Level 1 Lesson 4 Reading Assignment pgs. 35-50
1. Why is the company of the wise important?
It is important because it is seen as one of the most primary ways to promote awareness and constant reflection. It is a primary means to speed up spiritual growth because it is the nature of the mind to imitate what it focuses on. When in the company of the Sebai the initiate can learn much more in terms of subtle nuances gained only through the experience that cant be gained by reading.
2. How should a spiritual aspirant think about good association and what actions should they take to insure they will receive and benefit from it?
An aspirant should regard good association as the best relationship one could endeavor to join. It should be approached with humility and a willingness to learn.
What is learned should be reflected upon as much as possible to receive even deeper meaning and benefit from it. Also in a group setting because of the different personality types present different aspects of the teachings can come out based on everyone’s Ari. Another aspect of receiving the maximum benefit is to be prepared to be a good aspirant by purifying yourself so that you will be able to actually use the teachings given.
3. What food does the preceptor provide?
The preceptor provides mental food in the form of wisdom teachings.
4. When can you as the aspirant choose those disciplines which suit your personality?
Once you learn the correct methods of spiritual discipline then you may choose the one(s) that best suit your personality.
Week#3 Topic 1 Who is a real teacher? (a)A true teacher is one who ______lives_____ the teaching?
5. Who is Sebai?
6. Where was the largest priesthood?
The largest priesthood belonged to the temples of the Gods Amun, Asar, Ra, Heru and the Goddess Net, Aset, and Hetheru.
Topic#2 What is the role of the teacher?
Having discovered the source of pain and suffering the teacher seeks to eliminate it wherever it may be. But this is only done out of free will because ultimately the aspirant must be the one to want to reach enlightenment. The teacher having transcended the pain and sorrow of human existence can now express true compassion for humanity making him or herself a mooring post for the wayward aspirant who is ready to become secured to a spiritual doctrine.
The teacher makes him or herself ___a conduit_______an______instrument__________ for the Divine through which the _______Divine may enlighten other when they are ready_______.