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The next best thing to studying under a teacher, if the latter is not available, is to associate with his mental image, where the latter is available through a previous meeting. If, however, even this is not possible then the seeker should study the teacher's writings. In this way the teacher takes the disciple by the hand through the medium of the printed word.

-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 6: Student-Teacher > # 162

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