Q. ‘In the East, why do you have so many deities, so many methods of worship, so many meditation techniques?’ In the West, why do you have so many cars? Why do we have so many cars in the West? Because so much time and energy has been invested in doing research, to give us unique designs and different levels of comfort and luxury! The West has done much research to improve the quality of our life in the outer world. In the same way, in the East, we have spent so much time doing research and development on how to raise the consciousness of the individual. That’s why we have so many methods, so many techniques, so many gods, so many paths! In the East, meditation has been elevated to a pure science for enlightenment. For thousands of years, the enlightened mystics and masters of the East have given their lives to research and enrich this science. Understand, a scientist is a person who creates a formula who creates a formula to reproduce the experiences which he has had in the outer world. He creates techniques by which the same understanding can be transmitted to others. A mystic is a person who creates a formula to reproduce the experiences he has had in the inner world. He creates techniques by which the same realization can be transmitted to others. Not only are these techniques are time-tested and foolproof, created out of the experiential wisdom of thousands of realized masters, many of them have been experienced and verified in my own personal life. In the East we say, ‘As many minds, that many paths’!