"Not everything is a mermaid that dives into the water." (Russian proverb) - What about mermaids in heaven? Heaven "is peopled with . . . myriads of fairies, mermaids, fishes . . . goblins, gnomes, demigods and spirits." - Yukteswar after his death, in Autobiography of a Yogi, chap. 43.
"Too many cooks make the porridge too salty." (Turkish proverb). Do too many Christs spoil "the broth"? Yogananda refers to at least eleven Christs and Christlike ones. [More]
"Trust is good, but distrust [could be] better." (Turkish proverb). One reason: A cult may make its inquiring foot-folks cramped.