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Every religion or spiritual path describes exalted spiritual beings who were once human but who, through conscious self-mastery and selfless service to humanity, earned the right to permanently enter transcendent spiritual realms of great bliss and beauty. Different spiritual traditions call them by different names such as: Ascended Masters, Celestial Buddhas & Celestial Bodhisattvas, Gods & Goddesses, Masters of Light, the Immortal Ones, Cosmic Beings, the Great Ones, and so on. For convenience I am currently using the term "Ascended Masters" because it is the term that the Ascended Master Saint Germain uses and it seems to fit for most spiritual paths. They include such beings as Jesus, the Buddha, Quan Yin (also spelled Kuan Yin or Guan Yin) - the Goddess of Mercy, Blessed Mary, the Ascended Master Saint Germain, The Goddess of Wisdom, Lao Tzu, and many, many others.
These loving, kind Celestial Masters are very, very real and we can pray to them for help and assistance in all aspects of our lives - spiritual and non-spiritual. And they are infinitely loving, kind, compassionate, wise and caring towards us and all life everywhere through all of the vast infinite realms of the Cosmos. They humbly and lovingly and joyously serve GOD and spread GOD's loving kindness and Light everywhere through the Universe.
The Ascended Master Saint Germain teaches us that every human being has a “Higher Self,” which is “made in the image and likeness of God.” The Ascended Ones call this Higher Self, the “I AM Presence,” and from it flows into us all the love and light which enables us to think, feel, breathe, and live. Saint Germain explains that by learning to ask our I AM Presence, to fill us with spiritual qualities we can gradually become more and more saint-like. In fact, our Ascended Sisters and Brothers had simply been kind, pure-hearted human beings, who eventually became immortal by calling upon their own Higher Self - their I AM Presence or Atma to further purify their feelings and thoughts. Thus, they gradually became serenely courageous, kind, and wisely humble at all times, regardless of whatever challenges might be facing them. Then, by applying these laws of the “I AM Consciousness,” they completely ceased to live for themselves. Instead, they began to experience the joy of living only to be of selfless service to their fellow human beings as well as to “Life” everywhere. Likewise, they learned to live lives of compassion and pure intention, and to be completely above all feelings of greed, condemnation, jealousy, and anger, as well as every other limiting, self-destructive emotion, thought, desire, or activity.
As a result of attaining this lofty, pure level of I AM Consciousness, and selflessly serving all life, they earned the right to Ascend into the “Ascended Octave of Light.” In this realm of exquisite perfection they are forever free from pain, worry, suffering, or imperfection of any kind. They are now pure Divine Beings like Jesus, the Goddess of Purity, the Buddha, the Goddess of Peace, El Serapis Bey, Quan Yin (Kuan Yin) - the Goddess of Compassion, Saint Germain, Blessed Mary, and so many others. They are living in bodies of pure “Christ-Buddhic-Atmic Light” in realms of such transcendent beauty, bliss, and perfection that we human beings in our greatest imaginings can barely touch upon their glories. From these Great Ascended Realms they continue to help the world by pouring down to us streams of light and love, which protect, illumine, and uplift us from our own self-created misery. They also walk among us unseen: blessing, inspiring, guiding, and protecting us in untold ways. And when it is necessary to render specific services that can not be done in any other way, the Ascended Ones can appear in bodies so tangible that the people who happen to see, or interact with them, think that they are just ordinary human beings. In so many ways, visible and invisible, they are helping us to help each other.
The Ascended Masters teach us that they were once kindhearted human beings just like us! And by applying the Ascended Master Teachings - the same universal laws that are described in the Saint Germain's Path section as well as throughout this website - they eventually became so pure, selfless and kind, that they earned the right to Ascend and become exquisitely beautiful beings of pure Christ-Atmic-Buddhic Light. They are now free to move anywhere throughout the vast reaches of the Cosmic Realms. They are beings of such exquisite love, purity and goodness that we can scarcely imagine how wonderful they are.
And they teach us that since each one of us is also a Child of our Mother-Father GOD, just like they are, our ultimate destiny is to also become an Ascended Master or Ascended Lady Master like Jesus, Beloved Mary, the Buddha, Quan Yin (Kuan Yin) - the Goddess of Compassion, Saint Germain, the Goddess of Light, and so many others.
That means that every human being – every single one of us – can apply these the Ascended Master Teachings in a step by step fashion in our own daily lives, so that we can gradually grow in kindness, sincerity, and selflessness to the point where we too can awaken into our own divinity, and ultimately, Ascend to become an Ascended Master or Lady Master! In fact, this is the ultimate purpose of living so many different lifetimes so that we can gradually acquire the various attributes of mastery that are needed to earn the Ascension. This is why we have already lived hundreds of lifetimes in different physical bodies, during the many civilizations on our planet. And of course, during these various lifetimes, or “incarnations,” we are gradually learning the lessons of mastery: the lessons of kindness, humbleness, forgiveness, patience, perseverance, courage, and so on.
