Introducing “The Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East.”
I was introduced to this series of books entitled “The Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East” in a bookstore as I perused the spiritual section. I was looking for more information about the Masters I had heard so much about when beginning my spiritual path.
The purpose of this short blog post is to give a brief overview of these very inspiring and uplifting books.
The Life and Teachings of the Masters’ books were written by Baird T. Spalding. Contributions and experiences were made by his group of eleven other researchers and scientists, a part of a team of men who spent three and a half years traveling through the Himalayan mountains of the Far East in 1894.
This research party was permitted to become closely involved and interactive in the lives of those who are called Masters. These Masters were given this name out of reverence by the scientists because they demonstrated very highly evolved spiritual understanding and Mastery of great principles of life and love in action.
The scientists kept diligent records of their experiences and journals and all records were preserved. The first volume of a series of six books is an account of the experiences the scientists had in the first year of their expedition.
In the Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East books the Masters embrace the concept of Buddha representing the “Way to Enlightenment” but they also clearly explain their understanding of Christ. Christ is said to be an enlightenment or “state of consciousness”. When looked at this way the door is opened for the Christ light to be in every person.
This way of looking at Christ and Buddha was new to me. It was entirely refreshing, inspiring and spiritually stimulating. I was raised Catholic but always felt a tremendous love when I thought of the concept of Jesus Christ. I also felt, however, there was much more to the presence of Jesus and I didn’t fully understand the consciousness he emulated. I wanted to understand it more. I wanted to put it into words I could study and meditate on.
In this book, these Masters share their understanding about both the Buddhist and Christ consciousness and do so in eloquent and demonstrative explanations. If you are interested in reading this here is a link to read it on your Kindle. I don’t get anything from referring you to this link.
I will be sharing quotes and concepts that I find inspiring with you and would love to hear your thoughts about these concepts.