Learning to be a pundit requires three things for teaching: the teacher, the pupils and the circumstances of study. I have already taught a number of people informally, and I expect there will be more. All of these students showed exceptional ability to start with, and actually, it is unfair to class them as students, since I can and do meet them as equals, especially when work is required. In fact, the ability to work on and solve very difficult spiritual problems is a requisite. I will not go further into the criteria, except to say that it is up to the student to show they have the spiritual knowledge, theoretical and practical, to go further. Flexibility and a good sense of humour are paramount, as there are many occasions when the ability to instantly drop a strongly held belief is required so that spiritual progress is possible.
Teaching is a continuous process that happens beyond space and time, in dreams, sleep, and in waking reality. The only form of physical contact is often via email or instant messenger. Students have to show the ability to have the subtle awareness and consciousness to work on very abstract methods of spiritual transformation, which may have only been revealed as a result of other work. In other words, the collaboration between the Teacher, the Students, and the Circumstances, is invariably augmented with co-operation with Spiritual Entities, or Hidden Masters, or spirits from various systems known and unknown to this world. Because of the ignorance of magicians, spiritual workers, and the abuse from black magicians many of these spirits are often in a bad way, very angry, and very distrustful. These spirits can and do appear as ‘evil’. Knowing whether a spirit is evil or just badly treated is a particular skill that has to be developed, and then one has to know how to heal that spirit and restore him or her to full dignity. Contact with such a spirit often causes intense pain, suffering, or ‘blockages’ in the life of the Punditt, the students, other people close to group, or in external situations. Finding the cause of the pain can take a lot of time and effort. The benefit or treasure of releasing Spirits is an increase of spiritual knowledge or insight that is invariably useful.
Higher States of Consciousness
The key to teaching is higher states of consciousness so the student has a taste of what is to come, not as a teaser, but to indicate what those experiences might be, and to learn before the state can stabilised in awareness, where it will generally fade into the background as the mind and physiology deal with the new experiences we all have to go through as we live life daily. Once the higher levels are gained, they can be sought. Most of my time with Punditt I did not have the advantage of being able to discuss my visions with other students, so it was often difficult to calibrate what I was experiencing. Higher states of consciousness are by definition abstract and subtle – if the experience is in glorious Technicolor, I would wonder if it was drug-induced. To combat this expansion of awareness, attention to detail is critical. No aspect of life ignored, no stone turned. The ability to focus is critical. Concentration means the ability to maintain very high levels of awareness for extended periods of time while performing spiritual work. The Punditt may be sitting quietly, but there again; intense physical action may also be going on at the same time, doing things that may have no relevance to what is going on within the awareness. Focus also means not losing one’s sense of Self, the Higher Self, which is something of a misnomer. The Higher Self is one’s Self, who may appear to act as the Lower Self at the same time. Unfortunately without spiritual experience it is almost impossible to discern the difference. The last thing necessary is to remove the Self; this is ludicrous.