THE INNER PATH IS IRREPLACEABLE
As the aspirant advances towards the path he undergoes a significant change of direction that might be compared to a somersault. He is now more concerned with the inner realities of life than with their outward expression. As the emphasis shifts from the external to the internal aspects of life, the deepening of consciousness is greatly accelerated. Now consciousness is no longer committed primarily to external incidents or routines, but is directed towards the deeper and truer aspects of being that demand greater integrity or thought and feeling....
The inner spiritual path is irreplaceable because of the welling up of divine love which occurs during its course. Even in Bhakti Marga as the ordinary religious man of the world practices it, this up-welling of love is absent. It is only in the inner transformation of the way of devotion that the aspirant is initiated into that spontaneous love which needs no outer observance for its realization.
Such love springs up spontaneously in the heart under the quickening touch of the master's grace.
LISTEN, HUMANITY, pp. 155-160, ed Don E. Stevens
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