In the end he has to be his own teacher. It is a comforting kind of escapism to imagine that someone else is going to save him, but this will happen only in his wishful imagination and excited emotion. Such a tremendous saving of effort would be welcome indeed but it would be contrary to Nature's law of growth. Those who are "saved" in return for their fervent faith are mostly victims of suggestion, whether it be their own or others'. Yet such dependence is an inevitable stage of their inner life at the religious level.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 7: The Path of Individuality > # 44