… The ego will always strive to preserve itself, using when it must the most secret ways, full of cunning and pretense, camouflage and deceit. It takes into itself genuinely spiritual procedures and perverts or misuses them for its own advantage.
- From The Notebooks of Paul Brunton, volume 6
- Category 8: The Ego
- Chapter 4: Detaching from The Ego
- Number: 207, Excerpt