You, as an initiate, agree to obey the Master regarding:
A) Your spiritual practices and other
activities relating to your spiritual growth. (For example, your studies or your constancy
in faith and good will.) Such instructions from your Master rarely intrude on your family
life or career. If you have any questions about what you are expected to obey, talk with
your Master before you seek initiation.
B) Your character. Your Master must have
your cooperation in helping you overcome character flaws or forget about higher
consciousness. He must have the freedom to correct your inappropriate behavior if and when
he sees fit. Remember, he loves you and has good will for you. The error in consciousness
in back of the flaw he mentions is apparently very significant because he chooses to
mention it. Its important you be appreciative and thankful for his corrections,
although your ego may rise up against the whole process. Your ego and ignorance, after
all, are the villains of this teamwork.
Appreciative obedience is one of
the most important qualifications.