The gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
For many are called, but few are chosen.
only a few hear the truth;
of those who hear, only a few understand;
and of those only a handful attain the goal. -katha upanishad
Few have the intuition that truth exists
of those very few, a fraction understand that intuition and the implication thereof
and of those few, a fraction seek intelligently
and of those who seek, a handful may find
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened”
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in that way:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it.