When people start to rely on a label or achievement to gain external acknowledgement and rely less on their spiritual impulse then they run the risk of missing the point. The yearning of a longing heart does not know boundaries placed there by men.
That is for me a sign of an enlightened man,.... One that can see the value of diversity and appreciate individuality expressed along different paths.
Public forums should be a place where the impulses and yearning for deeper spiritual development be stimulated by new information and enlightened ways of thinking. The pull must come from example and coherence and clarity of thinking rather through self imposed authority of belonging to a group irrespective of whether it is closed or open; whether it is done purposefully or not.