Do not go about worshipping deities and
religious institutions as the
source of the subtle truth.
To do so is to place intermediaries
between yourself and the divine,
and to make of yourself a beggar who
looks outside for a treasure that is
hidden inside his own breast.
If you want to worship the Tao, first
discover it in your own heart.
Then your worship will be meaningful.
-Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu
Brian Browne Walker