There are numerous remarkable aspects to being in the presence of a master teacher, but one is the skillfulness by which the Master leads the student to ultimately search inside and find her/his own answers; to provide ideas, principles, and wisdom, but to lead the enquirer back to searching their own heart, mind, and wisdom for what is the next course of action or inaction as may be discerned. Not to lead by command, but by inquiry.
Although, there are exceptions. We were laughing that a command is useful when he sends us all home in a torrential downpour, so we don't get caught in the heavier aftermath of the water converging from the runoff of the hillsides. The street was a river. I could have had a business selling rain boots.