In the last post, it was important to understand the nature of the twin or dual spiritual paths* in order to interpret the deepest meaning of the parable. It is important to comprehend that both paths are legitimate ways of spiritual development. The psychological makeup of the seeker determines which path will bring about the beneficial result of psychological and spiritual enhancement.
* The dual or twin paths are:
The Way of Grace, Grail Path, or Virgin Path – Grace or Water is fully integrated followed by the rising up of Passion/Kundalini or Fire
The Way of Passion, Warrior Path, or the Path of the King – Passion/Kundalini or Fire fully burns off the ego followed by the falling of Grace or Water
Notice that the twin paths are mirror images of each other. They use the same two energies, but incorporate them in a different order.
The exoteric or outer path is always the first path in the series. This is the path of the masses. Once an adherent has completed this path, then and only then are they allowed to walk the esoteric or inner path.
This is why only an accomplished knight (Warrior) was allowed to seek the Grail or follow the Grail path. Yet, the Grail Path is also the Virgin Path or Way of Grace.
So, here is the dilemma. The exoteric path of the King/Warrior is the esoteric path Virgin/Grail. AND the exoteric path of the Virgin/Grail is the esoteric path of the King/Warrior.
So just saying that you are following an esoteric path tells me nothing, because in this case the first is last and the last is first.