Lao-Tse - Life and work of the Forerunner in China

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Hitherto little is known of this great Chinese sage; we know hardly anything about his life and work.
In the book "Lao-tse", the personality of this leader of mankind on their path to the Light takes on form and shape. It was not fantasy that guided the pen, but genuine vision and recognition. Since nothing that was once a living happening is lost in Creation, he who is called for the purpose is able to record it. The time is ripe for us to grasp this and to recognise the connections right up to the closing of the cycle in the present time.

The outward happening is the life of Lao-tse from his earliest years is clearly and simply portrayed. Under the care of Lie-Tse the High Lama, the studious boy enjoys a happy childhood; as his companion through many provinces of the Chinese Empire, he gathers experiences in daily life, in his associations with people; he discovers their distortions, the vices of the big cities, the erroneous teachings of idolatry; he comes into contact with the ancient traditional knowledge, he learns to distinguish between right and wrong, and matures. He comes to recognition of his destiny. In the quiet and order of the monastery in Tibet he receives the ultimate knowledge, in order then to embark on the fulfillment of his mission.


This book is part of the book-series “Forerunners”, in which are shown the direct helps and the spiritual guidance from the Light that have been given to mankind in the course of their history.

The book “Buddha” portrays the life and work of the Prophet from the spiritual point of view.

The content of the book is no historical account in the ordinary sense. The proximity of Abd-ru-shin enabled some human beings who were open for it to have a comprehensive view of what took place at that time, and to make it visible to posterity with this record.

For the understanding of the reader, let the following be stated :

Reception of events in times gone by did not come about through the transcription of inspired words. The happening was revealed to the seeing one in pictures, which he rendered with his own power of expression and according to his understanding. In the process, the pictures appeared before his inner eye and not before his grossmaterial earthly one; the depicted the unrolling of finer material substances. They reader of the Work “In the Light of Truth” by Abd-ru-shin will be familiar with these different planes, of which our Creation is composed.

For this reason, events described in this book do not render only earthly happenings throughout. Also the beings who appear in these events, be they of human or other nature, may display forms of a different material plane in this connection.

It was reserved to the seeing one to clothe the pictures in his words.

May the “Forerunners” help the reader to recognise that mankind have been granted help from the Light at all times, to enable them to find the path to the Truth.

With regard to this, Abd-ru-shin writes:

“If in the course of thousands of years men had not always  acted as they still do  today,  if they had not time and again distorted everything that was intended to help them, in order to adapt it to their human way of thinking and their earthly desires, there would now be only  one uniform  teaching here on earth, issuing from the Will of God. There would not be so many kinds of denominations.

“All the teachings that have come to earth in the past would,  united,  form  a single flight of steps  to the pedestal on which the Truth is to stand, as it has so often been proclaimed to mankind in various promises.”

“There would be no differences in the interpretations, much less differences in the teachings themselves!

“For all teachings were at one time willed by God, precisely adapted to the individual peoples and countries, and formed in complete accord with their actual spiritual maturity and receptivity.”

“....The bringers of all the individual teachings were Forerunners of the Word of Truth Itself.”

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ISBN 978-3-87860-329-0
Dimensions 15.5 x 23 cm
Format Paperback
Number of pages 283
Language English