Over the past two decades, the blossoming of a sacred flower known as the Udumbara has been observed in the world. Its name signifies in Sanskrit “an auspicious flower from Heaven.” According to Buddhist scriptures, its appearance is regarded as a supernatural sign, because it blooms only once in thousands of years and heralds the forthcoming Advent of the King of the Golden Wheel, or the Messiah, in the world.
But what kind of flower is that? Where did it come from? What is its essence? And what are the reasons for its blossoming today? We shall try to look into that in this article on the basis of the knowledge gained from ancient books.
Gifts of the Higher Worlds
“Fruits and grain, unknown to Earth to that day, were brought by the ‘Lords of Wisdom,’ for the benefit of those they ruled from other Lokas [Spheres].”
Thus says the Commentary on the Book of Dzyan, quoted by Helena Blavatsky in The Secret Doctrine. Thanks to this work it has been revealed to humanity that, for example, wheat “is not a product of the earth.” Moreover, as ancient legends have it, the Gods brought from the higher planets not only wheat, but also bees, ants, and other species of the Kingdoms of Nature.
In addition, the Sons of Light who came with a higher knowledge of agriculture offered Earth-dwellers other gifts in the form of modified varieties. For example, a certain number of Venusians incarnated in the Human Kingdom were engaged in a special type of activity — the work with the life forms created by the planet Earth within both the Vegetable Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom. Earthly plants were subjected to special experiments based on the knowledge they brought with them and using certain currents or vegetable spores of Venusian origin.
This is why some of the plant species which originated on our planet Earth may not have wild-growing counterparts — that is, in the same form as we know them and which are able to grow without the help of human hands. This also applies to many fodder crops and medicinal herbs. Aliens from other Worlds, mostly incarnated among the inhabitants of the Maya, Aztec, Toltec, and other peoples, created secret repositories of seeds that remain hidden until certain periods.
And here one should be careful not to cast aside into the distant past the Voynich Manuscript, which could provide humanity with an enormous number of hints at the scientific and philosophical level, as well as in the practical use of the information contained in this manuscript — information said to concern the life activity of all seven Kingdoms: the Mineral, Plant, Animal, Human Kingdoms, the Kingdom of Souls, the Sixth, and the Seventh Spiritual Kingdoms. However, the Human Race should more actively study the secret pages of our own Earth — a planet included in the unified Chain of the Commonwealth not only with worlds nearby, but also Distant Worlds.
The Sacred Flower
Just as there are sacred planets in our Solar System, in the same way some plants may belong to a sacred category, and their mystery may be revealed only to those who have reached a certain stage of Initiation. These include two flowers that have become known to the world under the names Shin-Dza (Senzar) and Udumbara (Sanskrit). And while nothing can be said about the former, except that, being a symbol of the Initiates, it grows within Shambhala and is capable of releasing its roots from the soil in order to move to another location, we may — at least slightly — lift the veil of secrecy concerning the latter.
The ancestral home of the Udumbara flower is Venus, from where it was brought to the Earth by the Lord Buddha millions of years ago. Of course, Venus is now in the Seventh Round of Evolution, that no longer involves the development of its humankind or Nature in their physical form. Therefore, while Venus was still in the Sixth Round, the Great Teachers brought certain species of plants, birds, and animals to the Earth as gifts, at a time when the Earth’s Subtle Spheres were ready to accept them.
The Udumbara possesses the utmost degree of rarefaction, and the seed of the flower has a fiery nature. Periodically, at certain times associated with the Mystery of the manifestation of the Lord Buddha to life on the Earth, as well as of His Rays, the flower, so to speak, “incarnates itself at the dense level,” but in the most rarefied state. For the same reason, it may similarly disappear, leaving virtually no trace, after being “split” into the primary elements of fiery essence.
The Past Appearances of Udumbara
Legends have it that the Udumbara flower appeared in all its beauty just before the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. At another time it was seen near a lake at the foot of the Himalayas shortly before the birth of Tsongkhapa in the 14th century.
It should be noted that for people with developed spiritual vision who are able to see phenomena on the Subtle Plane, it may be perceived as a Fiery Lotus of tremendous size — as recorded in a number of legends. And such fieriness in the Subtle Spheres means “heavenliness,” which has a bluish shade closer to white, if one describes it in earthly words — hence the appellation Nila Udumbara, or a Blue Lotus.
