Many of the world’s great spiritual teachers are in fact Cosmic Masters who have come to Earth from other planets. Examples include the Master Jesus, Sri Krishna, the Lord Buddha, Lao Zi, Confucius and Sri Patanjali. These spiritually advanced individuals have given of their otherworldly wisdom in different ways, at different times, in different places to help us to progress in our evolutionary journey back to the Divine Source from which we came.
The words attributed to them in ancient texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita, the Dao De Jing (also known as the Tao Te Ching), and so on, are a shining light to all humanity – even if these great works, as passed down to us through the centuries, are not necessarily entirely accurate or complete in their current form. We should focus on the ideals such inspirational texts have in common, rather than focusing on petty differences in dogma, as has happened so frequently in our history – often with gruesome consequences which are the very opposite of the philosophies in question.
The word “avatar” comes from a Sanskrit word meaning “descent”, because these great beings have come down to us from their heavenly abodes on other planets. They have chosen, in compassion, to sacrifice their bliss and allow a part of their consciousness to be born as a baby on Earth in a body apparently just like us. They then stay here for an allotted time, during which they help humanity in various ways, including giving spiritual teaching.
While incarnate upon Earth a Cosmic Avatar is under tremendous limitation and has only a fraction of the powers and wisdom which they enjoy on their own planet. One important reason for this is the very poor state of the karma of humankind as a whole. In simple terms we are not ready for, and do not deserve, the direct, open intervention of these great beings in what is termed their “Full Aspect”.
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