|"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
disciple is defined as:
To make disciples of; to
convert to doctrine or
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 doctrine of his
teacher; an adherent in
A disciple of Jesus is one
who (1) believes his
doctrine, (2) rests on his
sacrifice, (3) imbibes his
spirit, and (4)
imitates his example (Matt. 10:24; Luke 14:26,
27, 33; John 6:69).
Bahauddin Naqshband was visited by a
group of 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!'
seekers tried to
remonstrate with the Sufi Master.
Others 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
The remainder said to
'There may be some wisdom in this, but whether we should ask
about it or not we do not know.'
Bahauddin Naqshband sent them all
All these seekers spread, in
conversation and in writing, their opinions of the
revelation. Even 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.
'This is better,' said some of the
seekers, 'for he has
evidently learned from our protests.'
'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
Much later, a small number returned and sought his interpretation of
what they had experienced.
They presented themselves at the gateway, and
looked into the courtyard.
Bahauddin Naqshband sat there, alone,
neither reveling nor in meditation.
His disciples were now nowhere to
"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
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
Those that are unable to reject God's call
to serve. Disciples or luminaries of God typically identified by the schism
created when they point out the hypocrisy of the rejection of the underpinning
foundations of their personal religion in favor of the acceptance of myth as
literal fact and dogma as all important. In the past many disciples or
luminaries of God were dealt with in harsh ways - such as being "put to the
question" (tortured) during the multiple Inquisitions.
God/disciples of the
Creator and Sustainer
Akhenaten, Abraham, Moses,
Jesus, Moses Maimonides,
Muhammad ibn Abdulla-h,
William of Ockham,
Saint Teresa of Avila,
John Locke, Bahá'u'lláh,
Henry David Thoreau,
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
John Muir, George Orwell, Edward Abbey, Aldous Leonard Huxley,
C. S. Lewis,
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
Martin Luther King Jr.,
acolytean altar attendant
in public worship
any attendant, assistant, or follower
Catholic Church: a member of the highest-ranking of the four minor
sycophanta self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite
person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain
yes-man, bootlicker, brown-noser, toady, flatterer, flunky,
lackey, doormat, stooge, cringer, suck-up
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 feeling
To impress (something) upon the
mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill
(others) by frequent instruction or repetition; indoctrinate
The Epic of Gilgamesh
he who saw everything
"Out I went, into the world, but there was none
better than me - Gilgamesh!"
The men of
'Gilgamesh, noisy Gilgamesh! Arrogant Gilgamesh!'
young men gone - Defeated by Gilgamesh, and no son was left to his father.
All young girls made women by Gilgamesh
His lusts are such, and no
virgin left to her lover!
Not the daughter of a warrior,
Nor the wife
of a nobleman!
Yet he is king and should be
The people's careful
He is king
and should be
of the city.
He is wise, he is handsome, he is firm as a
In heaven the gods heard
lament of the people,
And the gods cried out to
the Great God, higher king of
'Strong as a wild bull is this Gilgamesh
So he was made by
Aruru, the goddess
None who can
survive him in fighting.
No son left to his father.
Gilgamesh, he takes
them all, and is he
He the king?
Shepherd of the people?
No virgin left to her lover, For he lusts strongly!
No, nor the wife of
God heard this, then
To the Goddess of
Creation, Aruru -
Cried all the gods:
'You created this
Gilgamesh! Well, create him his equal!
Let him look as into mirrors - Give
a second self to him, yes;
Rushing winds meet rushing winds!
flow heart to heart against
Give them each other to fight,
Goddess of Creation took and formed in
This image, and there it was
in her mind, and it was made of
That composes the Great
He of the Firmament.
She then plunged her hands down into
water and pinched off a little clay.
She let it drop in the
Thus the noble Enkidu was made.
Given the strength of
Ninurta, the God of War
waved like millet filaments
Of the grain
Matted hair was all over his body, like the skins of
Of the cattle god Samugan.
This Enkidu was innocent of
He knew not the cultivated land.
Enkidu was in the
With the gazelles
They ran with each other
With all the
He too loved the water-hole.
But one day by a water hole
trapper met him face to face,
Because the herds of wild game
into his territory.
On three days face to face
Each day the trapper
Frozen stiff with fear.
With his game he went home,
Unable to speak, numb with fright.
The trapper's face altered, reborn
long journey does that to one,
Gives a new visage upon returning.
The trapper, his heart all awe, told his father:
a man! No other like him!
He comes from the hills, strongly alive!
star in heaven his strength,
The star essence of An, the Sky Father
the hills with the beasts
Ranges across all your land,
Going to the wells.
I fear him, stay far away.
He fills in my
Tears up my game traps
Helps the beasts escape
Now all the game
Through my fingers.'
His father opened his mouth,
Told the son, the trapper:
'My son, in Uruk lives Gilgamesh.
None can withstand him,
has surpassed him,
As a star in heaven is his strength
star-essence of An, the Sky Father.
Go to Uruk, find Gilgamesh
the wild man's strength ask for a temple hierodule from the Temple of Love,
Such a child of pleasure;
Bring her and let her power of
Subdue this wild man.
