jung and the east

“We must get at the Eastern values from within and not from without, seeking them in ourselves, in the unconscious.. If we snatch these things directly from the East, we have merely indulged our Western acquisitiveness, confirming yet again that ‘everything good is outside’, whence it has to be fetched and pumped into our barren souls.”

C G Jung. CW 11 par 773, 770-775