Everyone needn’t go through the big public routes at all. The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It isn’t true that everybody should follow any one path.
I have read the first sentence over and over, and I still don’t know what it means. It could be this:
No one at all needs to go through the big public routes [to spiritual awakening].
Or, it could be this:
Some people don’t have to go through the big public routes [to spiritual awakening] at all.
Only Ram Dass knows what he intended with that first sentence, exemplifying one of the many wise guidelines in The Elements of Style by Strunk and White: Put statements in positive form.
Why risk making negative statements and leaving readers guessing? Put statements in positive form.
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