Ascension Research Center does not guarantee the accuracy of any content on this site or on any external sites linked to us.
The Word of the Ascended Masters is the ultimate Authority in any question relating to Truth.
" . . . It is not enough to be aware of one's involvement in the universe. One should also be master of the mind and of the circumstances that enmesh the mind in outer conditions but produce neither success nor the sense of accomplishment which success brings. This sense is akin to the feeling of progress, of soul movement, of victory over the web of illusion and those devices that sometimes engage the thoughts and feelings, accentuating the worst aspects of a man's nature without providing any tangible benefits to the soul.
"I speak of the thousand and one lures of the senses, of the tragic sense of involvement in the world of maya that becomes a winding of circumstances upon the staff of a man's being, erecting a prison house that cuts him off from the Light and air of God's wondrous Mercy. How true it is that individuals, through fear and a sense of oppression, seem able to weigh themselves down with the weight of darkness right where the Beauty and Bounty of the Light should dwell.
"Now, at a time when the attention of mankind is turning toward the East, looking for the wisdom to be found there, it is proper and just that men should enter into neither a wholesale condemnation of that which comes out of the East nor a wholesale approval of that which comes out of the West. The world is one. Good and bad men dwell everywhere upon the face of the landed earth; but none are so bad as those who allow their consciousness to dwell in the cups of darkness, dipping again and again into a spirit of hopelessness rather than into a Spirit of Joy.
"It is to the general upliftment of the race, then, that I would recommend mankind's acceptance of the Good that cannot be measured by worldly thought or feeling but only by man's individualized sense of expansion. What a pity it would be if all men used different yardsticks. Yet this is exactly what they do when it comes to the things of the Spirit. Each one sets his own standard of divine or human values, especially of those which are difficult to measure by human means.
"I advocate, then, that in order to effect a greater soul freedom and a greater emancipation of one's personal energies, the individual enter into the Higher Consciousness of the Christ and its magnificent yet altogether dominant influences for God-Good. These may be evoked by a measure of the Universal Potential that is already active within all men if they will but open themselves unto the Divinity that is their True Being. . . . "
through the Messenger, Mark Prophet, April 1972, Colorado Springs, Colorado U.S.A. (4)
- Luk, A.D.K. The Law of Life : Book II (Pueblo, Colorado: A.D.K. Luk Publications, 1989), pages 414 - 418
- Prophet, Mark & Elizabeth; compiled by Annice Booth The Masters And Their Retreats (Montana: Summit University Press, 2003)
- Schroeder, Werner Ascended Masters and Their Retreats (Ascended Master Teaching Foundation, 2004)
- Confucius, April 1972, Pearls of Wisdom ®, Volume 15 Number 16 (The Summit Lighthouse, 1972) Copyright © 1998 Church Universal and Triumphant, Inc.
- The Bridge to Freedom Journal,1958
Search Ascension Research Center powered by FreeFind
Ascension Research Center
Ascension Research Center is run and maintained
by students of the Ascended Masters, and is not
sponsored by any organization.
Ascended Master Teachings on Facebook
Home Books Contact Us Current Messengers Index Search What's New?
Copyright © 2014 by Ascension Research Center - with the exception of credited quotations. Third party material used on this website is quoted for the purposes of scholarship and research from sources which are either in the public domain, or within the bounds of fair use. Disclaimer: This website has not been endorsed by any author or copyright holder of the works discussed. No connection is implied nor should be inferred.