Thus, every one of us will eventually become an Ascended Master, although for some it will be a lot longer than for others. And because we are beginning to enter the New Golden Age of Loving Kindness, there is a special Divine Assistance pouring to the earth from Great Cosmic Beings, which will enable many pure hearted individuals to make their Ascension at the end of this lifetime. Others who are not quite ready for their Ascensions now, will re-embody on this earth during the coming Golden Age and achieve their Ascension during that period.
When we Ascend we merge into our Divine Higher Self - our I AM Presence - our Atma - our Tathagatagarbha - our Christ Self - and become one with it. Our Higher Self is that part of us that is made in the image and likeness of GOD and is holy pure and perfect, always has been, and always will be. Just imagine how beautiful Jesus is now, and the Buddha, and blessed Mary, and Quan Yin. That is how beautiful that we too will one day be when we Ascend to merge into our Higher Christ Self and become Ascended Masters.
The Following is From the Buddhist Section of This Website:
In the Western World, many of the Buddhist Celestial Bodhisattvas and Celestial Buddhas are referred to as "Ascended Masters". And the Celestial Beings who the Buddhists would consider "Celestial Buddhas" are often considered to be highly advanced Ascended Masters known as "Great Cosmic Beings".
For instance in the West, the Buddhist Bodhisattva of Compassion, Guan Yin, is a dearly beloved Ascended Lady Master known as Quan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Likewise, in the West, the Celestial Buddha/Bodhisattva, "Maitreya", is a very, very advanced Ascended Master known as a "Great Cosmic Being" who is called "The Lord Maitreya" who is a universal outpouring of the "Christ Consciousness" to many worlds. He was one of the Ascended Masters who "Over-Lighted" Jesus during his lifetime and ministry. Likewise, "The Buddha" is a Great Cosmic Being, who is similar to Jesus in his Cosmic Nature and stature.
The Ascended Ones teach us that all Ascended Beings work together in joyous, loving harmony with each other to help the humanity of earth. In other words, Lord Buddha, Lord Jesus, Quan Yin, Blessed Mary, Saint Germain, the Goddess of Justice and all of our other many, many Ascended Sisters and Brothers all adore each other and blissfully work together for the good of humanity.
And the Ascended Ones tell us that it is of great spiritual and practical benefit to pray to and pour love to these various Celestial Bodhisattvas, Celestial Buddhas, Ascended Masters, and Great Cosmic Beings, (or whatever term you wish to call them), because it enables them to assist us all the more.
Kuan Yin (Quan Yin): The Goddess of Compassion, who is the feminine aspect of the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
Avalokitesvara: The masculine aspect of the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
Generally "Celestial Buddhas" are considered to be much more spiritually advanced than Celestial Bodhisattvas, just as in New Age paths, Jesus might be considered much more advanced than a typical saint who has just Ascended. Interestingly, there are a few Celestial Buddhas that are so great, so cosmic, in their spiritual advancement that they are especially venerated and prayed to in the world of Mahayana Buddhism.
"The Buddha": The founder of Buddhism, who is also known as "Shakyamuni Buddha" or "Gautama Buddha", and is the one most Westerners usually think of when they hear the name "Buddha".
"The Buddha of Infinite Light": He is the central figure in "Pure Land Buddhism", which is very popular in China and Japan. In India he is known as Amitabha Buddha; in China as Amitofu; and in Japan as Amida Buddha. According to some Mahayana texts, the founder of Buddhism, Shakyamuni Buddha, taught about Amitabha Buddha with great love and reverence.
Maitreya (A future World Teacher)
It might be helpful to explain that in the Western World there are many different terms that refer to the Ascended Masters. These awe-inspiring beings are also known as our Ascended Sisters and Brothers; our Elder Sisters and Brothers; the Ascended Ones; the Ascended Host; Ascended Beings; the Great Ones; our Ascended Friends; Divine Friends; and the Great Cosmic Beings, Celestial Masters, and so on. In some branches of Mahayana Buddhism the Ascended Ones are known as Celestial Bodhisattvas & Celestial Buddhas. And some of the Ascended Lady Masters who represent a particular divine quality are known as “Goddesses,” for example, the “Goddess of Loving Charity.” Similarly, some of our Ascended Brothers, who represent a unique divine quality, are known as “Gods.” (Please note that in order to distinguish between our Mother-Father GOD and the Ascended Ones in this website the word "GOD" will be spelled with all upper case letters, while the words "Gods" and "Goddesses" will be spelled with only the first letter capitalized.) Also, the word “Arisen” is often used in place of the word “Ascended.” For example, the term “Ascended Ones” becomes “Arisen Ones.”
To learn more about the Ascended Master Teachings
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