We all ought to be happy at the mention of certain names of contemporary spiritual guides--whether those who have now passed out of the body like Mary Baker Eddy and Sri Ramana Maharshi or those who are still with us. Human culture is ennobled and enriched by what these people have given it. Human existence is better because they existed. Not only their immediate followers but we also have gained by their presence or their work. Each has given his or her own special gift to us and in his or her individual way. This said, it is needful to add that we all ought to follow what is true in these spiritual leaders' teaching as we ought to imitate what is good in their conduct, but we ought not do so quite uncritically. They are still human and therefore still fallible. We ought not to follow them in their mistakes nor imitate them in their misjudgements.
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 3: Independent Path > # 307