No informed student of comparative mysticism dare deny that mystics contradict each other. Swami Ramdas, in India, makes joy both an evidence of spiritual fulfilment and an ingredient of spiritual practice. Simone Weil, in Europe, takes an exactly opposite stand and substitutes unhappiness and suffering for joy. What has happened here is that each has laid down a merely personal experience for a broadly universal truth. This is an error into which teachers and followers have fallen.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 9: Inspiration and Confusion > # 10