Quote by David R. Hawkins
The downside of spiritual education is the buildup of the vanity of 'I know' and the devaluation of people who are 'not spiritual'. Therefore it is important as a foundation to spiritual training and education to learn how consciousness manifests as the ego and its mechanisms.
This quote highlights a potential negative aspect of spiritual education, which is the risk of developing a sense of superiority ("vanity of 'I know'") and looking down upon those who are not spiritually inclined. To counteract this, the quote emphasizes the significance of understanding how consciousness manifests as the ego, including its mechanisms. By gaining this understanding, individuals can cultivate a foundation for spiritual training and education that promotes humility and prevents the devaluation of others based on their level of spirituality.
There seems to be no limit to the possibilities of scientific medicine, and while philanthropists are turning to it as to the hope of humanity, philosophers see, as in some far-off vision, a science from which may come in the prophetic words of the Son of Sirach, Peace over all the earth.