When he goes to the wells,
embrace the priestess
And the wild beasts will reject him.'
Uruk the trapper went
And said to Gilgamesh:
'Like no other, a
Roaming in the pastures,
A star in heaven his strength
the star-essence of An, the Sky Father.
I am afraid, stay far away; he
helps the beasts escape
Fills in my pits
Tears up my game
priestess, child of pleasure
When he goes to the wells
He will embrace
And the wild beasts will reject him.'
returned with the hierodule
And three days to the drinking hole,
they sat down
Hierodule facing the trapper,
Waiting for the game.
First day, nothing.
Second day, nothing.
Third day, bonanza !
herds came to drink, and Enkidu
Glad for the water were the small wild
And Enkidu was glad for the water
He of the gazelles and wild
Born in the hills.
The priestess saw this man
Wild from the
'There woman', points the trapper,
'Bare your breasts
This is he,
Have no shame, delay not,
Welcome his love,
Let him see you naked,
possess your body.
As he approaches, take off your clothes,
him, teach him,
The savage, your art of woman,
For as he loves you,
The wild beasts, his companions,
They will reject him.'
She had no shame for this,
Made herself naked
Incited him to copulation,
Taught the woman's art.
days, seven nights,
That time lying together,
Enkidu had forgotten his
Had forgotten the hills
After that time he was satisfied.
he went back to the wild beasts
But the gazelles saw him and ran,
wild beasts saw him and ran.
Enkidu would follow, but weak,
strength gone into the woman;
Wisdom came to him,
A man's thoughts in
So he returned to the priestess.
At her feet he listened
'You have wisdom, Enkidu.
Now you are
as a god.
Why the beasts? Why the hills?
Come to Uruk of the strong
To Inanna's Temple of Love,
And to the
Where the Sky
God An can be found.
Gilgamesh is there, strong,
Raging like a wild
bull, over the land
Is his strength.'
Favourably as she speaks,
he hears her words.
He comes to know his own heart
And his desire to
have a companion.
He tells the priestess:
'Take me, girl,
to the sacred perfect
Dwelling of Love and Sky God's house
Gilgamesh of perfect strength,
He who rages like a bull over all,
will summon him forth and challenge him
And I will shout in Uruk:
Yes, I can change the order of what is!
Anyone born on
the steppe is mighty and has strength'
'Then let us go that Gilgamesh may see your face
And I will
show you Gilgamesh, for I know well where he is.
Come Enkidu, to Uruk of
Where all are dressed for festival,
Where each day is a
Where there are boys,
Where there are girls,
ripe and perfumed,
Who drive the great ones from their fretted
To you, Enkidu, of joy in life
I will show the joy in life of
See him, see his face
Radiant is his manhood, of full-bodied
His body ripe with beauty in every part.
So exceeding you in
Needing no sleep by day or by night.
Restrain your folly,
Gilgamesh, like Shamash the Sun, is proud,
An, the God of Firmament,
Enlil, his son,
Enki, his son also
All have given
Before you come from the open
Gilgamesh will have dreamed of it.'
And so Gilgamesh rose
from his bed
And to his mother, in revealing dreams, said:
I saw in a dream last night
That there were stars
And a star descended upon me like unto
essence of An, the
I tried to lift it up, but it was too heavy for me,
tried to move it, but it would not be moved.
The land of Uruk was around
All the people were pressing towards it.
All the nobles also came
And all my friends kissed its feet.
I was drawn towards it as
to a woman
And I laid it at its feet
And you said it was my
She, Ninsun, Wise Custodian of Knowledge,
'Your equal was a star of heaven
Which descended upon you
The essence of An who is the God of
You tried to lift it but it would not be moved
called it your equal, comparing it to you.
You were drawn to it as to a
The meaning of this
Is of a strong friend who saves his
He is the strongest of the land; he has strength.
As a star in
heaven his strength,
The strength of An of
the Firmament and his host.
So that you are drawn to him
And this means he will never forsake you.
Such is your
Gilgamesh says again to his mother:
In Uruk of the ramparts lay an axe
were gathered around it,
Uruk-land was standing round about it.
people pressed towards it;
I laid it at your feet.
I was drawn to it as
to a woman.
For you called it my equal.'
She, the Wise Custodian
of Knowledge, says to her son:
'The axe is a man
You were drawn to it
as to a woman
For I called it your equal
And it was to rival you.
This means a strong friend standing by his friend
He is the strongest of
the land; he has strength.
The essence of An of the Firmament, is his
So strong is he.'
Gilgamesh then spoke to his
'Now according to the word of Enlil
Let a counsellor and friend come to
That I may acquire a companion
And to him I shall be friend and
And as Gilgamesh revealed his dream
was speaking to Enkidu
As they sat together.
Inanna was the Sumerian goddess of love and fertility
centered in the Eanna temple at the city of Uruk.
Eanna - From the old Irish 'Eidhne' pronounced 'Ay-nah'. A
term from the west of Ireland meaning one of unscrupulous intentions towards
one of the opposite sex.
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