The situation here is much the same as that which attends artistic creation. There are those who say that technique is everything and inspiration is illusory. There are others who say that inspiration is everything and technique is nothing. Is this not similar to the situation in spiritual circles, where the yoga school makes individual virtue and effort the price of enlightenment, and the opposing school makes waiting for inspiration and grace the price?
-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 5: Balancing the Paths > # 181