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The Western peoples will never be converted wholesale to Hinduism or Buddhism as religions, nor will their intelligentsia take wholesale to Vedanta or Theosophy as philosophies. These forms are too alien and too exotic to affect the general mass. Historically, they have only succeeded in affecting scattered individuals. The West's spiritual revival must and can come only out of its own creative and native mind.

-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 1: Meetings of East and West > # 140

-- Perspectives > Chapter 15: The Orient > # 3

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