“Have you attained holiness?” asked the newcomer to the master.
“Why do you ask?” replied the master.
“I have to know if I should follow you or not,” said the newcomer.
“So what if I am holy? So what if I am not? A sinner can very well tell the truth, while a saint can also lead you to error. Listen to the message. Don’t be a slave to the messenger. The day you begin following me or anyone else, you cease to follow Truth,” said the master.