Of what use is a spiritual training, revelation, progress, or experience which keeps the aspirant's identification with his ego quite intact? None at all from a narrow, short-term, rigid, extreme point of view. But from a broader, philosophic, tolerant, and long-term point of view it is the beginning of a process which will indirectly lead to disidentification in the end. For the Long Path must ultimately show up its own futility, for truth, and thus bring about that turning over of the mind which opens up the Short Path.
-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 1: Ant's Long Path > # 199