Sometimes you will hear talk of “perfect” human beings, “complete” human beings, “fully realised” human beings, within the cultures of the spiritual journey. With the understanding that some “him” or “her” has attained perfection in some kind of form. And, usually, the implication that by following that person (either through blind imitation of habit, archetypical realisation, emulated moral trajectory, entrance into a teacher-student relationship) the spiritual subject has the chance to reach perfection or completeness as well.
Such notions are purely cultural and have a meaning (of interest to ethno anthropologists) within their own originating system. But for us they are a distraction.
Our spiritual process isn’t about human beings, perfect or imperfect, complete or incomplete. It’s about the spirit: it’s about thought, in transmission of Intellect, in process of reception and reciprocation.
There are human beings involved in this process, this transmission. But their rank and station is incidental to the process, to the transmission of Intellect. Their rank and station is as incidental as nodes within a computer network: their significance is to receive and transmit onwards, nothing more. Nodes can be faulty, but their functionality is operational or non-operational, not perfect or imperfect.
(The information itself that is transmitted — this is subject to soul-accrual, a trace of where it has been, what it has touched. This trace does become more complicated, more beautiful, over time, over worlds. But there is nothing moral about its evolution, nothing to be “worked on” to increase its beauty.)