"Subjective rationalism is the basis for Kalkian personalities. Let us understand by “Kalkian personalities” those pseudo-esotericist, pseudo-occultist, and pseudo-scientist people from this modern epoch, along with all of their know-it-all types of foolishness. Never has there been as much darkness as there is in this epoch of Kali Yuga." - Samael Aun Weor, Cosmic Ships
"You have to plod on and scale many hills. You cannot climb the Everest in one jump. There is no jumping on the spiritual path. Self-realization is not like a six-year post-graduate course. It is the result of intense protracted Sadhana [practice]. There is no short-cut in the spiritual path. There is no royal road to the kingdom of immortal bliss. There is no half-measure in the divine path. Strict, hard discipline is wanted. Then alone you can conquer Maya. Only then can you control the mind."
- Swami Sivananda, Bliss Divine: Sadhana