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understanding this approach of the Master indicates the extent of humility we have to acquire. However the issue is not our level of development, but the fact that we are striving to develop. One of the keys to growth is recognizing that there is always room for improvement. In any field, whether it is sports, the arts, our profession, or spiritual growth there are always going to be some people that are farther along in their development than others. We live in a society where real estate moguls are idolized. Inevitably, there are people who feel the need to tell us how much better they are. In the area of spiritual development, this is known as "spiritual arrogance."
Unlike the spiritual understanding that All is One, people suffering from spiritual arrogance will tell they are advanced, implying that others are not. Some of the worst offenders are those who have some understanding of the spiritual laws and who have opened some of their inner senses. While moving in the path of enlightenment they somehow go astray and proclaim themselves to be gurus. This is the worst impurity one can ever acquire and Master has warned that those persons who feel even once they are Masters are unfit to train others. When someone feels that he is the Master another misfortune arises in thinking: one often assumes

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