Some of the Privileges of the Brothers are:
The Brother should remember that, though he seeks perfection, he must not expect either himself or his actions to be perfect, but should rather expect that he be simple, direct, strong, faithful, honest and compassionate, seeking always that his actions be of a positive nature, and keeping his communication in accord with the basic teachings of Jesus without personal embellishment. By doing this, he will appear as an example of Christian manhood or womanhood to all, regardless of personal lacks or imperfections. And this is his duty. This is his charge.
The Brother shall study at least once a year for the first four years the tenets, by-laws and Book of Order of the Holy Order of Mans, and shall satisfactorily prove his understanding and knowledge of these things to his superiors.
As a representative of the Order the Brother must know the form of the Order and follow it. By doing so, the Brother opens the way for the collective consciousness of the Order inherent in the form of the Order to flow to and through him. It is this consciousness which is collective and which is inherent in the form that, when assumed, brings a Brother into a full realization of his station in the Order.
These things in many cases cannot be taught in a class or in a lesson. This is part of the understanding of Brotherhood, part of the reality of unity in service, and can only truly be experienced and grasped by the Brother, as he becomes a Brother.
It is the duty of each man and woman under final vows in the Holy Order of Mans to carry himself in the image of Jesus Christ, seeking always to be of service wherever he may be, and not thinking that he is yet a student, though he may be one, for he is a member of the Order and carries the responsibilities of membership, carries the rights of membership, and should be treated and treat himself as truly a Brother at all times.
The Brother has not, in many cases, learned the meaning of this in a cosmic sense. But it should be understood that the spiritual care of the masses is in their charge also, physically and spiritually, regardless of the work done by the Brother in the Order. The people of earth are his charges for he has taken on the work of Jesus Christ, and the care of these little ones is his responsibility.
In that the Brother shares the work of the Master, he also lightens the load by taking on some of the responsibility of the Master. This frees the Master to take a greater responsibility yet uncarried. This is part of the cosmic plan of ever-increasing service and should be meditated on by the Brother.