Help Your Master Enthusiastically and Competently
Since the Master gives you something so utterly precious and
indispensable to your fulfillment, naturally you respond to his love.
Will you love him deeply and try to assist him in his work, or in some other service he
asks of you? While he freely gives his love, and will likely accept you even if you are
emotionally crippled, he hopes you can love and give of yourself in time for your
The path of higher consciousness itself requires that you grow in
love and become a joyful, prosperous giver. A profound principle on the spiritual path is
involved. Truly, unless an initiate is willing to give of himself and his resources, he
(or she) has a hard heart and cannot receive much of anything. Even the sweetest love and
the greatest blessings from the Master will have little impact on you if you are petty or
lacking in generosity. Your eagerness to share usually involves voluntary contributions,
however small, but also consists of contributions from your heart, contributions of your
care and love. Throughout spiritual history, service to a Master usually includes physical
work, a few days of labor each year, some wood chopping perhaps, helping with
administration, or cooking for retreatants.
This giving of yourself must come from...