The past did not give an ultimate teaching

Ascended Master Gautama Buddha, January 1, 2013 through Kim Michaels.

 

There is a tendency among many of the students that you find in the field today to look back at my teachings or other teachings from the past and think that they represent some ultimate accomplishment, some ultimate teachings, and have never been surpassed. I can tell you that when I gave the teachings 2,500 year ago, I was very much limited by what people knew back then about the world and about, first of all, the human psyche. Words are tricky for a word only has value based on the meaning that people assign to the word. You cannot explain something with words beyond what people are able to grasp based on what they are able to understand. 

It should be possible to see that in today’s world people know so much more that we have better opportunities to explain things today than we had 2,000 or 2,500 ago. Or even longer ago, as some claim to have the original teaching of this or that mystery school, or this or that temple on Atlantis or Lemuria or wherever. 

Life is a process of self-transcendence. Life does not stand still. Death is what stands still. In trying to stand still, of course, you must go down in the downward spiral. We of the ascended masters are not standing still. I, the Buddha, am not standing still even though I am always in stillness. 

The ascended masters are constantly transcending ourselves and therefore we are more today than we were in the past. We can give a higher teaching today than we could give in the past. Of course, humankind does not stand still for there is more knowledge today and thus we can also give a higher, more detailed teaching than we could give in the past.

 

This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.

 

 

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