Why else would he have warned his disciples that they, too, would “take up his cross” if they chose to follow him?
He has no equal in contemporary Anglo-American letters; there are followers and disciples but no heir apparent.
Buddhist and Hindu literature is rich with stories of disciples finally learning to surrender in this way.
To James, and to his disciples—of which there were many—Booker was not like them.
On August 9, 1969, Manson sent four of his disciples to invade the home of film director Roman Polanski, who was away on a shoot.
He had however his disciples, who followed in the path which he suggested.
After the Master had left, the disciples asked what was meant.
The disciples of a patient Savior should be patient themselves.
When he struck at the disciples, he was really striking at the Master through them.
For these reasons the number of Eibeschtz's disciples yearly increased, and counted by thousands.
Old English discipul (fem. discipula), Biblical borrowing from Latin discipulus "pupil, student, follower," said to be from discere "to learn" [OED, Watkins], from a reduplicated form of PIE root *dek- "to take, accept" (see decent).
But according to Barnhart and Klein, from a lost compound *discipere "to grasp intellectually, analyze thoroughly," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + capere "to take, take hold of" (see capable). Cf. Latin capulus "handle" from capere. Sometimes glossed in Old English by þegn (see thane).