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  • Madame Blavatsky's "chelas," or disciples, who relates:

    Secret Societies And Subversive Movements

  • Elsewhere in Mexico, lip service is given to the old way of celebrating, but the new way often includes a perfunctory visit to the cemetery where loved ones are buried, a sigh and a shrug about the disappearance of the old ways, and a round or two or of chelas bien frías (ice cold beers) to toast los santos difuntos (the holy dead).

    D�a de Muertos vs. Halloween?

  • "Elsewhere in Mexico, lip service is given to the old way of celebrating, but the new way often includes a perfunctory visit to the cemetery where loved ones are buried, a sigh and a shrug about the disappearance of the old ways, and a round or two or of chelas bien frías (ice cold beers) to toast los santos difuntos (the holy dead)."

    D�a de Muertos vs. Halloween?

  • This condition of awakening, is variously named among Oriental sages and chelas, such for instance as glimpsing the _Brahmic splendor; mutki; samadhi; moksha; entering Nirvana_; becoming "_twice-born_."

    Cosmic Consciousness

  • There are, as a rule, a small number of resident _chelas_ or disciples who are scholars and attendants on the superiors, and also out-members who travel over the country and return to the monastery as a headquarters.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • The monastery has commonly some small endowment in land, and the resident _chelas_ go out and beg for alms for their common support.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • Look at their priests, their _yogis_, and _chelas_, and such-like humbugs!

    The Mystery of a Turkish Bath

  • A quiet stream of chelas arrived, almost ceaselessly, for a DARSHAN (holy sight) of the guru.

    Autobiography of a Yogi

  • The next morning the chelas read a newspaper account of the death of many people whose ship had foundered the preceding day near Japan.

    Autobiography of a Yogi

  • Finally a few chelas became very insistent; the master replied cryptically:

    Autobiography of a Yogi

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