Friday, September 28, 2007
Master to Disciple for Eons - Enter the flow of Self Transformation
My first spiritual teacher, Swami Muktananda described an authentic Guru in reference to the philosopher's stone which "turns lead into gold."
He said an authentic teacher not only turns his or her students into gold, but turns them into philosopher's stones themselves.
This is the basis for what is called "the lineage."
Many esoteric traditions are based on the concept of a long line of spiritual masters.
Mark Griffin, also a student of Swami Muktananda, is a local meditation master who conducts programs regularly in Los Angeles, and beyond.
He said on the matter of the lineage:
“The lineage is an endless, glittering, radiant chain of beings. Each in their own moment looked within themselves and found the ocean of consciousness; this happened because they were touched by a person that had looked within themselves and found the ocean. And when they look within themselves, they will touch others and cause them to look within themselves and discover the ocean.
This is the engineering of the lineage and it is very simple. It moves on the principle of touch, of contact. It is irresistible and cannot fail. In this way, the dream of awakening lives within the dream of
the creation.” -- Mark Griffin
Where does one find such a teacher?
A mysterious process... part synchronicity, part karma, part grace, part desire of us as seekers... all in the Magickal mix of inner transformation and ascension.
We are blessed to be in this time with so many great Gurus coming available in large cities on a regular basis offering blessings, etc...
The great Chinese master Lao Tzu is said to have written a text called "Hua Hu Ching"
I'll leave you with his words:
"Would you like to liberate yourself from the lower realms of life?
Would you like to save the world from degration and destruction it seems destined for?
Then step away from shallow mass movements and quietly go to work on your own self awareness.
If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself.
If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.
Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.
So find a Teacher who is an integral being, a beacon who extends his light and virtue with ease to those appreciate him and those who don't.
Shape yourself in his mold, bathe in his nourishing radiance, and reflect it out to the rest of the world.
You will come to understand an eternal truth: there is always a peaceful home for a virtuous being."