Keep in mind that a true Master is one who is consolidated in the
higher consciousness and who, by definition, does not fall. Sometimes, however, a very
advanced person who is not yet qualified to be a Master may be commissioned by God to act
temporarily as a teacher in some ways, preparing his junior brother or sister for the true
Master yet to come. This guidance from an advanced and true devotee is not uncommon
because there are so few true Masters in the world today.
Looking generally at spiritual and religious communities, one is often saddened by the
intensity of the hatred and cruelty practiced in the name of love and obedience to God.
The Master/Initiate relationship, therefore, absolutely
requires the good will, respect and obedience of the initiate. The
relationship also requires that the Master be a truly enlightened and constant instrument
of the Lord.