In sports, politics, and business–thoughout life–defending champions do not like to give up their standings. The new kid on the block, trying to succeed, is crushed so the current champions maintain their power. The same thing happens in spiritual organizations. A new disciple starts getting close to the spiritual Master and the inner circle of defending champs try to keep the new kid out. The ones who do this are insecure about their own closeness to the Master. They do not believe that what is due to them will come to them and that no one can take it away. Even if grace is poured on such a person, the new self, the real self, the true self, will not be allowed to enter. The defending champion, the ego-self, will reject the change. So, the stronger the personality of the defending champion within you, the harder it will be for you to see the inner light within. — Satish Daryanani

Defensive chess move