This is nothing more than the ego mind, the petty lower mind, trying once again to prove that it is right and everyone else is wrong. It sees spirituality as an acquisitive activity: “I will have the most books on the Upanishads,” “I will make the most pilgrimages and see the most gurus,” “I am purer than all these creatures around me.”
Arrogant and prideful people on the spiritual path see others as not evolved. They listen closely to catch people making unspiritual statements and confirm to themselves that they will win the prize while everyone else will be left in the dust. Everyone is on their own unique level of spiritual understanding. But the spiritually arrogant person doesn't allow for this. Therefore, they are missing the highest expression of spirituality, which is Love.