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Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, Baird T.Spalding

Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East is a compilation of six books which the author Baird T.Spalding wrote during his lifetime. Volume 1 is published in 1924. Because of the great success the author picked up his other writings and published his second book, Volume 2 in 1927. Volume 3 was published in 1935. These three books containing the story. The fourth and fifth Volume is a résumé of a 30 city-tour the author made because of the overwhelming success. Volume six is made up of eighteen articles by Baird T.Spalding with questions and answers, taken from Mind Magazine, 1935-1937, and a contemporary biographical sketch of Spalding. Also included is a special section of photographs of the author and the India Tour Group.

Life and teaching of the Masters of the Far East tells us a story about eleven scientists who have met the Masters of the Himalaya mountains. During this trip at the end of the nineteenth century, they had the privilege to walk along the enlightened Masters and witnessed the masters accomplish things that in the worldly mind of today would’ve been seen as miracles and hocus pocus. The Masters walk just like Jesus over water, feed a hungry crowd and walk through fire without having any injury. Later on Jesus and Buddha visits the group and they explain some misunderstandings about their lives.

The book contains messages which the Masters dictated themselves to the group. These messages explain the way to the Christ-consciousness and the misunderstandings about Christ the world believes today. The Masters say Buddha is the way to the Christ, but Christ is the Light or a state of consciousness which is the destination for all mankind. The author nor the group changed the messages of these great Masters. Also, the Masters helped themselves with the translations of old manuscripts which are also included in the book. These scripts containing information about the search and finding of the Light within.

The critics say that this story didn’t really took place, and in fact is a fictional story, invented by the author, however it is clearly mentioned in the book that the events really happend. Let us keep this aside. Everybody who have read these books can’t deny that it is full of deep spiritual wisdom about Life itself. This compilation includes an accurate description of experiences with the Christ-consciousness which I have experienced myself. These are not vague feelings, but deep sensed joy, happiness and the discovering of an infinite Life within my own consciousness.

Life and teaching of the Masters of the Far East is a book of Wisdom and Revelation. All people who have read this book claims a changed perspection of life.

A small part from the book:

“If a race or nation refuses to let go of things created by a portion of human thought instead of that which really exists, the Law takes a hand in its progress by allowing the accumulated vibrations sent out by such a condition to reflect back upon itself through the light ray. Then with war, strife, discord, and death on every hand, that race or nation is wiped out, in order that it may be placed again in a new up-lift of creation. Thus it can begin over again in a new contact with that which was before the beginning of human consciousness. Civilization today is fast approaching a great reconstructive moment. All things that seem so stable and well-founded now will soon be immersed in a state of inversion. Every tree that has not been planted by Truth will be uprooted. There is approaching a complete cosmic overthrow of the present social, political, financial, and religious institutions that will make room for the placing of the new era in order that humanity may come in closer touch with that which is and was established before the present human consciousness submerged and set it aside. Truth waits on with attentive, loving, and radiant beneficence until man will see that he can embrace and become the consciousness of that which has always existed.”

“Humanity is taking a forward step from the cradle stories of the former generation and their creations are no longer of any avail to the arisen individuality and spiritual discernment of the consciousness of the generation that is fast approaching. Delusions, traditions, and superstitions are nearing the end. It is also true of the civilization which they established. The old idols are good enough for the infantile consciousness that is nearing an impasse. Their delusion has caused their undoing as they are proved to be only cradle stories woven by a master-craft of priesthood and preceptor to lull into false sleep the crying infants of an evolving race. Those who saw further afield did not cry and thus were not lulled to sleep. Most of them saw that the cradle stories were not true and many stepped boldly forth to erase the untruth; as they saw directly through to the Absolute, that which has always existed and which has always been seen and known the contacted directly by a portion of mankind. From this portion there will arise a new and more vitalizing consciousness, fully awake and ready to erase the idols that man has set up for his fellow man to follow and make room for the new ideals which are as old as creation’s dawn.”