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EAST AND WEST, WHERE IS THE
really want to help the people of Asia they should teach them practical and humanitarian
ways to organize their societies. When they try to convert them to Western religions they
are doing both them and themselves a disservice because religion is what the East already
has, and what the West needs to seek from it.
Such Asian cultures as India and Tibet did develop a greater knowledge of consciousness or
the internal world, just as Europe and America developed a greater consciousness of the
external world. Westerners need not feel culturally denigrated by benefiting from the
wisdom of India any more than Hindus have to feel debased by taking on the benefits of
technology from Europe and America. Just as the people of Asia must adapt technology
to their own environment, so must those in America must adapt this oriental science of
consciousness to their own lives. It is an issue of human growth, not of the advancement
of one geographical region only.