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If the aspirant takes personal pride in the results of his endeavours, if he regards mystical experiences that come with meditation as favours special to him, then vanity and self-conceit have crept in on a higher level and block his path. He imagines himself to be far advanced on the path and swells with complacency at his achievement. In all this self-flattery, it is his ego who really benefits.


-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 1: Ant's Long Path > # 133






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