The printing press came as a revolution. And it became the order of the day for anybody to write on anything, publish and put it in the hands of anybody. One of the earliest effects was that profound ideas got mundane interpretations in the hands of the uninitiated. As independent human beings each one felt that whatever strikes his mind is right and each one made his own interpretations.
Neither the authors of books had the strength of practice behind them; nor the readers had any intention to try and experience what they read. Several readers were just curious and nothing more. Or they were interested in a so-called ‘academic research’ mostly for purposes of self-glorification and recognition in the material world. How can any spiritual benefit arise from these?