Chela is a Sanskrit word that literally means servant or slave. In Hinduism the term is used to denominate the religious student or disciple of a spiritual master or guru. In Theosophy the term is frequently used to refer to a person that has become a disciple of one of the Masters of Wisdom, being thus a candidate for initiation into the Esoteric Philosophy.
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The initiates of the occult sciences are taught to function upon these different levels, to use a terminology derived from the East; or, to express the same idea in Western words, to think in these different ways. Before we are ripe for a Master's teaching we have to conquer the physical and emotional levels for ourselves, for to this stage the normal state of evolution enables us to develop without any external interference.
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Arhat (Sanskrit) or arahant (Pali) as "one who is worthy" or as a "perfected person" having attained nirvana. The term arhat, denoting a saintly person in general, was closely associated with miraculous power and asceticism.
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The Masters of Wisdom, or simply "The Masters" are initiates in the occult science and esoteric philosophy, who take disciples or chelas. Master, a translation from the Sanskrit Guru, "Spiritual teacher," and adopted by the Theosophists to designate the Adepts, from whom they hold their teachings.
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The term "Chohan" appears quite often in Theosophical literature, beginning with references made by the two Masters known as "Master M." and "Master K.H." to their Spiritual Chief, their own Master and Guru, who they refer to variously as the Chohan, the Cho-Khan, and the Maha Chohan. "Chohan" or "Chokhan" is simply the Masters’ and H.P. Blavatsky’s way of writing – as phonetically as possible in the days long before any standardized system of Tibetan or Sanskrit transliteration had been established.
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In Buddhism, bodhisattva is the Sanskrit term for anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has generated bodhicitta, which is a spontaneous wish and a compassionate mind to attain buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. The term bodhisatta is used in the Pali Canon to refer to Gautama Buddha in his previous lives and as a young man in his current life in the period during which he was working towards his own liberation.
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Gautama Buddha also known as Siddhartha Gautama , Shakyamuni Buddha or simply the Buddha. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of ancient India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE. Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the srama?a movement common in his region. He later taught throughout other regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kosala.
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Lord Sanat Kumara is an "Advanced Being" at theNinth level of initiation who is regarded as the 'Lord' or 'Regent' of Earth and of the humanity, and is thought to be the head of the Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth who dwells in Shamballah (also known as 'The City of Enoch'). Shamballah is said to be a floating city manifested on the etheric plane somewhere above the Gobi Desert in the borderlands of Mongolia
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Many mistaken conceptions exist in the minds of Theosophists and others regarding who or what is the "Planetary Spirit" of our Earth. The Lord of Shamballa is not the Planetary Spirit. Great Being – the Supreme Head of all the Adepts, who dwells at Shamballa with the Planetary Spirit, calling him the Planetary Logos.
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There is a powerful being living inside the sun serving the Solar Logos called the Avatar of Synthesis. Its job is to transmit the seven rays from the heart of the sun through the seven spirits before the solar throne to all the life waves of the solar system. In the Ascended Master Teachings, this being is called Ray-O-Light.
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