The word "slave" may be considered dehumanizing. Still, in my opinion, this painful word is the most appropriate to refute the biblical verse: "The truth will set you free."
My impression is that "the truth makes us slaves," incarcerating us in a tight cage from which it is challenging to get out. This slavery is more concrete when our idea of truth is fused and confused with our identity.
From this point of view, we need neither masters to follow nor religions to practice. We only need to reunify our Consciousness and listen to it day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute.
Each so-called "life master" has had their own life experience, which is precisely theirs, not ours. We should never try to conform our Consciousness to that of a group or a master, nor should we replace our Consciousness with that of someone else.
Masters of different cultures and eras describe experiences that are often universal. They tell what each of us has already experienced, or will experience, because all roads lead to Rome.
(January 27, 2022, go to my art gallery)