Most people try to spend time with others who belong to the same social milieu, with the same level of education, the same tastes, and so on. This is not the way to foster an awareness of the brotherhood that should unite all beings. And not much is achieved by a few people gathering in a church or temple to congratulate each other and sing together God’s glory.
We do not come to earth to belong to a religion and glory in it, but rather to mix with others like a yeast that will provoke beneficial change in minds and hearts everywhere. For each person consciously or unconsciously exercises an influence over those around them or those they meet, and the work carried out within a spiritual community has repercussions beyond it. The efforts made by the disciples of an Initiatic School are for the benefit of the whole world.
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
Life and Work in a Initiatic School – Training for the Divine
Complete Works, Vol.30