Sunday, December 20, 2015

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Ascended Master?

​   by Reb Gutman Locks
  

Ascended Master?

 

A reader asks:

     One of my non Jewish friends has abilities. She keeps insisting that she is an ascended Master. I have looked up its meaning but I don't understand what she is talking about. In comparison to Judaism, what is she talking about spiritually? I am aware of gilgul (reincarnation) and our tikun (rectification), as well as angelic souls being sent down to earthly bodies to complete Hashem's will. But what is she talking about her being an ascended master?

 

Gutman answers:

    The internet definition: In the Ascended Master Teachings, Ascended Masters are believed to be spiritually enlightened beings who in past incarnations were ordinary humans, but who have undergone a series of spiritual transformations originally called initiations.

 

Gutman's definition:

     Arrogance and foolishness

 

 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen to your great answer, Reb Gutman.

Anonymous said...

hi i wanted to post this regarding jews practicing yoga

Hi,

I am a hindu and doing yoga will not convert you into hinduism. hinduism does not seek converts.Actually many gurus in india are approached by young jews seeking to be converts but most gurus tell them to stay on the path of jewish dharma.Hinduism teaches that if u are a jew then be the best jew you can be,if christian or muslim then be the best you can be.similarly practicing meditation will not make you a hindu. you can chant jewish prayers in place of hindu mantras.just chant the name of g-d,yah-weh. But it is important not to culturally appropriate yoga and try to remove the cultural source aka "cultural baggage"( a term which is very offensive). As a hindu i clearly saw the deep meditation many rabbi's reach when they are swaying in their prayers. what rabbi locks said "That's right, and just like your ten fingers, and your two arms are really one, so are all of your statues, and gods, and powers in India really all one. All is one!" is actually what hindus believe! this is similar to 10 people trying to describe an elephant in the dark,one guy feels the trunk and says the elephant is a trunk,the other touches the tail and says that is the elephant,but all are pointing towards the One elephant ! Everything comes from One G-d. There is a big misconception in the west regarding hinduism as poytheistic and it is my hope to explain away some of the confusion. Hinduism believes in One G-d and three levels of realization to view him.The best example to use is a train. Imagine it is night time,u are on the train station and far away you can see the trains light and hear the horn of the train---this is compared to the first level of realization, also known as impersonal stage in which G-d is viewed as having no form and being an impersonal force(christianity,islam,judaism).As the train comes closer to you, you can begin to see that there is some form or shape of the locomotive-this is known as paramatma realization in which the individual realizes that g-d in the form of "supersoul" is residing in living beings heart and observing,accompanying the "individual soul"(thats why when hindus say namaste greeting it means the divine in me pays respect to the divine in you). the third level of realization is when the train is clearly visible and you can see the train conductor,engineer, and people on the train----is known as bhagavan realization in which you have advanced to highest stage in which you can see g-d,speak to him, & and have a greater relationship with him.(i guess its similar to the heaven conception in abrahamic religions in which you can see g-d once u are in heaven---not sure though if this understanding of abrahamic faiths is completely right.)So Hinduism believes in One Suoreme G-d,Vishnu and he has demigods(similar to angels,archangels) serving him and administering the universe.Since not all people are on the same stage of spiritual development God accepts the devotion in which the individual worships him.thats why many people have different names for g-d and this is like children having their own name for their father -some will say pop pop,others will say dad,padre, daddy but the father God accepts all his children love no matter what they call him by..Hinduism allows people to worship the demigods according to their temperament and devotion and Supreme god accepts their devotion. there are 4 main rules in hinduism 1.Non violence-no killing of animals,or living creatures,2.no intoxication,drugs,etc 3 No illicit sex i.e sex outside of marriage 4.no gambling. I hope this helps in clarifying some things and ask in advance for forgiveness for any offense.

thank you
rajendra

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