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His quest will not only have to take him out of the body's toxicity, negative feelings, lustful desires, and aggressive passions of the lower nature, not only out of the intellect's curiosity and restlessness, but also out of the ego's vain and disorderly imagination. It is from this source that so many false psychical experiences and hallucinatory revelations, so many prophetic messages and deceptive visions arise. The prudent aspirant will not blindly accept any self-flattering intimation or prediction, but will check it against the appraisals of informed persons, against the nature of his own conduct or the egolessness of his own character.

-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 1: Ant's Long Path > # 108

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