However, it did not manifest itself at the physical level back then; in fact, people who saw it in those distant years perceived it through the eye of their heart. This is because the Udumbara flower is a dweller of Ethereal Spheres; it is extremely difficult for it to take root in any earthly soil, since the latter is insufficiently saturated with the ingredients of Fire — the main nourishing environment for this mysterious flower.
So, over time, given the fact that very few people have seen the Udumbara flower with their own eyes, it has been more often regarded as a symbol — illustrating the extreme rarity of the birth of Buddhas on the Earth.
Reasons for the Blossoming of Udumbara Today
According to esoteric philosophy, the Messiah awaited by all religions of the world under different Names is the Bearer of the Three Rays of Maitreya, Buddha, and Christ. In the same way, the predictions of Nam Sa-go, the “Korean Nostradamus” of the 16th century, indicated that He would come into the world as the Buddha and would bear the Power of Three. That is why the appearance of the Udumbara flower in the present times is quite logical.
Moreover, at the end of 20th century, the Earth entered an era of new development under the influence of the Fire coming from the Cosmos. More precisely, the entire Solar System, while moving in the Universe towards the Central Spiritual Sun located behind the constellation of Hercules, has entered a zone of increased impact of its currents — and this indeed causes global warming. These supreme energy currents have begun to imbue and saturate all spheres of our planet with the ingredients of Fire. Such a process has enabled the heavenly Udumbara flower to acquire for the first time a physically visible and more stable form, though of microscopic size.
Thus, the first appearance of this ethereal flower in our time was noticed on the statue of the Buddha — the statue of the One with whom it is mystically linked — in one of the temples of Gyeonggi Province in South Korea in 1997, which was broadly covered in the local media. Since then, it has been seen almost all over the world and especially during the last decade: in China, Malaysia, Australia, the USA, Russia, and other countries.
Of course, once something unusual appears in the world, it is immediately and vehemently denied. Fortunately, there were people who managed to photograph the tiny white flowers of Udumbara, even under a microscope, and any sane person can be convinced that it is indeed a flower, rather than “lacewing eggs,” as certain sceptics would have us believe.
According to various eyewitness reports, Udumbara blossoms at the most unexpected places — stones, plants, windows, fences, steel pipes, doors, lampshades, curtains — proving that it absolutely does not need the traditional conditions required by any other flower. It is able to exist without water or earth, and at the same time it does not wither for a long time, since, as indicated above, its “food” is the spatial Fire. And its stem is sufficiently steadfast to straighten out after being bent.
Udumbara fully justifies its Sanskrit name of the “flower from Heaven,” because it suddenly appears and disappears in the same way, after filling space with its unusual aroma.
The Stellar Cradle of Udumbara
Now the question may arise: Where was Udumbara before its appearance on Venus? What Heavens and stellar soils nurtured it?
For the present, let us avoid searching outside the Solar System in our attempts to trace the roots of this mysterious flower’s growth. Nevertheless, it can be said that our Sun, its Fiery-White Core in particular, was actively involved in the formation of the Udumbara flower before the Lord Buddha entered the conglomerate of the emerging Fires of the planet Venus.
Then from Venus, at the Subtle level, the Lord Buddha projected the Udumbara flower to the Earth in the form of a Blue Lotus, which preserved fiery-white flames in its core. And this is why, in recent times, white hues have manifested themselves more actively in the microscopic Udumbara flowers. After all, the Lord of Love and Compassion is also the Master and Patron of the Age of Synthesis, whose dominant colour is White — though at the same time including all seven colours of the Divine Rainbow.
We can only rejoice at the fact that we live in an amazing time when such rare and supernatural signs manifest themselves in the world — signs that proclaim and give us hope for the long-awaited Advent of the Messiah, no matter what Name we call Him.
Zinovya Dushkova, Ph.D., is an award-winning Russian author, poet, philosopher, and historian who has devoted more than thirty years to the acquisition of the secret wisdom underlying all known religions and philosophies. Her spiritual quest has taken her to remote Buddhist monasteries and sacred Abodes hidden within mountains and deserts in Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia, and India. In 1995, she gained admittance to the secret Book of Dzyan and revealed its new excerpt in The Book of Secret Wisdom. Dr. Dushkova’s major work is The Teaching of the Heart series. For more information, please visit her website at: www.dushkova.com/en.