Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Guru-Chela Relationship

The Guru-Chela Relationship

In the East, a Guru is regarded as second only to one's parents in dignity. The relationship between Guru and Chela is understood as a continuing relationship from lifetime to lifetime. In the West there is little understanding of the importance of this relationship. One reason is that Christians see Jesus as the Son of God and the Christ as the example to follow, yet they do not see Jesus as their Guru, although he was a Guru to many in his life especially to his 12 disciples.
In the hierarchy of heaven every Master and cosmic Being are in a relationship as a Guru and a Chela. When the word chela is capitalized, it indicates that the Chela is sharing a relationship of coequality with the Guru, wherein the Guru represents the Alpha polarity and the Chela represents the Omega polarity. In the earth such a Chela is capable of holding the balance for the Guru in the earth.
Each ascended master positions his chelas on the 360 degrees, so to speak, of the circle of Life. Each point representing some aspect of life. Thus the positioning of chelas has to do with their assimilation of understanding varying on their past life experience and the assumption of their awareness of Absolute Reality at that one point. By forming a circle of love and light around the ascended master there can be formed from those on earth to the one in heaven, a figure-eight spiral of oneness. You may enter into the most fundamental disciplines which, when mastered, will propel you into certain cosmic retreats (places of learning and wisdom in heaven) and certain situations where you can be of inestimable value and effective service to one or more of the masters and to the entire Great White Brotherhood.*
The Mystery School
The LORD God that walked and talked with Adam, with the twin flames in the Garden of Eden, in the Mystery School on earth, was Lord Maitreya. Lord Maitreya holds the office of Great Initiator and he initiated the souls of Adam and Eve and the other twin flames in the Garden. The false guru who came to tempt the twin flames was known as the Serpent, an archdeceiver of souls, who was a high ranking angel in heaven before he fell.
As recorded in Genesis the mythical dialogue between Serpent and Eve is the same fallen logic that tempts our souls today. He said to Eve (representing the feminine side of each of us, the soul, and the feminine counterpart of one's self, descended from the masculine Spirit of the I AM THAT I AM.):

"Ye shall not surely die if you eat of the forbidden fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil [if you unlawfully take the fruit of initiation into the Sacred Mysteries before you have earned the grace to receive them by the hand of Maitreya], for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."
The Serpent is really saying:
"No need to struggle; you can be fully enlightened without the Guru and without the path of initiation and without the Sangha of the Buddha and without the Teaching, (based on the fundamental principle To Be one's Real Self) which the Guru (the LORD God) keeps promising to initiate you in but never does."
The Bible says she logically concluded and "saw "that the tree was good for food,...pleasant to the eyes be desired to make one wise." Then she ate of the fruit and gave some to her husband.
If you allow the false guru into your logical mind, he will initiate you into the duality–the two-eyed vision–of relativity. And there are many just such false gurus in the world today who will attempt to steal your soul away from the true Guru. There is a saying in the lineage of true Gurus, "When the Chela is ready, the Guru appears." When we make ourselves readied, we have submitted our souls and spirit to the disciplines of the Spiritual Path. Finding the true path of chelaship begins with seeking the Truth. Step by step we are led by our inner Guru, the Christ, to find just what we need to take us the next step higher. Everyone is given the choice to be obedient to the inner and outer Guru whether they are consciously aware of it or not, while regardless, the soul knows and the she makes the choice day by day.

