I still have a question about "following one master". This is a slightly different question although related: I know that Gnostic teachings recommend not to follow any master but follow your Innermost. However, there are still real, living people (whom other people might refer to as masters) who help us with their presence and not only with their presence. They remember about you and send a note when you are in a difficult situation and trapped in your own "wheel". They magically come in those moments and give a hand. They come either physically or otherwise. In their presence you forget about time, and your thoughts almost completely stop. Without effort. With their help, your spiritual struggles become easier and you achieve more in relatively short time and don't get caught up in your own evil actions, thoughts and feelings. studying Gnostic teachings also becomes easier when they are 'around', I.e. when you keep in touch with them regularly. Otherwise your spiritual journey is more like crawling the path, than walking... Like Gnostics they also stress self observation and self rememberance during the day, and meditation in the mornings and nights. They encourage you to be diligent with your spiritual work with their regular presence, and watch your progress. With the progress of their students they uncover new teachings, bit they give these teachings in portions.
These men (and I am actually referring to one such person right now) don't care what their students believe in, (their students can go to church, mosque, sinagogue, etc) but for some reason they wish to maintain 'exclusive' master-student relationships. I.e. You can still believe and follow all of the true Masters all at once if you wish (Jesus Christ, Buddha, Krishna, and others) but when it comes to terrestrial student and teacher relationship - they say you'd rather stick with one master/teacher. He says that there are divine laws around that.
Are there such divine laws, and if so, what do they exactly say?