To expect a Spiritual Master to repeat himself in the institution, organization, or order which gathers around him, is to expect what history tells us never happens. Shelley, Michelangelo, and Phidias did not found organizations to produce further Shelleys, Michelangelos, and Phidiases. New persons must arise to express their own inspirations. Why then found strangling institutions at all, why gather followers together into exclusive sects, why create still more monasteries and lamaseries, why make leader-worship a substitute for Spirit-and-truth worship?
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 4: Organized Groups > # 117