Who is a Disciple?
Sunday, 20 February 2022 | Swami Deva Rashid
A disciple undertakes to learn from the master how to discover his own true nature, writes Swami Deva Rashid
We know nothing of our inner nature. Something like a crushing blow, a brush with death, boredom, loneliness, despair, extreme happiness and its opposite might trigger us to set out on the path of exploration — to discover who we really are. Disciple and discipline come from the Latin word to learn. As soon as we suspect there is a need to learn, the master beckons.
This does not mean they become followers. A genuine disciple remains a unique individual who breathes in the divine fragrance, and who, through diligence, persistence and trust, becomes the fragrance that the master is.