On a special morning or evening but usually a morning
you, a newly-accepted initiate, shower thoroughly, dress in clean clothes, and come
to your Masters place. An initiate usually brings flowers, fruit, and an offering in
an envelope. Oftentimes other recently-accepted candidates sit in the waiting room beaming
and in moods of devotion. One by one each goes to the Master and is initiated.
When your name is called, you enter the
room where your Master is seated. He or she tends to look extremely beautiful in the love
of the Lord and you. And you tend to look already saintly due to your aspirations and good
Usually you bow before the Master as a symbol of your obedience and also your
willingness to receive Gods love and grace through the Master into your life. You
offer him your flowers, fruit, and the offering in the envelope which he either accepts
into his hands or gestures that you should place in the basket nearby.
He asks you how you are. Then he repeats some questions he has asked earlier regarding
your understanding of your new commitment and responsibilities. He asks these questions so
you will, as you remember your initiation, recall the solemn promises and agreements you
made on your initiation day mainly to practice your techniques faithfully and be a
loyal devotee. He gives you the opportunity to leave, if you wish to change your mind.