Those bewildered by the doctrinal differences between the established or traditional creeds, theologies, liturgies, and customs, yet still seeking some mental satisfaction, finding similar differences between the religious heresies, the non-established or modern cults, have a way out of their problem. This is to apply themselves to direct personal practices which can give them their own experience, their own teaching, from within. These standard practices include self-purification and meditation. For this inner work they do not have to join any group or organization, do not have to search for, follow, or cling to any guide. The god within them becomes, with faith, patience, persistence, and practice, the light on their path.
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 3: Independent Path > # 76