Temple of Mercy
The Temple of Mercy, etheric focus of the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin, is situated in the foothills above Beijing (Peking), China.
In this retreat, a central pagoda with golden dome rises above twelve surrounding pagodas, each of which focuses the yin and yang qualities of the twelve hierarchies of the Sun. The plus and minus factors of each of the lines of the cosmic sundial are reproduced here musically by the representatives of each of the hierarchies serving in each of the twelve lesser pagodas. The cosmic hum that comes forth from the Great Hub is reproduced in the central tower as the music of the spheres. It is a combination of these plus and minus factors of Alpha and Omega in unique combination in each of the twelve houses that produces the action of the mercy flame that is in the central focus under the golden dome. This music is the origin of Chinese and oriental music. It is the focus of this retreat that makes oriental art so completely different from our Western modes and conceptions.
Hanging above the entrance to each of the twelve temples are pieces of crystal and precipitated metal that chime the notes of the temples as the wind blows through them. A circular stairway spiraling along the periphery takes us to the top of each pagoda. There are landings at four levels where the tones of the yin and yang aspects of the hierarchy represented are released.
In the central pagoda, where silence has been observed for centuries, there is an altar, carved in ivory, where the flame of mercy pulsates within a golden urn. The central pagoda is six stories high, an imposing building with many flame rooms, council chambers and classrooms where the brothers and sisters of mercy serve and receive from the world those souls who require respite and a saturation of the forgiveness flame before they are able to return once again to embodiment, to fulfill their divine plan and to balance the debts they owe to life.
Kuan Yin is truly a cosmic mother; the tenderness of her heart’s love for all who come here melts even the most dense of human creation and spurs those with even the heaviest karma to renewed service and an invocation of the flame. So great is Kuan Yin’s compassion and forgiveness that none who come here leave without knowing that because they are loved, they can go forth to try again and to succeed.
The momentums of gentleness, of devotion to family, of service to one another that are so special in the Chinese people come from the action of the mercy flame of this retreat.
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Masters and Their Retreats, “Temple of Mercy.”