Success develops arrogance and the man’s spiritual progress is thus arrested.
Failure on the other hand is beneficial, inasmuch as it opens the eyes of the man to his limitations and prepares him to surrender himself.
Sri Ramana Maharshi
The question is – does the same apply to spiritual progress?
Depends on the Guru! Let’s say your stuck with cult or a path not conducive to progress. Then wouldn’t failure be a good way to pull you out?
And if in a cult, wouldn’t the success keep you locked in longer?
Now if you have a true Guru, he will give you , randomly a few experiences but then you have to fight your own emotional demons!
Our emotional demons and ego prevents progress!