Certainly western mysticism is a tradition of the transfer
of higher consciousness from those who have it into the lives of worthy brothers and
sisters those who have prepared their character and those who will not abuse
greater power. Most all schools of thought which speak of awakening have a tradition of
Certainly, many eastern religions and yoga emphasize the great importance of the
aspirant becoming prepared for the great meeting with the Guru who will convey the spirit
of enlightenment to a truly worthy and able candidate. The word Guru
comes from Sanskrit and its root words are gu,
meaning darkness, and ru, dispeller.
A Guru is an awakened man or woman who has personally, through the help and invaluable
transfer of consciousness from a Guru before, become able to transmit higher consciousness
to the aspirant. An aspirant who is accepted by a Guru and who is considered to be worthy
to be initiated is called a chela, meaning
devotee, or a sisya, meaning
disciple, one who accepts the discipline of the Guru.