False Gurus
The Serpent in the Garden is this allegorical story, gives us the understanding of how the false guru replaces not only the twin flame but also the individual I AM Presence and the personal Teacher, the Holy Christ Self. The false guru attaches himself to the chela by means of various devices such as Tantric initiations or the forced raising of the Kundalini prior to the attainment of a certain self-mastery and equilibrium gained through the balancing of karma. The false guru may introduce their chelas to sexual rites, secret mantras for the supposed transfer of supernatural powers or so-called initiations, thereby engendering emotional attachment or mindless enslavement to himself. The false guru may lure his chelas by using ancient traditions, languages and the lineage of the Masters East and West, whereby he lays claim to legitimacy by association with or descendancy from the Ascended Masters, the Buddhas: Maitreya, Gautama Buddha, and Sanat Kumara.
The false guru may have developed physical adeptship through developed siddhis (powers), or the misuse of the mantra (black magic) manipulating nature spirits into wayward control of elemental forces, thereby bringing sudden disasters against so-called enemies or influencing the sincere, trusting student to do the bidding of the false guru. He may encourage the practice of meditating on the guru's picture together with the recitation of the guru's 'secret' mantra. In this practice instead of giving Light to the chela, it is the means whereby the false guru, having no Light of his own takes the Light from his chelas.
The entrapments of dress, diet, airs of holiness and meditation for private peace, powers, and personal and financial gain without application to the goal of world service all lead to a path of selfishness, a counterfeit Path taught by Jesus to his disciples and the Ascended Masters to their chelas.

Trust in the Chela and Trust in the Guru
The chela, then, must be responsible in discerning the false paths of the false gurus. The Guru must wait until the chela has finally had enough of the false teachings and is ready for the truth before he/she can enter the world of the potential chela. The Guru/chela relationship, is one that can be sustained only by the flame of trust and the trust in the guarding of the light by the chela. The light is power and when it is not guarded but misqualified in an unguarded moment, that light simply goes to feed the sinister force in the world. Thus, when in a moment of anger or a sudden flash of envy the light given is turned to a lesser vibration where the forces of darkness await in the shadows to take it from you. The Guru must see a responsible nature and an understanding of the cosmic forces before transferring light to the chela. Continents have sunk and calamities have occurred from chelas in the past taking that proffered gift and misusing it for their own power and glory.

Does a Guru know it all? Of course not. A guru is always a chela as well. But it is folly to fall into the mindset that the chela knows more than the Guru. If a chela starts to believe they know more than the guru, they have entered the mind of the fallen consciousness. It is this very belief that has caused the betrayal of Saint Germain when he backed Napoleon in an attempt to establish a United States of Europe. Napoleon took the light and left behind the instructions, the direction from the Master. Thus, Saint Germain withdrew from him and eventually withdrew from Europe for the lack of chela to work with there.
Following a Guru's Divine Direction often leads to many victories. But sometimes that direction has an alternative purpose than getting you to your point A. You may end up at point B, but that is exactly where you need to be (no pun intended!).You may be led to take a job or enter a relationship, or join a group, with the expectation of something different than what unfolds. Unexpectedly you may have a falling out with someone and the door immediately closes on that opportunity you thought was opening up. You may get the job and then find out you have great difficulties with someone there or you are badly treated. You can be disappointed that you even began the trek in following this new direction, or you might be thankful for the experience. You could see it as a waste of time and investment when nothing panned out.
Yet, if you could see what happened from heaven's viewpoint, you might realize that you just balanced a lot of karma, or you gained an immeasurable victory of accomplishing and overcoming some block in your psychology. You could be resentful to the guru for misleading you to the goal that never materialized, or you could trust the guru did what was best for you to help you gain the More.
The Path contains the requirement, on the one side, of obedience unto the Law—obedience unto the Law as the Word of the Guru who embodies the Law. The chela is not obedient to a set of blueprints or to a code of conduct or to a set of regulations and rules or commandments of life, but rather obedience to the spoken Word of the Gurus in the unbroken chain of the Word incarnate whereby the pronouncements of the Word have also been collected and codified. Yet, it is a fact that the Law itself—as set forth by the Gurus—is the manifestation of the Word. Therefore, balancing the obedience to the Law on the other side of the scale is having this intense love for the teacher and ultimately this intense love for the Person of God whereby one is filled with the light and God desire to be obedient to the Impersonal Personality of the Law itself.
All in all, the Guru/chela relationship is the greatest gift to spiritual seekers to help them connect with their Higher Selves and to gain God Mastery and make tremendous progress on the spiritual path.

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