This term comes from a significant philosophical teaching and it can be used in several different ways. It refers not just to the Path itself, but also the Probationary Path which man must walk before he can reach the former. Man must devote himself fully to the service of God and he will become a disciple of one of the Perfected men who have completed the great journey. He must then try to gain four qualifications, which are the knowledge of only what is real, control over thought, the ability to reject what is not real and the desire to be one with God.
Each disciples master helps him along the way by imparting wise words and advice and meditation helps him to attain divine levels. There is an initiation at the beginning of each of the path's four stages. At the end of his journey each man if free from sin and he is reunited with the divine consciousness.