The Andean teachers are organized under a system that allows them to fulfill their responsibilities according to prerequisites stipulated by the higher spirits Nuna Apuchin y Apus-Pachamamas, who at the same time are supreme teachers for all of humanity. Each teacher has a place, a function and a specialty established and chosen by the higher spirits according each teacher’s talents and qualities.
In other words, there is a principle of cosmic organization, a principle of spiritual organization and a principle of organization for the Paqos and for humanity. As teachers we must know and be guided by them.
In AKQ we have been so fortunate as to get to know teachers and disciples from different Andean towns of Inca origins. Each one of these teachers contributes their abilities and god given talents to this ayllu.
The principles and laws that our ancestors practiced in the past were a great support to their everyday lives at the empire. For this reason, we the descendants continue to respect and uphold those principles with much love and humility.
The main principle of the true teacher is that they must be Samp’a, i.e. docile, serene y calm. They must respect and love everything which surrounds them. They must practice Iñiy, i.e. they must believe and accept their traditions because this is the real mark that distinguishes a true teacher.
These and other principles propel us toward spiritual maturity (Nuna Poqosqa) that teaches us to act in a transparent manner and consistent with spiritual and cosmic laws. Therefore, we need to understand these principles with our hearts, minds and souls so that with the passing of time we transcend and become better teachers.
These are just a few of the basic Andean principles. There are many more that we must know and practice. All these principles guide our lives like an engine that motivates and prepares us to face everyday changes and challenges.