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Old Today, 01:52 PM
 
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Do you recognize that ascended masters have walked the planet?
For what purpose did they (and do they) incarnate and walk among us?

edit to add: in your response, let us know what ascended master means for you.

this came up on another thread, with the mention that anyone has the capacity to become a Buddha, an Awakened One, reach Enlightenment. this is a teaching among many different religions and spiritual traditions. i wanted to hear more from others on this. so started this separate thread.

something distinguishes or sets apart the humans who walked the planet who attained this state of being, and were recognized as having done so. i'd like to hear people articulate and explore and discuss what that is in the context of religion and spirituality.

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Again, define ascended masters.
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Old Today, 02:27 PM
 
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Yeah, the concept of "ascended masters" must be defined before proceeding in this discussion.

I remember talk of such persons decades ago, but can't remember the context, or what group or religion they belonged to.

Maybe there's no damn such thing as "ascended masters". LOL
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Old Today, 02:41 PM
 
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I think they are like spirit guides but without either fur or Cherokee war-bonnets.
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Again, define ascended masters.
Shakespeare, da Vinci, Einstein and Yogi Berra come immediately to mind.
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Old Today, 02:53 PM
 
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Again, define ascended masters.
each person responding, in their response, can clarify what for them is an ascended master.
as part of the question, do you recognize they walked the planet, and for what purpose.
add to that what they consider to be an ascended master.

i went back and added that to the opening post.
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each person responding, in their response, can clarify what for them is an ascended master.
as part of the question, do you recognize they walked the planet, and for what purpose
In that case, I'm going to have to add Bobby Orr, Chief Plenty Coups, W.C. Fields, Groucho Marx, Jeff Beck, David Letterman, Tina Fey and Joan Armatrading.
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Obviously, many of us are going to be skeptical of the claim, either because we are skeptical about what we call 'Supernatural' claims and others because it is not in the Dogma they have been sold. So I don't know how far you are going to get with this. But no reason why you can't post your Beliefs about this.
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In that case, I'm going to have to add Bobby Orr, Chief Plenty Coups, W.C. Fields, Groucho Marx, Jeff Beck, David Letterman, Tina Fey and Joan Armatrading.
what are your criteria? what to you is an ascended master?
versus "people you like or admire" for instance.
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Old Today, 03:06 PM
 
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Obviously, many of us are going to be skeptical of the claim, either because we are skeptical about what we call 'Supernatural' claims and others because it is not in the Dogma they have been sold. So I don't know how far you are going to get with this. But no reason why you can't post your Beliefs about this.
what for you is an ascended master?
for instance what distinguishes an ordinary person from a Buddha?
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