Back in the Fifties the US Communist Party could tell who was an FBI informant by how punctually they paid their dues. The informants were never late, the real party members sometimes were late or forgot. A spy is going to act purer than pure, "more Catholic than the Pope," as the saying goes.
Having obtained the supreme freedoms
and conjunctions of the precious human existence,
endowed with faith, energy, and intelligence,
Having attended on a worthy spiritual friend
and received the pith of the holy instructions,
May we practice these properly, just as we have received them,
without obstacle or interruption.
In all our lives, may we practice and enjoy the holy dharma.