Tuesday, October 27, 2009

the master and the pupil


the master and the pupil
inSpired from a talk by master paramahamsa nithyananda,
charlotte, n.c. (10-24-09)

a master is one who has experienced an experience enough times to understand it. ..the master can replicate the experience, and the master can teach others how to experience the experience.

different masters will say different things about an experience, and different pupils will interpret teachings in different ways from one-another. ..in a Way, everyone is a master and everyone is a pupil and everyone is experiencing and everyone is becoming more aware of that which contributes to various experiences.

sometimes, mastery comes with chronological age and experience.
sometimes, mastery comes with practice.
sometimes, mastery comes from making mistakes.
sometimes, mastery seems to be innate, or somehow genetic, or inborn.
sometimes, mastery is a process.
sometimes, mastery is systematic, scientific.

be wary of the master who teaches that there is only one way (especially if that way is the way that he has mastered).  ..note: all of us, if we've experienced good feelings, want to share that experience.  ..naturally, (and often, erroneously) we think that others will experience our Bliss by following our path.

be aware -- of y/our own, inner mastery.
be aware -- of y/our own, inner experiences.

although a master can lead us to a point:

it is at some point when wIe, the student, graduate from the course.
it is at some point where wIe, the student, become the master.
it is at some point where wIe, the follower, can lead.
it is at some point when wIe, the leader, can follow.

a master is one who has experienced an experience enough times to understand it. ..the master can replicate the experience, and the master can teach others how to experience the experience.

a master is one who can allow the student to become the master. ..the master, having learned and mastered, understands that learning is a life-long endeavor.  ..the master, having mastered, re-Cognizes that s/he is but a beginning student.

“mastery” (of course) is an illusion, based upon a perspective that some... aren't.

wIe.  AllIs.
master students

when teacher and pupil are One, the show has just begun.
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click below for a glimpse of the cosmic comic, swami beyondananda


* swami beyondananda (who has performed several times at Unity of tallahassee, in florida) has produced such works as:
  • duck soup for the soul
  • the yogi from muskogee
  • enlightening doesn't strike twice
  • don't squeeze the shaman
  • drive your karma, curb your dogma
...and much, much more...

 

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