In the Ageless Wisdom teachings there are said to be “Six Stages of Discipleship” that represent certain spiritual lessons to be learned along the path. This post attempts to explain the first stage of “Little Chelaship” and compares it to what the Integral teachings by Ken Wilber have to say about spiritual growth and development.
Stage One: Little Chelaship
To begin with “chela” is related to the Hindi word meaning “a disciple of a spiritual teacher.” (Though a search for the meaning of the word on Google brings up an association with “beer” in Spanish! Well, as we read along there might be something to this lower use of spirits instead of Spirit, so all may fit together here! Smile!) Humor aside, let’s now look once again at the chart below.
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