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Spiritual pride will become harder to conquer the more he advances, for it will nourish its own strength by such advancement. The conquest of his animal nature will only intensify the power of this foe which lurks in his human nature; the upbuilding of his intellectual understanding of truth will only make him more abjectly its victim. At no stage should he let go of his chief protection against such a dangerous attacker, which is humbly to refer everything accomplished to the Overself and, secondly, prudently to measure his progress by the distance still to be travelled.

-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 1: Ant's Long Path > # 163

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