Kindest of Gnostic Brethren,
I am seeking some guidance concerning the matter of sharing the teachings with others in my life. Indeed, I acknowledge that such an intimate consideration needs to be brought foremost before the Inner Christ with a sincere desire for the end of suffering for all beings.
That said, in particular, I have a very dear friend of old in mind. He was essentially my first spiritual mentor and helped shepherd me on the golden path as a young person just starting out. It was about 9 years ago or so now that I began an intense participation in a Christian group going by the name of "The Lord's Recovery," under the teachings of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. This is a very dedicated movement, whose teachings are indeed profound and esoteric to a great extent, but one that unfortunately is still trapped in fanaticism as it does not acknowledge the many other genuine teachings and incarnations of God as legitimate. In short, I was helped very much, but eventually was drawn out by the Inner Lord.
A certain teaching has stuck with me over the years since then by an eastern mystic which goes something like, "Do not pick unripe fruit." Also, in the lecture "Om-Mani-Padme-Hum," we are instructed to respect other levels of being/understanding and not assume others know what we know. This is understandable no doubt, as "picking unripe fruit" will simply be damaging at best.
At a certain point, as the times intensify, out of compassion, may it indeed be appropriate to reveal the Supreme Secret, the Great Arcanum, even if we may risk some "collateral damage," so-to-speak? Is this not in fact why, as is mentioned repeatedly, these teachings are at last being given openly, publicly... because even though they will stir up great controversy and possibly even cause great psychological upheaval for some or many, the time is now for rapid transformation? Did not the Lord chastise the slothful slave who buried his one talent? (My use of this quote in this context probably reveals the deep "evangelical" influence I still carry from the time I spent with this group... I want to be very careful this type of mentality does not negatively spillover into my Gnostic pursuits!) Specifically, this individual I have in mind is a very deep thinker, and is in my assessment a perfect candidate for Gnosis, someone with whom I have shared many intimate conversations about the Lord.
I had to basically flee the group I mentioned above, vanishing almost without a trace, because of the heavy psychological confinement (due to the aforementioned fanaticism which I had unfortunately become a part of). I established many spiritual bonds and friendships, but they were ultimately founded on a collective type of egoism. (It was, to say the least, a very intense experience that lasted several years.) Though I'm not sure, I believe this person is still active in the "Lord's Recovery," so part of me says "Don't rock the boat, let him grow according to where he is at," but the other part of me says, "He is ready! How can he be deprived of this absolute treasure trove of incomparable magnitude, and most specifically how can he go on without understanding the true meaning of Daath?!" How will I feel if confronted in the end with the fact that I DIDN'T share the light? There is definitely a conflict here.
The reason this comes up now is because he has indirectly contacted me (requested a connection via a certain networking platform), and so the burden has come upon my heart. It follows that others also, are starting to trickle back into my life in one way or another... and so this certainly may come up again for me. Indeed, this isn't the first time that it has. (And every time, the very first thing in my mind and on my heart is: Gnosis.)
I realize this question cannot be answered directly. If nothing else I ask for any prayers that can be offered on behalf of this individual. Last I knew of him, he is a dear seeker and laborer for the Lord. His mental faculty is strong, and I believe that he could benefit immensely by studying Gnosis and the teachings of Samael Aun Weor, as long as he is open. Any guidance you do have to offer is greatly appreciated.
"Seek, and ye shall find..." -Matthew 7:7