3425. A Spiritual Master is strictA spiritual Master is strict
With his spiritual children,
Not because he wants them
To be always afraid of him.
No, no, no!
He is strict with them
Because he wants them to conquer
Once and for all
Their inner fear.
This inner fear is the beginning
Of their spiritual death.
Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 35, Agni Press, 1982