“You are like the Sun! All I have to do is to open my inner windows and doors to receive the Blessings!”
Master Choa Kok Sui
According to Master Choa Kok Sui, the founder of modern Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, when we repeat the above phrase with awareness, it makes us super receptive and super conductive to the energy passing from God to the Guru.
“The term “Guru” comes from the word Zoroaster which means Teacher from the Sun. The Guru symbolizes the Light.” (Master Choa Kok Sui).
Knowledge has always been represented as Light. That’s why, when someone has acquired a great deal of wisdom, they are called enlightened, or illuminated. Conversely, ignorance has been represented as darkness. The role of the teacher is to remove ignorance and bring knowledge, or to dispel the darkness by bringing light.
In the esoteric teachings of the Advaya Taraka Upanishads (14-18, verse 5), the dispeller of darkness is formed by the combination of the words “gu”, meaning darkness, and “ru”, meaning dispeller. A guru, therefore, is one who removes the darkness of ignorance by bringing the enlightenment of knowledge and wisdom.
“Mysterious subjects become easy to understand due to the transmission of the teachings to the students. Transmission is both received internally and externally.” Master Choa Kok Sui
A spiritual teacher is one who, through their actions and words, are an embodiment of the teachings. They are constantly living the teachings, practising the virtues and working towards alleviating the sufferings of the world. Much like the sun, which always keeps shining, the teacher is like a mini-sun, radiating light constantly.
With the help of the guru, many arcane and complicated subjects become simpler to understand. The disciple’s energy is transformed by the light, and the teaching helps them gain greater understanding and knowledge. Of course, knowing alone is insufficient. It’s important to remember the teachings, to practice them and eventually master them.
In the course of remembering and practicing, many challenges appear in the way of the disciple. These can be simple obstacles testing their character or severe karmic roadblocks that can derail them. The guidance of the guru prevents the student from getting hurt. As Master Choa Kok Sui so beautifully observes, “the Spiritual Path is more complicated that the Amazon. The Guru has already been through the “forest.” Follow the guidance of the Teacher to avoid getting hurt.”
The right guru gives the right guidance. Not everyone who offers guidance is qualified to be called a teacher. How can we discern from a fake guru and a real one? By having a sharp and discriminating mind. Following beliefs blindly without questioning them is unwise. In fact, disciples should question and use their intelligence. Everyone is allowed to ask questions, but they shouldn’t be rude. Some people ask questions as a way of showing off their brilliance or to be verbally and mentally aggressive. Anger has never been a sign of spiritual development!
Since like energies attract, an aspirant who is truly interested in their spiritual growth and being of service, will attract the light of the right spiritual teacher. The Lord Buddha advised us not to believe things simply because we’ve heard it, or because some traditions have been handed down for many generations. He asked us not to believe just anything because it is spoken or rumoured by many, or because it is written in the religious books, or to even believe anything which teachers and elders say authoritatively.
The Lord Buddha advises us to observe and to analyse, and when we find something that agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and the benefit of one and all, only then should we accept it and live up to it.
It’s important to note that the spiritual teacher will show the path. The high spiritual energies will be transformed, like a step-down transformer, into a level which is compatible with the disciple’s energy so that they can handle it properly. As the disciple progresses, they receive more spiritual energy. This can be accelerated by having inner conductivity, receptivity and proper reverence towards the teacher.
And when a disciple does find a proper guru, it is imperative to have proper reverence and receptivity. Having faith in the teacher is a sign of spiritual maturity. This will help the disciple obtain spiritual knowledge more efficiently. The high spiritual energy will be transformed by the guru to the level which is compatible with the disciple’s energy so that he can handle it. As the receptivity of the disciple increases, more of the spiritual energy will be brought down to them.
To increase receptivity, Master Choa Kok Sui suggests the following affirmation, “You are like the Sun! All I have to do is to open my inner windows and doors to receive the Blessings!”
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- Master Choa Kok Sui. (2003). Beyond the Mind, The Golden Lotus on Meditation. Institute for Inner Studies Publishing Foundation.
- Master Choa Kok Sui. (2004). Creative Transformation, The Golden Lotus Sutras on Spiritual Practice. Institute for Inner Studies Publishing Foundation.