Role of Diiksa in the Dissemination of Practices
The teaching of these meditation practices is carried out by an ordained teacher or Acharya (literally, one who teaches by example) within the lineage. The particular focus points and mantras are given based on the student’s own unique entitative rhythm.
Most important, however, is that the student receives Diiksa or transmission of (subtle spiritual energy) from Marga Guru Deva (the guiding spiritual entity of the lineage) through the medium of the Acharya. This ensures that the mantra embodies the subtle awakening energy from its originator within the lineage. It also provides a transmission of spiritual energy that activates the latent spiritual potential residing within the root chakra of the individual.
Sometimes this energy transmission is felt immediately and sometimes it unfolds over a period of time. The Acharya is able to impart a series of meditation practices, as the student becomes ready for them. These all assist in the awakening of the kundalini energy and the realization of their higher self.