Being a social reformer is an entirely different career from that of seeking enlightenment. It is well to remember that spiritual advancement influences everyone else from within, whereas force tries to change the external only. Surrendering a personal grievance or grudge is more rewarding for all society than marching up and down with provocative signs and slogans. To the spiritually advanced persons, whether other people agree with them or not is immaterial as they no longer need to look outside themselves for validation or agreement.
The Eye of the I: From Which Nothing is Hidden, hardcover, ch. 13, pg. 198