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There is no danger that the average Western aspirant will indulge in excesses of asceticism, will lacerate his body and torment his humanity. That danger existed only in the medieval and earlier period, and is even fading away today in the Orient. On the contrary, the present danger is that the aspirant wants the way made all too easy for him, with its disciplinary regimes and reform of habits removed.


-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 1: Ant's Long Path > # 144






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