One may complain about a sense of depression which comes to his mind after meeting with certain people. He should reduce such meetings to the least number possible, and where it is necessary to deal with them, to do so by correspondence as much as he can. It does not matter that such people may have spiritual interests and may also be on the Quest. The Quest is an individual matter; it is not a group Quest. One finds God by oneself, alone in the privacy of his heart and life, not with the help of a group nor in public associations.
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 3: Independent Path > # 51