PERSEVERE BELOVED ONES! AS ONE WHO KNOWS, I CAN SAY TO YOU—PERSEVERE IN LOVE, AND YOU SHALL WEAR THE CROWN OF VICTORY AND THE WHITE GARMENT!”
Beloved Hilarion’s keynote is to be found in the hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers.”