Lao Tzu, Confucius, and Quan Yin (Humility, Purity, Compassion)
[I am just learning to channel. As part of my learning practice, I chose to have conversations with particular members of the Company of Heaven. What follows are excerpts from these conversations with the portions which pertain only to removed. What remains are messages I believe are useful to all. Enjoy! — Rob]
Conversation with Lao Tzu, author of Tao Te Ching, April 2022
Rob: Lao Tzu, I associate you with the virtue of humility. You are known for humility. I presume that you teach me about humility. How would you define it?
Lao Tzu: Humility is more of a state of being. It’s not something you strive for. It’s something you are. It’s who you are. It’s a label we give, recognizing one aspect of yourself. Humility is the deep understanding that you are one with God, with all that is, but not thinking oneself as special because of it. You ARE special, but so is everyone else. You are no different than anyone else. We’re all on the same journey together. Humility says I know who I am, and I know who you are, and we are one. We are no different.
With that knowledge comes a way of behaving. If you are no better or no worse than anyone else, do you behave differently? Of course you do. You all have something to learn from each other. By the same token, you’re all teachers for each other. Don’t worry about whether you are special or not, whether you are different, better than, less than. Just accept all as it is. It’s the way it should be, and it’s perfect.
Rob: Thank you, that’s a very clear definition.
Conversation with Confucius, paragon of Chinese philosophy, May 2022
Rob: Confucius, thank you for joining me. I associate with you the mission of helping terrestrial governments learn to govern with integrity. Is that what I am to take from you as my guide?
Confucius: Yes, that is one aspect of what I am here to teach, to share. But it’s also about purity — purity of thought, purity of intentions of you personally — and in that maintaining that within your person spills over into how you conduct yourself in the business of government.
Government cannot be pure unless the administrators who are running those processes of governance are also pure. It all begins and ends with the individual. You can only take care of yourself and in so doing the rest will take care of itself.
Rob: Thank you, Confucius. That makes a lot of sense. Is there anything else you would like to share?
Confucius: Don’t think of me, Rob, as some distant guide that you know little about. You can look up my sayings. They’re pretty common. Not all of them are correct, but much of it is … most of it is. So don’t think of me as that long lost sage, that philosopher of government. I’m as close as your breath, as they say. We can talk anytime you’d like about any topic. Just ask. Invite me to come here, and we can talk.