- The extirpation of desire,
- a wide and calm equality of the mind, the life soul and the spirit,
- annihilation of the ego,
- an inner quietude and expulsion or transcendence of ordinary Nature, the Nature of the three gunas
- and a total surrender to the Supreme are the successive steps of this preliminary change.
Only after all this has been done, can we live securely in an infinite consciousness not bound like our mental human nature. And only then can we receive the Light, know perfectly the will of the Supreme, attune all our movements to the rhythm of its Truth and execute perfectly from moment to moment its imperative commandments. Till then there is no firm achievement, but only an endeavour, seeking and aspiration, all the stress and struggle of a great and uncertain spiritual adventure. Only when these things are accomplished is there for the dynamic parts of our nature the beginning of a divine security in its acts and a transcendent peace. (Circa 1927) posted by aadam fox January 22, 2005 13:40