No adept presents himself to the public as such; it is for others to read the secret of his attainment. And since only those who have developed the same capacities as himself can read it, he usually remains obscure and unknown. He does not even seek to recruit disciples. He knows that the few who could absorb his help will come by destiny.
-- Notebooks Category 25: World-Mind in Individual Mind > Chapter 3: The Sage > # 389