India is the place where maximum scriptures were written, and India is also the place where they came to know that scriptures cannot help you beyond a point.
Only direct transmission can help.
India has had the greatest libraries. But India has also said that without coming in direct contact with a Teacher, things will not materialize.
While on one hand, I will always say, that one must read and read a lot. On the other hand, reading is fraught with its own risks, and reading can never substitute for a living Teacher.
No book is going to come and hold you accountable.
No book is going to come and tell you on your face that you are cunning.
A book is a book.
When those words were spoken, they had great life in them. Now, ‘you’ are the master of the book. ‘You’ can manipulate the words. ‘You’ can interpret them according to your own convenience, and ‘you’ can quote those words.
When the Teacher is alive, then you dare not manipulate him. After he is gone, the words are yours. You do what ‘you’ want to.
The words will become a plaything in the hands of ego.