Lao Tzu is a master who perfected himself through many lifetimes and eventually achieved his ascension. After the ascension, a soul is no longer required to incarnate in a physical form. A study of the lifetimes of spiritual masters like Lao Tzu helps us to understand what is required for this level of true self-mastery.
Lao Tzu he was born sometime between 600 and 300 B.C. Popular traditions say that he was conceived when his mother gazed upon a falling star. This is similar to the stories of miraculous conceptions and births of other great spiritual leaders.
Lao Tzu had a large number of students and disciples during his lifetime. Whether he actually ever ran a school is open to speculation. Lao Tzu appears to have worked as the Keeper of the Archives for the royal court as a young man. This allowed him to read the works of the Yellow Emperor and other Chinese classics.
Eventually Lao Tzu tired of city life. Legend holds that he then lived as a hermit for nearly a century. Returning to the city, he was recognized by a guard who asked Lao Tzu to write a book explaining the wisdom he had gained during his solitude. This was the fabled origin of the Tao Te Ching.
One of the main principles in Tao Te Ching is literally “non-action”. This central concept is similar to other spiritual practices such as meditation that attempt to empty the mind of bodily consciousness and thought. The Tao Te Ching has become one of the most significant spiritual classics in Chinese history.
According to the Tao Te Ching, humans are one of the 10,000 manifestations of the universal source of life. Lao Tzu is traditionally regarded as the founder of Taoism. Some analysts view Taoism as a religion specifically addressing the quest for immortality. Taoism has now grown into a pantheon of deities with Lao Tzu himself, the Jade Emperor and close associates at the top.
As an ascended master, Lao Tzu is considered to be a master of the wisdom of God. He serves on the yellow ray, which is associated with the crown chakra and the color yellow. In a HeartStream from December 19, 2005, he spoke through the Messenger David C. Lewis:
I enfold you in the Tao of my causal body. Yes, I am an ascended being. Do you feel the radiance of my heart within the center of my presence? You have surcease from all outside the Tao. In the wind you hear my voice. In my voice the wind speaks. Within this people who come to receive blessing and a certain clearance action of their auric emanations, there resides a simplicity in the now of knowing the inner silence. And so you see this people walking the streets, coming and going without fanfare, without excess conversation. For they have walked in our schools and seen the advantages of the golden silence of being.
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