The Aramaic term we use to describe being in the presence of the Teacher, either personally face to face, in the same room, or through the use of a blessed image, and at the same time while receiving his presence upon us through a verse or special saying is “Glikhuta” ܓܠܝܼܚܘܼܬܵܐ (pronounced: glee-khoo-tah). Within this context, the term Glikhuta can also mean “manifestation”, “opening by explanation”, “showing”, and is related to the act of revealing.

One method in which devotees can experience Glikhuta is through specific Scripture passages that are carefully selected by His Holiness. A special blessing is placed upon the text for those who “hear” with the right mind (madeya – ܡܕܥܐ).

When in the physical presence of His Divine Presence or His Holiness in Iran or Tibet, brothers and sisters were accustomed to being invited to come to his chair, one by one, and he would speak quietly in their ear and conclude by saying, “Walk in it.” From Isaiah 30:20-21, “Your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher. Your ears will hear a word behind you, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ whenever you turn to the right or to the left.” (NASB) All Religion of Light communities have understood this text to refer to the Teacher(s) of Light present in each generation.

His Divine Presence within Mar Mani Khaila will send with each Scripture passage, a blessing for those whom the text “touches.” After the text is in hand, a devotee sits before the teacher or his picture or other representation of him, and reads the text (or hears it in audio as on a CD or on a computer). The devotee then meditates and contemplates on the text and if he or she is in the right mind (madeya – ܡܕܥܐ) he/she will receive a special blessing, and perhaps a special insight concerning the text. This does not mean one would give an interpretation about the text, but rather, there may be a special meaning that comes from the text concerning a certain situation of the individual, as in something he/she has been dealing with, or an answer to a prayer and so on.

The Glikhuta text is posted on Sundays and Wednesdays on MithraNet social network group.