The attitude of philosophy towards proselytizing Euro-American converts to yoga and propagandizing Ramakrishna Mission swamis is naturally sympathetic, yet wisely discriminating. It refuses to associate itself solely with any particular religion, whether Eastern or Western. Hence, it is uninterested in conversions from one religion to another, unconcerned with the defense or attack, the spread or decay of any organized religion. Those who especially link it with Hinduism alone or Buddhism alone are wrong. But although philosophy has no ecclesiastical system of its own, a philosopher is free to support one if he chooses to do so. This may happen for social reasons, or family reasons, or special personal reasons.
-- Notebooks Category 17: The Religious Urge > Chapter 6: Philosophy and Religion > # 93