"The next thing in the attainment of the inner life
is to seek a spiritual guide
- someone whom a man can
absolutely trust and have every confidence in,
someone to whom one can look up to,
and one with whom one is in sympathy - a
relationship which would culminate in what is called devotion. And if once he
has found someone in life that he considers his Guru, his Murshad, his guide,
then he should give him all
confidence, so that
not a thing is kept back. If there is something kept back, then what is given
might just as well be taken away, because everything must be done fully,
either have confidence or
not have confidence, either have trust or not have trust.
On the path of perfection, all things must be done
fully." - Hazrat Inayat Khan
To make disciples of; to convert to
knowledge.html#know" or principles.
One who embraces and assists in
spreading the teachings of
One who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a
learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the
knowledge.html#know" of his teacher; an adherent in
A disciple of Jesus is one who (1) believes his
knowledge.html#know", (2) rests on his sacrifice, (3) imbibes his spirit, and
(4) imitates his example (Matt. 10:24; Luke 14:26, 27, 33; John
was visited by a group of seekers.
The seekers found him in his
courtyard, surrounded by disciples, in the midst of
Some of the newcomers said: 'How obnoxious - this is no way to behave!'
The seekers tried to remonstrate with the Sufi Master.
said: 'This seems to us excellent - we like this kind of teaching, and wish to
take part in it.'
Yet others said: 'We are partly perplexed and wish to
know more about this puzzle.'
remainder said to one another:
'There may be some wisdom in this, but
whether we should ask about it or not we do not know.'
Naqshband sent them all away.
All these seekers spread, in conversation
and in writing, their opinions of the
those who did not allude to the experience directly were affected by it, and
their speech and works reflected their beliefs about it. Some time later
certain members of this party again passed that way.
They called upon
the Bahauddin Naqshband.
As the seekers stood at the door and peered
within they noticed that within the courtyard Bahauddin Naqshband and his
disciples sat, decorously, deep in contemplative reflection.
better,' said some of the seekers, 'for he has evidently learned from our
'This is excellent,' said others, 'for last time he was
undoubtedly only testing us.'
'This is too somber,' said others, 'for
we could have found long faces anywhere.'
And, of course, there were
other opinions, voiced and unspoken.
The Sufi Master, when the time of
reflection was over, sent all these seekers away.
Much later, a small
number returned and sought his interpretation of what they had
They presented themselves at the gateway, and looked into
Bahauddin Naqshband sat there, alone, neither reveling
nor in meditation.
His disciples were now nowhere to be seen.
"You may at last hear the whole story he said, for I have been able to
dismiss my pupils, since the task is complete. When you first came, that class
of mine had been too serious - I was in process of applying the corrective. The
second time you came, they had been too gay - I
was applying the corrective.
When a man is working, he does not always
explain his self to casual visitors, however interested the visitors may think
themselves to be. When an action is in progress, what counts is the correct
operation of that action. Under these circumstances, external evaluation
becomes a secondary concern."
acolyte an altar attendant
in public worship
any attendant, assistant, or follower
Catholic Church: a member of the highest-ranking of the four minor
servile flatterer; fawning parasite
a person who acts obsequiously
toward someone important in order to gain advantage
brown-noser, toady, flatterer, flunky, lackey, doormat, stooge, cringer,
indoctrination to instruct
in a doctrine, principle, ideology, etc., esp. to imbue with a specific
partisan or biased belief or point of view.
to teach or
to imbue with learning
instruct in a body of doctrine or principles
To imbue with a partisan or
ideological point of view
implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and
to cause or influence (someone) to accept an idea or
To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent
instruction or repetition; instill
To teach (others) by frequent
instruction or repetition; indoctrinate
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