Because you are Western

“Because you are Western you think a teacher teaches, discusses, philosophizes, lectures. You listen to the tapes, you read the books. I know. That many thick books. You are all blind, deaf, and most stupid. Stupid of the extreme, insane order. If all the libraries can make you teachers, why is anybody unwise? Don’t you understand the simple rule of thumb? The crown of spirituality is bestowed, it can never, shall never, and will never be conquered. Three things are not under your control: Love happens, devotion and dedication are unlimited, and the honor of spirituality is bestowed. You cannot earn it, you cannot buy it, and you cannot wangle it or manipulate it. Is that clear?” — Yogi Bhajan