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Indeed, these questions are asked so that the aspirant may have a baseline to be able to look at themselves and make an assessment of their current spiritual practice and start to discern, as they move through the program, what areas need improvement and which areas are to be emphasized. Up to now the theoretical forms of understanding acquired through a non-formalized spiritual program though limited, will be built on so as to develop greater understanding of the teachings and thus greater spiritual capacity and advancement. Therefore, as you work to purify and grow in the teaching realize it is a process and not an event. So realize that every engagement with the coursework and then also the day to day attempts to implement the teachings in day to day life, are an immediate means of growing in the teaching and in the personal spiritual practice, with patience and perseverance.