The Master/Initiate tradition is an exciting one. As you progress
and develop in faith and fellowship, becoming a fit companion, you will perhaps have a
number of teachers special and very able teachers who will help you more
deeply to understand your quest and your nature. These special teachers can give valuable
instruction and inspiration. In the East they are often called Upa-Guru.
It is very likely that Joseph, Jesus father, was an Upa-Guru. A seeker may have
none, one, or many Upa-Gurus.
Each Upa-Guru helps prepare you for the ultimate meeting with the Sat Guru, the
Spiritual Master. (Sat means truth or reality; the Sat Guru permanently awakens the seeker
to truth. The term Guru usually means Sat Guru.)
The Sat Guru is the man or woman of God, an...