Level 1 Lesson 4, Course Book, pages 35-50
Why is keeping the company of the wise important?
Its one of the most important ways to maintain awareness and constant reflection, seen as a primary way to accelerate the spiritual development of the aspirant, because the human mind imitates what it focuses on. The nature of the unenlightened mind allows it to make subtle mistakes which can lead the aspirant astray from the correct interpretation of the teachings.
How should an aspirant think about good association and what actions should they take to ensure they will receive and benefit from it?
what food does the preceptor provide? Mental food in the form of wisdom teachings which its up to me to take the food, consume, digest, absorb, and become one with it.
When can you as an aspirant choose those disciplines which suit your personality?
Once you learn the correct methods of spiritual discipline, you can then choose those displines which suit your personality and then gradually increase the intensity of the practice while maintaining daily duties. This process leads to peace, enjoyment of light, and spiritual enlightenment in a balanced way.
Who is a Teacher?
One who is well versed in The Teachings, indifferent to positive and negative circumstances, not desirous of objects of the world.
Who is Sebai?
Priest in the role of preceptor leading the initiate to understand the teachings , to purify the mind and body, and inutitional realization through the practice of mental exercises and application of the wisdom teachings. A spiritual teacher who may or may not have the function of Guru or spiritual guide proper.
Where was the largest priesthood?
Belonged to the temples of Amun, Asar, Ra, Heru, Net, Aset, and Heteru.
The role of the teacher?
The teacher makes him or herself a conduit, an instrument of the divine, through which the divine may enlighten others when they are ready.