WHY ONE MIGHT CONSIDER STUDYING AT THE AYRI IN MYSORE DESPITE THE COST, CROWDS, AND PROBABLE LACK OF PERSONAL ATTENTION
From Autobiography of a Yogi (p. 124):
"Students came, and generally went. Those who craved a path of oily sympathy and comfortable recognition did not find it at the hermitage. Master offered shelter and shepherding for the aeons, but many disciples miserly demanded ego-balm as well. They departed, preferring life's countless humiliations before any humility. Master's blazing rays, the open penetrating sunshine of his wisdom, were too powerful for their spiritual sickness. They sought some lesser teacher who, shading them with flattery, permitted the fitful sleep of ignorance."