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The Short Path advocates who decry the need of the Long Path altogether because, being divine in essence, we have only to realize what we already are, are misled by their own half-truth. What we actually find in the human situation is that we are only potentially divine. The work of drawing out and developing this potential still needs to be done. This takes time, discipline, and training, just as the work of converting a seed into a tree takes time.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 2 : Pitfalls and Limitations > # 12

-- Perspectives > Chapter 23: Advanced Contemplation > # 2