Membership In The Secret Teachings
Membership in VARDANKAR is not unlike the ancient concept of the Master Painter or Knight who took an apprentise under his wing so that he might learn far faster. In Starwars there were supposed masters who taught their students by appearing to them on an inner level and outer level. This is part of the basic premise that an individual who has been trained by a little known group highly advanced spiritual masters has himself reached Self Realization, God Realization and Vardankar Spiritual Mastership and will be called by them to assist others to reach spiritual Mastership also. Because of this and an internal link up he has, he can help the student go much further spiritually then a student could normally go on his own.
The term "Self Realization is a much misunderstood state. It is not about being self absorbed, selfish, or self centered. Nor is it knowing ones past lives or the talents of the false self or human self. For instance knowing we are talented at tennis and poor in communication skills has nothing to do with self realization. Nor is it an empty title. Self Realization is also Not the ability to see the invisible world and wield magic, miracles, like the senses of the astral plane which give the illusion of great spiritual advancement when the journey has just begun.
Instead Self Realization in Vardankar is becoming conscious or waking up so to speak on the Soul Plane. One or two sporadic experiences is not enough since the goal is to become a permanent resident of this brilliant world of light and sound and realize our true naure as Soul, a spark of God so that we can pursue our true destiny, to return to God.
And so the goals of those who seek membership in the Secret Teachings called VARDANKAR are to learn out of body travel to heaven for the purpose of returning to God.
The purpose of VARDANKAR is also to reach higher spiritual states of consciousness such as Self and God Realization and Spiritual Mastership in order to become a coworker with God. Meaning we become even more useful to God because we have opened our Soul Senses and Know how to be a more pure vehicle of HURAY while living. These are not abstract concepts but real out of body experiences in heavens beyond time and space.
Some individuals are perplexed when they learn that we do in fact charge for admission to membership, not unlike a college charges students to be educated in their field of study. While others are perplexed that we require a minimum of a half an hour of exercises for out of body travel daily and fifteen minutes to an hour of study daily. In this way some have asked, can I become a member but not study or do those spiritual exercises? The answer is that it does the student little if any good to try to live VARDANKAR like a religion when the goal is having his own out of body experiences of heaven.
Contrary to popular opinion spiritual freedom is not a free ride and higher states of consciousness must be earned. It is a common idea that salvation and higher states of consciousness are instantly received by just existing or believing and that we are all the same spiritually. If this is true then Hitler is just as spiritually unfolded as a man who has done spiritual practices every day for thirty years. This makes little sense and yet in golden ages it is a common belief that God is already there and nothing further is required. We are already with God and no effort is required on our part. This is a half truth created by the negative power to foster spiritual laziness, spiritual apathy, and a greater desire for the things of this world combined with a weaker desire for the higher things and God. God is with all Souls but not all Souls are with divine spirit or conscious the higher worlds. And so in a nut shell higher states of consciousness must be earned.
We have admission for membership in Vardankar because we have an active study program with printed materials such as discourse books with exercises mailed every month along with other materials that cost funds to print and mail to each of our members. These things cover costs to give students adequate training. Here is a website link- http://vardankar.com/vardankar-membership-application/.
We know sadly it is a common practice among pseudo gurus to abuse their students and suck their life force, money and attention. This is because these groups are designed for the benefit of the leader and less for the benefit of the individual.
This is abusive. It is not an expression of spirituality. Our focus is to instead make clear that the path is not about the teacher but to benefit the individual. And I have watched Allenji working very hard writing study booklets each month even under extreme and challenging conditions: books, videos, audio talks and other materials for students in what is a spiritual apprenticeship program. Not for his own benefit but for the students unfoldment and he makes himself a pure vehicle for divine spirit the pure light and sound that is customized by the VARDAN to the individual rather then the group.
One thing some do not understand when entering VARDANKAR is that freeing oneself from the lower worlds prison is not all roses, wonder and light. The Kal power will attack the seeker at our weakest points, we may work out our worldly karma and sometimes endure spiritual tests. It is not unlike in that respect like the film "Matrix" because the negative power does not desire us to escape from its lower worlds prision of time and space. This is why so few in the lower worlds make it out of the lower worlds prison into Self and God Realization. If the main character "Neo" was a wimp and could not endure the shock of seeing the painful reality of the matrix and himself and bravely journey beyond it or if Neo was a wimp and gave up too easily or could barely try he would probably not have made it out of the Matrix. It is the same with the lower worlds when Soul has to push its way to spiritual freedom.