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Book Assignment (Lesson 16-pgs 35-50)
Pg. 35- Why is keeping the company of wise important? Because it promotes awareness and constant reflection and it is a primary way to accelerate the spiritual development of the aspirant. It is an important and powerful tool for Spiritual development because the nature of the ignorant mind will cause you to make mistakes, which can lead the aspirant astray from the correct meaning of the teachings.
How should a spiritual aspirant think about good association and what actions should they take to insure they will receive and benefit from it? As a blessing, and a learning experience. Meet with someone you know or just met who has more advanced Spiritual personalities/qualities and learn from/spend time with them. This helps you understand the subtlety of the teachings and can lead you to greater awareness and comprehension. Which will lead to your own mystical realization.
Pg. 37- What food does the preceptor provide? Mental food
Pg. 39- When can you as the aspirant choose those disciplines which suit your personality? Once you learn the correct methods of spiritual discipline. By practicing the teachings, you gradually integrate them into your life through self-effort. Your level of self-effort determines your level of success.
Pg. 41- Who is a Teacher? A true teacher is one who (lives) the teaching.
Pg. 43.- Who is Sebai- A Spiritual Preceptor/Teacher (Guru-spiritual guide)
Pg. 45- Where was the largest Priesthood? To the Temples of the Gods Amun, Asar, Ra and Heru and the Goddesses Net, Aset, and Hetheru.
Pg.49- The role of the teacher? The teacher makes him or herself (a conduit) and (an instrument) for the Divine through which the (Divine may enlighten others when they are ready)