Thoughts come to a man without his trying to bring them on, without his willing them into existence: they are there as a part of his human conditioning. The same applies to feelings. Where then is his freedom of choice, and what then is the use of preaching to him that he should be good or aspirational? What is the use of teachings which lull him into the belief that he is free to create his own mental states, both good and evil, when moods, emotions, and ideas happen of themselves or come to him by themselves? Is it not better for him to understand his limitations and not deceive himself, to know what he can and cannot do and thus not fall into illusions about his spiritual progress or spiritual failure? Moreover, if all is happening by the will of the World-Mind and all is comprised in the World-Idea, he himself is really doing nothing, thinking nothing, for all is being accomplished irrespective of his ego. To understand this situation and to accept it and to free himself from the idea that he is thinking, he is feeling, and he is doing, is to free himself from the illusions of personal agency, doership, and egohood as being the ultimate truth about his own experiences.
-- Notebooks Category 9: From Birth to Rebirth > Chapter 4: Free Will, Responsibility, and The World-Idea > # 155