A reader quotes Matt 6:24 that “No man can serve two masters” and wonders if we are doing tis is accepting other masters beside the Christ.
When DK talks about ‘The Masters’, he is not talking about people who are ‘masters’ of me or you or anybody else, or people that must be worshipped. These might be seen as individuals who have ‘overcome’ (as Jesus points out in Revelations) or ‘mastered’ the lower bodies of the human personality.
People follow their teachings because they are ‘elder’ brothers who are working towards helping those behind them to climb up to where they are. One might say they are high initiates who are ‘fully’ committed to ‘serving’ their fellow man and thus, God.
Just as an initiate is one who initiates, a Master is one who has mastered something. A master of the martial arts, for instance, is one who has mastered certain disciplines.
So what have the Masters of Wisdom mastered? That’s right; they are called Masters of Wisdom because they have mastered the use of wisdom. When we use common sense we are working on the first steps toward this mastery.
Using wisdom, the Masters have mastered many things including glamour, illusion, the pull of the lower personality, right use of energy, carnal impulses and many other items.
All of us are masters of something. Most people in this group have mastered some typing skills, but because there are many typing masters here, this does not mean anyone is serving two masters.
The two masters Jesus talked about were God and mammon, or possessions, which are two opposing forces. One cannot go in two directions at one time.
Generally, Masters will also avoid dichotomy by having disciples linked to only one master at a time.
Christ uses angels, disciples and masters to help because he cannot do all the work by himself. Hierarchy exists within all the organizations of God, but as helpers, not authoritarian bosses.
Reader Comment: I’ve always been hearing that we all know these things that they teach, deep down inside, we already know, but we just forgot when we incarnated….
JJ: All knowledge and principles are available within, but conscious wisdom must be learned. This is one of the reasons we came here so we can master wisdom and then we can consciously know.
The Spirit within to which we are linked recognizes all true principles but our job is to gain conscious knowledge. Without that which is without, interplaying with that which is within we have only one hand clapping and knowledge does not exist.
Question: And if they were from the forces of light, how could they call themselves masters, when, if working for the light, they would be servants to the one “master” and/or creator of all?
JJ: There are many Masters, but one God.
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” I John 3:2
“To him that overcometh (masters the lower self) will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame (mastered the lower self), and am set down with my Father in his throne.” Rev 3:21
When we master the lower self we “shall be like him” and be a master.
There are many who have done this and thus there are many masters serving the One God. We do not worship the Masters, but worship God.
Hope this helps
“A change of consciousness is necessary before you can change your outer world.” Neville
Sept 19, 2004