Many aspirants are volatile in their loyalty and mercurial in their beliefs. They change gurus as they change clothes and denude themselves of earlier teachings when new ones appear. However there may be some good in this as well as bad. If they change from an inferior to a more advanced guru, or from an imposter to a knowledgeable person, or from a commonplace platitudinous belief to a superior and original one, obviously the change is for the better. In this way they may in the end and during many years study several facets of the truth. Others simply move from one phantasy to another.
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 6: Student-Teacher > # 657