According to the teachings of the Path, this hidden intelligence comes into being and grows into an active force only through a specific form of voluntary struggle. And “sacred” ideas are intended not only to attract that hidden intelligence but therefore to support the struggle against attachment to all forms of psychic automatism, especially on the level of emotion and feeling. We are thus asked to understand that a “great idea” is not simply an idea about “great things” such as the soul or freedom or the cosmos.

A Sense of the Cosmos, 118