Time does teach everything to he who lives forever but I don’t have the luxury of eternity. Yet within my allocated time I practice the Art of Patience because Nature never acts in haste. I have commenced my journey unencumbered by either the weight of unnecessary knowledge or the handicap of meaningless experience.
Nature has already supplied ‘Us’ with Knowledge and Instinct far greater than any beast in the forest and the value of experience is overrated, usually by old and wrinkled men who nod wisely and speak stupidly. Age should (and can never) be a substitute for true wisdom and insight.
God’s great cosmic joke is that from time to time he sends people to live in the ways of men and to teach these beings how to attain the highest of their spiritual potential. These are the individuals heretofore referred to as Masters.
The career of a Master begins, as opposed to what many deluded minds think, not immediately after their own enlightenment but after going through a secondary Teaching preparedness after which their way of Teaching becomes of major benefit to innumerable beings. I have seen many men and women in the East and the West forge this experience but they only manage to eventuate their falsification to stiff-necked fools who would never stand the chastising of a real master.
A True Master is basically an equal to what some would refer to as a Christ, a Buddha or an Avatar et al, depending on their religious and spiritual background. History provides us with an endless list of these rare beings. Though, a Buddha is the best description of such inner flowering because the Buddha is one man in the entirety of history whose Teaching and Guidance led to the complete enlightenment of many people from all kinds of cultural, social and religious background.
Scholars make the mistake of studying the end-results of the Masters and end up spreading deviated understanding concerning this great matter because there have never been a Master who makes any writings to capture his teachings. This is how all religions in the world arose. A religion is formed when a Master appears in the particular part of the world, teaches the good news about enlightenment, then many years after his Mahanirvana some individuals see it commendable to settle down and turn the teachings into a doctrine for the benefit of those who were not present during the Earthly life of the Master.
No man ever leaves behind him a character more venerated than a Master. A Master’s virtue is usually of the purest tint; his integrity inflexible, and his justice exact; of warm regard to those who understand the Teaching, and, devoted as he is to the Teaching (Dharma) such a man may be called a god (or a goddess in the case of a woman), for a more disinterested person is hard to find.
A Buddha doesn’t appear everywhere.
Temperance and spontaneity in all his habits and actions gives him a general good health, and his unaffected modesty and suavity of manners endears him to everyone. A Buddha is of easy elocution, his language chaste, methodical in the arrangement of his matter, learned and logical in the use of it, and of great urbanity in debate; not quick of apprehension, but, with a little time, profound and sound in conclusion.
In philosophy a Buddha is firm, and neither troubling nor perhaps trusting with his religious/spiritual creed, he lives the world to the conclusion that that Enlightenment must be good which could produce a life of such exemplary virtue.