Psychology and Religion

The Indian can forget neither the body nor the mind, while the European is always forgetting either the one or the other.

With this capacity to forget he has, for the time being, conquered the world.

Not so the Indian.

He not only knows his own nature, but he also knows how much he himself is nature.

The European, on the other hand, has a science of nature and knows astonishingly little of his own nature, the nature within him.

For the Indian, it comes as a blessing to know of a method which helps him to control the supreme power of nature within and without.

For the European, it is sheer poison to suppress his nature, which is warped enough as it is, and to make out of it a willing robot. ~Carl Jung, CW 11, Para 866.