To attach oneself to a guru, an avatar, one religion, one creed, is to see the stars only. To put one's faith in the Infinite Being and in its presence within the heart, is to see the vast empty sky itself. The stars will come and go, will disintegrate and vanish, but the sky remains.
-- Notebooks Category 28: The Alone > Chapter 2: Our Relation To the Absolute > # 104
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